Peace Center announces 2017 Rock the River lineup

Peacekeepers tickets are available now and for the public on May 5 at 10 a.m.

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Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors play the Rock the River series on Sept. 21 | photo provided

The Peace Center’s outdoor concert series, Rock the River, returns to the TD Stage this summer with a lineup of musical acts from reggae to indie rock and everything in between.

Lawn tickets and the Genevieve’s package tickets are currently available for Peacekeepers; public tickets are available starting May 5 at 10 a.m. The Genevieve’s package includes a show ticket and offers entry to Genevieve’s Theatre Lounge, including access to the balcony overlooking the Reedy River and the TD Stage, a complimentary small bites spread, a full cash bar, an air-conditioned lounge, and Genevieve’s restrooms. The package also gives access to lawn seating.

The Wailers | photo provided

 

The series kicks off June 27, 8 p.m. with The Wailers, yes, those Wailers, the ones of Bob Marley & the Wailers fame. More than 250 million Bob Marley & the Wailers recordings have been sold. You probably own a copy of “Legend.”

Tickets for The Wailers: $30 lawn seating, $60 Genevieve’s package

The Wood Brothers | photo by Alysse Gafkjen

 

On July 11 at 8 p.m., The Wood Brothers, take the stage, mixing acoustic and electric instruments and blending eras of American music. Their latest album, “Live at the Barn,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and launched The Wood Brothers (brothers Chris and Oliver Wood and their friend Jano Rix) into the most successful year of their career, with performances everywhere from Bonnaroo to Red Rocks to Carnegie Hall.

Tickets for The Wood Brothers: $25 lawn seating, $55 Genevieve’s package

Foxygen | photo by Cara Robbins

 

Two days later,the American indie rock duo Foxygen play the TD Stage July 13 at 8 p.m. The band released their latest album “Hang” in January. The album features collaborations with The Lemon Twigs, The Flaming Lips’ Steven Drozd, and a 40+ piece orchestra. Foxygen describes their music as “a cinematic, auditory adventure for the speedy freaks, skull krunchers, abductees, and misfits … the radio station you can only hear if you believe.”

Tickets for Foxygen: $25 lawn seating, $55 Genevieve’s package

Kasey Chambers | photo provided

 

Singer-songwriter Kasey Chambers plays July 20 at 7:30 p.m. as part of her international tour for her 11th studio album, “Dragonfly.” One of Australia’s most successful and celebrated country artists, Chambers has worked with Keith Urban, Ed Sheeran, and Emmylou Harris. She also holds the record as the most decorated solo APRA Songwriter in Australia.

Tickets for Kasey Chambers: $30 lawn seating, $60 Genevieve’s package

Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors play the Rock the River series on Sept. 21 | photo provided

 

On Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m., Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors swing by the lawn. Equal parts folk singer, roots rocker, country crooner, and pop-hook provider, Drew Holcomb blurs the lines between genres. Having played festivals such as Bonnaroo, Hangout Music Fest, and Voodoo Experience, the Neighbors’ songs have received more than 50 television placements, including on “How I Met Your Mother,” “Parenthood,” “Criminal Minds,” “Nashville,” and House.

Tickets for Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors: $25 lawn seating, $55 Genevieve’s package

James Hunter | photo by Mark Shaw

 

The James Hunter Six closes out the series on Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Drawing comparisons to Sam Cooke, James Hunter spent the better part of two decades touring and recording in his native Britain before making a splash stateside in 2006 in support of his breakthrough album, People Gonna Talk, which was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album.

Tickets for The James Hunter Six: $30 lawn seating, $60 Genevieve’s package

Tickets for the Rock the River concerts may be purchased by calling 864-467-000 or 800-888-7768, in person at the Peace Center Box Office or online at peacecenter.org. Handling fees will apply to phone and online sales.

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