The sad passing on October 12 of Andy Goessling, founding member of Railroad Earth, the ongoing host band for the Hangtown Music Festival (Oct. 25-28), was a unifying thread at this year’s fest, prompting outspoken love, respect, and admiration. In the end, the shared loss sparked a like-minded cause for life celebration and a shared process of moving forward amid a backdrop of fabulous music, Halloween costumes, and community.
Grammy-winning bluegrass quintet THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS have announced their first tour dates of 2019, with a West Coast run kicking off January 16 in Los Angeles. The group will wind their way up to the northwest and wrap January 27 in Bellingham, WA. Their friends in Midnight North are opening on select dates.
THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS-Grammy Award-winners in 2018 for "Best Bluegrass Album"-have announced a four-show run in Colorado to help ring in 2019. Set for December 28 and 29 in Frisco, CO and December 30 and 31 in Denver, the concerts will help wind up what has been an epic year for the band.
Continuing with their practice of performing more than 120 dates last year, THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS can't get enough of playing out on the road and are announcing a new string of Fall 2018 headlining tour dates. The GRAMMY-winning bluegrass mavericks will travel across the U.S., making stops in Atlanta, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Asheville, as well as a New York City show at The Gramercy Theatre on November 15. A list of current dates is below and more will be announced later.
The 17th Annual Northwest String Summit (String Summit) is one of the top boutique live music experiences in the country and presents an array of today's leaders in the Americana, Bluegrass, Indy Rock, and Jam genres. It all happens at the iconic Horning's Hideout (North Plains, OR) from July 19 - 22, 2018. Located just 20 miles outside of Portland, OR, Horning's Hideout, a private family-owned reserve of old-growth trees, wild peacocks, ponds, and campsites, stands as one of the most scenic festival sites in the country.
The Festy Experience is ecstatic to announce the initial music lineup for the 9th annual festival, happening October 5-7, 2018 at Infinity Downs Farm in Arrington, Virginia. The lineup features a carefully curated blend of national and regional roots music acts, featuring Greensky Bluegrass, Gillian Welch, Railroad Earth, Sam Bush Band, Della Mae, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Fruition, Carbon Leaf, Rubblebucket, Sons of Bill, Hackensaw Boys, Bonnie Payne. Tickets are on-sale now.
Dark Star Orchestra is holding their seventh annual Dark Star Jubilee festival this coming Memorial Day May 25-27 at the venue which is now known as Legend Valley, in Thornville, Ohio. Back in 1993, it was known as Buckeye Lake Music Center, and on June 11, the Grateful Dead rolled into town. Nearly 25 years to the date, and at the same location, Dark Star Orchestra will be recreating the original band’s historic set during one of the night at The Jubilee in a rare, advanced announcement for the band to confirm a show they’re playing.