PGroove readies Amberland 2011, adds additional artists

PGroove at All Good, 2010 Beginning 2011 with a sold-out stand at Atlanta’s Variety Playhouse, Perpetual Groove is setting the bar high for themselves as they move into their second decade as a band.

Honest Tune Live Music Content Editor (and self described Perp),  David Shehi, caught up with the band during the NYE run and this video from the conversations was released.  

Amberland, Perpetual Groove’s 3-day music and arts festival, will take place from May 27-29 at Cherokee Farms in LaFayette, GA.  This yearly event offers six sets of music by Perpetual Groove and a special Sunday morning acoustic set called "Brockfast" brought to you by lead guitarist, Brock Butler. 
 
If unfamiliar with Amberland, have a look at the sights from 2009 & 2010.   
This year, the band has stepped up the Amberland experience by inviting a few other bands to the mix, Zoogma, The Mantras, Noise[ORG], Former Champions and Under The Porch. Each of these bands will bring a diverse feel to the weekend as well as non-stop music throughout the weekend.
 

The initial release containing all of the details:  

ATHENS, G.A. – How does a band throw its own festival and make it a success for over ten years?  The answer is quite simple:  it’s because of the love from their incredible fans. Amberland, a Memorial Day weekend tradition, continues this year at Cherokee Farms in LaFayette, GA from May 27-29.  Headlining the event will be Perpetual Groove with six sets of music over the course of the weekend including a special Brock Butler “Brockfest” set on Sunday morning.
 
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PGroove’s Brock Butler at All Good 2010

“Amberland is something that is our OWN,” says keyboardist John Hruby. “There is something to be said about that. We are ultimately responsible for all the decisions made about the festival, and with those decisions comes a great responsibility to the fans. We want to make sure that each year we bring something innovative and fresh.” 

This year, the band has decided to invite some of their friends from the music world. Special guests include Zoogma, The Mantras, Noise[ORG], Under the Porch, and Former Champions.

“It seemed like a logical step in the Amberland progression,” Hruby says. “We wanted to showcase bands we felt were important to the scene at this moment; bands that we actually enjoy watching perform.”

In addition, the weekend will feature live art, themed costume nights and the first ever Amberland wedding. Costume themes include the fan favorite “Pajama Party” on Saturday night, and a new theme emerges for Sunday night promises endless possibilities.  "Dress As Your Favorite PGroove Song" will allow fans to express their creativity and love for the band and the music that has meant so much them.

 This year’s festival will feature the first ever “Amby Awards.”  Awards will be offered for best costume and in other categories.  Winners will receive prizes ranging from signed merchandise to tickets to future shows including Amberland and New Year’s Eve.

Over the years, one thing that has made Amberland what it is today is its laid-back, backyard party vibe.  “It started off as a backyard party, and we want to keep that same enthusiasm about it,” Hruby says. The fans take this time every year not only to enjoy the music, but also to reunite with friends and family from all over the world. Amberland IS their family reunion.  Together, they’ve shared laughter, tears, marriage proposals, rain and sunshine.  No matter how much people’s lives change year after year, one weekend remains constant for everyone involved.  See for yourself, and you will know why so many come back year after year.

 Amberland: It’s not a place, but a state of mind.

For more information about the event, tickets and directions, go to www.pgroove.com.

 
 

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