DACULA, Ga. – For the next eight weeks, ‘Skillet Lickers Live,’ the band’s weekly digital concert series is presented exclusively by the Efstration for House, Inc., the campaign to re-elect Rep. Chuck Efstration to the Georgia State House.
“Chuck has been a great friend of ours through the years and has done tremendous work not just for our community here in Gwinnett, but for the state as a whole,” said Russ Tanner of the Skillet Lickers. “We are grateful for his support and friendship through the years and are proud to not only support him, but also grateful to have him be the presenting sponsor of our digital shows for the next two months.”
Efstration, a Dacula native, represents portions of eastern Gwinnett in the Georgia House, including Dacula, Hamilton Mill, Hoschton, Lawrenceville, and Auburn. Election Day is slated for Tuesday, November 3.
‘Skillet Lickers Live’ presented by Efstration For House returns on Sunday, September 13th at 7pm. All shows are available live and on demand via the Skillet Lickers Facebook page. For more on Rep. Efstration’s campaign, visit www.chuckforhouse.com.
ATHENS, Ga. – The annual North Georgia Folk Festival, a longtime tradition typically held in front of hundreds on a fall weekend in Athens, has moved entirely digital due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
While the 36th annual festival won’t be taking place in person, organizers are preparing for a rousing, three-part festival, streamed via YouTube featuring some of the region’s best folk and Americana acts, including the Skillet Lickers, who have appeared at the festival multiple times throughout the years.
“While we’re saddened not to be able to experience the festival in person in Athens, this was the right decision and we’re glad to be a part of this unique event from our home studio in Dacula,” said Russ Tanner of the Skillet Lickers.
The festival will take place in three episodes, culminating with a documentary from Art Rosenbaum in the third and final episode. Episode one will debut on Sunday, September 26, 2020.
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The Skillet Lickers and Bear on the Square event organizers announced the band’s return to the legendary North Georgia folk festival on Sunday, April 28, marking the band’s first performance at the event – and first visit to Dahlonega – in four years.
“Bear on the Square is the premier folk festival in North Georgia and has been for years,” says Russ Tanner of the Skillet Lickers. “It’s an honor to once again be included in the very talented lineup of some of the region’s greatest talent.”
While it’s been a few years since the Skillet Lickers last took part in the event, the band has a long history performing at Bear on the Square. This year, the band is slated to perform on the main stage on Sunday, April 28, the second day of the two-day festival, from 3:45-5:00 p.m., the final performance of the weekend.
Phil and Russ Tanner will also be leading a workshop on old-time fiddling prior to the band’s performance at 1 p.m. Anyone with an interest in fiddling is encouraged to attend this free workshop. There will be personal instruction and a live jam session.
Other bands performing at Bear on the Square in 2019 include the Georgia Crackers, Ugly Cousin, Jeff Mosier, Crooked Mile, Underhill Rose, among many others.
A full list of Bear on the Square performers can be found here.