Thu, 09/08/2011 - 11:55 am

Jam-grass pioneers Leftover Salmon are spending the Thanksgiving holiday in Denver and treating fans with 2 shows. After the pumpkin pie has been carved, founding members Drew Emmitt and Vince Herman will take the stage with Greg Garrison (bass), Bill McKay (keys), Jose Martinez (drums) and new addition Andy Thorn (banjo).

Members of the Leftover Salmon fan-club can purchase advance tickets on Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 10 am MT through www.leftoversalmon.com. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, September 10th at 10 am MT through www.axs.com and at the Ogden Theatre box office.

Conscious Alliance will hold a food drive at both concerts. Fans will receive a commemorative poster if they bring 10 cans of food or more to the show.

Leftover Salmon previously announced a four-date tour of the Northeast (a region that the band will play for the first time in 8 years this fall) and a four-date New Year’s run up the West Coast. Over their 21+ year career, Leftover Salmon has earned a reputation as one of the most memorable and engaging concert experiences to ever hit the road.

For more information on Leftover Salmon, please visit: www.leftoversalmon.com.

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Leftover Salmon Fall and Winter Tour Dates
 
9/20/11 - Recher Theatre -- Baltimore, MD #
9/21/11 - The Birchmere -- Washington, DC ^
9/22/11 - World Café Live -- Wilmington DE #
9/23/11 - Brooklyn Bowl -- Brooklyn, NY #
11/25/11 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO !
11/26/11 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO !
12/28/11 - The Belly Up -- Solana Beach, CA
12/29/11 - Great American Music Hall -- San Francisco, CA
12/30/11 - Roseland Theater -- Portland, OR
12/31/11 - Roseland Theater -- Portland, OR
 
# Cornmeal opens
^ Elephant Revival opens
! Head for the Hills opens
Wed, 09/14/2011 - 4:09 pm

This Friday, September 16, The Festy Experience invites you to a special online meet-and-greet and listening party on Turntable.fm with The Infamous Stringdusters! The event takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. EDT on the Turntable.fm site. The specific link and Turntable.fm room name will be announced at 3 p.m. EDT on Friday through The Festy’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, so make sure you are following us! In the Festy Experience Room, members of The Infamous Stringdusters will be spinning songs from artists playing at The 2011 Festy Experience as well as deep tracks from their catalog. Everyone is welcome to tune in and listen, as well as chat with the Stringdusters and members of The Festy team. Feel free to ask questions or submit your requests! ABOUT THE FESTY EXPERIENCEThe 2nd annual Festy Experience (www.thefesty.com) will take place October 7th - 9th, 2011 at the Concert Grounds at Devils Backbone in Nelson County, VA. Curated by bluegrass-bending group The Infamous Stringdusters, The Festy revolves around the essential festival elements of good music, local sustenance, and the great outdoors. Weekend passes are $114 and are on sale now. ABOUT THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERSThe Infamous Stringdusters are at the forefront of an exciting movement in bluegrass music. They wield an expansive repertoire touching on masters from Jimmy Martin to John Hartford, but their strength lies in their original compositions, proficiency on their instruments and extended improvisation that makes every performance completely unique. The live Stringdusters experience is anti-formulaic, groove friendly, and mind‐expanding ‐not your granddaddy's bluegrass -unless your granddaddy was Jerry Garcia. ABOUT TURNTABLE.FMTurntable.fm is an extremely exciting music discovery and social networking tool that launched earlier this summer. If you have not checked it out, you only need to be logged into Facebook to join. Every Turntable.fm user has their own account where you can upload your own music, customize your avatar, and play songs in a virtual chat room with friends and strangers in real time. The room can vote on every song the three to five DJs are spinning with an "Awesome" or "Lame" vote. Too many lames, and the DJ gets booted. Now that's service! For more information on The Festy Experience or to purchase tickets, please visit www.thefesty.com

Thu, 09/29/2011 - 3:42 pm
Ben Sollee uses his voice and cello to tell stories with an awareness-raising bent while bridging connections to his community and fans. On October 27th, Sollee will embark on his fourth “Ditch The Van” bicycle tour to make those connections broader. The tour will wind down the Gulf Coast starting at Preservation Hall in New Orleans, LA and ending at the Orlando Calling Music Festival in Florida on November 13th. Of course, Ben will be towing his trademark instrument behind him along the way.
 
On the “Ditch The Van” tour, Sollee and his crew will forgo driving or flying and instead pedal their way from show to show pulling their instruments and gear behind them. Sollee’s goal is not a novelty, or a nod to the green trend, but a chance to gain a deeper connection to his fans and surrounding communities which is the inspiration behind his critically acclaimed release Inclusions - an album that Silas House for No Depression calls “a beautiful, raw, polished collection of songs.” Sollee feels the escalating pace of touring and this is an unparalleled opportunity to slow things down, meet new people, and take in the local scenery and culture that most travelers bypass completely. 
 
Although Sollee was classically trained, he uses the cello as a tool to express the many influences on his musical repertoire – bluegrass, folk, indie rock, jazz, blue-eyed soul, and chamber pop. From the demands he places on the instrument, you may wonder how it’s still in one piece at the end of the show.
 
Sollee explains that he was drawn to the cello because it allows him a versatile vehicle for writing a good song and a compelling story. “It’s a really great Swiss Army Knife kind of instrument,” he recently told CNN. “It always does the different things I need it to do in ensembles. I can take lead; I can play rhythm. It always creates a sound that works in the environment I’m playing in.”
 
Fans can currently catch Sollee’s dynamic brand of storytelling at headlining shows across the US as well as support dates for select Brett Dennen performances. The “Ditch The Van” fall tour officially kicks off on October 27th. 
 
For more information on Ben Sollee, please visit www.bensollee.com, or check out this performance from NPRs Tiny Desk Concert series.
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Ben Sollee Fall Tour:
Oct 2 Morgantown WV Mountain Stage
Oct 4 Athens GA Georgia Theater*
Oct 5 Chattanooga TN Track 29*
Oct 7 Frankfort KY Grand Theatre
Oct 8 Eagle ID West School for the Performing and Visual Arts
Oct 14 Louisville KY Headliners Music Hall
Oct 15 Nashville TN Americana Music Awards
Oct 24 Grand Rapids MI The Intersection*
Oct 25 Pittsburgh PA Mr. Small's Theatre*
Oct 26 Cleveland OH House of Blues*
Oct 27 New Orleans, LA Preservation Hall^
Oct 30 Gulf Port MS The Lynn Discovery Center^
Nov 1 Mobile AL Saenger Theatre^
Nov 2 Gulf Shores AL The Hangout^
Nov 3 Pensacola FL Vinyl Music Hall^
Nov 5 Panama City FL A&M Theatre^
Nov 13 Orlando FL Orlando Calling Music Festival^
Nov 17   Danville KY Center College Weisiger Theatre
Nov 18  Baltimore MD Ram's Head Live*
Nov 19   Annapolis MD Rams Head Onstage (matinee performance)
Nov 19   Washington DC The Red Palace
Nov 20 Harve de Grace MD Biller's Bikes Sun Stage
Dec 9 Sun Valley ID Sun Valley Center for the Arts
 
^ Dates on the “Ditch The Van” Bike Tour
* Dates opening for Brett Dennen

 

Thu, 10/13/2011 - 3:49 pm
What could be better than Leftover Salmon closing out 2011? How about the addition of Cracker! On December 30th (New Year’s Eve, Eve) the pioneers of “Polyethnic Cajun Slamgrass” welcome Cracker to the bill at Roseland Theater in Portland, OR to perform O’ Cracker Where Art Thou. This 1-night performance will feature David Lowery and Johnny Hickman backed by Leftover Salmon, performing songs from Cracker’s 2003 album of greatest hits.
 
More additions to the last 2 nights of 2011 include Poor Man’s Whiskey and Sugarcane String Band on December 30th, and Jim Page and Fruition join indie-acoustic band on the rise Elephant Revival on December 31st.
 
In the New Year, Leftover Salmon will head to the Caribbean to join Little Feat & friends for their annual Jamaica concert excursion to take place January 17th-22nd, 2012. A special set on Tuesday January 17th not only kick’s off Little Feat’s 10th annual event, but also cap’s Gov’t Mule’s Island Exodus III. For more information, and to buy your tickets to music in paradise, visit http://www.littlefeat.net/jamaica
 
Over their 21+ year career, Leftover Salmon has earned a reputation as one of the most memorable and engaging concert experiences to ever hit the road. They previously completed a successful four-date tour of the Northeast, playing dates for the first time in 8 years! Fans can still get tickets to Leftover Salmon’s Thanksgiving shows in their hometown of Denver, and a four-date New Year’s run up the West Coast.
 
Tickets for Leftover Salmon’s current fall and winter tour are now on sale through their website, www.leftoversalmon.com, and at venue box offices.
 
For more information on Leftover Salmon, please visit: www.leftoversalmon.com.
 
Leftover Salmon Fall and Winter Tour Dates
 
11/25/11 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO – w/ Head for the Hills
11/26/11 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO – w/ Head for the Hills
12/28/11 – The Belly Up – Solana Beach, CA
12/29/11 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
12/30/11 – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR – w/ Cracker, Poor Man’s Whiskey & Sugarcane String Band (in Peter’s Room, 21+)
12/31/11 – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR – w/ Elephant Revival, Jim Page & Fruition (in Peter’s Room, 21+)
Wed, 11/02/2011 - 2:05 pm
Leftover Salmon are excited to announce the dates for their 2012 On The Road Again winter tour.  The 8-date run will find the band performing through the Rocky Mountain region and marks the band’s longest string of tour dates since spring 2004.
 
“We’re really fired up to get back to some of our favorite rocky mountain ski towns and turn up the slamgrass!" says Vince Herman.
 
The On The Road Again tour begins on February 29th, in Jackson Hole, WY and continues through March 11th. Tickets go on sale, Friday, November 4th at 10 am MST through the Leftover Salmon website, www.leftoversalmon.com, and at venue box offices. Previously announced Thanksgiving dates in Denver, and New Year’s dates up the west coast, are also on sale. 
 
Fans looking for an immersive Salmon experience mixed with Caribbean breezes can head to Jamaica on January 17th-22nd, 2012 for the Jamaica Feat Fan Excursion hosted by Little Feat. For more information, and to buy your tickets to music in paradise, visit http://www.littlefeat.net/jamaica
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Leftover Salmon Fall and Winter Tour Dates
11/25/11 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO – w/ Head for the Hills
11/26/11 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO – w/ Head for the Hills
12/28/11 – The Belly Up – Solana Beach, CA
12/29/11 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
12/30/11 – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR – w/ Cracker, Poor Man’s Whiskey & Sugarcane String Band (Peter’s Room, 21+)
12/31/11 – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR – w/ Elephant Revival, Jim Page & Fruition (Peter’s Room, 21+)
1/17/12 – 1/22/12  – Jamaica Feat Fan Excursion – Negril, Jamaica
2/29/12 – Pink Garter Theatre – Jackson Hole, WY
3/1/12 – The Wilma Theater – Missoula, MT
3/2/12 – Knitting Factory Concert House – Boise, ID
3/3/12 – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
3/8/12 – Vilar Performing Arts Center – Beaver Creek, CO
3/9/12 – The Belly Up – Aspen, CO
3/10/12 – Community Concert Hall – Durango, CO
3/11/12 – Sheridan Opera House – Telluride, CO
Thu, 12/15/2011 - 10:07 am
While the majority of the country prepares for winter and snow, global-rock instrumentalists Toubab Krewe are getting ready to spend the first few weeks of 2012 in a warmer climate. Toubab Krewe will start a 5-city Florida run on January 4th in Gainesville, and work their ‘dirty south meets African traditions’ all the way to Key West.
 
A slight detour on January 9th takes Toubab Krewe off of Florida’s I-95 and onto a massive ship. The band will be heading to the Caribbean on the sold-out Jam Cruise 10 sailing from South Florida and making stops in Haiti and Jamaica. The cruise, returning on January 14th, features sets from Toubab Krewe, Umphrey’s McGee, Galactic, Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, Trombone Shorty, 7 Walkers, and much more.  For more information, about this event, visit: jamcruise.com/2012
 
Twisting together rock, African traditions, jam sensibilities, international folk strains and more, Toubab Krewe fans of all backgrounds let loose to the swirling dance floor rhythms at shows, both on land and at sea.
 
For more information on Toubab Krewe or to purchase tickets to their winter shows, please visit their website, Tickets may also be purchased at venue box offices.
 
Toubab Krewe January Dates:
 
January 4th Double Down Gainesville, FL
January 5th Freebird Live Jacksonville, FL
January 6th The Plaza Live Orlando, FL
January 7th Revolution Ft. Lauderdale, FL
January 9th-14th Jam Cruise 10 Ft. Lauderdale, FL/ Labadee, Haiti/ Falmouth, Jamaica
January 15th-16th Green Parrot Key West, FL
Tue, 12/20/2011 - 11:52 am
Leftover Salmon are saying goodbye to 2011 and hello to 2012 with a 2-night run in Portland, Oregon. And to make sure that fans can welcome New Year’s Eve in style, the pioneers of “Polyethnic Cajun Slamgrss” are inviting attendees to dress in costume and masks for a Masquerade Ball at Roseland Theater on December 31st.
 
Fans and revelers will ring in 2012 with feathers, beads, sequins and high-energy live music! Joining Leftover Salmon on New Year’s Eve night will be Jim PageFruition and indie-acoustic band Elephant Revival.
 
After the shows, Leftover Salmon plan to stick around the Portland area for a little while longer. The band will be recording a new album (their first in 8 years) in a local studio with producer XXX of Los Lobos. The album is slated for release in early summer.
 
Tickets for Leftover Salmon’s New Year’s Eve shows and west coast winter tour are now on sale through their website, www.leftoversalmon.com, and at venue box offices. Dates are below.
 
For more information on Leftover Salmon, please visit: www.leftoversalmon.com.
 
 
Leftover Salmon Fall and Winter Tour Dates:
12/28/11 – The Belly Up – Solana Beach, CA
12/29/11 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
12/30/11 – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR – w/ Cracker, Poor Man’s Whiskey & Sugarcane String Band (in Peter’s Room, 21+)
12/31/11 – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR – w/ Elephant Revival, Jim Page & Fruition (in Peter’s Room, 21+)
Thu, 01/05/2012 - 6:21 pm
Fans of global-rock instrumentalists Toubab Krewe are invited to tune in to the band’s next three shows starting tonight, January 5th. Toubab Krewe are offering music lovers from around the world the opportunity to stream for free their shows as they travel down Florida on their way to Jam Cruise.
 
Toubab Krewe are performing tonight at Freebird Live in Jacksonville, FL, tomorrow night January 6th at The Plaza Live in Orlando, FL and Saturday night January 7th at Revolution in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. If you can’t make it to Florida to see them live, these three shows can be accessed through the Ustream website and by visiting: http://www.ustream.tv/user/ToubabKrewe
 
When the band returns from fun in the sun on Jamcruise, they’ll head out west for dates throughout Colorado.
 
For more information on Toubab Krewe, and their upcoming tours dates, please visit: toubabkrewe.com
 
Toubab Krewe January Dates:
January 5th Freebird Live Jacksonville, FL
January 6th The Plaza Live Orlando, FL
January 7th Revolution Ft. Lauderdale, FL
January 9th-14th Jam Cruise 10 Florida, Jamaica, Haiti
January 22 Bluebird Theater Denver, CO
January 24 PAC at Third Street Carbondale, CO
January 25th  Agave Avon, CO
January 26th Three20south Brekenridge, CO
January 28th  The Eldo Crested Butte, CO
January 31st  The Llama Telluride, CO
February 9th  Crowbar  Tampa, FL
Feburary 11th Virginia Key Grass Roots Festival Key Biscayne, FL
Thu, 01/12/2012 - 3:22 pm
Some music cannot be found on a map or within iTunes categories. Some music is so original it seems snatched from the great, invisible substrata that runs below all human activity, a sound aching to be born without a flag or fixed allegiance free, questing, overflowing with immediate, tangible life. This is the music of Toubab Krewe, the vibrant Asheville, NC-based instrumental powerhouse that creates a sonic Pangaea that lustily swirls together rock, African traditions, jam sensibilities, international folk strains and more. While nearly impossible to put into any box, it takes only a few moments to realize in a very palpable way that one is face-to-face with a true original who recognizes no borders in a march towards a muscular, original, globally switched-on sound.
 
Formed in 2005, Toubab Krewe has tenaciously honed their craft through relentless touring and a fierce dedication to carving out something they can truly call their own. The fruits of this hard work can be heard on their scintillating new long-player, TK2, released back in September, 2010 on Nat Geo Music. What Justin Perkins (Kora, Kamelngoni, guitar, percussion), Teal Brown (drums, congas), Drew Heller (guitar, piano, fiddle), David Pransky (bass, guitar), and Luke Quaranta (Djembe, percussion) have wrought on TK2 reflects the many miles and musical journeys that have transpired since their studio debut. "It's five years later since our last studio album, and we've been doing almost nothing but playing together," says Drew Heller. "We've had a lot of time to further our musical relationships. I feel like this album was recorded at a really perfect time. The last track on the new album is an improvisation that was the very first sounds captured, and other things came out of that initial rush." This process of recording in the spirit and sifting for gold afterwards mirrors the Beastie Boys approach during the creative peak that produced Check Your Head and The In Sound From Way Out! Toubab Krewe exhibits a similar take-no-prisoners singularity in their work.
 
This is a band that actively draws inspiration from whatever source floats into their purview, something they've exhibited in their half decade of heavy gigging, including regular appearances at major U.S. festivals like Bonnaroo, High Sierra, Rothbury and Wakarusa, and abroad at such legendary gatherings as Festival In The Desert in Mali. Their globe-hopping propensity has made them an emerging headliner at their hometown's famous Orange Peel and a familiar face as similar venues throughout the country. Whether on their own or collaborating with luminaries like the Last Poets' Umar Bin Hassan or Uncle Earl's Rayna Gellert, Toubab Krewe has already earned the attention and respect of a broad musical community. Toubab carries echoes of African greats like Ali Farka Toure, Orchestra Baobab and Salif Keita, no doubt picked up during the group's many visits to the Mother Continent to study and live in Guinea, Ivory Coast and Mali. What differentiates Toubab Krewe from other Statesiders inspired by African music is how they innovate on what they've learned, not simply recreating tradition but carving out a new trail that honors the African originators they admire by making something alive and contemporary that moves the line forward, something that's easy to pick up on with TK2. "We had a month and a half in the studio, and we were able to relax and play, almost a smudging process getting the energy in the right place," says Heller. "The time we had to record this album was conducive to not worrying about anything and just having fun, playing and getting into the creative process." From the ragtime piano tinged opener "Mariama" to the percussion fueled, slide guitar glide of "Gine Fare" to the subtle, inviting African echoes of "Konkoba" to the hypnotic, psychedelic slow burn of "Holy Grail," TK2 reveals Toubab Krewe to be rare innovators in a modern age often too ready to settle for more of what's been. Toubab Krewe is happily an exception to this rule, and those willing to take the journey with them are in for one hell of a cool, exciting ride.
 
Catch Toubab Krewe at the Bluebird Theater in Denver on January 22nd!
Thu, 01/19/2012 - 9:53 am

Storyteller-musician-activist-cyclist-Kentuckian Ben Sollee is heading into the studio this week to lay down tracks for his 3rd studio record release, Half-Made Man. The album will feature musicians Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket), Jeremy Kittel (Turtle Island String Quartet) and Sollee’s right hand man, percussionist Jordon Ellis.“In lieu of having a single producer-type character in the studio,” explains Sollee, “I've taken the approach that, if you have a few great musicians sitting in a room, and you give them room to play, amazing things will happen.” He continues, “In the past, I've performed, arranged, scored, conducted, chauffeured, catered, and done all the other things that needed to be done. This time, I'm here to make music with some great musical friends… that's it.”Half-Made Man is being recorded with engineer Kevin Rattermann (My Morning Jacket's Circuital) in Louisville, KY at an old parishioner's house. And thanks to a supportive fan-base, a PledgeMusic Campaign will fund the album’s promotional budget. In just 48 hours, fans helped Sollee reach his goal by scooping up preordered copies of Half-Made Man, handwritten lyrics, bicycle cymbals, and even a once-worn “Cosby” sweater. 10% of the campaign’s proceeds go to Oxfam America and items are still available. Visit http://bit.ly/wv8S2d for more info and to preorder the album.Half-Made Man is slated to release in early fall.

Wed, 02/15/2012 - 7:45 am

DeLuna Fest is proud to announce the dates for their 3rd annual Pensacola Beach music and arts festival.  On September 21st, 22nd and 23rd, 2012, festival and music fans will come together to enjoy three days of world-class concerts, activities and Gulf Coast lifestyle.A limited number of discounted 3-day weekend passes to the 2012 festival will go on-sale at 9 am CT on March 1st at the early bird price of $99.95. Fans can purchase their tickets at www.DeLunaFest.com.DeLuna Fest will again celebrate their 2012 festival with stages located on the sugar white sands of Pensacola Beach, FL.  The event offers music enthusiasts and beach lovers an unparalleled end-of-summer festival experience featuring over 50 bands and musicians. Previous DeLuna Fest performers have included Willie Nelson, Jane’s Addiction, Stone Temple Pilots, Weezer, 311, The Shins, Big Boi and Girl Talk. The 2012 lineup will be announced soon.Located on Santa Rosa Island, one of the longest barrier islands in the world, Pensacola Beach features open-air restaurants, old Florida hangouts, natural beaches, and outdoor activities. Thousands of hotel rooms, condos and beach houses are located within walking distance to DeLuna Fest with many hotel rooms actually overlooking the festival site! Festival attendees are encouraged to explore the Gulf Islands National Seashore plus take advantage of the island’s hiking, biking, boating, snorkeling, and fishing opportunities. Come see why TripAdvisor names Pensacola Beach one of the country’s top 10 beaches.More information about DeLuna Fest can be found at www.delunafest.com

Tue, 02/28/2012 - 10:55 am

Genre-bending improv-rock band Perpetual Groove are back on the road and are proud to announce the PGroove v. 2.012 spring tour. Rejoining the collective is original keyboardist, Matt McDonald. The band will celebrate the reunion of McDonald to the group with a busy east coast touring schedule followed by dates to kick off the summer festival season.

McDonald left the collective in 2008 to focus on his growing family. He returns with fresh enthusiasm after a more than three-year sabbatical. "It's quite obvious that the four of us are meant to be making music again together as Perpetual Groove,” comments McDonald. “This is not a return to a previous sound or way of doing things, this is a new era for all of us."

Perpetual Groove's musical improvisation skills are a defining element in their ambitious compositions. Their original sound pulls from jazz, neo-psychedelic, electronica, RnB, and progressive rock. As highly proficient musicians, Perpetual Groove fluidly leads their audience through various moods and genres of sounds topping off the performance with a striking lighting experience.

After 10+ years of relentless touring, the Athens-based collective are known as a consummate favorite in the jam band scene and at music festivals. PGroove, as their fans affectionately know them, will begin this festival season with performances at the SweetWater 420 Fest and Wakarusa. They will also headline their own music festival, Amberland, in La Fayette, GA during Memorial Day Weekend May 25th - 28th.

For more information on Perpetual Groove or to purchase tickets to their spring shows, please visit their website.
 
Perpetual Groove Spring Tour Dates:

3/1/12 - Crowbar Live - Tampa, FL
3/2/12 - Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
3/3/12 -  Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
3/10/12 - Jefferson Theater - Charlottesville, VA
3/15/12 - Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MD
3/16/12 - The Hamilton - Washington, DC
3/17/12 - The Blockley - Philadelphia, PA
3/20/12 - Higher Ground - South Burlington, VT
3/21/12 - Jillians of Albany - Albany, NY
3/22/12 - Middle East Upstairs - Cambridge, MA
3/23/12 - Middle East Upstairs - Cambridge, MA
3/24/12 - Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY
3/29/12 - Sun Music Hall - Floyd, VA
3/30/12 - The National - Richmond, VA
3/31/12 - Lincoln Theatre - Raleigh, NC
4/7/12 - The Ciderhouse - Knoxville, TN
4/13/12 - Neighborhood Theatre - Charlotte, NC
4/19/12 - Legends - Boone, NC
4/20/12 - Sweetwater 420 Fest - Atlanta, GA
4/28/12 - Georgia Theatre - Athens, GA
5/25/12 - Amberland XI - LaFayette, GA
5/31/12 - Wakarusa - Ozark, AR

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 10:51 am

Tomorrow, Thursday, March 1st at 9 am, DeLuna Fest will offer a limited number of early bird tickets for sale. Fans will be able to purchase discounted general admission and VIP Beach Club three-day passes online at www.DeLunaFest.com. The 3rd annual DeLuna Fest will take place September 21-23 on the sugar white beaches of Pensacola Beach, FL and will feature world-class rock, country, indie, and New Orleans’ musicians and bands.DeLuna Fest VIP Beach Club passes provide exclusive access to stage viewing, food and beverage specials, and more. Early bird general admission passes are $99.95 plus service fees and early bird VIP Beach Club passes are $449.95 plus service fees. Supply for both general admission and VIP passes at the early bird price are limited and likely to sell out.DeLuna Fest offers music enthusiasts and beach lovers an unparalleled end-of-summer festival experience featuring over 50 bands and musicians. Located on Santa Rosa Island, one of the longest barrier islands in the world, Pensacola Beach features open-air restaurants, old Florida hangouts, natural beaches, and outdoor activities.More information about DeLuna Fest can be found at www.delunafest.com

Thu, 03/15/2012 - 9:14 am

Perpetual Groove will celebrate Amberland XI Music and Arts Festival, their annual Memorial Day weekend festival, on May 25th - 27th, 2012. The three-day event returns to Cherokee Farms in LaFayette, GA. Festival hosts Perpetual Groove headline the weekend with additional performances from some of their favorite artists including Moon Taxi, The Heavy Pets, Consider the Source, and Under the Porch.“It started off as a backyard party,” explains guitarist and lead vocalist Brock Butler, “and we take pride in maintaining that original enthusiasm and preserving the intimacy that makes it so special. Amberland fans take this time every year not only to enjoy the music, but also to reunite with friends and family.”Camaraderie and good humor guide Perpetual Groove to create some of the unique festival activities that their fans have grown to love. This year, attendees are invited to dress in costume for each of the festival’s theme nights as well as take part in Amberland’s inaugural “Perpin’ and Potluck” festivity on Saturday night. Following tradition since the very first festival, Brock Butler will perform a two-hour Sunday morning acoustic set known as Brockfast. And to keep the mind, body and spirit aligned, Amberland XI offers Saturday and Sunday morning yoga sessions. Tickets to Amberland XI are available online for $75 plus service fees through the Amberland website and Eventbrite ticketing service. Passes include three days of music, activities, tent camping, shaded areas, showers, food vendors and a general store. Amberland will celebrate its 11th annual event with the return of keyboardist Matt McDonald, who took a hiatus from the band in 2008 to focus on his growing family. Matt’s return signals a new era for the collective whose musical improvisation skills are defining element in their compositions. Pulling from jazz, neo-psychedelia, electronica, RnB and progressive rock, PGroove (as their fans affectionately refer to them) are a highly proficient group of musicians that fluidly lead their audiences through various moods and genres. For more information on Amberland XI, or to purchase tickets, please visit the website. For information on Perpetual Groove, or to purchase tickets to their spring shows visit: http://www.pgroove.com

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 12:46 pm

Jomeokee Music & Arts Festival is excited to announce the dates for their first event to be held at the Jomeokee Campground in Pinnacle, North Carolina. For three-days, September 14th – 16th, 2012, music fans are invited to revel in the sounds of Americana, funk, folk, jam, string, blues and world music while taking in the majestic Pilot Mountain scenery.  Jomeokee Fest is the spin-off of southeast festival staples Smile Fest and Head Jamz and will feature a stage curated by bluegrass legend Del McCoury. A full lineup will be announced in April. A limited number of discounted general admission weekend passes to the 2012 festival went on sale today, March 29th at 12 pm ET at the early bird price of $105. Early bird VIP passes are also available and include premiere stage viewing, preferred camping options, a car camping pass, two meet & greet artist receptions and more. Tickets may be purchased at www.jomeokeefest.com Located inside a natural amphitheater, Jomeokee Music & Arts Festival features two side-by-side stages showcasing alternating sets of live music. On one stage, Del McCoury will be showcasing top notch bluegrass, string and Americana music, while the second stage invites fans to get their groove on for sets featuring collectives of funk, jam and world music. Jomeokee is a family friendly festival featuring artist workshops, tent and RV camping, a kids’ zone and more. Jomeokee is a family friendly event. Kids 12 and under can attend for free. For more information about the Jomeokee Music & Arts Festival, and to purchase early bird tickets, visit www.jomeokeefest.com

Tue, 04/17/2012 - 5:49 am

DeLuna Fest is proud to announce the 2012 lineup for their third annual music and beach festival. Headliners Pearl Jam and Foo Fighters will be joined by Florence and the Machine, Band of Horses, Dwight Yoakam, Ben Folds Five, Guided By Voices, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Band of Skulls, The Wood Brothers and many more. DeLuna Fest is heralded as the ultimate end-of-summer music festival experience, taking place September 21 – 23 on the white sands of Pensacola Beach, FL. Tickets go on sale today, Tuesday, April 17th, at 8 am CT/ 9 am ET at www.delunafest.com. More bands, including a third headliner, will be announced in the coming months. A confirmed lineup is listed below. DeLuna Fest hosts four stages, with two rising directly out of the sand, on the water’s edge of the Gulf of Mexico. Featuring a top-notch musical assortment of national headliners and regional favorites, DeLuna Fest is an easy to get to vacation destination with thousands of hotel rooms, condos and beach houses in close proximity. Accessible by car and boat, and located only 15 minutes from the Pensacola Regional Airport, Trip Advisor names Pensacola Beach one of the country’s top 10 beaches. The festival’s tropical location fused with top-tier talent and a bevy of festival activities and amenities prompted 2011 headliner Perry Farrell, front-man for Jane’s Addiction, to call DeLuna Fest the “best kept secret in America.” And Popmatters says, “DeLuna Fest is an experience not to be missed.” A shuttle service will be available for attendees traveling from downtown Pensacola or staying on either end of Pensacola Beach’s Santa Rosa Island. Other amenities on the festival site include two open-air Florida restaurants, mini-golf, a sports lounge with big screen TVs, assorted vendors, and more. Families are welcome; kids 10 and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult.A limited quantity of advance price festival weekend passes are available for $159.95 and go on sale today at www.delunafest.com through Front Gate Tickets. Once tickets at the advance price level are sold-out, passes will then go on sale at the regular price of $199.95. VIP ticket packages are also available online for $649.95. VIP pass holders enjoy premier stage viewing, access to the VIP Beach Club Lounge and more. For information on DeLuna Fest including lodging, shuttle services and VIP packages, visit www.delunafest.com.WHAT:                                  DELUNA FEST 2012WHEN:                                 FRI., SEPTEMBER 21 – SUN., SEPTEMBER 23, 2012WHERE:                              CASINO BEACH BLVD., PENSACOLA BEACH, FL 32561TICKETS:                            $159.95 3-DAY GA PASS / $649.95 VIP PASSTICKETS AVAILABLE AT:  delunafest.frontgatetickets.comFESTIVAL WEBSITE:         http://www.delunafest.com CONFIRMED ARTISTS INCLUDE: Pearl JamFoo FightersFlorence And The MachineBand Of HorsesDwight YoakamBen Folds FiveGuided By VoicesDJ Jazzy JeffThe Joy FormidableThe Gaslight AnthemThe WallflowersSuperchunkJoan Jett And The BlackheartsBad BrainsCity And ColourBand Of SkullsThe Wood BrothersWalker HayesKermit Ruffins And The Barbecue SwingersMike DoughtyThe Corin Tucker BandRebirth Brass BandFishboneIvan Neville’s DumpstaphunkThe SilosMotoponyAnders OsborneTwothirtyeightBoneramaThe ParlotonesBen SolleeWashboard Chaz w/ Tin MenEric LindellMishkaCharmaine NevilleChris Thomas KingLights ResolveAntoine KnightThe VillainsKitt LoughHip KittyThe GillsDeadly Fists Of Kung-FuPalomaDLPPioneers! O Pioneers!

Tue, 04/24/2012 - 11:09 am

Indie-folk cellist Ben Sollee will release Live at the Grocery on Home on May 1, 2012. Joined by fiddle player Casey Driessen and percussionist Jordon Ellis, the album was recorded over a four-night residency at the Grocery on Home in Atlanta, GA and features live interpretations of songs from Sollee’s studio releases. A limited edition pressing of the physical album will be independently released with a focus on local connections. A summer tour kicks off with a record release party in Louisville, KY and includes a five-day bicycle ride for climate awareness.
 
The intimate setting of Grocery on Home provided the ideal atmosphere for capturing the vibe of Sollee’s live performances. “There's no way to truly convey what happens between the audience and performer in a live show. Each night has its own personality,” says Sollee. “A live record can help share the experience with others, but certainly cannot replace it.”
 
Sollee’s continuous effort to make “merch that matters” contributed to the making of Live at the Grocery on Home. Louisville’s Hound Dog Press crafted a limited quantity of artisan letterpress album covers for the release which will be available for sale exclusively through the regional Heine Brothers Coffee chain, on Sollee’s live tour route, and online at www.bensollee.com. The album will also be available for purchase digitally through iTunes and various online retailers.
 
Sollee’s summer tour kicks off on May 1st with a record release party for Live at the Grocery on Home at Kentucky’s Heine Brothers Coffee. Located at 1449 Bardstown Road in Louisville, the free event begins at 7 pm. Continuing with a string of Southeast dates, Sollee will then embark on a five-day/ 300-mile bike ride from New York, NY to Washington, DC to raise awareness and support for sustainable energy solutions, bike advocacy, and environmental causes. The ride concludes with a performance by Sollee at the U Street Music Hall in DC. More information about the Climate Ride can be found at http://www.climateride.org
 
Ben Sollee Current Summer Tour Dates
May 1 – Heine Brothers Coffee/ Live album release - Louisville, KY (Bardstown Rd./ 7 pm)
May 2 – Loveless Cafe Barn - Nashville TN (Music City Roots)
May 4 – Park Tavern - Atlanta GA (Upper Chattahoochee River Keeper Awards)
May 5 – The Square Room - Knoxville, TN
May 10 – Kings - Raleigh, NC
May 11 – Asheville Music Hall - Asheville, NC
May 19 – 23rd - Climate Ride - New York, NY to Washington, DC
May 23 – U Street Music Hall - Washington, DC
May 24 – Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL
May 25 – The Majestic - Madison, WI
May 26 – Radio Radio - Indianapolis, IN
June 16 – Red Clay Theatre - Duluth, GA
June 20 – World Cafe Live - Wilmington, DE
June 21 – Rockwood Music Hall - New York, NY
June 23 – Ingraham House - Bristol, CT

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 12:29 pm

Toubab Krewe’s CARNAVALITO, a two-day mini-fest, has been announced to take place at the Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain, NC on Friday, July 13th and Saturday, July 14th, 2012. The outdoor event will feature headlining sets from Toubab Krewe as well as a different roster of supporting bands and DJs each day including Donna the Buffalo, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, Rayna Gellert and DJ Chalice. DJ Equal will top off both nights with indoor late night sets. A shuttle system is conveniently available to travel between a local campground and the event. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, a KOA campground is located just one mile from the venue. CARNAVALITO attendees are encouraged to stay for the weekend and receive a 10% discount on tent and RV camping with the code PB. All sites come equipped with water and electricity. View the map and reserve camping spaces online through http://koa.com/campgrounds/asheville-east. Shuttles will be traveling between the campground and venue as well as between downtown Asheville and the Pisgah Brewery. Look for shuttle details coming in May at www.pisgahbrewing.com. Tickets are $41 (two-day admission) and $26 (one-day admission) and go on sale Wednesday, May 1st through the Pisgah Brewing Company event site (pisgahbrewing.com/events). VIP packages will also be available for $76 (two-day VIP admission) and $51 (one-day VIP admission) and include early entry to the event, a private guided brewery tour and tasting, preferred stage viewing, and more. All attendees who purchase a two-day ticket by July 1, 2012 will receive an unreleased Toubab Krewe summer EP and a Toubab Krewe beverage koozie. CARNAVALITO is a family friendly event. Kids ages 10 and under are free with a ticketed adult. On Saturday, children of all ages will dance to the rhythms and rhymes of Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, aka “The king of kid-hop.” Toubab Krewe will donate one dollar from every CARNAVALITO ticket purchased to Instruments for Africa, a not-for-profit organization that aims to empower underprivileged and at-risk youth in Mali through the preservation of traditional music and arts. Toubab Krewe and Instruments for Africa have launched a campaign to build the Krewe House, a music school project set to break ground in 2013. For more information, visit http://instruments4africa.wordpress.com.  July 13th Lineup - Gates open at 6:00 PMToubab KreweIvan Neville’s DumpstaphunkDJ ChaliceDJ Equal (Indoor Stage - Late Night) July 14th Lineup - Gates open at 3:00 PMToubab KreweDonna the BuffaloSecret Agent 23 SkidooRayna GellertDJ ChaliceDJ Equal (Indoor Stage - Late Night)

Fri, 05/04/2012 - 3:51 pm

Jomeokee Music & Arts Festival will proudly announce on Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 the lineup for their first annual event to be held at the Jomeokee Campground in Pinnacle, North Carolina. Set against the majestic scenery of Pilot Mountain, Jomeokee Fest (September 14th - 16th, 2012) will host live performances from Americana, funk, folk, jam, string, blues and world music bands and musicians. As previously announced, the two-stage event will feature a stage curated by bluegrass legend Del McCoury and include two-sets from Yonder Mountain String Band.  Early bird tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased for $105 online. Early bird tickets will no longer be available after Monday, May 7th. Tickets will then go on sale online at the advanced price of $125 on Tuesday, May 8th at 9:00 am EST. VIP tickets are also available for $275 and will include premiere stage viewing, preferred camping options, a car camping pass, two meet & greet artist receptions and much more. A full list of VIP amenities can be found at www.jomeokeefest.com. Located inside a natural amphitheater, Jomeokee Music & Arts Festival features two side-by-side stages showcasing alternating sets of live music. On one stage, Del McCoury will be showcasing top notch bluegrass, string and Americana music, while the second stage invites fans to get their groove on for sets featuring collectives of funk, jam and world music. Jomeokee is a family friendly festival featuring artist workshops, tent and RV camping, a kids’ zone and more. Night owls can expect all-star collaborations with picking and singing around a campfire. For more information about the Jomeokee Music & Arts Festival, and to purchase tickets, visit www.jomeokeefest.com

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 12:08 pm

Music legend Willie Nelson is scheduled to perform at the Jomeokee Park Amphitheater in Pinnacle, NC on June 16th, 2012. This is Nelson’s first (and possibly only) North Carolina performance for 2012. The concert will be a unique Nelson experience with the Jomeokee Campground stage set in a natural outdoor amphitheater with a view of Pilot Mountain.Tickets are $40 in advance and will go on sale to the general public on May 10th, 2012 at 9 AM EST through www.eventbrite.com and www.willienelson.com. Willie Nelson Fan Club members may purchase tickets during a presale held on May 8th and 9th. VIP tickets are also available in advance for $85 and include early entry, preferred viewing, premier parking, a limited edition concert poster, and more.Jomeokee Park is located in Pinnacle, NC less than 30 minutes northwest of Winston-Salem, NC. Set inside a natural amphitheater overlooking Pilot Mountain, the venue has a rich history of hosting concerts and festivals. Who: Willie NelsonWhen: Saturday, June 16, 2012Where: Jomeokee Park Amphitheater140 Places Place Road, Pinnacle, NC 27403Time: Gates at 5:30 PM/ Show at 7:30 PMTickets: $40 advance/ $45 doors/ $85 VIPPurchase Tix: www.eventbrite.com/ www.willienelson.com

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 7:34 am

Jomeokee Music and Arts Festival is proud to announce the 2012 lineup for their 1st annual music and camping festival. Del McCoury Band, Stephen Marley and Yonder Mountain String Band will be joined by Keller Williams with the Travelin’ McCourys, Jimmy Herring Band, Lettuce, The Everyone Orchestra (Conducted by Matt Butler and featuring Jimmy Herring (Widespread Panic), Al Schnier & Vinnie Amico (moe.), Michael Kang (The String Cheese Incident), George Porter Jr. (Meters), Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), and more!), The Emmitt-Nershi BandMidnite, and many more! Jomeokee Fest will take place September 14 – 16 in Pinnacle, NC in a natural amphitheater overlooking majestic Pilot Mountain. Tickets go on sale today, Tuesday, May 8th, at 9 am ET at www.jomeokeefest.com. A confirmed lineup is listed below. More acts and activities will be announced.

Jomeokee Music & Arts Festival features two side-by-side stages showcasing alternating sets of live music. On one stage, bluegrass legend Del McCoury has curated a lineup of top-notch bluegrass, string and Americana performances, while the second stage focuses on sets featuring collectives of funk, jam and world music. Attendees will be treated to 2 sets each from the McCoury Family, Yonder Mountain String Band, and The Everyone Orchestra.

Jomeokee is a family friendly festival featuring artist workshops, tent and RV camping, a kids’ zone, late night campfire jams and more. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult. Limit 2 kids per adult.

A limited quantity of advanced price festival weekend passes are available for $125 and go on sale today at 
http://jomeokeemusicfest.eventbrite.com through Eventbrite. Once tickets at the advance price level are sold-out, passes will then go on sale for regular price of $145. VIP ticket packages are also available online for $300. VIP pass holders enjoy premier stage viewing, artist meet and greets, dedicated camping area, relaxation lounge, and more.

For information on Jomeokee Music and Arts Festival including ticketing, location and VIP packages, visi
t www.jomeokeefest.com.

WHAT: JOMEOKEE MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL 2012
WHEN: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
WHERE: JOMEOKEE CAMPGROUND, PINNACLE, NC
TICKETS: $125 3-DAY GA PASS / $300 VIP PASS
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: http://jomeokeemusicfest.eventbrite.com/
FESTIVAL WEBSITE: www.jomeokeefest.com

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CONFIRMED ARTISTS INCLUDE:

Del McCoury Band (2x)

Stephen Marley

Yonder Mountain String Band (2x)

Keller and the Travelin’ McCourys

Jimmy Herring Band

Lettuce

The Everyone Orchestra feat. Michael Kang (The String Cheese Incident), Al Schnier & Vinnie Amico (moe.), Jimmy Herring, Jeff Sipe, Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), George Porter Jr., and more! (2x)

Emmitt–Nershi Band

Midnite

Floodwood

Larry Keel and Natural Bridge

All-Star Bluegrass Jam feat. members of Del McCoury Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, The String Cheese Incident, Leftover Salmon, Acoustic Syndicate and more! (2x)

The Broadcast

Invisible III

Twin Cats
Tue, 05/15/2012 - 11:52 am

DeLuna Fest has added 10 more acts to their September 21 – 23, 2012 lineup. The newest artist additions include Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff, Bob Mould plays COPPER BLUE, Trampled by Turtles, Blackberry Smoke, OFF! and Red Kross. Also added to the lineup are late night DJ sets from Diplo, 12th Planet, Paper Diamond and AC Slater. Last month, the third annual music festival hosted on Pensacola Beach announced headliners Pearl Jam and Foo Fighters with Florence and the Machine, Band of Horses, Dwight Yoakam, Ben Folds Five, Guided By Voices, DJ Jazzy Jeff and many more. A third headliner will be announced in mid-June. For a complete listing of artists announced so far, see below.

DeLuna Fest offers a diverse mix of genres for varying musical tastes. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jimmy Cliff’s career spans nearly 50 years and his set will only enhance the tropical Gulf Coast backdrop. Fans of '90s alternative rock band Sugar are in for a treat: Bob Mould and current bandmates Jason Narducy and Jon Wurster will perform Sugar's 1992 debut Copper Blue in its entirety. And DeLuna Fest veteran Diplo returns to headline the late night DJ sets for those who want to continue the dance party.

DeLuna Fest is heralded as the ultimate end-of-summer music festival experience. With four stages, two rising directly out of the sand, DeLuna Fest is located on the water’s edge of the Gulf of Mexico. Accessible by car and boat, and located only 15 minutes from the Pensacola International Airport, DeLuna Fest is an easy-to-get to vacation destination with thousands of hotel rooms, condos and beach houses in close proximity.

A shuttle service is available for attendees traveling from downtown Pensacola or staying on either end of Pensacola Beach’s Santa Rosa Island. Advance unlimited-ride shuttle passes are now available for $30 through delunafest.frontgatetickets.com. Other amenities on-site at DeLuna Fest include two open-air Florida restaurants, mini-golf, a sports lounge with big screen TVs, assorted vendors and more.

A limited quantity of advanced price festival weekend passes are available for $159.95 and can be purchased at www.delunafest.com. Once tickets at the advanced price level are sold-out, passes will then go on sale at the regular price of $199.95. VIP ticket packages are also available online for $849.95. VIP pass holders enjoy premier stage viewing, access to the VIP Beach Club Lounge and more.

For information on DeLuna Fest including lodging, shuttle services and VIP packages, visit www.delunafest.com.

WHAT:                                          DELUNA FEST 2012
WHEN:                                          FRIDAY, SEPT 21 – SUNDAY, SEPT 23, 2012
WHERE:                                        CASINO BEACH BLVD., PENSACOLA BEACH, FL
TICKETS:                                      $159.95 ADV 3-DAY GA PASS / $849.95 VIP PASS
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT:           delunafest.frontgatetickets.com
FESTIVAL WEBSITE:                   http://www.delunafest.com

CONFIRMED ARTISTS INCLUDE: 
Pearl Jam
Foo Fighters
Florence And The Machine
Band Of Horses
Jimmy Cliff
Dwight Yoakam
Ben Folds Five
Diplo
Guided By Voices
DJ Jazzy Jeff
The Joy Formidable
The Gaslight Anthem
The Wallflowers
Superchunk
Bob Mould plays COPPER BLUE
Joan Jett And The Blackhearts
Bad Brains
City And Colour
Trampled By Turtles
Band Of Skulls
OFF!
The Wood Brothers
Walker Hayes
Redd Kross
Kermit Ruffins And The Barbecue Swingers
12th Planet
Blackberry Smoke
Mike Doughty
The Corin Tucker Band
Paper Diamond
Rebirth Brass Band
Fishbone
Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk
The Silos
Motopony
Anders Osborne
Twothirtyeight
AC Slater
Bonerama
The Parlotones
Ben Sollee
Washboard Chaz w/ Tin Men
Eric Lindell
Mishka
Charmaine Neville
Chris Thomas King
Lights Resolve
Antoine Knight
The Villains
Kitt Lough
Hip Kitty
Deadly Fists Of Kung-Fu
Paloma
DLP
Pioneers! O Pioneers!

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 12:46 pm

Manifestivus will celebrate their 10th anniversary this year in Cabot, VT. Curated by Toubab Krewe, Manifestivus is a “local festival with a global vibe” featuring an eclectic lineup of international musicians in a Vermont country setting. The festival takes place August 17th & 18th and will feature headlining sets by Toubab Krewe each night. Toubab Krewe bassist and Cabot native David Pransky founded Manifestivus in 2002.
 
The festival, which “manages to punch above its weight by attracting top international talent," (National Geographic.com) takes place on the 93-acre Pransky family farm in a town just shy of 250 residents. Just six hours north of New York City, and three hours from Boston or Montreal, the site boasts hiking trails, swimming ponds and woodland forest. Manifestivus offers on-site camping, yoga, West African dancing and drumming, community art projects and local crafts, healthy living seminars, workshops, costume theme nights, various culinary vendors, and cross-cultural immersion.
 
Within Manifestivus is the Mini-festivus catering to the 200+ children that attend the festival each year. The family friendly environment introduces younger generations to music and different cultures from all around the world. The Mini-festivus features arts and crafts, puppets, storytelling, a bouncy house, an instrument-making workshop, roaming performers and of course live music performances. Kids 13 and younger are free when accompanied by a paid adult.
 
Manifestivus attendees are “young, old, local, and international; the perfect mix of generations and personalities” says Performer Magazine. “[It's] the most no drama, upbeat and down-to-earth backyard party… with tons of world music and interesting international and local acts.”
 
Performers at this year’s Manifestivus include Jamaican reggae artists Rootz Underground, Congolese soukous musician Diblo Dibala (who is also known as "Machine Gun" for his speed and skill on the guitar), vocalist Awa Sangho from Mali, Brooklyn Afrobeat collective Zongo Junction, and more! A lineup of currently confirmed artists is below and more artists will be announced.
 
Advanced price tickets go on sale today at noon ET. General admission advanced price two-day passes are $55. Tickets will then move to the regular price of $65 on June 15th, and can be purchased for $80 at the gate. Manifestivus will donate a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales to Toubab Krewe's School House Krewe Project, which is raising funds for the construction of a music school in Bamako, Mali. More information can be found at www.instruments4africa.org
 
For information on Manifestivus, visit: www.manifestivus.com  



WHAT:                                    MANIFESTIVUS X
WHEN:                                   FRIDAY, AUGUST 17 – SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2012

WHERE:                                 234 PRANSKY RD., CABOT, VT, 05647
TICKETS:                               $55 2-DAY GA PASS (until June 15th)

FAMILY TICKETS:                  KIDS 13 & UNDER FREE WITH PAID ADULT
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT:       http://manifestivus10.eventbrite.com
FESTIVAL WEBSITE:            http://www.manifestivus.com
 
CONFIRMED ARTISTS INCLUDE:

Toubab Krewe
Diblo Dibala (Senegal)
Rootz Underground (Jamaica)
Elastic Bond (Miami, FL)
Awa Sangho (Mali)
Zongo Junction (Brooklyn, NY)
Barika (Burlington, VT)
Fear Nuttin Band (Springfield, MA)
Ila Mawana (Boston, MA)
Voodoo Fix (Los Angeles, CA)
Benyoro (New York, NY)
Kat Wright and the Indomidable Soul Band (Burlington, VT)
Afinque  (Burlington, VT)

Tue, 06/19/2012 - 1:06 pm

Two-time Grammy Award winners and multi-platinum artists Zac Brown Band have been added to the 2012 DeLuna Fest lineup. Set upon the sandy white beaches of Pensacola Beach, FL, Zac Brown Band will take DeLuna Fest’s oceanfront main stage the weekend of September 21 – 23, 2012. Also joining the lineup are Fitz and the Tantrums, Honey Island Swamp Band, The Canvas Waiting, Astronautalis, High On Fire, Brass-A-Holics and a Sunday Gospel Brunch set from The Legendary JCs. A daily schedule of music as well as additional amenities and activities are yet to be announced.Providing more than 60 bands of diverse mix and genre, DeLuna Fest offers a festival experience unlike any other. Attendees are invited to rock the beach with previously announced headliners Pearl Jam and Foo Fighters, raise a cold beverage in toast to reggae legend Jimmy Cliff, and relish in the warm ocean breezes and sounds of Florence and the Machine, Band of Horses, Dwight Yoakam, and Ben Folds Five. Cap off each night with beachside dance parties hosted by DJ Jazzy Jeff, Diplo, and more. See below for a complete listing of artists.Heralded as the ultimate end-of-summer music festival experience, DeLuna Fest boasts four stages, two rising directly out of the sand, and is located on the water’s edge of the Gulf of Mexico. Accessible by car and boat, and located only 15 minutes from the Pensacola International Airport, DeLuna Fest is an easy-to-get to vacation destination with thousands of hotel rooms, condos and beach houses in close proximity.A shuttle service is a convenient option for attendees traveling from downtown Pensacola or staying on either end of Pensacola Beach’s Santa Rosa Island. Advance unlimited-ride shuttle passes are currently available for $30 through delunafest.frontgatetickets.com. Other amenities on-site at DeLuna Fest include two open-air Florida restaurants, mini-golf, a sports lounge with big screen TVs, assorted vendors and more.Tickets at the advance price of $159.95 are almost sold out and are available in limited supply at www.delunafest.com. Once tickets at the advanced price level are sold-out, passes will then go on sale at the regular price of $199.95. VIP ticket packages are also available online for $849.95. VIP pass holders enjoy premier stage viewing, access to the VIP Beach Club Lounge and more.For information on DeLuna Fest including lodging, shuttle services and VIP packages, visit www.delunafest.com.

Thu, 07/05/2012 - 3:17 pm

Toubab Krewe’s CARNAVALITO, a two-day mini-fest, is taking place at the Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain, NC on Friday, July 13th and Saturday, July 14th, 2012. Two eco-friendly transportation options are available with a shuttle running between Asheville, Pisgah Brewing Company and the KOA campground. Free admission for kids and special activities encourage families to attend. Toubab Krewe is also proud to announce special guest, Roosevelt Collier (The Lee Boys) on pedal steel will be joining them on stage both nights.

The outdoor event will feature headlining sets from Toubab Krewe with special guest Roosevelt Collier, as well as a different roster of supporting bands and DJs each day including Donna the Buffalo, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, Rayna Gellert and DJ Chalice. DJ Equal will top off both nights with indoor late night sets. Music begins at 7:00 PM on Friday and 4:00 PM on Saturday. Tickets are $41 (two-day admission) and $26 (one-day admission) and are on sale through the Pisgah Brewing Company event site (pisgahbrewing.com/events). VIP packages are available for $76 (two-day VIP admission) and $51 (one-day VIP admission) and include early entry to the event, a private guided brewery tour and tasting, preferred stage viewing, and more.

CARNAVALITO is a family friendly event. Kids ages 10 and under are free with a ticketed adult. On Saturday, children of all ages will dance to the rhythms and rhymes of Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, aka “The king of kid-hop.” Kids will also have a chance to play and interact with Moog instruments provided by the Bob Moog Foundation. Hooping Hearts will provide a hula hooping area, and patrons can relax in hammocks provided by Eagle Nest Outfitters while eating an ice cream cone from The Hop Ice Cream. Other food vendors include Barleys, Lowdown Food Truck and Rosetta's.

Daily round-trip shuttles are now available for $15 from Asheville and $7 from the Swannanoa KOA campground and can be purchased through the Pisgah Brewing Company event website (http://pisgahbrewing.com/events). The Asheville shuttle pick-up is located at Ingles, 915 Merrimon Ave., at 6 PM Friday, July 13th, and 3 PM Saturday, July 14th. Shuttles returning to Asheville leave Pisgah Brewing Company at midnight both days. The KOA shuttles will arrive at the main office for pick-up at approximately 6:30 PM on Friday, July 13th, and 3:30 PM on Saturday, July 14th. Shuttles returning to KOA will depart Pisgah Brewing Company at 11:00 PM and 1:00 AM both nights.

Biking enthusiasts can participate in Tour de Toubab, a leisurely community ride organized by Asheville on Bikes to raise awareness for a greenway. The ride goes from downtown Asheville on Friday to the KOA campground in Swannanoa. On Sunday after two days of music, Tour de Toubab participants bike back to Asheville. As a courtesy, camping equipment can be transported to KOA with an RSVP to the Facebook event. Visit http://ashevilleonbikes.com/ride-to-toubab-krewes-carnivalito for more details.

A KOA campground nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains is located just one mile from the venue. CARNAVALITO attendees are encouraged to stay for the weekend and receive a 10% discount on tent and RV camping with the code PB. All sites come equipped with water and electricity. View the map and reserve camping spaces online through http://koa.com/campgrounds/asheville-east.

Toubab Krewe will donate instruments and one dollar from every CARNAVALITO ticket purchased toward the Africa Krewe House, a music school project set to break ground in 2013. For this campaign, Toubab Krewe joined forces with Instruments for Africa, a not-for-profit organization that aims to empower underprivileged and at-risk youth in Mali through the preservation of traditional music and arts. For more information, visit http://instruments4africa.wordpress.com.

July 13th Lineup - Gates open at 6:00 PM
Toubab Krewe with special guest Roosevelt Collier
Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk
DJ Chalice
DJ Equal (Indoor Stage - Late Night)

July 14th Lineup - Gates open at 3:00 PM
Toubab Krewe with special guest Roosevelt Collier
Donna the Buffalo
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
Rayna Gellert
DJ Chalice
DJ Equal (Indoor Stage - Late Night)

Tue, 07/10/2012 - 11:12 am

DeLuna Fest is pleased to announce the daily lineup of artists scheduled at its September 21-23, 2012 beachside festival. Attendees heading to DeLuna Fest will be treated to music from national headliners and Grammy award winners of rock, country, reggae, bluegrass, New Orleans funk, electronica and more performing on stages overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. A complete daily schedule is below. Also, due to high demand, DeLuna Fest is now offering a payment plan for fans looking for a flexible budgeting option.
 
DeLuna Fest Festival Schedule:
Friday, September 21, 2012 – Pearl Jam, Dwight Yoakam, Ben Folds Five, Guided By Voices, DJ Jazzy Jeff, The Gaslight Anthem, City And Colour, Trampled By Turtles, Band Of Skulls, 12th Planet, Fishbone, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Honey Island Swamp Band, AC Slater, Eric Lindell, Chris Thomas King, Brass-A-Holics, Astronautalis, Deadly Fists Of Kung-Fu, Pioneers! O Pioneers!
 
Saturday, September 22, 2012 – Foo Fighters, Band Of Horses, Jimmy Cliff, Diplo, The Joy Formidable, Joan Jett And The Blackhearts, Bad Brains, OFF!,Walker Hayes, Kermit Ruffins And The Barbecue Swingers, Mike Doughty, Paper Diamond, The Silos, Motopony, Anders Osborne, The Parlotones, Washboard Chaz w/ Tin Men, The Canvas Waiting, Lights Resolve, Antoine Knight, Kitt Lough, Paloma
 
Sunday, September 23, 2012– Zac Brown Band, Florence And The Machine, Fitz and the Tantrums, The Wallflowers, Superchunk, Bob Mould plays COPPER BLUE, The Wood Brothers, Redd Kross, Blackberry Smoke, The Corin Tucker Band, Rebirth Brass Band, Twothirtyeight, Bonerama, Ben Sollee, Legendary JC’s, Mishka, Charmaine Neville, The Villains, Hip Kitty, DLP
 
Starting today, DeLuna Fest will offer a payment plan for tickets. General admission and VIP passes to the festival can now be made in 2 easy payments. 3-day passes purchased under the payment plan will be charged 50% of the base ticket price plus service fees at the time of purchase. Then, the remaining 50% of the base ticket price will be charged on the final payment date of August 21st. The last day to order tickets under the payment plan will be August 2nd.
 
DeLuna Fest is the ultimate end-of-summer music festival experience with more than 60 bands of diverse mix and genre on four stages, two rising directly out of the sand, on the water’s edge of the Gulf of Mexico. Accessible by car and boat, and located only 15 minutes from the Pensacola International Airport, DeLuna Fest is an easy-to-get to vacation destination with thousands of hotel rooms, condos and beach houses in close proximity.
 
A shuttle service is a convenient option for attendees traveling from downtown Pensacola or staying on either end of Pensacola Beach’s Santa Rosa Island. Advance unlimited-ride shuttle passes are currently available for $30 through
delunafest.frontgatetickets.com. A complete shuttle schedule and map is coming soon.
 
For information on DeLuna Fest including lodging, shuttle services and VIP packages, visit www.delunafest.com.

WHAT:             DELUNA FEST 2012
WHEN:             FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2012
WHERE:          CASINO BEACH BLVD., PENSACOLA BEACH, FL 32561
TICKETS:         $199.95 REGULAR 3-DAY GA PASS / $849.95 3-DAY VIP PASS
PURCHASE:   delunafest.frontgatetickets.com
WEBSITE:        http://www.delunafest.com

Fri, 07/13/2012 - 12:08 pm

Del McCoury and Jomeokee Music and Arts Festival are proud to announce the “Jam with Del McCoury at Jomeokee Fest” YouTube contest. Musicians are encouraged to submit a video of themselves jamming, soloing and shredding to win the chance of playing onstage with bluegrass legend Del McCoury at the first annual Jomeokee Music and Arts Festival this September 14-16, 2012. One winner will receive 2 artist credentials to Jomeokee Fest and a once in a lifetime opportunity of playing in front of a live audience alongside the Del McCoury Band. “This is an exciting chance for a fan to take part in a special performance with our friends,” says Del McCoury. “I love festivals that give a you family reunion feel; a big party with friends that you don’t get to see that often. That’s what Jomeokee Fest is shooting for!” He continues, “They gave me a whole stage to treat like a pickin' party at my house!”To enter, musicians must submit and upload a live performance video to the Jomeokee Fest YouTube channel www.youtube.com/jomeokeefest. Video entries must be less than two minutes in length. Entrants are asked to submit videos that showcase their skill. Video entries do not have to be of a full song - feel free to edit a previous performance that showcases a solo or particularly engaging moment. All instruments are encouraged to apply, but keep in mind: the winner will be performing with a band comprised of mostly acoustic instruments, therefore, heavy effects are discouraged. The sound for the video must be from the original recording, videos with an audio track overlaid will not be considered. The contest is open to all ages and entries must be received by August 10, 2012. A panel of judges, which will include Del McCoury, will choose one grand-prize winner and two runners-up. The winners will be announced on August 17th. In addition to playing a song with the Del McCoury Band at Jomeokee Music and Arts Festival, the grand-prize winner will receive two artist passes with access to premium camping during the festival. Runners-up will receive a Jomeokee Music and Arts Festival poster signed by the Del McCoury Band. Full contest rules are available on the Jomeokee Festival website http://jomeokeefest.com/jam-with-del-contest/.

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 12:09 pm

Jomeokee Music and Arts Festival is pleased to announce additional artists to its first annual festival lineup. Patterson Hood & the Downtown Rumblers, the Captain Midnight Band, and The Danberrys have joined the lineup and Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band) and Jeff Sipe have been added to a stellar cast performing a unique Everyone Orchestra set. Tickets to the September 14th - 16th Jomeokee Fest are currently on sale at www.jomeoketefest.com.

Jomeokee Fest strives to create a collaborative spirit throughout the festival and on its stages. Bluegrass legend Del McCoury has teamed up with the festival to curate acts performing on one of Jomeokee’s stages and will be bringing friends, family and not-to-miss new acts. Also, Jomeokee Fest is proud to present two very special sets that bring together some of the country’s best players of funk, rock, jam and bluegrass. Jomeokee fans will be treated not only to an all-star bluegrass jam, but also to a set from the Everyone Orchestra. Conducted by Matt Butler, this special incarnation of the EO will feature Jimmy Herring (Widespread Panic), Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), Al Schnier & Vinnie Amico (moe.), Michael Kang (The String Cheese Incident), George Porter Jr. (Meters), Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), Jeff Sipe, members of Lettuce, and more!

