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Drumstrong – May 16-18

The first day of Drumstrong is this Friday. The annual music festival takes place at Misty Meadows Farm, just outside of Charlotte. Misty meadows is just about a mile from where I grew up in Weddington, North Carolina, an area full of horse farms and sprawling suburbs. You can expect to hear both rural and urban music styles, anything from funk and electronic, to indie rock and americana. Bands reign from Charlotte, the Triangle, and all around the east coast.

Friday afternoon will feature some local Charlotte rock bands (HRVRD, Junior Astronomers, Pullman Strike, and The Modern Primatives). Then, later Friday night, electronic music producers Marley Carroll and Miami Dice will be playing some sets.

I’m looking forward to Saturday afternoon the most. DBB11 artists Bombadil and The Love Language will be playing, along with the indie rock groups Lost in the Trees and Futurebirds. As the afternoon wanes, things will shift to bluegrass and americana with Chatham County Line and American Aquarium.

On the whole, Drumstrong’s lineup looks very promising this year, with great acts playing each day. The music is non-stop, as there will be a DJ playing between sets, and the drum circle is sure to be a swell time! View the full lineup below.

-DJ Nasty Nate