Whiskey Myers to Curate New Firewater Festival

Texas-based Southern rock band Whiskey Myers are launching their own personally-curated event to be an annual gathering for their fans called the Firewater Festival. It is set to take place October 1st through 3rd, 2020 in Ly Cynge, Kansas about 45 minutes south of Kansas City at the Wildwood Outdoor Education Center—the same location as the last two years of the Tumbleweed Festival, with Borda Productions behind the effort. Though we don’t have a lineup just yet, the festival is expected to represent a wide swath of independent country, roots, and Southern rock.

“Firewater gives us the chance to bring all of our friends and fans together in one place to just hang out and enjoy some really great music,”
says Whiskey Myers frontman Cody Cannon. “It’s going to be one hell of a weekend!”

Along with camping options, outdoor activities on the 150-acre property including canoeing and rock climbing, and obviously lots of music performances by entertainers hand picked by Whiskey Myers, the festival will include “special moments” with artists as well as “secret sets” and artist interaction, including experiential elements that will be announced soon. 

“We’ve been involved in every aspect of putting this together,” says lead guitarist John Jeffers. “From the location and the activities to the badass artists that will be joining us, we wanted to make sure this festival is 100% Whiskey Myers.

Whiskey Myers announced their presence as a premier band in independent music when their 2019 self-titled album debuted #1 in country, #2 in pure album sales overall, and #6 on the all-genre Billboard 200, putting Whiskey Myers in the very rare company of Blackberry Smoke, Aaron Watson, and Jason Isbell as independent artists topping the country albums charts. They’ve also been performing surprisingly well on rock radio, with their song “Gasoline” going #20 on the Billboard mainstream rock chart.

More info and the lineup for the festival is coming soon. Tickets will go on sale Friday, March 6th at www.firewatermusicfestival.com .