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Summer Music Festivals

The Long Beach Jazz Festival - An End of Summer Family Affair!

Danai P. Maraire | Posted 09.14.2016 | Black Voices
Danai P. Maraire

The Long Beach Jazz Festival is a Southern California summer staple known for serving up the best that So Cal Jazz has to offer. A world class affair...

5 Upcoming Music Festivals With a Unique Twist

Morena Duwe | Posted 05.27.2016 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Music festivals have become a platform for change, sharing forward-thinking and innovative ideas on sustainability, healthy living, philosophy, evolution, politics, psychonautics, and more.

Music Festivals Have A Glaring Woman Problem. Here's Why.

Huffington Post | Alissa Scheller | Posted 06.02.2016 | Women

Festival organizers often point to scheduling issues and musical genres to explain why there are so few women performing at American music festivals. ...

Stands a Boxer

Daron Hagen | Posted 08.06.2016 | Arts
Daron Hagen

As conductor Laura Jackson conducted the Wintergreen Music Festival Orchestra the other night in the "Three Sky Interludes" from Amelia, my 2010 opera for the Seattle Opera, there were several times when she cued the players with what shall have been for a boxer a lethal uppercut.

A Grown-Up's Guide To The Best Music Festivals Of 2015

Next Avenue | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.21.2016 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Liz Logan Therese Carlson, 57, had never been to a music festival before last summer, when she attended Lollapalo...

Great Classical Music Festivals of 2014: Music Academy of the West

Laurence Vittes | Posted 11.05.2014 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

One of the great places to hear chamber music during the summer is at the Music Academy of the West, in the sleepy town of Montecito up the coast from Los Angeles.

This Is What Everyone Talks About At America's Favorite Music Festivals

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 08.28.2014 | Entertainment

Diving into the conversation surrounding the 2013-2014 music festival season, Eventbrite teamed up with social media research company Mashwork to put ...

Three Albums to Keep the Summer Alive

David Wild | Posted 08.20.2014 | Entertainment
David Wild

Summer is almost gone, but here is a power trio of 2014 recordings that have heated up my Summer 2014 that I now warmly and even sweatily recommend to help keep your summer alive in the seasons to come.

Surprising Stories Behind The Words Every Festivalgoer Should Know

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 06.17.2014 | Entertainment

What are the 21 words every festivalgoer should be familiar with? There's "underbutt," "lazaretto" and even "Bumbershoot," for starts. (We'll tell you...

20 Reasons You MUST Travel This Summer

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 05.23.2014 | Travel

It's not like you need more reasons to take time off this summer, but a nice little lineup of undercover festivals, stellar concerts and cheap destina...

The Wildest Outfits From The Stagecoach Country Music Festival

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver and Jamie Feldman | Posted 04.29.2014 | Style

Toto, we're not at Coachella anymore. Photos from The Stagecoach Country Music Festival have surfaced, and while we're not saying the style is any...

San Francisco Makes Outside Lands the Best Music Festival in America

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 10.16.2013 | San Francisco
J.J. Colagrande

Pick a fest in America: Bonnaroo, Coachella, Lollapalooza, Wakarusa, Ultra, All Good, Suwannee, even Burning Man, and none compare to what just transpired in Golden Gate Park.

Music in the City: A Tale of Two Summer Festivals

Marc Ruxin | Posted 10.14.2013 | Entertainment
Marc Ruxin

For the past few years, I have been reliving a youth spent in a world without the equivalent of the modern music mega-festival.

Lollapalooza: More Unbearable Than All Other Festivals Combined, Times 10 Million

Fabrizio 'The Fat Jew' Goldstein | Posted 10.07.2013 | Comedy
Fabrizio 'The Fat Jew' Goldstein

Conceived in the early '90s by Jane's Addiction frontman/ heroin-chic style pioneer/actual heroin user Perry Farrell, the festival was originally comprised of mostly rock/alt rock/grunge bands, and it was pretty cool. I

Summer Music Across America: August Tours to Follow

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 10.05.2013 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

It's August. One more month of freedom -- if that -- before all levels of schools begin again. One more month for jobs to give way to a precious week or two, or even a long weekend, of summertime. What live music shows will make you think summertime?

Richard Thompson, Troubadour

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 09.11.2013 | Entertainment
Anne Margaret Daniel

If you already know, and love the music of, Richard Thompson, then I'm singing to the choir. If you don't, then prepare for proselytizing.

The Top 5 Reasons to Use Apps at Festivals

Fueled | Posted 08.06.2013 | Technology

While our parents never needed an iPhone at Woodstock, we live in a different world.

Live & Dangerous: Firefly Festival 2013

Jeff Pollack | Posted 08.06.2013 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

In addition to the major names, there are some quality up-and-comers that deserve your attention this summer. Here are three buzzworthy new acts.

Coachella and the Seven Rules for Attending a Summer Festival

Marc Ruxin | Posted 06.19.2013 | Entertainment
Marc Ruxin

These instructions are directed at hardcore fans looking to optimize time in front of bands, not time spent in the VIP area or bar. Also for those of you heading to Coachella this weekend, this should serve a semi-schedule to follow to the extent you are looking to help map a trail.

WATCH: Governors Ball Lineup Released

Posted 01.22.2013 | New York

Organizers for the annual Governors Ball music festival announced the event's 2013 lineup on Tuesday. Kanye West and the Kings of Leon, and another ye...

Which Summer Music Festival Is The Best Deal?

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.27.2012 | Entertainment

With concert and festival ticket prices rising every year, it can be hard to know what's worth plunking down a few hundred dollars on. Enter our frien...

Keeping It Local With Detroit Performers At Movement

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.25.2012 | Detroit

While electronic music fans will be crowding Hart Plaza this weekend to see Movement headliners Public Enemy and Lil Louis, and a long list of DJs fro...

Visualizing Beethoven And Other European Music Festival Adventures

Laurence Vittes | Posted 11.18.2011 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

During my madcap tour through European summer festivals from Moritzburg (Germany) to East Lothian (Scotland), more reminiscent at times of a classical...

Naked Soprano Fronts Orchestra In Slovenia

Laurence Vittes | Posted 11.15.2011 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

2011-09-15-orchestrapull.jpg In the comfortable confines of Maribor's Union Hall, Tognetti let loose musical hounds of hell in Gyoergy Ligeti's Violin Concerto.

Lucas Kavner

Bonnaroo Reports Tenth Death Since 2002 | Lucas Kavner | Posted 08.14.2011 | Arts

The Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tenn., one of the most popular music festivals in America, was held from June 9-12 of this year. Rapper Emi...