The inaugural Earl Scruggs Music Festival, scheduled for September 4-5, 2020 in Mill Spring, North Carolina, is still moving forward in these uncertain times. Festivals everywhere have been hard hit by a summer of cancellations and an atmosphere of uncertainty, but we all will need to gather again soon. In the meantime, the Earl Scruggs Music Festival is proud to present A Month of Mondays, a series of lively livestreamed interviews between the festival’s artistic director Steve Johnson of SJ21 Music and select performers from the festival.
On Monday, the fourth week of A Concert A Day kicks off with Miya Folick, one of the most memorable sets of Pickathon 2019. The L.A. dark pop balladeer, known for her soaring vocals and unmitigated on-stage energy, once used Tinder to put together her band. Monday’s stream of Folick’s Woods Stage performance will be hosted by Paste Magazine’s Ellen Johnson. Acclaimed roots-gospel duo The War and Treaty (Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Blount-Trotter) also played the Woods Stage in 2018.
Florida’s favorite reggae festival has just announced some lineup adjustments for Reggae Rise Up Florida 2020. Originally scheduled for March 20th-22nd, Reggae Rise Up made the difficult decision to postpone the festival until the fall (October 2nd-4th) just days prior to its commencement amid the growing health concerns surrounding COVID-19. Additionally, in consideration of the lineup changes, the festival has also released new information on ticket exchange procedures for fans who would now like to swap their tickets for a different day.
Electric Forest (EF) announced today that based on input from state and local authorities regarding public gatherings amid the COVID-19 pandemic it has cancelled its 2020 event. The beloved music and camping festival, which sold out within one hour of its public on sale last December, was scheduled to celebrate its 10th anniversary June 25-28, 2020 in Rothbury, Michigan.
Reggae Rise Up – one of the most recognized reggae festival brands in the US – has just announced their new dates for their inaugural Las Vegas festival, now scheduled to take place on October 24th and 25th at The Downtown Las Vegas Events Center. Originally scheduled for this coming weekend, Live Nite Events (the festival production and promotion company responsible for Reggae Rise Up) made the decision to postpone the festival to the fall amid the growing health concerns surrounding COVID-19.
The third and final installment of WWG TV's debut season will air this coming Friday, April 10th and promises to highlight the inherent collaborative nature of the WinterWonderGrass community formally entitled, "Connection & Collaboration."
We hung in there as long as we could, but It looks like Covid-19 is going to have its way this year. Dark Star Orchestra and All Good Presents have faced many storms, but like the rest of the world, we have never experienced anything like this before. Unfortunately, we have to reschedule the Dark Star Jubilee for 2021, but in the spirit of delivering the 9th edition of The Jubilee as it was meant to be, we are thrilled and grateful that most of the bands have already committed to making the move with us.