PHOTOS: Shaky Knees Music Festival
Wine and Jazz fest set for this weekend
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A wine and jazz music festival is scheduled for this weekend in West Virginia's capital city.
Brass bands will play and wine will be served Saturday on the lawn of...
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Police say an intoxicated man at Delaware's popular Firefly Music Festival stripped naked, streaked through the venue and knocked over sound gear.
Watch the bands, and your phone, at music festival
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Authorities say there's a brisk trade in cell phone thefts at a Delaware music festival.
The News Journal of Wilmington reports police said Saturday that at least two...
Firefly Music Festival kicks off in Delaware
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Tens of thousands of music fans are descending on central Delaware for the annual Firefly Music Festival.
Gates were to open at noon Friday for the eighth edition of the...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The popular Country Stampede music festival will be moving from Manhattan to Topeka — and rebranded the Heartland Stampede.
Group signed up almost 1,400 new voters at Bonnaroo
MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) — A group that partners with musicians on voter registration efforts says the 1,390 voters it signed up at Bonnaroo represent its all-time high for one festival.
CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man is in custody for the hit-and-run crash at this year's Rock The South event that left a pedestrian seriously injured.
Topeka gears up after flooding moves music festival
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Topeka is gearing up for a major music festival that had to be moved there because of flooding.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the 24th annual Kicker Country...
CHICAGO (AP) — Some endangered birds could ground a Chicago beachfront music festival proposed for late August.
Promoters of Mamby on the Beach are seeking a permit from the Chicago Park...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Skateboarding pioneer Tony Hawk says he's bringing back his Huckjam format as part of the Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival on San Diego's waterfront Nov. 22-24.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A three-day Kansas country music festival scheduled for June has moved from a state park outside Manhattan to the Topeka area because of concerns about flooding.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott was handcuffed by police, but not arrested, after a scuffle involving event staff at a Las Vegas music festival, officials said...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police arrested 14 people on the second night of the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas.
Metro Police say the arrests occurred between 6 p.m. Saturday and 4 a.m. Sunday...
Symphony New Hampshire picks new music director
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Symphony New Hampshire has announced that Roger Kalia will be its new music director.
New Hampshire Public Radio reports Kalia currently serves as music director for...
MIAMI (AP) — The Rolling Loud Music Festival celebrating global hip-hop artists in South Florida did not go so well for Kodak Black and Lil Wayne.
Rocker Alice Cooper closed the first edition of the Domination music festival in Mexico City with a concert that included his classic straitjacket routine, a guillotine and many costume changes....
MIAMI (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says a company working with Miami police to jam signals to prevent drones from flying over the recent Ultra electronic music festival may have been...
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's medical marijuana law doesn't allow smoking the drug in public places and a court ruling says people with state-issued cards entitling them to use cannabis don't have...
Bonanza Campout festival cancelled
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A popular three-day music festival featuring the likes of rapper G-Eazy has been cancelled after Utah state officials refused to grant a liquor license.
MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Singer-songwriter Steve Forbert is being honored in his Mississippi hometown.
Forbert attended a ceremony in Meridian where the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grading any draft can be challenging, and snap judgments after the last pick usually are far too optimistic.
Yes, Music City couldn't keep the rain away from opening...
50th New Orleans Jazz Fest opens after brief rain delay
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Rain delayed the start of the 50th New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Thursday but didn't seem to dampen spirits.
CHICAGO (AP) — The year's Chicago Gospel Music Festival will include a tribute to the "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin .
The 2019 festival runs May 31 to June 1 in Chicago's lakefront...
BERLIN (AP) — An Austrian music festival is apologizing to British grime artist Stormzy, who pulled out of an appearance after accusing security staff of racial profiling.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Travelers planning to drive through the Indio area of the Southern California desert should prepare for heavy traffic each weekend for the rest of the month due to the...
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Organizers say Grammy-winning folk singer Patty Griffin will headline the Red Ants Pants Music Festival in central Montana this summer.
MIAMI (AP) — The Coast Guard is cracking down on illegal boating and fishing charters and terminated several joy rides over the weekend around the area of Miami's Ultra Music Festival.
Court revives union extortion case against mayor’s aides
BOSTON (AP) — Charges against two Boston mayoral aides accused of bullying music festival organizers into hiring union workers may be going to trial after all.
Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino to headline Lollapalooza
CHICAGO (AP) — Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, Twenty One Pilots and The Strokes will headline this summer's Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago.
INDIO, Calif. (AP) — Transportation officials are working on using Amtrak train service to help alleviate notorious traffic heading to and from the annual Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After watching a recent documentary about the doomed Fyre Festival in the Bahamas, country star Dierks Bentley was appalled at how it all went disastrously...
Dierks Bentley curates Colorado music festival
NEW YORK (AP) — Pharrell is heading home to Virginia Beach to launch a new music and culture festival.
