The first annual Horseshoe Music Festival, set in picturesque Jackson, Wyoming Labor Day weekend was nothing short of magical. Musician Duane Betts and his wife, designer Lisa Hadley Betts created a completely unique, festival experience that celebrated all the things they love and appreciate.

Earl Scruggs rests in a vast suburban cemetery just outside Nashville, Tennessee, beside his devoted wife and manager, among countless other memorials to the departed. A short distance away, the Country Music Hall of Fame displays his banjo alongside the instruments of his bluegrass peers, Bill Monroe and Lester Flatt. While Scruggs might not have single-handedly birthed bluegrass, he undeniably propelled it to prominence with his groundbreaking three-finger playing style, relentless touring, and fusion of bluegrass with rock and pop.

The annual ALL IN Music & Arts Festival in Indianapolis returned for its second year this past weekend and with double the attendance from 2022. The 2023 installment played host to mind-blowing sets from Trey Anastasio & Classic Tab, Tenacious D (featuring Jack Black and Kyle Gass), Umphrey’s McGee + Led Zeppelin Dreamset featuring Jason Bonham, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Greensky Bluegrass, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Cory Wong, The Beatles Dreamset and many more.

On Friday, August 25th, the THING Festival returned to Port Townsend, WA, for its third season. The three-day event, curated by Adam Zacks of the Seattle Theatre Group, showcased an eclectic lineup on two main stages and three associated venues. One festival-goer described the experience as "a mostly chill-out menagerie." Of the two stages, the Jeremiah Green stage memorialized the Modest Mouse drummer who tragically succumbed to cancer in early 2023.

New York State’s inaugural Hoochenanny Festival gains an electrifying edge with The Struts headlining. On October 21, in the Village of Geneseo, the celebration of the state's burgeoning whiskey culture promises to captivate attendees with a sublime mix of music, craft spirits, local heritage, and the unique elements that make life intriguing.

Borderland Festival, one of the Buffalo, NY region's most popular music and art festivals, in collaboration with 1 Million Strong, Divided Sky Foundation, and The Phoenix, is thrilled to announce the first-ever Sober Retreat Tent at Knox Farm State Park in East Aurora, New York. The event will take place from September 15-17.


Jersey City's annual Latin Jazz & Salsa series, Pier Fest, is back on Friday nights this September. Produced by Riverview Jazz, the same organization behind the Jersey City Jazz Festival, this event is hosted in partnership with Exchange Place Alliance. The festivities will be held at J. Owen Grundy Plaza, situated at the convergence of Montgomery St and the Hudson River. The series kicks off on Friday, September 8th, at 6 pm and continues on consecutive Fridays until the 29th.

With a massive crowd of over 60,000 music fans from across the United States and 5,000 campsites took over Pryor, Oklahoma September 1-3, Rocklahoma has retained its reputation as America’s Biggest Labor Day Weekend Party.

Today, FNGRS CRSSD and Framework have announced the phase one lineup for the debut edition of PROPER Las Vegas, taking place at the iconic AREA15 on December 30th + 31st. This announcement comes on the heels of the brand’s lineup reveal for PROPER NYE/NYD in San Diego, returning to Petco Park on December 31st and January 1st following a sold-out debut.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass today announces a fourth round of artists for their highly anticipated 2023 iteration in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, September 29-October 1. The three-day, multi-stage free music festival adds Emmylou Harris, The Teskey Brothers, M. Ward, Shakey Graves, Bombino, Syd Straw, Hermanos Gutierrez, The Third Mind, Eilen Jewell, and The SticklerPhonics all of which were teased yesterday with their medley streaming exclusively on the HSB23 app, easily downloadable on Apple and Android devices.

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