Festivals

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Earl Scruggs Music Festival treated bluegrass fans to an unforgettable musical experience this weekend at Tryon International Equestrian Center, delivering an explosion of show-stopping performances across three days. Returning to Mill Spring, NC for the second time ever, Scruggs Fest more than doubled in attendance from its inaugural year, bringing world-class entertainment, thought-provoking workshops, and countless on-site experiences including horseback riding, bourbon tasting, golf, and more to Earl’s home region.

Newport Folk Festival made a triumphant return to the fort this year, laden with curiosity and high anticipation. The buzz from last year's surprise performances by Paul Simon and Joni Jam carried over, setting the stage for another captivating experience. Adding further intrigue was this year's inclusion of Lana Del Rey, which pushed ticket prices on the controversial secondary market to unprecedented heights, primarily driven by her fan base.

What started as one-day “Gospel Brunch & Pig Roast” at Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge in Madison,TN in October of 2022, ONE BIG LOVE has now turned into a 6 month long bi-monthly music & food concert series on Thursdays highlighting some of the most inspiring and upcoming musicians, artisans, and chefs in Nashville.  Sept 21 will be a mega event held as many travel to Nashville to attend the famed AMERICANAFEST and will feature over 25 bands.

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The inaugural Miracle In Mundelein event, which will soon make history as Illinois’ first concert to permit onsite cannabis consumption, has unveiled its Canna FAQ - a list of festival guidelines regarding cannabis consumption, purchasing, and more.

Central to BEACHLIFE RANCH is the festival’s commitment to working with local and national nonprofits focused on the protection and well-being of veterans and community. As with previous years, they are partnering with a number of amazing organizations this year that have made a real impact in support of important causes: Redondo Beach Police Foundation, Fisher House Foundation, Kings Care Foundation and the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation.

Nickel Creek, Margo Price, and Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers headline Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Sept. 8-10 in Historic Downtown Bristol, Tenn.-Va. - the town where the 1927 Bristol Sessions famously sparked the "big bang of country music." Voted among the top five music festivals in the country by USA Today 10Best readers in 2023, the jam-packed, three-day event is honoring its heritage by serving 133 sets of live music and entertainment on 14 stages.