Music festivals are probably the single greatest invention in history. What, are you laughing? Usually they take place in the summer/early fall when the weather is nice, and the festivals always feature top flight artists, which makes it a non-stop party.
Back in the day, the Budweiser Superfest was the premium festival. Some of the names that come to mind are Jesse Johnson, Lakeside, Teena Marie, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Atlantic Starr, Rene & Angela. It was just insane.
Thankfully, the festivals are still happening, and there are still a few that have nice lineups.
Those of you in Atlanta will have the KISS 104 Flashback Festival 2017, and it will be happening on August 12. The Lakewood Amphitheatre will be the scene, and there will be a nice mix of acts for your musical pleasure.
Here is the lineup:
- The Isley Brothers
- Keith Sweat
- Kid ‘N Play
- Evelyn “Champagne” King
I don’t know about you, but I cannot believe that the Isley‘s are still out there doing it! They have been out there since 1959.
What about Keith Sweat? He and Teddy Riley started the New Jack Swing movement with the Make It Last Forever album.
Kid ‘N Play brought us comedy along with their music. In case you forgot, go back and check out the House Party films. They had a nice run with that franchise in the 1990’s
For those of you that are into DiscoFunk, Evelyn King is one of the originators. I dare you to play Love Come Down or I’m In Love. Those tracks will get you in the mood to party.
Showtime is 6pm, so get your tickets for this Old School event.