Festivals

Boston’s Independent Radio, 92.5 the River announced Guster will headline the 18th Annual Riverfest Seaside Music Festival.  The 2019 Festival will be held on Sat., August 24, 2019 from 12 noon – 6 pm at its new location at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester, MA.

With just a few weeks until the gates open at the Newport Folk Festival, I find myself thinking about little else, at least musically. I go to a number of festivals and see a lot of shows, but it’s rare that a musical event can rob my attention well before it happens. It’s difficult to describe the festival to those who haven’t been; like anything magical, you really need to experience it for yourself to fully understand why it sells out instantly, without the fanfare of announcements and advertisements. In fact, the last ticket is sold long before the first artist is announced.

If you’re trying to solidify your plans for the summer music festival season, look no further. Levitate Music Festival at the Marshfield Fair Grounds in Marshfield MA has you covered, and it’s almost sold out! The surf shop and apparel line, Levitate, based out of Marshfield, started the festival back in 2013. it's grown to what it is today and will bring a healthy dose of soul, funk, jam, and reggae to the south east section of Massachusetts all weekend. Grateful Web will be there to cover the action! 

The last record-breaking edition of Gent Jazz Festival dates from 2012. Then, 38,000 people visited the Bijlokesite. This year, the festival added another thousand, thanks to big names like Yann Tiersen, Diana Krall, Gregory Porter, Jamie Cullum, John Zorn and Joan Baez. Equally impressive: the new stages, as well as several musical discoveries and the Ghent jazz scene.

Celebrating the adventurous spirit of Lowell native author Jack Kerouac, the line-up for the Second Annual The Town and The City Festival, will bring together more than 50 locally-based and national touring acts for performances throughout multiple venues in downtown Lowell, MA.  Produced by Porter Productions in association with the Greater Merrimack Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau, the festival will take place October 18-19, 2019.  A limited number of Early Bird Weekend Passes will go on-sale Friday, J

Now in its 35th year and in its 11th year at its current setting, Grey Fox has hosted virtually every notable luminary of the bluegrass, progressive string, and acoustic musical genres.

The Werk Out Festival has announced its daily lineup schedule for August 1st-August 3rd, 2019. In its 10th year founded and curated by The Werks, this year presents the most robust lineup yet with Big Gigantic, STS9, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Steel Pulse, The Floozies, Twiddle, Matisyahu, and more rounding out the genre-spanning lineup handpicked by the festival’s namesake band. In addition, the festival has announced single-day tickets available for the first time in their history.

Day two of California Roots Music and Arts Festival 2019 was when it started to become increasingly undeniable that the festival was growing closer and closer to the level of popularity akin to a traditional mainstream festival, as opposed to its usual niche. Much of the festival’s merchandise sold out before the end of day one, a clear sign that this year’s festival grew faster than even optimistically expected.

Escape the ordinary & celebrate 7 years of Colorado’s most beloved music festival, ARISE, at the beautiful Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, Colorado. This premiere music, yoga, art, and camping festival with a leave-no trace ethos is committed to producing an annual gathering that is a joyous pathway for building and strengthening community.

The Village of Patchogue Protecting the Environment Committee (PEP) and The Great South Bay Music Festival have launched The GSB-PEP Project to showcase at this year’s Great South Bay Music Festival held at Shore Front Park in Patchogue from July 18-21, 2019.