Shaky Knees Music Festival

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Good music. Good food. Good times. That’s the simple way to define Atlanta, Georgia’s own Shaky Knees Music Festival. It’s the prominent indie festival in the city, which also hosts major festivals like Sweetwater 420 Fest and Music Midtown. The three-day event features indie rock, indie folk, country, and alternative rock acts from all over the world. It was designed to represent an often glossed-over niche of music presented in the festival format. Past performances have included The National, Alabama Shakes, and Old Crow Medicine Show. This is the best time to buy Shaky Knees Music Festival tickets. Below you will find the options you have for entry.

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The event first took place in 2013, founded by booking agent Tim Sweetwood. He wanted to offer Atlanta something different than they were used to. He also wanted to bring more attention to upcoming extraordinary artists, many of which also hailed from the South. The event was equally created to contrast major festivals like Coachella and Bonnaroo, maintaining an intentional focus on pure music rather than the arts as a whole. He took the name from the song “Steam Engine” by My Morning Jacket, a favorite of Sweetwoods. The first installment took place over only two days and featured The Lumineers, Jim James, and Band of Horses. In 2015 and 2016, sister festivals Shaky Boots and Shaky Beats, respectively, were founded.

The Shaky Knees Music Festival is a curated event for the music connoisseur and mainstream music avoider. While they still feature many popular bands of the indie genre, overall lineups vary greatly from other music festivals. Bands to have made an appearance are Modest Mouse, The Strokes, Cage the Elephant, Jane’s Addiction, The Decemberists, and more.

The festival is always in Atlanta but often changes its location within the city. This is largely due in part to the ever-increasing attendance size, but it also provides repeat visitors a new local experience on each occasion. Wherever the event does end up landing, you’ll be sure to find food and drink representing the south and the particular Atlanta neighborhood. There are also fun photo booths, cell phone charging stations, and plenty of merchandise to be swaddled.

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Shaky Knees is one of the most particularly designed festivals you can attend. It is more affordable than many other three-day events, but the intention put into planning it ensures some of the highest quality lineups. If you’re looking for a festival experience that prioritizes excellent music listening, knee-shaking (the name is accurate), and food eating, this is the event for you.

Shaky Knees Music Festival tickets are available as three-day passes (general admission, VIP, and platinum) or as single-day passes (also general admission, VIP, and platinum). Group attendance is highly encouraged, and you and your friends can even win a variety of prizes when you buy tickets together. Get your group tickets to Shaky Knees today.

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Every year the festival has the chance of changing location. Generally, the location will be announced with plenty of advanced notice. The festival itself takes place in early May before the southern heat has an opportunity to gain its full strength. Even so, plan for a sunny event – bring something to drink water out of (a water bottle or hydration pack), a small bag, blankets to sit on, and sunscreen. Lockers are provided onsite if you want to set your bundle of goods down during Shaky Knees. They can be rented per individual day or for the whole weekend. Cell phone charging stations will be found near locker sites.

The event has no overnight provisions, but attendees can easily find and book a local hotel or bed & breakfast. While you can bring the family to the event (kids under eight years old enter free), it’s not recommended to bring young children. The best way to get to and from Shaky Knees is via public transportation with MARTA being the easiest form of public transit. Any of the Atlanta area airports suffice as great options for flying in.

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Hipsters, indie music lovers and pure music enthusiasts let out a cry of joy – Shaky Knees was made for you. Even if you’re just the average music fan, the Atlanta event has a lot to explore and discover. It’s particularly a great alternative to those looking for opting outside of major crowded festivals like Coachella. This is the best time to buy Shaky Knees Music Festival tickets. You want to try and get the VIP access if you can.


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