Jomeokee Fest, a music and camping festival, is set inside a natural amphitheater overlooking Pilot Mountain, at the Jomeokee Campground in Pinnacle, NC. The festival features two side-by-side stages showcasing alternating sets of first-class live music including two sets each from The Del McCoury Band and Yonder Mountain String Band plus performances from Stephen Marley, Keller Williams and the Travelin' McCourys, Lettuce, Emmitt-Nershi Band, and more!  A confirmed lineup is listed below.

 
For information on Jomeokee Music and Arts Festival including ticketing, location and VIP packages, visit www.jomeokeefest.com.
Wed, 07/18/2012 - 1:53 pm

This fall, composer, cellist, cyclist, activist Ben Sollee will release Half-Made Man, a new studio album out September 25th, 2012 on Sollee’s own Tin Ear Records, distributed by Thirty Tigers. The album features Sollee’s signature sound of cello-infused blue-eyed-soul and is his most personal and adventurous release to date. With the enlistment of a diversely talented cast of friends, Half-Made Man explores the intimate and honest musings of a man reflecting on the world around him. In support of the album, Sollee will embark on an east coast tour with more dates to be announced.Sollee’s self-produced fourth studio album features guitarist Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket), fiddle player Jeremy Kittel (Turtle Island Quartet), bassist Alana Rocklin (STS9), percussionist Jordon Ellis and guest vocalist Abigail Washburn. Sollee began the process with only an outline: simple song structures that would become Half-Made Man. Then, Sollee encouraged his guests to layer their individual fingerprints upon the project in Kevin Ratterman’s (My Morning Jacket’s Circuital) Louisville, KY studio; the result is a raw, energy-driven album created over the course of just two weeks.“I dug deep into myself and asked the musicians to go there with me,” says Sollee. “It won’t be easy to place this album in one category, but I, and my generation, are measured by a little bit of everything these days.”Adding to Sollee's grassroots, do-it-yourself approach, the funding for Half-Made Man was crowd-sourced through a PledgeMusic campaign, which surpassed the target goal in less than 48 hours.Known for his dynamically intoxicating live performances, Sollee will hit the road on a national headlining tour in support of Half-Made Man this fall.  But first, Ben will hit the summer festival circuit with stops at High Sierra, Forecastle, and Newport Folk festivals.  Following Newport, Sollee and the crew will once again load their gear on their bikes for The Road From Newport Folk ®: Ben Sollee on tour. on bike., a week-long journey from Newport to Portland, ME.To listen to tracks from Half-Made Man, and for more information about Ben Sollee and his upcoming tour dates visit: www.bensollee.comBen Sollee Fall Tour Dates 9/21                  Knoxville, TN                 Square Room9/22                  Atlanta, GA                    Terminal West9/23                  Pensacola, FL               DeLuna Fest9/25                  Ponte Vedra, FL            Ponte Vedra Music Hall9/28                  Carrboro, NC                 Cat's Cradle9/29                  Asheville, NC                 Orange Peel10/5 & 10/6      Louisville, KY                  Headliners Music Hall10/11                Danville, KY                    Norton Center10/12                Oberlin, OH                    Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse at Oberlin College10/14                Ann Arbor, MI                 Blind Pig10/16                York, PA                          Capitol Theatre10/17                Philadelphia, PA             Theatre of Living Arts10/18                Boston, MA                     Brighton Music Hall10/20               Washington, DC              U Street Music Hall

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 5:45 pm

Manifestivus Festival is pleased to announce Luis Guzmán as the official Master of Ceremonies for its 10th annual festival held August 17 & 18 in Cabot, VT. Along with MC Guzmán, Manifestivus have added 14 more acts including late night DJs Sabo, Marc Remillard, Chris Pattison, Ben Arsenal, and Worldtown, performance artists The Human Canvas, and Vermont bands Funkwagon, SEROTHEFT and TallGrass GetDown to its globally infused lineup. Tickets to the “local festival with a global vibe” are currently on sale here.  A complete lineup is listed below. More activities and amenities are yet to be announced. MC Luis Guzmán is a family friend of the Manifestivus founders and resides in the North East Kingdom with his family. The comedian and actor has been a staple in films over the years, and is best known for his character roles in Boogie Nights and Carlito’s Way. Guzmán’s comedic wit is bound to be an entertaining addition to the daily festival activities. Hosted by Toubab Krewe, Manifestivus features an eclectic lineup of international musicians in a Vermont country setting. Toubab Krewe bassist and Cabot native David Pransky founded Manifestivus in 2002. The festival takes place on the 93-acre Pransky family farm located just six hours north of New York City, and three hours from Boston or Montreal. Manifestivus offers on-site camping, yoga, West African dancing and drumming, community art projects and local crafts, healthy living seminars, workshops, costume theme nights, various culinary vendors, and cross-cultural immersion. Two-day passes are $65 in advance and $85 at the gate. Manifestivus will donate a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales to Toubab Krewe's School House Krewe Project, which is raising funds for the construction of a music school in Bamako, Mali. www.instruments4africa.org  CONFIRMED ARTIST LINEUP:*Just addedToubab Krewe (Asheville, NC)Diblo Dibala (Senegal)Rootz Underground (Jamaica)Elastic Bond (Miami, FL)Awa Sangho (Mali)Zongo Junction (Brooklyn, NY)Barika (Burlington, VT)Fear Nuttin Band (Springfield, MA)Ila Mawana (Boston, MA)Voodoo Fix (Los Angeles, CA)Benyoro (New York, NY)Kat Wright and the Indomidable Soul Band (Burlington, VT)Afinque  (Burlington, VT)*The Human Canvas (Burlington, VT)*groundfood (Montreal)*Funkwagon (Burlington, VT)*SEROTHEFT (Burlington, VT)*TallGrass GetDown (Johnson, VT) LATE NIGHT DJ SETS FROM:SaboMarc RemillardBen ArsenalWorldtownChris PattisonJustin R.E.M.2kDeep CrewRekkonNomsterVJ Mervin Spooner

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 2:09 pm

Perpetual Groove have unveiled the dates for their “Fend For Your Life” fall 2012 Tour. Following a busy spring and festival season, the band hits the road with dates throughout the East Coast and Colorado, plus 2-night runs in Charleston, Boston and New York. The Athens based band will celebrate Halloween in Baton Rouge with a "Heroes and Villains" theme event, and will ring in the New Year close to home in Atlanta, GA. Earlier this year, PGroove reunited with original keyboardist Matt McDonald and embarked on a renewed era of live performances. Though constantly evolving, their music always maintains a rock and roll attitude with driving momentum. They approach "Fend For Your Life" with an energized voice, synchronized with a newly designed light show. Perpetual Groove 2.0 is in effect. For more information on Perpetual Groove or to purchase tickets to their fall shows, please visit http://www.pgroove.com Perpetual Groove Fall Tour Dates8/3                     Crossroads Live                       Huntsville, AL8/4                     Asheville Music Hall                 Asheville NC8/16                   The Lincoln Theatre                Raleigh, NC8/25                   Southern Brewers Fest           Chattanooga, TN8/31                   The Handlebar                        Greenville, SC9/2                     Dark Star Jubilee                    Legend Valley, OH9/6                     The National                           Richmond, VA9/7                     Cat’s Cradle                            Carrboro, NC9/13                   GATA’S                                   Statesboro, NC9/14                   The Pour House                      Charleston, SC9/15                   The Pour House                      Charleston, SC9/19                   Church                                   Boston, MA9/20                   Church                                   Boston, MA9/21                   Brooklyn Bowl                         New York, NY9/22                   Brooklyn Bowl                         New York, NY9/25                   Higher Ground                        Burlington, VT9/26                   Stage One                              Fairfield, CT9/27                   The Hamilton                         Washington, DC9/28                   The Blockley                           Philadelphia, PA9/29                   8x10                                       Baltimore, MD10/6                   Ziggy’s                                    Winston-Salem, NC10/25                 Jupiter Theatre                        Tuscaloosa, AL10/26                 Workplay Theatre                    Birmingham, AL10/27                 Majestic                                  Fayetteville, AR10/31                 The Varsity Theatre                 Baton Rouge, LA11/3                   Ciderhouse                              Knoxville, TN11/8-11/12         Bear Creek                              Live Oak, FL11/15                 The Georgia Theatre                 Athens, GA11/16                 The Blind Tiger                         Greensboro, NC11/17                 The Neighborhood Theatre        Charlotte, NC11/29                 Jannus Live                              St. Petersburg, FL11/30                 The Culture Room                    Ft. Lauderdale, FL12/1                   The Freebird                             Jacksonville, FL12/6                   Three20South                          Breckenridge, CO12/7                   The Fox Theatre                       Boulder, CO12/8                   The Bluebird Theatre                Denver, CO12/31                 Center Stage                            Atlanta, GA

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 4:31 pm

DeLuna Fest is proud to support the USO by donating a portion of proceeds from festival ticket sales. Taking place on the sandy white beaches of Pensacola, FL, September 21 - 23rd, DeLuna Fest highly regards its tie with the Gulf Coast military community which hosts one of the largest military populations in the country. DeLuna Fest began their relationship with the USO, a non-profit that benefits America’s troops and their families, in 2011 with a festival donation. This year, the USO will receive $1 donation from each admission ticket purchased to DeLuna Fest, with a minimum donation of $10,000.“DeLuna Fest is thrilled to be able to give back to a community of people who give so much of themselves,” says DeLuna Fest Managing Partner, Scott Mitchell. “The military is such a large part of Pensacola and its history; this relationship with the USO is a natural fit.”Discounted tickets will be available regionally to the men and women who serve in our armed forces, their family members and all DoD civilian employees in the Gulf Coast region. USO Northwest Florida encompasses 3 USO Centers and supports 9 major Military installations throughout the Florida Panhandle.For information on DeLuna Fest including ticketing, lodging, and shuttle services, visit www.delunafest.com About the USOThe USO (United Service Organizations) lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors and their families and the families of the fallen. The USO is a private, nonprofit organization, not a government agency. We rely on the generosity of our volunteers and donors.  In addition to individual donors and corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by President’s Circle Partners: American Airlines, AT&T, Clear Channel, Kangaroo Express, Kroger, Lowe’s, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Procter & Gamble, and TriWest Healthcare Alliance and Worldwide Strategic Partners: BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, The Coca-Cola Company, Lockheed Martin, and Microsoft Corporation. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381).  To join us in this patriotic mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit uso.org.

Mon, 08/13/2012 - 3:53 pm

Ben Sollee is excited to announce that he will be performing at eTown's brand new facility, eTown Hall, on August 23rd, 2012 for an intimate evening of music and conversation. The concert will be taped in front of a live audience for future broadcast, and will also feature Australian songstress Missy Higgins. Sollee will perform songs from his upcoming release Half-Made Man, to be released on September 25th, 2012. Half-Made Man is Ben Sollee’s third full-length studio release, and will surely place him alongside the best artists of his generation. It features an impressive cast of musicians including Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket) on guitar, Abigail Washburn on guest vocals, Jordon Ellis on percussion, Jeremy Kittle (formerly of the Turtle Island String Quartet) on violin, and Alana Rocklin von bass. Half-Made Man is Sollee’s most raw and personal album to date; it explores the relationships connected to being a father, husband, musician and human. Fresh from a whirlwind run at the Newport Folk Festival, Ben turned heads of critics and music fans alike with live songs from his new album, as well as his diversity and stamina as an enthusiastic collaborator on stage. Ben not only performed his own set, but also sat in with My Morning Jacket, Apache Relay, Trampled by Turtles, The Head and The Heart, and Carl Broemel.  Last month it was announced that Ben Sollee would embark on The Road From Newport: Ben Sollee on tour. on bike. - a week-long journey traveling on portions of the East Coast Greenway from Newport, RI to Portland, ME.  Ben’s musings and photos were turned into a road journal and published on TreeHugger.com. For more information on Ben, including fall tour dates, please visit www.bensollee.com

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 5:25 pm

Jomeokee Music and Arts Festival is pleased to announce the daily lineup of artists scheduled at its September 14 – 16, 2012 festival. Attendees of the Pinnacle, NC festival will be treated to world-class bluegrass, Americana, jam, funk and reggae on side-by-side stages that frame majestic Pilot Mountain.
 
Patrons will say farewell to summer with camping, live music, late night campfire jams, children’s activities and artist workshops. Get to know and interact with Del McCoury, Patterson Hood, and Larry Keel on Friday, Drew Emmitt and Ronnie McCoury on Saturday, and Matt Butler and Jeff Sipe on Sunday in intimate pickin’ and grinnin’ sessions.

Gates will open for VIP ticket holders at 2 PM ET, Thursday, September 13th. Gates open for general admission ticket holders at 9 AM ET, Friday, September 14th.  The music begins at 1:30 PM ET on Friday, September 14th and ends at 3:00 PM ET, Sunday, September 16th. Festival attendees who wish to camp on Sunday night may purchase an extra night of camping for $25; otherwise, patrons must leave the festival grounds by 6:00 PM ET, Sunday, September 16th.

Advance price general admission 3-day passes are currently on sale for $145 through www.jomeokefest.com. General admission passes will move to the regular ticket price of $155 on September 4th. VIP packages featuring a Thursday night  pig picking, VIP lounge, ice cream socials and happy hours, artist meet and greets and more are also available online for $300. And for patrons looking for the ultimate in convenience, The Show Sherpa deluxe camping packages are available through www.theshowsherpa.com.

Jomeokee Music and Arts Festival Schedule:

Friday, September 14 – Stephen Marley, Yonder Mountain String Band, Keller Williams and the Travelin’ McCourys, Jimmy Herring Band, Patterson Hood Band, Floodwood, Larry Keel and Natural Bridge, Twin Cats, Invisible III and Captain Midnight Band

Saturday, September 15 - Del McCoury Band, Yonder Mountain String Band/All Star Bluegrass Jam, Lettuce, Everyone Orchestra with Jimmy Herring, George Porter Jr., Jennifer Hartswick, Michael Kang, Melvin Seals, Jeff Sipe, Al Schnier, Vinnie Amico and more., Emmitt-Nershi Band, Midnite, Floodwood, The Broadcast and The DanBerrys

Sunday, September 16 – Del McCoury Gospel Hour, Bluegrass Brunch Featuring the DanBerrys and Friends, and Reverbnation Contest Winner (TBD)

For information on Jomeokee Music and Arts Festival including ticketing, location and VIP packages, visit www.jomeokeefest.com.

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 12:12 pm

DeLuna Fest is proud to announce the daily performance schedule for their third annual music and beach festival. Headlining the festival Friday, September 21st, Pearl Jam will be joined by Ben Folds Five, Gaslight Anthem, Trampled by Turtles and DJ Jazzy Jeff. Rounding out Saturday, September 22nd, Foo Fighters will headline, with Joan Jett, Jimmy Cliff, Joy Formidable, Band of Horses, Bad Brains and Diplo. Closing the festival on Sunday, September 23rd, Zac Brown Band is joined by Florence and the Machine and Fitz and the Tantrums. DeLuna Fest is also excited to announce the Red Bull MTX Stage which will be located near the Main Stage and will host a variety of DJ’s to keep fans dancing during stage changeover. A full daily schedule for more than 60 bands can be found on the DeLuna Fest website at: http://lineup.delunafest.com/schedule The Red Bull MTX Stage will showcase local and regional DJ artists including DJ Mr. Lao, Tony C, DJ D-Funk, Ram-Z, Davis Pratt, Megan Davis, Kosmonot, Trey Stein, Casualfunk and Bad Penny. Adding to the previously announced performances by DJ Jazzy Jeff, Diplo, Paper Diamond, 12th Planet and AC Slater, the Red Bull MTX Stage will help fill the appetites of Electronic Music fans. Featuring flat screen TV’s, performance speakers, and LED lights, the MTX Stage facilitates a dynamic and invigorating live dance party during set-breaks on the Main Stage. The Dock Stage Presented by Clear Channel will host a diverse variety of music throughout the weekend. The stage is centrally located inside an old-Florida open-air restaurant and will feature an open mic/ karaoke lounge. A popular destination for music discovery, The Dock will also showcase performances from burgeoning acts like The Woolly Bushmen, Maggie Rose, Chris Staples and Jon Pardi. With four stages, two rising directly out of the sand on the water’s edge of the Gulf of Mexico, DeLuna Fest offers the ultimate end-of-summer festival experience. The festival features a world-class lineup of national headliners and regional favorites plus unique amenities like the previously announced NBC Sports Group Lounge - Presented by MediaCom, mini-golf, assorted vendors, open-air restaurants and more. DeLuna Fest is accessible by car and boat, and located only 15 minutes from the Pensacola International airport.  A shuttle service will be available for attendees traveling from downtown Pensacola or staying on either end of Pensacola Beach’s Santa Rosa Island. Tickets are currently on sale through Front Gate Tickets for $199.95, and VIP ticket packages are also available online for $849.95. VIP pass holders enjoy premier stage viewing, access to the VIP Beach Club Lounge, private air-conditioned bathrooms and more. For information on DeLuna Fest including lodging, shuttle services and VIP packages, visit www.delunafest.com. WHAT:                                 DELUNA FEST 2012WHEN:                                 FRI., SEPTEMBER 21 – SUN., SEPTEMBER 23, 2012WHERE:                              CASINO BEACH BLVD., PENSACOLA BEACH, FL 32561TICKETS:                            $199.95 3-DAY GA PASS / $849.95 VIP PASSTICKETS AVAILABLE AT:   delunafest.frontgatetickets.com

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:34 am

The newest studio release from Ben Sollee is now available. Half-Made Man, Sollee’s self-produced fourth studio album, was released today on Sollee’s own Tin Ear Records and distributed by Thirty Tigers. The album features an exciting cast of musicians including guitarist Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket), fiddle player Jeremy Kittel (Turtle Island Quartet), bassist Alana Rocklin, percussionist Jordon Ellis and guest vocalist Abigail Washburn.

In support of Half-Made Man’s release, Ben Sollee has embarked on a 30-date fall tour. The tour brings the cellist and his trio, which includes percussionist Jordon Ellis and bassist Luke Reynolds, to cities across the US. New dates announced today include stops in Texas, California and Colorado. A full listing of performances is below.

Read Grateful Web's review of Half-Made Man here.

Ben Sollee - 2012 Fall Tour Dates
* NEW TOUR DATES

Sep 21 - Knoxville, TN - Square Room
Sep 22 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
Sep 23 - DeLuna Fest - Pensacola, FL
Sep 25 - Ponte Vedra Music Hall - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 
Sep 26 - The Pour House - Charleston, SC 
Sep 27 - The Stage Door - Charlotte, NC 
Sep 28 - Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC 
Sep 29 - Orange Peel - Asheville, NC 
Sep 30 - The Soapbox - Wilmington, NC 
Oct 05 - Headliners Music Hall - Louisville, KY 
Oct 06 - Headliners Music Hall - Louisville, KY 
Oct 11 - Norton Center - Danville, KY 
Oct 12 - Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse at Oberlin College - Oberlin, OH 
Oct 14 - Blind Pig - Ann Arbor, MI 
Oct 16 - Capital Theatre - York, PA 
Oct 17 - Theatre of the Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA 
Oct 18 - Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA 
Oct 19 - StageOne - Fairfield, CT 
Oct 20 - U Street Music Hall - Washington, DC
Nov 01 - All Good Cafe - Dallas, TX*
Nov 02 - Fitzgerald's - Houston, TX*
Nov 03 - Cactus Cafe - Austin, TX*
Nov 06 - Club Congress - Tucson, AZ*
Nov 07 - Saint Rocke - Hermosa Beach, CA*
Nov 08 - Swedish American Hall - San Francisco, CA*
Nov 10 - Star Theater - Portland, OR*
Nov 11 - Tractor Tavern - Seattle, WA*
Nov 15 - The State Room - Salt Lake City, UT*
Nov 16 - Belly Up - Aspen, CO*
Nov 17 - Daniels Hall @ Swallow Hill - Denver, CO*

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 7:07 pm

The newest studio release from Ben Sollee is now available. Half-Made Man, Sollee’s self-produced fourth studio album, was released today on Sollee’s own Tin Ear Records and distributed by Thirty Tigers. The album features an exciting cast of musicians including guitarist Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket), fiddle player Jeremy Kittel (Turtle Island Quartet), bassist Alana Rocklin, percussionist Jordon Ellis and guest vocalist Abigail Washburn.

In support of Half-Made Man’s release, Ben Sollee has embarked on a 30-date fall tour. The tour brings the cellist and his trio, which includes percussionist Jordon Ellis and bassist Luke Reynolds, to cities across the US. New dates announced today include stops in Texas, California and Colorado. A full listing of performances is below.

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Ben Sollee - 2012 Tour Dates

Oct 05 - Headliners Music Hall - Louisville, KY 

Oct 06 - Headliners Music Hall - Louisville, KY 

Oct 11 - Norton Center - Danville, KY 

Oct 12 - Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse at Oberlin College - Oberlin, OH 

Oct 14 - Blind Pig - Ann Arbor, MI 

Oct 16 - Capital Theatre - York, PA 

Oct 17 - Theatre of the Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA 

Oct 18 - Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA 

Oct 19 - StageOne - Fairfield, CT 

Oct 20 - U Street Music Hall - Washington, DC

Nov 01 - All Good Cafe - Dallas, TX*

Nov 02 - Fitzgerald's - Houston, TX*

Nov 03 - Cactus Cafe - Austin, TX*

Nov 06 - Club Congress - Tucson, AZ*

Nov 07 - Saint Rocke - Hermosa Beach, CA*

Nov 08 - Swedish American Hall - San Francisco, CA*

Nov 09 - Humboldt Brews - Arcata, CA*

Nov 10 - Star Theater - Portland, OR*

Nov 11 - Tractor Tavern - Seattle, WA*

Nov 15 - The State Room - Salt Lake City, UT*

Nov 16 - Belly Up - Aspen, CO*

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 2:22 pm

Tomorrow, Thursday, October 11, 2012, indie-folk cellist Ben Sollee will kick off the official 2012 Vice Presidential Debate in his home state of Kentucky. Just before Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan square off inside Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts, Sollee and his trio have the prestigious honor of performing on the campus’ main lawn. This historic event is free to attend.Ben Sollee is currently touring in support of his self-produced fourth studio album, Half-Made Man. The album features an exciting cast of musicians including guitarist Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket), fiddle player Jeremy Kittel (Turtle Island Quartet), bassist Alana Rocklin, percussionist Jordon Ellis and guest vocalist Abigail Washburn. Remarks renowned author and journalist (and fellow Kentucky native) Silas House, Half-Made Man is “a revealing, deeply moving album that explores a man trying to figure himself out, just as we all are.”For more information on the 2012 Vice Presidential Debate Festival, please visit http://www.centre.edu/centredebate2012/festival.htmlFor more information on Ben Sollee, including current tour dates, please visit www.bensollee.comBEN SOLLEE TO OPEN THE VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE AT CENTRE COLLEGE

Thu, 10/11/2012 - 2:50 pm

Toubab Krewe and John Brown’s Body have combined forces to take the Southeast by storm on their Holiday Hurricane Tour. With nine dates spanning from the Carolinas to Florida, 'dirty south meets West Africa' group Toubab Krewe and future roots band John Brown’s Body are proud to bring their roots influenced, dance friendly music to southern audiences in the close of 2012.Tickets for the Holiday Hurricane Tour go on sale today, Thursday, October 11, 2012, and can be purchased through all venue outlets. A full listing of dates and venues is below.Holiday Hurricane Tour Dates:11/27 - Visulite Theatre - Charlotte, NC11/28 - Blind Tiger - Greensboro, NC11/29 - Lincoln Theatre - Raleigh, NC11/30 - The Handlebar - Greenville, SC12/1 - The Pourhouse - Charleston, SC12/2 - High Dive - Gainesville, FL12/4 - Free Bird Live - Jacksonville, FL12/5 - Side Bar at The Engine Room - Tallahassee, FL12/6 - The State Theatre - Ft. Lauderdale, FL12/7 - The Plaza Live - Orlando, FL (John Brown’s Body solo)12/8 - The Culture Room - Fort Lauderdale, FL (John Brown’s Body solo)

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 11:20 am

Newgrass folk-rock pioneers Acoustic Syndicate are proud to announce new tour dates for the 2012 holiday season. Having just celebrated their 20th Anniversary this spring, the band will be closing a celebratory year with shows in Asheville, Raleigh and Charlotte, NC. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased through all venue outlets. A full listing of dates and venues is below.

 
Acoustic Syndicate recently wrapped up the recording of their seventh studio album slated for release in the spring of 2013. Fans can expect more of the band’s trademark positive upbeat sound with soaring tight-knit harmonies, blazing guitar picking, complex polyrhythmic banjo and dobro playing infused with a rock steady rhythm section. Acoustic Syndicate is preparing to roar back onto the scene in 2013 - get ready for a monumental new chapter in the band’s career.
 
Carolina Holiday Tour Dates:
11/23/12 - The Orange Peel - Asheville, NC
11/24/12 - The Lincoln Theater - Raleigh, NC
12/22/12 - Visulite Theatre - Charlotte, NC
Thu, 11/01/2012 - 1:15 pm

Twenty years ago, folk-singer, world-troubadour and widely celebrated poet-activist Vusi Mahlasela, simply known as “The Voice”, recorded his first album, When You Come Back. The title-track instantly became an anthem in Vusi’s native South Africa as his country fought hard to end, and then heal, from the brutal Apartheid regime that had divided the country since 1948. In celebration of this milestone, Vusi will release Sing to the Peoplea live album recorded at the Lyric Theatre in Johannesburg and available online and in stores on January 8th, 2013 through ATO Records in the US and on Vusi’s own label, VusiMuzi, in South Africa. A 14-date North American tour will follow – dates are listed below.  
Sing to the People contains joyful performances of songs recorded throughout the first twenty years of Vusi’s career as well as the visceral sounds of an audience responding to every familiar note. In the a capella intro to the song “When You Come Back,” Vusi’s signature and unmistakable bird-like voice soars “Sing Loud and SING TO THE PEOPLE.”  Although written nearly 25 years ago the meaning of the song has evolved but the prevailing theme remains the same. It’s a “call for humanity,” says The Voice. “I ask that we ‘give something to the world and not just take from it.’” The message is universal and remains relevant today.
 
This year, the SAMA Awards (South African Music Awards) honored Vusi with a Lifetime Achievement award to recognize his accomplishments both at home and abroad. The honor inspired the troubadour to take a look back and realize that what felt like a blink of the eye had nearly been two decades! In that time, Vusi had performed at Nelson Mandela’s inauguration; signed a record deal that would lead to seven studio albums; toured the world over and performed in front of audiences of diverse cultures; shared the stage with Dave Matthews Band, Sting, Natalie Merchant, Paul Simon, Ray LaMontagne and more; and helped ring in the World Cup at home in South Africa at Orlando Stadium.
 
Sing for the People will be available for preorder on November 27th through 
www.vusimahlasela.com.

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VUSI MAHLASELA WINTER TOUR SCHEDULE:

Jan. 30           Stanford, CA             Bing Concert Hall (at Stanford University) 
Jan. 31           Napa, CA                  Napa Valley Opera House
Feb. 1             Los Angeles, CA     The Mint
Feb. 2             Denver, CO              Daniels Hall
Feb. 4             Phoenix, AZ              MIM Music Theatre 
Feb. 7             Berea, KY                  Phelps Stokes Auditorium (at Berea College)
Feb. 8             Chapel Hill, NC        Memorial Hall, UNC Chapel Hill ^
Feb. 9             Charlottesville, VA   The Jefferson Theatre
Feb. 10          Washington, DC       The Hamilton
Feb. 11          Minneapolis, MN      Dakota Jazz Club
Feb. 12          Cedar Rapids, IA      CSPS 
Feb. 14          Des Moines, IA          Civic Center’s Temple Theatre 
Feb. 15          Madison, WI              The Sett (at University of Wisconsin Madison) 
Feb. 16          Chicago, IL                City Winery

^ with the Carolina Chocolate Drops

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 11:55 am

Cellist-songwriter-cyclist-activist Ben Sollee is no stranger to speaking his mind, so two weeks ago, he climbed the steps of Washington, DC’s Lincoln Memorial, sat down with his cello and sang. The act, filmed by Mason Jar Music, was a call to action for US citizens to get out and vote. Now, as we reflect on the effects of superstorm Hurricane Sandy, and look towards the November 6th Presidential Election, Ben’s plea, for “A Few Honest Words” could not come at a more poignant time.
 
“Like nearly everyone,” explains Ben, “my attention this week has been focused on Sandy and all of her devastating effects on communities along the east coast. There are so many people dealing with fundamental challenges in their lives at this moment: food, shelter, clean water, etc. These are things that are not debatable or points of policy; they are human needs. And as the country inevitably shifts it's gaze back to the final stretch of the election, I'm hoping we can keep the human-to-human conversation going. That's what we truly need to sort through natural disasters, healthcare policy, education, or anything as a country. We are too often willing to sacrifice honest, sincere discussion for winning and losing teams. And everyone's voice is important! Performing in the Lincoln Monument was my way of expressing that desire. And, I still have the knot in my stomach to prove how intimidating it can be to speak out. So, please, if you only do one thing on Tuesday, VOTE!”

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 1:03 pm

On February 5th, 2013, “Low Country Roots Rock” band Sol Driven Train will release Underdog. The album is a 10-song collection that captures the energy of this Charleston, SC band’s dynamic live show while serving as a culmination of their years together on the road. The result is Sol Driven Train’s most concise and song-oriented album to date. Averaging 150 live dates per year, Sol Driven Train will support the release of Underdog with a heavy 2013 tour schedule.Underdog is laced with consistent themes of “striving for balance within ourselves and our relationships at home,” says co-frontman and guitarist Joel Timmons. “The pursuit of our collective musical dreams and the need to cultivate healthy relationships and lifestyles at home are at the heart of many of the songs on Underdog. Struggle, spiritual growth, love and longing are all intertwined and have influenced the writing on this new album. We're proud of the result of these challenges and we hope to inspire the underdog within every listener.”Funded fully through fan support by Kickstarter and recorded at Charleston Sound, Underdog features Joel Timmons (guitar/ vocals), Ward Buckheister (trombone/ guitar/ vocals), Russell Clarke (saxophones/ vocals), Rusty Cole (bass/ vocals), Wes Powers (drums), and a cast of Charleston guest musicians including American Idol 2012 finalist Elise Testone. The album explores the diverse components of sounds found in American roots music from the gritty guitar rock licks of the opening title track, to the blues-tinged swing of “Changed Mind” and “I Do Declare”, and to the lighthearted observational lyrics laden with big brass hooks of “Guest List”, “Fuego! Fuego!” and “Lady from Chiang Mai."Sol Driven Train's live performances set them apart by combining upbeat melodies, Afro-Caribbean rhythms and a smokin' horn section with a jubilant stage presence. Featuring rotating lead vocalists and multi-instrumentalists, Sol Driven Train enjoy a unique musical identity already recognized by Charleston City Paper ("Rock Band of the Year" 2011 / “Jam Band of the Year” 2012) and others.For more information on Sol Driven Train including upcoming tour dates, please visit www.soldriventrain.com

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 12:25 pm
Improv-rock band Perpetual Groove is excited to announce a very special holiday set to take place on December 15th, 2012 at Crossroads Cafe in Huntsville, AL. For the first set of the night, PGroove will play an intimate, scaled down performance including reworked versions of fan favorites and special covers. The band is excited for this rare opportunity to take long time fans on a trip down memory lane and to share a side of the band that newer PGroove fans may never have seen.
 
“It’s a show similar to what we used to do early on, before we had the extensive production and song list that we now have,” says keyboardist Matt McDonald. “We’ll be performing songs ‘broken-down’ and there will be less concentration on the production of lights and such. The idea is to give folks a look at a side of the band that they probably never have seen or haven’t seen since the early days.”
 
Tickets are currently on sale for this special evening through the venue box office and at www.pgroove.com
 
Who: Perpetual Groove
Where: Crossroads Café – 721 Clinton Ave W, Huntsville, AL
When: December 15th, 2012
Tickets: $12 ADV / $15 DOS
Time: Doors 9 pm / Show 10 pm
Set Type: 2 80-minute sets
Age: 19+
Sat, 12/22/2012 - 10:04 am

John Brown's Body is proud to announce early 2013 tour dates in the Northeast and Colorado. The Boston / Ithaca based ‘Future Roots’ group will hit the road January 18th, 2013 for a string of shows spanning from Syracuse, NY to Vail, CO. Tickets can be purchased through all venue outlets. A full listing of dates and venues is below.John Brown’s Body Tour Dates:1/18 - Westcott - Syracuse, NY1/19  - Maxwell's - Hoboken, NJ1/24  - Putnam Den - Saratoga Springs, NY1/25 - Haunt - Ithaca, NY1/26 - Higher Ground - Burlington, VT2/8 - Aggie Theatre - Fort Collins, CO2/9 - Vail Mountain Games - Vail, COFor more information on John Brown’s Body, please visit http://www.johnbrownsbody.com

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 9:46 am

Perpetual Groove are proud to announce their “Ice Princess #9 Winter Strain 2.013” tour and the launch of a new website. PGroove will glide into the New Year with a string of shows throughout the Southeast and kick off New Year’s Eve in Atlanta, GA. January 2013 will find the group performing dates throughout the Gulf Coast states including Texas and gearing up for a busy year of cross country performances.With the start of a New Year and plans for an increased touring schedule, the band is proud to invite fans to visit their newly redesigned website featuring a more interactive and social community for www.pgroove.com. On the new website, fans are invited to explore the site’s #pginstafan feature which allows photos to be submitted via Instagram. Fans can submit pics for a chance to win VIP tickets and the opportunity to become an official photographer for the night with exclusive access to the band.After reuniting with original keyboardist Matt McDonald in early 2012 and hitting the road with new material and a cutting-edge light show, Perpetual Groove have enjoyed a busy and productive year. For 2013, PGroove will be adding “special acoustic” dates featuring the band in a stripped-down storytellers setting. “Special acoustic” sets include reworked versions of fan favorites and special covers. On the “Ice Princess #9” winter tour, the group’s January 27th date in San Marcos, TX will feature this exclusive arrangement.For more information on Perpetual Groove or to purchase tickets to their winter shows, please visit http://www.pgroove.com.Perpetual Groove Winter 2013 Tour Dates:12/28/12 - The Pour House - Charleston, SC12/29/12 - Cox Capitol Theatre - Macon, GA12/31/12 - Center Stage - Atlanta, GA1/17/13 - SkyBar Cafe - Auburn, AL1/18/13 - The Soul Kitchen - Mobile, AL1/19/13 - Vinyl Music Hall - Pensacola, FL1/20/13 - The Howlin’ Wolf - New Orleans, LA1/21/13 - Brewsky’s - Hattiesburg, MS1/24/13 - The Lyric - Oxford, MS1/26/13 - Stubbs BBQ - Austin, TX1/27/13 - Taxi’s (Special Acoustic Show) - San Marcos, TX1/31/13 - The Rev Room - Little Rock, AR2/2/13 - George’s Majestic Lounge - Fayetteville, AR2/15/13 - AURA Music & Arts Festival - Live Oak, FL2/22/13 - Lincoln Theatre - Raleigh, NC2/23/13 - Asheville Music Hall - Asheville, NC

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 7:11 pm

World-troubadour and widely celebrated poet-activist Vusi Mahlasela is celebrating his two-decade long career milestone with the release of Sing to the People available online and in stores today, January 8th, 2013. The album was recorded live at the Lyric Theatre in Johannesburg, South Africa and features a joyous collection of songs written over Vusi’s impressive career.A feature article on Vusi set to print in the March issue of Relix Magazine reveals “classics like “When You Come Back” and the pensive lullaby “Ubuhle Bomhlaba” [from Sing to the People] still resonate with their original depth and urgency, while the infectious lilt of “Say Africa” (the title cut from his outstanding 2010 collaboration with Taj Mahal) speaks volumes about the universal appeal of Mahlasela’s art. Whether he’s serenading a hometown crowd or rocking a festival half a world away, there’s something inherently familiar, and familial, about how [Vusi] communicates with his fans.”Often known as “The Voice”, Vusi became a cultural icon with the release of “When You Come Back,” a song that quickly became an anthem in Vusi’s native South Africa as his country fought hard to end, and then heal, from the brutal Apartheid regime that had divided the country since 1948. Although written nearly 25 years ago, the meaning of the song has evolved but the prevailing theme remains the same. It’s a “call for humanity,” says Vusi. “I ask that we ‘give something to the world and not just take from it.’” The message is universal and remains relevant today.Sing to the People is currently streaming all this week on AOL Spinner’s “Listening Party.” Check it out here.

Thu, 01/10/2013 - 10:11 am

Toubab Krewe is proud to announce the dates for their Rocky Mountain High 2013 Tour. The 'dirty south meets West Africa' group kicks off their tour on March 21st in Boulder, CO with Reggae powerhouse See-I then continues with dates throughout Colorado, and stops in Utah, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. Toubab Krewe is excited to bring their roots influenced, dance-friendly music back to audiences of the high altitudes of the West in early 2013.Tickets for the Rocky Mountain High 2013 Tour go on sale Monday, January 14, 2013. Tickets can be purchased through www.toubabkrewe.com and all venue outlets. A full listing of dates and venues is below.For more information on the Toubab Krewe, please visit http://www.toubabkrewe.com   Rocky Mountain High 2013 Tour Dates:3/21 Boulder, CO -- Fox Theatre (with See-I)3/22 Denver, CO -- Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom (with See-I)3/23 Winter Park, CO -- Ullrs Tavern (with See-I)3/24 Aspen, CO-- Belly Up Aspen (with See-I)3/27 Breckenridge, CO -- Three20South3/28 Avon, CO -- Agave3/29 Crested Butte, CO -- The Eldo3/30 Telluride, CO -- Fly Me To the Moon Saloon3/31 Salt Lake City, UT -- The State Room4/3 Garden City, ID -- Visual Arts Collective4/4 Missoula, MT -- The Top Hat4/5 Bozeman, MT -- Zebra Cocktail Lounge4/6 Jackson Hole, WY -- Pink Garter Theater

Thu, 01/10/2013 - 5:57 pm

Southern tour-hounds Sol Driven Train are proud to announce the dates for their upcoming Underdog spring tour in support of their upcoming February 5th album release of the same name. The “Lowcountry Roots Rock” band will be bringing their horn-infused songs steeped with Afro-Caribbean rhythms to venues throughout the Southeast and Gulf Coast states including select dates with Tim Reynolds and TR3.On February 22nd, Sol Driven Train will be performing a hometown show at the Charleston Music Hall in celebration of their album release of Underdog. Everyone who attends the CD release party will receive a copy of the album and a portion of proceeds will go to benefit the Jerry Zucker Ride for Hope, an annual South Carolina fundraiser for cancer charities. Confirmed Underdog Spring Tour Dates**Opening for Tim Reynolds and TR32/7/2013              The Well                                      Knoxville, TN2/8/2013              Gottrocks                                     Greenville, SC2/15/2013            The Hamilton                               Washington, DC2/16/2013            Clementine                                  Harrisonburg, VA2/22/2013            Charleston Music Hall                   Charleston, SC2/23/2013            Soapbox                                       Wilmington, NC3/8/2013              Visulite Theatre                           Charlotte, NC3/9/2013              Smith’s Ole Bar                            Atlanta, GA3/10/2013            Capital Oyster Bar                        Montgomery, AL3/12/2013            Real Life Real Music Radio           The Woodlands, TX3/15/2013            Luna Live                                     Lake Charles, LA3/16/2013            Mid City Lanes                             New Orleans, LA3/17/2013            Happy Harbor                               Orange Beach, AL3/21/2013            The Bamboo Room                       Lake Worth, FL**3/22/2013            Skippers Smokehouse                  Tampa, FL**3/23/2013            Spirit of the Suwannee                Live Oak, FL3/24/2013            SpringJam                                    Charleston, SC3/30/2013            Hannah’s Haus                             Beaufort, NC4/12/2013            Down Home                                 Johnson City, TN4/13/2013            Albino Skunk Festival                   Greer, SC4/16/2013            The Melting Point                        Athens, GA4/18/2013            Funky Biscuit                               Boca Raton, FL4/19/2013            The Green Parrot                         Key West, FL4/20/2013            The Green Parrot                         Key West, FL4/21/2013            The Green Parrot                         Key West, FL4/23/2013            Paradise Bar & Grill                      Pensacola, FL

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 8:52 am

On the heels of a busy 2012, Perpetual Groove announced today on their website that the band will be taking an extended hiatus. All previously announced tour dates will continue as scheduled with the same live intensity and dynamic light show that PGroove have become known for. Their final show will take place in their hometown of Athens, GA at the Georgia Theatre on Friday, April 5th. Founding members Adam Perry, Albert Suttle and Matthew McDonald have posted a letter to fans on the band’s website along with a personal letter from front man Brock Butler.The decision to take a break from PGroove is one made out of mutual respect and well-being. “I’ve decided to take my leave from the band and touring... to take time for myself and to get my own home in order,” says Brock in his letter. He continues, “I can’t give any time frame on this break or a guarantee to return.” The band is steadfast in their support of their lead vocalist/guitarist as he takes time for himself and embarks on new endeavors.“It's stunning to look back on the last 10 years and 4 albums,” the band says in an official statement to fans in regards to their 11-year career together as an improv-rock band. “We are honored to have fans who love the music and who love one another, and proud to call so many of you both friends and fans.” In honoring the relationships the band has forged with their fans and community, several more March shows will be added and announced in the near future.According to the statement, although PGroove will be taking an extended break, the band assures fans that the music isn't over. Along with their thanks, bassist Adam Perry, drummer Albert Suttle and keyboardist Matthew McDonald are proud to announce the debut of a new project, Ghost Owl. Although the project is still in a “prototyping stage,” Ghost Owl is sure to contain core elements that have been at the heart of PGroove since the beginning.Dates for the new project have already been scheduled with more to be announced for the summer. To preview Ghost Owl, the group has released a “rough cut” for fans to check out http://bit.ly/106xdM8

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 11:46 am

This April, ALO and Ryan Montbleau Band are teaming up for an 8-date tour with shows throughout the Midwest and East Coast. A little bit of funk, a little bit of soul and a whole lot of groove have established both ALO and Ryan Montbleau Band as favorites on the live music scene, endearing them to fans from coast to coast. Bringing a vibrant blend of intelligent danceable grooves, California’s ALO and Massachusetts’ Ryan Montbleau Band will meet in the middle to kick off their trek in Milwaukee, WI and continue on through Chicago, New York and other major markets before landing in Philadelphia.Tickets for the ALO and Ryan Montbleau Band tour go on sale at noon (venue local time) on Friday, February 15, 2013 (except for their 4/20 Double Door show in Chicago which will go on sale at noon CT on Saturday, February 16, 2013). For fan club subscribers, advance tickets to all shows can be purchased on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at noon ET. Tickets can be purchased through all venue outlets. A full listing of dates and venues is below.ALO will also branch out for a few dates on their own including a headlining slot at the Some Kind of Jam Festival in Schuylkill Haven, PA and a stop at the end of the tour in Brighton, MA. Ryan Montbleau Band will perform a solo date in Saratoga Springs, NY on 4/26.ALO + Ryan Montbleau Band Tour Dates:4/18 -- Turner Hall, Milwaukee, WI4/19 -- Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, MN4/20 -- Double Door, Chicago, IL4/21 -- Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH4/23 -- 8 x 10, Baltimore, MD4/24 -- Highline Ballroom, New York, NY4/25 -- Westcott Theater, Syracuse, NY4/26 -- Some Kind of Jam 8, Schuylkill Haven, PA4/26 – Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs, NY4/27 -- The Blockley, Philadelphia, PA4/28 -- Brighton Music Hall, Brighton, MA

Wed, 02/20/2013 - 1:14 pm

Boston, MA / Ithaca, NY-based John Brown’s Body is proud to unveil a run of spring tour dates beginning April 12th, 2013. The ‘Future Roots’ group will play solo dates through the Northeast, and will reunite with Easy Star All-Stars in Brooklyn, NY, and later join SOJA to support in Philadelphia, PA. The band is pleased to present the inaugural BIG UPstate Reggae Festival held at Water Street Music Hall in Rochester, NY, on April 26th. JBB also returns home to Boston at The Paradise Rock Club April 27, where Dub Trio will open the evening. More information to come on the festival including a lineup announcement. Tickets can be purchased through all venue outlets. A full listing of dates and venues is below.For more information on John Brown’s Body, please visit http://www.johnbrownsbody.comJohn Brown’s Body Tour Dates4/12 -- Fete Ballroom, Providence, RI4/13 -- Sugarloaf Ski Resort, Carrabassett, ME4/19 -- Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY+4/20 -- GrassRoots Shakori Hills, Shakori Hills, NC4/26 -- Water Street Music Hall, Rochester, NY*4/27 -- Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA^5/18 -- Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA#5/25 -- Dark Star Jubilee Festival, Thornville, OH5/26 -- Summer Camp Music Festival, Chillicothe, IL*John Brown’s Body presents BIG UPstate Reggae Festival - more information TBA+ Co-bill with Easy Star All-Stars# with SOJA

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 9:31 am

Fresh on the heels of a sold out show at Portland, Oregon’s Star Theatre, Fruition are poised to embark on a spring tour across the Northern half of the US. Their 22-date trek includes select shows opening for Greensky Bluegrass and ALO as well as a festival appearance at Some Kind of Jam 8. The tour kicks off with four stops in Montana and continues on with performances throughout the Rocky Mountain region, including a two-night run in Denver, before heading East through Kentucky and North Carolina and wrapping up in Bloomington, IL. Fruition features a vibrant rock n’ roll show composed of three-part harmonies and foot-stomping rhythms that blend raw, live energy with the strings of traditional folk-Americana. The five-piece group’s musical versatility and lyrical prowess has made them a growing crowd favorite at clubs and festivals throughout the Northwest. The band is currently at work on an upcoming full-length album, which was funded by fans in a successful $22,000 campaign on Kickstarter. The release is due out this summer. Fruition will be featured at several festivals this summer including Northwest String Summitt,  Allgood Music Festival, High Sierra and Campout for the Cause. For more information on Fruition, visit: http://www.fruitionband.comFruition Tour Dates:April 5 - Missoula, MT - The Top HatApril 6 - Bozeman, MT - The Filling StationApril 7 - Livingston, MT - Murray BarApril 8 - Billings, MT - Yellowstone Valley BrewingApril 10 - Fort Collins, CO - Aggie TheatreApril 12 - Denver, CO - Cervantes: The Other Side #April 13 - Denver, CO - Cervantes: The Other Side (headline)April 16 - Lincoln, NE - Zoo BarApril 17 - Lawrence, KS - BottleneckApril 19 - Harrodsburg, KY - Cabin Fever RelieverApril 20 - Charlotte, NC - National Whitewater CenterApril 23 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground *April 24 - Syracuse, NY - Westcott Theatre *April 25 - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theatre *April 26 - Schuykill Haven, PA - Some Kind of Jam 8April 27 - New York, NY - Sullivan HallApril 28 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall +April 30 - Columbus, OH - Woodlands TavernMay 1 - Cleveland, OH - Wilbert'sMay 2 - Kalamazoo, MI - Bells BrewingMay 3 – St. Louis, MO - 2720 Cherokee *May 4 – Bloomington, IL - Castle Theatre ** Fruition with Greensky Bluegrass+ Fruition with ALO# Fruition co-bill with The Werks

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 12:02 pm

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra are no strangers to pushing musical genre boundaries. This month, in preview to a new self-titled album to be released this summer, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra takes their unparalleled show on the road with stops throughout the Southeast and Gulf Coast before heading up to the Northeast. A full schedule is below. This summer, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra will release a self-titled album of cerebral tunes that further blur the lines of jazz. Each member of the trio contributes a distinctive voice to the ensemble. Wielding steel pans, Jonathan Scales incorporates a contemporary jazz attitude into arrangements that tap into funk, rock, jam, and Latin sensibilities. Drummer/ percussionist Phill Bronson grounds the trio’s compositions with an agile, metronome-like sensitivity that has been praised by Victor Wooten, Oteil Burbridge, Chris Thile, and Ellie Mannette. And bassist Cody Wright ties it all together by incorporating a hybrid fusion picking style and creating deeper undertones of connection between drums and steel pans. Guest contributors on Jonathan Scales Fourchestra include Grammy winners Victor Wooten and Howard Levy (Béla Fleck and the Flecktones), fiddle virtuoso Casey Driessen, and members of the Michael Bublé Band. For more information on Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, visit: http://www.jonscales.comJonathan Scales Fourchestra Spring Tour Dates:April 18 - Knoxville, TN - Preservation Pub +April 19 - Knoxville, TN - My PlaceApril 20 - Clemson, SC - WSBF Spring Music and Art FestivalApril 21 - Birmingham, AL - The NickApril 22 - Seabrook, TX - Coffee OasisApril 23 - Dallas, TX - Opening BellApril 25 - New Orleans, LA - Howlin’ WolfApril 26 - Starkville, MS - Dave’s Dark Horse TavernApril 27 - Asheville, NC - All Go West FestivalApril 28 - Bryson City, NC - Nantahala Outdoor CenterMay 1 - Nashville, TN - The BasementMay 4 - Abingdon, VA - Wolf Hills Brewing CompanyMay 11 - Virginia Beach, VA - PANorama Caribbean Music FestivalMay 22 - Boothbay Harbour, ME - Boothbay Harbour Opera HouseMay 24 - New York, NY - Subculture+ Opening for The Fritz

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 10:09 am

ALO and Ryan Montbleau Band have put together a special 2-song compilation of free music to share with fans in celebration of their upcoming joint tour dates. Bringing a vibrant blend of intelligent danceable grooves, ALO and Ryan Montbleau Band are excited to embark on an 8-date double-billed tour that officially kicks off today, April 18th in Milwaukee, WI. The tour continues on through the month of April in the Midwest before heading to the Northeast with dates in NYC and Philly.Tickets for the ALO and Ryan Montbleau Band are currently on sale online and through all venue outlets. A full listing of dates and venues is below.To download the free 2-song compilation, visit: http://bit.ly/100uez5 ALO + Ryan Montbleau Band Tour Dates:4/18 -- Turner Hall, Milwaukee, WI4/19 -- Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, MN4/20 -- Double Door, Chicago, IL4/21 -- Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH4/23 -- 8 x 10, Baltimore, MD4/24 -- Highline Ballroom, New York, NY4/25 -- Westcott Theater, Syracuse, NY4/26 -- Some Kind of Jam 8, Schuylkill Haven, PA*4/26 – Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs, NY^4/27 -- The Blockley, Philadelphia, PA4/28 -- Brighton Music Hall, Brighton, MA** ALO without Ryan Montbleau Band^ Ryan Montbleau Band without ALO

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:24 am

Newly debuted trio Ghost Owl - comprised of recently disbanded members of the jam staple Perpetual Groove - is proud to announce plans to release a debut album this fall. Ghost Owl spent a busy spring in the studio and on the road fine tuning new tunes and will embark on a summer tour with dates in the Southeast, New York and Chicago. The band will be joined on select dates by Toubab Krewe, Stokeswood and AFRO. Tickets can be purchased through all venue outlets. A full list of tour dates is below.Ghost Owl features three original members of improv-rock band Perpetual Groove; Adam Perry, Albert Suttle and Matthew McDonald. Since first planting roots in late 2012, the trio has enjoyed an enthusiastic reception to their lush rock/ indie/ EDM influenced sound and lavishly visual live show. Ghost Owl strives to push their own boundaries of creativity by combining aspects of music, visual art, technology and production to create a complete live experience for fans.Ghost Owl Tour Dates:5/2/13 - Five Points Pub - Atlanta, GA5/3/13 - The Pour House - Charleston, SC+5/4/13 - The Chop Shop - Charlotte, NC+5/8/13 - The Blockley Pourhouse - Philadelphia, PA*5/9/13 - Stella Blues Bar - New Haven, CT5/10/13 - Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY*5/11/13 - The Middle East - Cambridge, MA*5/17/13 - Terminal West - Atlanta, GA+5/30/13 - Rhythm and Brews - Chattanooga, TN^5/31/13 - Martyrs’ - Chicago, IL*6/1/13 - Martyrs’ - Chicago, IL*6/21/13 - Exit/In - Nashville, TN6/2213 - Athfest - Athens, GA6/29/13 - Pasture Palooza - Berryville, VA7/5/13 - Funky Biscuit - Boca Raton, FL7/6/13 - Dunedin Brewery 17th Year Celebration Party - Dunedin, FL7/12/13 - Freebird Live - Jacksonville, FL+ with Stokeswood* with Toubab Krewe^ with AFRO

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 12:13 pm

Sol Driven Train and The Windjammer are proud to present Sol Slam on July 19th - 20th at The Windjammer on Isle of Palms, SC. The third annual event will feature nine bands performing on two stages including an outdoor stage overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The 2013 musical lineup includes a cast of Charleston based talent with performances by hosts Sol Driven Train, Dangermuffin, YARN, Fowler’s Mustache, Royal Tinfoil and more. On Saturday, July 20th, Sol Slam appeals to all ages with a special day rate and a Sol Driven Train kids’ show. A full lineup is below. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased at the venue box office and online at www.soldriventrain.com/solslam or www.the-windjammer.com. Two-day passes to the event are $35 and include a 10% weekend discount at The Windjammer bar, plus a mixtape album download featuring a track from each Sol Slam artist. Friday full day passes are $15; Full day Saturday passes are $25; Saturday day passes (1 - 6 pm) are $5 (Ages 16 are free); Saturday night passes are $20 (7 pm - close). A portion of all proceeds from Sol Slam will be donated to the Rainforest Action Network in memory of Becky Tarbotton, the organization’s former Executive Director and a close personal friend of Sol Driven Train. For more information on Sol Slam including a daily schedule of bands, or to purchase tickets, visit: www.soldriventrain.com/solslamConfirmed Lineup:Sol Driven TrainDangermuffinYARNFowler's MustacheRoyal TinfoilDead 27sThe Reckoning:  A Tribute to Grateful DeadThe Shack BandGraham WhorleySol Driven Train Kids’ Show About Sol Driven Train:Sol Driven Train's performances combine upbeat melodies and afro-caribbean rhythms with observational humor and a smokin' horn section. Featuring rotating lead vocalists and multi-instrumentalists, Sol Driven Train enjoy a unique musical identity. The low country roots rock band released the full length album, Underdog, earlier this year which Relix Magazine calls “... soulful, energetic, feel-good music to listen to anywhere.”  Sol Driven Train were named "Rock Band of the Year" (2011) and “Jam Band of the Year” (2012) by Charleston City Paper, and Relix Magazine called them an artist "On The Verge." What: Sol Slam hosted by Sol Driven Train and The WindjammerWhen:  July 19th & 20th, 2013Where:  The Windjammer - 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms, SCTime (Friday): Doors 8 pm / Show 9 pmTime (Saturday): Doors 1 pm / Show 2 pmAges (Friday): 21+Ages (Saturday): All ages (from 1 pm - 6 pm) / 21+ (starting at 6 pm)Tickets:  $35 Weekend / $15 Friday / $25 Saturday / $5 Saturday Day (1 pm - 6pm) - Kids under age 16 are free / $20 Saturday Night (7 pm - close)Ticket Purchase:  www.soldriventrain.com/solslam / www.the-windjammer.com

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 11:37 am

Sol Driven Train head back out on the road for a mix of city festival and club show dates across the East Coast this summer. The 5-piece horn-infused ‘Low Country Roots Rock Band’ had a busy spring with a heavy touring schedule and the release of Underdog, an album that has spent many weeks at the top of the Jambands radio chart. While on tour, vocalist/ saxophonist Russell Clarke used his rich baritone and magnanimous beard to sway a group of American Idol judges and qualify for a succeeding round, however, Idol dreams were crushed when Clarke found out he was ‘too old’ for the show.
 
Fans can find Russell and the rest of Sol Driven Train on July 19th and 20th hosting their 3rd annual Sol Slam event at the Windjammer on Isle of Palms, SC. The event will feature nine bands performing on two stages including an outdoor stage overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The 2013 musical lineup includes a cast of Charleston based talent with performances by hosts Sol Driven Train, Dangermuffin, YARN, Fowler’s Mustache, Royal Tinfoil and more. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased at the venue box office and online at www.soldriventrain.com/solslam or www.the-windjammer.com.
 
Sol Driven Train Summer Tour Dates
* with Toubab Krewe
 
May 18 - Saluda Arts Festival - Saluda, NC
May 24 - White Squirrel Festival - Brevard, NC
May 25 - Purple Fiddle - Thomas, WV
May 26 - Duck Creek Log Jam - Logan, OH
June 7 - Hannah’s Haus - Beaufort, NC
June 21 - Party At The Point - Mt. Pleasant, SC
June 22 - Kirk Avenue Music - Roanoke, VA
June 26 - The Hamilton - Washington, DC
June 28 - Clementine - Harrisonburg, VA
June 29 - Lunar Bay Festival - Havre De Grace, MD
July 4th - Carnavalito at Pisgah Brewing Company - Black Mountain, NC *
July 5 - Purple Fiddle - Thomas, WV
July 6 - Liberty Music Festival - Roaring Branch, PA
July 19 & 20 - Sol Slam - Isle of Palms, SC
July 25 - Koru Beack Klub - Avon, NC
July 26 - Hannah’s Huas - Beaufort, NC
August 3 - Flood City Music Festival - Johnston, PA
August 8-10 - Chicken Box - Nantucket, MA

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 5:50 pm

Putumayo is pleased to announce the release of Acoustic America and companion children’s album American Playground on June 18th, 2013. In time for fireflies, the 4th of July and summer road trips, these two latest albums from the label’s American roots music series offer an acoustic taste of our country’s rich musical heritage. This year, Putumayo celebrates their two-decades of presenting music from around the world. Over the past 20 years, Putumayo has remained a trusted curator and presenter of music that spans the globe.At the heart of Acoustic America are songs steeped in folk, blues, jazz, country and bluegrass traditions performed by both well-known and up-and-coming artists. From Grammy winning American roots legend Doc Watson to newcomer songstress Eden Brent, each artist featured on Acoustic America honors the traditions of America’s musical tapestry.Other artists featured on Acoustic America include: The Jim Kweskin Band, celebrating their 50th anniversary this year and contributing a track infused with classic 1920’s ragtime jazz influences; blues duo Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee providing a Piedmont-blues style track and showcasing their signature sound of harmonica and guitar; Red Horse (featuring independent folk singer-songwriters Eliza Gilkyson, John Gorka and Lucy Kaplansky) supplying their take on the historic spiritual “Wayfaring Stranger;” Nashville newcomer Clay Cumbie with Putumayo’s first country music offering; plus many more artists who round out this 12-track release featuring music from the birthplace of  the blues, jazz, bluegrass, country and other musical styles. Also are included are extensive liner notes written about the artists, songs and American musical traditions by longtime music journalist, Jim Bessman.Putumayo World Music, founded by Dan Storper, has been curating some of the world’s most loved compilations since 1993. What started as soundtracks for the Putumayo international clothing and handicraft stores has blossomed into a trusted brand introducing people to popular and niche music from around the world. Putumayo compilations take listeners on extraordinary musical journeys and their booklets feature extensive liner notes, photography, and recipes by renowned regional chefs and more. The colorful folk art covers by British illustrator Nicola Heindl are easily recognizable in shops internationally. The brand has enjoyed being a part of the pop-culture landscape and even made a starring appearance in a Seinfeld episode. Since Storper moved to New Orleans in 2004, he’s been researching the regional music of the South and West and incorporated the music he’s discovered into a successful American roots music series that includes Bluegrass, American Blues, Jazz, New Orleans, Mississippi Blues and many more. For more information on Putumayo, visit: www.putumayo.com

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 11:43 am

Jersey Shore Entertainment Group, Harrison Promotions, Halogen Media Works and Management Trendkiller Entertainment are proud to present the inaugural Jersey Shore Music Festival on July 20, 2013 at FirstEnergy Park (BlueClaws Stadium) in Lakewood, NJ. The all-ages event will feature over fifty bands on six stages with national headliner Papadosio closing out the event. Jersey Shore has always been a popular vacation destination and in recent years has experienced a rise in pop culture status. In honor of the community’s unique character, The Jersey Shore Music Festival will feature an array of the region’s top artisans, crafters, restaurants and more. A confirmed band lineup is listed below.Founded by Jersey Shore natives Joe Ciano, Cory Pedalino and Tyler Culley, the event aims to bolster the local music and arts scene while celebrating the diversity and merit of the Jersey Shore community. National acts including Papadosio, The Hush Sound, River City Extension, The Front Bottoms, AER are joined by some of the area’s favorite local acts to represent all genres of music. With general admission tickets starting at only $25, fans are paying less than .50 cents per band for a full day of music. Stages will be set up around the home of the beloved Lakewood BlueClaws, while vendors provide plenty of local flavor in a family friendly environment. Kids will have access to the Dr. Bernard's Kids Zone which includes bungee runs, an obstacle course, a bounce house and eight inflatables including a massive, 22-foot slide.Tickets for The Jersey Shore Music Festival are currently on sale. General admission tickets are currently available for $25. Children 10 and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult. Limit 2 kids per adult. VIP passes are available at the $75 and $150 Platinum VIP levels. All VIP ticket holders will enjoy free parking and premier viewing access in front of the main stage. Platinum VIP ticket holders receive a private buffet and cash bar, and access to the BlueClaw’s air-conditioned bathrooms and upstairs sports club. Tickets are available online at http://thejerseyshoremusicfest.com and at the FirstEnergy Park stadium box office. For more information about Jersey Shore Music Festival, including ticketing, location and VIP packages, visit http://thejerseyshoremusicfest.com Who:  Jersey Shore Music FestivalWhen:  July 20, 2013Where:  FirstEnergy Park, Lakewood, NJ (BlueClaws Stadium)Time:  Gates 11:30 am / Music 12:00 pmAges:  All AgesTickets:  $25 Advance ($35 Day of Show) / $75 VIP / $150 Platinum VIP (Children 10 and under are free with paid adult)Festival Website: http://thejerseyshoremusicfest.com Confirmed Lineup:PapadosioThe Hush SoundRiver City ExtensionThe Front BottomsBrick + MortarAEREcho MovementThe Main SqueezeSophistafunkTurtle SoupOnly Living BoyQuincy Mumford and The Reason WhyCrobotEmpire EscortsJakes GorillaThe Blind TellersThe RacerASLBatten Down the HatchesMontereyJulian FultonThe Battery ElectricThe Shady Street Show BandWoodfishChemtrailElevator ArtReachJoanna BurnsLoose FitOffshoreFight or FlightThe Careless KidsJay Everett BandDamn the CanariesCreeptonesThe Luna LavalOn Your MarksMad Feather GroupThe Small HorseCross Town TrainSchool Of RockAsphalt GreenDarrin BradburyAudio MachineCasualtyXero GravityLocal DemiseAttackerExxplorerLower The VeilNew TheoryBeyond VisibleBlack OceanSick Minds

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:47 am

Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band are heading back on the road this summer with dates across the US. The funkadelic 5-piece, featuring smokin’ horns, a keytar slinging babe-a-licious brunette, and old school funk rhythms, will be bringing high-energy, dance-driven party music to a street party, club, or festival near you. The band will be making stops throughout their home state of North Carolina, the Rocky Mountains, and the Northeast in anticipation of a fall album release. This September, America’s favorite intergalactic nu funk-rock band, The Booty Band, will release Onward! - an album chock full of booty-shaking bass thumping grooves.Tickets for festival and club dates are currently on sale online and through venue box offices. For more information on Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band and tour dates, visit www.bootyband.comAnd if you’ve never been to a Booty Band Party, check out their latest video for “Lovin’” to see what you’ve been missing: http://bit.ly/18Z137N Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band Tour Dates5/26/13 - Strange Creek Campout - Greenfield, MA5/29/13 - Wakarusa Music Festival - Ozark, AR6/1/13 - Old Rock House - St. Louis, MO6/7/13 - WUNC Back Porch Music Concert - Durham, NC6/12/13 - Downtown Alive - Wilson, NC6/26/13 - Mojo’s - Columbia, MO6/28/13 - Town Square Tavern - Jackson, WY6/29/13 - Mount Helena Music Festival - Helena, MT7/2/13 - Santa Fe Bandstand - Santa Fe, NM7/4/13 - The Ridgway Concert Series - Ridgway, CO7/5/13 - Los Alamos Summer Concert Series - Los Alamos, NM7/6/13 - The Barkley Ballroom - Frisco, CO7/7/13 - Summer of Music - Carbondale, CO7/8/13 - Crested Butte Center for the Arts - Crested Butte, CO7/11/13 - Rex Theater - Pittsburgh, PA7/12/13 - Upstate Boogie 4 at The Hideaway - Lyons, NY7/13/13 - Kind Roots III - Blain, PA7/18/13 - 12th & Porter - Nashville, TN7/19/13 - Stickyz Rock’n’Roll Chicken Shack - Little Rock, AR7/20/13 Center of the Universe Festival - Tulsa, OK7/27/13 - Bele Chere Festival - Asheville, NC7/30/13 - SubCulture Arts Underground - New York, NY7/31/13 - The Spot Underground - Providence, RI8/1-8/3/13 - The Chicken Box - Nantucket, MA8/9/13 - Whippersnap Music and Arts Festival - Yorkville, IL8/11/13 - 2013 Port City RibFest - Wilmington, NC8/16/13 - YPG River Jam - New Bern, NC8/23/13 - Camp Barefoot - Bartow, WV8/29/13 - Koru Beach Klub - Avon, NC8/31/13 - Mantrabash Music & Arts Festival - Furguson, NC

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 1:45 pm

Siren Mountain Jam is proud to announce the daily performance schedule for its June 21-22, 2013 debut event at High Country Fairgrounds in Boone, NC. Featuring music and art by women, the Siren Mountain Jam invites everyone to enjoy two days of music, healing arts, workshops, visual arts and more in beautiful Western North Carolina. Performing at the festival on Friday, June 21st, is ten-time Grammy nominee and fearless bassist Meshell Ndegeocello, with genre-bending duo Rising Appalachia, Toshi Reagon, Melissa Reaves and more. On Saturday, June 22nd, multi-platinum selling recording artist and seven-time Grammy nominee Joan Osborne is joined by gritty singer-songwriter Michelle Malone, Melissa Reaves, The Swayback Sisters, and more. A full daily schedule can be found on the Siren Mountain Jam website at www.sirenmountainjam.com.An array of healing and performing arts will also be prominently featured and offered at Siren Mountain Jam. From fire spinning, belly dancing, Zumba, and hula hooping to massage, herbal teachings, and yoga, attendees are invited to experience and enjoy a diverse mix of alternative teachings and activities.Produced by women, and featuring women musicians, artisans, healing artists, non-profit organizations and chefs, Siren Mountain Jam is a celebration of women’s contributions to the arts. All are welcome and invited to enjoy a weekend of arts, nature, relaxation and fun in an Appalachian mountain setting.Siren Mountain Jam is a family friendly festival with a limited number of tent and RV camping spaces available. Advance general admission 2-day passes are currently available for $75 (but will increase to $85 on June 1st and $100 on June 21st). Advance single day tickets are also available for $40 for Friday and $50 for Saturday (prices will increase to $50 and $60 respectively at the gate). Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult. Limit 2 kids per adult. On-site weekend tent camping is available for $25 per person. Tickets for the festival and camping are currently on sale and can be purchased by visiting: sirenmountainjam.com/buy-ticketsWHAT:  SIREN MOUNTAIN JAM 2013WHEN:  FRIDAY, JUNE 21ST, - SATURDAY, JUNE 22NDWHERE:  HIGH COUNTRY FAIRGROUNDS, BOONE, NCTICKETS: Advance 2-Day $75 (on-sale now) / Regular 2-Day $85 (on-sale June 1 - June 20) / Gate $100 (on-sale June 21) / Advance 1-Day Friday $40 / Regular 1-Day Friday $50 (on sale June 1 - June 21) / Advance 1-Day Saturday $50 / Regular 1-Day Saturday (on sale June 1 - June 22)PURCHASE TICKETS: https://sirenmountainjam.webconnex.com/sirenmountainjamFESTIVAL WEBSITE:  http://sirenmountainjam.com

Fri, 05/31/2013 - 10:02 am

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra are thrilled to announce their recent signing with Ropeadope Records. The label, which was founded by John Medeski and specializes in jazz, hip hop, electronic and downtempo music, has embraced the trio whose unconventional use of steel pans has further blurred the lines of contemporary jazz. On July 9th, the ensemble will digitally release their self-titled debut album, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, through their new label and will continue to perform at clubs and festivals throughout the summer. A list of currently announced dates are below.
 
