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2014 10th Anniversary Wanee Music Festival Line up Announced

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 20, 2014

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Wanee Festival 2010

Wanee Festival 2010

2014 10th Anniversary 

Wanee Music Festival 

Featuring

The Allman Brothers Band

Trey Anastasio Band*  Lynyrd Skynyrd *

Tedeschi Trucks Band * Gov’t Mule* 

Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band * 

Umphrey’s McGee * Ziggy Marley * 

Blues Traveler * 

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood * 

Hot Tuna Electric * Moe. * Rusted Root *

Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk (Music of Led Zeppelin) * Soulive * Royal Southern Brotherhood * Walter Trout * Rob Garza (of Thievery Corporation) * 

Blind Boys of Alabama * Bobby Lee Rodgers *

Melvin Seals & JGB * Futurebirds * Matt Schofield *

Break Science * Sean Chambers * The Yeti Trio *

Advance and VIP Tickets On Sale Now

The Allman Brothers Band headline a great line-up of outstanding performers for what is fast becoming one of the most popular Festivals in the country.  The 2014 Wanee Music Festival

celebrates its 10th Anniversary…

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2014 10th Anniversary Wanee Music Festival Line up Announced

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 20, 2014
Wanee Festival 2010

Wanee Festival 2010

2014 10th Anniversary 

Wanee Music Festival 

Featuring

The Allman Brothers Band

Trey Anastasio Band *  Lynyrd Skynyrd *

Tedeschi Trucks Band * Gov’t Mule* 

Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band * 

Umphrey’s McGee * Ziggy Marley * 

Blues Traveler * 

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood * 

Hot Tuna Electric * Moe. * Rusted Root *

Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk (Music of Led Zeppelin) * Soulive * Royal Southern Brotherhood * Walter Trout * Rob Garza (of Thievery Corporation) * 

Blind Boys of Alabama * Bobby Lee Rodgers *

Melvin Seals & JGB * Futurebirds * Matt Schofield *

Break Science * Sean Chambers * The Yeti Trio *

Advance and VIP Tickets On Sale Now

The Allman Brothers Band headline a great line-up of outstanding performers for what is fast becoming one of the most popular Festivals in the country.  The 2014 Wanee Music Festival

celebrates its 10th Anniversary Thursday April 10th through Saturday April 12th at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. Tickets for the Festival are on sale now through Music Today at: http://www.waneefestival.tickets.musictoday.com/WaneeFestival/calendar.aspx.

In addition to the The Allman Brothers Band playing both Friday and Saturday nights, the rest of the line-up includes: Trey Anastasio Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gov’t Mule, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Umphrey’s McGee, Ziggy Marley, Blues Traveler, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Hot Tuna Electric, Moe., Rusted Root, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk (Music of Led Zeppelin), Soulive, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Walter Trout, Rob Garza (of Thievery Corporation), Blind Boys of Alabama, Bobby Lee Rodgers, Melvin Seals & JGB, Futurebirds, Matt Schofield, Break Science, Sean Chambers, The Yeti Trio.

THREE DAY GENERAL ADMISSION FESTIVAL TICKETS:

$195 + Applicable Fees ( Now – February10, 11, 12 10PM EST – (Price will increase after this) Includes: 3 nights of Primitive Camping (Thurs., Fri. & Sat.).  Music from 12:30PM on Thursday (April 18). Full days of Music on Friday & Saturday (April 19 & 20)

VIP TICKETS:
$475+Applicable Fees: Includes: (1) VIP 3-Day pass to the festival with music starting at 12:30PM on Thursday, Special concert viewing area at Peach and Mushroom stages, 3 nights of primitive camping (Thurs., Fri. & Sat.), Wanee 2014 VIP T Shirt, Commemorative Wanee 2014 Laminate, Private Restrooms, Commemorative Wanee 2014 Poster, Catered Lunch and dinner on Friday & Saturday, Complimentary snacks and soft drinks, Discounted beer, Access to Wanee 2014 VIP only Pre Party

Tickets for the 2014 Wanee Music Festival are on sale now at: http://www.waneefestival.tickets.musictoday.com/WaneeFestival/calendar.aspx.  The Festival will be held Thursday April 10th through Saturday April 12th at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL.

