2018 Music Lineup
BUMPIN’ THE MANGO
Formed in 2012, Bumpin’ The Mango has become Atlanta’s top funk & soul band. Ten of the southeast’s finest musicians make up this musical brotherhood. Wielding a fiery five piece horn section, a rock solid rhythm section, and an incredible lead vocalist. Their music and presence radiates an energy from the stage that lifts the audience out of their seats and pulls them to the dance floor. Influenced by bands such as Tower Of Power, Earth Wind & Fire, Chicago, and The Ohio Players, Bumpin’ The Mango’s original music is a melting pot of funk, soul, and R&B. They’ve recently released their debut EP that is creating quite the buzz in the music community.
DEEP BLUE SUN
The Electromatics are a 5-piece band raised on hard-working electric blues and southern-fried soul. Made up of Atlanta roots mainstays, separately they’ve worked with a relative who’s-who of local and national artists including Shemekia Copeland, Hubert Sumlin, Randall Bramblett and Donna The Buffalo. Together, they’ve been bringing a unique, almost experimental style of American music, as part of their 10-year residency at the world famous Blind Willie’s Blues Club.
MT ZION AME CHURCH CHOIR
The Mt Zion AME Decatur Church was established in 1870 is one of the oldest churches in DeKalb County. Our choirs are intergenerational who enjoy singing songs from our ancestors as well as today’s millennial praise and worship music.
WINNERS OF THE HOMEGROWN SHOWDOWN – Teen Band Competition
Put together in Atlanta Rock and Blues camp (2017) , “The Citations” are a constantly evolving girls’ rock and blues band. From 5 strangers performing classic rock covers at summer camp and having the cops called on a gig rehearsal to writing their first original and soon opening the 2018 Oak Groove Festival, they’ve achieved many milestones in the past year as musicians, as bandmates and as friends. The girls’ are psyched to perform for you and see what comes next for the band!