Two nationally known bands will headline the inaugural High Flyer Festival following the National Collegiate Disc Golf Championship in April at the Hippodrome in North Augusta.
The Motet and Sister Hazel will perform after the tournament on Saturday, April 15. Opening the show for the bands will be local favorites Bethany & the Southside Boys.
The Motet, a band known for its American funk, afrobeat and jazz-influenced music, has released seven studio albums, the most recent , Totem, on July 8th. They tour nationally and have performed at festivals such as Bonnaroo, Wakarusa and Summer Camp Festival. The High Flyer Festival will mark their first trip to the Augusta area.
For over 20 years Sister Hazel, an alternative rock band from Gainesville, Fla., whose style also blends elements of jangle pop, folk rock, classic rock ‘n’ roll and southern rock, has performed everywhere from theaters to arenas and college campuses to open-air festivals. In 2016 Sister Hazel released its first-ever country album and the High Flyer Festival this year brings the band back to Augusta for the first time since playing at the 2011 Border Bash.
The disc golf championship has been held for over a decade, bringing the best collegiate golfers together for a weekend of competition. Last year’s tourney at the Hippodrome had an estimated economic impact of $478,000, according to the Augusta Sports Council and Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The headquarters of the Professional Disc Golf Association is located in Columbia County, having moved to Wildwood Park in 2005. The International Disc Golf Center has offices, a pro shop and a museum. It now features three championship level courses.
Tickets for the concert, sponsored by CitySpin.com are $15 in advance/$20 the day of show and will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. online at HighFlyerFestival.com. VIP packages will be available on the website as well.