There’s a new festival hitting southern California, and from the looks of the line-up and attractions, it’s making a good first impression. The inaugural Blaze ‘N’ Glory Festival that will be held on May 15th and 16th at the San Manuel Amphitheatre in San Bernardino, CA features artists like Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution, Pepper, and hip-hop heavyweights Method Man & Redman. Festival goers are essentially guaranteed a most excellent weekend!
Located at the foot of the San Bernardino Mountains, the city of San Bernardino has a plethora of open space and beautiful views. It’s also home to the San Manuel Amphitheater, which happens to be the largest outdoor music venue in the United States, and the location for Blaze ‘N’ Glory.
Along with two stages and an on-site campground at Glen Helen Regional Park, there will be an interactive vendor village as well as carnival rides and games. The San Manuel Amphitheater can hold a capacity of 65,000 people, so there will be plenty of room to dance, sing along, or even bust out your hula hoop.
Blaze ‘N’ Glory is being co-produced by SGE, the production company behind alternative events such as Knot Fest, and Funny or Die’s Oddball Festival. Although SGE isn’t known for producing reggae events, they are a premier production company with a proven record of attracting some of the best talent in the industry.
The Line Up:
An All-Ages music festival billed as
southern California’s premier roots, rock, reggae and hip-hop infused lifestyle event, a total of 17 headlining acts as well as several local favorites are scheduled to perform from 3:00pm until 11:00pm over the course of the two days.
Festival co-producers Rich Best of Live Nation and John Reese of SGE explain,
We are bringing Southern California the premier roots, rock, reggae and hip hop infused lifestyle and music festival, ‘Blaze ‘N’ Glory’. We will have awesome music from over 20 great artists over two days, and a full carnival atmosphere with rides, attractions and an immerse interactive vendor village, all in a beautiful general admission grass setting with incredible views of the San Bernardino mountains. Blaze ‘N’ Glory will be an event not to be missed.
However members of Rebelution may best describe the upcoming event, saying
This festival is not just a bunch of bands playing on stages. It is a gathering of music, art, lifestyle and culture between a number of musicians and friends–some of whom have spent a lot of time on the road together–and a like-minded fan base who are all sharing in the experience together. We are really excited!
For a full line-up of the artists announced to be performing at the Blaze ‘N’ Glory Festival, check out the list below.
Tickets are on sale now. A one-day pass is available for $55 and a two-day pass is available for $99. However for the best festival experience, organizers are offering a one-day Kush VIP package for $169, which includes one ticket for either Friday or Saturday, early access into the venue, access to the backstage Kush VIP Lounge (21+) which has a cash bar that serves complimentary beer (while supplies last), as well as snacks. The Kush VIP package also allows you access to the VIP viewing platform, which is a raised viewing area located near the front of house mix position that offers the best view and sound of the event. To secure your spot to the Blaze ‘N’ Glory Festival click here for tickets.
For more about these artists, their music, and information about Blaze ‘N’ Glory Festival, check out the details below.
2015 Blaze ‘N’ Glory Festival Line-up:
Saturday, May 16th:
Blaze ‘N’ Glory Website
Blaze ‘N’ Glory Facebook
Article by: Andrew Aroche
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