Best Unamplified Music Installations

Team Goodtimes

No microphones. No amplifiers. Absolutely no talking. You’ll be hard pressed to find a more astoundingly intimate musical performance on planet Earth than those assembled by Team Goodtimes, in which bands play acoustically outside to large audiences in rapt silence – typically between the hours of one and four in the morning. Ringleader Cody Johnson and his fellow Goodtimes volunteers have been staging these torch-lit late-night performances since 2005. They inhabit Old Settler’s Music Fest (as Camp Shhhtimes), UtopiaFest (Goodtimes Grove), and Sweet Party! (Tank Goodtimes) with favorited acts including the Deer, Wood & Wire, and Possessed by Paul James. In doing so, they’ve established a unique musical experience that’s heavy in its quietude.

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