The annual Musink Tattoo Festival is back for it’s 10th year at the OC Fair & Event Center on March 17-19, 2017 and tickets are ON SALE NOW!

Curated by Travis Barker, drummer of Blink-182, this fest honors music, tattoos and classic cars. Headliners include NOFX, The Used, Pennywise along with The Vandals, Glassjaw, Bad Religion and more. Hundreds of tattoo artists will be joining these headliners along with the Low and Slow Car Show where Barker will even feature a few cars of his own. Some of Barker’s favorite tattoo artists will be at Musink ready t0 detail your skin with ink.

Musink is for all, just as Travis Barker said in an interview this year, “I grew up loving every style of music and I think what makes Musink different from a lot of other tattoo festivals is that the others never really have hip-hop or any sort of urban act. I think they’re missing out on a huge market of kids that love getting tattooed, too.

“That’s why I love Musink, this culture, tattoos and music, it’s all color blind. It’s for everybody, every race, every genre of music and I love being able to bring all of that under one roof.”

So what are you waiting for?





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Stars and Thunder

Timmins is very excited for 2017 and what promises to be one of the biggest festivals across the country, celebrating Ontario and Canada’s 150th birthday!  June 24th – July 1stStars and Thunder will bring a spectacular lineup leading up to the performance of one of country’s biggest icons, Keith Urban!

2017 Artist Lineup includes: Keith Urban, Johnny Reid, Tom Cochrane, Alyssa Reid, Cold Creek County, David Wilcox, Sass Jordan, Simple Plan, April Wine, Meghan Patrick, Hedley, The Washboard Union, Sons of Maxwell, Alan Frew, Lights, JJ Shiplett, Joel Plaskett, Blackie Jackett Jr. + more! 

Winnipeg Folk Festival

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Returning to Canada, July 6th – 9th, The Winnipeg Folk Festival is the culmination of everything great about our local folk community. For four days every July, we gather at Bird’s Hill Park to celebrate and enjoy exceptional music with our friends and family. You’re home at the Winnipeg Folk Fest. 

Winnipeg Folk Festival 2017 Lineup Details: City and Colour, The Shins, Feist, Brandi Carlile, Barenaked Ladies, Bruce Cockburn, Daniel Lanois, Margaret Glaspy, Damien Jurado, Foy Vance, John K. Samson & The Winter Wheat , John Paul White, The Felice Brothers, Murder By Death, Charlotte Cardin, Graham Parker Duo feat. Brinsley Schwarz, Peter Yarrow, Big Thief, Cracker, Andrew Combs, Mbongwana Star, Esmé Patterson, Begonia, Arum Rae, Joey Landreth, Chali 2na & The House of Vibe, DakhaBrakha, Aoife O’Donovan, Paper Bird, Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers, Choir! Choir! Choir!, Bryan Sutton and David Grier, Jonah Blacksmith, RURA, Tim O’Brien, Desi Sub Culture, MarchFourth, Old Man Luedecke, Hot Rize, Camper Van Beethoven, Sun K, The Suitcase Junket, Wesli, Danny Barnes & Nick Forster, Christopher Paul Stelling, DJ Shub, Cécile Doo-Kingué, Paul McKenna, 100 Mile House, Luke Roberts, Tavis E. Triance & The Natural Way, Carly Dow, Ten Strings and a Goat Skin, Richard Inman, Archie Roach, Bon Débarras, The Small Glories, Pete & Joan Wernick, Clinton St. John, Bubba B The MC, Marisa Anderson, Mohsin Zaman, True Blues feat. Corey Harris & Alvin Youngblood Hart, Jayme Stone’s Folklife, Castlemoon Theatre, Double the Trouble, Diyet, Seanster and the Monsters, The Swinging Belles, Mr Mark


Heads up fest fans: Early Bird Tickets to Shaky Knees 2017 go on sale Wednesday, 11/16 at 11AM EST!

With more than 60 bands each year Shaky Knees is a rock-lover’s dream. Since its inception in 2013, SK has featured a diverse lineup ranging from world-renowned acts to up-and-coming artists.

