The Five Points Association revealed its line-up Tuesday for the 2024 St. Pat's in Five Points festival, which will consist of performances from bands such as Lawrence, The War and Treaty, Futurebirds, Sister Hazel and Conner Smith.
Featuring more than 40 local and national acts, the line-up is the longest in the event's history and represents bands from a variety of genres. The Festival, which draws in nearly 35,000 attendees annually, is one of the largest St. Patrick's Day Festivals in the Southeast. The 2024 event will be held March 16 from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The five headline acts feature artists from across the country who offer a diverse selection of music genres.
Lawrence is a New York-based eight-piece soul-pop band that infuses funk, R&B and rock, created by siblings Clyde and Gracie Lawrence. The group has performed for Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Night Show with Stephen Colbert, The Today Show and NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly.
The War and Treaty is a husband-and-wife duo that blends blues, country and rock. The duo has opened for music icons like Al Green, John Legend and Van Morrison.
Sister Hazel, an alternative country rock band from Gainesville, Florida, rose to fame with its 1997 hit “All for You”, leading its second album to become platinum, and has four consecutive Billboard Top Country Albums. The group is comprised of five seasoned musicians.
The other two headlines include indie rock band Futurebirds and country music singer Conner Smith.
Columbia-based recording artist Master Splnta, also known as FatRat Da Czar, will be an MC for the third year for St. Pat's in Five Points. This year's line-up is the most diverse he’s seen in decades, he said, featuring artists from reggae to country to punk.
“This line-up (is) bananas,” Czar said. “It’s got a lot of different flavors and a lot of pockets that people could enjoy.”
Czar will host from the Five Points fountain, where he will focus on getting the audience pumped and dancing for the festival's performances, he said.
The Five Points Association prioritizes getting bands that will sell tickets but also made sure this year to include local bands that will diversify the music, said Trae Judy, the talent buyer for the Five Points Association.
“This year, we (tried to) make an effort to have a lot more variety, more diversity in the line-up,” Judy said.
One of their efforts was to include reggae in the line-up, which Judy said the organization hasn't had in a long time.
The festival also includes a variety of St. Patrick's Day-themed events, such as the 'Get to the Green' Family Fun Run, the St. Pat’s Parade and the Pot O’ Gold Playground. Food trucks and other vendors will be in attendence as well.
Those interested in the upcoming festival can buy tickets for St. Pat's in Five Points on its website.