Runaway Planet to Perform for Ozark Foothills FilmFest and the T Tauri Movie Camp Sept. 9th!
Runaway Planet Hits the Stage for a Celebration of Independent Film in Rural Arkansas
Ozark Foothills FilmFest, Inc., a Batesville educational non-profit organization, will present the premiere Arkansas bluegrass band Runaway Planet at a fundraising event on Saturday, September 9 at 2:00 PM. The organization was formed in 2001 with the mission of showcasing non-commercial film through the Ozark Foothills FilmFest, held every April, and providing video production training for youth through the T Tauri Movie Camp Summer Artist Residency Project, held every July. The event will take place at Elizabeth’s, 231 E. Main Street in Batesville.
Runaway Planet is a traditionally based bluegrass band with modern lyrics. They excel in tight, three-part vocal harmonies and highly skilled instrumentation with rock, folk and jazz influences. Their repertoire features songs soaked in longing, loss and heartache, featuring lyrics that tell stories ranging from tales of murderous revenge to humorous, tongue-in-cheek “I told you so’s” to fond memories of Grandpa’s farm. Runaway Planet’s members say their style and sound have been heavily influenced by the founding fathers of bluegrass as well as the likes of Old Crow Medicine Show, New Grass Revival and the Avett Brothers. With two full-length albums under their belt and high-profile appearances at major festivals including South by Southwest and the Clinton Presidential Library, Runaway Planet offers a level of professionalism and talent unparalleled among bands in the state of Arkansas. Video of the group performing on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) is available at www.aetn.org/programs/aetnpresents/onthefrontrow/runawayplanet.
Tickets for the not-to-be-missed benefit performance can be purchased in advance at Elizabeth’s or by calling 870-251-1189. They are $35 and include the performance, as well as appetizers and beverages, and a unique “Tisket Tasket Basket Silent Auction” offering a variety of baskets with themes that include Movies, Popcorn, Wine and Cheese, Dog Stuff, and Outdoor Décor.
The benefit performance is sponsored by Kent’s Firestone of Batesville.
Below is a recording to give folks a hint of how great they are! Be sure and listen to what you do not want to miss!!! See ya there! Ginger