Forward Festival


3 – Days of Camping, Live Music, Local Artist, Yoga and so much more!!! * Ticket Sale Increase After Early Bird Tickets starting April 15th – Buy Tickets Now and SAVE!!!

The Venue

Cherokee Farms is one of North Georgia’s best kept secrets. 245 Acres of gorgeous mountain valley, nestled in the sweet foot hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Lafayette, GA is just 25 miles south of Chattanooga, TN and 85 miles North of Atlanta. So many amazing Artists have graced the stage over the years… Acts like: Tony Rice, Derek Trucks Band, Bob Weir and Ratdog, Medeski Martin & Wood, Leftover Salmon, Jeff Austin, Larry Keel and many more… It’s Spiritual… It’s Comforting… It’s Home

Ticket Prices and Details:

All Age, Family Friendly Event.  Children 12 & Under Free.

All tickets include access to festival grounds, vendor marketplace and primitive camping area.

All sales are final, No Refunds.  This is a rain or shine event.  In the event of a cancellation we will plan a re-schedule date, but for now we plan to move FORWARD.

Music Line Up

 Oliver Wood – featuring Jano Rix and Ted Pecchio  

Oliver Wood is a testament to slow and steady wins the race. Born and raised in Boulder, Colorado, he relocated to Atlanta in his early twenties to pursue a career in music. Gaining a reputation over a ten year period as one of the premier working musicians on the local Georgia music scene, he was invited to join blues legend Tinsley Ellis’ road band. From there, Oliver would form his own group, King Johnson, who’d build a loyal regional following. When opening for his brother Chris’ band, Medeski Martin & Wood, he was invited to sit in, which instantly reminded them of the deep musical bond they shared. Soon thereafter, The Wood Brothers were born. They’ve since gone onto to release seven studio albums, perform high profile shows from Red Rocks to Bonnaroo and earn a Grammy Award-nomination. Until the release of “Soul Of This Town” and “The Battle Is Over,” Oliver had never stepped out under his own name as a solo artist.

  • Grass is Dead
  • Jon Stickey Trio
  • Lauren Morrow
  • Kyle Tuttle Band
  • Blair Crimmins & The Hookers
  • Joe McGuinness
  • Jess Goggans Band
  • Frankly Scarlet
  • Russell Cook & The Sweet Teeth
  • Migrant Worker
  • Smokey’s Farmland Band
  • Oweda
  • Dot Line Project
  • Iceworm


May 28
May 30
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Cherokee Farms
2035 Old Mineral Springs Rd
LaFayette, GA 30728 United States
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