Last year the Festival brought great music and great times to the many thousands of fans attending.  It was the best year to date. This year is sure to sell out so get your tickets early!

Look for more upcoming announcements at: www.waneefestival.com

Wanee Music Festival

Wanee Music Festival

 

 

BIG GUAVA A MAJOR LIVE MUSIC FESTIVAL COMES TO FLORIDA

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 15, 2014
(L-R)  Chuck Pesano, Executive Director Florida State Fair, and Neil Jacobsen, President Live Nation FL, unveil the poster for the Big Guava Music Festival.

(L-R) Chuck Pesano, Executive Director Florida State Fair, and Neil Jacobsen, President Live Nation FL, unveil the poster for the Big Guava Music Festival.

 

 

What is destined to become the biggest and best Live Music Festival in all of Florida, Big Guava brings a great line-up of musical stars to the Florida State Fairgrounds and MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Friday, May 2 through Sunday, May 4.  There will be four stages of the best top live music acts, a Monster Midway of unlimited free thrilling and fast paced rides and craft beer gardens along with taste-tempting delights from critically acclaimed food trucks.  There is just no reason not to have the best time of your life!

 

Already scheduled to perform at Big Guava are: Outkast, their reunion tour with Andre 3000 and Big Boi; Vampire Weekend, considered one of the most creative and critically acclaimed bands in the American music scene today; Foster The People, the popular indie rock trio making atmospheric, psychedelic, and dance-oriented pop; Slightly Stoopid, built on a bedrock of slabs of dubby bass, meditative vocal harmonies, rock-steady guitar licks and tightly syncopated percussive rhythms;  Cake, defying all musical genres to create their own individual sound; Tegan And Sara, with a unique ability to bridge the pop and indie worlds; Violent Femmes, the textbook American cult band of the 1980s who captured the essence of teen angst with remarkable precision and emerged as the soundtrack for the lives of troubled adolescents the world over; Girl Talk, his songs

 

are built on recognizable samples of recent hit singles, recontextualized into an entirely new piece; Earl Sweatshirt, his languid style is a blend of highly personal alt-rap and morbid horrorcore; Grouplove, a merging of richly narrated, intricate songs with anthemic classic pop production; and HAIM, who are able to switch from instrument to instrument, all while singing in three part harmony.

 

 

 

          Additional performers include: Twenty One Pilots, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience, Chance the Rapper, Walk The Moon, Blue October, Band Of Skulls, ZZ Ward, MS MR, Timeflies, Hoodie Allen,  American Authors, Deap Vally, St. Lucia, Smallpools, Bear Hands, Morning Parade, Kitten, Magic Man, Jacuzzi Boys, Gringo Star, Unlikely Candidates, Vic Mensa, Terraplane Sun, Jessica Hernandez And The Deltas, Fly Union and more to be announced soon.

 

 

 

          Four stages, tons of bands and that is only a part of the fun and excitement Big Guava offers.  There is also a Monster Midway of fast paced free unlimited thrill rides. And then there are the epicurean delights of the finest and most unique food trucks that Tampa Bay has to offer as well as a variety of Craft Beer Gardens that provide refreshing libations for even the most discerning aficionados.

 

 

 

Big Guava was created as a joint partnership between Live Nation FL and the Florida State Fair Authority to bring the biggest and best Live Music Festival to Florida and the Tampa Bay area.  Hours for Big Guava are Friday, May 2: 4PM to 11PM; Saturday, May 3: 11:30AM to 11PM; and Sunday, May 4: 11:30AM to 10PM.

 

 

 

3-Day Early Bird General Admission Pass: $99 (Limited Quantity Available – on-sale January 15 at 5pm EST); 3-Day General Admission Pass – $165 (on-sale January 18 at 10:00 AM).  Tickets include Free Unlimited Rides and General Admission to All Stages including the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre (seats available on first come, first served basis).

