Category: Festivals

ROMP 2016 with Old Crow Medicine Show, Del McCoury Band & More

ROMP 2016

The International Bluegrass Music Museum presents ROMP Fest 2016. The festival will be held June 22nd-25th in Owensboro, KY. Tickets are on sale now.

ROMP 2016 Lineup: Old Crow Medicine Show, Sam Bush Band, Steep Canyon Rangers, The Del McCoury Band, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Travelin’ McCoury’s, Town Mountain, and many more.

Websites & Links: RompFest.com | Facebook


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Northwest String Summit 2016 with Yonder Mountain, Greensky Bluegrass, Railroad Earth & More

Northwest String Summit 2016

The 15th Annual Northwest String Summit 2016 returns to Horning’s Hideout July 14th-17th. Tickets are on sale now!

2016 Lineup: Yonder Mountain String Band (3 Nights), Fruition (2x), Greensky Bluegrass (2x), Keller Williams Grateful Gospel with Stu Allen, Larry Keel, Leftover Salmon (2x), Railroad Earth, Steep Canyon Rangers , The Infamous Stringdusters (2x), and Many More.

Websites & Links: StringSummit.com | Facebook


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Desert Trip 2016 Announce Inaugural Dates and Lineup

Desert Trip 2016


Websites & Links: DesertTrip.com | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


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Video: Envision Festival 2016 Recap

From Envision Festival 2016

Photos by Eric Allen and video by Ari Fararooy
“Glistening beaches, resplendent jungles, and the “pura vida” mantra served as the backdrop for the sixth annual, sold-out Envision Festival as 4,700 international attendees descended upon Rancho La Merced in Uvita, Costa Rica this past February 25 – 28, 2016. Uniquely distinguished from any other festival on the planet, Envisionaries united to partake in the festival’s Utopian permaculture community, which inspires self-expression and conscious living through its regenerative infrastructure. World-class curation of music, art, live performance abound as yoga/movement classes and innovative workshops maintain an inclusive harmony within the sold-out event.

Hailed as one of the most fascinating festival experiences this planet has to offer, Envision exploded to life as nature collided with art in the form of incredible stages, driftwood sculptures, bamboo jungle gyms, and scores of smiling faces lounging in hammocks and tree pods. Sun-kissed days filled with mind-expanding workshops, philosophical discussions, yoga classes, short walks to the ocean, or a drive to a local waterfall transformed into celebratory tropical nights with an intoxicating musical lineup performing on one of four dazzling stages – Luna, Sol, Lapa, and The Village Stage.

2016 welcomed expansions to the festival including Casa de Yoga, a new zone that included two permanently installed bamboo yoga temples, the Gaia fresh juice bar, the Kula Lounge offering cacao ceremonies, and a substance-free campground. Internationally known movement and yoga teachers included author and founder of 109world.com Rachel Brathen, founder of the Goddess Yoga Project Sianna Sherman, celebrated 5Rhythms facilitator Amber Ryan, pioneer of the One Yoga movement in Trinidad and Tobago Troy Hadeed, co-founder of The Avahana School of Yoga Ashleigh Sergeant, and Mexico City’s Classic Hatha Yoga master Marcos Jassan. Kids activities were enjoyed in the Family Dream Oasis to entertain and educate Envision’s adventurous families. Envision also offered both pre and post festival educational retreats, under its new division ‘Envision Education’, which showcased everything from tours of Costa Rica to permaculture immersion, an herbal clinic intensive, and a post event yoga/detox/surfing Reboot Camp — more of these boutique-Envision experiences to come in 2017.

Festival expansions also included an upgraded medical tent employing both Western and Eastern medical practices with a free herbal clinic offering herbal remedies and tonics alongside conventional treatments. For those wanting an upgrade to their camping experience, the La Sombra VIP Camping zone offered decked out tree house suites and canvas-wrapped bungalows in addition to 24hr concierge service, a salon boutique, and private bathrooms/showers. The newly erected Templo de la Tierra offered sacred fire ceremonies at sunrise and sunset or a quiet area to sit in meditation within the temple dome.

