Category: Arizona

Events in the state of Arizona.

Gem and Jam 2017 will feature Gramatik, Mike Gordon, Lotus & More

Gem and Jam 2017

From Gem and Jam 2017

“The annual Gem and Jam Festival is held each year during the world-renowned Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase making this special weekend each year the perfect pairing in music and art for gem enthusiasts and festival goers of all kinds. While for many music remains the main attraction, the Gem and Jam Festival also features artists of all mediums including visual performers, live artists, arts and crafts along with workshops and lectures, food vendors and high-end art galleries.Over 55,000 people are expected to gather and visit Tucson, AZ from around the world during the 3 week Gem and Mineral Show which has motivated the organizers of the Gem and Jam Festival to provide a unique atmosphere- celebrating the art and ethos of the Gem and Mineral community along with entertainment and visual arts.”

We are celebrating the 11th year of the Gem and Jam Festival in 2017, we hope that you can join us February 2nd – 5th in Tuscon, AZ.

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Keller Williams Winter Tour 2017 “Shut the Folk Up and Listen”

Keller Williams & Leo Kottke - Shut The Folk Up Tour 2016

From Keller Williams

“This winter, Keller wants everyone to “Shut the Folk Up and Listen”! Starting in January, Keller will continue his 2016 collaboration with Leo Kottke by bringing his newest project, “Shut the Folk Up and Listen” to 24 cities around the country! For this tour Keller goes back to his roots, with just an acoustic guitar, he’ll share the stage with one of his musical idols, flat picking six and twelve string guitarist Leo Kottke. This unique evening of music features solo sets by both artists and spontaneous collaborations between the two.

In addition to the 24 dates with Leo Kottke, the Pacific Northwest will get an album-release run (stay tuned for more info on this front!) and the midwest will get some Keller Solo love. ”

Websites & Links: KellerWilliams.net | Facebook | YouTube | Last.fm | Archive.org


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Umphrey’s McGee West Coast Tour 2017

Umphrey's McGee - West Coast 2017

From Umphrey’s McGee

“Umphrey’s McGee is pleased to bring you a fresh batch of 2017 tour dates. On top of our previously announced three-night Atlanta extravaganza, slated for January 13th through the 15th at the Tabernacle, we are dropping nine new ones on you. Right. Now.

Spafford joins us on the road as a Special Guest for the meat of the run, and January 26th thru the 29th, saxophone virtuoso Joshua Redman rejoins UM on stage to bring some serious heat to the Northeast winter.

Let’s kick off 2017 the only way we know how, with face-melting Umphrey’s McGee rock (of course).”

Websites & Links: Umphreys.com | UMLive.com | UMVideo | Facebook


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Video: Lotus Winter Tour 2017 Promo Video

From Lotus

Lotus Winter Tour 2017
*1/13-14 Washington, DC, 9:30 Club
1/20-21 Atlanta, GA, Variety Playhouse
1/27-28 Asheville, NC, Orange Peel
2/02 Solana Beach, CA, Belly Up
2/03 Los Angeles, CA, The Fonda Theatre
*2/04-05 Tucson, AZ, Gem & Jam Festival 2017
2/08-09 San Francisco, CA, The Independent
2/10 Portland, OR, Crystal Ballroom
2/11 Eugene, OR, McDonald Theatre
*2/18 Denver, CO, The Fillmore Auditorium
*(previously announced)

Websites & Links: LotusVibes.com | Facebook | Twitter | Vimeo | Archive.org


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Video: Umphrey’s McGee – Red. Rock. Repeat. Trailer

From Umphrey’s McGee

“On July 2nd and 3rd of 2016, Umphrey’s McGee embarked on their first two-night headlining run of the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside Denver, Colorado. The sold out shows proved to be a milestone for Team UM and cameras were rolling all weekend to capture the action, both on stage and off. UM is pleased to now offer you the ability to relive that weekend, or experience it for the first time, with the Blu-Ray, DVD, and download release of Red. Rocks. Repeat.

The double-feature concert film includes footage from both nights, clocking in at over five hours of Umphrey’s live on the Rocks. Fans will have access to a pile of unreleased, behind-the-scenes footage including candid backstage hanging, pre-show warm up, and rehearsals. Additionally, in-depth interviews with the band are seamlessly weaved in and out of the film, highlighting a myriad of topics ranging from the early days of UM, band friendships, the improvisational process, songwriting, what it’s like to play Red Rocks, and more.

The two-disc set was captured by TourGigs in stunning High Definition utilizing 16 cameras over the two-night run. This is the most complete concert film UM has released to date so buckle up, you’re in for a ride!”

Websites & Links: Umphreys.com | UMLive.com | UMVideo | Facebook


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Michael Franti & Spearhead Summer Tour 2016 “Soulrocker”

Michael Franti & Spearhead - Soulrocker Tour 2016

Announced Tour Dates 2016
6/2/2016 – Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe, PA
6/15/16 – Thompson’s Point in Portland, ME
6/16/2016 – House of Blues – Boston in Boston, MA
6/17/2016 – The Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD
6/19/2016 – The Fillmore in Philadelphia, PA
6/24/2016 – Simon Estes Amphitheatre in Des Moines, IA
6/28/2016 – Concord Music Hall in Chicago, IL
8/5/2016 – Pepsi Ampihtheater in Flagstaff, AZ With ZELLA DAY
8/7/16 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO With ZELLA DAY
8/11/16 – Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend, OR With ZELLA DAY
8/12/16 – Edgefield in Troutdale, OR With ZELLA DAY
8/16/16 – Big Sky Amphitheater in Missoula, MT With ZELLA DAY
8/17/16 – Knitting Factory Concert House in Spokane, WA With ZELLA DAY
8/19/16 – MontBleu Resort in Lake Tahoe, NV With ZELLA DAY
8/21/16 – The Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA With ZELLA DAY
8/23/16 – Sonoma Mountain Village in Rohnert Park, CA With ZELLA DAY
8/25/16 – Avila Beach Resort in San Luis Obispo, CA

