420 FEST 2019, Yellow No. 5, Safety Meeting, Droo's Peace Crush, Katsuk, Hula Haze

420 FEST 2019

A day of music, information and vendors celebrating an amazing plant not only for it's medicinal properties but also grown specifically for the industrial uses of its derived products. It is one of the fastest growing plants and was one of the first plants to be spun into usable fiber 10,000 years ago. It can be refined into a variety of commercial items including paper, textiles, clothing, biodegradable plastics, paint, insulation, biofuel, food, and animal feed.

Yellow No. 5

Yellow No.5-
The originators of organic hip-hop (ɔrˈgænɪk hɪp hɑp): An authentically evolved musical style channeling the tonal qualities of jazz, funk, and old-school hip hop. Yellow No.5 curates the live experience by continually measuring and distilling the crowd’s vibe into a tonic of elation and F-U-N(k). Erick Fleming describes Yellow No. 5’s constant evolution of style as the form and function of “straight art”. This expression thru music is an ebb and flow of songwriting, emotion and live connection. Magic is created by channeling multiple musical styles in to a transcendent party resulting in honest emotion and FUN(k). Erick Fleming Aka Texas Wolf (guitar, vocals) - Started writing songs in the 6th grade. Erick is the shepherd of the sound, enjoying the instant gratification playing to and transporting the audience to another place. Mac Bain (drums) - Self taught on the piano. Mac Bain strives for the elation of the audience through collaboration and musical evolution. The drive of a calm, groovy beat and refined repetition develops the surreal responsibility of driving the party and sound. S. Price (saxophone) - Inspired by the real, values the different, strives to find the components of sound that will not make you hear, but feel the music. Real music makes you want to do something, be something, write something…it transcends sound into action. The evolution of music should parallel your own growth, forcing you to leave something behind that means something.

Joe Goodfunk (bass) – First instrument was the upright bass and later most influenced by the energy of punk rock. Joe is the glue that adheres the harmonic & melodic pole of the ensemble to the rhythmic pole. He is the constant in a sea of variables, the magnet that keeps the quintet grounded to the principles of funk.

Heath Fisher (vocals/scratches)– College dropout/pedigreed MC. Heath displays a range of rhythmic flows, various meters and atypical rhyme schemes. Heath is an abstract lyricist & songwriter whose aim is to “attack subject matter that has otherwise remained untouched” while connecting and “having fun”, transforming the spaceship into a party and steering it into unkown realms.

Safety Meeting

Safety Meeting formed in 2014 in East Plano, Texas.

Late in 2014, Mark Evans, lead vocalist and rhythm guitar, was hosting an open mic Plano's downtown Arts District at a restaurant called Angela's at the Crosswalk. It occurred every Monday evening. It was at Angela's that Mike Smith, keyboards, showed up played a few songs, planting the seeds for what was to become Safety Meeting.

Mike loves hosting dinner parties where musicians can get together and jam in his home studio. At one such party, Erik Malm and Michael Marchioni came to hang out and see what kind of vibe could be created together. The group felt a natural connection and it was clear that there was great potential.

Enter Kris Cordell, drummer. Kris plays for Bone Doggie and the Hickory Street Hellraisers, a respected band out of Denton, Texas. Kris was invited and agreed to come and jam and the final piece immediately fell into place. Mark's home -- now where the band rehearses every week -- soon became the host ofr a weekly jam that has continue to this day.

After a couple of lame name attempts, the band settled on "Safety Meeting," as it seemed to suit the overall attitude and habits of the band.

"Life is fun. But you still have to be prepared for it," says Mark. "Safety Meeting embodies that philosophy. We have songs about life, with different moods and approaches, that also are upbeat and moving... so I think it works."

Droo's Peace Crush

Droo's Peace Crush is fronted by Droo,who,has been active in the Dallas music scene for well over 15 years. While he began his career playing bass with numerous acts, both local & national, he has, for the past 7 years, successfully navigated the local cover music scene, becoming known for his pure, raw vocals, full rhythmic guitar voicing’s, and being able to perform all kinds of pop music from all different styles, genres, and periods. Starting out, he mostly performed solo, but throughout the years, an incredible band has organically formed around him,and now you will often hear 2-4 of them playing out together in bars and venues all over North Texas. There are 7 members of the entire group (including Droo, himself), forming a full sound that stems from many various backgrounds, ethnicities, musical styles, and all-around walks of life. Since their musical elements are as eclectic as the Peace Crush-ers themselves, sonically the band is like nothing else that you've ever heard before...and because of the extremely diverse cover song selections they've performed over the years, their original tunes are a pop-heavy beautiful mix of energetic melodies, sounds, and collaborations that they derive from all these influences. Friends who get to make music together. - DROO'S PEACE CRUSH

KatsüK is a conscious world folk fusion group with an infectious tribal ethereal pop atmosphere that feels like an epic cinematic soundscape. Their music evokes the euphoric but somewhat dangerous feeling of falling in love—driving very fast down dark roads with the headlights off. Created by composer/performer Daniel Katsük and accompanied by a phenomenal group of world-beat and symphonic instrumentalists, they have recently released a new album entitled Labyrinth, a powerful sonic journey through Life's pitfalls and triumphs. KatsüK is a fiercely prolific, dynamic and exhilarating musical experience replete with movements ranging from folk to rock to reggae to raga to funk and soul to highly charged percussive eruptions to sweet and melodious symphonic textures. "One of the best things about this band is their live performance. They create an atmosphere that envelops the listener like a wall of sound one does not want to escape from. They are powerful performance artists who weave smoky, woodsy vocals into elemental guitar melodies, harmonies, and percussion" ~Fort Worth Texas Magazine~

“Weaving together an impressively thick sonic tapestry,” Fort Worth-based KatsüK and their “massive Middle Eastern sound” call to mind both “Dead Can Dance and acoustic Led Zeppelin.” ~Harder Beat Magazine~

KatsüK has written and performed (in Denver) for the Off-Broadway production The Portal, a Modern Shamanic Journey and has played numerous music festivals, retreats and venues across the world, sharing the stage with such esteemed and varied acts as Spoonfed Tribe, Colin Hay (from Men at Work), Nahko & Medicine for the People, Galactic, Ziggy Marley, Peter Yarrow, Polish Ambassador, Ozomatli, Rising Appalachia, Kan'Nal, Rebirth Brass Band, Trevor Hall, Los Lonely Boys, Cas Haley, Cowboy Mouth, Guy Forsyth, and Brave Combo. Along with touring and recording with the musical group KatsüK, Daniel is a voice actor for FUNimation, where his music has been featured in the animated series Dragonball Z, Case Closed, and Full Metal Alchemist.

A chameleon of creative expression, Daniel is a Kundalini Yoga instructor and sound therapist, facilitating retreats and workshops with live Native flutes, guitar, percussion, gong and singing bowls, along with co-hosting with Charles Gaby MA, a radio show called Roots of Change: Conversations and insights into transforming our lives, relationships and communities on Southside Pirate 97.5FM (DFW).

"Wonderful artists have come and gone, yet there is an authentic consistency that remains. KatsüK will change your state of mind — maybe just for the evening, maybe for longer. The man knows how to write a song, and he surrounds himself with people who can take that song where it needs to be."

Hula Haze

Hula Haze continues to perform and please audiences of all ages with blues, folk, americana, country, originals and covers.

His soulful voice and prolific songwriting combined with unique melodies create the perfect choice and perfect

setting for some awesome memories.

$10.00 - $15.00


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