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First Great American Roots Stomp at Union Hall, Brooklyn, May 3-4

April 26, 2013
Union Street Preservation Society is performing in the First Great American Roots Stomp, taking place in the heart of Park Slope, Brooklyn, Friday and Saturday, May 3-4, at Union Hall, 702 Union Street © 2013 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Union Street Preservation Society is performing in the First Great American Roots Stomp, taking place in the heart of Park Slope, Brooklyn, Friday and Saturday, May 3-4, at Union Hall, 702 Union Street © 2013 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

The First Great American Roots Stomp is taking place in the heart of Park Slope, Brooklyn Friday and Saturday, May 3-4, at Union Hall, 702 Union St. (Park Slope, Brooklyn).

Roll up your sleeves for two nights of hootin’, hollerin’, jazzin’, swingin’, foot-stompin’, barn-burnin’ revelry with ten fantastic bands from Brooklyn and the Northeast audaciously bringing Americana roots back into the spotlight.

The Great American Roots Stomp
Night One: Friday, May 3Tickets: $10
Night Two: Saturday, May 4Tickets: $10
Union Hall, 702 Union St. (Park Slope, Brooklyn)
Get your tickets now cause they’re gonna sell out at the door!

Night One: Friday, May 3
7:30pm – doors open

8:00 – Charlotte Cornfield

9:00 – The Alex Mallett Band (our bass player’s solo project!)

10:00 – The Whistling Wolves

11:00 – Union Street Preservation Society

12:00am – King Stork

Night Two: Saturday, May 4
7:30pm – doors open

8:00 – Skinny White Folk

9:00 – Seth Kessel and the Two Cent Band

10:00 – Red Hook Ramblers

11:00 – Barnyard Brothers

12:00am – North of Nashville

Texas Thunder Music Festival, May 17-19, to Raise Funds for West Texas Victims

April 25, 2013

In response to the recent tragedy in West, TX, Texas Thunder festival organizers have teamed up with fellow Texas music artists to support the West, TX community. The Texas Thunder music festival, running May 17-19 and taking place in Gardendale, Texas, will feature The Randy Rogers Band, Wade Bowen, Casey Donahew Band, Josh Abbott Band, Stoney LaRue and many more and will raise funds for those affected in the tragic explosion last Wednesday.

“For 13 years now our band has been traveling I-35 and stopping in West, TX along the way to sample the good food,” said Randy Rogers. “It’s become a staple on our tour. Now it’s time for us to give back.”

“We are disheartened by the tragedy in West, Texas. Texans are passionate about their communities and upon hearing of this tragedy, the Texas music community reached out to lend a helping hand,” says event organizer Brian Andrews. “100% of net proceeds from the Texas Thunder music festival will benefit the schools and first-responders of West, Texas.”

Texas Thunder presents an all-star, all-Texas line-up, with both musicians and fans coming together to help bring support to those who need it most. Weekend passes are available for a discounted price of $65 with camping starting at $110. A very limited number of single-day tickets are available for $35.

Texas Thunder tickets are now available for purchase at Graham Central Station in Odessa, Rockin’ Rodeo Midland and Arriba Midland. For more information or to purchase tickets and camping, please visit www.texasthunderfest.com or call (855) 362-0535.

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Texas Thunder Line-Up:

Friday:
3:00-4:00pm Bri Bagwell
4:30-5:30pm Curtis Grimes
6:00-7:00pm Micky and the Motorcars
7:30-8:30pm Charlie Robison
9:00-10:00pm Aaron Watson
10:30-12:00am Josh Abbott Band

Saturday:
1:30-2:30pm Kimberly Dunn
3:00-4:00pm Johnny Cooper
4:30-5:30pm Brandon Rhyder
6:00-7:00pm Whiskey Myers
7:30-8:30pm Turnpike Troubadours
9:00-10:00pm Wade Bowen
10:30-12:00am Randy Rogers Band

Sunday:
1:00-2:00pm Jake Kellen
2:30-3:30pm Kyle Bennett
4:00-5:00pm William Clark Green
5:30-6:30pm Brian Milson
7:00-8:00pm Stoney LaRue
8:30-10:00pm Casey Donahew Band

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Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam Adds Club La Vela As Late Night Venue for September Festival in Panama City Beach

April 23, 2013
Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam is a music festival that takes place in Panama City Beach, Florida, in September.

Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam is a music festival that takes place in Panama City Beach, Florida, in September.

Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam fans will get wet and wild at the nation’s largest nightclub, Club La Vela each night of the September festival. Club La Vela is one of the trendiest and most respected nightclubs in the world. It has evolved over the years into a major entertainment complex, located in the heart of Panama City Beach, FL and is a huge hub for the thousands of Spring Breakers that visit the city each year. The multilevel club features eleven themed rooms, forty-eight bar stations, expansive balconies, elevated catwalks, the famous pool deck and the Concert Coliseum.

The festivities at Club La Vela will begin each night after the final notes are sung by Toby Keith, Brantley Gilbert, and Trace Adkins. Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam will have free shuttles available to ticketholders to transport them between the day stages, Frank Brown Park, and Club La Vela. “Since we will have three performers on our beachfront stages playing simultaneously during the day, we are inviting many of them to play our late night venues as well,” says Executive Producer, Rendy Lovelady. “This way, if fans don’t have a chance to see all of their favorites during the day, they can be sure to catch their performances at night.”

The September lineup includes: Toby Keith, Brantley Gilbert, Trace Adkins, Eli Young Band, Kip Moore, The Charlie Daniels Band, X Factor Winner Tate Stevens, Darryl Worley, Blackberry Smoke and many more!

Lodging packages, which include tickets to the three-day event, are on sale now and can be found at http://www.gulfcoastjam.com. Beginning in May, three-day tickets that provide patrons access to all of the six stages and free shuttle passes will go on-sale to the public.

Comprised of six stages, Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam will provide the best of today’s country music for an audience of more than 15,000 people on the coast. During the day, three beachfront stages will be hosted by Edgewater Golf & Beach Resort, The Boardwalk Beach Resort and Seahaven Beach Resorts. Festival-goers will watch their favorite performers as they stand on the white “sugar sand” beach and dip their toes in the water. As the sun begins to set, patrons will ride free shuttles to the headline stage at Frank Brown Park. Once Toby Keith, Brantley Gilbert, and Trace Adkins close out their respective nights, the fun will continue at Club La Vela. Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam is a production of PCB Entertainment, LLC. For more information about Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam’s lineup, VIP & General Admission Tickets, lodging partners, directions, partnership opportunities, parking, and vendors, visit http://www.gulfcoastjam.com.

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Washboard Music Festival is One-of-a-Kind Celebration of Appalachian Culture

April 23, 2013

A one-of-a-kind celebration of America’s Appalachian culture and heritage takes place during the 14th annual Washboard Music Festival, June 14-15, 2013, in southeast Ohio’s spectacular Hocking Hills. The festival starts Thursday with a special kickoff concert and auction from 6 -10 p.m., and runs Friday and Saturday from 12 – 11 p.m. Held in downtown Logan, Ohio, this extraordinary FREE festival features ongoing live music, parades, rides, a beer garden and a wide variety of festival-style foods. A complete list of bands and events is available at http://www.washboardmusicfestival.com.

More than a dozen washboard and related bands will offer an incredible lineup of live entertainment this year, starting with the kickoff concert featuring the wildly popular Arnett Howard and the Creole Funk Band. Other talented performers from around North America will perform. Local artists will also display and sell a wide variety of folk and fine art, crafts and washboard-inspired instruments. The popular “Washer Women” will be on hand to demonstrate how washboards are used for laundry.

