In June of 1986 Sun Ra and the Omniverse Jet Set Arkestra performed a free concert in the Naumberg Bandshell in Central Park, and the summer music landscape in New York City changed forever. Today, nearly 30 years later, SummerStage is New York City's largest free performing arts festival, presenting work in all performing arts disciplines, with a focus on New York's unique neighborhoods. SummerStage has touched the lives of more than six million fans from around the world.
The Forecastle Festival rounds out the lineup for its 2015 event with the additions of critically acclaimed Philly rockers The War on Drugs, blues-infused singer-songwriter ZZ Ward, genre-bending experimentalist Robert DeLong, and punk-rockers-turned-Latin-balladeers Mariachi El Bronx, who join Sam Smith, My Morning Jacket, Widespread Panic, Modest Mouse and more than 50 acts.
Nestled in the Sierras at the base of Squaw Valley Lodge, Winter Wonder Grass opened its door for the first time on the West Coast to deliver a top notch line up of Bluegrass music. The previously only located in Colorado festival spread its wings to expand to another Grass loving area in Tahoe. Billed as a Beer and Music festival the bill, did not lie. Every major brewer on the West Coast was in attendance from Lagunitas, Tahoe Favorite 50/50, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Green Flash and many, many more!
After touring with The Bridge for over a decade, musician Kenny Liner started a Baltimore non-profit organization, called Believe in Music, as a way to give back to the city from which he came. Believe in Music’s mission is to promote self-expression and community awareness through music education. Working in underprivileged communities, the organization reaches out teaching music to dozens of students each day.
The Hoxeyville Music Festival today announces the lineup for this summer’s multi-day event. The talent includes such diverse acts as Michigan’s own Greensky Bluegrass, plus Hard Working Americans (Feat. Todd Snider, Dave Schools, Neal Casal, Chad Staehly, Duane Trucks), Jeff Austin Band (Feat. Danny Barnes, Ross Martin and Eric Thorin) and many more performing on the festival’s two stages.
We've got quite the supergroup in store for you Saturday night at NedFest: Dave Schools, Neal Casal, Todd Snyder, Chad Staehly, Duane Trucks (yes, another one of those Truckses), and Jesse Aycock will knock your socks off with high-energy working class rock and roll! Want a taste? Check out the trailer from Justin Kreutzman's movie "The First Waltz" that he filmed about the band last year: https://youtu.be/mIV0SsIX0gE
The Gent Jazz Festival is announcing new names for its 14th year. Just like last year, the festival is offering an assortment of relevant music from jazz and related genres, with a balanced blend of young talent and established names on the main stage and the Garden Stage.
The 18th annual All Good Music Festival & Campout returns to ‘Wild and Wonderful’ West Virginia. Offering fans the combination of music festival isolation at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains along with convenient access from the entire mid-Atlantic region, the venue Berry Hill Farm is located in Summit Point, WV, only 90 minutes from Baltimore and 75 minutes from Washington D.C.