Day 3 of the Beale Street music festival began under warm sunny skies with calm winds. The near perfect conditions brought crowds into the festival grounds early to lounge in the summer like weather, enjoy the many sumptuous food offerings and imbibe their favorite beverages. One local treat being offered up was a giant portion of boiled crawfish with corn on the cob, potatoes, and peppers. The $10 serving was enough to feed at least two hungry people.
GrateVille Productions’ Dennie Humphrey and Ashley Angel are excited to invite Louisville to the 3rd Annual GrateVille Dead Music Festival, to celebrate the life and legacy of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead, July 28th-July 29th 2016 beginning at 3:00 PM at the Brown Forman Amphitheater on Waterfront Park on Friday. Two Days of Music and Camping in celebration of Jerry's Birthday and The Dead in the beautiful setting of Louisville's Waterfront Park on the Ohio River.
Day 2 of the Beale Street Music Festival began on a beautiful sun-drenched afternoon with the mighty wind of the days before subsiding. Just after 2 PM, early concert-goers were treated to the first set of the day in the Blues tent by the Daddy Mack Blues Band. The Memphis blues veterans are led by singer-guitarist Daddy Mack Orr, who has been compared to Albert King in sound and style. The band is a fixture on Beale Street and an authentic taste of local blues music.
One of the oldest music festivals in the United States opened the month-long celebration known as Memphis in May, the first weekend of the month, May 5 to 7. The Beale Street Music Festival has roots dating back to the 1800’s, when African American musicians from across the South would descend on Memphis to perform.
Purple Hat Productions has released the daily schedule for the tenth annual Purple Hatter’s Ball taking place at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, Florida, June 2-4, 2017. The three-day music festival benefits The Rachel Morningstar Foundation (a non-profit 501c3 organization) in honor of longtime SOSMP friend and music festival lover Rachel Morningstar Hoffman.
Purple Hatter’s Ball Schedule: www.purplehattersball.com/schedule
Ten Thirty Nine Productions (1039) and Community Beer Works are proud to announce the 2017 Night Lights Music Festival full artist lineup. In its seventh year at the enchanted Heron grounds in Sherman, NY (home of the Great Blue Heron Music Festival), Night Lights Music Festival will take place August 24-26 and will once again transform the Heron into a magical three-day SOUND & LIGHT spectacular.
Moogfest came into orbit yesterday kicking off a sequence of events to our 4 days of synthesizing music, art, and technology. You could feel the electricity stirring in the air as people began to trickle into Durham. Beginning early in the day the Moog Pop-Up factory began building the Subsequent 37 CV synthesizer that debuted at the festival. The conjoined rooms at the Power Plant Gallery hosted an array of various synthesizers and manufacturers in the Modular Marketplace.
ARISE Music Festival tops 2017's outstanding lineup with the addition of Lettuce and SunSquabi to join fellow headliners ranging from hip-hop to funk, reggae to rock, folk to electronic for anticipated The 5th Year Celebration at the beautiful Sunrise Ranch. ARISE’s 2017 headliners also include Atmosphere, TIPPER, Beats Antique, Ani DiFranco, Rising Appalachia, The Expendables, and Brother Ali as well as over 200 performances, presentations and more across seven stages this August 4-6.
Although I only attended one night of the first annual Spread the Word Festival, I was able to go to two wonderfully unique venues and see over four performer’s full sets. The night started over at Your Mom’s House, which has a convivial history. The venue used to be called Pearl’s and it is located on Capitol Hill in Denver. It used to be a Beauty Bar, and it has reopened to accommodate many different vibes. I thoroughly enjoyed the service and feel of this first stop, especially after Wonderlic took the stage.
The seventh annual Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival will be held on the Green in Morristown, New Jersey on Saturday, August 19, from noon until 10:00 p.m. This year’s free concert has a Jersey link for four out of the five groups to appear.