It's the end of summer. Labor Day weekend – arguably one of the best times of the year to be a Chicago resident. The de facto end to summer is a time that Chicagoans tend to embrace, as a sort of reminder that we do have a bit of time before the tundra-like conditions of winder arrive mere months (or, gulp, weeks) from now. It makes perfect sense, then, to use this time to hold an eclectic music festival that hosts bands and artists ranging from funk to EDM and from rock to hip-hop.
Music fans from all over the region are encouraged to join in the celebration of the inaugural Believe in Music Festival held Saturday, July 26 at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, MD. Featuring live performances from Thievery Corporation, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Jimmy Cliff, Lake Street Dive, BoomBox, The Bridge and DJ Who featuring Believe in Music Kids.
February 7th marks the kickoff of the 8th annual Gem and Jam Festival in Tucson, AZ. The only festival of its kind, the three-day event is set to take place during the pinnacle weekend of the 60thannual Tucson Gem and Mineral show.The event features artists of all types and mediums, and while music is for many the main attraction, there are many elements to Gem & Jam.
A light blanket of snow settled on the still-green trees around the amphitheater, thin layers of ice coated wooden planks and steps, and expertly positioned heaters scattered the stage. It was October 4th at Red Rocks, and it was cold. But timing wasn’t much of a choice for Lotus and their supporting bands BoomBox and Break Science.
BoomBox embarks on their 2013 summer tour with festivals stops at Wakarusa, Bounce, Manifest, Electric Forest, Camp Bisco, Summerset and Equifunk. They will stop in the Midwest for a few club dates along the way and cap the summer off at Red Rocks supporting Lotus with Break Science and Minnesota. They are also spending time in the studio putting the final touches on their third release titled “Fill In The Color”.
We’re about an hour away from kicking off the music here on the second day of the tenth annual Wakarusa Music Festival at Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, Ark.After a rough first day of shows getting rained out and mud EVERYWHERE, I have high hopes that things will start to dry out at least by the time we leave Monday. Right now it’s pretty overcast, but I haven’t seen any rain yet.
Walkarusa. Mudarusa. Funarusa. There are lots of alternative names for Wakarusa here on Mulberry Mountain. Although most of them aren’t very clever we use the names anyway. So far, it’s been more Mudarusa than anything. But I’ve only been here a mere day, and I can’t wait to see what this weekend gives us!
Just a week before Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, Arkansas is stormed with wild country music fans for the Thunder on the Mountain music festival, the same valley will be filled with the likes of us: hippies, high-fivers, costumed, raging, party-hardy music lovers. Wakarusa. It’s coming and it’s going to be better than last year. IT’S THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY for god’s sake!
Summer Set Music & Camping Festival (SSMF) returns to the beautiful Somerset Amphitheater in Wisconsin! The diverse, three day outdoor music festival welcomes artists from every genre from all over the world across three stagest!