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). With an array of 100 musical acts including rock, metal, folk, dance, pop, pop-punk, and this year an all new hip hop stage, today So What?! Music Festival has released their final schedule for the festival weekend, pictured below. To create your own custom schedule, click here!
To celebrate the 10th Anniversary in the biggest way possible, the festival 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). Just last week, Third String Festivals released information for Friday night’s 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.
POWER TRIP w/ Antwon, Blue, The Misfit., Bitter End, Backtrack, Violent Exit, Judiciary, Facing Worlds, and Creeping Death
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!
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.”