Mon, 03/22/2010 - 11:44 pm

Rose Presents, one of the principal partners in the 10,000 Lakes Festival, announced today that 10KLF would be on official hiatus until further notice. Unfortunately, 10KLF could not grow to financial success.

Festival promoter Rand Levy states, ”We want you to know we have heard your voices as community and the 10,000 Lakes Festival wants to deeply thank all of our fans, artists and attendees for seven amazing years at Soo Pass Ranch. While 10,000 Lakes will be on hiatus for 2010, we believe that the music never stops. It can't, you make it possible."

The organizers of 10KLF love our ardent fans and we will do our best to keep the music coming. We will strive for better days ahead. We will certainly notify you when Rose Presents promotes like-minded events.

Any questions and comments may be directed to info@10klf.com.

Wed, 04/21/2010 - 8:53 pm

The 14th annual All Good Festival announced on 4/20 the addition of two additional artists to the already packed lineup as well as the groups performing late-night at the event. The festival introduces the debut of ‘Moonshine Breakfast’ with Keller Williams & The Keels, offering the classic mountaintop breakfast of moonshine and bluegrass taking place one morning of the event. Additionally, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals return to the mountain for the first time since 2008. The performers taking on the coveted late night slot include Lotus, Yonder Mountain String Band, Garage A Trois, The New Deal and Bassnectar.

For the first time ever the All Good Festival will be offering a Four Day Pass. In addition to three days of music in the main concert area, this will include admission to the Thursday Throw-down on the Grassroots stage July 8 with Dark Star Orchestra, The New Deal, Fort Knox Five and more, plus an extra night of camping. All tickets are on sale now or charge by phone by at 1-800-594-TIXX. The Advanced 4-Day Passes (Thursday-Monday) are going fast and are currently available for $169, $55 off of the gate price.

Confirmed 2010 All Good Music Festival Artists:

FURTHUR featuring PHIL LESH & BOB WEIR

Widespread Panic

Umphrey's McGee

Yonder Mountain String Band

Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi Band

Old Crow Medicine Show

Dark Star Orchestra

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

Keller Williams & the Added Bonus

Bassnectar

Femi Kuti & the Positive Force

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

Lotus

SOJA

Tea Leaf Green

Railroad Earth

Dr. Dog

Rebelution

The New Deal

The Bridge

Keller & The Keels

Perpetual Groove

Garage A Trois

Everyone Orchestra

Cornmeal

The New Mastersounds

The Travelin’ McCourys

Fort Knox Five

Donna Jean Godchaux Band w Jeff Mattson

The Heavy Pets

Papadosio

Dr. Didg

Lee Boys

The Macpodz

The Pimps of Joytime

Wed, 08/04/2010 - 3:16 am

Greensky Bluegrass has had an incredible summer so far.  The Kalamazoo, MI-based ‘newgrass’ quintet tours nationally and were recently featured at the Rockygrass Festival in Lyons, CO, on the main stage at the legendary Grey Fox Festival in upstate New York and performed in front of an audience of thousands at the All Good Festival in West Virginia. The quintet delighted campers at the All Good Festival by performing a surprise midnight to sunrise ‘Guerilla Grass’ jam session that was captured by CNN and featured here.

Greensky Bluegrass has quickly become one of the most exciting touring acts on the road today performing their trademark sound nationwide at over 160 spirited shows a year to critical acclaim. This energy is captured perfectly on their new double live release, All Access: Volume One, the first in a series of recordings of select shows from the road.  With dates lining up for a fall tour across the West, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, South and Southwest, the future for Greensky Bluegrass is sure to be bright.

Greensky Bluegrass Fall Tour Dates:
August 21 – Hoxeyville Music Festival – Hoxeyville, MI
August 26 - Tres Hombres - Carbondale, IL
August 27 - Lindberg's - Springfield, MO
August 28 - River Jam Festival - Fort Smith, AR
September 1 - three20south - Breckenridge, CO
September 2 - Hodi's Half Note - Fort Collins, CO
September 3 - Ghost Ranch - Steamboat Springs, CO
September 4 - Agave - Avon, CO
September 5 - Electric Avenue Festival - Denver, CO
September 17 - Recipe Family Cookout - Terra Alta, WV
September 18 - RiverGrass - Ironton, OH
September 20 - Clementine Café - Harrisonburg, VA
September 21 - Canal Club - Richmond, VA
September 22 - Double Door Inn - Charlotte, NC
September 23 - Berkeley Cafe - Raleigh, NC
September 24 - Mellow Mushroom - Asheville, NC
September 25 – The Pour House - Charleston, SC
September 26 - Smith’s Olde Bar - Atlanta, GA
October 13 - Fox Theater - Boulder, CO
October 14 - Belly Up - Aspen, CO
October 15 - The Eldo - Crested Butte, CO
October 16 - Abbey Theatre - Durango, CO
October 19 - Orpheum Theater - Flagstaff, AZ
October 20 - The Compound Grill - Phoenix, AZ
October 21 – Winston’s - San Diego, CA
October 23 - Boom Boom Room - San Francisco, CA
October 26 - Red Fox Tavern - Eureka, CA
October 28 - Applegate River Lodge - Applegate, OR
October 29 - Mt. Tabor Theater - Portland, OR
October 30 - Mt. Tabor Theater - Portland, OR
October 31 - The Tractor - Seattle, WA
November 6 - High Noon Saloon - Madison, WI
January 4 – 9 – Jam Cruise – The Caribbean

Fri, 05/20/2011 - 9:50 pm

Ohio’s up-and-coming jamband powerhouse, The Werks are thrilled to announce their second annual Werk Out Festival, held Thursday through Sunday  September 8–11 at Zane Shawnee Caverns in Bellefontaine.

Building off the success of last year’s inaugural event, this year’s Werk Out Festival gets even better with two nights of The Werks.  Special guests include the nation’s top tribute act, Dark Star Orchestra performing with former Grateful Dead vocalist Donna Jean Godchaux recreating a historical Jerry Garcia Band show for the first time ever.

Additional performers include String Cheese Incident side projects EOTO (percussion, loop and trance duo) & the Kyle Hollingsworth Band (SCI’s keyboardist leads a funky quintet), as well as the Donna Jean Godchaux Band (Grateful Dead), Australia’s Ganja Giri, super group The Everyone Orchestra, keyboardist Johnny Neel (Allman Brothers Band) and over 50 total bands.

Fusing psychedelic and shredding guitar, a screaming classic rock organ, funk slap bass, and modern dance beats and synthesizers, The Werks have created a style all of their own - "Psychedelic Dance Rock." These highly unique and highly danceable grooves have earned them a devoted following, as well as invitations to perform at some of this summer’s hottest festivals, including the All Good Festival, Electric Forest (formerly Rothbury), Summer Camp Festival and Wakarusa.

Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead live experience by recreating historic setlists.  They have been acclaimed by Rolling Stone, USA Today and have had five members of the original Grateful Dead join DSO on stage. Along with special guest and former Grateful Dead & Jerry Garcia Band member, Donna Jean Godchaux, this year’s Werk Out Festival, marks the first time DSO has ever recreated a historic Jerry Garcia Band performance.

Throbbing bass and thudding beats are the signatures of EOTO, the project from String Cheese Incident members Michael Travis and Jason Hann.  Born out of their shared love of dance music, the duo’s M.O. is to take the free-wheeling party vibe of a DJ set to the next level by using organic instruments and innovative performance technology.

As a member of acclaimed jam masters The String Cheese Incident, Kyle Hollingsworth is revered by both peers and fans for his ability to write and perform in a mosaic of styles, from rock to classical, ragtime to bebop. With solid song material and a slamming new band, Kyle is making his own mark in the new, always-evolving music scene.

Donna Jean Godchaux got her start at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios and Fame Studios, performing with Elvis Presley, Percy Sledge’s and Boz Scagg, before later joining the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band.  Her band fuses music drawn from her tenure as a member of the Grateful Dead as well as originals of their own.

The Everyone Orchestra conductor/founder Matt Butler has taken its participants, both on stage and off, on improvisational journeys with the most diverse of lineups. Tuning in to his energy, the band and audience utilize The Conductor as their pivot to the set mood of each passing jam as The Everyone Orchestra balances the challenges of live group improvisation with triumphant tension and release conduits of music which head deep into the soul.

Ganga Giri personifies the sound of Traditional Australian Didjeridu creating a powerful rhythmic style. The ensemble mixes pumping, percussive Didjeridu, fat tribal beats, funky dub bass lines, ethnic instruments and world percussion sounds to create a unique tribal-technological, deep earth dance experience.

Although not a household name, keyboardist Johnny Neel is a Grammy award nominee, recognized for his work with the Allman Brothers Band, Lonnie Mack and Gov't Mule. His songs have been recorded by the likes of John Mayall, Irma Thomas, Travis Tritt and many others.

Rounding out the rest of the lineup includes Jamie Janover, Family Groove Company, RoeVy, The Twin Cats, The Floorwalkers, Fiddleworms, Romeo Champagne, Jones for Revival, Blue Moon Soup, Wheels, Soul Rebels, Fletcher's Grove, The Folkadelics and Glostik Willy.

The Werk Out Festival is produced by AlchemyHouse Presents, Funky Bean Productions and The Werks Music, LLC

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 8:58 pm

The 9th annual Hoxeyville Music Festival, held August 19-21 in the Heart of the Manistee National Forest in northwest Michigan, announces a diverse lineup including fusion masters Umphrey's McGee, Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart Band, Michigan’s rising newgrass stars Greensky Bluegrass, New Orleans-funk infused Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, satirist songwriter Todd Snider, reggae pioneers The Itals, Umphrey’s side project Digital Tape Machine and many more.

The Hoxeyville Music Festival is held on 85 acres of pristine North Country farmland and hardwood forest located next door to Kestelwoods campground which includes a swimming pool, showers, plug-ins, dump station and wireless Internet. As in years past, the festival site also features a disc golf course with a glow course, a variety of VIP and quiet camping options, a vendor village and a beer tent featuring some of the finest brews from the region. Hoxeyville thrives on somewhat of an exclusive basis as the event’s attendance is capped at 5000 in order to keep the intimate vibe that the organizers have intended from the festival’s inception.

This summer’s Hoxeyville complete artist lineup includes Umphrey's McGee, Mickey Hart Band, Greensky Bluegrass, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Todd Snider, The Itals, əkoostik hookah, Digital Tape Machine, Great American Taxi, Breathe Owl Breathe, Ella Riot, Van Ghost, The Ragbirds, Seth Bernard & May Erlewine, The Macpodz, Steppin' In It, Rachael Davis, UV Hippo, Strange Arrangement, Airborne Or Aquatic, Funktion with additional artists to be announced shortly.

In a crowded playing field of music festivals, Hoxeyville activates the environmentalist in everyone at the event by implementing an incentive based program where all festival goers are encouraged to do ‘green acts’ on the grounds, a continuation of the festival’s pure intentions. The ‘Hoxeyville High Five’ has attendees competing for various festival prizes, upgrades and signed artist gear by doing such conscious clean up actions as using a compost bin or picking up trash.

In 2010, the Festival’s green ethic was wildly successful, helping to compost more than 70% of the waste produced as well as requiring all vendors and caterers to use non-food based biodegradable cups plates which greatly reduced the festival’s impact on the local landfills. Hoxeyville’s natural roots are located deep within the Manistee National forest adjacent to the Pine River, a national wild and scenic river; notably, the festival reduces its carbon footprint further by powering its stages and productions using biodiesel generators.

11130 W 48 1/2 Rd Wellston, MI | All Ages (children under 12 admitted free) | 3 Day Pass $130 in advance (additional $25 per person for camping) | RV and VIP Upgrades Available | Sunday Single Day Tickets Available at the Gate |  www.hoxeyville.com

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 3:31 pm

Ohio’s The Werks have confirmed a special two-night New Year’s Eve co-headlining event happening at the LC Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio called Werks-A-Dosio NYE with special guests Papadosio headlining December 30 and The Werks headlining on NYE. The Werks are quickly emerging as a national jam band powerhouse infusing their own ‘Psychedelic Dance Rock’ into a wider scene they’re creating. Papadosio has been gaining steam with their unique approach to attaining originality featuring  long improvisational interludes and vocal harmonies set in the format of Rock/House to Jazz/Hop to Dub/Breaks. Single night tickets will be $30 and a special two-night ticket will be $40 tickets available soon at www.promowestlive.com; other special guests for Werks-A-Dosio NYE will be announced in the coming weeks.
 

The evolution of The Werks continues this weekend with their production of the 2nd Annual Werk Out Festival happening in Bellefontaine, Ohio September 8-11 featuring 3 nights of The Werks, Dark Star Orchestra, The New Mastersounds, The Everyone Orchestra featuring Michael Kang, EOTO, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Donna Jean Godchaux Band, The Ragbirds and over forty other acts. The festival has put the event schedule for the four-day event online here - http://www.thewerkoutfestival.com/schedule.html and have announced that Saturday and Sunday passes will be available at the gate for $50.

The Werks also announces their Fall Tour featuring a wide array of dates across the east coast and mid-Atlantic including Halloween at the Madison Theatre in Covington, KY shows with Papadosio, Perpetual Groove and a special Trey Anastasio Band after-party in Atlanta featuring Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman (both of Trey Band) as well as Brock Butler of Perpetual Groove. Complete tourdates and information can be found at www.thewerksmusic.com. Additionally, The Werks are offering a free download and online stream of their set from the 2010 Werk Out Festival here: http://thewerks.bandcamp.com/.


The Werks Fall Tour:

9/21 - The Clazel - Bowling Green, OH   

9/22 - Lafayette Theater - Lafayette, IN

9/23 - Gerstle's - Louisville, KY 
9/26 - Cosmic Charlie's - Lexington, KY

9/27 - Exit In - Nashville, TN

9/28 - One Stop - Asheville, NC

9/29 - Martin's Downtown - Roanoke, VA

10/1 - Brass Lantern - Reading, PA

10/3 - 8x10 - Baltimore, MD

10/6 - The Loft - Lansing, MD 

10/7 - Family Roots Fall Festival - Athens, OH               

10/8 - The Rex Theater - Pittsburgh, PA

10/12 - The Forum - Buffalo, NY

10/13 - The Crooked i - Erie, PA

10/14 - Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH

10/15 - Papa Pete's - Kalamazoo, MI

10/26 - Sun Music Hall - Floyd, VA w/ PAPADOSIO

10/27 - State Theatre - Falls Church, VA w/ PAPADOSIO

10/28 - Pour House - Raleigh, NC w/ PAPADOSIO

10/29 - The National - Richmond, VA w/ PAPADOSIO        

10/31 – Madison Theatre - Covington, KY 

11/3 - River Street Jazz Cafe - Wilkes Barre, PA 

11/5 - Neighborhood Theatre - Charlotte, NC  + w/ PERPETUAL GROOVE

11/10 - The Whiskey - Wilmington, NC

11/11 - Masquerade - Atlanta, GA  Trey Anastasio Band after party w/ featuring The Werks, Wyllys and the New York Hustler Ensemble feat Jen Hartswick and Natalie Cressman of Trey Anastasio Band, Brock Butler (Perpetutal Groove) & Rob Marscher (AGP, Matisyahu)

12/31 - LC Pavilion - Columbus, OH w/PAPADOSIO

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 9:50 am

Following the band’s biggest year since forming in 2000, Greensky Bluegrass has confirmed its plans for a New Year’s Eve run of shows in its home state of Michigan, performing two nights at the Majestic Theater in Detroit December 30 and 31. Having performed at a cadre of the nation’s top festivals in the wake of the summer including Bonnaroo, Bumbershoot, The Hangout Festival, All Good Festival, Northwest String Summit & many more, the band’s Fall Tour is unfolding with scores of dates from the East to West Coasts.

Highlighting the remainder of 2011, the band is set to release its fourth studio CD, Handguns, on October 4 with a hometown CD Release Party at Bell’s Brewery in Kalamazoo. October finishes with four Colorado shows topped off with a special Halloween event at Boulder’s Fox Theatre with a ‘Totally Bitchin 80s’ theme. A West Coast co-headlining tour with Hot Buttered Rum in November is followed up with year-ending December tour in the Midwest before the NYE shows in Detroit. New Year’s Eve single-night and a limited amount of discounted, two-night tickets go on sale October 7.

Interested ears can stream and download the band’s five-song ‘Handguns EP’ for free including songs from Handguns at http://greenskybluegrass.bandcamp.com or www.greenskybluegrass.com. Additionally, Handguns pre-orders are available now on the Greensky Bluegrass website.

Oct 1 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival San Francisco, CA

Oct 4 Bell's Brewery Kalamazoo, MI (Handguns CD Release Party)

Oct 5 The Loft Lansing, MI

Oct 7 The Loading Dock Traverse City, MI

Oct 14 Night At the Yards Washington, D.C

Oct 15 Harvest Music Festival Ozark, AR

Oct 27 Belly Up Aspen, CO

Oct 28 Hodi's Half Note Fort Collins, CO

Oct 29 Bluebird Theater Denver, CO

Oct 31 Fox Theatre Boulder, CO

Nov 2 Sol Santa Fe, NM

Nov 3 Orpheum Theater Flagstaff, AZ

Nov 4 Plush Tucson, AZ

Nov 5 Compound Grill Phoenix, AZ

Nov 6 Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas, NV

Nov 8 Porter's Pub San Diego, CA (w/Hot Buttered Rum)

Nov 9 Saint Rocke Hermosa Beach, CA (w/Hot Buttered Rum)

Nov 10 Mystic Theatre Petaluma, CA (w/Hot Buttered Rum)

Nov 11 The Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA (w/Hot Buttered Rum)

Nov 12 Crystal Bay Club Crystal Bay, NV (w/Hot Buttered Rum)

Nov 13 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA (w/Hot Buttered Rum)

Nov 16 GoodLife Brewing Co. Bend, OR (w/Hot Buttered Rum)

Nov 17 McDonald Theatre (w/Hot Buttered Rum)

Nov 18 Crystal Ballroom (w/Hot Buttered Rum)

Nov 19 Showbox (w/Hot Buttered Rum)

Dec 30 Majestic Theater Detroit, MI  (w/The Macpodz)

Dec 31 Majestic Theater Detroit, MI (w/The Macpodz)

Jan 9-14 Jam Cruise 10 - Anders Beck of Greensky Bluegrass aboard as Special Guest

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 4:00 pm

On March 20, Larry Keel and Natural Bridge independently release their 9th CD entitled, Classic, with the trademark blend of ultra powerful acoustic instrumentation, penetrating vocals and intelligent and gutsy song-writing.  Classic features flatpicking guitar legend Larry Keel leading the charge with his gravelly voice and blazing licks; Jenny Keel on bass and vocals; Mark Schimick on mandolin; Will Lee holding it down on banjo. To give fans new and old a taste of the latest sounds, for a limited time, Keel is generously offering free downloads of the song “Love” which can be found here.Fans are encouraged to share the track and the link for the download on their social network updates. The disc becomes available Tuesday, March 20 at iTunes and a wide variety of online outlets, all which can be found at www.larrykeel.com.

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 3:32 pm

Celebrating its tenth year August 17-19, the Hoxeyville Music Festival is proud to announce this summer’s initial lineup including such diverse acts as 7 Walkers (featuring Grateful Dead original member Bill Kruetzmann), Greensky Bluegrass (2 sets Friday Night), Strange Arrangement, The Macpodz, Seth & May and many more.

Other artists confirmed for this year’s event include BoomBox, Rachel Davis, Airborne or Aquatic, The Crane Wives, Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellies, The Ragbirds, The Twin Cats, Luke Winslow King & The Ragtime Millionaires, Graham Parsons & The Double Phelix Players, Naive Melodies, Garrett Borns and more artists still to be announced.

Nestled in the heart of Northwest Michigan’s Manistee National Forest, Hoxeyville is a testament to pure North Country peace as well as a good ol’ down home hootenanny. Bringing together some of the most talented artists in Michigan and beyond, the 10th annual Hoxeyville promises to be one for the record books.

Ani DiFranco is a Grammy Award-winning singer, guitarist, poet, and songwriter. She proudly identifies as a folksinger but her understanding of that term has always been far more expansive than a bin at the record store or a category on iTunes, with ample room for soul, funk, jazz, electronic music, spoken word, and a marching band or two.

Though often overused, supergroup is the only way to describe “swampadelic rockers” 7 Walkers. The new band features former Grateful Dead drummer, Bill Kreutzman along with renowned guitarist / vocalist Papa Mali, legendary New Orleans bassist George Porter Jr. and multi-instrumentalist Matt Hubbard. The group’s lyrics are provided by longtime Grateful Dead lyricist and Jerry Garcia collaborator, Robert Hunter.

Kalamazoo’s own Greensky Bluegrass have been gaining national attention after releasing their most recent album, Handguns and continuously touring the country performing to sold out crowds. As their name might suggest, Greensky Bluegrass utilizes traditional bluegrass instruments, as the music that they make with them is anything but conventional considering Rolling Stone noted Greensky “is representing the genre for a whole new generation.”

Northern Michigan’s own Seth Bernard & May Erlewine have carved a unique niche as conscious, soul-stirring songsters. Their truth-telling and inspiring songs have garnered them a huge following across Michigan and nationwide as they tour behind the release of their latest CD New Flower, a dozen songs deeply influenced by their cross-global trek to Ethiopia.

Keeping with its founders’ original intent, the Hoxeyville Music Festival offers attendees an intimate musical experience among natural wooded beauty featuring the privacy of its spacious 20’ x 30’ wooded campsites and a fan-friendly attendance capacity of 5000. The festival’s 85-acre campground is vast and offers enough room for everyone to camp and live just a short walk to the concert grounds.

Hoxeyville is offering a limited amount of Early Bird tickets available now at $125 via www.hoxeyville.com. Each festival ticket includes music and camping for the entire weekend and once this quantity is gone, the price moves up to $140.

As in years past, the festival site also features a disc golf course with a glow course, a variety of VIP and quiet camping options, a vendor village and a beer tent with some of the finest regional brews. Complete festival details are available at www.hoxeyville.com.

Mon, 04/23/2012 - 12:58 pm

Ohio’s nationally-touring jamband powerhouse, The Werks, are thrilled to announce the initial lineup for its 3rd annual The Werk Out Festival held Thursday through Sunday, September 20–23, which will relocate this year’s event to the historic Legend Valley Concert Venue and. Building off their success as a band, The Werks are set to throw their greatest Werk Out Festival ever.  
 
For 3 nights, The Werks will be fusing psychedelic and shredding guitar, a screaming classic rock organ, funk slap bass, and modern dance beats and synthesizers. This unique and highly danceable sound has been winning over audiences at clubs and festivals across the country and now on home stereos too with the release of this spring’s eponymous album. Their new CD aptly titled The Werks is available as a digital download online for a pay-what-you-want download at http://thewerks.bandcamp.com.
 
The first round of artists joining the host band this year are String Cheese Incident-born dubstep outfit EOTO, global roots band Rusted Root, Ohio’s legendary ekoostik hookah and a special performance from The Everyone Orchestra, an entirely improvisational project headed by musician Matt Butler and some of the Werk Out’s most talented performers.
 
Additional performers include ZOOGMA, Kung Fu, DrFameus (featuring Allen of The Disco Biscuits), The Heavy Pets, Dirtfoot, The Twin Cats, Strange Arrangements, The Macpodz, Roster McCabe, Elemental Groove Theory, Funktion, Glostik Willy, Attak & Carma, Rahbee, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Skeetones, Jesters of Kindness, Bang~Bang, pH Factor and many more to be announced.

Formerly known as Buckeye Lake Music Center, the sprawling festival grounds of Legend Valley have played host to some of Ohio’s most memorable live performances of the past five decades including half a dozen Grateful Dead concerts as well as tour stops from Lollapalooza, AC/DC, WOMAD, The Allman Brothers Band, and numerous other large events.
 
All Ages 2 Day Pass $75 in advance & $95 at the gate (includes camping/parking), $20 Early Bird Thursday arrival, children under 12 admitted free. Campsite and VIP Upgrades are available starting at $230, Gates open at Noon Thursday for Early Bird Camping and stay open through Sunday evening
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Thu, 04/26/2012 - 2:43 pm

The highly anticipated studio project from master flatpicking guitarist LARRY KEEL and his powerhouse ensemble NATRUAL BRIDGE has finally been unveiled!  With these gutsy tracks Keel and his ultra-talented progressive string band have crafted a body of work that’s original, fresh and new to the world of Americana and Bluegrass music. 7 of the 10 compositions on Classic are written variously by Keel, his band mates or by close musician-song-writer friends.  The overall result is a recording so full of raw spirit, grit, wit, soaring vocals and jaw-dropping musicianship that it’s easy to see why guitar icon, Tony Rice calls “Larry Keel…a force to be reckoned with!"Keel himself penned 3 of the tunes on Classic and contributed to one other song that the entire band collaborated on together.  Keel’s “Love” opens the show with a pumped-up rock pulse that sets the tone for the interesting and energizing musical ride to come, rhetorically asking us “How bout some love for everyone?”  Another of Keel’s originals, “I’m No Doctor”, is a tongue-in-cheek comparison between his view of establishment intellectualism and home-grown individuality and common sense.  “Fishin Reel” is a polyrhythmic, funky instrumental with an intense, heavy metal-style rock ending.  He lends his heartfelt vocals to a song written by musician-friend, Dave Eakin, called “Back Up on the Mountain”, a genuine portrait of a world-weary traveler’s longing to return home.  Keel gets hauntingly dark and gritty, singing Dock Bogg’s legendary “Country Blues”.  And he pays homage to the prophetic poetry and uplifting power of Bob Marley’s music with the gentle, floating version of “Put It On”.Natural Bridge’s mandolinist and vocalist Mark Schimick delivers a soulful message in the song written by the band’s musician-friends (Davis, Rodenberry, Faulkner) “Take the Time”.  Schimick’s rendition of Charles Humphrey’s “How Can It Be Wrong” is sincere, and representative of the Keel band’s support of local and small farm agriculture. Mark also created the musical framework and chorus for the lovely “Goose Lake Dreams”, for which every band member wrote a verse, to capture the story of a place very special to the group.Banjoist and vocalist Will Lee brings his impeccable timing and rich, penetrating vocals to the traditional tune “Flora”, and the contemporary gospel tune that he co-wrote with James Randolph, “Do Unto Others”.  His instrumental “B-Funk” is a wonderfully strange and ‘funky’ foot stomper that adds a sonic twist to the whole flow of the record.With Classic, Larry Keel and his band deliver one of the most powerful, expansive performances ever heard in Acoustic American music to date. It’s sure to be an instant ‘classic’!

Tue, 05/15/2012 - 4:09 pm

The first weekend of August will once again mark the arrival of YarmonyGrass at Rancho Del Rio and State Bridge Riverside Amphitheatre along the Colorado River. This year’s festival features the return of Railroad Earth, accompanied by Elephant Revival, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, members of String Cheese Incident and others, joining forces for Yarmony’s seventh annual get-together.

With an authentic atmosphere that is uniquely Colorado, YarmonyGrass looks to build on a tradition of unique musical collaborations, community spirit and an active mountain lifestyle, which both the festival’s artists and patrons have helped cultivate over seven years. Festival mainstay Railroad Earth, which previously played the event in 2008 and 2010, is among the performers that have personified the YarmonyGrass soundscape.

“Railroad Earth and YarmonyGrass have strong ties, and each has really evolved over the years. It means a lot to have them back,” said YarmonyGrass founder Andrew McConathy. “This year's lineup once again features many of Colorado’s most beloved bands, while continuing a strong tradition of showcasing fresh acts from other parts of the country.”

Other confirmed performers include The Contribution, Honkytonk Homeslice, Poor Man’s Whiskey featuring Michael Kang performing “Dark Side of the Moonshine,” Todd Sheaffer, Danny Barnes, The Drunken Hearts, The Grant Farm, Sons of Fathers, Dead Winter Carpenters, Fruition, and The Tumbleweed Wanderers.

And of course, no YarmonyGrass would be complete without the late-night YarmonyGrass Joint Set, an impromptu collaboration of festival performers led by String Cheese Incident frontman Bill Nershi in which anything and everything can happen.

“After the bands have played their sets, the top pickers and singers get together for the Joint Set,” Nershi said. “The musicians bring their favorite songs to the jam. Players and fans push the limits and gravitate toward the bizarre.”

More than just a music festival, YarmonyGrass is held along the Colorado River with numerous activities taking place at Rancho Del Rio and State Bridge. Patrons have the option to immerse themselves and explore their surroundings via raft, stand-up paddleboard, kayak, bicycle and hiking trails. On-site camping is encouraged and included with purchase of a festival pass.

Carbone accurately sums up the YarmonyGrass adventure: “The river. The music. The vibe. The intimacy. It is simply the most unique festival experience there is,” he said.

For complete ticketing and lineup information, check out the official YarmonyGrass website at www.yarmonygrass.com. For up-to-date news and breaking announcements, “likeYarmonyGrass on Facebook.

YarmonyGrass 2012 lineup

Railroad Earth (2 sets)

Nershi’s Joint Set

Elephant Revival (Saturday & Sunday)

The Contribution 

Honkytonk Homeslice (Bill & Jilian Nershi, Scott Law and Keith Moseley)

Poor Man’s Whiskey feat. Michael Kang performing “Dark Side of the Moonshine”

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Todd Sheaffer

Danny Barnes

The Drunken Hearts feat. Tim Carbone & Scott Law

The Grant Farm

Yarmony Creek House Band

Bonfire Dub and Friends

Sons of Fathers

Good Gravy

Dead Winter Carpenters

Fruition (2 sets)

Nathan Moore

Milkdrive

Bluegrass Delta Force

Tumbleweed Wanderers

Musketeer Gripweed

David Gans

Waiting On Trial

Kevin Watson

Olora Bros.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 8:12 pm

YarmonyGrass is proud to unveil the music schedule for the 2012 festival taking place at State Bridge Amphitheater & Rancho Del Rio Aug. 2-5. Headliner Railroad Earth is set to play two huge sets Saturday night, and festival goers can expect four full days of non-stop entertainment and recreational opportunities. Additionally, festival organizers are offering a two-day ticket option where all the music and camping for Saturday and Sunday is available online for $89.This year’s festival features the return of Railroad Earth, accompanied by Elephant Revival, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, members of String Cheese Incident and others, joining forces for Yarmony’s seventh annual get-together. Other confirmed performers include The Contribution, Honkytonk Homeslice, Poor Man’s Whiskey featuring Michael Kang performing “Dark Side of the Moonshine,” Todd Sheaffer, Danny Barnes, The Drunken Hearts, The Grant Farm, Sons of Fathers, Dead Winter Carpenters, Fruition, and The Tumbleweed Wanderers.State Bridge and Rancho Del Rio are located on the banks of the Colorado River. Each summer, festival patrons make the most of their time on the river, which offers a variety of whitewater rafting, stand-up paddleboarding, floating, kayaking, canoeing and fishing. Several boat ramps are within close proximity to the festival, including ramps at Rancho Del Rio and State Bridge.This year's festival kicks off Thursday, Aug. 2 at State Bridge Amphitheater. In addition to the music, the event features a host of activities including songwriting, yoga and hooping workshops. For adventurous attendees, there are paddleboard clinics as well as rafting and floating options to make the most of the time adjacent to the Colorado River.

