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Jammed Out at The Big Ticket Music Festival
Black Bottom Lighters aren’t your average reggae-rock band. The Phoenix, Arizona natives started making music back in 2010 and released their debut EP in 2012. Though the influence of stoner bands like Sublime and 311 resonates throughout their music, Black Bottom Lighters seamlessly integrate hip-hop and other rock genres in their sound. With their versatile style and beloved presence in their local scene, the band was ready for something even bigger – The Big Ticket Festival in Jacksonville, Florida.
“We heard about The Big Ticket through a ReverbNation opportunity, and after reading the lineup we knew we would be a perfect fit, so we went for it,” said Zelig Hess, manager of Black Bottom Lighters.
The festival took place on Sunday, December 8 and featured three stages packed full of acts like Jimmy Eat World, Stone Temple Pilots, Thirty Seconds to Mars, and A Day to Remember. Aside from performing for hundreds of fans, taking photos and signing autographs, Black Bottom Lighters were also able to see some of their own favorite bands at the festival.
“The festival was amazing, and one of the biggest bills we have ever been on. It felt surreal to be chosen for this show, especially since we were up against 1,200 other bands. We were super stoked, and felt somewhat accomplished, to be chosen over so many others. It just goes to show that hard work commitment and perseverance can pay off!”