The Shaky Knees Music Festival is an indie music festival attracting a wide range of prominent, beloved bands. The festival debuted in the spring of 2013, in Atlanta, Ga., and is now held in Central Park in downtown Atlanta. Since its inception, the festival has extended from a two-day to three-day event to accommodate crowds of enthusiastic music fans looking to enjoy the Shaky Knees Music Festival lineup. Before calling Central Park its permanent home, the festival was held in Historic Fourth Ward Park, Masquerade Music Park and the Atlantic Station.
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Tim Sweetwood was a booking manager working for Masquerade Music Park when he launched the Shaky Knees Music Festival. The booking manager is also an Atlanta native and music guru. He enjoyed the music festivals in the area but felt it was lacking a proper indie music festival. There were indie festivals in other states but nothing in the southeast. The indie music festival has grown so big that it inspired two sister festivals, Shaky Beats and and Shaky Boots. The festival is so popular it was named one of the "50 Must-See Music Festivals" by Rolling Stone magazine in 2015.
Where can I buy Shaky Knees Music Festival tickets?
Shaky Knees Music Festival has grown enormously since its debut in the early 2010s, and as soon as general admission, VIP and platinum tickets for the festival go on sale, you can get them at StubHub. Shopping at StubHub's secure online site provides buyers with reliable protection and instant mobile ticketing.
Who can I expect to play at the Shaky Knees Music Festival?
The festival draws huge crowds every year because attendees never know who to expect to hit the main stage. Artists from a variety of genres, including alternative rock, indie rock, country music and indie folk, are included. The acts include small regional bands and artists from all over the globe. Many artists who made their debut at the Shaky Knees Music Festival have gone on to reach mainstream success and headline their own tours.
Who has played the Shaky Knees Music Festival in the past?
A number of artists have appeared on the Shaky Knees Festival stage in recent years. Some of the more mainstream artists that have played include Modest Mouse, Dropkick Murphys, Florence and the Machine, Jane's Addiction and Huey Lewis and the News. Since it is a indie music festival, many of the bands invited to play at the festival are unsigned indie artists who haven't received their big breaks yet.
What fan experiences are there at Shaky Knees Festival?
Unlike other big music festivals, especially those in Atlanta, there aren't fan experiences for attendees to take part in. Instead, Sweetwood, the creator of the festival designed this three-day event to focus solely on the music. In fact, when asked why there aren't additional fan experiences and promotions at the indie music festival, the booking manager states the music is the experience. This makes Shaky Knees Music Festival an excellent choice for people who want to make the most of their musical journey.
Are there VIP tickets available for the festival?
Yes, there are VIP and Platinum tickets available for the music festival. The tickets can be purchased as single day passes or weekend passes. With a VIP ticket, attendees will enjoy all the benefits associated with general admission seats and have a few additional perks too. Platinum ticket holders will have all the benefits of a VIP ticket holder and exclusive perks only afforded to these elite ticket holders. Exclusive perks included with this ticket include backstage passes, fan meet and greets with performing bands, food and drink vouchers and more.
Is this an annual event?
Yes, the Shaky Knees Festival is an annual event. The event took a one year hiatus to reorganize. After finding a great location to accommodate crowds and enhance the live experience for attendees, it has continued to occur annually.Back to Top