|IS FOR LOVERS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINE-UPS FORCALIFORNIA, MASSACHUSETTS, AND UTAH ALKALINE TRIO, RISE AGAINST, PUP, SLEEPING WITH SIRENS, BAYSIDE, SILVERSTEIN, THURSDAY, ATREYU, TOUCHE AMORE, HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS, AND EMERY AMONG NEWLY ANNOUNCED PERFORMERS 10 “IS FOR LOVERS” FESTIVALS SLATED FOR THIS SUMMER; JIMMY EAT WORLD, UNDEROATH, THE STORY SO FAR, AND MANY MORE PLAYING ACROSS THE COUNTRY TICKETS ON-SALE NOW VIA ISFORLOVERSFESTIVAL.COM|
|June 5, 2023 – Is For Lovers Festival, the Hawthorne Heights-curated series of Summer festivals, have announced the line-ups for the California, Massachusetts and Utah dates.|
July 21 – Utah Is For Lovers – Granary Live: Alkaline Trio, Pup, Four Year Strong, Hawthorne Heights, 3OH!3, Plain White Ts, Secondhand Serenade, AJJ, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Open Mike Eagle, House Parties
August 26 – California Is For Lovers – Oak Canyon Park: Alkaline Trio, Sleeping with Sirens, Bayside, Thursday, Atreyu, Touche Amore, Hawthorne Heights, Emery, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Diva Bleach, Winterhaven
September 17 – Massachusetts Is For Lovers – Xfinity Center: Rise Against, Alkaline Trio, Bayside, Silverstein, Hawthorne Heights, Emery, Further Seems Forever, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Proper., Slow Joy, Mallcops
“In year one, we got to go to a few of our favorite cities, with bands that are our friends, and some bands that we simply love,” said JT Woodruff, Hawthorne Heights’ vocalist and co-curator of the “Is For Lovers Festival.” “We want to give fans an inclusionary place to go that features a wide variety of bands from all walks of life, and we want to do it with a smile on our face, because we have chosen to work with people who we love and respect. The most important part for us is to make sure that the fan experience is equal to the band experience. We just want everyone to have fun, and have an easy day together.”
Artists, which vary from location to location, include Jimmy Eat World, Thrice, Alkaline Trio, The Story So Far, 3OH!3, Bayside, Underoath, State Champs, Mayday Parade, Thursday, and more. See below for line-ups by location.
“Is For Lovers Festival” also makes a point of incorporating local businesses, both via the food options on site but also featuring an adjacent marketplace and activities area showcasing local makers and creators. There will be onsite activations designed to give the fans a fun and unique way to enjoy their time in between seeing their favorite artists. Back for the second year will be a coffee booth, which is partnered with a local coffee shop, and helped run by the band. JT adds: “I had a lot of fun masquerading as a barista last year and serving Hawthorne Heights themed drinks like ‘Oat-Hio is for Lovers, which was a crowd pleaser… so why not run it back?”
Tickets for all dates, including VIP options, are on-sale now via Isforloversfestival.com. “Is For Lovers Festival” dates:
June 24 – Lake Tahoe Is For Lovers – Outdoor Arena at HarveysJuly 21 – Utah Is For Lovers – Granary LiveJuly 22 – Colorado Is For Lovers – Fiddler’s Green AmphitheatreJuly 29 – OBX Is For Lovers – Roanoke Island Festival ParkAugust 19 & 20 – Iowa Is For Lovers – Harrah’s Council BluffsAugust 26 – California Is For Lovers – Oak Canyon ParkSeptember 9 – Ohio Is For Lovers – PNC at Riverbend AmphitheatreSeptember 10 – Tennessee Is For Lovers – The CavernsSeptember 17 – Massachusetts Is For Lovers – Xfinity Center
“Lake Tahoe Is For Lovers”: Jimmy Eat World, Yellowcard, Bayside, Anberlin, Hawthorne Heights, Plain White T’s, Mom Jeans, Emery, Just Friends, Bug Bath
“Utah Is For Lovers”: Alkaline Trio, Pup, Four Year Strong, Hawthorne Heights, 3OH!3, Plain White T’s, Secondhand Serenade, AJJ, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Open Mike Eagle, House Parties
“Colorado Is For Lovers”: Alkaline Trio, The Story So Far, Pup, Four Year Strong, Hawthorne Heights, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, AJJ
“OBX Is For Lovers”: Thrice, Bayside, Hawthorne Heights, 3OH!3, Four Year Strong, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Emery, and Frontside.
“Iowa Is For Lovers”: The Story So Far, Thrice, Bayside, Mayday Parade, Silverstein, Anberlin, Hawthorne Heights, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Emery, Spitalfield, The Forecast and Proper.
“California Is For Lovers”: Alkaline Trio, Sleeping with Sirens, Bayside, Thursday, Atreyu, Touche Amore, Hawthorne Heights, Emery, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Diva Bleach, Winterhaven
“Ohio Is For Lovers”: Jimmy Eat World, Alkaline Trio, Underoath, State Champs, Saosin, Hawthorne Heights, The Starting Line, Relient K, KennyHoopla, Four Year Strong, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Emery, Spitalfield, Motherfolk, The Missed, Sign Language, Slutbomb, Skye Wallace, Proper., Nox Novacula, Knavery, Life In Idle, Xanny Stars, and Lost Henry.
“Tennessee Is For Lovers”: Underoath, Bayside, Mayday Parade, Thursday, State Champs, Hawthorne Heights, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Emery, Spitalfield, Winona Fighter, Proper., Khamsin, Skye Wallace, and a special acoustic performance by Hawthorne Heights in The Cave.
“Massachusetts Is For Lovers”: Rise Against, Alkaline Trio, Bayside, Silverstein, Hawthorne Heights, Emery, Further Seems Forever, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Proper., Slow Joy, Mallcops
|Photo credit: Courtney Kiara|
|Hawthorne Heights formed in Dayton, Ohio in 2001. The band has released seven albums over the past 22 years: The Silence in Black and White (2004), If Only You Were Lonely (2006), Fragile Future (2008), Skeletons (2010), Zero (2013), Bad Frequencies (2018) and The Rain Just Follows Me (2021). Alternative Press dubbed them “the kings of writing knockout choruses,” Rolling Stone hailed them as the “grassroots chart kings,” in a nod to the band’s many impressive Billboard debuts including four of their seven albums in the Top 100, and New Noise described their music as “effortless joy.” Hawthorne Heights is JT Woodruff (vocals/guitar), Matt Ridenour (bass), Mark McMillon (guitar), and Chris Popadak (drums).|
# # #