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 2:33 pm

The Werks, are thrilled to announce the addition of Lotus, Greensky Bluegrass, Roevy, Break Science and more to its 3rd annual The Werk Out Festival, held Thursday through Sunday, September 20–23 at Legend Valley in Thornville, OH.The complete lineup for this year’s Werk Out Festival now includes The Werks (3 nights), Lotus, EOTO, Rusted Root, ekoostik hookah, Greensky Bluegrass, Break Science, ZOOGMA, Everyone Orchestra, roeVy, Kung Fu, DrFameus (ft Allen of The Disco Biscuits), The Heavy Pets, Dirtfoot, The Twin Cats, Strange Arrangement, The Macpodz, Roster McCabe, Attak & Carma, Elemental Groove Theory, Glostik Willy, Rahbee, DJ Solo, Space Panda, Funktion, Good Gravy, Heady Ruxpin, Etic Evasion, Magua, Former Champions, Eumatik, Thunder St. Clair, Indigosun, Broccoli Samurai, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Under the Sun, Skeetones, Cosby Sweater, Aliver Hall, Soul Rebels, Me3Mind, Jesters of Kindness, Oh Kee Pa (a tribute to Phish), Green Chi, Bang~Bang, pH Factor, Howard Lewis & Lovins and more still to be announced.The Werks will also be hitting the road before and after The Werk Out Festival, having already performed at a number of this summer’s hottest music festivals.Upcoming dates include:Aug 16 - Rootwire Music and Arts Festival - Logan, OHAug 17 - Stereoterra - Beaverton, MIAug 24 & 25 - Camp Barefoot 6 - Bartow, WVAug 29 - The Blind Tiger - Greensboro, NCAug 30 - Jefferson Theater - Charlottesville, VAAug 31 - Front Porch Music Festival - Stuart, VASept 1 - Rib America Festival - Indianapolis, INSept 2 - Stir Fry Music Revival - Wind Gap, PASept 8 - Downtown Dayton Revival Music Festival - Dayton, OHSept 20-23 - The Werk Out Festival - Thornville, OHSept 25 - 12th & Porter - Nashville, TNSept 26 - Proud Larry's - Oxford, MSSept 27 - Martin's - Jackson, MSSept 28 - 2826 Arnetic - Fort Worth, TXSept 29 - Utopia Music Festival - Utopia, TXOct 1 - Launchpad - Albuquerque, NMOct 3 - Fox Theatre - Boulder, COOct 4 - Bluebird Theater - Denver, COOct 5 - Three20South - Breckenridge, COOct 6 - Three20South - Breckenridge, COOct 10 - Majestic Theatre - Madison, WIOct 11 - Iowa City Yacht Club - Iowa City, IA Oct 17 - The Blind Pig - Ann Arbor, MIOct 18 - Bell's Brewery - Kalamazoo, MIOct 19 - Mac's - Lansing, MIOct 27 - Werkaween at the Madison Theater - Covington, KY Oct 31 - Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OHNov 2 - Rex Theatre - Pittsburgh, PANov 3 - Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MDNov 10 & 11 - Bear Creek Music Festival - Live Oak, FLHaving won over a number of new fans from doggedly criss-crossing the nation’s clubs and festival fields this summer, The Werks are offering a free audio stream of their eponymous new studio CD ‘The Werks’ at http://thewerks.bandcamp.com.The Werk Out Festival tickets are available online at www.thewerkoutfestival.com for $85 in advance & $95 at the gate (2-day tickets include camping & parking / children under 12 admitted free / Campsite and VIP Upgrades are available). Gates open at Noon Thursday for Early Bird Camping (for an additional $20 fee) and Friday morning for regular camping, staying open through Sunday afternoon.Each Werk Out Festival VIP package includes improved access to special VIP exclusive showers, camping close to your vehicle, camping near main stages, a beer and wine bar, festival golf cart rides as well as a private meet & greet with The Werks. This upgraded festival experience also includes a limited edition Werk Out Festival poster, goodie bag and festival shirt and is available for $200.The Werk Out Festival is produced by AlchemyHouse Presents, Funky Bean Productions and The Werks Music, LLC

Thu, 09/27/2012 - 9:14 am

San Francisco-based Hot Buttered Rum are settling in for three intimate, year-ending performances at San Francisco’s Brick and Mortar December 29 – 31. Touring off their forthcoming live album this fall, the band will perform with original band member Zac Matthews returning on mandolin as a special guest on Dec. 30 to perform songs from the band’s early days in what they refer to as a 100-year career retrospective.On New Year’s Eve, the band will present a masquerade ball with an extended show, lasting until 3 a.m. Special opening acts are scheduled for each night.The band’s Steve Berlin-produced studio album is slated for release early in 2013.  Live in the Sierras will be released on CD and digital download Oct. 16, featuring live versions of both new songs and some of the band’s old favorites.More NYE show information, music and more www.hotbutteredrum.netHot Buttered Rum Fall Tour 10/5 - Firehouse Art Center - Pleasanton, CA 10/11 - Fox Theatre - Boulder, CO 10/12 - Aggie Theatre - Fort Collins, CO 10/13 - Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO   10/14 - three20south - Breckenridge, CO*10/16 – Gabe’s – Iowa City, IA  *10/17 – Old Rock House – St. Louis, MO   *10/18 – Hangar 9 – Carbondale, IL   *10/19 – Martyr’s – Chicago, IL   *10/20 – Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA   *10/21 – Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI 12/29 - Brick & Mortar Music Hall - San Francisco, CA 12/30 - Brick & Mortar Music Hall - San Francisco, CA 12/31 - Brick & Mortar Music Hall - San Francisco, CA 1/7 – 1/13 – Jam Cruise 11 – Caribbean* Head for the Hills opens

Tue, 10/16/2012 - 11:35 am

Dark Star Orchestra shared the stage with Grateful Dead founding member, Phil Lesh, as he sat in with the band at their performance Saturday, October 13 at The Fillmore in San Francisco.Joining DSO on bass for the first time, Lesh held court at the historic venue performing during the entire end first set which included: Jack StrawHere Comes SunshineFeel Like A StrangerDark Star>Playin’ In The Band>Two Souls In Communion>Eyes Of The World>Morning Dew>Playin’ (reprise)Bay Area photographer Bob Minkin was there to capture the magic, attached. Dark Star Orchestra’s tour continues this week with stops in Reno, Salt Lake City and a two-night stand in Boulder, CO.

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 12:17 pm

Celebrating Halloween San Francisco style, and for the second year in a row, Greensky Bluegrass visited one of the century’s most musically rich decades: the 1980s.The band performed to a sold out crowd at The Independent offering spirited takes on over 20 different songs from the Golden 80s.A matrix audio recording from their 1st annual 80’s Halloween Party can be streamed online. --Set One:Money For Nothing (Dire Straits)Maneater (Hall and Oates)Still Rock and Roll To Me (Billy Joel)The Power of Love (Huey Lewis)When Doves Cry (Prince)With Or Without You (U2)>Where The Streets Have No Names (U2)I Ran (So Far Away) (A Flock of Seagulls)           Halloween Breakdown (A. Beck)>Free Fallin' (Tom Petty) >Dancin' In The Dark (Bruce Springsteen)Set Two:Beat It (Michael Jackson)Atlantic City (Bruce Springsteen)Rio (Duran Duran)On The Road Again (Willie Nelson)Hungry Like A Wolf (Duran Duran)Just Like Heaven (The Cure)Driven To Tears (The Police)You Can Call Me Al (Paul Simon)Could You Be Loved (Bob Marley)Encore:Don't Lie (A. Beck, P. Hoffman)The band wraps up their West Coast tour at The Mint in Los Angeles 11/2 and Winston’s in San Diego 11/3 this week. Greensky heads home where a two-night Thanksgiving stand in Kalamazoo previews a brief Midwest tour culminating in New Year’s Eve in Detroit  at the Majestic Theater. Early 2013 plans include a Southeast tour in SC, FL, GA and NC leading up to and back to Michigan from the band’s 2nd Jam Cruise.  A video from Jam Cruise 9 of Greensky Bluegrass performing with special guest Steve Kimock.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 11:24 am

On December 6 - 9 Dark Star Orchestra's Rob Barraco will join Phil Lesh, Warren Haynes, Jimmy Herring and John Molo for a return of Phil Lesh and Friends: The Q. This reunited all-star cast will perform four rare and intimate shows taking place at Phil's concert venue, Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA. With December 5-8 being the last four nights of DSO's Fall Tour, the Phil Lesh camp is sending their keyboardist, Jeff Chimenti of Furthur, to fill in for Rob Barraco.

These special shows include: Dec 5 @ The Egg in Albany, Dec 6 @ State Theatre in Portland, ME, Dec 7 @ The Dome at Oakdale – Wallingford, CT & Dec 8 @ Lowell Auditorium - Lowell, MA.

Dark Star Orchestra are thrilled to work together with the Phil Lesh camp at this capacity and are equally excited to perform four shows with their guest keyboardist, Jeff Chimenti.

DSO starts tour November 15 with its first-ever, already-sold-out performance in Canada at Toronto’s Opera House before embarking on a three-week East Coast tour across New England. The band’s four night New Year’s run starts December 28 at Ram’s Head Live in Baltimore before heading up through to Electric Factory in Philadelphia then two nights December 30 and 31 at The Paramount in Huntington, NY.

The band’s 2013 plans include a recently announced Winter Tour heading from Minnesota to Florida, before a March jaunt to Jamaica for 3 nights with Keller Williams on DSO’s Jam in the Sand festival on the beaches of Negril March 1 – 4. Complete details are available at www.dsojaminthesand.com.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 12:44 pm

The Iowa-natives-turned-Colorado-residents, Eufórquestra, return home Friday, December 21 and Saturday, December 22, for the third installment of a special holiday benefit concert aiding The Crisis Center of Johnson of County. “Home For The Holidays III” takes place at Wooly's in Des Moines and Gabe’s in Iowa City, each featuring a headlining set by Eufórquestra plus very special guests. Eufórquestra chose The Food Bank of Polk County and The Crisis Center of Johnson of County as the beneficiaries for the concerts and there are a number of ways to support the cause including a canned food drive (non-perishable items only), a silent auction, as well as a portion of proceeds from merchandise sales. In Iowa City, New Belgium will donate $1 for every New Belgium beer sold.Over the course of the past two years, Eufórquestra’s Home For The Holidays has raised over $6000 and 600 pounds of food in Des Moines and Iowa City. Following a one-show event in Des Moines in 2010, the band expanded the festivities into a two-show run in Des Moines and Iowa City last year, and continues the tradition in 2012 for the event’s third year.“We can’t wait to get home and do this again,” says Eufórquestra guitarist Mike Tallman. “It felt great to give back to the community last year and this year will be even better. It’s a great excuse for friends, family and fans of the Iowa music scene to come together and celebrate a great night of music for a very worthy cause.”Upcoming Dates:Dec 21 – Wooly’s – Des Moines, IADec 22 – Gabe’s – Iowa City, IA

Wed, 11/28/2012 - 3:10 pm

Kyle Hollingsworth Band will close out 2012 with the return of Hoppy Holidays in Colorado, which will feature Eric Krasno (Soulive) as a special guest at Hodi’s Halfnote in Fort Collins and two evenings with Soulive at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver.Hollingsworth has once again teamed-up with award-winning breweries to create two unique collaboration brews for these shows. With Avery Brewing Company, Hollingsworth put a new spin on a former collaboration, dry-hopping and spicing their Winter’s Day IPA. Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and Hollingsworth created Hop Bam! Ale, a light pale ale with hints of orange, white peppercorn and white hops from the homegrown fields of Sierra Nevada.A limited amount of the exclusive brews will be tapped at each show. In addition, one keg of collaboration brew will be available for free until 9pm both nights at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver. Additionally, Conscious Alliance is holding a canned food drive and patrons can receive a free limited edition poster in Denver with a donation of 10 cans of non-perishable food or $10.For tickets and more information, visit www.KyleHollingsworth.com.Kyle Hollingsworth Band :: Hoppy Holidays12.06 Hodi’s Half Note | Fort Collins, CO+12.07 & 08 Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom | Denver, CO#+featuring Eric Krasno of Soulive#with Soulive

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 10:42 am

On Saturday, December 1, with Greensky Bluegrass at The Bottleneck and Keller a few blocks away at The Granada, what could have been a competition for fans became something much more friendly.  Greensky's Paul Hoffman and Anders Beck sat in with Keller for "Wine" and "PortaPotty" and Keller returned the favor by joining Greensky on stage for a rendition of the Grateful Dead's "Franklin's Tower". Following a year that featured five cross-country tours, Greensky Bluegrass is on a rare break throughout the rest of December before a New Year’s Eve performance at The Majestic Theater in Detroit.The band already has big plans for 2013 including a Southeastern tour leading to and coming from Jam Cruise 11 where Greensky Bluegrass returns for the 2nd time and more 2013 dates will be forthcoming son. Greensky Bluegrass Tour Dates:Dec 31 The Majestic Detroit, MIJan 3 The Pour House Charleston, SCJan 4  Freebird Live Jacksonville Beach, FLJan 5 Skipper's Smokehouse Tampa, FL Jan 7 Jam Cruise 11 Jan 15 The Social Orlando, FL Jan 16 New Earth Music Hall Athens, GA Jan 17 Smith's Olde Bar Jan 18 The Pour House Music Hall Raleigh, NC Jan 19 Asheville Music Hall Asheville, NC Jan 20 12th & Porter Nashville, TNFeb 1 – Orbit Room Grand Rapids, MI – opening for Umphrey’s McGee

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 6:40 pm

The Mantras, North Carolina’s funk fusion power quintet, have released the first single from their upcoming album ‘Jam Bands Ruined My Life!’. Video of the new single 'Kinetic Bump’ featuring Jake Cinninger on guitar performing along with these progressive rock upstarts is available here.

This album is the band’s most cohesive effort to date, defining and refining the band’s sound as myriad and full of depth. The band moves effortlessly between styles on danceable, aggressive, and at times, pensive tracks that take the listener through the full range of emotions the band has experienced over the last two years. ‘Jam Bands Ruined My Life’ is also the band’s thank you to their fans for sticking by them and saving them from a life of who knows what; “one lived entirely in cubicles most likely”, the band speculates.

‘Jam Bands Ruined My Life’ was recorded and produced at Jake Cinninger’s (Umphrey's McGee) Boondock Studios in Michigan, with help from Jake as a guest producer and engineer. Jake is also a featured guitarist on this single, ‘Kinetic Bump’, as well as other tracks on the full release, which is slated for January release. The Mantras will join Umphrey’s McGee in Richmond, VA at The National on January 26 as part of an extensive nationwide tour, which has The Mantras performing extensively throughout the Midwest, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast.

‘Kinetic Bump’ is available for free download at http://the-mantras.bandcamp.com. Complete information on The Mantras is available at www.themantras.com.

The Mantras Tour Dates:

Thu, Dec 20 Charleston Pour House - Charleston, SC
Sat, Dec 22 The Hot Spot – Waynesboro, VA
Fri, Dec 28 Pisgah Brewing Company – Black Mtn., NC w/ Booty Band
Sat, Dec 29 Lincoln Theater – Raleigh, NC w/ Booty Band
Sun, Dec 30 Neighborhood Theater – Charlotte, NC w/ Booty Band
Mon Dec 31 The Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC w/ Booty Band
Thu, Jan 17 Galaxy Lounge - Johnson City, TN
Fri, Jan 18 Southern Music Hall & Café – Charlottesville, VA w/ Former Champs
Sat, Jan 19 Tally Ho Theatre – Leesburg, VA
Thu, Jan 24 Motorco Dance Hall – Durham, NC w/ Big Something
Sat, Jan 26 The National – Richmond, VA w/ Umphrey's McGee
Wed, Jan 30 Headliners – Toledo, OH w/ UV Hippo
Thu, Jan 31 The Loft – Lansing, MI w/ UV Hippo
Fri, Feb 1 The Abbey Pub – Chicago, IL w/ UV Hippo
Sat, Feb 2 The Mad Frog – Cincinnati, OH
Fri, Feb 8 Peachtree Tavern – Atlanta, GA w/ Big Something
Fri, Feb 15 Cafe Nola – Frederick, MD
Sat, Feb 16 The 8x10 – Baltimore, MD
Sun, Feb 17 Thunderbird Café – Pittsburgh, PA
Mon, Feb 18 Bullfrog Brewery – Williamsport, PA
Tue, Feb 19 Church-‘Secret Session Series’- Boston, MA w/ Elephant Wrecking Ball
Thu, Feb 21 Nectar's – Burlington, VT
Fri, Feb 22 Sullivan Hall - New York, NY w/ Turbine
Thu, Feb 28 1904 – Jacksonville, FL w/ Cope
Fri, Mar 1 Dunedin Brewery – Dunedin, FL
Sat, Mar 2 Funky Buddha Lounge - Boca Raton, FL
Tue, Mar 26 Gerstle's Place – Louisville, KY w/ Dopapod
Wed, Mar 27 Cosmic Charlie’s – Lexington, KY w/ Dopapod
Thu, Mar 28 Sycamore Deli – Blacksburg, VA
Fri, Mar 29 Asheville Music Hall – Asheville, NC w/ Dopapod
Sat, Mar 30 Ziggy’s Music Hall - Winston-Salem, NC w/ Dopapod

Sat, 12/22/2012 - 12:27 pm

Michigan’s Greensky Bluegrass continues its nationwide tour with the announcement of a West Coast leg that runs into March 2013. Finishing off an epic 2012 with a New Year’s Eve performance at The Majestic in Detroit, Greensky makes a Southeast run in early January, including the band's second appearance on Jam Cruise. A two-night Kalamazoo homecoming stand launches the band across the Midwest for a series of dates with The Deadly Gentlemen to support. Following this fall’s sold out West Coast tour, the band returns to the region with the Ryan Montbleau Band as support for a run through Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Utah and California with highlights including a 2 night run at Boulder's Fox Theatre as well as the band’s headline debut at The Fillmore in San Francisco.

Greensky heads into the studio in late January to begin recording the follow up to their acclaimed 2011 release, Handguns. Click here to see a band-shot music video for "Lose My Way".

Complete Greensky Bluegrass details and tourdates are available at www.greenskybluegrass.com.

Dec

31 - Detroit, MI - The Majestic #

Jan

3 Charleston, SC - The Pour House

4 - Jacksonville, FL - Freebird Live

5 - Tampa, FL - Skipper's Smokehouse

7-12 – Jam Cruise 11

15 - Orlando, FL - The Social

16 - Athens, GA - New Earth Music Hall

17 - Atlanta, GA - Smith's Olde Bar

18 - Raleigh, NC - The Pour House Music Hall

19 - Asheville, NC - Asheville Music Hall

20 - Nashville, TN - 12th & Porter

Feb

1 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Orbit Room*

7-8 - Kalamazoo, MI - Bell's

16 - Vail, CO - Winter WonderGrass

19 - Chicago, IL - City Winery +

20 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre +

21 - Davenport, IA - Redstone Room +

22 - Des Moines, IA - Wooly's +

23 - Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Theater +

26 - Carbondale, CO - PAC 3

28 - Ft. Collins, CO - Aggie Theatre ^

March

1-2 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre ^

3 - Salt Lake City, UT- The State Room ^

5 - Missoula, MT - The Badlander ^

6 - Spokane, WA - The Knitting Factory ^

7 - Bellingham, WA - Wild Buffalo ^

8 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theater ^

9 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom ^

12 - Arcata, CA - Humboldt Brews ^

13 - Chico, CA - El Rey Theatre ^

14 - Lake Tahoe, NV - Crystal Bay Club ^

15 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore ^

16 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour ^

17 - San Diego, CA - Porter's Pub at UCSD ^

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#  Frontier Ruckus to support

* supporting Umphrey's McGee

^ Ryan Montbleau Band to support

+ The Deadly Gentlemen to support

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 11:01 am

Mountain Standard Time heads to high country of Colorado’s mountains this January, followed by the return of the band’s annual Mardi Grass celebration on Colorado’s Front Range, featuring Yonder Mountain String Band’s Jeff Austin (mandolin/vocals) as a special guest in Fort Collins (2/7), Denver (2/8), and Boulder (2/9).As part of the ‘Mardi Grass’ festivities, the Boulder-based band will also release a limited edition EP of the first brand new material in two years. Mountain Standard Time’s new EP, Sunny, (available February 5) captures the band’s evolving ‘Rocky Mountain Free Grass.’  With a full, warm sound, Sunny, displays the versatility and craftsmanship of this unique group as a collection of seven new tunes. This release will only be available for purchase on CD in extremely limited quantity at the Mardi Grass shows February 7 – 9. Several tracks will also be available for free download for a limited time only.The band released today one free download of the song “Behind the Bar” from the upcoming Sunny EP, available at http://mstband.bandcamp.comTour Dates01.11 Abbey Theatre | Durango, CO01.12 KTAOS Solar Center | Taos, NM01.23 PAC3 | Carbondale, CO01.24 Agave | Avon, CO01.25 Ghost Ranch | Steamboat Springs, CO01.26 The Eldo | Crested Butte, COEP Release / Mardi Grass 201302.07 Aggie Theatre | Fort Collins, CO - featuring Jeff Austin02.08 Bluebird Theater | Denver, CO –featuring Jeff Austin02.09 Fox Theatre | Boulder, CO –featuring Jeff AustinDead Winter Carpenters join MST on each of the three Mardi Grass shows.05.30-06.02 Wakarusa Music Festival | Ozark, AR

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 9:47 am

Dark Star Orchestra and All Good Presents announced today that the Dark Star Jubilee will be returning on Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-26, to Legend Valley in Thornville, OH, just 30 minutes east of Columbus.

Hosted and curated by world-renowned Grateful Dead tribute band, Dark Star Orchestra, the Jubilee also features members of The Dead in their own bands, the Mickey Hart Band and Donna Jean Band. Other artists confirmed include Yonder Mountain String Band, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, The Wailers, The New Orleans Suspects featuring Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett of Little Feat, local favorites The Werks, Greensky Bluegrass, John Brown’s Body, Marco Benevento, Elephant Revival, The Pimps of Joytime, Rumpke Mountain Boys, BigEaR, The Folkadelics, The Ark Band, Matt Reynolds with additional artists still to be announced.

With three nights of Dark Star Orchestra and over two dozen artists for more than 36 hours of music with no overlapping sets, the Jubilee takes place at the historic Legend Valley (formerly known as Buckeye Lake Music Center), home to some of the largest outdoor Grateful Dead concerts. Legend Valley is also the home to the All Good Music Festival, where the 17th annual event is going on July 18-22. Promoters are offering the only chance to obtain All Good Festival ticket at this time by offering an Early Bird package deal including GA camping, parking and entertainment to both the Dark Star Jubilee and All Good Festivals, for $250, saving buyers over $125 off the gate price.

For over 15 years and 2150 shows, Dark Star Orchestra has toured the world embodying the Grateful Dead’s live concert experience for veteran Deadheads and those too young to have ever seen a Grateful Dead show.  Countless guest musicians have sat in with Dark Star Orchestra, including six members of The Grateful Dead, most recently when GD founding member and bassist, Phil Lesh, joined the band onstage in San Francisco last year.

Dark Star Jubilee tickets are on sale now with discounted ‘Morning Dew Early Bird’ tickets for 3-day GA admission at $99 ($45 off gate price) and for ‘Good Lovin’ VIP’ festival admission at $199 ($80 off gate price). ‘Little Star Kids’ is a $25 ticket for children ages 4-12, who must be accompanied by a festival ticket-holding adult. Festival attendees ages three and under are free while youth above age 13 must have a full price festival pass. Gates open at noon Friday, May 24. Complete ticket options with pricing are available at www.darkstarjubilee.com.

Wed, 02/20/2013 - 2:34 pm

String Cheese Incident keyboardist and avid brewer Kyle Hollingsworth returns his BrewSki Tour to the high country of Colorado this March with Kyle Hollingsworth Band. KHB will be joined by String Cheese Incident bandmate and bassist Keith Moseley for a very special tour, featuring a one-time-only craft beer collaboration from Kyle and Aspen Brewing Company on tap at each show. Boulder’s Springdale Quartet appears as a special guest to open the shows in Avon and Breckenridge.  A popular tradition returns with Kyle and Colorado’s love for beer, one keg of the Aspen/Kyle collaboration brew will be available for free for the first hour once doors open at all shows, while supplies last.So head to the mountains of Colorado this March to enjoy beer and skiing on BrewSki Tour with Kyle Hollingsworth Band. Tickets go on sale this week at www.kylehollingsworth.com and all venue outlets.Kyle Hollingsworth Band featuring Keith MoseleyMarch 21  - Avon, CO - AgaveMarch 22  - Aspen, CO - Wheeler Opera House   March 23 - Breckenridge, CO - three20southAll dates feature Keith MoseleyAll dates include exclusive beer on tapAbout Kyle HollingsworthThirty years ago, Kyle Hollingsworth set out on a career in music. Since then, with a wealth of desire and incredible ability, Hollingsworth has established himself as a formidable and versatile music talent. Today, as a member of acclaimed jam masters The String Cheese Incident, Hollingsworth is revered by both peers and fans for his ability to write and perform in a mosaic of styles, from rock to classical, ragtime to bebop. Playing in SCI has allowed him unrestricted access to the world of music, and has bestowed on him the kind of fearlessness a composer needs to flirt with such disparate genres. Those who’ve seen SCI know the band can move from funk to bluegrass on a chord change. “In the jam world, where there are no set ways of doing things, we’re not afraid to move in and out of genres,” he says, “and because of that I’ve learned to be creative, not only on stage but in the studio. I can get on board with something pretty quickly. You have to.”Hollingsworth’s 2009 release, titled Then There’s Now, finds the musician coming in to his own. With solid song material and a slamming new band, Kyle is making his mark in the new, always-evolving music scene. Then There’s Now delivers a blend of vocal and instrumental tunes and seamlessly displays his growth as a musician and as a songwriter.

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 9:54 am

Euforquestra celebrates 10 years of making music and making people dance by returning to the Midwest, where it all began. The band’s first show ever took place at The Green Room in Iowa City, IA, on April 20, 2003. On this 10th anniversary, Eufórquestra hits Gabe’s in Iowa City on April 19 and Wooly’s in Des Moines on April 20, among other Midwest stops, then return to Colorado to join SOJA at The Ogden Theatre in Denver and closing out the spring at Hodi’s Half Note in Fort Collins. Before Eufórquestra heads east, they join Dumpstaphunk at The Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO April 11.Originally from Iowa City, IA, Eufórquestra (pronounced: yoo • FOHR • keh • struh, think Euphoria + Orchestra), relocated to Fort Collins, CO in August 2008 and made a huge splash on the Colorado music scene. Eufórquestra has spread its unique, rhythmic blend of sound nationwide, integrating such genres as Afrobeat, Reggae, Funk, Soukous, Soca, and Dub. Eufórquestra’s music is igniting dance floors across the country, with a sound that “explodes, dances and melts in your ear with sheer bliss” (Chris M. Slawecki - AllAboutJazz.com).In October 2009, the band released their third studio album, Soup, a collection of 11 tracks that captures the band at new heights in terms of songwriting, energy and production. In an effort to spread the album far and wide as an independent artist, the band decided to give the album away for free online at www.euforquestra.com. With nearly 10,000 downloads since the album’s release, the word is spreading globally.With three full length albums, a live album and a relentless tour schedule of over 100 shows per year, Eufórquestra has created a presence on the national scene, performing all over the U.S. at clubs, concert halls, community events, and festivals, such as Wakarusa, Summer Camp, Electric Forest, 80/35 (Des Moines, IA), Sweet Pea Festival (Bozeman, MT), NedFest (Nederland, CO), Camp Barefoot (Bartow, WV) and Iowa City Jazz Festival.  In addition, Eufórquestra hosts their own festival, Camp Euforia, every year in July, just outside of Iowa City, in Lone Tree, IA.Spring Tour 201204.11 Fox Theater | Boulder, CO –w/Dumpstaphunk04.18 The Slowdown | Omaha, NE –w/Blue Martian Tribe04.19 Gabe's | Iowa City, IA - 10th Anniversary Party!!04.20 Wooly's | Des Moines, IA - 10th Anniversary Party!04.21 Mahoney's Pub | Cedar Rapids, IA04.24 Redstone Room | Davenport, IA04.25 The Frequency | Madison, WI04.26 The Miramar Theatre | Milwaukee, WI04.27 Abbey Pub | Chicago, IL04.28 The HuB | Cedar Falls, IA05.03 Ogden Theatre | Denver, CO05.04 Hodi's Half Note | Fort Collins, CO05.24 Festi di Bella Mente | Clarks Grove, MN

Fri, 04/26/2013 - 12:56 pm

Sacred steel meets soulful newgrass with today’s news that Greensky Bluegrass has added of Roosevelt Collier as a special guest to their Sunday, April 28 New Orleans performance at The Parish at the House of Blues.Roosevelt and Greensky Bluegrass have performed together in the past, most notably at the All Good Festival 2012 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUgQCeP2FEc) with slide maestros Anders Beck (dobro) and Roosevelt Collier (lap steel) trading licks using the best of their slide techniques to evoke major emotion.Greensky Bluegrass is in the midst of a nationwide tour performing tonight in Charlotte before the Dogwood Music Festival in Atlanta before Sunday’s NOLA collaboration with Collier. The band has a packed summer performing at numerous festivals including DelFest, Dark Star Jubilee, Telluride Bluegrass, Electric Forest, Northwest String Summit, Forecastle and many more. Complete tour dates and band information is available at www.greenskybluegrass.com

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:13 am

Rootwire returns to Kaeppner’s Woods in Logan, Ohio August 15-18 peeking its head into the nexus of nature and culture once again. The heart and soul of Papadosio’s artistic expression, Rootwire is a multi-day event that envelops those in attendance in a cascading flow of artistic expression from live music to painting, installation to performance art, presentations, workshops, ceremony and more. An expedition into light, nature, sound, community and healing awaits all those in attendance.

Since its inception in 2010, Rootwire has grown to be one of the premier live music and arts events in the Midwest – and is the on-going creative project of the nationally touring electronic/rock syndicate Papadosio. Well known for their relentless touring schedule, mindful melodies and transcendent tracks, Papadosio has become one of the major acts today seeking to reshape and transform the music festival landscape. Through their own eyes and ears, they have witnessed miracles and mishaps of festival culture alike and threw the first Rootwire as a way to create and practice their model for an ideal gathering. Every year since, the line-up and scope of the festival has grown, culminating in the critically acclaimed RW2K12, easily the most exciting and elegant Rootwire to date.

In their own words, Papadosio invokes the occasion:

“After months of research, planning, phone calls, emails, and meetings we couldn't be more excited to bring you what we feel like will be the most eclectic and forward thinking artist lineup of Summer 2013, and this is only the first wave! As with every year, we have meticulously searched far and wide for the most amazing and inspiring musicians, artists, and presenters out there and are assembling them for your experiential and mind-glowing pleasure at the fourth annual Rootwire!

If you don't know by now, Papadosio's Rootwire is a gathering that puts every effort into the integrity of the discerning attendants experience, creating a fully immersive environment full of wonder and intrigue. This 4 day and night extravaganza has been developed with the intention of pure inspiration, designed from the ground up to get all in attendance excited about the act of personal and collective creation. The musical lineup is  hand selected personally by Papadosio, and features jaw dropping sounds from local, regional, national and international acts.  Visually Rootwire offers the largest festival based visionary art gallery in the Eastern United States, hosting an international artist lineup whose works are of the most moving and stunning expressions committed to canvas. This landmark festival also gives the same attention to the spiritual, educational, and ceremonial aspects of celebration, offering a wonderful selection of skilled speakers, powerful practitioners, empowered activists, wise elders, and activated yogis.  

Ask anyone who has been to Rootwire and they will tell you it is so much more than another fill in the blank music festival. It has been designed with you and your personal experience and growth in mind. We hope that you will come share in our celebration of life; that you will take something with you, so that well after the festival is over and months have passed, what was created together in the humble hills of Ohio will continue to bring you joy and inspiration along your path.”

Stay tuned for the next wave lineup announcement coming soon!

The 2013 Rootwire Round I Lineup includes:

Papadosio x3

Karsh Kale Live Band

Eskmo/Welder

Hundred Waters

Mark Henson (Art)

Amanda Sage (Art)

Chris Dyer (Art)

Bluetech/Evan Marc

Marco Benevento Trio

Dopapod

Paradiso + Rasamayi (Presenter)

Grandfather Mazatzin (Presenter)

Jeet-Kei Leung (Presenter)

Shigeto

Blockhead

Luminaries

Krystleyez (Art)

Michael + Violet Divine (Art)

Randal Roberts (Art)

Jimkata

The Mike Dillion Band

Turkuaz

Kyrstyn Pixton

Tor

Aligning Minds

Futexture

Christian Jaxtheimer (Art)

Simon Haiduk (Art)

Andrew Wagner (Art)

Alaya Love (Presenter)

Julie North (Presenter)

Ehren + Renée Cruz (Presenter)

Dixon (Presenter)

Michael Garfield

Soulacybin

Biolumigen

Manitoa

Andy Reed (Art)

Sweet Melis (Art)

Fabián Jiminéz (Art)

Chris Morphis (Art)

Plus many more to be announced!

Tickets for the Fourth Annual Rootwire Music Festival include all 4 days and nights of camping, parking, and all entertainment are available now at http://www.inticketing.com/events/rootwire2013. For complete Rootwire ticketing options and information on presale general admission please visit:

www.RootwireFestival.com

http://www.facebook.com/rootwirefestival

http://twitter.com/RootwireFest

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 2:48 pm

Kyle Hollingsworth of The String Cheese Incident, once again, brings his Summer of Brews across the nation – a series of exclusive craft beer events he will host throughout the season. After five consecutive sell-outs of his flagship event, Kyle’s Brew Fest, Hollingsworth returns this summer with his charity beer festival and concert in Austin, TX, and in Boulder, CO.  The first Brew Fest will be Saturday, July 6th, at Cedar Street Courtyard in Austin, TX, prior to The String Cheese Incident concert at The Backyard later that evening. The Brew Fest will feature more than 10 breweries and 20 craft beers plus an exclusive performance from Kyle Hollingsworth with Mountain Standard Time.On Saturday, July 20th, at Boulder Beer Company in Boulder, CO, fans will be treated to a set from Kyle Hollingsworth Band and a selection of more than 60 craft beers from more than 30 breweries. Kyle’s Hoopla Pale Ale and unique collaborations from Hollingsworth and select breweries will also be on hand.  Tickets for both Austin and Boulder events go on sale Thursday, May 23, at 10AM local time at www.kylehollingsworth.comTickets will be available for $25 through Thursday, May 30, at 11:59pm local time, prices will increase thereafter. Both festivals will benefit Conscious Alliance.The Summer of Brews continues as Hollingsworth brings his interactive Brewru Experience to festivals across the country including Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury, MI, providing fans with a look into his life of brewing and to connect them with renowned craft breweries.This summer also marks the third year that Hollingsworth’s beer, Hoopla Pale Ale, will be found nationwide in stores and bars in cans, 22-ounce bombers, and draft.Details on Summer of Brews events can be found below and more information is coming soon about the Brewru Experience events.  Head over to the brand new website at www.kylehollingsworth.com for more information and to keep up on all things Kyle. Kyle’s Brew FestSat July 6  | Cedar Street Courtyard | AUSTIN, TXSat July 20 | Boulder Beer Co. | BOULDER, CODetails are as follows:Saturday, July 6 from 1:00 – 5:00 pmCedar Street Courtyard (prior to The String Cheese Incident at The Backyard)208 W. 4th St. Austin, TXAges 21+ WelcomeTickets $25.00 – available Thursday, May 23 through Thursday, May 30, prices increase thereafter – All proceeds benefit Conscious Alliance$25 Tickets include:-Exclusive performance: Kyle Hollingsworth with Mountain Standard Time-Limited edition Kyle’s Brew Fest logo pint glass-Drinks-An opportunity to bid at the Silent Auction (which features rock memorabilia from the scene’s favorite artists, among other items)Saturday, July 20 from 3:00 – 7:00 pmOutside at Boulder Beer Company2880 Wilderness Place, Boulder, COTickets $25.00 – available Thursday, May 23, through Thursday, May 30, prices increase thereafter – All proceeds benefit Conscious AllianceAges 21+ Welcome$25 Tickets include:-Exclusive performance: Kyle Hollingsworth-Limited edition Kyle’s Brew Fest logo pint glass-Drinks-An opportunity to bid at the Silent Auction (which features rock memorabilia from the scene’s favorite artists, among other items)Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 23, at 10AM local time at www.kylehollingsworth.com. Prices increase Thursday, May 30, 11:59pm.About Kyle HollingsworthThirty years ago, with a wealth of desire and incredible ability, Hollingsworth set out on a career in music. Today, as a versatile member of acclaimed jam masters The String Cheese Incident, Hollingsworth is revered by both peers and fans for his ability to write and perform in a mosaic of styles, from rock to classical, ragtime to bebop. Playing in SCI has bestowed on him the kind of fearlessness a composer needs to flirt with such disparate genres.About Conscious AllianceSince the inception of Conscious Alliance in 2002, the nonprofit has successfully collected and distributed enough food to provide over 1.6 million meals to people in need. This national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization operates through ongoing, grassroots food collection, hunger awareness and youth empowerment programs throughout the United States, primarily by organizing food drives at concerts and music events. Donations to Conscious Alliance benefit America’s local food pantries and economically isolated Native American reservations.

