Festivals

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.

Whippersnap Music & Arts Festival 2013 | Preview

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

Summer Set Festival 2013 | Preview

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.

Northwest String Summit 2013 | Review & Photos

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.

Harvest Festival Announces Fan Friendly Competitions & Contests

Planning is underway for Yonder Mountain String Band’s 8th annual Harvest Festival, set to take place at the majestic Mulberry Mountain from October 17-19th in Ozark, Arkansas.

Equifunk Daily Lineup & Day Passes Now Available

Equifunk, Pennsylvania's first all-inclusive music festival, celebrates its 6th anniversary August 16-18, 2013 in the heart of the Pocono Mountains at camps Equinunk and Blue Ridge in rural Equinunk, PA.