As any number of music lovers can tell you, ticket touts and scammers have become the scourge of the summer months. Last year’s music festivals were marred when a number of fraudulent websites sprung up offering fans tickets to events that had already sold out. Thousands of fans were... Read more
The 15th annual Essence Music Festival set a new attendance record this year during its holiday weekend event, July 3-5, with more than 428,000 attendees at the Superdome in New Orleans, LA, surpassing last year’s 270,000 fans. Opening night marked the festival’s first sell-out in its history. The three-day... Read more
“StubHub Announces Partnership with AOL Music” San Francisco, CA (StubHub) June 25, 2009 – StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, today announced apartnership with AOL Music, http://www.aolmusic.com, which will integrate StubHub’s Fan to Fan marketplace into AOL Music providing users with instant access to tickets. This collaboration expands on... Read more
The inaugural Great American Food & Music Festival, hosted by Food Network personality Bobby Flay on June 13 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA, was a huge success in terms of the crowds that it drew. But operationally and logistically, the one-day event was a nightmare. The computer... Read more
The 2009 CMA Music Festival, held in Nashville, TN, on June 11-14, broke a few attendance records and tickets are already selling fast for 2010. Attendance was up 7.2 percent and is up 4.6 percent ahead for 2010 as of this same time last year. The average daily attendance... Read more
G. Love & Special Sauce, Steel Pulse and Pepper are some of the rock, reggae and jam bands that will be featured at the third annual West Beach Music & Arts Festival to be held September 18-20 at the University of California campus in Santa Barbara, CA. Billed as... Read more
The eighth annual Americana Music Association’s 2009 Honors and Awards ceremony will be held on September 17 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. The event will be hosted by Jim Lauderdale while Buddy Miller will be the band leader for the evening of awards with some of the... Read more
Nashville, TN management company Dale Morris & Associates, home to Kenny Chesney and Big & Rich, has been acquired by Ticketmaster Entertainment’s Front Line Management, in what is the latest acquisition by the world’s largest ticketing company. Financial terms were not disclosed. Dale Morris & Associates also represents Gretchen... Read more
After closing at the end of February, the Music Mill in Indianapolis, IN, reopened on April 17 under new management and with a free concert the following day by local band Permacursh. Upcoming concerts by national, regional and local bands and comedians are expected to be announced shortly. Local... Read more
Kid Rock, Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson, Taylor Swift, The Black Crowes and more are the main attractions during the three-day and three-night BamaJam Music & Arts Festival, to be held from June 4-6 in Enterprise, AL. There is a limited number of $99 three-day general admission tickets available.... Read more