Festivals

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, one of the largest, free, and beloved music festivals in the country celebrating American roots music, announces its first participants in this year’s Let The Music Play On, led by veterans Alison Brown and John Doe, returning artists Aaron Lee Tasjan, Yola, and first-time performer Sierra Ferrell.

The Live Spirit of Woodstock Festival 2020 in Mirapuri, Italy, which should have taken place from Wednesday 29th July till Sunday 2nd August 2020 will be postponed due to corona till 2021 and will hopefully take place 28th July – 1st August 2021: 5 highlight days of free music revolution with free entrance and friendly prices for camping, food, drinks and Hotel accommodation, together with the Mirapuri Open Nature Camping and Mirapuri’s one and only original Bavarian Oktoberfest in Italy presenting open air concerts, hearty festival feastin’ and drinkin’, groovy festival-bazaar and internat

Dayton, Ohio based jam quartet The Werks announced a much-anticipated return to the stage with a socially distant concert event called Riverwerk. Hosted on the bank of the Ohio River at Riverfront Live in Cincinnati, the band will play an outdoor multi-set show, with fans situated in designated socially distant areas. Hometown progressive rock quintet Peridoni will open the show.

In an ongoing effort to celebrate the musical accomplishments, extraordinary talent, community spirit, and creative soul of artists, Whippoorwill Arts is gearing up for the first-ever virtual Whippoorwill Arts Festival this August 29th and 30th.

Festival organizers announced today that MerleFest, presented by Window World, will be moving to the weekend of September 16-19, 2021.

Today, details for Follow The Light, a virtual music festival to be hosted August 29, 2020 – are unveiled. Produced by We Banjo 3 (WB3) as an ode to the band’s Irish heritage, the evening will feature musical performances by WB3, Gaelic Storm, Sharon Shannon, Nathan Carter and The East Pointers, with non-music festival features throughout the program.

Continuing celebrations around the 50th anniversary of Glastonbury Festival this year, R.E.M.’s historic headline set from the Pyramid Stage in 1999 will be released globally next Thursday (August 6). Fans can tune in for the YouTube premiere at 8:00pm BST / 3:00pm EST here.

We can’t gather together this year, so Pickathon is bringing their eclectic lineup to your house instead for Pickathon At Home. Running July 31 to August 2, 2020 (original festival dates), starting at 4pm PDT each day, Pickathon At Home will feature high-def, multi-camera livestreamed sets from past festivals by all-star artists, exclusive merch, and a place to gather across social media for the many Pickathon fans missing live music right now.

As the days have gone by, the staff at Borderland Music + Arts Festival have tirelessly navigated these ever-changing times, always holding onto hope for a festival in September of this year. As of today, every possible stone has now been turned and they are not able to deliver the full Borderland Festival experience under the current circumstances.

The Summer Camp Music Festival team is excited to officially release the confirmed artists to date for the 20th Anniversary celebration, which will now take place May 28th - 30th, 2021 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL. Sticking closely to the original lineup, organizers report that the majority of 2020’s acts have been confirmed for 2021, including headliners, Ween, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Billy Strings, Three Six Mafia, Rezz, STS9, and Tipper among others. As expected, longtime host bands of the fest, moe. and Umphrey’s McGee are also returning in 2021. The festival is still working through logistics with some artists, so they say to expect even more announcements and surprises in the coming months.

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