February 2017

Just Announced: Start Making Sense @ The Fox Theater

Start Making Sense are selling out rooms throughout the eastern half of the United States. This band is a huge hit as the Talking Heads are never on tour, and the band's amazing dedication to the music and fun loving attitude has proven to be a favorite at clubs and festivals.

Sing Me Back Home: The Music Of Merle Haggard

JUST ANNOUNCED: Sing Me Back Home: The Music Of Merle Haggard, An All-Star Concert Celebration with performances by Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney,

California Roots Music & Arts Festival Announces Day-By-Day Artist Breakdown

The 8th annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival that takes place at the historic Monterey County Fair and Event Center from May 26-28, 2017, announced its day-by-day lineup. Fans looking for the day breakdown can now match the best ticket experience based on their interests. Three day passes are currently on sale, with single day tickets launching on Thursday, March 2nd.
 

The Last Waltz 40 Tour Adds More Dates

Due to overwhelming demand on the first leg of The Last Waltz 40 Tour: A Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of The Last Waltz, Blackbird Presents is proud to announce additional tour dates beginning on March 30, 2017 at the Verizon Theatre in Dallas, Texas and running across multiple U.S. cities throughout the month of April. A full list of tour dates and venues is listed below. 

Kaya Festival adds Skip & Jo Mersa Marley

Skip Marley along with Jo Mersa Marley and Shacia Payne have been added to the exciting line-up at the first ever Kaya Fest.  Kaya Fest is being produced by Stephen Marley, an eight time Grammy Award winner, singer, songwriter, musician producer and son of the legend Bob Marley.  Presented by Fruit of Life Productions, the Festival is scheduled for Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 / 1PM at Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, 301 Biscayne Blvd.

MerleFest Adds Bela Fleck & Jerry Douglas

MerleFest, presented by Window World and scheduled for April 27-30, 2017, is bringing two bluegrass legends to the 30th celebration – banjo master Béla Fleck and The Earls of Leicester featuring Jerry Douglas, a supergroup homage to Flatt & Scruggs made up of several of bluegrass’s finest musicians. Both will be playing on Saturday.

3 Essential 2017 Colorado Music Festivals

Summers have become synonymous with outdoor festivals in Colorado over the years.

Nicole Henry at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Since her debut in 2004, Nicole Henry has established herself as one of the jazz world's most acclaimed vocalists, possessing a potent combination of dynamic vocal abilities, impeccable phrasing, and powerful emotional resonance. Ms. Henry's passionate, soulful voice and heart-felt charisma has earned her a Soul Train Award for “Best Traditional Jazz Performance," three Top-10 U.S. Billboard and HMV Japan jazz albums.

Eric Bibb Shines a Light on Migration Blues

Stony Plain Records announces a March 31 release date for Migration Blues, the new album from Blues Music Award-winning singer/songwriter Eric Bibb. The new album showcases Eric Bibb’s talents on vocals, guitars, six-string banjo and contrabass guitar, backed by a group that features Michael Jerome Browne (guitars, vocals, banjos, mandolin and triangle) and JJ Milteau (harmonica). Migration Blues was produced by Bibb, Browne and Milteau.

SCI Announces Summer Tour + Red Rocks

The String Cheese Incident has revealed their full summer tour, highlighted by a three night stand at Red Rocks Amphitheater on July 21-23. In addition to previously announced festival appearances at Mountain Jam, Electric Forest, and LOCKN', SCI will return to the Chastain Park in Atlanta, GA on July 7 & 8.

Tito Puente: A Fifty-Year Retrospective

In the first ever retrospective of the life and legacy of one of the most important figures in Latin Jazz, The Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture announces “Tito Puente: A Fifty-Year Retrospective of ‘El Rey,’ a multi-day, in-depth examination of his career through concerts, panels, film, dance, and more.

The Franklin Electric to release new album

Montreal-based alt-folk band The Franklin Electric are set to release their highly anticipated sophomore album titled ‘Blue Ceilings’ on 5th May 2017 via Indica Records. ‘Blue Ceilings’ is now available for pre-order and includes new singles ‘I Know The Feeling’ and ‘Walk With You’ as instagrat tracks.

Sofia Rei at Greenwich House Music School

Award-winning Argentine vocalist, songwriter and producer Sofía Rei is considered one of the most passionate and inventive vocalists on the current New York music scene. Her music explores connections between the various traditions of South American folklore, jazz, flamenco and electronic sounds. Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sofia ties together diverse influences in a program full of rhythmic complexity, and a melodic purity that haunts even as it uplifts.

Vail Craft Beer Classic | June 16-18, 2017

This June 16th - 18th, the Vail Valley will become a hub for craft beer enthusiasts as brewers and connoisseurs kick off the inaugural Vail Craft Beer Classic. With over 300 beers, dozens of events, yoga, hiking, and all the offerings of Colorado’s vast outdoor playground, fans of the craft should be ready for a mountain weekend full of brews and adventure.

XANI's Debut EP Out April 14

Ask Xani Kolac to describe her latest batch of songs for her debut solo project, XANI, and she’ll tell you that there are “songs about being needy and songs that are downright depressing”. These are not words that spring to mind when one encounters electric violinist, Xani, onstage or off. Being a naturally energetic and bubbly performer, Kolac toes the line in her songwriting perfectly between being “happy but kind of sad”.

Soundgarden Announce North American Tour

Grammy® Award-winning multi-platinum band Soundgarden, today announced a North American headline tour that will kick off on May 3rd in Atlanta, GA at the Fox Theatre. The Pretty Reckless and Dillinger Escape Plan will support select dates.

Real Gone Features Allen Ginsberg & Jack Kerouac

Real Gone Music slides into baseball season this April with vinyl releases from a pair of literary heavy hitters. Kaddish is one of beat poet Allen Ginsberg’s greatest poems, a moving meditation on his mother Naomi and his Jewish faith; Atlantic Records released Ginsberg’s own reading of the work in 1966 as the only title in its Verbum spoken word series.

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Peter Joly Making Waves Since Release

Chicago singer-songwriter Peter Joly has been keeping busy since the release of his solo, self-titled debut in October 2016.

Ridgway release new video, "Barnacles"

Gritty and fiery, Bay Area reggae-rock band, Ridgway, is happy to announce the release of their newest music video entitled "Barnacles."

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