LOCKN’ – TOP 10 REVEAL

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LOCKN’ Festival just dropped their initial lineup for 2017 and it is jam packed with amazing artists!

Now in its 5th year, the festival returns to Oak Ridge Farm in Arrington, Virginia on August 24-27, 2017. Alongside some of the best local vendors & organizations that make LOCKN’ such a unique experience, get ready to catch special performances by today’s most respected jam artists! We took it upon ourselves to choose our Top 10 artists to watch for LOCKN’ Festival 2017!

10. WIDESPREAD PANIC

  • Georgia natives and American rock band, Widespread Panic, will make you groove with their gritty guitar chords and country edge.

9. THE AVETT BROTHERS

  • Bringing the folk vibes to LOCKN’, The Avett Brothers will tug at your heart strings during their intimate set.

8. THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT

  • Formed in 1993 and still bringing the grooves, there is no stopping this iconic jam band.

7. moe.

  • After a 3 year hiatus, moe. is back and badder than ever with their heavy shreds and bass rhythms anyone can dig.

6. UMPHREY’S MCGEE

  • An original prog-jam band from Indiana with Jamaican influence, Umphrey’s McGee always takes it to the next level.

5. PHIL LESH & FRIENDS

  • Entering his 16th year, Phil Lesh’s classic jamband sound never fails to satisfy any audience.

4. THE REVIVALISTS

  • New Orleans, roots rock natives The Revivalists are holding it down in the alternative jam scene.

3. GREENSKY BLUEGRASS

  • This five-piece Americana group from Kalamazoo, MI definitely brings the grassroots vibes as they set fire to any stage.

 

2. JOHN BUTLER TRIO

  • Australian roots band, John Butler Trio, has an eclectic sound with an array of unique instrumental sounds coming together as one.
  1. THE SUFFERS

  • Being a 10-piece band isn’t always easy, but The Suffers make it appear that way as they bring a soulful jive anywhere they go.

Catch the bands listed above and more at LOCKN’ Festival 2017!

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4-Day General Admission, VIP, Super VIP, Camping & more are ON SALE NOW, get yours fast before they run out. See you in the hills!

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

MARIPOSA FOLK FESTIVAL

Get this…The Main Stage has big screens so you will see everything. There’s a lively Pub Tent and many intimate side stages. The camping area has an afterhours stage for jamming. There’s quality children’s programming and entertainment and hands-on experiences for all. Browse beautiful handcrafted wares, an Emporium with artist merchandise and rare finds, and top-quality food vendors selected for value and diversity. The festival site is beautiful, clean and well-serviced, with short line-ups and nice people. Plus, there’s an incredible festival vibe that will delight your mind and soul.

 

2017 Mariposa Folk Festival Lineup: Matt Andersen, Bruce Cockburn, Barenaked Ladies, Great Lake Swimmers, Irish Mythen, Rich Del Glosso, Union Duke, The Lonesome Ace Stringband, The Sinners Choir, The Reid Jamieson Band, William Prince, Steve Poltz, Suzie Vinnick, Connie Kaldor, The Young’uns (U.K. band, not Okanagan), Kobo Town, De Temps Anta, HarpAcash and the Morals, Ginger St. James, The New Pornographers, Scenic Route to Alaska, Reuben and The Dark, Kleztory, Madison Violet, Si Kahn, Tio Chorinho, Ronnie Douglas, Blues Band, Allison Lupton Band, The Fitzgeralds, Jay Aymar, Russell deCarle. Coco Love Alcorn, Joe Crookston, My Bubba, Matthew Byrne, Mû Mbana, Ruth B., Whitehorse, Anne Lindsay, Atomic Wednesday, Captain Cowboy and the Moneymaker, Carol Rose Daniels, Danny Webster, David Newland, Ellis Paul, Katherine Leyton, Kirsten Maxwell, Les Barricades, Les Racinettes, Mark Fossen, Marky Weinstock, Mayfly’s Landing, Owen McBride, Paul Mills, Taggart and Torrens, The Bombadils

