Summer Music Festivals!

summer music festival

The summer music festival season is in full swing! There is nothing quite like dancing in the great outdoors with friends, listening to your favorite bands or discovering some new act or music genre… music festivals have become a staple of summer.

It may be your favorite oldie band at the local county fair, an up and coming act at the beach boardwalk, or for those dedicated festivarians, an extended road trip to a favorite venue. Prefer Classical at Tanglewood, Bluegrass in Telluride, Rockin at Lockn, Monterey Jazz or a trip to Glastonbury? There is truly a festival for everyone.

So enrich your summer, gather your friends or make new ones, and go enjoy a festival!

The Music Festival Guide: For Music Lovers and Musicians

The Music Festival Guide: For Music Lovers and Musicians

Covering 600 music festivals worldwide, this guide offers descriptions of festivals of all sizes and genres. A resource for the committed festival attendee, it offers dates, locations, scheduled events, web sites, and lists of recent performers. Accommodation information is also featured alongside price guidelines and camping details. Also a vital handbook for the performer, it provides contact information for booking agents, deadlines for submissions, and more… An essential resource for anyone interested in attending or performing at music festivals.


Bonnaroo: What, Which, This, That, the Other

Bonnaroo: What, Which, This, That, the Other

Set on 700 acres of rolling farm hills in Manchester, Tennessee, Bonnaroo is a four-day music and camping festival that draws in over 80,000 fans every summer. Featuring over 120 musical performances, along with comedy, cinema, sustainability workshops, and more, the grounds are converted into a virtual city of music and art. With over 200 photographs of some of the most legendary musical acts of all time, and numerous personal contributions by musicians and patrons, “Bonnaroo: What, Which, This, That, The Other” celebrates 10 years of this beloved music festival and the impact it has made on American culture.


Telluride Bluegrass Festival: Alive at 25

Telluride Bluegrass Festival: Alive at 25

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, this two cd set features: Hot Rize, Del McCoury Band, Sam Bush Band, Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Bruce Hornsby, Peter Rowan, John Cowan, Tony Rice, David Grisman, Emmylou Harris, Leftover Salmon…and many more! A must for the bluegrass fan.


Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration

Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration

This special classical music concert commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Tanglewood festival features music from such legendary composers as Bernstein, Tchaikovsky, and Beethoven performed by such luminaries as the Boston Pops Orchestra, James Taylor, and Yo-Yo Ma.


Woodstock

Woodstock

An intimate look at the Woodstock Music & Art Festival held in Bethel, NY in 1969, from preparation through cleanup, with historic access to insiders, blistering concert footage, and portraits of the concertgoers; negative and positive aspects are shown, from drug use by performers to naked fans sliding in the mud, from the collapse of the fences by the unexpected hordes to the surreal arrival of National Guard helicopters with food and medical assistance for the impromptu city of 500,000. This iconic musical documentary covers the three-day 1969 music festival on the property of Max Yasgur’s farm that symbolized the late 1960s in terms of musical, social and political ideology.

 

 

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