Category: August

Events in the Month of August

Shambhala Music Festival 2014 Announce Dates and Lineup: Bassnectar, Beats Antique, EOTO & More

Shambhala 2014

The 17th annual Shambhala Music Festival 2014 features its most powerful lineup to date including Bassnectar, Griz, Moby DJ, Skream, Beats Antique, Paper Diamond, Justin Martin, Phaeleh, Gorgon City and more—over 300 acts in all.

As one of the longest running electronic music festivals in North America, this internationally famed gathering has become an institution in both the festival world and that of electronic music. This year’s lineup also includes the sultry sounds of J. Phlip, Odesza, Christian Martin, EOTO, Lucent Dossier Experience, Opiuo, Hannah Wants, plus a slew of other industry leading, genre-defying producers.

Shambhala Music Festival returns to the wooded mountainous awe of the 500-acre Salmo River Ranch near Nelson, BC from August 6th-11th on their privately owned, immaculately artistic landscape (Google Maps). What has become one of the most beloved venues in the world, natural and man-made features collide to create a unique environment for infinite exploration including six individually curated stages with their own aural and visual schemas, swimming in the river, yoga sessions, and several surprise speakers.

The permanent and serene nature of the venue allows for its year-long development and perpetual growth instead of the typical build up, tear down festival model. This finely sculpted environment is set within the overarching perpetuation of community, connection and sustainability.

As an event which has had an invaluable impact on the progression of electronic music and festivals alike, the Shambhala Music Festival represents a point of departure from the typical understanding of creative communities. By upholding its intimate form, the gathering is able to deliver a uniquely curated window into the most transformative sounds and sights on the planet. Through a synthesis of expertly crafted sensory experience, the festival stands apart as veterans in what is now an internationally explosive scene.

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Video ~ Head for the Hills – “Never Does” Official Music Video


From Telluride Bluegrass Festival to SxSW and all points beyond – Head for the Hills creates a sound based in bluegrass that reaches into indie rock, jazz, hip hop, world and folk to stitch together fresh songs that bridge the divide between past and future acoustic music. Bluegrass Today said they are “On top of modern string music.”
Head for the Hills is Adam Kinghorn (Guitar), Michael Chappell (Mandolin), Joe Lessard (Fiddle), and Matt Loewen (Bass). The quartet recently released their third studio album, Blue Ruin, of which CMT’s Edge said it “effortlessly matches integrity against innovation.” The album also charted in the CMJ Top 200.
Today, they are thrilled to announce the premier of their newest music video for the song “Never Does” from Blue Ruin. Written by Joe Lessard, “Never Does” is a driving pop infused song about love and loss. It is a pulsing, minor-key tale about a lack of fulfillment and closure told with a rapid-fire vocal delivery. Subtle audio effects and haunting background vocals add to the unceasing and urgent sense of anxiety within the track. They are also offering the song as a free download at:
Head for the Hills will also be on the road this summer beginning with an appearance at Pickin’ on the Poudre at the Mishawaka Amphitheatre on May 17th. The end of May brings them to Illinois for Summer Camp Music Festival, The Revival Festival in Minnesota, and the Campout for the Cause in Bond CO. They pick back up in mid-June with Vaudeville Mews (IA), Love Fest in the Midwest (NE), Fly Me to the Moon Saloon (in Telluride and featuring special guest Anders Beck from Greensky Bluegrass), and Clear Creek RapidGrass in Idaho Springs. In July they are set to play Camp Euforia (IA), Dawg Daze of Summer (MO), and a co-bill with The Steep Canyon Rangers at the Denver Botanic Gardens. August has them at the Mohawk Valley Music Fest (OR) and supporting Nickel Creek at the Festival at Sandpoint. They will also be at Yonder Mountain String Band’s Kinfolk celebration in Lyons this September and the Boats and Bluegrass Festival (MN). More tour dates will be announced as the season progresses, so please stay tuned to

Head for the Hills Summer 2014 Tour
05.17 | Mishawaka Amphitheatre – Pickin’ on the Poudre – Bellvue, CO
05.23 | Summer Camp Music Festival – Chillicothe, IL
05.24 | Revival Festival at Harmony Park Music Garden – Clarks Grove, MN
05.25 | Campout For The Cause – Bond, CO
06.13 | Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
06.14 | Love Fest in the Midwest – Bellevue, NE
06.18 | Fly Me to the Moon Saloon – Telluride, CO +
06.28 | Clear Creek RapidGrass Music Festival- Idaho Springs, CO
07.11 | Camp Euforia – Lone Tree, IA
07.12 | Dawg Daze of Summer Festival – Savannah, MO
07.27 | Denver Botanic Gardens – Denver, CO #
08.08 | Mohawk Valley Music Festival – Marcola, OR
08.09 | Festival at Sandpoint – Sandpoint, ID *
09.19 | Kinfolk Celebration at Planet Bluegrass – Lyons, CO ~
09.27 | Boats and Bluegrass Festival – Winona, MN

+ with special guest Anders Beck (of Greensky Bluegrass)
# co-bill with Steep Canyon Rangers
* supporting Nickel Creek
~ with Yonder Mountain String Band, John Bell (of Widespread Panic), The Travelin’ McCourys, The Milk Carton Kids and more

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Family Friendly Mohawk Valley 2014

From Mohawk Valley
Eugene, Ore. – The Mohawk Valley Music Festival will feature a 3-day family friendly multi-media festival with live music, a kid’s stage, the multi-media Radiance Dome, free camping within a variety of shaded locations close to water, a beer garden, food booths, with free entrance for young people 12 years of age or younger from Friday, August 8 through Sunday, August 10, 2014 within Bob Russell’s Ranch, located 25 minutes east of Springfield at 39638 Mohawk Loop Road, Marcola, Ore.