A pioneer in green festival design, Envision set forth environmentally sound initiatives throughout all aspects of the festival. Most Envision structure were built from bamboo and other locally-sourced materials (not a single metal framed vinyl tent could be found). A long-term lease on the property has allowed the festival to plant fresh banana, papaya, and other local ornamental flora to line pathways and provide natural fencing, unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Throughout the festival, all “single-use” cups and tableware were banned and replaced with reusable items and a festival-wide dish washing program, drastically reducing the amount of waste at the festival. Additionally, all generators were powered by bio-diesel, a virtually unprecedented practice in Costa Rica.

Bass-heavy artists such as Shpongle, The Human Experience, Dimond Saints, Spoonbill, and CloZee, performed on an imported Funktion1 soundsystem on the impressive Luna Stage.Designed by visionary artist Carey Thompson, Luna bellowed in the form of a towering mariposa (butterfly), incorporating 3D projection mapping by the famed Mexico City artist, Golem. Performances were viewable across the expansive field, where attendees could climb a massive, multi-level bamboo jungle gym or witness visionary live paintings by global muralists Ernest Doty, Hazul, Mario Belem,and Anderson Deberardi on the walkways leading to the Envision Art Gallery. Alongside the howler monkeys in the treetops, day-chasers welcomed the sun as they danced to Random Rab during his fabled, ethereal sunrise set.

The equally impressive Sol Stage featured complex psychedelic 3D mapping projected onto its sun centerpiece by Zebbler Studios. Sol hosted live music from California’s experimental, world-fusion band Beats Antique (Live), Saint Croix reggae legends Akae Beka (formerly Midnite), Costa Rica’s 80s synth-pop band Patterns (noted as a top band to see at SXSW 2016), Colorado-based folk musicians Elephant Revival, and Costa Rica’s stand out electro-fusion rock band (and surprise festival favorite) Santos y Zurdo offering one of the most unique sets of the weekend complete with electric sitar.House and techno music came alive on the more intimate Lapa stage, where legends such as Desert Hearts’ Lee Reynolds, tribal house leaders Bedouin, Berlin-based DJ and production duo, M.A.N.D.Y., progressive trance dub DJ Grouch, and Los Angeles-based deep house selector Tara Brooks, drew dancing revelers into its feathered domain.

In the heart of the festival grounds stood The Village, a bustling caravan of educational workshops, inspirational speakers, vendors, and the fresh produce Vida Market complete with the live music Village Stage, Tea House Lounge,and a women’s only Red Tent pavilion. The Village Stage hosted insightful and speakers such as nutritional expert David Wolfe, astrologer Kaypacha, City Repair Project’s Executive Director Marc Tobin, and sustainable living educator and Envision Co-Founder Stephen Brooks, plus live musical performances by Vir, Camilo, and Incus. The Witches Healing Sanctuary provided a unique communal healing and ceremony space for herbalists, body workers and educators to share therapeutic practices. Craft vendors boasted unconventional souvenirs with beautiful handcrafted jewelry, art, and clothing from across the Americas. Food vendors offered a selection of mouthwatering world cuisine and local dishes made from unprocessed, fresh food sourced from local farms.

Having successfully set itself apart from other music-driven festivals through its emphasis on soul empowerment and holistic living, Envision seeks to fulfill an inherent human desire to connect with like-minded individuals and feed the innate human need to be and live interconnected with nature. Don’t miss out on the chance to cross Envision Festival – Costa Rica off your bucket list. Tickets for the 2017 gathering taking place from Feb 23-26 are already on sale and are destined to sell out! Visit the Envision website to grab your Envision 2017 ticket and start planning the trip of a lifetime to experience the wonder of Envision on the tropical pacific coasts of Costa Rica.”

Websites & Links: EnvisionFestival.com | Facebook | Twitter


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Video ~ Arise 2016 Announce Ziggy Marley, Jurassic 5, Hard Working Americans & More

From Arise 2016

“Featuring over 200 scheduled performances across 7 stages, ARISE highlights a diverse musical lineup that spans hip-hop, reggae, bluegrass, electronic, rock, jam and improvisational acts from around the country. With three more headliners to be announced in May — plus Yoga Zone, Workshops, Children’s Village and more — the 2016 ARISE Festival will be the very best yet!

3 Day GA Super Early Bird Tickets are available now at only $149.00. Walk-in camping included. This tier will sell out soon!”

