Farmageddon Records Music Festival, July 20-22, 2012
Farmageddon founder Darren D knows a little something about promoting shows, and even more about Montana, being from the Big Sky State. He started in the music business on a mission to bring roots talent to the region.
“We decided to throw a festival to give the Western half of the US a destination to see roots music,” says Darren. “There has been a lot of momentum building up to the festival in the last few months, and we have had a fair share of international interest as well. We are certainly aiming to make our festival a destination for anyone and everyone who enjoys this kind of music.“
So why West Yellowstone?
“If you are going to throw a music festival it’s important to make it a destination point for the folks that are making a long distance trek to be there. West Yellowstone is home to the label and is right on the SW entrance to Yellowstone National Park. This is a great way to make a summer vacation out of the trip.”
“This particular part of the country is stunning, and if folks haven’t had a chance to visit the park yet this is a great excuse to do so. There are ample places to camp in and around West Yellowstone Montana, and there are also plenty of motels and hotels in the area. West Yellowstone is a small town, and it defiantly gives off a small town feel when you visit. It’s really the perfect place to do a festival.”
A few years ago, the one last piece that seemed to be missing out of the underground country/roots structure was a good festival, or group of festivals. Since then many artists have participated in festivals like The Heavy Rebel Weekender and Pickathon. The Deep Blues Festival has been resurrected, the 2nd Annual Lowebow Fest will be going down in Orlando March. And The Muddy Roots Festival has risen to become the flagship festival for underground roots/country. Folks worried that the Farmageddon Festival may somehow take away from Muddy Roots, or that Farmageddon artists may no longer participate, need not worry according to Darren.
“We will be promoting the Muddy Roots Festival heavily at the first Farm-Fest. There is easily enough folks out there to support both festivals, and we wouldn’t be surprised if you see familiar faces at both events. We are huge supporters of what Muddy Roots is doing, and we will continue to support them and their efforts. We are all planning on attending Muddy Roots this year again, how could you miss it! This is really geared toward the folks who live on the left side of the country, and it’s not going to be a carbon copy of Muddy Roots, so people who decide to attend both won’t be seeing too many repeat performances.“
Purchase Tickets to the Farmageddon Music Festival
As can be seen from the lineup below, there will not just be Farmageddon artists performing, but many folks from the greater underground roots community. (note: lineup can change)
- Shooter Jennings
- Southern Culture on the Skids
- Slim Cessna’s Auto Club
- The Goddamn Gallows
- Jayke Orvis & The Broken Band
- Stevie Tombstone
- Graham Lindsey
- The Calamity Cubes
- Filthy Still
- JB Beverley & The Wayward Drifters
- Calamity Cubes
- Soda Gardocki
- Black Eyed Vermillion
- Bob Wayne & The Outlaw Carnies
- Carolina Still
- The Pereeze Farm
- James Hunnicutt
- Ugly Valley Boys
- Cletus Got Shot
- Sean K Preston
- Danny K & The Nightlifers
- Owen Mays
- Tales From Ghost Town
- The Deadnecks
- Tom VandenAvond
- Angie & The Carwrecks
- Shivering Denizens
- Husky Burnette
- Dog Bite Harris
- The Cheatin’ Hearts
- Philip Roebuck
- Whiskey Dick
- Ronnie Hymes
- Slackeye Slim
- Ando Ehlers
- Danny Infecto
- Saint Christopher
- The Dead Tree String Band
- Aran Buzzas
- Hard Money Saints
- Carrie Nation & The Speakeasy
January 12, 2012 @ 5:44 pm
I am one of those folks planning on doing both the Muddy Roots and this one. As well as my annual pilgrimage to Weber’s Deck. Hope I can do it all because that looks like a big summer right there!
January 12, 2012 @ 6:01 pm
Go Farmageddon Fest! I am thrilled to have a festival like this in my home state, and the line-up kicks ass. I also am planning on attending both Farm Fest and Muddy Roots, because you only live once!
January 12, 2012 @ 7:54 pm
that is one hell of a lineup in a beautiful setting.
