By Vanessa Poulson
For the Opelika Observer
“Fall Boogie no.7,” the offspring of the classic springtime “Old 280 Boogie,” returns to the Standard Deluxe in Waverly Oct. 27.
This event will feature some of the best up-and-coming musical acts from across the Southeast and country, including:
* Revel in Dimes
* Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires
* John Moreland
* Lilly Hiatt
* Drew Beskin
* Christopher Paul Stelling
* Lonnie Holley
* The Brook and the Bluff
* Ansley Oakley
The event, also called the Waverly Boogie, started in part due to the local idea that one boogie a year was not enough according to customer demand. This marks the seventh year of the one-day event.
Hosted on the creative grounds of Standard Deluxe, a space renowned for its cool, hospitable Southern ambiance, serves as a backdrop for the performing artists.
The Old 280 Boogie started in 2000 after the state of Alabama decided to reroute U.S. Highway 280 away from the small town of Waverly, which boasts 150 residents. Through the event’s rapid growth, Waverly was essentially saved from destruction, providing residents with the motivation to throw a music event like no other.
Since the first Old 280 Boogie in 2001, the festival has hosted quite a few notable acts, including Jason Isbell, Hurray for the Riff Raff and John Moreland. Most artists or bands who play the festival have never even heard of Waverly, however, performances in the three-mile wide town have served a launch pad to future success in the music industry.
Gates and the will-call booth open at 10 a.m. Oct. 27. The party starts at 11 a.m. when the music starts at the two event stages. There are a limited amount of early-bird tickets for $30, and then the tickets will cost $40 online or at the gate. Children 14-and-under have free admission. Small coolers and chairs are welcome, but dogs are not.
For more information and tickets visit http://standarddeluxe.com/shop/fallboogie7. The venue is located at 1015 Mayberry Ave.