“We're super stoked to welcome Jonathan Scales to the Ropeadope family,” says Louis Marks, CEO of Ropeadope Records. “We always have an ear for artists that transcend genre and cross boundaries at will. Jonathan Scales brings all that with excitement and intensity.”
 
Often lauded for their non-traditional approaches, Ropeadope is the ideal home for Jonathan Scales who has the unique ability to compose contemporary jazz arrangements that tap into funk, rock, jam, and Latin sensibilities. Jonathan Scales Fourchestra find themselves in like-minded company with label releases from Charlie Hunter, King Britt, Christian McBride, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra and more.

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra debut release includes guest appearances by Grammy winners Victor Wooten and Howard Levy (Béla Fleck and the Flecktones), fiddle virtuoso Casey Driessen, and members of the Michael Bublé Band. The album will be available digitally through iTunes and Amazon and physically through www.jonscales.com.

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra Tour Dates:
June 1 - Asheville, NC - The Altamont Theater
June 4 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Pour House
June 5 – Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
June 6 – Tampa, FL – Skipper’s Smokehouse
June 8 – Dunedin, FL – Dunedin Brewery
June 9 – St. Petersburg, FL – The Ale and the Witch
June 16 - Knoxville, TN - Barley’s Taproom
June 20 – Brevard, NC – 185 King St.
June 21 – Atlanta, GA – Apache Café
June 22 - Greensboro, NC - Summer Solstice Celebration at Lindley Park
June 22 - Boone, NC - Boone Saloon
July 13 - Morgantown, WV - Festival of Steel
July 19 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
July 20 - Black Mountain, NC - Pisgah Brewing Company
July 28 - Asheville, NC - BeleChere Festival
July 31 - North Bethesda, MD - Strathmore Outdoor Concert Series
August 1 - Philadelphia, PA - Chris’ Jazz Cafe

Thu, 06/06/2013 - 1:55 pm

Siren Mountain Jam is pleased to announce the daily schedule for its inaugural festival taking place June 21-22, 2013 in Boone, NC. Attendees will be treated to two days of music from national and regional female performers plus performing and healing arts workshops in the beautiful Western North Carolina Mountains. A schedule by day can be found at http://www.sirenmountainjam.com/daily-scheduleFRIDAY, June 21st artists include: Meshell Ndegeocello, Rising Appalachia, Toshi Reagon, Melissa Reaves, Lisa Baldwin & Dave Haney, Eliza Eason, Sole Schaefer and The Mountain Laurels SATURDAY, June 22nd artists include: Joan Osborne, Michelle Malone, Melissa Reaves, The Swayback Sisters, Crys Matthews, Amythyst Kiah and Samantha O’Brien While at Siren Mountain Jam, festival attendees are encouraged to participate in the many healing arts workshops offered at the festival. Activities for the body include yoga, qigong, bellydance, and hoop movement; activities for the mind include introduction to the enneagram, matrix energetics, the heart of healing and more. For a list of featured activities can be found at http://www.sirenmountainjam.com/healing-arts-village. More activities and daily schedule for healing arts will be announced soon. Produced by women, and featuring women musicians, artisans, healing artists, non-profit organizations and chefs, Siren Mountain Jam is a celebration of women’s contributions to the arts. All are welcome and invited to enjoy a weekend of arts, nature, relaxation and fun in an Appalachian mountain setting. Siren Mountain Jam is a family friendly festival with a limited number of tent and RV camping spaces available. Advance general admission 2-day passes are currently available for $85 ($100 at the gate on June 21st). Advance single day tickets are also available for $40 for Friday and $50 for Saturday (prices will increase to $50 and $60 respectively at the gate). Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult. Limit 2 kids per adult. On-site weekend tent camping is available for $25 per person. Tickets for the festival and camping are currently on sale and can be purchased by visiting http://www.sirenmountainjam.com/buy-ticketsWHAT:  SIREN MOUNTAIN JAM 2013WHEN:  FRIDAY, JUNE 21ST, - SATURDAY, JUNE 22NDWHERE:  HIGH COUNTRY FAIRGROUNDS, BOONE, NCTICKETS: Regular 2-Day $85 (on-sale June 1 - June 20) - Gate $100 (on-sale June 21) / Regular 1-Day Friday $40 (on-sale June 1 - June 20) - Gate $50 (on-sale June 21) / Regular 1-Day Saturday $50 (on-sale June 1 - June 20) - Gate $60 (on-sale June 21)PURCHASE TICKETS: https://sirenmountainjam.webconnex.com/sirenmountainjamFESTIVAL WEBSITE:  http://sirenmountainjam.com

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 12:59 pm

Toubab Krewe are proud to announce the second incarnation of the Carnavalito Music Festival scheduled for July 3rd & 4th, 2013 at Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain, NC. This year’s main event will be held on Independence Day at Pisgah’s outdoor amphitheater stage for a one-of-a-kind experience surrounded by Western North Carolina’s Appalachian mountains. Hosts Toubab Krewe have invited ‘Lowcountry Roots Rock Band’ Sol Driven Train from Charleston, SC, female-fronted neo-soul powerhouse The Broadcast from Asheville, NC, plus Asheville’s DJ Camaro and Chompin’ At The Bit to join them in a celebration that begins at 3 pm.For fans looking to kick off their holiday a little early, Toubab Krewe will be playing on Pisgah Brewing Company’s newly revamped indoor stage on July 3rd. This special performance is free for patrons who have purchased an advanced ticket to the July 4th all day event and will feature Toubab Krewe in an intimate setting.Make traveling to and from the event easier by utilizing event shuttles or staying at the nearby campground. Shuttles will be available both days for $10 per day from downtown Asheville to the brewery, or $5 per day from the KOA campground. KOA, located less than 1 mile down the road from the event, is offering a 10% discounted rate for ticket holders. Families are encouraged to attend. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with a paid adult each day. Kid friendly activities, shuttle locations, vendors and more will be announced in the coming weeks.Tickets for July 3rd are $12 in advance/ $15 day of show or free with a paid ticket for July 4th. Tickets for July 4 are $18 in advance/ $22 day of show. VIP packages are available for $50 and include a tour of the brewery, premier venue viewing, private bar and bathrooms. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased at www.pisgahbrewing.com or the venue box office.July 3rd Lineup (Indoor Stage) - Gates at 8:00 pm / Show at 9:00 pmToubab KreweLes Femmes Mystique Burlesque ShowJuly 4th Lineup (Outdoor Stage) - Gates at 2:00 pm / Show at 3:00 pmToubab KreweSol Driven TrainThe BroadcastDJ CameroChompin’ At The Bit (Indoor late night show 11 pm)$1 from each ticket sold will go to Toubab Krewe’s charity­ working to build a music school in Bamako, Mali.  Click here for more info: http://i4africa.org/toubab­krewe­music­school

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 2:44 pm

Stomp your feet, clap your hands, and raise a glass because Fruition are releasing Just One of Them Nights on July 30th, 2013. Featuring three-part harmonies and driving rhythms that blend raw, live energy with traditional Folk-Americana strings, Just One of Them Nights is a rockin’ collection of songs capturing life on the road, memories of past lovers and the pursuit of adventure. Already selling out shows in their native Oregon, Fruition will be hitting the road and performing at major festivals across the country as well as throughout the Northwest and Colorado this summer. The band will also celebrate their new release with an intimate show at Music Millennium in Portland, OR.

Just One of Them Nights includes eleven selections showcasing Fruition’s string-slinging skills as well as their ability to ride the line between traditional bluegrass and Rock n’ Roll. The first single from the album, “Mountain Annie” achieves a sound that is both new and familiar at the same time with Jay Cobb Anderson (vocals/guitar) weaving melodies with Mimi Naja (vocals/mandolin). “Blue Light” effortlessly transitions between a little bit country and a little bit Rock n’ Roll with exhilarating string solos, while “The Wanter,” featuring Naja on lead vocals, will entice bluegrass purists to take notice.
 
Festival enthusiasts will have numerous chances to catch Fruition throughout the summer including performances at High Sierra Music Festival, Allgood Music Festival, Northwest String Summit and more. On July 23rd, the five-piece will perform an exclusive ‘pre-order in store party’ at Music Millennium in celebration of the release of Just One of Them Nights. The band will also tour select club dates throughout the Northwest and Rocky Mountains. A full listing of dates is below.

For more information on Fruition, visit www.fruitionband.com
 
Fruition Summer Tour Dates:
June 30 - Arcata, CA - Humboldt Brews
July 3 – San Francisco, CA – Brick and Mortar Music Hall
July 4 – Quincy, CA – High Sierra Music Festival
July 13 – Silverton, OR – Mac’s Place
July 20 – Thornville, OH – Allgood Music Festival
July 21 – North Plains, OR – Northwest String Summit
July 23 – Portland, OR – Music Millennium
July 27 – Petrolia, CA – Roll On The Mattole
August 1 – Denver, CO – Cervantes Other Side
August 2 – Bond, CO – State Bridge Riverside
August 3 – Keystone, CO – Keystone Bluegrass & Beer
August 6 – Missoula, MT – Top Hat Lounge
August 7 – Whitefish, MT – Great Northern Bar
August 9 – Darrington, WA – Summer Meltdown Festival
August 25 – Eugene, OR – Kaleidoscope Music Festival
August 30 – Spokane, WA – Pig Out In The Park
August 31 – Leavenworth, WA – Wild & Scenic Music Festival

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 1:47 pm

A passionate fan base and strong environmental commitment propelled Fruition as winners of a first-ever contest designed to reward up-and-coming bands with the resources needed to go green on tour. The Portland-based group won the Brita Bottle Free Bands contest, an effort to encourage environmentally friendly touring created by water-filtration company Brita and environmental non-profit REVERB. Fruition collects a grand prize worth $30,000 that includes 2,000 Fruition-branded reusable water bottles to sell as merchandise on tour as well as consulting from REVERB on a variety of sustainable tactics.“Our fans, friends and family never cease to amaze us – we felt like underdogs coming into this contest,” said Fruition’s rhythm guitarist and vocalist Kellen Asebroek. “The constant help we received in voting and spreading the word has now put us in a really cool position to give back to the environment and our fans alike. We're super excited to get crackin' on greening our tour and reaching out to our crowds with Brita and REVERB on our team – and to start getting these awesome new Fruition bottles into everyone's hands!  Eliminating disposable bottles from our lives feels pretty good." Fruition, who will release their new album Just One of Them Nights on July 30th, beat out 30 U.S.-based bands in the competition by vying for votes amongst fans and sharing details of how they would use the grant to reduce the environmental impact of their tour. With the Brita Bottle Free Bands contest, Fruition will now receive the same rock star treatment that Brita® and REVERB have bestowed on well-known bands such as fun. and Dave Matthews Band. Not only will Fruition cut down bottled water waste while on the road, but they will receive consulting from REVERB on landfill waste reduction, locally sourced catering, neutralizing carbon emissions and connecting fans to local and national environmental issues. For upcoming more information on Fruition including upcoming tour dates, visit fruitionband.com.For more information on Brita® and the Bottle Free Bands contest visit www.Brita.com.

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 8:52 am

Putumayo, the label behind some of the world’s most loved music compilations, is pleased to release the newest albums in their American roots music series today, June 18th, 2013. Acoustic America, and companion children’s album American Playground, offer an acoustic taste of North America’s rich musical heritage. With the release of these albums, Putumayo also celebrates their two-decade long history of presenting diverse musical offerings from around the world. Over the past 20 years, Putumayo has remained a trusted curator and presenter of album compilations that span the globe.Steeped in folk, blues, jazz, country and bluegrass traditions, Acoustic America features performances by both well-known and up-and-coming artists including American roots legend Doc Watson; blues duo Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee; ragtime jazz band The Jim Kweskin Band; folk band Red Horse (featuring independent singer-songwriters Eliza Gilkyson, John Gorka and Lucy Kaplansky) and more.Since 1993, Putumayo World Music, founded by Dan Storper, has been researching and curating music compilations that take listeners on a musical journey around the world. What started as soundtracks for the Putumayo international clothing and handicraft stores, has blossomed into a trusted brand that has enjoyed being part of the pop-culture landscape.For more information on Putumayo, visit: www.putumayo.com

Tue, 07/09/2013 - 10:57 am

There is no time to rest for trio Jonathan Scales Fourchestra who have wrapped up a whirlwind spring tour and are diving into summer dates promoting the release of their self-titled album due out today, Tuesday July 9th on Ropeadope Records. Jonathan Scales Fourchestra is the debut album from an up-and-coming group of innovators paying homage to the old-school progressive fusion which inspired steel pan frontman Jonathan Scales in his youth, while at the same time vividly representing Contemporary Jazz arrangements and intricately woven melodies. The result is a cerebral, harmonious effort with Scales contributing irresistibly bright tones of steel pans while accompanied by tight rhythms lent by percussionist/drummer Phil Bronson and ‘picked’ fusion bass contributed by bassist Cody Wright. On Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, the group collaborated with some of music’s heavy hitters including Grammy award winning bassist Victor Wooten and fellow Grammy award-winning harmonica/piano veteran Howard Levy (Béla Fleck and the Flecktones). Fiddle virtuoso Casey Driessen and various members of Michael Bublé Band also make an appearance. The album’s release is supported by select performance dates along the East Coast and will continue into the fall. See below for tour dates. The album is available digitally through iTunes and Amazon and physically through www.jonscales.com For more information on Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, visit: http://www.jonscales.comJonathan Scales Fourchestra Summer Tour Dates:July 19 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506July 20 - Black Mountain, NC - Pisgah Brewing CompanyJuly 25 - Beaufort, NC - Backstreet PubJuly 26 - Lexington, NC - High Rock OutfittersJuly 28 - Asheville, NC - BeleChere FestivalJuly 31 - North Bethesda, MD - Strathmore Outdoor Concert SeriesAugust 1 - Philadelphia, PA - Chris’ Jazz CafeAugust 3 - Blacksburg, VA - Steppin’ Out FestivalAugust 31 - Abingdon, VA - Wolf Hills BrewerySeptember 19 - Greensboro, NC - City Market

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 11:17 am

Jersey Shore Music Festival is pleased to announce the daily music schedule for its inaugural festival taking place Saturday, July 20, 2013 at BlueClaws Stadium in Lakewood, NJ. Attendees will be treated to a full day of music featuring national and regional talent on 6 stages as well as food and artisanal crafts from over 200 vendors representing the unique Jersey Shore flavor and style. The festival aims to bolster the local music and arts scene while celebrating the diversity and merit of the Jersey Shore community. Over 50 acts including national headliners Papadosio, The Hush Sound, River City Extension and Aer are joined by regional favorites including The Front Bottoms, Brick + Mortar, Only Living Boy, The Black Jesuses and many more. A full schedule can be found at http://thejerseyshoremusicfest.com/stage-schedules.While enjoying a diverse musical line-up attendees can also sample the local cuisine from various regional restaurants and browse booths featuring local artists, crafters, sculptors, jewelry makers, photographers, clothing designers and other various creative vendors. Stages will be set up around the home of the beloved Lakewood BlueClaws providing a family friendly environment. Kids will have access to the Dr. Bernard's Kids Zone which includes bungee runs, an obstacle course, a bounce house and eight inflatables including a massive 22-foot slide.Tickets for The Jersey Shore Music Festival are currently on sale with general admission tickets starting at only $25. Children 10 and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult. Limit 2 kids per adult. VIP passes are available at the $75 and $150 Platinum VIP levels. All VIP ticket holders will enjoy free parking and premier viewing access in front of the main stage. Platinum VIP ticket holders receive a private buffet and cash bar plus access to the BlueClaw’s air-conditioned bathrooms and upstairs sports club.Tickets are available online at http://thejerseyshoremusicfest.com and at the FirstEnergy Park stadium box office.For more information about Jersey Shore Music Festival, including ticketing, location and VIP packages, visit http://thejerseyshoremusicfest.com/Who:  Jersey Shore Music FestivalWhen:  Saturday, July 20, 2013Where:  FirstEnergy Park, Lakewood, NJ (BlueClaws Stadium)Time:  Gates 11:30 am / Music 12:00 pmAges:  All AgesTickets:  $25 Advance ($35 Day of Show) / $75 VIP / $150 Platinum VIP (Children 10 and under are free with paid adult)Festival Website: http://thejerseyshoremusicfest.com

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 11:03 am

Knocking on your door this fall is iconic bass player George Porter Jr. with his band Runnin’ Pardners. Porter Jr. is a favorite on the live concert and festival circuit for his all-star collaborations. His Runnin’ Pardners side project features seasoned New Orleans funk musicians Brint Anderson (guitar), Michael Lemmler (keyboards), Khris Royal (saxophone), and Terrence Houston (drums). The band will play select dates on both coasts, plus co-headlining dates in Nashville, TN and St. Louis, MO with fellow NOLA funksters Dumpstaphunk and in Washington, DC with Tim Reynolds & TR3.Although best known as the bassist for The Meters, Porter Jr. is an in-demand bassist who has recently performed with Soulive, The Tedeschi Trucks Band, Mickey Hart, and Steve Kimock. Recent studio credits include work with Dayna Kurtz, Ryan Montbleau, Marianne Faithfull, and Ruthie Foster. He has also toured and recorded as a member of the Warren Haynes Band, John Scofield and the Piety Street Band, and Seven Walkers with Bill Kreutzmann.George Porter Jr. and Runnin’ Pardners Fall Tour Dates9/12 - Funky Biscuit - Boca Raton, FL9/13 - Freebird Live - Jacksonville, FL9/20 - Justice For All Ball - Audubon Tea Room - New Orleans, LA9/21 - D.B.A. - New Orleans, LA10/10 - Pourhouse - Charleston, SC10/11 - Southland Ballroom - Raleigh, NC10/12 - Mustang Music Festival - Corolla, NC10/14 - The Hamilton - Washington, DC ^10/16 - Exit/In - Nashville, TN #10/17 - Old Rock House - St. Louis, MO #10/18 - Proud Larry's - Oxford, MS10/24 - Sweetwater - Mill Valley, CA10/25 - Brick & Mortar - San Francisco, CA10/26 - Brick & Mortar - San Francisco, CA11/1 - D.B.A. - New Orleans, LA11/2 - The Howling Wolf - New Orleans, LA11/8 - Last Concert Cafe - Houston, TX11/9 - Antones - Austin, TX11/16 - Bear Creek Festival - Live Oak, FL11/22 - Blue Canoe - Tupelo, MS^ Co-Bill with Tim Reynolds & TR3# Co-Bill with Dumpstaphunk

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 6:38 pm

Incidental Animals featuring Kyle Hollingsworth of The String Cheese Incident, Dan Lebowitz, Steve Adams, and Dave Brogan of ALO, plus Jen Hartswick of Trey Anastasio Band, will make their incendiary performance debut this November. The recently-formed quintet will perform selections from the SCI and ALO repertoires, songs from their solo catalogs, as well as covers. Joining the band in Brooklyn is fellow TAB band-mate Natalie Cressman on trombone.Tickets for these three exclusive shows go on sale through venue box offices and websites this Saturday, September 14th at 10 am ET.For more information visit kylehollingsworth.com or alomusic.com/incidentalanimalsTour Dates11/20 - The Note - West Chester, PA11/21 - Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY*11/22 - Soundstage - Baltimore, MD* with Natalie Cressman

Tue, 11/12/2013 - 1:46 pm

Non-profit organization Rockers Movement have announced that they will be collecting non-perishable food items for impoverished South Florida families at the Miami Reggae Festival on November 23rd. The effort takes place in advance of this year’s Thanksgiving holiday and aims to break last year’s record of 2 tons of donated food items. Through a partnership with TECHO, food will be distributed on November 24th in Coconut Grove and Liberty City.Igniting the spirit of giving, Dr. Tony Abbassi, a Liberty City local business owner, has pledged a generous donation of 1,000 hens to the food drive. Dr. Abbassi of the Internal Medicine Institute recently opened his practice and says “Our mission is to help the community by supporting it. We are all about advancing and empowering our community in any way we can.”Attendees of the Miami Reggae Festival are asked to bring canned goods and/ or non-perishable food items for donation at the gate. TECHO volunteers will organize the food collected at the event for immediate re-distribution the following day. Coconut Grove donations will be distributed by the Coconut Grove CDC at Virrick Park; Liberty City donations will be distributed by Curley’s House at the African Cultural Center. Volunteers will be distributing food at both locations from noon till 5pm. In reverence of unity, Miami Reggae Festival is offering free admission before 3 pm to all attendees who contribute two or more non-perishable food items.Miami Reggae Festival is a family-friendly event featuring reggae performances from artists representing 9 different nations including Stephen "Ragga" Marley from Jamaica, Tiken Jah Fakoly from Africa’s Ivory Coast, Cultura Profética from Puerto Rico, Natiruts from Brazil, Midnite from St. Croix USVI, Gondwana from Chile, and many more - a full musical lineup is below. The event also offers an artisan village of visual arts and handicrafts; various culinary vendors; an “Artecology Experience,” offering interactive games for kids about sustainability, healthy living seminars and workshops, including AEROGA ® Yoga in the Park, meditation, and dance; plus drum sessions, a bike valet, and so much more.Tickets for Miami Reggae Festival are currently on sale and can be purchased online at www.rockersmovement.com and through various South Florida locations. After 3pm in addition to your food donation general admission tickets are $45; VIP tickets are $75 and include access to a VIP lounge with private bathrooms. Kids 12 and younger are free when accompanied by a paid adult. Miami Reggae Festival is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.For more information about Miami Reggae Festival and Rockers Movement, visit www.rockersmovement.comFor more information about TECHO, visit www.techo.org/usPerformance Schedule at Miami Reggae Festival:Yoga  – 11amBachaco (Venezuela) – 12:45pmCausion (Antigua) – 1:30pmCarroll Thompson (United Kingdom) – 2:15pmBlack Slate (United Kingdom) – 2:45pmGondwana (Chile) – 3:45pmMidnite (St. Croix USVI) – 5:00pmNatiruts (Brazil) – 6:15pmTiken Jah Fakoly (Africa’s Ivory Coast) – 7:30pmStephen “Ragga” Marley (Jamaica) – 8:45pmCultura Profética (Puerto Rico) – 10pmMC Lance O + PriscillaDJ’s rotating throughout the day include:Don One Musical Showcase (Jamaica)Cornerstone Sounds (Cuba)DJ Majestic (Trinidad & Tobago)

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 4:58 pm

Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band is proud to announce their “Booty Show In The Snow” Tour. Known for their outrageous stage wear and thumping live shows, the Asheville, NC-based quintet will bring funk fueled energy to venues in Georgia, Florida, Washington, DC, New York and beyond. Tickets can be purchased through all venue outlets. A full listing of dates and venues is below.The horn-driven intergalactic ensemble released Onward!, their fourth studio album, on October 22. The release was recorded at Echo Mountain Studios (Band of Horses, Avett Brothers, Zac Brown Band, T. Bone Burnett, etc.).For more information on Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, visit - http://nu.bootyband.comTo watch the official video for "Trunk Fallin’ Off" filmed at Atlanta’ famed Clermont Lounge, visit - http://youtu.be/YkWnWnxM2dc]Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band “Booty Show in the Snow” Tour Dates:1/10/14 - Sky City - Augusta, GA1/11/14 - Underbelly - Jacksonville, FL1/12/14 - Dunedin Brewery - Dunedin, FL1/15/14 - The Funky Biscuit - Boca Raton, FL1/16/14 - High Dive - Gainesville, FL1/17/14 - The Social - Orlando, FL1/18/14 - OM Bar - New Smyrna, FL1/24/14 - Hoss’s Deli - Newport News, VA2/7/14 - The Hamilton - Washington, DC2/8/13 - Sycamore Deli - Blacksburg, VA2/12/14 - ABC - Harrisburg, PA2/13/14 - Fontana’s - New York, NY2/14/14 - 10th Street Live - Kenilworth, NJ2/15/14 - Triumph Brewing - New Hope, PA2/19/14 - The Spot  - Providence, RI2/21/14 - Nectar’s - Burlington, VT2/22/14 - Church - Boston, MA3/21 - 3/23/14 - The Green Parrot - Key West, FL3/29/14 - Slide Into Spring Craft Brew & Music Festival - Fernandia Beach, FL

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 10:08 am

HUKA Entertainment is proud to present Slightly Stoopid on Thursday, April 24th, 2014 at the newly renovated Joy Theater. Known for their “feel-good vibe” and collaborative efforts, the California-based surf-rock outfit will kick off Jazz Fest’s legendary nighttime concerts for 2014. Slightly Stoopid are no strangers to New Orleans and have often invited veteran local musicians including Karl Denson, Ivan Neville, members of Galactic, and more to join them on stage. Fans can expect special guests to be announced in the coming weeks.Slightly Stoopid were signed nearly two decades ago to Skunk Records. The band members were still in high school when Sublime's Bradley Nowell handpicked them to appear on his burgeoning label. Since then, the ensemble has pursued a relentless touring schedule and become favorites in the live concert and festival scene.Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Friday, January 31st at 11 am CT and are available online at www.thejoytheater.com and www.hukaentertainment.com. Who: Slightly Stoopid (with special guests TBA)Where: The Joy Theater1200 Canal Street, New Orleans, LAWhen: Thursday, April 24, 2014Time: Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PMTicket Price: $27.50 advanceAges: 18+Tickets: www.HukaEntertainment.com

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 1:35 pm

Global-rock quintet Toubab Krewe have announced their 2014 spring “Chase The Sun” tour with dates across North America. The 24-date tour kicks off on March 12th in Colorado and takes the band throughout the Rockies, up to the Pacific Northwest, down the West Coast, and finally back east in mid-April.While nearly impossible to put into any box, Toubab Krewe’s globally switched-on sound captures Afro-pop sensibilities mixed with Rock and Folk; their shows are equally as riveting with swirling melodies played on kora, soku and guitar.For more information on Toubab Krewe or to purchase tickets, visit their website at www.toubabkrewe.com. Tickets may also be purchased at venue box offices.Toubab Krewe “Chase The Sun” Tour DatesMarch 12 - Fort Collins, CO - Hodi's Half NoteMarch 13 - Boulder, CO - Fox TheatreMarch 14 - Vail, CO - Shakedown BarMarch 15 - Crested Butte, CO - The EldoMarch 16 - Salt Lake City, UT - The State RoomMarch 19 - Victoria, BC - Lucky BarMarch 20 - Seattle, WA - Tractor TavernMarch 21 - Portland, OR - Star TheaterMarch 22 - Eugene, OR - Cozmic PizzaMarch 23 - Arcata, CA - Humboldt BrewsMarch 26 - Sacramento, CA - Harlow'sMarch 27 - Oakland, CA - The New ParishMarch 28 - Santa Cruz, CA - Moe's AlleyMarch 29 - San Diego, CA - Winston's Beach ClubMarch 30 - Los Angeles, CA - The MintApril 15 - Lexington, KY - Cosmic Charlie'sApril 16 - Louisville, KY - ZanzabarApril 18 - Chicago, IL - Martyrs'April 19 - Grand Rapids, MI - The StacheApril 22 - Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog ShopApril 23 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club CafeApril 24 - Philadelphia, PA - North Star BarApril 25 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn BowlApril 27 - Syracuse, NY - The Westcott Theater

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 11:21 am

Forecastle Festival returns this summer led by hip hop royalty, Outkast; 21st century rocker, Jack White; and alt-rock renaissance man, Beck. The three-day music celebration, now in its 12th year, will take place July 18–20, 2014 at the award-winning Waterfront Park, a sweeping green space on the banks of the Ohio River, framed by the skyline of downtown Louisville.The Replacements, Ray Lamontagne, Band of Horses, Spoon, Nickel Creek, Dwight Yoakam, Twenty One Pilots, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Local Natives and Gary Clark Jr., plus more than 40 others round out the lineup. Louisville-based post-rock outfit, Slint, will also reunite for their first hometown show in nearly 10 years. A full list of confirmed acts can be found below.A limited number of weekend passes go on sale this Friday, March 7 at noon EST at ForecastleFest.com, Ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets. Weekend passes start at $144.50 plus applicable service fees. VIP experiences, travel packages and payment-plan options will also be available. Full details are available at forecastlefest.com/tickets.The Bourbon Lodge, Forecastle’s slice of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, will return in 2014 with a full lineup of bourbon offerings, bourbon education, a bourbon-inspired culinary experience and much more. Fans of bourbon will have the option to purchase advanced Bourbon Lodge memberships with their weekend pass through Ticketmaster.A full list of activities will be announced soon, including the Kentucky Landing, a new feature which will offer a variety of craft beer breweries, local food trucks and a selection of non-profit organizations and craft vendors selling Kentucky-made goods.Highlighted in Rolling Stone as “one of the coolest festivals in America” and acclaimed by American Songwriter as “a rock and roll paradise,” the Forecastle Festival has evolved from a small community event into one of the country’s premier festival destinations.The event offers an immersive experience that’s distinctly Louisville—beyond the first-class musical lineup—highlighting the region’s burgeoning culinary and arts scene, Kentucky’s unique bourbon heritage and more. The festival continues to emphasize sustainability practices and conservation initiatives, exhibited by the festival’s non-profit organization, the Forecastle Foundation.Single day passes and late-night show tickets, along with the daily schedule of artists and late-night events will be available soon. For more information on Forecastle, visit forecastlefest.com.The confirmed Forecastle 2014 lineup includes: OutkastJack WhiteBeckThe ReplacementsRay LamontagneBand of HorsesSpoonNickel CreekDwight YoakamTwenty One PilotsSharon Jones & The Dap-KingsLocal NativesGary Clark Jr.Jason Isbell & The 400 UnitJenny LewisTrampled By TurtlesLord HuronTune-YardsJJ Grey & MofroAction BronsonSlintFlumeAgainst Me!Sun Kil MoonSharon Van EttenThe Black LipsSt. LuciaBrett DennenTouristLuciusNightmares On Wax (live)Charli XCXClaude VonStrokeSpanish GoldDrew Holcomb & The NeighborsThe Soul RebelsAvey Tare's Slasher FlicksReignwolfWaxahatcheeChrome SparksHayes CarllWillie WatsonFoy VanceHurray For the Riff RaffThe DistrictsBenjamin BookerJohnnyswimLeaguesOld BabyBlue Sky Black DeathMatrimonyMount MoriahSeluahThe WeeksJaLin RozeYoung & SickJill AndrewsThe WansGoodbye June For more information on Forecastle, visit forecastlefest.com.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 1:00 pm

Returning this summer led by Outkast, Jack White, Beck and The Replacements, The Forecastle Festival will offer single day tickets beginning Friday, April 4, 2014 at Noon EDT.A limited number of single-day general admission tickets will be available for $74.50, and will increase to $84.50 once the initial allotment is gone. General admission weekend passes are currently available for $184.50, moving to $199.50 in the next and final tier.Single day VIP passes will also be available for $199.50. With VIP Weekend passes and VIP travel packages now SOLD OUT, this is the last chance for fans to experience Forecastle 2014 in true VIP style.All festival tickets are available at ForecastleFest.com, Ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets.The full breakdown of lineup by day can be found below. For more information on Forecastle, visit ForecastleFest.com.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:12 am

Fresh off of recent sold-out performances with 311 and an appearance at the Electric Forest Festival, New Orleans prog-funk quintet Earphunk are proud to announce details for the release of their new studio album, Sweet Nasty. The band will hit the road to support the release of their third LP with two-months of dates including shows with Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk and the Kyle Hollingsworth Band. A full tour schedule is below.On August 18th, 2014, Earphunk will partner with the direct-to-fan publisher platform BitTorrent Bundle to exclusively release a content-rich multimedia bundle of Sweet Nasty. The next day, on August 19th, 2014, the album will be available on digital retail platforms worldwide. Earphunk joins a list of innovative marquee acts embracing the emerging publisher platform including Pretty Lights, Gramatik and G-Eazy. Last month, Earphunk partnered with BitTorrent Bundle to release their first Phunk Bundle offering fans a collection of live shows and studio albums available for streaming or download.Sweet Nasty featured technically inspired jams and high-energy funk. It was recorded over the past year at Studio in the Country in the band’s home state in-between multiple national and regional tour runs. Fans can download an exclusive live recording of “Saura”, a new track from the album, at the newly redesigned earphunk.com.Earphunk Sweet Nasty Tour Dates08-08 Alexandria, LA - Spirits08-09 Lafayette, LA - Artmosphere08-10 Aroyo Seco, NM - Taos Mesa Brewing Company08-11 Albuquerque, NM - Low Spirits08-16 Park City, UT - Canyons Concert Series08-17 Monroe, UT - Mystic Hot Springs08-19 Bellingham, WA - Wild Buffalo08-20 Seattle, WA - Nectar Lounge08-21 Portland, OR - The Goodfoot08-22:Moscow, ID - John's Alley08-23 Missoula, MT - Monk's08-24 Missoula, MT- River City Roots Festival08-27 Fort Collins, CO - Aggie Theatre08-28 Denver, CO - Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom *08-29 Laramie, WY - Snowy Range Music Festival09-02 Tulsa, OK -- The Shrine09-03 Dallas,TX - Granada Theatre09-04 Houston,TX - Last Concert Cafe09-05 Baton Rouge, LA - Varsity Theatre09-06 Austin, TX - The Parish09-07 Nashville, TN - Exit/In09-08 Birmingham,AL - Zydeco09-17 Charleston, SC - Pour House09-18 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West #09-19 Charlotte, NC - Chop Shop09-20 Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre #09-26 Lake Charles, LA - Luna Live09-27 New Orleans, LA - Tipitina's  * with Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk# with Kyle Hollingsworth Band

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:33 pm

This August, Pacific Northwest new-grass troubadours Fruition hit the road with headline and festival dates across the U.S. with over 30 performances slated during the months of August and September. Fruition are logging the miles with shows from Santa Cruz, California to the Carolinas and back. Stops also include performances in St. Louis, Chicago, NYC, Atlanta, Denver, and Seattle. This will be Fruition’s first East Coast headlining run after two trips down the Eastern Seaboard with Greensky Bluegrass and then The Infamous Stringdusters. Additionally, the quintet is proud to announce plans to digitally release an EP recorded with members of Grant Farm this fall.

Fruition and Grant Farm recently spent a day in the studio to record four new songs, which include songwriting contributions from both bands. "Random Lee," a song written by Fruition's Jay Cobb Anderson, Mimi Naja, and Kellen Asebroek, will be the first song from the compilation and will be available this month. A full EP will be released through all digital retailers this fall as well as on CD at upcoming shows. Grant Farm will join Fruition for the end of tour homecoming show at Portland's Wonder Ballroom, as well as shows in Seattle and Denver.

For more information on Fruition, visit http://fruitionband.com

Fruition Tour Dates

08-20 Crested Butte, CO - Live! From Mt. Crested Butte
08-21 Telluride, CO - Fly Me To The Moon Saloon
08-22 Keystone, CO - Keystone Mountain Town Festival
08-23 Keystone, CO - Keystone Mountain Town Festival
08-24 Nederland, CO- Nedfest
08-26 Iowa City, IA - Gabe’s
08-27 St. Louis, MO - The Old Rock House
08-28 Bloomington, IN - Bluebird Nightclub
08-29 Kalamazoo, MI - Bell’s Brewery
08-31 Manteno, IL - Shoe Fest
09-01 Chicago, IL - City Winery
09-03 Syracuse, NY - The Westcott Theater
09-04 Somerville, MA - Johnny D’s
09-05 New York, NY - Drom
09-06 South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
09-07 Fall River, MA - Narrows Center For The Arts
09-09 Washington, DC - The Hamilton
09-10 Charlottesville, VA - The Southern
09-11 Raleigh, NC - The Lincoln Theater
09-12 Asheville, NC - River Music Series
09-13 Charlotte, NC - National Whitewater Center
09-16 Charleston, SC - The Pour House
09-17 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
09-18 Athens, GA - The Green Room
09-19 Hickory, NC - Series Under The Sails
09-20 Bristol, TN - Bristol Rhythm And Roots Reunion
09-21 Bristol, TN - Bristol Rhythm And Roots Reunion
09-23 Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck
09-25 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater*
09-26 Fort Collins, CO - Aggie Theatre
09-27 Colorado Springs, CO - Stargazers Theatre
09-28 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up Aspen
10-09 Seattle, WA - Nectar Lounge*
10-11 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom*
 
* Shows with Grant Farm

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 9:22 am

Portland, Oregon based Fruition have emerged as a must-see band on the Americana scene and have captured audiences with their soaring 3-part harmonies and new-grass string arrangements. With no signs of slowing down, Fruition are heading back on the road and headlining their first East Coast run following successful tours with Greensky Bluegrass and The Infamous Stringdusters.

Fruition Tour Dates

08-20 Crested Butte, CO - Live! From Mt. Crested Butte

08-21 Telluride, CO - Fly Me To The Moon Saloon

08-22 Keystone, CO - Keystone Mountain Town Festival

08-23 Keystone, CO - Keystone Mountain Town Festival

08-24 Nederland, CO- Nedfest

08-26 Iowa City, IA - Gabe’s

08-27 St. Louis, MO - The Old Rock House

08-28 Bloomington, IN - Bluebird Nightclub

08-29 Kalamazoo, MI - Bell’s Brewery

08-31 Manteno, IL - Shoe Fest

09-01 Chicago, IL - City Winery

09-03 Syracuse, NY - The Westcott Theater

09-04 Somerville, MA - Johnny D’s

09-05 New York, NY - Drom

09-06 South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground

09-07 Fall River, MA - Narrows Center For The Arts

09-09 Washington, DC - The Hamilton

09-10 Charlottesville, VA - The Southern

09-11 Raleigh, NC - The Lincoln Theater

09-12 Asheville, NC - River Music Series

09-13 Charlotte, NC - National Whitewater Center

09-16 Charleston, SC - The Pour House

09-17 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West

09-18 Athens, GA - The Green Room

09-19 Hickory, NC - Series Under The Sails

09-20 Bristol, TN - Bristol Rhythm And Roots Reunion

09-21 Bristol, TN - Bristol Rhythm And Roots Reunion

09-23 Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck

09-25 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater*

09-26 Fort Collins, CO - Aggie Theatre

09-27 Colorado Springs, CO - Stargazers Theatre

09-28 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up Aspen

10-09 Seattle, WA - Nectar Lounge*

10-11 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom*

 

* Shows with Grant Farm

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:03 pm

Ambassadors of funk Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band are proud to announce plans to release a new studio album chock full of rump-shaking tunes inspired by the classic funk era. Funk Life, the quintet’s follow-up to 2013’s Onward! is set to be released next spring. As the band’s fourth full-length album, Funk Life will deliver all of the classic Booty Band elements of deep grooves and smoking horns, with a smattering of special guests.

Booty Band will hit the road this fall with an arsenal of new songs and shows along the entire East Coast. YMBFBB are blazing a path on I-95 leaving a wake of good times and dancing shoes with stops from the top of Maine all the way down to the Conch Republic for Key West’s famed Fantasy Fest. Fans will get an extra dose of funk when they catch Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band opening for Dumpstaphunk in Athens and Chattanooga plus additional co-bill performances with Spiritual Rez in Florida and The Mantras in North Carolina. On November 13th, the Booty Band will return to the nation’s capital in follow up to their recent DC performance opening for godfathers of funk, George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic.

To stay up to date with all things Booty Band, visit http://www.bootyband.com

Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band Tour Dates

9/3/14 - Nectars - Burlington, VT
9/4/14 - BRYAC Restaurant & Raw Bar - Bridgeport, CT
9/5/14 - Brighton Music Hall - Allston, MA
9/6/14 - New England Canna Carnival - Harmony, ME
9/10/14 - The Music Farm - Columbia, SC
9/11/14 - Charleston Pour House - Charleston, SC
9/12/14 - Gottrocks - Greenville, SC
9/13/14 - Music Fest at Blue Bear Mountain - Todd, NC
9/26/14 - Tuck’s Tap & Grill - Cullowhee, NC
9/27/14 - PeasFest Music Festival - Greenville, NC
10/3/14 - New Mountain (Outdoor Show) - Asheville, NC
10/4/14 - Scruffy City Music Hall - Knoxville, TN
10/9/14 - The Georgia Theatre - Athens, GA *
10/10/14 - Track 29 - Chattanooga, TN *
10/16/14 - Sidebar - Tallahassee, FL ^
10/17/14 - The Jam - Gainesville, FL ^
10/18/14 - The Social - Orlando, FL ^
10/24/14 - The Green Parrot (Fantasy Fest) - Key West, FL
10/31/14 - Legends - Boone, NC
11/1/14 - RiverView Concerts - Smyrna, GA
11/6/14 - The Barrel House - Savannah, GA
11/13/14 - The Hamilton - Washington, DC
11/21/14 - Southland Ballroom - Raleigh, NC %
11/22/14 - Southland Ballroom - Raleigh, NC %

*opening for Dumpstaphunk
^ with Spiritual Rez
% with The Mantras

 

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 12:56 pm

HUKA Entertainment is proud to welcome The Meter Men featuring Page McConnell of Phish to The Joy Theater on April 24th and 25th, 2015. This very special two-night run will take place during the first weekend of New Orleans’ venerable Jazz and Heritage Fest. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, November 14th at 11 am CT.
 
The Meter Men, featuring original members of The Meters, includes drummer Zigaboo Modeliste, guitarist Leo Nocentelli and bassist George Porter, Jr. Formed in 1965, The Meters pioneered the New Orleans funk scene and have influenced countless musicians with their identifiable sound. Joining The Meter Men is keyboardist Page McConnell of Phish, who headlined the New Orleans Jazz Fest this past April. Phish were allocated an unprecedented three-hour set on the first Saturday of the festival, a rarity for Jazz Fest performers. One year later, McConnell returns to the Crescent City for another groundbreaking performance - this time with seminal funk band, The Meter Men.
 
HUKA Entertainment subscribers will have access to presale tickets beginning on Wednesday, November 12th at 11:00 am. To sign up for HUKA Entertainment newsletters and receive exclusive information on HUKA events, visit http://eepurl.com/Knip5
 
Opening the night is Earphunk. Known for their unique brand of “prog-funk”, this young New Orleans quintet are turning heads with their studio recent release, Sweet Nasty, and high-energy live performances.

Who: The Meter Men featuring Page McConnell (of Phish)
Opening Band: Earphunk
When: April 24th & 25th, 2015 - First weekend of Jazz Fest
Where: The Joy Theater (1200 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70112)
Doors/ Show Times: 10 pm / 10:30 pm
Ticket Prices: $69.50 - 129.00
Purchase Tickets: TheJoyTheater.com and HukaEntertainment.com
HUKA Presale: Wednesday, November 12th at 11 am CT
General Public Onsale: Friday, November 14th at 11 am CT

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 1:30 pm

Just in time for the holidays, The Forecastle Festival will host a special presale on Friday, December 5 at noon EST through ForecastleFest.com. Louisville’s three-day festival celebrating the best in music, art and environmental activism is set to take place July 17-19, 2015 at Louisville’s Waterfront Park.
 
A limited number of general admission weekend passes will be available for $129.50 plus applicable fees. General admission travel packages, which include lodging at the Brown Hotel or Seelbach Hilton, will also be available beginning Friday. Full ticketing options, including VIP, payment plans and single day tickets, will be revealed in early 2015 along with the festival lineup.
 
Exclusive fan hotel rates for the festival weekend are available now. Visit ForecastleFest.com for a full list of pricing and locations.
 
For the latest news and updates from Forecastle Festival, fans can visit ForecastleFest.com, Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for the Forecastle newsletter.
 
Forecastle is held at Louisville’s scenic, 85-acre Waterfront Park. Since 2002, the Festival has featured musical guests including Outkast, The Black Keys, Jack White, Beck, My Morning Jacket, String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar, Wilco, The Flaming Lips, The Smashing Pumpkins, Widespread Panic, The Avett Brothers, Pretty Lights, Sleigh Bells, Spoon, DEVO, Band of Horses, She & Him, Big Boi, Girl Talk, A-Trak, Sleater-Kinney, Umphrey’s McGee and many more. The festival also highlights the best of bourbon country with the Bourbon Lodge, an interactive experience more featuring more than 10,000 square feet of bourbon-focused activities and tastings.

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 6:34 am

Bomnnaro has announced their intial lineup for 2015.  This year's headliners include Billy Joel, Mumford & Sons, Deadmau5, Robert Plant and many more.  Some notable bluegrass shows include: Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Larry Douglas, Punch Brothers, Trampled by Turtles and more.

2015 Lineup:

ARTISTS

Billy Joel

Mumford & Sons

Deadmau5

Kendrick Lamar

Florence + The Machine

Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters

My Morning Jacket

Bassnectar

Alabama Shakes

Childish Gambino

Flume

Hozier

Slayer

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

Belle & Sebastian

Spoon

The War on Drugs

STS9

Ben Folds

SuperJam !

Atmosphere

Atomic Bomb! Who is William Onyeabor?

Tears for Fears

Brandi Carlile

twenty | one | pilots

The Bluegrass Situation SuperJam featuring Ed Helms and Special Guests

Flying Lotus

Earth Wind & Fire

Caribou

Gary Clark Jr.

SBTRKT

Punch Brothers

Medeski, Scofield, Martin, & Wood

Tove Lo

Run The Jewels

Dawes

G-Eazy

Trampled By Turtles

Sturgill Simpson

Moon Taxi

Awolnation

Sylvan Esso

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Guster

Jamie XX

Against Me!

Odesza

SOJA

Jerry Douglas presents Earls of Leicester

Bleachers

Rudimental

Mac DeMarco

Tycho

The Very Best

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib

Shakey Graves

Shabazz Palaces

Gramatik

Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Jungle

Benjamin Booker

Houndmouth

The Growlers

Glass Animals

Ana Tijoux

SZA

Courtney Barnett

Rhiannon Giddens

Royal Blood

Tanya Tagaq

Woods

Hurray for the Riff Raff

Iceage

Temples

Between the Buried & Me

Rustie

Ryn Weaver

Dopapod

Pokey LaFarge

Priory

Bahamas

Strand of Oaks

Phox

Gregory Alan Isakov

Brownout Presents BROWN SABBATH

The Districts

Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear

DMA’s

Catfish & The Bottlemen

Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen

Pallbearer

Dej Loaf

Christopher Denny

Hiss Golden Messenger

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas

Unlocking The Truth

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 10:41 am

Shaky Knees Festival is proud to announce the 2015 lineup for its third annual music festival happening May 8-10, 2015. The Strokes, The Avett Brothers, Wilco, Pixies, Social Distortion, Ryan Adams, Tame Impala, Old Crow Medicine Show, Neutral Milk Hotel, TV on the Radio, James Blake, and many more will perform on four stages over the course of three days. This year, Shaky Knees is pleased to announce that the festival will move to its new home in Atlanta, GA’s Central Park. A confirmed lineup is listed below.

A limited number of advance price three-day passes go on sale this Friday, January 16th at 10 AM ET. Advance tickets are $199 for General Admission and $499 for VIP. Once advance tickets are sold out, passes will be sold at the full price rate of $215 and $599 for GA and VIP, respectively. VIP ticket packages include access to premiere viewing areas at all stages; complimentary beer and water; catered lunch and light dinner fare; access to private bathrooms; and cash liquor bars. Tickets can be purchased through shakykneesfestival.com.

In only its third year, Shaky Knees has accumulated a strong indie-rock credibility amongst music fans and critics. Its success can be attributed to the festival’s niche identity carved out by a solid lineup of top tier indie and alternative rock names. Festival guests of Shaky Knees will enjoy the convenience of the event’s new location just east of downtown. Central Park in Midtown Atlanta allows easy access to local transportation including the MARTA as well as numerous lodging options. Discounted hotel rates for Shaky Knees attendees are available through W Hotels of Atlanta at whotelsofatlanta.com/shakyknees.

For more information on Shaky Knees Music Festival including lodging, transportation and VIP packages, visit shakykneesfestival.com.

Stay up to date with Shaky Knees announcements on Facebook at facebook.com/shakykneesfest and Twitter at twitter.com/shakykneesfest.

WHAT: SHAKY KNEES MUSIC FESTIVAL
WHEN: FRIDAY, MAY 8 – SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2015
WHERE: CENTRAL PARK IN MIDTOWN ATLANTA, GA (located at Central Park Pl and Linden Ave in Midtown Atlanta)
TICKETS ADVANCE: On sale Friday, January 16th at 10 AM ET: $199 for 3-DAY GA/ $499 for 3-Day VIP
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: shakykneesfestival.com/ticket-details
FESTIVAL WEBSITE: shakykneesfestival.com

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 10:10 am

The Forecastle Festival will return this summer led by Louisville hometown heroes My Morning Jacket; soulful breakout star, Sam Smith; southern rock heavyweights, Widespread Panic; and indie veterans, Modest Mouse. The three-day music celebration, now in its 13th year, will take place July 17–19, 2015, at the award-winning Waterfront Park, a sweeping green space on the banks of the Ohio River framed by the skyline of downtown Louisville.  
 
Hailing from Bowling Green, Kentucky, and New Albany, Indiana, respectively, Cage the Elephant and Houndmouth add to the stellar regional talent atop this year’s Forecastle bill, the former currently working on their follow-up to the Grammy-nominated Melophobia and the latter eyeing a March 17 release of the highly-anticipated Little Neon Limelight via Rough Trade Records.
 
The family duo of Wilco frontman Jeff and his son Spencer Tweedy will showcase their recent collaboration as TWEEDY, while The Word, featuring pedal steel virtuoso Robert Randolph, B3 maestro John Medeski and the incomparable North Mississippi Allstars will bring the gospel stylings of Soul Food, their first album in 14 years, coming out May 5. Others notable acts include Tallest Man On Earth, Portugal. The Man, RL Grime, First Aid Kit, Desaparecidos, Shovels & Rope, Big K.R.I.T. and more. A full list of confirmed artists from the initial lineup can be found below. Additional artists will be announced in the coming weeks.
 
Weekend passes go on sale this Friday, January 30, 2015, at noon EST at ForecastleFest.com and all Ticketmaster outlets. A limited number of weekend passes start at $144.50 plus fees. VIP experiences, travel packages and payment plan options will also be available. Full details can be found at ForecastleFest.com.
 
The Bourbon Lodge, Forecastle’s slice of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, will return in 2015 with a full lineup of bourbon offerings, bourbon education, a bourbon-inspired culinary experience and much more. Fans of bourbon will have the option to purchase advanced Bourbon Lodge memberships with their weekend pass through Ticketmaster.
 
Also returning in 2015, The Kentucky Landing will feature a variety of regional craft beers, local food trucks and a selection of non-profit organizations and craft vendors selling Kentucky-made goods.
 
Highlighted in Rolling Stone as “one of the coolest festivals in America” and acclaimed by American Songwriter as “a rock and roll paradise,” the Forecastle Festival has evolved from a small community event into one of the country’s premier festival destinations. 
 
The event offers an immersive experience that’s distinctly Louisville—beyond the first-class musical lineup—highlighting the region’s burgeoning culinary and arts scene, Kentucky’s unique bourbon heritage and more. The festival continues to emphasize sustainability practices and conservation initiatives, exhibited by the festival’s non-profit organization, the Forecastle Foundation.
 
Artist additions, single day tickets and late-night show tickets, along with the daily schedule of artists, late-night events and other activities will be available soon. For the latest news and updates from Forecastle Festival, fans can visit ForecastleFest.com, Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for the Forecastle newsletter.
 
The initial Forecastle 2015 lineup includes:
 
Sam Smith
My Morning Jacket
Widespread Panic
Modest Mouse
Cage the Elephant
Houndmouth
TWEEDY
Tallest Man On Earth
Portugal. The Man
RL Grime
First Aid Kit
Desaparecidos
Shovels & Rope
Big K.R.I.T.
The Word
Cold War Kids
The Gaslight Anthem
Sturgill Simpson
St. Paul & the Broken Bones
Cherub
iLoveMakonnen
San Fermin
Kiesza
Over The Rhine
The Lone Bellow
People Under The Stairs
The Barr Brothers
Alvvays
Milo Greene
The SteelDrivers
Field Report
Speedy Ortiz
Son Lux
JEFF The Brotherhood
King Tuff
Noah Gundersen
Twin Peaks
Cathedrals
Fly Golden Eagle
Diarrhea Planet
The Revivalists
Empires
Broncho
White Reaper
Twin Limb
Knox Hamilton
Parker Millsap

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 5:43 pm

The soulful sisters of Rising Appalachia and their band have announced the Wider Circles Rail Tour in celebration of their forthcoming album release Wider Circles, due out on April 21st. The tour kicks off in New Orleans and winds its way by train throughout the Southwest with stops in New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas (see full schedule below).

Present day troubadours, Leah Song and Chloe Smith, drew from a melting pot of genres when compiling the 15-track Wider Circles album. With influences of folk, soul, roots, world music, and poetry, the album showcases the alchemy of sibling harmonies paired with banjo and fiddle duets. Joined by full-time band members Biko Casini (world percussion) and David Brown (stand-up bass / baritone guitar), Wider Circles was inspired by folk standards and traditional hymns, old mountain odes, and activist anthems that pull equally from the swampy sounds of the bayou, the twang of the Appalachian mountains, and the beat of a global rhythm. “The album is a deep reflection of the many influences and experiences we have intimately lived and have built our songs on,“ explains Leah. “Wider Circles is a subtle and powerful folk anthem.”

The album’s release also signifies a new chapter in Rising Appalachia’s “Slow Music Movement” approach to touring - an effort to promote sustainable touring practices and to be immersed in local communities. “It’s an effort to take the glitz and glam out of the music industry and bring performance back to its roots. A place where musicians are not just part of fast-paced entertainment, but instead influence the cultural shift as troubadours, activists, and catalysts of justice,” explains Leah. The ‘Slow Music Movement’ encourages musicians to try out ‘non-industry standard’ ways of bringing music into the world by “linking to local communities and staying with local friends; pursuing alternative venues for performances and supporting local businesses with farm-to-table hospitality; providing local non-profits at each show a platform to display information; exploring alternative methods of travel including train, bike, low impact vehicles, boat, horse, or simply focusing on regional touring; and encouraging concert goers to take in more than just the catharsis of the music.”

For more information about Rising Appalachia, visit www.RisingAppalachia.com.

Full Tour Dates:
3/28/15 - New Orleans, LA - Civic Theater (with Resonant Rouges)
3/31/15 - Roswell, NM - TBA
4/2/15 - Taos, NM - Taos Mesa Brewing
4/3/15 - Santa Fe, NM - Skylight Santa Fe
4/4/15 - Albuquerque, NM - TBA
4/6/15 - Flagstaff, AZ - The Green Room
4/8/15 - Eden, AZ - Epic Eden Festival
4/10/15 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent City Ballroom
4/11/15 - Tucson, AZ - Congress Hotel
4/18/15 - Austin, TX - Old Settler’s Music Festival

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 9:57 am

Shaky Knees Festival has added five more bands to its already stacked 2015 lineup. Ride, John GrantKevin Devine, Mitski, and Hey Rosetta! will join previously announced artists The Strokes, The Avett Brothers, Wilco, Pixies, Social Distortion, Ryan Adams, Tame Impala, Old Crow Medicine Show, Neutral Milk Hotel, TV on the Radio, James Blake, and many more May 8-10, 2015 in Atlanta, GA’s Central Park. A confirmed lineup by day is listed below.

A limited number of single day passes are now available. Advance general admission single day tickets are $99 per day and $199 for an advance three day pass. Single day VIP passes are $225 per day and $599 for a full price three day pass (advance 3-day VIP tickets have already sold out). VIP ticket packages include access to premiere viewing areas at all stages; complimentary beer and water; catered lunch and light dinner fare; access to private bathrooms; and cash liquor bars. Tickets can be purchased through shakykneesfestival.com.

For more information on Shaky Knees Music Festival including lodging, transportation and VIP packages, visit shakykneesfestival.comDiscounted hotel rates for Shaky Knees attendees are available through W Hotels of Atlanta at whotelsofatlanta.com/shakyknees.

Stay up to date with Shaky Knees announcements on Facebook at facebook.com/shakykneesfest and Twitter at twitter.com/shakykneesfest.

