After two successfully sold out years, the annual Brooklyn Comes Alive festival will return for it's third year, to the heart of Williamsburg for two full days of unique supergroups, special tribute sets, and once in a lifetime collaborations featuring members of Umphrey's McGee, moe., The Disco Biscuits, The String Cheese Incident, Trey Anastasio Band, and so many more.
KAABOO Del Mar is pleased to announce the daily lineup of music and comedy acts for its third annual event, along with a limited quantity of single-day and two-day passes. On September 15-17, 2017, some of the biggest names in music, comedy, cuisine and contemporary art will come together for an unbelievable weekend of entertainment at Southern California’s Del Mar Racetrack. Single-day and two-day passes go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday July 12th at 9 AM PT at KAABOODelMar.com.
Universal Sigh, Live Wire Athens and Ever Upward Entertainment will host the 3rd Sigh In July Music and Arts Festival, a grassroots music and arts festival in Athens, GA on July 21st and 22nd. The annual event features national and regional musical acts, creative workshops, and open bazaar for local artisans and visual artists.
The last day of Music on the Mesa 2017 was bright and sunny as I walked over to the Patio Stage to hear local Norteno singer/songwriter Chris Arellano. I’m embarrassed to say, though I follow Nuevo Mexico ranchera music, I hadn’t heard Chris’ work before. He and his brother Rodney, along with local pedal steel player Scott Harris, treated us with more music than his one-hour set because Western Centuries broke down and couldn’t make their time slot.
Gem & Jam Festival has announced it will be returning to Pima County Fairgrounds for a second straight year, January 25 - 28, 2018. Coming off a transitional year, which saw the fan favorite festival move from Downtown Tucson to a venue that offered a desert setting with expanded amenities including camping, the twelfth annual event will expanding its offerings, which of course will include a bigger lineup.
The 7th annual Electric Forest (EF) festival wrapped its second of two magical weekends in the beautiful forest of Rothbury, Michigan, welcoming fans for an additional four days and nights of camping, live music, incredible art installations and the magic of the enchanted Sherwood Forest.
As day 4 of Bonnaroo 2017 dawned warm and humid, four days on nearly nonstop celebration began to take its toll on exhausted concert goers. Some began to pack up their campsites and headed to the exits to get an early start on their long treks homeward. Many others just collapsed in any cool shady spot they could find for a long-delayed sleep.
One of the unique aspects of the Bonnaroo music festival is the much anticipated Superjam. The legendary jam has seen some of the most interesting mashups in modern music history over the years, some more than successful than others. Occasionally the sessions have gone on into the first rays of sunshine of the following morning.
By the afternoon of day 3 of Bonnaroo 2017, the festival began to heat up in every way possible. The temperature warmed up to the mid-80s, a more average level for summer in Tennessee, with climbing humidity. Lots of young exposed body parts bronzed in the summer sun as music fans stripped down to the bare essentials and sought relief from the afternoon sun in shady spots and air-conditioned venues like the cinema comedy tent. The beer tent was doing a brisk business selling microbrews from over 3o different breweries.