 

 

 

 

There is also the one and only 3-Day Super Guava Pass – $499 (on-sale January 18 at 10:00 AM).  This is the ultimate ticket to Big Guava and includes Free Unlimited Rides; Premium Reserved Seat in Amphitheatre; Preferred viewing areas for all other stages; Access to Two Super Guava Lounges with Specialty Food and Complementary Non-Alcoholic Beverages and Limited Samplings of Signature Beer and Wine; Commemorative Super Guava Laminate

 

 

 

To purchase tickets go to 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.

 

 

 

 

Wanee Festival Lineup to be announced Monday, January 20th!

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 15, 2014

Get ready everyone! The 10th Anniversary lineup will be announced this Monday, January 20!! Tickets are now on sale on http://waneefestival.com/!! 

VIP tickets will also go on sale Monday, January 20! Do not miss out on these premium tickets. They fly quickly!!


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The Hangout Line 2014 Announced

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 15, 2014

 

 

The 2014 Lineup |  Tickets On Sale Tomorrow

Who’s ready to get their beach on? The Hangout Fest is back, featuring The Black Keys, The Killers, Outkast, Jack Johnson, Queens of the Stone Age, Pretty Lights, The Avett Brothers, Modest Mouse, The Flaming Lips, STS9, Wiz Khalifa, Zedd, Childish Gambino, Amos Lee, Conor Oberst, Tegan and Sara, Portugal The Man, Fitz and the Tantrums, Capital Cities, Boys Noize, Bloody Beetroots, Ingrid Michaelson, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, The 1975, Bastille and many more acts playing on the beautiful beaches of Gulf Shores, AL May 16-18, 2014.

 

How to Get Tickets:

Weekend tickets go on sale tomorrow Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 10:00am EST.  Check out www.hangoutmusicfest.com for information about GA, VIP and Super VIP tickets.  If you are coming from out of town, we are also offering all-inclusive travel packages and great deals on condos and other vacation rentals.

Whatever ticket you choose, we strongly recommend you buy a ticket bundled with a shuttle pass.

 

      

Mercury Ballroom announces Opening Lineup

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 14, 2014

General Admission Tickets Go On Sale, Friday, January 17 At 10:00 A.M.

Intimate Fan Friendly Venue To Open April 4

(Louisville, KY – January 13, 2014) Live Nation’s new intimate music venue, Mercury Ballroom, has announced an April 4 opening date for the spectacular music hall in the heart of downtown’s historic theatre district and has released its opening line-up with tickets on sale Friday, January 17 at 10:00 a.m.

 

Texan-bred indie folk-rockers Okkervil River are the opening night headliners joining the previously announced April 25th performance by Christina Perri in support of her new album “Head Or Heart.”

 

Also scheduled through June are Corey Smith, Here Come The Mummies, Booker T. Jones, Excision, Toadies With Supersuckers And Battleme, Aaron Lewis, Rebelution With Common Kings, Blackberry Smoke, Lindsey Stirling, and the launch of the Mercury Rising Concert Series featuring local favorites, The Tunesmiths.

 

“We’re really pleased with some of the industry’s top acts that are excited to kick things off at Mercury Ballroom,” said Live Nation’s Michael Grozier, Executive Vice President of Clubs & Theatres.  “We’re proud to bring the best artists and shows into this great new club and to the best music fans in the country.”

 

Live Nation’s Dan Kemer, Vice President of Midwest Music, said 

“To be able to open with some of today’s best young stars in rock, pop and country, along with Grammy lifetime achievement award winner and Rock Hall member Booker T. Jones is exactly the kind of dream lineup we were hoping for when we started to put the calendar together last year.”

 

Featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, great site lines, and the booking strength of the world’s largest live entertainment company, Mercury Ballroom will showcase many of the music world’s biggest tour names that have performed at Live Nation’s other clubs.

 

The new 900 guest capacity music hall revitalizes the historic Wright & Taylor Building.  It will also host special events throughout the year.

 

In addition to special VIP lounge with highly personalized service, and premium balcony with seated service, the intimate facility located at Fourth and Chesnut, will feature space for both live music and private events with leading industry audio, lighting and video technology.