Families will enjoy Children’s Fair, a kid-friendly area featuring amusement rides, face painting, petting zoo and a train that circles the festival. Saturday festivities include a parade at 5 p.m. and a morning lineup of antique tractors and hit & miss engines. Another major highlight of the festival is the free tours of the 115-year old Columbus Washboard Company, the only washboard factory in the United States still producing washboards on a daily basis. Here, visitors will see the World’s Largest Washboard. Free tours of the factory are offered year ’round.

Located 40 miles southeast of Columbus, Ohio, Hocking Hills offers experiences that make every day feel like Saturday, with plenty of  free activities. The region boasts a wide variety of affordable lodging, from camping, cabins and cottages to hotels and inns. In addition to hiking trails, parks and forests, the Hocking Hills is the zipline capital of the Midwest, with 50 ziplines being offered via three distinct guide services. Gift and antique shops, canoeing, horseback riding, golf, spas add to the allure of the Hocking Hills. Complete traveler information is available http://www.1800Hocking.com or 1-800-Hocking (800-462-5464).

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Blue Ridge Music Festival Ticket Prices Rise on April 16; Takes Place in Salem, VA June 1

April 9, 2013

With only a couple of months left to go, the highly-anticipated Blue Ridge Music Festival will see an increase in ticket price starting April 16. The one-day festival, to be held at Salem Stadium in Salem, Va., on June 1, will feature performances by Little Big Town, Hunter Hayes, Charles Esten, who plays Deacon Claybourne on ABC’s hit show “Nashville,” Gloriana, Colt Ford, Greg Bates, Will Hoge and Virginia’s own legendary party group, The Skip Castro Band. Tickets are currently on sale at the Salem Civic Center box office, all Ticketmaster locations and charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

The early-bird ticket price will end at 11:59 pm ET on April 15, when reserved and general admission field tickets will increase to $40 (plus additional fees). In addition, a very limited number of VIP tickets are being made available. VIP ticket holders will receive preferred reserved seating, preferred parking, VIP express entry, an invitation to the exclusive festival after-party, private bathrooms, private cash bar (beer & wine only), complimentary boxed lunch and a commemorative Blue Ridge Music Festival poster. VIP Experience tickets are $99.50 (plus additional fees).

“Because of today’s economy, we wanted to offer up the chance to see all of these great artists for a low price to music fans,” says Festival Producer Carey Harveycutter. “We are excited with the response we’ve gotten about the talent line-up and can’t wait until June 1 for our inaugural event to take place.”

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Tickets for Telluride Blues & Brews Festival On Sale Now

March 2, 2013
The Telluride Blues & Brews is a three-day celebration of music and microbrews tucked in the mountains, and surrounded by breathtaking 13,000 foot peaks as a backdrop (photo by Barry Brecheisen).

The Telluride Blues & Brews is a three-day celebration of music and microbrews tucked in the mountains, and surrounded by breathtaking 13,000 foot peaks as a backdrop (photo by Barry Brecheisen).

The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year on September 13-15, 2013. Come join us for one of the most scenic and intimate music festivals in the country, taking place in the world-famous resort town of Telluride, Colorado. Tickets for the 20th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival have just gone on sale, March 1.

Telluride Blues & Brews is a three-day celebration of music and microbrews tucked in the mountains, and surrounded by breathtaking 13,000 foot peaks as a backdrop. The festival offers an eclectic mix of live blues, funk, rock, jam band, gospel and soul performances, and some of the best microbreweries in the country, with a wide variety of food and craft vendors, children’s activities, late night jams, and much more.

Tickets for Early Bird, VIP, Juke Joint (night venue), Camping, Campground Vehicle, and RV passes will all go on sale at 10 a.m. (MST). Early Bird, VIP, Campground Vehicle and RV passes are in limited quantities and sell out very quickly. Early Bird 3-Day passes are $145.00 and VIP 3-Day passes are $385.00 each.

For festival information or to purchase tickets visit us online at http://www.tellurideblues.com. To purchase tickets by phone, call toll-free at (866) 515-6166.

