WMNFs 1st Annual Rockin' the Ranch - Saturday
Saturday Mar 2 4:30PM
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Sertoma Youth Ranch
Advance ticket sales are closed, as of 4:20pm Thursday, plenty will be available at the gate for Saturday, $40 each (GATE OPENING Saturday by 11am or sooner).
Weekend tickets are available at the Ranch for $70 for the weekend. CAMPING with water and electric is available for $25 per night, for FRI or SAT from WMNF or at the gate... We hope you can attend!
A new WMNF event! WMNF presents a ROCKIN' festival in a beautiful setting, Friday-Sunday March 1st-3rd... Rock n' Roll in the woods! Close enough to drive back and forth each day; or there are nice primitive campsites, included with admission; OR for $25/night there is camping with hook-ups. To get camping with hook-ups, pay at the gate.
Dogs on leashes are welcome! Kids under 14 are free. Showers, food vendors, lots of WMNF friends...
Don't use your GPS if you're an iPhone user. It will not take you to the Ranch. It is Exit 293, off of I 75. Make a left off exit, on the cross street and go 1.5 miles and take a left on Clay Hill Rd. It winds through orchards & makes 2-90 degree turns. The ranch will be on your left, just before the county line.
Saturday it's 12 hours of eclectic rocking music on the main Pavilion Stage and a festival of acoustic music at the Soggy Bottom Pavillion stage from 1-4pm. After dark things should get wild! You can get a ticket for Saturday for $35 at the advance price; but it is only $60 in advance for tickets to the entire weekend.
11:30am - 12:10pm Morgan Bernard
15 year old Morgan Bernard's stage show is an eclectic blend of straight ahead rock, hook-laden pop rock originals with some fun rockabilly thrown in for good measure. You can hear her diverse influences from Lady Gaga and AC/DC to Brian Setzer and Elvis in every song she sings. Morgan and her band also cover a number of classic rock songs, including an amazing version of Steppenwolfâ€™s â€œBorn to be Wildâ€ which she has totally made her own. The highlight of her show is an infectious original song, co-written with Nashville songwriter Jesi Kettering, called â€œShameâ€ which is an anti-bullying anthem.
12:30-1pm The Garbage Men:
A band of 5 teenagers from Sarasota, FL who make their own instruments from garbage and recycled materials in order to help educate the community about recycling, reuse, and community service.They play all the classics! They play donate 100% of our money the band makes from the sale of CD's to Heifer International Charity.
1:20-2:10pm Rayzilla's Dreamboats
One of Tampa Bay's most creative ensembles, Rayzilla backed by Patrick Bettison (muti-instrumentalist who plays the chromic harmonica like Stevie Wonder, sings , plays bass and guitar and keys); saxophonist Jeremy Powell and percussionist Joe Bencomo. This band is highly entertaining and kicks ass.
2:30-3:30pm The Whiskey Gentry
Paste Magazine was dead-on when they called The Whiskey Gentry a â€œtoe-tapping, steamrolling kind of band, its fingers picking deep into fields of bluegrass, feet stomping in line with a punk-inspired kick drum.â€
4:00 -5:00pm The Gerry Williams Band
is an integration of funk, soul, and R&B with styles that blend strange brews of synths, beats and blues inflections. Their sound is original with a unique style of theatrics, improvisation and orchestration.
5:30-6:30pm Johnny Cakes and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypso
Johnny Cakes has played many WMNF shows and never fails to deliver a good time with their excursions into punk, ska, rock, reggae and island music territories. They always feature a stage full of musicians and they concoct creative costumery and stage tricks. And they have a great new album!
7:00-8:00pm The Hip Abduction A little Paul Simon, Zimbabwe's Oliver Mtukudzi, and roots reggae have played a role in shaping the sound of The Hip Abduction. Singer/songwriter David New keeps the theme moving from his years spent traveling South America. The eight members on stage during a Hip Abduction event are skilled enough to follow world, rock, soul, afro-beat, and reggae themes.
8:30-9:45pm Dash Rip Rock is the legendary New Orleans trio known for their high-octane roots rock. SPIN says Dash Rip Rock is â€œundeniably the Southâ€™s greatest rock band.â€ The New York Times calls Dash Rip Rock â€œskillful musicians with a penchant for getting reliably wildâ€¦.â€ No Depression raves that DRRâ€™s recent albums prove that Dash is â€œone of the greatest bands working today.â€ In 2012, Dash Rip Rock was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
10:15 - 11:30pm Black Taxi The Brooklyn band has become one of our favorite live bands and so we definitely want them at this new rocking festival. They play with an anything goes punk ethos, unparalleled energy and strong songwriting...and a bunch of instrument change-ups.
Listening Room Showcase 1-4pm at The Soggy Bottom Pavillion
Six top singer-songwriters/folk artists will showcase at Rockin' The Ranch's second stage. 1p Jon Carroll
1:35p Natalie Gelman
2:10p Roy Schneider
2:45p Heather Pierson
3:20p Fran Snyder
3:55p- 4:30 pm Paul Sprawl