Juice Box Jams Corporation Presents “The Nextival,” an inaugural festival that will introduce music fans to the next big names in music now. The one-day event will debut at the Anne Arundel County Fair Grounds in Maryland, May 21, 2016. The Nextival will feature three stages — a main stage, local stage and a kids’ stage — with performances from artists including Junior Marvin & His Wailers, Pressing Strings, Future Elevators, The Cornerstone, Skribe, and more. In addition, The Nextival will also feature activities for adults, an interactive children’s zone curated by Juice Box Jams, and 15+ food trucks offering a wide variety of treats.
A portion of proceeds from the event will benefit Juice Box Jams Corporation’s (501c3) mission tohelp kids and musicians in need through donations to MusiCares & The Ronald McDonald House.
Tickets are available in stages, with the next Early-bird round of 1,000 tickets going on sale February 15, 2016 at nextival.com. VIP- access tickets will go on sale beginning March 21, 2016.
The diverse lineup offers something for everyone: Music, food trucks, kid’s entertainment, kid’s jumpy-houses, brick building, arts and craft vendors, and more.
“The Nextival is a celebration of the next generation of musicians sharing the stage with some of our musical heroes from decades past,” said Juice Box Jams and DJ Boy Records founder Billy Zero. “I’m thrilled to bring to the East Coast this long-time dream of a music festival that offers a little something for everyone — whether you’re a fan of Rock, Reggae, Pop, Indie, kindie, or Bluegrass. If you pride yourself on discovering the next big sound first, or if you’re looking to introduce your child to your passion for music, or if you simply want to get out and have a great time, we promise to have something for you.”
Billy Zero, a former Grammy trustee and Grammy president, has a solid reputation for seeking out what’s “next now” in music and entertainment. He is known in the industry for his passion for Indie and children’s music. The Nextival will bring the next big names in music to Maryland now.
The Nextival musical line-up includes (as of Feb. 1, 2016):
MAIN AND LOCAL STAGE
- Alexander Peters
- Death Rosenthal
- Fast As Lightening
- Future Elevators
- Higher Hands
- Junior Marvin & The Wailers
- Love Riot
- Mend The Hollow (Jimi Haha from Jimmie’s Chicken Shacks’ New Project)
- Naked Blue
- Pressing Strings
- Tabi Bonney
- The Cornerstone
- Guava Jelly
- Zoo in my Room Puppet Show
- Kid Singer Jim
- The School of Rock Annapolis House band
Bistro Lunch Box, Crab Town Curbs, Urban Poutine, Kommie Pig, GrrChe Café, The Smoking Swine, Slainte on Wheels, Greek on The Street and Up Slide Down are among the 15+ food vendors to be in attendance. In addition, beverages from Miller Lite and local brews from Buck Distributing will be available for purchase.
Juice Box Jams’ Kids Entertainment Area
The children’s stage will be in an interactive children’s interactive play area with the Zoo In My Room Puppet Show by Kidsinger Jim, jumpy houses, face painting, puppets, art, Legos, balloon twisting, and more.