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Organizers of the 11th annual Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival released their “sneak preview” music lineup today, with Shovels & Rope at the top of the early band list.

The Charleston, S.C., roots/rock duo were joined on the bill by progressive bluegrass acts Billy Strings and Mountain Heart, festival mainstays Yarn, Charlottesville jam/rock band Kendall Street Company and rising rock act C2 & The Brothers Reed.

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit and Brandi Carlile will headline the 2019 Old Settler’s Music Festival, the festival announced today, with Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit performing an intimate acoustic set.  Central Texas’s only spring festival offering bluegrass, folk, and Americana performers on three stages over four days, Old Settler’s Music Festival has released the first glimpse of the 2019 lineup, slated for April 11-14 in Tilmon, TX.  Early Bird tickets to the festival have already sold out, and advance tickets are available now at

MerleFest, presented by Window World, is proud to announce the initial lineup for MerleFest 2019, which will be held April 25-28. 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 2019 will be announced over the next few months.

Topping this coming year’s lineup will be two big debut performers in Phil Lesh and The Terrapin Family Band and The String Cheese Incident. Joining them will be a number of veteran FloydFest performers in Brandi Carlile, Karl Denson and Tiny Universe, Tyler Childers and more.

The sad passing on October 12 of Andy Goessling, founding member of Railroad Earth, the ongoing host band for the Hangtown Music Festival (Oct. 25-28), was a unifying thread at this year’s fest, prompting outspoken love, respect, and admiration. In the end, the shared loss sparked a like-minded cause for life celebration and a shared process of moving forward amid a backdrop of fabulous music, Halloween costumes, and community.

Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL) is a fixture in every Austinite’s schedule. Whether it be to leave town and avoid the influx of people and traffic, or to attend the festival either weekend, you can tell when the weekends are coming. Having gone to college in Austin, and attended the festival several times throughout college and after, I’ve found it to be a popular activity with friends, year after year.

Noise Pop Festival, the San Francisco Bay Area’s premiere indie music and arts festival, is excited to announce the first wave of artists scheduled to perform at the 27th annual festival, which is set to return to the Bay February 25 – March 3, 2019. Early Bird and Super Fan badges go on sale today, Wednesday, October 24 at 10 a.m. PT, although fans are encouraged to act fast as supply is limited and pricing will increase as the festival approaches and more is announced.

Amid his celebration following the unveiling of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Virgin’s Sir Richard Branson made clear that his star is still very much on the rise with the surprise announcement of his new venture, VIRGIN FEST, an innovative, multi-experiential music festival series coming to the U.S. in 2019. Virgin Fest will expand Branson’s long- rooted holdings in the music and entertainment industry with an unparalleled experience centered around music, exploration, innovation, and generosity.

It was a fabulous day of music, sunshine, good friends, good times and delightfully happy for fans at the 2018 Suwannee Roots Revival at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, Fla. And, folks, it's just starting with two more big days to go! Get over here or you will miss one of the best times ever!

The 10th annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival will take place at the historic Monterey County Fair and Event Center from May 24-26, 2019.  The top tier national festival is the premier gathering for the progressive U.S. Reggae and roots music movement and culture, bringing the scene together over Memorial Day weekend in beautiful Monterey, CA.
 

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