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CukoRakko Music & Arts Festival

CukoRakko Music & Arts Festival

That “magic feeling on the mountain” continues like nowhere else in the Southeast!  Come join us October 7-9, 2016 as we celebrate CukoRakko’s third year of spring and fall festivals.  Held at the beautiful Horse Pens 40 in Steele, Alabama, this friends and family event features 3 days of music and mixed media arts.  Enjoy yoga, rock climbing, glass blowing, blacksmithing, disc golf with a PDGA tourney, camping, hiking, kid’s activities, food and drinks, crafts and more.

CukoRakko is the Creek Indian word for ceremonial ground, stomp ground, big house and dance ground.  This perfectly describes the phenomenal energy that can be felt at this historic outdoor nature park. Horse Pens 40 is a natural wonderland of unique rock formations nestled atop Chandler Mountain in the foothills of the Appalachians. Located on top of the third highest mountain in Alabama, the stone formations here are said to be among the oldest naturally exposed stones in the world, dating from 600 million to 1.3 billion years old.  This sacred ground has a vivid history.  Don’t miss this opportunity to visit this incredible natural amphitheater.

It’s a camping festival only, so bring your stuff. Food and retail vendors will be on site. Not to…

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CBDB : Thinking in Stereo Tour

CBDB is a progressive rock/jam band formed in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, whose stock is rising fast. Fresh off the release of their third album, entitled “The FAME EP”, they are seeing a pattern of snowballing momentum with large, energetic crowds hungry for their unique brand of progressive jam-rock, dubbed Joyfunk. CBDB blends soulful vocals and virtuosic instrumentation with smart, tasteful songwriting resulting in a sound that can be enjoyed by the casual listener and audiophile alike. On stage, they parade tight, ambitious compositions that seamlessly gives way to loose, adventurous improvisation and have quickly become a must-see act.

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“Their sound draws from so much you’ve heard before—‘70s rock and funk, high-energy improv, a touch of pop, a sliver of metal. But the members of this group mix and match those elements—with just a hint of modern tech to burnish a sturdy nucleus of retro-minded organ and guitar—in ways that never fail to astonish.”

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