Tuesday, March 31, 2015

New Kid on the Block "Shaky Knees" 2015 Music Fest in Atlanta- Out Bangs Coachella and Bonnaroo

There is something about being the new kid on the block. Maybe you strive just that much harder. That seems to be the case for the Shaky Knees Festival taking place this May 8th, 9th and 10th at Central Park in Atlanta, Georgia. This year the festival turns only 3 years old and the buzz on-line (and the street) is that Shaky Knees' line up has outdone both this year's Bonnaroo and Coachella. Free from the left field choices like Billy Joel at Bonnaroo and Steely Dan at Coachella, some of the buzz around the Shaky Knees has to do with the lack of EDM and or DJ infused acts that makes those who yearn for acts where "people actually play instruments" jumping for joy.

NOW one can argue line ups until they are blue in the face and one can defend Joel and the Dan as great choices (or not) so before things get heated and even if you like the Coachella or Bonnaroo line up more you must acknowledge that pound for pound, dollar for dollar that Shaky Knees wins hands down. Tickets for Coachella start in that $400 plus range, Bonnaroo is in that $300 plus range and Shaky Knees, the new kid on the festival block with a killer line up for only $200 plus.

For me, for my tastes, Shaky Knees takes the top spot no matter what the cost. The breadth and scope of the acts feel more cohesive. The acts are varied but not so varied as to cause one to scratch their head and say "what the fuck?"

Get your Shaky Knees tix here: Tix / Early Bird Tix

Robb Donker

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