3rd Annual ETC Festival Embraces the Indie Culture of Music and Art

Saturday, September 13
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.


Saturday, September 13, 2014

ShovelsAndRopesShovels & Rope
Mississippi-born, Nashville-bred Cary Ann Hearst and Texas-born, Colorado-raised Michael Trent forged singular paths as solo artists before connecting – both musically and personally – in Charleston, South Carolina. While they’d both had burgeoning solo careers (Cary Ann earned kudos for her 2006 album Dust and Bones, Michael with his band, The Films, as well as his own solo outings), they quickly found that both their voices – which entwine with eerie beauty in their haunting harmonies – and philosophies matched up perfectly, and a beautiful partnership was born.


BronzeRadioReturnBronze Radio Return 
Formed in 2008, Bronze Radio Return’s line-up took a few years to solidify. However, “Digital Love” and “Lo-Fi” have been picked up for advertising and television licensing and the album landed on CMJ’s Top 200 Album Chart.


SaintsOfValorySaints of Valory
Saints of Valory are the type of band that swing for the bleachers, crafting dramatic, sweeping, arena-ready rock filled with elegant pop hooks, shimmering guitars, and emotionally genuine lyrics.


Bombadil is as much a family as a band, a collective of like-minded friends who just happen to be talented and innovative musicians and multi-


theTontonsThe Tontons
When a band’s name is inspired by Star Wars you just don’t expect the group behind it to be The Tontons – they’re far too ‘cool’ for that. The Houston, TX rising kings (and queen) of indie rock are out to prove they can be both – creators of music that both pop fans and hipsters ador.




For more information about ETC, Embrace The Culture and other events visit festevents.org, or call 757.441.2345.

ETC is made possible by the City of Norfolk, AT&T, People Express, Norfolk Waterside Marriott, YNot Pizza & Italian Cuisine, CFE Equipment Corporation.

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