Tue, 06/18/2013 - 12:39 pm

The Rootwire Festival, returning to Kaeppner’s Woods in Logan, Ohio August 15-18, announced today a second round of performers, presenters and visual artists for its fourth annual event. More than simply a ‘music festival’, Rootwire is a multi-day event that envelops those in attendance in a cascading flow of artistic expression from live music to painting, installation to performance art, presentations, workshops, ceremony and more.Additions to the Rootwire experience include Dirtwire featuring David Satori of Beats Antique, speaker John Perry Barlow (lyricist for the Grateful Dead/String Cheese Incident and founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation).The heart and soul of Papadosio’s artistic expression, Rootwire is an expedition into light, nature, sound, community and healing awaits all those in attendance. A multi-media representation of the event is well-defined in this online video: http://youtu.be/qfTl6p_I4uc“Ask anyone who has been to Rootwire and they will tell you it is so much more than another fill in the blank music festival. It has been designed with you and your personal experience and growth in mind,” says Anthony Thogmartin, guitarist/vocalist in Papadosio. “We hope that you will come share in our celebration of life; that you will take something with you, so that well after the festival is over and months have passed, what was created together in the humble hills of Ohio will continue to bring you joy and inspiration along your path.”Since its inception in 2010, Rootwire has grown to be one of the premier live music and arts events in the Midwest – and is the on-going creative project of the nationally touring electronic/rock syndicate Papadosio. Well known for their relentless touring schedule, mindful melodies and transcendent tracks, Papadosio has become one of the major acts today seeking to reshape and transform the music festival landscape. Through their own eyes and ears, they have witnessed miracles and mishaps of festival culture alike and threw the first Rootwire as a way to create and practice their model for an ideal gathering. Every year since, the line-up and scope of the festival has grown, culminating in the critically acclaimed RW2K12, easily the most exciting and elegant Rootwire to date.  New Music AdditionsDirtwire (feat. David Satori of Beats Antique)Delhi 2 DublinThe EggAdham ShaikhLYNXEarthCry ThirftworksThe Human ExperienceAkashaThe CoopThe Main SqueezeAsian Teacher FactoryDeaf SceneThe Heavy PetsCosby SweaterIndigo SunZulaStereofidelicsBroccoli Samurai Rempel + SoulacybinKalpataru TreeErothymeLux ModernaCualliPush/PullNumatikHellnaw PresentersJohn Perry Barlow (Lyricist of the Grateful Dead/String Cheese Incident and founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation)Dixon's ViolinDavid John Weber + PhilosophicalLindsay NovaAntonio MerloChuck Baskette Visual ArtistsJosh AudissMorgan MandalaOlivia CurryGoatfacedBonnie GoodsonEmily KellTom ReedSarah TracyJustin RobertsKat Francis  Rootwire Festival Full Lineup: Papadosio x3Karsh Kale Live BandEskmo/WelderHundred WatersMark Henson (Art)Amanda Sage (Art)Chris Dyer (Art)John Perry Barlow (Presenter)Grandfather Mazatzin (Presenter)Jeet-Kei Leung (Presenter)Bluetech/Evan MarcMarco Benevento TrioDopapodDirtwire (feat. David Satori of Beats Antique)Delhi 2 DublinThe EggShigetoLYNXBlockheadAdham ShaikhLuminariesThe MalahEarthCryThe Human ExperienceJimkataThe Mike Dillon BandTurkuazThe CoopKrystleyez (Art)Michael + Violet Divine (Art)Randal Roberts (Art)Ka Amorastreya (Art)Paradiso + Rasamayi (Presenter)Ehren + Reneé Cruz (Presenter)Adam Apollo  (Presenter)AkashaTorThriftworksKyrstyn PixtonAligning MindsDeaf SceneThe Main SqueezeThe Heavy PetsAsian Teacher FactoryFutextureRempel +SoulacybinMichael GarfieldbioLumigenIndigoSunChristian Jaxtheimer (Art)Simon Haiduk (Art)Josh Audiss (Art)Andrew Wagner (Art)Andy Reed (Art)Julie North (Presenter)Lindsay Nova (Presenter)Srikalogy + Bhakti Dojo (Presenter)Alokananda (Presenter)Liza Hunter (Presenter)Doe Hart (Presenter)ManitoaCosby SweaterBroccoli SamuraiZulaThird NatureHellnawSweet Melis (Art)Fabián Jiménez (Art)Chris Morphis (Art)Rae Vena (Art)Morgan Mandala (Art)Olivia Curry (Art)Emily Kell (Art)Bonnie Goodson (Art)Tom Reed (Art)Sarah Tracy (Art)Justin Roberts (Art)Kat Francis (Art)Antonio Merlo (Presenter)Chuck Baskette (Presenter)David John Weber (Presenter)Philosophical (Presenter)Tickets for the Fourth Annual Rootwire Music Festival include all 4 days and nights of camping, parking, and all entertainment are available now at http://www.inticketing.com/events/rootwire2013. For complete Rootwire ticketing options and information on presale general admission please visit:http://www.rootwirefestival.comhttp://www.facebook.com/rootwirefestivalhttp://twitter.com/RootwireFest

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 2:19 pm

Released to critical acclaim and debuting at #1 on the reggae charts for Billboard, iTunes and Amazon, John Brown’s Body is back with Kings And Queens, their first new album in over four years.Kings And Queens is a synthesis of every aspect of John Brown’s Body’s storied career. The group’s last full-length record, Amplify (#1 on the Billboard reggae chart in 2008), was extremely forward-thinking, steeped in electronic effects. Last Fall’s JBB IN DUB EP (#1 on iTunes’ Reggae Chart) stripped things down to the bedrock elements of reggae. Kings And Queens utilizes the best aspects of both these records, while bringing back much more of the classic JBB sound into the mix and production.After kicking off the summer at the Summer Camp Music Festival and Dark Star Jubilee, JBB continues their nationwide tour with their annual two-night run on Cape Cod at the Wellfleet Beachcomber, followed by the Southeast in July with SOJA, The String Cheese Incident's Horning's Hideout Festival in Oregon and tour dates through Washington, Montana, Utah, and Colorado. The band returns to the road in early September in the Midwest and the front range of Colorado where Stick Figure will join for three nights.Jul 12-13 - The Beachcomber [Wellfleet, MA]Jul 19 - Finger Lakes Grass Roots Festival [Trumansburg, NY]Jul 23 - Music Farm w/ SOJA [Charleston, SC]Jul 24 - Mavericks at The Landing w/ SOJA [Jacksonville, FL]Jul 25 - Amos' Southend w/ SOJA [Charlotte, NC]Aug 1 - Horning's Hideout w/ The String Cheese Incident [North Plains, OR]Aug 2 - Wild Buffalo [Bellingham, WA]Aug 3 - Tractor Tavern [Seattle, WA]Aug 7 - Stage 112 [Missoula, MT]Aug 9 - Pink Garter Theatre [Jackson, WY]Aug 10 - Uncle Uncanny Summer Sessions [Heber City, UT]Aug 11 - Sweetwater Grill [Steamboat Springs, CO]Sep 6 - Bank of America Pavilion w/Rebelution, Collie Buddz, Zion-I [Boston, MA]Sep 13 - The Werk Out Music and Arts Festival [Thornville, OH]Sep 14 - The Bottom Lounge [Chicago, IL]Sep 15 - Majestic Theatre [Madison, WI]Sep 18 - Aggie Theatre [Fort Collins, CO] *Sep 19 - Fox Theatre [Boulder, CO] *Sep 20 - Cervantes' Masteriece Ballroom [Denver, CO] *Sep 21 - Red Fest w/ The Green [Red River, NM]* Stick Figure opens

Wed, 07/24/2013 - 5:03 pm

Greensky Bluegrass announces an expansive Fall Tour covering 42 dates. Highlights include their debut at the Austin City Limits Festival, New York City's Bowery Ballroom, Boston's Royale, a triumphant return to SF's Fillmore Auditorium, Halloween at Seattle's Neptune Theater, two night stands at Portland's Wonder Ballroom, Denver's Gothic Theatre and much more.  Earlier this year the Michigan quintet took some time between tours to record their fifth studio album, the much anticipated follow up to 2011’s critically acclaimed Handguns. This new release is tentatively set for release in mid-October, stay tuned to the band's website and social media for more details.Greensky Bluegrass Fall Tour 2013JULY30 - Blu Nightclub - Lake Tahoe, NVAUGUST2 - Historic Blairstown Theater - Blairstown, NJ3-4 - Flood City Music Festival - Johnstown, PA9 - Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL10 - SummerSet Music Fest - Somerset, WI11 - Grand Targhee Bluegrass - Alta, WY16 - Arise Music Festival - Loveland, CO17 - Hot August Blues - Cockeyesville, MD18 - The Peach Festival - Scranton, PA24 - River's Edge - Aurora, IL (supporting Bruce Hornsby)31 - Audiotree Music Festival – Kalamazoo, MISEPTEMBER12 - Majestic Theatre - Madison, WI •13 - Big Top Chautauqua - Bayfield, WI*14 - Orpheum Theater – Hancock, MI15 - DC Auditorium - Fish Creek, WI*18 - Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH ^19 - Ram's Head Live - Baltimore, MD ^20 - Royale - Boston, MA ^21 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY ^22 - FreshGrass Festival at MassMOCA - N. Adams, MA24 - The Hamilton - Washington, DC ^25 - Jefferson Theatre - Charlottesville, VA % ^26 - The Grey Eagle - Asheville, NC ^27 - Wide Open Bluegrass (IBMA) - Raleigh, NC28 - Terminal West - Atlanta, GA ^OCTOBER1 - Skipper's Smokehouse - Tampa, FL ^2 - Freebird Live - Jacksonville, FL ^3 - Vinyl Music Hall - Pensacola, FL ^4 - House of Blues - New Orleans, LA5 - Austin City Limits Festival - Austin, TX12 - Austin City Limits Festival - Austin, TX14 - Varsity Theatre - Baton Rouge, LA #15 - Soul Kitchen, Mobile, AL #16 - 1884 Lounge at Minglewood Hall - Memphis, TN #17-18 - Mulberry Mountain Harvest Festival - Ozark, AR19 - Wooly's - Des Moines, IA +22 - Old Rock House - St. Louis, MO +23 - Bourbon Theater - Lincoln, NE +24-25 -  Fox Theatre - Boulder, CO +26-27 - Hangtown Music Festival - Placerville, CA29 - The Top Hat - Missoula, MT ^30 - Montana State University - Bozeman, MT ^31 - Neptune Theater - Seattle, WA ^NOVEMBER1-2 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR ^4 - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. - Chico, CA ^5 - Humboldt Brews - Arcata, CA ^7 - Crystal Bay Casino - Stateline, NV ^8 - The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA ^9 - Troubadour - Los Angeles, CA ^10 - Belly Up - Solana Beach, CA ^12 - Orpheum Theater - Flagstaff, AZ ^13 - The State Room, SLC, UT ^15-16 - Gothic Theatre - Denver, CO ^29-30 - Bell's Brewery - Kalamazoo, MISUPPORT FROM• Pert Near Sandstone* Elephant Revival (co-bill)^ Fruition  % Toubab Krewe (co-bill)+ The California Honeydrops# Grant Farm

Mon, 08/19/2013 - 2:32 pm

Only weeks away now, the 4th annual Werk Out Festival is proud to announce the final bands to be added to this year’s already amazing lineup. New artists joining host band The Werks this September 12-14 at Legend Valley include:    PapadosioJohnny Neel (of the Allman Brothers Band)MojofloJaik WillisG Finesse and the N.S.Peoples Blues of RichmondUptowne BuddhaArrows of NeonFounded in central Ohio, Papadosio are rising stars of both the jam and electronica scenes – inspiring and uniting people through their hypnotizing fusion of progressive rock, psychedelia and dance music. A longtime respected rhythm and blues man, keyboardist Johnny Neel has performed with the likes of the Allman Brothers, Gov't Mule, and Dickey Betts to only name a few.The complete and final lineup for the 2013 Werk Out Festival includes:THE WERKS x3PapadosioGRiZEOTOConspiratorMinnesotaEkoostik HookahJohn Brown’s BodyroeVyKung FuDopapodRumpke Mountain BoysUp Until NowCosby Sweater (featuring Joel Cummins)Ghost Owl (featuring members of Perpetual Groove)Roster McCabeJahman BrahmanTrakStarAttak & CarmaJaik WillisG Finesse and the N.S.Peoples Blues of RichmondUptowne BuddhaArrows of NeonBigEaRBlue Moon SoupNew Old CalvaryArpetrioPigeons Playing Ping PongThe Manhattan ProjectGlostik WillyJaden Carlson BandDavid GansEric EvasionThunder St. ClairJones for RevivalAliver HallBroccoli SamuraiSassafraZThe Subterranean House BandJazzamMagua D-Boy Heady RuxpinUnder The SunManitoaThat Freak QuincyUrth JehfektIndicusMr OblviousBMASSToadNuggzAt The Werk Out, fans are treated to three nights of the host band’s classic fusing of psychedelic effects, shredding guitar, screaming classic rock organ, funk slap bass, and synthesizers over modern dance beats. Their latest CD aptly titled The Werks is available as a complimentary stream online and digital download for a pay-what-you-want download at http://thewerks.bandcamp.com.  Building success upon success, The Werk Out Festival will cap off a great summer that will have seen The Werks perform at the Hang Out Festival, Wakarusa, Camp Bisco, Electric Forest (formerly Rothury), Summer Camp, Dark Star Jubilee and the All Good Festival (also at Legend Valley).Formerly known as Buckeye Lake Music Center, the sprawling festival grounds of Legend Valley have played host to some of Ohio’s most memorable live performances of the past five decades including half a dozen Grateful Dead concerts as well as tour stops from Lollapalooza, AC/DC, WOMAD, The Allman Brothers Band, and numerous other large events.Tickets are available now for $80 (2 day pass), $100 (3 day pass) and $179 for VIP packages which include Early Bird, Official VIP-Access Laminate, VIP only Showers, VIP only Bathrooms, VIP only concert viewing area & more. The link for ticket purchase is http://valley.inticketing.com/events/303420

Tue, 09/17/2013 - 3:04 pm

On December 21, 2012, a monumental convergence of like-minded individuals from across nations and borders was born. Caught in the midst of prophecies from across cultures concerning the 'end of time', people across the Earth asked important questions about who we are as a people and where we are going. While some anticipated catastrophe, others attempted collective activation into a new paradigm that would shift the ways in which we spend on our time on this planet. Across the globe people gathered and ignited their will to continue their work here on Earth through music, art, activism and prayers.Deep in the heartlands of America, a small group of musicians, artists and spiritual activists organized a gathering that included a variety of experience from live music to art, workshops, presentations and more. Inspired by the progressive spirit of the internationally-known and celebrated Earth Day (originally founded on the spring equinox in 1969) - this group named the event Earth Night - a testament to the power of global unification as well as the extended darkness offered by the winter solstice - the longest night of every year. Much like Earth Day, Earth Night rooted itself in the ever-growing environmental movement while taking time to recognize some of the practices of old that connected us to our planet in ways we hardly have the language for today.Earth Night returns this December 20 and 21 to the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio for a 2-night and 1 day celebration that envelopes the core of the solstice in a ceremonious dance of music, art, and spirit.  Earth Night is proud to announce a 2 full nights of music and production this year at the L.C. Pavilion in Columbus, featuring 2 nights of Papadosio along with an internationally-acclaimed music lineup Ott & the All-Seeing I (Live Band), Hundred Waters (OWSLA), Shigeto (Ghostly International), and The Main Squeeze.  The Earth Night workshop series lineup and location will be announced soon.A limited number of two-day tickets are available through Papadosio's ticketing site at http://papadosio.inticketing.com/events beginning Thursday, September 19. Tickets are also available on Saturday, September 21 via the public on-sale. Two-day passes are $45, single-day tickets are $25 advance and $30 at the door. Complete Earth Night 2k13 details are available at www.earthnightcelebration.com.

Thu, 09/19/2013 - 3:15 pm

Kalamazoo’s Greensky Bluegrass announce today their plans to ring in 2014 with a New Year’s Eve performance at The Intersection in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The NYE celebration will mark an exclamation to a banner year that was bookended by two international festival performances, with Jam Cruise in January and Strings & Sol in December. Another Mitten State band, The Crane Wives, offer support on December 31. For fans joining in the festivities from out of town, Greensky will soon be announcing a special hotel deal early next week, with the lodging located within one mile of the venue. Tickets go on-sale next Friday, September 27 at http://bit.ly/GSBGNYE.Greensky Bluegrass is currently in the midst of an expansive Fall Tour covering 42 dates following a summer that saw their debut at Red Rocks Amphitheater. Highlights include their debut at the Austin City Limits Festival, New York City's Bowery Ballroom, Boston's Royale, a triumphant return to SF's Fillmore Auditorium, Halloween at Seattle's Neptune Theater, two night stands at Portland's Wonder Ballroom, Denver's Gothic Theatre and much more.  Earlier this year the Michigan quintet took some time between tours to record their recently-named fifth studio album, If Sorrows Swim, the much anticipated follow up to 2011’s critically acclaimed Handguns. This new release is tentatively set for release early in 2014, stay tuned to the band's website and social media for more details.Greensky Bluegrass Fall Tour 2013SEPTEMBER19 - Ram's Head Live - Baltimore, MD ^20 - Royale - Boston, MA ^21 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY ^22 - FreshGrass Festival at MassMOCA - N. Adams, MA24 - The Hamilton - Washington, DC ^25 - Jefferson Theatre - Charlottesville, VA % ^26 - The Grey Eagle - Asheville, NC ^27 - Wide Open Bluegrass (IBMA) - Raleigh, NC28 - Terminal West - Atlanta, GA ^OCTOBER1 - Skipper's Smokehouse - Tampa, FL ^2 - Freebird Live - Jacksonville, FL ^3 - Vinyl Music Hall - Pensacola, FL ^4 - House of Blues - New Orleans, LA5 - Austin City Limits Festival - Austin, TX12 - Austin City Limits Festival - Austin, TX14 - Varsity Theatre - Baton Rouge, LA #15 - Soul Kitchen, Mobile, AL #16 - 1884 Lounge at Minglewood Hall - Memphis, TN #17-18 - Mulberry Mountain Harvest Festival - Ozark, AR19 - Wooly's - Des Moines, IA +22 - Old Rock House - St. Louis, MO +23 - Bourbon Theater - Lincoln, NE +24-25 -  Fox Theatre - Boulder, CO +26-27 - Hangtown Music Festival - Placerville, CA29 - The Top Hat - Missoula, MT ^30 - Montana State University - Bozeman, MT ^31 - Neptune Theater - Seattle, WA ^NOVEMBER1-2 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR ^4 - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. - Chico, CA ^5 - Humboldt Brews - Arcata, CA ^7 - Crystal Bay Casino - Stateline, NV ^8 - The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA ^9 - Troubadour - Los Angeles, CA ^10 - Belly Up - Solana Beach, CA ^12 - Orpheum Theater - Flagstaff, AZ ^13 - The State Room, SLC, UT ^15-16 - Gothic Theatre - Denver, CO ^29-30 - Bell's Brewery - Kalamazoo, MIDECEMBER11 – 15  Puerto Morelos, Mexico31 – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI @ SUPPORT FROM• Pert Near Sandstone* Elephant Revival (co-bill)^ Fruition  % Toubab Krewe (co-bill)+ The California Honeydrops@ The Crane Wives

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 2:44 pm

Wrapping up another great year for the band, Papadosio announces today their New Year’s run tour culminating with two nights including the NYE show at the Baltimore Soundstage. 2013’s final run of shows will also happen in Richmond, Norfolk, and Wilmington, NC before ringing in 2014 in Baltimore on December 30 and 31. Joining Papadosio for these special last shows of 2013 will be Earthcry, Dopapod and Asian Teacher Factory and a special guest for Richmond still to be announced.This year has seen Papadosio reaching some of their largest audiences yet, both at clubs and festivals, including their own transformational festival in Ohio called Rootwire that drew 5000 fans to a scenic wooded retreat for four days of music, workshops & celebration.News of the NYE tour comes weeks after the announcement of another special annual event, Earth Night 2k13. This gathering is held December 20 and 21 at the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio and is a 2-night and 1-day celebration that envelopes the core of the solstice in a ceremonious dance of music, art, and spirit. Joining host band Papadosio who will be playing both nights will be an internationally-acclaimed music lineup of Ott & the All-Seeing I (Live Band), Hundred Waters (OWSLA), Shigeto (Ghostly International), and The Main Squeeze. The Earth Night workshop series lineup and location will be announced soon. Complete Earth Night 2k13 details are available at www.earthnightcelebration.comPapadosio’s remaining dates for 2013 include: Thu, Oct 3                     Aggie Theatre [Fort Collins, CO] Fri, Oct 4                      Ogden Theatre [Denver, CO] Sat, Oct 5                     Belly Up [Aspen, CO] Wed, Oct 9                   Miramar Theatre [Milwaukee, WI] Thu, Oct 10                   Majestic Live [Madison, WI] Fri, Oct 11                     The Loft [Lansing, MI] Sat, Oct 12                   Bluebird Nightclub [Bloomington, IN] Sun, Oct 13                   Fly Free Festival @ Red River Canoe Campground [Adams, TN] Thu, Oct 31                   ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center [Burlington, VT] Fri, Nov 1                      Toad's Place [New Haven, CT]  Sat, Nov 2                    The Met [Pawtucket, RI] Tue, Nov 5                    Water Street Music Hall [Rochester, NY] Wed, Nov 6                   The Westcott Theater [Syracuse, NY] Thu, Nov 7                    Highline Ballroom [New York, NY] Fri, Nov 8                      The Sinclair [Cambridge, MA] Sat, Nov 9                    Trocadero [Philadelphia, PA] Tue, Nov 12                  Buster's Billiards and Backroom [Lexington, KY] Wed, Nov 13                 Ziggy's [Winston Salem, NC] Thu, Nov 14                  The Chop Shop [Charlotte, NC] Fri, Nov 15                    The Orange Peel [Asheville, NC] Sat, Nov 16                   Music Farm [Charleston, SC] Fri, Nov 29                    Bogart's [Cincinnati, OH] Sat, Nov 30                   House of Blues [Cleveland, OH] Thu, Dec 12                  The State Theatre [Saint Petersburg, FL] Fri, Dec 13                    Culture Room [Fort Lauderdale, FL] Sat, Dec 14                   Freebird Live [Jacksonville Beach, FL] Mon, Dec 16-18             Mayan Holidaze @ Now Sapphire [Puerto Morelos, Mexico] Fri & Sat, Dec 20-21      Earth Night 2013 at LC Pavilion [Columbus, OH] Fri, Dec 27                    The National [Richmond, VA] (support tbd) Sat, Dec 28                   NorVa [Norfolk, VA] (with Earthcy and Dopapod) Sun, Dec 29                  Ziggy’s by the Sea [Wilmington, DE] (with Earthcry) Mon, Dec 30                 Baltimore Soundstage [Baltimore, MD] (with Dopapod)  Tue, Dec 31                  Baltimore Soundstage [Baltimore, MD] (with Earthcy and Asian Teacher Factory) 

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 10:04 am

The peak at this weekend’s Hangtown Halloween Ball came during Saturday’s late-night set when Greensky Bluegrass hit the stage, as the festival hosts, Railroad Earth.Music and costumes blended when Railroad Earth drummer Carey Harmon appeared behind the kit with the costumed Michigan quintet as they kicked things off with the RRE classic “Long Way to Go”.  Fans were treated to a set of Greensky Bluegrass completely and fantastically donned with Railroad Earth’s members’ trademark garb. Greensky banjoist Mike Bont dressed like Andy Goessling, mandolinist Paul Hoffman recreated John Skehan’s vibe, guitarist/vocalist Dave Bruzza became Todd Sheaffer, bassist Mike Devol became Andrew Altman and Greensky’s dobro extraordinaire Anders Beck fashioned his set as Tim Carbone. The late-night set included Greensky classics as well as bluegrass covers performed by both newgrass groups including “Ain’t No Bread in the Breadbox” and many more.Greensky Bluegrass continues their tour this week in Montana before another Halloween weekend in Seattle & Portland. They’ll wind down the California coast with stops at The Fillmore, Troubadour and Belly Up before finishing their epic two-month tour with two nights at the Gothic Theatre in Denver, CO November 15 and 16. Holidays bookend the year with Thanksgiving weekend at Bell’s Brewery in Kalamazoo November 29 and 30, then a jaunt to Mexico for Strings & Sol, before a New Year’s Eve celebration at The Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI.

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 3:40 pm

Greensky Bluegrass fans arriving to The Neptune Theatre on Halloween were greeted to a stage that looked like a scene from a horror film. Tables with bloody sheets covering what seemed to be bodies, rusty saws, axes, shovels and grinders strewn about.  With no official announcement of what the night held in store, it seemed right away the show would be taking a dark course.  Greensky entered the stage in darkness and began the show with an eery intro and when 'Beat It' kicked in, the lights came up to reveal an undead, bloody mess.For the past two Halloweens, Greensky performed all 80s songs, and this year the first set was a selection of covers that spelled 'BLOOD BATH' with the first letter of each song’s title, including Pink Floyd's 'One Slip' and Radiohead's 'High & Dry' among others.Shortly before the second set began the band's crew passed out ponchos to the concert goers in the front row with only the explanation, 'end of first song.' Some put them on immediately and others wondered why they did not have one. Anxiety and tension arose. Greensky returned to the stage and began an all original set with their new song 'Windshield'. The song carried out into an instrumental piece accompanied by all the lights turned off. More fans put on ponchos. Others stepped back.In the darkness figures began to emerge with 30 lit up carved pumpkins. Greensky segued into their song 'Bring Out Your Dead' complete with the slow creepy intro. The rest of the set included all the band's cheery song titles like 'Blood Sucking F(r)iends' and 'I'd Probably Kill You'. The set took a turn into fun dance party on the floor when fans figured out the 'blood bath' was only a joke. Greensky wouldn't throw blood on their fans. Or would they?Set One:Beat ItLight Up Or Leave Me AloneOne SlipOne Way OutDriven to tearsBig Railroad BluesAtlantic CityTime >High & DrySet Two:Windshield >Evil jam >Before Bring out our deadBring Out Your DeadTarpologyI'd Probably Kill YouDemonsBlood Sucking F(r)iendsHandgunsBroke>KeroseneEncore:Down the RoadSecond that EmotionBroke Reprise

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 1:36 pm

Who: Papadosio (two nights), EOTO, Keller Williams, Cosby Sweater w/ Joel Cummins, Up Until Now, Grammy-winning artist Chris Berry and Abou Diarrassouba, Larry Keel & Natural Bridge, EarthCry, Rumpke Mountain Boys, David Gans, Any Colour (Pink Floyd tribute featuring laser lighting experience) and 40+ bands coming soon!  One new act will be announced each day until New Year’s Eve, so be sure to check out the complete, growing list at www.bigeventspresents.comWhat: Hoopla in the Hills is a four-day family festival merging a wide spectrum of cultures, backgrounds, ages and musical tastes into the ultimate Spring festival experience.   The event, held over four days and three nights, takes place in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Southeast Ohio, giving campers the opportunity to be among some of the most beautiful terrain throughout all of Ohio.  The event features 72 hours of continuous music, along with 70 sets of music between 20+ DJ sets, and 20+ bluegrass/acoustic sets as well.  Split between three stages, Hoopla in the Hills offers camping with vehicles to the first 2,500 fans through the gate, and the announcement of one new act a day until the end of 2013.When: Thursday, March 27 – Sunday, March 30, 2014.  Gates open at noon on Thursday, music starts at 3pm on Thursday and ends at 3pm on Sunday with the park closing at 5pm.Where: Poston Lake Music Park is located at Corner of New England Road/County Road 48 and Winner Lane, Stewart, Ohio, just 10 miles East of Athens, Ohio.  This location is a 35-acre music venue with two ponds, a permanent stage, a temporary side stage, permanent restrooms, clean port-a-johns, and plenty of room for parking and camping, on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Poston Lake Music Park has been the host of Poston Lake Bluegrass Festival for 30 years and has hosted 14 festivals previously produced by Big Events Presents.Pricing:Christmas Special - $200 (Two 3-day tickets, two official Hoopla 2014 T-Shirts, two concert posters & no service fees)3-day pass (Thurs-Sun) $75 (Save $25 off gate price)2-day pass (Fri-Sun) $65 (Save $25 off gate price)1-day pass (Sat-Sun) $50 (Save $25 off gate price)

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 7:16 pm

While continuing to build upon the buzz from their most recent release, Ain’t It Strange, Dead Winter Carpenters decided to treat fans to a new six-song EP titled, Dirt Nap, available for immediate download without charge.  Eight intensive days of recording sessions pushed Dead Winter Carpenters to new heights, highlighting each band member’s contribution on a wider scale.  The EP is available for free until January 7, 2014 under the ‘Pay What You Want’ model at
http://deadwintercarpenters.bandcamp.com

The band will host two release shows celebrating its newest project.  The first release show takes place in the band’s home town at the Crystal Bay Club in Crystal Bay, NV on December 14.  The second release show will be celebrated on January 10 at The Independent in San Francisco, CA.  Within Dirt Nap’s “rustic, mountain aesthetic” sound, Dead Winter Carpenters have created an EP they are proud of and excited to bring to the masses.   

According to the Dead Winter Carpenters' guitarist and vocalist, Jesse Dunn, “We’ve been playing these songs in varying degrees on the road, and they were gaining good response.  Spending time in the studio allows us to get our creative brains working in a completely different capacity, so we were able to give the music new life outside of the live format.”

More information on Dead Winter Carpenters can be found at http://www.deadwintercarpenters.com.  The Dirt Nap EP is available for free download at http://deadwintercarpenters.bandcamp.com

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 12:27 pm

Wrapping up a banner year in 2013 with Strings & Sol next week and topping it off with New Year’s Eve at The Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI, Greensky Bluegrass announces 17 Winter Tour dates. The Michigan quintet will visit clubs and theaters across the Eastern US with debuts in several iconic venues including the Theater of Living Arts, Paradise Rock Club, 9:30 Club & Royal Oak Music Theatre. Oakland’s Tumbleweed Wanderers will be supporting Greensky on most of the Winter dates in the opening slot.If their touring history is any indication, there is a lot more on the horizon for the rising quintet. The band’s latest release, If Sorrows Swim, is currently in the final stages of production with release details forthcoming. For a taste of the new material, here's a clip of the band performing  “In Control” recently on Audiotree Live: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWz-z5swmo8.Complete Greensky Bluegrass tour dates and information is available at www.greenskybluegrass.com.Greensky Bluegrass Winter Tour 2014:January: 17 - Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue18 - Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall +21 - Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall*22 - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater*23 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts*24 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club*25 - Northampton, MA - The Pearl*26 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground*29 - New Haven, CT - Toad's Place*30 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg*31 - Stroudsburg, PA - Sherman Theater*February:1 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club*4 - Ithaca, NY - The Haunt*5 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom*6 - Columbus, OH - Woodlands Tavern*7 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom*8 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre*+ Escondido supports* Tumbleweed Wanderers supports

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 11:38 am
Music fans in Western Michigan packed The Intersection in Grand Rapids for a New Year’s Eve celebration with Greensky Bluegrass. The sold out event featured the nationally-touring group performing a nearly three hour show including highlights of their original music, including over half a dozen of their new songs, as well as a healthy dose of covers. The appropriate highlight of the covers came when ZZ Top’s “Sharp Dressed Man” appeared and queued the lyrics with ‘white suits’ as the quintet donned white tuxedos for the entirety of the evening.
 
A video highlight reel showing the last song from 2013 ‘Dancing in the Dark’ into the New Year’s Countdown seguing into ‘Auld Lang Syne’ is available at http://youtu.be/ERQFB6PgGcs. Plus streaming soundboard audio from the evening is available at https://archive.org/details/gsbg2013-12-31.sbdflac16.
 
Greensky Bluegrass’ Anders Beck & Paul Hoffman are currently aboard Jam Cruise 12 as special guests, performing with a variety of groups and collaborations aboard the floating festival ship. The band kicks up the touring next week when they hit Indianapolis’ Vogue Theater before heading to the Windy City for their slot at the Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival. The band then hits the Northeast and beyond for another three-week tour. Complete Greensky Bluegrass tour dates can be found at http://www.greenskybluegrass.com/tour.
Tue, 01/14/2014 - 12:09 pm

After a busy December that saw the band performing ocean side at Mayan Holidaze in Mexico for the first time, hosting their second annual winter solstice event, the Earth Night Celebration, and celebrating a fantastic New Year’s run across the Mid-Atlantic, Papadosio announces their first tour of 2014.Following performances at the AURA Music Festival in Florida and an international jaunt to the Envision Festival in Costa Rica, Papadosio starts a nationwide tour in New Orleans as it winds its way across the Southwest, Rocky Mountains, Pacific Coast and then back East for the Hoopla in the Hills Festival in Ohio. As summer festivals announce lineups, Papadosio returns to perform at this year’s Wakarusa Festival and the Blackstock Music Festival with many more still to be announced. The Main Squeeze supports the band on nearly all these tour dates. Tickets go on sale to the Papadosio fan club Thursday, January 16 at 1 PM EST at http://papadosio.inticketing.com and public on sale begins Saturday, January 18 at 1 PM EST.http://www.papadosio.com/events  Papadosio 2014 Winter & Spring Tour Dates:Fri Feb 14 – Aura Music Festival [Live Oak, FL]Thu Feb 20 – Envision Festival [Uvita, Costa Rica]Thu Feb 27 - Tipitina’s Uptown [New Orleans, LA]Fri Feb 28 – Last Concert Café [Houston, TX]Sat Mar 1 - The Belmont [Austin, TX]Sun Mar 2 - George’s Majestic Lounge [Fayetteville, AR]Tue Mar 4 - Animas City Theatre [Durango, CO]Wed Mar 5 - Belly Up Aspen [Aspen, CO]Thu Mar 6 - Warren Station [Keystone, CO]Fri & Sat Mar 7-8 - Fox Theatre [Boulder, CO]Sun Mar 9 - Aggie Theatre [Fort Collins, CO]Tue Mar 11 - Rialto Theatre [Tucson, AZ]Wed Mar 12 - Orpheum Theater [Flagstaff, AZ]Thu Mar 13 - Echoplex [Los Angeles, CA]Fri Mar 14 - The Catalyst [Santa Cruz, CA]Sat Mar 15 - Great American Music Hall [San Francisco]Thu Mar 20 – Olympia Ballroom [Olympia, WA]Fri Mar 21 – The Crocodile [Seattle, WA]Sat Mar 22 - Wonder Ballroom [Portland, OR]Sun Mar 23 – Domino Room [Bend, OR]Thu Mar 27 - The Complex [Salt Lake City, UT]Fri & Sat Mar 28-29 - Hoopla in the Hills [Athens, OH]Tue Apr 1 – Waiting Room [Omaha, NE]Wed Apr 2 – Mill City Nights [Minneapolis, MN]Thu Apr 3 - Turner Hall Ballroom [Milwaukee, WI]Fri Apr 4 – Deluxe [Indianapolis, IN]Sat Apr 5 - Concord Music Hall [Chicago, IL]Sun Apr 6 - Headliners Music Hall [Louisville, KY]Sat Apr 26 - Madison Theater [Covington, KY]Fri May 30 – Blackstock Music Festival [Blackstock, SC]Sat Jun 7 – Wakarusa [Ozark, AR]

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 12:50 pm

Following a three-week tour of the Eastern states in January and February, the Michigan quintet heads West for a run through the Mountain states, four shows in California, before winding through the Pacific Northwest and then back through the Southeast with a duo of sets at Suwanee Springfest at the end of March. Additionally, the members of Greensky Bluegrass are humbled and thrilled to be a part of the 45th Annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, joining a cadre of some of the world’s finest artists, performing their set on May 1.

For the first live performances of the year, the Kalamazoo pickers kick off their 2014 Winter Tour this weekend at the Vogue in Indianapolis before headlining the Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival January 18.  The band’s latest release, If Sorrows Swim, is currently in the final stages of production with release details forthcoming. For a taste of the new material, here's a clip of the band performing “Windshield” recently on Audiotree Live: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jm27FHBAuRs. Complete Greensky Bluegrass tour dates and information is available at www.greenskybluegrass.com.

Greensky Bluegrass Winter Tour 2014 Second Leg:

Feb 21 - Fri Avon, CO Winter Wondergrass 

Feb 22 - Sat Avon, CO Winter Wondergrass 

Feb 23 - Sun Park City, UT Park City Live 

Feb 26 - Wed Missoula, MT Top Hat 

Feb 27 - Thu Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom

Feb 28 - Fri Eugene, OR WOW Hall 

Mar 1 - Sat Seattle, WA Neptune Theatre

Mar 2 - Sun Bend, OR Domino Room

Mar 5 - Wed Arcata, CA Arcata Theatre

Mar 6 - Thu Santa Cruz, CA Catalyst

Mar 7 - Fri Crystal Bay, NV Crystal Bay Casino Ballroom

Mar 8 - Sat Solano Beach, CA Belly Up 

Mar 9 - Sun West Hollywood, CA The Troubadour

Mar 11 - Tue Flagstaff, AZ Orpheum Theatre

Mar 12 - Wed Santa Fe, NM Sol Santa Fe 

Mar 13 - Thu Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom

Mar 14 - Fri St. Louis, MO Old Rock House

Mar 15 - Sat Nashville, TN Exit/In 

Mar 21 - Fri Live Oak, FL Spirit of Suwanee 

Mar 22 - Sat Live Oak, FL Spirit of Suwanee

May 1 - New Orleans, LA New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 11:10 am

Presented by Stanlee Ventures, the eighth annual Camp Barefoot Music & Arts takes place August 21-23 in Bartow, WV. The multi-day camping festival features performances from Beats Antique, two sets each from Papadosio, Lettuce, and Kyle Hollingsworth Band with The Motet Horns performing a tribute to Motown, The London Souls, Kung Fu, The Motet, Zach Deputy, Brothers Past and many more.Nestled within a beautiful meadow off the grid, Camp Barefoot’s pristine setting is a short drive from Washington DC, Richmond, Virginia Beach, Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Asheville. From the two main stages with no overlapping sets, to a more intimate stage within the woods, to the stage greeting campers as they arrive, there is plenty for fans to enjoy.“We are thrilled to have a chance to build a relationship with top notch national acts but we don't forget our main purpose of bringing independent music to light,” says Scott McLain the producer of Camp Barefoot Music Festival. “To top it off we were blessed with a beautiful meadow in WV that gives us the opportunity to create this grassroots community event!"Tapping into the great pool of independent artists, Camp Barefoot’s mission is to exceed all expectations of what a summer festival can be. This summer festival does exactly that with a list of performers including: Beats AntiquePapadosio (2 Sets)Lettuce (2 sets)Kyle Hollingsworth Band with The Motet Horns performing a tribute to Motown (2 sets)The London SoulsThe Motet (Late Night)Kung Fu                 Dopapod (Late Night)Zach DeputyBrothers PastMike Dillon Band (Late Night)The Heavy PetsPassafireHackensaw BoysMoon HoochThat 1 Guy x2Consider the Source x2Pigeons Playing Ping Pong x2TaukStop Light ObservationsAmerican Babies                  Big SomethingThe Broadcast x2Tiny BoxesThe HornitzELM x2Jackass Flats x2Former Champions x2The Shack BandParty Liberation Front: Akasha & ReinholdPeoples Blues of Richmond x2DELTAnineThe Dharma Initiative x2Murphy’s KidsMoogatu x2Dale and the ZDubs x2Second Self x2Octopus x2Savi Fernandez BandJeff White & Soul Taxi x2Cara Kelly & The Tell TaleHerd of Main StreetFreedom EnterpriseCloyd the V x2The Northerners x2AquafutureMighty Joshua & The Zion #5Galaxy DynamiteHigher EducationThreesoundMatt Jones & The Bobs x2Ricohcet RedN.A.R.P.LoomisThe Braes Aside from great music, Camp Barefoot attendees can choose from an eclectic variety of food, art, craft vendors, and more. Special activities are featured in the KidZone, where parents and children can enjoy the main-stage music while playing games or creating their own art projects as festival souvenirs. Camp Barefoot also considers the environment, featuring recycling games and taking measures to reduce waste and environmental impact.Fans can visit the webpage for information or to sign up for the monthly newsletter. Tickets are available now on the website where a 3-day general admission tent camping ticket is available for $130 through February 28, as of March 1 the cost goes up to $145.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 2:00 pm

As most of you can imagine, life for a touring band is never easy. From late nights to creative fights, there's a reason why only so many bands withstand the challenges of being on the road whilst maintaining a personal sense of freedom. We, Papadosio, created the Rootwire Music & Arts Festival in an attempt to paint on our own canvas. After years of visiting, working, and performing at other camping festivals, we followed in the footsteps of many before us with hopes to craft our own unique experience that would best embody our vision and values. After 4 years, Rootwire has reached critical acclaim by gathering artists, performers and patrons from across the world to share in our labor of love.Unlike some major festivals, we never sought out huge corporate sponsorships in order to maintain the high level of artistic purity at the event. Instead, we worked hard to bring in the production, the artists, and the acts who were nothing less than stunning and who left us glowing year after year in anticipation of the next celebration. We sought to push our personal and creative limits while bringing in those who could help fill our personal fountain of inspiration. In the process, we have gained lifelong friends and fans with whom we have shared in a from-the-ground-up celebration of beauty, music, art, and the cultures of this incredible planet we call home.However, as time pushes forward - the responsibilities of carrying on such a tradition are growing and we are facing a crossroads as an organization. Everything that goes into producing, promoting and practicing the art of festival production requires year round support and while we have such an amazing team, we feel it is time to step back a little bit in order to move forward and refocus on our primary project - Papadosio. While Rootwire is the ultimate canvas for our particular strain of live, experiential art, we have grown as artists and individuals. We hope to bring the magic of Rootwire with us everywhere we go and in order to do this, we now require more time and dedication than ever to hone in our craft.When conversing with our partner about throwing Rootwire 2014, we asked that we all consider taking the time to reimagine the event with very important, time-sensitive factors such as dates and location. We expressed that if we were truly going to consider such changes, then we may have needed to take a year hiatus to make it happen smoothly and not jeopardize our primary work. Unable to come to an agreement, we find ourselves with no option other than to part ways with Rootwire Music & Arts Festival indefinitely and focus solely on our art as well as future events.We are taking this very sad news with our eyes towards the horizon and a recognition of the impermanent nature of our universe. There is a whole world out there to explore with wisdom and inspiration cascading forth from every direction. We sincerely hope that these past four Rootwires have left a positive impact on your lives as they have on ours and we thank you from the depths of our hearts for helping us receive the much needed transmissions that Rootwire has broadcasted to all of us these past four years. We trust that this will not conclude your search for the community that supports and inspires you. The friends, family, art, installations, presenters, performers, productions, administration, security, staff, volunteers, vendors, crew and all the dancing and smiles that you have all shared, we now carry with us everywhere we go and cannot express enough how thankful we are to have all of you as supporters and fans.We also recognize a need to reimagine and repurpose live outdoor music events towards more beneficial and ecologically responsible forms. As the world around us shifts, so does the way we gather to celebrate and connect. We envision mutually beneficial events that uphold and support our flourishing culture, so rest assured, we are not giving up. In fact, we are in the process of dramatically overhauling core concepts of these events into radically imaginative and sustainable models we can truly be proud of.From the beginning Rootwire was meant to show everyone that they have a gift and that it's just a matter of how you choose to unwrap and present it to the world. Thank you all for taking the time and effort to share your gifts and we wish the best for the future of the festival. As always, you will see us all over the place and we very much look forward to sharing with you the next chapter in the story when the time is right. Stay tuned for very exciting developments in the near future.Sincerely,PapadosioPapadosio's 6-week tour spans from New Orleans, through Texas, Arkansas - 6 nights in Colorado - Arizona up the West Coast, Montana, Utah, Nebraska and back to the Midwest with a 2-night stand at Hoopla in the Hills just down the road from where it all began.Check out the dates for Papadosio’s entire tour at http://papadosio.com/events

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 1:26 pm

With organic, bass-centric sounds mixing with forward-looking soundscapes, Everbody's Feelin' Real finds Freekbass bridging the gap between classic funk and the future of the groove. Aided by the vision of producer and engineer Duane Lundy (My Morning Jacket, Ben Sollee), this album lives in the rawness of the earth while traveling to the future of worlds yet to be discovered.
 
Inspired by the inventiveness and massive sonics of David Bowie, Sly Stone & Dr. Dre the ten-songs on Everbody's Feelin' Real celebrate a sound while simultaneously pushing the envelope of what it is and what it can be. Funk is only a part of it.
 
Accompanying him on the new release are Les Claypool collaborator Skerik, Jennifer Hartswick from Trey Anastasio Band, Joel "Razor Sharp" Johnson from Bootsy's Rubberband, Kim Manning, Chip Wilson and Big Bamn from George Clinton's Parliament-Funkadelic and percussionist David Farris.

A Midwestern tour immediately follows the April 8 disc release where Freekbass will be touring as a duo with his longtime drummer Bamn. “We’ll be doing bass and live drums with tracks and loops. Think of a funk version of a Pretty Lights meets White Stripes. I think it will both sound a look powerful. Bamn and I have a strong rhythmic flow together and think the sound will be big, wide, and dirty. Very rhythmic and danceable.”
 
In addition to his recorded works, Freekbass has released three instructional DVDs Learn Funk Bass with Freekbass, Level 1 & Level 2 and 50 Freekbass Licks You Must Know. He also gave a master class at this year’s London Bass Guitar Show while appearing on the cover of Bass Guitar Magazine with a number of great bassists.
 
“I feel with music it is your duty to release not just albums, but to let other people gain any insight into what got you where you are,” Freekbass says. “Plus I have personally become such a better player since I have started instruction.”

Knowing he has as much to learn as he has to teach, Freekbass has played in a number of different projects with the likes of Bootsy Collins, Phish’s Mike Gordon, DJ Spooky, Buckethead, Bernie Worrell, Kelly Richey, Adam Deitch, Steve Molitz and many more.

With a solid crew in place, more tour dates are expected to be announced after the album release shows this Spring.

Freekbass CD Release Spring Tour:

4.10 – Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck

4.11 – St. Louis, MO – 2720 Cherokee

4.12 – Newport, KY – Southgate House Sanctuary

4.13 – Columbus, OH – Woodlands Tavern

4.15 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop

4.16 – Kalamazoo, MI – Bell’s Brewery

4.17 – LaCrosse, WI – Cavalier Theater

4.18 – Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze

4.19 – Madison, WI – Majestic Madison

4.20 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall

4.22 - Milwaukee , WI – The Miramar Theatre

4.23 - Lexington, KY – Cosmic Charlie’s

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 1:17 pm

Hoxeyville today announces the lineup for this summer’s multi-day event. The talent includes such diverse acts as two nights of Greensky Bluegrass, plus the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Steppin In It, Airborne or Aquatic, Billy Strings & Don Julin, Luke Winslow King and many more performing on the festival’s two stages.Other artists confirmed for Hoxeyville are some of Michigan’s top musical talent including Rachael Davis Band, Seth & May Bernard, The Crane Wives, Fauxgrass and more artists still to be announced.Nestled in the heart of Northwest Michigan’s Manistee National Forest, Hoxeyville is a testament to pure North Country peace and celebration. Bringing together some of the most talented artists in Michigan and beyond, the 11th annual Hoxeyville promises to be one for the record books.Keeping with its founders’ original intent, Hoxeyville offers attendees an intimate musical experience among natural wooded beauty. The site features spacious 25’ x 25’ wooded campsites and an intimate capacity of 3500. The festival’s 85-acre campgrounds are vast and offer enough room for everyone to camp and live just a short walk to the concert grounds.The festival site sits strategically near various mountain biking trails and the Pine River, a scenic, world class blue-ribbon trout stream and national wild river, as well as access to a renowned paddle sports playground.Hoxeyville is offering a limited amount of presale tickets available now at $110 via www.hoxeyville.com. Each festival ticket includes music and camping for the entire weekend.As in years past, the festival site also features Deluxe RV upgrades as well as and quiet camping options, plus a vendor village along with a craft beer tent featuring some of the region’s finest brews.Complete festival details, tickets, artist lineup and more are available at www.hoxeyville.com.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:14 am

Since their founding at the turn of the millennium, the five members of Greensky Bluegrass have fashioned a dynamic, intoxicating sound rooted in classic stringband Americana while branching outward to effortlessly encompass an array of styles and techniques. Their fifth studio album, If Sorrows Swim, is to be released on September 9, 2014 and distributed nationally by Thirty Tigers.Featuring twelve new original compositions, If Sorrows Swim is a compelling snapshot of the evocative songwriting and fluid instrumental interplay that has made Greensky Bluegrass a word-of-mouth underground sensation.“There’s this great duality to what we do,” explains Greensky mandolinist, vocalist, and songwriter Paul Hoffman. “We’re existing in a few different places at once: we’re a bluegrass band and a rock band, we’re song-driven and interested in extended improvisation.” Based in Kalamazoo, Michigan (home of the original Gibson Guitar-Mandolin factory), Greensky – which also includes dobro player Anders Beck, banjoist Michael Arlen Bont, guitarist and songwriter David Bruzza, and bassist Michael Devol – came to acoustic music after a thorough immersion in improv-fueled rock, giving them a uniquely open-ended perspective on the genre.“While some may see potential limitations because of our instrumentation,” Beck reflects, “a really big part of what is Greensky Bluegrass is about is to essentially ignore those limitations.” If Sorrows Swim finds the band exploring the full range of their potential, from classically hard-driving bluegrass to more expansive, exploratory passages. At the heart of it all are a set of poetic, yearning pop songs – several of which have already been introduced to the groups growing legion of diehard followers in concert. Tireless road warriors, Greensky have emerged as a club and festival favorite, earning spots on such illustrious stages as Bonnaroo, the Austin City Limits Festival, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. An extensive, coast-to-coast tour to support the release of If Sorrows Swim will be announced in the weeks ahead.Track Listing1. Windshield (P. Hoffman)2. Burn Them (P. Hoffman)3. A Letter to Seymour (D. Bruzza)4. In Control (P. Hoffman)5. The Four (P. Hoffman)6. Worried About the Weather7. Forget Everything (P. Hoffman)8. Kerosene (D. Bruzza)9. Demons (P. Hoffman)10. Wings for Wheels (D. Bruzza)11. Leap Year (P. Hoffman)12. Just Listening (P. Hoffman)

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 1:19 pm

Music fans from all over the region are encouraged to join in the celebration of the inaugural Believe in Music Festival held Saturday, July 26 at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, MD. Featuring live performances from Thievery Corporation, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Jimmy Cliff, Lake Street Dive, BoomBox, The Bridge and DJ Who featuring Believe in Music Kids. Beyond experiencing an extremely diverse and eclectic music lineup, attendees can feel gratified knowing that the proceeds from their ticket purchase supports the inspiration and encouragement of under-privileged youth of Baltimore City by enabling them to receive music education through the Believe in Music organization.The gates open to scenic Oregon Ridge Park at 11 AM on Saturday, July 26 and will set the stage for more than ten hours of music including internationally acclaimed artists as well as other leading artists within their respective genres.  
Washington DC’s Thievery Corporation accurately represents the festival’s diversity of musical styles having spent nearly two decades creating boundary-warping, complex crafted electronic music partly inspired by bossa nova’s intricate rhythms and lush textures. NPR Music states that “The duo has been praised for its sleek acid-jazz dream sequences and frenetic rhythm programming.” At Believe in Music, they’ll be performing with their full band of nearly twenty members locked into focused rhythm and melody.Known for exhilarating live shows, Rodrigo y Gabriela have won the hearts of music lovers from the haciendas of Cuba to the Hollywood Bowl and festival fields of Europe, as they continue to weave their unique six-string magic.The Grammy-winning musician, actor, singer, songwriter, producer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Jimmy Cliff, celebrates the 40th anniversary of the most important reggae movie ever made, The Harder They Come.  Jimmy Cliff is touring in support of his new album, Rebirth.Though Lake Street Dive has been performing for nearly a decade, touring off their new release Bad Self Portraits, has exposed the band to a whole new global audience, putting them on a trajectory of selling out dozens of venues on their national tour, performing on several late-night TV shows, a feature in Rolling Stone and much more.In addition to great music, attendees can enjoy craft beer presented by Maryland’s Flying Dog Brewery and a thoughtful selection of local wine, food and festival vendors. This first annual event is brought to you by All Good Presents, Baltimore City Paper, WTMD-FM, Flying Dog Brewery and MissionTix.Limited Early Bird GA tickets available for $27 off the gate price and Early Bird VIP tickets available at $50 off of gate price and go on sale April 26 at 10 AM EDT. VIP Tickets include a parking pass, an exclusive bar, discounted beverages, two meal ticktets, VIP Laminate, dedicated restrooms, and an event poster. All ages are welcome and families are encouraged. This event is expected to sell out. Complete information and tickets are available online at www.believeinmusicfestival.com.About Believe in Music:Believe in Music, the newest division of the Living Classroom’s Foundation, founded by Kenny Liner of The Bridge, whose aim is to uplift underprivileged Baltimore city students academically, culturally and spiritually. Their mission is to promote self-expression and community awareness through music education. Students will foster a deep connection with music in their own lives, and gain the tools to be able express their culture, struggles and triumphs through music.  In the first year of existence, Believe in Music built a recording studio for the kids in a community center within the largest housing project in Baltimore City www.livingclassrooms.org/ourp_believeinmusic.php

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 1:26 pm

Based on their unique approach of recreating, literally note for note, all instruments as well as the lush and complex vocal harmonies as heard on classic recordings of the 70’s, Dead On Live has quickly become recognized as one of the top acts to pay tribute to the music of the American treasure known as the Grateful Dead.

These five Northern California shows in early June Dead On Live shows will feature note for note recreations of the band performing “Workingman’s Dead” and “American Beauty” in their entirety. Dead On Live also remain true to The Dead's heart and soul by featuring plenty of jamming in every show as well as the replication of these two specific records of from the band’s vital early era.

Touring and recording veteran multi-instrumentalist Marc Muller (Shania Twain, Bruce Springsteen, Tommy Shaw) directs this note For note celebration capturing this important and beloved period in the Grateful Dead’s long and illustrious, and stylistically diverse career. He has assembled an impressive cast of world class musicians that have been able to reproduce virtually every note of every instrument, as well as all of the beautifully orchestrated vocal arrangements that are a trademark of these two American classics. These truly unique performances will pay tribute to this wonderful era in the Grateful Dead’s diverse and beloved history by performing Workingman’s Dead and American Beauty in their entirety, absolutely “Dead On – Live.”    This sample video from a performance gives a taste of their accuracy and delivery on ‘Cumberland Blues’: http://youtu.be/YKI9YqcuQ0M?t=2m1s

The weeklong tour wraps up with the ‘Blue Rose Ball’ honoring the spirit and life of Joe Capone.  In celebrate Joe’s passion for life and music, incredibly well-lived and chock full of love and giving back, amazing musical talent has been assembled for the first annual Blue Rose Ball.  Performers such as Mark Karan (RatDog), Jason Crosby, Steve Forbert, Josh Joplin and many others with Marc Muller & Dead On Live anchoring, the event aims to do some real good for the community by raising needed funds aimed at giving more children a chance to get a jump-start on a great education by introducing the Joseph Capone Scholarship Fund at the Old Adobe School in Sonoma, California.   The Old Adobe School is a Sonoma preschool focused on quality early childhood education with emphasis on diverse cultures and the arts.

The legendary artist Stanley Mouse, will be producing one more blue rose concert poster in honor of the evening.  Stanley produced many of the iconic images that symbolized an era and he has lent us his classic blue rose image that once graced the poster for the last show at Winterland on December 31, 1978.  Details on the Blue Rose Ball can be found here:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/624131. Complete Dead On Live tour dates, tickets, video and information are available at www.DeadOnLive.com

Tour Dates:

June 6 – Kuumbwa Jazz – Santa Cruz, CA

June 7 - Sweetwater – Mill Valley, CA

June 11 – State Theater – Modesto, CA

June 12 – Fox Theater – Redwood City, CA

June 13 – Sebastiani Theatre – Sonoma, CA

June 14 – Sebastiani Theatre – Sonoma, CA – Blue Rose Benefit Show

Sun, 05/11/2014 - 6:20 pm

Folks checking out Turkuaz this week will find a slightly modified band: front-man, guitarist and co-founder Dave Brandwein has been sidelined with either a tendon or nerve issue that has affected his right hand since the band’s May 2 date at Howlin’ Wolf during New Orleans Jazz Fest. Turkuaz is bringing close friend and Dopapod keyboardist, Eli Winderman, in to fill out Turkuaz’s normally very big sound. Brandwein— who is seeing a hand specialist in Atlanta today — was still singing and slinging the guitar, playing chords with his left hand until yesterday, and the band has made do by adjusting the arrangements to feature more of guitarist / keyboardist Craig Brodhead. The nine-piece Brooklyn ‘Power Funk Army’ normally features three horns, two female vocalists, two male vocalists, two guitars, bass and drums, as well as two keyboardists— the result of double duty from Brodhead and trumpeter Chris Brouwers. Unfortunately, Brandwein is uncertain as to whether he will continue to join the band on stage through the weekend’s dates in Atlanta with New Mastersounds and at LEAF Fest in Black Mountain, NC.Bassist and co-founder Taylor Shell commented that “it’s been a strange week— we had a great Jazz Fest run of shows, but Brouwers had to leave for a few days for a funeral and Dave wasn’t able to play guitar with this fluke injury. We have had first-time shows in Tampa, Dunedin and Boca Raton, and— although people seeing us for the first time definitely got the funk handed to them, and will in Atlanta, for sure, we wanted to do everything possible to make sure folks were getting the best thing we could deliver. Eli is an old friend and a great player, and Dopapod is off the road this week, so we’re flying him in to play Atlanta and LEAF Fest. It’s gonna work great. For people who haven’t seen us, we just want to say we’re still going to kill it and we hope you come back and see the full band, but the next few shows may be a little heavy on covers and old school R&B and Motown. For people who already know Turkuaz, well, this is going to be sort of a special treat. Either way, we didn’t want to cancel the dates and we know Dave wouldn’t want to let anybody down, so we’re going to get funky and have fun up there and make people dance their butts off. That’s how we do it."Complete information on Turkauz including upcoming tour is available at www.TurkuazBand.com. Their new CD Future 86 is available now at iTunes and http://turkuaz.bandcamp.com.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 3:51 pm

The Rootwire Transformational Arts Festival is heading into its fifth year as the ceremonies take place in a new location. Happening at Sunshine Daydream Memorial Park in Terra Alta, WV July 17-20, Rootwire peeks its head into the nexus of nature and culture once again.An event with artistic expression as its heart and soul, Rootwire  is a multi-day event that envelops those in attendance in a cascading flow of artistic expression from live music to painting, installation to performance art, presentations, workshops, ceremony and more. Two of the featured artisans at the event include legendary visionary artists Alex & Allyson Grey who are ranked among the world's most renowned spiritual leaders; they will be live painting during the event as well as hosting workshops. Since its inception in 2010, Rootwire has grown to be one of the premier live music and arts events in the Midwest. Every year since, the line-up and scope of the festival has grown, culminating in 2014’s community-building festival. An expedition into light, nature, sound, community and healing awaits all those in attendance.New Rootwire Lineup Additions:Tipper (Last US Festival Appearance of 2014)QuixoticZebbler Visuals on Both Main Stages Fri & Sat (Mastermind behind Shpongle's Shpongletron and EOTO's Lotus Flower)Pimps of JoytimeRandom RabDesert Dwellersill-eshaGovindaConsider The Source x2 (Electric & Acoustic)Zebbler Encanti ExperienceMojoFloThriftworksIndigoSun x2 (IndigoSun-rise Sets)Baoku & The Image Afro-beat BandDeaf SceneSpankalicousDELTAnineGalaxy DynamiteElementree Livity ProjectVibe & DirectBuckles and BootsG. Finesse and the N.S.Heady RuxpinLethalFXAludelBassFaceComplete Rootwire 2k14 Musician LineupTipperShpongle (Simon Posford DJ set)Beats Antique (2 Full Shows)EOTOQuixoticConspiratorZilla (feat. members of The String Cheese Incident, EOTO, and VibeSquaD)Love & LightVibesquaDJanover & ResunatorDirtwire (feat. David Satori of Beats Antique)Pimps of JoytimeRandom RabDesert Dwellersill-eshaGovindaConsider The Source x2 (Electric & Acoustic)KaminandaKilowatts (feat. Mike Greenfield of Lotus)ManitoaZebbler Visuals on Both Main Stages Fri & Sat (Mastermind behind Shpongle's Shpongletron and EOTO's Lotus Flower)Cosby SweaterLYNXSidecar Tommy (feat. Tommy Cappel of Beats Antique)Zebbler Encanti ExperienceMojoFloThriftworksIndigoSun x2 (IndigoSun-rise Sets)Baoku & The Image Afro-beat BandDeaf SceneSpankalicousDELTAnineGalaxy DynamiteElementree Livity ProjectVibe & DirectBuckles and BootsG. Finesse and the N.S.Heady RuxpinLethalFXAludelBassFaceAliver HallDixon’s ViolinTropidelicArpetrioBroccoli Samurai SassafrazMagnetic EumatikNeveleBoomslang EthosinePleasant DriveHeady RuxpinSpaceship EarthYogi MagikComplete Rootwire information including complete musician, artist and workshop listings can be found at www.RootwireFest.com.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:57 am

The third weekend of August will once again mark the arrival of YarmonyGrass at Rancho Del Rio on the banks of the Colorado River. The Centennial State’s ninth annual homegrown event includes performances from Keller Williams’ ‘Grateful Grass’ featuring Jeff Austin & Keith Moseley (The String Cheese Incident), as well as The Motet, Wicked Messenger featuring Adam Aijala & Ben Kaufmann (both from Yonder Mountain String Band), Rising Appalachia, Secret Special Guests featuring Allie Kral and many more.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 5:47 pm

A product of the 1960s San Francisco counterculture, the Grateful Dead inspired a fanatical loyalty from fans drawn as much by their music as the traveling carnival of seekers and misfits that followed them from venue to venue; yet there has always been a deep connection to the music from St. Louis local and regional Jews.

This is where Unleavened Dead comes in.  It’s been nearly 20 years since the death of Jerry Garcia, the band’s front man and creative force, the Dead continues to be a cultural and commercial force — especially for the disproportionately large number of Deadheads who happen to be Jews.

From the tight-knit St. Louis/regional Jewish community to the widespread national Deadhead base, the three-night event highlights the best in community and features a wide variety of workshops, concerts, jam sessions, campfires, and other leisurely happenings.

During daytime hours, attendees will leave the indoors behind as workshops and numerous outdoor activities including water sports, ropes course, yoga and much more will keep patrons busy, entertained and active across Camp Manitowa’s sprawling, updated campus.

Saturday’s Grateful Dead themed concert features Camp Sabra Board Member, Robert Koritz from Dark Star Orchestra on drums, Rob Barraco from Dark Star Orchestra, Phil Lesh and Friends, The Dead on keyboard, Scott Cooper from China Cats on guitar, Roger Sideman from China Cats on bass, Lee Owen from Born Cross Eyed on guitar, Lee Kram formerly from Jake’s Leg & Kerosene Willy on drums.

Additional Unleavened Dead programming features Doug Gertner - The Grateful Dad®, Hal Aqua – Jewish song leader, prayer leader and musician from Denver, CO, Rabbi Randy Fleisher – Central Reform Congregation, St. Louis, MO and Robert Koritz – Dark Star Orchestra among others.

Held at Camp Manitowa. the Midwest’s newest residential summer camp and retreat center located at Rend Lake, IL about 90 minutes from St. Louis, MO, the natural setting away from the city lights and cellular conveniences of modern life in St. Louis offers a premier canvas for Jews in the region to descend on the gorgeous locale.

The genre-bending, unifying event will be contributing a portion of event proceeds to the Foundation for Jewish Camp. Unleavened Dead is made possible in part by a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of St. Louis.

Complete information including how to register for the retreat as well as to secure individual tickets for the concert is available at www.unleaveneddead.com

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:34 am

YarmonyGrass is excited to announce the addition of Shockenaw Mountain Boys featuring members of Railroad Earth including Tim Carbone, John Skehan, Andy Goessling and Johnny Grubb plus Allie Kral as they’re the group known as ‘Secret Special Guests.’ No longer!They’ll be in good company too, joining an already stellar lineup with Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass featuring Jeff Austin & Keith Moseley (The String Cheese Incident), The Motet, Wicked Messenger featuring Adam Aijala & Ben Kaufmann (Yonder Mountain String Band), Rising Appalachia and the annual favorite late-night Joint Set - an impromptu collaboration of festival performers led by The String Cheese Incident’s Bill Nershi.Additionally, YarmonyGrass has revealed the Gravity Lounge, an interactive performance space for over a dozen diverse workshops.   Workshop experiences of varied focus such as yoga, drumming, song, dance, permaculture, meditation and much more add fuel to your day to get you moving and energized for the night.  Complete details on each workshop and their related hosts are available at http://www.yarmonygrass.com/gravity-lounge.YarmonyGrass 2014 Complete Lineup:Grateful Grass Featuring Keller Williams, Jeff Austin & Keith MoseleyFriday Night Funk Revival Featuring The MotetBill Nershi - Joint Set + SoloWicked Messenger Featuring Ben Kaufmann, Adam Aijala, Darol Anger & John FrazierRising Appalachia Shockenaw Mountain Boys Featuring Railroad Earth’s Tim Carbone, John Skehan, Andy Goessling, John Grubb Plus Allie Kral Roosevelt Collier’s Colorado Get-Down Featuring Andy Thorn, Dave Watts, Joey Porter, Garrett Sayers & Tyler GrantYarmonyGrass All StarsThe Drunken HeartsTumbleweed WanderersMusketeer GripweedJudah & The LionSwear and ShakeGipsy MoonSHELCoral Creek String BandWichita RunKevin Watson Caribou Mountain Collective More than just a music festival, YarmonyGrass is held along the Colorado River with numerous activities. This year’s event is centered at Rancho Del Rio, offering attendees the ideal opportunity to immerse themselves and explore their surroundings via raft, stand-up paddleboard, kayak, bike and hiking trails.For complete ticketing and lineup information, check out the official YarmonyGrass website at http://www.YarmonyGrass.com/ and for up-to-date news and breaking announcements, “like” YarmonyGrass at https://www.facebook.com/YarmonyGrass

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 2:08 pm

Michigan’s Greensky Bluegrass announced today they’ll ring in 2015 with a New Year’s Eve show at the Royal Oak Music Theatre. Tickets for their year-ending performance go on sale Wednesday, August 27 at noon with Early Bird tickets available for $25 here: http://smarturl.it/GreenskyROMT

The New Year’s Eve show caps a banner year for Greensky who are set to release their fifth studio record If Sorrows Swim on September 9 via Thirty Tigers.  Pre-sale packages are on sale now at http://greenskybluegrass.com/store.

You can get a taste of the new record with this teaser video for the new record featuring interviews, footage of recording sessions and unique insights on the studio process here:

2014 saw the band tour the nation three times while performing at such notable festivals including Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Telluride Bluegrass, DelFest, Northwest String Summit and many more.

Greensky’s nationwide Fall Tour kicks off September 10 in Buffalo, NY at the Town Ballroom with stops in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Atlanta while winding through every part of the country; peaking with two nights at the Ogden Theater in Denver, performing the Hulaween Festival in Live Oak, FL and ending their tour with a two-night stand at The Fillmore in San Francisco November 14 and 15.

Complete information on the New Year’s Eve show, their new release and Greensky Bluegrass’s Fall Tour is available at www.GreenskyBluegrass.com

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:50 am

Dopapod is thrilled to announce the independent release of their next full-length record Never Odd Or Even, dropping November 11.  So that all can hear the latest effort, the band is now offering signups to access free digital downloads of the disc upon its release.  To get a copy, fans can visit the band’s official website at www.dopapod.com and sign up on the email list to be sent a link to download a free digital version of the album the day of its release on 11/11.  While at the site, fans can stream the debut track, ‘Picture in Picture’, and pre-order special merchandise bundles including lossless digital versions, physical copies of the CD, and more. 

The band’s fourth album is the quartet’s most fully realized work to date as the new songs embody the energy and cohesion the members of Dopapod have developed from playing live as well as an increasing comfort and familiarity while in the studio.  
 
Coming a long way from their college basement roots, Dopapod is earning high praise from Huffington Post, Jambase and Relix, while staying true to their ever-expanding fanbase. The past four years have individually held the weight of about 150 shows, including numerous festival appearances like Wakarusa, Summer Camp, Electric Forest, Camp Bisco, Peach Fest, and Gathering Of the Vibes. All of this time on stage together gives the band the opportunity to explore the wide variety of influences that has impacted them to be the players they are today. 
 
"The Never Odd or Even sessions cultivated a serious growth in the band's creativity,” explains guitarist Rob Compa. “Each person stepped up to the plate and put out great creativity and passionate playing, while inspiring everybody else involved in the project to do the same. We really feel that the material this time around represented a big leap forward, not just in the way we’ve been interacting as a band, but in the way our focus has become sharper in paying attention to things like melody, theme, lyrical imagery, and structure - all the elements that make a great song.” 
 
Determined to have that maturity translate in the studio, the band enlisted friend and producer Jason “Jocko” Randall to both engineer and produce the record.  

“We lived at his studio for about a month for these sessions and it just clicked right away,” says keyboardist Eli Winderman. “With Jocko’s attitude and approach to the recording process, we were able to really dial in the sounds we wanted, get those perfect takes we were aiming for, and have a blast the whole way through.” 
 
This considered production value compliments the dynamically adventurous album, giving the band the chance to take advantage of every available resource in a studio setting, while capturing the energy of the live experience.

Dropping on November 11 in the midst of an extensive Fall Tour, Never Odd Or Even is the spark that the band plans to ignite while in full stride of capping off an exciting year and launching them into the next. 

Dopapod is Eli Winderman (keyboards), Rob Compa (guitar), Chuck Jones (bass) and Scotty Zwang (drums).

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 9:35 am

Fresh off their thrilling performance supporting Lotus at Red Rocks Amphitheatre and two nights at Resonance Music & Arts Festival, Papadosio is excited to announce Earth Night 2014, returning to Columbus, Ohio for two nights: Friday, December 19 at Park Street Saloon featuring a more versatile/instrumental Live PA set and Saturday, December 20 at the L.C. Pavilion.  Expanding the celebration, this annual event now coincides with a sister event being held at The Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, Colorado on December 13 in conjunction with Colorado’s Conscious Alliance.

For two nights and one day in Central Ohio, Earth Night celebrates the solstice in a ceremonious dance of music, art, and spirit. Inspired by the globally celebrated Earth Day, Earth Night roots itself in understanding the struggle for human and environmental rights while taking time to recognize the wisdom and practices of the ancient and indigenous that connected us to our planet in ways we hardly have the language for today.

Joining Papadosio at the L.C. Pavilion are close friends and allies, Dopapod and Jimkata. With no regard towards stylistic boundaries, the sound that emerges from Dopapod both live and in the studio is as varied and diverse as the many influences the band adapts from. Similarly, having been a mainstay of the Northeast jam circuit since 2006, Jimkata’s refined electro-rock sound is one of a band that has found its voice after years of experimentation. It’s more indie rock than jam, and more 90′s electronica than modern day EDM; yet the five-piece continues to traverse both terrains in style.

In addition, supporting the band for this very rare Live PA set at Park Street Saloon is Papadosio’s own Anthony Thogmartin, as his experimental side-project in sound and environmental philanthropy - EarthCry, in addition to Third Nature - the young trio now based out of Asheville, NC dedicated to exploring the sonic capabilities of our collective consciousness.

A limited number of two-day tickets are available through Papadosio's ticketing site at http://papadosio.ticketfly.com beginning Thursday, October 9 at 10 AM EDT.  Limited advance two-day passes are $20, single-day tickets are $10.  Regular two-day passes are $35, single-day tickets are $25 and at the door $30/$40. Complete Earth Night details are available at www.Papadosio.com.

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 1:46 pm

With winter weather only beginning to set in, fans can still keep their spirits bright with the announcement of the 9th annual Hoopla in the Hills Art & Music Festival Campout, held March 26-29 at Frontier Ranch Music Center – only 20 minutes outside of Columbus. 

With a three-night run by a major headlining act still to be announced, the ninth annual event features two nights of Papadosio, two nights of EOTO along with an EOTO & Friends set each night, Billy Nershi & The Travelin' McCourys, Badfish (Sublime tribute), Ott., VibeSquaD, Jamie Janover & ReSunator, Kaminanda and Chris Berry & Abou Diarra. Be sure to check out the complete, growing list at http://www.hooplainthehills.com.

Ohio’s annual kickoff outdoor music festival for the last eight years, Hoopla in the Hills is a four day, three night family event merging a wide spectrum of cultures, backgrounds, ages and musical tastes into the ultimate spring festival experience. Split between two stages (including a heated 82' x 230' main stage tent), the event features a large covered outdoor pavilion stage, a wide variety of food and craft vendors, a visionary art gallery highlighting dozens of noteworthy live painters converging from all over the country, fire and other visual artistry, as well as an ever-expanding kids area with family camping options for those bringing their young children.

Fans can save $40 off gate price by purchasing a limited number of three night, full festival tickets in advance for $100 beginning Friday, October 24 at http://www.hooplainthehills.com. Children ages 14 and under are free with a paid adult accompanying them.

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:49 am

With the band's second leg of their Fall Tour kicking off tomorrow in Des Moines, IA, Greensky Bluegrass announces their first series of dates for 2015. The first leg of the Winter Tour takes them up and down the Eastern US in January and February with highlights including multiple dual-night stands in such venerable venues as the 9:30 Club and New York's fabled Brooklyn Bowl. 

Greensky continues to ride the nationwide buzz from their new album, If Sorrows Swim, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass charts, #4 at Billboard Heatseekers and even cracked the Billboard Top 200 the week of its September 9 release.

The Bluegrass Situation highlights that with the new release, the band "have put together as fine a record as you’ll find in their repertoire, worthy of repeated and thoughtful listening sessions." Additional insight comes from No Depression who uncovered "the depth and sophistication of the band’s interplay" on the new release.

For a complete list of Greensky Bluegrass tourdates, as well as information on the new release, please visit www.GreenskyBluegrass.com

1/13 - Bloomington, IN - The Bluebird
1/14 - Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre
1/15 - Birmingham, AL - WorkPlay
1/16 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
1/17 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre
1/20 - St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre
1/21 - Jacksonville, FL - Freebird Live
1/22 - 23 - Charleston, SC - The Pour House
1/24 - Abingdon, VA - Barter Theatre
1/27 - State College, PA - State Theatre
1/28 - 29 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl
1/30 - 31 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
2/4 - Northampton, MA - Pearl Street
2/5 - Syracuse, NY - Wescott Theatre
2/6 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
2/7 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 4:27 pm

On a cold fall evening, November 11, 1997, the founding lineup for the Dark Star Orchestra began its first of four weekly performances run at Chicago’s Martyrs’. Fast forward to 2014 where today the band has performed 2379 shows in that time, eclipsing the number of shows the Grateful Dead performed over its 30 year arc.

With DSO’s Fall Tour beginning tomorrow in Buffalo, today the band announces a unique lineup swap for two performances on this tour. With the band’s bassist Skip Vangelas unable to perform with the group on November 21 (Lupo’s in Providence, RI) and November 22 (The Dome at Oakdale in Wallingford, CT), Dark Star Orchestra once again welcomes Dead family keyboardist Jeff Chimenti (Furthur, RatDog, The Dead) to the band’s stage for these two nights, while DSO’s Rob Barraco holds down the bass role for these performances.

For complete information on Dark Star Orchestra’s Fall Tour (starting tomorrow November 12 in Buffalo, NY), its New Year’s Eve Run, Winter Tour as well as their Jam in the Sand excursion to Negril, Jamaica please visit http://www.darkstarorchestra.net/tour-dates.

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 8:37 am

Walther Productions announces today that the All Good Music Festival & Campout will be held July 9 – 12, 2015. The 18th incarnation of the event is taking place at Berry Hill Farm in Summit Point, West Virginia (near Charles Town and Harper’s Ferry, WV). The new site, located in the Eastern panhandle of West Virginia, is approximately 90 minutes from Baltimore and 75 minutes from Washington D.C., and marks the festival’s return to Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. The festival lineup and further details will be announced in the coming months. 

Fans are encouraged to visit the official event website at www.AllGoodFestival.com to sign up for the latest announcements via the festival email list and to sound off on social media at www.facebook.com/AllGoodMusicFestival and www.twitter.com/allgoodfestival.

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 6:24 pm

As 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the world’s introduction to the music of the Grateful Dead, Dark Star Orchestra announces today their fourth annual Dark Star Jubilee taking place this Spring. Held Memorial Day Weekend at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio - the historic, sprawling venue where the Dead played six times – the multi-day festival brings the spirit of the Grateful Dead’s music to life with 25 bands performing over three days and nights.
 
Dark Star Orchestra headlines each of Jubilee’s three nights, offering a full, two-set performance every time, with the remaining acts to be announced in the coming weeks. The Jubilee is offering a limited quantity of ‘pre-lineup’ pre-sale tickets including GA entrance to the entire festival weekend, camping, parking, and over two dozen performances with no overlapping sets for $110.  VIP pre-sale tickets are $220 and other ticket options will be introduced in the coming weeks.

Pre-sale tickets to the Dark Star Jubilee are available now at www.missiontix.com/darkstarjubilee.

Information on the Dark Star Jubilee can be found at www.DarkStarJubilee.com and www.facebook.com/darkstarjubilee. 


Sat, 12/06/2014 - 11:03 am

Continuing a tradition of Memorial Day weekend events since its original inception over 20 years ago, CLP proudly announces today the initial lineup for The Ville Music Festival. Held May 21-24, 2015 at Clay’s Park - approximately 45 minutes south of Cleveland, Ohio - the spacious, family-friendly venue located in North Lawrence, Ohio is complete with wooded and field camping, a grass covered dance area and a beautiful water park suitable for adults and children of all ages.  

With more acts still to be announced, the initial lineup for The Ville Music Festival includes:

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead

Papadosio

Lettuce

Chris Robinson Brotherhood

EOTO

Trigger Hippy (featuring Joan Osborne, Jackie Greene, Steve Gorman, Tom Bukovac and Nick Gorvrik)

ekoostik hookah

Rumpke Mountain Boys

McLovins

Blue Moon Soup

Broccoli Samurai

Plus more to be announced

The Ville is a truly grassroots event featuring music throughout the weekend on two different stages, as well as offering a long-standing tradition of high end audio production, sound and lights for an extremely reasonable and affordable ticket price. A limited amount of Early-Bird tickets are available now at www.thevillefestival.com where a 3-day pass is $80, 4-day pass including Pre-Party Thursday with Papadosio is $100. Children 12 and under are free with parents holding festival tickets.

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 1:50 pm

Northeast based, always-touring Dopapod today announces the first performances of 2015 happening up and down the Eastern U.S. in late February through early March, ending with a two night stand at Florida’s AURA Music Festival. Supporting artists joining Dopapod on the variety of dates on the tour include Moon Hooch & Mike Dillon Band.

The band recently completed a solid run of shows in celebration of their recent November CD release of Never Odd or Even which has received critical acclaim for its vast blend of styles and forward-pushing dynamics.
The band reconvenes their tour for a year-ending run this Friday, December 20 accompanying Papadosio for their Earth Night proceedings in Columbus, Ohio before a six-night NYE run ranging from Pittsburgh to Miami for Phish after parties. Dopapod’s New Year’s Eve celebration is being held at The Palladium in Worcester, MA with guests Twiddle, Soule Monde (featuring Russ Lawton & Ray Paczkowski of Trey Anastasio Band), Viral Sound and more.

Complete Dopapod tour dates and info is available at www.dopapod.com.

Dopapod Initial 2015 Tour Dates:

2/25 State College, PA: Levels*

2/26 Buffalo, NY: Tralf Music Hall*

2/27 Covington, KY: Madison Theater*

2/28 Nashville, TN: Mercy Lounge

3/01 Knoxville, TN: The Concourse

3/03 Greensboro, NC: The Blind Tiger^

3/04 Greenville, SC: Gottrocks^

3/05 Live Oak, FL: AURA Music Festival

3/06 Live Oak, FL: AURA Music Festival

 

* w/ Moon Hooch

^ w/ Mike Dillon Band

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 9:10 am

After an amazing New Year’s run that began 2015 with a packed audience in Worcester, MA, Dopapod is exploding out of the gate for the year announcing a lengthy spring tour along with the news of their debut at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival.  Multiple night stands highlight the spring run with weekend-long stints at The Sinclair in Boston April 17 - 19 and April 24, 25 at the Brooklyn Bowl.

All of this exciting news follows the release of the band’s fourth album, Never Odd or Even – out in late 2014. The band’s most fully realized work to date, the new songs embody the energy and cohesion that Dopapod has developed from playing live as well as an increasing comfort and familiarity while in the studio.

Always on the road, Dopapod’s announced tour dates now include:

Feb 25 Levels [State College, PA]

Feb 26 Tralf Music Hall [Buffalo, NY]

Feb 27 Madison Theater [Covington, KY]

Feb 28 Mercy Lounge [Nashville, TN]

Mar 1  The Concourse [Knoxville, TN]

Mar 3 The Blind Tiger [Greensboro, NC]

Mar 4 Gottrocks [Greenville, SC]

Mar 5, 6 AURA Music Festival [Live Oak, FL]

Mar 26 Howlin' Wolf [New Orleans, LA]

Mar 27 Last Concert Cafe [Houston, TX]

Mar 28 Head For the Hills Festival [Kerrville, TX]

Mar 31 George's Majestic [Fayeteville, AR]

Apr 1 The Bottleneck [Lawrence, KS]

Apr 2 Rose Music Hall [Columbia, MO]

Apr 3 Waiting Room [Omaha, NE]

Apr 4 7th Street Entry [Minneapolis, MN]

Apr 5 Mirimar Theatre [Milwaukee, MI]

Apr 8 The Stache [Grand Rapids, MI]

Apr 9 The Bluebird [Bloomington, IN]

Apr 10 Park Street Saloon [Columbus, OH]

Apr 11 Beachland Ballroom [Cleveland, OH]

Apr 12 Lee's Palace [Toronto, ON]

Apr 15 Wescott Theater [Syracuse, NY]

Apr 16 Pearl Street Ballroom [Northampton, MA]

Apr 17-19 The Sinclair [Boston, MA]

Apr 21 Chameleon Club [Lancaster, PA]

Apr 22 The Southern Cafe [Charlottesville, VA]

Apr 23 Hamilton Theatre [Washington, DC]

Apr 24-25 Brooklyn Bowl [Brooklyn, NY]

Jun 11-14 Bonnaroo [Manchester, TN]

Dopapod is Eli Winderman (keyboards), Rob Compa (guitar), Chuck Jones (bass) and Scotty Zwang (drums). Complete tour dates are available at www.dopapod.com and www.facebook.com/dopapod

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 2:38 pm

Featuring a wide range of musical styles, The Ville Music Festival offers something for everyone with the recent additions of fan-favorites ALO, Cabinet, Carbone Leaf, and more to the lineup.

Held May 21-24 at Clay’s Park - approximately 45 minutes south of Cleveland, Ohio - the spacious, family-friendly venue located in North Lawrence, Ohio is complete with wooded and field camping, a grass covered dance area and a beautiful water park suitable for adults and children of all ages where full rein is included with each ticket price.

The final lineup for The Ville Music Festival includes:

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead (2 sets)

Papadosio

Lettuce

Chris Robinson Brotherhood

EOTO

Trigger Hippy (featuring Joan Osborne, Jackie Greene)

ekoostik hookah

ALO

Carbon Leaf

Cabinet

McLovins

Rumpke Mountain Boys

Broccoli Samurai

David Gans

Aliver Hall

Jones For Revival

Yosemight

Hot Sauce Committee (Beastie Boys tribute)

Derick Howard (Beach Stage)

Slap & Tickle (Beach Stage)

With late night sets on the Campground Stages by:

Blue Moon Soup

Syrup

Willie Mac and the Leftovers

John Welton

Shady Grove

The Ville is a truly grassroots event featuring music throughout the weekend on two different stages, as well as offering a long-standing tradition of high end audio production, sound and lights for an extremely reasonable and affordable ticket price. A limited amount of Early-Bird tickets are available now at www.thevillefestival.com where a 3-day pass is $80, 4-day pass including Pre-Party Thursday with Papadosio is $100. Children 12 and under are free with parents holding festival tickets.

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 3:26 pm

Returning to Legend Valley on August 6-8, The Werk Out Music & Arts Festival features three nights of music from host band The Werks, two nights of Papadosio, and special guests Lettuce, Dopapod and many more, including a main headliner still to be announced!
 
Creating their own “psychedelic dance rock,” The Werks fuses shredding guitar with the screaming organ of jam and classic rock, the slap bass of funk and the more modern sounds of synthesizers and dance beats. Coming off of a monumental 2014, the host band has two new releases with their new album, Mr. Smalls Sessions and their live recording of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon (performed at last year’s Werk Out Festival with help from members of Papadosio and Dopapod).
  
Papadosio has amassed a dedicated following of thousands through their melding progressive rock with psychedelia, folk with electronica, and dance music with jam. The band completed their innovative Night & Day (Live) series late last summer, where they posted on Youtube new songs they recorded live.

2015’s full lineup includes:
The Werks (three nights)
+ an additional headliner TBA March 30
Papadosio (two nights)
Lettuce
Dopapod (two nights)
The Nth Power
The Main Squeeze
Turbo Suit
Tauk
Earthcry
Pgrass (featuring Brock Butler of Perpetual Groove)
The Heard
The Mantras
Broccoli Samurai
...and more to be announced!

Formerly known as Buckeye Lake Music Center, the sprawling festival grounds of Legend Valley have played host to some of Ohio’s most memorable live performances of the past five decades including half a dozen Grateful Dead concerts as well as tour stops from Lollapalooza, AC/DC, WOMAD, The Allman Brothers Band, and numerous other large events.

GA festival passes are available now for $99.99 and $199.99 for VIP packages which include Official VIP-Access Laminate, VIP only Showers, VIP only Bathrooms, VIP only concert viewing area & more. The link for ticket purchase is http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-werk-out-music-and-arts-festival-2015-tickets-14740574455

The Werk Out Festival is produced by Trickle Productions and The Werks Music, LLC

More information and festival tickets are available at http://www.thewerkoutfestival.com/

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 5:36 pm

This Saturday, February 7 music fans in Western North Carolina will be treated to a unique event at the Asheville Music Hall. Following the evening’s performance by Umphrey’s McGee at the local arena, all interested fans can continue to celebrate late night by joining Umphrey’s guitarist Jake Cinninger and keyboardist Joel Cummins, the entire band of Tauk and very special guests who cannot be announced yet.

Presented by Nic Nac Enterprises, the proceeds from this event support a fund designed to help struggling musicians across the region. The event aims to approach each show in a completely innovative way by dropping the hierarchy in bands to present legendary musicians in intimate settings. The ultimate goal of the Nic Nac Soirée is to revolutionize music and encourage the interaction between bands and their fans.

Tickets for the late night event are only available at the door for $18 and to those 21 and over, as advance tickets have sold out. Doors open at 11 PM with music from Makayan starting things off before the Main Event gets going post-UM. More information is available at: http://ashevillemusichall.com/music-schedule/umph

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 9:53 am

Years before the actual word 'jamband' emerged as a genre or even a word, the Home Grown Music Network was there helping talented independent bands reach fans on a new level. Through its nationwide collective of bands, venues, stores and fans the Home Grown Music Network (HGMN) has catalyzed two decades of incredible audio offerings including the 2004 launching of Harmonized Records, going on to introduce the world to such powerful scene bands such as Lotus, Perpetual Groove, Garaj Mahal, The Motet and more.

HGMN turns 20 in 2015 and its birthday is a crossroads; looking deep to its roots while solidly continuing to be a vital player in the modern, independent music industry. Today that new model announces a celebratory festival in its honor.

Held October 1-3 at Harmony Stage in Mebane, NC, jam fans will light the birthday candles at the Home Grown Music Network 20th Anniversary Festival featuring these first round artists:

Keller Williams

Purple Schoolbus (original lineup)

The Recipe

Barefoot Manner

Peter Prince & Moon Boot Lover

Big Daddy Love

Moses Guest

Dangermuffin

Electric Soul Pandemic

Rumpke Mountain Boys

The Hip Abduction

Sol Roots

Rebekah Todd & The Odyssey

plus 15 more artists still to be announced

With 20 years being celebrated over three days with music on two stages, the festival offers a seasoned mix of artisan vendors, visual art, onsite camping and hot showers on a beautiful 300+ acre farm in Central North Carolina between Greensboro and Durham.

Festival tickets and complete event information are available now at www.homegrownmusic.net.

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 9:13 am

The 18th annual All Good Music Festival & Campout returns to ‘Wild and Wonderful’ West Virginia. Offering fans the combination of music festival isolation at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains along with convenient access from the entire mid-Atlantic region, the venue Berry Hill Farm is located in Summit Point, WV, only 90 minutes from Baltimore and 75 minutes from Washington D.C.

In total, 32 headlining acts will hit the stage offering up the best in live rock, bluegrass, indie, Americana, funk, electronica and jams. As always, All Good features a unique festival experience by having side-by-side main stages with absolutely no overlapping sets throughout the entire weekend. 

Today the All Good Music Festival has announced new additions to its already stacked lineup:

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead

Railroad Earth

Chris Robinson Brotherhood

BoomBox

Antibalas

The Motet

Zoogma

Judah & the Lion

The complete artist lineup for the 2015 All Good Music Festival includes:

Primus

moe.

CAKE

Thievery Corporation

Lotus

SOJA

STS9

John Butler Trio

The Word

Railroad Earth

Greensky Bluegrass

Dark Star Orchestra

Keller Williams

Yonder Mountain String Band

Lettuce

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead

JJ Grey & Mofro

Chris Robinson Brotherhood

BoomBox

Antibalas

Balkan Beat Box

Twiddle

The Motet

Everyone Orchestra

The Bridge

Elephant Revival

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

TAUK

Cabinet

Turkuaz

Zoogma

Judah & the Lion

Early Bird tickets offer three days and nights, parking, and all entertainment for $179 and are available at www.AllGoodFestival.com. Tickets will move up to the next pricing level on Tuesday, March 24 at midnight. ‘Even Better VIP’ options offer expanded and enhanced festival experiences with an Even Better area closer to the concert venue as well as a host of additional benefits. Tier 1 Even Better tickets are available for $475.

For complete All Good Festival information, ticketing options and to link up on social media, please visit:

http://www.allgoodfestival.com

http://www.facebook.com/allgoodmusicfestival

http://www.twitter.com/allgoodfestival

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 11:51 am

Rounding out their biggest headlining lineup to date, Umphrey’s McGee will be playing two nights at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio (approximately 20 minutes East of Columbus, Ohio), alongside previously announced artists The Werks, Papadosio and Dopapod for The Werk Out Music & Arts Festival, held August 6-8. Adding further to an already stacked bill, The Floozies, Break Science, Consider The Source and more have also been confirmed for the sixth annual event.

After 17-plus years of performing more than 100 concerts annually, releasing eight studio albums and selling more than 3.5 million tracks online, Umphrey’s McGee might be forgiven if they chose to rest on their laurels. But then that wouldn’t be consistent with the work ethic demonstrated by the band, which consistently attempts to raise the bar, setting and achieving new goals since forming on the Notre Dame campus in South Bend, Indiana, in 1997.

The Werk Out Festival 2015 full lineup includes:
The Werks (3 Nights)
Umphrey's McGee (2 Sets)
Papadosio (2 Nights)
Lettuce
Dopapod (2 Nights)
The Floozies
Break Science
The Nth Power
The Main Squeeze
Consider The Source
Rumpke Mountain Boys
Turbo Suit
Tauk
Buku
EarthCry
PGrass (Ft. Brock Butler from Perpetual Groove)
The Mantras
The Heard
Blue Moon Soup (Two Nights)
Broccoli Samurai
Attak & Carma
Tropidelic
G.Finesse & Black Eagle
Cheezcake
Peridoni
Mouth

Formerly known as Buckeye Lake Music Center, the sprawling festival grounds of Legend Valley have played host to some of Ohio’s most memorable live performances of the past five decades including half a dozen Grateful Dead concerts as well as tour stops from Lollapalooza, AC/DC, WOMAD, The Allman Brothers Band, and numerous other large events.

GA festival passes are available now for $50 off the gate price at $109.95 and $219.95 for VIP packages which include Official VIP-Access Laminate, VIP only Showers, VIP only Bathrooms, VIP only concert viewing area & more. Tickets are available at this discounted rate until Wednesday, April 15 when they will bump up to the next pricing level. The link for The Werk Out Festival tickets is http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-werk-out-music-and-arts-festival-2015-tickets-14740574455.

The Werk Out Festival is produced by Trickle Productions and The Werks Music, LLC

Complete Werk Out Festival information and festival tickets are available at http://www.thewerkoutfestival.com/

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 10:00 am

The Hoxeyville Music Festival today announces the lineup for this summer’s multi-day event. The talent includes such diverse acts as Michigan’s own Greensky Bluegrass, plus Hard Working Americans (Feat. Todd Snider, Dave Schools, Neal Casal, Chad Staehly, Duane Trucks), Jeff Austin Band (Feat. Danny Barnes, Ross Martin and Eric Thorin) and many more performing on the festival’s two stages.

Other artists confirmed for Hoxeyville are some of Michigan’s top musical talent including Billy Strings & Don Julin, Joshua Davis Trio, Airborne or Aquatic, May Erlewine, Seth Bernard, Full Cord, Red Sea Pedestrians, Madcat's Midnight Blues Journey, Ben Daniels Band, Jen Sygit, Sam Corbin and Lincoln County Process, Big Dudee Roo, Dede & the Dreamers, The Turnips, Pawnshop Radio and talented touring musicians including Luke Winslow King and Tyler Nail Trio – with more still to be announced!

Nestled in the heart of Northwest Michigan’s Manistee National Forest, Hoxeyville is a testament to pure North Country peace and celebration. Bringing together some of the most talented artists in Michigan and beyond, the 12th annual Hoxeyville promises a solid end-of-summer mix of musical entertainment, relaxation and community.

Keeping with its founders’ original intent, the Hoxeyville Music Festival offers attendees an intimate musical experience among natural wooded beauty. The site features spacious 25’ x 25’ wooded campsites and a fan-friendly attendance capacity of 3000. The festival’s 85-acre campgrounds are vast and offer enough room for everyone to camp and live just a short walk to the concert grounds.

The festival site sits strategically near various mountain biking trails and the Pine River, a national wild and scenic river, as well as access to this world class blue-ribbon trout stream and a renowned paddle sports playground.

Hoxeyville is offering a limited amount of Early Bird tickets available now at $95 via www.hoxeyville.com. Each festival ticket includes music and camping for the entire weekend and once this quantity is gone, the price will move up.

As in years past, the festival site also features a variety of Deluxe RV and quiet camping options, as well as a vendor village along with a craft beer tent featuring some of the region’s finest brews.

Complete festival details, tickets, artist lineup and more are available at http://www.hoxeyville.com.

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 1:12 pm

Today, the Home Grown Music Network 20th Anniversary Festival has added nine new acts to the lineup for the event happening October 1-3 at Harmony Stage in Mebane, NC. Headlined by Lotus, Keller Williams and one still to be announced, the festival grew with the additions of:

Cornmeal

Roots of Creation

The Broadcast

Max Allen Band

The Floorboards

Option 22

Get Right Band

David Dixon Band

The Royal Noise

The festival came about in celebration of two decades of the Home Grown Music Network (HGMN) which has catalyzed incredible audio offerings. The network also launched Harmonized Records, going on to introduce the world to such powerful scene bands such as Lotus, Perpetual Groove, Garaj Mahal, The Motet and more.  Coming on the scene years before the actual word 'jamband' emerged as a genre or even a word, the Home Grown Music Network has been there helping talented independent bands reach fans on a new level. 

HGMN turns 20 in 2015 and its birthday is a crossroads; looking deep to its roots while solidly continuing to be a vital player in the modern, independent music industry. So independent that when put to the numbers, the distribution and international reach of Homegrown Music Network shows its scope as it has sold over 1,000,000 albums, paid out over $8,000,000 directly to artists and labels, distributed over 3,000,000 free catalogs, offering over 4000 items in stock, hosted over 250 bands on the Network including Umphrey's McGee, SOJA, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, STS9, Lotus, Keller Williams, The Disco Biscuits & many more.

Twenty birthday candles will be lit at the Home Grown Music Network 20th Anniversary Festival featuring this nearly-complete lineup:

Lotus
Keller Williams
Cornmeal
Purple Schoolbus (original lineup)
The Recipe
Roots of Creation
Barefoot Manner
Peter Prince & Moon Boot Lover
Big Daddy Love
Moses Guest
Dangermuffin
The Broadcast
Electric Soul Pandemic
Rumpke Mountain Boys
Max Allen Band
The Floorboards
The Hip Abduction
Sol Roots
Option 22
The Get Right Band
The Royal Noise
Rebekah Todd & The Odyssey
David Dixon Band
plus 5 more artists still to be announced

With 20 years being celebrated over three days with music on two stages, the festival offers a seasoned mix of artisan vendors, visual art, onsite camping and hot showers on a beautiful 300+ acre farm in Central North Carolina between Greensboro and Durham. 

Festival tickets and complete event information are available now at www.homegrownmusic.net. Early bird discount tickets are available until 9pm EDT on Friday, April 10.

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 8:33 am

Having long cultivated a reputation as a go-for-broke live juggernaut, Dopapod is set for their biggest summer yet with performances at Bonnaroo, High Sierra, Electric Forest, the infamous Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, and most everywhere else in between.  To cap things off, the band has announced a string of West Coast dates in July.  This marks Dopapod's first voyage all the way out west, a move that the foursome are anxiously awaiting to make.

Straddling the line of prog, funk, jam, soul, & electronica, Dopapod bring a little something for everyone. This unique and eclectic style – coupled with an unrelenting live performance – is a perfect match for both midday raging and late-night sets.

Dopapod Tour Dates:

5/9 Pataskala, OH: Tribal Connection Festival

5/16 Philadelphia, PA: Jam On The River

5/19 Louisville, KY: Headliners Music Hall w/Twiddle

5/20 St. Louis, MO: The Old Rock House w/Twiddle

5/21 Chillicothe, IL: Summer Camp Music Festival

5/22 Chillicothe, IL: Summer Camp Music Festival

5/23 Clarks Grove, MN: Revival Fest

6/4 Ozark, AR: Wakarusa

6/5 Hunter, NY: Mountain Jam

6/6 Hunter, NY: Mountain Jam

6/11 Manchester, TN: Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

6/13 Stephentown, NY: Disc Jam Music Festival

6/18 Silver Creek, NY: Buffalove Music Festival

6/19 Hedgesville, WV: Mad Tea Party Jam

6/20 Hedgesville, WV: Mad Tea Party Jam

6/26 Rothbury, MI: Electric Forest

6/27 Rothbury, MI: Electric Forest

7/3 Quincy, CA: High Sierra

7/4 Quincy, CA: High Sierra

7/8 San Diego, CA: Casbah w/ Vokab Kompany

7/9 Los Angeles, CA: Teragram w/ Vokab Kompany

7/10 Santa Cruz, CA: Catalyst Atrium w/ Vokab Kompany

7/11 San Francisco, CA: Independent w/ Vokab Kompany

7/13 Eugene, OR: Hi Fi Music Hall w/ Vokab Kompany

7/14 Portland, OR: Doug Fir Lounge w/ Vokab Kompany

7/15 Seattle, WA: Nectar Lounge w/ Vokab Kompany

7/17 Missoula, MT: The Top Hat w/ Cure For The Common

7/18 Ennis, MT: Moods Of The Madison

7/22 Durango, CO: Animas City Theatre

7/23 Telluride, CO: Fly Me To The Moon

7/24 Steamboat Springs, CO: Schmiggitys

7/25 Morrison, CO: Red Rocks w/ String Cheese Incident

8/7 Thornville, OH: The Werk Out Music & Art Festival

8/8 Thornville, OH: The Werk Out Music & Art Festival

8/15 Scranton, PA: Peach Music Festival

10/22 Austin, TX: Art Outside

Dopapod’s fourth and most recent album, Never Odd or Even could be the quartet’s most fully realized work to date. The new songs embody the energy and cohesion the members of Dopapod have developed from playing live as well as an increasing comfort and familiarity while in the studio.

Having just finished an extensive Winter/Spring Tour, Dopapod is releasing high quality, soundboard recordings of just about every date of that run.  Those recordings are available now directly from the band through their bandcamp website.  Fans are able and encouraged to name their own price for the live show releases at http://dopapod.bandcamp.com.

Dopapod is Eli Winderman (keyboards), Rob Compa (guitar), Chuck Jones (bass) and Scotty Zwang (drums).

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 10:54 am

The fourth annual The Mad Tea Party Jam, presented by Appalachian Jamwich, takes place June 18-21 in Hedgesville, WV.  The music and arts festival will be headlined by two-nights of The Werks and Dopapod, joined by Rising Appalachia, Turkuaz and over forty more great live acts.
 
The arts will also be a prevalent component to the experience and patrons can enjoy looking through a transformative art gallery, exploring art installations, and watching live art being created before their eyes at the main stage.  

The optical delights don't end there, because each night the crowd transforms into outlandish characters for our nightly costume contests.  Fire performers light up the night sky, hoop troupe performers make LED lights melt before your eyes, and aerial performers hang gracefully from the stage. Workshops teaching how to hoop, do yoga, play guitar and more will also be available to enhance the experience at the festival.
 
The Mad Tea Party Jam takes place on beautiful land with two ponds, a stream and swimming hole. Also on the property is a Bavarian style villa and stone courtyard that hosts the VIP/Artist area.  The intimate environment allows musicians to roam the property and rub shoulders with attendees.  The magical venue and kind vibes bring us together to love one another and transform our energies into a single creative collective.
 
General admission tickets are currently at their presale price of $130 and VIP tickets are available for $230. VIP tickets include preferred camping with the bands, VIP hospitality area, three private acoustic sets by bands T.B.A., T-shirt, poster, and laminate.
 
The official lineup includes some of the most talented, fastest growing bands in the Northeast Jam Scene:
The Werks x2
Dopapod x2
Rising Appalachia
Turkuaz
Consider the Source x2
TAUK x3
Earphunk x2
The Mantras x2
The Heavy Pets x2
Andy Frasco & The UN
Aqueous x2
People's Blues of Richmond
ELM x2
The Fritz
Broccoli Samurai x2
MoJoFlo
Telesma
Deltanine
The Primate Fiasco x2
Deaf Scene
B Side Shuffle
The Royal Noise x2
Jonathan Scales Fourchestra
The Shack Band
Arpetrio
Moogatu x2
SOOHAN
Vibe & Direct
The Hornitz
LITZ
The Southern Belles
The Ron Holloway Band
Electric Soul Pandemic
Grand Ole' Ditch
Shawn Owen Band
Dale and the ZDubs
Smoke N' Mangos
Brokedown Hustlers
Jelly Bread
Peridoni
Dynamo
Subterranean
Mixing Numbers with Sounds
Nicky C & The RSB
Threesound
Bunk Buddha
Heady Ruxpin x2
Lee Turley x2
Cutting Agency
Tabasco Bustelo
Definition of One

Artists at large include:
The Turkuaz Horns
Ron Holloway
Craig Brodhead of Turkuaz
John Arthur Gentry Jr.
The Hornitz
Mateo Monk
 
More information and festival tickets are available at http://www.themadteapartyjam.com/

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 1:25 pm

Dweezil Zappa is both the modern face of Zappa music and the person who can bring it fully-formed into the future. The ‘Ahead of Its Time’ moniker frequently slapped onto Frank’s music is brought to life for modern audiences, who are still able to full-sensory witness the spectacular specimens of some of American music’s most original, unrepentant and boundlessly experimental canons, thanks to Dweezil and five other telepathic musicians.

Through artful reshaping & rekindling of his father’s timeless music, featuring Frank’s trademark incredibly complex compositions and perfect execution, Dweezil applies his talent to exposing, performing and shamelessly proselytizing music that literally is in his blood. This tour also celebrates ten years of Zappa Plays Zappa performing shows worldwide and of Dweezil proving his goal of forming a core band of previously unknown expert musicians capable to respectfully execute his father’s music; ended up winning them two Grammy Awards along the way.

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the release One Size Fits All in 1975, the five-member Zappa Plays Zappa recreate live the final studio album from Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention. Heralded by fans worldwide as a Zappa gem, a peak album of the peak band, the bees nees, etc - OSFA tracks dip into a level of ‘epic’ for die-hards could only imagine getting to see live. Notably...

"One Size Fits All is one my favorite records for a number of reasons. The material on the record has incredible arrangements and instrumentation” offers Dweezil. “ I think it's a fan favorite because it has so many great songs and wonderful musicians on it. Ruth Underwood really stands out on this record. The sound quality of the record is also very rich and detailed.” “It features a great non-traditional orchestral rock sound on songs like 'Inca Roads.' There are extremely difficult interlude passages to perform in that song and the intervallic vocal melody with speedy phrasing is also quite difficult. Besides the complexity of the arrangement the song also allows for beautiful improvisation. To me this is a perfect example of the genius of my father's compositional style. I love how he devised a way to operate in two mediums at once, the through composed and the extemporaneous.”

“That is a hallmark of his writing style which allows the music to become unique in front of each live audience who witnesses it. I am looking forward to playing this album in its entirety because of these challenges but also because the album contains many of my favorite songs. 'Andy', 'Florentine Pogen,' Po-Jama People,' 'Sofa' and 'San 'Berndino.' We have played many of these songs on tour before but there are a few that we have not ever played, such as 'Sofa #2' with the German lyrics and 'Evelyn A Modified Dog.'  The latter of which appears to have never been performed live by my father at all. That one will be a premiere for us and the fans.

Speaking of premieres we are unveiling some other compositions not previously performed on any other tour; for instance, one of them, 'Sinister Footwear,’ is filled with insanely complex polyrhythms. Besides playing the entire One Size Fits All album we play another 80 minutes worth of other material from through my father's vast catalog. We also have a few surprises up our sleeves and this tour is no exception.”

Newly announced Fall Tour Dates:

9/10/15 Ft. Lauderdale   Culture Room

9/11/15 St. Petersburg   Jannus Landing

9/12/15 Orlando, FL       The Plaza Live

9/13/15 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL  Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

9/14/15 Durham, NC      The Carolina Theatre                 

9/16/15 State College, PA State Theatre

9/17/15 Providence, RI  Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel

9/18/15 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony

9/19/15 Hancock, NY     Catskill Chill

9/20/15 Atlantic City, NJ Harrah's

9/22/15 Kent, OH           Kent Stage

9/23/15 Merrilleville, IN Star Plaza

9/24/15 Waukegan, IL    Genesee Theatre

9/25/15 Madison, WI      Barrymore Theatre

9/26/15 Iowa City, IA      Englert Theatre

9/27/15 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theatre

9/29/15 Kansas City, MO Crossroads

9/30/15 Omaha, NE       Waiting Room

10/1/15 Boulder, CO      Boulder Theatre

10/2/15 Albuquerque, NM National Hispanic Cultural Center

10/3/15 Flagstaff, AZ    Orpheum

10/4/15 Scottsdale, AZ  Talking Stick

12/5/15 San Francisco, CA The Warfield

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 11:42 am

Dweezil Zappa is both the modern face of Zappa music and the person who can bring it fully-formed into the future. The ‘Ahead of Its Time’ moniker frequently slapped onto Frank’s music is brought to life for modern audiences, who are still able to full-sensory witness the spectacular specimens of some of American music’s most original, unrepentant and boundlessly experimental canons, thanks to Dweezil and five other telepathic musicians.

Through artful reshaping & rekindling of his father’s timeless music, featuring Frank’s trademark incredibly complex compositions and perfect execution, Dweezil applies his talent to exposing, performing and shamelessly proselytizing music that literally is in his blood. This tour also celebrates ten years of Zappa Plays Zappa performing shows worldwide and of Dweezil proving his goal of forming a core band of previously unknown expert musicians capable to respectfully execute his father’s music; ended up winning them two Grammy Awards along the way.

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the release One Size Fits All in 1975, the five-member Zappa Plays Zappa recreate live the final studio album from Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention. Heralded by fans worldwide as a Zappa gem, a peak album of the peak band, the bees nees, etc - OSFA tracks dip into a level of ‘epic’ for die-hards could only imagine getting to see live. Notably...

"One Size Fits All is one my favorite records for a number of reasons. The material on the record has incredible arrangements and instrumentation” offers Dweezil. “ I think it's a fan favorite because it has so many great songs and wonderful musicians on it. Ruth Underwood really stands out on this record. The sound quality of the record is also very rich and detailed.” “It features a great non-traditional orchestral rock sound on songs like 'Inca Roads.' There are extremely difficult interlude passages to perform in that song and the intervallic vocal melody with speedy phrasing is also quite difficult. Besides the complexity of the arrangement the song also allows for beautiful improvisation. To me this is a perfect example of the genius of my father's compositional style. I love how he devised a way to operate in two mediums at once, the through composed and the extemporaneous.”

“That is a hallmark of his writing style which allows the music to become unique in front of each live audience who witnesses it. I am looking forward to playing this album in its entirety because of these challenges but also because the album contains many of my favorite songs. 'Andy', 'Florentine Pogen,' Po-Jama People,' 'Sofa' and 'San 'Berndino.' We have played many of these songs on tour before but there are a few that we have not ever played, such as 'Sofa #2' with the German lyrics and 'Evelyn A Modified Dog.'  The latter of which appears to have never been performed live by my father at all. That one will be a premiere for us and the fans.

Speaking of premieres we are unveiling some other compositions not previously performed on any other tour; for instance, one of them, 'Sinister Footwear,’ is filled with insanely complex polyrhythms. Besides playing the entire One Size Fits All album we play another 80 minutes worth of other material from through my father's vast catalog. We also have a few surprises up our sleeves and this tour is no exception.”

Newly announced Fall Tour Dates:

11/29/15            Vancouver        Commodore Ballroom

11/30/15            Portland            Roseland Theater

12/1/15             Seattle  Neptune

12/2/15             Missoula           The Wilma Theatre

12/4/15             Reno    Cargo @ Whitney Peak Hotel

12/5/15             San Francisco   The Warfield

12/6/15             Sacramento      Crest Theatre

12/8/15             Fresno  The Tower Theatre

12/9/15             Agoura Hills      The Canyon Club

12/10/15            Solana Beach    Belly Up Tavern

12/11/15            Beverly Hills      Saban Theater

12/12/15            San Juan Capistrano     The Coach House
 

Additional US dates throughout July & August:

7/18/15 Quebec City, QC Festival d’ete International De Quebec 

7/20/15 Halifax, NS       Rebecca Cohn Auditorium        

7/21/15 Moncton, NB     Capitol Theatre 

7/23/15 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino     

7/24/15 Huntington, NY  The Paramount 

7/25/15 New York, NY   Beacon Theatre

7/26/15 Stroudsburg, PA Sherman Theater        

7/28/15 Toronto, ON      Phoenix Concert Theatre           

7/29/15 Rochester, NY   Water Street Music Hall 

7/30/15 Harrisburg, PA  Whitaker Center

7/31/15 Rutland, VT       Paramount Theatre       

8/1/15   Utica, NY          Saranac Brewery          

8/2/15   Bridgeport, CT  Gathering Of The Vibes

9/10/15 Ft. Lauderdale   Culture Room

9/11/15 St. Petersburg   Jannus Landing

9/12/15 Orlando, FL       The Plaza Live

9/13/15 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL  Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

9/14/15 Durham, NC      The Carolina Theatre                 

9/16/15 State College, PA State Theatre

9/17/15 Providence, RI  Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel

9/18/15 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony

9/19/15 Hancock, NY     Catskill Chill

9/20/15 Atlantic City, NJ Harrah's

9/22/15 Kent, OH           Kent Stage

9/23/15 Merrillville, IN Star Plaza

9/24/15 Waukegan, IL    Genesee Theatre

9/25/15 Madison, WI      Barrymore Theatre

9/26/15 Iowa City, IA      Englert Theatre

9/27/15 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theatre

9/29/15 Kansas City, MO Crossroads

9/30/15 Omaha, NE       Waiting Room

10/1/15 Boulder, CO      Boulder Theatre

10/2/15 Albuquerque, NM National Hispanic Cultural Center

10/3/15 Flagstaff, AZ    Orpheum

10/4/15 Scottsdale, AZ  Talking Stick

12/5/15 San Francisco, CA The Warfield

 

Complete tour dates available at www.ZappaPlaysZappa.com

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:00 am

Today, the Home Grown Music Network 20th Anniversary Festival has added five new acts to the lineup for the event happening October 1-3 at Harmony Stage in Mebane, NC. Headlined by Lotus, Keller Williams and one still to be announced, the festival grew with the additions of:

BIG Something (2 sets)

Fat Cheek Kat

Urban Soil

Imperial Blend

Nick & The Babes with special guest JoJo

The festival came about in celebration of two decades of the Home Grown Music Network (HGMN) which has catalyzed incredible audio offerings. The network also launched Harmonized Records, going on to introduce the world to such powerful scene bands such as Lotus, Perpetual Groove, Garaj Mahal, The Motet and more.  Coming on the scene years before the actual word 'jamband' emerged as a genre or even a word, the Home Grown Music Network has been there helping talented independent bands reach fans on a new level.

HGMN turns 20 in 2015 and its birthday is a crossroads; looking deep to its roots while solidly continuing to be a vital player in the modern, independent music industry. So independent that when put to the numbers, the distribution and international reach of Home Grown Music Network shows its scope as it has sold over 1,000,000 albums, paid out over $8,000,000 directly to artists and labels, distributed over 3,000,000 free catalogs, offering over 4000 items in stock, hosted over 250 bands on the Network including Umphrey's McGee, SOJA, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, STS9, Lotus, Keller Williams, The Disco Biscuits & many more.

Twenty birthday candles will be lit at the Home Grown Music Network 20th Anniversary Festival featuring this now complete lineup:

Lotus

Keller Williams

BIG Something (2 sets)

Barefoot Manner

Cornmeal

Purple Schoolbus (original lineup)

The Recipe

Roots of Creation

Peter Prince & Moon Boot Lover

Big Daddy Love

Moses Guest

Dangermuffin

The Broadcast

Electric Soul Pandemic

Rumpke Mountain Boys

Fat Cheek Kat

Max Allen Band

The Floorboards

The Hip Abduction

Urban Soil

Imperial Blend

Sol Roots

Option 22

Get Right Band

The Royal Noise

Rebekah Todd & The Odyssey

David Dixon Trio

Nick & the Babes w/JoJo

With 20 years being celebrated over three days with music on two stages, the festival offers a seasoned mix of artisan vendors, visual art, onsite camping and hot showers on a beautiful 300+ acre farm in Central North Carolina between Greensboro and Durham.

Festival tickets and complete event information are available now at www.homegrownmusic.net.

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 12:11 pm

Greensky Bluegrass announces the addition of more than two dozen dates to their Fall Tour. The boys from Kalamazoo will be busy criss-crossing the country performing numerous festivals this Summer and the upcoming tour will once again see the band trekking from coast to coast. The dates include three multi-night stands in Portland, OR, Telluride, CO and Kalamazoo, MI, the latter being an annual tradition of performing in the band’s hometown on Thanksgiving weekend.

Halloween night will find the band at Oakland, CA’s fabled Fox Theatre, plus an intimate play at San Francisco’s The Independent on November 1, with tickets to the SF show available only as part of a two-day ticket to Halloween. Fall Tour sees the debut of the band's Fan Club Ticketing with tickets available via the band’s website for reduced service fees, staring today.  Click through to check out the band’s newly revamped website, including a new live download series where 9 unreleased performances are now available as high-quality, remixed and mastered offerings, plus a free set from Denver's Ogden Theater to commemorate the occasion.

Greensky Bluegrass Fall Tour dates include:

9/10/15 - Cincinnati, OH - 20th Century Theatre

9/11/15 - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater *

9/12/15 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall Of Williamsburg *

9/13/15 – Burlington, VT – Grand Point North

9/17/15 - Providence, RI - Fete Music Hall *

9/18/15 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall

9/19/15 - Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival - Fredericton, NB

9/20/15 - Freshgrass Festival - North Adams, MA

9/20/15 - North Adams, MA - FreshGrass Bluegrass Festival

9/23/15 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater *

9/24/15 -Wilmington, NC - Greenfield Lake Amphitheater *

9/25/15 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel *

9/26/15 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse *

10/22/15 - Oxford, MS - Lyric Oxford *

10/23/15 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre *

10/24/15 – Rockdale, TX – Art Outside

10/27/15 - Santa Fe, NM – Skylight *

10/28/15 - Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum

10/29/15 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom

10/30/15 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom

10/31/15 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater

11/1/15 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent @             

11/5, 11/6, 11/7/15 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom *

11/10/15 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory *

11/11/15 - Bozeman, MT - Faultline North *

11/12/15 - Missoula, MT - The Wilma Theatre *

11/13/15 – Jackson, WY – Pink Garter Theatre *

11/14/15 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot *

11/16, 11/17/15 - Telluride, CO - Sheridan Opera House *

11/27, 11/28 – Kalamazoo, MI – State Theatre *

* - support from Tom Hamilton's American Babies
@ - available only as two-day pass including a 10/31 ticket

Complete tourdates for Greensky Bluegrass are available at www.greenskybluegrass.com

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 9:48 am

The law of Resonance provides the answers as to how the law of attraction operates and creates the events, conditions and circumstances in your life. With this in mind, the Resonance Music Fest is set to be a gathering of like-minded, motivated, music loving individuals.

Following its 2014 inaugural event and leading up to 2015, Resonance Music & Arts Festival is moving to the larger and more accommodating facilities of Legend Valley (just 20 minutes east of Columbus) in Thornville, Ohio. Held September 24 - 26, this year’s festivities feature some of the best live performers on the circuit with two nights of Papadosio, two nights of Keller Williams, three nights of Dopapod and much more.

The final Resonance Music Festival lineup features:

Papadosio (2x nights)

Nahko and Medicine for the People (2 nights)

Perpetual Groove (2 nights)

Keller Williams (2 nights)

Dopapod (3 nights)

Rising Appalachia (2 nights)
Ozric Tentacles

TAUK (2 nights)

Little People

The Main Squeeze (2x nights)

Earthcry (2x nights)

Andy Frasco and the U.N.

Lynx (2x nights)

Erothyme (3x nights)

Kaminanda

Vibe Street (2x nights)

Dixon’s Violin (2x nights)

Mister F (3x nights)

Formerly known as Buckeye Lake Music Center, the sprawling festival grounds of Legend Valley have played host to some of Ohio’s most memorable live performances of the past five decades including half a dozen Grateful Dead shows as well as tour stops from Lollapalooza, AC/DC, WOMAD, The Allman Brothers Band, and numerous other large events.

3-Day General Admission and Camping tickets are available now for $130 and 3-Day VIP Packages (including preferred camping, limited edition pin and poster, morning coffee, private masseuse and private sets) are available now for $250 – both at https://essentialproductions.cincyregister.com/resonance2015. All Ages | gates open at 10am on Thursday, September 24 | http://www.resonancemusicfest.com

Complete festival details, artist information and more are available at http://www.resonancemusicfest.com

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 2:14 pm

Organizers for the Home Grown Music Network 20th Anniversary Festival announced Wednesday the cancellation of the outdoor version of the event planned for this weekend at Harmony Stage in Mebane, North Carolina. The music collective is celebrating 20 years and needed to cancel the event due to the impending weather in order to provide safety for all patrons, artists and event staff. 

Statement from Homegrown organizers:
"It is with our deepest regrets that we must cancel this weekend's Home Grown Music 20th Anniversary Festival.
Extreme wet weather has been hitting our state hard for more than the past week and with hurricane Joaquin expected to impact our weather even further this coming weekend, we feel that this could become a potentially life threatening situation and we have the highest regards for your safety.
This is a heartbreaking situation for us, so we ask that you please bear with us while we sort everything out. Full refunds will be available for those who purchased tickets in advance. Stay tuned for more instructions early next week."

Some of the artists set to perform at the event will now be doing so, only in smaller quarters, indoors at the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw, North Carolina. The contingency version of the festival features indoor cover with live sets from a slew of artists including BIG Something, Dangermuffin, Barefoot Manner and more. A two-night pass is going for $25, Thursday only is $10 and Friday only is $20. Homegrown organizers are still seeking a viable option for Saturday, asking patrons to stay tuned to the website & Facebook event page for more up-to-date information.

Homegrown Music Festival: https://homegrownmusic.net/20th-anniversary-festival-october-1-3-2015-mebane-nc
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/444923648996195/

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 10:07 am

Returning to Colorado’s iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Greensky Bluegrass plays its first headlining show at the legendary venue Saturday, July 23 with support from Leftover Salmon. Fans will also be treated to an intimate pre-party performance the night before at the Boulder Theater, with entrance to this show exclusively available to purchasers of a two-day ticket. 

Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a geological phenomenon – the only naturally-occurring, acoustically perfect amphitheatre in the world. From Sting and The Beatles, to opera stars and U2, every artist aspires to play on this magical, spiritual and emotional stage. 

Tireless road warriors, Greensky Bluegrass has emerged as theater and festival favorites, earning spots on such illustrious stages as Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits Festival, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival and now headlining at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. 

Fan Club tickets are on-sale now at greenskybluegrass.com/tour with General on-sale Friday, December 11 at 10 AM MDT at bit.ly/RedRocks16.

Tue, 02/16/2016 - 7:15 pm

The Mad Tea Party Jam, presented by Appalachian Jamwich - has announced their headliners and full lineup for their fifth annual event.  Two sets of Papadosio, two sets of Twiddle, and two sets of TAUK, has been announced as well as Consider the Source, who will be playing a Radiohead set, ELM, Broccoli Samurai, The Southern Belles, DELTAnine, Brokedown Hustlers, Manor & Friends, Definition of One, Jouwala Collective, Oh Kee Pa and The Clock Reads.  They will join the lineup along with Desert Dwellers, Big Something, Aqueous, LITZ, and more.  This will be the first Mad Tea Party Jam with no overlapping sets, so you won't miss a minute of music!

The unique 3-day festival will take place June 16-19, 2016, at a new venue, Four Quarters Interfaith in Artemis, PA.  This premiere venue of the Northeast features shaded camping, showers, flushing toilets, swimming holes, and a beautiful "vibration" built by years of spiritual love and respect for the land.

The Mad Tea Party Jam was originally created to celebrate the wedding anniversary of Appalachian Jamwich creators Elise and Taco, and the theme of love, unity, and selflessness runs throughout every aspect of the event.  Every year is made better by the dedicated staff and participants that come together to show their love and support for music, art, and each other.

Creativity and self-expression is encouraged and visual arts play a large role in the overall experience. A large artist gallery will be featured and live painters will be creating all over the property.  Our dedicated art and decoration team will be adorning the forest with Alice in Wonderland themed decorations. There are costume themes each night with great prizes and performance artists such as a fire troupe, hoop troupe, and aerialists.  Project Bring Me to Life will be hosting our myriad of workshops that include healing workshops, yoga, hooping, and sobriety/emotional health support.

The festival's mission statement follows Appalachian Jamwich's heart and purpose to lift up the talented people in our community that deserve recognition.  Musical lineups include some of the best up and coming bands on the scene, and often for multiple sets during the weekend so that they can play more songs, better showcase their talent, and best of all, mingle with the attendees. 

VIP tickets are available in limited quantities and include a VIP lounge, food and snacks, and official merch, with more details to be announced.  GA Tickets are also available, which you have the choice to later upgrading to VIP if you choose.  Please visit www.missiontix.com/madteaparty to purchase advance tickets and save money off of the gate price.

For more information on Four Quarters Interfaith please visit https://www.4qf.org/.

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 9:44 am

Held in the beautiful Manistee National Forest on August 19-21, the 13th annual Hoxeyville Music Festival is pleased to announce headlining performances from Michigan’s own Greensky Bluegrass and Luke Winslow-King, along with touring favorite Railroad Earth. Celebrating the wild wonder that is Michigan’s North Country, Hoxeyville Music Festival promises attendees of all ages an event like no other with some of the region and country’s most talented roots-driven musicians.

Tireless road warriors, Greensky Bluegrass has erupted in recent years as one of the most sought after acts in the genre, garnering fans on its non-stop, cross-country touring of theaters, clubs and festivals. Since their founding in 2000, Greensky has fashioned a dynamic, intoxicating sound rooted in classic string band Americana while branching outward to effortlessly encompass an array of styles and techniques.

Railroad Earth fiddler/vocalist Tim Carbone points out, “We use unique acoustic instrumentation, but we’re definitely not a bluegrass or country band, which sometimes leaves music writers confused as to how to categorize us. We’re essentially playing rock on acoustic instruments.”

Luke Winslow-King plays the sound of rickety wooden porches on humid summer days, the grimy streets of New Orleans beyond the French Quarter - a charmingly disarming amalgam of early 20th century jazz, Delta blues, American folksong, and Southern gospel.

The initial lineup of artists confirmed for this year’s event include:
Greensky Bluegrass
Railroad Earth
Luke Winslow-King
Billy Strings
Sweetwater Warblers
Airborne or Aquatic
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades
Crane Wives
Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys
The Go Rounds
Eggs Bernard & The Electrons
The Accidentals
Waydown Wanderers
Macpodz
Whistle Stop Revue

Mitten Stage:
Benzie Playboys
Big Dudee Roo
Fauxgrass
Barbarossa Brothers
Nicholas James and the Bandwagon
Roosevelt Diggs
Cold Tone Harvest
Ralston
Gifts or Creatures
Mark Lavengood's Bluegrass Experience
Herb & Hanson
Soul Patch
Zak Bunce
Deep Fried Pickle Project

Nestled in the heart of Northwest Michigan’s Manistee National Forest, Hoxeyville is a testament to pure North Country peace and celebration. Bringing together some of the most talented artists in Michigan and beyond, the 13th annual Hoxeyville promises a solid end-of-summer mix of musical entertainment, relaxation and community.

Keeping with its founders’ original intent, the Hoxeyville Music Festival offers attendees an intimate musical experience among natural wooded beauty. The site features a mixture of wooded and open, spacious 25’ x 25’ campsites within a fan-friendly attendance capacity of 3500. The festival’s 85-acre campgrounds are vast and offer enough room for everyone to camp and live just a short walk to the concert grounds.

The festival site sits strategically near various mountain biking trails and the Pine River, a national wild and scenic river, as well as access to this world class blue-ribbon trout stream and renowned paddle sports playground.

Pre-sale 3 Day Pass wristbands are available now at $130 via http://www.hoxeyville.com. Each festival wristband includes music and camping for the entire weekend. The festival site offers RV, Family and ADA camping options. Hoxeyville proudly hosts the finest local and organic food vendors as well as outstanding artisans and crafters from around the region. Complete festival details, entrance wristbands, artist lineup and more are available at http://www.hoxeyville.com.

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 5:41 pm

Michigan troubadour, Joshua Davis is releasing his first new music since making it to the final three contestants on NBC’s The Voice singing competition last year. Recorded in Ann Arbor, MI in November, the 7” single features two new originals, "Always Going to be Here" and "Let Me In." Both vinyl and digital formats will be released to the public in April 2016, with pre-orders for the vinyl going live now.

"I wanted to release these songs on vinyl because it's what we listen to at home," Davis said. "Records force us to be more thoughtful about our music. You can't just hit shuffle and go on cleaning the house, you've got to give it its own space.”

“These are love songs. They're all heart. I wanted the production to be stripped down and allow that to shine through. I'm honored to be able to play and record with some of best musicians and people in the world. They make it easy.”

“After The Voice, it was such a joy to record again on my own terms. It was a joyful, fluid, organic process and I hope that comes through on the tracks."

This 7” adds to an already large back catalogue, built from over fifteen years’ worth of writing, recording and touring. Dubbed, "the Michigan version of the Great American Songscape" (Chris Reitz, Elderly Instruments), his catalog is a seamless snapshot of American past and present.

During his time on The Voice, Davis placed numerous songs in iTunes top 10 and more impressively, broke barriers by becoming the first artist in eight seasons to perform an original song. From February through May, he lived between Traverse City and Los Angeles, appearing each week on the show.

The national spotlight has definitely raised his profile, but his music remains as true and as earnest as when he started playing live over a decade and a half ago.

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 7:13 am

From the organizers who produced the All Good Festival for two decades, All Good Presents is proud to announce the first-ever Merryland Music Fest. Held July 9 & 10 at the historic Merriweather Post Pavilion – centrally located between Baltimore and Washington DC - the weekend includes 21 acts, over 20 hours of music, an expanded Merriweather footprint, unique artisans, crowd performers, Kick-Off and Late-Night concerts and more.

Bringing together a lineup that highlights some of the most talented live musicians performing today, the inaugural Merryland Music Fest features:

The String Cheese Incident (Two Sets)
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
Grace Potter
Lotus
Stephen “Ragga” Marley
Greensky Bluegrass
Shakey Graves
Yonder Mountain String Band
Langhorne Slim & The Law
Karl Denson's Tiny Universe
Nahko & Medicine for the People
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
Turkuaz
TAUK
Protoje
Cris Jacobs Band
ELM

Performing on two stages, acts alternate between the main stage and the Believe in Music Stage. Merryland is partnering with Believe in Music, a Baltimore-based non-profit started by Kenny Liner from The Bridge, focused on helping promote self-expression and community awareness through music education in underprivileged communities. 



Additionally, the Merryland experience features an expanded footprint including a second stage, an interactive space within Symphony Woods (a 40 acre wooded preserve), unique local artisans, philanthropic groups, and crowd performers.

Taking full advantage of Merryland Music Fest’s urban surroundings, attendees can add on their choice of Kick-Off Concerts on Friday, July 8: Papadosio with ELM at Ram’s Head Live in Baltimore, or Soul Rebels with People’s Blues of Richmond at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.

Furthermore, fans can add on the Late-Night Concert hosted by Kung Fu with guest appearances by Karl Denson and more taking place Saturday, July 9 at Rams Head Live.

For more than 40 years, the pavilion has hosted a diverse range of artists including Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead, and continues to offer the absolute best in contemporary entertainment. The high-end sound system and large video screens make this amphitheater a favorite for bands and fans alike.

Advance two-day weekend passes go on sale Friday, March 18 at 10 AM EDT and single-day passes March 25 at 10 AM EDT at www.MerrylandMusicFest.com.

General admission pavilion tickets:
$95 for a one-day pass
$150 for a two-day pass

Pavilion pit tickets:
$125 for a one-day pass
$200 for a two-day pass

Lawn tickets:
$75 for a one-day pass
$125 for a two-day pass

All Good Presents is partnering with CID entertainment to deliver VIP options offering premium viewing areas, access to Lucky Cat Lounge, tickets to Kick-Off and Late Night Concerts, VIP parking and more.  VIP tickets are available now for $299.