WHAT: SHAKY KNEES MUSIC FESTIVAL
WHEN: FRIDAY, MAY 8 – SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2015
WHERE: CENTRAL PARK IN MIDTOWN ATLANTA, GA (located at Central Park Pl and Linden Ave in Midtown Atlanta)
CURRENT TICKETS PRICES: $99 1-DAY GA/ $199 for 3-DAY GA/ $225 1-DAY VIP/ $599 for 3-Day VIP
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: shakykneesfestival.com/ticket-details/ 
FESTIVAL WEBSITE: shakykneesfestival.com

Shaky Knees Friday, May 8 Lineup:
The Strokes, Pixies, Mastodon, Brand New, TV on the Radio, James Blake, Manchester Orchestra, Death From Above 1979, Kaiser Chiefs, American Football, The Mountain Goats, Clutch, The Kooks, Wavves, Mac DeMarco, Two Gallants,

Tennis, Zella Day, Surfer Blood, Jukebox the Ghost, John Grant, Haerts, Black Pistol Fire, Mitski, Halsey, Blank Range

Shaky Knees Saturday, May 9 Lineup:
The Avett Brothers, Wilco, Social Distortion, Interpol, Noel Gallagher‘s High Flying Birds, Neutral Milk Hotel, Flogging Molly, Milky Chance, ZZ Ward, The Black Lips, Built to Spill, The Devil Makes Three, Real Estate, Mariachi El Bronx, Fidlar, Metz, The Bronx, Palma Violets, Speedy Ortiz, The Whiskey Gentry, Viet Cong, Kevin Devine, Hey Rosetta!, Field Report

Shaky Knees Sunday, May 10 Lineup:
Tame Impala, Ryan Adams, Ride, Old Crow Medicine Show, Dr. Dog, Spiritualized, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave, Panda Bear, Xavier Rudd & The United Nations, Best Coast, Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls, The Both (Aimee Mann / Ted Leo ), Diamond Rugs, Minus the Bear, Old 97s, Heartless Bastards. The Mowgli's, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Fences, The Sheepdogs, The Damnwells, Steve Gunn, Matthew E. White, Nikki Lane

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 10:10 am

Atlanta’s synth-pop-rock onslaught Stokeswood will release their new album 2075 on June 16th, 2015. Voted “"Best Local Rock Act" by Creative Loafing in 2013 and 2014, the quintet combines a sinful blend of Alternative Rock, Electro-Pop, and EDM to create a bombastic foundation for their cleverly crafted songs. Stokewood are known for their high-energy performances, and for 2075, the band took careful measure to include the exuberance felt at their shows.

On 2075, Stokeswood merges strong vocals with up-tempo grooves to provide the backdrop for an undeniable dance party. “If The Killers, Holy Ghost!, and Panic! At the Disco were fused with Tea Leaf Green and Lotus, you might get something resembling Stokeswood,” says Sensible Reason. On stage, the band members can often be found gliding between keys, synths, bass, drums, and guitar like a game of musical chairs.

The album jumpstarts with the title track “2075” featuring a driving drum beat and blazing guitar licks. Layered vocal harmonies and synth lines pepper the album on tracks including “Forget” as well as the first single “Our Streets”. Closing out with arpeggiated synths on “Stop By”, 2075 delivers a heavy hitting dose of alternative rock with dance-pop sensibilities. 

The official video for “Our Streets”, released today, displays the band’s animated live performance style against a storyline reminiscent of Indiana Jones. The gritty tendencies of Stokeswood’s music, coupled with the polished production, create a riveting four-minute cinematic diversion. Watch it BELOW.

For more information on Stokeswood, visit - stokeswoodmusic.com 

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 10:00 am

The Forecastle Festival rounds out the lineup for its 2015 event with the additions of critically acclaimed Philly rockers The War on Drugs, blues-infused singer-songwriter ZZ Ward, genre-bending experimentalist Robert DeLong, and punk-rockers-turned-Latin-balladeers Mariachi El Bronx, who join Sam Smith, My Morning Jacket, Widespread Panic, Modest Mouse and more than 50 acts. The three-day music celebration, now in its 13th year, will take place July 17–19, 2015, at the award-winning Waterfront Park, a sweeping green space on the banks of the Ohio River framed by the skyline of downtown Louisville.  
 
The festival also welcomes Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Chris Stapleton, Lower Dens, Lizzo, Gabriel Garzón-Montano, Dr. Dundiff & Friends, and Fat Tony to the 2015 lineup in addition to the return of ASCAP Hours featuring an exciting mix of artists on the rise including Earl Burrows and Jeffrey James.
 
Single day passes will be available beginning Friday, April 10 at Noon ET. A limited number of single day general admission tickets will be available starting at $74.50 + fees. Single day VIP passes will also be available for $199.50 + fees, offering special entry lanes into the festival, premium viewing areas, exclusive bar and restrooms, free access to the Bourbon Lodge and more.
 
General admission weekend passes are currently available for $184.50 + fees. VIP and all-inclusive travel packages options are also on sale now. All festival tickets are available at ForecastleFest.com, Ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets.
 
Details on late-night shows, Bourbon Lodge and other Forecastle events will be available soon.
 
Highlighted in Rolling Stone as “one of the coolest festivals in America” and acclaimed by American Songwriter as “a rock and roll paradise,” the Forecastle Festival has evolved from a small community event into one of the country’s premier festival destinations. 
 
The full breakdown of lineup by day can be found below. For the latest news and updates from Forecastle Festival, fans can visit ForecastleFest.com, Facebook and Twitter and sign up for the Forecastle newsletter.

 
FRIDAY, JULY 17
Sam Smith
Cage The Elephant
Houndmouth
St. Paul and the Broken Bones
Gaslight Anthem
Big K.R.I.T.
Cold War Kids
ZZ Ward
Kiesza
JEFF the Brotherhood
Milo Greene
Alvvays
People Under the Stairs
Speedy Ortiz
San Fermin
Empires
Cathedrals
Fly Golden Eagle
Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds
Parker Millsap
 
SATURDAY, JULY 18
My Morning Jacket
The War on Drugs
Shovels & Rope
The Word
Sturgill Simpson
Desaparecidos
Cherub
ILoveMakonnen
The Lone Bellow
Mariachi El Bronx
The Revivalists
The Barr Brothers
Twin Peaks
Son Lux
BRONCHO
Knox Hamilton
Lower Dens
Dr. Dundiff & Friends
Earl Burrows
Jeffrey James
 
SUNDAY, JULY 19
Widespread Panic
Modest Mouse
TWEEDY
Portugal. The Man
The Tallest Man on Earth
First Aid Kit
RL Grime
Robert DeLong
Over the Rhine
King TUFF
The SteelDrivers
Field Report
Noah Gundersen
Chris Stapleton
Diarrhea Planet
Lizzo
White Reaper
Gabriel Garzón-Montano
Fat Tony
Twin Limb

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 8:40 am

With a focus on sustainability and community, the soulful sisters of Rising Appalachia and their band are proud to announce the release of Wider Circles today, Tuesday, April 21st. In synchronicity with Earth Day (April 22nd), the roots-meets-social conscious quartet recently took to traveling by train in an effort to promote their “Slow Music Movement.” Wider Circles is the perfect “Earth Day Soundtrack” says the Huffington Post, with tracks equally inspired by the swampy sounds of the bayou, the twang of the Appalachian Mountains, and the beat of a global rhythm. Rising Appalachia is currently on tour throughout the summer. A full list of tour dates including stops in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles is below.

Rising Appalachia’s “Slow Music Movement” approach to touring is an effort to promote sustainable touring practices and to be immersed in local communities. For the recently completed first leg of the band’s album release tour, the band hit the rails and traveled across the Southwest via Amtrak train. “Traveling by train allowed us to slow things down and try out a non-industry standard way of bringing music into the world,” says Rising Appalachia’s Leah Song. “We were able to connect with communities on a local level by meeting with fans and friends, enjoying local food, and supporting local businesses. We all live in a fast-paced society and the entertainment world is no different. We see this as our opportunity to inspire a cultural shift as troubadours and activists."

For more information about Rising Appalachia, visit www.RisingAppalachia.com

Rising Appalachia Tour Dates
5/08/15 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
5/10/15 – Pawtucket, RI – The Met
5/11/15 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
5/14/15 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
5/15/15 – Northampton, MA – Pearl Street
5/16/15 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live
5/17/15 – Alexandria, VA – The Birchmere
5/22/15 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
5/23/15 – Monterey County, CA – Lightning In A Bottle Festival
5/27/15 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Slo Brew
5/29/15 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House
5/30/15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Mint
5/31/15 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up
6/4-6/7 – Ozark, AR – Wakarusa Music Festival
6/13/15 – Asheville, NC – New Mountain Theatre (Amphitheatre)
6/18/15 – Greensboro, NC – Carolina Theatre
6/19/15 – Charlottesville, VA – The Jefferson Theatre
6/20/15 – Hedgesville, WV – Mad Tea Party Festival
7/3-7/4 – Quincy, CA – High Sierra Music Festival
7/16/15 – North Plains, OR – Northwest String Summit
7/18-7/19 – Vancouver, Canada – Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 10:12 am

The Forecastle Festival will host a wide array of separately ticketed late-night shows on Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18, 2015. The intimate, after-hours events will take place at the Mercury Ballroom, Headliners Music Hall, and the historic, 100-year-old Belle of Louisville steamboat.
 
The Mercury Ballroom plays host to world-renowned rapper Talib Kweli on Friday, July 17 while brotherly duo The Floozies brings the funk on Saturday, July 18.
 
On Friday, July 17, Headliners Music Hall will feature Forecastle alumni and folk standouts Lord Huron with San Fermin. Saturday, July 18 brings a co-headline bill of psychedelic, garage rock from White Reaper and King Tuff.
 
The Belle of Louisville becomes trop house central on Friday, July 17 with SNBRN and Shaun Frank. Saturday’s event will showcase the solo stylings of Jamie xx, English producer and member of the critically acclaimed electronic pop act The xx.
 
Tickets for all six events will go on sale on Friday, May 15 at noon ET at ForecastleFest.com. Fans who purchase festival tickets prior to midnight ET tonight will have access to an exclusive online pre-sale starting tomorrow at 10AM ET for VIP ticket purchasers and Wednesday at 10AM ET for general admission ticket purchasers.

Weekend passes, single day tickets and travel packages, all including VIP and general admission options, are available now at ForecastleFest.com, Ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets.
 
For the latest news and updates from Forecastle Festival, fans can visit ForecastleFest.com, Facebook and Twitter and sign up for the Forecastle newsletter.
 
Friday, July 17:
Talib Kweli
Mercury Ballroom
11:00 PM Doors/ Midnight Show
$30.00 plus applicable fees
Ages 18+
 
Lord Huron with San Fermin
Headliners Music Hall
11:00 PM Doors/ Midnight Show
$23.00 plus applicable fees
Ages 18+
 
SNRBN with Shaun Frank
Belle of Louisville
11:00 PM Doors/ Midnight Show
$21.00 plus applicable fees
Ages 18+
 
Saturday, July 18:
The Floozies
Mercury Ballroom
11:00 PM Doors/ Midnight Show
$18.00 plus applicable fees
Ages 18+
 
Jamie xx
Belle of Louisville
11:00 PM Doors/ Midnight Show
$25.00 plus applicable fees
Ages 18+
 
White Reaper and King Tuff
Headliners Music Hall
11:00 PM Doors/ Midnight Show
$15.00 plus applicable fees
Ages 18+

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 10:15 am

What’s better than one night of Perpetual Groove? Two! Everyone’s favorite improv-rock band has returned and is stoked to announce back-to-back dates in select markets. Get ready St. Petersburg (Florida, not Russia), Brooklyn, Charleston, Denver, and Atlanta, PGroove are coming at ya! Asheville, NC will also get a healthy dose of the groove this August, and the already announced Resonance Festival in Ohio will experience PGroove’s only festival play of the summer.
 
This past weekend, Athens’ famed Georgia Theatre had a close encounter with the first 2015 #NotAReunion shows from Perpetual Groove. At on-sale, night one sold-out in less than 12 minutes, and night two - which was announced and released later the same night - sold-out in eight minutes flat.
 
PGroove is also proud to announce a three-night New Year’s residency at Terminal West with merry making, music, and heavenly lights by Jason Huffer. “We didn’t choose this place! We didn’t choose these people!” exclaims the band about their return to Atlanta, “they were invited!”  At the start of the five tones, 12 pm ET on Friday, June 5th, tickets will go on sale for all shows through venue websites and https://www.facebook.com/pgroove.
 
Just close your eyes, and hold your breath, and everything will turn real prettyWatch the video announcement here

Perpetual Groove 2015 Tour Dates
July 31, 2015 - State Theatre - St. Petersburg, FL
August 1, 2015 - State Theatre - St. Petersburg, FL
August 29, 2015 - Pisgah Brewing Company - Asheville, NC
September 25, 2015 - Resonance Festival - Pataskala, OH
September 26, 2015 - Resonance Festival - Pataskala, OH
October 9, 2015 - Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY
October 10, 2015 - Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY
October 30, 2015 - Charleston Pour House - Charleston, SC
October 31, 2015 - Charleston Pour House - Charleston, SC
December 4, 2015 - Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom - Denver, CO
December 5, 2015 - Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom - Denver, CO
December 31, 2015 - Terminal West - Atlanta, GA
January 1, 2015 - Terminal West - Atlanta, GA
January 2, 2015 - Terminal West - Atlanta, GA

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 1:25 pm

Funkadelic five-piece Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band are proud to debut the release of their new LP Funk Life today, June 2, 2015, on BitTorrent Bundle. This exclusive release is free and offers fans a content-rich multimedia experience. Featuring bold horn hits and classic funk riffs, Funk Life also reflects the band’s never-ending quest to deliver its modern vision of the genre.

On Bundle, fans can access the exclusive bonus track “Say I Am”, videos, live sets, posters, and photos along with the full album release of Funk Life. Embracing the motto ‘funk is more than a musical genre, it’s a way of life’, this alternative method of music delivery allows the Booty Band to offer fans the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the funk life. For fans who seek a more traditional method of music delivery, Funk Life is also available on iTunes, Amazon and through CD Baby. Vinyl fans can look forward to a clear, limited-edition pressing this August.

Conceived in the back seat of a 1972 Impala, Funk Life is the product of a listening power-session with some of the funk greats: P-Funk, Sly and the Family Stone, Buddy Miles, Aretha Franklin, Tower of Power, and James Brown. Lead track “24/7” features sassy vocals and horns; “Wake Yo Self” is a caffeinated dance track that builds to a keys-driven crescendo; and the woman-power manifesto “Mama FeelGood” is a daring cover originally penned by James Brown and Lyn Collins.

Funk Life Links
BitTorrent Bundle - http://smarturl.it/FunkLifeBitTorrent
iTunes - http://smarturl.it/FunkLife
CD Baby - http://smarturl.it/FunkLifeCDBaby
Spotify - http://smarturl.it/FunkLifeSpotify
SoundCloud - http://smarturl.it/FunkLife_Soundcloud

Booty Band Website - http://bootyband.com/
Bandcamp - mp3's, CD's, Vinyl - http://smarturl.it/YMBFBB_FunkLife

The Funk Life BitTorrent Bundle includes:
Funk Life - mp3's & wav's
Exclusive Bonus Track - “Say I Am” (only available on BitTorrent Bundle)
Live Show from StrangeCreek Fest in Greenfield, MA
Live Video for “Funk Life” from New Mountain in Asheville, NC
Live Video for “Quick-E” from Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, NC
2 Booty Band Posters
2 Booty Band Live Pictures
1 Booty Band Press Picture

Funk Life 2015 Tour Dates:
Fri, June 5 - Family Roots Festival - Glouster, OH
Sat, June 6 - Mountain Music Festival - Minden, WV
Thu, June 18 - Gottrocks - Greenville, SC
Fri, June 19 - Charleston Pour House - Charleston, SC
Sat, June 20 - Barrelhouse South - Savannah, GA
Thu, June 25 - The Broadberry - Richmond, VA
Sat, June 27 - Shepherdstown Street Festival - Shepherdstown, WV
Fri, July 3 - The Hamilton - Washington, DC
Sun, Jul 5 - Salt Ultra Lounge - Emerald Isle, NC
Fri, Jul 10 - Martin’s Downtown Bar & Grill - Roanoke, VA
Sat, Jul 11 - Snowshoe Chili Cookoff - Snowshoe, WV
Fri, Jul 17 - Burning Can Brevard - Beer and Music - Hendersonville, NC
Fri, Aug 7 - The Whiskey - Wilmington, NC
Fri, Aug 28 - Southland Ballroom - Raleigh, NC
Sat, Aug 29 - Outer Banks Brewing Station - Kill Devil Hills, NC
Fri, Sep 18 - Wormtown Music Festival - Greenfield, MA
Thu, Oct 15 - Phases of The Moon Festival - Ozark, AR
Sat, Oct 17 - Go Outside Festival - Roanoke, VA

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 9:32 am

Returning this summer, The Forecastle Festival, led by Sam Smith, My Morning Jacket, Widespread Panic and Modest Mouse, has released its daily schedule, available at ForecastleFest.com

Links to the daily schedule are provided below.  General admission weekend passes, single-day tickets, VIP and all-inclusive travel packages options are on sale now. All festival tickets are available at ForecastleFest.com, Ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets.

Friday, July 17
Saturday, July 18
Sunday, July 19

Kick-Off Event Set for Thursday, July 16
Forecastle and Against The Grain Brewery will once again host the official Forecastle Kick-Off event on Thursday, July 16. The event will offer local eats, treats and drinks. All general admission and VIP weekend pass holders, plus Friday VIP ticket holders, can pick up wristbands at the event. The kick-off will also feature live music from rockers Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, Louisville natives Discount Guns, and Aaron Chadwell and Sam Sneed of Night Visions Radio (WFPK). Early check-in starts at 5pm; music starts at 7pm.

Highlighted in Rolling Stone as “one of the coolest festivals in America” and acclaimed by American Songwriter as “a rock and roll paradise,” the Forecastle Festival has evolved from a small community event into one of the country’s premier festival destinations. 

For the latest news and updates from Forecastle Festival, fans can visit ForecastleFest.com, Facebook and Twitter and sign up for the Forecastle newsletter.

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 1:49 pm

The South just got a little funkier this fall with the announcement of the May The Phunk Be With You September tour featuring Earphunk and friends. Bookended by festivals in Oklahoma, the tour weaves Earphunk throughout the Southeast for select dates with The Main Squeeze, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and Modern Measure. The tour will make stops in Oxford, Nashville, Atlanta, Birmingham, Baton Rouge, and the Carolinas, plus Athens where Earphunk will be joined by both Karl D and Modern Measure.

With the recent release of Sweet Nasty, Earphunk secured their place among chamberlains of the modern-funk movement. Relix Magazine confirms that on Sweet Nasty Earphunk were able to “[polish] their future funk sound, but still [capture] the rip-roaring grooves and spontaneous guitar freakouts that make their live show such a treat.”

For more information on Earphunk, visit: www.earphunk.com
 
Earphunk May The Phunk Be With You Fall Dates
09.05 - BACKWOODS MUSIC FESTIVAL - OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
09.10 - THE LYRIC - OXFORD, MS *
09.11 - EXIT/IN - NASHVILLE, TN *
09.12 - TERMINAL WEST - ATLANTA, GA *
09.16 - CHARLESTON POUR HOUSE - CHARLESTON, SC #
09.17 - NEIGHBORHOOD THEATRE - CHARLOTTE, NC *
09.18 - GEORGIA THEATRE - ATHENS, GA  # *
09.19 - NEW MOUNTAIN THEATRE - ASHEVILLE, NC #
09.24 - WORKPLAY THEATRE - BIRMINGHAM, AL ^^
09.25 - VARSITY THEATRE - BATON ROUGE, LA ^^
09.26 - TALOA MUSIC FESTIVAL - GUTHRIE, OK
 
* W/ THE MAIN SQUEEZE
# W/ KARL DENSON'S TINY UNIVERSE
^^ W/ MODERN MEASURE

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 1:58 pm

Stewards of revelry ALO have announced their upcoming October 2nd, 2015 release Tangle Of Time will be available for pre-order from Pledge Music starting today, Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Jam-packed with freewheeling exuberance and deft songwriting, Tangle Of Time features tracks penned by each of the band’s four members who individually take stock in life, love, and family and combine their musings with a healthy dose of humor.

Along with the standard options of pre-ordering the album on CD and vinyl, ALO are offering fans exclusive opportunities through Pledge Music to get up-close and personal with the band. Additional pre-order incentives include postcards from the road, signed set lists, official lyric sheets, an afternoon record shopping trip, and even the opportunity tohave a pre-show dinner with the band.

Tangle Of Time is a jubilant collection of songs that evoke the California cool of 70s Pop/Rock while embracing the in-the-moment improv that has propelled the band for almost two decades. Although there is a distinct songwriting voice that can be heard on each track, the band’s collective efforts string the album into an unmistakably ALO offering. The first single, a Zach Gill (keys/vocals) led track entitled "The Ticket", offers up the one-two-punch of a synth-filled space-jam while his "There Was A Time" is an accordion driven tale of painting human history by firelight. Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz (guitar/vocals) also provides songs that counterpoint the album. “Undertow” features swirling guitar solos that extend an open-invitation to live improvisation, while “Push” is a jaunty yet thoughtful number with a playful guitar riff that's basically the musical equivalent of joy. Steve Adams’ (bass/vocals) "Not Old yet" is a light-hearted romp about keeping a positive perspective on life's long road of hurdles and surprises, and finally, Dave Brogan’s (drums/vocals) "Coast To Coast" (co-written with Ben Malan) offers a funky layer-upon-layer soundscape of esoteric textures telling the surreal tale of a band on the run.

To compliment their ever evolving fun-loving nature, ALO are expanding their live theatrical shenanigans for the album’s fall tour. Along with confetti canons, 12-foot beach balls, and elaborate theme nights, the band has a few tricks in store for fans which may or may not involve a ukulele that shoots lasers. The Tangle Of Time tour kicks off at Brooklyn Bowl in New York and continues on through cities across the country including Washington DC, Chicago, Austin, New Orleans, Atlanta and Denver before coming to a close in Seattle, WA in December. The band welcomes Portland, OR’s Fruition and New Orleans’ Yojimbo on select dates.
 
For more information on ALO, visit at alomusic.com or on Facebook at facebook.com/animalliberationorchestra
 
Visit ALO's Pledge Music campaign at pledgemusic.com/alo

Upcoming ALO Tour Dates:

10/07/15 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY+
10/08/15 – The Hamilton – Washington, DC+
10/09/15 – The Sinclair – Boston, MA*
10/10/15 – 8x10 – Baltimore, MD*
10/11/15 – World Café Live – Philadelphia, PA*
10/13/15 – Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH*
10/14/15 – Double Door – Chicago, IL*
10/15/15 – Rathskeller – Indianapolis, IN*
10/16/15 – Phases of the Moon Music and Art Festival – Ozark, AR
10/17/15 – The Parish – Austin, TX*
10/18/15 – One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA*
10/20/15 – WorkPlay Theatre – Birmingham, AL*
10/21/15 – Exit/In – Nashville, TN*
10/22/15 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA*
10/23/15 – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater – Wilmington, NC*
11/05/15 – Aggie Theatre – Ft Collins, CO*
11/06/15 – Belly Up – Aspen, CO*
11/07/15 – Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO*
12/03/15 – HiFi – Eugene, OR
12/04/15 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
12/05/15 – Nectar Lounge – Seattle, WA
 1/06/16 – Jam Cruise – Port of Miami, FL
 
+ w/Fruition
* w/ Yojimbo

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 8:06 am

Brewgrass Festival is proud to announce that Truth & Salvage Co. will join the 2015 music lineup along with headliner Jeff Austin BandBig Daddy Love, and Packway Handle Band. This year's event will feature over 50 breweries sampling a diverse assortment of national and regional craft beers. Tickets for Brewgrass are on sale now at http://brewgrassfestival.com/.
 
Founded in 1996, Brewgrass Festival is Asheville, NC's original craft beer festival. North Carolina is home to over 100 breweries and brewpubs, and since those early days, Western North Carolina has formed a burgeoning beer scene - even reigning as “Beer City USA” four years in a row. Brewgrass Festival’s annual event has showcases some of the most in-demand and exciting brewers in the region.

Great American Country (GAC) recently identified Brewgrass Festival as one of "America's Best Craft Beer Festivals. They went on to say "Asheville is known for doing two things very well: bluegrass and craft pints. The Brewgrass Festival brings those two things together for one of the premiere brewery festivals on the East Coast." Read the full article here: GAC - Brewgrass Festival.

Brewgrass is proud to donate a portion of all proceeds to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina, a United Way agency. The organization serves young people in Western North Carolina in over nine counties, matching children (ages 6-14) from single-parent families with caring, adult mentors.

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 10:07 am

After a summer of appearances at some of America’s largest music festivals and a recent sold-out performance at Atlanta’s Terminal West, the Oyster Bay, New York quartet TAUK is proud to announce the release of their new dual-disc album, HEADROOM. Known for their explosive live performances, the album showcases tracks from the heavy instrumental rock-fusion onslaught recorded during their 2015 non-stop touring schedule. This fall, TAUK continue their cross-country trek in support of HEADROOM with dates across the US (see below for a full list of performances).
 
HEADROOM, mixed by Grammy-winning producer Robert Carranza (Mars Volta, Jack Johnson) features 16 hard-hitting technically inspired instrumental tracks including a jam-rendition of Nirvana’s classic “In Bloom”. The album seamlessly blends a mix of transcendent melodic rock, fusion, funk, progressive rock, hip hop and jazz into a two-disc exhibition of hand selected performances recorded at The NorVa (Norfolk, VA), The National (Richmond, VA), The Madison Theater (Covington, KY), The Ritz (Raleigh, NC), Iron Works (Buffalo, NY), The Southern (Charlottesville, VA), AURA Music Festival (Live Oak, FL), and Terminal West (Atlanta, GA).
 
For HEADROOM, TAUK teamed up with STS9’s self-owned record label 1320 Records. On September 3rd, 2015, the label will offer an exclusive 24-hour pre-release of the album for streaming and for sale via download through their website, 1320records.com. The next day, on September 4th, 2015, the album will be available digitally through TAUK’s online retail stores at taukband.com, the Homegrown Music Network at homegrownmusic.net, and all major online retailers. The album will also be physically available at all TAUK concerts. In celebration of the band’s new relationship with 1320, the label will be offering TAUK’s previous Carranza produced studio releases, Collisions (2014) and Homunculus (2013), for $5 download for two weeks only (8/6 - 8/20). TAUK joins other innovative marquee acts such Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, Big Gigantic, Emancipator, The Glitch Mob in embracing the principles of collaboration, cooperation, and community that 1320 has been working to build.

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 10:32 am

G. Love and Special Sauce have announced the release date for Love Saves The Day from Brushfire Records on October 30, 2015. The album returns to the classic ‘hip-hop blues’ sound first pioneered by the trio in the early 90s and features a bevy of guest artists including Lucinda Williams, Citizen Cope, David Hildago of Los Lobos, Ozomatli, DJ Logic, Money Mark, Zach Gill and Adam Topol.

Love Saves The Day features the down and dirty “trashcan blues” sound of G. Love and his long-term Special Sauce rhythm section – upright bassist James “Jimi Jazz” Prescott and drummer Jeffrey “The Houseman” Clemens. Engineer and producer Robert Carranza (Jack Johnson, Beastie Boys, Mars Volta) recorded the group live with few edits to capture the raw and unfiltered electricity of the tracks. “The music,” G. Love enthuses, “jumped off the tape.”

For his 10th studio full-length, G. Love invited friends new and old to accompany him on creating a spirited groove-centric release. On the album’s opening self-titled track, David Hidalgo’s wicked guitar licks offer a nod to the blues-inspired bands of the ‘60s and early ‘70s. Hidalgo also contributes to two other songs - the lyrically charged “That Girl” and sharp-tongued “Dis Song”. Celebrated singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams joins G. Love on the delightfully unruly rendition of the old Leadbelly tune “New York City.” On the mesmerizing “Muse,” which arose from an all-night writing session with pal Citizen Cope, G. Love’s sinewy slide guitar drives the tune’s southern rock/hip-hop hybrid groove while Ozomatli contributes escalating brass embellishment. The L.A. group also lend energetic horn work to “Let’s Have A Good Time,” a super funky jam that could have easily been a lost James Brown gem.

A self-described road dog, G. Love and Special Sauce are currently on tour throughout the fall (a full list of performances are below). Dates for a winter/spring 2016 tour in support of Love Saves The Day will be announced soon.

For more information on G. Love and Special Sauce, visit - http://philadelphonic.com/

2015 Fall Tour Dates for G. Love and Special Sauce
9/3/15 - The Blind Tiger - Greensboro, NC
9/4/15 - The Orange Peel - Asheville, NC
9/5/15 - American Music Festival - Virginia Beach, VA
9/6/15 - Greenfield Lake Amphitheater - Wilmington, NC
9/18/15 - Uptown Theatre Napa - Napa, CA
9/19/15 - Cargo - Reno, NV
9/25/15 - Power Plant Live - Baltimore, MD
10/3/15 - Cocoa Oktoberfest - Cocoa, FL
10/4/15 - Chili Vibrations World Music Festival - Panama City Beach, FL
10/6/15 - Georgia Theatre - Athens, GA
10/8/15 - WorkPlay Theatre - Birmingham, AL
10/10/15 - Cox Capitol Theatre - Macon, GA
12/15/15 - Closer to the Sun - Solo Set - Puerto Morelos, Mexico

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 2:21 pm

Check in today, Thursday, September 10th, to the Wall Street Journal Speakeasy for the exclusive video premiere of “New York City“ performed by G. Love and Special Sauce and Lucinda Williams. The video features behind-the-scenes studio footage of G. Love and Lucinda coming together to collaborate on the Lead Belly blues classic. "New York City" will appear on G. Love and Special Sauce’s forthcoming full-length album release Love Saves The Day and will be available for pre-order from Pledge Music, iTunes and Amazon starting tomorrow, Friday, September 10th. The band is currently on the road and will be announcing winter 2016 tour dates soon. Current tour dates can be found below.

“The band and I have been long-time fans of Lucinda’s and had been looking for an opportunity to work with her,” G. Love tells the Wall Street Journal. Because Williams had recently contributed to a Lead Belly tribute, “we thought it would be a good time to reach out and see if she would join us.”

Love Saves The Day will be released from Brushfire Records on October 30th. The album features guest artists Lucinda Williams, Citizen CopeOzomatliDavid Hildago of Los Lobos, and more. Engineered and produced by Robert Carranza (Jack Johnson, Beastie Boys, Mars Volta), Love Saves The Day celebrates the down and dirty, raucously ragged, and vibrantly unruly spirit of the band that pioneered ‘hip-hop blues.’ Love Saves The Day will be available for pre-order starting tomorrow, Friday, September 11th on iTunes, Amazon, G. Love and Special Sauce's website philadelphonic.com, and Pledge Music.

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 1:30 pm

ALO are proud to welcome Swedish sisters Baskery, conscious roots-reggae musician Mike Love, and Bay Area jammers Stu Allen and Mars Hotel to select dates on their upcoming Tour D’Amour X. The 10th annual Tour D’Amour kicks off at the new Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles on February 12th, 2016 and will take the band on an eight-city trek with stops between San Diego to Chico. The tour concludes with a two-day, three-show run in San Francisco at the end of February that includes an early all-ages Kid’s Matinee performance. Tickets are on sale now.

Tonight, Tuesday, January 5th the freewheeling quartet will perform at the Jam Cruise pre-party in Miami with Roosevelt Collier. The first show of the new year comes on the heels of their recent full album release, Tangle Of Time, and US album tour.

ALO fans were given an early holiday present when the band released "Jump On In" on Christmas Eve. The short documentary directed by Matt Powers is a time capsule of scenes that captures real life with the young band back in 2003.

For more information on ALO, visit at alomusic.com or on Facebook at facebook.com/animalliberationorchestra

ALO Tour D’Amour Tour Dates:
1/05/2016 - Miami, FL - Wynwood Yards Jam Cruise Pre-party *
1/06/2016 - Port of Miami, FL - Jam Cruise
2/12/2016 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom #
2/13/2016 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern #
2/14/2016 - Santa Barbara, CA - Soho Restaurant & Music Club
2/19/2016 - Sacramento, CA - Harlow's Night Club #
2/20/2016 - Crystal Bay, NV - The Crystal Bay Club / Crown Room #
2/21/2016 - Grass Valley, CA - Center for the Arts ^
2/22/2016 - Chico, CA - The Big Room ^
2/26/2016 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore %
2/27/2016 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore (Kid’s Matinee)
2/27/2016 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore (Night Show) ^
3/03/2016 - Live Oak, FL - AURA Music & Arts Festival

* w/ Roosevelt Collier
# w/ Baskery

^ w/ Mike Love
% w/ Stu Allen and Mars Hotel

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 12:26 pm

Bonnaroo today unveiled its 2016 lineup with a special feature on TBS’ Conan. The world renowned four-day multi-stage camping festival, celebrating “15 Years of Magic,” will take place June 9 – 12, at Great Stage Park, the spectacular 700-acre farm and event space located just 60 miles south of Nashville in Manchester, TN. Tickets for the 2016 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will be on sale beginning Friday, January 22nd at12:00 PM EST, exclusively via www.bonnaroo.com.
 
The 2016 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival marks the event’s 15th anniversary and as such, is being celebrated with more than 150 musicians, bands, and comedians performing across its 12 unique stages. The lineup features a strikingly deep roster of talent that includes Pearl Jam, Dead & Company (2 sets), LCD Soundsystem, J. Cole, Ellie Goulding, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Tame Impala (late night), Death Cab For Cutie, M83, Haim, Miguel, Chris Stapleton, Big Grams (Big Boi + Phantogram), Tyler the Creator, Lamb of God, Blood Orange, Kamasi Washington, Waxahatchee, Vince Staples and many more. Additional announcements will be made in the coming weeks. For complete details and regular news updates, please visit
www.bonnaroo.com.
 
The Bonnaroo era began in 2002 and was almost immediately named one of the “50 Moments That Changed The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll” by Rolling Stone. Each year since has seen the annual event consistently expanding the parameters of what a music festival can offer in the 21st century. Being America’s only major all hours music festival, Bonnaroo presents fans with a seemingly infinite number of entertainment options over the course of its four days, most notably, its comedy tent, whose lineup has featured some of the most groundbreaking comedians of our time, including Aziz Ansari, Amy Schumer, Louis CK, Zach Galifinakis, Chris Rock and more. The 2016 Bonnaroo Comedy Theatre lineup will be revealed this spring. Additionally, Bonnaroo’s 24-hour cinema tent offers fans an opportunity to catch an A-list array of one-of-a-kind happenings, spanning director spotlights, interactive screenings, live film scoring, and high energy Q&A sessions with special guest artists and actors.
 
Consistently searching for ways to improve the event each year, organizers have recently announced significant upgrades to the festival site, which will now feature its own water line allowing for more than 400 toilets and hundreds of showers, as well as a large number of additional water filling stations.
 
Equally important since the festival’s inception has been uncovering new ways to give back to the community. As a result, the Bonnaroo Works Fund (BWF) charity initiative was established, supporting a number of regional and national organizations devoted to improving arts, education, and environmental sustainability in communities across the country. In 2015, BWF donated more than $300,000 to upward of 50 organizations and has donated more than $7 million to over 100 organizations in total. For further information, please visit
www.bonnarooworksfund.org.
 
Bonnaroo is a truly global event, with tickets purchased in all 50 U.S. states and over 37 countries around the world. As one of the planet’s foremost musical events, Bonnaroo has brought together over a million fans, more than 1,600 artists and 150 comedians in its 15-year history.  
 
The complete Bonnaroo 15th anniversary lineup is below:
 
Pearl Jam
Dead & Company (2 sets)
LCD Soundsystem
J. Cole
Ellie Goulding
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Tame Impala (Late Night)
Death Cab for Cutie
M83
Haim
Halsey
Ween
Jason Isbell
CHVRCHES
Miguel
Chris Stapleton
Judd Apatow & Friends
The Chainsmokers
SuperJam
Big Grams (Big Boi + Phantogram)
Band of Horses
Leon Bridges
Grace Potter
Father John Misty
Adam Devine
Purity Ring
The Claypool Lennon Delirium
Two Door Cinema Club
Sam Hunt
Flosstradamus
Zeds Dead
Tyler The Creator
Bridget Everett
Griz
Mavis Staples
Touchpants
Lamb Of God
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Kurt Vile & The Violators
Blood Orange
Adventure Club
Lord Huron
RL Grime
The Bluegrass Situation Superjam Featuring Ed Helms and Friends
X Ambassadors
Piff the Magic Dragon
Lucius
Vince Staples
Third Eye Blind
Cymande
Misterwives
Clutch
GoldLink
Lettuce
St. Lucia
Cashmere Cat
Goddamn Comedy Jam
Fidlar
Ibeyi
Keys N Krates
Sam Bush Band
The Wood Brothers
Saint Motel
Daughter
The Floozies
Marian Hill
Kamasi Washington
BØRNS
Post Malone
Shamir
Allen Stone
Brett Dennen
Oh Wonder
Boy & Bear
Dungen
Judah & The Lion
Steve Gunn
Steep Canyon Rangers
The Oh Hellos
The Internet
John Moreland
Andra Day
Anderson East
Twin Peaks
Bully
Natalie Prass
Chicano Batman
Givers
Hermitude
Jarryd James
Lizzo
Papadosio
Rayland Baxter
Vulfpeck
Sara Watkins
The Knocks
Waxahatchee
Beach Fossils
Whilk and Misky
Hundred Waters
The London Souls
Lolawolf
Civil Twilight
Roman Gianarthur
LANY
Con Brio
Flux Capacitor
www.bonnaroo.com

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 10:07 am

Instrumental rock-fusion onslaught TAUK have added even more dates to their already stacked 2016 winter/spring tour. The additional headlining dates are peppered throughout their currently announced tour supporting Umphrey's McGee which kicked off last week with a sold-out show at New York's Beacon Theatre. On upcoming select dates, members of both collectives will perform special after-parties under the name “TAUKing McGee” featuring all four members of TAUK and a rotating cast of members from Umphrey’s McGee. A full list of new and currently announced dates are below.

NEW TAUK TOUR DATES
03/02/16 - Higher Ground - Burlington, VT
03/03/16 - Middle East - Boston, MA
03/04/16 - Pearl Street - Northampton, MA
03/05/16 - Rochester Roots Revival Festival - Rochester, NY
03/10/16 - Wild Buffalo - Bellingham, WA
03/15/16 - Volcanic Theatre Pub - Bend, OR
03/16/16 - HiFi Music Hall - Eugene, OR
03/17/16 - River City Saloon - Hood River, OR
03/18/16 - Red Room Lounge - Spokane, WA
03/20/16 - Arcata Theatre Lounge - Arcata, CA +
03/23/16 - Harlow's - Sacramento, CA
03/30/16 - Waiting Room - Omaha, NE
03/31/16 - The Miramar Theatre - Milwaukee, WI
04/01/16 - The Cabooze - Minneapolis, MN
04/02/16 - Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL
04/03/16 - The Stache - Grand Rapids, MI
04/05/16 - Mercy Lounge - Nashville, TN
04/06/16 - Revelry Room - Chattanooga, TN
04/10/16 - Charleston Pour House - Charleston, SC
04/13/16 - Bourbon Street Bar - Auburn, AL
04/15/16 - Zydeco - Birmingham, AL
04/16/16 - Terminal West - Atlanta, GA
04/19/16 - Varsity Theatre - Baton Rouge, LA

+ Opening for Orgone

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED TOUR DATES
01/27/16 – Skully’s – Columbus, OH *
01/28/16 - 01/29/16 – Orpheum Theatre – Madison, WI #
01/30/16 – Wings Event Center – Kalamazoo, MI #
02/02/16 - Ardmore Music Hall - Ardmore, PA (rescheduled show from 1/23)
02/03/16 – College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT #
02/04/16 – The State Theatre – Portland, ME #
02/05/16 – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel – Providence, RI #
02/06/16 – The Palace Theatre – Albany, NY #
02/09/16 – Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland OH *
02/10/16 – Buffalo Iron Works – Buffalo, NY *
02/11/16 – Penn’s Peak – Jim Thorpe, PA #
02/12/16 – Echostage – Washington, DC #
02/13-14/16 – The National – Richmond, VA #
02/16/16 – The Southern – Charlottesville, VA *
02/17/16 – Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC *
02/18/16 – Visulite Theatre – Charlotte, NC *
02/19/16 – New Mountain – Asheville, NC &
02/20/16 – Explore Asheville Arena – Asheville, NC #
03/11/16 – The Moore Theatre – Seattle, WA #
03/12-13/16 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR #
03/24/16 – Harrah’s South Shore – Stateline, NV #
03/25/16 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA #
03/26/16 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA #
04/07/16  – The Major Rager – Augusta GA &
04/8-9/16 – The Ritz – Raleigh, NC #
04/14/16 – The Joy Theater – New Orleans, LA #
04/20/16 – House Of Blues – Houston, TX #
04/21/16 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK #
04/22/16 – Stubb’s BBQ – Austin, TX #
04/23/16 – House Of Blues – Dallas, TX #
05/21/16 – VA Beach Funk Out – Virginia Beach, VA
05/27-29/16 – Summer Camp Music Festival – Chillicothe, IL
09/1-5/16 – Backwoods Camping & Music Festival – Stroud, OK

# Opening for Umphrey’s McGee
& TAUKing McGee Afterparty
* TAUK Headline

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 12:28 pm

Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival will make musical history with “PoWoW! A Live Superstar Mashup,” a once-in-a-lifetime collaborative concert that will, for the first time ever, unite acclaimed GRAMMY Award-winning superstar vocalist Miguel with visionary frontman Win Butler of GRAMMY Award-winning Arcade Fire. Together they will lead a genre-busting band of master musicians that include the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame guitarist/singer/producer/songwriter John Oates (of Hall & Oates), budding superstar Kamasi Washington, legendary pioneers of funk The Meters’ George Porter, Jr. and Zigaboo Modeliste, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, world champion DJ and scratchmaster Chris Karns and Eric Krasno & Neal Evans of Soulive. Major special guests – both announced and unannounced – will take the stage, guaranteeing an unforgettable evening of surprises, invention and excitement.

”PoWow! A Live Superstar Mashup” has set the stage for an historic moment for artists and audience alike. Miguel and Win Butler will share the spotlight as co-creative directors, while John Oates will serve as the music director of this virtuoso group. Longtime Bonnaroo SuperJam director Paul Peck will produce the show. Peck and Oates also worked together on the legendary Bonnaroo 2013 Rock & Soul Dance Party SuperJam that paired the Hall & Oates vocalist with Jim James (My Morning Jacket), and Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes), and also included Zigaboo Modeliste and Preservation Hall. Florida’s biggest ever camping festival, Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival happens March 3–6 just outside Florida’s magnificent Lake Okeechobee.

“The most exciting live mashups pair unexpected talents and take them deep into the unknown, and outside of their comfort zone. That’s where real magic will happen and that’s what we live for,” says PoWow! Producer Peck. “This is a group of artists, each at the pinnacle of their respective genres, but this performance will obliterate genre barriers and create an epic dance party under the stars at Okeechobee 2016.” And Peck adds, “I love surprises, so you can be sure we’ve got a few major tricks up our sleeve.”

Recently named by the New York Times as one of the places “Where Music Lovers Should Go In 2016,” Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival boasts an extraordinary multi-genre bill, with more than 110 artists, bands, and DJs from around the globe performing across five signature stages. Headliners include Kendrick Lamar, Mumford & Sons, and Skrillex, alongside a stunning line-up that also features Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters, Darryl Hall & John Oates, Bassnectar, Odesza, The Avett Brothers, Future, Fetty Wap, Big Grams (Big Boi & Phantogram), Jason Isbell, Mac Miller, Ween and many more. For complete details and further updates, please see okeechobeefest.com.

4 Day OMG Passes for OMF are available now for $269.50 (plus fees), and 3 Day asses are available for $249.50 (plus fees). A number of VIP Packages are also on sale. For complete ticketing information, please visit okeechobeefest.com/tickets.

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 9:05 am

WHAT:  Independently produced Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival releases the schedule of artists for this groundbreaking new camping festival featuring over 100 artists, bands and DJ’s across five unique stages. http://okeechobeefest.com/schedule 

WHEN:  Thursday, March 3 through Sunday March 6, 2016

WHERE:  The Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival will take place at Florida's Sunshine Grove (12517 NE 91st Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972) on over 800 acres of pristine grasslands, clear lakes, and exotic tropical woodlands.

HOW:  4 and 3- day GA and Exclusive VIP Packages are on sale now at www.OKEECHOBEEFEST.COM

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 10:04 am

Brooklyn, NY’s The Nth Power are proud to announce a slew of North American spring tour dates. The soul, funk and R&B all-pro onslaught are hitting the road for 40+ dates over a 2-month timespan and will share select stages with Turkuaz, The Motet, Jennifer Hartswick Band, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra and others. Tickets for all spring tour dates are onsale now and can be purchased through http://thenthpowermusic.com/ and venue websites.

The Nth Power, who formed through late-night jam sessions in New Orleans, have also announced an exclusive concert event planned on April 28th in New Orleans for Jazz Fest After Dark attendees this year. “Earth, Wind & Power” is sure to be one for the most coveted shows of the season. The all-star concert event will feature some of the funkiest songs ever performed by The Nth Power and a bevy of special guests including Oteil Burbridge, Kofi Burbridge, Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman, James Casey, Skerik, and Farnell Newton. Tickets are on-sale now.

More information on The Nth Power, including ticket information for all shows, can be found at http://thenthpowermusic.com

The Nth Power Spring Tour Dates

3/10 - Woodlands Tavern - Columbus, OH *
3/11 - Trolly - Dayton, OH *
3/12 - Martyrs - Chicago, IL *
3/13 - Founders - Grand Rapids, MI *
3/15 - The Acoustic - Bridgeport, CT %
3/16 - Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY %
3/17 - Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA %
3/18 - Higher Ground - Burlington, VT %
3/19 - Bearsville Theater - Woodstock, NY %
3/20 - Funk N Waffles - Syracuse, NY +
3/24 - Port City Music Hall - Portland, ME 
3/25 - Snow Barn (Mount Snow) - West Dover, VT 
3/26 - The Haunt - Ithaca, NY &
3/30 - Sidebar - Tallahassee, FL
3/31 - Biscuit Fest @ The Funky Biscuit - Boca Raton, FL 
4/1 - Dunedin Brewery - Dunedin, FL !
4/2 - Fool's Paradise - St Augustine, FL 
4/5 - The Pour House - Raleigh, NC
4/6 - The Rabbit Hole - Charlotte, NC #
4/7 - Mercy Lounge - Nashville, TN #
4/8 - Aisle 5 - Atlanta, GA #
4/9 - Charleston Pour House - Charleston, SC #
4/10 - Asheville Music Hall - Asheville, NC
4/11 - The Camel - Richmond, VA
4/13 - Iron Works - Buffalo, NY ^
4/14 - The Rex - Pittsburgh, PA ^
4/15 - The Hamilton - Washington, DC $
4/16 - Theatre of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA $
4/22 - Howlin’ Wolf - New Orleans, LA
4/27 - FIYA FEST - New Orleans, LA
4/28 - One Eyed Jack’s - New Orleans, LA / “Earth, Wind & Power” event *** 
5/5 - The Bluebird - Denver, CO ^
5/6 - Fox Theatre - Boulder, CO ^
5/7 - Hodi's Half Note - Ft. Collins, CO ^
5/8 - Schmiggity’s - Steamboat Springs, CO
5/10 - Town Square - Jackson, WY
5/11 - Pub Station - Billings MT
5/12 - Top Hat Lounge - Missoula, MT ^
5/13 - Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR
5/14 - Nectar Lounge - Seattle, WA ^
5/18 - Belly Up - Solana Beach, CA ^
5/19 - The Mint - Los Angeles, CA ^
5/20 - Atrium @ The Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA ^
5/21 - Slim's - San Francisco, CA ^

(*) w/ Jonathan Scales Fourchestra supporting
(%) w/ Jennifer Hartswick Band supporting
(+) w/ Joe Driscoll supporting
(&) w/ Fall Creek Brass Band supporting
(***) “Earth, Wind & Power” special event
(!) w/ S.P.O.R.E. supporting
(#) w/ The Fritz supporting
(^) opening for Turkuaz
($) opening for The Motet

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 10:13 am

San Diego, CA’s Slightly Stoopid has announced the dates for their 9th annual coast-to-coast summer tour. The Return Of The Red Eye Summer Tour will hit amphitheaters and pavilions throughout North America with SOJA announced as direct support for most dates. Zion I, The Grouch & Eligh and Fortunate Youth will also perform on select portions of the tour. A ticket pre-sale begins today, Tuesday, February 23rd at 9 am PT for fan club members with a general on-sale for tickets starting on Friday, February 26th at 10 am local time (for most shows). Tickets may be purchased through slightlystoopid.com and at all venue box offices. Visit the Slightly Stoopid website for up to date information on all shows and on-sale times.

The Return Of The Red Eye Summer Tour kicks off in Redmond, WA on June 15th and will hit over 33 cities with more dates to be announced soon. Fans can expect to hear tracks from Slightly Stoopid’s newest release Meanwhile… Back At The Lab plus cuts from albums released over the group’s two-decade spanning career. This summer's tour will sweep the Pacific Northwest and West Coast with destinations including Sleep Train Amphitheatre in the band's hometown of San Diego, a stop in Orange County, CA for the last season ever at the historic Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre and a performance at Berkeley’s iconic Greek Theatre, before heading to the East Coast in late July. The tour continues at an energetic pace with dates from Maine to Florida and onto the mid-West before coming to a close on August 28th in Detroit, MI. A full list of tour dates are below.

For more information on Slightly Stoopid including up-to-date tour and ticket information, visit - http://slightlystoopid.com/

RETURN OF THE RED EYE SUMMER TOUR DATES

06/15  Redmond, WA - Marymoor Park # *
06/17  Eugene, OR - Cuthbert Amphitheater # *
06/24  Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre # *
06/25  Irvine, CA - Irvine Meadows  # *
06/26  Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl # *
06/30  Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex # *
07/01  Las Vegas, NV - TBA # *
07/02  Stateline, NV - Harvey’s Outdoor Arena # *
07/03  San Luis Obispo, CA - Avila Beach Resort # *
07/09  San Diego, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre # *
07/15  Houston, TX - The Lawn at White Oak Music Hall # *
07/16  Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Amphitheater Pavilion # *
07/17  New Braunfels, TX - Whitewater Amphitheater # *
07/21  Portland, ME - Maine State Pier # *
07/22  Utica, NY - Saranac Brewery # *
07/24  Simsbury, CT - Simsbury Performing Arts Center # *
07/29  Portsmouth, VA - Portsmouth Pavilion # *
07/30  Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheater # *
07/31  North Charleston, SC - Riverfront Park # *
08/03  Des Moines, IA - Brenton Skate Plaza # *
08/04  Kansas City, MO - Crossroads # *
08/06  Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre # *
08/07  Council Bluffs, IA - Stir Cove # *
08/11  St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre # !
08/12  Cocoa, FL - Riverfront Park # !
08/14  St. Petersburg, FL - Vinoy Park # !
08/18  Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion # !
08/19  Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony Summer Stage # !
08/20  Philadelphia, PA - Festival Pier # !
08/21  Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Pavilion !
08/25  Minneapolis, MN - Cabooze Outdoors # !
08/27  Cleveland, OH - Jacobs Pavilion # !
08/28  Detroit, MI - The Fillmore # !

# with SOJA
* with Zion I, The Grouch & Eligh
! with Fortunate Youth

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 12:54 pm

Brewgrass Festival, Western North Carolina’s original craft beer festival, is proud to announce its 20th anniversary event will be held on Saturday, September 17th at Memorial Stadium in Asheville, NC. Over 55 breweries will offer a diverse assortment of national and regional craft beers against a backdrop of Bluegrass-infused music. Tickets for Brewgrass go on sale this Friday, March 25th at 11 am ET and can be purchased online via BrewgrassFestival.com. A full music lineup will be announced soon.

This year, Brewgrass Festival will host a kickoff party on March 24th from 6-9 pm at the newly renovated upstairs event space at Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria in Downtown Asheville. In celebration of the event’s 20th year, 100 tickets to the 2016 Brewgrass Festival will be sold for $20.00 each to the first 100 attendees (maximum 1 ticket per person). Music and entertainment will be provided by DJ Kipper. New Belgium Brewing will be pouring their exclusive Nitro Oscar Worthy Coffee beer, a very rare coffee sour, and Citradelic IPA all evening. This event is free to attend.

General Admission tickets go on sale this Friday, March 25th at 11 am EST for $55. A limited number of VIP tickets are also available for $150 and will include a commemorative Brewgrass Festival lanyard; a Brewgrass Festival merchandise gift bag ($50 value); and access to the VIP Brewgrass Lounge featuring light catered fare, full beverage samples, and access to private bathrooms. Tickets for the event are highly sought after and consistently sell out. If general admission tickets are still available on the day of the event, they may be purchased at the gate for $65.

Founded in 1996, Brewgrass Festival is Asheville’s original craft beer event promoting local, regional, and national breweries while raising money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina. North Carolina is now home to over 100 breweries and brewpubs, and since those early days, Asheville, NC has formed a burgeoning beer scene — even reigning as “Beer City USA” four years in a row.

Brewgrass Festival is proud to donate a portion of all proceeds to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina, a United Way agency. The organization serves young people in Western North Carolina in over nine counties, matching children (ages 6-14) from single-parent families with caring, adult mentors.

WHAT: 20th Annual Brewgrass Festival
WHEN: Saturday, September 17th, 2016
TIME: 1 pm - 6 pm
WHERE: Memorial Stadium, Asheville, NC 28801
TICKETS: $55 GA / $150 VIP
AGES: 21+ (Must have valid government issued ID)
MORE INFO: http://brewgrassfestival.com/

WHAT: 20th Annual Brewgrass Festival Kickoff Party
WHEN: Thursday, March 25, 2016
TIME: 6 pm - 9 pm
WHERE: Upstairs at Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria in Downtown Asheville, NC
TICKETS: Free To Attend
AGES: 21+ (Must have valid government issued ID)
DETAILS: The first 100 tickets to this year’s event will be sold for $20.00. Music and entertainment provided by DJ Kipper. Special Tap Takeover by New Belgium Brewing.

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 3:26 pm

Having already announced the return of ‘The Boat’ stage and with daily reveals of talent being rolled out over the past last week, MYSTERYLAND USA is now unveiling the second wave of talent for the third annual MYSTERYLAND USA. More than 40 artists--just added acts include Allan Kingdom, Art Department, Derrick Carter, Flat White, Francesca Lombardo (live), Hercules & Love Affair, Hudson Mohawke, Jimmy Edgar, J Phlip, Joris Voorn, Kerri Chandler, Lido, Matthew Dear (DJ set), Moodymann, Ryan Hemsworth, TYDolla $ign and XXYYXX with additional talent to be announced in the coming weeks--are set to join headliners Odesza (Friday), Skrillex (Saturday) and Bassnectar (Sunday) for New York’s music, culture & arts festival. It’s all set to happen June 10-13, 2016 at the Bethel Woods Center For The Arts (home of the legendary 1969 Woodstock festival) in Bethel, New York.

This year’s model of ‘The Boat’--which has also made appearances at Mysteryland events in the Netherlands, Chile and U.S.--will return to MYSTERYLAND USA with a new dragon-style design. Dancing Astronaut (3/24), recently described the stage: “The Boat never fails to hype up its sea of devotees, filling out the hilltop for innumerable had-to-be-there moments.  Reputed among fans as the festival’s more eclectic-leaning stage, The Boat is known to attract genres along the lines of hip-hop, future funk, bass and trap.”

Those headed to MYSTERYLAND can expect an unparalleled experience with a speakers program curated and hosted by NPR personality, Anya Kamenetz, The Healing Garden’s restorative powers, curated by Sarah Schroder and back by popular demand, the Incendia 50’ fire dome illuminating the night sky. The House of Yes, BangOn!NYC and Dripped On Productions are all also on board to add a little extra magic to the MYSTERYLAND atmosphere.

  • Topics of exploration in the speakers programs include discussions on the mysteries of dreams, creativity, sex, and other elements of festival culture
  • The Healing Garden’s teepees and tents will return for a full weekend of yoga, healing, meditations, and workshops, led by Sarah Schroder, who has curated Mysteryland’s Healing Garden for over a decade in both the US and Netherlands
  • Back by popular demand, the Incendia 50’ fire dome will illuminate the night with its breathtaking flame effects and fire performers
  • The House of Yes, Brooklyn’s premier circus and performance art venue will choreograph daily parades, spectacles and variety shows
  • BangOn!NYC brings the Brooklyn warehouse party atmosphere to Bethel Woods, with a flotilla of glowing sculptures, line-up of loft party heroes and New York’s finest party people
  • Dripped On Productions--an urban art company founded by artists BKLYN Neville & Denton Burrows--will offer a variety of unique interactive offerings including:  Dripped On (featuring live painting, body painting and dope beats) and DO Graff City (Dripped On Artists will provide body painting and "design your own" graffiti hats and t-shirts)

A variety of ticket, camping and travel packages are on sale now, with 1/3 payment plan options ending tonight (April 4th) at Midnight EST, and 50/50 payment plans available through Saturday, April 30. Prices range from $234 for a NOMAD three-day GA pass to $319 for a GA pass with camping; premium three day, $444 to platinum VIP, plus camping, $849. For those looking for a ready-made experience, packages include NOMAD three-day, plus a Mysteryland branded pre-set up tent (with a two-person air bed and two sleeping bags located in the Easy Tent Community of the on-site Holy Ground campgrounds), $899 to a fully accommodated authentic Catskills mountain resort complete with accommodations for three nights, price upon request.  On-site camping is 21+ only. Off-site camping options (19+) are available at Mysteryland.us.  Additionally, shuttle services to the festival site are available from Albany in Upstate NY, JFK, LGA and Newark airports and Grand Central Station in Manhattan. Other festival options include travel packages, parking passes, locker and power rentals and group “Friendship Camping” in the Holy Ground campgrounds that can accommodate between 10-12 people.

MYSTERYLAND is the longest running electronic music, culture and arts festival in the world, active since 1993 with international editions in Chile, the Netherlands and the United States.

Festival information
Mysteryland USA
June 10-13, 2016
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Bethel, New York
19+ festival

About Mysteryland
Mysteryland dates back to 1993 and is now the world’s longest-running dance festival. With a clear focus on culture, art, talent, creativity and sustainability, the festival takes visitors to inspiring and surprising worlds where literally anything is possible. The first international edition of Mysteryland was held in Chile in 2011. In May of 2014, Mysteryland made its USA debut at the site of the legendary 1969 Woodstock Festival and now returns for its second edition. Mysteryland is an ID&T concept.

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 11:08 am

Slightly Stoopid are announcing their return to Tamalpais Research Institute (TRI Studios) on Thursday, April 21st, 2016 for a live performance and webcast featuring Slightly Stoopid and special guests including legendary Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir. TRI Studios, founded by Weir, is a world-class audio, video, streaming venue and recording facility. Slightly Stoopid will be joined by guests Karl Denson (Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Rolling Stones), Angelo Moore (Fishbone, Dr. Madd Vibe), Marlon Asher (Ganja Farmer) and Roger Rivas (Aggrolites). Weir himself will also sit in with the band. The performance will broadcast live at 7 pm PT/ 10 pm ET on all Qello Concerts streaming service allowing fans to watch the concert from their couch, computer, or on the go.
 
This is the second time that Slightly Stoopid has been invited to play at Weir’s studio. When the band originally performed at the venue in 2011 joined by Weir and friends they were interviewed by actor Tommy Chong. The original installment was recorded and later released as a live DVD and two CD audio set entitled “Live At Roberto’s”. In anticipation for the return of Slightly Stoopid at TRI Studios, Qello Concerts will broadcast the “Live At Roberto’s” original performance on-demand for free all day on April 20th.
 
This year, actor Peter Dante (The Waterboy, 50 First Dates, Big Daddy) will host the event. Fans are invited to access the live, intimate performance via online streaming partners Mobile Rider and Qello Concerts, the largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries streamed on-demand. Qello Concerts is available on a host of Connected TVs including AppleTV, Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, and more, all iOS and Android mobile devices, and on the web at Qello.com. Events at TRI are filmed, directed, mixed and webcast live in HD. 
 
"TRI was kind of built on the principle that it was going to be a fun place to be," says Weir of his multimillion-dollar studio. TRI utilizes advanced acoustic technology from Meyer Sound, enabling musicians to experiment with sound in ways that would be impossible at traditional venues. Weir calls it "the ultimate playpen for a musician."
 
Later this summer, Slightly Stoopid will embark on their 9th annual coast-to-coast summer tour. The Return of the Red Eye Summer Tour kicks off on June 15th and hits amphitheaters and pavilions throughout North America. A full schedule of dates is below.

06/15  Redmond, WA - Marymoor Park # *
06/16  Jacksonville, OR - Britt Pavilion # *
06/17  Eugene, OR - Cuthbert Amphitheater # *
06/18  Bend, OR - Les Schwab Amphitheater #*
06/22  Missoula, MT - Big Sky Brewing Company #*
06/24  Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre # *
06/25  Irvine, CA - Irvine Meadows  # *
06/26  Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl # *
06/30  Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex # *
07/01  Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Beach - Concerts on The Beach series # *
07/02  Stateline, NV - Harvey’s Outdoor Arena # *
07/03  San Luis Obispo, CA - Avila Beach Resort # *
07/07  Albuquerque, NM - Sandia Amphitheater # *
07/08  Mesa, AZ - Mesa Amphitheatre # *
07/09  San Diego, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre # *
07/14  Dallas, TX - South Side Ballroom # *
07/15  Houston, TX - The Lawn at White Oak Music Hall # *
07/16  Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Amphitheater Pavilion # *
07/17  New Braunfels, TX - Whitewater Amphitheater # *
07/21  Portland, ME - Maine State Pier # *
07/22  Utica, NY - Saranac Brewery # *
07/23  Brooklyn, NY - The Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk # *
07/24  Simsbury, CT - Simsbury Performing Arts Center # *
07/28  Richmond, VA - Innsbrook Pavilion # *
07/29  Portsmouth, VA - Portsmouth Pavilion # *
07/30  Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheater # *
07/31  North Charleston, SC - Riverfront Park # *
08/03  Des Moines, IA - Brenton Skate Plaza # *
08/04  Kansas City, MO - Crossroads # *
08/06  Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre # *
08/07  Council Bluffs, IA - Stir Cove # *
08/11  St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre # !
08/12  Cocoa, FL - Riverfront Park # !
08/14  St. Petersburg, FL - Vinoy Park # !
08/18  Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion # !
08/19  Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony Summer Stage # !
08/20  Philadelphia, PA - Festival Pier # !
08/21  Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Pavilion !
08/25  Minneapolis, MN - Cabooze Outdoors # !
08/27  Cleveland, OH - Jacobs Pavilion # !
08/28  Detroit, MI - The Fillmore # !
# with SOJA
* with Zion I, The Grouch & Eligh
! with Fortunate Youth

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 7:46 pm

In continued celebration of the 4/20 holiday, Slightly Stoopid will return tomorrow night,  Thursday, April 21st, 2016, to Tamalpais Research Institute (TRI Studios) for a live performance and webcast with special guests including legendary Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir. Additional confirmed guests including Karl Denson (Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Rolling Stones), Angelo Moore (Fishbone, Dr. Madd Vibe), Marlon Asher (Ganja Farmer) and Roger Rivas (Aggrolites) will also be on hand. The performance will broadcast live and for free at 7 pm PT/ 10 pm ET on Qello Concerts streaming service allowing fans to watch the concert from their couch, computer, or on the go.
 
