It was finally the official opening day (day two for us) for Bonnaroo 2022 on June 16 for the first time in three years. Although the festivities began in the campground two days earlier, the official festival didn’t start until Centeroo threw open its doors shortly after noon. Hot, sweaty temperatures sent many music fans straight to shady areas like trees, the iconic Centeroo water fountain, and the water park complete with white sand beaches.
Another weekend in the Denver Metro area has come to a close and was once again filled with epic, sold out shows that brought music lovers by the thousands to our most favored venues. Red Rocks saw two great nights of the annual Tedeschi Trucks Band, while Planet Bluegrass hosted their annual RockyGrass Festival, celebrating their 50th, and bringing all manner of living legends out for the birthday festivities.
This July 15th & July 16th (716 Day), there’s only one place to be: Cobblestone Live Music & Arts Festival in the Historic Cobblestone District of Downtown Buffalo. This two-day festival takes place from 6pm to 11pm on July 15 and from 1pm to 11pm on July 16 with after parties set at Buffalo Iron Works and Lockhouse Distillery & Bar each night.
Pulling into Summer Camp for my first time I couldn’t help but feel a bit apprehensive. Everything I’ve read or seen on the web says “It’s an amazing fest… as long as it doesn’t rain“ Yet, here I was, pulling up to the gate on Friday morning after 3 solid days of precipitation. Stepping out of my jeep into the parking lot I immediately sunk into the mud up to my ankles and thought to myself “Welp, I guess it’s time to get dirty!”
Andy Frasco generates incredible energy at his live shows and that same off-the-chart energy explodes in his songwriting with his new album, Wash, Rinse, Repeat. If Carol King was a songwriter that conveyed a conversational women’s confession songwriting style, then Andy Frasco has that same kind of conversational confession songwriting for those of us that suffer from mental health issues. Wash, Rinse, Repeat is a testament to his variety of influences and his Keith Richards-like ability to sustain that boundless energy.
With the Atlanta Festival season going full throttle, Rival Entertainment is pleased to present Candler Park Music Festival as the first festival for the unofficial start of Summer. The two-day event reclaimed its traditional dates and will welcome fans back to Candler Park for music, food, and art on June 03 and 04, 2022.
Cabin fever is revived and revved up to an 11. This summer is finally showing itself, both societally and weather permitting. Let’s kick it off on Memorial Day weekend and see some music! My app is downloaded, I’ve scribbled down which sets I want to go to, and now comparing notes with friends, I still can’t decide which is my best option. It’s all posted online because it is time for Summer Camp 2022! It’s Sunshine, Moonshine, Soulshine, and Starshine stages to rage your face off.
As music fans are still coping with a drawn out ending to the pandemic, and when everyone’s seasonal depression has convinced them there is no hope left in the world, a ray of bright warm light is emerging on the horizon in the form of Andy Frasco & The U.N.’s latest LP, Wash, Rinse, Repeat. The album was released on Friday, April 8.