Category: Festivals

Wakarusa Taking Off 2016

Wakarusa 2016

From Wakarusa

“It is with a heavy heart that we must inform you that Wakarusa will take 2016 off.

Wakarusa has been a labor of love for all of us these last twelve years. We have been defiantly independent and unique since our inception. Together we created a magical 5 day event that stood out from the rest. We’ve taken great pride in what we’ve created with you and for you over the last decade plus. The Waka community (friends, family, fans, musicians, artists, performers, volunteers, staff) has really been the heart and soul of what Wakarusa IS. This community shares a natural passion for what is truly genuine. Wakarusa is wonderfully original – it is organic, mystical and always marvelously weird, and like Wakarusa, you too are decidedly different and perfectly magnificent.

As such, you deserve to know the principal reason behind our hiatus:

Wakarusa was significantly damaged by partners claiming to share our vision. Sadly, they lied. They are being dealt with appropriately through the legal system. Further, we have found that the universe is often much more effective in dealing with these perpetrators than the legal system. Regardless, it is our sincere hope and anticipation that what we have built together – we will once again enjoy on our beloved and magical mountain.

For now, we shall dust ourselves off. We must take time to recharge our faith and our energy. Passionate people do not throw in the towel because of a bump in the road. We look brightly toward the future. We will bring more music and more art and many more wickedly unrivaled memories. We know the world is a better place when there is more music and more love.

Our scrape with the unsavory has lead us to realize what is most important to us, which is all of YOU (you and you…and you too). So in our brief absence, please stay in touch and look out for each other. Take special care to really nurture what is most important in each of your lives. There is simply too much to be down or discouraged about in this world. Be the beacon of joy and hope – we need more of that in this world. So now we do ask that you share your positive energy with us. We’ll use it as our strength and inspiration to create an even better WAKA experience that is ever more magical. With your help, we will bring Wakarusa back to Mulberry Mountain.

Until then, be safe, spread your positivity and your light and remember to always remain marvelously weird!”

Websites & Links: Wakarusa.com | Facebook | Twitter | Myspace

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Suwannee Springfest 2016 Releases Initial Lineup: John Prine, The Del McCoury Band, Keller Williams Grateful Grass & More

Springfest 2016

From Suwannee Springfest 2016

“Suwannee Springfest celebrates 20 years of kicking off the spring festival season at the beautiful Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. It takes place March 17-20, 2016 and we are thrilled to announce that John Prine will be headlining the festival with his debut appearance at the event! A lot of return favorites from over the years will be joining in to help celebrate the anniversary including The Del McCoury Band, Keller Williams Grateful Grass, The Infamous Stringdusters, Jeff Austin Band, The Larry Keel Experience, Donna the Buffalo, and Jim Lauderdale. Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers and Dave & Dave (of Trampled By Turtles) make their debut appearance at the fest!

Other fun acts on the bill include Cabinet, Fruition, Jon Stickley Trio, Nora Jane Struthers, Mandolin Orange, Rumpke Mountain Boys and more. Stay tuned for additional artist announcements, workshops, and other activities! See the full lineup at suwanneespringfest.com.

Get your tickets for Suwannee Springfest now at the super early bird rate of $160 (GA) until midnight on Wednesday Dec 16th before they rise to the next tier of $175 through January 17th. Student / Military Ticket $175 advance through March 16th. Individual day tickets are also available. Tickets are inclusive of all taxes and fees, and include 4 days of primitive camping and music Thursday – Sunday nights. Kids under 12 are invited to join for free.

Attendees can also upgrade for a VIP Experience which includes a four-day ticket with primitive camping, dinners from Thursday – Saturday evenings, a VIP Laminate, a swag bag with the festival poster, a cap, and other goodies for $300 until 1/17 when it goes up to $350. See all rates and tiers and get tickets at www.suwanneespringfest.com/tickets.

Suwannee Springfest is a gem of a festival with beautiful early spring weather in a stunning natural setting of moss-draped oak and cypress trees where festivalgoers experience four days of superb music in the midst of a friendly, family-style environment. Keep an ear out for some campground pickin’ and bring your acoustic instruments to join in on the fun!

Located just north of Live Oak, Fla, the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is a one-of-a-kind music park and premier campground nestled in 800 acres on the shady banks of the historic, tea-colored Suwannee River in North Florida. With multiple stages, miles of trails and over 800 acres for camping, hiking, swimming, canoe and kayak rentals on the river, horseback riding, disc golf, and a restaurant and country store; the park offers a unique experience like no other, a true playground for all that attend.

