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Big Something + Too Many Zooz: Drive-In at Maggie Valley Festival Grounds

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Maggie Valley Festival Grounds

3374 Soco Rd

Maggie Valley, NC 28751

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Big Something and Too Many Zooz play a socially distanced drive-in concert at The Maggie Valley Festival Grounds on Friday May 28th!

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  • SOCIALLY DISTANCED, DRIVE-IN STYLE CONCERT
  • YOU ARE PURCHASING A 20’x15′ SPACE THAT IS TO ONLY BE USED BY THE OCCUPANTS OF YOUR VEHICLE
  • THE CONCERT WILL ALSO BE TRANSMITTED TO YOUR FM CAR RADIOS
  • 6PM GATES / 7PM SHOW
  • ALL AGES
  • MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY PER VEHICLE IS 4
  • NO CAMPERS, RVS, OR SPRINTERS ALLOWED. MAX VEHICLE HEIGHT CLEARANCE IS 8 FEET. PLEASE KEEP YOUR HATCHES/TAILGATES CLOSED ONCE YOU’RE SETTLED IN YOUR PARKING SPOT, TO ENSURE OPTIMAL SIGHT LINES FOR EVERYONE
  • NO ON-SITE ALCOHOL SALES. $20 FEE APPLIES TO ALL COOLERS, OUTSIDE BEVERAGES, AND/OR FOOD REGARDLESS OF SIZE DUE AT CHECK-IN — CASH ONLY
  • NO PETS, NO GRILLS, NO OPEN FLAMES, NO TENTS, NO CAMPING
  • VIP – $160 // Level 1 – $140 // Level 2 – $120 // Level 3 – $100

BIG SOMETHING

Fusing elements of rock, pop, funk, and improvisation, Big Something takes listeners on a journey through a myriad of musical styles. It’s no secret why this group has quickly become one of the most exciting bands to emerge from the Southeast. Huge rhythms paired with soaring guitars, E.W.I (electronic wind instrument), synths, horns and alluring vocal hooks rise to the top of their infectious collection of songs and represent a sound that has landed the band marquee appearances at Bonnaroo, Peach Music Festival, Lock’n, Summer Camp and Electric Forest as well as critical acclaim from the likes of Billboard, Guitar World, Glide Magazine and Jambase.

With 5 full-length studio albums produced by Grammy-nominee John Custer, and even their own Summer music festival The Big What?, the band has carved out their own niche in the live music community and continues to grow nationally with sold out headlining performances throughout the United States. This year the band will release their highly anticipated 6th full-length studio album ‘Escape’ to celebrate their 10 year anniversary. Featured on Live For Live Music, the first three singles Heavy, The Breakers and Timebomb are all available on streaming platforms world-wide.

Big Something is:

Nick MacDaniels – Guitar, Lead Vocals

Casey Cranford – Sax, EWI

Jesse Hensley – Lead Guitar, Vocals

Josh Kagel – Keys, Trumpet

Doug Marshall – Bass

Ben Vinograd – Drums

TOO MANY ZOOZ

The curious thing about being a fan of brasshouse? You’re pretty much talking about being into one solitary but extremely unforgettable band: the amusingly monikered Too Many Zooz.

The musical style was “branded” by drummer King of Sludge, who recognized that there was no worthy existing classification for the New York trio, whose other two members are the equally unclassifiable Leo P (saxophone) and Matt Doe (trumpet).

“Brasshouse is a high energy musical conversation,” Matt insists. “Though I honestly don’t think there is a good way to describe it in words. It’s about many different feelings and sounds and emotions.”

Or as KOS so decisively puts it, “I don’t really care about what’s happening in music — I just make art that I enjoy making.”

It’s exactly this indifference to convention and trend that has garnered Too Many Zooz a fanbase that KOS describes as “wide-ranging and fanatical.” One of those fans? In 2016, Beyonce asked them to perform with her at the Billboard Music Awards…and it’s quite possible they got just as much attention as did she.

After two years, a gazillion live performances and four EPs, their debut album Subway Gawdz (an unsubtle reference to their birth in the underground stations of NYC), was released to enthusiastic acclaim in 2016. Its sound was truly like nothing else, with inescapable grooves that take in dub, soul, funk and ska, utterly exhilarating horn blasts that shoot right up your spine, and, of course, equal doses of fun and attitude.

And right now, TMZ are riding higher than ever, surely poised for the leap into genuinely widespread international recognition that was likley inevitable since they first set foot in an NYC subway station. Indeed, following a deal with Ministry of Sound, their single “Warriors” racked up major play on Radio One (if you think you haven’t heard it, when you hear it, you’ll quickly realize you already have), followed by high-profile remixes from the likes of Armand Van Helden and KDA.

Then, UK sensation Jess Glynne penned lyrics and added vocals to morph the song into “So Real (Warriors),” which has been generating massive buzz while climbing the European charts. In the meanwhile, a live video for “Car Alarm” has furtively racked up more than 500K views in one week.

But surely signaling their mainstream “arrival”? A Canadian KFC commercial featured the band and their songs — so don’t be surprised if listening to their music suddenly makes you hungry.

Though they’ve also been up to more serious matters. Leo, in fact, was asked to play at the BBC Proms Charles Mingus tribute at a sold-out Royal Albert Hall in August 2017 — certainly no small honor.

Yet for all this, the forward plan for Too Many Zooz, is, as ever, constant touring. The reason is simple: it’s their outrageous, electrifying live performances that consistently continue to add the numbers to their growing worldwide legion of fans. Autumn 2018 will take them coast to coast, from Seattle to Houston to Philadelphia, and across Europe, with stops in Krakow, Strasbourg and Marseille, amongst others.

“I don’t think there’s any recording that can do a live performance justice,” reckons Matt. “You’ll see people of all different colors, creeds, genders, ages, sexuality at our shows. I really can’t find a constant between them…besides liking our music — haha.”

But for everything that’s happened in the last couple of years, the trio aren’t actually all that surprised by their success.

“I always knew we had something special,” Leo enthuses. “Thousands of people everyday loved our music…and I knew it would just continue to spread.”

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3374 Soco Rd

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