Festivals

Rachel Kate @ SXSW | Review

It’s late afternoon at Javelina and I’m starting to sweat.  The unpredictable Austin weather is up to its old tricks, and I’m drowning in layers.  I just finished my beer and am about to go do some more aimless wandering, following the sounds of good music or loud cheers, when the guy next to me at the bar strikes up conversation.  He’s from California, a pediatrician, an obvious Austin enthusiast, and had a friend who knows a guy that knows the girl who’s about to play next.  She’s supposed to be really good, he says.  That line gets me every time.

ARISE Music Festival Announces First Wave Lineup for 2014

The 2014 ARISE Music Festival hit the ground running with first wave of artist announcements including GALACTIC with special guests Chali 2na (Jurassic 5) and Lyrics Born, Keller William’s Grateful Grass featuring Keller Williams, Billy Nershi (String Cheese I

Gathering of the Vibes Music Announces Initial 2014 Line-Up

For the first time in the 19-year history of Gathering of the Vibes, the initial festival lineup was announced live and on stage, Saturday March 15, at New York’s legendary Capitol Theatre, in Port Chester, NY. John Fogerty, Widespread Panic, Umphrey’s McGee, Maceo Parker, moe., and Ziggy Marley are among the acts confirmed to appear.

The Alvin Brothers @ SXSW | Review

It’s Wednesday afternoon, smack-dab in the middle of the tornado we call SXSW.  The music portion of the festival officially starts tomorrow, but for the people who know where to look for it, it’s well underway.  Dogwood, a popular watering hole on the West side of 6th street, had lined up a number of stellar artists for the week.  My Aunt Julia, a music writer and magazine editor in town from LA, texts me to come meet her here.

New Orleans Suspects to headline Sunday @ NedFest

Who are the New Orleans Suspects, you say? Let's start with Mean Willie Green on the drums, drummer for the Neville Bros. since 1981, not to mention playing on albums by Paul Simon, Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead. Then add Reggie Scanlan, bassist for The Radiators for all 33 years of their existence, plus he was a member of Professor Longhair's band. On sax there's James Brown's band leader (for the last 12 years of his life) Jeff Watkins, who after Brown passed away led Joss Stone's band for 6 years. Next we've got the Dirty Dozen Brass Band's Jake Eckert on guitar and vocals and C.R.

Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati Announces Additional Acts

Bunbury Music Festival today announced its full lineup and daily schedules for its return to downtown Cincinnati’s Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove for three power-packed days of music across six stages on Friday, July 11; Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13, 2014. A full performance schedule for each day can be found at bunburyfestival.com.

Buckle Up Music Festival in Cincinnati Announces 2014 Lineup

The inaugural three-day Buckle Up Music Festival today unveiled its full lineup and daily schedules including Alabama, Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, The Band Perry and many more.

Robert Randolph & the Family Band to Headline NedFest 2014

One of Rolling Stones'  "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time," this musician's musician has appeared on the albums of artists as wide-ranging and illustrious as Buddy Guy, Ringo Starr, Santana, Dave Matthews, Elton John, and Soulive. On the flip side of that coin, folks like Eric Clapton, Ben Harper, Leon Russell, and Santana have appeared on his 6 albums.
 

The 18th Suwannee Springfest Schedule Announced

Suwannee Springfest celebrates its 18th year at the magnificent Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL on March 20-23rd. Festivalgoers can enjoy four days of camping and live music, arts and crafts, and a selection of great foods. Suwannee Springfest consistently features some of the world’s finest performers in Roots Rock, Bluegrass & Newgrass, Acoustic Blues, Singer/Songwriter, Cajun/Zydeco, New & Traditional Folk and other forms of American Roots music.

25th Annual Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival Announces Lineup

The 25th annual Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival will rock once again at Memorial Day weekend, May 24-25, at Rancho Santa Susanna Community Park, 5005 Los Angeles Ave., in Simi Valley. The event features two full stages for each of its musical genres. Music will proceed non-stop each day from 12 noon until 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $22 adults 13+ ($20 online until May 1) and $15 children 7-12, are available online at http://www.simicajun.org or at the gate. Parking is ample and free.

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