It was great to learn that The Trey Anastasio Trio, as listed on the schedule, was actually playing as a quartet, given that Ray Paczkowski had just returned to his keyboard the night before, after recovering from a health issue. That may have been Trey’s first real interaction with the crowd, there before the encore, where he played two solo songs with his acoustic, including a lovely “Waste,” before bringing his bandmates back for a third together. I did love how he phrased it, the news about Ray being better, genuinely thrilled to share “some good news in what seems like a world of bad news.”
The 17th Annual Northwest String Summit (String Summit) is one of the top boutique live music experiences in the country and presents an array of today's leaders in the Americana, Bluegrass, Indy Rock, and Jam genres. It all happens at the iconic Horning's Hideout (North Plains, OR) from July 19 - 22, 2018. Located just 20 miles outside of Portland, OR, Horning's Hideout, a private family-owned reserve of old-growth trees, wild peacocks, ponds, and campsites, stands as one of the most scenic festival sites in the country.
These are the tall tales told by campfire light, under the moon just slight, and peppered with lasers dancing overhead. The scissor-like sidestep from reality, Summer Camp sizzled brighter than ever this year. There was Pigeons Playing Ping Pong with a rainbow net, a revival of the old 1992 hip-hop days, and a field full of living flowers being watered by the sun. 2018’s installment of Summer Camp had musical notes formed by clouds for miles.
Welcome back to Summer Camp! This year promises to deliver big name acts as well as local heroes. Some of the most memorable collaborations of the past have primed us for this year’s fest. Not only does the 17th annual Summer Camp Music Festival feature 2 nights of Moe. and Umphrey’s McGee but 2018 will bring Phil Lesh & the Terrapin Family Band as well as Los Lobos, Greensky Bluegrass, and Leftover Salmon.
The Festy Experience is ecstatic to announce the initial music lineup for the 9th annual festival, happening October 5-7, 2018 at Infinity Downs Farm in Arrington, Virginia. The lineup features a carefully curated blend of national and regional roots music acts, featuring Greensky Bluegrass, Gillian Welch, Railroad Earth, Sam Bush Band, Della Mae, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Fruition, Carbon Leaf, Rubblebucket, Sons of Bill, Hackensaw Boys, Bonnie Payne. Tickets are on-sale now.
Cloud 9 Adventures announces the return of Strings & Sol, the annual bluegrass-centric tropical concert vacation, held at the beloved all-inclusive Now Sapphire and Dreams Resort & Spa in Puerto Morelos. Now entering its seventh year, the event will take place on the beautiful coastline in the Riviera Maya region of Mexico from December 7-11, 2018.
Frendly Gathering Music Festival, produced by professional snowboarder Danny Davis and television personality Jack Mitrani, has announced its full lineup of bands. Joining headlining acts Twiddle, Greensky Bluegrass and Kamasi Washington will be The Devil Makes Three, Nahko & Medicine for the People, Kat Wright, White Denim, Emancipator & a special collaborative set featuring Mihali (of Twiddle) & Nahko.Other additions include Keznamdi, Lynx, The Relative, Peace in the Valley, Sabouyama, & Django.
Innovative Giving Enhancement 501(c)(3) today announces the artist collective for the fourth annual Music and Art Immersion program happening in Barcelona, Spain October 5-14, 2018. Participants no longer have to imagine ten days and nine nights of concerts and jams on the beach, in elegant flamenco palaces, classic gothic theaters, historic jazz clubs, acoustically perfect ancient squares, and historic concert halls. They’re now the nightly backdrop for this trip’s cultural exchange for an experience that truly is once in a lifetime.