The Grammy-winning superstar announced Monday SOMETHING IN THE WATER, a multi-day event...
Court affirms speedway can hold country music festival
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has affirmed that the New Hampshire Motor Speedway can hold a planned country music festival on its grounds, rejecting concerns about potential noise...
Festival to blend music with horses, bourbon and bluegrass
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A new festival that blends music with horses, bourbon and bluegrass is coming to Kentucky.
Keeneland says it will host the Railbird Festival, which will be produced by...
Cardi B headlining Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Rapper Cardi B, blues guitarist Gary Clark Jr., and rock mainstays The Killers and the Dave Matthews Band are among the acts scheduled to perform at the Beale Street Music Festival in Tennessee.
The eclectic musical festival is set for May 3 through May 5 in Memphis. Located along the Mississippi River, the festival is a part of the city's Memphis in May tourist event.
Cardi B appears to be the headliner. She won a Grammy Award on Sunday for best rap album.
Queen Elizabeth II okays ‘upskirting’ ban in England, Wales
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has given royal approval to a law that will make it illegal in England and Wales to take "upskirting" photos.
The law will make it a criminal offense to take pictures under a person's clothes without permission.
It is the result of a campaign started by Gina Martin after a man placed a phone between her legs and took a picture of her at a London music festival in 2017.
Italian-Egyptian singer wins contest exalting Italian song
ROME (AP) — An Italian-Egyptian singer has won a long-running music contest that aims to exalt Italian song.
Alessandro Mahmoud, who performs with the stage name Mahmood, triumphed at the Sanremo music festival late Saturday with his rendition of "Soldi" ("Money").
The 26-year-old's winning song has a rhythmic beat often heard in North African music.
No permit for Texas Float Fest amid increasing attendance
SEGUIN, Texas (AP) — Some officials in South Texas have refused to issue a permit for the Float Fest river and music festival amid concerns about increased attendance and safety.
The Guadalupe County Commissioners Court on Thursday declined a permit for Float Fest on the San Marcos River, scheduled July 19-21 at a ranch in Martindale. Promoters sought a permit for up to 25,000 participants daily, up from last year's permit allowing 20,000 attendees.
Diana Ross add to 2019 lineup, Bob Seger cancels
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The legendary Diana Ross has been added to this year's lineup for the 50th anniversary of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
Festival organizers said Friday that Ross, who's celebrating her 75th birthday this year, will make her first-ever appearance at the festival on Saturday, May 4.
Alabama country music festival moving to another spot
CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — Rock the South is moving this year, but fans of the country music festival in Cullman needn't worry.
Al.com reports the festival is leaving its usual home in Heritage Park for a larger location about two miles (3.21 kilometers) away.
Germany: Love Parade trial headed for inconclusive end
BERLIN (AP) — The trial of 10 people in Germany over a deadly mass panic at the Love Parade techno music festival in 2010 appears likely to be closed without a formal verdict.
Four event organizers and six city workers went on trial in Duisburg in 2017 on charges including involuntary manslaughter and bodily harm. They're accused of planning failures and failing to monitor security properly at the event where 21 people died.
Childish Gambino, Post Malone, Cardi B to play Bonnaroo fest
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The 2019 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will feature Childish Gambino, Post Malone, Cardi B, the Lumineers and multiple sets from Phish.
The lineup was released Tuesday for the June 13-16 outdoor music festival held annually in Manchester, Tennessee.
Officials grant permit for music festival near Grand Teton
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Officials will allow a metal music festival to take place again east of Grand Teton National Park.
The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports the Teton County administrator granted a special event permit last week for the Fire in the Mountains festival scheduled for July 13-14 at Heart Six Ranch in Moran.
Fewer arrests reported at South Lake Tahoe music festival
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — City officials say the first day of an annual winter music festival at South Lake Tahoe was the smoothest single day in the event's eight-year history.
The Reno Gazette Journal reports that just one person was arrested on the first day of the three-day SnowGlobe festival and police reported no significant problems. Last year, 13 arrests were made on the opening day.
Original Woodstock site to host 50th anniversary concert
BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — A three-day music festival will be held in August 2019 at the original Woodstock concert site to mark the 50th anniversary of the historic event.
The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, a concert venue built on the original Woodstock site, announced Thursday that it will host the golden anniversary event Aug. 16-18.
Bayou Country Superfest heads to Baton Rouge in 2019
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Organizers of the Bayou Country Superfest say the festival is leaving behind the Superdome in New Orleans and returning to Baton Rouge next year.
News outlets report the organizers announced Thursday that the 10th anniversary show of the Memorial Day weekend country music festival will be held at LSU's Tiger Stadium. The festival launched at that stadium in 2010 and moved to New Orleans last year while the stadium underwent renovations.