Meltasia Music Festival features 73 bands under the stars
Though remaining summer days are still hot, nights are cool, making this the time of year to enjoy an outdoor concert and a night spent under the stars.
There are several outdoor concerts around the Chattanooga area—but not many that include camping in the ticket price. If you’re looking for an alternative to the downtown music scene, or an excuse to go camping (although around here you need none), then drive out to Cherokee Farms in LaFayette, Ga., Sept. 5 - 7 for the Meltasia Music Festival.
With punk rock, pop, blues and more, there’s a genre for everyone as 73 bands take the stage throughout the weekend. In addition to the music, there will be vendors, beer, wine, DJs, art installations...and swimming.
If you’re planning on camping, bathrooms and showers will be available on the grounds, but make sure to bring your own tents or RV, comfortable shoes, flashlights, water, bug spray, rain ponchos, sunglasses, towels, swimwear and sunblock.
Ticket prices (which include camping) are $65 (one-day pass; Sunday-Monday), $85 (two-day pass; Saturday-Monday), and $125 (three-day pass; Friday-Monday). Doors open at noon on Friday and close at noon on Monday.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit meltasia.com.
Cherokee Farms is located at 2035 Old Mineral Springs Rd. in LaFayette.
— Madeline Chambliss