South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals has announced that they will be launching SXSW Online as part of their 2021 offerings. The digital experience will feature conference keynotes and sessions, screenings, showcases, networking, and exhibitions. The dates for SXSW EDU Online are March 9 - March 11, 2021 and SXSW Online will take place March 16 - March 20, 2021.
Sound Summit, the intimate annual music festival set in a stunning venue atop Mount Tam in Marin County will stream performances from its 2016 event to help raise funds for Sound Effects, its relief effort for Bay Area musicians who have not been able to gig since the pandemic took hold and will likely not be able to do so for some time. Powered by Nugs.net, the Sound Effects stream will take place on Sunday, September 27th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM (PDT).
HARDLY STRICTLY BLUEGRASS ANNOUNCES FANTASTIC NEGRITO, RHIANNON GIDDENS W/ FRANCESCO TURRISI , BOZ SCAGGS, JIM LAUDERDALE AND ROBERT EARL KEEN
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass announces the fourth round of musicians in this year’s Let The Music Play On, with Boz Scaggs, Jim Lauderdale, Fantastic Negrito, Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi, and Robert Earl Keen. Let the Music Play On is a celebration of roots music, honoring the 20th Anniversary of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, airing Saturday featuring new performance footage, archival sets, and fans’ festival memories from previous years.
Bonnaroo has unveiled full details for Virtual ROO-ALITY, a free three-night live broadcast airing exclusively via YouTube. The livestreaming event will celebrate the beloved annual festival with a remarkable range of programming, spanning brand new live performances, unique original content, and incredible archival sets captured at Bonnaroo’s home at Great Stage Park in Manchester, TN.
In the wake of COVID-19 restrictions, the June Lake Jam Fest, an annual fundraising event for the Mono Arts Council, has announced an online version of their storied music festival. The livestream, dubbed the “Safe at Home Edition”, will feature some of Southern California’s biggest jam bands in footage captured live at previous festivals, as well as new footage taped especially for this event.
The pandemic may have canceled the big, in-person festival this year, but cozy up! Celebrating Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion livestreams kick off tonight with online, live concert events that include Jim Lauderdale, Acoustic Syndicate, Amythyst Kiah, Morgan Wade, and Martha Spencer, a WBCM Radio Bristol Farm and Fun Time show, flashback performances from festivals past, and the Bristol Sessions Super Raffle drawing.
The Shift Summit & Music Festival - Featuring Michael Franti, Rising Appalachia, Nattali Rize, and more
The Shift Network has announced The Shift Summit & Music Festival, set to begin on September 18th and lead up to the International Day of Peace, September 21st, 2020. The 4-day event combines top-tier musicians and renowned thought leaders throughout society, focused on building a better future, including Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Jane Goodall, Rep.
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass announces its second round of musicians in this year’s Let The Music Play On, led by music legends and festival veterans Emmylou Harris, Buddy Miller, Steve Earle & the Halfgrass Dukes (feat. Tim O’Brien and Dennis Crouch) and returning artist The War and Treaty and first-timer Amythyst Kiah.
Philly Music Fest will hold an all-virtual LIVEstream music festival on September 24 and September 25, with performers actually performing LIVE ON STAGE and featuring nationally acclaimed bands - Japanese Breakfast, Mt. Joy, Langhorne Slim, The Districts and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. The annual festival—which usually takes place over four nights at three independent Philadelphia music venues, selling out all four nights the last two years—will still exclusively feature local musicians.