What makes the Community First Natural Life Music Festival special? One big reason is we proudly scout emerging indie folk Americana bands before anyone’s ever heard of them!

Look at Shovels & Rope and how far they’ve come since they came to our festival three years ago where they rocked our stage as the little no name band! Below is the festival poster that year…see their names!! Cary Ann Hearts and Michael Trent make up the band and their documentary is going to be so fun to watch! They call their genre sloppy Tonk Music…and were just named 2014 ‘Emerging Artist of the Year’ by the Americana Music Association!

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