When Slightly Stoopid originally performed at the venue in 2011 joined by Weir and friends, they were interviewed by actor Tommy Chong. The original installment was recorded and later released as a live DVD and two CD audio set entitled “Live At Roberto’s”. In anticipation for the return of Slightly Stoopid at TRI Studios tomorrow night, Qello Concerts is broadcasting the “Live At Roberto’s” original performance on-demand for free all day today, April 20th.
 
Fans are invited to access the live, intimate performance via online streaming partners Mobile Rider and Qello Concerts, the largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries streamed on-demand. Qello Concerts is available on a host of Connected TVs including AppleTV, Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, and more, all iOS and Android mobile devices, and on the web at Qello.com. Events at TRI are filmed, directed, mixed and webcast live in HD. 
 
Later this summer, Slightly Stoopid will embark on their 9th annual coast-to-coast summer tour. The Return of the Red Eye Summer Tour kicks off on June 15th and hits amphitheaters and pavilions throughout North America. A full schedule of dates is below.

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 12:58 pm

Mysteryland USA set for June 10-13, 2016 at the Bethel Woods Center For The Arts (home of the legendary 1969 Woodstock festival) in Bethel, New York, the three-day event will feature over 90 musical artists--including headliners ODESZA (Friday, June 10), Skrillex (Saturday, June 11) and Bassnectar (Sunday, June 12), plus new additions Amtrac, Autograf (Live), Infinity Ink (Live), Machinedrum, Mikey Lion & Deep Jesus, Penguin Prison and Roman Flugel--as well as a variety of speakers, comedians, visual artists and much more. Single day tickets are now available at $114 for MYSTERYLAND USA

In addition to the full musical lineup, this year's Mysteryland includes a speakers program curated and hosted by NPR personality Anya Kamenetz, the Incendia 50’ fire dome (to illuminate the night sky), and The Healing Garden’s restorative powers, curated by Sarah Schroder. Mysteryland will also feature a comedy tent for the first time which will be headlined by writer/performer Kyle Mooney (additional talent to be announced soon). 

Beyond his role as a featured player on “Saturday Night Live,” Kyle Mooney is also a member of the sketch group Good Neighbor (with Beck Bennett, Nick Rutherford and Dave McCary); some additional credits include HBO’s “Hello, Ladies,” NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” and FX’s “Wilfred,” along with feature films Zoolander 2 and Hello My Name Is Doris.

One of Mysteryland’s core philosophies is the Festival Footprint. Mysteryland focuses on being organized in a sustainable way by relying on local participation and interaction, with attention on the surroundings and community--as well as sustainable projects--during and after the festival. Be friendly to nature, be friendly to the people around you--it was part of the mantra of ’69 Woodstock and this permeates into the ideology of the Mysteryland USA festival footprint.

With this in mind, and to coincide with Earth Week, MYSTERYLAND USA will be donating $10 out of every 3-Day MYSTERYLAND USA ticket purchased between April 18th-24th to Newark Public School System in New Jersey. After learning that more than 30 public school buildings in the area were suffering from elevated levels of lead at water taps, Mysteryland decided that the monies raised would go towards the purchase of bottled water for those affected.

“It’s important to think outside the box and provide an experience that delivers much more to our fans than just musical performances on a stage. Equally as important, is the positive impact we have on our community by promoting and participating in the preservation of our environment,” states MYSTERYLAND’s Sebastian Solano, CEO of ID & T North America. “We seek to inspire our fans to take action at the festival and carry that over into making a difference in the real world.”

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 10:53 am

Wildwood Revival is proud to announce the 2016 lineup for its third annual arts and music festival happening Friday August 26 - Sunday, August 28. Headliners Gillian WelchThe Lone Bellow and Houndmouth will be joined by Hackensaw Boys, Legendary Shack Shakers, Lost Bayou Ramblers, J.P. Harris, Athens Cowboy Choir and many more. The three-day event combines the soul of a juke joint, the wild spirit of a honky tonk, and the camaraderie of a supper club on an idyllic 30-acre farm just outside of Athens, GA. Nights are filled with dance parties and sing-a-longs under the stars. Mornings feature yoga classes, wiffle ball games and farm-to-table brunches. With its open-air barn stage, artisan market, and craft beer served in mason jars, Wildwood Revival is more than a music festival — it’s a cultural revival.
 
“One of our goals with Wildwood Revival is to ‘revive community’ as well as support the style of music and makers who are bringing back the sounds and craftsmanship of older times,” says Festival co-founder Libby Rose.” We wanted to take the feeling you get from visiting places like small town juke joints, honky tonks, farmers markets, swap meets, front porch parties and supper clubs and bring those elements to the farm in the form of a festival.” To that end, the festival not only features top-tier musical acts spanning genres but also highlights artisans including printmakers, wood workers, 1800’s-era tintype photographers, vintage clothing and antique purveyors and more. In keeping with the spirit of preservation, the Wildwood Revival is proud to be plastic free.
 
A limited number of advance price three-day passes are currently on sale now. Advance tickets are $78 for General Admission and $249 for VIP. VIP ticket packages include access to the VIP area, an 8,000 square foot Antebellum Mansion featuring a full bar, gourmet catered meals, private restrooms and more. Food and alcohol is included with the VIP ticket. Tickets can be purchased through http://www.wildwoodrevival.com.
 
For more information on the Wildwood Revival including lodging, full list of vendors, and VIP packages, visit http://www.wildwoodrevival.com.

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 1:04 pm

Last night, Slightly Stoopid returned to Tamalpais Research Institute (TRI Studios) for a live performance and webcast featuring special guests including legendary Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir, Karl Denson (Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Rolling Stones), Angelo Moore (Fishbone, Dr. Madd Vibe), Marlon Asher (Ganja Farmer), and Roger Rivas (Aggrolites). In honor of the passing of legendary pop-icon Prince, the group performed a surprise “Purple Rain” tribute. The full performance will continue to air for free all day today, April 22nd, until 10:30pm ET on Qello Concerts.
 
“Yesterday, we all woke up to shock and dismay,” explains Jon Phillips (Slightly Stoopid Management/ Silverback Music). “We were eating breakfast in the hotel nearby Bobby's TRI studio and everyone was recounting the incomparable effect Prince had as an artist. Some of us were kinda kicking around the idea of perhaps what kind of a Prince song we could play later that night. Then my phone rings and it’s Weir's manager who tells me Bobby wants to know if the guys (Stoopid) know any Prince in their repertoire.”
 
Although Slightly Stoopid had never covered Prince in their 20-year career, the band felt moved to pay respect to one of the greatest living artists of our modern times. Fortunately, Karl Denson had recently been performing select Prince cover sets in 2015 and was very familiar with the material. With Kyle MacDonald (bass), Miles Doughty (guitar), and Ryan Moran (drums) holding down a solid reggae-styled groove, the addition of Angelo Moore taking a powerful lead on vocals, and Bob Weir on rhythm guitar and background vocals, the group performed a stirring rendition of Prince’s classic “Purple Rain.” Adds Phillips, "under a full "Cherry Moon", the rock n' roll Gods including Jerry Garcia, Bradley Nowell and Prince smiled from heaven."

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 3:07 pm

Deep Roots Mountain Revival Festival is proud to announce the 2016 lineup for its inaugural music and arts festival happening September 15-18, 2016. Headliners Greensky Bluegrass, Leftover Salmon and The David Grisman Sextet will be joined by Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky ThunderMarty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Shooter Jennings with Waymore’s Outlaws, Melvin Seals & JGB, Cabinet, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, The Black LilliesThe Hip Abduction and many more. The festival takes place on the legendary Marvin’s Mountaintop in Masontown, WV, the original site for the All Good Music & Arts Festival. Top-tier bluegrass, jam band, rock and country acts will convene in the picturesque mountains, effectively bringing West Virginia back to the forefront of the festival scene. A confirmed listing of the initial lineup is below. More artists including additional headliners will be announced soon.
 
A limited number of advance price three-day passes go on sale this Tuesday, May 3rd at 10 AM ET. Advance tickets are $130 for General Admission and $570 for VIP. Once advance tickets are sold out, GA prices will increase to $150 and $175 for stage I and stage II ticketing, respectively. All VIP ticket packages include early entry; catered meals; access to premiere viewing areas at all stages with beer and wine; access to private bathrooms and showers; VIP camping sites; VIP lounge access; discounts on festival grounds beer; and a stainless steel souvenir mug. Tickets can be purchased through mountainrevival.com.
 
Deep Roots is more than just a name -- it’s the guiding principle of the festival. “First and foremost,” says festival founder Claude Ryan, “we wanted to reconnect the local community with a festival scene that our region had lost.” He adds, “Marvin’s Mountaintop is considered one of the all-time greatest festival locations in the country, but it has not hosted a major music festival since All Good moved in 2012.” Deep Roots Mountain Revival intends to fill that void. “We aim to work with the local community to create a festival that welcomes folks of all ages, where anyone can create a memorable experience in a family friendly environment,” says Ryan. The festival pays homage to its West Virginia roots, including local and regional acts in its lineup.  
 
For more information on the Deep Roots Mountain Revival Festival, visit www.mountainrevival.com.
 
WHAT: DEEP ROOTS MOUNTAIN REVIVAL FESTIVAL
WHEN: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2016
WHERE: MARVIN’S MOUNTAINTOP IN MASONTOWN, WV
TICKETS ON-SALETUESDAY, MAY 3rd at 10 AM ET
TICKETS ADVANCE: $130 for 3-DAY GA // $570 for 3-Day VIP
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: www.mountainrevival.com
FESTIVAL WEBSITE: www.mountainrevival.com

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 5:07 pm

Jamey Johnson, Blackberry Smoke, Corey Smith, Love and Theft, Rising Appalachia, The Marcus King Band, Zach Nugent’s Dead Set featuring Melvin Seals (Melvin Seals & JGB), Russ Lawton (Trey Anastasio Band, Soule Monde), Tony Markellis (Trey Anastasio Band), Vinnie Amico (moe.), and Colin Lenox (Dead Set) have been added to the first annual Deep Roots Mountain Revival Festival. The additions join previously announced artists Greensky Bluegrass, Leftover Salmon, The David Grisman Sextet, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Shooter Jennings with Waymore’s Outlaws, Cabinet and many more. Deep Roots Mountain Revival Festival will take place September 15-18, 2016 on the legendary Marvin’s Mountaintop in Masontown, WV, the original site for the All Good Festival, effectively bringing West Virginia back to the forefront of the festival scene. A confirmed lineup is below.

A limited number of advance price three-day passes go on sale tomorrow Tuesday, May 3rd at 10 AM ET. Advance tickets are $130 for General Admission and $570 for VIP. Once advance tickets are sold out, GA prices will increase to $150 and $175 for stage I and stage II ticketing, respectively. All VIP ticket packages include early entry; catered meals; access to premiere viewing areas at all stages with beer and wine; access to private bathrooms and showers; VIP camping sites; VIP lounge access; discounts on festival grounds beer; and a stainless steel souvenir mug. Kids 12 & under are free with a ticket holding adult. Tickets can be purchased through www.mountainrevival.com

For more information on the Deep Roots Mountain Revival Festival, visit www.mountainrevival.com.

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 10:39 am

All-pro funk and soul ensemble The Nth Power are proud to announce their 2016 summer festival appearances and extended tour dates. The dates come on the heels of a successful New Orleans Jazz Fest run which included shows at Howlin’ Wolf, FIYA Fest, and a sold-out “Earth Wind and Power” performance. The new string of dates will keep The Nth Power closer to home as they journey along the East Coast and into the Midwest for summer festivals including Summer Camp, Electric Forest, Revival Fest, Disc Jam and more.

For select few dates, the group will be performing without percussionist Weedie Braimah, as "The Bishop" will be crushing his own musical endeavors around the country. 

For the most up to date information please visit http://thenthpowermusic.com/ / http://www.masonjarmedia.com/the-nth-power

For press inquiries please contact Shelly Reed (shelly@masonjarmedia.com) at Mason Jar Media.

Tour Dates:
05/27/2016 - Summer Camp - Chilicothe, IL
05/28/2016 - Bootleg - St. Louis, MO
05/29/2016 - Revival Fest - Geneva, MN
06/11/2016 - Disc Jam - Stephentown, NY
06/12/2016 - The Highline - New York, NY
06/18/2016 - Berklee Performance Center - Boston, MA
06/26/2016 - Electric Forest - Rothbury, MI
07/06/2016 - Empire - Portland, ME
07/07/2016 - Birdseye Lounge - Portsmouth, NH
07/08/2016 - Wheelhouse - Galilee, RI
07/09/2016 - Arch Street Tavern - Hartford, CT
08/04/2016 - The Acoustic - Bridgeport, CT
08/05/2016 - Beechcomber - Wellfleet, MA
08/06/2016 - Backwoods Pondfest - Rothbury, MI
08/19/2016 - Camp Barefoot - Elkins, WV
08/20/2016 - Salem Soul and Jazz Fest - Salem, MA

 

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 12:31 pm

One year ago, Forlorn Strangers packed up all of their belongings in Nashville, TN and put them into storage. They headed out on the road, and played their first official show in Indianapolis on May 7th, 2015 - the start of their new nomadic lifestyle and dedication to music. The quintet will release Forlorn Strangers, their self-titled debut full length album, on August 5th, 2016.

With five unique songwriters, soaring family harmonies and foot-stoping percussion, the string-forward quintet entertains a comparison to an 'Americana Fleetwood Mac'. The band is comprised of sisters Abigail Dempsey (fiddle, percussion, vocals) and Hannah Leigh Lusk (mandolin, percussion, upright bass, vocals); Chris Banke (guitar, mandolin, vocals); Benjamin Lusk (banjo, guitar, vocals); and Jesse Thompson(upright bass, dobro, guitar, vocals).

Forlorn Strangers was entirely funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign, recorded at John Prine’s Nashville studio The Butcher Shoppe and produced by Grammy award winner Phil Madeira. “Songwriting doesn’t get much more pure than that” raves No Country for New Nashville of Forlorn Strangers roots driven sound.

Forlorn Strangers is a Nashville, TN based Americana quintet, with members hailing from the great states of Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania & Minnesota. The band is comprised of five songwriters, each having their own distinct sounds & styles that blend into one cohesive voice. Their music is rooted in family harmonies & flavored with guitars, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, & foot stomping percussion.

In May 2015, the members of Forlorn Strangers became full time musicians and lived on the road throughout the summer. They travelled 20,000 miles playing music all over the country on a national tour. After a short break, they returned to the road in September and finished out the year on tour. In 2015, they've played over 180 shows in over 30 states. They joined the Yellow Couch Management roster, and signed a booking agent from Midwood Entertainment. Forlorn Strangers will record their debut full length album in January 2016, and they're honored to be working with Grammy winning producer, Phil Madeira, at John Prine's studio, The Butcher Shoppe, in Nashville, TN. The record is scheduled to be released early summer 2016 in tandem with a national tour. To help fund the creation of this record, please visit the homepage and donate to the Kickstarter campaign!

 

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 9:11 am

Instrumental rock-fusion quartet TAUK are proud to announce a new full-length studio album of original tracks will be released on September 16th, 2016. The yet-to-be-named album will feature Grammy-winning producer Robert Carranza (Mars Volta, Jack Johnson) at the helm. This will mark Carranza’s fifth project with the band. In celebration of the release, TAUK will perform a two-night stint at New York’s Brooklyn Bowl on September 16th & 17th. Tickets go on sale this Thursday, June 30th, through the venue box office.

TAUK’s newest studio album was recorded over the spring with the band splitting time between Carranza’s Solar Powered Plastic Plant Studio in Los Angeles and their home studio in Oyster Bay, NY. After months on the road opening for Umphrey’s McGee combined with the band’s own headlining dates plus TAUKing McGee special engagements, TAUK are showing no signs of slowing down. This summer, the band can be found performing their unique brand of explosive instrumental soundscapes at festivals nationwide. An extensive fall tour to support the new album will be announced soon.

Watch the band talk about the new album: https://youtu.be/n3c5a-hkMAM

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 10:34 am

All-pro ensemble The Nth Power have crafted a collection of new songs featuring their signature soul, funk and R&B sound and are inviting fans take part in the recording process. Intimate live recording sessions for the new material will take place over two-nights in Boston, MA and one-night in the quartet’s hometown of Brooklyn, NY. Tickets are limited and on-sale now through venue box offices and the links below.

After numerous requests from fans for recorded music that embodies the dynamic energy of The Nth Power’s live performances, the band wanted to capture their next series of releases in a live setting. The tracks recorded on July 29th and 30th at Boston’s The Bridge Sound & Stage and on August 18th at Brooklyn’s The Knitting Factory will become the band’s next collection of songs set for release. Only 75 passes will be allocated for each of the Boston shows which are ages 21+ and includes beer on tap while supplies last.

Tickets for Friday, July 29th in Boston - http://bit.ly/28Wumff
Tickets for Saturday, July 30th in Boston - http://bit.ly/2902i0I
Tickets for Thursday, August 18th in Brooklyn, NY - http://tktwb.tw/295PX92

More information on The Nth Power, including ticket information for all shows, can be found at http://thenthpowermusic.com/

The Nth Power Live Recording Dates
7/29  The Bridge Sound & Stage - Boston, MA
7/30  The Bridge Sound & Stage - Boston, MA
8/18  The Knitting Factory - Brooklyn, NY

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 8:01 am

Northern California’s Midnight North are proud to announce the release of a free full-length album of music in celebration of their upcoming summer tour that kicks off tomorrow. Live at Terrapin Crossroads features 11-tracks of Midnight North’s signature Western Americana jams recorded over the past year during the band’s Sunday night residency at the storied restaurant and venue of the same name. Fans can receive a free copy of the album by visiting the Midnight North Bandcamp page.
 
Live at Terrapin Crossroads features nine original songs including the previously unreleased “Roamin’”, plus two covers, “Viola Lee Blues” and “Shady Grove”. A tapestry of three-part harmonies led by guitarist Grahame Lesh, guitarist/keyboardist Elliott Peck, and organist/guitarist Alex Jordan slide over grooves laid down by bassist Connor Croonn and drummer Alex Koford. And because of the Bay Area’s vibrant music community combined with Terrapin Crossroads’ draw as a musical hub, the album also features guest artists on a handful of tracks.
 
“Our most memorable shows happen when we have guests sit in, which at Terrapin Crossroads, could happen at any time,” says Grahame Lesh, son of the Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh. “On "Viola Lee Blues", you’ll notice that the first verse has no organ, but Jason Crosby happened to be in the house that night, and 90 seconds into the song he just sat down at the open keyboard and started wailing! Many times a guest musician will be playing one of our songs for the first time which always brings a unique, unfiltered flavor to the tunes.”
 
Special guests on Live at Terrapin Crossroads include keyboard/ fiddle player Jason Crosby (Phil Lesh & Friends, Robert Randolph & The Family Band), guitarist Scott Law, and guitarist Greg Loiacono (The Mother Hips/ Sensations).
 
Midnight North kicks off their summer tour tomorrow night, Thursday, June 30th, in Frisco, CO. The band plays multiple shows in the Rocky Mountains, including a sold-out Dead and Company afterparty show in Boulder, before traveling to the Pacific Northwest and Northern California. In mid-July, the quintet starts their East Coast leg with dates throughout the Northeast including the Relix Presents: Brooklyn is CSNY at Brooklyn Bowl - a night celebrating the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Midnight North returns to the West Coast on August 12th for an encore performance of the music of CSNY at the Great American Music Hall. A full listing of dates is below.

For more information on Midnight North, visit midnightnorth.com
 
To download Live at Terrapin Crossroads, visit midnightnorth.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-terrapin-crossroads

Live at Terrapin Crossroads Track Listing
1. Roamin’
2. Miss M (feat. Jason Crosby)
3. Luck One
4. Viola Lee Blues (feat. Scott Law and Jason Crosby)
5. Find A Way
6. Phoenix Motel
7. Wind & Roses
8. Shady Grove
9. San Francisco Rain
10. Stayin’ Single, Drinkin’ Doubles (feat. Jason Crosby and Greg Loiacono)
11. End Of The Night
 
Midnight North Summer Tour Dates
6.30.16 | The Barkley Ballroom, Frisco, CO
7.1.16 | Hodi's Half Note, Ft. Collins, CO
7.2.16 | Quixote's True Blue, Denver, CO
7.3.16 | The Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO (Dead & Company Afterparty with American Babies) - SOLD OUT
7.4.16 | Jorgensen Park, Gunnison, CO
7.6.16 | O.P. Rockwell, Park City, UT
7.7.16 | Volcanic Theatre Pub, Bend, OR
7.8.16 - 7.9.16 | Oregon Country Fair, Veneta, OR
7.15.16 | Hips High Camp at Sierra Valley Lodge, Calpine, CA
7.16.16 | Ain't Necessarily Dead Fest 2016, Auburn, CA
7.20.16 | Gypsy Sally's, Washington, DC*
7.21.16 | Havana's, New Hope, PA*
7.22.16 | Brighton Music Hall, Allston, MA*
7.23.16 | Jerry Jam, Bath, NH*
7.26.16 | Buffalo Iron Works, Buffalo, NY*
7.27.16 | The Westcott Theater, Syracuse, NY*
7.28.16 | Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs, NY*
7.29.16 | Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY* | Relix Magazine Presents Brooklyn is CSNY!
7.30.16 | Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten, Asbury Park, NJ
8.12.16 | Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA | A tribute to CSNY with Lonesome Locomotive!
8.27.16 | Caffe Blossom, Twain Harte, CA
9.3.16   | Peace Of Mind Fest, Halifax, PA
9.10.16 | June Lake Jam Fest 2016, June Lake, CA
*with the Doobie Decibel System

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:30 am

Instrumental rock-fusion quartet TAUK are proud to announce that their third studio album, Sir Nebula, is now available for pre-order and slated for official release on September 16th. All pre-order purchases come with an instant gratification download of the single “Horizon”. The full-length album features Grammy-winning producer Robert Carranza (Mars Volta, Jack Johnson, ALO) at the helm.

TAUK has been touring extensively throughout the summer and will continue to perform across the country this fall in support of the release of Sir Nebula. With their newest offering, the Oyster Bay, New York-bred rock-fusion four-piece (guitarist Matt Jalbert, bassist Charlie Dolan, keyboardist/organist Alric “A.C.” Carter, and drummer Isaac Teel) push into new sonic terrain and build entire worlds within each richly textured soundscape. “The album ended up taking on a more ambient kind of vibe than anything we’ve done before—there’s a spaciness in the songs that lets you get lost in the sound,” says Dolan. And while the album is endlessly hypnotic, TAUK also deliver the dynamic tension-and-release jams that have helped earn them a devoted following while drawing critical acclaim. See the first leg of fall tour below. More dates will be announced soon.

Sir Nebula is now available for pre-order via www.hellomerch.com/collections/tauk. On Friday, July 22nd, fans can pre-order the album on iTunes, and purchase or stream the single “Horizon” via all digital retailers.

Tickets for all shows will go on sale this Friday at 10 AM local time.

Watch the band talk about the new album: https://youtu.be/n3c5a-hkMAM

Listen to the first single “Horizon”: https://soundcloud.com/tauk/horizon-sir-nebula-preview

For up-to-date information on TAUK, visit: http://taukband.com/

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 5:44 pm

Multi-instrumentalist Zach Deputy has announced the release of his fourth album, Wash It in the Water, on September 9, 2016. A self-described “island-infused, drum ‘n’ bass, gospel-ninja-soul” artist, Deputy played every instrument on the album and self-produced the record in spontaneous sessions that took place in studios, homes and even his own garage. The 11-track album represents a sunny and soulful new sound that cleverly fuses hip-hop, funk, folk and pop with soca and calypso rhythms. The Georgia-based singer-songwriter will tour the east coast extensively this summer and fall in support of the new record. Listen to “Chevrolet”, the first track from the album, thanks to Live for Live Music HERE.

The first single off the album, “Chevrolet,” is a solid representation of the album’s feel-good, reggae-infused vibe that was made for summer and late-night dance parties. On this track, Deputy brings together island beats, heavy grooves, intricate guitar work and a level of songwriting that reflects a lifetime of honing his craft. While all the tracks could keep a crowd dancing, “Jump in the Water,” a song written for Deputy’s seven-year-old daughter, reveals more tender vocals and a softer side of the troubadour. The songwriter is at his best when he draws upon his Puerto Rican and Cruzan heritage for inspiration. This heavy latin influence shines in the melodic, high-energy title track, “Wash It in the Water.”

“Because of the music I was raised on, I’ve always heard rhythm in a very tropical, Latin-esque way—it’s something that resonates in the deepest parts of me,” says Deputy, who grew up in South Carolina. “When I was a kid my grandma would play a lot of salsa and soca and make me get up and dance to it, so in a way this is me putting my own spin on all that and bringing those sounds into a whole new era.”

With the range of sound and texture on the album, it’s easy to forget Wash It in the Water is a solo effort recorded in spurts and starts. “Each time I recorded it was mostly just for fun,” Deputy says. “I wasn’t trying to make anything happen, I was just going with what felt good.” That warmth and positive spirit shines through. Despite the spur-of-the-moment approach to recording, Wash It in the Water emerges as a gracefully arranged effort that owes much to the musicianship and songcraft that Deputy has developed since he made a name for himself with the 2008 release of his first record, Out of the Water.

Thanks to the ingenuity of looping, Deputy puts on an unforgettable live show that has made him a favorite in the jam band scene and festival circuit. He is currently on tour throughout the summer and will continue to play stages across the east coast into the fall. A current list of tour dates are below.

Listen to the premiere of “Chevrolet” at Live for Live Music - http://bit.ly/2abZvi2

2016 Tour Dates for Zach Deputy
* co-bill with Ballyhoo!
# supporting The Keller Williams KWahtro

8/4/16 - Wild Bill’s Nostalgia Park - Middletown, CT
8/5/16 - Rock On! Concert Cruise - Boston, MA
8/12/16 - The Peach Music Festival - Scranton, PA
8/13/16 - Gypsy Sally’s - Washington, DC
8/19/16 - The Windjammer - Isle of Palms, SC
8/20/16 - Roasting Room Lounge - Bluffton, SC
8/26/16 - Mazzstock - Marlboro, NY
8/27/16 - NH Hempfest & Freedom Rally - Lancaster, NH
9/1/16 - Empty Glass - Charleston, SC
9/2/16 - Hookahville - Pataskala, OH
9/3/16 - Front Porch Festival - Stuart, VA
9/4/16 - Purple Fiddle - Thomas, WV
9/8/16 - Side Bar Theatre - Tallahassee, FL *
9/9/16 - Vinyl - Pensacola, FL *
9/10/16 - Zydeco - Birmingham, AL *
9/11/16 - Terminal West - Atlanta, GA *
9/12/16 - Visulite Theater - Charlotte, NC *
9/13/16 - Guanabanas - Jupiter, FL *
9/14/16 - Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL *
9/15/16 - The Social - Orlando, FL *
9/16/16 - Wormtown Music Festival - Greenfield, MA
9/17/16 - Jannus Live - St Petersburg, FL *
9/20/16 - Music Farm - Charleston, SC *
9/21/16 - Shaka’s Live - Virginia Beach, VA *
9/22/16 - Knitting Factory - Brooklyn, NY *
9/23/16 - Catskill Chill Music Festival - New York, NY
9/24/16 - Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA *
9/25/16 - World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA *
9/27/16 - Rex Theatre - Pittsburgh, PA *
9/30-10/1/16 - Bear Creek Bayou - New Orleans, LA
10/22/16 - The Georgia Theatre - Athens, GA #
11/3/16 - Saint Rocke - Hermosa Beach, CA #
11/4/16 - Belly Up - San Diego, CA #
11/5/16 - Marquee - Tempe, AZ #
11/10/16 - Music Farm - Columbia, SC #
11/17/16 - White Oak - Houston, TX #
11/18/16 - Granada Theater - Dallas, TX #
11/19/16 - Scoot Inn - Austin, TX #

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 1:12 pm

Today, Americana-Folk quintet Forlorn Strangers released their brand new video for “Bottom of the Barrel” exclusively through Elmore Magazine. “Bottom of the Barrel” is the first single from the Nashville group’s debut self-titled full-length release out on August 5, 2016. Watch the video here - http://bit.ly/29YS7Gd

"We wrote "Bottom of the Barrel" after watching a documentary about Pete Seeger called The Power of Song,” the band reveals to Elmore. “[Seeger] used his music for something bigger than himself, and this song is about us figuring out how to do that as well.” The video and song are playful and lighthearted, but the lyrics imply something deeper.

Forlorn Strangers was recorded at John Prine’s Nashville studio The Butcher Shoppe and funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign. The 10-track album combines the talents of five songwriters whose unique styles blend into a singular, unforgettable sound that is simultaneously innovative and steeped in the tradition of American roots music.

For more information on Forlorn Strangers, visit - forlornstrangers.com

Forlorn Strangers Fall Tour Dates
8/5 Pittsburgh, PA - Mt. Lebanon First Friday
8/6 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
8/9 Washington DC - Hill Country BBQ
8/11 NYC, NY - Rockwood Music Hall
8/12 Roanoke, VA - Martin's
8/13 Charlottesville, VA - The Garage
8/19 Chattanooga, TN - Clydes
8/20 Nashville, TN - Little Harpeth
8/22 Davenport, IA - Daytrotter
8/24 Lincoln, NE - Nebraska Folk & Roots Festival
8/26 Laramie, WY - Buckhorn Bar
8/31 Bozeman, MT - The Murray Bar
9/1 Missoula, MT - Draught Works Brewery
9/2 Seattle, WA - The Beery House
9/9 Paso Robles, CA - The Pour House
9/11 Los Angeles, CA - Hotel Cafe
9/13 Waco, TX - Common Grounds
9/14 Fayetteville, AR - George’s Majestic Lounge
9/16 Bristol, TN - Bristol Rhythm & Roots
9/17 Bristol, TN - Bristol Rhythm & Roots
9/18 Sparta, NC - Mountain Soul
9/23 Lexington, NC - High Rock Outfitters
9/24 Charlotte, NC - Double Door Inn
9/25 Fletcher, NC - Sierra Nevada Brewing
9/28 Thomas, WV - The Purple Fiddle
9/29 Blue Side Tavern - Frederick, MD
9/30 Bel Air, MD - The Armory
10/5 Richmond, VA - Cary St. Cafe
10/6 Roanoke, VA - Martin’s
10/8 Clayton, NC - Clayton Shindig
10/12 Awendaw, SC - Awendaw Green
10/13 Wilmington, NC - Calico Room
10/14 Charleston, SC - Palmetto Brewing Co.
10/15 Charlotte, NC - Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens Music Fest
10/15 Greenville, SC - GOTTROCKS
10/21 Johnson City, TN - The Willow Tree
10/22 Nashville, TN - Athens of the South Festival
10/28 Valdosta, GA - Ashley St. Station
10/30 Decatur, GA - Eddie’s Attic
11/2 Cocoa Beach, FL - Juice N Java Cafe
11/4 West Palm Beach, FL - The Kelsey Theate

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 10:19 am

Deep Roots Mountain Revival Festival is proud to announce the daily performance schedule for its inaugural music and arts festival on September 15-18, 2016. Top-tier bluegrass, jam band, rock and country acts will convene on the legendary Marvin’s Mountaintop in Masontown, WV, the original site for the All Good Festival. Performing on Thursday, September 15th, is jam band pioneer Melvin Seals and the JGB and more. On Friday, September 16th the dynamic and genre-defying Greensky Bluegrass performs, along with outlaw country music and southern rocker Shooter Jennings with Waymore’s Outlaws; Love and Theft; Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives; Cabinet and more. On Saturday, September 17th, slam grass virtuosos Leftover Salmon are joined by grassroots phenomenon Blackberry Smoke; The David Grisman Sextet; Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder; Rising Appalachia and more. Sunday, September 18th, features country music favorites Jamey Johnson; Corey Smith; The Marcus King Band and more. A full daily schedule can be found on the Deep Roots Mountain Revival website at www.mountainrevival.com.
 
Deep Roots offers a full schedule of community-building, family-friendly activities and events. Kids and their guardians are encouraged to visit the Family Activity Zone featuring scheduled events including yoga, hula hooping, instrument making, a t-shirt tie dye station, art and nature encounters. On Saturday, September 17th, shuttles will be available from the festival grounds to the Hovatter’s Zoo. Adults are also encouraged to play like kids with daily yoga sessions, paintball, a cornhole tournament, nature hikes and mountain bike tours. A schedule of activities can be found by visiting www.mountainrevival.com/kids-activities/
 
The festival will donate $3 from all purchases of 3-day passes to the United Way of Southern West Virginia to support flood relief efforts. The recent flooding left many West Virginia communities in dire need of help. Deep Roots Mountain Revival in partnership with the United Way of Southern WV is committed to long term flood recovery. General Admission Tier One tickets are currently available for $150 for 3-day passes and $180 for Thursday early arrival tickets. On August 1st, GA tickets increase to Tier 2 prices, $165 and $195 respectively. VIP tickets are available for $570 per person. All VIP ticket packages include early entry; catered meals; access to premiere viewing areas at all stages with beer and wine; access to private bathrooms and showers; VIP camping sites; VIP lounge access; discounts on festival grounds beer; and a stainless steel souvenir mug. Tickets can be purchased at www.mountainrevival.com/tickets.

For more information on the Deep Roots Mountain Revival Festival, visit www.mountainrevival.com.
 
WHAT: DEEP ROOTS MOUNTAIN REVIVAL FESTIVAL
WHEN: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2016
WHERE: MARVIN’S MOUNTAINTOP IN MASONTOWN, WV
TICKETS: Tier 1 General Admission 3-Day $150 (on sale now) // GA + Thursday Early Arrival $180 (on sale now) // VIP $570 (on sale now) // Tier 2 General Admission 3-Day $150 (on sale starting August 1) // GA + Thursday Early Arrival $180 (on sale starting August 1)
PURCHASE TICKETS: www.mountainrevival.com/tickets
FESTIVAL WEBSITE: http://www.mountainrevival.com

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 11:38 am

Today, Rolling Stone Magazine premiered a live video of Slightly Stoopid performing the Grateful Dead’s “Franklin’s Tower” with the support of special guests Bob Weir and Karl Denson. The track was originally performed during the Live from Roberto’s webcast at Weir’s Tamalpais Research Institute Studios in San Rafael, California earlier this year. Watch the “lively performance” (Rolling Stone) that Weir calls "good clean American FUN!" at http://rol.st/29ZFr4A.
 
“As a fan of The Dead, and as a musician,” explains Slightly Stoopid’s Miles Doughty, “you have to appreciate the chances The Dead took creatively in their live shows. It’s really amazing to jam with someone like Bob who was one of the musical pioneers of American music." Bandmate Ryan ‘Rymo’ Moran continues, "It was an honor to play Franklin’s Tower with Bob Weir. I grew up in Marin County and the music and culture of The Dead was all around us. My sister would give me hand-me-down bootleg cassette tapes of live Dead. I went to my first shows in high school at the Shoreline Amphitheater. The Dead were a huge influence on my musical path.”
 
Dead and Company pull into Slightly Stoopid's hometown venue in Chula Vista, CA tonight. And catch Slightly Stoopid as they embark on the second half of their cross-country Return of the Red Eye Summer Tour. The California band then returns this December to Mexico for a sold-out weekend of their annual Closer to the Sun destination festival. A full list of dates is below.
 
To watch Slightly Stoopid perform “Franklin’s Tower” with special guests Bob Weir and Karl Denson, visit - http://rol.st/29ZFr4A
 
SLIGHTLY STOOPID RETURN OF THE RED EYE SUMMER TOUR DATES
07/27  Lewiston, NY - Artpark
07/28  Richmond, VA - Innsbrook Pavilion
07/29  Portsmouth, VA - Portsmouth Pavilion
07/30  Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheater
07/31  North Charleston, SC - Riverfront Park
08/03  Des Moines, IA - Brenton Skate Plaza
08/04  Kansas City, MO - Crossroads
08/06  Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
08/07  Council Bluffs, IA - Stir Cove
08/11  St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre
08/12  Cocoa, FL - Riverfront Park
08/13  Boca Raton, FL - Sunset Cove Amphitheater
08/14  St. Petersburg, FL - Vinoy Park
08/18  Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
08/19  Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony Summer Stage
08/20  Philadelphia, PA - Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
08/21  Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Pavilion
08/25  Minneapolis, MN - Cabooze Outdoors
08/26  Chicago, IL - FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
08/27  Cleveland, OH - Jacobs Pavilion
08/28  Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
12/14 - 12/18  Puerto Morelos, Mexico - Closer to the Sun at NOW Sapphire Resort

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 10:35 am

Instrumental rock-fusion quartet TAUK are proud to announce new fall tour dates in support of their third studio album, Sir Nebula. The album is slated for release September 16th and features cover art from popular Swedish digital illustrator Kilian Eng. Eng has made a name for himself creating dreamy surrealist art inspired by contemporary science fiction.
 
Sir Nebula will be released via STS9’s self-owned record label, 1320 Records. The album is now available for pre-order via iTunes and the band’s website, taukband.com. On September 15th, 2016, the label will offer an exclusive 24-hour pre-release of the album for streaming and for sale via download through their website, 1320records.com. The next day, on September 16th, 2016, the album will be available for immediate purchase or download through TAUK’s online retail stores at taukband.com, the Homegrown Music Network at homegrownmusic.net, all major online retailers, and select indie retailers. The 180 gram vinyl version will be available on October 15th, 2016.
 
Tickets for all shows will go on sale this Friday, August 12th at 10 AM local time.
 
Watch the band talk about the new album: https://youtu.be/n3c5a-hkMAM
 
Listen to the first single “Horizon”:  https://soundcloud.com/tauk/horizon-sir-nebula-preview/s-UZMAc
 
For up-to-date information on TAUK, visit: http://taukband.com/

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 7:15 am

Deep Roots Mountain Revival Festival is proud to announce the daily performance schedule for its inaugural music and arts festival on September 15-18, 2016. Top-tier bluegrass, jam band, rock and country acts will convene on the legendary Marvin’s Mountaintop in Masontown, WV, the original site for the All Good Festival. Performing on Thursday,September 15th, is jam band pioneer Melvin Seals and the JGB and more. On Friday, September 16th the dynamic and genre-defying Greensky Bluegrass performs, along with outlaw country music and southern rocker Shooter Jennings with Waymore’s Outlaws;Love and TheftMarty Stuart and His Fabulous SuperlativesCabinet and more. On Saturday, September 17th, slam grass virtuosos Leftover Salmon are joined by grassroots phenomenon Blackberry SmokeThe David Grisman SextetRicky Skaggs and Kentucky ThunderRising Appalachia and more. Sunday, September 18th, features country music favorites Jamey Johnson; Corey SmithThe Marcus King Band and more. A full daily schedule can be found on the Deep Roots Mountain Revival website at www.mountainrevival.com.
 
Deep Roots offers a full schedule of community-building, family-friendly activities and events.Kids and their guardians are encouraged to visit the Family Activity Zone featuring scheduled events including yoga, hula hooping, instrument making, a t-shirt tie dye station, art and nature encounters. On Saturday, September 17th, shuttles will be available from the festival grounds to the Hovatter’s Zoo. Adults are also encouraged to play like kids with daily yoga sessions, paintball, a cornhole tournament, nature hikes and mountain bike tours. A schedule of activities can be found by visiting www.mountainrevival.com/kids-activities/
 
The festival will donate $3 from all purchases of 3-day passes to the United Way of Southern West Virginia to support flood relief efforts. The recent flooding left many West Virginia communities in dire need of help. Deep Roots Mountain Revival in partnership with the United Way of Southern WV is committed to long term flood recovery. General Admission Tier One tickets are currently available for $150 for 3-day passes and $180 for Thursday early arrival tickets. On August 1st, GA tickets increase to Tier 2 prices, $165 and $195 respectively. VIP tickets are available for $570 per person. All VIP ticket packages include early entry; catered meals; access to premiere viewing areas at all stages with beer and wine; access to private bathrooms and showers; VIP camping sites; VIP lounge access; discounts on festival grounds beer; and a stainless steel souvenir mug. Tickets can be purchased at www.mountainrevival.com/tickets.

For more information on the Deep Roots Mountain Revival Festival, visit www.mountainrevival.com.
 
WHAT: DEEP ROOTS MOUNTAIN REVIVAL FESTIVAL
WHEN: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2016
WHERE: MARVIN’S MOUNTAINTOP IN MASONTOWN, WV
TICKETS: Tier 1 General Admission 3-Day $150 (on sale now) // GA + Thursday Early Arrival $180 (on sale now) // VIP $570 (on sale now) // Tier 2 General Admission 3-Day $150 (on sale starting August 1) // GA + Thursday Early Arrival $180 (on sale starting August 1)
PURCHASE TICKETS: www.mountainrevival.com/tickets
FESTIVAL WEBSITE: http://www.mountainrevival.com

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 9:22 am

Funk and soul quartet The Nth Power are proud to announce the release of their dynamic new record, To Be Free - Live, on November 11, 2016. The band recorded the nine-track album in July during two nights of intimate live performances in Boston, MA and one night in the band’s hometown of Brooklyn, NY. Seven songs on the album represent new material for the band.

The Nth Power’s gospel-style vocals along with their soul, jazz, funk and world-beat riffs create a sound and experience that is made for a live show. At the request of their fans, the band decided to capture that energy on their latest record. The result is an album that exudes the intimacy and organic quality of a live performance paired with the profound talent of four powerhouse musicians: Nikki Glaspie (vocals, drums); Nate Edgar (bass); Nick Cassarino (vocals, guitar); and Courtney J. Mell Smith (vocals, keyboards).

“When we recorded [our debut full-length album], Abundance, we wanted to have a clean studio approach to our music; to hear it done right and done crisp,” says Nick Cassarino. “Since that release, we have been touring heavily for a year straight, and we have seen that when performed live, our energy and message seem to translate more fluidly to our audience.” To Be Free reflects that natural connection between performers and fans, representing the band’s sound in its truest state. “Every song is a journey, a story, a feeling, and an experience that we are honored to share with you,” shares Cassarino.

The band has also released a video featuring "Take My Soul", a standout blues track from the album which was filmed live in Boston at The Bridge Sound & Stage. ""Take My Soul" is an extremely powerful song that tells a story about a runaway slave that has surrendered his soul to God as he is being pursued by his adversary," says Nikki Glaspie. "The music is based in the blues tradition, of which, every member in the Nth Power respects and holds dear as an undeniable American Root.” Watch a preview for "Take My Soul" HERE.

To Be Free - Live will be distributed through Harmonzied Records and available for purchase exclusively at The Nth Power shows starting on October 12th. The album will then be available in record stores and via online digital and physical retailers on November 11th. Tickets for all To Be Free - Live tour dates go on sale Wednesday, August 31 at 10 am EST.

For more information on The Nth Power, including ticket information for all shows, visit thenthpowermusic.com.

The Nth Power To Be Free - Live Tour Dates
10/12/2016 - Ardmore Music Hall - Ardmore, PA
10/13/2016 - The Dock - Ithaca, NY
10/14/2016 - The Spot - Providence, RI 10/15/2016 - Arch Street Tavern - Hartford, CT
10/16/2016 - House of Music - Portland, ME
10/18/2016 - Funk N' Waffles - Syracuse, NY
10/19/2016 - Jewel - Manchester, NH
10/20/2016 - ArtsRiot - Burlington, VT
10/21/2016 - Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA
10/22/2016 - Brooklyn Comes Alive - Brooklyn, NY
11/3/2016 - Barkley Ballroom - Frisco, CO
11/4/2016 - Cervantes Other Side - Denver, CO
11/5/2016 - Hodi's Half Note - Ft. Collins, CO
11/6/2016 - Fox Theatre - Boulder, CO
11/8/2016 - 1884 Lounge @ Minglewood Hall - Memphis, TN
11/10/2016 - Bootleg @ Atomic Cowboy - St. Louis, MO
11/11/2016 - Martyrs - Chicago, IL
11/12/2016 -The Mousetrap - Indianapolis, IN
11/13/2016 - Woodlands Tavern - Columbus, OH

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 8:52 pm

Professional drummer Nikki Glaspie of The Nth Power has teamed up with Independent Arts and Music of Asheville (IamAVL) to create an online tutorial designed to offer aspiring percussionists tips, techniques, and tricks of the trade. The instructional drum workshop, presented by Echo Mountain Recording Studios and Guitar Center, is part of a series IamAVL has developed called Skill Sets intended to help musicians perfect their craft. Nikki’s Skill Set is now available for rental and purchase on Vimeo. In October, you can catch Nikki showcasing her expertise with The Nth Power on their fall tour.

“For a long time people had been asking me why don't you put out an instructional video," says Glaspie, ”and for a long time I didn't have the drive to do so. I then realized that since I have a voice, I should say something. My manager pushed me to do this and I'm glad she did. I was thinking to myself, what am I going to talk about for an hour and a half? And by the end of it, I was like, wait, there's more!"

Nikki Glaspie has been drumming since she was eight years old. She has received formal training from Berklee College of Music and is best known for her work as a touring musician with the Queen B herself, Beyonce. Glaspie laid down beats for Jay-Z, Kanye West, Karl Denson, Ivan Neville, Dumpstaphunk, R&B legend Chaka Khan, George Porter Jr. of The Meters and many more before forming her own supergroup of world-class musicians, The Nth Power.

In the spring of 2016, IamAVL approached Nikki about doing an instructional workshop video in a series called Skill Sets. Skill Sets is a platform that integrates video production, in-studio recording sessions and live performances into one seamless channel of high-quality content. Skill Sets is a live tutorial led by a musician who has mastered his/her craft. Sessions are recorded at Echo Mountain Recording Studios in downtown Asheville, NC and are intended for local musicians and players from all over the world to access for valuable tips and advice from industry professionals. Nikki’s Skill Set was taped in front of an intimate live audience where attendees were encouraged to interact and ask questions throughout the event. Her Skill Set is available to rent for 30 days for $3.99, or may be purchased for $5.99 via vimeo.com (Direct like HERE). Additional programming on the IAmAVL channel can be accessed via IAmAVL.com.

Funk and soul quartet The Nth Power will be releasing their dynamic new live album, To Be Free, on November 11, 2016. The band recorded the nine-track album in July during two nights of live performances in Boston, MA and one night in the band’s hometown of Brooklyn, NY. Seven songs on the album represent new material for the band. Starting in October, the band will embark on a fall tour; a full list of tour dates is below.

For more information on The Nth Power, visit: thenthpowermusic.com 

For more information on IAmAVL and their programming, visit: iamavl.com

The Nth Power To Be Free - Previously Announced Tour Dates
10/12/2016 - Ardmore Music Hall - Ardmore, PA
10/13/2016 - The Dock - Ithaca, NY
10/14/2016 - The Spot - Providence, RI
10/15/2016 - Arch Street Tavern - Hartford, CT
10/16/2016 - House of Music - Portland, ME
10/18/2016 - Funk N' Waffles - Syracuse, NY
10/19/2016 - Jewel - Manchester, NH
10/20/2016 - ArtsRiot - Burlington, VT
10/21/2016 - Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA
10/22/2016 - Brooklyn Comes Alive - Brooklyn, NY
110/3/2016 - Barkley Ballroom - Frisco, CO
11/04/2016 - Cervantes Other Side - Denver, CO
11/05/2016 - Hodi's Half Note - Ft. Collins, CO
11/06/2016 - Fox Theatre - Boulder, CO
11/08/2016 - 1884 Lounge @ Minglewood Hall - Memphis, TN
11/10/2016 - Bootleg @ Atomic Cowboy - St. Louis, MO
11/11/2016 - Martyrs - Chicago, IL
11/12/2016 -The Mousetrap - Indianapolis, IN
11/13/2016 - Woodlands Tavern - Columbus, OH

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 9:26 am

Dear fans, friends, and family,

We are sorry to announce that our performance at this weekend's Bear Creek Bayou Music Festival on Friday will be our final show together. We feel it is right that it will be at home in New Orleans as a part of the first festival we ever played. We have traveled throughout the entire country, made life long friends and we feel fortunate to have accomplished things as a band we never would have imagined when we first began. Please keep an eye out for our own individual endeavors as we move forward! Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for the constant love and support over these past seven years.

With love,
Earphunk

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 7:29 pm

Funk and soul quartet The Nth Power are proud to announce the release of their dynamic new record, To Be Free - Live, on November 11, 2016. The band recorded the nine-track album in July during two nights of intimate live performances in Boston, MA and one night in the band’s hometown of Brooklyn, NY. Seven songs on the album represent new material for the band.

The Nth Power’s gospel-style vocals along with their soul, jazz, funk and world-beat riffs create a sound and experience that is made for a live show. At the request of their fans, the band decided to capture that energy on their latest record. The result is an album that exudes the intimacy and organic quality of a live performance paired with the profound talent of four powerhouse musicians: Nikki Glaspie (vocals, drums); Nate Edgar (bass); Nick Cassarino (vocals, guitar); and Courtney J. Mell Smith (vocals, keyboards).

“When we recorded [our debut full-length album], Abundance, we wanted to have a clean studio approach to our music; to hear it done right and done crisp,” says Nick Cassarino. “Since that release, we have been touring heavily for a year straight, and we have seen that when performed live, our energy and message seem to translate more fluidly to our audience.” To BeFree reflects that natural connection between performers and fans, representing the band’s sound in its truest state. “Every song is a journey, a story, a feeling, and an experience that we are honored to share with you,” shares Cassarino.

The band has also released a video featuring "Take My Soul", a standout blues track from the album which was filmed live in Boston at The Bridge Sound & Stage. ""Take My Soul" is an extremely powerful song that tells a story about a runaway slave that has surrendered his soul to God as he is being pursued by his adversary," says Nikki Glaspie. "The music is based in the blues tradition, of which, every member in the Nth Power respects and holds dear as an undeniable American Root.” Watch a preview for "Take My Soul" HERE.

To Be Free - Live will be distributed through Harmonzied Records and available for purchase exclusively at The Nth Power shows starting on October 12th. The album will then be available in record stores and via online digital and physical retailers on November 11th. Tickets for all To BeFree - Live tour dates go on sale Wednesday, August 31 at 10 am EST.

For more information on The Nth Power, including ticket information for all shows, visit thenthpowermusic.com.

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 10:08 am

Soundslinger is proud to announce the initial lineup for the 2017 Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, a diverse, multi-genre event celebrating the start of spring with world renowned and on the rise performers, art installations to inspire with awe, yoga and meditation to cleanse the soul, great food, and friends new and old to enjoy it all with. The second annual edition of North America’s most exciting new festival will take place from Thursday, March 2nd through Sunday, March 5th at Okeechobee, Florida’s beautiful Sunshine Grove, located on over 600 acres of pristine grasslands, clear lakes, and exotic tropical woodlands. Featuring performance from Kings of Leon, Usher & The Roots, Bassnectar, The Lumineers, Flume, Wiz Khalifa, Pretty Lights, Solange, Rae Sremmurd, Young The Giant, Porter Robinson (Live), Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, and many more, the 2017 Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival will build upon the unique attributes that made this past spring’s sold out event one of the most talked about live music experiences of the year.

A limited quantity of both 3-day and 4-day Early Bird festival tickets as well as Early Bird VIP packages are on sale now via OkeechobeeFest.com. Early Bird 3 day GA price is $229, Early Bird 4 day GA price is $249, and Early Bird Eternal Sunshine VIP price is $599. Once the limited quantity of Early Bird tickets are sold out, additional GA tickets will be available at the Tier 1 price. The full first wave artist lineup and festival AdMat can be found below. Additional major artists and other news to be announced in the coming weeks.

Purchase Early Bird Tickets to Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival 2017 while supplies last.
Visit OkeechobeeFest.com for complete ticketing details and payment plan options.

It is quite a challenge to stand out in today’s festival landscape, but with the inaugural event this past spring, the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival did just that and more. From legendary performances at the first ever PoWoW! (Read about 2016’s PoWow! Feat. Arcade Fire's Win Butler, Miguel, Hall & Oates' John Oates, Mumford & Sons, Skrillex, Mac Miller, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and more at Rolling Stone), to signature venues like the lakeside sandy beach of Aquachobee, and the otherworldly confines of Jungle 51 hidden within a forest of luminescent trees, Okeechobee wowed a sold-out gathering of open-minded music fans with a weekend worthy of its position as the first major event of the music festival season.

“While an incredible lineup featuring everyone from Mumford and Sons and Kendrick Lamar to Robert Plant and Skrillex kept us Okeechobeings on a dynamic and literally nonstop musical journey over the course of the festival's four nights, it was the overall experience — the camping, the art, the beach, the costumes, the nature and weather, the yoga and spirituality, and of course the smiling, chilled-out people from all walks of life — that made the festival the magical bubble in space-time it was.” - Miami New Times on Okeechobee 2016

Watch the Okeechobee 2016 After Movie

Okeechobee’s festival site has been carefully prepared to capture the natural beauty of the sunshine state, and give the festival an intimate feeling. Building upon the epic experience that greeted patrons in its inaugural year, Soundslinger has further invested in new art, amenities and infrastructure for Okeechobee’s second annual edition. An assortment of spectacular multi-media immersive art installations dot the landscape, including unique pieces commissioned specifically for the festival with an emphasis on upcycled materials. Patrons will stumble upon large scale structures and small intimate interactive pieces as they experience the artistic heart and soul of the festival in ChobeeWobee Village, or spend time exploring the majestic Sunshine Grove through every hidden hammock, grove of palms, and secret pathway throughout the festival site. When hunger strikes after an afternoon of dancing, a wide array of locally sourced treats from some of Florida’s most popular food trucks and artisanal purveyors will be on hand to satiate the most voracious appetites and discerning palates. Meanwhile, Yogachobee offers a place for healing, exploration, and reflection on the epic musical moments and experiences, with yoga, meditation, permaculture workshops, speakers and more.

“We are excited to build upon the success of OMF 16. This year’s lineup is great and we have more surprises to come. We are opening up more of our amazing property for people to explore, and continuing to invest in art and the overall festival experience. Can’t wait to open the doors on March 2nd!”- Kevin Collinsworth (Soundslinger CEO)

In addition to continuously improving the festival operations, logistics & overall fan experience, an ongoing endeavor of the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival is to do everything possible to respect and cherish the natural beauty of the festival site, the surrounding area, and the earth as a whole. Each year the festival will make progress towards the eventual goal of being a carbon neutral event while utilizing as many biodegradable, repurposed, recycled & sustainable materials as possible.

4-Day GA Passes include parking, tent camping, and access to all four days of the festival.  Fans can make the most out of their weekend with the Eternal Sunshine VIP Experience, a variety of Tent and RV Rental options, the Eternal Sunshine VIP Boutique Camping Experience, or a Super VIP Luxury Tour Bus package called The Grand Kachobee. These ticket and lodging packages are customized to give each fan an experience that they will never forget.  Detailed information is available on the website.

For tickets and information, go to www.okeechobeefest.com

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 10:13 am

"Tropical Indie-Rock" sextet The Hip Abduction will bring their vibrant Florida vibes to Colorado this winter. Don't miss their Presidents Day week of shows infusing global grooves with a highly emotive and roots driven sound.

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 1:57 pm

Instrumental rock-fusion quartet TAUK are at it again! The Oyster Bay, NY quartet have announced their early 2017 winter and spring tour dates. TAUK will headline clubs throughout North America, co-headline a show with Papadosio and offer direct support for Galactic, Lettuce, Railroad Earth, and STS9 for select shows - see below for full tour schedule. For a sneak peek of what to expect when TAUK hits the road, watch the band’s performance of their original track “Time’s Up”, which includes a nod to Led Zeppelin’s classic “No Quarter”,  recorded at Sirius XM’s headquarters HERE.

TAUK kicks off their winter tour with a string of New Year's Eve shows supporting Galactic and Lettuce and then heads down the east coast for a series of headlining shows. From there, TAUK will travel through the midwest and mountain states and then make a stop on the West Coast, before returning to their home state of New York. Other notable shows this spring include a performance at Okeechobee Music Festival, and their biggest headline shows to date in Denver and San Francisco. Tickets go on sale today, December 16th, 2016, for all shows except the March 17th Denver show which will go on sale December 19th at 12pm EST /10am MST.

TAUK are touring on the heels of their latest studio album Sir Nebula. Released on September 16, 2016  via STS9’s record label 1320 Records, Sir Nebula was produced by Grammy award winner Robert Carranza. Steeped in a juxtaposition of genres as diverse as jazz, rock, funk, electronic, ambient, and hip-hop, Sir Nebula emphasizes the band’s knack for creating progressive melodies and producing intrinsic soundscapes.

For up-to-date information on TAUK, visit: http://taukband.com

TOUR DATES

12/29/17 - Play Station Theater - New York, NY^ (Phish after party)
12/30/17 - State Theatre - Portland, ME #
12/31/17 - House of Blues - Boston, MA #
01/05/17 - Theater of the Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA #
01/06/17 - 9:30 Club - Washington, D.C. #
01/07/17 - 9:30 Club - Washington, D.C. #
02/01/17 - Alchemy - Providence, R.I.
02/02/17 - Pearl Street - Northampton, MA
02/03/17 - Flour City Station - Rochester, NY
02/04/17 - The Capitol Theatre - Port Chester, NY*
02/28/17 - Blind Tiger - Greensboro, NC
03/2-5/17 - Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival - Okeechobee, FL
03/03/17 - Barrelhouse South - Savannah, GA
03/04/17 - Visulite Theatre - Charlotte, NC
03/06/17 - Zydeco - Birmingham, AL
03/08/17 - Old Rock House - St. Louis, MO
03/09/17 - Majestic - Madison, WI
03/10/17 - Skyway Theatre - Minneapolis, MN @
03/11/17 - Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
03/14/17 - Rose Music Hall - Columbia, MO
03/15/17 - Vega - Lincoln, NE
03/16/17 - Aggie Theatre - Fort Collins, CO
03/17/17 - The Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO
03/18/17 - Animas City Theatre - Durango, CO
03/22/17 - Town Square Tavern - Jackson, WY
03/23/17 - The Filling Station - Bozeman, MT
03/24/17 - The State Room - Salt Lake City, UT
03/25/17 - O.P. Rockwell - Park City, UT
03/29/17 - Crown Room - Crystal Bay, NV
03/30/17 - Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA
04/01/17 - Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY +
04/04/17 - The Vanguard - Tulsa, OK
04/05/17 - George’s Majestic Lounge - Fayetteville, AR
04/06/17 - 1884 Lounge - Memphis, TN
04/07/17 - Mercy Lounge - Nashville, TN
04/08/17 - Concourse @ The International - Knoxville, TN
04/09/17 - Revelry Room - Chattanooga, TN
04/12/17 - Cosmic Charlies - Lexington, KY
04/13/17 - Madison Live - Covington, KY
04/14/17 - The Hi-Fi - Indianapolis, IN
04/15/17 - Woodlands Tavern - Columbus, OH
04/18/17 - Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
04/19/17 - Iron Works - Buffalo, NY
04/20/17 - The Haunt - Ithaca, NY

# w/ Lettuce
^ w/ Galactic
* w/ Railroad Earth
+ w/ STS9
@  co-headline with Papadosio

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 1:24 pm

Head over to Rolling Stone Country to watch the exclusive music video premiere of “Leave It On The Ground” from folk-pop newcomers Forlorn Strangers. The “artful video” showcases the family harmonies and string-forward accompaniments that Forlorn Strangers are becoming known for. In the video, “[t]here’s a woozy, leisurely feel to everyone’s movements,” reflects Rolling Stone Country, which “turn[s] this clip - the latest release from the band’s self-titled debut - into an out-of-time tribute to overcoming trials, moving forward and leaving one’s baggage behind.”

Forlorn Strangers was produced by Grammy winner Phil Madeira and recorded at John Prine’s Nashville studio, The Butcher Shoppe. The 10-track album combines the talents of five songwriters whose unique styles blend into a singular, unforgettable sound that is simultaneously innovative and steeped in the tradition of American roots music.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

12/31/16 - Little Harpeth Brewery - Nashville, TN
1/19/17 - Grey Eagle Music Hall - Asheville, NC %
1/20/17 - The Rabbit Hole - Charlotte, NC %
1/21/17 - Sugarlands Distilling - Gatlinburg, TN %
2/16/17 - Lost River Sessions - Bowling Green, KY
2/17/17 - Empty Glass - Charleston, WV
2/18/17 - Albert S George Youth Center - Barnesville, OH
2/19/17 - Purple Fiddle - Thomas, WV
2/23/17 - Rams Head On Stage - Annapolis, MD ^
2/24/17 - State Theatre - Easton, PA
2/25/17 - Hill Country Brooklyn - Brooklyn, NY
2/26/17 - Pittsburgh Winery - Pittsburgh, PA

% with Old Salt Union
^ with Yarn

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 1:50 pm

Soundslinger is excited to announce additions to the lineup for the upcoming 2017 Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, a diverse, multi-genre event celebrating the start of spring with world renowned and on the rise performers, art installations to inspire with awe, yoga and meditation to cleanse the soul, great food, and friends new and old to enjoy it all with. Announced today, and keeping with the festival’s committed pursuit to push the boundaries of genre and surprises in programming, OMF 17 has added Grammy-nominated country artist Sturgill Simpson to its already impressive lineup. Other additions include Logic, funk outfit Vulfpeck, electronic-funk duo The Floozies, 12th Planet, Ganja White Night, Space Jesus, Brasstracks, Gothenburg, Sweden-based future bass artist Kasbo, Pell, The Golden Pony, Vandana, Polyenso, Funky Dawgz Brass Band, Octopus Kid, Roosevelt Collier Allstar Jam, Slumber, Tomas Station, Jon Simon and many more. Today’s lineup addition rounds out an an exciting list of already-announced names which include Kings of Leon, Usher & The Roots, Bassnectar, The Lumineers, Flume, Wiz Khalifa, Pretty Lights, Solange, Rae Sremmurd, Young The Giant, Porter Robinson (Live), Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, and many more.

The second annual edition of North America’s most exciting new festival will take place from Thursday, March 2nd through Sunday, March 5th at Okeechobee, Florida’s beautiful Sunshine Grove, located on over 600 acres of pristine grasslands, clear lakes, and exotic tropical woodlands.

With Early Bird festival tickets completely sold out, limited General Admission tickets are now available at the Tier 1 price via OkeechobeeFest.com for a limited time. Tickets will go up in price on January 18th at 11:59pm EST. A full listing of performing artists, along with the festival AdMat, can be found below.

Visit OkeechobeeFest.com for complete ticketing details and payment plan options.

It is quite a challenge to stand out in today’s festival landscape, but with the inaugural event this past spring, the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival did just that and more. From legendary performances at the first ever PoWoW! (Read about 2016’s PoWow! Feat. Arcade Fire's Win Butler, Miguel, Hall & Oates' John Oates, Mumford & Sons, Skrillex, Mac Miller, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and more at Rolling Stone), to signature venues like the lakeside sandy beach of Aquachobee, and the otherworldly confines of Jungle 51 hidden within a forest of luminescent trees, Okeechobee wowed a sold-out gathering of open-minded music fans with a weekend worthy of its position as the first major event of the music festival season.

