Yes, I am a fan of the Grateful Dead. There was a period of time when they occupied an important part of my life when I was traveling to see many shows with friends and immersed in the Dead community. While I didn’t care much for some of the personal grooming habits, appearances, or recreational habits of some hard cored Deadheads, I did love their sense of adventure, warm personalities, and iconoclastic lifestyles. The music united us all regardless of our backgrounds or appearances.
The 5th annual Electric Forest (EF) festival returned to the scenic woods of Rothbury, Michigan this past weekend hosting epic live music, stunning art installations and enchanted experiences around every turn. Throughout the long weekend, which offered near perfect weather, 45,000 attendees enjoyed over 125 live music performances on 7 stages, 20+ larger-than-life creative installations and gathering spaces, 250+ colorful roaming characters, 22 disco balls, and endless memories. Electric Forest 2015 once again raised the bar for U.S.
The Grateful Dead will play their last concert ever and we will broadcast this event with a live simulcast of the concert from Soldier Field in Chicago. The box office will open at 4:00 pm The simulcast concert from Chicago will start at approximately 8:30PM. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15.00 each and for $20.00 each at the event (if available). No grills, coolers, or alcohol may be brought onto the premises.
Each person in a vehicle must have their own ticket. Each vehicle must have a minimum of 2 people.
Today, the Home Grown Music Network 20th Anniversary Festival has added five new acts to the lineup for the event happening October 1-3 at Harmony Stage in Mebane, NC. Headlined by Lotus, Keller Williams and one still to be announced, the festival grew with the additions of:
BIG Something (2 sets)
Fat Cheek Kat
Nick & The Babes with special guest JoJo
Yamn, the electronica fused rock quartet from Denver, CO, known for their lively powerhouse concerts will continue their 2015 Summer tour with stops in Evansville, IN(Lamasco), Chicago, IL(Martrys’), Brooklyn, NY(Brooklyn Bowl), Burlington, VT(Nectar’s), Albany, NY(Bell Stock), Saratoga Springs, NY(Putnam Den) and Boston, MA(The Church). The band will be joined on drums by Neal “Fro” Evans of Elephant Wrecking Ball, The Ex-Presidents, and formerly of Dopapod.
July 1, 2015 would have been Willie's 100th birthday. To honor this brilliant songwriter, producer, musician, and to celebrate his life and accomplishments, Blues Heaven Foundation is holding a free concert featuring Chicago's phenomenal blues guitarist, Melvin Taylor & the Taylor Made Band.
Umphrey’s McGee returns to Charleston, South Carolina on September 24 through 26 for the first-ever Chucktown Ball, a three-night run at the Music Farm. As some members of Team UM now call Charleston home, we are excited to rock a triple the only way Umphrey’s knows how.
Dweezil Zappa is both the modern face of Zappa music and the person who can bring it fully-formed into the future. The ‘Ahead of Its Time’ moniker frequently slapped onto Frank’s music is brought to life for modern audiences, who are still able to full-sensory witness the spectacular specimens of some of American music’s most original, unrepentant and boundlessly experimental canons, thanks to Dweezil and five other telepathic musicians.