WhoDat 2014 – August 30th

Whodat Crowd ShotJoin us at the 3rd WhoDat Festival at Doodad Farm!

Doodad Farm is a beautiful outdoor community venue just 10 minutes east of downtown. 

The festival schedule features six standout local bands on Saturday afternoon and night on the main stage, as well as up and coming acoustic artists performing on Doodad’s new satellite stage. WhoDat is extremely open for participation with open mics, skill shares, collaborative art projects, food trucks, games, and camping on Saturday night! 

Grab your musical instruments & your best jokes, your lawn chairs, tents, water bottles and refreshments, sunscreen, creativity and curiosity and COME ON OVER–bring your friends, dogs and kids! The $15-$30 suggested CASH donation per person goes 100% to the bands.

Whether you’re coming back for more, or just want to see what WhoDat is all about—we’re doing something special here and we’d love for you to be a part of it!

Artists and Events

On the WhoDat Main Stage

You!

Open mic for performances of all types at the beginning of the festival and on Sunday morning. Meet local musicians and share your latest work! 

The Bronzed Chorus (Listen

The Greensboro instro-rock act finds nontraditional ways to be catchy. Joyce’s pedal-driven guitar melodies are expressive and lyrical, with him often playing both phrases of a call-and-response. And Allen’s drumkit seems to have no boundaries, with him keeping synths and even a modified Atari 2600 within reach while he plays. Allen contributes as much as Joyce to the danceable, pop-educated instrumentalism that is The Bronzed Chorus. While it can be pretty jaw-dropping to watch his one-handed snare rolls, it’s essential to note that the eternal multi-tasker also plays rhythm, melody, and texture lines on the aging gadgets that surround him. -Corbie Hill / Independent Weekly

The Leeves (Listen)

To break it down, the band does seem to have at least a few identifiable personalities: Some tracks have a Clash-like reggae feel, while others have a sound that I can only describe as Against Me with the Cure’s Robert Smith singing. Still, other songs reveal a serious party-rock influence while others are blues-tinged.” -Garret Barnwell / Razorcake

Mipso (Listen

The renegade traditionalists of Mipso — Jacob Sharp on mandolin, Joseph Terrell on guitar, Wood Robinson on double bass, and Libby Rodenbough on fiddle — are doing their part to take their harmonies and Appalachian influences into new territory. Formed in Chapel Hill in 2010, the North Carolina songwriters of Mipso have wandered off the path blazed by Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson to find a new clearing for their southern string band sound.

Quilla (Listen)

Canadian-Peruvian songstress and producer Quilla flows effortlessly between dance music, indie pop and rock. She possesses a dreamy vocal style that is soaring yet intimate, disarming and ethereal. Quilla most recently collaborated with dancefloor titans Tiesto, Sultan + Ned Shepard for the song “Close to Me” off Tiesto’s hit album, A Town Called Paradise. Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, Quilla’s story is as intriguing as her music. A cultural hybrid, she studied classical piano throughout her childhood, going on to perform in punk, indie, experimental jazz and afrobeat bands as a teen and young adult. Having studied anthropology and linguistics at McGill University, she has also travelled the world as an archeologist and ethnolinguist. Her lyrical content is influenced by these life experiences and she views the dance music world as a catalyst for producing transformative and transcendental experiences for people.

Tab-One of Kooley High & DJ Gonzo (Listen)

Tab-One is best known for his work with Raleigh born groups Inflowential & Kooley High. As a member of these groups and as a solo artist he has opened up for the likes of J. Cole, Wale, Homeboy Sandman, Souls of Mischief, and Little Brother to name a few. Tab’s style is steeped in 90′s “boom-bap” hip-hop, accompanied by elements of soul, humor, and thought provoking lyrics. DJ Gonzo has been a staple in the Raleigh DJ scene for over a decade. He first garnered an audience as regular on WKNC 88.1 FM and has been rocking parties and shows ever since. Together, Tab & Gonzo aim to give audiences an energetic, entertaining, and fun experience.

ALSO on the main stage, don’t miss -

Beard and Mustache Competition by the NC Beard and Mustache Club (Check them out

Formed in 2007, The B.A.M. of N.C. has been working towards it’s goal of making Beard=Awesome through general follicular excellence as well as hosting fundraising events for local charities. They will be putting on a beardly contest at WhoDat 2014 in three categories: Best Beard, Best Mustache, and Best Fake Beard (get creative!). Everyone is welcome to participate, so come haired and prepared!

 On the WhoDat Satellite Stage

We are proud to debut the brand new satellite stage beside the main stage at WhoDat 2014! Look for (and participate in!) a community weaving which will be the backdrop for the new stage. 

North Carolina acoustic artists on the satellite stage include:

- Alan Barnosky
- Wes Collins
- Mike Gaffney
- Chris Smith 

- Laura Jane Vincent
- Rufus Webster

 

 

Workshops

Bob's diddley bowSkill Shares

Would you like to teach a skill, lead a discussion or share something at WhoDat? Please do!

