High Sierra Quincy, CA // July 3-6, 2014
Escape to the high mountains of northern California for the 24th Annual High Sierra Music Festival. Combining bluegrass, rock, electronic, reggae and jazz, this fest continuously packs the punch. Celebrate Independence Day with Widespread Panic, Beats Antique, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Lettuce, Punch Brothers, Greensky Bluegrass, , and Carolina Chocolate Drops! See ya on the mountain!
Briggs Farm Blues Festival
Nescopeck, PA /// July 11 & 12, 2014
This northeastern PA fest packs an intimate experience with giants of the blues. You won’t want to miss Howlin’ Wolf’s sax/band leader Eddie Shaw. Bernard Allison, Luther Allison’s son, headlines on Friday with his mix of blues, soul, funk and rock. Kids under 12 have free entry—this would be their perfect introduction to real music.
Windsor, Ontario // July 13, 2014
Canada’s premier blues festival is back again this year, spreading the blues across the great white north from Windsor to London. Previous lineups showcased Scott Holt, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band and Alto Reed’s Motor City AllStars, Ten Years After, Homemade Jamz Blues Band and Harper & Midwest Kind. Can’t decide between Windsor or London? Don’t fret; most of the bands are playing split double-duty bills by performing sets in both cities on alternating days.
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival
Oak Hill, NY // July 17 – 20, 2014
This family-friendly four-day festival is all bluegrass, an appropriate mix of traditional, contemporary, old time, new grass, jamgrass and dance bands, along with music workshops, showcases and fun activities for kids. Celebrate Del McCoury’s 75th Birthday Delebration, with many more familiar faces like Steep canyon Rangers, Jim Lauderdale and the Gibson Brothers!
Great South Bay Music Festival
Patchogue, NY // July 18 – 20, 2014
B.B. King is headlining. Need I say more? Located just 90 minutes outside of NYC, the Shorefront Park allows fans to enjoy a cool ocean breeze while getting down on a diverse mix of live music, from jazz to rock. The GSBMF is also committed to decreasing its carbon footprint, working together with local company Go Solar Inc. to provide live music that’s partially powered by solar energy.
Home County Music & Art Festival
London, Ontario CAN // July 18 – 20, 2014
In its 41st year, this summer tradition for indie/roots music fans, is renowned for its stellar musical line-up of exclusively Canadian musicians. Victoria Park comes alive with evening main-stage concerts, three afternoon workshop stages and a children’s area. Experience this ‘admission by donation’ / ‘pay what you can’ event named in 2011 as one of Canada’s TOP 10 summer music festivals by CBC Radio 3 – and it’s all just a 2 hour drive from Buffalo or Detroit.
Newport Folk Festival
Newport, RI // July 25-27, 2014
Rhode Island’s sparkling harbors channel the folk revival for a weekend retreat. Queen of Soul Mavis Staples, Band of Horses, Shovels and Rope, the Milk Carton Kids, Dawes, Trampled By Turtles and Lucero.
Pennsylvania Blues Fest
Blue Mountain, PA // July 25 – 27, 2014
This festival was formerly known as the Pocono Blues Festival, but don’t let the name change fool you: its still got soul. This year marks the 23rd anniversary of live blues music in the Poconos. Last year, get excited for Bev Conlin, Slam Allen, Mikey Junior, Joe Mac & Lonnie Shields with WDIY 88.1 fm, Lehigh Valley’s Community NPR Station sponsoring the hoorah!
Gathering of the Vibes
Bridgeport, CT // July 31 – August 3, 2014
What started as a memorial party to honor the late Jerry Garcia has turned into a 19-year-strong festival that invites not only Deadheads, but music fans of all genres. Gathering of the Vibes will return to Seaside Park in Bridgeport, CT. Hang out with John Fogerty, Widespread Panic, Maceo Parker, and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead—and then brag about it to all of your friends.
The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival
Hudson Valley, NY // August 14 – 17, 2014
Now in its fifth year, this fest highlights local talent alongside top name artists such as Dave Liebman, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Abercrombie and Steve Swallow. The greater Hudson Valley boasts a number of great B&B’s, shops and restaurants in a bucolic country setting with a city vibe for jazz. Performances are in several venues and locations, with up and coming Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center as the “featured” venue; many of the shows are free. Check our website for the full schedule and additional information.
The Peach Music Festival
Scranton, PA // August 14-17, 2014
Head to Montage Mountain for the Allman Brothers Band’s annual festival. Highlights will include Bob Weir & Ratdog, Trey Anastasio Band, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band and the ABB performing Eat A Peach! This will be the last festival Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks perform with ABB. Don’t miss out.
