Festivals

Week Eight of A Concert A Day is here and North Carolina is giving us three of the best artists they have to offer, with honky tonk-infused Appalachian Bluegrass pickers Town Mountain, acclaimed roots duo Mandolin Orange, and folk rock water diviners Hiss Golden Messenger each representing the Tar Heel State on Pickathon stages Monday, Friday, and Saturday respectively. We’ll also see art pop expressionist Ezra Furman, South Carolina Americana mainstays Shovels & Rope, and Swedish post-punk fusion reactors Viagra Boys in their 2019 Galaxy Barn performance.

In what was set to be its final run, Camp Euforia, one of Iowa’s longest running independent music festivals will postpone the final year of the festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers announced the cancellation of the 2020 festival with a request for fans to help raise funds for artists impacted by the pandemic.

Porter Productions, the organizers of The Town and The City Festival, has officially postponed the 2020 festival.  Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and the many challenges that have arisen from it, a decision has been made to move the event from October 23 + 24, 2020 to October 22 + 23, 2021. The event will still feature many local musicians as well as national touring acts performing at venues across downtown Lowell.

Today, Ideaison announces Retrospekt, a two-day Livestream event taking place in the Downtown L.A. (DTLA) Arts District in June. The new kind of virtual music festival will integrate live and digital elements and will be free to those who R.S.V.P. All fan donations will go to two organizations: To Write Love on Her Arms and MusiCares, that support music, events, and mental health to aid in crisis relief.

DelFest, the festival brainchild of Del McCoury and his extended McCoury family, has just announced DelFest At Home, a streaming event celebrating musical highlights from DelFests past. Happening during the originally scheduled festival weekend, May 21st through May 24th, the free online event will feature performances from the festival’s namesake and his family as well as bluegrass and jam band luminaries such as Trey Anastasio Band, Bela Fleck & Chris Thile, Greensky Bluegrass, and more. A full lineup can be found below.

The OC Music Festival, in partnership with DJE Sound and Lighting, has announced their inaugural “So Over COVID” streaming music festival.  The livestream, taking place on Memorial Day weekend, will feature some of Southern California’s biggest “jam band” acts in footage captured live from the 2019 festival, as well as new footage taped especially for this special event.

Summer Camp Music Festival & Live From Out There have announced the initial lineup of artists participating in next weekend’s Virtual Festival: A 20 Year Retrospective taking place from Friday, May 22nd to Sunday, May 23rd. Hosted by Andy Frasco and Jonathan Schwartz, the virtual festival will include a mix of live and pre-recorded performances, workshops, panel discussions, live Q & A, and interviews plus plenty of throwback sets from years past. Confirmed artists include:

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Umphrey’s McGee

Andy Frasco & The U.N.

Aqueous

Big Gigantic

Summer Camp Music Festival in conjunction with partners Live from Out There, have revealed plans to commemorate the fest’s 20th year on Memorial Day Weekend (which would have been the actual anniversary) with an online streaming event for everyone to enjoy. This digital party will take a look back at the past two decades of shared love, community and of course, music. Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment and Summer Camp Music Festival are excited to announce:

With our sights set on this summer’s festival ever since the lights went down in 2019, it comes with great sadness that we have to announce the postponement of the 4848 Festival. We all intended to stand at the high point in West Virginia to celebrate life with music and friends, yet the global pandemic requires us to consider everyone’s health and the big picture.

The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, in collaboration with Relix Magazine, is hosting Suwannee at Home: Spirit Raiser 2020. This virtual online festival will take place Friday-Sunday, May 15-17 and is intended to raise the spirits of our music community, to keep us connected to our beloved Suwannee, and to raise some funds for festival support staff.