TELLURIDE BLUES & BREWS FESTIVAL

The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival is almost upon us, September 16th – 18th, and we can’t wait for the amazing scenery, great hangs and awesome performances! Legendary mining town Telluride, Colorado is the perfect backdrop for this festival with it’s breathtaking hills you can see for miles. You will get to experience stunning performances by Joe Walsh, Gary Clark Jr., The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band ft. Rick Vito, Jason Isbell, Anders Osborne, Shakey Graves, Vintage Trouble, North Mississippi Allstars, Shovels & Rope, Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear, Jamestown Revival, Little Freddie King + many more!!

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Remember, there WILL be camping for all of you festers that enjoy roughing it. Camping is the ultimate way to make sure you and your friends fully experience the festival! The camping grounds are only a few steps away from the festival grounds and Main Street Telluride. There are also exclusive perks you won’t want to pass up including additional + intimate shows in the actual campground (you will need your camping wristband for entry.) Camping passes are still available, don’t miss out! For more information on camping at Telluride Blues & Brews visit the festival website

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FEST ON WITH CANADA

When it comes to fests, our northern neighbors know how to do it right. There is so much going on during the festival season, it’s a little difficult to keep up with. No need to fear, we’ve got you in the upcoming Canadian Fest department to end summer on the right note!

RBC Bluesfest: July 7 – 17, 2016

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RBC Bluesfest started this Thursday, July 7th and goes til’ Sunday, the 17th! That’s right, a 9 DAY festival! Taking place at the Lebreton Flats in Ottawa, ON is an array of different artists pulling together to bring you the best fest experience possible. Artists for RBC Bluesfest include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Duran Duran, Future, Nelly, Schoolboy Q, Billy Idol, The Revivalists, Earl Sweatshirt, Brandi Carlile, The Cult, Wild Child, San Fermin, Alessia Cara, Brad Paisley, PUP, Awolnation, Sam Hunt + more! This lineup is definitely one for the books that you will not want to miss.

SENSELESS: July 9, 2016

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This year, Toronto is introducing SENSELESS, it’s first ever immersive music festival, created for the people. Taking place on Saturday, July 9th, is a music experience for all of your senses. You will be taken on a journey of electronic and live music; 3D visuals’ tastes’ scents and so much more! There will be wicked performances by T-E-E-D, Tube & Berger, Rodriguez Jr, Frivolous, Isoleé, Frank & Tony, Taimur & Fahad, Maher Daniel, Nitin, Sam Jaserpsohn + more!

Stampede Roundup: July 13, 2016

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The annual Stampede Roundup is celebrating it’s 21st year at Fort Calgary on July 13th and tickets are still on sale! There will be special performances by classics The Cult, KISS + Moist! This philanthropic festival, in association with the Rotary Club of Calgary and 51 North Productions Ltd, helps raise money for not only the community, but assists in helping families continue to enjoy outdoor living around the city.

Oxford Stomp: July 15, 2016

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This year’s Oxford Stomp will be held on Friday, July 15th at Fort Calgary. In celebration of the festivals 28th year, there will be special performances by Don Henley, Serena Ryder, Matthew Good + Vertical Horizon! Food & beverages will be provided by Rotary’s famous Beef-on-a-bun dinner , campfire beans, coleslaw and fruit salad (included in every ticket!!)

Chasing Summer: July 30 – 31, 2016

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The Max Bell Centre Festival Grounds in Calgary welcomes Chasing Summer Festival on July 30th – 31st! Enjoy Western Canada’s largest outdoor electronic music festival as it debuts with an incredible lineup, including performances by Martin Garrix, Hardwell, The Chainsmokers, Zeds Dead, Galantis, Marshmello, Don Diablo, Netsky, Jaul, Seven Lions, Andrew Bayer + many more!! 

Remember, tickets are still available for every festival listed above so get the group together and do not miss out on these awesome Canadian festivities!!