Festivals

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LOCKN’ Music Festival, nestled in the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Arrington, Virginia, provides the ultimate atmosphere for live music. Now you could win the ultimate LOCKN’ experience as the personal guest of the festival’s producer, Peter Shapiro! 

For the past 10 years the California Roots Music and Arts Festival has delivered top tier reggae, roots, and hip hop to thousands of fans to showcase music, community, and culture at the historic Monterey County Fair and Event Center over Memorial Day weekend. One of the key features that sets California Roots apart is the dedication to creating an environmentally conscious event that benefits the surrounding community, educates and engages the attending fans, and provides a music festival model that is truly sustainable.

North Coast is thrilled to announce the artist lineup and a brand-new location for its 10 year anniversary! More than 25 acts encompassing a wide range of electronic styles will perform across two stages over Labor Day Weekend on Friday, August 30 and Saturday, August 31.

Mark your calendars now for the Soul of South Austin Festival (SOSAFest) at the legendary C-boy's Heart & Soul on Saturday, May 18th! The party will start early at 5pm and go all night with eleven standout bands on two alternating stages - one inside and one outside! Only $15 at the door!

The Great South Bay Music Festival, Long Islands largest, and longest running, four day, Music & Arts Festival, returns to the picturesque waterfront at Shorefront Park in Patchogue Village  Celebrating it’s 13th. Anniversary, the four day fest presented By King O’Rourke, runs from Thursday, July 18, through Sunday, July 21st, and will feature over 75 performers on four stages, in classic and contemporary rock, folk, punk, blues, indy, jam-band, reggae, and funk genres.

Nowhere Else Festival aims to bring together over 1,000 fans and friends for a weekend of music, art and conversation. By continuing this festival each year, Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist (aka Over the Rhine) are creating a legacy, ensuring that the traditions of folk music endure for years to come. Read more about the festival here: http://www.nowhereelsefestival.com/about

The music began early on the final day of the Skull and Roses Festival in Ventura. A hot offshore wind heated up the day by the time the drum circle started at 10 am. Overhead waves from a late spring storm exploded across Ventura point buffeted by the strong sideshow winds sending long plumes of salt spray high int the air. The strong winds stirred up a cloud of dust that helped turn the sunny day into an eerie orange haze.

The sun came out bathing the Ventura fairgrounds in a beautiful orange glow as sleepy festival goers woke from a long night of music and partying. The noontime drum circle was the wake-up call for many. But it wasn’t until about 3 PM, when Northern California’s premiere Grateful Dead cover band, the China Cats took the stage, that most people finally gathered together for a dance jam. The group formed in 2008 in Santa Cruz California and has garnered a loyal following since.

Now that MerleFest, presented by Window World, is only one week away, annual festival-goers have surely begun planning their weekends. For those who have not, however, here are five sure-to-be epic experiences that shouldn’t be missed. Make a note or two and join a welcoming legion of music fans in Wilkesboro, N.C., from April 25th to 28th at MerleFest.

Shoe Fest is proud to announce the first round lineup for the 9th annual festival.  Shoe Fest will once again be held at the beautiful and scenic Camp Shaw-Waw-Nas-See in Manteno, IL (less than 1 hour south of Chicago), Labor Day weekend (August 30-September 1).  Tickets are on sale now with a price increase this Friday, April 19th. Highlights of this year’s initial lineup are multi-Grammy winner and the king of newgrass, Sam Bush and the incomparable singer-songwriter Todd Snider.

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