The six-piece powerhouse band, Big Something, is ready to rock Pittsboro for their eighth annual music and arts campout festival, The Big What?, held at Shakori Hills Community Arts Center from Aug. 8 – 11.
This North Carolina band is no stranger to the southeast music festival scene. After seven years of hosting their own personalized event, complete with costume theme nights, a visual artist gallery, local vendors and flow artist performers, The Big What? has become the true embodiment of an eclectic family affair. With the support of lifelong fans and newcomers alike, The Big What? unlocks the creative currency of an intimate artistic experience that’s not so easily found in today’s festival scene.
And this year brings in an extra special treat for The Big What? family– Big Something will be debuting six, brand new songs over the course of the festival weekend that were just recently written and recorded in June.
“We’ve never debuted songs in this way before,” said Nick MacDaniels, guitarist and lead vocalist for Big Something. “For the first time, we’re learning how to recreate live what we crafted first in the studio, and I’m excited to see everyone’s reactions. The Big What? is a great place for us to perform them live for the first time- it’s like playing for our home team.”
While Big Something will be rocking the festival grounds for all three nights, other national headlining acts will also be performing throughout the weekend, including Too Many Zooz, Sunsquabi, Toubab Krewe and The Nth Power. And as previous attendee, Scott Martin of Hayes, Va. points out, the best part of The Big What? is the unique festival experience that can’t be replicated anywhere else.
“I love the overall atmosphere at The Big What?,” said Martin. “There’s always good people to meet, great music to be heard, and a ton of great art to feast your eyes on!”
Now entering their eighth year of hosting The Big What?, when asked what Big Something looks forward to the most about their annual music festival, the band members unanimously agreed– it’s the people who come together to create the unique Big What? experience that keeps bringing it back, bigger and better.
“It’s like a big art project for us as a band,” said MacDaniels. “We grow closer as a band at The Big What?, and it’s become a family reunion for us where we get to co-create with our audience. It’s an experience that’s truly unlike any other show.”
Tickets for The Big What? can be purchased here and event information can be found here. This is a rain or shine event. All tickets are non-refundable. Kids 12 and under are $20 each and can be purchased only at the gate (cash only). A parent of legal guardian must accompany anyone under 18 at all times.