Festivals

The Beale Street Music Festival returned to Memphis after a nearly three-year pandemic-induced hiatus. One of America's oldest music festivals made its triumphant return marking its 44th anniversary. The three-day event, steeped in the polite mannerisms associated with the region's southern charm and gracious manners, overcame a plethora of obstacles, including those related to the Covid epidemic, logistical problems, and weather issues.

The Range (Marty’s Driving Range) is proud to announce they will host their first two-night live music event – Granite Meltdown – to open the 2022 summer concert series on June 3rd and 4th at their revamped outdoor venue.

Ten bands will perform at the Granite Meltdown, featuring headliners Kung Fu (CT) on Friday night and The Ghost of Paul Revere (ME) on Saturday night. For a non-stop music experience, there will be two stages during Granite Meltdown, an event curated by Cooper Leafe, owner of Upstream Sound & More.

The Long Hot Summer (festival) Days are finally here! Its’ been 1,095 days since we all got together back in June of 2019 to celebrate the namesake of your festival, John Hartford. We are in full jubilation mode and thrilled that next week y’all will descend upon the new and much larger venue at the Lawrence County Recreational Park in Springville, IN. We’ve got over 30 bands to facilitate the “Vamps In The Middle” of your musical tastes. We believe this roster of talent is as eclectic and varied as John Hartford.

Mojo Monday blues radio show and KWVH 94.3 FM present a Special Broadcast featuring artists performing at the 20th Anniversary Blues From The Top Music Festival in Winter Park, Colorado, airing Monday, June 6 from 8pm-10pm Central Time (BFTT special re-broadcasts Thursday, June 9 from 12Noon-2PM. Listen/Stream the show 24/7 at www.KWVH.org through June 13.

California Roots Music and Arts Festival is excited to return, after a two year hiatus due to COVID-19, on May 26th! And for those who are unable make it to Monterey County Fair and Event Center this year, the festival is thrilled to announce the return of Cali Roots Live - The Return, the livestreaming event for Cali Roots 2022.
 

Innovation Arts & Entertainment (IAE) has hired music industry veteran James Macdonald to oversee all of its festival and live event operations. Macdonald comes to IAE with more than two decades of experience producing and promoting live entertainment events including the Life is Good Festival. Macdonald will oversee all of IAE’s festivals on Martha’s Vineyard and beyond including Beach Road Weekend Presented by Black Dog, Vineyard Campout, MV Oyster Festival, and the MV Food and Wine Festival.

BeachLife Festival, Southern California’s premier three-day live music, art, and culinary experience, is proud to announce its 2022 return to Seaside Lagoon in Redondo Beach, CA on September 16-18 for the first annual BeachLife Ranch Country & Americana festival.

Love From Philly will officially kick off Philly’s newest outdoor venue – The Oval On the Parkway with a free all Philadelphia culture celebration featuring performances from local artists who call the city home including Rich Medina, Cosmo Baker, Lauren Hart, the West Philly Orchestra, Schooly D, The Philly Gospel Preservation Alliance, The Ultimates, Ursula Rucker, The Tisburys, WALLIS and more.

Today the Lowell Folk Festival’s producing partners announced that legendary Irish group Cherish the Ladies and the Afro-Puerto Rican icons Los Pleneros de la 21 are among first six artists confirmed for the 2022 festival, taking place July 29-31.   Celebrating its 35th Anniversary this summer, the 2022 Lowell Folk Festival promises to continue its rich history of showcasing a diverse and eclectic mix of musical styles from regions across the country.

Sheryl Crow gets it – the beach life, that is. “All I wanna do is have some fun, until the sun comes up over Santa Monica Boulevard,” Crow sang on Sunday during a twilight set on the sand at Redondo Beach, just 15 miles south of the oceanfront Santa Monica Pier. One of the BeachLife Festival’s high-profile performers who first made waves toward prominence in the late ‘80s/early ‘90s, Crow shared top billing with Smashing Pumpkins, Weezer, Stone Temple Pilots, 311, and the Steve Miller Band (who’s first hit was in 1968).

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