Sign up for SK’s E-list for the scoop on Early Bird Tickets.


Giddy Up! Get your best boots and good ol’ cowboy hat on for a rockin’ weekend of country and southern-style rock! The annual Bands in the Backyard Music Festival is back for 2017, and they’re bringing along country superstars including Thomas Rhett and Old Dominion for the ride.

2017 Lineup Details: Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion, Billy Currington, Kory Brunson, Kane Brown, Jackson Michelson, Tim Montana and The Shrednecks, Chris Hawkey + Sonny Mackenzi!


dj khaled

DJ Khaled will be blessing us (up) with his performance at Freaky Deaky this year. Take a break from the scary to see this SnapChat god do his thing on stage. His love for his fans or, Fan Luv, will bring an interactive experience to this fest. The newest face of Ciroc Mango and soon-to-be published author just gave us Anotha One to rave about with his newest album entitled, you guessed it, “Major Key”.

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His newly released album is stacked with legendary names like Drake, Jay Z, Future, J Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown, and the list goes on. These hits are sure to get any crowd hype. Who knows they could even spark some Halloween Costume ideas…

Oh yeah and did we mention that he spent his summer touring with the Queen herself, Beyonce?

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So it’s finally that time of year. We can pretend to be something or someone we aren’t we aren’t. We can push the limits of what’s socially acceptable. We can eat as much candy as we want with little to no judgement. Oh, and we can (and will) attend some freaky, fun and fantastical festivals, of course! But don’t forget that there are some things that aren’t acceptable on fest grounds, no matter what holiday it is.

If this is your first festival, buckle up. If you’re a fest vet, this will serve as a friend reminder. The following items are items may be appropriate for your horror flick inspired costume, but you probably shouldn’t take them to a fest this Halloween…


Yes, I’m talking to all you Leatherfaces out there this Halloweekend. We know lines and crowds can be overwhelming, but a polite “Excuse me” will go much further than literally cutting your way to the front.



Leave the masks at home. Less crazy killer vibes. Plust, it’ll obstruct your view 😉



For the vampires out there, no blood please. Outside food and drink is usually prohibited.



It’s hard to sneak in a flask, let alone a whole cauldron. Plus, the billowing smoke clouds will give you away.



Real talk – please check your festival’s FAQs for a list of prohibited items and safety precautions before entering the festival!


Moon River 2016 signed off with a bang (literally!) on October 9th. Though only a week and a half has past since Drew Holcomb & friends graced The Levitt Shell stage, we’re already feeling nostalgic and giddy for the festival’s 2017 edition.

Take a peek at MRMF’s official photos in the gallery below, and join us as we daydream about next year’s lineup!



Austin City Limits Festival season has officially come to a close. But for those of you nostalgic festival-goers out there, longing for the pseudo reality of spending every day on an open field surrounded by live music, Front Gate Tickets intern, Miranda, provides some highlights from ACL, including Cage The Elephant’s wild set, the renowned Radiohead and the sweet sounds of Corinne Bailey Rae.

Photos by: Miranda Chiechi

Cage The Elephant





Andra Day


Corinne Bailey Rae





Young The Giant



Kendrick Lamar




Local Natives







See you next year for ACL 2017!



Memphis native, Drew Holcomb is bringing the Moon River Music Festival back to The Levitt Shell THIS WEEKEND,  October 7 – 9!

Now spanning 2 days of music, Moon River Music Festival is not to be missed. This year’s lineup features Drew Holcomb himself, alongside The Oh Hellos, JOHNNYSWIM, Wade Bowen, Green River Ordinance & more!

