Syndicated TV host and author Rachael Ray is planning another big day for the general public during this year's South by Southwest Music Conference & Festival in Austin, Texas -- with help from Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts, Delta Spirit and more.
"For years, the bands that toured here were past their prime, like Journey and Toto and Air Supply in the late '90s. We were a decade and a half behind," said Luis Betances, who co-founded Isle of Light festival last year. This year's event features Chromeo, Soul Clap and Run the Jewels.
The latter part of winter has been quite brutal for many places in the South, but come April 23-25, most of that will be very much forgotten, as the Toadlick Music Festival will be held in Dothan, Ala. Among the lineup includes longtime Poison frontman Bret Michaels, Styx, and rising country performers Sam Hunt, Randy Houser and Lee Brice.
After three years of rocking New York’s Central Park, the Global Citizen Festival is expanding to Washington, DC for Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day, a free event to be held on Saturday, April 18, on the National Mall. No Doubt, Usher, Fall Out Boy, Mary J. Blige, Train, and My Morning Jacket will be the event’s headliners, with special appearances planned by Common and Nigerian artist D’Banj. Will.i.am will host alongside veteran journalist Soledad O’Brien.
The showcase promises to demonstrate that while women in Latin Alternative and indie pop en español might hit a cement ceiling when it comes to real commercial success, their presence continues to be strong.
February's sailing boasted a bevy of familiar faces who had found their sea legs on previous editions. From Skrillex and DJ Snake to the Dirtybird and Bromance crews, this cruise was akin to a festive family reunion at sea.
Playboy Jazz Festival announces lineup for its 37th annual event; performers include Herbie Hancock, Ledisi, Aloe Blacc, Robert Glasper, Snarky Puppy, Terence Blanchard, Tower of Power and Wayne Shorter. George Lopez returns as host for third consecutive year.
The legacy of the late Pete Seeger—as a musician, social activist and environmentalist—will be celebrated June 20-21 at the Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival by just-announced artists including the Mavericks, Neko Case, Guster, Ani DiFranco, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Blind Boys of Alabama, Angélique Kidjo, and more.
From March 18-21 during SXSW's Music Week, Tumblr will take up residence at Ironwood Hall in Austin Texas as it brings its ongoing Tumblr IRL music and art series to the festival for the very first time.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Libertines, Sam Smith, Belle & Sebastian, Fatboy Slim, My Morning Jacket, Run the Jewels and Bastille are among the acts to play at the first Lollapalooza Berlin, set for Tempelhof Airport Sept. 12-13.
After conquering Los Angeles and the cruise circuit, HARD is taking its show on the road. The Live Nation-owned event promoter today announced its five-date goHARD spring festival tour. Each date will offer a different lineup drawn from a diverse blend of artists, including A$AP Ferg, Big Gigantic, Dillon Francis, DJ Snake, Eric Prydz, Flosstradamus and Rae Sremmurd.
NBC UNIVERSO (formerly mun2), will air the 2015 Viña del Mar Music Festival (Festival Internacional de Viña del Mar 2015) in the U.S., live from Chile. The fest, the biggest and longest running in Latin America, kicks off Feb. 22 and will feature performances by Luis Fonsi, Ricardo Arjona, Alejandro Fernandez, VIcentic, Yandel and Reik, among others.
Essence magazine announces the first round of performers for its 2015 festival in New Orleans (July 2-5). Kendrick Lamar will make his festival debut; additional performers include Mary J. Blige, Common, Kevin Hart and Erykah Badu