Brandi Carlile and Jason Isbell’s summer tours crossed paths in Portland, Maine Saturday night, co-headlining a double bill at Thompson’s Point, a midsize outdoor venue on the banks of the city’s Fore River. Both artists were backed by their full bands, and each played a set of about an hour and 15 minutes before a sold-out crowd of close to 5,000.
Alaska’s Salmonfest, now in its eighth year, is a shining blossom to the wonderfully charismatic Alaskan music scene. This August 3rd-5th the salmon run will be on as roughly 9,000 people of strange and exotic ilk make their pilgrimage to the tiny hamlet of Ninilchik, deep in the heart of the Kenai Peninsula. Boasting sixty-five bands and four stages, Salmonfest, nestled in the pristine environment amidst Cook Inlet and the Ninilchik River, is where musicians from around the globe gather in the name of fish, love, and music.
Z2 Entertainment, in proud partnership with FMQB and 97.3 KBCO, is thrilled to announce the 2018 Fox Theatre and FMQB Free Outdoor Stage lineup for the FMQB Triple A Conference. Performances take place August 8th through August 10th. Full lineup is listed below. Tickets for all Fox Theatre performances go on sale 10 a.m. this Friday at foxtheatre.com.
FOX THEATRE PERFORMANCES
2018 Salmonfest highlights not one but three female singers and then some! Join us for our sixth straight year of female headliner at Salmonfest. Brandi Carlile is back and with a new hit album! Joined by Sue Foley, one of the finest blues and roots artists working today. And Kristy Lee, a southern soul shouter! Lee is a legend of the underground that keeps popping up and she will make her Salmonfest debut this year.
Brandi Carlile is nominated for Artist of the Year, Album of the Year (for By The Way, I Forgive You) and Song of the Year (for “The Joke”) at the 2018 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards. The annual awards show will take place on September 12 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.