 

For more information please visit www.facebook.com/mercuryballroom,: www.facebook.com/mercuryballroomvipseats;  www.mercuryballroom.com andwww.twitter.com/mercuryballroom

 

Check out our Mercury Ballroom sizzle reel by clicking: http://delivery.tourdesigncreative.com/clients/MercuryBallroom

 

     TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, JANUARY 17 AT 10AM

APRIL 4 – OKKERVIL RIVER

 - The Texan-bred indie folk-rockers Okkervil River recently -released, retro-tastic album

The Silver Gymnasium, which finds them travelling back to those glory days (for some) of the 1980s!

The Silver Gymnasium was not only salivated over by critics but also reached No 7 in the US Billboard 200, Okkervil River’s highest place to date by a considerable margin. Doors open at 7pm and the music starts at 8pm.

 APRIL 9 – COREY SMITH -

With an ever-expanding fan-base and hundreds of sold-out performances to date, CoreySmith is making his mark on the country music scene. Amassing acclaim as an independent artist, Smith has sold over 1.8 million digital singles and 250,000 albums. He has been recognized as one of country music’s hottest new artists by Country Weekly and Music Row Magazine and featured on the cover of Pollstaras a Hotstar Top Artist. Doors open at 7pm and the music starts at 8pm.

 

APRIL 11 – HERE COME THE MUMMIES -

 A 5000 year old foul smelling, well-endowed, and manly tribe, capable of infinite funkiness. Here Come the Mummies: Terrifying Funk From Beyond the Grave. Best known for their live performances in which band members perform in full mummy attire bandages. Doors open at 7pm and the music starts at 8pm.

 

APRIL 12 – BOOKER T. JONES -

Booker T. Jones stands tall in the American legacy of rhythm & blues as a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. In the ’60s, his band, Booker T. & The M.G.s, was a staple of Top-40 radio with hit instrumentals. With the revival of interest in the Hammond B-3 sound, Booker T. carves out another chapter in his illustrious career. His latest CD finds Jones  at his most soulful in years. Doors open at 7pm and the music starts at 8pm.

 

APRIL 14 – EXCISION -

Excision shows are like no other- a virtual apocalypse of twisting and morphing sounds turn massive crowds into a frenzy, as virtual walls of bass are relentlessly impaled time and time again upon their fragile bodies and ears. Doors open at 7pm and the music starts at 8pm.

 

APRIL 15 – TOADIES WITH SUPERSUCKERS AND BATTLEME -

 Rubberneck , the 1994 full length release from TheToadies, is being reissued onto vinyl by Kirtland Records. The pressing will be on 180-gram vinyl and a few bonus tracks will be included. The band will also be playing the album from front-to-back on their upcoming tour. Doors open at 7pm and the music starts at 8pm.

 

APRIL 17 – AARON LEWIS –

 If you want to get to know Aaron Lewis, just listen to The Road. On his first full-length album, the Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum singer, songwriter, and guitarist tells one story after another. Echoing traditional country, some of those tales are hilarious and heartwarming, while others are pensive and personal. For Lewis, The Road  continues to wind and surprise like it always has. Doors open at 7pm and the music starts at 8pm.

 

APRIL 18 – REBELUTION WITH COMMON KINGS -

Rebelution has developed into a front-runner for grassroots, independent and tour driven music groups.Peace of Mind, was recently awarded the iTunes “Best Crossover Album”.The album builds upon the band’s signature style while venturing into new musical genres from the lush stringsincorporated into the gentle “Route Around” to the driving guitar and synths throughout “Lady In White”. Doors open at 8pm and the music starts at 9pm.

 

APRIL 25 – CHRISTINA PERRI -

 Atlantic recording artist Christina Perri has announced details of her eagerly awaited new album.HEAD OR HEART – which features the brilliant new single, “Human” – is slated for release on March 11th. Doors open at 7pm and the music starts at 8pm.

