Rock band Sponge Cola Will Represent The Philippines for Beale Street Music Festival 2012
April 20, 2012
Sponge Cola’s Yael, Tmac, and Armo.
Pop-rock band Sponge Cola will represent our country for the annual Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, Tennessee.
The festival will be held at Tom Lee Park in Memphis, TN May 4-6. Notable bands include: Jane’s Addiction, Florence and The Machine, Wiz Khalifa, Evanescence, My Morning Jacket, Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, Al Green, Kenny Wayne Sheperd, The Civil Wars, Buddy Guy, Megadeth, Girl Talk, Primus, The Head and the Heart, Herbie Hancock and his band, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Lupe Fiasco, Bush, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Johnny Winter, Dr. Dog, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Jerry Lee Lewis, Black Lips ,The Cult, North Mississippi All Stars, Son Volt Cold War Kids, Old 97′s and a lot more fabulous bands will rock down the four stages at Tom Lee Park.
As frontman Yael Yuzon told during the recent presscon held at Shakey’s Morato, they are grateful that they will represent our country for the prestigious festival. They’re excited to perform in the prestigious music fest.
What is Beale Street Music Festival?
The Beale Street Music Festival is the Mardi Gras of Mid-South. It has grown into one of the largest parties in the United States, drawing people from all over the country to come experience a celebration of the birth of an expressive art form that materialized as the music known as the Blues. Gritty, raw, and full of emotion; Beale Street symbolizes everything that the Blues was born from. Like a mother rearing its young, the Blues took shape from its surroundings and became one of the most expressive musical outlets today. You cannot appreciate music without understanding the roots of the Blues, and you cannot appreciate the Blues without visiting the place where it was born: Beale Street, Memphis.
Past performers of the said event include legends: Iggy pop, Jerry Lee Lewis, Daughtry, B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Ray Charles, Beck, Van Morrison, ZZ Top, Al Green, Dave Matthew’s Band, John Lee Hooker, Sammy Haggar, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Styx, Charlie Daniels, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Kansas, Cheap Trick, Creed, Collective Soul, Peter Frampton, Sheryl Crow, Widespread Panic, Bob Dylan, James Brown, Bonnie Raitt, Wilson Pickett, Blues Traveler, Black Crowes, Ziggy Marley, the Allman Brothers, The Offspring, Saliva, Puddle Of Mud, Tom Petty and many more.
Let’s support our very own Sponge Cola for Beale Street Music Festival this coming May. Good luck to Yael, Gosh, Tmac and Armo!
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