East Coast alternative pop band THRILLCHASER will perform at Blue Earl Brewery’s Shazizzle Music Fest./Photo by Shervin Lainez
Ron Price, the founder and brewer at Blue Earl Brewery in Smyrna, readily admits that he’s a huge blues and jazz music fan. That’s why for the past four years, he has organized the Blue Soul Festival at his brewery.
But the festival wasn’t bringing in the kind of revenue that he had been hoping for, so he decided it was time for an evolution.
“I wanted to create an all-genre event and I thought of Jeremy Hebbel from Gable Music Ventures. I told him what my idea was about a year ago and he was all excited about it,” says Price.
Shazizzle Music Fest will take the place of the Blue Soul Festival and will occupy the brewery on Saturday, Oct. 12 from noon-7 p.m. Price says he came up with about five different names for the event but that Shazizzle was at the top of the list.
“The Urban Dictionary definition for the word is funky-fresh happiness,” says Price.
The multi-genre music fest will feature over 20 bands across three stages.
“I love blues and jazz, but it’s not all about me,” says Price.
Delaware-bred indie-folk band Earth Radio./Photo by Moonloop Photography
Headlined by Lower Case Blues, the festival features a variety of genres similar to Smyrna at Night including funk, blues, R&B, soul, rock, hip-hop and folk.
The full line-up includes:
Singer-songwriter duo The Honey Badgers are based out of Newark./Photo by Vanessa Halliday Photography
Each band will play for approximately 30 minutes. Food trucks will also be onsite, including Delicious Craving, Woody’s on Wheels and Blue Earl’s kitchen, The Juke Box.
Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased here.
Shazizzle Music Fest
Saturday, Oct. 12; noon-7 p.m
Blue Earl Brewery, 210 Artisan Drive, Smyrna • 653-2337