Attendees can reserve RV hook ups, cabin rentals, and golf cart rentals by calling the park. SOSMP is located between Jacksonville, Florida & Tallahassee, Florida about 30 minutes south of the Georgia State line, about 45 minutes north of Gainesville and is host to a variety of events. Please visit the park’s web site at www.musicliveshere.com or call them at 386-364-1683 for information.”

Suwannee Springfest Initial 2016 Lineup

John Prine
The Del McCoury Band
Keller Williams Grateful Grass
Infamous Stringdusters
Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers
Jeff Austin Band
The Larry Keel Experience
Donna the Buffalo
Dave & Dave (of Trampled By Turtles)
Jim Lauderdale
Cabinet
Fruition
Jon Stickley Trio
Nora Jane Struthers
Mandolin Orange
Rumpke Mountain Boys
The Broadcast
The Virginia Daredevils
Grits & Soul
Grandpa’s Cough Medicine
Big Cosmo
Nikki Talley
Sloppy Joe
Quartermoon
Taylor Martin’s Engine
Two Foot Level
The Steppin Stones

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

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Video ~ Aura 2015 Official Aftermovie [3.5-8.15]

From Aura 2015

“Returning to their home at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, Florida March 6 – 8, 2015, AURA is a much-loved celebratory weekend of music, art, yoga and workshops attracting fans from around the country. The grounds are also home to one of the most beautiful natural amphitheaters in the US made only more awe-inspiring by AURA’s strong attention to sound and lighting production.

Set in the midst of 800 acres of Spanish moss-draped oak and cypress trees along the Suwannee River, the venue is a playground for endless activities such as swimming, canoeing, kayaking, disc golf and biking. The park also offers guest comforts including a general store, full-service restaurant, free showers, indoor bathrooms and water stations.”

Websites & Links: AuraMusicFestival.com | Facebook | TwitterMusicLivesHere.com

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Forecastle 2016 Releases Dates and Initial Lineup: The Avett Brothers, Alabama Shakes & More

Forecastle 2016
Forecastle 2016 returns to Louisville July 15th-17th. The initial lineup was just released and will welcome The Avett Brothers, Alabama Shakes, Ryan Adams, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, Grouplove, Gary Clark Jr., Big Gigantic, Dr. Dog and more still to be announced. Tickets are on sale now.

Websites & Links: ForecastleFest.com | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter | Myspace

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Video ~ Arise Music Festival 2015 Official Recap

Arise Music Festival 2015 took place August 7th-9th at the Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, CO. The 2015 lineup featured: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Joe Russo, Larry Keel, Lukas Nelson, Rising Appalachia, Sister Sparrow, Trevor Hall, and many more.

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

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The First Ever Untz Festival 2016 Announces Phutureprimative, Turbo Suite, The Werks & More

The Untz Festival 2016
The EDM website TheUntz.com announces their first annual Untz Festival 2016 featuring the likes of Phutureprimitive, The Werks, Desert Dwellers, Turbo Suit and Many More. The electronic dance music festival will be held in Mariposa, California at the Mariposa Fairgrounds from June 2nd-4th, 2016. Tickets are on sale now to the limited capacity event.

Websites & Links: TheUntzFestival.com | Facebook | Twitter

 

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Okeechobee Festival 2016 Adds Artists to Their Multi-Genre Lineup

Okeechobee 2016

From Okeechobee Festival 2016

“On March 4th of 2016, the gates will open to Sunshine Grove, our home for the first annual Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival. This will be a place for us to gather together amongst wondrous nature to celebrate music, art and intersecting paths.

A multi-genre lineup of bands and DJs from the world will reflect our diverse culture and community. There are no boundaries, there are few borders and all are welcome.”

Announced Artists

Mumford and Sons, Kendrick Lamar, Skrillex, Bassnectar, Robert Plant, Hall and Oates, The Avett Brothers, Future, Fetty Wap, Ween, Big Grams, Big Boi, Phantagram, Mac Miller, Grace Potter, Big Gigantic, Portugal. the Man, Bonobo, Gramatik, Lotus, Dr. Dog, Shpongle, Lettuce, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Twiddle, and Many More!

Websites & Links: OkeechobeeFest.com | Facebook | Twitter


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Wanee 2016 Lineup is Here featuring Widepread Panic, Greg Allman, Gov’t Mule & More [4.14-16.16

Wanee 2016

The Wanee 2016 lineup is here! Regular priced 3 Day and VIP tickets go on sale next Monday, December 14th at 10am! 3 Day GA ($199.95), VIP ($499.00). Wannee 2016 will once again be held at The Spirit of the Suwanne Music Park in Live Oak, FL on April 14th, 15th, and 16th, 2016.

