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Published on August 15th, 2019 | by TLV News

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MiSSiHiPPi Music & Arts Festival: Landshark Delivery Stage – The Weeks

The inaugural MissiHippi Music & Arts Festival will take place August 24, 2019 at Foxfire Ranch in Waterford, Miss. The first festival of its kind in North Mississippi, MissiHippi is much more than just a back-to-school bash—it will feature an incredibly diverse lineup of multiple genres, including rock, funk, hip-hop, EDM, indie, and soul.

The Landshark Delivery Stage will have nonstop music starting 12:15 pm, including a 7:25 pm set by The Weeks. Listen here

High-energy, Rowdy, Raucous, Longhair Mississippi Glam Rock.

That’s the sound of Easy, The Weeks’ long-awaited followup to their breakthrough album, Dear Bo Jackson. Recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis, Easy finds The Weeks doubling down on a mix of groove, grit, and guitars. It’s swaggering and sharply-focused, shining new light on a band of brothers who, although still in their mid-20s, have already logged a decade’s worth of sweaty gigs together. 

“We moved to Nashville in 2010,” remembers frontman Cyle Barnes, who formed the band in Jackson, Mississippi, with his three longtime bandmates: drummer (and twin brother) Cain Barnes, guitarist Sam Williams, and bass player Damien Bone. “We spent 2011 to 2015 touring. November 2015 was the first time we ever spent an entire month in Nashville.”

Those years on the road were eye-opening for The Weeks, all of whom were just teenagers when they began playing together in 2006. By their early 20s, the guys were touring Europe with Kings of Leon, promoting the newly-released Dear Bo Jackson in front of 20,000 people each night. Back in America, The Weeks continued playing their own club shows, too. The experience taught them how to bridge the gap between arena shows and smaller gigs. In short, it taught them how to be themselves, no matter the audience. They came home to play at Voodoo, ACL, Bonnaroo, Shaky Knees, Mountain Jam, Wakarusa, Firefly, Spring Jam and Middle of the Map.

Read more about MissiHippi Music & Arts Festival here.
Snag your tickets here.

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