Glastonbury rearranges its schedule after Foo Fighters back out … ‘90s Fest is bringing acts like Blind Melon and Coolio together to celebrate its favorite decade … Pilgrimage Festival adds more names to its lineup topped by Wilco, Willie Nelson and Weezer … Plus, we take a look at the lineups for Rockland-Bergen Music Festival and Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival.
Organizers of ‘90s Fest have been taking fans on a trip down memory lane with images of ‘90s icons including “Rugrats,” Dawson Leery of “Dawson’s Creek,” American Girl dolls, “Telletubbies,” “Power Rangers” and Cher Horowitz of “Clueless.”
You’ll need some music to go with all that nostalgia. Along with Blind Melon and Coolio, the lineup features Lisa Loeb, Naughty By Nature, Smash Mouth, Tonic and a “surprise act.”
Cumbre Tajin, Parque Takilhsukut, Papantla de Olarte, Mexico
March 23, 2013
The inaugural event takes place Sept. 12 in Brooklyn, N.Y., at 50 Kent. Tickets are available now, starting at $60 (plus fees) for general admission. Visit 90sFest.com for more information.
Florence + The Machine is stepping in for the Foo Fighters at Glastonbury Festival. Although the English indie rock band was already scheduled to play the fest, that act will now headline the Pyramid Stage.
Foo Fighters announced yesterday that Dave Grohl’s “full recuperation time is still to be determined” following surgery, which meant the band had to cancel its Glastonbury appearance and all remaining European dates. Grohl dislocated his ankle and broke his fibula after falling during a show in Sweden June 12.
Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Empire Polo Field, Indio, Calif.
April 19, 2015
“Once we heard the sad news that Foo Fighters had been forced to pull out, there was only one person we wanted to call and that was Florence,” Glasonbury’s Emily Eavis said. “Every time she has played here she’s done something spectacular and we always knew she would headline the Pyramid one day. I’m delighted she’s agreed to step up to it – she’s going to smash it!”
Florence + The Machine headline Friday, June 26. Kanye West plays Pyramid Stage Saturday and The Who closes out the festival on Sunday. Visit GlastonburyFestivals.co.uk for more information.
Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival is giving music lovers even more of an incentive to make the journey to The Park At Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, Tenn. Cage The Elephant, Band of Horses, Dawes, Trampled By Turtles, Chris Stapleton, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Holly Williams, NAWAS and Kingfish have just been added to the inaugural event set for Sept. 26-27.
Previously announced acts include Wilco, Willie Nelson, Weezer, The Decemberists, Sheryl Crow, Dr. John, Jimmy Cliff, Punch Brothers, Iron & Wine, Neko Case, The Lone Bellow, Lucius, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Will Hoge, Saint Motel, Nikki Lane and more.
United Center, Chicago, Ill.
September 27, 2014
Pilgrimage was founded by singer/songwriter Kevin Griffin and New Orleans residents W. Brandt Wood and Michael Whelan to bring the diversity and community spirit of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival to an event tailored for Franklin.
Two-day GA passes are available for $172 (plus fees). VIP passes are also on sale. A portion of sales will benefit the City of Franklin and music industry charity MusiCares. Visit PilgrimageFestival.com for more information.
You’ve still got time to make plans to attend the Rockland-Bergen Music Festival, happening at the end of the month with John Sebastian, Willie Nile, Shawn Colvin and many more.
Founded and presented by Joe D’Urso, the second annual event takes place June 27-28 at German Masonic Park in Tappan, N.Y., located approximately 30 miles north of NYC.
"MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit," Best Buy Theater, New York City
May 28, 2015
John Sebastian and Willie Nile (with band) play Saturday, June 27 along with Steve Forbet, Aztec Two Step, Joe Grushecky/Eddie Manion, Jeffrey Gaines, James Maddock, Guy Davis with Professor Louie, Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan, Bluebirds of Paradise, Gary Douglas Band, Bob Polding Band, Spook Handy and more.
Shawn Colvin tops the lineup June 28. Sunday’s schedule also includes David Johansen, Garland Jeffreys, Willie Nile (solo piano), Tom Chapin Trio, John Eddie, Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan, Jen Chapin, Finn & The Sharks, The The Band Band, Spook Handy, Christine Santelli, Frank Tedesso, KJ Denhert and more.
The festival is hosting more than 20 non-profits on site including WhyHunger, Light of Day, Homes for Heroes and March of Dimes. D’Urso will be donating directly to all of these charities.
Two-day passes are on sale for $100 and single-day tickets are priced at $55.50 (plus fees). Children 12 and under are admitted free with an adult. Discounts are available for high school and college students. The festival is also offering free admission to anyone born in 1965 in celebration of their 50th birthday. Head over to RocklandMusicFestival.com for more details.
Folks planning a trip to the Caribbean in the fall just might want to add a stop at Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival to their itinerary. The fest has put together a lineup filled with acts across the genres, from Enrique Iglesias to John Legend to Randy Newman.
The event returns to the island of Curacao Sept. 3-5. For those who have never had the pleasure of visiting Curacao, the festival’s website explains that authenticity and “rich, hospitable and vibrant culture” really sets this island apart. You’ll want to pay a visit to the seaport town of Willemstad to check out the architecture and vibrant neighborhoods of the historic center of the island. And of course, there’s beaches, diving sites and plenty of activities and adventures. But for now, let’s get back to the music.
United Supermarkets Arena, Lubbock, TX
February 6, 2015
Following a pre-festival concert from the Blind Boys of Alabama Sept. 2, here’s how the daily lineup breaks down:
Thursday, Sept. 3: Oscar D’Leon, Juanes,
Friday, Sept. 4: Enrique Iglesias, Lionel Richie, Emeli Sandé, Gregory Porter, Charles Bradley, Cassandra Wilson, The Isley Brothers
Saturday, Sept. 5: Usher, John Legend, Wyclef Jean, Randy Newman, The Stanley Clarke Band, Bettye Lavette, The Pointer Sisters
Tickets are on sale now. Visit CuracaoNorthSeaJazz.com for more information.