Countdown to Shaky Beats 2017

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It’s Friday (Yayy!). Which means one week from now we will be returning to Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, GA, for the second annual Shaky Beats Music Festival. With a line-up boasting the likes of The Chainsmokers, Kaskade, GRiZ, Bonobo, Flosstradamus, Zeds Dead, Galantis, RL Grime, Gramatik, the return of Girl Talk, and many more, this year’s fest will not disappoint.

Over the course of three days, three stages will light up the heart of downtown Atlanta with an array of today’s best and most popular EDM acts. The party will continue both Friday and Saturday nights with Shaky Beats Late Night Shows. If you were among the many who weren’t able to snag a ticket to the coveted late night Kaskade show at Terminal West on Saturday, don’t fret – there are still tickets available for a few other late shows.

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The countdown to this year’s Shaky Beats is almost over. We’re finally in the home stretch and to get you in the mood, pump up your weekend, and help get you through this next week, check out a few of VM’s favorite tracks from some of this year’s Shaky Beats’ artists.

 

See you at Shaky Beats!

It all started when a much younger Jackie dove into her parents’ record collection, grabbed that trippy Magical Mystery Tour album, and played “Strawberry Fields” over and over again until it was engrained into her soul. She grew up on the dreams and stories of Simon and Garfunkel, “Bleeker Street” being one of her favorites, the seduction of The Doors, Van Morrison, because “Brown Eyed Girl” is definitely her song, and the likes of Jefferson Airplane, The Who, Jimi Hendrix…you get the picture. It may not show on the outside, but Jackie has a hippie heart, and that reflects in her musical tastes today. While some of her favorites may or may not be jam bands, her taste in music feeds into many genres. From alternative, Brit, and indie rock - OK, maybe all rock - to pop, to rap, to electronic, she loves it all. As a northerner, she thought she would never understand country until she found herself on a Georgia farm in cowboy boots watching Luke Bryan shake it for her- yeah, she got that. She is a chronic wanderluster, she doesn't believe in guilty pleasures, enjoys a great Moscow Mule, and is an absolute music festival fanatic- you’ll find her wherever the music takes her.

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