Gnarls Barkley, QOTSA Rock Free SoCo Shows This Summer

Critical Mass

by William Goodman

Who? Gnarls Barkley, Queens of the Stone Age, Ghostland Observatory, Ryan Shaw, Bassnectar, the Black Keys, and others. Additional acts will be announced shortly.

What? The fourth annual SoCo Music Experience, a series of free music festivals for fans 21-and-over showcasing select artists in cities like Atlanta, Denver, San Diego, Madison, Saratoga Springs, New York, and Tempe, Arizona.

Should I go? Definitely. The Atlanta installment is shaping up with a headlining performance from Queens of the Stone Age, as well as sets from Ghostland Observatory and Ryan Shaw, while Gnarls Barkley tops a bill rounded off by the Black Keys and Bassnectar in Denver. Plus, where else can one sip tasty summer cocktails and catch free performances from heavyweight artists?

SoCo Music Experience dates:

5/17, Atlanta, GA (Centennial Park)6/28, Denver, CO (Central Parking Lot, Coors Field)8/23, San Diego, CA (Ace Parking Lot, Petco Park)9/6, Madison, WI (Willow Island at Alliant Energy Center)9/13, Saratoga Springs, NY (Location TBD)10/18, Tempe, AZ (Tempe Market Place)

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