Zac Brown Band prepares to provide the main course for Southern Ground Music & Food Festival … Black History and artists come to fore in AFROPUNK … Green River Festival to be held on campgrounds for the first time in 30 years … Sloss promises to heat up concertgoers’ summer … Bruce Hornsby is set to inaugurate his music festival, at which he will deliver nightly performances … Iconic Camp Bisco will return for its 15th year at Montage Mountain.
Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich.
December 11, 2015
Sweet sounds and grub will abound in Charlotte, S.C. as the city will host the Zac Brown Band’s fifth annual Southern Ground Music & Food Festival this year April 16-17.
The festival will feature country, rock, bluegrass acts including Thomas Rett, Marshall Tucker Band, Cam, and Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers.
The event is a celebration of Southern culture and will include the work of Pastry Chef Nicole Crane and guest chef Michael Perez as well as the event’s Executive Chef Rusty Hamlin.
Here are the daily Southern Ground Music & Food lineups:
Saturday, April 16: Thomas Rhett, The Marshall Tucker Band, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Sam Bush, Old Dominion, Coy Bowles & The Fellowship, Cam, Drake White and The Big Fire, John Driskell Hopkins, Jamestown Revival
Single-day tickets go on Friday, March 4 at 10 a.m. ET at $115 each. Gates open at 12 p.m. on both days. Head over to SouthernGroundFestival.com for all the facts.
Sasquatch! Music Festival, Gorge Amphitheatre, Quincy, Wash.
May 25, 2015
Organizers of the AFROPUNK festival announced today that for the second year the event will be held in Paris. Scheduled June 3-5 at Le Trianon, the event will feature live music, visual art, food and additional events before and after the performances.
Organizers are collaborating with French production team Nous Production for the event. Performing at the event will be Michael Kiwanuka, Saul Williams, Angel Haze, Féfé, Cakes Da Killa, Lizzo, The Suffers, Carving, Samm Henshaw, Karol Conka, The OBGMs and Ghost Nebula.
An additional event associated with the festival, dubbed “Race Music,” will be held in Paris on March 22. This event will explore modern African-American history, and the culture’s influence on music, through a film screening and musical performance.
Tickets for the AFROPUNK festival are currently on sale at AfroPunkFest.com.
Accepts the Emerging Artist of the Year Award at the Americana Music Honors and Awards show in Nashville, Tenn.
September 16, 2015
The 30th annual Green River Festival will be held in Greenfield, Mass. with space available for camping and RV accommodations for the first time. Slated for July 8-10, the event will feature musical performances on three stages, food, a dance tent and children’s activities on over 40 acres of camping area.
Hot air balloons, an oft-noted feature associated with the festival, will add a touch of adventure to the weekend.
Here are the Green River lineups:
Saturday, July 9: Shakey Graves, Shovels & Rope, The Suffers, The Felice Brothers, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, And The Kids, Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers, Greyhounds, Anthony D’Amato, The Soul Rebels, Oh Pep!, Mister G, The Alchemystics
Sunday, July 10: Wheels of Soul tour, featuring Tedeschi Trucks Band, Los Lobos, North Mississippi Allstars, Birds of Chicago, Margo Price & The Price Tags, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Sonya Kitchell, Winterpills, Madisen Ward And the Mama Bear
Early bird tickets are available until March 4. After March 4, tickets range from $25 for Friday only to $119.99 for the full weekend. All tickets include festival admission plus free parking with free shuttle buses to and from Greenfield Community College. The answers to all your Green River questions can be found on the other side of this link.
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Fairgrounds Racecourse, New Orleans, La.
April 25, 2015
Alabama concertgoers can once again expect some hot music, as the Sloss Music & Arts Festival will be returning to the Birmingham’s Sloss Furnaces for two days of indie and alternative rock.
The second annual event will be from July 16-17 and if the environment is similar to last year, temperatures may rise very high.
Performers include Ryan Adams, Death Cab For Cutie, Ray LaMontagne and Friends, The Flaming Lips, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, The Arcs, Grouplove, Fitz And the Tantrums, Logic, Glass Animals, Dr. Dog and many more.
Tickets go on sale March 4. Information regarding the festival can be found at Slossfest.com.
Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers are organizing the inaugural Funhouse Fest in his hometown pf Williamsburg, Va. on June 24-26.
California World Fest, Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, Calif.
July 12, 2013
The event will be held at the Lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, and will feature nightly performances from Hornsby along with other blues, bluegrass and rock acts.
Hornsby will play an additional show to generate enthusiasm at Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall at the College of William and Mary on Thursday, June 23. Benefits from this show will be donated to local charities.
Performances on Friday will be by Greensky Bluegrass along with Ricky Skaggs and Hornsby with Kentucky Thunder. Saturday Shows will feature Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle, Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, Railroad Earth and Jack DeJohnette who will be performing with Ravi Coltrane and Matt Garrison.
Tickets and information can be found at FunhouseFest.com.
Now entering its 14th year, Camp Bisco will once again be drawing electronic music enthusiasts up Montage Mountain in Scranton, Penn. July 14-16.
The festival features different kinds of electronic music and is headlined by Philidelphia-based jam band Disco Biscuits.
AURA Music & Arts Festival, Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park, Live Oak, Fla.
March 7, 2015
The event includes a water park, space for camping and food. Attendance for the 2015 festival exceeded 14,000.
Performers also include Odesza, Big GrizMatik (Big Gigantic, Griz, Gramatik), Griz, Lotus, RL Grime, STS9, Zeds Dead, 12th Planet, Anderson .Paak &d the Free Nationals, Anna Lunoe, Autograf, Destructo, Dopapod, FKJ, Future Rock, Gryffin, Hermitude, Jai Wolf, Josh Wink, Keys N Krates, Lettuce, Lil’ Dicky, Marshmello and more.
More information can be found at CampBisco.com.