Moogfest came into orbit yesterday kicking off a sequence of events to our 4 days of synthesizing music, art, and technology. You could feel the electricity stirring in the air as people began to trickle into Durham. Beginning early in the day the Moog Pop-Up factory began building the Subsequent 37 CV synthesizer that debuted at the festival. The conjoined rooms at the Power Plant Gallery hosted an array of various synthesizers and manufacturers in the Modular Marketplace.
ARISE Music Festival tops 2017's outstanding lineup with the addition of Lettuce and SunSquabi to join fellow headliners ranging from hip-hop to funk, reggae to rock, folk to electronic for anticipated The 5th Year Celebration at the beautiful Sunrise Ranch. ARISE’s 2017 headliners also include Atmosphere, TIPPER, Beats Antique, Ani DiFranco, Rising Appalachia, The Expendables, and Brother Ali as well as over 200 performances, presentations and more across seven stages this August 4-6.
Although I only attended one night of the first annual Spread the Word Festival, I was able to go to two wonderfully unique venues and see over four performer’s full sets. The night started over at Your Mom’s House, which has a convivial history. The venue used to be called Pearl’s and it is located on Capitol Hill in Denver. It used to be a Beauty Bar, and it has reopened to accommodate many different vibes. I thoroughly enjoyed the service and feel of this first stop, especially after Wonderlic took the stage.
The seventh annual Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival will be held on the Green in Morristown, New Jersey on Saturday, August 19, from noon until 10:00 p.m. This year’s free concert has a Jersey link for four out of the five groups to appear.
With summertime quickly approaching, Denver prepares for the perfect street festival to usher in the sunshine. The Denver Deluxe returns to the RiNo Arts District this June 17th for its second year of live music, burgers, beer, and warm-weather fun.
KAABOO Del Mar, happening September 15-17, 2017, has carved out its name among national and destination music festivals in only its third year. At KAABOO, ALL guests receive an amenitized experience with access to the HUMOR ME comedy club; an on-site Contemporary Arts Fair at ARTWORK; PALATE gourmet food tastings; spa and relaxation services in INDULGENCES; entry to the ELEVATE late night dance party (18+); and the ability to lounge poolside with a BASK upgrade.
Montana’s most unique music festival, The Pirate Party, has staked its claim within the national music festival circuit in 2017 with a bigger venue, bigger vision, and a lineup of internationally acclaimed musical artists to gather in the northwest this July 21st through 24th. This four-day event, taking place at the historic Lincoln’s Silver Dollar Inn in Haugan, Montana, combines live music, art, camping, workshops, and mountain activities in a pirate-y fashion fit for the high seas.
The John Hartford Memorial Festival is proud to announce the winner of their 2017 John Hartford Songwriter’s Challenge. 16 year old Micahan Boney from Claxton, GA, won first place with her song “Gone Too Soon”. A song about how the late Father of Newgrass, John Hartford inspired her.