Announced Artists
Widespread Panic (Friday & Saturday)
Gregg Allman
Gov’t Mule
Les Brers
Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band
Warren Haynes and The Ashes & Dust Band
Billy & The Kids
Umphrey’s McGee (Friday & Saturday)
Hot Tuna Electric with Steve Kimock
Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers
North Mississippi Allstars & Anders Osborne Present N.M.O
Conspirator
Soulive
The Wood Brothers
The Stanley Clarke Band
Oteil & Friends
Tribal Seeds
Dumpstaphunk’s Earth, War & Power
Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear
Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio
Kung Fu
Nigel Hall
Devon Allman Band, Big Something

Websites & Links: WaneeFestival.com | Facebook | Twitter | Myspace | Pandora


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The GrassRoots 2016 Lineup Announcement featuring Donna the Buffalo, The Wood Brothers & More

Grassroots 2015

From Virginia Key GrassRoots 2016

The 5th Annual GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance returns to Virginia Key beach park in Miami, FL. Four days of music, camping, yoga, kids activities and featuring 40+ bands. The festival will take place February 18th-21st, 2016 and tickets are on sale now.

Announced Lineup

The Family Stone, Donna The Buffalo, The Wood Brothers, Charles Bradley & His, Extraordinaires, Keith Frank & The Solieau Zydeco Band, Danay Suarez, Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba, Keith Secola & His Wild Band of Indians, Driftwood, Scythian, Locos Por Juana, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Big Mean Sound Machine, Suénalo, Spam Allstars, and more to come!

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Summer Camp 2016 Tickets On Sale Now

From SummerCampFestival.com
Summer Camp Music Festival will return to Chillicothe, IL in 2016 for another Memorial Day Weekend at Three Sisters Park! Already excited to join us next Memorial Day Weekend? Mark your calendar for our Advanced Early Bird Pre-Sale this Friday, November 20th, 2015. 3-Day GA Passes, as well as Thursday Pre-Party Passes for Summer Camp 2016, will be ON SALE AT 11 AM CENTRAL! Supply at this price is limited, ticket price may go up without notice.

Summer Camp 2016

Our first round of artist announcements, as well as details on VIP Upgrades, RV Options, the Thursday Pre-Party and more are COMING SOON!”

Websites & Links: SummerCampFestival.com | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter

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The Hangout 2016 Announce Dates and Lineup: The Weekend, Calvin Harris, Alabama Shakes & More

The Hangout 2016

The Hangout 2016 release their initial lineup featuring The Weekend, Calvin Harris, Alabama Shakes, Lenny Kravitz, Big Grams, Fetty Wap, Pepper, Moon Taxi, Brett Dennen, Cage the Elephant, Florence and the Machine, Flume, and many more. The 2016 festival will once again take place in Gulf Shores, AL and will be held May 20th-22nd. Tickets are on sale now starting at $249.

Websites & Links: HangoutMusicFest.com | Facebook | Twitter | Myspace


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Envision 2016 Releases Dates and Lineup with Shpongle, Beats Antique, Elephant Revival & More

From Envision 2016
“Envision Festival – Costa Rica announces a world-class music, yoga, and speaker lineup for their sixth annual gathering, taking place on the majestic shores of Uvita, Costa Rica from February 25th to 28th, 2016. With the goal of creating a festival that represents the harmonious blending of many different cultures, the musical acts come from nine different countries, span three continents, and represent a wide array of musical genres.

Headlining acts include a rare Central American performance from England’s forefather of psychedelic electronica Shpongle and California’s experimental world fusion favorites Beats Antique Live. Showcasing the lineup’s musical diversity, Envision rounds out headline billing with Berlin’s deep house favorite M.A.N.D.Y., the heart melting vocals of Colorado’s Elephant Revival, and a late night reggae set from St. Croix roots legend Midnite (under their current touring name Akae Beka).

Adding to the list of headlining musical acts are the sultry bass sounds of Grouch, Spoonbill, Dimond Saints, The Human Experience, Beat Fatigue and Envision six year alumni, Random Rab, who returns to deliver another world-renowned sunrise set in the jungle. Additionally, Envision is bringing a strong representation of the underground house world with Bedouin, Lee Reynolds from Desert Hearts, Tara Brooks, Atish, and Costa Rican locals Melissa O and Ivan Cespedes. Live band local favorites include Patterns and Sonambulo. See the flyer for the full lineup with more to be announced.