Arise 2016

Websites & Links: AriseFestival.com | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Pinterest


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Video ~ CashOrTrade.org Breaks the Internet

From CashOrTrade.org

“We just launched new Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit groups for each state, band, and festival, helping fans stay up-to-date with regional and band specific events. A new tool auto-posts to these sites, giving your trades more exposure than ever before. A simple post for a Bruce Springsteen show in New York, will auto-post to the Bruce Springsteen Facebook and Twitter groups as well as the New York Facebook and Twitter groups too. It will post to the general CashorTrade Facebook and Twitter feeds as well and finally to our new sub-reddit groups. BAM! 🙂

Click the below to watch our video and learn more about this crazy new feature.”

Brando
#embracetheface

Websites & Links: CashOrTrade.org | Facebook | Twitter

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Magnolia Fest 2016 Announce Relocation

Magnolia FestMagfest Family and Friends,

After much thought and consideration, it is with heavy hearts that we announce that we will not be producing Magnolia Fest at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in 2016. Instead we will host a Magnolia Fest 20th Anniversary Celebration in St Augustine at the St. Augustine Amphitheater. It will be a one day event on Saturday, October 15 with a pre-party on Friday, October 14. St Augustine is a beautiful city with wonderful beaches, there are a lot of hotels and also camping right next to the venue, with easy access to the Jacksonville Airport. Details will be released in the next couple of weeks.

Band of Heathens!

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Rising costs for talent, production and the inability to negotiate a deal with the Spirit of Suwannee make it impossible to do this event in Live Oak without a substantial increase in ticket prices or a reduction in the quality of the show.

Magnolia Fest has been a magical experience for years and a place for family and friends to come together every fall to enjoy some of the best music in the country. Always cherish those memories.

If you have already purchased camping from the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, you may get refunds by calling
(386)364-1683

-Magnolia Fest

Websites & Links: MagnoliaFest.com | MusicLivesHere.com

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Purple Hatter’s Ball 2016 with The Floozies, Papadosio, Melvin Seals & More

Purple Hatter's Ball 2016

The Purple Hatter’s Ball 2016 is a Celebration of life for Rachel Morningstar Hoffman. The festival will return to Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL – June 17th thru 19th, 2016. The 2016 Lineup includes: Dubconscious, Earphunk, Melvin Seals & JGB, Papadosio, The Floozies, The Malah, The Mantras, The Polish Ambassador, and More.

Websites & Links: PurpleHattersBall.com | Facebook


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The Werk Out 2016 with The Werks, STS9, Lettuce & More

The Werk Out 2016

The Werk Out Festival 2016 returns to Legend Valley in Ohio. Dates have been announced for August 4th-6th, 2016 and tickets are available now.

The Werk Out 2016 Lineup: The Werks (Three Nights), STS9 (Two Sets), Lettuce, Greensky Bluegrass, Dopapod (Two Nights), Twiddle (Two Nights), The Motet, Twerkapod: A Tribute to the 90’s (featuring members of The Werks, Dopapod, & Twiddle), Zoogma, Kung Fu, The Mantras, Broccoli Samurai, Everyone Orchestra and More.

Websites & Links: TheWerkOutFestival.com | Facebook | LegendValley.net


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Coachella 2016 will Feature LCD Soundsystem, Ice Cube, Disclosure & More

Coachella 2016

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival returns to the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA for two weekends. The festival will run April 15th, April 16th and April 17th and April 22nd, April 23rd and April 24th and host LCD Soundsystem, Ice Cube, Calvin Harris, Guns N’ Roses, Zedd, Disclosure, Major Lazer and many more. Experience Coachella 2016 live through your own eyes on youtube.com/coachella and sponsored by T-Mobile.

Websites & Links: Coachella.com | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter | Myspace | Flickr


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Video ~ Coachella 2016 Live Streaming

From Coachella 2016

“Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is streaming LIVE on YouTube April 15th, April 16th and April 17th. Join us on April 15th and experience Coachella live through your own eyes. Un-leashed by T-Mobile #MusicFreedom.
Watch @ youtube.com/coachella.”

