Today’s recap includes tour and festival announcements, artist updates and more, as compiled by TicketNews on March 27, 2009.

Two U.S. festivals have made their first line-up revelations for 2009. The Kentucky-based Forecastle Festival will feature Widespread Panic, The Black Crowes, The Black Keys and The Avetts Brothers over the course of three days. Meanwhile, Colorado’s Mile High Music Festival has also tapped Widespread Panic as a headliner, along with Tool and The Fray.

In other concert and artist news, The Dead have held back prime tickets to each of their upcoming concerts to put up for bid in an online charity auction. … Rising pop singer-songwriter Kate Voegele has lined up her second headlining venture to support her upcoming sophomore album. … Acclaimed rapper T.I. has been sentenced to one year and one day in prison on federal weapons charges, though he is expected to serve less than 300 days of the sentence due to allowances for time served and good behavior.

Those are the complete concert and tour reports for this Friday on TicketNews. But you can catch more of the day’s concert updates with our artist itineraries in brief:

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Jonas Brothers continue their reign of the tween world. Due to demand for dates on the U.S. leg of the trio’s World Tour 2009, their performances at four venues have been extended. The brothers will now play July 14-15 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ; July 17-18 at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, MA; July 19-21 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, NY; and July 23-24 at The Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, PA. The North American tour leg launches June 20 at the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX.

Bill Cosby, the iconic American comedian, has penciled in seven new engagements on his 2009 itinerary. The famous funnyman hits the stage for new gigs on May 2 at Harrah’s in Laughlin, NV; May 15 at Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, NY; August 13 at the Filene Center at the Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA; October 3 at Miami University in Oxford, OH; October 16 at Symphony Hall in Springfield, MA; November 13 at River Rock Casino in Richmond, BC; and November 14 at Genesee Theatre in Waukegan, IL. His new show is March 28 at Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre in Denver, CO.

Jenny Lewis, frontwoman for indie rock act Rilo Kiley, has outlined an extensive spring and summer tour to support her second solo album, “Acid Tongue.” The 35-city outing kicks off April 10 at Pipeline Café in Honolulu, HI, and concludes July 9 at the Twilight Concert Series in Salt Lake City, UT. Along the way, the musician will stop for performances on April 18 at the Coachella Festival in Indio, CA; May 28-29 at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA; June 5 at Park West in Chicago, IL; June 10 at the House of Blues in Boston, MA; June 22 at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater in Austin, TX; and July 3 at The National in Richmond, VA, among other dates.

Camera Obscura, a Scottish indie rock band, has confirmed plans for a 25-date North American tour. The jaunt picks up May 27 at The Mercy Lounge in Nashville, TN, and closes June 30 at Mr. Small’s Theater in Pittsburgh, PA. Along the way, the troupe will stop for select gigs on May 29 at Metro/Smart Bar in Chicago, IL; June 6 and 9 at Glass House in Pomona, CA; June 13 at Lunario in Mexico City, MEX; June 19 at Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, GA; June 24 at Webster Hall in New York, NY; and June 27 at Lee’s Palace in Toronto, ON.

Sara Bareilles will hit the road this spring for a handful of concert performances at colleges and casinos across the country. The singer-songwriter’s spring shows are set for April 9 at Indiana University in Indiana, PA; April 10 at the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, OK: April 18 at Assumption College in Worcester, MA; and April 20 at Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, NY. Later this season, she’s booked to perform on May 17 at the Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Celebration on Shoreline Drive in Long Beach, CA.

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