Get the most of Moon River with an exclusive 3-Day VIP + Friday Acoustic Experience including:

  • Entry to Friday Evening Cocktail Reception and Intimate In-The-Round Performance
  • Early entry into festival grounds on Saturday and Sunday
  • VIP Tent Access on festival grounds, 2 drink tickets, a cash bar in the tent, and snacks

Get your 3-Day VIP Passes now, and we’ll see you at the Shell on Friday!




float fest 2016

With summer time in full effect, that means Float Fest 2016 is just around the corner! On July 16th – 17th, Cool River Ranch hosts this one-of-a-kind festival combining tubing,  sweet jams & good times. With that kind of killer combination, who wouldn’t be stoked? Catch amazing performances from acts such as Chromeo, Rick Ross, Santigold, Big Giagantic, Future Islands, Metric, Kongo, Bleachers, Yeasayer, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Slim Thug, Rooney, Auto Body + many more! *insert airhorn*


A few things to keep in mind:

Gates at Cool River Ranch will open up at 10am to all tubers/campers and once you show up you can redeem your tubing passes, camping passes, and concert tickets. Parking on site will cost $10 per car (cash only) There WILL be shuttles to help get you and your friends to and from the river. The float itself takes about 2.5-4 hours so come prepared! (water, snacks, and more water) and gates for the concert open at 2pm! You can find out any other questions you have about the fest on the festival website.

General Admission & VIP tickets are still available here, you definitely do not want to pass this up. For any students out there who want to fest but need a little boost, you are in luck!!

Student Discount

ATTN STUDENTS: 50% off Student Discount tickets to FLOAT FEST 2016 are now available at all Texas Urban Outfitters locations and Superfly’s Lone Star Music Emporium in San Marcos with a valid student ID.

$30 Single Day Passes, and $50 Weekend Passes. You can find out exactly which locations here! Don’t miss the coolest party of the summer and we hope to see you all there!!!





As much as we hate to admit it, Mom was probably right when she passively aggressively hinted that you weren’t wearing enough sunscreen all those times. Not all pink will fade to tan, and sometimes that headache is in fact from forgetting to drink enough water. As an ode to moms everywhere we’ve put together a list of do’s and don’ts to get you ready for any festival.

DO – Wear and (at least consider that you might) Reapply Sunscreen
As much as you want to work on that tan, you should also consider that your nose, neck, and shoulders probably are not use to that much direct sun exposure and could burn quickly. Apply at least a minimal amount of sunscreen before your fest and consider bringing some with you. Then listen to your friends when they tell you that you look a little pink and could use a second application. Also be aware that many festivals have strict rules on what containers you can bring onto the grounds, and a lot of them do not allow aerosols, meaning you should check the website so you can be safe rather than sorry.

DO – Bring Allergy Meds/Kleenex
Even a very mild grass allergy can be really annoying at the end of a long day of festivaling. Being prepared allows you to enjoy time with your friends and favorite musicians without feeling like the Before of an over the counter allergy drug commercial. A travel pack of tissues is your secret weapon, and can also double as napkins post-food truck or as TP if (when) the porta-potties run out.

DO – Wear Good Socks
Low cut sneakers and athleisure fashion are here to stay, which means thin and low cut socks. It is more than likely anything you are wearing will get dirty or damp at some point during the fest, and having socks that are not going to fall down when you need them is a must. If you are really feeling like a champ, pack a second pair.

DON’T – Forget to Get a Good Night’s Sleep and Real Food
One of the easiest ways to ensure your festival experience will be a success is to make sure you sneak in at least a night or two of decent sleep over the course of the experience.  It will help you wake up early to catch the smaller acts that are about to blow up and put you in a better mood whether you notice it or not. Festival weekends are also prime time for breakfast at midnight, and will help you make up for the nourishment you might be missing while you are running around during the day.

DON’T – Wear Brand New Shoes
Buying and wearing new outfits for special occasions is great, but if you’ve never worn those lace-up sandals out before this might not be the place to debut them. Remember that any weird rubbing and poor support issues you deal with on day one will haunt you for the rest of the fest, and that is the last thing you want to be worried about. Not to mention most festivals are grassy, dusty, or even a little muddy by the end, and poor footwear will impede your race from stage to stage.

DON’T – Leave Home Without Any Cash
Did your parents ever hand you a $20 on your way out the door because they didn’t trust you when you said you were all set for wherever you were going? Do yourself a favor and do that exact same thing for yourself. You never know what snacks, drinks, or tiny fans you will want to buy impulsively once you are at the festival, and having at least $20 cash ensures that you aren’t flat broke if something comes up.