Outside Lands Festival
San Francisco, CA // August 8 – 10, 2014
Sprawling across the Golden Gate Park, this megafest celebrates its seventh birthday. This fest is also one of the greenest in all the land, utilizing the Eco Lands at Speedway Meadow as the green epicenter of the event. Eco Lands will be home to the Panhandle Stage (a completely solar-powered stage), water bottle refilling stations and valet bike parking so you can decrease your carbon footprint. Tom Petty will be there, and hundreds more.
Philadelphia Folk Festival
Schwenksville, PA // August 15 – 17, 2014
The Philadelphia Folk Festival has been summoning die-hard folk fans for decades–over five decades, in fact. In addition to camping grounds, the festival will host workshops and a craft fair for when you get tired of folking around. Full lineup TBA.
Rhythm and Roots Festival
Charlestown, RI // August 29 – 31, 2014
As the summer cools down, things in New England heat up. Get ready to get down at the Rhythm & Roots Festival where roots music and dance join forces to provide festival goers with a great way to celebrate Labor Day weekend. Past performers included the David Bromberg Big Band, Carolina Chocolate Drops, the Duhks, Donna the Buffalo and the Pine Leaf Boys. Check the festival website for lineup announcement.
2 Left Feet Blues Festival
East Hartland, CT // September 13, 2014
Extend the Summer Blues Season by attending the 2nd Annual 2 Left Feet Blues Festival. This year’s festival will feature national and regional Blues artists Johnny Sansone, Debbie Davies, Albert Castiglia, Johnny Rawls and the Stacy Brooks Band. We also have the high energy artists, the Balkun Brothers kicking off the festival. 14 year old, Jake Kulak and the Lowdown will keep the music going in between acts on the second stage. This year we are pleased to announce that there will be a beer and wine garden. Come enjoy the Blues in the foothills of the Berkshires in Northern Connecticut.
Americana Music Festival and Conference
Nashville, TN // September 17 – 21, 2014
The Americana Music Festival and Conference ropes together established artists, rising stars, industry executives and fans in an educational (seminars and panels by day) and entertaining (shows by night) setting; approximately 100 live performances take place in 6 downtown Nashville clubs. Lineup TBA.
Folk Alliance International
Kansas City, MO // February 18 – 22, 2015
2014 marked Folk Alliance’s first year in Kansas City, and boy was it a success, bringing together industry professionals and musicians with likeminded goals: to preserve and promote folk music. Events included workshops, panel discussions, networking receptions, along with 200+ official performances and 300+ unofficial showcases. Early registration for 2015 opens July 1. What are you waiting for!?
Mountain Folk & Roots Fest
Biglerville, PA // TBA
This year’s music & camping family festival will showcase 31 eclectic musical acts, along with multiple stages and numerous activities. Last year’s lineup included the Felice Brothers, Ryan Montbleau Band, Todd Sheaffer (of Railroad Earth), Spirit Family Reunion, Yarn, River City Slim & The Zydeco Hogs, Roosevelt Dime, Chester River Runoff and we’re sure this year’s will be just as exciting.
Riverfront Blues Festival
Fort Smith, AR // TBA
Summer heat got you red hot? Cool down with some blues at the Riverfront Blues Festival. Last year’s performers included Leah & the Mojo Doctors, Mark Alberston & Wanda Watson, and Johnny Winter make their way to the party. In addition to the main stage draws, the Diamond State Blues Society will be sponsoring after parties with the festival’s main talents at the nearby Sheraton. 2014 lineup TBA.
Snowy Range Music Festival
Laramie, WY // TBA
In the waning days of summer, the Snowy Range Music Festival is likely your last chance at enjoying it. With mountains as your backdrop and music all around, there is no better way to spend Labor Day weekend. Past lineups have included Huey Lewis and the News, Bobby Rush, Walter Trout, the Soul Rebels, the Sleepwater Band and others. This year should be just as groovy.
Beale Street Music Festival
Memphis, TN // SEE YOU IN 2015!
This fest takes concertgoers back to the cradle of the blues: Memphis. Self-described as one of the largest parties in the U.S., BSMF provides entertainment from over 60 acts on five stages. The 2014 lineup features Kid Rock, Patti LaBelle, Buddy Guy, Blues Traveler, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and plenty more.
Billtown Blues Fest
Hughesville, PA // SEE YOU IN 2015!
The Billtown Blues Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing their community with the best the blues has to offer. For their 25th anniversary, the BBA once again invites the finest: Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials, Shawn Holt and the Teardrops, Kelly Richey, Brandon Santini, and EG Knight.
