From www.everfinerecords.com:

New York, NY-- Everfine Records, in association with House of Blues Concerts and Clear Channel Entertainment, is moving its fourth annual "Feeling Better Than Everfine Festival" to the brand new CharterOne Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago, Illinois this year. The one-day music festival will take place on Saturday, August 20 at the 7,500-seat venue on the former site of Meigs field. The venue provides a new backdrop for the extremely popular event that previously took place in Cleveland, Ohio over the past three years. The CharterOne Pavilion is the perfect venue for the forward thinking festival which helped catapult the careers of breakout artists such as Maroon 5, Howie Day and others, while giving Chicago area residents a legitimate venue within the city limits.

Everfine Records is pleased to announce that critically acclaimed, multi-talented, sonic auteur Citizen Cope has joined the bill, rounding out a stellar lineup which includes powerhouse headliner and arena rockers O.A.R. up and comers Pepper, Michael Tolcher, The Southland, State Radio, Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers, As Fast As, Ludo and Small Town Workers. Citizen Cope, otherwise known as singer/songwriter Clarence Greenwood, adds a soulful, Memphis-tinged flavor to the lineup. In addition, Connecticut based band Alternate Routes landed the final coveted spot on the festival as winner of the Sonic Bids contest. The band's new album, Good and Reckless and True, is already racking up a great deal of critical acclaim.

As for the venue change, the "Feeling Better Than Everfine Festival" has headed west to bring its unique all day music experience to a new audience, and in particular to an exciting new venue. O.A.R. bassist Benj Gershman summed up the move: "Recently I was asked, 'Why are you flipping Cleveland the bird and flying the Festival to Chicago?' Well, I answered by saying, 'At some point, every bird has to leave their nest and fly away...we aren't forgetting where we come from, just moving things along to a new nest for the season.' So with that said, I hope everyone can understand how excited we are to be moving the event to Chicago...another place we feel right at home!"

Tickets are $29.50 and are available at Ticketmaster.com and at all Ticketmaster locations.

About the Festival
Everfine Records created the "Feeling Better Than Everfine Festival" to provide an opportunity for up-and-coming artists to showcase their music in a unique outlet. According to Everfine Records president Dave Roberge, "We feel it is important that these artists, who typically haven't received much exposure from traditional media outlets, have a forum to expose their talents. It's the music that is currently flying under the radar that we like to bring to our audience, before it hits the masses."

WHEN: Saturday, August 20, 2005
WHERE: Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island, Chicago, IL
TICKETS: $29.50 Advance and Day of Show, All Ages, General Admission
TIME: Doors: 1 p.m., Music: 1:30 p.m.

The 2005 Feeling Better Than Everfine Festival Lineup

O.A.R. (Rockville, MD)
Pepper (Kailua Kona, HI)
Citizen Cope (Memphis, TN)
Michael Tolcher (Atlanta, GA)
The Southland (Los Angeles, CA)
State Radio (Cambridge, MA)
Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers (Northampton, MA)
Ludo (St. Louis, MO)
As Fast As (Portland, ME)
Small Town Workers (Charlottesville, VA)
Alternate Routes (Bridgeport, CT)

About Everfine Records & Artist Management
Everfine Records & Artist Management is an independent record label and management company founded in 2001. The company's grassroots approach focuses on street team promotion, touring, tour promotion, strategic micro-marketing, artist development, and artist management. By creating unique campaigns for each artist, Everfine works to maintain an environment in which artists can flourish and further develop their natural talents. The record label, which is distributed by Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA), the independent distribution arm of the Warner Music Group, and management firm are located in New York City.

Everfine Records' featured artist, O.A.R., began as a regional phenomenon but has reached national success with their touring and record sales. The band’s catalog contains six CDs including the 2003 major label debut In Between Now and Then (Everfine Records/Lava Records) and the 2004 double-disc live album 34th & 8th (Everfine Records). Since joining forces with Everfine Records, O.A.R. has sold over 760,000 CDs and has consistently toured throughout the country, selling over 234,000 concert tickets as a headliner in 2004 alone.

For more information, go to www.everfinerecords.com.

[Published on: 7/19/05]

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