Envision 2015

Envision’s emphasis on creating a platform for different cultures to coexist in a sustainable community resonates throughout the entire event as is evident in the new yoga and movement village, which features an inspiring lineup of top yoga instructors, speakers, and educators including the globally renowned and leading wellness expert David Wolfe, as well as international yoga teacher and motivational speaker to millions Rachel Brathen.

Leading yoga teachers also include the founder of the Goddess Yoga Project and renowned instructor Sianna Sherman, pioneer of the One Yoga movement in Trinidad and Tobago Troy Hadeed, and Classic Hatha Yoga master Marcos Jassan. Workshops include accomplished herbalist 7 Song, architect of the New Paradigm Astrology Cooperative Kaypacha, and Envision festival co-founder and resident permaculture expert Stephen Brooks. Additional classes range from bilingual language classes and African dance to Tai Chi and biomechanical alignment. See below for the full list of workshops and speakers released in this Phase 1 announcement.

Envision is a true festival of the future, encompassing a cultural movement, a sustainable permaculture movement, a spiritual gathering, and an appreciation of humanity and the planet. “I believe that by gathering in community out in nature, we create a rare opportunity for individuals to observe their value systems and inherent human motivations from a new or alternative perspective that is free of social conditioning. At a successful event, participants capture this moment and create from it a forever lasting positive impression.” – says Matt Siegel, co-founder of Envision.

If you haven’t seen it already, the Envision 2016 teaser video by Pure Souls Media, showcases the beautiful environment and enchanting wonderment from the 2015 gathering. The unique Costa Rican backdrop of Envision provides a plethora of other opportunities for the adventurous traveler. Enjoy surfing at sunset, trek to magnificent waterfalls, and camp in the lush jungles of the tropical landscape.

As part of extended efforts to spread Envision’s Core Values, Envision is launching a series of Education Retreats where those who wish to expand their experience beyond the festival may continue to learn and heal. The first event, Embody, takes place February 19th – 24th in Uvita, just ahead of Envision. Details online at Envision Education.

Stay tuned for further lineup announcements and click here to get your 4-day Envision Festival pass! A limited number of tier 3 tickets are still available at $277 and the price will continue to increase as tiers 1 & 2 have already sold out.”

Websites & Links: EnvisionFestival.com | Facebook | Twitter

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Video ~ Shambhala Music Festival 2015 – Official Aftermovie

From ShambhalaMusicFestival.com
“With the success of the 2015 gathering just barely sinking below the horizon, take a trip back to the love, the music, and the endless dance of the Shambhala Music Festival in our Official 2015 Aftermovie. Shot by Sweetgrass Productions and featuring music from 2015 Shambhala artists Coyote Kisses and Tantrum Desire with Solah, feel the beauty and diversity, where smiles flourish in pristine forest, and the vibe is just so good. Featuring appearances from 2015 festival favorites Skrillex, Ill.Gates, Justin Martin, and J. Phlip, join us as we dance to the delight, movement and bass drops of 2015’s sold out event.

To celebrate the launch of the video, Shambhala has announced its return to British Columbia’s Salmo River Ranch homestead for its 19th year, August 5th – 8th, 2016. Early bird tickets are available as of November 2, 2015. Secure a ticket before they sell out! Visit ShambhalaMusicFestival.com for more.”

Websites & Links: ShambhalaMusicFestival.com | Facebook | YouTube

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Aura 2016 Dates and Phase 1 Lineup Announced: The Disco Biscuits, ALO, The Main Squeeze & More [3.3-5.16]

Aura 2016

From AuraMusicFestival.com
“AURA Music Group and Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park have announced the phase one line-up for the seventh annual AURA Music & Arts Festival taking place March 3 – 5, 2016 at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, Florida. Performing at AURA are live electronica pioneers The Disco Biscuits, Bay area feel-good rock band ALO, high-energy funk quintet The Main Squeeze, The Heavy Pets with a special tribute to the ‘80s featuring Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman, hybrid tribute fusion masters Pink Talking Fish, nine-piece power funk army Turkuaz, Tom Hamilton’s American Babies, the southern psychedelia of Bright Light Social Hour and many others. Additional headliners and artists will be announced in the coming weeks.
AURA is more than just a music festival. It is a much-loved celebratory weekend of music, art and community attracting fans from around the country. The ever-expanding Yoga & Healing Arts Program will offer more than 20 classes and workshops throughout the week and fans can dance in the Silent Disco into the morning hours. The grounds are also home to one of the most beautiful natural amphitheaters in the US made only more awe-inspiring by AURA’s strong attention to sound and lighting production.

