THE SHACK UP ARTIST FEATURE: Wild Adriatic

In 2011, Travis Gray renamed his band, Travis Gray & The Frontiers, (which originally consisted of himself, Shane Gilman, Matthew Dobbs, and drummer Scott Francisco), Wild Adriatic after putting his feet in the Adriatic Sea after a trip to Italy. Since then, the lineup has changed from a four-piece band to a trio, with Gray being the only original member. The current lineup consists of Gray on lead vocals and guitar, Rich Derbyshire on bass and supporting vocals, and Gray’s longtime friend Mateo Vosganian on drums and backup vocals. The band is known for keeping a very active touring life, playing up to 175 shows a year. On May 5th, 2018, the band played their 1000th show at Putnam Place in Saratoga Springs, NY, which serves as the band’s origin. Wild Adriatic will be playing The Broadberry on Friday, September 14th as part of the Fourth Annual Shack Up Music Festival, sharing day one’s bill with Richmond locals, Butcher Brown and Weekend Plans.

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The FOURTH ANNUAL SHACK UP takes place Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15 at The Broadberry. Friday’s launch party will be held inside the venue while Saturday’s lineup takes the outside stage, located in the parking lot at 2729 West Broad Street. The Shack Up’s after party moves inside the main venue at 10:00pm with Runaway Gin (a tribute to Phish). Tickets are available at thebroadberry.com and can be purchased at the box office, Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 4:00pm.

FRIDAY:

  • 7:00 – Doors
  • 8:00 – 8:40 – Weekend Plans
  • 9:00 – 10:00 – Wild Adriatic
  • 10:30 – 12:00+ – Butcher Brown

SATURDAY:

  • 1:00 – Doors
  • 2:00 – 3:00 – VILLAGES
  • 3:30 – 4:30 – James Justin and Co.
  • 5:00 – 6:00 – Los Colognes
  • 6:30 – 7:45 – THE SHACK BAND
  • 8:15 – 10:00 – Agents of Good Roots
  • 10:00 – 1:30 – Runaway Gin (inside)

Photos via wildadriatic.com