AURA Music & Arts Festival has announced the addition of iconic jamband moe. to the already impressive 2015 line-up making this the biggest year yet for the homegrown music festival. Taking place at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, Florida March 6 - 8, moe. will play two sets, joining headlining artists The Disco Biscuits, Papadosio and Snarky Puppy.
AURA has also added two sets by high-energy funk quintet The Main Squeeze including a very special Tribute to Michael Jackson, along with returning artists Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and McLovins. Chicago’s versatile electronic trio Cosby Sweater will make their AURA debut along with South Florida’s improvisational Stinky Pockets. True to AURA’s collaborative nature artists-at-large The Shady Horns (Ryan Zoidis and Eric Bloom of Lettuce) will pop up in several sets throughout the weekend with their sax and trumpet in tow.
For fans that want to arrive early, Ghost Owl has been added to the Thursday night pre-party with Dopapod and Kung Fu. Tickets are available as part of the four-day ticket package.
Details on the VIP Experience with two options to take the AURA fan journey to the next level are now available. Perks of the program include a VIP Lounge in the concert area with a private bar, discounted beverages, massages, gift bag, daily meet & greet with select bands and delicious catered meals alongside AURA staff and artists.
Set in the midst of 800 acres of Spanish moss-draped oak and cypress trees along the Suwannee River, the venue is a playground for endless activities such as swimming, canoeing, kayaking, disc golf and biking. The park also offers guest comforts including a general store, full-service restaurant, free showers, indoor bathrooms and water stations.
For ticket pricing and information on the EZPay Payment Plan that allows guests the opportunity to spread their ticket order payment out over a period of 5 months or 5 equal payments visit www.AURAMusicFestival.com. To join the wait list for cabins, golf cart rentals and RV hook-ups, please contact SOSMP at 386.364.1683.
Stay tuned for additional band announcements, workshops and activities!
AURA Music & Arts Festival 2015 Line-Up:
The Disco Biscuits (two sets)
moe. (two sets)
Papadosio (two nights)
Consider the Source
The Main Squeeze x2 including a very special Tribute to Michael Jackson
The Mike Dillon Band
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
Artists at large: The Shady Horns
Videos from AURA 2013/14:
Papadosio “The Sum” http://bit.ly/QdKC2B
Lotus “Gilded Age” http://bit.ly/1taGU8S
Conspirator “Retrograde” http://bit.ly/18BdEgq
Kung Fu Stevie Wonder Tribute w/ Nigel Hall “Too High” http://bit.ly/YVeJIS
AURA Music & Arts Festival Links:
Twitter & Instagram: @AURAMusicFest (#AURAfest)
JANE’S ADDICTION, RISE AGAINST
ANCHOR RETURN OF THE SHINDIG MUSIC FESTIVAL
GOGOL BORDELLO, CLUTCH, FISHBONE, HALESTORM, LUCERO, MANY MORE
JOIN THE PARTY FOR BALTIMORE’S ONLY TRUE ROCK & ROLL FESTIVAL
Daylong Celebration Captures Spirit and Work Ethic of Charm City’s Neighborhoods
Saturday, Sept. 27 @ Carroll Park
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
“My favorite thing about this festival was the overall vibe of the good people of Baltimore. The festival was packed in tight with positive, sincere people who all were there to see some great music and have fun.”
- The Vinyl District (DC)
BALTIMORE (Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014) – A "Shindig" is defined as "a large, lively party celebrating something,” and in this case, that "something" is the DIY Rock & Roll spirit and work ethic of Baltimore at the core of THE SHINDIG MUSIC FESTIVAL, returning Saturday, Sept. 27 to Carroll Park with alt-rock legends JANE’s ADDICTION and punk rock favorites RISE AGAINST anchoring a daylong, two-stage lineup in the city’s Pigtown district that’s as fun and diverse as Charm City’s people and neighborhoods.
Adding to the eclectic festivities on this year’s two main stages will be Gogol Bordello, Clutch, Fishbone, Halestorm, Lucero, J Roddy Walston & The Business, Larry and His Flask, The Mahones, The Bots, Charm City Devils, Bad Seed Rising. Gates open at Noon. Music Begins at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale NOW at $60 until Aug. 16 (early bird); $70 thereafter. VIP tickets also available. To order tickets, go to www.missiontix.com/THESHINDIG. Complete festival information at www.theshindigbaltimore.com.
