The disco themed LoHi Music Festival held in the lower highlands Denver neighborhood started with a bang with Genetics and Blake Mobley’s collaborative musical project Tiger Party, that this time featured guitarist Tom Hamilton from Brother’s Past and American Babies. After a brief down pour of rain during the Heavy Pets set, the skies opened up to a beautiful day for a city festival. The set-up of the festival worked well except for the absence of a poster and the LoHi money exchange, which is never a good idea.
In just a couple weeks, Horning’s Hideout in North Plains, Oregon will be hosting the 13th Annual, Northwest String Summit. Not only is this festival held in one of the most visually appealing venues in the country, there’s a stellar line up, great people, and lots of things to do even for the young ones of your group. Check out this interview with Skye Macdonald, the promoter for this amazing festival, and see why you should be so excited for this year’s bluegrass extravaganza.
The sound of bluegrass music and the sight of people having fun will be the scene in historic Frankfort, IL, the weekend of July 12 and 13. The 4th Annual Frankfort Bluegrass Festival will take place downtown with fun for the whole family. The free, two day event will feature national, regional, and local bluegrass bands with activities, jamming, crafts, and vendors on Breidert Green (located at Kansas and Oak Streets), surrounded by a town square filled with shops, restaurants, and a children’s museum.
With music festivals popping up in seemingly every open field these days, it takes a lot to stand out—and even more to endure failure. Somehow, Pemberton Music Festival is doing both of those things this year. After a disastrous debut in 2008, Pemberton Festival weathered a few false starts before landing in the capable hands of Huka Entertainment, who have had a heavy hand in festival successes of recent years, including the burgeoning Hangout Festival.
AURA Music Events has announced the phase one line-up for the sixth annual AURA Music & Arts Festival featuring two full sets by The Disco Biscuits, two nights of Papadosio, Snarky Puppy, Kung Fu, Dopapod, RAQ, Jimkata, Consider the Source, American Babies, The Mantras, The Mike Dillon Band, Ghost Owl, Fusik
FIRST CITY FESTIVAL--the boutique music and arts festival featuring a thoughtfully curated, eclectic mix of artists performing on three intimate stages in a beautiful coastal setting--has announced the day-by-day line-ups for the two-day festival happening Saturday, August 23 and Sunday, August 24 at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center. BECK, THE NATIONAL, THE NAKED AND FAMOUS, PHANTOGRAM, BEST COAST, DAWES, CULTS, COCOROSIE, LAKE STREET DIVE and