Friday, May 10, 2013
Formed in Seattle, Washington in 1984 by singer and rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto. Matt Cameron became the band’s full-time drummer in 1986, while bassist Ben Shepherd became a permanent replacement for Yamamoto in 1990.
Soundgarden was one of the seminal bands in the creation of grunge, a style of alternative rock that developed in Seattle, and was one of a number of grunge bands signed to the record label Sub Pop. Soundgarden was the first grunge band to sign to a major label (A&M Records, in 1988), though the band did not achieve commercial success until they popularized the genre in the early 1990s with Seattle contemporaries Nirvana, Alice in Chains, and Pearl Jam.
Soundgarden achieved its biggest success with the 1994 album Superunknown, which debuted at number one on the Billboard charts and yielded the Grammy Award-winning singles “Black Hole Sun” and “Spoonman“. In 1997, the band broke up due to internal strife over its creative direction. After several years working on projects and other bands, Soundgarden reunited in 2010 and their sixth studio album, King Animal, was released two years later.
As of 2012, Soundgarden had sold over 10.5 million records in the United States, and an estimated 22.5 million worldwide.
For more information go here: www.soundgardenworld.com
Mark your calendars because this year Bonnaroo is getting 100% more IFC. That’s right, come June you’ll find us down in Tennessee because we’re sponsoring Bonnaroo’s comedy this year. The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is an annual, four-day music festival, created and produced by Superfly Productions and AC Entertainment, first held in 2002. If you want to see who will be performing under a giant IFC banner, you have to tune in to Bonnaroo’s YouTube channel today starting at 12p.m. ET/11 a.m. CT when Bonnaroo will unveil its 2013 lineup during a special live webcast hosted by “Weird Al” Yankovic and featuring a performance by Portugal. The Man.
The webcast kicks off with footage of classic Bonnaroo performances from artists including Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Metallica, Bruce Springsteen, Black Star (Mos Def and Talib Kweli), Phish, Bon Iver, The White Stripes and more and is followed by a “surprise classic Bonnaroo concert.” Check out the full lineup announcement schedule below, along with a teaser video starring “Weird Al.”
Here’s the Bonnaroo lineup announcement schedule:
Noon – 1PM EST – Classic Bonnaroo Concert Moments
1PM – 2PM – B.L.A.M! – Bonnaroo Lineup Announcement Megathon hosted by “Weird Al” Yankovic
2PM – 3PM – Surprise Classic Bonnaroo Concert
Rolling Stone – “Top 15 Festivals in the Country”
ALL DAY MUSIC – ALL DAY RIDES – ALL DAY FUN
ROCKIN’ THE MIDWAY AT
THE FUNSHINE MUSIC FESTIVAL
3 DAYS WITH MORE THAN 30 ACTS
ON SIX STAGES FEATURING
TRAIN, THE SMASHING PUMPKINS,
REO SPEEDWAGON, STYX, GARY ALLAN,
CHRIS CARRABBA (DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL), WALLFLOWERS, NEW FOUND GLORY
OVER 60 RIDES AND ATTRACTIONS
FRIDAY, MAY 3RD – SUNDAY, MAY 5TH
FLORIDA STATE FAIRGROUNDS
ON SALE SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD / 10AM
TAMPA, FL – The Florida State Fair Authority and Live Nation have partnered together to host what may be the biggest festival that Tampa Bay has seen in years. The inaugural Rockin’ the Midway at the Funshine Music Festival presented by the Tampa Bay Times brings more than 30 acts spread over six stages and more than 60 thrill rides and attractions to the Florida State Fairgrounds, Friday, May 3rd through Sunday May 5th. With a wide variety of top name musical acts and a huge array of other activities, this family friendly event is sure to provide something for everyone!
Utilizing six stages including the Live Nation Amphitheatre and the Fairgrounds Expo Hall, the Festival has put together an all-star cast of performers along with the best local bands.
Friday Night May 3rd features: Train, Smashing Pumpkins, Cheap Trick, Good Old War, Youngblood Hawke, Dead Confederate and Roadkill Ghost Choir. Plus another not just special, but very, very special guest to be announced soon.
