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ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival Releases Full Artist 2011 Lineup

On September 8, 9, and 10, 2011, a prestigious assortment of the globe’s greatest musicians will gather for ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival, situated in the vibrant micro-urban setting of Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. The biennial event provides an unparalleled mixed-genre experience that features performances from many of today’s most distinguished music-makers in a diverse array already being emulated by other festivals.

Jesse McReynolds does Jerry @ Harmony Fest.

Like every good Deadhead, sometimes I’ve tried to imagine what it must have been like back in 1964 when Mother McCree’s Uptown Jug Champions played at the Top of the Tangent coffee house in Palo Alto.  As most Deadheads know, it was Mother McCree’s, a band steeped in traditional folk and bluegrass influence, that birthed the band we’ve come to know as the Grateful Dead.  Back then, I don’t think anyone could have imagined that the sprawling lawns of the

Pitchfork Music Festival Presents Green Initiatives

With three-day passes to the 2011 Pitchfork Music Festival (PMF) sold out, single-day tickets are going fast. Don’t miss out on three outstanding days in Chicago’s Union Park (July 15th-17th) with the most dynamic and forward-looking lineup of any festival in the country. This year's lineup includes TV on the Radio, Animal Collective, Fleet Foxes, Guided By Voices, Neko Case, Das Racist, EMA, DJ Shadow, G-Side, No Age, Superchunk, How To Dress Well, OFWGKTA, and many more!

Electric Forest Releases 2-Day Ticket, Schedule & Map

Electric Forest unveils a 2-Day Ticket, a reduced rate ticket that allows access to the show on Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3. Also just released, the festival map and full performance schedule for Electric Forest 2011 – including slot times for Main Stage performers The String Cheese Incident (on Friday, July 1 and Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3,) Tiësto (on Friday July 1), Bassnectar (on Saturday, July 2), and Keller Williams (on Saturday, July 2), and others.

Summer Camp 2011: A marriage of creativity & comfort, clouds, condensation, & climate confusion

The Chicagoland weather forecast for Summer Camp 2011 included the infamous 50% chance of rain and sunny skies all weekend long.  What we found were marriages of rain and shine, glamour and gladiator, nature and music all tied together interconnected.    If you buy into numerology, the answer is in the numbers here folks.  Last year we brought attention to the

Official 2011 Bonnaroo Theme Song Unveiled

Superfly Presents and AC Entertainment are excited to announce that Bonnaroo now has an official theme song. The song, titled "Bonnaroo (Feel the Magic)," was written by the Del McCoury Band and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

Vail Soul Music Fest Partners with EBONY & JET

Now in its second year, Vail Soul Music Fest, together with iconic Urban publications EBONY and JET magazines, bring an authentic and stirring celebration of a rich and vibrant international music genre to the majestic natural backdrop of the Rocky Mountains.

Chris Thile & Michael Daves & Tony Rice @ ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival

Tony Rice and Chris Thile & Michael Daves are among the artists to perform free shows at ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival at Krannert Center in Urbana, IL, September 8-10, 2011.

This Desert Rocks - Desert Rocks Music Festival

Besides a plethora of giant fiddle contests, I really have no festival experience to speak of. (Don’t get me wrong, fiddle participants can booze, substance-abuse, and play the shit out of acoustic instruments till the sun rises) But that's a different story.  Let's get back to Desert Rocks, and how I am so fulfilled with my first festival journey! It was a weekend of love and acceptance, filled with the young, the transient, the locals, and the Coloradoans (not all of them, but a lot).

DelFest 2011: The Yin and the Yang, of Del McCoury, Courtesy of a Life-long Fan

Did you ever see the movie, The Blues Brothers?  I saw it back when it came out, in a theatre.. It’s one of my favorite comedies of all time. And one of my favorite scenes is at the honky-tonk bar, where John Belushi’s character asks the waitress what kind of music is played there.  She replies in a happy chirp, “Oh – we’ve got both kinds.. Country – AND  – Western.. “

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