Inaugural ShoalsFest to feature Jason Isbell, Sheryl Crow
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Jason Isbell is bringing a big-city music festival to his corner of small-town Alabama.
The north Alabama native and his band, The 400 Unit, are among the performers at...
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....
Taj Mahal headlining blues and gospel fest in Mississippi
CARROLLTON, Miss. (AP) — Grammy-winning guitarist and singer Taj Mahal is headlining a blues and gospel festival in Mississippi, and organizers say he chose the list of performers.
Cost to clean up Grant Park after Lollapalooza over $600,000
CHICAGO (AP) — Organizers of the Lollapalooza music festival have received their largest bill in years to restore Chicago's Grant Park after damages caused by last month's event.
Volunteers needed for Greenville’s euphoria festival
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Greenville's four-day food, wine and music festival known as euphoria is looking for volunteers.
Executive Director Morgan Allen says volunteers are vital to the...
Free music festival in Mobile canceled
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A free music festival held in downtown Mobile the past four years is being canceled.
A statement issued Friday by DMG Productions Inc. says the TenSixty festival won't be...
Country singer Kylie Rae Harris dies in New Mexico crash
Country singer Kylie Rae Harris, who started out stringing together lyrics and performing as a teenager, was one of two people killed in a three-vehicle crash in New Mexico.
Connecticut Gov spends $17k to finance tribute to Woodstock
WOODSTOCK, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's 65-year-old governor spent $17,000 of his own money to finance a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival.
Hundreds pays respects to former Louisiana Gov. Blanco
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners paid their respects to former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco at a public visitation Friday evening in Cajun country.
Police say $37k in sound gear stolen from music center
COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont police department is investigating the theft of about $37,000 worth of equipment stolen from a music center during the Lake Champlain Chamber Music...
Cowboys’ Elliott won’t face criminal charge in Vegas scuffle
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott won't face criminal charges after scuffling with a music festival security guard in Las Vegas.
Towns near Flint Hills Trail working to draw visitors
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Towns along the new Flint Hills Trail park in east central Kansas are working to draw visitors as a way to improve the rural economy.
PHOTO GALLERY: A selection of pictures from the past week
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Mountain music festival planned at Carter Caves
OLIVE HILL, Ky. (AP) — A mountain music festival is planned at Carter Caves State Resort Park next month.
A statement from the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet says that the...
Dutch athletics reeling after arrest of 2 relay runners
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — With the times she'd been running this season, Dutch athlete Madiea Ghafoor could have earned a trip to the World Championships in Doha next month as part of her...
VetsAid to feature ZZ Top, Brad Paisley, Sheryl Crow
HOUSTON (AP) — Joe Walsh will be joined by ZZ Top, Brad Paisley, Sheryl Crow, and Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit at his VetsAid music festival to benefit veterans.
- Dixon TelegraphA love of gardeningAugust 19, 2019
- The Spokesman-ReviewWoodstock at 50: Local festival attendees remember peace, love and mud on anniversaryAugust 11, 2019
- The Spokesman-ReviewWatershed moments from this year’s sold-out country music festival at the GorgeAugust 11, 2019
- WRAL-TVWillie Nelson will resume tour in September, including stop in RaleighAugust 9, 2019
- The Times-TribuneCulture Change Only Way To Reduce Gun ViolenceAugust 2, 2019
Governor’s Woodstock tribute contest is taking shape
WOODSTOCK, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont's plan to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival in Woodstock, Connecticut, is taking shape.
Boston mayor’s aides convicted of conspiring to extort
BOSTON (AP) — Two members of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's administration were convicted Wednesday of conspiring to extort the organizers of a music festival by pressuring them to hire union...
LONDON (AP) — Organizers have canceled a major British music festival hours before gates were due to open because a storm has been forecast to slam into its coastal site.
Jury deliberating in City Hall extortion trial
BOSTON (AP) — A federal jury is deliberating in the extortion trial of two aides to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh accused of bullying music festival organizers into hiring union workers.
European band pulls out of Lebanon festival in protest
BEIRUT (AP) — European rock band Within Temptation says it is cancelling its concert at a Lebanese music festival in solidarity with a local group whose show was pulled from the program under...
