Festivals

MerleFest, presented by Window World—Wilkesboro, North Carolina’s annual homecoming of musicians and music fans—is only one week away. As the festival nears, organizers want to remind festivalgoers of a few important details. Festival gates will open at 1:30 pm local time on Thursday and 9:30 am on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. All attendees and participants will be required to show one of the following 2 options along with festival admission passes to enter the festival:

DelFest's late night lineup which has moved to an outdoor silent disco setting.

It’s outdoor late nights, folks! Each night, the featured act will perform under the stars at the Potomac Stage without a PA. All the music will be channeled through headphones. You purchase a ticket, and exchange it that night for a set of headphones that will allow you to enjoy the show! Return your headphones at the end each night for sanitization and charging!!

The annual Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival returns to the Green on Saturday, September 18, from noon until 10:00 p.m. Canceled because of the pandemic in 2020, this year’s free concert pays tribute to one of its founders Linda Kiger Smith and Mike Fabrizio, a longtime member of the festival committee, both of whom passed away in June. An initiative by Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty, the Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival is made possible by the generous support of a long list of sponsors.
 

Last weekend’s Railbird Festival which took place at Keeneland Horse Racing Course in Lexington, Kentucky, took some hard hits from the media as the first day seemed to be filled with long lines, high temperatures, and lots of thirsty concertgoers. It was the second time the festival has been held, after being forced to cancel the 2020 event due to the pandemic.

"We are absolutely heartbroken to announce that we must cancel Bonnaroo," the festival wrote on its website Tuesday. "While this weekend's weather looks outstanding, currently Centeroo is waterlogged in many areas, the ground is incredibly saturated on our tollbooth paths, and the campgrounds are flooded to the point that ... we are unable to drive in or park vehicles safely."

Due to the growing threat posed by the Delta Variant of COVID-19, The Town and the City Festival organizers have made the tough decision to postpone the 2021 festival until April 8 and 9, 2022. Originally scheduled for Friday, October 22nd and Saturday, October 23rd, the two-day music and arts festival features more than 50 acts performing in 12 different venues around downtown Lowell, Massachusetts. All tickets already sold for the festival will be honored at the new dates in April.

Be a part of the change September 17-19 at The Shift Music Festival and Visionaries Summit by tuning in to a FREE online conference and music festival featuring 100+ speakers and music artists from around the globe. This powerful lineup of changemakers, thought leaders, artists, and creatives are uniting to make a massive global impact… to plant ONE MILLION trees in order to restore ecosystems, reboot economies, and heal our relationship with Mother Earth.

After cancelling in 2020 and postponing April 2021’s reboot, Old Settler’s Music Festival planners can’t wait to welcome old friends and introduce new ones to their Tilmon, Texas home for the 34th annual gathering of roots-music artists and fans, now slated for Oct. 21-24. A limited amount of tickets, priced at 2020 levels, will go on sale today for those not already holding 2020 passes.

Festival organizers for MerleFest have announced updated safety protocol for this year's event which takes place Sept. 16-19 in Wilkesboro, NC. MerleFest prides itself on being a safe environment for music fans to experience the joy of collectively celebrating the very best in Americana, bluegrass, folk, and roots music in a family friendly environment.

Organizers for Park City Song Summit, the five-day music and culture gathering happening Sept. 8-12 in Park City, UT, have outlined COVID-19 safety protocol for this year’s event. After consulting and meeting with top health officials, infectious disease experts, local government, various artist agents/managers, and high-level festival and concert promoters to employ best practices around large gatherings, Song Summit organizers are proactively taking safety measures for Song Summit talent, attendees, and staff.