Festivals

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell announced the addition of an extra day to the 2024 Festival as the event will now begin on Thursday, April 25, creating two equal four-day weekends:

Thursday, April 25 – Sunday, April 28

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Thursday, May 2 – Sunday, May 5

With two top acts — The Dead South and Sierra Ferrell — making their debuts, and favorites The Infamous Stringdusters and Paul Cauthen returning, this year’s WinterWonderGrass Steamboat lineup of bluegrass, Americana, and roots-music artists could be the best yet. WinterWonderGrass Steamboat takes place March 1-3, 2024, at the Steamboat Ski Resort in Steamboat Springs, Colo. General admission and VIP passes go on sale today for the family-friendly music and brew festival, now in its 11th year.

From the first note to the last, the Birthplace of Country Music (BCM) has declared its 22nd annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival, presented by Ballad Health, a resounding success.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass today announces the final artists for their highly anticipated 2023 festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park September 29-October 1.

The 2nd annual Mission Bayfest will be taking place for two days on Friday September 29th and Saturday, September 30th, 2023 off the shores of Mission Bay at Mariners Point Park in San Diego. This is the first music festival of its kind dedicated to Mission Bay Park; the largest man-made aquatic park in the United States. With over 7,000 attendees at their previous edition of San Diego Bayfest, the Mission Bayfest team brings an all-new festival to San Diego with a next-level lineup of reggae tastemakers.

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Miami-based concert promoter and event producer GMP Live is thrilled to announce the return of North Beach Music Festival for its third year this December 1st–3rd, 2023. In addition, NBMF pledges to donate $1 per ticket sold to Backline.

Taking place at the Miami Beach Bandshell and the adjacent Bandshell Park, NBMF 2023 is a partnership between GMP Live, Dayglo Presents, The Rhythm Foundation, Miami-Dade County Tourism Development Council and the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority.

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.