Festivals

Bear Creek Announces Benefit | Wednesday, November 13th

Bear Creek Music & Art Festival has announced a Benefit on Wednesday, November 13th featuring The New Mastersounds, The Revivalists, Toubab Krewe, ArtOfficial and Freddy’s Finest, prior to the festival kick off the following day. Taking place at Bear Creek’s home, Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL, the event will celebrate the life of Shelley, the wife of longtime SOSMP production manager Michael Allegretto. Shelley passed away tragically earlier this spring, leaving behind Michael and their two children.

Outside Lands 2013 | Review

Golden Gate Park hosted San Francisco’s 6th Outside Lands Festival this past weekend, bringing in scores of talent ranging from musical to culinary to comedic. The festival sold out more than a month in advance, yet the grounds felt deceptively spacious all three days. Although the fog hardly let up all weekend, two things were clear: the leggings-as-pants trend is here to stay, and the comedy aspect of Outside Lands has been severely underrated thus far.

Coastline Festival Early Bird Tickets Available Until August 18th

COASTLINE FESTIVAL announces the lineup for the inaugural festival taking place Saturday, November 9th in Tampa and Sunday, November 10th in West Palm Beach.  With all-day music on 2 stages, 11 bands, a wide array of food trucks, over 25 craft beers with a heavy tilt toward Florida’s own wildly popular hand craft brewers, and regionally renowned artists, COASTLINE FESTIVAL will have something for all.

Bill Monroe Bluegrass Hall of Fame & Uncle Pen Days Festival 2013

The 39th Annual Bluegrass Hall of Fame & Uncle Pen Days Festival will be held September 18-21, 2013 at the Bill Monroe Memorial Bluegrass Music Park & Campground in Brown County, Indiana. The 4-day event includes a stellar line-up of over 30 bluegrass bands, instrument and vocal workshops, jam sessions, camping, food, vendors, and fellowship.

Rhythms on the Rio 2013 | Day Two | Review

After the intense rains of the night before, everyone’s spirits were lifted as the second day of the 2013 Rhythms on the Rio Riverbank Fest dawned bright and clear. It helped having the Mojones from Creede, CO, cook up some intense blues first thing.

Rhythms on the Rio 2013 | Day One | Review

Resiliency marked the opening of the Rhythms on the Rio Riverside Fest this past Saturday. After the spring fires, the summer monsoons hit the region hard, coloring the Rio Grande with black runoff from the burn scars higher in the mountains and swelling the waters into a rushing torrent. More of those rains hit the festival late afternoon creating some scrambling between the sound crew and the bands and forcing festivalgoers under any available tarps and canopies.

First City Festival 2013 | Preview

Forty-six years ago, Jimi Hendrix took the stage at the Monterey Pop Festival and set his guitar on fire, ushering in a new definition of rock and roll.

Rhythms on the Rio Music Festival 2013 | Preview

Rhythms on the Rio Riverside Fest in South Fork, Colorado, constantly amaze me. Though a small festival, it rounds up some of the best talent in the region and manages to snag a big name touring band or two.

Horning's Hideout 2013 | Review & Photos

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.

Boston Calling Returns for Round Two

Boston Calling Music Festival had a successful debut back in May, when bands and fans gathered within the city’s historic City Hall Plaza for two days filled with music and great vibes.