Saturday, May 4th features: REO Speedwagon, Styx, Ted Nugent, New Found Glory, Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional), We The Kings, Bad Books (featuring members of Manchester Orchestra and Kevin Devine), Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band, The Weeks, Pitbull Toddler, Hell’s Bells (AC/DC Tribute), and Tallhart. Finally Sunday, May 5th enjoy: Gary Allan, Kix Brooks, The Wallflowers, Josh Thompson, The Lone Bellow, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Bobby Lee Rodgers, Sticky Fingers (Rolling Stones Tribute), and Yesterday (Beatles Tribute).
And expect more bands to be announced as well. See website, www.funshinefestival.com, for a full schedule and stage locations for all acts.
Make a day of it for the whole family and between the music be sure to catch all the other attractions. There are more than 60 thrill rides and attractions including a Roller Coaster, Giant Slide, Ferris Wheel, helicopter ride, sky ride and zip line. Try your hand at skill games or stroll through a Crafts Fair area. Let the children frolic on the many kid friendly rides or be amazed at a magic show.
And don’t forget the food. There will be a wide variety from healthy alternative menus to specialty food trucks to open pit barbeques. Whether an adventurous eater or not, you won’t go hungry.
“With more than 30 bands on six stages and 60 plus thrill rides and attractions this Festival offers something special for everyone,” says Neil Jacobsen, President of Live Nation FL. “Great music, great rides and great fun all at a price the entire Family can afford.”
Advance General Admission tickets are just $20.00/day beginning Saturday, February 23rd / 10AM through Friday, April 26th / 10PM. Tickets include general admission to all stages and the Festival Lawn at Live Nation Amphitheatre. Reserved Seat tickets for the Amphitheatre shows are also available for an additional fee. Kids 5 and under are free and 6-12 are just $10.00 at the gate. To purchase tickets go to www.floridastatefair.com, www.funshinefestival.com, www.livenation.com, all TicketMaster outlets or charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000.
All dates, acts and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, parking and service and handling charges.
Festival attendees will also be able to enjoy the Florida State Fairgrounds’ campgrounds that will be available at special pricing to those with RV’s. For information on camping, call 813-621-7821.
Rockin’ the Midway at the Funshine Music Festival presented by the Tampa Bay Times runs Friday May 3rd (4PM – Midnight), Saturday, May 4th (11AM – Midnight) and Sunday, May 5th (11AM – 10PM) at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 US Hwy. 301 in Tampa. For more information go to www.funshinefestival.com or the Facebook Page, www.facebook.com/FunshineMusicFestival and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/FunshineFestFL.
THE HANGOUT MUSIC FEST ANNOUNCES 2013 LINEUP FEATURING TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS, KINGS OF LEON AND MORE
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Hangoutfest (hashtag: #hangoutfest)
Legenday Comedian and actor Sinbad will be the feature entertainer on February 23rd at 7pm in the Showroom at Horseshoe Southern Indiana. He will be joined by local funny woman Teri Moore.
Sinbad became well known in the 1990s from being featured on his own HBO specials, appearing on several television series such as A Different World and The Sinbad Show, and starring in the films Necessary Roughness, Houseguest, First Kid, Jingle All the Way and Good Burger.
Teri Moore – Life has always been my platform to make people feel happy and laugh no matter WHERE I’m at. Sitting in a hair salon joking about life was where I got my start. The “LEGENDARY SINBAD” WAS sitting in a hair salon while I was waiting for my service appt. He would laugh when I would say stuff, and finally he stood up to leave and said come down to the Improv and open for me…the rest is history!! …
Comedian and opening act for the “LEGENDARY SINBAD”…YEP IT’S TRUE!! I’ve opened for Sinbad to sold out crowds in Atlantic City on Boardwalk, three city tours and a host of other shows.
Guests can access Ticketmaster through www.horseshoe-indiana.com to purchase tickets.
Hosts will have a limited number of tickets available for complimentary booking.
Retail Will Call tickets will be available at the day of show box office at Ticketmaster Will Call after 4:00 pm. Customers must present the actual credit card, a picture ID and the confirmation number.
Offer tickets obtained through a Casino Host or VIP Services will be available the day of the show at Casino Guest Will Call between 4:00 pm and show start time.
The day of show Box Office and Casino Guest Will Call are located in The Pavilion across from The Paula Deen Buffet.
Hours of operation: Open at 4:00pm on days of shows.