The all-day festival will feature two identical main stages with NO OVERLAPPING SETS of music. The Vending Village in The Woods offers a variety of Baltimore’s best and familiar food and beverage options with plenty of seating and shade available. The Woods is also home to the Ripley's "Believe it or Not" Side Stage featuring an array of rare talent including sword swallowers, fire breathers, aerial acrobats, burlesque performances and other visually captivating oddities.
"I was born and raised in Baltimore and creating a festival and vibe we've never seen was my goal,” says THE SHINDIG’s curator, longtime Maryland independent concert promoter, Paul Manna at 24-7 Entertainment “As a fan of every artist playing, I just know that thousands of live music lovers will truly appreciate this lineup as much as I do. Seeing Perry Farrell and Jane's Addiction, one of my all-time favorite bands, perform in Pigtown will certainly be the icing on the cake.”
The Shindig's inaugural event last year, featuring Dropkick Murphys, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, The Gaslight Anthem, Clutch, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Reverend Horton Heat, The Hold Steady, and more, was a resounding success, prompting Pigtown officials to welcome its 2014 return.
"The Shindig showcased our historic neighborhood to the most people ever gathered for an event in Pigtown or Carroll Park - without any incidents or arrests,” says Ben Hyman, Director of Pigtown Main Street. “They are yet another example of our investment in Pigtown, including the opening of nine new businesses and hundreds of thousands of dollars in economic development."
Carroll Park is located 1/2 mile from Camden Yards, M&T Bank Stadium, I-95, and I-395 in the heart of Baltimore’s beloved Pigtown. To eliminate any parking concerns, 24-7 Entertainment has reserved several large, secured parking lots that border the festival grounds conveniently landmarked by the monstrous Montgomery Park building.
The Shindig is proud to welcome festival lovers from all over the Mid-Atlantic region to our beloved hometown of Baltimore, MD for another year of great music and memories.
THE SHINDIG ON THE WEB:
Official Weebsite - www.theshindigbaltimore.com
Facebook - www.facebook.com/theshindigbaltimore
Twitter - @TheShindigBmore
Instagram – shindig24_7
Kung Fu has announced a fall 2014 tour that is set to kick off next month. The Connecticut-based funk-fusion group will begin their outing on October 16 with a show at The 8×10 in Baltimore. The five-piece will then make their way across the Northeast, Midwest and South, including a stop at New Orleans’ famed MoMs Ball on Halloween night and then Suwannee Hulaween. Kung Fu has been on the road in support of their second studio album, Tsar Bomba, which can be heard on regular rotation on SiriusXM’s JamOn.
Tickets for many of the fall tour dates are now on sale.
Kung Fu Tour Dates
September 12 | Danville, IL—Phases of the Moon
October 11 | Sandy Hook, CT—Shuck n Jive Fest
October 16 | Baltimore, MD—The 8×10
October 17 | Syracuse, NY—The Westcott Theatre
October 18 | Albany, NY—The Hollow
October 23 | Richmond, VA—The Broadberry
October 25 | Roanoke, VA—Martin’s Downtown
October 26 | Raleigh, NC—Southland Ballroom
October 27 | Knoxville, TN—International
October 29 | Asheville, NC—Asheville Music Hall
October 31 | New Orleans, LA—MoMs Ball
November 1 | Live Oak, FL—Suwannee Hulaween
November 13 | Buffalo, NY—Waiting Room
November 14 | Cleveland, OH—Beachland Ballroom
November 15 | Lansing, MI—Loft@Harem
November 18 | Madison, WI—The Frequency
November 19 | Minneapolis, MN—The Cabooze
November 20 | Milwaukee, WI—Miramar Theatre
November 21 | Chicago, IL—Martyrs
November 22 | Indianapolis, IN—The Mousetrap
December 4 | Killington, VT—The Pickle Barrel
December 5 | Providence, RI—The Spot Underground
December 6 | Cambridge, MA—The Sinclair
December 19 & 20 | New Haven, CT—Toad’s Place
January 6-11 | MSC Divina—Jam Cruise
March 5-8 | Live Oak, FL —AURA Music & Arts Festival
Bio: With a tight headlock on the nu-funk movement, Kung Fu is quickly popularizing their unique sonic contribution to the music scene. Blurring the lines between electro-jazz-fusion and ‘70s-style street fighter funk, Kung Fu merges early Headhunters and Weather Report mentality with contemporary electronic ideology like yin and yang. Although the ensemble cast enjoys a seasoned pedigree that reads like an all-star jam, Kung Fu has gained a rabid following that has led to sold out club shows around the US and sets at major music festivals. The powerhouse quintet's live show has been described as "lethal funk," "explosive," "jaw dropping," and "musically mesmerizing.” Kung Fu’s second album, Tsar Bomba, dropped in March 2014 and can be heard on regular rotation on SiriusXM Radio’s JamOn. Kung Fu features Tim Palmieri on guitar, Robert Somerville on tenor sax, Todd Stoops on keyboards, Christopher DeAngelis on bass guitar, and Adrian Tramontano on drums/percussion.