PARIS (AP) — Several hundred protesters have rallied in western France over the death of a local man who drowned during a clash between police and music festival participants.
French city braces for violence after festival-goer’s death
PARIS (AP) — The western French city of Nantes on Friday imposed exceptional security measures amid growing public anger over the drowning of a local man following a violent clash between police...
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago officials are planning a youth technology event to coincide with Lollapalooza.
It is called ThinkChicago. The idea is to introduce 200 students from dozens of schools...
CLIFFTOP, W.Va. (AP) — Dozens of musicians are heading to West Virginia for the five-day Appalachian String Band Music Festival.
- PR NewswireHonda Returns to Austin City Limits Music Festival with Diverse Artist Lineup on the Honda Stage and New Interactive Seat Belt Forest ExperienceOctober 3, 2019
- PR NewswireLiveXLive Brings Rock in Rio to Music Fans Worldwide with Exclusive Livestream of Iconic FestivalSeptember 27, 2019
- Business WireGreen Day Joins The Lineup For The 2019 iHeartRadio Music FestivalSeptember 12, 2019
- Business WireNipsey Hussle Stage Tribute Details Emerge For “Welcome to The West” 2nd Annual Music Festival At Toyota Arena September 20thAugust 28, 2019
- Business WireOscar Mayer Opens the Wienermobile for Overnight Stays on AirbnbJuly 17, 2019
Lebanon festival drops popular band after Christian pressure
BEIRUT (AP) — An international music festival in Lebanon said Tuesday that it has cancelled a planned concert by a popular Mideast rock band whose lead singer is openly gay, apparently caving to...
French PM denies police caused death of music festival goer
PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister has promised "total transparency" in investigating the death of a man following a violent clash between police and attendants at a popular national music...
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's transportation agencies are boosting services to accommodate tens of thousands of people attending Lollapalooza.
The Metra commuter train and the CTA subway agencies...
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge says the owners of the Woodstock music festival name can license it to create a marijuana brand marking the 50th anniversary of the famed gathering.
New dates for 2020 French Quarter Festival
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An annual music festival in New Orleans is changing its planned 2020 dates.
The French Quarter Festival, which presents free outdoor concerts throughout the historic...
MIAMI (AP) — One of the world's top electronic music festivals is returning to downtown Miami.
The Miami Herald reports that city commissioners voted 3-2 Thursday to approve an agreement...
BOSTON (AP) — Two of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's top aides are scheduled to go to trial this week on charges that they bullied music festival organizers into hiring union workers if they wanted...
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago beachfront music festival set for August has been cancelled following concerns about its impact on endangered shorebirds.
JEROME, Idaho (AP) — A music festival in southern Idaho has been canceled because organizers say they feared potential raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.
Town rejects Woodstock 50 music festival appeal
VERNON, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York town has rejected the appeal of its denial of a permit to hold the Woodstock 50 music festival.
The Town of Vernon's planning board made its unanimous...
Underwater music festival held in Florida Keys
BIG PINE KEY, Fla. (AP) — Divers and snorkelers gathered underwater to listen to music and coral reef protection messages in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
Massive choir a place for Estonians to find identity, solace
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Tens of thousands of Estonians joined in singing folk songs Sunday on the 150th anniversary of a music festival that inspired resistance to Soviet control and later...
NEW YORK (AP) — A music festival has disinvited folk singer Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary over his 1970 jail sentence for indecent liberties with a 14-year-old girl.
NEW YORK (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott is vowing to avoid incidents similar to a recent one in Las Vegas that forced the star running back of the Dallas Cowboys to meet with Commissioner Roger...
Threatening weather forces WorldPrideNYC evacuations
NEW YORK (AP) — The threat of a rainstorm with lightning moving quickly into New York City forced the evacuation of two Pride Month events: a concert on a Manhattan pier and the Youth Pride...
BRUSSELS (AP) — A music festival in Belgium featuring major stars like rapper Cardi B came to a chaotic end before it had even started.
Security concerns were ostensibly the reason behind...
RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A school district has drafted a policy for granting extra credit after a teacher allegedly offered it to students if they bought $20 tickets to a charity music...
Storms snap trees, down power lines in Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Powerful thunderstorms that moved through Wisconsin snapped trees, downed power lines and sent attendees at summer festivals scrambling for cover.
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...