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Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL March 6 – 8, 2015

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 BiscuitsPapadosio 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)
Snarky Puppy
Kung Fu
Consider the Source
The Main Squeeze x2 including a very special Tribute to Michael Jackson
American Babies
The Mike Dillon Band
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
The Mantras
Ghost Owl
Cosby Sweater
Ketchy Shuby
Uproot Hootenanny
Stinky Pockets
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)

Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park Links:
Twitter: @SOSMP (#Suwannee)
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Daylong Celebration Captures Spirit and Work Ethic of Charm City’s Neighborhoods

Saturday, Sept. 27 @ Carroll Park




“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.




Tickets: www.missiontix.com/THESHINDIG

Official Weebsite - www.theshindigbaltimore.com

Facebook - www.facebook.com/theshindigbaltimore

Twitter - @TheShindigBmore

Instagram – shindig24_7

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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

Online Resources:
Twitter + Instagram: @KungFuTunes


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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.



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Runner of the Woods Performs at Hill Country Live on Thu 10/23
Featuring Nicolas Beaudoing of the Doc Marshalls

Doors 7pm, Show 9pm; No Cover
(202) 556-2050
410 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Runner of the Woods Braces for Good Days Yet to Come
Nicolas Beaudoing, of the Doc Marshalls, Embarks on New Musical Project 
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

Runner of the Woods Debuts First Single “Good Things will Come” 
Offered as a FREE Download: bit.ly/GoodThingsWillCome
ASHEVILLE -- Good things will come – and not a moment too soon. For Nick Beaudoing, the front man of Nashville, Tennessee’s Runner of the Woods, much of 2014 was spent in the shadow of a serious family illness. Between visits to his hometown of Dallas, Texas, he stayed busy in the studio. One night while listening to rough mixes of his work on the drive home, he had a gut feeling that things would somehow work out. “I’ve never had the experience of listening to my own music and being cheered up,” Beaudoing says. “It felt like a pat on the back at just the right time.”
Countrygaze that’s road trip-ready, Runner of the Woods' debut album, Thirsty Valley, is set for release in January of 2015 on CD and vinyl. With punchy guitars and odes to wide open spaces, the record is dedicated to the proposition that the key to the good life is time spent in the great outdoors.
Beaudoing previously led NYC’s Cajun honky-tonkers, the Doc Marshalls. Over the course of three releases, the band evolved from Bakersfield-style shuffles and Acadian barnburners to jagged, glimmering folk. The pedal steel was still king, but now it blared from a low-watt amp with a brash fuzz tone. 
This new direction, combined with his relocation to Nashville, conspired to lead him away from a project he loved, in favor of a less traditional sound. The Doc Marshalls, as a band, had run its course. “If he’s being honest,” says Beaudoing, “even a dyed-in-the wool country singer can’t pretend his record collection is pure. For every George Jones LP on the shelf, there’s another by Big Star, Phosphorescent, or A.A. Bondy. And that’s a beautiful thing.” To celebrate the debut track, Runner of the Woods released a music video for the song and is offering it as a free download available at bit.ly/GoodThingsWillCome.
Joining Beaudoing (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars) in Runner of the Woods are Jonathan Gregg on pedal steel, Joe Giotta on drums and Vanessa McGowan on bass. In a live setting, the band has the country chops to pack the dance hall floor whenever duty calls. A train shuffle beat or Gary Stewart-style weeper is never far away. But they also love it when people lay back and listen. Either way, you’re going to feel better.

Runner of the Woods October “Good Things Will Come” Tour Dates:
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
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