“While an incredible lineup featuring everyone from Mumford and Sons and Kendrick Lamar to Robert Plant and Skrillex kept us Okeechobeings on a dynamic and literally nonstop musical journey over the course of the festival's four nights, it was the overall experience — the camping, the art, the beach, the costumes, the nature and weather, the yoga and spirituality, and of course the smiling, chilled-out people from all walks of life — that made the festival the magical bubble in space-time it was.” - Miami New Times on Okeechobee 2016

Okeechobee’s festival site has been carefully prepared to capture the natural beauty of the sunshine state, and give the festival an intimate feeling. Building upon the epic experience that greeted patrons in its inaugural year, Soundslinger has further invested in new art, amenities and infrastructure for Okeechobee’s second annual edition. An assortment of spectacular multi-media immersive art installations dot the landscape, including unique pieces commissioned specifically for the festival with an emphasis on upcycled materials. Patrons will stumble upon large scale structures and small intimate interactive pieces as they experience the artistic heart and soul of the festival in ChobeeWobee Village, or spend time exploring the majestic Sunshine Grove through every hidden hammock, grove of palms, and secret pathway throughout the festival site. When hunger strikes after an afternoon of dancing, a wide array of locally sourced treats from some of Florida’s most popular food trucks and artisanal purveyors will be on hand to satiate the most voracious appetites and discerning palates. Meanwhile, Yogachobee offers a place for healing, exploration, and reflection on the epic musical moments and experiences, with yoga, meditation, permaculture workshops, speakers and more.

“We are excited to build upon the success of OMF 16. This year’s lineup is great and we have more surprises to come. We are opening up more of our amazing property for people to explore, and continuing to invest in art and the overall festival experience. Can’t wait to open the doors on March 2nd!” - Kevin Collinsworth (Soundslinger CEO)

In addition to continuously improving the festival operations, logistics & overall fan experience, an ongoing endeavor of the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival is to do everything possible to respect and cherish the natural beauty of the festival site, the surrounding area, and the earth as a whole. Each year the festival will make progress towards the eventual goal of being a carbon neutral event while utilizing as many biodegradable, repurposed, recycled & sustainable materials as possible.

Additionally, organizers of the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival (OMF) recently announced their Okeechobee community partnership initiatives in advance of the festival. Specific initiatives build on the partnership with the local community fostered from OMF’s inaugural 2016 festival and include increasing local nonprofit partners to 10 total, all with presence on-site at the festival, partnering with local businesses to enhance the OMF 17 experience, and continuing to employ the community in festival-related jobs.  

OMF 16’s community partnership initiatives included cash donations of $52,000 to three partner nonprofits and county support of $78,000. OMF 16 also created hundreds of local jobs and increased sales revenue to Okeechobee County and surrounding communities. OMF 16’s sold out festival brought an unprecedented increase in retail and hotel business, selling out every hotel room in a 2-hour radius for the duration of the festival. Total economic impact from OMF 16 was $16.4M with $1.5M in state and local taxes generated by the festival.

OMF 17 nonprofit partners include Treasure Coast Food Bank, Martha’s House, The Warrior Center, Home Builders Institute, Drug Court Advocate, an initiative of the Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition, United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 69 and For Okeechobee, Inc.    

At this year’s festival, community efforts will also include a Nonprofit initiative called “Participation Row” to encourage and foster interactions and engagement between festival attendees and nonprofit partners.

“Nearly a dozen local nonprofits will be featured in the ‘Participation Row’ social action village at the festival, organized by the nonprofit organization HeadCount and sponsored by Orlando-based solar power investment firm Clean Energy Advisors,” commented Headcount Executive Director Andy Bernstein. Bernstein added, “‘Participation Row’ is a place where festival attendees can meet representatives from each nonprofit, take positive actions that support their missions, and enter a free drawing for a D’Angelico guitar signed by the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival headliners. In addition, the nonprofits will receive proceeds from a VIP signed memorabilia auction.”

OMF 17 organizers, in partnership with Treasure Coast Food Bank (TCFB), will also be collecting leftover food from concessions and consumers in an effort to supply as many meals as possible to local soup kitchens post-festival.

4-Day GA Passes for the festival include parking, tent camping, and access to all four days of the festival.  Fans can make the most out of their weekend with the Eternal Sunshine VIP Experience, a variety of Tent and RV Rental options, the Eternal Sunshine VIP Boutique Camping Experience, or a Super VIP Luxury Tour Bus package called The Grand Kachobee. These ticket and lodging packages are customized to give each fan an experience that they will never forget.  Detailed information is available on the website.

For tickets and information, go to www.okeechobeefest.com

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Current Full Artist Lineup for Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival (with new additions in bold):
Kings of Leon
Usher & The Roots (A Rare Co-Performance)
Bassnectar
The Lumineers
Flume
Wiz Khalifa
Pretty Lights (Live Band)
Sturgill Simpson
Solange
Rae Sremmurd
Logic
Young The Giant
Porter Robinson (Live)Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
Griz
Cold War Kids
Mike Posner
D.R.A.M
Bleachers
SOJA
The Revivalists
Snails
Mac Demarco
Waka Flocka Flame
Sleigh Bells
Snakehips
Louis The Child
The Growlers
Moon Taxi
Vulfpeck
The Floozies
The Knocks (Live)
Gallant
Russ
Joey Purp
BADBADNOTGOOD
Joywave
Allen Stone
PoWow! A Mashup Collaboration with Special Guests TBA
George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic
FKJ
12th Planet
Galactic
The Japanese House
Lewis Del Mar
Bipolar Sunshine
Tennyson
Jacob Collier
Haywyre
Whethan
Louis Futon
Ganja White Night
Space Jesus
Khruangbin
Con Brio
Okeechobee Gospel Soul Experience: Blind Boys of Alabama, Allen Stone and More
Nightmares on Wax (DJ Set)
OTT
DVS1
Kaiydo
Futurebirds
Rainbow Kitten Surprise
Jacob Banks
Brasstracks
Kasbo
TAUK
Ryan Elliott
Pell
Perpetual Groove
The Golden Pony
Escort (DJ Set)
Jacuzzi Boys
Cereus Bright
Vandana
Merchandise
VHS Collection
Donna Missal
Polyenso
Lawrence
Funky Dawgz Brass Band
Roosevelt Collier Allstar Jam

Gaudi
Sebastian Mullaert aka Minilogue Live
Julio
Octopus Kid
Slumber
Tomas Station

WYK
CBDB
Jon Simon
AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 9:34 am

The second annual Deep Roots Mountain Revival is proud to announce its return to the legendary Marvin’s Mountaintop in Masontown, WV on July 20-22, 2017. Nestled in the Appalachian hills, the festival combines world-class bluegrass, funk, rock and jam music with regional visual artists, craft vendors, camping and family-friendly activities. Early bird tickets are currently on-sale for $145, but will increase to $165 on Thursday, January 26th at 10 AM ET with the release of the 2017 Deep Roots Mountain Revival lineup announcement.

In 2016, legendary West Virginia festival venue Marvin's Mountaintop was revived with three days of music spanning nu-grass, funk, country, blues, and more. Set against a beautiful WV mountain backdrop, last year fans were treated to performances from Greensky Bluegrass, Blackberry Smoke, Leftover Salmon, Rising Appalachia, The Hip Abduction and even a surprise appearance from Alison Krauss with Jamey Johnson.

Look for the 2017 lineup to be revealed Thursday, January 26th!

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 8:16 am

Deep Roots Mountain Revival is proud to announce the initial lineup for its second annual music and arts festival happening July 20-22, 2017. Headliners Brandi Carlile and Lettuce will be joined by JJ Grey & Mofro, Moon Taxi, White Denim, Drake White and the Big Fire, TAUK, The Hip Abduction and many more. The festival takes place in Masontown, WV on the legendary Marvin’s Mountaintop providing a picturesque setting for three-days of camping, dancing and relaxing with friends. Patrons will be treated to top-tier Americana, Bluegrass, Rock and Jam music with regional visual artists, craft vendors and family-friendly activities. A confirmed listing of the initial lineup is below. More artists including an additional headliner will be announced soon.

A limited number of advance price tickets go on sale today, Thursday, January 26th. Advance tickets are $165 for General Admission and $425 - $575 for VIP, respectfully. Once advance tickets are sold out, GA prices will increase to $185, and will be $225 at the gate. Car camping and RV upgrades are also available. VIP ticket package options include early entry; buffet lunch and dinner; happy hour beer and wine; access to premiere viewing areas at all stages; access to private bathrooms and showers; VIP camping sites; VIP lounge access; a swag bag; and a stainless steel souvenir mug. Tickets can be purchased through the Deep Roots Mountain Revival website: mountainrevival.com.

Marvin’s Mountaintop has been revived as a premier family-friendly music festival in the Appalachian mountains. Children ages 10 and under will be admitted into the festival for free, and new this year, kids ages 11-15 can purchase tickets for $50 with proof of age presented at the gate including birth certificate, student ID, passport, or report card. A variety of creative kids activities for all ages will be announced soon. Grab your ticket, and join us around the campfire for another incredible weekend of rhythm, roots, family, and fun!

For more information on the Deep Roots Mountain Revival, visit www.mountainrevival.com

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 11:51 am

KAABOO Del Mar is a three-day "mix-perience" providing the perfect weekend escape. Curated as a fully immersive elevated festival experience without the rough qualities of a traditional outdoor event, KAABOO Del Mar combines a diverse mix of top-tier music, high-quality culinary offerings, the very best craft libations, visually inspiring art exhibitions, comedy, dancing and indulgent amenities. KAABOO is located at the historic Del Mar Racetrack + Fairgrounds, just north of San Diego on the Southern California coast.

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 2:37 pm

Charleston, SC’s Dangermuffin is proud to announce the release of their newest studio album Heritage on March 31st, 2017. Themes of sea, sun, and spiritual connection weave through the eight-track release combining a cohesive blend of Alt-Americana, Island grooves, Folk and Jam. In celebration of the band’s sixth release, Dangermuffin will tour throughout the spring and summer in support of the album. A full list of confirmed dates are below with more to be announced soon.

On Heritage, Dangermuffin reaches into their creative arsenal to craft an album showcasing the band’s signature coastal-influenced grooves melded with Americana sensibilities and Appalachian fingerpicking. The album’s lyrics contemplate the universal human connection to our ancestors, ancient traditions and symbols while yearning for humanity to get back to its roots. It is an audible showcase weaving introspective lyrics with catchy, nimble guitar riffs. Six of the eight songs were recorded acoustically adding to the album’s organic feel; and although Dangermuffin has performed as a trio for nearly a decade, the recent addition of their newest member Markus Helander of Finland on drums makes Heritage the band’s most progressive album to date. Fittingly, the album’s soaring vocals were recorded in Charleston’s historic Unitarian Church, a National Historic Landmark built in 1772.

Heritage opens with “Ode To My Heritage”, a twangy foot-tapping gospel featuring vocalist/ guitarist Dan Lotti’s vibrant tenor. On “Waves”, the quartet channels an island feel with Mike Sivilli’s arpeggiated guitar and jubilant vocal harmonies complimented by sunny saxophone tones from guest musician Mike Quinn. “Ancient Family”, the album’s lead single, meditates on our ancestral connections and cosmic currents. Lotti sings “My ancient family/ will you rise up with me” as breezy guitar licks and vocal harmonies swirl and emblaze. On “Ol’ Fidel”, the album’s fifth track, Dangermuffin builds an acoustic reggae foundation that explodes into an all out jam.

“One Last Swim”, a tribute to band’s late friend percussionist Kirk Horn, closes out the album. Dangermuffin befriended Kirk in Columbus, OH while touring through the region over the last several years. When Kirk fell terminally ill, he moved to a place he had never been, Folly Beach, SC, to experience the joy and deep connection to the ocean that his friends describe in their music. Lotti wrote the track in a fit of inspiration before realizing that the words were for and about his friend who performed on the track and passed on only a week later.

“To have a song mean something for somebody is the epitome of the best possible thing you want as an artist,” describes Lotti. “I want this album to help as many people as it can.”

2017 DANGERMUFFIN TOUR DATES

03/15/17 - The Ale & The Witch - St. Petersburg, FL
03/16/17 - Wynwood Yard - Miami, FL
03/17/17 - Ella’s Folk Art Cafe - Tampa, FL
03/18/17 - Salt Life Festival - Sea Walk Pavilion - Jacksonville, FL
03/22/17 - Guanabanas - Jupiter, FL
03/23/17 - Will’s Pub - Orlando, FL
03/24/17 - Roasting Room - Bluffton, SC
03/25/17 - Pour House - Charleston, SC
03/30/17 - Smith’s Olde Bar - Atlanta, GA
03/31/17 - Gottrocks - Greenville, SC
04/01/17 - Isis Music Hall - Asheville, NC
04/07/17 - Ashley St. Station - Valdosta, GA
04/08/17 - String Break - Brooksville, FL
04/12/17 - American Beauty - New York, NY
04/13/17 - World Cafe Live--Philly, PA
04/14/17 - Gypsy Sally’s - Washington, DC
04/18/17 - Woodlands Tavern - Columbus, OH
04/19/17 - The Burl - Lexington, KY
04/22/17 - Willow Tree Coffee House - Johnson City, TN
04/28/17 - The Palm Room - Wrightsville Beach, NC
04/29/17 - The Lincoln Theatre w/ Greg Humphreys Band - Raleigh, NC

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 8:02 am

Deep Roots Mountain Revival is proud to welcome lineup additions Dr. Dog, Sam Bush, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Motet, The SteelDrivers, Town Mountain, and more to its 2nd annual event. The bands will join previously announced artists Brandi Carlile, Lettuce, JJ Grey & Mofro, Moon Taxi, White Denim, Drake White and the Big Fire, TAUK, and The Hip Abduction at the legendary Marvin’s Mountaintop in Masontown, WV this summer on July 20-22, 2017. Attendees will be treated to three days of top-tier musicianship, regional artisans, mountain camping, and family-friendly activities. A confirmed lineup is below and tickets are available for purchase here.

A limited number of advance price tickets are currently available for $165 for General Admission and $425 - $575 for VIP. Once advance tickets are sold out, GA prices will increase to $185. Car camping and RV upgrades are also available. VIP ticket package options include early entry; buffet lunch and dinner; happy hour beer and wine; access to premiere viewing areas at all stages; access to private bathrooms and showers; VIP camping sites; VIP lounge access; a swag bag; and a stainless steel souvenir mug.

Deep Roots Mountain Revival is a family-friendly festival. Activities and outdoor adventures geared towards kids of all ages will be announced soon. Children ages 10 and under will be admitted for free, while kids ages 11-15 can purchase tickets for $50 with proof of age including birth certificate, student ID, passport, or report card. Tickets may be purchased through the Deep Roots Mountain Revival website at deeprootsmountainrevival.com.

WHAT: DEEP ROOTS MOUNTAIN REVIVAL
WHEN: THURSDAY JULY 20th – SATURDAY, JULY 22nd, 2017
WHERE: MARVIN’S MOUNTAINTOP IN MASONTOWN, WV
TICKETS: $165 3-DAY GA // $425 - $575 3-Day VIP
TICKETS LINK: http://bit.ly/2lIc2xo
FESTIVAL WEBSITE: deeprootsmountainrevival.com

Deep Roots Mountain Revival Full Lineup
JUST ADDED*

Brandi Carlile
Dr. Dog*
Lettuce
JJ Grey & Mofro
Moon Taxi
Sam Bush*
Yonder Mountain String Band*
White Denim
The Motet*
The SteelDrivers*
Drake White and the Big Fire
TAUK
The Hip Abduction
Eric Krasno Band
Cabinet
Billy Strings
Larry Keel Experience
Town Mountain*
AQUEOUS
Cris Jacobs Band
Tyler Childers*
Dead 27s
Forlorn Strangers
Qiet
Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers*
I-Vibes*
The Kind Thieves*
The Manor & Friends*
The Horse Traders*
Poor Taters*
Halftime String Band*

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 12:54 pm

The Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival (Thursday, March 2 to Sunday, March 5) is excited to announce the final lineup for this year’s PoWoW!, a  one-time-only live collaborative concert under the stars at Sunshine Grove. The 2017 PoWow! will take place on Saturday, March 4 at the Here Stage  from  10:15 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. and will feature legendary singer-songwriter-composer and keyboardist Michael McDonald, R&B crooner Gallant, DJ and electronic producer GRiZ, funk outfit Vulfpeck, Eric Krasno (Lettuce/Soulive), American R&B singer Antwaun Stanley, the horn section of instrumental jazz group Snarky Puppy and many more special guests. The PoWow! will focus largely on special reinterpretations of beloved classic songs woven together with modern music by this incredible live band. The goal of the PoWow! is for artists and audience to share a transcendent experience of connection and shared energy as these stars align at Okeechobee. More information on this year’s PoWoW! can be found on the festival’s website HERE.

Recently, Okeechobee also announced its highly anticipated daily lineups for Thursday, March 2 through Sunday, March 5. Including all performers on its three main stages (Be Stage, Here Stage, Now Stage), Jungle 51 and Aquachobee Beach, this year’s Okeechobee lineup for these stages can be viewed HERE. Okeechobee has also announce the return and expansion of ChobeeWobee Village, the festival’s cultural epicenter. Everything from yoga classes and earth arts workshops to late night fire performances and intimated performances can be viewed HERE. Additionally, festivalgoers can download the official Okeechobee app through the App Store that will allow for a personal schedule to be created, up-to-the-minute News direct from the festival, FAQs, information on ticketing (VIP packages, RV parking passes, shuttles), site maps and a chance to win official 2017 Okeechobee merchandise. More info on the app can be found via Okeechobeefest.com. Three-day passes to the festival are SOLD OUT and a limited run of four-day passes remain at the final price tier. Visit Okeechobeefest.com for more details.

Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, is a diverse, multi-genre event celebrating the start of spring with world renowned and on the rise performers, art installations to inspire with awe, yoga and meditation to cleanse the soul, great food, and friends new and old to enjoy it all with. The second annual edition of North America’s most exciting new festival will take place at Okeechobee, Florida’s beautiful Sunshine Grove, located on over 600 acres of pristine grasslands, clear lakes, and exotic tropical woodlands. Artists performing at the 2017 festival include Kings of Leon, Usher & The Roots,

Bassnectar, Sturgill Simpson, The Lumineers, Flume, Wiz Khalifa, Pretty Lights, Solange, Logic, Rae Sremmurd, Young The Giant, Porter Robinson (Live), Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, and many more. For additional details on the artists performing, along with information on Okeechobee’s exciting nightly dusk-till-dawn electronic experience, Jungle 51 (along with complete ticketing information and payment plan options), visit OkeechobeeFest.com.

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 1:35 pm

The Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, a diverse, multi-genre event kicks off  this weekend from Thursday, March 2 – Sunday, March 5, and has officially SOLD OUT of all available tickets for the second year in a row.

This year is truly a global event. Attendees will be traveling from every continent except Antarctica, 60 countries, every US State, and over 2,370 cities from around the globe.   

46% of OMF attendees are from out of state. OMF is poised to make a multi-million-dollar economic impact to the local area as well as the State of Florida. 46.9% of attendees will be traveling from out of state. Along the way will be spending money on food, gas, accommodations, and leisure activities. This money will be filtered back into the local economy through local businesses and sales tax. In addition to this, the festival is committed to supporting Okeechobee county, and $3.00 from each ticket sale, will go directly to the county.

A portion of each ticket sale will support Okeechobee based nonprofits will be onsite during the festival in “Participation Row,” OMF’s Social Action Village.

Festival organizers have requested no one arrive at the site without a previously purchased wristband. There will be no sales at the gates and anyone looking to purchase a ticket will be turned away. 

“We are very excited to announce another sold out festival, and want to thank our Okeechobee community, the city, county and residents of Okeechobee County, and all OMF staff for making OMF17 a success. We look forward to a fun weekend filled with music, art, and community. We urge all participants to have fun, but remember to stay safe throughout the weekend.” - Kevin Collinsworth, Soundslinger, LLC CEO & Group Leader

The second annual edition of North America’s most exciting new festival will take place at Okeechobee, Florida’s beautiful Sunshine Grove, located on over 600 acres of pristine grasslands, lakes, and exotic tropical woodlands. This weekend’s celebration will mark the start of spring with world-renowned and on-the-rise performers, art installations to inspire with awe, yoga and meditation to cleanse the soul, great food, and friends new and old to enjoy it all with. Artists performing at the 2017 festival include Kings of Leon, Usher & The Roots, Bassnectar, Sturgill Simpson, The Lumineers, Flume, Wiz Khalifa, Pretty Lights, Solange, Logic, Rae Sremmurd, Young The Giant, Porter Robinson (Live), Anderson Paak & The Free Nationals, and many more. For additional details on the artists performing, along with information on Okeechobee’s exciting nightly dusk-till-dawn electronic experience, Jungle 51, visit OkeechobeeFest.com.

Additionally, Okeechobee’s PoWoW!, a one-time-only live collaborative concert taking place on Saturday, March 4 at the Here Stage from  10:15 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. , will feature legendary singer-songwriter-composer and keyboardist Michael McDonald, R&B crooner Gallant, DJ and electronic producer GRiZ, funk outfit Vulfpeck, Eric Krasno (Lettuce/Soulive), American R&B singer Antwaun Stanley, the horn section of instrumental jazz group Snarky Puppy and many more special guests. The PoWow! will focus largely on special reinterpretations of beloved classic songs woven together with modern music by this incredible live band. The goal of the PoWow! is for artists and audience to share a transcendent experience of connection and shared energy as these stars align at Okeechobee. More information on this year’s PoWoW! can be found on the festival’s website HERE.

Okeechobee 2017 will also feature the return and expansion of ChobeeWobee Village, (schedule), the cultural nexus of the festival that will provide a place to mingle, wander, explore, stretch, and relax amongst a myriad of carefully crafted (and curated) curiosities. Co-Curated by Kulturehaus, ChobeeWobee Village is home to Yogachobee, The Earth Arts Academy and the Healing Sanctuary (schedule). All three have their own mind-expanding programming which is sure to stretch the body, and soul while polishing up one’s survival skills.

Festival-goers are encouraged to download the official Okeechobee app through the App Store that will allow for a personal schedule to be created, up-to-the-minute News direct from the festival through the duration of the weekend, FAQs, site maps & Portal Secrets.  More info on the app can be found via Okeechobeefest.com HERE.

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 8:33 am

Slightly Stoopid have unveiled the initial dates for their 11th annual summer tour. The 2017 Sounds of Summer tour will route the California natives to amphitheaters and pavilions across North America and take the band overseas for festivals throughout Europe. Joining Slightly Stoopid on all June, July and August US dates are Iration, J Boog, and The Movement. Pre-sale tickets go on sale at 12 PM local time this Friday, March 3rd through the Slightly Stoopid fan club. The general public on-sale will then take place at Friday, March 10th at 10 AM local time.

"It's gonna be a summer of madness when we the hit the road with our boys Iration, J Boog, and The Movement for the Sounds Of Summer 2017 tour," says frontman Miles Doughty. "Smokestacks and sunshine while spending the summer jamming, BBQ-ing, and hanging with friends. Doesn't get much better than that!"

The Sounds of Summer tour kicks off in Glen Allen, Va on June 8th and carries the band along the East Coast through July 9th. Slightly Stoopid will then hit the Pacific Northwest for about a week before traveling towards the southern edge of the country. Announced are 27 dates and 19 states in all including a return stop to Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO as well as Marymoor Park in WA and The Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA. More dates will be announced soon. A full list of currently announced tour dates are below.

Be sure to catch Slightly Stoopid at festivals worldwide this spring and summer. Currently announced performances include appearances at US festivals Reggae Rise Up (St. Petersburg, FL), Tortuga Music Festival (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) and SweetWater 420 Fest (Atlanta, GA), and internationally at Jungle Jam (Jacó, Costa Rica), Byron Bay Bluesfest (Byron Bay, Australia), and Boomtown (Winchester, UK).

For more information on Slightly Stoopid including up-to-date tour and ticket information, visit - http://slightlystoopid.com/

SOUNDS OF SUMMER TOUR DATES:
06/08  Glen Allen, VA - Innsbrook After Hours
06/09  Philadelphia, PA - Festival Pier @ Penn’s Landing
06/10  Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
06/11  Portsmouth, VA - Portsmouth Pavilion
06/16  Brooklyn, NY - Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
06/17  Vienna, VA - Wolf Trap
06/18  Simpsonville, SC - Heritage Park Amphitheatre
06/22  Saint Augustine, FL - Saint Augustine Amphitheatre
06/23  North Charleston, SC - Riverfront Park
06/25  Cocoa, FL - Riverfront Park
06/29  Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheater
06/30  Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony Summer Stage
07/01  Essex Junction, VT - Midway Lawn at Champlain Valley Expo
07/02  Portland, ME - Maine State Pier
07/14  Boise, ID - Summerfield at Memorial Stadium
07/15  Bend, OR - Les Schwab Amphitheater
07/16  Redmond, WA - Marymoor Park
07/22  Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre
07/23  Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl
07/28  New Braunfels, TX - Whitewater Music Amphitheater
07/29  Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory
07/30  Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
08/04  Lake Tahoe, NV - Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys
08/06  Avila Beach, CA - Avila Beach Golf Resort
08/16  Flagstaff, AZ - Pepsi Amphitheater at Fort Tuthill County Park
08/18  Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 7:06 am

California Folk-Rock band Midnight North has announced the release of their third studio album, Under the Lights, on June 16, 2017. Recorded by David Simon-Baker (Los Lobos, ALO, Jackie Greene, Mother Hips) at the Greene Room and Allegiant Studios, the 11-track album represents a country and soul-tinged sound that capitalizes on the band’s expert songwriting, strong melodies and seamless three-part harmonies. The Bay Area-based band will celebrate the release of their new record with a hometown show at Great American Music Hall and an extensive tour of both coasts this spring.

Midnight North wrote the majority of Under The Lights after their first east coast and midwest tour. The influence of being on the road —  the initial excitement, the longing for home, and the inherent need to keep moving — shines throughout the record. The resulting album shares the heart and soul of four talented musicians: Grahame Lesh (vocals, guitar); Elliott Peck (vocals, guitar);  Alex Jordan (vocals, organ); and Connor O’Sullivan (bass).

The first single off the album, “The Highway Song,” is perhaps the most clearly influenced by the band’s time spent on tour, boasting deft lead guitar, sweeping harmonies, and country-tinged vocals that transport the listener to the open road. Meanwhile, “Playing A Poor Hand Well” makes expert use of organ and horns to accentuate Peck’s powerhouse vocals. “Everyday,” shows a sunnier side of the band’s repertoire; the song takes a page from the Grateful Dead’s book, with catchy, harmony-laden melodies and good, old-fashioned rock n roll influences.

The title track, “Under the Lights,” is a feel-good Americana-rock tune that encapsulates the band’s intention for the record. “Under the Lights is the perfect title for this collection of songs,” says O’Sullivan. “These songs and lyrics are about being a band of musicians on the road away from home. Songs literally performed and tested under the lights at countless venues across the US.”

The band has made a name for itself with its impressive live shows and festival appearances, where the musicians have jammed with heavyweights like Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Tom Hamilton, Mihali Savoulidis, and more. Midnight North will also celebrate its fifth anniversary of their Sunday-night gig at Terrapin Crossroads in their hometown of San Rafael, CA. While Under the Lights represents a tighter, more concise recording of the band’s extensively tour-tested songs, at their live shows, listeners can expect energetic, improvisational detours and the raw talent of four musicians who have spent years perfecting their craft onstage.

For more information on Midnight North, including ticket information for all shows, visit midnightnorth.com.

Tour Dates:

March 30 - Ardmore Music Hall - Philadelphia, PA
March 31 - Wonder Bar - Asbury Park, NJ
April 1 - Rock n Roll Resort V7 - Kerhonkson, NY
April 2 - Jammin Java - Vienna, VA
April 5 - Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY %
April 6 - The Acoustic - Bridgeport, CT
April 7 - Nectar's - Burlington, VT
April 8 - Westcott Theater - Syracuse, NY #
April 9 - Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH #
April 12 - Vegetable Buddies - South Bend, IN
April 13 - The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI #
April 14 - Concord Music Hall - Chicago, IL #
April 15 - Majestic Live - Madison, WI #
April 16 - Miramar Theatre - Madison, WI #
April 19-20 - Woodlands Tavern - Columbus, OH #
April 21 - Smith's Olde Bar - Atlanta, GA
April 22 - Pour House - Charleston, SC #
April 23 - Jack Rabbit's - Jacksonville, FL #
April 25 - High Dive - Gainesville, FL #
April 26 - Side Bar Theatre - Tallahassee, FL #
April 27 - Bourbon Street Bar - Auburn, AL #
April 28 - Varsity Theatre - Baton Rouge, LA #
April 29 - Republic NOLA - New Orleans, LA ^
May 19 - Moe's Alley - Santa Cruz, CA
May 20-21 - Hipnic - Big Sur, CA
June 8 - Boulder Theatre - Boulder, CO *
June 16 - Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA

% with Nicole Atkins / “Brooklyn Is The Band” set
# supporting Twiddle
^ supporting Dead Feat
* supporting Nahko and Medicine for the People

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 9:03 am

KAABOO Del Mar is excited to announce the 2017 music lineup for its third annual music and entertainment experience happening September 15-17, 2017. Alternative Rock icons Red Hot Chili Peppers, trailblazing Pop songstress P!nk, American treasure Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and international stadium rockers Muse will headline.  They will be joined by previously announced California favorites Weezer, plus Jane’s Addiction, David Guetta, Ice Cube, Jason Derulo, Logic, Alanis Morissette, Jackson Browne, Andy Grammer, Kesha, LīVE, X Ambassadors, Garbage, Michael McDonald, and many more. A confirmed lineup is listed below.
 
Three-day passes are on sale now via KAABOOdelmar.com. Hang Loose (GA) passes are currently $259, while HANG FIVE and HANG TEN (VIP) passes are currently at $799 and $2799, respectively. At KAABOO, all guests receive an amenitized experience with access to the HUMOR ME comedy club; an on-site Contemporary Arts Fair in the indoor ARTWORK area, plus a display of outdoor murals and installations; PALATE gourmet food tastings; spa and relaxation reservations at INDULGENCES; CLUB ELEVATE late night dance party (18+); and the ability to lounge poolside with a BASK upgrade at the GRANDVIEW Stage. HANG FIVE and HANG TEN (VIP) passes include additional access to AMPLIFY zones which provide premier stage viewing areas, access to the Thursday Night kickoff party, and more.  
 
“I am thrilled with this year’s extraordinary lineup and proud to be building on the success of our last two KAABOO Del Mar events,” says KAABOO founder and CEO Bryan Gordon. “We strive to curate an event that is multi-generational and diverse - something for all of our fans. When you look at this lineup, we have everyone from Alt Rock legends and bucket list icons, to today’s hottest hitmakers and incredible up-and-comers.”
 
In only its third year, KAABOO Del Mar has carved out its name among national and destination music festivals by offering a curated feast for all senses. Featuring equal parts music, contemporary art, gourmet cuisine, and hilarious comedy, the highly-amenitized event is conveniently located at the Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds in Southern California. Celebrated as San Diego’s largest multi-day major music and entertainment festival, KAABOO Del Mar overlooks the Pacific Ocean and enjoys pristine weather, ocean breezes, and numerous easy to access lodging options.
 
For tickets and information on KAABOO Del Mar visit kaaboodelmar.com
 
KAABOO Del Mar Full Lineup:
Red Hot Chili Peppers
P!NK
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
MUSE
Weezer
Jane's Addiction
David Guetta
Ice Cube
Jason Derulo
Logic
Alanis Morissette
Jackson Browne
Andy Grammer
Kesha
Live
X Ambassadors
Garbage
Milky Chance
T-Pain
Michael McDonald
The Wallflowers
DJ Diesel (Shaquille O'Neal)
Machine Gun Kelly
Pepper
Timeflies
Pete Yorn
The Magpie Salute
Smash Mouth
The Knocks
Dave Mason
Toad The Wet Sprocket
LANY
Eric Burdon and the Animals
Lost Kings
Le Youth
The Him
The Tubes feat. Fee Waybill
Trevor Hall
Fishbone
The Motet
The Shadowboxers
Little Hurricane
Sam Sparro
Kap Slap
Martin Jensen
Led Zeppelin 2
Emily Warren
Lawrence
The Stone Foxes
One Drop
SteevieWild
Darenots
The Last Internationale
Ages and Ages
Moonsville Collective
Armors
Luna Aura
Jared & The Mill
Ethan Tucker Solo Acoustic
The Steppin Stones
Tristen
Cordovas
Lost Beach
Mamafesta
Josh Arbour
Zeal Levin
Kira Lingman
Trouble in the Wind
Barenaked Ladies  - AMPLIFY VIP ONLY
The Dan Band - - AMPLIFY VIP ONLY

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 4:52 pm

Over the weekend, Twiddle brought down the house during a 2-night run at New York City's PlayStation Theatre. Now, the band is treating fans to the official video release of “When It Rains It Pours,” the lead single from the band’s forthcoming double album PLUMP Chapters 1 & 2. The track, already a favorite anthem among the group’s avid followers, was recently re-imagined, re-recorded and re-engineered by veteran producer Ron Saint Germain (311, Bad Brains) for inclusion on Twiddle’s highly anticipated studio albums to be released on April 28, 2017 (The SoNo Recording Group). Watch "When It Rains It Pours" HERE.

“When It Rains It Pours” is for anyone who that has ever had a bad day, month, or year. Many of us can commiserate with the lyrics, “Can’t find your keys again/ The rents been due for weeks/ You need this gig to eat/ Your car starts to leak.” And we’ve all hit that train of thought where it seems “Your problems won’t go away/ They keep piling on your plate/ You just want to escape.” It’s at this moment Twiddle jumps into action laying a foundation of driving drum rhythms behind an upbeat melody, beseeching us all to keep the faith; everything will be just fine. It is this same explosive positive energy that can be felt during Twiddle's live shows.

“‘When It Rains It Pours’ has always resonated with our fans,” reflects Twiddle frontman Mihali Savoulidis. “We have received many messages on how it has personally impacted our fans’ lives,  so we wanted to bring its message to as many ears as possible."

Twiddle’s live performances recently attracted the attention of music industry critic Bob Lefsetz who attended the band's Burton’s U.S. Open show in Vail, Colorado at the encouragement of a friend. The show inspired Lefsetz to dedicate a post entirely to the Vermont jam rockers. “I heard that reggae beat interwoven with electronic elements and damned if I didn't get it. I had to stop and listen,” he said, but what seemed to impress him the most was Twiddle’s proficiency on their instruments, “They’re MUSICIANS!” he stressed.

Lefsetz isn’t the only one who is catching on to the band’s buzz which has already prompted multiple sold-out shows as well as 2-night runs in NYC, Boulder, CO, Syracuse, NY and Columbus, OH on their upcoming spring tour run. Twiddle will also make appearances on the summer festival circuit including performances at Bonnaroo and Camp Bisco as well as headlining 4-sets at Tumble Down, the band's own 2-day festival in Burlington, VT. A full list of announced tour dates are below.

For more information on Twiddle, visit www.twiddlemusic.com

TWIDDLE TOUR DATES: 
04/07/17- 04/08/17 - Westcott Theater - Syracuse, NY (2 nights)
04/09/17 - Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
04/13/17 - The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
04/14/17 - Concord Music Hall - Chicago, IL
04/15/17 - Majestic Theater - Madison, WI
04/16/17 - Miramar Theatre - Milwaukee, WI
04/19/17- 04/20/17 - Woodlands Tavern - Columbus, OH (2 nights)
04/21-23/17 - Sweetwater 420 - Atlanta, GA 
04/22/17 - The Pour House  - Charleston, SC
04/23/17 - Jack Rabbit - Jacksonville, FL
04/25/17 - High Dive - Gainesville, FL
04/26/17 - The Side Bar Theatre - Tallahassee, FL
04/27/17 - Bourbon Street Bar - Auburn, AL
04/28/17 - Varsity Theatre - Baton Rouge, LA
04/29/17 - Republic - New Orleans, LA
05/03/17 - Soundstage - Baltimore, MD
05/04/17 - Chameleon Club - Lancaster, PA
05/05/17 - College Street Music Hall - New Haven, CT
05/06/17 - State Theatre - Portland, ME
5/26-28/17 - Dark Star Jubilee - Thornville, OH
5/26-28/17 - Summer Camp Music Festival - Chillicothe, IL
6/1-3/17 - Mountain Music Festival - Minden, WV
6/8-11/17 - Bonnaroo Music Festival - Manchester, TN
6/29-7/1/17 - Frendly Gathering Music Festival - Burlington, VT
6/30-7/2/17 - moe.down - Turin, NY
7/8-9/17 - Levitate Music Festival - Marshfield, MA
7/13-15/17 - Camp Bisco - Scranton, PA
7/28-29/17 - Tumble Down - Burlington, VT
8/11-12/17 - Boulder Theater - Boulder, CO
8/13/17 - Red Rocks Amphitheater - Morrison, CO

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 11:13 am

SweetWater Brewing Co. collaborated with bands The Hip Abduction and Slightly Stoopid to create two limited release brews, both pouring at this year’s 420 Fest (April 21 – 23 in Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park).  Fans can get a sneak pre-taste in the brewery’s taproom. The Hip Abduction’s “Hipbiscus Tropical Ale” will be on tap during regular tour hours April 5 – 9; followed by Slightly Stoopid’s “Citra Hash Stoopid Brew” April 12 – 16.  Tour guests will receive custom pint glasses (while supplies last).   Learn more about SweetWater tours, including pricing and hours, here:  http://sweetwaterbrew.com/tours

SweetWater head brewer Nick Nock met with members of both bands to discuss their favorite beer styles and flavors, brainstorm ingredients, and develop recipes.  For The Hip Abduction, a St. Pete, FL, collective with a love for West African and early Jamaican reggae/dub music, Nock tapped into their breezy vibe for Hipbiscus Tropical Ale.  The result is a light and crisp, super drinkable pale ale, made with 2 Row, Pilsner and a touch of wheat for the malt bill.  The flavor and aroma come from Cascade and Amarillo hops, with a zest of hibiscus and passionfruit.  The band gave final stamp of approval on Hipbiscus in mid-March while on a visit to the brewery, where they also played an acoustic set for SweetWater employees and a few invited guests.

Nick Nock solidified the style of Slightly Stoopid’s collaboration while backstage with band members, sipping on a few sample brews.   Citra Hash Stoopid Brew is a Mexican Lager with a light blonde body.   Bravo hops add bitterness and orange flavor, while a boatload of Citra Hash added to the whirlpool, then in two different dry hop additions, delivers a big citrus punch.

In addition to sipping on Hipbiscus Tropical Ale and Citra Hash Stoopid Brew at 420 Fest, event guests can enjoy live performances by The Hip Abduction and Slightly Stoopid, plus panel discussions about the beers in the SweetWater Experience Tent, an area devoted to tasting specialty casks and mingling with brewers and industry experts.   The bands and the brews will be joined by 50+ live musical and comedy acts during the three-day festival.   See the full schedule and purchase single-day and three-day passes at www.sweetwater420fest.com.

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 8:13 am

Deep Roots Mountain Revival has released the lineup by day for its second annual festival happening July 20-22, 2017. Join Brandi Carlile, Dr. Dog, Lettuce, JJ Grey & Morfro, Moon Taxi, Sam Bush, Yonder Mountain String Band, White Denim and more over three days on the legendary Marvin’s Mountaintop in Masontown, WV this summer.

Camping 3-Day GA and VIP tickets are on sale now. Activities, featured visual artists, and craft vendors will be announced soon.

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 6:44 am

KAABOO Del Mar, happening September 15-17, 2017, has carved out its name among national and destination music festivals in only its third year. At KAABOO, ALL guests receive an amenitized experience with access to the HUMOR ME comedy club; an on-site Contemporary Arts Fair at ARTWORK; PALATE gourmet food tastings; spa and relaxation services in INDULGENCES; entry to the ELEVATE late night dance party (18+); and the ability to lounge poolside with a BASK upgrade.

Located at the historic Del Mar Racetrack + Fairgrounds just north of San Diego, KAABOO is a three-day weekend retreat. Blockbuster headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers, P!nk, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and Muse will be joined by Weezer, Jane’s Addiction, David Guetta, Ice Cube, Jason Derulo, Logic, Alanis Morissette, Jackson Browne, Andy Grammer, Kesha, LīVE, X Ambassadors, Garbage, Michael McDonald, and many more! Celebrate an unforgettable escape overlooking the Pacific Ocean with renowned culinary artisans, visually inspiring contemporary artists, comedians, dancers, and estheticians at San Diego's largest multi-day music and entertainment event.

STAY TUNED: This Thursday, May 11th at 9 am PST / 12 pm EST,  KAABOO Del Mar will release the official 2017 ARTWORK lineup announcement. Touching on nearly every artistic discipline, globally recognized artists' works will be on display and for sale. Guests can expect to engage in live mural painting, remarkable art installations, and inspiring exhibitions.

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 6:45 pm

Deep Roots Mountain Revival is proud to announce a full schedule of community-building and family-friendly activities for its second annual music and camping festival. Adults are encouraged to participate in relaxing and healing activities such as meditation, reiki, yoga, and hula hooping, or attend a fiddle, clawhammer, or flat-picking workshop for an educational experience. Children may engage their creativity in tie dye making, hula-hoop building, and masquerade creation, or unwind participating in activities such as yoga and singing meditation. Start planning your musical mountaintop weekend by heading over to deeprootsmountainrevival.com for the full schedule of activities, workshops, and just released Artist By Day grid.

A limited number of advance 3-day $165 GA tickets are still available for Deep Roots Mountain Revival. On Monday, June 19th, 3-day GA prices will increase to $180, and single day and 2-day passes will become available. Adult single-day tickets will be offered on Friday and Saturday, and can purchased for $85 or $25 for children. 2-day passes will also be offered at $160 for those who would like to attend Friday & Saturday. VIP passes are still available starting at $425. Tickets may be purchased through the Deep Roots Mountain Revival website at deeprootsmountainrevival.com.

See you on the mountaintop July 20-22nd, 2017! 

WHAT: DEEP ROOTS MOUNTAIN REVIVAL
WHEN: THURSDAY JULY 20th – SATURDAY, JULY 22nd, 2017
WHERE: MARVIN’S MOUNTAINTOP IN MASONTOWN, WV
TICKETS: Advance: $165 3-Day GA // $425 - $575 3-Day VIP (on sale now) //
Tier 1: $180 3-DAY GA (on sale 6/19/17)
SINGLE DAY PASSES: $85 - Available Friday or Saturday (on sale 6/19/17)
TWO DAY PASSES (Friday & Saturday): $160 (on sale 6/19/17)
INFO: deeprootsmountainrevival.com

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 7:19 am

Slightly Stoopid announce the release of a new animated video for the song “One Bright Day” featuring singer/songwriter Angela Hunte, off of their most current album release, Meanwhile … Back at the Lab. The video is comprised of animated stills procured from large canvas paintings donated by Hawaii-based artist and aspiring pro-surfer Danielle Zirk. Original art from the video will be auctioned, with proceeds donated to Global BrightLight Foundation.

“One Bright Day”, a sunny, ukulele-heavy track written and co-produced by Slightly Stoopid’s Kyle McDonald, complements the bold and bright island influences of Zirk’s artwork. The track includes vocals contributed by Angela Hunte who is best known for her writing contribution to the Jay-Z anthem “Empire State of Mind”.

The original signed and numbered hand painted canvasses used in the video will be auctioned to benefit the Global BrightLight Foundation (GBL), a nonprofit that provides affordable solar energy solutions to rural and impoverished communities worldwide.

“I wanted to illustrate a story of nature, love, and compassion by channeling the sound of the ukulele and the echoing voice of Hawaii,” says Zirk. “I used traditional Hawaiian imagery evoking volcanic goddesses, traditional oceanic star charting systems, old canoes sailing amongst breathing natural landscapes, and the one-of-a-kind enchantment of the ocean.” The resulting message is one of connecting with nature, love, loss and spiritual return.

The CEO of Global BrightLight Foundation (GBL) Ben Bunker says "GBL is thrilled to partner with Slightly Stoopid to bring solar energy to people living without electricity in Latin America. The themes of light and hope in the song One Bright Day reflect our vision of a world in which everyone has access to clean, sustainable energy. The solar lanterns that we will distribute together will save families money, provide extra hours of study time for children, and prevent dangerous fires caused by candles and kerosene lamps. A little power makes a world of difference."

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 3:50 pm

KAABOO Del Mar is pleased to announce the daily lineup of music and comedy acts for its third annual event, along with a limited quantity of single-day and two-day passes. On September 15-17, 2017, some of the biggest names in music, comedy, cuisine and contemporary art will come together for an unbelievable weekend of entertainment at Southern California’s Del Mar Racetrack. Single-day and two-day passes go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday July 12th at 9 AM PT at KAABOODelMar.com. A full list of confirmed acts by day can be found below.

On Friday, September 17th, attendees can take in performances by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weezer, David Guetta, Kesha, X Ambassadors, Michael McDonald and beyond. On Saturday, September 18th, P!nk, Muse, Jane’s Addiction, Ice Cube, Logic, Garbage, The Wallflowers and more will perform. Sunday, September 19th will feature appearances by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Jason Derulo, Alanis Morissette, Jackson Browne, Andy Grammer and +LIVE+ among others.

A limited number of single-day and two-day (Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday) HANG LOOSE (GA) passes will be available for purchase for $119 and $239 respectively (plus service charges and shipping). HANG FIVE (VIP) single-day passes will be available for $314. HANG FIVE passes include premium stage viewing and access to HANG FIVE viewing platforms; dedicated food and beverage options in AMPLIFY zones; and access to AMPLIFY charging stations and air-conditioned restrooms. Guests are required to purchase a HANG FIVE three-day pass for access to the Thursday Night Preview Party featuring The Barenaked Ladies and The Dan Band. HANG TEN (VIP) passes are now SOLD OUT.

KAABOO DEL MAR LINEUP BY DAY:

Friday, September 15, 2017: 
Music: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weezer, David Guetta, Kesha, X Ambassadors, Michael McDonald, DJ Diesel (Shaquille O’Neal), The Magpie Salute, Smash Mouth, Dave Mason, Le Youth, The Motet, Little Hurricane, Kap Slap, Martin Jensen, Lawrence, The Last Internationale, Luna Aura, Ethan Tucker, Tristen, Trouble In The Wind
Comedy: Patton Oswalt, Nick Swardson, Arsenio Hall, Bryan Callen

Saturday, September 16, 2017: 
Music: P!nk, Muse, Jane’s Addiction, Ice Cube, Logic, Garbage, The Wallflowers, Machine Gun Kelly, The Knocks, Toad The Wet Sprocket, Lany, Eric Burdon And The Animals, Lost Kings, The Him, The Tubes, Sam Sparro, Emily Warren, The Stone Foxes, One Drop, SteevieWild, Darenots, Ages and Ages, Armors, Jared & The Mill, Lost Beach, Josh Arbour, Zeal Levin
Comedy: Sebastian Maniscalco, Norm Macdonald, Maria Bamford, Al Madrigal, Taylor Williamson

Sunday, September 17, 2017
Music: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Jason Derulo, Alanis Morissette, Jackson Browne, Andy Grammer, +LIVE+, Milky Chance, T-Pain, Pepper, Timeflies, Pete Yorn, Trevor Hall, Fishbone, The Shadowboxers, Led Zeppelin 2, Moonsville Collective, The Steppin Stones, Cordovas, Mamafesta, Kira Lingman
Comedy: David Spade, Demetri Martin, Bridget Everett

For passes and additional information on KAABOO Del Mar visit KAABOODelMar.com

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 1:36 pm

Slightly Stoopid have raised over $20,000 for charity through a successful artwork auction. The hand painted stills, which were turned into a music video for the band’s latest single “One Bright Day”, caught the attention of fans worldwide as well as Hard Rock International. Proceeds from the auction will benefit The Global BrightLight Foundation (GBL), a nonprofit that provides affordable solar energy solutions to rural and impoverished communities globally.

"We are so thankful to Slightly Stoopid, Danielle Zirk, and the donors who participated in the “One Bright Day” fundraiser,” relayed Ben Bunker, CEO of Global BrightLight Foundation.  “Together we will bring clean, sustainable solar energy to at least two rural communities without electricity in Guatemala through our Light a Village program. We look forward to sharing the impact of these projects in the coming months."

The music video for “One Bright Day” features animated paintings by Hawaii-based artist and aspiring pro-surfer Danielle Zirk. Six original signed and numbered hand painted canvasses featured in the video were auctioned off allowing fans to own a piece of Slightly Stoopid history.

“Adding these original pieces of art to our collection will allow us to represent the undeniable connection that exists between art and music,” says Jerry Fraize, Director Of Memorabilia and Hard Rock International spokesperson. “Our guests are sure to enjoy these original paintings, and the message they convey for years to come."

Global BrightLight is not the only organization Slightly Stoopid has supported this year. The band also regularly partners with many cancer fighting organizations such as Grind For Life (grindforlife.org), a nonprofit started by competitive skateboarder Mike Rogers , and Candlelighters (candlelightersoregon.org) which focuses on battling pediatric cancer. Earlier this year, Slightly Stoopid raised over $30,000 for pediatric cancer research by collaborating with pro-skater Danny Way to release an exclusive album along with a limited edition run of 1000 skateboards.

For more information please visit www.slightlystoopid.com

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 11:25 am

This fall and winter, music fans will have a chance to experience numerous incarnations of the music of Del McCoury and family, the renowned and revered bluegrass master, as he launches his most extensive tour in more than 15 years. The 35-date run will feature a different configuration of the McCoury family each night and includes dates billed as The Del McCoury Band and Del and Dawg, plus shows by The Travelin’ McCourys, which includes sons Ronnie and Rob McCoury. For a string of dates starting on November 26 and running until December 9, fans will be treated to "Del: Get On The Bus" shows featuring Del in intimate rock clubs across the West Coast and Colorado. Tickets for those shows are on sale now. A full list of dates can be found below.

“There’s so many great places to play and hear music, I just can’t stop,” the Grammy Award winning McCoury said of his passion for the road and namesake festival, DelFest. “I always love hearing other people play, even if I don’t see myself playing their type of music, I never walk away without having learned something new.”
 
Del McCoury’s quest for new sounds is what drives him to seek out and showcase up-and-coming musicians, especially at DelFest. Over the years, Del has helped give start to young bands including Old Crow Medicine Show and Trampled by Turtles while collaborating and touring with musicians ranging from David Grisman (on the Del and Dawg tour), Sam Bush, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Steve Earle. McCoury has also expanded his repertoire through working with the award-winning members of his band who also tour for their own loyal fan base as The Travelin’ McCourys. Fans can catch The Travelin’ McCourys on select dates this October on The Grateful Ball tour, dates paying allegiance to the music of The Grateful Dead and feature one of their most recent collaborations with The Jeff Austin Band.
 
As fans know, McCoury’s friends and collaborators range from country music hall of famer Vince Gill to rock influencer Dan Auerbach to jam band heavies Trey Anastasio and Jon Fishman of Phish, as well as country star Dierks Bentley, and the late Jerry Garcia. But you don’t need to dig deep into history to find McCoury’s legions of fans that continue to grow as he reinvents his music never veering too far from the classic style he developed while playing with Bill Monroe. McCoury’s versatility was well showcased at the most recent DelFest which featured musicians including Fishman, The Trey Anastasio Band, Gov’t Mule, Bela Fleck and Chris Thile, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, and many others.
 
Don't miss this chance to see Del McCoury and the The Travelin’ McCourys at venues near you.
 
The Travelin’ McCourys Fall / Winter 2017 Tour Dates
* Grateful Ball with Jeff Austin Band
~ with Infamous Stringdusters
^ City Jam (featuring the region’s best pickers)
 
10/3/2017 - Rex Theater - Pittsburgh, PA *
10/4/2017 - Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY *
10/5/2017 - Ardmore Music Hall - Ardmore, PA *
10/7/2017 - Festy Experience - Arrington, VA
10/7/2017 - Chapman Cultural Center - Spartanburg, SC                                                     
11/9/2017 - Madrid Theatre - Kansas City, MO ~
11/10/2017 - Fine Line Music Café - Minneapolis, MN ~
11/11/2017 - Gabe’s - Iowa City, IA
11/12/2017 - Wooly’s - Des Moines, IA
11/15/2017 - Woodlands Tavern - Columbus, OH
11/16/2017 - Old Rock House - St. Louis, MO ^
11/17/2017 - Canopy Club - Urbana, IL ^
11/18/2017 - Bluebird Nightclub - Bloomington, IN ^
11/19/2017 - Park West - Chicago, IL ^
 
The Del McCoury Band Fall / Winter 2017 Tour Dates
^ Del & Dawg
# Del: Get On The Bus Dates
 
10/6/2017 - 3 Sisters Music Festival - Chattanooga, TN
10/7/2017 - Plaza Theatre - Glasgow, KY ^
10/14/2017 - Weis Center for the Performing Arts - Lewisburg, PA
10/19/2017 - Manship Theater - Baton Rouge, LA
10/20/2017 - Paramount Theatre - Austin, TX
10/21/2017 - Show Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival - Farmers Branch, TX
11/1/2017 - Harvester Performance Center - Rocky Mount, VA
11/2/2017 - The Hamilton Live - Washington, DC
11/3/2017 - Rams Head on Stage - Annapolis, MD
11/4/2017 - The Liberty Showcase Theater - Liberty, NC
11/26/2017 - Freight & Salvage - Berkeley, CA #
11/27/2017 - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. - Chico, CA #
11/28/2017 - Humboldt Brews - Arcata, CA #
11/29/2017 - Tower Theatre - Bend, OR#
11/30/2017 - OK Theatre - Enterprise, OR #
12/1/2017 - Aladdin Theater - Portland, OR #
12/2/2017 - Triple Door - Seattle, WA #
12/3/2017 - Rogue Theatre - Grants Pass, OR #
12/6/2017 - Wheeler Opera House - Aspen, CO #
12/7/2017 - Strings Music Festival - Steamboat Springs, CO #
12/8/2017 - Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom - Denver, CO #
12/9/2017 - Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom - Denver, CO #

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 10:07 am

Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival (OMF) is back! OMF is thrilled to announce 2018’s initial lineup, featuring headliners Arcade Fire, Bassnectar (playing 2 sets), Halsey and Travis Scott. The four day music, arts, wellness and camping experience will once again take over Sunshine Grove in Okeechobee, Florida from Thursday, March 1st through Sunday, March 4th.
 
As OMF enters its third year on the heels of two sold out festivals, OMF has quickly grown to be the largest independent festival in the Southeast and the first major destination of the festival season. By blending the world-class lineups and amenities of mainstream events with the sensibility and community-oriented approach of independent festivals, OMF is designing the festival of the future.
 
Located in the heart of Florida, sitting between Miami, Tampa and Orlando, Sunshine Grove spans across 800-acres of pristine grasslands, clear lakes, and exotic tropical woodlands. The diverse, multi-genre festival celebrates the start of Spring with both world renowned and on the rise performers, art installations, yoga, meditation, local culinary treats and more.
 
In addition to The Grove - the expansive tropical wooded venue for musical performances on OMF’s Be, Here, Now stages, OMF continues to set itself apart with its signature areas like Aquachobee- an all day beachside music and swimming oasis, Jungle51- an after hours techno party deep in the jungle, and ChobeeWobee Village- the cultural and artistic epicenter of the OMF experience filled with treasures and delights around each and every corner.
 
Festival passes are available now at www.okeechobeefest.com/tickets. General admission tickets start at $269 (plus taxes and fees) with an option to purchase cost saving bundles. The Eternal Sunshine VIP Experience will be $699 (plus taxes + fees). Visit the site for vehicle parking and camping details.
 
OKEECHOBEE MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL 2018 LINEUP
Arcade Fire
Bassnectar x 2 Sets including Thursday Special Full Moon Set
Halsey
Travis Scott
Khalid
Foster the People
Leon Bridges
The Flaming Lips
Zeds Dead
Slightly Stoopid
Tipper
Big Gigantic
STS9
Local Natives
Gramatik
Illenium
blackbear
Thievery Corporation
PoWoW! A Superstar Mashup ft. Special Guests
Tycho
Sylvan Esso
Judah & The Lion
KYLE
Misterwives
Sofi Tukker
Magic!
Lettuce
Billie Eilish
Ganja White Night (Live Set) + b2b Boogie T x Dirt Monkey
Jai Wolf
G Jones
Big Wild
Denzel Curry
Pouya
Quinn XCII
Allah-Las
Nightmares on Wax (Live Band)
Twiddle
Chicano Batman
Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles
Hippo Campus
Turkuaz
Hiss Golden Messenger
Too Many Zooz
Ella Vos
Boogie T
The Districts
Basia Bulat
Poolside
Clozee
Flamingosis
The Main Squeeze
Two Feet
Okeechobee Gospel Soul Experience with Son Little and Friends
Susto
Magic City Hippies
Shallou
NERVE
The Ghost of Paul Revere
Dirt Monkey
Ashe
Mad Zach
The Sh-Booms
Mikky Ekko
Leon of Athens
Southern Avenue
INVT
and More To Be Announced!

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 9:10 am

The dynamic instrumental quintet Toubab Krewe are excited to announce the upcoming release of their third studio album, Stylo, and coinciding tour. To celebrate the release of their new album, Toubab Krewe are offering an exclusive PledgeMusic campaign that allows fans to pre-order Stylo before it’s released to the public on March 2nd, 2018. The PledgeMusic campaign, which launches today at pledgemusic.com/toubabkrewe, offers exclusive merchandise with a portion of proceeds benefiting non-profit Seed Programs International. In February, Toubab Krewe will hit the road after a two year hiatus and return to clubs and stages across North America for a 2018 album release tour (a full list of shows below).  

Stylo (pronounced Stee-lo) will be released in follow up to Toubab Krewe’s critically acclaimed sophomore album TK2 (released in 2010). Over the last seven years, the band has developed and evolved their authentic blend of Appalachian and West African music traditions. The result is a jubilant collection of eight-songs steeped in the group’s experimental and genre-bending sounds that have propelled them for more than a decade. The album’s lead single, “That Damn Squash”, draws from influences as diverse as Pakastani film scores, New Orleans funk, and Wassoulou grooves.  The track’s dynamic melody ricochets across the strings of electric and acoustic guitars, Casio and Realistic keyboards, while djembe and bass guitar drive the beat (click here to watch the animated video). “That Damn Squash”, now available on all major streaming services, is a just taste of what Stylo has to offer.

Toubab Krewe’s PledgeMusic Campaign features a variety of options for various budgets and interests. Pledge packages range from customly designed clothing to an exclusive Toubab Krewe seed garden with collectors box, as well as opportunities to interact with band members via private instrument lessons on Skype, and private concerts. A portion of all proceeds will support Seed Programs International (SPI), a non-profit organization based in the band’s hometown of Asheville, NC. Seed Programs International provides quality seeds and critically-needed expertise to impoverished communities in developing countries. With every pledge Toubab Krewe receives for physical merchandise, the band will send out a limited edition “That Damn Squash” seed package to the fan, allowing them to grow their own Toubab Krewe squash plants. SPI will then ship out a vegetable packet to a family or humanitarian organization in need.

The Stylo 2018 album release tour will make stops in Colorado, the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast. 2018 promises to be a big year for the group with music festival lineup inclusions on Electric Forest and Fractal Beach, with more to be announced soon. A full listing of confirmed tour dates is below, with additional tour date announcements coming soon.

For more information, and to pre-order Stylo, visit: https://www.pledgemusic.com/toubabkrewe

Confirmed Toubab Krewe 2018 Tour Dates:
2/2 - Key Biscayne, FL - Fractal Beach Fest
2/14 - Frisco, CO - Barkley Ballroom
2/15 - Ft Collins, CO - The Aggie ^
2/16 - Denver, CO - Cervantes ^
2/17 - Winter Park, CO - Ullrs Tavern
3/8 - Baltimore MD - 8 x 10
3/9 - Philadelphia, PA - Ardmore Music Hall #
3/10 - Washington DC - Gypsy Sally’s
3/11 - New York, NY - American Beauty
4/11 - Charleston, SC - Pour House
4/12 - Greensboro, NC - The Blind Tiger
4/13 - Raleigh, NC - Pour House Music Hall
4/14 - Charlotte, NC - Visulite Theatre
4/18 - Nashville, TN - High Watt
4/19 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
4/20 - Asheville, NC - Ellington Underground
4/21 - Asheville, NC - Ellington Underground
6/21 - 24 - Rothbury, MI - Electric Forest Festival
6/28 - 7/1 - Rothbury, MI - Electric Forest Festival

^ w/ Pimps of Joytime
# w/ Melvin Seals and JGB

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:26 am

Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival is proud to announce the leader of 2018’s PoWoW lineup, which delivers once-in-a-lifetime musical moments each year. This time around, Snoop Dogg is set to perform with an array of special guests that will span the genres of hip-hop, funk and soul. Other newly announced artist additions to the 2018 lineup include Lil Dicky, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, $ki Mask The Slump God, The Funky Meters, Smino, NoMBe, Berhana, Liquid Stranger, Opiuo, Chet Porter, Doreloe, Squnto B2B Boogie T, Thriftworks, Subtronics B2B Dirt Monkey, Johnny Oz, Viniloversus, Pearl and The Oysters, Vandana, Sky White Tiger, and Kamalata. Stay tuned for more additions to come, including the Jungle 51 lineup which will feature three nights of otherworldly techno and house beats during OMF 2018.

Festival passes are available now at http://www.okeechobeefest.com/tickets. Tier 1 ticket prices will end this Friday at 11:59pm. Visit the site for vehicle parking and camping details.

As Okeechobee Fest enters its third year on the heels of two sold out festivals, it has quickly grown to be the largest independent festival in the Southeast and the first major destination of the festival season. By blending the world-class lineups and amenities of mainstream events with the sensibility and community-oriented approach of independent festivals, OMF is designing the festival of the future.

Located in the heart of Florida, sitting between Miami, Tampa and Orlando, Sunshine Grove spans across 800-acres of pristine grasslands, clear lakes, and exotic tropical woodlands.  The diverse, multi-genre festival celebrates the start of Spring with both world renowned and on the rise performers, art installations, yoga, meditation, local culinary treats and more.

In addition to The Grove - the expansive tropical wooded venue for musical performances on OMF’s Be, Here, Now stages, OMF continues to set itself apart with its signature areas like Aquachobee- an all day beachside music and swimming oasis, Jungle51- an after hours techno party deep in the jungle, and ChobeeWobee Village- the cultural and artistic epicenter of the OMF experience filled with treasures and delights around each and every corner.

