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Purple Hatters Ball 2017 Lineup

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Purple Hatters Ball releases their 2017 lineup! This is one of our must make fests of the year. The event returns to the beautiful Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park on June 2nd-4th. The event is dedicated to the memory of Rachel Morningstar Hoffman, raising awareness and helping patrons, lead safer and healthier lives. It goes without saying the Suwannee Music Park is magical. Camping is cozy under the scattered oak trees and the beach parties are lit! (During Purp …

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SunFest 2017 Lineup Announcement!

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It’s almost that time of year again! SunFest music festival is coming back to West Palm Beach on May 3rd-7th. This year will be DubEra’s 5th year attending the event. SunFest has curated an extra diverse lineup for 2017. This years headliners include: Weezer, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Ziggy Marley, 3 Doors Down, Blink 182 and loads more. We are thrilled to get back to Clematis Street for some sun, beer, art and music. Each year SunFest throws a great …

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GroundUP Music Festival: Where The Music Matches the Weather [Review, Photos, Videos]

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When Snarky Puppy announced their inaugural GroundUP Music Festival, it seemed as though they were aiming to create an event that was as much of an escape-from-winter as much as they were trying to invite their friends for a three day jam on some beach front property. They seriously succeeded at both of these things. What could possibly be as good as narrowly escaping a foot of NYC snow? Seeing Chris Thile jam on “Lingus (We Like It Here)” as …

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Wilco Announces 2017 Sold Sound Festival Lineup!

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Wilco throws a festival every other year called Solid Sound, and the lineup is always really diverse and awesome. This year will be up to par: the festival boasts an amazing lineup including rock titans like Television and Kurt Vile out, great modern singer/songwriters like Kevin Morby and Andy Shauf, and a slew of cookin’ jazz from Robert Glasper Experiment, Dawn of Midi, and Jeff Parker Trio. Sprinkle in a little afrobeat (Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids), roots-legends (Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin), …

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Newport Jazz Festival Announces Second Wave of Artists

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It just keeps getting better. The legendary Newport Jazz Festival, now in its 63rd year, is bringing a lineup as diverse as the word “jazz” would indicate. In addition to previously announced bigwigs like Bela Fleck & The Flecktones and Snarky Puppy, the lineup now boasts Maceo Parker, Rhiannon Giddens, Christian McBride Big band with Special Guests, and more. Check out a full list of the additions below… Friday, August 4 Maceo Parker Evan Christopher Clarinet Road & New Orleans Brass Rodriguez …

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GroundUP Music Festival Preview: 10 Artists We Want To See & Why [VIDEOS]

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The GroundUP Music Festival is around the corner! We’re getting all sorts of excited imagining three days on the beach with some insanely talented musicians. While we’re pretty stoked to see the entire roster, there are a good handful that we’re especially making it a point not to miss. Check it out below along with videos of each performer. John Medeski’s Mad Skillet why: Medeski is a mad scientist on the keys, and if the Hawaiian shirt he’s wearing in …

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Rolling Loud 2017 Lineup [Kendrick, Future, Wayne, A$AP, & More]

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Downtown Miami will be hosting the annual Rolling Loud festival May 5-7, 2017. The hip hop fest has been growing substantially each year. This year is no different with Kendrick headlining along with Future, Wayne, ASAP Rocky, and many more. Check the Rolling Loud website for full details.

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FM Festival Set Times

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FM Fest has released the set times for this upcoming weekend and it couldn’t look any better. Music all day by the beach with no overlapping sets and a little time in between each set to sample some of the delicious food. See you this weekend! FM FESTIVAL North Miami Beach, Jan 28-29, 2017 Food. Music. Cocktails. Community

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GroundUP Music Festival Releases Schedule

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GroundUP Music Festival has released the schedule for their upcoming three-day event. Featuring the likes of David Crosby, Chris Thile, Esperanza Spalding, Charlie Hunter, Terrence Blanchard, Jacob Collier, and hosted by Snarky Puppy, the festival is sure to bring three days of jazz, funk, soul, and more music to the sunny shores of Miami Beach. Initially the festival released the schedule with times, but has since retracted those because times are shifting around slightly to accommodate the appearance of special …

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Hair Club Releases Debut Album, ‘Hair Club Tries Love’ [STREAM]

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Hair Club, the music project from NYC-based John Russell, has released its debut full-length album, Hair Club Tries Love. Through twelve songs of rich, indie-electronic soundscapes, the singer-songwriter explores the romantic affect on his psyche, soundtracked to melodic and blissful music, even if it’s devastating at times. The sound created on Hair Club Tries Love is truly unique, even in an over-saturated world of electronica-tinged productions and Bandcamp pages. The record has head-bopping beats, gut-wrenching soul, and melody that will make the hairs on your …

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St. Pete’s Sunshine Music Festival Delivered the Goods, and Then Some

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Toasted skin, memories of an elevated existence, and sore cheeks under a January sun. Sunshine Music Festival St. Pete delivered all of the above. Tedeschi Trucks Band certainly understands how to throw a party in the winter. The waterfront views of Vinoy Park blended well with the eclectic mix of sound. I traveled from the dead of winter in Colorado, so my gratitude was considerable because of the warm weather and the attire or lack there of that the weather …

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Fool’s Paradise Announces Lineup for Year 2

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Sunny Florida in April is an excellent location for a festival. Fool’s Paradise is held in St. Augustine Florida right by DA BEACH BOI! The festival is always on April Fool’s Day for obvious reasons. This year Lettuce is back with another bunch of funky friends to make for a fantastic weekend. Check out the lineup below. DubEra 2016 Fool’s Paradise Photo Album

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Newport Jazz Festival Announces First Wave of Artists, Tix on Sale Now!

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The Newport Jazz Festival have announced their first wave of artists for their yearly event. Topping the bill is the Original Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, along with Snarky Puppy and a couple of groups featuring Vijay Iyer: a Sextet and his duo with Wadada Leo Smith. Hudson, which features a quartet of heavy-hitters by the names of Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield, John Medeski & Larry Grenadier, is equally exciting to see. Tickets for the festival are on sale now, so be …

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INTERVIEW: Snarky Puppy’s Michael League Talks GroundUP Festival

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Snarky Puppy’s leader Michael League on Bass Snarky Puppy’s GroundUP Festival hits Miami next month, and we couldn’t be more excited to hit it up! We linked with ringleader Michael League to discuss the festival, Miami, and the rising jazz fusion band. I gotta ask, why Miami? It was our Executive Director Paul Lehr’s idea to do the festival in Miami Beach. We wanted to do it in the off season and in a warm, beautiful place for people to …

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Why WWG Steamboat Will Create a Seismic Shift in Festival Culture

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Words by Timo Mitchel Winter Wondergrass has cemented itself as a staple for Colorado music and beer lovers. What started in a parking lot of Crazy Mountain Brewery in Edwards, CO back in 2013, has evolved into a sold-out multi-ski-town festival that sees skiing, craft beer, and today’s best bluegrass collide. The move from Avon, Colorado’s Nottingham Park to Knoll Lot in Steamboat Springs was a controversial but ultimately crafty move by the festival organizers. This is the only festival …

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NYC Winter Jazzfest 2017 was a celebration of music and freedom

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Photos by Jati Lindsay The central theme of this year’s NYC Winter Jazzfest was social justice, something that can be done a better job of in this country to say the very least. Throughout the festival’s many, many performances, artists would either opt into the conversation or choose to speak through their music, but as we gear up for a Trump presidency, there was no escaping the prompt. If you believe strongly in things like peace and equality, it’s probably …

Chris TartNYC Winter Jazzfest 2017 was a celebration of music and freedom