The 2014 Cask + Drum Festival is almost upon us.

This Saturday, Birmingham’s Lakeview District will host the biggest party of the year. Two stages will play host to eleven excellent bands,┬áincluding Girl Talk, Drive-By Truckers, and Lucero. Throw in the fantastic Kick’n Chick’n Wing Fest, the Backyard Birmingham football extravaganza, and the International Wines & Craft Beer Tasting Experience and, well, you’ll know you’re in the right place.

We’ve really enjoyed working with the Cask + Drum team during the festival’s first two years, and we can’t wait to get back out there for Round 2.

And we want y’all to join us! So, if you aren’t fully familiar with all of this weekend’s acts, we crafted a 90-minute C+D playlist for premium preparedness.

(Note: We didn’t include Girl Talk in our playlist because, well, he doesn’t exactly have “songs,” per se. But if you need a a jumping off point for Girl Talk, we’d recommend 2008’s “Feed The Animals.”)

Dig in, enjoy, and we’ll see you Saturday.