OHANA FESTIVAL will once again return to beautiful Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, CA for a third year this September with performances from Eric Church, Eddie Vedder, Mumford & Sons, Beck, Norah Jones, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Amos Lee, Liz Phair and many others (full line-up below).
The Soul of South Austin Festival (SOSAFest) will rock the Whip In on Saturday May 12th with two alternating stages from the afternoon all the way until midnight - one inside and one outside! The Whip In offers a nice food menu and houses over 65 drafts, 300 retail craft beers & 400+ bottles of wine. FREE ADMISSION!
(5-6:30 School showcase / not associated with SOSA)
7-8 AllSkate (Brazilian soul)
8:30-9:30 Kelly Hafner (soul)
10-11:30 D-Madness (funk)
Dark Star Orchestra is holding their seventh annual Dark Star Jubilee festival this coming Memorial Day May 25-27 at the venue which is now known as Legend Valley, in Thornville, Ohio. Back in 1993, it was known as Buckeye Lake Music Center, and on June 11, the Grateful Dead rolled into town. Nearly 25 years to the date, and at the same location, Dark Star Orchestra will be recreating the original band’s historic set during one of the night at The Jubilee in a rare, advanced announcement for the band to confirm a show they’re playing.
The ninth annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival will take place at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center from May 25-27, 2018. To celebrate, California Roots is bringing back a second volume of their popular vinyl release series begun in 2017. The limited edition vinyl album has a unique splatter design, mixing four colors and housed in a gatefold jacket spread. The album features songs from artists on this year’s line-up, including an exclusive unreleased song from Slightly Stoopid.
The second day of Coachella 2018 began much more pleasant and organized than the first. An armada of buses awaited festival goers at each of the myriad bus stops in contrast to a shortage of transportation the first day. A small of army of security personnel sorted through the personal belongings of the masses efficiently, getting people through the gates as quickly as possible.
The first day of Coachella 2018 began as a frustrating experience for many. The biggest Coachella ever suffered from growing pains that taxed every corner of the infrastructure. Hour-long lines greeted people at will call. Another 90-minute wait to get on the shuttle followed. Then a 30 plus minute trek through security before finally entering the massively expanded festival grounds. Once inside there were long lines for bathrooms, food, drinks and even identification checks to buy drinks.