Festivals

Orange Blossom Revue is proud to announce the lineup for its 7th annual event taking place December 3-4, 2021 at the picturesque Lake Wailes Park in Lake Wales, Florida.

The South by Southwest® Music Festival (SXSW®) presents the full list of 280 Showcasing Artists invited to perform online at the 35th annual event. The festival will be a totally distinctive experience with artist showcases coming from unique and iconic venues around the globe. This essential industry event occurs March 16 - 20, 2021.

As sad as we are to have to postpone this year's Spring Shakori Festival to the Fall, October 7-10, 2021 due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, we are so grateful to all of those who have been working so hard on the front lines to continue brightening the light at the end of this tunnel.

The inaugural Earl Scruggs Music Festival to be hosted at Tryon International Equestrian Center & Resort (TIEC) has been rescheduled from September 3-4, 2021 to September 2-3, 2022 because of the uncertainty of hosting indoor festivals this summer due to the pandemic.

Wilkesboro, North Carolina - The Wilkes Community College Foundation is pleased to announce its first annual MerleFest Mega Raffle in support of scholarships at WCC. Net proceeds from the raffle will directly support the Presidential Scholarship and the WCC SAGE Fellows program. The Mega Raffle includes over $127,000 in cash and prizes with drawings held every 2 minutes during a virtual drawing on Tuesday, May 11, from 7:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern. Tickets are $100 each and will go on sale on the website on Monday, March 1, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. Only 2,500 tickets will be sold.

Summer Camp Music Festival has announced another COVID-related reschedule, moving their 20th Anniversary celebration from Memorial Day Weekend 2021 to the third weekend of August, Friday August 20th to Sunday August 22nd, 2021 with Thursday, August 19th still serving as the official pre-party kickoff.

Read the full statement from Summer Camp management:

The WinterWonderGrass Music & Brew Festival, known for its mix of eclectic bluegrass and Americana artists, local and regional craft brews and world-class skiing and riding, announces today that Trampled by Turtles will be headlining its 2022 Colorado festival, held at Steamboat Resort in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The event, as previously announced, will take place on the weekend of February 25-27, 2022.

Nearly a year after the COVID-19 pandemic paused all live music events indefinitely, the music ecosystem continues to retool and reform around the nature of the virus. As the Grateful Dead live music scene has adapted over time, torchbearers of the music Dark Star Orchestra, carry on with modified plans for their Dark Star Jubilee festival weekend originally planned for May 28 - 30 at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio.

Due to the current surge of COVID-19 cases and current state and local restrictions on large gathering restrictions in Asheville, NC, Connect Beyond Festival will transition to a 100% online event schedule in the coming year. “Connecting Beyond”, the new digital experience, will feature an online book club with participating authors, workshops, virtual film screenings with participating filmmakers, access to the Festival’s archive of concerts, panels, and a new podcast series with industry-leading artists and creators.

South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals has announced entrepreneur, political leader and bestselling author Stacey Abrams in a Keynote conversation with author N.K. Jemisin, along with a new round of Featured Speakers for SXSW Online (March 16 - 20, 2021), a premiere digital experience featuring Conference sessions, Music Festival showcases, Film Festival screenings, world-class networking, and the unexpected discoveries that are always a part of SXSW. 

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