GOD SAVE THE QUEEN CITY - 7th Annual Music Festival

Ink Floyd, PBR Music & MaxxMusic present
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN CITY - 7th Annual Music Festival

Back for its seventh year in August, God Save the Queen City music festival announces a stellar lineup of regional and national acts including Strand of Oaks, Twin Limb, Spaceface, and Jeff The Brotherhood. Local bands include Charlotte’s own Faye, Shadowgraphs and Ancient Cities.

Presented by local print shop Ink Floyd and PBR Music, the festival will take part over two weekends with the main shows on Friday, Aug. 25 & Saturday, Aug. 26 at the Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte, NC.

New this year, the festival will partner with 3 local breweries – Heist Brewery, Free Range Brewing and Salud Cerveceria on a special God Save The Queen City IPA beer release. In addition, each brewery will host a special show leading up to the festival weekend. Show and beer release details will be announced soon. The beer will be available at all GSTQC shows and related events surrounding the festival.

The festival is also excited to partner with Time Out Youth, as its charity beneficiary for 2017. 1$ from each ticket sale will go towards the outreach of Time Out Youth and its various programs.

Full 2017 lineup includes (schedule tba):
Friday, Aug. 25 – Neighborhood Theatre
Diarrhea Planet (Nashville, TN)
Jeff The Brotherhood (Nashville, TN)
Spaceface * 2 SETS (Memphis, TN)
Daddy Issues (Nashville, TN)
Faye (Charlotte, NC)

Saturday, Aug. 26 – Neighborhood Theatre
Strand of Oaks (Goshen, IN)
Twin Limb (Louisville, KY)
Ancient Cities * 2 SETS (Charlotte, NC)
Shadowgraphs (Charlotte, NC)

Ticket Info: Early Bird weekend passes will be available June 16th – July 1st for only $25. Individual tickets go on sale July 1st for $15. Day of show tickets will be will be $20 each.

Doors open at 6:30. Shows starts at 7:30 on both nights.

God Save The Queen City was founded in 2011 by local Charlotte Screen Printing shop Ink Floyd, located in the NODA arts district.

Strand Of Oaks

Twin Limb

Benji Hughes

Charlotte, North Carolina
NC's Benji Hughes fronted a rock band in the 90s. He’s written commercial jingles (“Got a Little Captain in You?” for Captain Morgan rum). He’s made music for film & TV (Walk Hard, Eastbound & Down). He released 2008’s A Love Extreme, his double-LP debut record. But these ventures aren’t different hats Hughes wears. They’re not different paths traveled. This is Hughes playing in different keys.

Ancient Cities

ANCIENT CITIES includes members of Secondhand Stories, The New Familiars, and The Noises Ten. Ancient Cities debut Album to be released July 8th!

Formed by creative songster, DJ, and former actor Stephen Warwick, Ancient Cities melds well-crafted lyrics with synth-laden psychedelia and cinematic moodiness.
Warwick gained notoriety in 2010 with his folk inflected solo album Talking Machine, landing on Shuffle Magazine’s top 10 albums list that year, as well as receiving Critic’s Choice Award from Creative Loafing for best songwriter. More recently, songs from Talking Machine can be heard in the movie Wicked Blood (2014) starring Abigail Breslin of Little Miss Sunshine fame.

Seeking a new musical outlet, Warwick moved forward in 2014 with his new project Ancient Cities, enlisting musicians Justin Fedor of The New Familiars and Jonathan Erickson of the now defunct band The Noises 10 (Jive Records).

“Warwick's vocals hit a broad range behind his strong storytelling lyrics, while Fedor appears to enjoy the opportunity to sit back, fill in the low end and provide harmonies vs. his usual frantic-frontman-in-the-(New)Familiars gig.”

–Jeff Hahne (Creative Loafing)

In the short time of their life as a band they have found themselves sharing the bill with groups like The Naked & Famous, Of Montreal, The Whigs, Lost in the Trees, Daughn Gibson, Nicole Atkins, Jessica Lea Mayfield and more.


Shadowgraphs is a 60's-inspired, psychedelic pop band from Charlotte, NC.

New new Charlotte psychadelia, hinting at influences from Air to George Harrison, and featuring members from Cement Stars and Blank Ocean

$15 adv/$20 dos


$3 Under 21 Surcharge at Door (Valid ID required for entry into venue. Under 18 permitted with parent.)

Accepted forms of ID: State Issued ID or Driver's License, Military ID, Passport.

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