in only its 3rd year, Shaky Knees is a festival to be reckoned with

I already posted a preview of day 1 of Shaky Knees Music Festival, which runs from May 8-10 in Atlanta. The Friday lineup might be my favorite of the three days, but there’s no doubt that many music lovers are more excited about Saturday’s and Sunday’s acts.

As I’ve said before, the lineup is especially impressive when you consider the depth of it. I mean, really, a great band like Field Report at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday? Matthew E. White at the same time on Sunday? The Saturday headliners include The Avett Brothers, Social Distortion, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, and Wilco, but there will be fans who show up just because of earlier acts like Interpol and Neutral Milk Hotel. On Sunday, Tame Impala, Ryan Adams, Ride, and Old Crow Medicine Show are at the top of the bill, but the quality is awesome all day. Click here for the printable schedule by day.

The Shaky Knees lineup is all the more impressive when you remember that this is just the third year for the festival. Sure, Atlanta is a big market, but a music fest with so many independent and alternative acts — the festival is named after a My Morning Jacket song — doesn’t create itself out of thin air. Check out this 2013 Atlanta Magazine piece about the festival’s founding.

I already posted a Spotify playlist just for Friday’s acts, so here’s that one plus another playlist for Saturday and Sunday.