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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. The CukoRakko line-up includes:

THE HEAVY PETS

FUNK YOU

COL. BRUCE HAMPTON & THE MADRID EXPRESS FEATURING CARTER HERRING

BACKUP PLANET

WINSTON RAMBLE

DANK & FRIENDS

THE CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT BAND X2

MARADEEN

MAMA’S LOVE

THE STOLEN FACES

JASON BAILEY BAND

BOY NAMED BANJO

ROYAL & TOULOUSE

BIRD DOG JUBILEE

SEEDS?

HARKESTRA’S GRATEFUL GOSPEL JAMBOREE

CukoRakko is the Creek Indian word for ceremonial ground, stomp ground, big house and…

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CukoRakko Music & Arts Festival

CukoRakko is Alabama’s best kept festy secret, held twice annually at the historic Horse Pens 40, a popular camping and climbing spot only 45 minutes from Birmingham. Towering boulders provide scenic opportunities for extracurricular adventures–and serve as the backdrop of the stage.

It’s a camping festival only, so bring your stuff. Food and retail vendors will be on site. Not to mention–cement restrooms! As well as electrical outlets at each campground. Get there early to meet as many new friends as possible!

Visit CukoRakko’s website for ticketing, schedule, maps, and more.

 

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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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Kansas Bible Co. “The Road to Austin City Limits”

Kansas Bible Co. "The Road to Austin City Limits"

Help Kansas Bible Company travel the road to Austin City Limits! They’re stopping by Avondale Brewing on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 7pm and WE’RE going to help them get on down the road! Bring some cash, pay what you wish and join in on this memorable pop-up concert! All the proceeds goes towards sending these cats on their way to Austin City Limits and in support of their new album, Paper Moon available this fall!

Kansas Bible Company is a brotherhood of eleven musicians on “The Road to Austin City Limits,” to support their upcoming album, Paper Moon. Pulling from different psychedelic stylings throughout time, KBC creates a strong and eclectic musical energy. The sound is layered with horns, percussion and guitars from all eleven people. Their musical foundation is built on constant collaboration and the diversity of each person’s tastes, experiences and travels. The band is collectively from all over the United States but reside in Nashville, TN.

 
Bandcamp (latest music): kbco.bandcamp.com
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A Face In The Crowd: Alec Bolton

A Face In The Crowd: Alec Bolton

If you’re here, you know what we’re plugged into. But we want to know what YOU have in the headphones! That’s why we’re introducing A Face in the Crowd. At any given time we may pull a perfect stranger out of the crowd and ask what you are listening to. We’ll even mix it up from time to time and pick the brains of some of your favorite musicians. For this edition of A Face in the Crowd, Mother Plug Music welcomes: Alec Bolton…

What is your name?

Alec Bolton

 

What is your occupation?

As of right now, I’m a musician. I play guitar and sing in an acoustic duo called The Brook and the Bluff. I also play lead guitar (and sometimes bass) with a couple of different groups from time to time.

 

Where are you from?

Mountain Brook, AL

 

Did you grow up in a musical family, with a musical background, or with a musical influence?

Yes, my family was pretty musical. My three sisters can all sing, but my dad can play just about any instrument. He taught me how to play drums, guitar, and piano when I was growing up. His dad is a jazz pianist and cello player, so it definitely runs in the family.

 

What…

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Albert Simpson

The Road to CukoRakko series continues! In preparation for this fall’s CukoRakko Music and Arts Festival, Albert Simpson will be featured at Cahaba Brewing Co. Come out and enjoy some of Birmingham’s finest brews with the sweet southern sounds of Albert Simpson and learn more about the magic of the CukoRakko Music and Arts Festival!

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4th Annual Downright Brewfest

4th Annual Downright Brewfest

The Road to CukoRakko Concert Series continues with the 4th Annual Downright Brewfest on Saturday, August 29 will feature music from Downright, Dank, Jet Stream Lights, Scalici Alley Project, Future Elevators and more TBA… Activities will include Rock Climbing Wall, Blacksmith and Metal Casting Workshop and more!

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CukoRakko Music and Arts Festival

CukoRakko Music and Arts Festival

That “magic feeling on the mountain” continues like nowhere else in the Southeast!  Come join us on May 1-3, 2015 as we celebrate our 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, stompground, 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.

FRIDAY – MAY 1

Mandi Rae 6:00 – 7:00 Rakko Stage (Main)
Scalici-Alley Project 7:30 – 8:30 Rakko Stage (Main)
Little Raine Band 8:45 – 9:45 Rakko Stage (Main)
Sumilan 10:15 –…

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