By Danielle Boise

The countdown is in full swing to this weekend’s three-day shindig over at Central Park with the 6th annual Shaky Knees Festival. So it’s time to pull out the calendars (don’t forget to download the app) and figure out which bands to see. With over 60 bands spread across four stages for the three-day event, and let’s not forget about the late night shows too, there is a plethora of music to go around for everyone’s tastes.

Here are a couple of acts that you may want to add to your Friday schedule. First up, you will want to get there early to kick off the day on the right note with Nashville-based band, *repeat repeat, a sixties stylized pop band blended with the edginess of garage rock. *repeat repeat takes the Criminal Records Stage at 12:30 pm for a 30 minute set.

Rival Sons will set the stage on fire with their bluesy rock sensibilities at 2:30 pm on the Piedmont Stage. This bi-coastal band will heat up the stage like no other, with a mixture of classic rock and soaring vocals – it will be everything that it’s promised to be, and more.

The Portland, Maine-based band, The Ghost of Paul Revere has all the appeal of a blue-grass band, filled with lush harmonies and meaningful lyrics. They hit the Criminal Records Stage at 3:15 pm for a 45 minute set.

The indie rock singer, Courtney Barnett will hit the Peachtree Stage at 5 pm for an hour set. Barnett is both electric and insightful with her sense of sardonic lyrics and punchy choruses is a must see.

The indie folk quartet, Fleet Foxes will take the Piedmont Stage at 8pm for an hour long set. With a dreamy alchemy that sets the tone of their music, that will leave you feeling in a transcendental state.

For a full schedule lineup, click here. So who are you most excited to see?


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