MerleFest, presented by Window World, is proud to announce the initial lineup for MerleFest 2018, which will be held April 26 - 29. The annual homecoming of musicians and music fans returns to the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The complete lineup for MerleFest 2018 will be announced over the next few months.
Rock The Ocean, in partnership with Live Nation, announced the all-star lineup for the sixth-annual Tortuga Music Festival today. Country music heavyweights Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line and Keith Urban will headline the destination festival’s main stage, taking place across three-days and two stages April 6-8 at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Widespread Panic returning this year for 2 fabulous nights and a rare 2 night Florida performance for Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band make potent headliners for another of our fantastic line-ups and brings a great jamband excitement to what has now become one of the most popular Festivals in the country. THE 2018 WANEE MUSIC FESTIVAL returns Thursday April 19th through Saturday April 21st to the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL.
This coming November 18th, Tommy Cappel, better known as ‘Sidecar Tommy’ from Beats Antique, will join the judging panel at the 4th Annual Golden Tarp Awards, California’s premiere light deprivation cannabis competition, in Humboldt County, CA. This will also be an opportunity for Tommy to share his personal story on how cannabis has helped heal his life-long problem with epileptic seizures.
The Newgrass style had come quite a way since the days when John Hartford and New Grass Revival began deviating from the technique and approach that had defined the bluegrass previously. The original bluegrass players such as Ralph Stanley, Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs were indeed innovators. As music is a reflection of times and the outlook of those playing, the late 1960s birthed ambitious and talented players who deviated from the rules. Still, their admiration and respect for the country greats before them was foundational.
While Quixote’s may have seen its last days, Jay Bianchi’s newest venue, Be On Key Psychedelic Ripple, has the streets of Denver buzzing with its historic artwork, friendly vibes and eclectic lineups ranging from modern-day Grateful Dead takes to bluegrass, funk and more. Located on 1700 Logan Street at the old Wrangler location, the Grateful Dead-themed venue boasts high ceilings, a video arcade, incredible art spanning back to the mid 60’s and plenty of room to boogie down.
Cleveland, OH's Tropidelic dropped their new album, 'Heavy Is The Head', their first for Pepper's LAW Records, today, November 10. Featuring 10 tracks of the band's signature mix of reggae, hip-hop and high energy funk, the album is available for pre-order, which includes an instant download of the song "Hey Now."