March 6, 2017 – Third String Festivals is proud to present the 10th Anniversary celebration of So What?! Music Festival taking place March 24th-26th in Grand Prairie, TX (just outside of Dallas, TX). To celebrate this occasion in the biggest way possible, they will be taking over multiple venues in Deep Ellum on Friday, March 24th to kick off the weekend and then bring some of the best names in the scene to AirHogs Stadium (formerly known as QuikTrip Park) on Saturday and Sunday (March 25th and 26th). Today Third String Festivals is proud to present the Friday night kick off shows at The Door, Trees, Prophet Bar, Curtain Club, Club Dada, and Reno’s featuring heavy hitters Forever The Sickest Kids, He Is We, Rookie of The Year, UnityTx, and more. For a full list of venue, ticket links, and line up see below. Third String Festivals founder Mike Ziemer had this to say about the Friday lineup:
“These shows are for Dallas. These shows are for Deep Ellum. These shows are for the bands and venues that have supported us for over 10 years now. We’ve partnered with other local promoters to bring you what we feel is exactly what Deep Ellum is… a melting pot of genres, styles, and people coming together to celebrate music. Tickets to each show will be cheap and it will be a good time. Thanks to everyone involved”
THE PLTNM CATACOMB w/ UnityTx, Killstation, Numb Generation, Glock, Affiliation, Sentenced to Burn, Syringe, Pyrex Pirates, Bloodhound, Saint Clair, PatRich, Young Lungs, Maverick, Lil Lotus, Fats’e, and Scum
In addition to the shows at Deep Ellum, So What?! Music Festival will showcase some 10 year album celebrations, including Mayday Parade’s A Lesson In Romantics, Envy on The Coast’s Lucy Gray, Forever The Sickest Kids’ Underdog Alma Mater, Four Year Strong’s Rise or Die Trying, Set Your Goals’ Mutiny, We The Kings’ We The Kings, and a special throwback performance by Never Shout Never at Air Hogs Stadium on March 25th and 26th!
FINAL round of artists include:
Mayday Parade, Every Time I Die, Dance Gavin Dance, We The Kings, Set Your Goals, Chon, Envy on The Coast, Four Year Strong, Forever The Sickest Kids, and The Friday Night Boys, Attila, Emmure, After The Burial, Backwordz, Capsize, Escape The Fate, Fit For an Autopsy, Invent Animate, I See Stars, Kublai Khan, Like Moths To Flames, Sworn In, The Story So Far, Backtrack, Knuckle Punk, Power Trip, Turnstile, Between California & Summer, Can’t Swim, Capstan, Drug Church, Harm’s Way, Jesus Piece, Kid Liberty, Let It Happen, Light Years, Milestones, Sleep On It. Avion Roe, Begotten, Call Me Karizma, City Under Siege, Closure, Clover The Girl, Drake Complex, gP.(Ghost Parade), He Is We, Huey Mack, I The Victor, It Lives It Breathes,Kenny Holland, Marty Grimes, Never Shout Never, Plaid Brixx, Recent Rumors, Run2Cover, Stepdad(fla), Sunsleep, Sykes, The Browning, The Human Experiment, The Last Ten Seconds of Life, The Leader The Legend, Under Dog House, Unity-TX, Whitney Peyton, Young Lungs, Assuming We Survive, Cover Your Tracks, Eidola, Erra, Forget Conformity, HE IS LEGEND, Home Above, Icarus The Owl, Idle lives, Keep Flying, Kurt Travis, Moth Wings,My Enemies & I, Mylets, Navajo., Nominee, NORMA JEAN, Odd Folks, Phinehas, Project Icarus, Runaway Kids, Sianvar, Something More, Spite, Stolas, Sundressed, Super Whatevr, The Grindmother, The Happy Alright, The Ongoing Concept, Thirtyseven, Young Graves.
Different from other music festivals, So What?! Music Festival is a “festival made by fans for fans,” stated founder and promoter Mike Ziemer. Ziemer and his company Third String Festivals had a vision to create a more intimate ambiance for fans at a reasonable price. Located just a few hours shy of Austin, So What?! Music Festival delivers an array of musical acts including rock, metal, folk, dance, pop, and pop-punk. Previous artists include Asking Alexandria, The Early November, Motion City Soundtrack, G-Eazy, Pierce The Veil, Cartel, Sleeping With Sirens, A Day To Remember, Taking Back Sunday, and more. As one of the fastest growing festivals in the state of Texas, there is no stopping So What?! Music Festival.
Owner/Founder Mike Ziemer had this to say about the festival:
“When I started my business it was just something I was doing for fun, but creating So What?! Music Festival is what made it a career. This festival is a year round commitment to our fans to produce an event that’s worth them coming from all 50 states and over a dozen countries. This festival is their festival and over the last 10 years, the bands that have worked their way from a small local band to a main stage headliner is incredible. This 10 year is our chance to bring some bands back to life, celebrate some 10 year albums, and continue showcasing bands that have been with us since day one of their careers. To be able to bring this event to Deep Ellum and the Ballpark is the the best way we could possibly celebrate everything that this festival was, is, and will be.”