OKEECHOBEE MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL 2018 LINEUP
Arcade Fire, Bassnectar x 2 Sets including Thursday Special Full Moon Set, Halsey, Travis Scott, Khalid, Foster the People, Leon Bridges, The Flaming Lips, Zeds Dead, PoWoW! Snoop Dogg with Special Guests TBA, Slightly Stoopid, Tipper, Big Gigantic, STS9, Local Natives, Gramatik, Illenium, blackbear, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Thievery Corporation, Tycho, Lil Dicky, Sylvan Esso, Judah & The Lion, SUPERDUPERKYLE, Misterwives, Sofi Tukker, Magic!, Lettuce, Billie Eilish, Ganja White Night (Live Set) + b2b Boogie T x Dirt Monkey, Jai Wolf, G-Jones, Big Wild, Denzel Curry, $ki Mask the Slump God, Pouya, Liquid Stranger, Quinn XCII, Smino, Allah-Las, The Funky Meters, Nightmares on Wax (Live Band), Twiddle, Chicano Batman, Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles, Opiuo, Hippo Campus, Turkuaz, NOMBE, Hiss Golden Messenger, Berhana, Too Many Zooz, Ella Vos, Boogie T b2b Squnto, The Districts, Basia Bulat, Poolside, Clozee, Flamingosis, The Main Squeeze, Two Feet, Okeechobee Gospel Soul Experience with Son Little and Friends, Susto, Magic City Hippies, Shallou, Droeloe, Chet Porter, NERVE, The Ghost of Paul Revere, Thriftworks, Subtronics b2b Dirt Monkey, Ashe, Johnny Oz, Mad Zach, The Sh-Booms, Mikky Ekko, Leon of Athens, Southern Avenue, INVT, Pearl & The Oysters, ViniloVersus, Vandana, Sky White Tiger, Kamalata, and More To Be Announced!

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 12:27 pm

Deep in the heart of Okeechobee’s tropical setting, JUNGLE 51 returns to OMF 2018 to set night owls’ and thrill seekers’ pulses on fire. Since 2016, the mystical enclave has become a place where humans and aliens alike come to lose themselves to cosmic house and techno music, becoming completely engulfed by light and sound until the early morning hours.

The JUNGLE 51 stage will feature three late nights of otherworldly beats during Okeechobee 2018. Each night has been carefully curated by NYC’s Sheik N’ Beik collective who are distinguished for bringing diverse electronic events to life all around the world. This year kicks off with headlining sets from the vibrant and genre-crossing DJ and producer, Honey Dijon (ranked #2 in Mixmag’s Top DJs of 2017) alongside Brooklyn-based house and nu-disco duo, Metro Area. Detroit’s innovative DJ Bone (ranked #19 in Mixmag’s Top DJs of 2017 and #20 in Crack Magazine’s Most Exciting DJs Right Now), NYC’s acid house, techno queen Volvox and international DJ, Mr C are also set to bring chaos to the dancefloor. Nitin, Phil Moffa, Julio, Max McFerren, SolPara, Ray Rose, Kora Noir and Mari.te top off what is sure to be a round of memorable nights.

Festival passes are available now at http://www.okeechobeefest.com/tickets. Visit the site for vehicle parking and camping details.

As Okeechobee Fest enters its third year on the heels of two sold out festivals, it has quickly grown to be the largest independent festival in the Southeast and the first major destination of the festival season. By blending the world-class lineups and amenities of mainstream events with the sensibility and community-oriented approach of independent festivals, OMF is designing the festival of the future.

Located in the heart of Florida, sitting between Miami, Tampa and Orlando, Sunshine Grove spans across 800-acres of pristine grasslands, clear lakes, and exotic tropical woodlands. The diverse, multi-genre festival celebrates the start of Spring with both world renowned and on the rise performers, art installations, yoga, meditation, local culinary treats and more.

OKEECHOBEE MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL 2018 LINEUP
Arcade Fire, Bassnectar x 2 Sets including Thursday Special Full Moon Set, Halsey, Travis Scott, Khalid, Foster the People, Leon Bridges, The Flaming Lips, Zeds Dead, PoWoW! Snoop Dogg with Special Guests TBA, Slightly Stoopid, Tipper, Big Gigantic, STS9, Local Natives, Gramatik, Illenium, blackbear, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Thievery Corporation, Tycho, Lil Dicky, Sylvan Esso, Judah & The Lion, SUPERDUPERKYLE, Misterwives, Sofi Tukker, Magic!, Lettuce, Billie Eilish, Ganja White Night (Live Set) + b2b Boogie T x Dirt Monkey, Jai Wolf, G-Jones, Big Wild, Denzel Curry, $ki Mask the Slump God, Pouya, Liquid Stranger, Quinn XCII, Smino, Allah-Las, The Funky Meters, Nightmares on Wax (Live Band), Twiddle, Chicano Batman, Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles, Opiuo, Hippo Campus, Turkuaz, NOMBE, Hiss Golden Messenger, Berhana, Too Many Zooz, Ella Vos, Boogie T b2b Squnto, The Districts, Basia Bulat, Poolside, Clozee, Flamingosis, The Main Squeeze, Two Feet, Okeechobee Gospel Soul Experience with Son Little and Friends, Susto, Magic City Hippies, Shallou, Droeloe, Chet Porter, NERVE, The Ghost of Paul Revere, Thriftworks, Subtronics b2b Dirt Monkey, Ashe,

Johnny Oz, Mad Zach, The Sh-Booms, Mikky Ekko, Leon of Athens, Southern Avenue, INVT, Pearl & The Oysters, ViniloVersus, Vandana, Sky White Tiger, Kamalata, Honey Dijon, Metro Area, DJ Bone, Volvox, MR C, Nitin, Phil Moffa, Julio, Max McFerren, SolPara, Ray Rose, Kora Noir and Mari.te, plus even more to be announced!

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 8:15 am

Rhythm N’ Blooms Festival is excited to unveil the initial lineup for their ninth annual music and arts festival happening April 6-8, 2018. Headliners Dr. Dog and Paul Thorn’s Mission Temple Fireworks Revival ft. The McCrary Sisters will be joined by The Mowgli’s, The Lonely Biscuits, and many more. As the city’s Dogwood Blossoms begin to bloom in spring, music lovers across the Southeast will be treated to top tier performances from national and regional Americana, Country, Alternative, Roots, and Blues acts spread across seven stages. A confirmed listing of the initial lineup is below. More artists will be announced soon.

Named alongside CMA Music Festival and Bonnaroo as one of "Tennessee’s 10 Best Music Festivals" by the Tennessean, Rhythm N’ Blooms showcases popular national acts and the finest musicians East Tennessee has to offer. "Rhythm N' Blooms has a history of introducing our audiences to artists before they hit the big-time," says Chyna Brackeen, co-founder of Rhythm N’ Blooms and president of Attack Monkey Productions," acts like Chris Stapleton, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, and Margo Price all played intimate sets at our festival before breaking into the mainstream.” She continues, "we pride ourselves on being the festival where you'll discover your next favorite act. And our comfortable, intimate venues give you the opportunity to experience music up close, often side-by-side, with artists who played the main stage earlier in the weekend. All of this adds up to a festival like no other: friendly, laid back, and with music that will blow your mind."

Set amidst an urban setting, with the Great Smoky Mountains as a backdrop, Rhythm N' Blooms features a mixture of indoor and outdoor venues located in the Historic Old City of Knoxville. For the third year, the festival will feature a number of “secret shows” in which the venue and timeslot are announced, but the artist is a secret until the performance begins. “We added secret shows to our schedule to allow fans to experience their favorite bands in a unique, intimate environment," says Garrett Thomson, the festival’s project manager. “This year, we've expanded this concept and I'm most excited to see how people react to what we have planned.”

In an effort to give back its artistic community, Rhythm N’ Blooms will also include educational activities like Musician’s Corner workshops and Knoxville Music History Tours. Last year, the Musician's Corner provided workshops on topics such as Publicity & Social Media, Covering Your Ass (Legal workshops), and Booking 101, while guided music tours led festival attendees throughout Knoxville’s downtown, highlighting East Tennessee’s rich musical identity. For the sixth year in a row, Rhythm N’ Blooms have also partnered with local schools throughout the county and surrounding region to encourage students to participate in the Epiphone Art Guitar Contest. Out of 60 guitar illustrations submitted, local non-profit Dogwood Arts has selected 15 finalists, and the students are currently working on bringing their design to life on the Epiphone guitars. The Epiphone Guitars will be on display at Awaken Coffee during the festival as part of the Dogwood Arts First Friday programming. The winner of the Guitar Design Contest will receive two festival passes & art supplies!

Advanced price three-day weekend passes are currently available online. Three-day General Admission and VIP Tier One passes are sold out, but Tier Two three-day General Admission and VIP passes are still available for $60 and $190, respectfully. Once Tier Two General Admission tickets are sold out, prices will increase to $70. VIP ticket packages include early entry and welcome reception, access to artist reception, premiere viewing areas (main stage), private bathroom facilities, VIP Parking, Rhythm N’ Blooms T-Shirt, and a commemorative Rhythm N’ Blooms poster by Status Serigraph. Children ages six and under will be admitted free of charge. All children seven and over will require a festival pass. Children above the age of two will require a VIP pass to enter the VIP section. Single day passes will go on sale on March 1st.

To purchase weekend passes, or get more information about the full Rhythm N’ Blooms festival experience, visit: rhythmnbloomsfest.com

Rhythm N Blooms Initial Lineup:
Dr. Dog
Paul Thorn’s Mission Temple Fireworks Revival ft. The McCrary Sisters
The Mowgli’s
The Lonely Biscuits
Lilly Hiatt
The War & Treaty
The Accidentals
Becca Mancari
Sarah Shook and the Disarmers
Glass Magnet
The Brother Brothers
Sarah Potenza
Midnight Merry-Go-Round: One Hit Wonders Edition Hosted by Hudson K
David Francisco
The Young Fables
Early James & the Latest
Brother Sundance
Beth Snapp
Daniel Donato
Anthony Da Costa
+ More to be Announced

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 8:04 am

Today, roots dub reggae artist Scott Woodruff, aka Stick Figure, dropped “Easy Runaway” - a lush new single inspired by mid-tempo electronica. “Easy Runaway” was written, recorded, and produced by Woodruff and is the second track to be released from a forthcoming album that is currently in the works. Yesterday, fans heard an exclusive first listen of the track when it premiered on SiriusXM The Joint. “Easy Runaway” is now available on iTunes and on all major streaming services, including Spotify, with the official lyric video available for viewing on YouTube. Stick Figure is currently headlining dates across North America with many shows already sold out in advance. A full list of announced winter tour dates is below.

The lyric video for “Easy Runaway” features pristine and emotive scenes that explore mother earth. The viewer is led through snow-capped mountains, flower-filled meadows, and powerful waterfalls as the track’s breezy melody unfolds. The song’s positive and reassuring lyrics mirror Stick Figure’s overarching message to his fans which is to find solace in music, and to use it to overcome life’s challenges. It’s Woodruff’s ability to channel sonic relief that has contributed to his die-hard following. The new album will follow his heavily praised 2015 release Set in Stone, which hit number one on the Billboard and iTunes Reggae Charts.

On tour, Stick Figure features Woodruff, Kevin Bong “KBong” (keyboards), Kevin Offitzer (drums), Johnny Cosmic (percussion/ guitar/ keyboard), and Tommy Suliman (bass). Together, the hard-jamming musicians will kick off a headlining winter tour with support from Twiddle and Iya Terra. The tour weaves the band across North America and has already sold out several dates including shows at Delmar Hall (St. Louis, MO), Slowdown (Omaha, NE), Roseland Theater (Portland, OR), Crystal Bay Club (Crystal Bay, NV), and Fremont Theater (San Luis Obispo, CA). Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased through the official Stick Figure website stickfiguremusic.com.

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:22 am

Levitate Music Festival is proud to announce the 2018 lineup for its sixth annual music festival happening July 7th-8th, 2018. Trey Anastasio Band and The Head And The Heart will be joined by Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution, Lake Street Dive, Stick Figure, Greensky Bluegrass, Twiddle, Stephen Marley, Ripe, and more. A confirmed lineup is listed below. More bands to be announced.
 
Nominated as “Music Festival Of The Year” by Pollstar Magazine in 2017, Levitate Music Festival began as a 10 year anniversary celebration for locally beloved surf and skate shop, Levitate. Festival attendees enjoy the homegrown feel and convenience of the event’s beachtown location, with daily shuttles leaving from Boston, Providence, and area campgrounds. Levitate has successfully transformed the historic Marshfield Fairgrounds into a truly unique concert venue. The event’s authentic roots, unique lineups, and exceptional food and art continue to grow Levitate into one of the most loved and respected music & arts events in the region.
 
A limited number of advance price two-day passes go on-sale TODAY. Advance tickets are $109 for General Admission and $329 for VIP. Once advance tickets are sold out, passes will be sold at the full price rate of $139 and $359 for GA and VIP, respectively. VIP ticket packages include access to premiere shaded viewing areas at all stages; an open Island Creek Oyster bar; private beer and water areas; air conditioned restrooms with flush toilets; passed appetizers; premium parking; and accelerated entry/exit. Tickets can be purchased through levitatemusicfestival.com.
 
For more information on Levitate Music Festival, including shuttle services, tickets and VIP packages, visit levitatemusicfestival.com.

Levitate Music Festival Lineup:

Trey Anastasio Band
Head and the Heart
Slightly Stoopid
Rebelution
Lake Street Dive
Stick Figure
Greensky Bluegrass
Twiddle
Stephen Marley
Twiddle
Ripe
Xavier Rudd
Turkuaz
The Suffers
Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Samantha Fish
Jon and Roy
New Kingston
The Elovators
West End Blend
The Quinns
Quadrafunk
Mihali And Friends Community Jam
And more!

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 1:02 pm

This morning, SiriusXM Jam On premiered across their satellite airwaves the first listen of instrumental quintet Toubab Krewe’s latest single, “Salut”. This afternoon, fans can head over to Live For Live Music to hear the exclusive digital premiere of the track online. “Salut” is the second single from the band’s forthcoming studio album release Stylo. The full album will be released to the public on Friday, March 2nd, and is currently available for pre-order through the band’s PledgeMusic campaign. In celebration of the release, Toubab Krewe have mapped out an album release tour which kicked off in Colorado earlier this week. A full list of tour dates is below.

"To create Stylo, we took a blend of influences ranging from Appalachia, West Africa, Lollywood, and New Orleans, and combined them into an eight-song trip," explains guitarist and soku player Drew Heller to Live for Live Music. '“Salut” is a traditional Wassoulou tune from Mali," he continues, "it’s a tune I learned from the great Malian guitarist and songwriter Kabine Diakite." Live for Live Music describes "Salut" as a "cascading new tune that showcases the group’s hypnotic and effortless sound. While rhythmically propulsive and technically complex across its five-minute length, “Salut” starts serenely, eventually building to a dramatic drum break ahead of the number’s forceful close."

Stylo is the first album to be released from Toubab Krewe in seven years, and can be pre-ordered through the band’s PledgeMusic campaign for those who are eager to hear it first. Fans are offered a number of exclusive items and experiences through the campaign including signed merch, Skype interactions with band members, and even a chance to help others in need. A highlighted item offered with the pre-order of Stylo is the Toubab Krewe seed garden. For each collector’s “seed box” purchased, fans will also be helping underserved communities globally with a portion of proceeds benefiting Seed Programs International (SPI).

In celebration of the new album, Toubab Krewe are hitting the road. Yesterday, they kicked off a string of dates in Colorado and will then head back to the East Coast for a series of headlining shows throughout March and April. The band has already announced that they will be performing both weekends at Electric Forest, with more tour dates and festival appearances to be announced soon.

For more information, and to pre-order Stylo, visit: https://www.pledgemusic.com/toubabkrewe

Confirmed Toubab Krewe 2018 Tour Dates:
2/15 - Ft Collins, CO - The Aggie ^
2/16 - Denver, CO - Cervantes ^
2/17 - Winter Park, CO - Ullrs Tavern
3/8 - Baltimore MD - 8 x 10
3/9 - Philadelphia, PA - Ardmore Music Hall #
3/10 - Washington DC - Gypsy Sally’s
3/11 - New York, NY - The Knitting Factory
4/11 - Charleston, SC - Pour House
4/12 - Greensboro, NC - The Blind Tiger
4/13 - Raleigh, NC - Pour House Music Hall
4/14 - Charlotte, NC - Visulite Theatre
4/18 - Nashville, TN - High Watt
4/19 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
4/20 - Asheville, NC - Ellington Underground
4/21 - Asheville, NC - Ellington Underground
6/21 - 24 - Rothbury, MI - Electric Forest Festival
6/28 - 7/1 - Rothbury, MI - Electric Forest Festival

^ w/ Pimps of Joytime
# w/ Melvin Seals and JGB

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 8:41 am

Rhythm N Blooms Music Festival is pleased to announce the daily lineup of artists for its ninth annual music festival. The festival, which takes place in downtown Knoxville on April 6-8th 2018, features a wide variety of national and regional acts ranging from Americana, Country, Alternative, Roots, and Blues. On Friday, over a dozen artists including Deer Tick, The Mowgli’s, Caroline Spence, and The Lonely Biscuits will perform across the festival’s seven stages. On Saturday, headliner Dr. Dog will be joined by Hayes Carll, DK the Drummer, Penny & Sparrow, and more. Paul Thorn’s Mission Temple Fireworks Revival featuring The McCrary Sisters will close out the festival on Sunday. Single day tickets are on sale now through rhythmnbloomsfest.com, and a confirmed listing of the full lineup is below.

RHYTHM N’ BLOOMS MUSIC FESTIVAL

FRIDAY, April 6th, 2018
Deer Tick, The Mowgli’s, Caroline Spence, The Lonely Biscuits, Max Gomez, Glass Magnet, David Francisco, Sweet Years, Justin Fedor & Frank Bronson, The Trongone Band, The Young Fables, Paul Lee Kupfer, Daniel Donato, Art Smashes Records, Nancy Ann Wilson, Appalachian Hippie Poet

SATURDAY, April 7th, 2018
Dr. Dog, Hayes Carll, DK the Drummer, Penny & Sparrow, Caroline Spence, Lilly Hiatt, Possessed by Paul James, The War & Treaty, The Accidentals, Dori Freeman, The Broadcast, The Brother Brothers, LUTHI, Midnight Merry-Go-Round: One Hit Wonders Edition hosted by Hudson K, Ancient Cities, Blond Bones, David Francisco, Thrift Store Cowboys, Early James & The Latest, Brother Sundance, Beth Snapp, Southern Cities, Daniel Donato, Carly Burruss, Art Smashes Records, Nancy Ann Wilson, Anthony da Costa, Cassi Raye, Appalachian Hippie Poet

SUNDAY, April 8th, 2018
Paul Thorn’s Mission Temple Fireworks Revival featuring The McCrary Sisters, The War & Treaty, Becca, Mancari, Andy Wood, Sucre, Okey Dokey, Sarah Shook and the Disarmers, Glass Magnet, The Broadcast, The Brother Brothers, Sarah Potenza, David Francisco, The Young Fables, Early James & The Latest, Brother Sundance, Daniel Donato, Art Smashes Records, Nancy Ann Wilson, Anthony da Costa, Natchez Tracers, Appalachian Hippie Poet.

Tier One Single Day General Admission tickets can be purchased for $35 while supplies last. Once Tier One Single Day tickets are sold out, Tier Two tickets can be purchased for $45. Tier Three General Admission three-day weekend passes are also available for $70 online but going fast. Tiers One and Two are now sold out for three-day General Admission. A very limited number of VIP tickets remain for $190. VIP ticket packages include early entry and welcome reception, access to artist reception, access to premier viewing areas (main stage), private bathroom facilities (main stage), VIP Parking, Rhythm N’ Blooms T-Shirt, and a commemorative Rhythm N’ Blooms poster by Status Serigraph. Children ages six and under will be admitted free of charge. All children seven and over will require a festival pass. Children above the age of two will require a VIP pass to enter the VIP section. Single day passes will go on sale on March 1st at 10 am ET.

To purchase passes, or to get more information about the full Rhythm N’ Blooms festival experience, visit: rhythmnbloomsfest.com

WHAT: Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival 
WHEN: Friday, April 6 - Sunday April 8th, 2018
WHERE: 227 E Jackson Ave. Knoxville, Tennessee
TICKETS: $70 3-DAY GA / $190 VIP PASS / $35 SINGLE DAY GA
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: http://www.rhythmnbloomsfest.com/tickets/
FESTIVAL WEBSITE: http://www.rhythmnbloomsfest.com/

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 9:02 am

Levitate Music Festival is proud to announce jam-rock quartet Spafford as the final addition of to its 2018 lineup happening July 7th-8th, 2018. The Arizona-based four-piece is self-described as “electrofunk therapy,” and can be characterized by their strong vocals, tight harmonies, catchy tunes, captivating live shows, and immense improvisational abilities. Spafford will be joining previously announced headliners such as Trey Anastasio Band and The Head And The Heart, as well as Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution, Lake Street Dive, Stick Figure, and more. A confirmed lineup is listed below and daily lineups will be announced soon.

Early Bird tickets for the sixth annual festival are now sold out, but a limited number of two-day passes still remain. Two-day General Admission and VIP tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased for $129 and $349, respectively. Single day tickets will be available once the daily lineups have been released. VIP ticket packages include access to premiere shaded viewing areas at all stages; an open Island Creek Oyster bar; private beer and water areas; air conditioned restrooms with flush toilets; passed appetizers; premium parking; and accelerated entry/exit. Tickets can be purchased through levitatemusicfestival.com.

For more information on Levitate Music Festival, including shuttle services, tickets and VIP packages, visit levitatemusicfestival.com.

Levitate Music Festival Lineup:
Trey Anastasio Band
The Head and the Heart
Slightly Stoopid
Rebelution
Lake Street Dive
Stick Figure
Greensky Bluegrass
Twiddle
Stephen Marley
Twiddle
Ripe
Xavier Rudd
Turkuaz
Spafford
The Suffers
Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Samantha Fish
Jon and Roy
New Kingston
The Elovators
West End Blend
The Quinns
Quadrafunk
Mihali And Friends Community Jam

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 7:20 am

KAABOO Del Mar is pleased to announce its 2018 music and comedy lineup for the 4th annual event happening September 14-16, 2018. Alt-rock onslaught Foo Fighters, hit-making pop rock band Imagine Dragons, international chart topper Katy Perry, and legendary rock icon Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters will headline. They will be joined by Halsey, Post Malone, Wiz Khalifa, N.E.R.D, Incubus, Earth, Wind & Fire, Gucci Mane, Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators, Alice in Chains, Billy Idol and many more. Kings and queens of comedy Craig Ferguson, Iliza Shlesinger, Nick Offerman, Craig Robinson, and more round out the weekend. A confirmed lineup is listed below.
 
All passes go on sale today at 9 am PT at kaaboodelmar.com. HANG LOOSE (GA) passes will be on sale starting at $249, while HANG FIVE and HANG TEN (VIP) passes are currently at $849 and $3299, respectively. HANG FIVE features premium stage viewing; exclusive culinary options for purchase; private restrooms; access to the Thursday night AMPLIFY Sneak Peek Party featuring Kool & the Gang; and more. New this year, KAABOO is offering the HANG FIVE+ (Drink Package) option which features the original three-day HANG FIVE package but with an additional private lounge serving guests included pass beverages. The HANG FIVE+ pass goes on sale for $1249. HANG TEN includes all the features of HANG FIVE plus access to on-stage viewing; exclusive meet and greet opportunities with KAABOO performers; complimentary beverages and food provided; golf cart access; and more. For those looking for an entirely immersive experience, KAABOO offers the ULTIMATE HANG pass. Get the full scoop at kaaboodelmar.com/ultimate-hang.
 
All guests have access to the HUMOR ME comedy club; Southern California’s largest on-site contemporary art fair in the indoor ARTWORK area plus daily viewings of live-action outdoor murals and installations; PALATE gourmet food and craft beverage tastings; CLUB ELEVATE, an on-site Vegas-Style nightclub (18+); and the ability to purchase a cabana or day pass to BASK Day Club, presented in partnership with MGM Grand’s Wet Republic, which offers a prime poolside panorama of the GRANDVIEW stage.
 
“This year’s music and comedy announcement offers all of our guests a highly curated lineup that varies from the derivative mainstream festival circuit,” says KAABOO Chief Brand + Marketing Officer Jason Felts. “We are proud of KAABOO’s depth and diversity of talent which we bring to our guests each year. KAABOO offers something for everyone including a lineup of emerging bands that is always fun to see our guests discover.”
 
Nominated for the 2017 “Music Festival of the Year” award by Pollstar Magazine, KAABOO Del Mar roars into its fourth year as a leading destination music and arts festival by shifting the paradigm and offering all attendees a curated feast for the senses. Featuring equal parts world-class music, household names in comedy, contemporary art, gourmet cuisine and craft libations, and personal indulgences, the highly-amenitized event is conveniently located at the Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds in Southern California. Celebrated as San Diego’s largest multi-day major music and entertainment festival, KAABOO Del Mar overlooks the Pacific Ocean and enjoys pristine weather, ocean breezes, and numerous easy to access lodging options.
 
The KAABOO KINDNESS program continues to support charities in the San Diego region and across the globe. One dollar per every pass sold is donated to featured charitable partners,  including global partner The Recording Academy’s MusiCares program, as well as three local charities including the San Diego Armed Services YMCA, Surfrider - San Diego Chapter, and Voices for Children.
 
For passes and additional information on KAABOO Del Mar visit kaaboodelmar.com

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 12:49 pm

Levitate Music Festival has released the lineup by day for its sixth annual festival happening July 7th-8th, 2018. Join Trey Anastasio Band, The Head and the Heart, Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution, Lake Street Dive, Stick Figure and more over two days at the historic Marshfield Fairgrounds, just south of Boston.

Single day tickets are now on sale for the sixth annual festival. Day passes for can be purchased for $89 on Saturday, and $69 on Sunday. Early Bird tickets are now sold out, but a limited number of two-day passes still remain. Two-day General Admission and VIP tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased for $129 and $349, respectively. VIP ticket packages include access to premiere shaded viewing areas at all stages; an open Island Creek Oyster bar; private beer and water areas; air conditioned restrooms with flush toilets; passed appetizers; premium parking; and accelerated entry/exit. Tickets can be purchased through levitatemusicfestival.com.

For more information on Levitate Music Festival, including shuttle services, tickets and VIP packages, visit levitatemusicfestival.com.

SATURDAY July 7th, 2018
Trey Anastasio Band, Slightly Stoopid, Stick Figure, Twiddle, Ripe, Xavier Rudd, The Suffers, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Samantha Fish, New Kingston, The Elovaters.

SUNDAY July 8th, 2018
The Head and the Heart, Rebelution, Lake Street Dive, Greensky Bluegrass, Stephen Marley, Turkuaz, Spafford, Jon and Roy, West End Blend, The Quinns, Quadrafunk,
plus Mihali and Friends Community Jam. 

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 1:08 pm

Heartland Americana Rock band The Artisanals are pleased to announce the upcoming release of their self-titled debut album. The recently formed Charleston-based band fronted by Johnny Delaware (formerly of SUSTO) will be releasing the album through AWAL on September 21st, 2018. Ready to share their new music with the world, the band has launched a PledgeMusic campaign that allows fans to pre-order The Artisanals before it’s released to the public. Also through PledgeMusic, fans can reserve tickets to an exclusive listening party and beer tasting of 'The Artisanals Angel 40-Brew' Oktoberfest, a collaboration with Holy City Brewing, that will be held in Charleston, SC on August 31st. The Artisanals are currently touring in support of the upcoming release. A full list of confirmed dates is below with additional album release tour dates to be announced soon.

PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE THROUGH PLEDGE MUSIC

The highly anticipated full-length studio album, The Artisanals, releases in follow up to the band’s 2017 four-track EP Literally, Anywhere which received critical acclaim from the likes of Huffington Post, Paste Magazine, Daytrotter, and PopMatters, among others. Produced by The Artisanals with Wolfgang Zimmerman, the forthcoming LP is the first ever record to come out of the Magic Barn - an Iowa studio-converted-barn that features the Neve console and gear from New York City's now defunct Magic Shop Studio which recorded David Bowie’s last two albums, Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs, and can be seen on Dave Grohl’s Sonic Highways.

With sonic influences ranging from the gritty heartland rock refrains of Bruce Springsteen (“Angel 42”), and neo-psychedelia anthems of My Morning Jacket (“Pound The Rock”), to the dream-pop work of The Cars and The War On Drugs (“Drag” and "First Time"), The Artisanals 10-track LP showcases Johnny Delaware and guitarist Clay Houle’s knack for writing hooks as well as their ear for quality production. The album utilizes everything from a gong, organ, piano, sitar, french horn, trombone, and koto, to a string section sourced from the nearby University of Iowa. Mastered by the very artisanal Howie Weinberg (Spoon, Ryan Adams, Nirvana), there’s no filler here. From start to finish, this record is a straight banger.

Local Charleston businesses will be lending their support for the release of The Artisanals’ debut album as well. Holy City Brewing has teamed up with the band to craft a malty Oktoberfest recipe in honor of the band’s single “Angel 42”. The first keg of “Angel 40-Brew” be tapped on August 31st at D'Allesandro's Pizza in Charleston, SC as part of The Artisanals’ official private listening party. Tickets to the listening party and beer release event can be purchased exclusively through Pledge Music. And throughout the month of September, craft beer enthusiasts and fans of The Artisanals will be able to find “Angel 40-Brew” on tap at D’als plus select Charleston Home Team BBQ locations. The Artisanals “Angel 40-Brew” will also be available at The Pour House for the band’s hometown album release show presented by WCOO-FM The Bridge on September 29th.

Following the cues of the universe, The Artisanals are crisscrossing the country in their trusty retirement community Miravanti van, crashing on couches of friends and recent strangers, loading in and out of clubs and venues, and bringing their explosive live show to stages of all sizes. Stay tuned to their antics on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/the_artisanals/

The Artisanals 2018 Summer Tour Dates
% with SUSTO
+ with Cicada Rhythm
# with Contour
! with The High Divers (duo)

-- July --
7/11 - Redding, CA - The Dip
7/12 - San Francisco, CA - Hotel Utah
7/14 - Santa Cruz, CA - Crepe Place
7/15 - Los Angeles, CA - The Mint
7/17 - Phoenix, AZ - Rebel Lounge
7/18 - Tucson, AZ - Hotel Congress
7/19 - El Paso, TX - The Lowbrow Palace
7/20 - Dallas, TX - Sundown at Granada
7/21 - Austin, TX - The Scoot Inn
7/27 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
7/28 - Yorkville, IL - Law Office Pub & Music Hall

-- August --
8/1 - Madison, WI - Ruby
8/2-8/3 - Appleton, WI - Mile of Music
8/5 - St. Paul, MN - Amsterdam Bar and Hall
8/8 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway %
8/10-8/11 - Maquoketa, IA - Codfish Hollow %
8/14 - Indianapolis, IN - The HiFi +
8/15 - Columbus, OH - Rumba Cafe +
8/16 - Newport, KY - The Southgate South Revival (Revival Room) +
8/18 - Knoxville, TN - Second Bell Music and Arts Festival

-- September --
9/29 - Charleston, SC - The Pour House # !

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 11:25 am

Garrett Dutton aka “G.Love” of G. Love & Special Sauce is proud to introduce the first-annual Cape Cod Roots & Blues Festival coinciding in celebration of the band’s 25th anniversary. The one-day event scheduled for September 15th, 2018, will take place along the beautiful shores of Nauset Beach in the town of Orleans, MA and will bring a helping of live performances featuring homegrown blues, rock, and roots music to the Outer Cape. Headliners G. Love & Special Sauce will be joined by singer-songwriter Citizen Cope, soulful Hawaiian outfit Ron Artis II and The Truth, and Boston Funk Ambassadors Ripe. Tickets for the single day event can be purchased HERE.

Cape Cod Roots & Blues Festival is a celebration of family, live music, community, and the natural environment of Cape Cod. This 10-mile stretch of sandy beach offers swimming and fishing, plus surfing in non-protected areas. Dutton explains that “Orleans, Massachusetts has been our home for seven years now and we have fallen completely in love with the town, the people, and the beautiful pristine nature which surrounds the Cape. From surfing to paddle boarding, fishing and bird watching, hiking, biking, eating, drinking - the Cape has it all.”

The event, curated by Dutton, features bands and performers that have personally resonated with him musically. The festival is about “bringing to the stage a musical family that we have been cultivating for 25 years strong,” he says. Local Orleans resident Mike McNamara, owner and cofounder of The Hog Island Beer Co, has been an essential proponent of the the Cape Cod Roots & Blues Festival. As the exclusive beer provider for the festival, Hog Island Beer Co will create a beer garden for guests to sip craft beers and enjoy the event’s natural beauty. See what's on tap here - https://www.hogislandbeerco.com/.

Advanced general admission tickets are currently available for $50. Once GA advance tickets are sold out, ticket prices will increase to $60 at the gate. Parking is free. A portion of proceeds will benefit local non-profit Friends of Nauset Beach, an organization spearheaded by McNamara of Hog Island Co, in an effort to preserve the natural habitat, wildlife, and fauna of the Outer Cape.

For more information on the Cape Cod Roots & Blues Festival or to purchase tickets, visit: eventbrite.com/e/cape-cod-roots-blues-festival-tickets-44121045234

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 2:24 pm

Say hello to Southern California’s newest music festival, Same Same But Different (SSBD), coming September 22nd and 23rd, 2018. This inaugural two-day music & arts festival will celebrate the end of summer in a jaw-dropping setting and feature a diverse range of multi-genre musical acts that build in energy throughout the day. On Saturday, performances from Lettuce, BoomBox, Through The Roots, The Family Crest, and more will take place across the festival’s two stages. Then on Sunday, headliners The Floozies, will be joined by KNOWER, Moon Hooch, Dirtwire, Capyac, and more. Performances will alternate across the two stages allowing attendees to experience each artist on the lineup without having to choose between overlapping set-times. Tickets are on sale now through ssbdfest.com/tickets. A confirmed listing of the full lineup is below.

Same Same But Different is as much about the music and arts as it is about the location. SSBD will take place at the picturesque Lake Perris Recreational Campgrounds, located just outside of Los Angeles and San Diego. Recognized as one of Southern California’s most beautiful campgrounds, Lake Perris Campground sits above it’s namesake lake and offers a variety of water recreation including swimming, fishing (shore, pier, and boat), boating, sailing, waterskiing, and scuba diving. Attendees will also be able to explore the location’s natural wonders along dedicated hiking, biking, and equestrian trails within the park, as well as enjoy festival yoga and mediation courses. This perfect weekend getaway will even feature an art-zone where guests can participate in one-of-a-kind art classes and live art installations.

Festival organizers Peter Eichar and Brad Sweet explain, “we wanted to create an intimate music festival that we would personally want to attend; something to fill the gap between huge mega-festivals Southern California is home to, and smaller niche festivals that are usually genre specific." Eichar continues, "We know what it’s like to spend an entire paycheck on a festival weekend only to get there and be stuck in the back of a massive crowd. We want to provide an alternative to that experience without sacrificing the quality of music and the overall vibe.”

Two-day General Admission tickets are now on sale and can be purchased for $125. GA tickets include camping, however, car camping and RV upgrades are also available for purchase. For more information about camping packages, please visit ssbdfest.com/camping. To purchase tickets to Same Same But Different, please visit ssbdfest.com/tickets.

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 2:39 pm

Texas-native Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears return with a new trio of gritty, punked-up blues and rock influenced tracks in anticipation of an extensive North American tour. Recorded in their hometown of Austin, with Grammy award winning producer Stuart Sikes (The White Stripes, Cat Power, Modest Mouse), the group have unfolded lead single “Culture Vulture” plus “Face In The Scene” and “Girls on Bikes” which are now available through all major streaming services.

Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears will be performing each of the new tracks plus the signature raw blues-based tunes fans have come to love throughout the band’s career. In September, the band will hit the road, roaring across North America with a coast-to-coast tour including dates within the US and Canada.

Stream “Culture Vulture,” “Face In The Scene,” and “Girls on Bikes” on Spotify:
"Culture Vulture" – http://open.spotify.com/album/67eMafAYue8SRZY2NwPVcC
"Girls On Bikes": http://open.spotify.com/album/6pnRVSxnbFrgBrl0CuWAnQ
"Face In The Scene" –– http://open.spotify.com/album/6Pa6Q5gkGNfhIjZBIAWz6D

Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears Fall Tour Dates

September
09/11 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
9/13 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
9/14 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
9/15 - Los Angeles, CA - Vintage Vibe Festival
9/17 - Sacramento, CA - Harlow’s
9/18 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
9/20 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
9/21 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
9/23 - Victoria, BC- Capitol Ballroom
9/24 - Vancouver, BC - Venue
9/26 - Kamloops, BC - The Blue Grotto
9/27 - Calgary, AB - Commonwealth Bar and Stage
9/28 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
9/29 - Saskatoon, SK - Amigos
9/30 - Winnipeg, MB - The Good Will Social Club

October
10/2 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
10/3 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
10/4 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
10/5- Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop
10/6 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
10/8 - Detroit, MI - Deluxx Fluxx
10/10 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
10/12 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground Lounge
10/13 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theater
10/15 - Allston, MA - Great Scott
10/16 - Ardmore, PA - Ardmore Music Hall
10/17 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
10/18 - Charlotte, NC - Visulite Theatre
10/19 - Charleston, SC - Charleston Pourhouse
10/22 - Baton Rouge, LA- Spanish Moon

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 3:28 pm

Take a magic mushroom trip with Heartland Americana-Rock outfit The Artisanals and head over to Billboard to watch the exclusive music video premiere of “Drag”.  Heaping with organized chaos and crazy fun, “Drag” is among the singles that will make up the Charleston, SC band’s debut self-titled album, set for a September 21, 2018 release on AWAL. Learn more about The Artisanals from frontman Johnny Delaware, including a behind-the-scenes take on the making of their psilocybin-induced music video release of "Drag", here

Produced by The Artisanals with Wolfgang Zimmerman, the forthcoming LP is the first ever record to come out of the Magic Barn - an Iowa studio-converted-barn that features the Neve console and gear from New York City's now defunct Magic Shop Studio which recorded David Bowie’s last two albums, Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs, and can be seen on Dave Grohl’s "Sonic Highways". It is no surprise then that The Artisanals decided to film the video for “Drag” just outside of Durham, NC at an artist’s hand-built log cabin "on a property that comes across as an apocalyptic hippie commune," Delaware tells Billboard. Equipped with their ‘medicine’ of choice, the quartet let go of all creative expectations, allowing the story to tell itself. Packed with fireworks, fog, and a good ol' dose of rock n roll, “Drag” is an indulgent viewing experience.

The Artisanals is currently available for preorder on Pledge Music, and will be released on all major streaming platforms on Friday, September 21st. Physical copies, including vinyl of the album, will be available for sale at all live shows.

In celebration of the band's debut LP release, The Artisanals will embark on a robust album release tour hitting venues up and down the East Coast. A listing of just announced tour dates starting on September 19th in Florida are below with more fall dates to be announced soon.

THE ARTISANALS NEW FALL 2018 ALBUM RELEASE TOUR DATES
% with Car Seat Headrest
+ with The High Divers (Duo)
^ with Amanda Anne Platt and the Honeycutters
# with DEGA

9.19 - Boca Raton, FL - Funky Biscuit +
9.20 - Tampa, FL - The Attic +
9.22 - Gainesville, FL - Heartwood Soundstage +
9.23 - Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits +
9.26 - Louisville, KY - WFPK Waterfront Wednesday %
9.27 - Asheville, NC - Salvage Station +
9.28 - Charlotte, NC - Evening Muse +
9.29 - Charleston, SC - Charleston Pour House # +
10.2 - Washington, DC - Black Cat +
10.3 - New Haven, CT - Cafe Nine +
10.4 - New York, NY - Bowery Electric +
10.6 - Rehoboth Beach, DE - Dogfish Head +
10.7 - Philadelphia, PA - 118 North +
10.8 - Asbury Park, NJ - Wonder Bar
10.9 - Charlottesville, VA - The Southern ^
10.10 - Richmond, VA - The Camel  +
10.11 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle +
10.13 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl

THE ARTISANALS PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED TOUR DATES
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~ with Cicada Rhythm

8.1 - Madison, WI - Ruby
8.2 - Appleton, WI - Mile of Music Festival
8.3 - Appleton, WI - Mile of Music Festival
8.4 - Eau Claire, WI - The Pulse
8.5 - St. Paul, MN - Amsterdam Bar and Hall
8.7 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
8.8 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway $
8.10 - Maquoketa, IA - Codfish Hollow $
8.11 - Maquoketa, IA - Codfish Hollow $
8.14 - Indianapolis, IN - Hi-Fi ~
8.15 - Columbus, OH - Rumba Cafe ~
8.16 - Newport, KY - The Southgate House Revival ~
8.17 - Lexington, KY - Willie's ~
8.18 - Knoxville, TN - Second Bell Music Festival

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 6:44 am

This weekend, KAABOO Del Mar successfully proved that it has shifted the festival paradigm by celebrating its 4th annual event in Del Mar, California with a sell out. The fully immersive experience not only captured a top-tier lineup of world-class musicians such as Foo Fighters, Imagine Dragons, Katy Perry, and Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters, but also offered guests an elevated weekend featuring a feast for all senses with live contemporary art installments in ARTWORK; Vegas style cabanas at BASK; culinary exhibits at PALATE; big laughs at HUMOR ME; and spa services at INDULGENCES.

Highlights from this weekend include Post Malone’s tribute to the late Mac Miller; soul and funk legends Tower of Power’s celebration of their 50th anniversary; N.E.R.D frontman Pharrell Williams jumping into the crowd to start a massive dance party; and Imagine Dragon’s hommage to the LGBTQ community. KAABOO was also the closeout tour stop for several artists such as Seattle rockers Alice in Chains (who just concluded an extensive US run of dates); Halsey (who will soon be working on her new album); and pop superstar Katy Perry who just spent the last year traveling the world on her "Witness: The Tour".

“This year’s KAABOO Del Mar was our biggest event to date,” says Jason Felts, KAABOO’s Chief Brand + Marketing Officer. “We provided a feast for all senses with savory treats in PALATE, live mural paintings set against beautiful blue Southern California skies, and offered a variety of INDULGENCES from massages to grooving in the Las Vegas style BASK pool (presented by MGM Grand’s Wet Republic) with and Big Boi and Earth, Wind & Fire. Selling out this year’s KAABOO Del Mar is an exciting way to embark into our inaugural expansions with KAABOO Cayman and KAABOO Texas.

Early bird passes for KAABOO Del Mar 2019 are on-sale now. The event will take place September 13th - 15th, 2019. Early bird HANG LOOSE (general admission) three-day passes can be purchased for $219, and HANG FIVE (VIP) weekend passes are available for $799. HANG FIVE features include premium stage viewing areas and/or platforms at each stage; exclusive culinary options for purchase in dedicated AMPLIFY zones; private restrooms; priority access lane at event entrances; and access to the Thursday night sneak peak pre-party (which this year included a performance by Kool & The Gang). HANG TEN and ULTIMATE HANG passes are currently available for returning guests via an exclusive pre-sale, and will be made available to the general public on Tuesday, September 18th.

You don’t need to wait a full year to experience the magic of KAABOO. Fan ambassadors will be able to indulge in two brand new events in 2019. On February 15 + 16, 2019, KAABOO will expand internationally into the Cayman Islands with a festival site overlooking the world famous Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman; and in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, home of world-famous NFL Dallas Cowboys on May 10th - 12th, 2019 at KAABOO Texas.

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 6:30 pm

Amid his celebration following the unveiling of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Virgin’s Sir Richard Branson made clear that his star is still very much on the rise with the surprise announcement of his new venture, VIRGIN FEST, an innovative, multi-experiential music festival series coming to the U.S. in 2019. Virgin Fest will expand Branson’s long- rooted holdings in the music and entertainment industry with an unparalleled experience centered around music, exploration, innovation, and generosity. With a mixture of diverse music acts, cutting edge technological experiences, exclusive content, and a commitment to sustainability, Virgin Fest events will aim to stand out from the crowd in the live event arena.

“The heart of the Virgin brand has always been music and entertainment,” says Branson, “This morning I humbly accepted a star on the Walk of Fame, honoring Virgin’s long history with music and recording, and now I’m thrilled to share that we are launching Virgin Fest, an innovative music and technology experience that will be unlike any other festival series. I am incredibly grateful to have received such an esteemed honor for the work Virgin has accomplished to-date, but I can’t help but think we are really just getting started.”

Music and Tech focused Virgin Fest events promise guests special ‘surprise and delight’ popups at each festival, cashless pay, seamless upgrades, innovative VIP experiences and non-profit integrations throughout. With Virgin’s signature customer service and hospitality focus top-of-mind, Virgin Fest events will take no small measure to ensure all guests are comfortable and have everything they need to enjoy their weekend.

Highlights include but will not be limited to, premium food and beverage vendors, eco-focused hydration stations, clean flushing toilets, premium lodging and transportation options, and much more.

To achieve these goals, Virgin Fest has assembled a world class team with over two decades of large scale- live entertainment and festival experience including Virgin Fest Co-Managing Directors, Jason Felts, who also serves as CEO to entertainment company, Virgin Produced, and Bryan Gordon, founder of the KAABOO music festival brand. “Our brand’s commitment to the music industry coupled with my partner’s shared appreciation for one-of-a-kind experiences makes the launch of Virgin Fest that much more exciting,” says Felts. “We look forward to bringing guests a positive festival experience so unique, and so inclusive, that it could only have been born at Virgin.”

Announcements regarding date and location as well as lineup and ticket sales will be made at a later date.

ABOUT VIRGIN FEST

VIRGIN FEST is a new, innovative, multi-experiential music festival brand/operator launching its initial festival in the U.S. in 2019. With a heightened focus on Virgin’s signature customer service, inclusive place-making, purveyor of all things fun and innovative, the VIRGIN FEST experience will feature a mixture of diverse music acts, cutting edge technological experiences, exclusive content, and a commitment to sustainability. True to the Virgin brands, Virgin Fest events will also feature top-level hospitality and guest service including cashless pay, differentiated app functionality, seamless onsite upgrades, innovative VIP experiences and non-profit integrations throughout.

Virgin Fest events will be produced by its world-class operations team consisting of seasoned veterans of large-scale live events. Virgin Fest was founded by Sir Richard Branson, and is led by Co-Founder/Managing Director, Jason Felts, (also CEO of Virgin Produced), and Co-Founder/Managing Director, Bryan Gordon (also the Founder of the KAABOO festival brand).

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 9:28 am

Papadosio has been building their dedicated fan base over the course of the last decade. Best known for their energetic live performances filled with mesmerizing instrumentation, improvisational skills, and intricate visual production, the quintet recently embarked on a fall tour in celebration of their brand new studio album release Content Coma (out Sept. 7th). HERE is a recap video of their performance at Meow Wolf two weeks ago. It gives you a feel for their live set up and the projection mapping they use on stage.

WATCH:: the video for the title track Content Coma.

The 12-track album is a testament to the band's maturity and evolution over the last decade of playing together. It exudes their songwriting skills, demonstrating their versatility across multiple genres of progressive rock, electronic, psychedelic, and more while offering a strong lyrical depth as the record addresses the human population's current addiction to the internet, and social media. The tracks are layered with progressive sonic structures, highly mathematical / technical beats, and light and catchy melodies. Papadosio are one of the few bands on the scene who are creating electronic music by playing live instruments (even the modular synthesizers used on stage were hand built and engineered by the band members)!

Papadosio will have you dancing your ass off one minute, then moving you to tears the next; prepare to have your mind blown as they hit the road for a cross country tour this fall. 

For more information, please visit http://papadosio.com

PAPADOSIO FALL TOUR DATES

10/25/18 - Suwannee Hulaween - Live Oak, FL

10/27/18 - The Fillmore Auditorium - Denver, CO

10/31/18 - George’s Majestic Lounge - Fayetteville, AR

11/01/18 - Cain’s Ballroom - Tulsa, OK

11/02/18 - The Bourbon - Lincoln, NE

11/03/18 - Majestic Madison - Madison, WI

11/04/18 - The Loft - Lansing, MI

11/08/18 - Lincoln Theatre - Raleigh, NC

11/09/18 - Underground @ The Fillmore - Charlotte, NC

11/10/18 - 9:30 Club - Washington D.C.

11/23/18 - Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH

11/24/18 - The Rex Theatre - Pittsburgh, PA

12/29/18 - Georgia Theatre - Athens, GA

12/30/18 - City Winery (Acoustic Set) - Nashville, TN

12/31/18 - Marathon Music Works - Nashville, TN

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 9:36 am

Mihali has officially dropped “Fading State”, the new dub-reggae single from his forthcoming debut solo album. “Fading State” is the first solo effort from the Twiddle frontman and features guest vocals from socially conscious music luminaries Nahko (Nahko and Medicine for the People) and Trevor Hall, and is produced by Johnny Cosmic of Stick Figure. Mihali has not yet revealed the title or release date of his upcoming solo project, but will be treating audiences to sneak peaks of cuts from album while on the road for a short run of solo tour dates this December (a full list of announced dates are below).

Yesterday, Billboard premiered the official video for “Faded State”, a track appropriately in tune with the culmination of the 2018 midterm elections. In the video which uses animated stick figures to represent of each of the featured artists, the singers plead with government officials to save the planet from the harmful effects of climate change. “The climate crisis that’s happening on our beautiful planet is getting worse and worse every year," Mihali tells Billboard. "With each passing year, the issue is continuously met with opposition motivated by greed. It’s up to all of us as individuals to do what we can to educate ourselves about what’s going on and to do our part to make a positive change in the world. With our current political climate, I think now is the perfect time for this single to be released.

On “Fading State”, Mihali provides a musical catharsis to anyone who might be experiencing frustration with the current environmental and political state. Although the subject reflects the tensions many Americans are currently feeling, he counteracts the gloom with reggae elements and optimistic lyrics like "when the darkness comes we'll have our love lights blazing, our kindness raging in every single nation/ It’s time to wake up and change the current situation.”

Next month, Mihali will embark on a solo tour with select dates in the Northeast (see below). He reveals to Billboard his excitement for releasing solo music, "[o]n any days that [Twiddle] had off, I was able to find some time to write and record," he says. "This song truly felt like the spark that ignited this whole project for me. I can’t wait to share the rest of the music with everybody."

To watch the official video on YouTube, visit: https://youtu.be/Xf8p6fMcqxQ
To listen on Spotify, visit: https://spoti.fi/2PJ8a1v

MIHALI SOLO TOUR DATES - WINTER 2018

12/05/2018 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
12/06/2018 - Hamden, CT - Space Ballroom
12/07/2018 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Putnam Place
12/08/2018 - Syracuse, NY - Funk & Waffles
12/09/2018 - Portland, ME - Portland House of Music
12/11/2018 - Asbury Park, NJ - Wonder Bar
12/12/2018 - Baltimore, MD - 8x10
12/13/2018 - Kingston, NY - BSP-3
12/14/2018 - Manchester, NH - Jewel
12/15/2018 - Holyoke, MA - Gateway City Arts

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 10:58 am

Take everything you think you know about music festivals and throw it out the tour bus window. Set on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, Hangout Fest is music’s most luxurious weekend. With pools that front the Hangout Main Stage and hammocks lining the beach, fans can catch their favorite musicians in unparalleled comfort and proximity. From May 17-19, the 2019 edition of the festival will feature an all-star cast of performers from various genres including Travis Scott, The Lumineers and Khalid.

The highly anticipated and specially-curated music lineup will also feature performances by Cardi B, Vampire Weekend, Kygo, Hozier, Diplo, The 1975, Walk The Moon, Bebe Rexha, Jimmy Eat World, Jungle, and Alison Wonderland. A full lineup as of today, November 29th, is below.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, December 4th at 10 AM CST / 11 AM EST. Regular three-day GA tickets are $259 and all-inclusive three-day VIP tickets start at $1,099. The festival will again offer payment plans for GA and VIP purchases, allowing fans to pay for their tickets in four installments.

For those wanting to extend their vacation, Hangout Fest will be announcing their Thursday Kick-Off Party, a separately ticketed evening, at a later date. The details, featured artists and ticket info for this event are coming soon.

Fun is happening everywhere you turn. Hangout Fest is an immersive experience. Dive into the water at one of our beach clubs, swing at Hammock Beach, smooch a pooch at the Puppy Kissing Booth, go disco skating at the full-sized Roller Rink. You can also rekindle those vintage summer vibes at Camp Hangout or join one of the epic dance parties happening by the waves with DJs all weekend long! See a full list of activities here.

Hotels and condos for all ~ book a place for you and yours with all the perks. Want to bike or walk to the shows? We got you. Forget something back at your condo or just want to maximize hang time with your roomies? No problem. Hangout makes fest days easy with wristband in-and-out privileges. See a selection of lodging options here.

Celebrate your best life with all-inclusive VIP, Super VIP, Big Kahuna and Cabana packages for a decadent stay that is part music, part gourmet dining and all about the fans. Featuring exclusive beach access, pool-side and jacuzzi-side views of the main stage, complimentary food, beer, wine and cocktails all weekend, this is YOLO personified. Because really, you only live once! For more information on the VIP, Super VIP, and Big Kahuna packages visit our website.

Ticket prices:
3-Day General Admission - $259
3-Day VIP - $1,099
3-Day Super VIP - $1,699
Big Kahuna  - $4,500
Cabanas - Pricing available upon request
Shuttle Passes - $50
Pay in full or choose the EZ-Pay payment plan to pay in four monthly installments.

The Hangout 2019 Lineup:
ALISON WONDERLAND
ARIZONA
BAZZI
BEBE REXHA
BISHOP BRIGGS
BRYCE VINE
BUDDY
CARDI B
CASTLECOMER
DIPLO
DR. FRESCH
EASY LIFE
ELLEY DUHE
ELOHIM
FLORA CASH
GANG OF YOUTHS
GORGON CITY
GRANDSON
GRIZ
HIPPIE SABOTAGE
HOZIER
JADE BIRD
JESSE ROYAL
JIMMY EAT WORLD
JONAS BLUE
JUDAH & THE LION
JUNGLE
JUSTIN JAY
KHALID
KING PRINCESS
KYGO
LAUREN DAIGLE
LOUD LUXURY
LOVELYTHEBAND
MADEINTYO
MOON BOOTS
MORGXN
MURA MASA
PALE WAVES
QUINN XCII
RAVYN LENAE
SHAME
SIR SLY
SLENDERBODIES
SOFI TUKKER
SPENCER LUDWIG
SUPERORGANISM
TAYLOR BENNETT
THE 1975
THE BAND CAMINO
THE HIM
THE INTERRUPTERS
THE LUMINEERS
THE RED CLAY STRAYS
TRAVIS SCOTT
TWO FEET
TWO FRIENDS
VAMPIRE WEEKEND
WALK THE MOON

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 12:50 pm

In a first-of-its-kind coastal event in Los Angeles, The BeachLife Festival will bring together more than 40 headlining touring bands and legendary musicians, California culinary stars, and multiple surf and skateboarding components for a three-day immersive experience celebrating Southern California beach culture. Running May 3-5, 2019 oceanfront in Redondo Beach, The BeachLife Festival will feature West Coast immersed live music, culinary delights, skate, surf, and iconic beach lifestyle offerings on the shore of one of Los Angeles’ most famed beaches.

The BeachLife Festival producers have entered into a 10-year partnership on an eight acre site at the scenic Seaside Lagoon water park along the Redondo Beach waterfront. They will invest substantial capital into transforming the saltwater lagoon, its beach, and surrounding areas including adjacent parking surfaces, into a classic California beach village atmosphere complete with a built-out immersive venue and three stages. A full artist lineup will be announced in January.

The BeachLife Festival was founded by Los Angeles native Allen Sanford, a restaurateur-turned-tech-music entrepreneur, and his business partner, Rob Lissner, a former tech executive. Veterans in the streaming music space, the two co-founded LiveList, a free live streaming platform that broadcasts thousands of concerts and festivals from around the world. The platform is partnering with The BeachLife Festival to deliver the premier “content first” festival of this scale by broadcasting exclusive live music, backstage interviews, on the ground experiences, and more to millions globally.

"Having worked with major festivals around the country, we saw an opportunity to distinguish ourselves in the space by creating a content-first festival; something we haven't seen before,” said Allen Sanford, The BeachLife Festival co-founder, who is also known for his decade-long Hermosa Beach summer concert series. “Every artist, stage, and activation at BeachLife is designed to maximize content creation and contribute to a highly engaging online experience while keeping our live audience experience intimate.”

While embracing the vanguard spirit of Southern California’s beach music scene, harking back to the days when The Beach Boys sang about “California Dreaming” and sun-seeking beachgoers played barefoot in the sand and surf, The BeachLife Festival will forge ahead from a technological and experiential perspective by creating a highly-integrated level of engagement between artists and guests, even before the musical acts take the stage. In the months leading up to the festival, confirmed BeachLife acts will be producing exclusive content to highlight their connection to, and passion for, California’s acclaimed beach culture.

“We’re creating an eclectic festival that features a wide array of artists and great food and drink, and one that shines a light on the beach and ocean-related causes,” said The BeachLife Festival Creative Director and Pennywise frontman, Jim Lindberg. “I’ve played and attended some of the best music festivals in the world, so I’m taking those experiences to make this a truly one-of-a-kind festival that patrons and participants, alike, will remember for years to come. And, we’re going to have a great time doing it.”

Advance three-day General Admission tickets and passes are available starting on Monday, December 10th at 7 am PST/ 10 am EST at a holiday discount rate of $209. A limited number of advance three-day VIP passes are also on sale for $599. VIP passes include: dedicated VIP express entrance, VIP wristband for unlimited “in & out” privileges, VIP premium bathrooms, VIP hangout lounge and pool featuring seating and shade, VIP elevated viewing decks with unobstructed views of the stages sets (limited), and preferred restaurant reservations. To purchase tickets, visit the BeachLife website.

The BeachLife Festival will be located at Seaside Lagoon, 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. 

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 1:23 pm

The BeachLife Festival is excited to announce its 2019 music lineup for a first-of-its-kind coastal event in Los Angeles happening May 3 - 5, 2019 at Redondo Beach, CA’s Seaside Lagoon. The three-day immersive experience celebrating Southern California beach culture will feature iconic headliners Brian Wilson, Bob Weir and Willie Nelson performing oceanside, along with artists who are synonymous with SoCal ‘beach life’ including Ziggy Marley, Violent Femmes, Steel Pulse, Grace Potter, Blues Traveler, Bruce Hornsby, Everclear,  Chevy Metal, Sugar Ray, Donavon Frankenreiter, and many more.

“We’ve painstakingly curated this lineup to capture what we believe is the unique spirit of BeachLife, bringing together a mix of legendary icons, headlining touring bands and emerging artists who all in some way represent our Southern California beach lifestyle,” says Allen Sanford and Rob Lissner, co-founders of The BeachLife Festival and LiveList, a Venice-based tech platform that streams live music performances around the world.

While music takes center stage at The BeachLife Festival, top SoCal chefs will also have a stage of their own. ‘Side Stage,’ a 50-seat, sit-down, pop-up restaurant, will give festival-goers access to an unprecedented upscale dining experience just feet from the main stage. Beyond Side Stage will feature a curated wine village with boutique wineries, a massive craft beer bar focused on LA breweries, a VIP poolside experience, an elite speakeasy, and multiple bars and food vendors and trucks across the venue. Band-inspired menus will be created by handpicked chefs such as esteemed California-based chef and restaurateur, David LeFevre. Additional chefs will be announced soon. A limited number of reservations will be available for $150 per person beginning March 1. More information, menu options, and details regarding reservations will soon be released via beachlifefestival.com.  

Designed to embrace SoCal’s coastal essence where live music is synonymous with sand in your toes and a cold drink in hand, The BeachLife Festival will feature California culinary stars and multiple surf and skateboarding components in addition to the 40 musical acts. The BeachLife Festival will also take a “content-first” approach by creating a highly-integrated level of engagement between artists and guests - even before announced musical acts take the stage. In the months leading up to the festival, confirmed BeachLife acts will be producing exclusive content to highlight their connection to, and passion for, California’s acclaimed beach culture.

Three-day passes are on sale now on the BeachLife website. General admission passes are currently $249 and VIP passes are $795. The Captain’s Pass, which includes additional perks like backstage access, complimentary alcoholic beverages, and valet parking is $2,000. A percentage of ticket sales will be donated to several charities, including: Surfrider Foundation5 Gyres, and Redondo Beach Police Foundation, with additional non-profits forthcoming.

The BeachLife Festival Lineup

Willie Nelson and Family
Brian Wilson w special guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin
Bob Weir and Wolf Bros.
Ziggy Marley
Violent Femmes
As the Crow Flies featuring Chris Robinson
Grace Potter
Blues Traveler 
Steel Pulse
Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers
Chevy Metal ft. Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters
Everclear
Sugar Ray
Colin Hay of Men at Work
X
Donavon Frankenreiter
Best Coast
Keller Williams Grateful Grass
Poncho Sanchez
Timmy Curran
Venice
Matt Costa
Roots of Creation
The Cordovas
Clayton Joseph Scott
The Higgs
His Eyes have Fangs 
V Torres
Barley
Latchkey Kid
Chris Pierce
The Hollow Legs
Charlie Overbey

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 2:37 pm

Progressive-rock and space-synth outfit Papadosio are proud to announce a slew of North American tour dates this spring. The new headlining dates come in addition to the quintet’s previously announced winter tour dates which will kick off in the Colorado mountains this weekend. Tickets for all spring tour dates will go on sale this Friday, January 18th, and can be purchased via papadosio.com/. A full list of new and previously announced tour dates are below. 

Best known for their energetic live performances filled with mesmerizing instrumentation, improvisational skills, and intricate visual production, Papadosio will be hitting the ground running in 2019. The new string of spring tour dates will begin with a two-night stint at Madison Theater, just outside of the band’s home state of Ohio, then route the band along the Northeast throughout April, including a double-header at Brooklyn Bowl. Festival appearances announced so far for this summer include BUKU Music & Arts Festival (New Orleans, LA) and Summer Camp Festival (Chillicothe, IL). Previously confirmed tour dates also include stand-out performances at two of the country’s most iconic naturally-inspired stages; Red Rocks Amphitheater (Morrison, CO), and the underground cave-accessed attraction, The Caverns, (Pelham, TN).