Websites & Links: Coachella.com | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter | Myspace | Flickr


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Enchanted Forest 2016 Announced Dates and Lineup: Shpongle, Polish Ambassador & More

Enchanted Forest 2016

From Enchanted Forest2016

“The sixth annual installment of Enchanted Forest Gathering,Northern California’s celebrated music, yoga, flow-arts and conscious movement festival, has just announced its most heavy-hitting music lineup to date. Taking place July 22-24, 2016, the Gathering’s headliners include England’s forefather of psychedelic electronica Shpongle,the festival circuit’s unofficial Funkiest Diplomat The Polish Ambassador, plus MartyParty and Ooah (of The Glitch Mob) who combine forces as the melodic bass duo PANTyRAiD making a highly-anticipated return after a three year hiatus. Rounding out the electronic list of headliners is West Coast bass movement champion Minnesota and soulful Chicago trio Autograf.

Included among the much-hyped live acts headlining in 2016 is a three-hour, otherworldly trance set from groovy world-hip-hop fusion group Hamsa Lila, a vivid harmonic storytelling experience by ethereal melody-weaver Ayla Nereo, and two passionately devotional music sets from Fanna Fi Allah – a leading representation of ancient Sufi Qawwali music. Grammy-nominated, drum and bass Reggae stylist Youssoupha Sidibe, indie-rock electronica band Lila Rose and ecstatic vocalist and innovative composer Suzanne Sterling will also deliver spirited live performances over the course of the weekend.

Joining the musical headliners for the three-day festival at the musically historical Black Oak Ranch in Laytonville, Northern California are KRNE, Stélouse, Thirftworks, Bluetech, Morillo, Clozee, Love and Light, Matthew Human and Friends, Cello Joe plus many more! With over 50 acts playing across four alluring stages – the River Stage, the Hearth Stage, the Mighty Oak Stage and the Shower Party Stage – Enchanted Forest Gathering combines the close knit community vibes of a small festival with the upscale caliber of production and talent of a larger festival. The result is a unique, holistic, transformational experience that the festival’s founders have light-heartedly dubbed as “Sacred, sexy, silly and saucy.”

By day, Enchanted Forest Gathering provides attendees with a myriad of intellectual and body motivational activities including educational talks, forums, dance and flow classes, yoga, workshops and music at the River Stage. At sunset and continuing under the moonlight; the Hearth, Mighty Oak and Shower Party stages will play bassy-deliciousness for participants to feast their ears on until the wee hours of the morning. And for the night owls, the Nectar Temple healing area and the amalgamation of healing stones at the Crystal Dome will always be available for exploring. Continue on with a journey to the late night comedy stage or visionary art studio and splash around in the river, which will play host to its very own River Stage, a non-alcoholic elixir bar and lounge area for water immersion and fun whether you’re planning to relax or rage in its depths.

Throughout the weekend, Enchanted Forest Gathering will be both teaching and promoting healthy lifestyles. In addition to the stages for performances and music, the grounds will have a vendor area, home to organic food, craft and clothing vendors from local sources. All merchants will be encouraged to use biodegradable items and a “green team” will be working with the festival to help compost food waste and recycle. As always, the Gathering will be an alcohol-free event, allowing guests to focus solely on the experience and surrounding energy.

Tickets for the festival are available via the Enchanted Forest Gathering website: EnchantedForestMendo.com. Following a very successful “Hurry-Up Homie Hookup” ticket pre-sale, passes for the 6th annual Enchanted Forest Gathering are on track to sell out. “The Time is Meow” General Admission 3-day tickets are on sale now with prices set to increase on April 1st and again each month until the day before the festival.”

Websites & Links: EnchantedForestMendo.com | Facebook | Twitter


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Inaugural Jam In The Trees 2016 with The Wood Brothers, Del McCoury Band & More

Jam In The Trees 2016

From Jam in the Trees 2016

“The Inaugural Jam In The Trees Takes Place at Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain, NC on Friday & Saturday, August 26-27, 2016. The festival will feature The Wood Brothers, The Del McCoury Band, Junior Brown, Willie Watson, Mipso, Chatham County Line and more tba!

Jam in the Trees kicks off it’s inaugural event full force with The Wood Brothers, The Del McCoury Band, Junior Brown, and Willie Watson! It takes place at Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain, NC on Friday and Saturday, August 26-27, 2016. The lineup also includes a handful of rising artists from North Carolina including Mipso, Chatham County Line, Tellico, Mark Bumgarner, and Unspoken Tradition. WNCW is the media sponsor and will be emceeing at the event! Doors open at 7pm on Friday for shows on the indoor stage. Gates open Saturday at 10am, with music starting at 11am throughout the day until 11pm on the beautiful Pisgah Outdoor Stage, followed by an “After Hours Jam” on the indoor stage.

