3rd Annual ETC Festival Embraces the Indie Culture of Music and Art
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Noon - 10:00 pm
Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk
Come see Town Point Park and the Norfolk Waterfront transform into an organic platform for artists, comedians, authors, and musicians to flourish. ETC stands for Embrace The Culture. It is the celebration of the vast talent and dedication that fuels the independent music scene.
Local, regional and national artists will appear on multiple stages along the Elizabeth River surrounded by local culinary, visual and salvage artists who will exhibit and sell their own talents.
ETC festival-goers will enjoy the melodic music of the performers, the bustling brilliance of Buskers sprinkled throughout the park, the fabulous flavors from the Food Truck food court, the interesting ideologies of Independent Authors, ETC, ETC...
ETC is free and everyone is welcome.
Artists scheduled to perform:
The Mowgli’s (8:30pm)
When this alternative rock band from California first landed on the scene, their message of positivity and love resonated with audiences everywhere.
The group's 2013 major label debut, "Waiting for the Dawn" [Photo Finish], debuted at #4 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and yielded the hit "San Francisco."
Nashville and LA come together for this duo's music that transcends the distance between. It's easy to understand why A Prairie Home Companion declared that Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano Ramirez are "21st century troubadours."
As JOHNNYSWIM, they embody the tradition of the well-traveled singer-songwriter while cultivating a modern style that's uniquely their own.
Royal Teeth (7:15pm)
The joyous, inspired songs of Royal Teeth spin an exuberant tale of possibility, each note conveying the youthful excitement of venturing out into the great wide world.
The songs on the band's debut album, "Glow," were penned around the idea of exploration and spirited adventures into the unknown, and its 12 tracks lay out a kaleidoscopic narrative of discovery.
Little Tybee (5:00pm)
From the backwaters and basements of coastal Georgia to their headlining shows at some of Atlanta’s most well known independent venues, Little Tybee features the relentless and creative mind of vocalist/guitarist/pianist Brock Scott, 8-string guitarist Josh Martin, violinist Nirvana Kelly, bassist Ryan Donald, and percussionist Pat Brooks.
Hailing from Nashville, this seven-piece band is more interested in groove than twang. Founded by childhood friends and songwriting duo Chase Bader and Conor Kelly, KOA mashes soul, rock & roll and funk into an eclectic, danceable sound, focusing on songs that aim for the heart, the head and the feet. The band has performed with the Wailers, appeared at popular festivals like Wakarusa and Summer Camp, and earned an audience that's as diverse and genuine as the band's own music.
The Dahus (2:15pm)
The Dahüs is an alternative rock band that formed in Norfolk. The group consists of Larry Frame (guitar, bass, keyboard, vocals) and Drew Orton (drums, backing vocals).
The band’s first full-length album was produced and engineered by Capital Records recording artist Mark Padgett (Mae) and mastered by M-Works (David Bowie, Nirvana).
Little Pants (12:30pm)
Comprised of two siblings from Virginia Beach, Zach and Abbey Jones, Little Pants rages hard with a pop punk valor and a garage folk sheen.
The ennui of suburbia and the gluttony of the resort hotel strip are reflected in their music, pairing the sunny sensibilities of Weezer with the sharp observational criticism of Elvis Costello.