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.
Suwannee Springfest will celebrate its 18th year at the magnificent Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL March 20 – 23, 2014. Festivalgoers can enjoy four days of camping and live Americana music including Avett Brothers, Punch Brothers, Sam Bush Band, Southern Soul Assembly with JJ Grey, Anders Obourne, Luther Dickenson and Marc Broussard, Jason Isbell, Donna the Buffalo, Greensky Bluegrass x2
Pickathon is this weekend! We're almost there! Happening August 2 - 4 at Pendarvis Farm, a mere 15 minute drive from Portland, OR, this is the festival's 15th anniversary and we wish everyone could be there and experience this momentous occasion with us. Well, in a way, that's sort of possible!
Looking for some local fun, beer, and music? Look no further then WARMFest in Broad Ripple, Indiana, Labor Day Weekend 2013. This local festival will be held in Broad Ripple Park , and will feature many local favorites and local vendors. In its 7th year, this festival has moved from the main streets of Broad Ripple to the park and will now feature five different stages. Broad Ripple, Indiana is a close knit and young community that is focused on being locally sustainable. In this small corner of Indianapolis you will find art galleries, local markets, restaurants, and bars.
Great music, great venue, great weather. The Newport Folk Festival has succeeded in reinventing itself in recent years, adopting a broader definition of “folk” that has allowed for the inclusion of a wide range of what might be called “folk-inspired” bands, while still paying homage to its acoustic guitar-strumming roots.