Manchester, TN // SEE YOU IN 2015!
Ten-plus stages, 80,000-plus camping concert-goers, 150 performances and around 7,000 acres! Bonnaroo is simply one of the biggest music festivals in the world. Add to this major players Elton John, Lionel Richie, Tedeschi Trucks Band and J. Roddy Walston and the Business and ’Roo doesn’t miss a beat!
BottleRock Napa Valley
Napa, CA // SEE YOU IN 2015!
Head to wine country for a unique experience that pairs gourmet food from celebrity chefs, high-end wine and beer and a star-studded lineup, all in one weekend. Enjoy the music of the Cure, Eric Church, Heart, Sublime, Deerhunter, Blues Traveler, and Robert Earl Keen as you relax in cabanas and sample California’s bounty.
Chicago Blues Festival
Chicago, IL // SEE YOU IN 2015!
The Chicago Blues Festival is the largest free blues festival in the world and remains the largest of Chicago’s Music Festivals. During three days on five stages, more than 500,000 blues fans prove that Chicago is the “Blues Capital of the World.” Past performers include Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, B.B. King, the late Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy and the late Koko Taylor.
Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival
Croton-On-Croton, NY // SEE YOU IN 2015!
Over 40 years after Pete Seeger started the Clearwater Great Hudson River Revival movement, the river is a site of recreation and home to one of the country’s leading music and environmental festivals. Lin the past, Ani DiFranco, Martin Sexton, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Béla Fleck, Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band, Arlo Guthrie & The Guthrie Family, Dawes, Deer Tick, and Joan Osborne & The Holmes have made their way to this haven. 2014 should be just as promising.
Grand Junction, CO // SEE YOU IN 2015!
Want to stand side stage for Lady Antebellum? How about Jake Owen, Thomas Rhett, Joe Nichols or Brett Eldridge? At Country Jam, the chance to watch your favorite artist from the Skybox ($50-$125) offers a festival experience like no other. So dust off those cowboy boots for this hoedown located in scenic “River City” along the Colorado River.
Rothbury, MI // SEE YOU IN 2015!
One of today’s leading jam festivals invites you to a secluded mystical forest to enjoy the tunes of the String Cheese Incident, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Anders Osborne, Moon Taxi, T. Hardy Morris and Rayland Baxter, to name a few. Thinking of a way to spend that tax return money? Look no further than “The Good Life” VIP package.
Firefly Music Festival
Dover, DE // SEE YOU IN 2015!
This one’s got bragging rights written all over it. Foo Fighters, Jack Johnson, the Lumineers, Beck, Band of Horses, Young the Giant, Arctic Monkeys, Weezer, Jake Bugg, Iron & Wine and Ziggy Marley. Hot damn! Even better? Ticket sales benefit St. Jude’s Children Hospital.
The Governors Ball
New York, NY // SEE YOU IN 2015!
Escape the NYC hustle and bustle to a secluded free-for-all that attracts bona fide rock stars like Jack White, the Strokes, Phoenix, Fitz and the Tantrums, Interpol and Vampire Weekend. Photo booths, lawn games and art installments will keep you occupied in between sets, and for those willing to spend a little extra cash, take advantage of the newly-added cabanas with enticing goodies.
Mad Summer Meltdown
Schuykill, PA // SEE YOU IN 2015!
MADSUMMER MELTDOWN #5 will take place in Schuylkill Haven, PA. This music & camping festival will feature 27 eclectic musical acts, along with multiple stages and numerous activities. The 2014 lineup includes Ozric Tentacles, Consider the Source, Toy Soldiers, Mason Porter and Jones for Revival. What’s more? Yoga, lights shows, parades and kids activities galore!
Wilkesboro, NC // SEE YOU IN 2015!
Escape to the charming foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains for this folk and bluegrass retreat with the Steep Canyon Rangers, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Alan Jackson, Jim Lauderdale, and the Travelin’ McCourys. This year introduces “BanjoRama,” a unique star-studded ensemble of music’s leading banjo players. They’re calling it an “only at MerleFest moment.” With the cream of the crop on hand all weekend, there are bound to be many such moments.
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
New Orleans, LA // SEE YOU IN 2015!
The moment you step foot in New Orleans, you’ll swear it’s the only place you want to live. Add to that a chance to see Bruce Springsteen, Robert Plant, Trombone Shorty, Lyle Lovett, Boz Scaggs, Aaron Neville and Allen Toussaint and you’ll be talking about this one for the next year.
Chattanooga, TN // SEE YOU IN 2015!
