It’s been two weeks since the surviving members of Grateful Dead announced that they would be performing a final farewell three-day concert event over Fourth of July weekend at Chicago’s Solider Field. The most important psychedelic rock band in history turned fifty years old this year. Another equally significant anniversary for 2015 is twenty years ago this July were the final performances of the Grateful Dead with lead guitarist and bandleader Jerry Garcia.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Grateful Dead, the four original members — Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir — will reunite at Chicago's Soldier Field, nearly 20 years to the day of the last Grateful Dead concert, which took place at the same venue.
The hardest part of any festival is continuing to not only march out strong lineups year after year, but marching out a lineup that the fans feel is the strongest yet. DelFest continues to rise to the challenge, and once again, organizers feel like they are on track to give the fans exactly what they want.The most notable new name on this year’s line up is The String Cheese Incident. Billy Nershi has been at almost every DelFest in one configuration
Santa came early this year. I must have been a good girl because Sept 6-9 2013, everything I asked for was left under the trees at Shoe Fest. I had a taste of Nederland CO here at Camp Shaw in Manteno IL. I saw some of the best dub stop music all weekend long.
Bruce Hornsby is an American treasure who continues to be more than obliging when it comes to giving the people what they want. From 1980’s pop star to worrying some folks at a nearby outdoor venue in 2013 regarding this show drawing “too many Hippies”, his career achievements stretch far and wide. The collaborations over 30 years are truly impressive, varied and extensive with prime examples being Don Henley,
Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers are heading out with Railroad Earth this summer for a string of dates along both coasts, hitting several festivals along the way. The Noise of the Earth Tour will kick off in Eugene, Oregon with a July 5th performance at the Cascadia Music Festival and continues on through August 10th in Atlanta's Botanical Gardens.
Railroad Earth and Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers will join forces this summer for a string of dates along both coasts. Being dubbed as the “Noise of the Earth Tour,” both artists are looking forward to these shows and hoping for some creative synergy.