2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

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The Gills

Saturday, March 19
8:00PM - 8:40PM


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Lots of fans talk about music saving their lives, but The Gills frontman Jesse Wheeler can personally attest to the strength music can provide when you’re at your weakest. Battling leukemia as a child, Wheeler began writing funny songs in his teenage years to bring himself and his friends some laughs as he coped with the illness. Over time, his health began to rejuvenate and his songwriting skills started to flourish. What started as an escape soon led to Wheeler starting a band with his friends after his recovery.

The upward spiral only continued from there as the band relocated from Pensacola, Florida to Nashville. There they’ve cultivated their gritty guitar rock anthems over two records, 2009’s Forget What You See… and 2012’s Motor Running. Now, they’re extending their life-affirming aesthetic with their upcoming self-titled album, out sometime early next year. Ahead of the release, they’ve shared a wild and spastic ...

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