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Rhythms on the Rio 2015: Day Three

Submitted by Janie Franz on Mon, 08/10/2015 - 8:58 am

The last day of Rhythms on the Rio 2015 was clear and sunny—and really quite pleasant temperature-wise. The day’s event began as Saturday’s did with YogaDurango offering an hour all-levels yoga class for festivalgoers. This free class was well attended by about twenty, very obvious advanced yoga practitioners yesterday, who were stretched out on the grass and under canopies. Today’s participants were fewer. But yoga seemed to set a tone for a laid back kind of day today, though the music was definitely hot.

Rhythms on the Rio 2015: Day Two

Submitted by Janie Franz on Sun, 08/09/2015 - 6:54 pm

Today’s Rhythms on the Rio opened up with heavy cloud cover, promising rain. That’s not a good sign with an outdoor festival, but these Coloradoans are a hardy lot and will dance to music no matter the condition. For Blake Himert and his sound crew, though, it’s a lot of extra tarping and strategic towel placement, which they already did a bit Friday night. Luckily, what rain we did have was light that came mid-afternoon.

2nd annual BLANKfest on August 22

Submitted by Blank Newspaper on Sun, 08/09/2015 - 6:38 pm

On Saturday, August 22, 2015, BLANKfest, a wide-ranging festival celebrating the city’s rich entertainment culture, will take place in Market Square. Presented by BLANK Newspaper and scruffycity.com, this year’s iteration will benefit Knoxville-based nonprofit agency Positively Living. In addition to the outdoor stage in the square, participating venues will include Scruffy City Hall, Preservation Pub and Cocoa Moon.

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Cruise to the Edge--the Ultimate Prog Rock Experience

Submitted by MSO on Thu, 08/06/2015 - 12:54 pm

On course to sell out for the third-year-in-a-row, the 2015 CRUISE TO THE EDGE--the annual YES fan cruise and ultimate prog rock experience sailing the Caribbean this November 15-19--announced a few updates today (8/6), including: the addition of Mike Portnoy, Neal Morse Band and Haken to the artist line-up; confirmed an all-star tribute and musical farewell to beloved bassist and

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The Brothers Comatose Presents Comatopia

Submitted by EmmyG Productions on Wed, 08/05/2015 - 1:05 pm

It's The Brothers Comatose  first festival and it's coming up in just over 2 weeks in Calpine, CA at the Sierra Valley Lodge ​(45 min north of Truckee). The lineup includes:The Brothers Comatose, ​Hot Buttered Rum, Steve Poltz, The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, The Easy Leaves & The Dixie Giants...plus DJ sets by DJ Big Dwayne and Another Jerk. Get your tickets at bit.ly/comatopia2015

Outside Lands 2015 | Preview

Submitted by Rochelle Shipman on Wed, 08/05/2015 - 9:32 am

It’s not always easy to get to a musical festival the minute the doors open. Between work and friends traveling from different pockets, and especially if alcohol is involved the night (or brunch) before, it gets even harder by the day. When your lineup is as stacked as Outside Lands’ though, you’d be a fool to show up late. Here are five acts that are sure to make the hustle worth it.

1. Speedy Ortiz, Friday 1:30 @ Panhandle 

Inaugural American Roots Festival Announces Lineup

Submitted by Big Hassle Media on Tue, 08/04/2015 - 7:52 am

American Roots Festival, LLC (a subsidiary of Blackbird Production Partners, LLC) and Live Nation are proud to announce the American Roots Music & Arts Festival. North Carolina's own Eric Church, headlines two days of an extraordinary line-up of artists including Modest Mouse, Sheryl Crow, The Roots, Willie Nelson, Warren Haynes, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Grace Potter, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Chris Stapleton, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, and Greensky Bluegrass.

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