George Porter Jr.

The Horseshoe Music Festival, in conjunction with the Launch Pad Foundation 501c3, proudly announces the all-star lineup for their 2nd Annual Labor Day Weekend festival. Created by musician Duane Betts and his wife, designer Lisa Hadley Betts, you are invited to explore this unique festival experience that celebrates art in music, fashion, culinary arts, and wellness on August 30th, 31st, and September 1st at The Virginian Lodge in Jackson, Wyoming.

My first visit to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (a.k.a. "Jazzfest") was sort of a happy accident. In 1988, I was a young 20-something Grateful Dead tourhead, and I heard rumors that Little Feat was going to play their first show since the death of Lowell George a decade earlier. The allure was heightened by the fact that the reformed band would play on a riverboat floating on the Mississippi in New Orleans.

Funk legend and Meters' bassist George Porter Jr. returned to the Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday, March 16, 202, along with his band Runnin' Pardners to celebrate the life of drummer Russell Batiste. He also brought many accomplished friends including drummer Adam Deitch, keyboardist John Papa Gros, and guitarist Cris Jacobs.

Spirits were flying high at the Miami Beach Bandshell this past weekend for the third year of the beloved North Beach Music Festival. With some of the funkiest names in live and jam music gracing the stage to their adoring fans, this winter gathering has quickly solidified its place as one of the year's can't-miss fests. A perfect blend of intimate and tropical, we already can't wait to see what they have in store for us next year.

The Go Big For Hunger All-Star Band returns for two fundraising concerts at Portland House of Music & Events on March 8 and 9, 2024 (The Annual Go Big For Hunger Jam to support children with food insecurities). The shows feature Phish drummer Jon Fishman,  George Porter Jr.

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. Today, the beloved festival shares its daily lineups and fans can purchase single-day tickets starting this coming Friday, September 29th at 12:00 pm ET at northbeachmusicfestival.com.

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 Horseshoe Music Festival is thrilled to announce its Wave 1 lineup for this year's festival, taking place on September 1, 2, and 3, 2023 at the beautiful Virginian Lodge in Jackson, Wyoming. This unique festival experience has been brought to life by acclaimed musician Duane Betts and his wife, designer Lisa Hadley Betts, who are set to delight guests with their passion for music, fashion, food, wellness, and community.

Acclaimed indie-soul songwriter Son Little makes a guest appearance on "Fall Right In," the final single release of the forthcoming Floki Sessions: Boots in Place' album available on July 7, 2023, via Floki Studios. The all-star collaborative album features George Porter Jr.

Thursday nights are often the start of the weekend, in New Orleans some say the weekend never stops, and that proved true for the Fleur De Dead show at the Saenger Theatre on April 28th. With a setlist that complemented with the forthcoming weeks of Jazz Fest in Nola, a great mix of musicians, and fresh incoming concert-goers from all over-- Fleur De Dead delivered a jam that met audience enthusiasm with grooving frenetic joy.

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