The 2022 NC Freedom Fest is coming up this Saturday on Center Street in Downtown Goldsboro. NC Freedom Fest is a Military and First Responders Appreciation Festival, celebrating their dedication to our community, state, and country. In the second year of the event, they are bringing back much of the same fun from last year with the exciting addition of our headliner, Sister Hazel!
Originating from Gainesville, FL, Sister Hazel is comprised of five gifted, seasoned musicians whose well-spring of natural talent has been called “one of the Top 100 Most Influential Independent Performers of the last 15 years” by Performing Songwriter Magazine. Song “All for You,” topped the adult alternative charts during the summer of 1997 and the success propelled their album to platinum status. Since then, the band has become firmly established not only in rock and alternative music, but now in country with four back-to-back Billboard Top Country Album Chart entries.
Living up to their fan-centered reputation, the band was a pioneer in the themed cruise industry by cofounding “The Rock Boat” and annually hosts events like the “Hazelnut Hang,” and “Camp Hazelnut”
that focuses on creating unique experiences and interacting with the fans. Sister Hazel has been equally attentive to connecting with their audience through social media having amassed over a million social followers. In addition to the events and touring, the band also gives back with “Lyrics For Life.” Founded by singer Ken Block, the charity unites musicians and celebrities for concerts and auctions to benefit cancer research and patient-care charities.
Earlier this week Jeff Farrow of “Farrow in the Morning” on FM 98.3 WGBR had a chance to talk to lead singer Ken Block of Sister Hazel. You can hear the entire interview here: