Welcome back to Summer Camp! This year promises to deliver big name acts as well as local heroes. Some of the most memorable collaborations of the past have primed us for this year’s fest. Not only does the 17th annual Summer Camp Music Festival feature 2 nights of Moe. and Umphrey’s McGee but 2018 will bring Phil Lesh & the Terrapin Family Band as well as Los Lobos, Greensky Bluegrass, and Leftover Salmon.
Grammy-nominated musician Grace Potter announced today the lineup for the 2018 Grand Point North music festival set to take place September 15 and 16 at Burlington, Vermont’s Waterfront Park. Joining Potter on this year’s lineup are Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, The Magpie Salute, Caroline Rose, Darlingside, Mt. Joy, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds and Greg Holden.
For as long as most residents of the San Francisco Bay Area can remember, radio station FM 105.3 has had a significant impact on the local music scene. From featuring up and coming artists to facilitating some of the area’s most iconic concerts each and every year, their influence is well known, so naturally when the station’s ownership changed hands at the end of 2017 many were left wondering what the future of local music would hold.
California Roots, the premier reggae and roots music festival, have teamed up again with LiveList, the #1 source for live streaming concerts worldwide, and Weedmaps, the top cannabis dispensary finder and lifestyle brand to power the 2018 California Roots Music & Arts Festival live from Monterey, CA on May 25-27, 2018.
North Coast Music Festival has announced the full lineup for its ninth edition, returning to Union Park in Chicago, Illinois on August 31 through September 2, 2018. The fully immersive three-day festival will welcome Coasties to experience and discover dance music, hip-hop and rock-bands across four curated stages.
THE POP ENTHUSIASM OF MISTERWIVES
New York City based MisterWives played an early evening show on Sunday at the Beale Street Music Festival, a day that was a complete sellout. Lead vocalist Mandy Lee clearly enjoyed playing to the young and enthusiastic crowd, jumping around as she sang . The band performed most of their best known songs, including "Machine," "Drummer Boy," "Coloring Outside the Lines," and "Reflections."
Tav Falco & the Panther Burns is a legendary band who is relatively unknown outside of Memphis. They played the first set on Saturday afternoon on the Bud Light Stage at the Beale Street Music Festival as part of their "Conamination" tour - what a treat it was, for both long-time fans who were happy to see their heroes again, and for the curious who had no knowledge about the band.
Wilderado are two men from Tulsa, Oklahoma, and two men from Dallas, Texas, who formed their band in Los Angeles three years ago. Their melodic set featured two and three-part harmonies and a solid rhythm section, with some of their music reminiscent of Judah & the Lion.