GREENVILLE, N.C. The Americana folk and bluegrass sounds of Nashville-based band, Barefoot Movement, will fill the streets of Uptown Greenville on Friday night, April 8, during the PirateFest Buccaneer Bash.
A young band on the move, Barefoot Movement is a quartet of talented musicians from North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee who meld Americana-folk influences with acoustic bluegrass. Their name evolved from band's singer and fiddler Noah Wall's tendency to remove her shoes during shows, a testament to the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere the band creates during their shows.
Noah Wall of The Barefoot Movement 'singing her heart out' at a Music in the Streets event in Washington, NC in 2012: Above and below. photos by Stan Deatherage Click image to expand.
Recipient of the IBMA's Momentum Band of the Year award in October 2015 and heralded by CMT Edge as "one of the most promising bands on the bluegrass scene," Barefoot Movement crowds around a single microphone during shows, creating a heartfelt, energetic and down-home sound.
"Greenville is one of the places we played in the very early stages of our career so some of our oldest and most dedicated fans are from there,"
said Wall. "We can't wait to come back to play such a fun town at such a great event!"
Barefoot Movement will take the stage on Friday night from 7:30-9:00pm immediately following The Monitors 5:30pm set at the Roses Main Stage, located on the corner and 4th and Evans Street.
Friday night at PirateFest also marks the opening night of the festival's Carnival, which will take over all of Five Points Plaza and will feature a Ferris wheel.
On Friday night only, from 5:00-9:00pm, attendees can take advantage of an all-you-can-ride $20.00 wristband at the Carnival. Festivalgoers maybe purchase a $20.00 wristband and ride all night long to their heart's content!
The festival continues Saturday, April 9, 10am-7pm, with food, art and non-profit vendors, live mermaids, a pirate encampment, two grog gardens, a carnival, and live music all day long, including a free concert from Smash Mouth on the Town Common at 5:00pm.
For a full list of PirateFest 2016 performances and activities, visit www.piratefestnc.com
Tiffany Gay, Uptown Greenville
408 South Evans St. Suite 102 Greenville, NC 27835
P: (252) 561-8400