The event promises a wide range of award-winning musicians over two days with live performances, exquisite local food offerings, VIP events with the artists, and down-home fun. Limited VIP and weekend ticketing packages are available at http://bit.ly/JamInTheTreesAtPisgahBrewing_Tickets.

Laurel York, a lifelong resident of Asheville and President of Jam In The Trees, LLC, helped bring the idea for the event to fruition during a visit with friends from Asheville and Canada that “mentioned Pisgah Brewing is a perfect location and felt it would attract people from all over with the right musical lineup. That started the ball rolling toward creating an event that would be a celebration of authentic Roots Music, community, and philanthropy (a portion of the proceeds will go to a local not-for-profit, Wild Forests & Fauna (WildFF), in one of the area’s finest outdoor music venues” said York.

“Jam in the Trees is shining a bright light bringing our community together in support of the Big Tree Project which focuses on the biggest, baddest trees in Western NC and beyond, that generate the most benefits to surrounding ecosystems and biodiversity.” Benjamin Colvin, Executive Director WildFF, goes on to say, “Del McCoury Band, the Wood Brothers and this whole lineup connects in spirit with WildFF… we all want people to go outside, get connected, get lost a little, and ACT to protect our forests for future generations!”

Jam In The Trees and Pisgah Brewing will deliver award-winning musicians, exquisite local food offerings, VIP events with the artists, and down-home fun, celebrating authentic roots and Americana music in a setting that will be as much a part of the festival as a the all-star Americana lineup showcasing acoustic and electric music which encompasses various American roots music styles, including country, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, and rhythm and blues.

“We are extremely pleased to be working to bring Jam In The Trees to Pisgah Brewing. Those that attend our events know that we treat our attendees right and the music is always top notch. This event will be no different. Come join us for a fun event next August and get your tickets early as we expect this to sell out quickly once the additional artists are announced!” said Benton Wharton, the Events Manager for Pisgah Brewing.”

Jam in The Trees 2016 Lineup:
The Wood Brothers
The Del McCoury Band
Junior Brown
Willie Watson
Chatham County Line
Mipso
Layla McCalla
Tellico
Unspoken Tradition
Mark Bumgarner
Stay tuned for more TBA!

Websites & Links:  PisgahBrewing.com | Facebook


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Panorama 2016 Music – Art – Technology at Randall’s Island with Arcade Fire, Kendrick Lamar, LCD Soundsystem & More

Panorama 2016

Panorama 2016 has been announced for July 22nd – 24th at Randall’s Island in New York. Three-day general admission ($369) and VIP passes ($769) available now, prices are subject to change.

Panorama 2016 Lineup: Arcade Fire, Alabama Shakes, Major Lazer, Broken Social Scene, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Kendrick Lamar, LCD Soundsystem, Kurt Ville, Grace Potter, ASAP Rocky, Flosstradamus, and More.

Websites & Links: Panorama.nyc | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


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Camp Bisco 2016 Lineup Announced: The Disco Biscuits, Odesza, Big GRiZmatik & More

Camp Bisco 2016 Lineup

Camp Bisco 2016 Lineup has been announced! Camp Bisco will take place July 14th-16th at Montage Mountain.

Camp Bisco 2016 Lineup: Disco Biscuits, Big Grizmatik featuring Big Gigantic – GRiZ – Gramatik, Lotus, STS9, Zeds Dead, GRiZ, 12th Planet, Dopapod, Future Rock, Keys n’ Krates, Lettuce, Orchard Lounge, Ott, Papadosio, Random Rab, RAQ, The New Deal, The Polish Ambassador, and More.

Websites & Links: CampBisco.net | Facebook | Vimeo | Twitter


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Camp Barefoot 2016 to feature Ghostland Obeservatory, The New Deal, Keller Williams & More

Camp Barefoot 2016Camp Barefoot 2016 Lineup: Dopapod, Ghostland Observatory, Keller Williams (2 sets), Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Tauk, The Motet, The New Deal (2 sets), The Nth Power, The Werks, ALO, & More

Websites & Links: CampBarefoot.org | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Myspace
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