$35 day of show All Ages - 12 and under requires venue approval
RAIN OR SHINE
Trampled by Turtles are from Duluth, Minnesota, where frontman Dave Simonett initially formed the group as a side project in 2003. At the time, Simonett had lost most of his music gear, thanks to a group of enterprising car thieves who’d ransacked his vehicle while he played a show with his previous band. Left with nothing more than an acoustic guitar, he began piecing together a new band, this time taking inspiration from bluegrass, folk, and other genres that didn’t rely on amplification. Simonett hadn’t played any bluegrass music before, and he filled his lineup with other newcomers to the genre, including fiddler Ryan Young (who’d previously played drums in a speed metal act) and bassist Tim Saxhaug. Along with mandolinist Erik Berry and banjo player Dave Carroll, the group began carving out a fast, frenetic sound that owed as much to rock & roll as bluegrass.
Trampled by Turtles released their first record, Songs from a Ghost Town, in 2004. In a genre steeped in tradition, the album stood out for its contemporary sound, essentially bridging the gap between the bandmates’ background in rock music and their new acoustic leanings. Blue Sky and the Devil (2005) and Trouble (2007) explored a similar sound, but it wasn’t until 2008 and the band’s fourth release, Duluth, that Trampled by Turtles received recognition by the bluegrass community. Duluth peaked at number eight on the Billboard bluegrass chart and paved the way for a number of festival appearances. When Palomino arrived in 2010, it was met with an even greater response, debuting at the top of the bluegrass chart and remaining in the Top Ten for more than a year. Two years later, their crossover appeal landed them at number 32 on the Billboard 200 pop charts upon the release of their sixth album, Stars and Satellites. In addition to major bluegrass and folk festivals, they began showing up at Coachella, Bumbershoot, and Lollapalooza. The official concert album, Live at First Avenue, followed in 2013, recorded at Minnesota’s most famous venue. A year later, the band returned with the darker-toned Wild Animals, which bettered its studio predecessor on the album charts, reaching number 29. Trampled will release their latest album Life Is Good On The Open Road on May 4th, 2018.
RAIN OR SHINE
Remember, all outdoor shows at The Meadow are RAIN OR SHINE. Please plan according. Follow the forecast here! In the event of rain, umbrellas are allowed and a limited number of ponchos will be available for purchase.
PLEASE CARPOOL / UBER / LYFT / TAXI if possible. The drop-off / pick-up area located to the far left of the Highland Brewing facility.
We encourage only cars with 2 or more people to use the Highland Brewing parking lot. Solo drivers should please use the remote lots.
Parking is available at Highland Brewery and River Ridge Shopping Center on Fairview Rd. Buses will begin running from River Ridge at 5:00pm and ending at 11:50pm. There is a designated UBER/LYFT/TAXI drop-off/pick-up area at the top of Highland Brewery’s drive way, to the left, accessible before, during, or after the show.
We ask in advance for your patience regarding parking and shuttles – as those who attend large sporting events or festivals know, some wait time and lines are to be expected when the show is over. We will do our best to get you to and from the show as quickly and efficiently as possible.
REMOTE PARKING & SHUTTLES
The lots at River Ridge Shopping Center will be open for remote parking with free shuttle buses running beginning at 5:00pm. Please try not to park in front businesses that are still open. You can enter River Ridge at the traffic light at McDonald’s/CVS and then park on the left or right side of the shopping center. Shuttles will pick up and drop off on the AC Moore side of the lot in front of the old First Citizens Bank, and in the Hamrick’s/Rugged Warehouse side of the lot, the pick-up location will be in the small circle, behind CVS.
IDs & TICKETS
Remember to bring a VALID ID if you’re over 21. Accepted ID’s include NC Driver’s License or ID, Passport, Military ID, and Out of State Driver’s License (Out of State ID cards will NOT be accepted)
Please have your print at home or digital tickets ready when you arrive. Please make your screen as bright as possible for digital tickets. Will Call tickets can be picked up at the Highland Brewing Tasting Room the day of the show or at the Orange Peel Box Office any day leading up to the show during normal business hours.
If tickets are still available on the night of the show, the box office will be open for sales at the Highland Brewing Tasting Room.
Most of the bars are cash only. Only a few beverage stations may accept cards. ATMs will be available inside the event space.
We’ll have delicious local food trucks on site take care of those hunger pains! Yum!
No chairs or other camping furniture
No professional photography, cameras, or flash
No outside food of beverages – There will be four food trucks in The Meadow and PLENTY of Highland beer for sale
No pets or animals (except legal service animals)
All bags subject to search
No fireworks, weapons, or other dangerous items
No hula hoops
No illegal substances
Smoking is discouraged. If you must smoke, be respectful to the people around you
We reserve the right to deny entry to anyone who seems too intoxicated
Come to our AFTER PARTY in the Highland Brewing Event Center, located to the left of the Tasting Room! The party will start right after the show ends. There will be limited capacity, so hurry over to the Event Center to keep the party going!