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Summer Camp Music Festival Shares COVID-19 Update, Encouraging Vaccinations and Masks

moe. at Summer Camp 2019 // photo by Stuart Levine After the collective stutter-step of 2020, The Summer Camp Music Festival is scheduled for Aug. 20-22, 2021 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, Ill. However, with the Delta Variant becoming more of a danger in counties around the U.S., organizers for the event have released…

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My Morning Jacket Schedule New Year’s Run at Denver’s Mission Ballroom

My Morning Jacket will ring in 2022 at Denver’s Mission Ballroom. The band – who have recently picked up steam with an impending studio project and their first full-length tour in five years – will play Dec. 29, 30 and 31 at the venue, and they’ve even teased some special guests to be announced. According…

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Hart Valley Drifters: The Story Behind Jerry Garcia’s Earliest Studio Session (The Days Between)

Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter: Photo Credit Jerald Melrose ** As we begin The Days Between, the stretch that runs from Jerry Garcia’s birthday (August 1, 1942) to his passing (August 9, 1995), we revisit this piece, which looks back at the outset of Garcia’s career. ** My Name’s Jerry Garcia. I play banjo on…

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NOLA’s Biggest Clubs Will Now Require Vaccination Proof or Negative COVID-19 Test For Entry

Papa Gros Funk at Tipitina’s, 2019 Three of New Orleans’ most acclaimed music clubs – Tipitina’s, the Maple Leaf Bar, and d.b.a. – have joined together to form new COVID-19 safety protocols, calling for “vaccination proof or negative COVID-19 test for entry.” The announcement arrives as the Delta Variant continues to surge in the U.S.…

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‘Brooklyn Comes Alive’ Will Return with The Disco Biscuits and More

Brooklyn Comes Alive announced its return after it was derailed like much of the live music space in 2020. The one-day event that strives to push the barrier of what it means to be a music festival, will now take place at The Brooklyn Mirage, Sept. 26. The lineup for Brooklyn Comes Alive includes two…

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Phish Share COVID-19 Update Ahead of Summer Tour, Asking Fans to Get Vaccinated and Wear Masks

Photo by Rene Huemer, via @phish on IG With COVID-19 on the rise in many U.S. counties and Phish tour kicking off in less than 24 hours, the Vermont Quartet have shared an update regarding safety precautions for fans, asking for “a good measure of caution and common sense.” Just hours before taking the stage…

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Freekbass Shares “Take Me Out” Music Video feat. Karina Rykman

Freekbass has teamed up with fellow bassist Karina Rykman on a brand new single “Take Me Out.” The duo recently chatted with Relix about the release, noting how both the song and video were done completely remote. “It’s a space funk jam for the ages,” Rykman said of the release. “I’d delighted to be a…

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Song Premiere: Béla Fleck Teases New Album with 8-Minute “Charm School” feat. Billy Strings and Chris Thile

Photo by William Masters Acclaimed banjoist/fusion master Béla Fleck has revealed that he has a brand new studio project Bluegrass Heart in the works, marking his first bluegrass LP 20+ years. Today, Fleck has exclusively shared the album’s lead single “Charm School.” Clocking in over eight minutes, the track features fellow twang experts Chris Thile…

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Carlos Santana, Elvis Costello, Earth, Wind & Fire and More Added to Free ‘We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert’

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Clive Davis, Live Nation/NYCEDC chair Danny Meyer announced the lineup for We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert. The free mega-concert will be performed on the Great Lawn in Central Park on Saturday, Aug. 21.  Organizers previously teased Bruce Springsteen, Jennifer Hudson and Paul Simon as headliners, but now the expanded lineup…

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Deadline Extended: Stream The Merry Pranksters Documentary ‘Going Furthur’

Going Furthur, a feature-length documentary film following Ken Kesey, the Merry Pranksters, the Acid Tests and their iconic vehicle has been streaming exclusively on Relix Cinema, and the filmmakers have extended its availability through Aug. 9. The film was directed by Colby Rex O’Neill, Matt Pidutti and Lindsay Kent and premiered at San Francisco DocFest in June…

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Watch Julian Casablancas Toss Out the First Pitch at Citi Field

Julian Casablancas was honored by his favorite baseball team on July 26, throwing out the first pitch at the Mets v. Astros game at New York’s Citi Field. The Strokes frontman/longtime Mets fan wore a Darryl Strawberry uniform and after being asked a few questions by an SNY broadcaster, chuckled that the TV audience would…

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Beck, The Avett Brothers, Wilco and More Lead Beach Road 2022 Lineup

Martha’s Vineyard’s Beach Road Music Festival will take place from Aug. 26-28, 2022 and organizers are already revealing some of the event’s headliners. Namely, the summer gathering will feature Beck, The Avett Brothers and Wilco, as well as Lord Huron, Jason Isbell, Billy Strings, Dawes, Mt. Joy, The War and Treaty, Lucy Ducas, Lettuce, Aoife…

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“Feeling Music Brings”: Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks Take the Fireside Sessions on the Road

photo credit: Stuart Levine “It’s a different adventure, but I’ve really enjoyed it,” Susan Tedeschi says of the Fireside Live tour, which kicked off last month. These dates have featured a stripped down version of the Tedeschi Trucks Band with Tedeschi and husband Derek Trucks joined by Mike Mattison (vocals, acoustic guitar) Tyler “Falcon” Greenwell…

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Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, Bob Weir, Billy Strings & More Play in Tribute to Neal Casal on Upcoming Boxset

Photo by Dean Budnick A tribute to the life and music of the gifted singer, songwriter and musician Neal Casal, titled Highway Butterfly: The Songs of Neal Casal has been announced for release on Nov. 12. The collection, which will be released as a box set, contains 41 covers of the late artist’s work, by…

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The Rolling Stones to Make Jazz Fest Debut During Rescheduled No Filter Tour

The Rolling Stones have confirmed their rescheduled No Filter tour. The run will include their debut appearance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on Wednesday, October 13. The date also marks the first time that the New Orleans Fairgrounds has hosted music on a Wednesday during Jazz Fest. The Stones’ upcoming tour will kick…

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Newport Folk and Jazz Executive Producer Jay Sweet on Pete Seeger’s Handbook, George Wein’s Legacy and Creating a Safe Space for Artists

“It’s going to be a family reunion,” Jay Sweet, Newport Folk Festival’s executive producer, says. “This isn’t going to be the Newport Folk Festival, that’s going to be next year. This is going to be Folk On. If anybody wants to know what to expect, we basically invited anybody who’s ever played the festival to…

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Premiere: Robert Walter’s “Saucermen” with Bonus Video of Mike Gordon’s Remote Contribution on Bass

photo credit: Julia Mordaunt Last month Robert Walter kicked off his Better Feathers series, which will find the keyboard player releasing six new “digital 45s” intermittently through October via Royal Potato Family. Walter wrote and recorded the twelve songs entirely during quarantine, enlisting his bandmates in Greyboy Allstars and Mike Gordon’s group along with longtime…

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The Jerry Garcia Family Announce NFT Release of Garcia’s Digital Artwork

Artwork: “Junglescape” by Jerry Garcia 1993 The Jerry Garcia Family in partnership with YellowHeart has announced an exclusive three-part release of an NFT digital collection, comprised of Jerry Garcia’s visual artwork. The release will feature 17 limited edition pieces and three additional works that were found in the Garcia Archive in a folder entitled “Last 48 Hours”…