 

 

MAY 10 – MERCURY RISING CONCERT SERIES – THE TUNESMITHS –

 The Mercury Ballroom is excited to announce “Mercury Rising”, an all new concert series showcasing the best & most exciting bands Louisville has to offer. One of the first installments of this series features The Tunesmiths, Graffiti & The Debauchees on Saturday, May 10. Doors open at 8pm and the music starts at 9pm

 

MAY 15 – BLACKBERRY SMOKE -

You can call Blackberry Smoke’s music southern rock and you wouldn’t be wrong. Or you could call it country and you wouldn’t be wrong, either. But you would be selling both the band and its legion of fans short. With influences that run the gamut from country to bluegrass to gospel and yes, southern rock, Blackberry Smoke is more than the sum of its diverse parts. Doors open at 6:30pm and the music starts at 7:30pm.

 JUNE 10 – LINDSEY STIRLING -

YouTube sensation Lindsey Stirling is perhaps the first – and only – artist in the world to blend classical violin, modern dance, and The Legend of Zelda?! On September 19th, Lindsey released her self-titled debut album, Lindsey Stirling, coming off the heels of an incredibly successful presence on iTunes. Lindsey has already sold over 300,000 songs, several of which have hit the iTunes Top 100 as well as the top of the digital electronic charts.

 

Doors open at 6:30pm and the music starts at 7:30pm.

 

 

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DAVE MATTHEWS BAND ANNOUNCES 2014 SUMMER TOUR

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 14, 2014

A Very Special Evening With Dave Matthews Band” Will Feature

The Group Performing Two Sets Each Night

Cincinnati, OH (1/14/14)  – In 2013, Rolling Stone put Dave Matthews Band on its list of the “50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now,” observing, “Two decades in, DMB still know how to surprise their fans.” The group’s 2014 North American summer tour may be its most surprising yet.

“A Very Special Evening with Dave Matthews Band” will feature the group delivering two sets per evening, performing songs from throughout its career. Dave Matthews Band will wind through numerous configurations – from electric to acoustic, from full-throttle numbers featuring the entire band to more intimate moments featuring small groups of band members – including a stripped-down pairing of Matthews with guitarist Tim Reynolds, performing as an acoustic duo, as they occasionally do when the band is off the road. A variety of guests will join the band throughout the summer.

“I was talking to Carter about how much I still like just sitting around playing music together. It’s how we started – in the basements of Carter’s and my mom’s houses,” says vocalist/guitarist Dave Matthews. “Our shows are loose, but we started thinking that maybe this summer we should make them looser and bring some of that feeling to the stage. It seems like the opposite of a safe plan, so why not?”

“Everyone was really psyched about the idea, so we’ve been busy figuring out how to turn it into the best possible experience for our fans,” says drummer Carter Beauford.

The extensive North American outing will kick off on May 16 at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Woodlands, TX and include a stop in Cincinnati, OH at Riverbend Music Center on Wednesday, July 9.

An online presale for all shows will begin on Thursday, January 16, at 10:00 AM ET at www.warehouse.davematthewsband.com for members of the DMB Warehouse Fan Association. Citi is the official credit card of the Dave Matthews Band Summer 2014 Tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets through Citi’s Private Pass Program beginning on Monday, February 3, at 10:00 AM local time for all shows except the August 29-31 dates, which will be available beginning on Monday, February 17, 10:00 AM local time. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

Tickets for the Cincinnati show will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, February 7, at 10:00 AM.  For further details visit www.riverbend.org.

Last summer’s Dave Matthews Band run topped Billboard’s Hot Tours chart in September 2013. The Dallas News noted, “the band’s musicianship deserves undivided attention…For nearly three hours that organic blend of instruments, voices and songs swept through a crowd eager to spend all night with the Dave Matthews Band.”

“The only reliable Dave Matthews Band set list is a dart board with the group’s entire 22-year-old discography. And that, my friends, is a good thing – for the fans and the band,” said Cleveland’s Plain Dealer. “Each night is a new night, a new beginning for us all…Like life, which really has no straight roads, a DMB show is a journey down twisting and turning byways. The difference is that there are no speed bumps, no orange barrels, but there ARE plenty of fascinating side roads.”

