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RXR Fest Returns Memorial Day Weekend
Friday, May 26 – 6:30-9:30pm
Saturday May 27 – 6:30-9:30pm
The Town Green at Russell Crossroads
What a great line up for the 10th Annual RXR Fest at Russell Crossroads! Come join us for a great weekend of music. Grab your comfy stuff, family and friends, and the pup on a leash! We’ll throw out the lawn games, a couple of food trucks will be on hand, and of course we’ll have some great music.
Here’s who you can see for FREE!!
The Bank Walkers
RXR Fest just would not be complete without The Bank Walkers. From Alexander City, these guys have been a part of RXR Fest since the beginning! They are super entertaining, and their playlist is all over the place, from the Black Crowes and Allman Brothers to The Band and more! Catch The Bank Walkers when they take the Green Stage at 6:30!
Here’s “The Weight” from The Bank Walkers!
Raised in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains of South Carolina, Sam Burchfield was brought up on Appalachian music—folk, gospel, country, and Southern soul. The young songwriter draws on these roots with a deep lyrical honesty that carries the tradition of folk music forward. Burchfield’s latest album, Graveyard Flower, seeks to reconnect to the Appalachian roots that raised him. In a world of cell phones and internet distractions, this body of work beckons the listener to plant their feet firmly in the soil. Reconnect to the land, reconnect to each other; Graveyard Flower is honest music. Catch Sam when he takes the stage at 8:00.
With nearly 8 million streams on Spotify, here is Sam Burchfield’s “The Last of the Honey Bees”!
Then on Saturday, the greatness continues!
We’ll start the night at 6:30 with Andrew Weaver! Andrew was with us in 2019, but a lot has happened since then!
The 21-year-old producer and singer-songwriter finds inspiration from a wide variety of alternative and pop influences to construct his indie pop sound. Andrew first caught attention by appearing on the TV show American Idol back in 2018. After receiving a golden ticket and going to Hollywood, Weaver returned to Atlanta to construct a sound of his own. Through collaboration with various Billboard-charting producers and Grammy-nominated artists (Nappy Roots, Metro Marrs), he has a collection of EP’s and singles available on all streaming services. Soon to come is Weaver’s self-engineered, executive-produced, and self-written EP titled Clarity releasing later in 2023.
Here’s “Yes or No” from Andrew Weaver!
At 8:00, Easy Honey takes over! Easy Honey was born out of the small-town, innocent college days: the days of walking home under the starry night and springing under the watchful eye of sunny graveyards, Dairy Queens, and neo-gothic cathedrals. Easy Honey’s witty melodies dotted with catchy hooks serve as anthems of nostalgia for their indie rock audience of daydreamers and nightseekers. Drawing inspiration from the originality and attitude of The Kinks, The Replacements, and Radiohead, the band’s raucous yet sentimental live show exemplifies the realness that people crave in a post-Covid, internet-driven world.
The band’s latest single, “Orbiter,” landed itself on numerous popular playlists including Spotify’s curated ‘Grade A’, and precedes more releases from the band under the direction of producer Wolfgang Zimmerman (Band of Horses, Susto). Co-frontmen Darby McGlone (vocals, guitar) and Selby Austin (vocals, guitar) share writing and singing duties, while Charlie Holt (drums, vocals) and Webster Austin (bass, vocals) provide a rhythm section which complements the personified, interwoven electric guitars. When not touring, the band lives in Charleston, SC, leading the way in the rapidly growing music scene… and surfing Folly Beach when home.
Here’s Easy Honey’s “Orbiter”!