Festivals

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. 

The Tisbury Board of Selectmen has canceled the 2020 Beach Road Weekend Music Festival. Innovation Arts & Entertainment (IAE), The producers of the festival, completely support this decision. The three-day music festival was set to take place Friday, July 24 to Sunday, July 26 at Veterans Memorial Park in Vineyard Haven. Ticket buyers will receive a full refund. IAE plans to bring Beach Road Weekend back to Martha’s Vineyard in 2021 with another talented lineup.

As we fight COVID-19 together, the power of music to bring hope, foster community, and encourage mental health is more resonant than ever. With this in mind, Pickathon is excited to present A Concert A Day starting April 8, an initiative to help musicians and artist communities through the Recording Academy’s MUSICARES® organization. During this time of hardship, with so many artists unable to tour and so many people stuck at home, Pickathon is opening the vaults to premiere one full concert a day for 60 days, streaming for free on Facebook, Amazon Music’s Twitch channel, and on YouTube.

With heavy hearts, the organizers behind Campout For The Cause announce the cancellation of 2020's festival, previously set to take place in Buena Vista, CO over May 29-31. With social distancing orders changing rapidly by the day, there's too much speculation surrounding large gatherings and their ability to return at this time.

Skull & Roses Festival officially dropped reschedule dates yesterday and also announced a virtual party happening this week…as we can’t all be together this weekend in Ventura.

While the music world turns to live streams and fresh content, Borderland Festival has shared unreleased footage of Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass featuring Oteil Burbridge and the Infamous Stringdusters rehearsing “Eyes of the World” in the historic equestrian stables at Knox Farm State Park in East Aurora, NY, just outside of Buffalo.

This coming Friday, April 3rd, will mark the second installment of WWG TV from the producers of WinterWonderGrass. Viewers can tune into the livestream on Friday at 6:00 pm MT (5:00 pm PT/8:00 pm ET) via the festival's official Facebook page and YouTube channel.

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