Dave Matthews Band has sold a collective 37 million CDs and DVDs combined. The group has teamed up again with Rob Cavallo, who produced 2009’s Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King, to record a new album that will be released later this year. With Away From The World entering the Billboard 200 at No. 1 in 2012, Dave Matthews Band became the first group in chart history to have six consecutive studio albums debut atop the chart. The band ranked as the biggest ticket seller worldwide of the past decade and has sold over 19 million tickets since its inception.

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Widespread Panic announces Wood & Spring Tour 2014

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 14, 2014

 

 

 

Wood Tour is back! The band will kick off the new year in March with six totally acoustic shows at The National in Richmond, VA, The BJCC Concert Hall in Birmingham, AL and the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN.

Following the Ryman shows, the band will plug in for four nights at the Hard Rock Hotel in the Dominican Republic for Panic en la Playa Tres. A limited number of rooms are still available: www.PanicenlaPlaya.com.

After returning stateside, the band hits the West Coast with more electric shows in Seattle, Portland, Oakland, Reno, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. The tour wraps with the band’s first-ever appearance at the Azalea Festival in Wilmington, NC.

Azalea Festival tickets are available now. Tickets for the rest of the tour start go on sale this weekend! For details check out the Tour Dates on WidespreadPanic.com

Wood Tour Dates:
March 6th – Richmond, VA – The National
March 7th – Richmond, VA – The National
March 8th – Richmond, VA – The National
March 11th – Birmingham, AL – BJCC Concert Hall
March 13th – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
March 14th – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

Spring Tour Dates:
March 17th – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
March 18th – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
March 19th – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
March 20th – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
March 25th – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
March 26th – Portland, OR – Schnitzer Concert Hall
March 28th – Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre
March 29th – Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre
March 30th – Reno, VA – Grand Sierra Theatre
April 3rd – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theatre
April 4th – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre
April 5th – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre
April 11th – Wilmington, NC – Azalea Festival
April 12th – Wilmington, NC – Azalea Festival

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Chicago & REO Speedwagon Set to Launch Co-Headlining Summer 2014 Tour

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 14, 2014

RIVERBEND MUSIC CENTER

AUGUST 13, 2014

Tickets on sale January 17 at 10am

CINCINNATI, OH (January 13, 2014)  -  Legendary rock bands, REO Speedwagon and Chicago, announced today they will kick off a co-headlining tour this summer.  The 15-date summer tour will take the bands through major metropolitan areas across the United States including a stop in Cincinnati, OH at Riverbend Music Center on Wednesday, August 13 at 7:30pm.

Tickets for the Cincinnati show, $37.50* – $87.50* Reserved Pavilion, $26.00* General Admission Lawn and $79.00* Lawn 4-Packs, go on sale to the public beginning 10am on Friday, January 17 at www.Ticketmaster.comwww.Riverbend.org, and all Ticketmaster outlets including select Kroger stores. Charge by phone at 800.745.3000.

SPECIAL $10* LAWN TICKET OFFER – ON SALE WEEKEND ONLY: A limited number of $10* Lawn tickets will be available beginning 10am on Friday, January 17th thru 11:59am on Sunday, January 19th.

*All tickets include parking and are subject to applicable fees.  No refunds or exchanges. All events rain or shine.  $10 Lawn tickets available during the on sale weekend only and while supplies last.

Citi® cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Wednesday, January 15 at 10:00 AM local time through Citi’s Private Pass® Program.  For complete presale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com.  All presales end at 10:00 PM EST on Thursday, January 16.

“It’s ironic, that these two legendary bands, who both have roots in Illinois, were label-mates (Columbia/Epic) in the 70′s, and experienced waves of immense success in the 80′s and 90′s, and have somehow continued to consistently make compelling music, both in-studio and on tour…. have never before performed together!” says Chicago’s Robert Lamm.  “This situation is about to change, as Chicago and REO will perform together during the concert’s encore and present a finale that will thrill their audiences. As a musician who has always respected REO’s skills, I look forward to our first rehearsals early this summer.  This will be fun!”

