Nobody in the current concert and touring scene has done more to up the ante for music festivals and “happenings” than the String Cheese Incident. This should come as no surprise to some. In addition to pioneering their own unique sound and instrumentation, the band has evolved with its fans over the years. They started their own record and ticketing companies to keep their CD releases and events reasonably priced and under their control.
By the fireside glow of the happy hippie house I heard of the legend of the Whippersnap Music and Arts Festival. It is a family friendly event of the new paradigm. I have heard of the mobile stage that visits the campsites as a parade for the kids that maybe can’t play well with others or for kids that prefer the shade of their own campsites and their iPods rather than communing together at the main stage. I’ve heard of a miraculous place where grandmas, mommas, babies and party kidz alike were togeth
After a successful 2012 debut, which featured a wide array of musical genres ranging from bluegrass to dubstep, Summer Set Music Festival makes its triumphant return to Somerset, Wisconsin in what is sure to be the one of the premier Midwest festivals this summer.
Sometimes I find it truly incredible how different each festival is. Sure, when you poke around in different genres you’re going to have a different vibe, but even within the realm of strings and grass, you’ll find the good and you’ll find the bad. Northwest String Summit at Horning’s Hideout in Oregon doesn’t exactly make it into either category. I think it stands alone in the “this is the most amazing, beautiful, compelling, warming, etc.
Fans are still buzzing about the 2013 Bunbury Music Festival that was held in Cincinnati, OH July 12-14. The second annual Bunbury Music Festival hosted well over 60,000 attendees and saw nearly 80 live performances on 6 different stages from bands including Fun., MGMT, The National and more.According to Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld, the success of the festival has a positive impact on Cincinnati’s atmosphere as well as its economy. "This year's Bunbury Festival met and exceeded even the highest expectations - it had Cincinnati rocking!
On July 11th-15th over 15,000 festival goers gathered for Lightning in a Bottle music and arts festival at Lake Skinner County Park in Temecula, CA. The festival was a huge success in its first year at the beautiful new site. The festival focuses on sustainability, conscious living workshops and the arts of all kinds, as well as top-notch musical acts across a wide variety of genres.The event is hosted by The Do LaB, a Los Angeles based event production company, who pride themselves on creating a unique experience beyond just attending a music festival.
Judging by the weather in San Francisco over the past few weeks, Outside Lands 2013 might be even chillier and grayer than it was last year. This year’s event will take place August 9-11 on its usual turf of Golden Gate Park, and if the lineup is any indication, there’s sure to be something for everyone.Feeling nostalgic for the 90s? D’Angelo takes the Sutro Stage on Friday, while Jurassic 5 plays Saturday afternoon just hours before Nine Inch Nails closes out Saturday night on the Lands End Stage.