Fall for Greenville debuted their 2015 lineup today headlined by midwest retro rocker JD McPherson, Nashville power rockers JEFF the Brotherhood along with indie rockers The Orwells. Just like in years past the lineup mixes local acts with regional and national artists side by side throughout the day. This 2015 lineup features more music local to the Upstate than ever before, with a variety of styles ranging from rock and Americana to jazz, funk, and blues.
Fall for Greenville has set the bar high when it comes to their music lineup with headliners in the last five years including Dawes, Jason Isbell, Shovels and Rope, Sturgill Simpson (though he cancelled day of), St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Justin Townes Earle, Old 97’s, American Aquarium, Lucero, Deer Tick, Rogue Wave, J Roddy Walston and the Business, The Weeks, Moon Taxi, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, and Sam Bush Band. I know I know, that’s a seriously impressive list, and many of those artists listed have grown significantly in popularity since they played Fall for Greenville. This years lineup includes a couple of those same types of artists who are destined to break out in the near future including Charleston band Susto who has spent time recently touring with Iron and Wine and Ben Bridwell.
Acts like Greenville native Nikki Lane, Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires, and JEFF the Brotherhood are great gets for the festival, all three both relevant and great live performances. I caught Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires earlier this year powering through their set in the rain at an outdoor show at South by Southwest and they are a mighty and gritty live band.
We’ll be previewing more of the acts in detail leading up to the festival, but for now enjoy our Spotify playlist including many of the acts playing this years festival.