Though these events are self-run and walk-in teachers will always be welcome, email info@whodatfestival.com in advance so that we can promote and prepare for your workshop. There are a limited number of slots!

This year, don’t miss these great skill shares:

  • Vocal Improvisation with Quilla
    Ever wanted to sing your heart out, but were too afraid? Join this safe space where everyone is welcome, from beginner singers to expert yodelers.  Topics include linguistics, poetry, traditional chanting techniques from around the world, beatboxing, and experimental group improv singing exercises.
  • Linoleum Stamp Printmaking with Ellis
    Stop by the printshop Saturday afternoon to see first hand how easily you can make high-quality, high-volume tshirts or posters using a simple, hand-carved stamp. Bring your own light-colored, cotton shirt to create a WhoDat Festival 2014 design. Volunteers get free prints, attendees will be asked to pay a small fee to cover materials.
  • Community Weaving (with materials donated by Shelf Life Art & Supply Co.!)
    During sets on the mainstage, attendees-turned-artists will lend a hand on our giant loom to weave a backdrop for our new satellite stage!

Check back for updates as more workshops are scheduled!

Getting Here

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Doodad Farm
is  at 4701 Land Road, in Greensboro, NC (View a map), 10 minutes east of downtown Greensboro and right off  Interstate 40/Interstate 85 Business.

Take exit 226 on 40/85 Business, McConnell Road, and head south about 1/4 mile til you make a right on Hooting Hollow Road. Take the next right at Land Road, and continue to the end, where you’ll see a sign for Doodad Farm.

Parking is in a field: please allow someone to help you park when you arrive to minimize risk of damage to your or others’ property.

Carpooling is awesome and we strongly encourage it! Want to carpool? Post/request rides to WhoDat on our Facebook page.

 

 

What to Bring

Doodad Farm is a beautiful place, and, like many beautiful places, it is located outdoors. Bring what you need to have a good time! Below are some things we recommend you consider bringing.

What to Bring to WhoDat: (Essentials are in bold)
Put your name on any belongings that might get mixed up with other festival goers’ stuff!

- A designated driver or camping gear*
- **Cash money** (no checks/credit, sorry! $15-30 donation for entry + $ for food and art!)
- Beer/cooler
- Water bottle (we’ll have water)
- Any medical stuff you may need
- Closed-toe shoes
- Lawn chair
- Sun protection
- Dogs (Bring a leash and be prepared to clean up, please!)
- Musical instruments
- Plans & materials for your performance on the open stage
- Blank shirt for printing
- Materials for skill shares
- Flashlight
- Rain jacket
- Picnic supplies (food also will be available for purchase)
- Blanket or sleeping bag for daytime basking or stargazing

PEOPLE UNDER 18: Minors will need to have a parent or guardian present in order to gain entrance!

*Please bring what you need to take care of yourself, including camping gear or a designated driver if you plan to drink at this event. THERE’S NO EXCUSE FOR DRIVING INTOXICATED AT WHODAT, or anywhere!

What NOT to bring to WhoDat:

- WEAPONS of any kind
- ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES
(If you are under 21, do not put yourself or us at risk by drinking alcohol at our event)
- FIREWORKS or plans to make FIRES or light candles
- GLASS bottles
- CANNED MUSIC (Why do that when there’s live music all weekend?)

 

Vendors

FOOD
Food will be available from local food trucks. Participants are also welcome to bring their own food and drink into the event!

ARTISANS
If you make or know people who make ETHICALLY PRODUCED, HAND-MADE art or other NON-FOOD, LOCALLY PRODUCED or SECOND-HAND objects/services, we are pleased to offer VERY affordable spaces at WhoDat to sell these goods. Please contact info@whodatfestival.com about selling your wares!

Please note that we do not provide electricity, shade, or lighting, so please plan to have a free-standing set-up with any materials you need, including battery-powered lights if you wish to remain open into the night.

 

Contact

Many questions can be answered on this page or by visiting:

-Whodat 2014 Facebook Page

-Doodad Farm Facebook Page

The best way to contact us is by email at info@whodatfestival.com. Please email us if you:

-Would like to volunteer
-Would like to do an art project in the space before the festival
-Want to lead a skill share
-Want to sell your artwork or crafts at the event
-Are interested in sponsoring this event
-Have questions or suggestions

If you have urgent questions, call Alex at (336) 254-1459.

Join us!

WhoDat runs entirely on the enthusiasm of its supporters. Support WhoDat by sponsoring, donating, volunteering, and, most importantly by participating and sharing your talents! Are you interested in jumping in with us? Email info@whodatfestival.com to learn more about your options!

                                                                                

You wouldn’t believe what our volunteers can do with even a small donation!

However, having major sponsors goes a long, long way towards being able to put on an event as epic as WhoDat. A huge, happy shout out to our 2014 sponsors! You make the magic happen!

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