Set in the midst of 800 acres of Spanish moss-draped oak and cypress trees along the Suwannee River, the venue is a playground for endless activities such as swimming, canoeing, kayaking, disc golf and biking. The park also offers guest comforts including a general store, full-service restaurant, free showers, indoor bathrooms and water stations.

A very limited number of Early Bird tickets go on sale Monday, October 5 at 10am EST. Early Bird tickets are $129 for a 3-day GA Weekend Pass and $275 for VIP (all taxes, fees and camping included).”

AURA Music & Arts Festival 2015 Phase 1 Line-Up:
The Disco Biscuits
ALO
The Main Squeeze
The Heavy Pets Tribute to the ‘80s feature Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman
Turkuaz
Pink Talking Fish
American Babies
Bright Light Social Hour
Greenhouse Lounge
Displace
Aqueous
Dank
The Resolvers
Crazy Fingers
Backup Planet
Broccoli Samurai
Fat Mannequin
Fusik
Lather Up!
Ben Sparaco Band
Holly Bowling

Websites & Links: AuraMusicFestival.com | Facebook | TwitterMusicLivesHere.com

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Announcing The Lebrewski Cruise 2016 Sailing to Nassau with OAR, Kyle Hollingsworth & More [3.1-5.16]

The LeBrewski Cruise 2016

From LebrewskiCruise.com
Kyle Hollingsworth, along with Michael Kang and Jason Hann would like to invite the SCI Family to join them aboard The Lebrewski Cruise, sailing out of Miami, FL to the Bahamas on March 1-5, 2016. Be one of the first to book and you will receive an invitation to a private beer tasting party with Kyle and the guys! Space is extremely limited, so be sure to book quickly to claim your spot… when they are gone, they are gone!

In addition to the complimentary party, The Lebrewski Cruise is offering SCI fans a limited time, introductory price, starting at only $129 per person! Use promotional code CHEESE2016 when booking at www.LebrewskiCruise.com to receive your complimentary invitation to the beer tasting party. We want to fill the ship with our String Cheese family, so grab your spot aboard today!”

– Roundtrip, 4-night, cruise from Miami, FL on the fabulous NCL PEARL!
– Daily Complimentary Craft Beer Tastings
– Complimentary Meals in Multiple Dining Rooms
– Access to Fitness Center, Pools, Jacuzzis, Casino, Disco/Night Club & More!
– Concerts in different venues throughout the ship… truly a music festival at sea!
– Exclusive Food & Beer Pairing
– Food/Beer Cooking Event with Artists/Cruisers
– Brewmasters Q&A + Home Brewing Workshop
– Brewers Round Table (beer panel with moderator)
– Artist Meet & Greets and Photo Ops
– Celebrity Brewers Workshop (featuring Kyle Hollingsworth and more)
– Beer Olympics featuring Beer Pong, Pretzel Flaring, Tricycle Races and more!
– St. Patrick’s Day comes early to the Caribbean with a Green Beer Garden!
– Mardi Gras Fantasy Costume Night – Heroes, Villains, Vampires… the choice is yours!
– Special Events Honoring The Big Lebowski including “The Dude” Bowling Competition!

Websites & Links: LebrewskiCruise.com | Facebook

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Dominican Holidaze 2015 Schedule Released [12.3-6.15]

Dominican Holidaze - Schedule 2015

Dominican Holidaze 2015 is heading back to Punta Cana this December 3-7 for another four night adventure at Breathless Resort & Spa. Join The Disco Biscuits, Umphrey’s McGee, and STS9 along with Lettuce, Papadosio, Break Science, Gigamesh, Lee Foss and Nightmares on Wax for an all-inclusive concert vacation experience.

Websites & Links: DominicanHolidaze.com | Facebook | Twitter @DRHolidaze

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Okeechobee 2016 Release Initial Lineup: Mumford & Sons, Kendrick Lamar, Skrillex & More

Okeechobee 2015

From OkeechobeeFest.com
“On March 4th of 2016, the gates will open to Sunshine Grove, our home for the first annual Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival. This will be a place for us to gather together amongst wondrous nature to celebrate music, art and intersecting paths.

A multi-genre lineup of bands and DJs from the world will reflect our diverse culture and community. There are no boundaries, there are few borders and all are welcome.”

Websites & Links: OkeechobeeFest.com | Facebook | Twitter

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