Festival Archives - Out! Raleigh 2016
from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm!
Come, see, and hear the fun!
120 Minutes is a 90s Alternative, Pop, and Rock tribute band based out of North Carolina’s Triangle area - bringing the finest assortment of 90s alternative and radio rock/pop hits! Get ready to go back to a simpler time and say “I Love the 90s!”
Kristen Ford delivers a high energy set of indie rock. She lives for live performance, her passion and charisma shining forth on stage as a one-woman looping band. Her hooks will linger in your mind, blending genres from folk to reggae to rock. Where she’s from is a long story. Let’s just say Boston was home for five years, and after 2 years on the road full time, she’s new to Nashville, TN. For the most part, you’ll find Kristen Ford on stage and on tour, which feels just as homey as anywhere.
Shadina is the God-Daughter of Otis Williams of the Temptations and has performed at some of the country’s largest venues and some festival with attendance of 350,00 or more such as Gay Pride LA Pride (hip/hop stage), Palm Springs, Tucson, Cleveland, Baltimore, DC, Delaware, North Carolina, Brooklyn, Harlem, Ft. Lauderdale, Bronx, Toronto Canada, New Jersey all on the Main Stage, and more.
Shadina also performed on BET 106 & Park, Madison Square Garden, The House of Blues, The Apollo, Artscape (300,000 att.) CAPITOL MALL, MACY’S, 6 Flags of America, Ohio State University, Howard University, Towson University, Radio One Stone Soul Picnic, Staple Center, Verizon Center, Downtown Disney, BB Kings in New York, SOB’s and many more.
Big Mama Shakes
Big Mama Shakes
Big Mama Shakes, wants nothing more than to push the envelope down a flight of stairs. Formed in August 2013, playing in Williamsburg and Richmond, VA, they show their original style and bring back southern soul in a way all ages can enjoy. With influences such as Kings of Leon, The Black Keys, and Bruce Springsteen, in May 2015, they presented their debut album “As She Does”. Following the release of the album, they played alongside huge names (Dirty Heads, Passion Pit, Incubus, Nathaniel Rateliff, etc.), they announced a two-week long east coast tour (NYC, Portland, Philadelphia, etc.), and continued to play multiple festivals for the duration of the summer. Between stepping into the studio to work on brand new music for their upcoming EP, and playing shows all throughout the country, the group stays busy.
DJ Pancakes is a Philly born Raleigh kid recently swept away to Baltimore. She’s been at the front lines of local LGBTQ and underground parties since 2007. This is her 4th year providing entertainment for Out! Raleigh. She loves fried food, Kraftwerk, and her pet bunny rabbit.
Sayer McShane is a fantastic blues-based rock band. Their live show features hot guitar, grooving drums, powerful vocals, engaging humor and raw showmanship. Two women never made rockin’ the house look this easy and sound so natural. Think Janis Joplin, Heart, and Bonnie Raitt mixed with Motown soul and rockin’ blues.
Hailing from New York to North Carolina, Laila Nur is the best kind of trouble the South needs. Raised Sunni Muslim and now a proud Lesbian and activist, she applies her life journey to the music she coins ‘Revolutionary Love Music’: a musical experience for equal love and global connectedness; a bone-deep sound that gathers crowds from every background; an Artist’s war for Peace.
With no formal musical background, Laila Nur played her first show in 2010 just months after teaching herself to play guitar and sing. Four years later, she is one of North Carolina’s most exciting emerging artists, with her inventive and intuitive approach to guitar, and charged lyrical content. Playing hints of folk, funk, soul, rock, and blues, this solo artist has gained a dedicated following. Nur has been featured on AFROPUNK, NPR, GLAAD, News & Record, Yes! Weekly, W.A.G., Triad City Beat, 1808 Magazine and more.
Chit Nasty Duo
Chit Nasty Duo
Bringing together a beautiful fusion of Soul, Jazz, Blues, Funk, and Rock, piano virtuoso Chit Nasty and his band are sure to leave their audience bedazzled…. With an impressive display of showmanship and a creative musical edge that makes each and every show unique, the band is sure to pack the house each and every time, making it so that not one head is still and every set of feet in the house are moving and grooving. Let there be funk!