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FestEVOL concert series adds to fun of spring snowsports at Crested Butte,Colorado

March 2, 2013
In its fourth year at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, FestEVOL showcases great live music, spring skiing and riding, and all-natural foods.

In its fourth year at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, FestEVOL showcases great live music, spring skiing and riding, and all-natural foods.

FestEVOL, Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s (CBMR) springtime concert series returns for another show this spring. FestEVOL is a unique lifestyle experience combining snowsports with live music, innovative natural brands and the sustainably focused Reverb Eco-Village. In its fourth year, FestEVOL will showcase a great line-up of live music, skiing and riding, and all-natural foods to CBMR. On Saturday, March 9, local band Mine Control will start the festivities off, followed by Vermont-based band Twiddle, with special guest John Popper of Blues Traveler. The main act will be The Wailers, reggae legends and also crowd pleasers.

Concert tickets are now on sale for the Crested Butte event at http://www.skicb.com/festevol. General admission tickets are $25 per person and a limited number of VIP tickets are available for $50 per person. CBMR season passholder discounts are available when purchasing in the Adventure Center at the resort. Lodging, lift ticket and concert packages are available at a 25% discount, when purchasing all together. Call Crested Butte Vacations for more information at 800-600-2803 or locally at 970-349-4554. Guests can also buy concert tickets onsite for $30 per person until the show begins.

This year, FestEVOL begins its three stop tour at Crested Butte Mountain Resort March 9th. Then heads east March 16th to Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow, Vermont, where O.A.R will open for Yukon Kornelious and Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury, New Hampshire on March 23, featuring O.A.R.

As a little background, FestEVOL began three years ago in Crested Butte, Colo. as an idea among friends and now partners; combining mountain sports, live music, innovative natural brands and a sustainably focused “eco village” to keep the event green and to help spread environment consciousness among concert-goers. FestEVOL teamed up with the IZSTYLE winter tour to feature the Reverb Eco Village. This interactive village includes local, regional and national environmental non-profit groups alongside alternative energy and transportation exhibits. The Eco Village also highlights all natural/organic food sampling and ski/snowboard equipment demos with Nordica skis and Burton snowboards.

Reverb is a non-profit started by Guster band member Adam Gardner, and his wife Lauren Sullivan as an effort to “green up” concert venues, including things like enhancing recycling efforts, switching tour buses to bio-diesel, and using LED lights for on-stage lighting to name a few.

For more information on the FestEVOL tour and its partners visit www.skicb.com/festvevol.

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Festival d’été de Québec Passes Now on Sale

February 16, 2013

Look for 75,000 passes for the 46th Festival d’été de Québec have just gone on sale starting at noon on Saturday, February 16. This early-bird sale will be held exclusively online and by phone, ending Friday, March 15 or when passes are sold out. The price is $66, taxes and service fee included. Starting March 16, 2013, an additional 75,000 passes will go on sale at the regular price of $76, taxes and service fee included.

– 2 dates: February 16, 2013 and March 16, 2013
– 2 prices: $66 et $76
– 2 modways to buy: Internet and telephone

Online: www.infofestival.com

By phone:

– 1-418-800-FEIQ (3347) Quebec City area and international (outside North America)
– 1-855-800-FEIQ (3347) Canada and US (toll-free))

The Festival pass includes a Bell RFID wristband and a blinking pin, and is good for all 11 days of Festival shows, at all the outdoor and indoor venues. As in past years, you can buy up to 4 passes per transaction. Postal delivery is recommended even though passes can be picked-up in person at the Colisée Pepsi box office from May 1 through June 1.

For full details on this special sale go to www.infofestival.com.

Everyone who purchases a pass before Friday February 28 could win VIP passes for the next Festival! Open to all Festival Facebook page fans who fill out the entry form on this page.

The 46th edition of the Festival d’été de Québec will be held from July 4 to 14, 2013.