Websites & Links: MichaelFranti.com | FrantiV


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McDowell Mountain 2016 Announce Beck, Kid Cudi, The Avett Brothers & More

McDowell Mountain 2016
McDowell Mountain 2016 will celebrate its 13th year at Hance Park in downtown Phoenix, AZ. Dates are set for March 11th-13th and the initial lineup has been announced.

McDowell Mountain Music Festival is Arizona’s 100% non-profit music festival. Designed to promote three elements – community involvement, corporate participation and charity – McDowell Mountain Music Festival exists to support, entertain and educate the community, the arts and families throughout the state.
– From MMMF.com

McDowell Mountain 2016 Lineup: Animal Collective, Beck, Gary Clark Jr., GRiZ, Goldfish, Kid Cudi, Porter Robinson, The Avett Brothers, The Main Squeeze, and More.

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Websites & Links: mmmf.com | Facebook

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Announcing Mike Gordon Winter Tour 2016 – Tickets On Sale Now

Mike Gordon - Winter Tour 2016

From Mike Gordon

“Mike returns to the road in January, this time hitting the western half of the U.S. with his band on the heels of a well-received June run. The tour will begin with the band’s debut shows in Texas beginning in Austin on January 22 before carving its way west with stops in Flagstaff, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Denver and others.

Mike’s band includes longtime collaborators Scott Murawski and Craig Myers, as well as two recent additions: organ and synth-master Robert Walter and sharp-shooter John Kimock on drums.

A limited number of tickets are available NOW via a real-time presale at http://tickets.mike-gordon.com which ends Thursday, October 29 at 5PM ET. Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning Friday, October 30.

For further details, visit http://mike-gordon.com/tour/?event_type=upcoming.”

Announced Tour Dates
01/22 Emo’s, Austin TX
01/23 Numbers, Houston, TX
01/24 Granada Theater, Dallas, TX
01/26 Rialto Theatre, Tucson, AZ
01/27 Orpheum Theater, Flagstaff, AZ
01/29 The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
01/30 The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA
01/31 The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
02/02 Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
02/03 Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA
02/05 Park City Live, Park City, UT
02/06 Gothic Theatre, Denver, CO

Websites & Links: Mike-Gordon.com | Video from Mike Gordon | Vimeo.com

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Greensky Bluegrass Fall Tour 2015 and Free Download

Greensky Bluegrass - Fall Tour 2015

Free Download – Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO
Just Listening (3:47)
Gum Boots (7:26)
EMD (8:37)
Working On A Building (5:55)
Rafters (4:55)
All Four (16:36)
Road To Nowhere (5:29)
Long Gone (2:45)
Kerosene (7:25)

Websites & Links: GreenskyBluegrass.com | Facebook | Twitter | YouTubeArchive.org

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Umphrey’s McGee Announces Early 2013 West Coast Dates

Leg Two Tour Dates
3.6 Belly Up, Aspen, CO
3.7 Belly Up, Aspen, CO
3.8 The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT (w/ The Bright Light Social Hour)
3.9 Wilma Theatre, Missoula, MT (w/ The Bright Light Social Hour)
3.10 Emerson Cultural Center, Bozeman, MT (w/ The Bright Light Social Hour)
3.14 The Neptune, Seattle, WA (w/ The Bright Light Social Hour)
3.15 McDonald Theatre, Eugene, OR (w/ The Bright Light Social Hour)
3.16 The Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA (w/ The Bright Light Social Hour)
3.17 Montbleu Resort, Stateline, NV (w/ The Bright Light Social Hour)
3.21 House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV (w/ The Bright Light Social Hour)
3.22 House of Blues, Los Angeles, CA (w/ The Bright Light Social Hour)
3.23 House of Blues, Los Angeles, CA (w/ The Bright Light Social Hour)
3.24 McDowell Mountain Music Festival, Phoenix, AZ

Websites & Links: Umphreys.com | TourGigs.com | UMVideo


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9th Annual McDowell Mountain Music Festival

From MMMF.net
“April 13-15th will celebrate the 9th annual MMMF. The McDowell Mountain Music Festival exists to integrate and support the community, the arts and the underprivileged. 100% of the proceeds benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Ear Candy Charity.

The Festival took off in April of 2004 as an endeavor to bring real music back to Arizona while getting the community together for a great cause: our children. Each year, the festival brings together a number of bands from a wide variety of genres from all over the world to Arizona. The Festival takes place on the last weekend of April every spring.

It is a great feeling leaning up against the edge of the stage, staring up at your favorite band and enjoying every minute of the performance, but it is an even greater feeling knowing that the proceeds from your ticket will be helping kids in our community! ”

Announced Lineup: Galactic • Ozomatli • Keller Williams • Del McCoury Band • Dark Star Orchestra • Soulive • The Travein’ McCourys with Keller Williams • Big Head Todd and the Monsters • Anders Osborne • Trevor Hall • Carolina Chocolate Drops • The Motet • EOTO • Bob Schneider Band • And More TBA
Websites & Links: mmmf.net | Facebook | Twitter
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