Audio: Tsar Bomba http://bit.ly/1lBKWWG
Video: "Do the Right Thing" http://bit.ly/LiuRQc
Twitter + Instagram: @KungFuTunes
If there is a heaven on earth, it just might be at The Festy Experience. Festy takes place Columbus Day weekend at the concert grounds of Devils Backbone Brewing Company in Nelson County Virginia, offering an ideal location for an outdoor music festival in a beautiful fall setting.
The Music Experience
The Festy Experience celebrating its 5th anniversary, offers a eclectic genre crossing line up of bands and musicians where the experience takes you beyond a typical concert or festival setting. The venue has three stages; The Main Stage, The Southern Stage and Basecamp where music can be seen and heard throughout the day and night on all three. But, the music does not stop there, performances continue at the brewery for late night acoustic sets, and the pickin’ continues into the late night and early morning hours out at the camp sites. This year’s Lineup features 3 Nights of The Infamous Stringdusters, also Keller Williams with More Than A Little, Anders Osborne, The Steep Canyon Rangers, The New Mastersounds, March Fourth Marching band, The Mother Hips, Love Canon and so many more, plus special guests Nicki Bluhm, Sara Siskind, Nathan Moore and Garrett Gospel Grass hour on Sunday morning ……..
The Outdoor Experience
The Festy offers a unique outdoor experience where attendees can take part in several organized events such as rock climbing walls, a disc golf course, a 5k/10k trail run (The Blue Ridge Burn) and a mountain biking. The grounds surrounding the Devils Backbone Brewery are guarded by mountains that provide panoramic views and prime stage backdrop views. In addition, there are plenty of family oriented activities from face painting, storytelling to clay sculpturing, and even a didgeridoo workshop. The non-profit group Common Ground also provides several workshops on the healing arts from yoga to herbalism and massage therapy.
The Local Sustenance Experience
Locally sourced with high quality local food, wine, craft beer, and local bands from the Charlottesville and Richmond areas, hosts The Infamous Stringdusters are very much hands on with every detail of the festival. A central core to the entire festival is the local sustenance experience, sustainability and environmental awareness. For example: The Festy has done away with plastic beer cups and water bottles to reduce their footprint by including a commemorative Festy Klean Kanteen steel pint cup with all 3 day passes to wash down your favorite tasty beverage. Combine all of this with, festival friendly camping, camps within close proximity to all music, and a very chilled family vibe, it is hard to beat for an overall music festival and outdoors experience.
Day tickets and weekend passes are still available at http://www.thefesty.com/tickets/
Cosmic Vibes Live is extremely excited to be covering the 5th Annual Festy Experience for our 5th year. We’ll be bringing you live updates, photos, video clips and full coverage of the entire weekends events. We hope you will join us at Festy 5 for what's going to be one hell of a party.
Check out our footge of The Infamous Stringdusters with The Rubblebucket horn section from The Festy in 2011. This right here is just the type of thing that comes together at The Festy Experience.
Featuring Nicolas Beaudoing of the Doc Marshalls
Doors 7pm, Show 9pm; No Cover
410 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
Runner of the Woods Debuts First Single “Good Things will Come” From Forthcoming Album
“While frontman Nicolas Beaudoing, may not be the household name – well, in some households, at least – as [A.A. Bondy, Anders Parker and Jay Farrar], he’s certainly a talent on par with them." --Popmatters
Offered as a FREE Download: bit.ly/GoodThingsWillCome
10/2 Thu - Blue Moon Saloon, Lafayette, LA
10/3 Fri - White Horse, Austin, TX
10/4 Sat - Goode's Armadillo Palace, Houston, TX
10/5 Sun - Gruene Hall, New Braunfels, TX
10/16 Thu - Southgate House Revival, Newport, KY
10/17 Fri - Purple Fiddle, Thomas, WV
10/18 Sat - Willie’s Locally Known, Lexington, KY
10/21 Tue - Five Spot (Two Dollar Tuesdays), Nashville, TN
10/22 Wed - Boyd’s Jig & Reel, Knoxville, TN
10/23 Thu - Hill Country Live, Washington, DC
10/24 Fri - Hardywood Brewery, Richmond, VA
10/25 Sat - Jack of the Wood, Asheville, NC