For more information including tour and ticketing info, please visit: papadosio.com

PAPADOSIO 2019 SPRING TOUR DATES

03/15/19 - Madison Theatre - Covington, KY
03/16/19 - Madison Theatre - Covington, KY
04/10/19 - Elevation 27 - Virginia Beach, VA
04/11/19 - Club Xl Live - Harrisburg, PA
04/12/19 - Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY
04/13/19 - Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY
04/14/19 - The National - Richmond, VA
04/17/19 -  Westcott Theater - Syracuse, NY
04/18/19 - The Haunt - Ithaca, NY
04/19/19 - Town Ballroom - Buffalo, NY
04/20/19 - TLA - Philadelphia, PA
04/24/19 - Gateway City Arts - Holyoke, MA
04/25/19 - Sinclair - Boston, MA
04/26/19 - Asbury Lanes - Asbury Park, NJ
04/27/19 - Soundstage - Baltimore, MD

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED 2019 TOUR DATES

01/18/19 - Animas City Theatre - Durango, CO
01/20/19 - Sheridan Opera House - Telluride, CO
01/24/19 - Aggie Theatre - Fort Collins, CO
01/25/19 - Old Town Pub - Steamboat Springs, CO
01/30/19 - Belly Up - Aspen, CO
01/31/19 - Mesa Theater - Grand Junction, CO
02/01/19 - 10 Mile Music Hall - Frisco, CO
02/02/19 - 10 Mile Music Hall - Frisco, CO
02/14/19 - Workplay Theater - Birmingham, AL
02/15/19 - Vinyl Music Hall - Pensacola, FL
02/15/19 - 02/16/19 - Funk Fest - Punta Gorda, FL
03/22-03/23/19 - BUKU Music & Art Project - New Orleans, LA
05/11/19 - Red Rocks - Morrison, CO
05/24-05/26/19 - Summer Camp Music Festival - Chillicothe, IL
08/10/19 - The Caverns - Pelham, TN

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 7:20 am

KAABOO is pleased to announce its 2019 music and comedy lineups for KAABOO Texas taking place May 10-12, 2019. The multi-stage and full sensory event will happen at the state-of-the-art AT&T Stadium and take place both inside and outdoors allowing guests to move freely throughout the property. Headliners including rock chart toppers The Killers, Top 40 crossover artist Kid Rock, 16-time Grammy award winner Sting, will be joined by classic Southern-Rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd, and platinum-selling country music artists Little Big Town. Additional hitmakers and bucket list artists include The Avett Brothers, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Pitbull, Counting Crows, Alanis Morissette, The Black Eyed Peas, Ludacris, Flo Rida, Garbage, Andy Grammer, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Violent Femmes, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, and many more. KAABOO’s HUMOR ME stage will be headed up by Saturday Night Live cast alum Dennis Miller, Everybody Loves Raymond’s Brad Garrett, and more. A full lineup of confirmed performers is below.

KAABOO has made a name for itself not only as a top tier music festival, but as an immersive experience for all five-senses. In addition to big-name music headliners, guests will be exposed to cutting edge contemporary art exhibits at ARTWORK; hilarious household name comedians at the seated and air conditioned HUMOR ME comedy stage; enticing culinary and craft beverage offerings at PALATE; a full spectrum of INDULGENCES for which KAABOO has become famous; and the ability to purchase a cabana or day pass to BASK Day + Night Club, KAABOO’s on-site Las Vegas-style pool club. At BASK, guests will enjoy prime poolside panorama of DJ performances from internationally acclaimed DJs including Cash Cash, Cheat Codes, Chromeo (DJ Set), Le Youth, Paul Oakenfold, and more.

“We are excited to continue to grow the KAABOO brand alongside the Jones Family in one of the most incredible venues in the world,” said Jason Felts, Chief Brand and Marketing Officer for KAABOO. “We want to bring what we do best in the festival world and put a Texas-sized spin on it. You won’t find yourself sitting in seats for too long here, because you won’t want to miss a minute of the six-stage action.”

Organized in collaboration with The Jerry Jones Family, visionaries behind the legendary Dallas Cowboys, KAABOO Texas represents the first time a multi-day, nationally recognized, music and lifestyle event has ever collaborated with an NFL ownership group. KAABOO’s distinctive upscale experience pairs well with Jones’ vision for the Dallas Cowboys, which has cemented its status as the highest valued sports franchise in the world. KAABOO Texas will represent both brands’ shared energy, creativity, and willingness to elevate traditional concepts. The Cowboys organization has been on the cutting edge of creating more engaging experiences, providing new and unconventional ways to connect with fans, making the KAABOO brand an ideal partnership.

“We are thrilled to be involved in this revolutionary entertainment event,” says Charlotte Jones Anderson, Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer of the Dallas Cowboys Football Club. “It is the first time that our family has ever partnered with a multi-day live event in order for us to offer this market a totally unique experience. The KAABOO brand shares the same energy and innovation that we strive for with AT&T Stadium, and we couldn’t be more excited to combine the magic of sports and music right here in Texas.”

To continue the excitement for the lineup announcement, KAABOO Texas will be hosting a lineup release party tonight, Wednesday, January 16 at Halcyon Coffee Bar in Dallas, TX from 5 - 8pm CT. Media and the general public are encouraged to come, celebrate and get to know KAABOO at the event. Music will be provided by Rhett Miller of the Old 97’s, and artist Amanda Lynn will be live-painting a wall mural. The event is free and open to the public.

All KAABOO passes are now on sale at kaabootexas.com. Limited quantities of LONE STAR (GA) passes start at $299, with BLUE STAR and ROCKSTAR (VIP) passes currently available at $999 and $4199, respectively. Passes will move to the next price point once these are sold out. BLUE STAR passes feature premium stage viewing; exclusive culinary options for purchase; private restrooms; exclusive AMPLIFY (VIP) only performances, and more. ROCKSTAR passes include all the features of BLUE STAR, plus access to on-stage viewing; personal concierge access; exclusive meet and greet opportunities with KAABOO performers; complimentary beverages and food provided; shuttle services; and more. For those looking for an entirely immersive experience, KAABOO offers the ULTIMATE HANG pass. Get the full scoop at kaaboodelmar.com/ultimate-hang.

KAABOO offers limited event parking passes as well as preferred parking and valet parking options for purchase. Guests are encouraged to utilize KAABOO’s Ride Share program in partnership with AT&T Stadium, Uber, and Arlington Trolley as an alternative transportation choice. For more information, visit kaabootexas.com/directions#parking.

The KAABOO Kindness program continues to support charities in the Arlington, TX region and across the globe. A portion of proceeds from KAABOO Texas passes will be donated to featured charitable partners including global partner The Recording Academy’s MusiCares program, as well as three local charities including North Texas Food Bank, Texas Wildlife and Park Foundation, and Texas Music Foundation.

KAABOO TEXAS Full Lineup:
The Killers
Kid Rock
Sting
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Little Big Town
The Avett Brothers
Ms. Lauryn Hill
Pitbull
Counting Crows
Alanis Morissette
The Black Eyed Peas
Ludacris
Flo Rida
Garbage
Blue October
Collective Soul
Bush
The B-52s
Andy Grammer
Rick Springfield
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Violent Femmes
Eric Burdon & The Animals
X
Jon Anderson (of Yes)
Old 97’s
The English Beat
Los Lonely Boys
The Band Camino
Larkin Poe
American Aquarium
Israel Nash
Your Smith
The Dip
Acid Dad
Mamafesta

COMEDY
Dennis Miller
Brad Garrett
Demetri Martin
Garfunkel and Oates
Whitney Cummings
Nate Bargatze
Jim Breuer
Rory Scovel
Heather McDonald
Orny Adams
Chad Daniels
Fortune Feimster
Kate Willett
Billy Wayne Davis
Chris “CP” Powell
MK Paulsen

BASK DJ Performances (Alphabetically)
Cash Cash
Chantel Jeffries
Chromeo (DJ set)
Cheat Codes
CVBZ
Kap Slap
Le Youth
Matoma
Mix Master Mike
Paul Oakenfold
The Him

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 11:32 am

The BeachLife Festival, Los Angeles’ first oceanfront multi-day festival event, just keeps getting better! BeachLife is proud to announce the addition of Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Jason Mraz, Southern California reggae-rock favorites Slightly Stoopid, indie-folk trailblazers Dawes, easy-going jam-rockers Big Head Todd and The Monsters, plus reggae rising stars Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds, and tropical songstress Anuhea, to accompany the already stacked lineup of artists performing the weekend of May 3-5, 2019. The artist additions will join previously announced legendary music headliners Brian Wilson (founding member of the Beach Boys) with guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, Bob Weir and Wolf Bros., and Willie Nelson and Family along with Ziggy Marley, Violent Femmes, Steel Pulse, Grace Potter, Blues Traveler, Bruce Hornsby, Everclear, Chevy Metal, Sugar Ray, and Donavon Frankenreiter, and many more for an immersive festival experience celebrating the legacy and culture of Southern California’s iconic beach lifestyle. A confirmed lineup of announced artists is below. GA, VIP, and top-level Captain’s passes are available now and open for purchase here.

Slightly Stoopid’s performance at BeachLife comes with great anticipation of their first US Acoustic Roots set. The band, best known for their lively and energetic presence on stage, have planned an exclusive acoustic set for BeachLife attendees. The Ocean Beach-based ensemble will perform stripped-down versions of classics from the Stoopid repertoire, including a collection of songs from their live album release, Acoustic Roots, which the band just debuted at a recent performance in Mexico. “It’s the first time in 20 years since [Acoustic Roots] was released that we did that,” says original member and frontman Miles Doughty. “So if you’d like to hear it, come to The BeachLife Festival.”

Chevy Metal, featuring Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters, has also confirmed an unique set for BeachLife guests. The three-piece cover band, which Hawkins calls “your backyard keg party on steroids”, are recognized for playing lesser-known songs by ZZ Top, Aerosmith, Deep Purple, Queen, Black Sabbath, and other hard rock pioneers. They will be performing an entire set of Van Halen tracks in honor of the California-based glam metal ensemble exclusively for BeachLife.  

BeachLife is currently in production of exclusive content highlighting its connection to, and passion for, California’s acclaimed beach culture. As a “content-first festival,” BeachLife and its participants are committed to capturing and providing fans behind-the-scenes interviews and performances leading up to the festival. During the event, The BeachLife Festival will broadcast three days of West Coast drenched live music; plus, highlights of California culinary delicacies from regional chefs including a “Side Stage” pop-up restaurant serving artist-inspired menus; beach lifestyle activities and demonstrations featuring visual art, skateboarding, and surfing components; as well as scenes of an unbeatable coastal location. With the sun on your back, the ocean breeze on your face, sand beneath your feet, and a beautiful sunset on the horizon, there is no better setting for a weekend of California lifestyle enjoyment; even if it’s enjoyed from the comfort of your couch.

Passes are on sale now on the BeachLife website. General admission passes are currently $259 and VIP passes are $795, which include amenities like viewing decks, premium bathrooms, VIP lines, and In & Out privileges. The Captain’s Pass is also available, which includes all VIP amenities in addition to complimentary food & beverage for the entire event,  valet parking, backstage access, Artist meet-and-greet access with select artists, invitations to the private Launch Party with special guest X, SideStage Restaurant and Cruises with Causes privileges, for $2,500 for the weekend. A percentage of ticket sales will be donated to several charities, including: Surfrider Foundation, 5 Gyres, and Redondo Beach Police Foundation, with additional non-profits forthcoming.

For more information on the BeachLife Festival, visit beachlifefestival.com

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 3:29 pm

Rising heartland-rockers The Artisanals have just announced dates for their 2019 North American spring tour. The quintet proudly released their debut self-titled album The Artisanals last fall and have been relentlessly touring ever since. They started off the year with a four-week tour throughout Europe, and in two weeks, they will begin their North American spring tour. The new run begins with the Savannah Stopover Music Festival where they will share the stage with Deerhunter and former bandmates Susto. Throughout March and April, they will journey along the southern states and into the midwest before returning to the southeast.

The Artisanals will also make their debut with a number of official and unofficial showcases at the annual SXSW Conference and Music Festival in Austin, TX. A full list of spring tour dates is below along with a festival performance at Forecastle this summer on the horizon.

For more information on The Artisanals, including up-to-date tour dates, please visit https://www.theartisanals.net

SPRING / SUMMER TOUR DATES
# Supporting Band of Heathens

3/07/19 - Savannah, GA - Savannah Stopover Music Festival
3/09/19 - Valdosta, GA - Ashley Street Station
3/10/19 - Mobile, AL - Callaghan’s Irish Social Club
3/13/19 - Austin, TX - SXSW - Shiner’s Saloon “Conscious Immaturity’s Humpday Hootenanny”
3/15/19 - Austin, TX - SXSW - Maria’s Tacos Express “Rebelle Road Showcase”
3/15/19 - Austin, TX - SXSW - Mohawk “Official Showcase”
3/16/19 - Austin, TX - SXSW - The Sidebar “Georgia Theatre Showcase”
3/17/19 - Albuquerque, NM - Sister Bar
3/20/19 - Denver, CO - Lost Lake Lounge
3/21/19 - Colorado Springs, CO - The Side Door
3/23/19 - Sturgis, SD - Iron Horse Saloon’
3/24/19 - Sioux Falls, SD - Club David
3/27/19 - Omaha, NE - Reverb Lounge
3/28/19 - Iowa City, IA - Gabe’s 
3/29/19 - Davenport, IA - The Raccoon Motel (SOLD OUT)
3/30/19 - Cedar Rapids, IA - CSPS Hall
4/01/19 - Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club
4/02/19 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean
4/13/19 - Columbia, SC - River Rocks Festival
4/19/19 - Charlotte, NC - Visulite Theatre #
4/26/19 - Crowley, LA - Greetings From Levy Park 

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 10:30 am

KAABOO Texas is pleased to announce the daily lineup of musicians and comedians for its inaugural festival happening May 10-12, 2019. The multi-stage and full sensory event is taking place at the state-of-the-art AT&T Stadium in partnership with the Jerry Jones Family and features equal parts world-class music, household names in comedy, contemporary art, gourmet cuisine and craft libations, and personal indulgences. The highly-amenitized festival has added multi-platinum Grammy legend Lionel Richie to its lineup alongside headliners The Killers, Kid Rock, and Sting, plus hitmakers and bucket list artists including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Little Big Town, The Avett Brothers, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Pitbull, Counting Crows, Alanis Morissette, The Black Eyed Peas, Ludacris, Flo Rida, Garbage, Andy Grammer, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Violent Femmes, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, and many more. Single day passes will go on sale Friday, March 1, 2019 at 10 AM CST at kaabootexas.com.

On Friday, May 10th, the three-day sound voyage will kick off with rock and roll hitmakers The Killers, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, contemporary R&B and soul legends Lionel Richie and Ms. Lauryn Hill, plus chart-toppers like Ludacris and Alanis Morissette, with laughs from Dennis Miller and more. On Saturday, Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Black Eyed Peas and more will lead the lineup, while Brad Garrett will head up HUMOR ME. Then on Sunday, patrons can soak up the magic with Sting, the southern charm of Little Big Town and The Avett Brothers, and tear up the dance floor with Pitbull and more to close out the fest. Single day passes are on sale now through kaabootexas.com. The confirmed music and comedy lineups by day are below.

"We're thrilled to announce the daily schedule for the biggest music and comedy lineup to hit the metroplex" says Jason Felts, KAABOO's Chief Brand Officer. "Live entertainment fans will experience an unforgettable weekend escape as KAABOO hosts more than 65 performers across six different stages. Look closely; this lineup has something for everyone."  

KAABOO TEXAS FESTIVAL

FRIDAY, May 10th, 2019
Music: The Killers, Lionel Richie, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Ludacris, Alanis Morissette, Blue October, Bush, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Old 97’s, Los Lobos, Larkin Poe, Acid Dad
BASK DJs: Cash Cash, Chantal Jeffries, Chromeo (DJ Set), Kap Slap
Comedy: Dennis Miller, Jim Breuer, Garfunkel and Oates, Chad Daniels, MK Paulsen

SATURDAY, May 11th, 2019
Music: Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Black Eyed Peas, Flo Rida, Collective Soul, Garbage, Rick Springfield, Violent Femmes, Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real, X, Los Lonely Boys, The Band Camino, American Aquarium, The Dip
BASK DJs: Cheat Codes, CVBZ, Paul Oakenfold, The Him
Comedy: Brad Garrett, Nate Bargatze, Rory Scovel, Heather McDonald, Kate Willett, Billy Wayne Davis, Chris Powell

SUNDAY, May 12th, 2019
Music: Sting, Little Big Town, The Avett Brothers, Pitbull, Counting Crows, B-52’s, Andy Grammer, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Eric Burdon & The Animals, Jon Anderson of Yes, The English Beat, Israel Nash, Your Smith, Mamafesta
BASK DJs: Le Youth, Matoma, Mix Master Mike
Comedy: Demetri Martin, Whitney Cummings, Orny Adams, Fortune Feimster

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 10:12 am

KAABOO Del Mar has officially dropped its music and comedy lineups for its fifth annual event happening September 13-15, 2019. Nashville Rock chart toppers Kings of Leon, live music icons Dave Matthews Band, and British folk-rock luminaries Mumford & Sons will headline on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, respectively. They will be joined by a lineup of cross-genre hit-makers including Duran Duran, Black Eyed Peas, OneRepublic, Sheryl Crow, Maren Morris, a special collaboration from hip-hop stars Snoop Dogg + Wu-Tang Clan 25th Anniversary Set, plus Mark Ronson, The Revivalists, REO Speedwagon, The Bangles, The Cult, Sublime with Rome, Boyz II Men, and many more, including a yet to be announced special performance from the 2019 American Idol winner. Comedians Bert Kreischer, Pete Holmes & Friends, Wayne Brady, Bob Saget, Kevin Smith and more will lead the laughs on the HUMOR ME stage. A confirmed lineup is listed below.

“It is thrilling to unveil this all-star lineup for what will essentially become KAABOO’s 5th birthday celebration,” says KAABOO’s Partner + Chief Brand Officer, Jason Felts. “Our signature curation of music and comedy acts will lead guests through yet another incredible weekend escape in Del Mar.”

KAABOO Del Mar solidified its edge as a leading destination music and arts festival by selling out of all passes to last year’s 2018 Southern California experience. The 2017 Pollstar-nominated festival of the year will celebrate its fifth anniversary in 2019 with KAABOO’s signature recipe of world-class music, household names in comedy, contemporary art, gourmet cuisine and craft libations, plus personal indulgences. The highly-amenitized event is conveniently located at the Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds in Southern California. Celebrated as San Diego’s largest multi-day major music and entertainment festival, KAABOO Del Mar overlooks the Pacific Ocean and enjoys pristine weather, ocean breezes, and numerous easy to access lodging options.

All passes go on sale today at 7 AM PT at kaaboodelmar.com. HANG LOOSE (GA) passes will be on sale starting at $299, while HANG FIVE (VIP) and HANG TEN (VIP) passes are currently at $919 and $3599, respectively. HANG FIVE (VIP) features premium stage viewing; exclusive culinary options for purchase; private restrooms; access to the AMPLIFY Escape lounge featuring private artist performances; and more. HANG TEN (VIP) includes all the features of HANG FIVE (VIP) plus access to onstage viewing; exclusive meet and greet opportunities with KAABOO performers; complimentary beverages and food provided; golf cart access; and more. For those looking for an entirely immersive experience, KAABOO offers the ULTIMATE HANG pass. Get the full scoop at kaaboodelmar.com/ultimate-hang.

The KAABOO KINDNESS program continues to support charities in the San Diego region and across the globe. One dollar per every pass sold is donated to featured charitable partners, including global partner The Recording Academy’s MusiCares program, as well as local charities including the San Diego Armed Services YMCA, and Voices for Children. MGM, Coors Light, Aflac, and USAA are KAABOO Del Mar’s official 2019 presenting partners.

Earlier this year, KAABOO expanded internationally with KAABOO Cayman and proved that a luxury destination festival in the Caribbean is achievable with thoughtful strategy and execution. The sold-out event brought together live entertainment fans from around the world while hosting one of the largest festivals of its kind to ever hit the islands. Next up, the KAABOO brand extends into the Lone Star State this May through a partnership with the Jerry Jones Family. The May Arlington, TX festival experience will take place at the state-of-the-art AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys.

For passes and additional information on KAABOO Del Mar visit kaaboodelmar.com

2019 KAABOO Del Mar Lineup
Kings of Leon
Dave Matthews Band
Mumford & Sons
Duran Duran
Black Eyed Peas
OneRepublic
Sheryl Crow
Maren Morris
Snoop Dogg + Wu-Tang Clan 25th Anniversary Set
Mark Ronson
The Revivalists
REO Speedwagon
The Bangles
The Cult
Sublime with Rome
Boyz ll Men
Colbie Caillat
Silversun Pickups
Squeeze
Lifehouse
Switchfoot
Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
Cheat Codes
Cash Cash
Xavier Rudd
Alec Benjamin
Toots & The Maytals
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
Keuning
Plain White T’s
Vintage Trouble
Badflower
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
Blind Melon
Mix Master Mike (of the Beastie Boys)
Con Brio
Grizfolk
Perta
Walden
The Artisanals
Des Rocs
The Gooms
J. Human
Suckerbox
Kate Usher & The Sturdy Souls
Sir, Please

COMEDY
Bert Kreischer
Pete Holmes & Friends
Wayne Brady
Bob Saget
Kevin Smith
Jimmy O Yang
Tig Notaro
Tom Green
Jen Kirkman
Cristela Alonzo
Cameron Esposito
Taylor Tomlinson
Hosted by MK Paulsen

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 9:02 am

Today, dynamic progressive-rock and electro-synth quintet Papadosio proudly release an extensive album comprised of live recordings captured during various performances throughout their fall 2018 Content Coma tour. The 23-track album, Live Selections l Fall 2018, features a mix of live renditions of songs appearing on the band’s latest full-length studio album Content Coma (Sept 2018) as well as some older tunes that have been rearranged and reworked to appeal to a live audience. Known for their organic synergy, and explosive set lists that never repeat, the album showcases Papadosio’s versatility across multiple genres of progressive rock, electronica, psychedelia, and more. The result is a live album that demonstrates the profound talent of five musicians making Papadosio a force to be reckoned with on stage. Live Selections l Fall 2018 is now available on all major streaming services including Spotify, Apple Music, and Youtube. To listen to the full album, click HERE

For Live Selections l Fall 2018 “we handpicked a selection of songs and jams from the first installment of the Content Coma tour”, says Billy Brouse (keys, vocals). The tracks were pulled from multiple dates and recorded at venues such as Variety Playhouse (Atlanta, GA), Resonance Music Festival (Thornville, OH), Riviera Theatre (Chicago, IL), Arcata Theatre (Arcata, CA), HiFi Music Hall (Eugene, OR), Neumo’s (Seattle, WA), Star Theatre (Portland, OR), Wild Buffalo (Bellingham, WA), George’s Majestic (Fayetteville, AR), Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa, OK), Bourbon Theatre (Lincoln, NE), Majestic Theatre (Madison, WI), Lincoln Theatre (Raleigh, NC), 9:30 Club (Washington, D.C.), Newport Music Hall (Columbus, OH), and Rex Theatre (Pittsburgh, PA).

This spring, Papadosio will hit the road for a three week long spring tour. The tour kicks off on April 10th in Virginia Beach and weaves the band along the Atlantic coast. The tour precedes a scattering of announced summer dates including performances held at two of the US’s most iconic, naturally-inspired stages, Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison, CO) and underground cave-accessed attraction The Caverns, (Pelham, TN) - which has already SOLD OUT. Catch the band in action at stages along the Northeast, and summer festivals such as Disc Jam (Stephentown, NY), Summer Camp Festival (Chillicothe, IL), and the band’s own Resonance Music and Arts Festival (Slippery Rock, PA) in September. For a full list of dates, please see below or visit - https://www.papadosio.com/tour/.

PAPADOSIO 2019 SPRING TOUR DATES

04/10/19 - Elevation 27 - Virginia Beach, VA
04/11/19 - Club Xl Live - Harrisburg, PA
04/12-04/13/19 - Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY
04/14/19 - The National - Richmond, VA
04/17/19 -  Westcott Theater - Syracuse, NY
04/18/19 - The Haunt - Ithaca, NY
04/19/19 - Town Ballroom - Buffalo, NY
04/20/19 - Theatre of the Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
04/24/19 - Gateway City Arts - Holyoke, MA
04/25/19 - Sinclair - Boston, MA
04/26/19 - Asbury Lanes - Asbury Park, NJ
04/27/19 - Soundstage - Baltimore, MD
05/11/19 - Red Rocks Ampitheatre - Morrison, CO
05/24-05/26/19 - Summer Camp Music Festival - Chillicothe, IL
05/27/19 - Summer Camp Music Festival (Late Night Show) - Chillicothe, IL
05/31/19 - Branch Fest - Newport, ME
06/01/19 - Pisgah Brewing Company - Black Mountain, NC
08/10/19 - The Caverns - Pelham, TN

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 8:26 am

Papadosio have just kicked off their Spring 2019 Content Coma tour which celebrates their fifth studio album release, Content Coma. The progressive-rock and synth-jam outfit is best known for their organic synergy, their explosive set lists that never repeat, and for their versatility across multiple genres of progressive rock, electronica, psychedelia, and more. Each of their shows is filled with mesmerizing instrumentation, improvisational skills, and intricate visual production, making the band a force to be reckoned with on stage. 

Content Coma is a testament to the band's maturity and evolution over the last decade of playing together. The 12-track album exudes their songwriting skills, demonstrating their versatility across multiple genres of progressive rock, electronic, psychedelic, and more while offering a strong lyrical depth as the record addresses the human population's current addiction to the internet, and social media. The tracks are layered with progressive sonic structures, highly mathematical / technical beats, and light and catchy melodies.

The Content Coma Spring Tour 2019 kicks off on April 10th in Virginia Beach and weaves the band along the Atlantic coast. The tour precedes a scattering of announced summer dates including performances held at two of the US’s most iconic, naturally-inspired stages, Red Rocks Amphitheater (Morrison, CO) and underground cave-accessed attraction The Caverns, (Pelham, TN) - which has already SOLD OUT. Catch the band in action at stages along the Northeast, and festivals such as Summer Camp Festival (Chillicothe, IL), Disc Jam (Stephentown, NY) and the band’s own Resonance Music and Arts Festival in August. For a full list of dates, please see below or visit - https://www.papadosio.com/tour/.

PAPADOSIO 2019 SPRING TOUR DATES

04/10/19 - Elevation 27 - Virginia Beach, VA
04/11/19 - Club Xl Live - Harrisburg, PA
04/12-04/13/19 - Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY
04/14/19 - The National - Richmond, VA
04/17/19 - Westcott Theater - Syracuse, NY
04/18/19 - The Haunt - Ithaca, NY
04/19/19 - Town Ballroom - Buffalo, NY
04/20/19 - Theatre of the Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
04/24/19 - Gateway City Arts - Holyoke, MA
04/25/19 - Sinclair - Boston, MA
04/26/19 - Asbury Lanes - Asbury Park, NJ
04/27/19 - Soundstage - Baltimore, MD
05/11/19 - Red Rocks Amphitheatre - Morrison, CO
05/24-05/26/19 - Summer Camp Music Festival - Chillicothe, IL
05/31/19 - Branch Fest - Newport, ME
06/01/19 - Pisgah Brewing Company - Black Mountain, NC
08/10/19 - The Caverns - Pelham, TN

For more information, please visit https://www.papadosio.com/ 

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 1:35 pm

This Mother's Day weekend, KAABOO Texas and The Jerry Jones Family united to deliver the Lone Star State a larger-than-life event at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. The three-day immersive experience was the third edition of the KAABOO brand which is best known for its elevated live entertainment lifestyle brand appealing to the “five senses” with world class musical acts, live contemporary art installations, culinary demonstrations, top-tier comedy, and health + spa treatments- all the same elements that have made KAABOO Del Mar and KAABOO Cayman an international success.

Guests were greeted with energetic beats by Kap Slap, who got the party started at BASK - KAABOO’s Las Vegas-style pool club. Alanis Morisette rocked the crowd and her gorgeous baby bump while Ms. Lauryn Hill celebrated the 20th anniversary of “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” playing nearly every song on the record. Joan Jett and Lionel Richie gifted the audience with their respective classics “Bad Reputation” and “Easy Like Sunday Morning”. Headliner The Killers topped off the night with their roof-raising anthems, even inviting one lucky audience member to join them on drums for a number. Rounding out the day were comedians Chad Daniels, Garfunkel and Oats, and Dennis Miller who invoked belly laughs all evening long at HUMOR ME.

The festival kicked off its second day with KAABOO Discovers local “battle of the bands” winners D and Chi. Performers from a variety of generations and genres rounded out the day with standout moments including Rick Springfield’s rose petal explosion, Lukas Nelson’s “tooth plucking” guitar solo, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Freebird” sing-along, and Flo Rida’s stage dive. Kid Rock put on a highly energetic performance to close the night, showing off his multi-instrumental talents playing the guitar, drums, piano, and even the turntables.

St. Paul & The Broken Bones took everyone to “church” on Sunday with their sensational soul jams while Mix Master Mike held down the DJ booth. The B-52s partied down till sunset, and Alabama superstars Little Big Town brought the country heat to Texas. On the main stage, Pitbull hyped the crowd with his colossal stage presence, iconic choreography, and a confetti-induced grande finale. In the HUMOR ME tent, Full House star Bob Saget made surprise performance during Orny Adams’ set, and Demetri Martin brought his signature deadpan delivery. The evening concluded with an iconic performance by Sting, who truly made ‘everything little thing magic’ at the finale of KAABOO Texas.

“Although the weekend kicked off with a little rain, that didn’t deter the energy of the event. As a multi-sensory festival experience with six stages, we delivered a little something for everyone both indoors and outdoors at AT&T Stadium," says Partner and Chief Brand Officer, Jason Felts. "Truly a first for the venue, it was an incredible three days of music, comedy, art, culinary offerings, and our signature indulgences all weekend long. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!”

Now that KAABOO Texas 2019 is wrapped, all sights for KAABOO are on their flagship event KAABOO Del Mar which will feature Kings of Leon, Dave Matthews, Mumford & Sons, and Duran Duran this September 13-15. Passes are on sale now at kaaboodelmar.com

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 11:10 am

Same Same But Different Festival (SSBD) is excited to unveil the lineup for their second annual music and arts festival happening Sept 20-21, 2019. This two-day event will celebrate the end of summer in a jaw-dropping setting and feature a diverse range of multi-genre musical acts across the festival’s two stages. Headliners Baauer and Beats Antique will be joined by Turkuaz, Exmag, Cofresi, Megan Hamilton, Capyac, Baby Fuzz and many more. Music lovers across Southern California will be treated to alternating performances allowing attendees to experience each artist on the lineup without having to choose between overlapping set-times. A confirmed listing of the initial lineup is below. More artists will be announced soon.

Same Same But Different is as much about the music as it is the location. Set at the scenic Lake Perris Recreational Campgrounds just outside of Los Angeles and San Diego, festival attendees can enjoy breath-taking views of palm trees, mountain scenery, and beachy landscape or take advantage of the lake’s many amenities. In between concert sets with toes in the sand, guests can choose from recreational activities such as hiking, swimming, and paddle boarding, and relaxing offerings such as yoga classes, the SSBD beach bar, or even the “Coconut Club” which serves fresh cut coconuts on the beach. "We’re musicians ourselves, so the music always comes first for us but we strive to create a relaxed, welcoming environment where you can explore, swim, hike and play through the weekend.” says Brad Sweet, co-founder of Same Same But Different.

Tier One Early Bird General Admission and VIP passes are sold out, but Tier Two Early Bird General Admission and VIP passes are still available for $145 and $244, respectfully. Once Tier Two Early Bird General Admission tickets are sold out, prices will increase to $160. Passes include camping and admission into the festival for both Friday and Saturday. VIP ticket packages include early entry, access to a shaded VIP Lounge, access to premiere viewing areas, private air conditioned VIP bathroom facilities, complimentary snacks and refreshments (while supplies last), and private VIP bar.

To purchase weekend passes, or get more information about the full Same Same But Different festival experience, visit: www.ssbdfest.com. For more information about the camping packages, please visit https://www.ssbdfest.com/camping-1. For information on payment plans, please visit https://www.ssbdfest.com/tickets

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 11:59 am

Soulful rock explosion The Marcus King Band have announced the lineup for their third annual festival, The Marcus King Band Family Reunion, happening September 27 + 28, 2019 at Pisgah Brewing Company in Western North Carolina. For initial lineup - alt-country pioneers Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, americana troubadour Josh Ritter, fiddle-playing songstress Amanda Shires, indie rockers Futurebirds, plus Los Coast, and Charlie Overbey & The Broken Arrows join festival namesake The Marcus King Band performing two sets over the multi-day event. More artists will be announced soon.

"Each year Family Reunion grows more and more while still maintaining the festival’s original concept,” says curator Marcus King. Family Reunion is about “bringing together our families - the brothers and sisters we've come to know on the road, for a weekend of breaking bread, making music, and fellowship. We hope to see all of YOU at the annual Family Reunion this year."

The Marcus King Band Family Reunion returns to Pisgah Brewing Company, just 20 minutes east of Asheville, right when the mountain air begins to feel a little cooler and the leaves begin their colorful display. Previous years of Family Reunion have included performances from Blackberry Smoke, The Revivalists, Billy Strings, Brandon "TAZ" Niederauer, and more. This year, the event continues in soulful swagger and will boast an even more sophisticated lineup of heavy hitters in the alt-country and Americana genres. Acts will perform on two stages including the intimate open-air indoor tasting room stage and the naturally set outdoor stage featuring a Blue Ridge Mountain backdrop.

Marcus King comes from a long lineage of talented musicians and has been writing and performing onstage for half of his lifetime. He has been earning widespread acclaim as a guitar virtuoso with his band (The Marcus King Band), who recently released their third studio album Carolina Confessions, last fall. The 10-track LP, produced and mixed by Grammy-award winner Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell) topped Americana charts nationwide and received critical acclaim from the likes of VICE Noisey (“astounding and triumphant”), NPR (“tenacious and vulnerable”), and more.  

At only 23 years of age, King is already selling out venues and establishing himself as an “electrifying rock performer” (Rolling Stone). Just this past weekend, the band’s live-steamed three-night run at Brooklyn Bowl sold out in advance, and later this summer, the group will embark on a string of dates with multi-Grammy winner Chris Stapleton. King, who recently relocated to Nashville with his bandmates, has received nods for helping to bridge the gap between country music and rock n’ roll and continues to turn heads with his blistering brand of soulful rock.

A ticket pre-sale will be available to The Marcus King Band and Jason Isbell fans starting tomorrow, June 11 at 10 AM ET. The general public onsale then kicks off on Friday, June 14 at 10 AM ET. A limited number of early bird two-day general admission passes will be available for $79.50, and once those sell out, passes will increase to Tier 1 and will be available for $99.50. VIP ticket packages are also available for $229.50 and include entry to the Thursday, September 26 pre-union party; a guided brewery tour and tasting; preferred parking; early entry; access to a premiere viewing area; private port-a-lets; a private bar; and a VIP event laminate and commemorative event poster.

What: The Marcus King Band Family Reunion Festival
When: Friday, September 27 & Saturday, September 28, 2019
Where: Pisgah Brewing Company, 150 Eastside Drive, Black Mountain, NC 28711
General Public On-Sale: Friday, June 14, 2019 at 10AM ET
Tickets Available At: mkb.lnk.to/familyreunion
Festival Information: mkbfamilyreunion.com/

The Marcus King Band Family Reunion Initial Lineup
Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit
The Marcus King Band (2 sets)
Josh Ritter
Amanda Shires
Futurebirds
Los Coast
Charlie Overbey & The Broken Arrows

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 12:24 pm

Veteran R&B / blues icon Garrett Duton (G. Love) of G. Love & Special Sauce returns to Nauset Beach this fall for a reprisal of his inaugural sell-out event, the Cape Cod Roots & Blues Festival. The one-day celebration of music, community, and Cape Cod beach culture will take place September 14, 2019 in Orleans, Massachusetts, with sets from Citizen Cope, Chadwick Stokes and The Pintos, Mihali (of Twiddle), Clearcola, plus a generous helping of G. Love & Special Sauce’s signature Delta blues, rock, and roots.

With a knockout 2018 event, festival organizers are proud to be expanding with double the food vendors and water stations, plus the introduction of a brand new children’s village onsite for year two. With these upgrades, the festival team is confident that all attendees will feel welcome and that the good times will roll.

Last year's inaugural event, which served as a 25th anniversary celebration for G. Love & Special Sauce, was dreamed up by frontman Dutton as an outlet for bringing together some of his most precious commodities: music, family, and home. The town of Orleans, Massachusetts, has been Dutton’s resting grounds for almost a decade now, and Cape Cod’s famous natural highlights are central in the festival experience.

When Dutton speaks on the festival, his passion for this project is unconfined, and it’s evident that bringing his vision to life is worth every bit of the organizational workload: “I'm thrilled to announce the 2nd Annual Cape Cod Roots & Blues Festival,” says Dutton. “After last September's perfect launch, our celebration of music, family, community and Cape Cod is back again. I can't wait to jam with my friends and bring a whole lot of love to Nauset Beach.”

Cape Cod Roots & Blues Festival kicks off this year with a VIP pre-party on September 13 at Hog Island Beer Co. - the event’s exclusive beer provider. The kickoff celebration will feature a special solo acoustic performance by G. Love, and VIP ticket holders will also get priority gate access to the festival the following day. Passes are $100 and are available at www.capecodrootsandblues.com/buy-tickets/. $60 General Admission tickets to the event are also on sale.

The festival is pleased to be partnering with Friends of Nauset Beach as non-profit beneficiaries for yet another year. The organization aims to preserve the environmental integrity of Cape Cod’s shore and to educate the public on the importance of sustainability. For more information, please visit www.friendsofnausetbeach.org.

For more information on Cape Cod Roots and Blues Festival, visit www.capecodrootsandblues.com.

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 1:01 pm

In celebration of tomorrow’s Summer Solstice, Consequence of Sound has unveiled “Violet Light”, the new music video from rock n’ roll missionaries The Artisanals. “Violet Light” will be officially released across all digital and streaming platforms tomorrow, Friday, June 21, and timed auspiciously to be available on a day marked with magic and illumination. Be among the first to watch the dreamy new video for “Violet Light” HERE

The Artisanals: Violet Light

When questioned by Consequence of Sound about the inspiration behind “Violet Light,” frontman Johnny Delaware responded with “Faith.” He explains, [w]hen I first started The Artisanals with Clay (Houle), I remember talking to a tree on a hero’s dose of mushrooms... It showed me a vision of a plant coming out of the ground during a hailstorm. It was getting whipped around by the wind and it struggled to hold on to its roots. The message was wise and simple: the beginning is never easy, but over time you get stronger and continue to grow and expand yourself. Know that whatever you are going through, it is going to be okay... hold a space for faith. You were made from the stars and you are more than you are conditioned to think.”

In follow-up to their breakout 2018 self-titled full length album, The Artisanals are breathing new life into a hybrid genre of Heartland Rock meets Alt-Country with the release of “Violet Light.” Praised by Rolling Stone as having been “built to preach the gospel of rock n’ roll,” The Artisanals hold iconic predecessors Tom Petty, George Harrison, and Jackson Browne close to their chest, while offering a refreshing sound through their new single. Produced by Drew Vandenberg (Toro y Moi, of Montreal, Kishi Bashi), “Violet Light” invokes conflicting emotions of hope and longing and begs to be played through a car stereo while the sun rises in a rearview mirror. With an infectious hook and feel-good melody, “Violet Light” is the perfect summer playlist addition.

The Artisanals will be showcasing "Violet Light" on a road trip of their own this summer as they embark on the next leg of their 2019 tour. A complete list of show dates and festival appearances, including Forecastle Fest and Mile of Music, are below.

THE ARTISANALS SUMMER 2019 TOUR DATES

06/21 - Yorkville, IL - Summer Solstice Festival
06/22 - Winnetka, IL - Winnetka Summer Festival
06/24 - Swisher, IA - Cedar Ridge Distillery
06/25 - Sioux Falls, SD - Icon Lounge
06/26 - Custer, SD - Custer Beacon
06/28 - Seeley Lake, MT - Bob Marshall Music Festival
06/29 - Helena, MT - Lewis & Clark Brewing Co.
07/04 - Frisco, CO - Independence Day & Fireworks
07/06 - Greeley, CO - Moxi Theater
07/07 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
07/08 - Crested Butte, CO - Alpenglow Summer Concert Series
07/10 - Kansas City, MO - Knuckleheads Saloon
07/12 - Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival
07/17 - Santa Rosa Beach, FL - Seaside Summer Concert Series
07/18 - Gainesville, FL - Heartwood Soundstage
07/27 - Macon, GA - Bragg Jam
08/01 - Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club
08/02 & 03 - Appleton, WI - Mile of Music Festival
08/06 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue ^
08/16 - Asheville, NC - Downtown After 5
08/22 - Bethlehem, PA - Levitt Pavilion Steelstacks
08/29 - Asbury Park, NJ - Jams on the Sand
09/14 - Del Mar, CA - KAABOO Del Mar

^ with Goodnight, TX

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 9:31 am

The Marcus King Band has just announced a fiery round of new performers for the third annual Family Reunion. Topping the bill for the expanded lineup are Colorado bluegrass pickers Yonder Mountain String Band, Charleston funk and dance players Doom Flamingo, multi-faceted performer Doyle Bramhall II, blues rockers Andy Frasco & The U.N., and more. The fresh artists will join previously confirmed performers Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band, Amanda Shires, Future Birds, Los Coast, and of course, festival namesake The Marcus King Band (2 sets) to round out the September 27+28, 2019 event. For a full list of performers, please see below or visit mkbfamilyreunion.com

The impressive and diverse lineup for the two-day music and arts festival, held just outside of Asheville, NC at Pisgah Brewing Company, has been carefully selected by Marcus King himself. The “electrifying performer” (Rolling Stone) and young American songwriter curates every aspect of the event from personally organizing the family-jam collaborations, to hand selecting each vendor.

Marcus King began his year with critical acclaim for his band's third studio album, Carolina Confessions, and has continued to gain momentum with marquee festival appearances (like on Willie Nelson’s 2019 Luck Reunion), premiere support slots (he’s currently touring with Chris Stapleton), and numerous sell-out shows (including a recent three-night tour run at Brooklyn Bowl). This weekend, The Marcus King Band will head to their hometown of Greenville, SC to perform at the sold-out Hometown Throwdown, which will be livestreamed on Relix and Nugs.net. Marcus is showing no signs of stopping as he prepares for the return of his own branded festival this fall.

All early bird and VIP passes are now SOLD OUT, and a limited number of two-day general admission passes remain. Two-day general admission tickets are available for $101.50, and can be purchased through the mkb.lnk.to/familyreunion website. Be sure to grab one while you can!  

The Marcus King Band Family Reunion 2019 Lineup
*Newly added artists

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
The Marcus King Band (2 sets)
*Yonder Mountain String Band
Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band
Amanda Shires 
*Doom Flamingo
*Doyle Bramhall II
*Andy Frasco & the U.N.
*Nigel Hall Band 
Futurebirds
Los Coast 
*The Shady Recruits
*Mimi Naja 
Charley Overbey & The Broken Arrows
*J.B.0.T

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 11:27 am

KAABOO Del Mar is pleased to announce the daily entertainment lineup for its 5th annual event. Featuring equal parts world-class music, household names in comedy, contemporary art, gourmet cuisine, craft libations, and personal indulgences, the highly-amenitized festival is conveniently located at the Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds in Southern California and will take place September 13-15, 2019.

The weekend will launch into action on Friday with performances by chart-toppers Maren Morris, The Cult, and Boyz II Men plus a special collaborative set by Snoop Dogg + Wu-Tang Clan and topped off with American rock idols Kings of Leon, with laughs from Pete Holmes & Friends and more. Saturday will see a heavy dose of tried and true favorites with Dave Matthews Band, Black Eyed Peas, and OneRepublic leading the musical lineup, while Bert Kreischer, Jimmy O. Yang, Tig Notaro, and Tom Green hold it down at HUMOR ME. The fest will close out on Sunday with sensational groups Mumford & Sons and Duran Duran plus iconic singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow among many others. A full scope of the KAABOO Del Mar music and comedy lineups by day can be found below.

For the first time ever, KAABOO has partnered with USAA to offer its members of active and retired military personnel a chance to purchase single day passes before they are available to the general public. The USAA pre-sale will run from 7:00 AM PST on Monday, July 15 through Wednesday, July 17 at midnight and will include discounted rates. Contact USAA for more information and passes.

Non USAA members will also get their chance to save. Starting Thursday, July 18 at 7:00 AM PST, single day passes will be on sale at the low rate of $115 for HANG LOOSE, and $319 for HANG FIVE. Prices will jump to $129 and $359, respectively, after Sunday, July 28 at midnight, or sooner if supplies sell out.

KAABOO has shifted the festival paradigm and carved out its name among international and destination events as a lifestyle and live entertainment brand. At KAABOO, all guests receive an immersive experience that engages all five senses and puts comfort at the forefront. Following last year’s sold-out event, KAABOO is thrilled to be returning to its flagship location in Del Mar for its 5th anniversary to once again produce its signature recipe of world-class live entertainment, hospitality, and style. Celebrated as San Diego’s largest multi-day major music and entertainment festival, KAABOO Del Mar overlooks the Pacific Ocean and enjoys pristine weather, ocean breezes, and numerous easy to access lodging options.

KAABOO DEL MAR DAILY LINEUPS

Friday, September 13:
Kings of Leon / Maren Morris / Snoop Dogg + Wu-Tang Clan / Reo Speedwagon / The Cult / Boyz II Men / Silversun Pickups / Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul / Andrew McMahon In the Wilderness / Plain White T’s / Vintage Trouble / Grizfolk / J. Human

Amplify performances from: Tori Kelly / Hailey Whitters

Comedy by: Pete Holmes & Friends / Kevin Smith / Cristela Alonzo / Cameron Esposito

Saturday, September 14:

Dave Matthews Band / Black Eyed Peas / OneRepublic / Bryan Adams / Sublime With Rome / Squeeze / Switchfoot / Cheat Codes / Keunig / Badflower / Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes / Blind Melon / Mix Master Mike / Laine Hardy / The Artisanals / The Gooms / Suckerbox

Amplify performances from: Chevy Metal / Tim Reynolds / Sir, Please

Comedy by: Bert Kreischer / Jimmy O. Yang / Tig Notaro / Tom Green

Sunday, September 15

Mumford & Sons / Duran Duran / Sheryl Crow / The Revivalists / The Bangles / Colbie Caillat / Lifehouse / Cash Cash / Xavier Rudd / Alex Benjamin / Toots & the Maytals / Edie Brickell & New Bohemians / Con Brio / Des Rocs / Perta / Walden / Kate Usher & The Sturdy Souls

Amplify performances from: The Bacon Brothers / Trevor Daniel / DJ Ricky For Real

Comedy by: Wayne Brady / Bob Saget / Jen Kirkman / Taylor Tomlinson

Passes can be purchased at kaaboodelmar.com. HANG LOOSE (GA) passes start at $339, while HANG FIVE (VIP) and HANG TEN (VIP) passes are currently at $919 and $3,999, respectively. HANG FIVE (VIP) features premium stage viewing; exclusive culinary options for purchase; private restrooms; access to the AMPLIFY Escape lounge featuring private artist performances; and more. HANG TEN (VIP) includes all the features of HANG FIVE (VIP) plus access to onstage viewing; exclusive meet and greet opportunities with KAABOO performers; complimentary beverages and food provided; golf cart access; and more.

The KAABOO KINDNESS program continues to support charities in the San Diego region and across the globe. One dollar per every pass sold is donated to featured charitable partners, including global partner The Recording Academy’s MusiCares program, as well as local charities including the San Diego Armed Services YMCA, and Voices for Children. MGM, Coors Light, Aflac, Corona and USAA are KAABOO Del Mar’s official 2019 presenting partners.

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 10:31 am

Same Same But Different Festival has just announced a fresh wave of performers for its second annual event taking place on the shores of Lake Perris (just east of LA and San Diego) this September 20-21, 2019. In addition to previously announced highlights BAAUER, Beats Antique, Turkuaz, Exmag, and Cofresi, Same Same But Different will also welcome Morillo, Brothers Gow, Naiad, Aviator Stash and many more to its stages for two full days of music, sun, and sand. The festival has also just unveiled its daily lineups, making it easier than ever for attendees to curate their perfect weekend.

Same Same But Different has made a splash in the Southern California festival scene for its seamless pairing of first-rate live music with the stunning natural landscape of Lake Perris Recreational Campgrounds. Festival goers will be able to enjoy breathtaking mountain views plus a variety of land and lake activities including paddle-boarding, swimming, yoga, a guided herbal hike, and activations including live muralists, a vendor village featuring local craftsman, and even a beachside Coconut Club serving up fresh coconut water daily.

At Same Same But Different Festival, the fun doesn’t stop when the main stage shuts down. Make your way over to the Coconut Club after the headliner each night where DJs will be spinning jams starting at 1:30 AM and continuing until the early morning light. And for those who can’t get enough of live bands, head down to the second stage where a variety of musical guests will be there to entertain you till you’re too tired to keep your eyes open. A full lineup of late-night performances will be announced in the coming weeks. To get the full scoop, head to www.ssbdfest.com/blog/latenightvibes.

Staying true to the laid-back, lakeside getaway theme, Same Same But Different Festival will also be debuting their first ever Floatopia Day Party. Starting Saturday at 10 AM and running throughout the day, SSBD invites guests to bring their favorite flotations out to the pristine waters of Lake Perris.

With stellar entertainment, an assortment of land and water activities, and an unparalleled atmosphere, Same Same But Different Festival is the closest thing you can get to an “adult summer camp.” Early Bird tickets are now sold out, and General Admission prices will increase to $160 effective today, July 26. Single day passes will go on sale Friday, August 2. VIP upgrades are sold out at the $99 rate and will be available at the new rate of $119 on Saturday, August 10. For more information, visit www.ssbdfest.com/tickets.

Same Same But Different 2019 Lineup
BAAUER
Beats Antique
Turquaz
Exmag
Cofresi
Capyac
Megan Hamilton
Baby Fuzz
Boostive
Elektric Voodoo
Brothers Gow*
Morillo*
Equanimous
Aviator Stash
Moves Collective
Chugboat
Coral Bells
Fashion Jackson
Obscure*
MDRN HSTRY
AJ Froman*
Casmalia*
Mimi Zulu*
Rae Irelan*
Casey Turner*
Naiad*
Oscar Ceballos*
Ten Bulls*
Another Monkey*
Subko*
Qulture*
Wreni*
Demsdy*
Winner*

*Just Announced!

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 11:42 am

The daily schedule for KAABOO Del Mar, happening September 13-15, 2019, is now available. The full lineup of music, comedy, chef demonstrations, and more is available online at kaaboodelmar.com/lineups/daily-schedules.

In addition to previously enforced sustainability efforts, KAABOO's Partner + Chief Brand Officer, Jason Felts, has announced that "this year, KAABOO is making a push to reduce its plastic and bioplastic usage by maximizing the use of plant-fiber food serving materials for composting, and encouraging guests to use complimentary water stations." KAABOO will also have recycling and composting stations around the venue to decrease the impact on San Diego landfills. The festival will receive support from WILDCOAST to offset local and regional carbon emissions, and will be conducting a full carbon footprint analysis of the production to understand how KAABOO can continue to improve its environmental footprint. 

SATURDAY SINGLE DAY passes and ULTIMATE HANG (VIP) passes are now sold out. HANG TEN (VIP), HANG FIVE (VIP) and HANG LOOSE (GA) passes are going fast. Get yours now at: kaaboodelmar.com/get-yours

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 10:23 am

The BeachLife Festival is proud to announce its return to Redondo Beach, CA’s Seaside Lagoon with another exciting musical lineup featuring artists who embody Southern California’s iconic beach culture. Steve Miller Band, Counting Crows, and Ziggy Marley & Stephen Marley’s Bob Marley Celebration will headline the three-day immersive music, art, and culinary oceanside event happening May 1-3, 2020. Additional artists appearing include UB40 feat. Ali Campbell and Astro, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Fitz and The Tantrums, Live, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, WAR, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Chevy Metal feat. Taylor Hawkins performs Queen, Grace VanderWaal, and more.

Last year, BeachLife made a splash on the festival scene as a first-of-its-kind LA beachfront festival focused on celebrating live music that embraces SoCal’s unequivocal sand-between-your-toes lifestyle. The result garnered praise from attendees including PopMatters who called BeachLife “a clear hit in its rookie outing” and Relix who raved “the first-year event [was] an unequivocal success.” This year, organizers have even more musical surprises in store including a headlining set from Steve Miller Band in their only Southern California appearance of 2020, as well as a collaborative appearance from Ziggy Marley and Stephen Marley who will be performing an extensive catalog of Bob Marley tunes in celebration of their father’s 75th birthday. BeachLife will be one of the only places fans will be able to catch this legendary performance which has anticipation for special guests.

Additional “only at BeachLife'' experiences will include the weekend’s Yacht Rock Brunch starring Ambrosia and Friends. Grab your captain’s hat and get ready to set sail on some primo easy listening when Ambrosia welcomes special guests Stephen Bishop (“On and On”), John Ford Coley (“I’d Really Love to See you Tonight”), and Elliot Lurie (“Brandy You're A Fine Girl”). Sugar Ray will also host a weekend brunch set against a backdrop of raised mimosas and palm trees. And don’t miss Southern California rockers Chevy Metal in their return to BeachLife when they tear up the stage with a full set of anthemic Queen covers.

At BeachLife, music sets the mood; but it’s ‘SideStage’, a 50-seat, sit-down restaurant on an extension of BeachLife’s headliners’ stage that steals the show. The Culinary Director for this year’s unprecedented upscale dining experience is chef and restaurateur David LeFevre (Manhattan Beach Post, Fishing With Dynamite, The Arthur J). LeFevre will guide a team of handpicked California-based chefs creating band-inspired menus served during mainstage sets. A full lineup of ‘SideStage’ chefs will be announced in February.

Beyond SideStage, BeachLife Festival will feature a wine village with boutique wineries, an extensive craft beer bar focused on LA breweries, a Moet Bubbles bar, Tito’s Backyard BBQ experience, and a wide selection of curated food vendors and trucks across the venue. Additionally, new at BeachLife this year will be a Speakeasy stage which will feature stripped-down acoustic sets from some surprising guests. A lineup of artists performing on the Speakeasy stage will be announced soon.

Three-day passes are on sale now on the BeachLife website. General admission passes are currently $299 and VIP passes are $749. The Captain’s Pass, which includes additional perks like backstage access, complimentary alcoholic beverages, and valet parking is $1,895. A percentage of ticket sales will be donated to several charities including Surfrider Foundation, Heal the Bay, Life Rolls On, Redondo Beach Police Foundation, Redondo Beach Education Foundation, and Walk With Sally.

The BeachLife Festival is located at 137 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

The BeachLife Festival Lineup

Steve Miller Band
Counting Crows
Ziggy Marley and Stephen Marley’s Bob Marley Celebration
UB40 feat. Ali Campbell and Astro
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
Fitz and The Tantrums
+Live+
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
WAR
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Chevy Metal performs Queen
Grace VanderWaal
Blues Traveler
G. Love & Special Sauce
Sugar Ray
Phosphorescent
The Record Company
Ambrosia
Save Ferris
Mother Hips
Stone Foxes
Jim Lindberg of Pennywise
Rhett Miller of Old 97’s
Trever Keith of Face to Face
The Knights of Monte Carlo
Tom Curren
Chris Shiflett of Foo Fighters
Chuck Prophet
Royal Jelly Jive
Timmy Curran
The Aquadolls
Too Rude
Slackstring
Jason Devore of Authority Zero
Tom Fruend
Davey Allen
Kira Lingman & Veronica Torres
Latchkey Kid
Kevin Sousa Band

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 2:56 pm

North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville, NC on May 8-9, 2020. The annual event, which pairs live music with craft beer and community, will welcome GRAMMY-winning bluegrass outfit Steep Canyon Rangers, roots troubadour Hayes Carll, regional newgrass pioneers Acoustic Syndicate, acclaimed songwriter Jill Andrews, and a variety of additional performers to its stage this year.

Along with a rich Americana lineup, North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival also shines a spotlight on local brewers and their contribution to North Carolina’s vibrant culinary scene. Over 50 breweries offering a selection of craft beers will be featured on-site throughout the weekend. Tasting tickets, which include access to beer samples plus a commemorative sampling glass, are available for purchase for $50 ($39 for early birds).

North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival began as a fundraising effort to preserve the historic site of Rural Hill. The site, which boasts extensive hiking trails, is a beloved landmark in the Central NC region and is home to many educational field trips and events. Since its inception, the North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival has continued to support the awareness of Rural Hill and attract diverse crowds from all over the country.

Friday music-only passes with sets from Acoustic Syndicate and Fireside Collective are $15. Saturday music-only passes with sets from the Steep Canyon Rangers and Hayes Carll are $22 for early birds. For attendees who would like to sample an unlimited assortment of celebrated North Carolina brews on Saturday, Tasting Tickets (which include daily entrance to the festival for music happenings) are available at the Early Bird price of $39. Camping options are available for attendees who would like to make the most of their weekend. Two-Day weekend tent camping, premium tent camping, and RV/Camper camping with hook-ups are available for $45, $65, and $85 respectively. North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival is a family-friendly event. Children 4 and under are free. A Children’s Ticket is available for kids 5 - 15 for $8.

Passes to NC Brewers and Music Festival are on sale now. Visit www.ncbrewsmusic.com to purchase passes and to find additional information. A complete lineup is below.

10th Annual NC Brewers and Music Festival Lineup
Steep Canyon Rangers
Hayes Carll
Acoustic Syndicate
Jill Andrews
Fireside Collective
Big Daddy Love
Sierra Ferrell
Sol Driven Train

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 11:32 am

The BeachLife Festival has added a new stage to its already packed programming for their second annual event happening this May 1-3, 2020. The Speakeasy Stage presented by Jack Daniels will welcome rock legends and Southern California punk staples alike to perform stripped-down versions from their catalogs for an intimate experience that can only be found at BeachLife. Confirmed for BeachLife’s first-ever Speakeasy stage include performances from Chris Shiflett (of Foo Fighters), Jim Lindberg (of Pennywise), Rhett Miller (of Old 97s), Trever Keith (of Face to Face), Jason Cruz (of Strung Out), plus a slew of additional unexpected troubadours. The Speakeasy will offer festival attendees an opportunity to hear some of their favorite punk and rock anthems in an acoustic format; reimagined especially for BeachLife’s signature laid-back, oceanfront setting.

Developed by BeachLife Creative Director Jim Lindberg, the Speakeasy will allow artists who traditionally perform with full bands (with the volume knob turned up to an 11) to showcase their songs in raw form. Lindberg, a pioneer of the West Coast punk scene as frontman for Hermosa Beach-based group Pennywise, designed Speakeasy to integrate more of LA’s hardcore spirit with the easygoing nature of the festival. 

"It's a natural progression to include music from the punk scene in a way that works with the vibe of the festival,” BeachLife Creative Director Jim Lindberg tells Billboard Magazine. "It's a stripped down, bare bones, authentic and real experience that seems like the perfect way to represent this big part of the local culture.” He continues, "everyone started on the acoustic guitar and you eventually come back to that. And I've always believed that a good song has to sound good on the acoustic guitar as well.”

The curated program of Speakeasy is just one of many offerings that set BeachLife apart from its conventional counterparts. With the Pacific Ocean and swaying palm trees as its backdrop, The BeachLife Festival is the quintessential celebration of music, art, and Southern California surf and skate culture. Paired with arena-ready soundtracks scaled down to a listening room style, the Speakeasy stage will be a centerpiece of the weekend.

Three-day passes to The BeachLife Festival are on sale now, with a complete list of Speakeasy performers below. For tickets and more information, please visit www.beachlifefestival.com.

The BeachLife Festival Speakeasy Stage Lineup
Jim Lindberg (of Pennywise)
Chris Shiflett (of Foo Fighters)
Rhett Miller (of Old 97’s)
Trever Keith (of Face to Face)
Jason Cruz (of Strung Out)
Tom Curren
Timmy Curran
LAW 
Jason Devore (of Authority Zero)
Tom Freund
Kira Lingman & V Torres
Latchkey Kid
Davey Allen

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 5:44 pm

The BeachLife Festival, a first-of-its-kind event celebrating Southern California’s unique beach lifestyle, has just announced a wave of lineup additions for its second annual event happening May 1-3, 2020. Sublime with Rome, Colbie Caillat, King Yellowman, Long Beach Dub Allstars, Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds, and more will join a previously announced bill stacked with artists who embody California’s iconic beach culture. The artist additions will join previously announced music headliners Steve Miller Band, Counting Crows, and the exclusive performance of Ziggy Marley & Stephen Marley’s Bob Marley Celebration. Over three days, music fans will be treated to a slew of powerhouse performers from across the rock, reggae, jam, and Americana genres, while standing oceanside on one of Southern California’s most famed beaches.

Also added to the lineup is an acoustic set by Long Beach-based rockers LAW, who will perform on the BeachLife’s recently announced Speakeasy Stage. This intimate performance experience will feature punk and rock icons performing stripped down arrangements from their discography in a listening room style format. 

Weekend passes for The BeachLife Festival are currently on sale at www.beachlifefestival.com. General admission passes are currently $299 and VIP passes are $749. The Captain’s Pass, which includes additional perks like backstage access, complimentary alcoholic beverages, and valet parking is $1,895. A percentage of ticket sales will be donated to several charities including Surfrider Foundation, Heal the Bay, Life Rolls On, Redondo Beach Police Foundation, Redondo Beach Education Foundation, and Walk With Sally.

A complete lineup for the 2020 event can be found below, with newly-added performers in bold.

BeachLife 2020 Complete Lineup
Steve Miller Band
Counting Crows
Ziggy Marley and Stephen Marley’s Bob Marley Celebration
UB40 feat. Ali Campbell and Astro
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
Sublime with Rome
Fitz and The Tantrums
+Live+
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
WAR
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Chevy Metal performs Queen
Grace VanderWaal
Colbie Caillat
Blues Traveler
G. Love & Special Sauce
Sugar Ray
Phosphorescent
The Record Company
Ambrosia
Save Ferris
King Yellowman
Long Beach Dub Allstars
Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds

Mother Hips
Stone Foxes
Jim Lindberg of Pennywise
Rhett Miller of Old 97’s
Trever Keith of Face to Face 
The Knights of Monte Carlo
Tom Curren
Chris Shiflett of Foo Fighters
Chuck Prophet
Royal Jelly Jive
Jason Cruz of Strung Out 
Timmy Curran
The Aquadolls
LAW (Acoustic)
Too Rude
Slackstring
Jason Devore of Authority Zero
Tom Freund
Davey Allen
Kira Lingman & Veronica Torres
Latchkey Kid
Kevin Sousa Band
Jeremy Buck
Joker’s Hand