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Tickets on Sale for 3rd Annual Durango Blues Train May 31-June 1

February 1, 2013
After selling out in record time in 2012, the 3rd Annual Durango Blues Train, which is presented by the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, expands to two days in 2013.

After selling out in record time in 2012, the 3rd Annual Durango Blues Train, which is presented by the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, expands to two days in 2013.

Tickets are now on sale for the 3rd Annual Durango Blues Train May 31st and June 1, 2013 on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (D&SNGRR).  After selling out in record time for tickets in 2012, this exclusive musical event, which is presented by the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, expands to two days in 2013.

This ‘moving’ experience features six live Blues and Zydeco acts, while passengers travel aboard The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive through the spectacular and breathtaking canyons of Colorado’s San Juan National Forest.

“We are very excited to return for a third year and excited to extend to two-days, giving more people a chance to ride the Blues Train,” said Steve Gumble, founder of the Durango Blues Train. “Something magical happens when you combine blues with a steam fired train.”

The 2013 Blues Train lineup brings award-winning musical artists Peter Karp and Sue Foley, Lil’ Brian & The Zydeco Travelers, Lionel Young, Kirk James, Todd & The Fox, and Low Volts. Each artist performs in their own vintage coach car, as passengers are to free to dance, move and sample all the musical acts while traveling from one vintage rail car to next. Entertainment and favorite libations are peppered with the scenery of the famous train featured in the Hollywood production, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” among others.

The Blues train experience begins at the historic train depot where the steam engine fires up and it’s all aboard for an experience of a lifetime. Passengers aboard will experience spectacular and breathtaking canyon views of Colorado’s San Juan National Forest as the train winds onto the “Highline,” a world famous section of railroad crawling along cliffs high above the Animas River, for an unforgettable musical journey.

Guests can enjoy live Blues and Zydeco with a beer and wine cash bar, and light snacks while riding the rails. Tickets are $95 per person, plus a 6% Historic Train Preservation fee. Tickets are extremely limited and purchasers must be 21 years old to participate.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit durangobluestrain.com or call toll free at 877-872-4607.

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75,000 Passes for 46th Annual Festival d’été de Québec to Go on Sale Dec. 1

November 23, 2012

Look for 75,000 passes for the 46th Festival d’été de Québec to go on sale starting at noon on Saturday, December 1. This early-bird sale will be held exclusively online and by phone, ending December 31 or when passes are sold out. The price is $66, taxes and service fee included. Starting February 23, 2013, an additional 75,000 passes will go on sale at the regular price of $76, taxes and service fee included.

The 46th edition of the Festival d’été de Québec will be held from July 4 to 14, 2013 in Quebec City.

“First, we took into account the criticism and comments we’ve been hearing in the past few years. Then we looked at what was being done elsewhere, by the other big festivals drawing tens of thousands of participants, like us. We settled on what seems to be the fairest and easiest solution for everyone and the most widely-used. Plus, by extending the purchasing period, we hope to avoid overloading the system,” explained the general manager of the Festival d’été de Québec, Daniel Gélinas.

So take note:

– 2 dates: December 1, 2012 and February 23, 2013
– 2 prices: $66 and $76
– 2 ways to buy: Internet and telephone

“By concentrating sales online or by phone, we’ll be able to get contact information for all our buyers and build a genuine community that we can communicate with from now on,” pointed out Festival chair of the board, Nancy Savard.

The Festival pass includes a Bell RFID wristband and a flashing badge, and is good for all 11 days of Festival shows, at all the outdoor and indoor venues. As in past years, you can buy up to 4 passes per transaction with a choice of delivery by mail or pick-up in person at the Laurier Québec shopping mall.

“Laurier Québec has agreed to work with us to make it easier for people to pick up their passes locally, and we really appreciate their collaboration,” Gélinas added.

For full details on this special sale go to http://www.infofestival.com.

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