It’s been about a month and we’re still coming down from the high of seeing Anderson Paak at McMenamin’s Edgefield, which means we desperately need a reason to go back again. While everyone has their own unique taste in music, there are a few upcoming headliners that we think can match the magic of seeing Anderson Paak live. Here are a few artists coming to Edgefield this summer that are bound to make you get up and dance, or cry – we don’t judge.
Lizzo – Thursday, July 18th, and Friday, July 19th
Lizzo is a feel-good singer, rapper, and classically-trained flutist with a brilliant message of body positivity and self-love. Her single “Truth Hurts” recently jumped from No. 11 to No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, making it her first Top 10 record. And with two nights already sold out, it’s clear as day that Lizzo is about to take Edgefield by storm. If you haven’t already, check out her recent album Cuz I Love You that features charismatic bangers like “Truth Hurts” and “Juice.” Trust me, America’s next “bop” star won’t disappoint.
Weird Al Yankovich – Wednesday, Aug. 14th
Weird Al Yankovich is a legend to say the very least. His satiric take on contemporary hits skyrocketed him into the spotlight, earning him five Grammy Awards and six platinum records in the United States. In fact, his last album Mandatory Fun was the first comedy album to debut at No. 1 since 1963 – that’s over 50 years ago. But for fans who have been listening to him for years, this comes as no surprise. After all, Weird Al Yankovich exists entirely in his own category, and for that we say bring on the Strings Attached Tour!
The National – Friday, Aug. 30th
Remember that part about possibly crying at Edgefield? You guessed it – we were alluding to The National. With tear-jerking, emotional songs like “I Need My Girl” and “Fireproof”, The National has gained a reputation as everyone’s favorite band to listen to while bawling alone in their bedroom. Or in the car. Or really anywhere. But mainly, you should definitely cry with all of Portland at Edgefield when they come into town.
Brandi Carlile – Friday, Aug. 23rd, Saturday, Aug. 24th, and Sunday, Aug. 25th
Brandi Carlile is an American singer-songwriter who was the most nominated female artist and third-most nominated artist overall at the 61st GRAMMY Awards. Her style can best be described as Americana, though it’s difficult to place her in just one genre since her songs often carry a distinct pop, alternative rock, and folk vibe as well. Regardless, this powerhouse artist is playing the most nights of anyone this summer at Edgefield, and we bet you anything it’ll be an unforgettable experience.
Gary Clarke Jr. – Friday, Sept. 13th
Gary Clark Jr. might as well be the reincarnation of Jimi Hendrix, but with a distinct sound that blends past and future blues with classic rock and electronica elements. If that sounds like a confusing mix, you’re not alone. But to our surprise, the combination works so well that it caused our brains to simultaneously implode from the sheer shock of its smoothness. Essentially, prepare to have your mind blown at this concert, as ours were simply from listening to his record on Spotify.
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