Cloud 9 Adventures announces the annual return of Strings & Sol, the bluegrass-centric tropical destination concert vacation, held at the all-inclusive Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa. Now venturing into its sixth year, the event will take place on the beautiful coastline in the Riviera Maya region of Mexico from December 8-12, 2017. This year’s lineup will feature Yonder Mountain String Band, Greensky Bluegrass, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, The Infamous Stringdusters, and Fruition.
Purple Hat Productions has announced additional artists for the first ever Suwannee Summer Clusterpluck taking place June 23 & 24, 2017 at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida. Joining the line-up are multi-instrumentalists Vince Herman and Drew Emmitt of Leftover Salmon, famed banjoist Rev. Jeff Mosier, and Georgia’s Pickled Holler.
Summer will start a little early this year with the Easy Star All-Stars kicking off their West Coast Tour 2017 at the legendary Monterey Fairgrounds, as the band’s first ever appearance at the California Roots Music and Arts Festival marks the first show on a 16-stop outing. The tour will run through late June as the band returns to reggae-friendly cities across the West Coast and Mountains. Supporting acts include The Late Ones and The Elovators.
Stepping into the historic Gothic Theatre, you couldn't help but absorb some of the effervescent energy of your fellow concertgoers even before the music started. The crowd, a healthy mixture of deadheads, Biscuits fans, and other various thrill seeking music lovers, wore one big collective smile from the start of Tom Hamilton's American Babies set all the way through Electron's electrifying “Shakedown Street” encore. The show was a