January 12, 2012 @ 8:05 pm
Thanks for spreading the word Triggerman, we appreciate your support in letting your SCM fans know about the fest! We would like to elaborate on a few details regarding the festival. We have not announced our main headlining act yet, we needed to work out the agreement with the land owner, survey the property and figure out exactly how many folks can attend, and that would directly reflect on who we would decide to work with in the headliner dept. We will continue to keep you all posted on who will be attending the fest. As of now we will have festival passes on sale early next week, and hopefully the event website will be up ad running as well, including all of the little details about it.
Having Shooter Jennings perform at the Festival is a welcomed thing, and he will be performing with Farmageddon Records Artists as his backing band, which will more than likely be a little more stripped down than his normal line-up. We still have lots of work ahead of us to mold this into something that will meet our expectations and make this a solid destination for the festival attendees. Let’s try to keep this a positive forum, we welcome everyone’s opinion of course, hoping to not see the usual Shooter Jennings blasts. Again, thanks much for taking the time to add the fest to the SCM news. We’ll keep you all posted, cheers!
January 12, 2012 @ 10:50 pm
Shooter being there is a huge plus. I cant go it is in Montana, I’m in Tn with little to no time off work. Any chance of a web broadcast. Pay per view is welcomed. Worth the full ticket price to see this festival.
January 12, 2012 @ 8:31 pm
Great to see the The Pereeze Farm on this bill. They have a limited amount of music out there, but they are seriously good.
January 12, 2012 @ 11:48 pm
Joe Pereeze is a working man’s musician. He’s got his own stuff, and then you can see him playing at various times with Jayke Orvis, The Goddamn Gallows, JB Beverley, Rachel Brooke, the man is all over the place like a bad rash.
January 12, 2012 @ 9:18 pm
Awe man! Seeing this makes me want to go so bad! I checked Orbitz and it’s way out of my price range. So I want all you readers to send me good juju that will get me more work so I can afford this. It’s my birthday that weekend and I can’t imagine a more kick ass way to rock in another decade. \m/
January 12, 2012 @ 9:55 pm
Living near 3 big cities I usually get to see a lot of cool concerts and then brag to my Montanan family about how they have to go really long distances to see shows. Guess they can do the bragging now haha.
January 13, 2012 @ 5:29 am
For anyone going who hasn’t seen Phillip Roebuck, prepare to have your mind blown! The guy is absolutely amazing!
January 13, 2012 @ 5:54 am
good stuff. thanks.
January 13, 2012 @ 6:09 am
No problem. I’ve been pretty obsessed with him since I saw him live a couple months ago. It’s kind of one of those “I want everyone to know about this guy” things.
January 15, 2012 @ 2:12 pm
Phillip Roebuck, fuck yeah!
January 13, 2012 @ 9:12 am
Wow! Great job pulling this together. I am with Gillian on this one. I cannot afford the trek this year but I would purchase a full ticket for a webcast for certain. If I fall into a bucket of money, I will be there with my boots on! I’m gonna depend on my friends to send great pictures, videos and updates! Job well done!
January 13, 2012 @ 10:17 am
we will definetly be making the road trip from colorado for this!
January 13, 2012 @ 12:48 pm
Man that looks awesome. Shooter playing there just makes it even greater. If I can get off of work it’ll definitely be worth the trip.
January 13, 2012 @ 9:42 pm
I am way excited for this, my dads even talking about bringing the camper up. It’s gonna be so much fun having something like this so close to home.
January 14, 2012 @ 3:43 am
Coffin Hunter is out, Jack Gibson has a tour with Exodus. We have added Soda Gardocki to the roster as of today!
January 21, 2012 @ 6:38 pm
Soda for the FUCKING WIN!!!!!
January 15, 2012 @ 2:01 pm
Last Thursday i was in Salt Lake and got to see Hellbound Glory. While at the show i met new friends Ugly Valley Boys and they told me about this event. I am already scheming on how to make it up there. With so little vacation at my work its hard but I live in Casper Wy and have a friend in Dubois where i can stay for free. so I am already trying to make it happen. Thanks for doing this for us who are in the inter-mountain area.
January 16, 2012 @ 8:53 pm
Anybody got any leads on cheap airfare from the midwest(ohio area)???
January 18, 2012 @ 9:38 pm
Here’e the link to the site you can buy tickets at. http://event.attendstar.com/event/show/farmageddon-records-2012-music-festival/
January 18, 2012 @ 10:24 pm
Excellent. Link added up top!