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.
American Beauty NYC, midtown Manhattan’s premier craft beer bar + music venue is gearing up for another few weeks full of exciting concerts.
Vinnie Amico (Moe.) will take the stage with his band, Floodwood this Thursday, 12/14. Also sharing the bill will be Headband, an all-star improvisational group comprised of Craig Brodhead (Turkuaz), Bill Carbone (Max Creek) and Karina Rykman (Marco Benevento’s band).
Another Summer Camp Music Festival has come and gone, and while every weekend spent at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL beholds something different, this weekend had an extra-special feeling to it that was hard to put your finger on. Maybe it was the seemingly yearly re-occurring thunder storm that rolled through the festival grounds mid-afternoon Friday, soaking the grounds and bringing out the inner-child in the crowd as fans stomped through the puddles with their rain boots.
Legendary rock torchbearers, Gov’t Mule, will once again team up with preeminent progressive rock band moe. to co-headline the Red Rocks Amphitheatre on August 25th, with special guest Blackberry Smoke. Fan club presale available Wednesday, February 3rd at www.mule.net, tickets on sale Friday, February 5th.
Catskill Chill Music Festival has announced moe. as the headliner for “A Farewell to Minglewood” which will take place September 18-20, 2015, in Hancock, New York. This is the first time that the preeminent New York jam band has performed at Catskill Chill, making it a very special way to close six amazing years at Camp Minglewood before the event moves to a new home in 2016.<
After a very intimate Fox Theater show the night before dedicated to longtime taper Eric Vandercar, who died tragically in a train crash in New York, moe. was ready to bring it to the Denver crowd. It is their 25th Anniversary tour, and it takes a special group of musicians to be able to pull that off.
Conductor Matt Butler is a genius! However he got inspired to come up with this idea of improvisational conducting talented musicians was brilliant. The reason that I say this is because it is very pleasant and beneficial to all parties when musicians are happier than the crowd. Everyone wins! There are only a few inspirational times when that happens. I see it when I am at major festivals and musicians are collaborating, or I see it in super jams such as the Everyone Orchestra.