Friday, October 4, 2013

Second Pickin' Picnic set for Bradenton Riverwalk

  One the most popular events thus far on Bradenton's Riverwalk was the "Pickin' Picnic" back in May.
   It was so popular, in fact, that Realize Bradenton already has another edition in the works. It's set for 4-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19.
   Live music is the main attraction -- this month's event features five bands, including nationally known, Bradenton-based Have Gun, Will Travel -- but there's also food from Suncoast Food Trucks, and 2nd Street Bistro will be operating the Pavilion's concessions stand. You're also welcome to bring your own food along with your blankets and lawn chairs.
   Here's the music lineup:
4-5 pm: Faceless Bandits. A fun-loving band comprised of three “old-school punk rockers” who put a spin on bluegrass with rockabilly and punk undertones. 5:15-6:15 pm: Geri X. This Bulgarian-born singer-songwriter’s music show is influenced by several genres including folk, psychedelic rock, Americana and post-rock. She has garnered a sizable fan base and critical acclaim in the Tampa Bay music scene. 6:30-7:30 pm: Waking Giants. This group of long-time friends and collaborators is genre jumping and draws from an amalgam of styles (rock, blues, funk, world beat and electronic) to create a one of a kind, infectious sound. Skillfully crafted songs supporting powerful, sultry and soulful vocals provided by Kat and DeLaran. 7:45-8:45 pm: Muphin Chuckrs. This crown favorite formed in 1999 and have remained a Central Florida staple for 14 years. With roots that begin in new school punk, the band has constantly written and reinvented their sound, touching on reggae, jazz, rock and metal along the way. Their diversified repertoire have allowed them to share stages with the likes of John Popper, Marcy Playground, Nappy Roots, and Toots and the Maytals. 9-10 pm: Have Gun, Will Travel. This award-winning band has a natural instinct for combining folk, pop, rock and classic country influences to create a sound all its own. “Their music has a great energy to it, with infectious, sing-along choruses and refrains,” remarked NPR’s Robin Hilton. American Songwriter called HGWT’s music “organic, infectious Americana pop. Their music has a refreshing immediacy to it.” - See more at:

   4-5 p.m.: Faceless Bandits.  Bluegrass with rockabilly and punk undertones.
Have Gun. Will Travel
    5:15-6:15 p.m.: Geri X. This Bulgarian-born singer-songwriter  influenced by  folk, psychedelic rock, Americana and post-rock. 
   6:30-7:30 p.m.: Waking Giants. A blend of  rock, blues, funk, world beat and electronic) 
   7:45-8:45 p.m.: Muphin Chuckrs. Punk with touches of reggae, jazz, rock and metal.
   9-10 p.m.: Have Gun, Will Travel. Americana rockers with a national following who just released their fourth album.
   Admission is free. For information, go to

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1 comment:

David Lester said...

Looks like a fun event, i'll be there for sure.