Road to Roo: Bonnaroo Quarter Final Battle of the Bands

Miller Lite and Alt 105.7 presents

Road to Roo: Bonnaroo Quarter Final Battle of the Bands

Jetpack Syndrome, Kaya's Embrace, Rhythm Earth, Chelsea Shag

Thu · February 22, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is 16 and over

General Admission, no charge, tickets at the door at 5 PM.

This event is 18 and over. If 16-17 years of age, must be accompanied by a parent.

For any wheelchair or ADA needs, please contact the Box Office in advance of the performance at (678)-384-2363 ext. 1.

Road to Roo 2018: Bonnaroo Quarter Final Battle of the Bands
Road to Roo 2018: Bonnaroo Quarter Final Battle of the Bands
MadLife is thrilled to be one of Atlanta’s host venues for the 2018 “Road to Roo” competition! These nights are gonna rock!

Sponsored by Miller Lite and the new ALT 105.7, sixteen quarterfinalist bands will compete to take the legendary stage at the 2018 Bonnaroo Music Festival, this June in Manchester Tennessee.

Two of the Atlanta Road to Roo Quarterfinal competition nights will be held at MadLife, with 4 quarterfinalist bands performing each night. The first quarterfinal will be held at MadLife on Feb 22nd and the second on March 7th.

General Admission tickets are free! Given the talent that will be taking our stage and the stakes, we expect the house to be packed. Get to MadLife early the evening of the show to secure your General admission tickets while they last. Our box office will open at 5 PM, doors are at 7 and the show is at 8.

Grab your tickets when our box office opens at 5, then chill with a burger and a beer in our Grill until doors open.
Kaya's Embrace
Kaya's Embrace
Kaya’s Embrace was originally started in the summer of 2014 by Alex Jay Grossman (Singer) & Cody Richard Mcneill (Guiatarist). The high school friends played as an acoustic duo for 2 years mostly doing bar gigs, open mics & house parties. Eventually they had enough original material to make an album but didn’t have the knowledge or experience to do so. Cue Daniel Daughtridge, owner of Watership Studios in Atlanta,Georgia.

After meeting the guys & hearing Esmerelda, Daniel decided to be the excutive producer of Kaya’s Embrace debut album (BPM) . The album was then recorded,mixed & mastered with the help of fellow sound engineer Jason Wilkie. BPM was released late August of 2016 & shortly after new members joined the boys began booking shows as a full band. 2017 was an exciting year filled with great opportunities to play alongside some incredible artist at some of Atlanta’s top venues.

2018 looks to be even more incredible as the band continues to grow a bigger fanbase & positively influence the scene. With plans to play their first festival this year, release new music videos & create their second album; it’s safe to say Kaya’s Embrace is ready to rock.
Rhythm Earth
Rhythm Earth
Rhythm Earth is a reggae rock duo out of Atlanta Georgia currently consisting of members Christian Castillo and Yakou Daniel N'guessan. They have shared the stage with; TLC, Jeezy, Tyrese, Gondwana, The Movemnet, Ballyhoo!, Tropidelic, The Holdup, Iya Terra, Roots Of A Rebellion, Sundried vibes, Treehouse, The Elevators, Yamadeo, AndLove, Crane and more. Formed in summer of 2015 by Christian and former founding members Jarod Ganoe and Austin brown. On June 27th, 2015 they released their EP "Room To Grow" and two live singles with video performances "Girl you Know" and a "Time and Place" on may 10th of 2017 founding former members Austin and Jarod played their farewell show at the masquarade in Atlanta to a packed house. They left on friendly terms to focus on separate endeavors in their personal life's and all remain friends today. On July of 2017 yakou was recruited to the project with a new direction forming with yakou and Christian as a dynamic duo co-song writers and producers to the new songs to come. On November 13th, 2017 as the new line up they released their first single and music video "Fire." On NYE 12/21/2017 they opened up Atlanta's peach drop concert. Leading them to share the stage with mainstream acts, TLC, Jeezy and Tyrese. The event draws thousands yearly. Currently they are working on a future album and gigging as much as possible. Check them out on Bands In Town/Facebook/Instagram/ReverbNation for show updates.
Chelsea Shag
Chelsea Shag
You can’t put Chelsea Shag in a box – she’s made up her own. It’s not just pop – it’s jazz, blues, R&B, soul, funk, and hip hop all in one – it’s everything that’s gone through her. An enamoring energy both on and offstage, this twenty-three year old's music moves within you. Her words create stories and her voice and music bring life to them delivering a unique experience to each listener. An invigorating sound to your ears, Chelsea’s voice vibrates through you with the soul of James Brown, edge of Amy Winehouse, and smoothness of Erykah Badu.

From listening to her biggest influences and putting her hands on any instrument she could get ahold of, Chelsea’s been developing her sound since she started playing her electric guitar at age eleven. Moving to Atlanta in 1996 from Nova Scotia, Canada, Chelsea developed the soul of the Southeast and you can feel it when you hear her music. With so much to offer vocally, it’s refreshing to hear a strong singer-songwriter play guitar with such ease and originality. After studying jazz guitar at the Atlanta Institute of Music, Chelsea began winning hearts performing throughout Atlanta breaking the cliché that only men can rock a guitar. With her looper machine, sweet tones, beat boxing, and kick drum riding the rhythm – her live performance is not to be missed.

It is that time yet again where Chelsea evolves in front of our eyes and we are happy to announce that she is in the works of finishing her first record with a full band. This new element only magnifies her more as the artist she is so keep your eyes peeled and ears ready. Things are about to get funky!
Venue Information:
Madlife Stage & Studios
8722 Main st.
Woodstock, GA, 30188