On the third and final day of this year's Fest Forums in Santa Barbara a small army of celebrities turned up for the celebration. It was a full day of films, lectures, food, wine tasting, and great live music. The morning got off to a sleepy start as vendors began closing the exhibit hall and the early birds to the convention sipped coffee and ate fresh fruit and pastries.
The Eagles – Don Henley, Joe Walsh & Timothy B. Schmit, with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey – have set initial tour dates for 2018, beginning March 14 in Chicago, Illinois through July 28 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with additional concerts expected to be announced shortly. The tour will feature stadium concerts in Orlando, Miami, Denver and Minneapolis with Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band; Washington D.C.
It’s a cold and overcast Friday night in Asheville, NC but my spirits are anything other than soggy. I have been looking forward to this night for some time now, as The Campfire Caravan of The Lil' Smokies, The Brothers Comatose, and MIPSO rolls through Asheville’s premier club-venue The Orange Peel.
A cloudy morning gave way to a spectacular sunny day on the Santa Barbara coastline as the second day of the Fest Forums conference opened at the new Santa Barbara Hilton Beachfront Resort, formerly known as the Fess Parker hotel. The schedule was overflowing with fascinating lectures, intriguing films, delicious food breaks, and was capped off with some excellent music from iconic keyboardist Chuck Leavell.
Country Music Roots and GRAMMY Award-winning ensemble, Old Crow Medicine Show, is set to appear with critically-acclaimed pop singer/songwriter Kesha for an all-new episode of CMT Crossroads.
The collaboration tapes in Nashville and will premiere Wednesday, December 6 at 10pm ET/PT on CMT.
The Mimi Fishman Foundation has launched another on-line charity auction. Open for bidding is a baker's dozen number of items appropriately featuring signed drumheads used during Phish's historic "Baker's Dozen" run at Madison Square Garden.
To view and/or bid please visit the auction at http://www.mimifishman.org/
With 2017 coming to a close, The Big Wu is making the most of their 25th year! Anniversary celebrations ranging from Colorado to Cleveland, the release of “The Big Wu Way” rockumentary, a 25 Year Retrospective Double Disc and a brand-new album in the works makes for quite the quarter century.
The former Fess Parker resort hotel hosted a very unusual gathering of music, film, food and beverage festival heavy hitting organizers, at the three-day Fest Forums convention. The event, held annually in Santa Barbara, opened at the oceanfront resort, Thursday, November 16th, on one of the first drizzly days of the fall season. The festivities kicked off the night before, with a pre-party sponsored by TOURtech. The company is celebrating their 15th anniversary as one of the leading providers of network solutions for special events and productions.
Esoteric Antenna is very pleased to announce the release of “The Ferryman's Curse,” the first Strawbs album of new material in eight long years. It is produced by the legendary Chris Tsangarides, whose studio is littered with diamond, platinum, and gold discs by the likes of Thin Lizzy, Judas Priest and guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen.
Hot off the heels of Fall Tour, Formula 5 has announced Winter Tour 2018. The tour kicks off at Nietzsche’s in Buffalo, NY on December 1 followed by the band’s debut at the new FLX Live in Geneva, NY. Their final 2017 show will take place on December 30th for a Phish after party at DROM with Fondude. A limited number of VIP packages are available for this special end of year show.