Headlining bands will feature Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe; Nahko and Medicine for the People; Phutureprimitive; Pimps of Joytime; Govinda; and Shook Twins.
Additional artists will include Fruition; Head for the Hills; Polyrhythmics; Solseed; Love Bomb GoGo Marching Band; Marv Ellis and We Tribe; Blue Lotus; Luke Mandala; Beatcrunchers; and and Chibuku.
The Mohawk Valley Music Festival Kid’s Stage will include a nature camp workshop, juggling and acrobatics, performances designed for young people, a bubble guy, a soccer clinic in the mornings, a mask making workshop and a parade featuring the Love Bomb GoG0 Marching Band.


Advance tickets for all three days including camping are available now at TicketsWest within a tiered pricing system in which advance tickets currently cost $90, with monthly increases scheduled up to the week of the festival.
Tickets for all three days will be available at the venue when the gates open on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 8 a.m. for $125. Family camping options and locations are available. Camping is included with all tickets. The festival gates will open to the public beginning Friday, August 8, 2014 at 8 a.m. Parking will cost $10 for most vehicles and $30 for large vehicles.
Radiance Dome
Available during the entire festival day and night, the multi-media geodesic Radiance Dome, which debuted to great acclaim during the 2013 Burning Man Festival, will feature glowing panels designed to inspire creative expression by melding art and interactive technology.
Winner of the 2013 LuciteLux© Just Imagine Award, the Radiance Dome during the day will project geodesic structures and transparent panels that will resonate with nature in their elegant geometry, with the triangular panels and steel creating intriguing shadows and perspectives, highlighted by colorful discs illuminated by the sun. At night, the faces of the domes vividly glow with swirling mosaics of colors in response to their surroundings. A DJ will add sound to the play of light, creating a magical experience.

Designed by Light at Play, the Radiance Dome multi-media environment composes layers of light, perspective, and animation in a 40-foot interactive and immersive geodesic environment that responds to participants as they dance to the music.
“The Radiance dome is an illuminated structure controlled by an interactive software system designed to facilitate a closer relationship between music and movement,” said Kenyon Acton, Light at Play co-owner.
“The dome consists of 200 light trans missive acrylic panels, each individually controlled and illuminated by LEDs. Each panel contributes to a coordinated light show directed by the music, the movement of those within the dome, or through interacting with an iPad. It was conceived of and created for the 2013 Burning Man festival to provide a space for tango and blues dancing,” Acton said.

For more information about the Radiance Dome, please click on the YouTube documentary prepared and posted by Light at Play
About Bob’s Ranch 
Set on a beautiful 150 acre private property in Marcola, Ore., Bob’s Ranch has also hosted the Northwest World Reggae Festival for the last seven years. Giant fir trees line the property and surround the camping areas and festival grounds providing an abundance of camping options and comfortable shade. One can splash in the shallow creek during the heat of the day and take a walk down the shady 1,000 foot trail adorned with visual art to our Mohawk Valley Music Festival Gypsy Stage. A family friendly event, the Mohawk Valley Music Festival will also feature a Kid’s Stage during the day with a parade and family camping options and locations.

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Umphrey’s McGee Announce 2014 Summer Tour

Announced Tour Dates
June 5 – Mountain Jam, Hunter, NY
June 7 to June 8 – Wakarusa, Ozark, AR
June 12 to June 15 – Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN
June 19 to June 21 – Brooklyn Bowl London, London, England
June 28 – Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, OH
June 29 – Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI
July 2 – Sumtur Amphitheater, Omaha, NE
July 4 – Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO SOLD OUT
July 5 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
July 24 – Simon Estes Amphitheater, Des Moines, IA
July 25 – Ravinia, Highland Park, IL**
July 26 – Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park, Indianapolis, IN
July 27 – Mountain Stage, Charleston, WV
July 31 – The Fillmore Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
August 1 – Ram’s Head Live, Baltimore, MD
August 2 – Gathering of the Vibes, Bridgeport, CT
August 7 – Waterfront Park, Burlington, VT
August 8 – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, Hampton Beach, NH
August 9 – The Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA
August 10 – The Stone Pony Summer Stage, Asbury Park, NJ
August 14 – Iroquois Amphitheater, Louisville, KY
August 15 – The Fabulous Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO**
August 16 – CrossroadsKC, Kansas City, MO
August 29 – The Classic Center, Athens, GA**
August 30 – House of Blues Orlando, Lake Buena Vista, FL
August 31 – Jannus Live, St. Petersburg, FL
September 4 to September 7 – Lockn’ Music Festival, Arrington, VA
November 13 to November 16 – Bear Creek Music & Art Festival, Live Oak, FL

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