The Riverbend Festival is a nine-day music marathon along the Tennessee River with over 100 bands spread across five stages. Whether you’re in the mood for a little country or bluegrass, classic rock or jam bands, something will get you groovin’, or better—turn you on to some new tunes. Buddy Guy, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Widespread Panic and Young the Giant? Count me in!
George, WA // SEE YOU IN 2015!
Named one of the world’s most scenic music venues by The Wall Street Journal, the Gorge Amphitheatre offers spectacular views of the Columbia River. Throw in camping and a killer lineup, and it’s no wonder Sasquatch! continues to sell out. Join the party with Queens of the Stone Age, Phosphorescent, Black Joe Lewis, and Elmore “On the Radar” band Deap Vally!
Shaky Knees Festival
Atlanta, GA // SEE YOU IN 2015!
Just in its second year, this festival has already created quite a buzz, landing hot acts like the Replacements, Portugal. the Man, and Alabama Shakes. The party continues with late night shows in ATL venues featuring Deer Tick and more.
Tampa Bay Blues Festival
St. Petersburg, FL // SEE YOU IN 2015!
Bask in Florida sunshine for three days of blues by the Bay. Since 1995, the Tampa Bay Blues Festival has impressed fans with stellar lineups and 2014 is no different as Michael McDonald, Buddy Guy, Irma Thomas, Shemekia Copeland, Blind Boys of Alabama and James Hunter serve up the best of the blues.
Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival
Ozark, AR // SEE YOU IN 2015!
Wakarusa is doing its part to put Ozark on the map as one of the premier sites for outdoor music. This grassroots operation is bringing in big-time acts including the Flaming Lips, John Butler Trio, Dr. Dog, J Roddy Walston and the Business, Moon Taxi and others. One day parking is available, but camping out on the grounds provides the full experience of the great outdoors.
Wanee Music Festival
Live Oak, FL // SEE YOU IN 2015!
The Allman Brothers Band knows how to throw one helluva party. This year, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gov’t Mule, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Royal Southern Brotherhood and plenty more join to celebrate Wanee’s tenth anniversary. Get the full experience and camp under the stars on the 700-acre Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park.
Western Maryland Blues Fest
// SEE YOU IN 2015!
In its 19th year, the Western Maryland Blues Fest is four days of—you guessed it—nothin’ but blues. This year’s festival features the free Blues Prelude followed by two days of nonstop music with Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters, Eric Steckel Band, Ian Siegal & Band, Indigenous and more. After all that dancing, attendees are encouraged to kick back in a lawn chair, cozy up on a blanket and enjoy free music and some good food at Sunday’s Family Blues Picnic.
The Iridium, home of Les Paul, is New York City’s best music venue featuring Jazz and Rock. Live music 7 days a week in the heart of Times Square, Manhattan.
DAPTONE RECORDS–that little indie label that could, would and certainly should–continues to bring you the tastiest, most delectable nuggets of Soul, Funk, Gospel and Afrobeat to be found on a vinyl platter. Armed with recipes culled from a former life as Desco Records, we at Daptone earnestly strive to serve only the finest music analog tape can offer.
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Live Internet Radio Streaming. Billboard Magazine has named Radio Woodstock/WDST “Best Station” many times. The recipient of national and regional awards for its eclectic and innovative programming, Radio Woodstock/WDST searches out and promotes the development of emerging artist, while still paying tribute to established talent whose music continues to stand the test of time.
For more of Carl Gustafson’s road stories. Blinddog Smokin’, known for its intense presentation, dynamic volume swings, and humorous storytelling, brings anywhere from six to ten performers to its shows, and often features in addition, famous guest blues artists like Bobby Rush, Carl Weathersby, Sherman Robertson and Billy Branch. For several summers, award winning British sensation, Oli Brown toured with Blinddog. The big Blinddog bus has carried on tour such notables as Zora Young, Miss Blues, Aynsley Lister, and Holland’s Coen Wolters. The shows are innovative, always colorful, and often dramatic, and in one night may feature many configurations, looks, and song styles.
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Manhattan New Music Project
Our vision is to foster innovation in American Culture through Research & Development, Performance and Education in Jazz and related arts disciplines. Our think tank identifies today’s leaders and emerging stars of the avant guard in jazz and showcases them to the world through recordings and performances. We also develop ways to foster tomorrow’s creators and leaders through our education programs. By focusing on student created art we teach basic skills of learning and creative problem solving needed in a global society.
Official site of Southside Johnny, featuring tour dates, music downloads, news, writings, photos, videos and all things Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes.