Another music festival is making its debut. The inaugural Texas Music Festival, a cross-genre music extravaganza, is set for August 29-September 1 at Reliant Arena and Eleanor Tinsley Park in Houston. A variety of music will be represented, including blues, jazz, country, gospel, Latin, R&B, cajun/zydeco and Texas tejano.... Read more
The three-day YarmonyGrass Music Festival is set to enter its third year with its strongest jamgrass line-up ever. The August 15-17 event has relocated to a much larger venue at Copper Mountain Resort in Frisco, CO, located 75 miles outside Denver. The term “jamgrass” refers to the innovation collaboration... Read more
The 3rd annual LA Weekly Detour Music Festival has been set for October 4 in Downtown Los Angeles. Presented by LA Weekly and Goldenvoice, the daylong, multi-stage, all-ages music festival will bring together the hottest acts in indie rock, along with a cutting edge selection of electro-leaning artists and... Read more
The second annual South Padre International Music Festival (SPI Music Fest) will take place October 31- November 2 on the beaches of South Padre Island, TX. The lineup includes Willie Nelson, Foghat, Los Lonely Boys, Blue Oyster Cult, Ghostland Observatory, Alejandro Escovedo, Fastball, Sara Hickman, Vallejo, Airline, meridianwest, Nakia... Read more
AOL Music has unveiled Tour Tracker, a free web service presented by American Express that lets music fans track their favorite artists and bands on tour. The site includes special incentives to buy tickets, including discounts for American Express card members. The newly launched site, accessible from the AOL... Read more
In a rare hometown appearance, the legendary Phil Lesh and Friends will headline the second day, August 31, of the two-day Slow Food Rocks Music Festival, which is being held during Slow Food Nation, the largest celebration of American food in history. The event takes place at Great Meadow... Read more
With record-breaking attendance of 270,000, the 14th annual Essence Music Festival presented by Coca-Cola celebrated another momentous year in New Orleans July 4-6. In addition, at the close of this year’s festival, Grammy award-winning superstar Beyonce was formally announced as the first headliner for next year’s Essence Music Festival,... Read more
For the second year in a row, Emmy Award winning comedian, television and film actor Chevy Chase will host the 2008 JVC Jazz Festival Newport’s JVC Stage on August 9-10, in Newport, RI. Chase, a long-time jazz fan and pianist, will introduce each artist playing the festival’s main stage,... Read more
The growing roster of artists scheduled to perform during the 9th Annual Americana Music Festival & Conference, September 17-20, continues to swell with the additions of blues chanteuse Marcia Ball, neo-blues/folk synergist Langhorne Slim, innovative bluegrasser Tim O’Brien, southern rockers Cross Canadian Ragweed, Grammy award-winning favorite Kathy Mattea, groove-oriented... Read more
As the saying goes, you can never have too much of a good thing. Well, the music festival industry is putting that to the test with new festivals popping up all across the U.S. and beyond. Thus far in 2008, ticket sales have been uneven for festivals with some... Read more