Genre: Space Age Folk Wave
Show: 10PM (Door 9PM)
Tickets: $8 ADV // $10 DOS
On its surface, Emma’s Lounge is a “space age folk wave” band from Asheville, NC. But it’s more than that.
Emma’s Lounge is a place where you can show up as you are, sink into and embrace what you’re facing through dancing out all of the heebie jeebies to releasing some tears of angst or joy, to singing at the top of your lungs, to reaching over and holding your neighbor’s hand just to feel the connection. Emma’s Lounge is a community where the love flows for music and each other.
Emma’s Lounge offers the “spectrum of feels” to their listeners. They believe that life is about embracing all of its ups and downs. The music tells their stories through encompassing all aspects from the sweet healing soul vibrations of church-like harmonies to the bright funky dance parties to the darkness and rebelliousness of angry metal and punk rock. They write about what they’re experiencing, whether it’s tragic loss or the high feeling of connection with their tribe and literally everything in between. They have loads of energy that is devoted to making an impact wherever they go. Their music, simply put, is an invitation to be vulnerable: to break down the walls that keep us disconnected and inauthentic.
Emma’s Lounge is composed of Logan Venderlic, Meg Heathman, Mackenzie Richburg, Emma Forster, Brendan Bower, and a growing tribe of strange birds from all over the country.
The Groove Orient
The Groove Orient (TGO) is a high-powered, no-holds-barred, rock ‘n’ roll act based out of Orlando, FL. This five member group boasts a musical versatility and originality that many followers describe as ‘Florida rock.’ TGO has drawn attention from both local and national listeners, primarily known as a Rock n Roll band they earned the title of Orlando Weekly’s Best Jazz Band of 2015, Best Experimental band of 2014 as well as being nominated for Best Rock and Best Pop both years. The Groove Orient was also featured in Relix Magazine’s 40th Anniversary issue.
TGO recently followed up their breakout EP Welcome to the Show, with the much anticipated release of their second EP Generation Y, at the House of Blues Orlando to an audience of over 1,300 attendees. Along with the House of Blues, TGO has also performed at Suwannee Hulaween, Orange Blossom Jamboree, Florida Music Festival, WJRR's Earthday Birthday, and WPRK's Fox Fest , with numerous local and national festivals to come.