How does a physically distant yet social Pop Up Concert work?
Roswell Arts Fund Pop Up Performance Series presents:
Acoustic Syndicate with Carly Burruss
RAF is proud to present Acoustic Syndicate with Carly Burruss at From the Earth Brewing Company!
Acoustic Syndicate is a musical institution. Since 1994, their unique blend of bluegrass instruments, rock sensibilities, and conscious songwriting has inspired a generation of musicians. Through 7 albums, thousands of performances, and tens-of-thousands of miles, Acoustic Syndicate has long been heralded as one of the important influences on the modern roots-music revival.
Always a family affair, the band is fronted by Steve McMurry on guitar and vocals, and his cousin Bryon McMurry on banjo, guitar, and vocals. Their signature three-part blood harmony is rounded out by Bryon’s brother Fitz on drums and vocals. Multi-instrumentalist Jay Sanders holds down the bass with deep pocket and style.
“Their modern take on traditional bluegrass and rock values culminates in a glimmering, driving sound rich with acoustic textures and glowing vocals,” said Paul Kerr, of JamBase.
If there was ever a band that could capture the universal truths of life from the roots up, it’s Acoustic Syndicate.
With a wicked sense of humor, a storyteller’s heart and a sweet nature, Carly Burruss is the epitome of country. Her whimsical, tongue-in-cheek disposition combined with her agile, lilting sound make her the country music singer/songwriter that stands out from the rest. A Carly Burruss show is sure to be one you will never forget as she entertains you with quippy comedy, witty lyrics you won’t forget, and devastatingly relatable heartbreakin’ ballads.
Burruss grew up skimming her fingers across piano keys and singing in church. The daughter of a schoolteacher and cabinet maker from Cumming, Ga, her budding love for country music stemmed from the records she found in her grandparents’ home, mostly consisting of classic country vinyl. She found her way to the guitar, teaching herself the chords, and took the stage for the first time with her all-girl bluegrass band The Sawnee Mountain Train Wreck.
Today, Burruss is a touring country artist who doubles as a worship leader at Passion City Church in Atlanta. Recently, she has joined the boys of Sister Hazel on tour as the opening support artist. Burruss has shared the stage with other profile artists in recent years, including Keith Urban, Ruston Kelly, Ellie Holcomb, Dwight Yoakam, and Kasey Chambers.
Burruss has developed a loyal fanbase on The Rock Boat, a music festival boasting some of today’s finest musicians, and Florida Georgia Line’s “This Is How We Cruise” festival.
Burruss is in the business of honesty and conversation: one song from her feels like sitting down to have a heart-to-heart with your best friend. Her authentic lyrics about God, family, rock bottom, and finally making it up the mountain are the words we all want to sing along to. Her upcoming EP entitled “The Southern Pace [click for Official Video] EP” signifies a new era for Burruss in which her songwriting reaches the next level. Keeping the cheeky quality we have come to love, she digs deep to reach your soul and your sense of humor.
She would like to thank Dolly Parton and Jesus for making her into the artist and person that she is today.
Sponsors for the 2020 Pop-Up Performance Series include our Series Presenting Sponsor Martin’s Garden at Coleman Farm, joined by From the Earth Brewing Company, Mojo Vinyl Records, and Hitch Law, LLC.
Venue: From the Earth Brewing Company, 1570 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell, GA 30076
Open to Patrons: 6:00 pm Concert Starts: 7:00 pm
How will it work?:
To create safe and fun community events for artists and audiences, Roswell Arts Fund and From the Earth Brewing Company are reimagining how to produce concerts as physically distanced but still social live events in parking lots.
Parking lot spaces will be used as box seats. Each parking space (or “box”) will be assigned to a ticketholder for a maximum of 4 guests per party. Patrons will park and then visit the ticket booth for a temperature check and to be ushered to their box. Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets within their seating area. Physical distancing will be enforced, with 6 feet between other parties of concertgoers. Face coverings will be required when not seated. From the Earth Brewing Company will have food and beverage will be available for purchase throughout the concert. Ticket prices range from $80 - $140 (for a party of one to four).
For Your Safety, We Will Adhere to the Following Georgia COVID-19 Guidelines Required by the Governor's Mandates for Performance Venues