Local band 4 Miles Gone, which has been voted Best Local Band in Lincoln County’s Finest for each of the last two years, will be performing at the Lynchburg Music Festival on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 23-24.
The group is scheduled to perform on the Lynchburg Radio Stage on Friday from 1:15 to 2 p.m. and on the stage at the JD Visitor Center on Saturday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
The inaugural Lynchburg Music Fest is a two-day music and camping festival featuring dozens of country and bluegrass bands on three stages in Lynchburg. Altogether, more than 40 bands are scheduled to perform.
Formed in 2010, 4 Miles Gone will be performing their own songs from the last two CD’s they have recorded, including favorites Opportunities, Shake Loose, Trouble in a Glass, Need to be Gone, and their slow ballad, Missing You.
The group includes Jacob Painter, lead singer, songwriter, rhythm guitar and harmonica; Travis Ashley, drummer, songwriter and backup vocals; Adam Farris, lead guitar and songwriter; Seth Hall, bass player and songwriter; and Jeff Bennett, band manager.
Four Miles Gone has performed here locally on many occasions as well in several cities across the state, including Nashville, and in Kentucky and Alabama where they were voted Best Southern Country Band in Huntsville.
They’ve also had the pleasure of opening up for 38 Special, Colt Ford, Jon Pardi, Parmalee, Doug Stone, Daryl Singletary, and the Marshall Tucker Band, as well as most recently Keith Anderson.
“We’re excited for the opportunity to be able to share the stage with all the well-known country artists, and we would like to thank God for the blessings that we’ve received and the opportunities we’ve had with our music,” said Painter. “Follow your dreams, and God will lead you in the path that he has planned for you if you listen.”
The band went on to thank the Lincoln County for voting them Best Local Band for the past two years and Moore County and Jonny Hill with Ignitor Productions for giving them the opportunity to perform in the Lynchburg Music Festival.
The two-day multistage event, with 40 bands now lined up, will be hosted in downtown Lynchburg and Wiseman Park Aug. 23-24.
The festival will run from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. each day. There will be music on the stage in the historic square with some of the newer artists, for free.
Friday’s lineup will be headlined by Easton Corbin. Others on the Friday main stage are Joe Diffie, Cassadee Pope, Craig Campbell, Keith Anderson, Taylor Phillips, Zach Donegan, Logan Wheat, Vending Machine Bandits and Macy Tabor. One more act for that night is still expected to be added.
Saturday’s lineup will be headlined by Jamey Johnson. Others on the main stage Saturday are Montgomery Gentry, RaeLynn, David Lee Murphy, Lee Gibson, Michael Allen, Matt Dillon and Becky Buller Band. One more act for that night is yet to be released.
Sponsors for the event include Lynchburg Winery, Flex Up Fitness, American Craft Distillers, CrossFit 931, Lynchburg Cigar Co., Adventurous Soul Travel Agency, Barrel House BBQ, Henry & McCord Law Offices, and Miltec Rapid Manufacturing Systems.
Price is $120 for a general admission two-day ticket. There are discounts for military and first responders. Two-day VIP tickets are available. Single-day tickets are also available. Go to www.lynchburgmusicfest.com for more information and to buy tickets.