Festivals

MerleFest, presented by Window World, has officially come to a close, but not without a number of unforgettable collaborations, spontaneous sit-ins, and world-class performances at the much anticipated return of North Carolina’s beloved festival. Tedeschi Trucks Band, Sturgill Simpson, and Mavis Staples all brought extra MerleFest energy to the Watson Stage over the course of the weekend.

Summerfest 2022 will take place June 23-25, June 30-July 1, and July 7-9, Thursday through Saturday, from Noon - Midnight.  More details on the lineup will be forthcoming in the months ahead.

As the band A Thousand Horses played their final note on the State Street Stage, closing out Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion's 20th anniversary celebration, festival organizers at the Birthplace of Country Music (BCM) were already hinting to the media that next year's event would honor another big milestone, the 95th anniversary of the 1927 Bristol Sessions - the event known internationally as the "big bang of country music."

North Beach Music Festival, set to happen at Miami Beach's historic North Beach Bandshell this December, has shared daily lineups. Coinciding with its daily lineup announcement, the festival is also releasing a limited allotment of single-day tickets, on sale tomorrow, Wednesday, September 15 at 12:00 pm ET. Additionally, North Beach Music Festival is excited to announce that long-time Florida jam scene anchors, The Heavy Pets, have joined the lineup.

High Ground Music & Arts Experience will commence on October 2nd at the Levitt Pavilion, inviting Revelers to join them in the first-ever EDM festival in this natural grassy amphitheater with stunning views. The festival is focused on live performance and features an array of international and local artists, including Snakehips, Haywyre, Louis Futon, pluko, Bass Physics, and Lucy Daydream.

The Americana Music Association returns to form for 2021 with the in-person embodiment of AMERICANAFEST. The annual event brings together fans and industry professionals alike and The California Country Show is ready to pick up where they left off by presenting 3 stellar events celebrating the rich history of Americana music inspired by and emanating from the West Coast. All three events are produced by Manda Mosher and Eric Craig of Blackbird Record Label in association with Deb Morrison of Prickly Pear Presents.

The Shift Network (TSN), a global leader in transformational learning and events, presents an epic three-day free online festival, The Shift Music Festival and Visionaries Summit, September 17-19. World-renowned musicians and visionaries will unite for one purpose: to kick off the Shift Network’s goal of planting 1 MILLION TREES.

Late-night “Afterparty” performances have been announced for the BeachLife Festival. Among the late-night music purveyors of particular interest to Grateful Web readers include renowned Southern California bands Cubensis and The Higgs. On Saturday, The Higgs, whose mission is “Melting faces. Blowing minds. Cerebral jams for the masses,” will jam out post-fest at Samba By the Sea on the waterfront in the Redondo Beach Marina, just a few steps away from the festival site.

The music performance times have been announced for the 11th Orange County Brew Ska Ska. The annual event from Southern California based Brew Ha Ha Productions features an afternoon of craft beer tasting along with music from an all-star lineup of ska and ska punk bands on Saturday, September 11 at Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, CA. Brew Ska Ska attendees will enjoy performances from Less Than Jake, Hepcat, The Aggrolites, Mustard Plug, The Toasters, Bite Me Bambi and Half Past Two.

With Louder Than Life less than a month away, to be held September 23, 24, 25 & 26 at Highland Festival Grounds At KY Expo Center in Louisville, KY, festival producers Danny Wimmer Presents have announced additional onsite entertainment, the full bourbon lineup and unique food offerings for The World’s Largest Rock ‘N’ Roll Whiskey Festival.

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