Second Annual Groove in the Garden promises a day of music and merrymaking at the Raleigh Rose Garden

Doors at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 1

map courtesy of Younger Brother Productions—map courtesy of Younger Brother Productions

The Pour House and Younger Brother Productions present The 2nd annual Groove in the Garden, a day long event at The Raleigh Rose Garden with local food trucks, vendors, and live music featuring musical artists from the triangle and beyond. We asked Craig Reed of Younger Brother Productions about this year’s Groove in the Garden about what will make it different from last year. “This year we are going to incorporate a Garden Stage which will focus on more stripped down acoustic performances in between the main stage sets. For instance, Some Army plays from 2:00-2:45 p.m. and from 2:45-3:00 p.m. Andrew Kasab plays, immediately followed by The Fabulous Knobs from 3:00-3:45 p.m. So no music breaks, period.”Regarding a performance from one of the area’s defining rock bands, The Fabulous Knobs, Reed has this to say, “We tried to really reach out to the community and put someone on who was a more legacy Raleigh act, someone who wasn’t playing around and who people would get excited for. We have seen an incredible response to adding them on the bill and are excited to add the diversity. We hope that we will reach more folks with their addition and that it’ll all round out nicely for the bill.”Raleigh Little Theater’s Stephenson Amphitheatre Stage Lineup:Hammer No More The Fingers, Matthew E. White, Inflowential, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Skylar Gudasz, The Fabulous Knobs, Some ArmyDurham’s very own three-piece rock outfit, Hammer No More the Fingers, propels it’s left of the dial rock sensibility with shredding guitar riffs and just enough distortion giving their sound an edge, the hardness of which is measured by smartly crafted, catchy melodies and downright great lyrics. Headquartered in Richmond, VA, Matthew E. White brings with him a sound caked in vocal, instrumental, and cultural influences. His soulfully delivered, slow, introspective numbers call to the likes of American songwriting legend, Randy Newman, while his more danceable grooves come from a world all his own. Acclaimed NC Hip Hop quintet, Inflowential, blends deftly its lyrical craftsmanship with an array of musical directions and live instrumentation which includes vocal percussion. Like The Pharcyde and A Tribe Called Quest, these lyricist rap intelligently, articulately with a predilection for explorative sonic paths. A performance from Greensboro’s Holy Ghost Tent Revival will surely guarantee some grooving in the garden. This boisterous coterie of spirited rockers serves up a boiling gumbo of high energy rock, Dixieland jazz, and an unforgettable presence on stage and among the crowd. Chapel hill based siren, Skylar Gudasz, blends her mesmerizing vocal range with with sublime layers of piano, violin and woodwind driven melodies. Her lyrics are a catalyst for introspection and opens a window to hers and the listener’s soul.The Fabulous Knobs’ role in defining the N.C. music scene is invaluable. The late 1970’s and early 1980’s were a time in which the triangle bred boundless creativity that paved the way for many of the artists performing at this year’s Groove in the Garden. Carrboro’s Some Army has a message and it is one of world weariness and political unrest. Struck by the current state of the country, the world, and their hearts—it is told soulfully through ethereal waves of whirling guitars, woozy atmospheric soundscapes and poignant heartfelt lyrics. Rose Garden Stage Lineup: Debonzo Brothers, Matt Phillips, Christiane, Pinto, Ellis Dyson, Andrew KasabRaleigh natives, The Debonzo Brothers possess all the good things associated with the term “pop,” like soothing lyrics and infectious melodies, but nowhere in their broad range of southern alt rock can one find even the slightest glimmer of pretense or manufactured “poppy” inclination. The day offers more than just the opportunity to listen to great local music, there will be a bevy of food trucks and retail vendors on-site along with the chance to dunk a few volunteers for charity with proceeds going to the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle.Food Trucks & Vendors:Cousin’s Maine LobsterKokyuZeke’s MeatsCharlie’s KabobsCitizen PopsChris’s Peanuts & MoreZapples Apple ChipsThe Flower Pot Confectionary DesignJone’s Lemonade & SlushyThe Cookie PeopleSweets By ShaydaRetail Vendors onsite:Oak City Collection/CollectiveRaleigh CrossfitSweet Life StudiosMiso & CleoFranco Visual ArtUnleashedYoung Living: Essential OilsEnchanged Hairlights & HeadpiecesGoRaleighWKNC 88.1Dink DesignWoodcraftyMoons of NoorRivet JewelryMunjo MunjoLittle Crow studioCirque de VolFrom The Heart of a HippieRecycled ArtHouse of SwankThe Produce Box*see the Groove in the Garden website for tickets and more information