Shaky Knees Festival Comes to Atlanta with Lumineers, Band of Horses

The inaugural Shaky Knees Music Festival in Atlanta will feature the Lumineers and Band of Horses.

The new event will take place May 4-5 at both Historic Fourth Ward Park and the Masquerade Music Park. Throughout the event, 28 bands will play on three outdoor stages.

Other notable acts in the lineup include The Orwells, Jim James, the Joy Formidable, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Drive-By Trucker, Gary Clark Jr., Lucero, Dr. Dog, the Antlers, Shovels & Rope and Heartless Bastards.

The festival is curated by Tim Sweetwood, a long-time Atlanta promoter.

“I’m not trying to appeal to every music fan or break into new territory that has already been well covered by other festivals,” Sweetwood said in a statement. “I’d love for people to be able to find enough of a connection in the lineup to be familiar with several of the artists. But I want to offer enough of a range musically that they could get turned on to an artist they might never have heard of but end up loving.”

This will be the first ever concert held in the Historic Fourth Ward Park.

“The Historic Fourth Ward Park Conservancy and Atlanta BeltLine did such an amazing job putting together the park and it’s brought so much more life to the area,” Sweetwood continued. “We’re really excited and grateful to be able to have access to the park’s even lawn for our festival site.”

Two-day general admission tickets for the festival cost $99, and you can also upgrade this to the Paste magazine VIP 2 Day tickets, which cost $265. The extra money includes access to 2 VIP lounges, special acoustic performances by festival artists and free water and beer. That last part might be enough to make quite a few festivalgoers shell out a few extra bucks.