Tickets go on sale for the first ever Fire on the Water Music festival Friday at 10 a.m.
You can purchase tickets at www.fireonthewaterfestival.com.
Jamestown Revival was announced Tuesday night as the headline act for the first Fire on the Water Music Festival.
The announcement was streamed live on Facebook from Swaney Swift’s in Gallatin.
Other acts announced include Framing Hanley, Lucie Silvas, Gabe Dixon, Casey Weston, Sun Seeker, and Daniel Donato.
The music festival will take place on Saturday August 18, at the lake at Lock 4 in Gallatin from noon until 11 p.m.
Gallatin Mayor Paige Brown says the festival is crafted to attract festival goers.
“We were looking to attract music lovers that love music that you don’t necessarily see everywhere,” Brown said.
Brown says this is a great follow up event after hosting a successful Eclipse party last year.
“We knocked the Eclipse out of the park and had such great feedback with local tourism dollars,” Brown added. “We thought this was a great opportunity and we wanted to have the festival on the water and thought Lock 4 Park was a great place to have the event.”
Brown believes the view on the lake will create a great music experience for locals and visitors to Sumner County.
Gallatin Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kim Baker says the lineup is diverse and strong for Gallatin’s first music festival.
“We know that the lineup is key for many to make a ticket purchase and has been long anticipated,” Baker said. “We wanted to wait until the time was right, and that time has arrived! We feel that the festival lineup will be well-received and enjoyed by all who attend.”
Rest of the music lineup will be finalized and announced in July.
Other types of entertainment include performers of Beyond Wings which is a circus company that includes an elite group of professional fire dancers, aerialist flyers, and glow LED acts.
Several food trucks are already confirmed for the festival including Cousins Maine Lobster, The Grilled Cheeserie, Banh, Mi & Roll Factory, Music City Brisket, Hoss Loaded Burgers, Retro Sno, and Fruit Tea Chicks.
Tickets start at $25 with two types of parking tickets that will be sold separately. Children age five and under are admitted at no charge.
About the Lineup
Jamestown Revival- From Austin, Texas and have been described as Americana, Blues, and Appalachian Rock and Roll.
In 2014, they released their debut album that included the hit single, ‘California (Cast Iron Soul).’ They’ve received critical acclaim from the likes of Rolling Stone and they’ve graced the stages of Conan, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and performed Austin City Limits, and Bonnaroo.
Framing Hanley- Lead singer Kenneth Nixon grew up in Gallatin. Their hit single Lollipop on YouTube has over 20 million views and the band has 400 thousand Facebook followers. An upcoming new single called Puzzle Pieces and are expecting the release of their next album soon.
Lucie Silvas- Rolling Stone lists her as one of the top 10 new country artists you need to know. She’s described as a “Fiery Brit, who wraps her gutsy, smoldering vocals around razor sharp lyrics and sparkling melodies.” In May of this year, she announced a new studio album titled “E.G.O.” with the first single being “Kite”. The album is expect to drop at the end of August.
Gabe Dixon- Over the years, Gabe has toured with the likes of Loggins & Messina, Gavin DeGraw, and Delta Rae. He’s also worked side gigs as the keyboardist and vocalist for Paul McCartney, Alison Krauss, and Supertramp.
His songs have been on major television shows including Parks and Recreation, Grey’s Anatomy, and Vampire Diaries. He’s also performed twice on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE.
Sun Seeker- This Nashville-based band is backed by Third Man Records. They are widely acclaimed sound has been described as laidback psychedelia pollinated with tight harmonies, classic folk songcraft, and country rock spirit.
Their long awaited debut EP titled Biddeford has received great feedback from music lovers everywhere. The Nashville-based band more than affirm their promise. The EP – which follows Sun Seeker’s widely acclaimed Third Man debut single, 2016’s “Georgia Dust”.
Casey Weston- She appeared on the first season of The Voice on NBC. She competed under the coaching of Maroon 5’s Adam Levine. That experience has gained her a wide-ranging international exposure that keeps her busy headlining 70 shows per year.
Daniel Donato- The 22-year old has been described by guitar player magazine as the New Master of Telecaster with Olympic level chops.
Artists such as Little Big Town, John Mayer, Chris Shiflett of the Foo Fighter, and Marty Stuart all advocate his music prowess. His work has been featured in Rolling Stone, and he has toured with Warner Brother’s Recording artists The Wild Feathers. Daniel has performed on the late night shows of Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Meyers.