Festivals

The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) is proud to reveal the line-up of songwriters participating in this year’s virtual edition of the annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival presented by Regions Bank. With the assistance of several incredible organizations and songwriters, the five-day event, taking place October 20-24, 2020, will feature more than 20 performances and includes nearly 75 songwriters!

Arise Music Festival announces their newest project: Arise Online, premiering on Thursday, November 5 at 7:00 p.m. MST with a concert from the Magic Beans captured at the legendary Colorado Sound Studios in Denver. “During ongoing uncertainty related to the pandemic, we wanted to keep our community alive, supported and relevant,” says Arise producer Luke Comer, “so we are introducing “Online” to create, capture and distribute musical, artistic and other content.

The team behind the WinterWonderGrass Music & Brew Festival, like many in the live event space, was faced with one of its toughest obstacles to date amidst the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus back in March - a cancelation of all remaining 2020 events. Following its expansion into RiverWonderGrass this summer, Bonfire Entertainment, WWG Festival promoters, together with Adrift Dinosaur, are very pleased to share its 2021 lineup for the RiverWonderGrass Expedition Series.

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The Country Soul Songbook Summit is a four-day music festival and conference created by artists taking place on the world-wide-web October 15th - 18th. The Summit will feature performances, curated conversations, interactive workshops, and joyful re-imaginings of the Country-Americana canon. 

The Town and The City Festival will be presenting a special online program for 2020, bringing more than a dozen acts together for the third year of the festival.  The eclectic lineup will feature many past festival participants as well as new artists performing Americana, Folk, Rock, Blues, Poetry and Indie music.  The program will be broadcast via ONCE Somerville’s “ONCE Virtual Venue” platform Saturday, October 24 at 8pm and will be streamed on both the ONCE Virtual Venue’s and The Town and the City’s

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is thrilled to share the outcome of the first fundraising efforts ever associated with the festival.  Let the Music Play On, the broadcast which aired Saturday online and on Circle TV featuring new performances and interviews from over 35 artists, resulted in more than $3 million in relief for the music community in the Bay Area and across the U.S. With the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis ongoing, this funding will meet some of the most immediate and critical needs.

Co-Producers Blue Note Entertainment Group and Another Planet Entertainment announced the 2020 Oxbow RiverStage concert season in Downtown Napa has been cancelled in response to the public health emergency involving COVID-19. Most of the shows have been rescheduled or postponed with targeted performance dates slotted for the 2021 season with exact dates to be announced at a later time.

LOCKN’, Relix, Twitch, and FANS announced today that Joe Russo’s Almost Dead's upcoming pay-per-view livestreams originally scheduled for October 2, 3 and 4 will now be broadcast for free
 via twitch.tv/therelixchannel at 8:00PM ET on October 1 – 2. The livestreams are presented by Dayglo Presents and Dogfish Head, marking the debut of The Relix Channel on Twitch.

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).

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