Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Local acts fill out Speed Street schedule

In addition to the already announced headliners and NASCAR drivers scheduled for this year's Food Lion Speed Street festival, the annual free three-day fest features a number of local and regional acts playing originals and covers. The annual 600 Speed Week festival takes place uptown Thursday, Friday and Saturday May 24-26.

Live music kicks off Thursday with U-Neek Flavor, Sol Fusion, Darrell Harwood, and Benton Blount. Thursday's previously announced headliners include Evelyn "Champagne" King, Midnight Star, and Easton Corbin.

Friday's lineup includes the Hoss Howard Band opening for Justin Moore and Sugar Glyder and 21st Century Goliath opening up for Halestorm. If you like catchy, big atmospheric pop-rock or AC/DC style rock I'd recommend both latter locals. I haven't seen Culowhee's Hoss Howard live, but the music on his website indicates his warm vocals and Southern sound make him a perfect pick to warm up a country loving crowd.

Saturday music begins at noon on the Coca-Cola Stage with Fusebox Poet (above, who make rock that could easily find its way on 106.5 The End) followed by Stella Rising, The Catch Fire, and Chris Weaver Band. Night Ranger and Loverboy close out the Coca-Cola Stage.

Sun Dried Vibes, Vess, Beyond the Fade, Stony Creek Boys, and Gal Friday perform on the Miller Lite Stage. Casey James and Clay Walker headline that stage as well.

For the entire schedule go to http://www.600festival.com/event_schedule.aspx.