Festivals

Posted on Monday, September 9th, 2013 - 4:31 pm
In its first year WARMfest in Broad Ripple Park, Indianapolis, Indiana should be counted as a success. It was a great, and warm, way to spend my Labor Day Weekend. With six stages, one being a riverboat stage, this event was one of massive size and variety. I have been in Broad Ripple Park at least...
Posted on Saturday, September 7th, 2013 - 11:55 am
The chill in the air and the familiar rumble of school buses tells us that summer is quietly coming to an end. If you were at Bumbershoot this past weekend, however, school lunches and winter jackets were far from a hot topic. In its 42nd year, Seattle’s music and arts festival was blessed with...
Posted on Saturday, September 7th, 2013 - 11:14 am
Does the end of festival season leave you and your wallet feeling a little empty? Want to keep that great musical feeling going a little longer? Want to know how to do it at no cost to you? Want to know how to do all of this while helping kids in need? Well then my philanthropic, penny pinching,...
Posted on Thursday, September 5th, 2013 - 5:39 pm
In less than two weeks the beautiful grounds at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio will become alive again for the Werk Out Music and Arts Festival. September 12th-14th there will be a great family gathering featuring three sets of The Werks and tons of other great musicians along with camping,...
Posted on Monday, September 2nd, 2013 - 5:23 pm
Back for its 2nd year, Dancefestopia is soon to make a repeat appearance in Kansas City, MO.  Featuring over 60 EDM and hip-hop artists including big names such as Wiz Khalifa, Porter Robinson, Mac Miller, Lotus, EOTO, Adventure Club and more, festival goers far and wide are making their way...
Posted on Saturday, August 31st, 2013 - 11:45 am
I wanna portray Whippersnap Arts & Music Festival 2013 as that scene from the Lion King where Rafiki holds Simba up over the African Pride Lands.  Alas, much like Scar and Mufasa there is an obscured version of the truth.  If I was to sing the praises of this festival, I would be...
Posted on Friday, August 30th, 2013 - 10:51 am
Between the comedy, films, lectures, and music, Bumbershoot almost has too much going on. Almost. If you find yourself at a loss for direction, here are five musical acts that are guaranteed to leave you with a grin on your face. Allen Stone: If you feel like dancing but you can’t handle the...
Posted on Thursday, August 29th, 2013 - 7:20 pm
Well, it wouldn’t be NedFest without a little rain and a lotta Vince Herman. As the first hopeful few sauntered on to the grounds last Friday, we dared the sky to open up wider and keep pouring down on us. It hadn’t stopped us Nedestrians before (we’re no fair-weather fans) and it certainly was not...
Posted on Thursday, August 29th, 2013 - 3:12 pm
Vibrant splashes of neon color filled the rolling hills of Wisconsin the weekend of August 9th-11th, as fans from all around the Midwest came to celebrate the second annual Summer Set Music Festival. Packing the place with an average of 15,000 attendees per day, slightly up from last year’s average...
Posted on Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 - 8:00 pm
ARISE! Those are bold words that I have used in the title of this review, but I have thought long and hard about it, and I can rationalize and explain it. This inaugural festival is one that I will never miss. I was only there for Saturday night and Sunday afternoon, but I did not sleep, and in...