RIDE AWAY MUSIC FEST

After much discussion and at the recommendation of the the city of Suwanee, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Ride Away Music Fest due to the potential for heavy rain and strong winds.

Although heartbroken, we want this event to be as special as Parker and have always wanted it to adequately represent his larger than life, happy and fun personality. A torrential downpour with 40mph winds would most definitely not do that while also making for a miserable time to all those dedicating their time and energy on our behalf.

With the festival season coming to a close, please stay tuned for the new date. We plan to come back bigger and stronger!

Thank you to everyone for your love and support and we hope you will continue to follow the updates and progress as we move towards the new date.

Treasure ~ 💜

The Bands

Hayden Wall and the Runtay Family Band

Hayden Wall and the Runtay Family Band is a three-piece fusion group hailing from Atlanta, GA. A supergroup of local talent, the band features Hayden Wall on drums Cassidy Wall on guitar, and Brent Bolde on bass. This band offers a wide variety of cover tunes ranging from The Grateful Dead to King Crimson to Cyndi Lauper. This is a band that gives a new and refreshing take on tunes that we all know and love, while always having a rotating line up of special guests from the local Atlanta scene.

Shameless James

Shameless James is an Athens, GA-based Jam Band made up by bassist Zac Connely, drummer Dallas Wiggins and singer/guitarists Canon Tyler, and Mackenzie Brown. Their music is a fresh blend of the elements of Jam heavyweights like Grateful Dead and Phish with the honest songwriting of modern Alt. Country icons like Sturgill Simpson, Tyler Childers and Jason Isbell. Performing in and around Atlanta and Athens since late 2016, Shameless James has won recognition among local colleges by putting on unforgettable performances at parties and bars. Their live performances are loud, energetic, and loads of fun! 

Alex Quiroz – The Lyrical Ace

Lyrical Ace, or in short ‘Ace’ hails from Buford, GA and has always loved music. For over 5 years he has been making music that can relate to everyone. He has one released one album and his second, The Ace Project, will release on October 15 on all music platforms.

James Worsham

James Worsham is a singer/songwroter raised inPlano, Texas — now residing in the heart of Gerogia. “Too Far GOne”, hs self-produced debut 3-song EP, draws from infuences like Johnney Cash, Tom Petty, and Bob Dylan, while maintaining a fresh, modern folk/country sound. What it lacks in length, the songs more than make up for in depth and authenticity. Dealing with issues like abuse of power and manipulation through different perspectives, the tracks are almost sure to strike a chord with just about any listener. Go over to his Facebook page James Worsham, visit his website at http://www.jamesworsham.net and follow him on Instagram at jamesworshammusic. his take on modern Americana is a performance you won’t want to miss.

Half Hot

Hailing from the far flung corners of North Georgia, Half Hot is a modern take on classic rock, a dash of Southern rock and a healthy helping of glam. An amalgamation of their eclectic influences, Half Hot fuses the bluesy style riffs of Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones, the frenzied attitude and energy of Green Day and Flogging Molly, the twin guitar attack of Thin Lizzy and The Allman Brothers Band, and the showmanship and pageantry of Queen and The Darkness. Members Andrew Hughes, Tyler Messer, Jacob Hicks, and Casey Reid strive to make every performance an unforgettable experience!

Metalsome

Music fans…are you ready for 90 minutes of great music with our Headline Band METALSOME?

“METALSOME is ‘a top bucket list item in Atlanta’…”

— Thrillest

“METALSOME turns everyone into a headbanger!”

— Atlanta Magazine

Ride Away Music Fest is excited to bring METALSOME, featuring English Nick of 97.1, The River, to Suwanee Town Center Park. Ride Away Music Fest chose 20 songs for METALSOME to perform from their extensive list of 150 songs they cover, from Audioslave, Guns n’ Roses, AC/DC, Metallica, Van Halen, Bon Jovi to Ozzie, Queen, Journey, to Four Non Blondes and many more. We guarantee you will be on your feet and rocking!

Activities

Kid-friendly!

Food and Vendors

STEM Tent

Face Painting

Jam Tent

Drum Circle

The Strawberry Patch Dance Team

The Strawberry Patch Dance Team formed in 1981,
under the direction of JoAnn Wilson Richards. The
dance team was comprised of kids – 10-16 years
old and they won MANY dance competitions
throughout South Carolina, Georgia, North
Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, and
Branson, Missouri. Strawberry Patch Dance Team
was featured on numerous tv shows (Atlanta’s
channel 5 and two cable stations); they danced a
Spanish routine on Latin Atlanta and even
performed on stage at the Grand Old Opry. After a
30 year hiatus, Strawberry Patch Dance Team is
back!

Schedule

2:00PM – The Strawberry Patch Dance Team
2:30PM – James Worsham
3:30PM – Howl-o-ween Pet Costume Contest/Parade
4:00PM – Hayden Wall and The Runtay Family Band
4:45PM – The Lyrical Ace
5:15PM – Half Hot
6:45PM – Shameless James
8:30PM – Metalsome

The Ride Away Music Fest will be a celebration bringing people together to revel, dance, and make music to remember and honor Parker Killian Moore … his love of life, music, and community spirit.

Click here for Parker’s playlist

All proceeds will support the mission of PARKER KILLIAN GIVES MOORE (a 501c3 charitable organization — all donations are tax deductible), providing scholarships and other life-changing opportunities to inspire young people to reach for their dreams.

Shine… Soar… Achieve!




Parker Killian Moore grew up in the Hamilton Mill/Dacula area, and attended school at Duncan Creek Elementary, Frank Osborne Middle, Mill Creek High School, and Gwinnett Tech. In 2017, Parker moved to Warner Robins, Georgia. On January 21, 2018, he was shot and killed during an armed robbery at his place of work in Warner Robins.

Our family is devastated, but we are trying to turn our tragedy into a positive by providing scholarships and other life-changing opportunities to help young people reach for their dreams. Our family has worked tirelessly for the past year to keep his light burning bright. We have established a 501c3 charitable organization: Parker Killian GIVES Moore — all donations are tax deductible.

  • Fifteen (15) scholarships have been awarded
  • Fall 2018/Spring 2019: Gwinnett Technical College (where he attended school)
  • Piedmont Technical College in South Carolina
  • Central Georgia Technical College
  • Clemson University’s Youth Learning Institute at Camp Sewee, a marine science summer camp.

Parker had an unmatched zest for life and never met a stranger. He loved hiking Little Mulberry Park and the North Georgia Mountains. He loved music and played the violin at Osborne Middle School. His friends say…’Parker’s light burned brighter than the rest.’

Click here for Food Vendor and Non-Food Vendor applications

Click here for RIDE AWAY MUSIC FEST Sponsorship Opportunities (Tax Deductible)