Complete Merryland Music Fest information, ticketing options and ways to link up on social media can be found at:

www.merrylandmusicfest.com

www.facebook.com/merrylandmusicfest

www.twitter.com/MerrylandFest

www.instagram.com/merrylandmusicfest

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 8:33 am

Held in the beautiful Manistee National Forest on August 19-21, the 13th annual Hoxeyville Music Festival is pleased to announce new artists to the lineup including Elephant Revival, Joshua Davis Quartet & Mandolin Orange. These bands are in addition to headlining performances from Michigan’s own Greensky Bluegrass and Luke Winslow-King, along with touring favorite Railroad Earth. Celebrating the wild wonder that is Michigan’s North Country, Hoxeyville Music Festival promises attendees of all ages an event like no other with some of the region and country’s most talented roots-driven musicians.

Greensky Bluegrass

Railroad Earth

Elephant Revival

Joshua Davis Quartet

Mandolin Orange

Sweetwater Warblers

Luke Winslow King

Billy Strings

Airborne or Aquatic

Horseshoes & Hand...

Crane Wives

Lindsay Lou & FB

Go Rounds

Eggs Bernard & the Electrons

The Accidentals

Waydown Wanderers

Macpodz

Whistle Stop Revue

Benzie Playboys

Big Dudee Roo

Fauxgrass

Barbarossa Bros

Nik James &

Roosevelt Diggs

Cold Tone Harvest

Ralston

Gifts or Creatures

Mark Lavengood's Bluegrass Experience

Herb & Hanson

Soul Patch

Zak Bunce

Deep Fried Pickle Project

Lake Effect

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 2:39 am

For Greensky Bluegrass, following up the banner year that 2016 has been is no easy task. Yet 2017 kicks off with a bang, with four multi-night stands highlighting a criss-crossing Eastern US tour, appropriately kicking off in the birthplace of rock n’ roll in Cleveland at the House of Blues January 11. Bluegrass will rip the roof off six new venues throughout tours stops all around the Midwest, Southeast, and Northeast.

Winter tour follows the late Fall culmination of a banner year featuring: home-state holiday weekend celebrations with Thanksgiving & New Year’s Eve multiple night stands, three-night Denver run, an international excursion to Mexico at Strings & Sol and the final week to the band’s fall country-crossing tour following this week in Phoenix, Las Vegas two-night stand for Halloween, and Los Angeles with its triumphant tour-ending debut at The Warfield in San Francisco.

The band’s brand new release Shouted, Written Down & Quoted, produced by Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), debuted at #5 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart and is garnering rave reviews. While in NYC recently, the band performed live on Sirius XM’s Jam_ON featuring several songs & defying conventions by performing The Beatles’ ‘A Day in the Life’ on The Howard Stern Wrap Up show in tribute to Howard’s ‘Revolver’ anniversary celebration. SWDQ is available now on vinyl, CD, iTunes.com and all streaming platforms.

Winter Tour Fan Club tickets are available starting Wednesday, October 26 at www.GreenskyBluegrass.com/tour. Public on sale for all dates begin Friday, October 28.

Complete Greensky Bluegrass Winter Tour 2017 dates:

Jan 11 - Cleveland, OH   House of Blues

Jan 12 - Indianapolis, IN        The Vogue

Jan 13 - St. Louis, MO   The Pageant

Jan 14 - Nashville, TN   Marathon Music Works

Jan 15 - Columbus, OH    Newport Music Hall

Jan 18 - Athens, GA      Georgia Theatre

Jan 19 - Charlotte, NC   Fillmore

Jan 20 - Birmingham, AL  Iron City

Jan 21 - Atlanta, GA     Buckhead Theatre 

Jan 24 - Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theater

Jan 25 - Syracuse, NY    Westcott Theatre

Jan 26 - Jim Thorpe, PA  Penn's Peak

Jan 27 - Boston, MA      House of Blues

Jan 28 - New York, NY    Playstation Theater

Jan 31 - Albany, NY      The Egg

Feb 1 -  Philadelphia, PA   Union Transfer

Feb 2 - Washington, DC  9:30 Club

Feb 3 - Washington, DC  9:30 Club

Feb 4 - Washington, DC  9:30 Club

Feb 7 - Pittsburgh, PA  Rex Theatre

Feb 8 - Pittsburgh, PA  Rex Theatre 

Feb 9 - Covington, KY Madison Theater

Feb 10 - Chicago, IL  The Vic

Feb 11 - Chicago, IL  The Vic

Feb 17 - Asheville, NC   ExploreAsheville Arena  - supporting Umphrey’s McGee

Feb 18 - Asheville, NC   Explore Asheville Arena - supporting Umphrey’s McGee

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 11:53 am

No stranger to the music of the Dead, keyboardist Jeff Chimenti  - of Dead and Company, and formerly of Furthur, RatDog, The Dead, and The Other Ones - joins Dark Star Orchestra November 18 at College Street Music Hall in New Haven, CT and November 19 at The Palace Theatre in Albany, NY.  DSO bassist Skip Vangelis is unavailable for these dates, so keyboardist Rob Barraco will pivot to fill in on bass while Chimenti, who joined DSO in 2012 and 2014 for similarly brief sit-in runs, takes over keyboard duties for both nights.

On November 11, DSO celebrates their 19th birthday, having formed 11/11/97 at Martyrs’ in Chicago, for what began as a four-week trial run.  The experiment proved successful, now Dark Star Orchestra boasts having performed 2612 shows in 19 years, nearly 300 more shows than the Grateful Dead did in 30 years. Additional DSO year-ending highlights include multiple two-night stands at The Paramount in Huntington, NY November 25 & 26, the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. December 2 & 3, and The Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA to ring in the new year on Dec. 30 & 31.  Early in 2017, DSO heads for Jamaica January 19-23 for their fifth annual for their annual Jam in The Sand Festival, featuring special guests Los Lobos and Donna the Buffalo.

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 8:37 am

40 years to the day of The Last Waltz, happening in the same city - just across town, Jackie Greene brings the magic of musical friendship to life.  Greene welcomes a handful of special guests to the stage with his band at The Warfield in San Francisco on Saturday, November 26.   Jackie’s birthday show will feature guest appearances from Grateful Dead’s founding bassist Phil Lesh, plus additional Bay Area friends including guitarist Mark Karan, multi-instrumentalist Jason Crosby, guitarist Ross James and another yet-to-be-named very special guest.

Lesh & Greene are no strangers as Greene has been a continuing member of Phil Lesh & Friends since 2007, plus Greene has noted he’s learned a great deal about performing from playing with Phil.  A native to the Bay Area, Greene’s hometown show also serves as a birthday show; he’ll be turning 36 that evening. On Greene’s 27th birthday at The Warfield, Phil & Friends played a show there and ended up being one of Jackie’s favorites. Now he returns for his first headlining show at the Warfield.  Thanksgiving weekend is sure to be a great background for a fantastic night of music and celebration in one of America’s most esteemed halls.

Tickets and complete info are available at:  https://www.axs.com/events/314747/jackie-greene-tickets

Greene’s full tour dates are available at: http://www.jackiegreene.com/tour

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 7:04 am

Dark Star Orchestra and All Good Presents announce today that the Dark Star Jubilee returns to Legend Valley in Thornville, OH, just 30 minutes east of Columbus, Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-28.

Featuring three nights of Dark Star Orchestra performing two-set shows each night, other confirmed artists include Greensky Bluegrass, Hot Tuna (electric & acoustic sets), Keller Williams Kwahtro, David Nelson Band, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Jeff Mattson & Friends, Like Father Like Son, Owsley County, & Matt Reynolds. Additional artists will be announced in the coming months.

Dark Star Jubilee takes place at the historic Legend Valley (formerly known as Buckeye Lake Music Center), home to some of the largest outdoor Grateful Dead concerts.

Dark Star Jubilee tickets are on sale now with discounted ‘Early Bird’ tickets for 3-day GA admission at $119 ($60 off gate price) and for ‘Good Lovin’ VIP’ festival admission at $235 ($90 off gate price).

‘Little Star Kids’ is a $30 ticket for children ages 4-12, who must be accompanied by a festival ticket-holding adult. Festival attendees ages three and under are free while youth above age 13 must have a full price festival pass. Gates open at noon Friday, May 26. Complete ticket options with pricing are available at www.darkstarjubilee.com. 



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For more sound clips, photos, interview request and any further information on the Dark Star Jubilee or Dark Star Orchestra, please visit www.darkstarjubilee.com and www.darkstarorchestra.net.  

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 9:53 am

One day in 1997, two Deadhead musicians were ruminating about life without Jerry Garcia and simultaneously came up with the same idea: "Let's recreate a Grateful Dead show."  Around forty people came down to Martyrs' in Chicago on November 11, 1997, to hear the brand-new Dark Star Orchestra's rendition of the Dead's show of 10/8/81. They'd planned it as a four-week experiment, ninety folks showed up the second week, then two hundred, then a 400-person sell-out, so it seemed like a good idea to keep going.

Since the idea behind the "Orchestra" part of Dark Star Orchestra is that this is a tribute to a body of music, lots of people have come and gone over the years-one co-founder, Scott Larned, passed on in 2005, the other, John Kadlecik, went off to play with the Dead's Phil Lesh & Bob Weir in Furthur. But DSO keeps rolling, to the point that they've played well over 2,600 shows - 120,000 people in just the past year -- and incredibly enough, are looking at an approaching 20th anniversary. This calls for celebration.

Like the Dead, DSO has developed an extraordinary relationship with its audience, and to honor the long strange trip they've shared, DSO will offer, for the first time at regular shows, beginning with their spring tour, a VIP Soundcheck and Poster Signing package.  Participants will get exclusive pre-show access to the venue, a chance to hear the soundcheck, meet the band and get their 20th anniversary posters signed, a souvenir laminate sticker and more.  Only 25 such tickets will be offered to each show.

Anyone who has seen - and heard - DSO will tell you this is not a "cover" band.  It's on a higher level, and you just have to be there to get it’s kinda like the band whose music they play.

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 8:20 am

Jackie Greene has spent the last year touring rigorously to support the release of Back To Birth, his first studio album in five years. During that five year break from recording he earned his reputation as a musician’s musician performing frequently as a member of Phil Lesh & Friends, mounted a tour with the trio WRG (Bob Weir, Black Crowes’ front man Chris Robinson, and himself).  In 2013, he became a member of The Black Crowes playing lead guitar for their Lay Down With Number 13 world tour, their last before disbanding in 2015.  Following the Crowe’s tour, he joined Trigger Hippy with Joan Osborne and Crowe’s drummer Steve Gorman and recorded and released the band’s debut album followed by an extensive tour. 

The Jackie Greene Band is Nathan Dale (Guitars, Vocals), Fitz Harris (Drums, Vocals), Jon Cornell (Bass) and Jackie Greene (Vocals, Acoustic/Electric Guitars, Hammond B3, Piano, Harmonica)

Produced by Los Lobos member Steve Berlin, Back To Birth was recorded at Portland’s Supernatural Sound. The deluxe edition includes 15 songs and finds Greene stretching out on a number of instruments including guitar, piano, organ and drums. “A lot of these songs are looking at the notion of a cyclical existence, and the sense that life goes in a circle,” Greene observes. “I want the songs to come from a place that’s meaningful to me, but I also want to keep them as simple and direct as I can. I look at old blues songs, or Hank Williams songs, and they’re so simple and direct but they convey some pretty deep ideas.”

Catch the Jackie Greene Band at Globe Hall in Denver, April 6th and 7th.

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 10:06 am

For the past 7 years, The Werks have put on The Werk Out Music & Arts Festival which has hosted some of the top names in the business.  The initial reveal of the lineup includes 3 nights of The Werks, Gramatik, The Floozies, Emancipator, Dopapod (two nights), Dumpstaphunk and many more.

Creating their own “Psychedelic Dance Rock,” The Werks fuses shredding guitar with the screaming organ of jam and class rock, the slap bass of funk and the more modern sounds of synthesizers and dance beats and have a new album ‘Magic’ dropping March 17.

The Werk Out Festival 2017 initial lineup features:

The Werks (3 nights)

Gramatik

The Floozies

Emancipator

Dopapod (2 nights)

Dumpstaphunk featuring Ivan Neville

Twerkapod: A Tribute To The 90s- Vol. 2 (flashback video of ‘Vol 1’ from 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJljDO046S8)

Future Rock

Zoogma (2 nights)

Sunsquabi

Big Something

Spafford

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra

Jahman Brahman

Joe Marcinek Band

CBDB

Brother’s Gow

Subterranean

Electric Orange Peel

and more to be announced

Formerly known as Buckeye Lake Music Center, the sprawling festival grounds of Legend Valley have played host to some of Ohio’s most memorable live performances of the past five decades including half a dozen Grateful Dead concerts as well as tour stops from Lollapalooza, AC/DC, WOMAD, The Allman Brothers Band, and numerous other large events.

GA festival passes are available now for $109, $229 for VIP packages which include Official VIP-Access Laminate, VIP only Showers, VIP only Bathrooms, VIP only chill tent area & more. The link for ticket purchase is http://thewerkout.eventbrite.com

The Werk Out Festival is produced by Trickle Productions and The Werks Music, LLC

More information and festival tickets are available at http://www.thewerkoutfestival.com

 

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 11:32 am

Following a tour-ending, Memorial Day celebration at the 6th annual Dark Star Jubilee festival at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio May 26 - 28, Dark Star Orchestra Summer Tour 2017 gets underway June 24-25 in Aurora, IL and winds all around the Midwest and East Coast. Additional shows still to be added in the coming weeks. DSO is offering ticket updates this summer to include the band's exclusive 20th Anniversary VIP Soundcheck Experience featuring pre-show venue access, poster signing, 20th year commemorative poster, souvenir laminate and sticker. Full details available at http://www.darkstarorchestra.net.

Dark Star Orchestra Summer Tour:
6/24 - Aurora, IL - RiverEdge Park
6/25 - Kalamazoo, MI - Bell's Eccentric Café
6/28 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
6/30 - Kansas City, MO - CrossroadsKC at Grinder's
7/1 - Eureka Springs, AR - Highberry Music Festival
7/28 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
7/29 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
7/30 - Hyannis, MA - Cape Cod Melody Tent
8/1 - Utica, NY - Saranac Brewery
8/2 - Buffalo, NY - Canalside Buffalo
8/4 - Rochester, NY - Frontier Field
8/5 - Jay, VT - Jay Peak Resort
8/6 - Portland, ME - Maine State Pier
8/9 - Washington D.C. - The Hamilton
8/10 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
8/11 - Scranton, PA - The Peach Music Festival
8/12 - Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony Summer Stage
8/14 - Dewey Beach, DE - Bottle & Cork
8/15 - Dewey Beach, DE - Bottle & Cork
8/17 - Glen Allen, VA - Innsbrook After Hours
8/18 - Black Mountain, NC - Pisgah Brewing Company
8/19 - Black Mountain, NC - Pisgah Brewing Company

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 4:45 pm

Nestled in the heart of Northwest Michigan's Manistee National Forest, Hoxeyville is a testament to pure North Country peace and celebration. Bringing together some of the most talented artists in Michigan and beyond, the 15th annual Hoxeyville promises to be one for the record books.

Keeping with its founders' original intent, Hoxeyville offers attendees an intimate musical experience among natural wooded beauty. The site features spacious 25' x 25' wooded campsites and an intimate capacity of 3500. The festival's 85-acre campgrounds are vast and offer enough room for everyone to camp and live just a short walk to the concert grounds.

The festival site sits strategically near various mountain biking trails and the Pine River, a scenic, world class blue-ribbon trout stream and national wild river, as well as access to a renowned paddle sports playground.

Hoxeyville is offering a limited amount of presale tickets available now at $140 via www.hoxeyville.com. Each festival ticket includes music and camping for the entire weekend and the event is offering discounted passes for children.

Complete festival details, tickets, artist lineup and more are available at http://www.hoxeyville.com.

The Hoxeyville Music Festival has announced its 2017 event happening August 18 - 20 in Wellston, MI featuring:

Greensky Bluegrass (2 Nights)
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires
Sam Bush Band
Fruition
Joshua Davis
Larry Keel Experience
Rayland Baxter
Billy Strings
Shook Twins
Luke Winslow King
The Accidentals
The Crane Wives
Airborne Or Aquatic
Jon Stickley Trio
The Whistle Stop Revue
May Erlewine & The Motivations
The Go Rounds
Seth Bernard
Big Dudee Roo
The Appleseed Collective
The Change
Public Access
Biomassive
Stepladders
Darcy Wilkin
Frank Youngman Allstars
Eric Engeblade Trio
Lake Effect
Deep Fried Pickle Project

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 10:29 am

Cloud 9 Adventures announces the annual return of Strings & Sol, the bluegrass-centric tropical destination concert vacation, held at the all-inclusive Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa. Now venturing into its sixth year, the event will take place on the beautiful coastline in the Riviera Maya region of Mexico from December 8-12, 2017. This year’s lineup will feature Yonder Mountain String Band, Greensky Bluegrass, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, The Infamous Stringdusters, and Fruition. Greensky Bluegrass and Yonder Mountain String Band will perform three shows each while additional artists will have two performances respectively, all scheduled over the course of 4 nights. The live music performances are guaranteed to be an extraordinary experience for guests, set in a variety of unique venues – beach main stage, poolside gazebo, and an open-air palapa – all steps away from guestrooms and all-inclusive amenities.

This unforgettable experience extends way beyond the music for the close-knit community of returning attendees, which also offers a multitude of unique daily activities in addition to the always incredible music. From artist-hosted workshops, poolside-contests and beach jam sessions, to theme nights, casual artist interactions and an autograph signing, this event is the ultimate experience for fans. Furthermore, guests can book off-site excursions through the Strings & Sol website to explore the beauty and culture of the surrounding Mayan region extending from Cancun to Tulum.

New this year, Strings & Sol will be offering a limited number of fans the option of staying just down the beach from the main stage at Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa. Dreams is a well-appointed, all-inclusive resort that is located less than 1 mile from Now Sapphire. Keeping the event at a limited capacity while offering a second resort option is a contemporary opportunity for guests. If staying at Dreams Riviera Cancun, guests can easily connect to Now Sapphire throughout the day and night either by a quick beach walk or door-to-door shuttle. Experience the best of both worlds with all the action of Now Sapphire at your fingertips and a whole other resort full of amenities to add a new element to your vacation.

Strings & Sol is again partnering with charitable organization Positive Legacy, encouraging artists and fans to participate in a day of service and cultural connection in the community of Puerto Morelos as a way of giving back. The ongoing Positive Legacy project in this region has been the “Urban Garden Initiative”, a mission to bring the practice of community gardening to the local high school. The goal of the project is to share in the practice of gardening and create a local, sustainable fresh food source. Details for this year’s Day of Service will be announced in the coming months.

Event details are as follows:

All-inclusive packages for returning Strings & Sol guests can be booked during the pre-sale on May 2, 2017. If packages remain following the pre-sale, the public on sale will begin on May 3, 2017 at 12:00 PM EDT on the Strings & Sol website.

Pricing for the all-inclusive packages at Now Sapphire start at $1549 per person for tropical view rooms with oceanfront view rooms starting at $1799 per person. Pricing for the all-inclusive packages at Dreams Riviera Cancun start at $1699 per person for garden view rooms, with oceanfront view rooms starting at $1899 per person. Package pricing includes accommodations, meals, beverages, activities, and shows for all four nights. Look for announcements on artist-hosted activities, theme nights, and community outreach with Positive Legacy in the coming months.

Strings & Sol is produced by Cloud 9 Adventures.  An industry leader in concert vacations on cruise ships and at all-inclusive resorts, Cloud 9 Adventures also produces Jam Cruise, Holy Ship!, Panic en la Playa (feat. Widespread Panic), My Morning Jacket’s One Big Holiday, Dominican Holidaze, Zac Brown Band’s Castaway with Southern Ground, The Avett Brothers At The Beach, and more to be announced.

Cloud 9 Adventures - Changing the Live Music Experience, Changing the Way Fans Vacation.

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 11:52 am

Today, the Blue Rose Foundation announces a special benefit show on June 10 at the Mystic Theatre in Petaluma, CA. Presenting Americana rocker Jackie Greene & Friends for this one night only event. All proceeds go towards a preschool scholarship fund and resource program for disadvantaged families provided by the Blue Rose Foundation.

Doors open at 7pm and show starts at 8pm. Tickets available here: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=7351685&pl=mystic

Blue Rose Foundation co-founder, Joe Poletto, produced the first Blue Rose Ball as a way of honoring the spirit and life of his longtime friend Joe Capone by establishing a scholarship fund in Capone’s name at Sonoma’s Old Adobe School. The fund raised over $25,000 in its first year, enough to fund five half-day, year-round preschool scholarships.

This year's Blue Rose Ball will feature Jackie Greene, an emerged singer-songwriter, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, prompting the New York Times to hail him "the Prince of Americana." The San Francisco Chronicle has said he is "a natural and intuitive connection with… just about any musical instrument." Jackie has been chasing a sense of authentic human connection through art since his teenage years in Central California, when he began self-recording and releasing his own music. NPR's World Café says his "sound seems at once achingly intimate, surprisingly energetic and unburdened by adherence to genre.” His critically acclaimed independent debut opened the door for career establishing tours with the likes of BB King, Mark Knopfler, Susan Tedeschi, and Taj Mahal, in addition to gracing festival stages from Bonnaroo to Outside Lands. Between studio albums and his own tours, Jackie has made time for gigs playing with Phil Lesh & Friends, The Black Crowes, Levon Helm, and Trigger Hippy.

Join Blue Rose Foundation and Jackie Greene for a night of music and entertainment on June 10 at Mystic Theatre in Petaluma, CA.

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 12:06 pm

Ekoostik hookah founding member and vocalist John Mullins passed away unexpectedly yesterday.  Mullins, along with keyboardist Dave Katz formed the core of the pioneering Ohio jamband after a chance meeting in a little bar in Columbus, Ohio in early 1991.

The two musicians found that they not only shared a love of music, but a birthday as well.  Soon after an impromptu jam session in Katz’s living room, guitarist Steve Sweney, drummer Steve Frye, and bass player Cliff Starbuck joined the two songwriters and Ekoostik hookah was born.  The band toured the nation extensively in the early 1990s, selling out iconic venues from the Wetlands in New York, to the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco.  Mullins left the band in August 1996 to follow his own path only to return a decade later, bringing back some of that old hookah vibe until his permanent departure in March of 2010.  While the Ekoostik hookah family is heartbroken by John’s passing, his music will be with us always and his indomitable spirit lives on in all of us.

Dave Katz of ekoostik hookah offered “I will forever be grateful that we met, and for the ‘magic’ that we were able to create together. I know that, had we not met, I would not be where I am today, or the person i am today. You and I only co-wrote one song, Under Full Sail. And, the first few lines of that song are what come to mind at this moment. "It all comes together. Sometimes fades, but never dies. Through different shades, from low to high." Poignant, to say the least. John, on this coming birthday, and every other one I am fortunate enough to celebrate, I will think of you, and what we accomplished together. You have certainly left your mark, and will be remembered by so many. Rest easy John Mullins.”

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 6:15 am

A little house, a little blues, a little funk, a little rock, and a whole lot of soul blast through BoomBox.

Since first emerging in 2004, founder, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Zion Rock Godchaux has been quietly seasoning this simmering recipe to perfection. However, it reaches a boiling point on his forthcoming 2018 fifth album, Western Voodoo [Heart of Gold Records].

At the same time, the Muscle Shoals, AL native stays true to what attracted countless fans in the first place.

“I remain open to anything you would hear coming out of a boombox,” he explains. “There are a lot of different vibes and angles, but it still adheres to a universal rhythm. This new record is the most musical and varied, yet it’s tightly wound in respect to that syncopation. There are only a few rules. It should be heavy groove. It should make you want to move. Overall, I’ve further developed the sound people are used to.”

Following up 2016’s fan favorite Bits & Pieces, the artist found himself at something of a crossroads. Longtime collaborator Russ Randolph amicably parted ways with the band at the end of the year. For the first time, Godchaux would solely produce the bulk of a BoomBox record by himself inside of his new studio, while DJ Harry joined on tour in January 2017. Another first, he even performed live bass on the album, opening up the creative palette dramatically.

“I’ve learned more about engineering and the technical aspects of recording.  It’s been a time of soul searching. I can follow any Ideas that I want to. So there’s a lot more organic instrumentation. I’m just trying to develop more sonic real.” Appropriately, he dubs the sound of Western Voodoo, “Dirty Disco Blues.” Within that realm, Godchaux fuses a funky strut with electronic energy and danceable swagger powerful enough to cast a spell of its own.

“You hear about different forms of magic around the world,” he goes on. “The West, in general, has its own voodoo influenced by the blues. That’s what shaped me as a musician growing up in this country. It’s hard to put in the words, but you know it when you hear it.”

You hear it in everything that BoomBox has done thus far. Over the course of four albums, the group has become a streaming favorite with numerous tracks cracking a million plays on Spotify. Moreover, they’ve made audiences groove everywhere from Electric Forest and Hangout Music Festival to High Sierra Music Festival. To welcome DJ Harry into the fold, they performed 75 shows in 2017, with that number expected to grow in 2018.

“Harry picked up everything in a really short amount of time,” he explains. “The parties are just as hot, if not hotter. The music is getting tighter. He stepped in and kept the plane in the air.”

In the end, the new music kicks off the brightest and boldest chapter yet for Godchaux. “Our best side is somewhat medicinal,” he leaves off. “All of the rhythms, melodies, and frequencies add up to these healing properties. I hope people feel rejuvenated and re-focused on some level when they hear us. That’s Western Voodoo.”

BoomBox will be in Denver at the Gothic Theater for a 3-Night Run -- Buy tickets here!

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 1:01 pm

The Werk Out Music and Arts Festival 2018 | Legend Valley Music Center and Campground

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 7:16 am

From their humble inception as an acoustic trio, The Drunken Hearts have evolved into an electric five-piece that is captivating audiences across the country. In those few years, the Colorado-based group has managed to make a name for itself in a state that is known for cultivating world-class music. The band fearlessly bottles a tempestuous, yet honest brand of Americana music - infusing spirited vocals with electric and acoustic instruments, and crafting heartfelt songs that are resonating with crowds everywhere.

Originally an outlet for lead singer and acoustic guitarist, Andrew McConathy, he knew in his heart the band must expand musically to satisfy a growing songbook of original material. It was this ideal that inspired a band capable of writing and performing songs that convey whispers of love and loss, while also delivering full-on rock anthems that chase down the American dream.

With this evolution, the band is releasing their most acclaimed album to date, The Prize, in March of 2018 - an album that fully realizes the unique yet familiar sound the five musicians evoke when they create and perform together night after night. The ten songs featured on The Prize seamlessly unite their poetic and thoughtful songwriting with impressive musicianship to bring each track alive. From the vulnerable and haunting, "Seasons," to the rowdy honkytonk-inspired "Broken Things," The Prize is a powerful statement to where The Drunken Hearts currently are, yet more importantly-where they are going.

Building on the release of The Prize, the band is touring the country from coast-to-coast, with stops at famed venues and festivals along the way. With notable performances at Electric Forest (MI), FloydFest (VA), Vertex (CO), Fayetteville Roots Fest (AR), Hangtown Music Festival (CA), Bohemian Nights at New West Fest (CO), Northwest String Summit (OR), and the band's very own YarmonyGrass (CO), the band is very much at home on the festival circuit. Tyra Sutak of Elevation Outdoors Magazine described her experience as "Magnetic. It's one of the only words my buddy and I could agree on to describe the feeling of the first time we caught Colorado-based band, The Drunken Hearts, live."

THE DRUNKEN HEARTS:
Andrew McConathy | Vocals, Acoustic Guitar Jon McCartan | Bass, Vocals Cody Russell | Pedal and Lap Steel, Banjo Kory Montgomery | Electric guitar, Vocals Alex Johnson | Drums

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 10:01 am

Innovative Giving Enhancement 501(c)(3) today announces the artist collective for the fourth annual Music and Art Immersion program happening in Barcelona, Spain October 5-14, 2018.  Participants no longer have to imagine ten days and nine nights of concerts and jams on the beach, in elegant flamenco palaces, classic gothic theaters, historic jazz clubs, acoustically perfect ancient squares, and historic concert halls.  They’re now the nightly backdrop for this trip’s cultural exchange for an experience that truly is once in a lifetime.

With its storied history; mind blowing art, architecture and music; magnificent venues; sublime cuisine, and late-night hours, Barcelona epitomizes the perfect Immersion locale. The collective of musicians and participants hold court all week long at the exquisite Onix Liceo. This perfectly situated luxury hotel serves as the headquarters for the event.  Completely converted into a visually-stunning atmospheric venue, IGE’s immersive experience is centered within its performance stages, chill spaces and collaborative art installations.

The initial musician lineup of the 2018 Barcelona Immersion includes Eric Krasno of Soulive and Lettuce; Paul Hoffman and Anders Beck of Greensky Bluegrass; Nicki Bluhm; Bill Nershi of String Cheese Incident; Holly Bowling; Grahame Lesh and Elliott Peck of Midnight North/Terrapin Family Band; Scott Law of Cosmic Twang: Ross James of Terrapin Family Band/Phil Lesh & Friends; Jilian Nershi of Honkytonk Homeslice, and Matt Butler of Everyone Orchestra. This group of Musical Ambassadors joins musical forces with a broad range of multi-genre European All Stars for intentionally immersive evenings filled with incredible international improvisation. 

IGE Founder Michael Becker notes the experience is truly like none other for participants and musicians alike: “It is one thing to see the artists in their bands, and quite another to experience them personally as they discover inspiration. IGE removes the artists from their bands and environments so that they explore, create and discover new musical contexts.” Expanding on the role of participants as creators not just as viewers he offers “each Immersion participant is an integral part of the community and responsible for the direction of the experience.”

With the fourth incarnation of the international community-building collective happening in early Fall 2018, tour participants properly summarize the transcendent nature of the experience. As noted by Jason Eig from Maryland, “We had an amazing experience with IGE in Venice. The performances and friendliness of the unbelievably talented musicians and outstanding hospitality of the hosts exceeded our expectation. It was truly a memorable experience which we will always cherish.”  

True cultural immersion occurs when IGE’s European partners, European All Stars in residence, and local friends, mesh with Immersion participants to bring direct benefit to Barcelona’s non-profits, artist communities and people.  

Complete information on immersion packages, rates, availability, and reservations are available at www.innogiven.org.

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 12:37 pm

Cloud 9 Adventures announces the return of Strings & Sol, the annual bluegrass-centric tropical concert vacation, held at the beloved all-inclusive Now Sapphire and Dreams Resort & Spa in Puerto Morelos. Now entering its seventh year, the event will take place on the beautiful coastline in the Riviera Maya region of Mexico from December 7-11, 2018. The live music performances are guaranteed to be an extraordinary experience for guests, set in a variety of unique venues – beach main stage, poolside gazebo, and an open-air palapa – all steps away from guestrooms and all-inclusive amenities.

This year’s lineup will feature Yonder Mountain String Band, Greensky Bluegrass, Railroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters, Leftover Salmon, Billy Strings, and The Lil Smokies. Greensky Bluegrass and Yonder Mountain String Band will perform three shows each while additional artists will have two performances respectively, all scheduled over the course of four nights. Special guests Lindsay Lou and The Shook Twins are also joining the party to perform and host late night sets and collaborations.

For the close-knit community of returning attendees, this unforgettable experience extends far beyond the stages to include a multitude of unique daily activities in addition to the always-incredible music. From artist-hosted workshops, poolside-contests and beach jam sessions, to theme nights, casual artist interactions and an autograph signing, this event is the ultimate experience for fans. Additionally, guests can book off-site excursions through Strings & Sol to explore the surrounding region’s beauty and culture.

Strings & Sol will also be offering a limited number of suites just down the beach from the main stage at Dreams Resort & Spa. Dreams Resort is a well-appointed, all-inclusive resort that is located less than 1 mile from Now Sapphire. Keeping the event at a limited capacity while offering a second resort option is a contemporary opportunity for guests. If staying at Dreams Resort & Spa, guests can easily connect to Now Sapphire throughout the day and night either by a quick beach walk or door-to-door complimentary shuttle service. Experience the best of both worlds with all the action of Now Sapphire at your fingertips and a second resort full of amenities to add a more relaxing element to your vacation. 

Strings & Sol is again partnering with charitable organization Positive Legacy, encouraging artists and fans to participate in a day of service and cultural connection in the community of Puerto Morelos as a way of giving back. The ongoing Positive Legacy project in this region has been the “Urban Garden Initiative,” a mission to bring the practice of community gardening to the local high school. The goal of the project is to share in the practice of gardening and create a local, sustainable fresh food source. Details for this year’s Day of Service will be announced in the coming months. 

Event details are as follows:

All-inclusive packages for returning Strings & Sol guests can be booked during the Pre-sale on April 4, 2018. If packages remain following the Pre-sale, the Public On Sale will begin on April 5, 2018 at 2:00pm EDT on the Strings & Sol website.

Pricing for the all-inclusive packages at Now Sapphire start at $1499 per person for tropical view rooms with ocean view rooms starting at $1799 per person. Pricing for the all-inclusive packages at Dreams Resort & Spa start at $1699 per person for garden view rooms, with various upgraded room types available. Package pricing includes accommodations, meals, beverages, activities, and shows for all four nights. Look for announcements on artist-hosted activities, theme nights, and community outreach with Positive Legacy in the coming months.

