Boonerang Music & Arts Competition releases 2023 songs lineup

Yoshiko Yap
Yo Mama’s Big Extra fat Booty Band, Larry Keel Encounter, Abby Bryant between 20 acts to carry out in downtown Boone, N.C.

BOONE, N.C. — Propelled by an enthusiastic reception in its inaugural year, the Boonerang New music & Arts Festival right now announces its music lineup for the second yearly free neighborhood party presented by the City of Boone and supporting companions. The festival returns to downtown Boone Thursday via Saturday, June 15-17.

Larry Keel Knowledge

Twenty musical acts verified for the 2023 version of Boonerang include Asheville-based mostly, born-in-Boone funk outfit Yo Mama’s Massive Fats Booty Band, bluegrass icons the Larry Keel Experience, blues and soul rockers (and App Point out alums) Abby Bryant & The Echoes, wife-and-partner roots duo Zoe & Cloyd and classical-impressed folks purveyors the Kruger Brothers. 

Dr. Bacon, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, DaShawn Hickman, Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Highway, Will Easter and the Nomads, Ashley Heath and Her Heathens, Carolina Reapers, Possum Jenkins, Banana da Terra, Supatight, Clint Roberts & The Holler Choir, Jeff Little Trio, Nobody’s Enterprise, Crys Matthews and the Burnett Sisters Trio also sign up for the 2023 lineup.

“We are incredibly fired up to deliver a further assorted lineup of Boone-connected artists and bands for our 2nd Boonerang Audio & Arts Pageant,” explained Mark Freed, the City of Boone’s director of cultural methods. “With two festival evenings major up to Saturday and a lot more bands than previous 12 months, it is heading to be a comprehensive weekend with a little something for everyone.”

Abby Bryant & The Echoes

The event will when again attribute performances and things to do at numerous downtown places, an arts and crafts current market, silent disco and kids’ things to do — in addition to the array of food stuff, drinks and browsing constantly offered in downtown Boone.

The pageant formally expands to three times in 2023, kicking off with a celebration of the legendary Doc Watson at the Appalachian Theatre on Thursday. Boonerang also options continued partnerships with 641rpm and Boone Area Community Radio as effectively as other venues to endorse extra performances all over the weekend.

Fascinated in vending or volunteering at Boonerang 2023? Search for the “Get Involved” tab at for much more data, such as the vendor application, owing by Feb. 10.

Businesses and companies fascinated in sponsoring the pageant or collaborating in action programming are questioned to make contact with Freed at 828-268-6280 or [email protected]

For far more information and facts about Boonerang, pay a visit to

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