On August 2, 2015, the inaugural Rootfire At The Beach takes place at Avila Beach Resort. The celebration of roots reggae music and culture features performances by Tribal Seeds, Stephen "Ragga" Marley, Collie Buddz, Shwayze, and The Movement, along with DJ sets from Expanders Sound System.
ARISE is excited to share this special roster of noteworthy musicians as part of the line-up of Larry Keel's All-Star Tribute to Jerry Garcia: Dave Watts (The Motet), Chris "C-Bob" Elliot (Springcreek) Joe Lessard (Head for the Hills), Paul Murin (DeadPhish Orchestra) Ted Tilton (DeadPhish Orchestra) & one mor
EOTO will continue slaughter the festival circuit this summer with their own unique brand of live electronica. With number of festival dates booked throughout the summer, the doubled-headed jaggernaut will feature just three theater performances in Wisconsin, Detroit and St. Louis.
Today, The Motet announces their Fall 2015 tour dates. The progressive funk collective will unveil their brand new “Mixtape 1977” set over Halloween weekend in four Midwest cities. This marks the first Halloween on the road for The Motet. Meanwhile, fans along the Colorado Front Range can look forward to the launch of a new tradition, The Motet’s “Hometown Hustle,” at the Ogden Theatre on November 13 and 14.
Bluegrass music is deeply integrated into American musical culture and roots. Yet bluegrass isn’t a pure form. It’s an amalgamation of many preceding styles and individual root systems. None have revealed more about the instrumental beginnings of bluegrass than David “Dawg” Grisman. His mandolin virtuosity was simply too adventurous to not stray from the vein of Kentucky-born grass.
The Kerrville Fall Music festival is Labor Day weekend September 4 - 6, 2015. Three days of songwriters from around the country including many favorites John Gorka, Peter Case, Eric Taylor, Dana Cooper, Chuck Pyle, Gretchen Peters, Shake Russell and some newcomers like Dana Louise & the Glorious Birds (Dana is the daughter of Ezra Idlet, one half of the famed duo Trout Fishing in America. They will both be playing with Dana as ‘The Birds’).
The inaugural Campfest, a three-day celebration that revives the excitement and nostalgia of childhood summer camp, will be held September 18th to 20th at beautiful Camp Blue Ridge, nestled within 250 acres of the Blue Ridge Mountains and within two hours of Atlanta and Asheville. Campfest combines attendees’ favorite summer camp activities (plus some new ones of their own!) and top-notch live music performances to deliver a weekend packed full of adventure and relaxation.
Grateful Web recently had the pleasure of chatting with Cameron Sears, once tour manager who became the President/CEO of Grateful Dead Productions. He was recently appointed as the new executive director of the Rex Foundation. This pivotal charity rooted organization was formed in 1983 to foster the power of community, service, and the arts. The foundation was named after beloved roadie and Dead family member Rex Jackson who died in a tragic auto accident in 1976.