Strings & Sol is produced by Cloud 9 Adventures. An industry leader in concert vacations on cruise ships and at all-inclusive resorts, Cloud 9 Adventures also produces Jam Cruise, Holy Ship!, Panic en la Playa (feat. Widespread Panic), My Morning Jacket’s One Big Holiday, Dominican Holidaze, Zac Brown Band’s Castaway with Southern Ground, The Avett Brothers At The Beach, and more to be announced

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:25 am

Nestled in 150 acres of farmland surrounded by the Manistee National Forest, Hoxeyville Music Festival is a testament to pure north country peace and celebration.

Hoxeyville is the midwest's premier Americana and Roots festival. We boast two stages featuring national touring artists, and the best and brightest Michigan talent with an intimate capacity of three thousand. We are proud of our incredibly supportive community, safe, family friendly camping (and playground!), excellent kids' tent programming, unbelievable food, and an easily traversable site.

Hoxeyville is strategically located near various mountain biking trails and the Pine River—a national wild and scenic river, world class blue-ribbon trout stream and a renowned paddle sports playground. Kestelwoods restaurant, party store and campground are a convenient five minute walk from the festival grounds.

The 17th annual Hoxeyville Music Festival takes place August 17-19 in Wellston, MI

Your 2018 lineup features

Dawes

Leftover Salmon

The Infamous Stringdusters

One Night Stand Band feat. phoffman (Paul Hoffman) + Dave Bruzza (of Greensky Bluegrass)

Billy Strings x2

Steppin In It

Larry Keel

Luke Winslow-King

Lindsay Lou

The Sweet Water Warblers

Jon Stickley Trio

The Crane Wives

Airborne or Aquatic?

Richie and Rosie

The Insiders: A Tribute to Tom Petty

Artist at Large: Michael Arlen Bont (of Greensky Bluegrass)

Granny Devito w/ Seth Bernard & Scott Pellegrom

The Whistle Stop Revue

Breathe Owl Breathe

Jake Allen Band

Bigfoot Buffalo

Jen Sygit

Soul Patch

brotha James

Watching for Foxes

Gifts or Creatures

Cousin Curtiss

Herb & Hanson

Deep Fried Pickle Project Jug Band

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:13 am

Dark Star Orchestra is holding their seventh annual Dark Star Jubilee festival this coming Memorial Day May 25-27 at the venue which is now known as Legend Valley, in Thornville, Ohio. Back in 1993, it was known as Buckeye Lake Music Center, and on June 11, the Grateful Dead rolled into town. Nearly 25 years to the date, and at the same location, Dark Star Orchestra will be recreating the original band’s historic set during one of the night at The Jubilee in a rare, advanced announcement for the band to confirm a show they’re playing. Along with the announcement of the 1993 show, The Jubilee announced today the event performance schedule as well.

The lineup includes three full, two-set Dark Star Orchestra shows, Los Lobos, Hot Tuna (2 sets: acoustic & electric), The Infamous Stringdusters, Melvin Seals & DSO performing a JGB set, The Nth Power, California Kind, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Jeff Mattson & Friends, The Lil' Smokies, Holly Bowling, Dino English Quintet, Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads, & Kitchen Dwellers.

Advance GA & VIP tickets are available now via darkstarjubilee.com – Discounted Tier 2 GA & VIP tickets are available until Midnight, Tuesday, May 1, after which tickets jump up to the next pricing level.

Original Grateful Dead setlist for 6/11/93 – Thornville, OH
Set 1:
Jack Straw

Foolish Heart

The Same Thing

Lazy River Road

Tom Thumb's Blues

Masterpiece

So Many Roads

Promised Land

Set 2:

Eyes of the World

Playin' in the Band

Uncle John's Band

Corina

drums

The Wheel

All Along the Watchtower

Black Peter

Sugar Magnolia

Encore: Brokedown Palace

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 8:26 am

Hosting the musical memory of one of the Grateful Dead’s most beloved, historic shows, Dark Star Orchestra has pledged to recreate the July 8, 1978 performance at Red Rocks Amphitheater at the iconic venue 40 years to the day of its original performance. The band announces today that original Grateful Dead member Donna Jean Godchaux will be making a guest appearance on stage with the band at the upcoming July 8 performance. Having performed with The Dead at the ’78 show, Donna Jean notes “I refer to Red Rocks as the hallowed hall of Rock-n-Roll; one of the most amazing venues in the country.  I loved playing there with the Grateful Dead and am looking forward to playing there with Dark Star Orchestra. It will be a blast!”

Members of DSO are also thrilled at the opportunity to perform with Donna at Red Rocks, especially recreating this infamous show. “I've had the privilege and the pleasure of playing guitar in Donna Jean's band for many years, so I can attest better than most to the beauty and soulfulness of her singing and songwriting. To have her back on the same stage she sang on 40 years ago will be an honor and a treasured event,” says Jeff Mattson, Dark Star Orchestra lead guitarist/vocalist.  Dark Star vocalist Lisa Mackey offers a soulful take on the collaboration noting “from the very first day I met Donna Jean, I have felt her presence about 1-2 minutes before I see her shining face.” 

Another highlight of DSO’s Red Rocks announcement today includes the news that Grateful Dead recording engineer, Betty Cantor-Jackson, will be on hand at the Red Rocks show to document the performance in her trademark manner. Deadheads & audiophiles know her infamous ‘Betty Boards’ as the tangible, audio supply chain to the band’s timeless live shows, having created & shared her crystal-clear audio recordings of some of the band’s most vibrant output, including the original 1978 Red Rocks performance. 

In more immediate Dark Star Orchestra news, at the upcoming Dark Star Orchestra performance at Boston’s Wilbur Theater, Thursday May 10, Jeff Mattson has been offered the opportunity to perform with hand-crafted Doug Irwin guitar, Wolf, used by Jerry Garcia in the 70s and 80s, including at the legendary 1978 Red Rocks performances.

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 10:51 am

Fresh off the heels of their inaugural Camp Greensky Music Festival in Michigan, today Greensky Bluegrass dropped the details for their two-leg, nationwide fall tour.

Spanning cities coast to coast, the band starts tour with two shows in New Jersey at the Outlaw Music Festival sharing a bill with Willie Nelson, Van Morrison, Tedeschi Trucks Band and others on September 15 & 16 before returning to Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheater for two nights September 22 & 23. Following the mile high performances, the first leg of tour winds through the Midwest and culminates in the Northeast on October 7.

A pair of two-night stands in the Pacific Northwest kicks off on Halloween in Portland then onto Seattle before weaving through California and the Southwest before wrapping with a trio of dates in Texas.  Fan Club tickets are available now through GreenskyBluegrass.com and public on sale for fall tour begins Friday, June 22.

With the band's upcoming appearances at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival next weekend, the band recently confirmed its collaboration with Telluride Brewing Co., to launch Greensky: An American Lager, which will be available in limited quantities at retailers across Colorado this summer. Information is available at:  telluridebrewingco.com.

Greensky Bluegrass Fall Tour 2018:

9/15 - Camden, NJ - Outlaw Music Festival
9/16 - Holmdel, NJ - Outlaw Music Festival
9/21 - Denver, CO - The Ogden Theatre
9/22 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre %
9/23 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre @
9/26 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown *
9/27 - Des Moines, IA - Brenton Skating Plaza *
9/28 - St. Paul, MN - Palace Theatre *
9/29 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater *
9/30 - Columbia, MO - Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival
10/2 - Fort Wayne, IN - The Clyde Theatre
10/4 - Asheville, NC - Salvage Station
10/5 - Arrington, VA - The Festy Experience
10/6 - Port Chester, NY - The Capitol Theatre
10/7 - Stratton Mountain, VT - Stratton Mountain Resort
10/31 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre #
11/1 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre #
11/2 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox #
11/3 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox #
11/7 - Crystal Bay, NV - The Crystal Bay Club/Crown Room #
11/8 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre #
11/9 - San Diego, CA - Observatory North Park #
11/10 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre #
11/12 - Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren #
11/14 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Jones Assembly #
11/15 - Houston, TX - House of Blues #
11/16 - Austin, TX - Stubbs BBQ #
11/17 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater #
12/7 - 12/11 - Puerto Morelos, Mexico - Strings & Sol

% - with The California Honeydrops
@ - with Turkuaz
*  - with Ghost Light
# - with The Lil Smokies
 

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 7:42 am

Greensky Bluegrass is returning to The Riviera Theatre in Chicago, IL to ring in 2019 with a four-night New Year's Eve run December 28 - 31, 2018.  A limited amount of discounted four-day passes are available now via the band’s fan club lottery at http://bit.ly/GBRIVNYE open through Thursday, September 13 at 3pm CT.  Tickets are available via the general public on sale beginning Friday, September 14 at 10am CT.

Greensky Bluegrass kicks off their fall-tour in two weeks with three Colorado shows, beginning a pair of sold out shows (Ogden Theater & Red Rocks, Night One) then the final Red Rocks show on Sunday, September 23 with support from Turkuaz. With special guests Ghost Light and The Lil Smokies opening various shows, the band weaves through the Midwest and East Coast before wrapping the first leg of the Fall Tour at Stratton Mountain, Vermont. Fall Tour Leg 2 begins in the Pacific Northwest with a pair of two-night shows, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at the Roseland Theater in Portland, OR and Nov. 2 and 3 at The Showbox in Seattle, WA. Greensky winds their way down the coast with stops in Tahoe, San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles before heading east to Phoenix and Oklahoma City where they wrap the tour with three nights in Texas: Houston, Austin, Dallas. 

Full details are available at www.greenskybluegrass.com

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 10:43 am

As an alternative to the campout festival, the inaugural 4848 Festival is offering festival lovers an evolved summer experience. Taking place July 11 - 13 atop Snowshoe Mountain in Snowshoe, WV (at 4848’ above sea level), patrons get everything a festival has to offer, while experiencing premier accommodations within the resort’s Mountain Village, complete with modern amenities atypical to a three-day summer festival.

4848 Festival performing artists include:

Greensky Bluegrass (two nights)

Umphrey’s McGee

The Infamous Stringdusters

Lettuce

Railroad Earth

The Marcus King Band

Billy Strings

Turkuaz

Fruition

Rayland Baxter

Orgone

Ragin Fyah

The Nth Power

Cris Jacobs Band

The Hip Abduction

Ghost of Paul Revere

Joshua Davis

Nathan Moore

All Good Presents, curators of the seminal All Good Music Festival, returns to West Virginia with the debut 4848 Festival headlined by two nights of Greensky Bluegrass and Umphrey’s McGee. Greensky Bluegrass, fresh off the January release of their latest album, All for Money, have been packing venues coast to coast and recently featured in Rolling Stone, NPR, The Washington Post and more. Umphrey’s McGee continues to amaze audiences nationally with jaw-dropping instrumental virtuosity and airtight songcraft, communicating their progressive wizardry nightly within their explosive live shows.

Snowshoe covers 11,000 acres in the Appalachian Mountain Range and includes the second highest point in West Virginia at 4848’.  Snowshoe Mountain Resort, touted as the best ski resort in the region, delivers a phenomenal summertime outdoor playground for ‘festivacation’.

4848 Festival features the performances of 18 genre busting acts, offering over 30 hours of stellar live music within the All Good Presents festival experience.  Snowshoe Mountain’s ‘Fun Pass’ is included with each ticket, presenting new options for summer music festival experiences: scenic lift rides, Split Rock pools, zipline, climbing wall, along with Shavers Lake activities including swimming, paddle boats, canoes, kayaks, as well as hiking trails, beach, and lakeside hammocks.

Numerous GA & VIP packages for 4848 Festival offer various lodging options including studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom experiences; with a limited number of rooms furnishing patrons with a festival stage facing balcony. At the base of the mountain, tent camping options are also available with complimentary shuttles and ski lift rides to the Mountain Village and 4848 Festival grounds. All 4848 Festival room packages are available on a limited availability basis.

A wide variety of 4848 Festival ticket packages including everything from Mountain Village condo-like accommodations, VIP suites, to GA rooms as well as primitive tent camping options go on sale Tuesday, February 19 at 10 AM ET via www.4848Festival.com.

Before 4848 Festival packages go on sale next week, the event is giving away a general admission package including full-weekend festival tickets and an entire one-bedroom that sleeps four; to one lucky winner and three of their friends. Details on the contest, with the festival and room package valued at over $1200, are available at http://bit.ly/4848FestivalContest

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 8:48 am

Innovative Giving Enhancement (IGE) today announces the artist collective for the fifth annual Music and Art Immersion program happening in Lisbon, Portugal October 4-13, 2019.  Participants experience ten days and nine nights of concerts, jams and the many international musical collaborations at the heart of the Immersive experience.

Participants move throughout Lisbon’s diverse urban canvas as they experience a broad range of musical performances held across a palette of sublime, curious venues. With its storied history; mind blowing art, architecture and music; magnificent venues and sublime cuisine, blazing hot Lisbon epitomizes the perfect Immersion locale.

The 2019 Lisbon Music and Art Immersion is shaping up as IGE’s ultimate immersive experience fielding the most extensive lineup to date. One no longer need imagine multiple concerts and jams shifting from club to cathedral, palace to museum, quaint theater to scientific society, or in the freshly refurbished Convento do Salvador, IGE’s exquisite headquarters performance space in medieval Alfama, the heart of Lisbon’s ancient pedestrian core. They’re now the daily and nightly backdrop for the cross-cultural exchange at the heart of each uniquely crafted IGE Immersion.

The musician lineup of the 2019 Lisbon Music and Art Immersion includes:

Anders Beck & Paul Hoffman (Greensky Bluegrass)

Holly Bowling (Ghost Light, soloist)

Ross James & Scott Law (Terrapin Family Band, Phil and Friends and Cosmic Twang)

Nicki Bluhm

Mihali Savoulidis (Twiddle)

Elliott Peck & Grahame Lesh (Midnight North and Terrapin Family Band)

Natalie Cressman and James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band)

Ian Faquini

Sam Grisman

Matt Butler

For the first time, IGE welcomes an entire band to the lineup with Fruition; including Jay Cobb Anderson, Mimi Naja, Kellen Asebroek, Jeff Leonard and Tyler Thompson. These Musical Ambassadors join musical forces with a broad range of multi-genre European All-Stars for intentionally immersive collaborations and momentous improvisational performances.

IGE Founder Michael Becker notes the experience is truly like none other for participants and musicians alike: “It is one thing to see the artists in their bands, and quite another to experience them personally as they discover inspiration. IGE removes the artists from their bands and environments so that they explore, create and discover new musical contexts.” Expanding on the role of participants as creators not just as viewers he offers “each Immersion participant is an integral part of the community and responsible for the direction of the experience.”

With the fifth incarnation of the international community-building collective happening in October 2019, past Immersion participants’ express the transcendent nature of the experience. Keith Moseley of String Cheese Incident notes: “For me, the IGE immersion is truly unique.  It’s not a gig, it’s not a vacation, it’s an opportunity to be who we are, among friends. Lovers of culture, of language, of food, of lifestyle. It’s about special musical collaborations in sublime settings.  It’s about sharing laughter and wonder and song in enchanting European locations.  It’s about tuning in to the local vibe and rhythms and soaking them up.  It’s less about performing music, and  more about playing it out of joy, inspiration and gratitude fueled by the immersive experience."

Paul Hoffman of Greensky Bluegrass believes: “An IGE immersion is like no musical excursion you will participate in. It’s incomparable to any vacation - becoming a community in a foreign land to appreciate culture, art and music is the way to get to know a city like you never can sightseeing alone. On Immersions you are simultaneously a traveller and at home with a group of common minded people.”

True cultural immersion occurs when IGE’s European partners, European All Stars in residence, and local friends, mesh with Immersion participants to bring direct benefit to Barcelona’s non-profits, artist communities and people.  Participants Lili and Ron Zweibaum offer IGE is “an absolutely fabulous experience. A small group of like minded folks and the music and spirit that brings them together, all packaged together with some travel experience in Barcelona. We have been around the block a few times and I can say that in almost 50 years of listening to this music and being a part of this community, this was our finest experience ever.”

Complete information on immersion packages, rates, availability, and reservations are available at www.innogiven.org

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 10:14 am

Cloud 9 Adventures announces the return of Strings & Sol, the annual bluegrass-centric tropical concert vacation, to the beautiful coastline in Puerto Morelos, Mexico. Venturing into its eighth year, the event will take place at the beloved all-inclusive Now Sapphire and Dreams Resort & Spa from December 12-16, 2019. The live music performances are highly anticipated and coveted by guests for their uniqueness, set in a variety of intimate venues – beach main stage, poolside gazebo, and an open-air palapa – all steps away from guests’ suites and all-inclusive amenities.

The schedule will feature three shows from both Yonder Mountain String Band and Greensky Bluegrass with two shows each from Railroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters, Leftover Salmon, and Horseshoes & Hand Grenades. Additionally, The Del McCoury Band, The Travelin’ McCourys, and The Sweet Lillies will perform one show each over the course of the four nights. Special guests Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman will join the party for collaborations and sit-ins.

Extending far beyond the stage, the Strings & Sol experience has cultivated a close-knit community of returning guests, first time attendees, artists, and staff. A multitude of casual artist interactions provide the ultimate vacation for bluegrass fans, from instrument workshops and beach jam sessions to poolside contests and theme nights. In addition to the happenings on property, guests can book off-site excursions through Strings & Sol to explore the beauty and culture of the surrounding Mayan Riviera region extending from Cancun to Tulum.  

A limited number of suites will be offered just down the beach from the main stage at Dreams Resort & Spa. Dreams Resort is well appointed, all-inclusive and located less than 0.5 mile from Now Sapphire. If staying at Dreams Resort & Spa, guests can easily connect to Now Sapphire throughout the day and night by a quick beach walk or complimentary door-to-door shuttle service. Enjoy the best of both worlds with all the action of Now Sapphire at your fingertips and a second resort full of amenities, additional dining options, and room service to add a more relaxing element to your vacation. 

Strings & Sol is again partnering with charitable organization Positive Legacy, encouraging artists and fans to participate in a day of service and cultural connection in the community of Puerto Morelos as a way of giving back. Positive Legacy’s ongoing projects in the region help bring additional educational and medical services to the local community, with hands-on opportunities for guests to get involved. Details for this year’s Day of Service will be announced in the coming months. 

Event details are as follows:

All-inclusive packages for returning Strings & Sol guests can be booked during the Pre-sale on April 17, 2019. If packages remain following the Pre-sale, the Public On Sale will begin on April 18, 2019 at 12:00pm ET on the Strings & Sol website.

 Pricing for the all-inclusive packages at Now Sapphire start at $1599 per person for tropical view rooms with ocean view rooms starting at $1899 per person. Pricing for the all-inclusive packages at Dreams Resort & Spa start at $1699 per person for garden view rooms, with various upgraded room types available. Package pricing includes accommodations, meals, beverages, activities, and shows for all four nights. Look for announcements on artist-hosted activities, theme nights, and community outreach with Positive Legacy in the coming months.

Strings & Sol is brought to you by Cloud 9 Adventures. Cloud 9 Adventures is the premier provider of international concert vacations at all-inclusive resorts and on luxurious cruise ships, bringing bands and fans together in intimate settings, creating unforgettable memories & life-changing experiences since 2003. In addition to Strings & Sol, Cloud 9 Adventures’ portfolio also includes The Avett Brothers At The Beach, Brandi Carlile’s Girls Just Wanna Weekend, Closer to the Sun (feat. Slightly Stoopid), Panic en la Playa (feat. Widespread Panic), My Morning Jacket’s One Big Holiday, Holidaze, Zac Brown Band’s Castaway with Southern Ground, Jam Cruise, and Holy Ship!

Cloud 9 Adventures - Changing the Live Music Experience, Changing the Way Fans Vacation.

http://www.cloud9adventures.com

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 10:31 am

On a Grateful Dead National Holiday (May 8), touring juggernaut Dark Star Orchestra announces today their plans to return to the Jewel Paradise Cove in Runaway Bay, Jamaica for their eighth annual “Jam in the Sand” oceanside festival January 14-18, 2020. Featuring four nights of two-set shows from Dark Star Orchestra, the event will also host three shows from each of the special guests: Melvin Seals & JGB along with Donna the Buffalo. The all-inclusive festival includes all meals and drinks at the gorgeous Jewel Paradise Cove Resort & Spa Runaway Bay, a scenic oceanfront location offering multiple restaurants and bars to ensure fans are always be able to find the meal or cold beverages they desire.

The presale will start Monday, May 13 at 9am ET and will last until 11:59pm ET on Tuesday, May 14. All returning guests from the past two years will be receiving a token code from Island Gigs that will be emailed to you later this week or weekend. This code will allow access for only those assigned codes to make a reservation between May 13 at 9am ET and May 14 at 11:59pm ET. Complete event details are available at http://www.DSOJamInTheSand.com.

DSO returns to the road Thursday for a run of shows that ends at their own, stateside festival: Dark Star Jubilee. The tour kicks off Thursday, May 9 at the Wilbur in Boston (where Jeff Mattson performed with Jerry Garcia’s Wolf guitar last time) winding through the Northeast hitting Long Island, Penn’s Peak, Washington, D.C., New Jersey, a pair of shows at the legendary Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY before heading west to Buffalo and then ending with a packed weekend at The Jubilee. The festival is held May 24-26 at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio featuring 3 nights of DSO plus Chris Robinson Brother, The Marcus King Band, Leftover Salmon, Billy Strings, Dumpstaphunk, Donna the Buffalo, The Lil Smokies and many more. Complete details available at http://www.darkstarjubilee.com

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 4:30 pm

Adding to its already stacked lineup featuring Railroad Earth, two sets of Billy Strings, Dave Bruzza: Unsafe at Any Speed, Keller Williams & The Keels, the Hoxeyville Music Festival today adds three national acts to join in the celebration in Wellston, MI August 16 -18. Held in the heart of the Manistee National Forest, the same home for the Camp Greensky Music Festival happening next weekend, Hoxeyville augments its 2019 billing by adding Leftover Salmon, Anders Osborne, and Go Rounds to the bill. The complete lineup features:

Railroad Earth

Leftover Salmon

Billy Strings (2 sets)

Dave Bruzza: Unsafe At Any Speed

Keller Williams & The Keels

Anders Osborne

Fruition

Lindsay Lou

The Go Rounds

May Erlewine & The Motivations

Airborne or Aquatic

Larry Keel Experience

The Crane Wives

Front Country

Trout Steak Revival

Luke Winslow-King

The Insiders: Tom Petty Tribute Band

The Ragbirds

Chicago Farmer

Public Access

Gregory Stovetop

Lockwood Music

Full Cord

Nicholas James and the Bandwagon

Biomassive Silent Disco

Deep Fried Pickle Project Jug Band

Jonathan Timm

Political Lizard

Hoxeyville is one of the Midwest's premier Americana and Roots festival, boasting two stages featuring national touring artists, and the best and brightest Michigan talent with an intimate capacity of three thousand. Hoxeyville is strategically located near various mountain biking trails and the Pine River—a national wild and scenic river, world class blue-ribbon trout stream and a renowned paddle sports playground. Advance tickets are available now at www.hoxeyville.com where children five and under are free with an attending adult.

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 11:09 am

With Summer clearly on the horizon, today Greensky Bluegrass announces plans for a nationwide Fall Tour.  Kicking off in Arizona and traversing the entire country, the band will be hitting familiar venues and debuting at some new locations.

With the band’s Camp Greensky Music Festival (www.campgreensky.com) happening this weekend in Northern Michigan, the band has plotted Fall Tour 2019 dates from September and into November including:

9/5 – Tuscon, AZ – Rialto Theatre
9/6 – Phoenix, AZ  - The Van Buren
9/7 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
9/8 – San Diego, CA – Humphrey’s By the Bay
9/13 – 15 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
9/18 – Des Moines, IA – Brenton Skating Plaza
9/19 – Indianapolis, IN – Garfield Park
9/20 – Louisville, KY  - Bourbon & Beyond Festival
9/21 – North Adams, MA – FreshGrass Music Festival
9/22 – East Aurora, NY – Borderland Festival
9/25 – Pelham, TN – The Caverns
9/26 – Columbus, OH – Express Live
9/27 – Richmond, VA – Music At Maymont
9/28 – Athens, GA  - Terrapin Recfest
9/29 – Salem, VA – Salem Civic Center
10/2 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
10/3 – Birmingham, AL – Avondale Brewing Co.
10/4 – New Orleans, LA – Joy Theater
10/31 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
11/1 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
11/2 – St. Paul, MN -  Palace Theatre

Fan club presale lottery request period is underway now with public on-sale happening this Friday, June 7. Complete details are available at https://greenskybluegrass.com/#!/events

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 5:07 pm

Greensky Bluegrass returns to the Riverside Theater for a special three-night run to ring in the new year!  Joined by very special guests and bluegrass mavericks Horseshoes & Hand Grenades on December 29 and 30, Greensky Bluegrass will take the stage as a solo headliner for an epic New Year’s Eve show that will feature a 3 set performance and balloon drop at midnight.

lans were also announced today for the band’s return to its original hometown of Kalamazoo, Michigan with a duo of shows at the State Theatre November 29, 30 with special guests Michigan Rattlers supporting both nights.

Fan club lottery is live now at www.greenskybluegrass.com with general on-sale kicking off 9/6.

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 11:51 am

All Good Presents debuted another mountaintop event in West Virginia, the 4848 Festival. Today, organizers announced the 2020 version of the event happening July 9 – 11 at Snowshoe Mountain Resort in Showshoe, WV. Complete 4848 Festival details will be coming soon regarding artist announcements, room packages and ticket details; info will be announced via www.4848festival.com.

The inaugural 2019 event featured two nights of headlining shows from Greensky Bluegrass, along with sets from Umphrey’s McGee, Billy Strings, Turkuaz, The Infamous Stringdusters, Railroad Earth, Rayland Baxter, The Marcus King Band, Fruition, Cris Jacobs Band, The Nth Power, Orgone, & many more.

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 5:01 pm

Innovative Giving Enhancement (IGE) releases today the dates of the 2020 Music and Art Immersion: a matchless adventure which plunges each participant into the heart of Prague’s timeless cultural scene. Through the intimate IGE Music and Art Immersion experience held October 2 - 11, 2020 in Prague, boundaries dissolve between superstar musicians and fans, performers and spectators, participants and environments.

Immersion concerts and jams integrate American Musical Ambassadors with the finest of European All-Star players in performances exclusively for the handful of IGE participants and local charities over the course of ten days and nine nights. By design, each participant is woven within the fabric of every uniquely crafted daily experience. Together, participants experience intimate collaborations of curated supergroups, encounter art and foster community with their favorite musical icons.

Throughout Prague's diverse urban canvas, Immersion participants enjoy daily and nightly concerts and unique musical performances across a palette of atmospheric venues, shifting from jazz hall to synagogue, rock theater to cathedral, chateau to vaudeville boat, disco to ancient pub.

Beyond the musical connections, IGE participants bring direct benefit to local Prague nonprofits and artist communities.  IGE Musical Ambassadors, European All-Stars in Residence, Czech partners, local friends and guests collaborate to support IGE’s nonprofit partners, and other local organizations.

Paul Hoffman of Greensky Bluegrass offers insights on his experience within the IGE Immersion the past three years, stating “an IGE immersion is like no musical excursion you will participate in. It’s incomparable to any vacation; becoming a community in a foreign land to appreciate culture, art and music is the way to get to know a city like you never can sightseeing alone. On Immersions you are simultaneously a traveler and at home with a group of common-minded people.”

Music industry insiders have unique impressions of the IGE Immersive experience. Kristen Sommer-Swager co-owner of Symbiotic Event Services believes “This experience was like no other that I've ever had traveling. The iconic venues and musical collaborations set the stage for the most memorable shows I've ever seen.”

Reservations for IGE’s 2020 Prague Music and Art Immersion are available now with capacity extremely limited to retain the intimacy of the Immersive environment. Spaces can be held for a deposit of $250. Complete details on 2020 registrations, participant & artist testimonials, along with photo & video recaps of prior trips can be found at www.innogiven.org

Wed, 12/18/2019 - 9:09 am

The July 2019 debut of the 4848 Festival created something extraordinary: a refreshing alternative to the traditional campout festival. The sophomore event returns July 9 – 11, 2020 with an evolved summer experience, held atop Snowshoe Mountain in Snowshoe, WV - at 4848’ above sea level.  Thousands of festival lovers descend from all over the nation to soak in everything the mountaintop festival has to offer on stage, while enjoying premier accommodations within the resort’s Mountain Village, complete with modern amenities atypical to a three-day summer festival.

4848 Festival performing artists include:

Greensky Bluegrass (two nights)

Grace Potter

Billy Strings

TBA

Galactic featuring Anjelika Jelly Joseph

Keller & The Keels

Twiddle

The Motet

Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Goose

Easy Star All-Stars

The Lil Smokies

Toubab Krewe

The Commonheart

ONA

Ghost-Note

Jon Stickley Trio

Ryan Montbleau

Christopher Paul Stelling

Jake Krack

Katie Henry

All Good Presents, curators of the seminal All Good Music Festival, returned to West Virginia in July 2019 with the debut 4848 Festival anchored by two nights of Greensky Bluegrass.

The mountaintop comes alive again in 2020 as the 4848 Festival features performances of 20 plus genre busting acts, 30 plus hours of stellar live music, crowd performers, kids activities, craft beer, delightful foods & authentic craft vendors.  Snowshoe Mountain’s ‘Fun Pass’ is included with each ticket, presenting new possibilities for summer music festival experiences.

Outdoor offerings at 4848 Festival include average highs of 82 and lows of 60 degrees, scenic lift rides, Split Rock pools, zipline, climbing wall, along with Shavers Lake activities including swimming, paddle boats, canoes, kayaks, as well as hiking trails, beach, and lakeside hammocks. Snowshoe covers 11,000 acres in the Appalachian Mountain Range and includes the second highest point in West Virginia at 4848’.  Snowshoe Mountain Resort, touted as the best ski resort in the region, delivers a phenomenal summertime outdoor playground for ‘festivacation’.

GA & VIP packages for 4848 Festival offer numerous lodging options including studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom experiences; with a limited number of rooms furnishing VIP patrons with a festival stage facing balcony. At the base of the mountain, tent camping options are also available with complimentary shuttles and ski lift rides to the Mountaintop Village and 4848 Festival grounds. All 4848 Festival room packages are available on a limited basis. 

A wide variety of 4848 Festival ticket packages including everything from Mountain Village condo-like GA and VIP accommodations, as well as camping, RV packages and stand-alone festival tickets – all go on sale Friday, December 20 at 10 AM ET via www.4848Festival.com

Thu, 01/02/2020 - 1:38 pm

SweetWater 420 Fest announces additions to the SweetWater 420 Fest 2020 lineup performing April 24-26, 2020 at Centennial Olympic Park. Lineup includes Oysterhead, Trey Anastasio Band (2 sets), Cage The Elephant, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead (2 sets), The Revivalists, Lake Street Dive, The Floozies, Dr. Dog, Lettuce, Toots &; The Maytals, Tank And The Bangas, The Marcus King Band, Larkin Poe, Futurebirds, Twiddle, Collie Buddz, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Funk You, Delta Rae, Doom Flamingo, Marco Benevento, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Andy Frasco & The UN, Ruby Velle &; The Soulphonics, Aqueous, Liz Cooper & The Stampede, Iya Terra, Illiterate Light, Jessy Wilson, Ayla Nereo, Neal Francis, AFTM, Juice, The Ries Brothers, Pip The Pansy, The North 41, KrisB’s Midnight Railroad, Migrant Worker, Kendall Street Company, Schema, Three Star Revival + another lineup addition coming in January.

3-Day General Admission & 3-Day VIP ticketing options are available now. SweetWater 420 Festival Peachtree Road Race qualifier 420 Fest 5K returns April 25.

420 Fest will continue its eco-friendly focus with waste diversion, compost creation, Planet 420 environmental village, charitable donations and recyclable cups. In total 420 Fest has diverted more than 240,000 lbs. from landfills by recycling and created 60,000 lbs. of compost. Charity auction 4:19 Got A Minute to Give has raised nearly $50,000 in two years.

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 9:16 am

Supporting their critically acclaimed 2019 studio release, All For Money, Greensky Bluegrass spent the last year on the road focusing on the very thing that draws their dedicated fanbase to come and see them time and time again: performing live. Today they introduce the first installment of a new series released exclusively on Spotify, titled “Courage For The Road”. The band offers up 14 songs, hand-selected from various performances on their Fall 2019 tour, remixed and mastered by their longtime studio engineer Glenn Brown.

Vocalist/mandolinist Paul Hoffman says “We keep it fresh by cycling through a large catalog of music scattering in things we haven’t played in years or only pass twice per year. Much of the material also contains large improvisational sections that take a new life every time we play it. Keeping ourselves on our toes seems to translate to fans. Follow the band for a week and you might hear 90 different songs. Greensky Bluegrass releases soundboard recordings of nearly every live performance. Each show is unique as the band shuffles through a catalog of over two hundred songs and the spirit of improvisation makes each night so different. Here’s a taste of one tour. 21 shows in 31 days featuring over 150 unique songs. “Courage for the Road” is 90 min of music selected by the band from throughout the tour. We hope you enjoy.”

Listen now on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/6A4fhvxRMmroLMAyglVgw7?si=03e3xE6lTO6ukhk5YR94Vg

Greensky Bluegrass kicks off their Winter Tour Wednesday, January 15 at The Pageant in St. Louis – full tour dates available at GreenskyBluegrass.com