Soundfest 2017 ft headliners Arizona and Coin
Venue: Virginia Tech Drillfield, Blacksburg
Organizations: Arizona, Coin, Dads on FB, Lost Stars, The Band Concord, Virginia Tech Union
Date: Sunday, April 30, 2017
Time: 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Event Types: Music
Cost: Free
Description:
The Virginia Tech Union presents Soundfest 2017 on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at the Virginia Tech Drillfield.

Soundfest is a free music festival for Virginia Tech hosted on the Drillfield featuring alternative rock music. We have five bands, both local and national, who will be performing!

Line-Up:
• Arizona
• Coin
• Dads on FB
• Lost Stars
• The Band Concord

For all the climates and cities that bring people together, the boys in Arizona came together as a trio in an apartment in Boston, their makeshift studio the counterweight to the lofty halls of East Coast music scholarship. In a string of infinite sessions during their time at both Berklee College of Music and Emerson College, Nate (guitar) hopped on a session with David (keys) and Zach (vocals), and all the moving pieces came together in a way that would reincarnate itself in many different fashions before eventually becoming the group now known as Arizona.

The three songwriter/producers from Jersey shared an obsession with the far left, sometimes even obscure side of music, but were even more romanced by the brutal honesty of pop topline and lyrics. Their music including “I Was Wrong,” “Where I Wanna Be,” “Let Me Touch Your Fire,” and “People Crying Every Night” - creates new shapes and boundaries to span genres, time periods and styles, all focusing on the naked human tropes contained in the traditional pop narrative: love, loss, the need for raw unhinged expression.??

The years and cities came and went, and it took until just last year for these old friends to point their focus finally inward. Thus, the band was formed, and they were no longer just the writers or producers; they were the performers. Over the past few months, the trio’s music has incited an exponentially upward curve of massive fan engagement and early success with tens of millions of streams across Soundcloud, Spotify, YouTube and more.

Links:

http://thisisarizonamusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/thisisarizonamusic
https://www.twitter.com/arizona_music
https://instagram.com/thisisarizonamusic

Coin is a American indie pop quartet based in Nashville, TN that formed in 2013.

Links:

http://www.thisiscoin.com/
https://www.facebook.com/thisiscoin
https://www.twitter.com/coin_music
https://www.instagram.com/coin/

The Band Concord is an Americana band based out of Blacksburg, Virginia. The Band Concord has spent their entire lives saturated in sound. It wasn't until the Fall of 2012, when lead Spencer Pugh (Vocals/Guitar) and Andrew Steger (Mandolin/Banjo) met that the group began to form.

The duo transitioned from dorm room rehearsals to opening for The Maine to being featured on The Avett Brothers' Facebook page and quickly found their footing in the music industry. Growing up mesmerized by the strum of a guitar, the beat of a drum, the playing of a piano - they all know that it would stay with them forever.

Over the past few years, The Band Concord has performed non-stop along the East Coast, from restaurants and breweries to pavilions and festivals. In August 2014, the band performed at American Music Festival in Virginia Beach, featuring artists Train, Hunter Hayes, Rusted Root and more. Known for their love and playing of all things folk, The Band Concord shares a similar sound to that of The Head and the Heart and Fleet Foxes.

Links:

http://the-band-concord.com/
https://www.facebook.com/thebandconcord
https://www.twitter.com/TheBandConcord

If Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Maroon 5, and OneRepublic somehow managed the miracle of creating a musical love child, Lost Stars would be it. The members of the five-piece band came together at Belmont University in Nashville, TN, and formed officially on February 29, 2016.

Lost Stars' progressive style combines pop, rock, dance, indie, and electronic elements to produce a sound that transgresses typical mainstream music and is lyrically driven to connect with a broad fan base on a deeper level. Their comforting and familiar sound, variety of influences, and ear for composition make for a truly unique combination.

Links:

https://www.loststarsmusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/LostStarsMusic
https://www.twitter.com/loststarsmusic
https://www.instagram.com/loststarsmusic/

Dads on Facebook is an Alternative Rock Band based in Blacksburg, VA made up entirely of real fathers.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/Dads-on-FB-1862775450619052

Along with the music there will be free rides and novelties.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

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For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1693208694305732/ or https://www.facebook.com/thevtu/.
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