Mark your calendars for ARISE Music Festival's 5th Year Celebration this August 4-6 at Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, Colorado. The 2017 ARISE Festival lineup includes Atmosphere, Tipper, Ani DiFranco, Rising Appalachia, Brother Ali, The Expendables, Dirtwire, Desert Dwellers and Late Night Radio; as well as featured appearances from bluegrass favorites The Travelin’ McCourys, Jeff Austin Band and The Brothers Comatose.
After making waves amongst the dance music community with its massive Phase 1 lineup that featured some of the world’s largest DJs accompanied by six Branded Stage showcases, Spring Awakening Music Festival (SAMF) welcomes additional artists for its 2017 edition, taking place June 9 - 11 at the beautiful Addams/Medill Park.
Billy Bragg stopped through Chicago as a one off concert en route home from his performance at Kansas City Folk Festival 2017. A perfect setting, Old Town School of Folk provided an intimate stage for this sold out show. Solo with only his guitars and a mic, Bragg delivers so much punch. Again proving lyrics and social commentary is not only powerful but essential, particularly in these times.