“With so many personal connections between various members of REO and Chicago, it is amazing that we have never actually toured together. I love it that the Chicago guys feel the way we do about truly playing together when you tour together,” says REO Speedwagon’s Kevin Cronin.  “Can you imagine the Chicago horn section on ‘Roll With the Changes’? That would blow my mind! This tour promises to deliver some unique music from two bands who have made a ton of hit records, share that Midwest work ethic, and still refuse to sit back on their past accomplishments. We both keep raising the bar, challenging ourselves, and rocking hard… and the audience is the ultimate winner. We are psyched… I can’t wait for this tour.”

 

About Chicago

Hailed as one of the “most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era” by President Bill Clinton, the legendary rock and roll band with horns, Chicago, is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six decades.

In March of 2013, Chicago’s multi-platinum two-disc bestseller, The Very Best Of Chicago, Only The Beginning charted at #1 on two Billboard charts: the Catalog Chart, and the Digital Catalog chart.  In Billboard Magazine’s list of Top 100 artists of all time, Chicago came in at #13, the highest charting American band.  Chicago will be performing on the GRAMMY stage for the first time in 2014, and their album The Chicago Transit Authority was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame this year.

Formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois, the group produced a steady stream of hits Formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois, the group has produced a steady stream of hits throughout their career, including “25 or 6 to 4”, “Saturday In The Park”, “Hard Habit To Break”, “If You Leave Me Now” & many more.  Lifetime achievements include a Grammy Award, multiple American Music Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Chicago street dedicated in their honor, and keys to and proclamations from an impressive list of US cities. Record sales top the 100,000,000 mark, and include 21 Top 10 singles, 5 consecutive Number One albums, 11 Number One singles and 5 Gold singles.

The line-up includes original band members Robert Lamm on keyboards, vocals, Lee Loughnane on trumpet, James Pankow on trombone and Walt Parazaider on woodwinds, as well as Jason Scheff on bass, vocals, Tris Imboden on drums, Keith Howland on guitar, Lou Pardini on keyboards, vocals and Wally Reyes on percussion.

From the signature sound of the Chicago horns, their iconic vocalists, and a few dozen of ever-classic songs, this band’s concerts are celebrations. The band is now in their 46th consecutive year of touring, without missing a single concert date!

Chicago continue to be true ambassadors for their beloved hometown, carrying the city’s name with pride and dignity around the world.  Chicago is currently recording new songs. Fans are being offered clips of works in progress on the band’s website, www.chicagotheband.com.

 

About REO Speedwagon

Formed in 1967, signed in 1971, and fronted by Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO SPEEDWAGON has rocked to the top of the charts with a RIAA-certified 22 million albums sold in the U.S., 40 million around the globe, and a string of gold and platinum records.  The group’s nine-times certified platinum Hi Infidelity spent 15 weeks in the #1 slot. Thirty–plus years later, Cronin and bandmates Bruce Hall (bass), Neal Doughty (keyboards), Dave Amato (lead guitar) and Bryan Hitt (drums) are still electrifying concert audiences across the nation.  Live at Moondance Jam - the band’s hit-filled performance from the country’s premier classic rock festival, was released in both a Blu-ray and a deluxe edition (containing a CD and DVD in a glossy digipak) on November 19th.  REO unveiled the band’s “Great Chicago Fire Hydrant” as part of a citywide Chicago public art installation project to benefit  the 100 Club Chicago. Recently, REO SPEEDWAGON and STYX organized Rock To The Rescue Extends A Hand To Those In Need, a benefit concert to raise funds for central Illinois communities that were affected by the recent devastating tornadoes. This concert raised in excess of $400,000 and REO Speedwagon continues to raise funds for Rock To The Rescue at headlining shows in the Midwest.

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2nd Annual Tortuga Music Festival announces Lineup

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on December 10, 2013

  

Luke Bryan and Eric Church are beach-bound in APRIL;

will headline 2nd Annual ROCK THE OCEAN’S Tortuga Music Festival

2014 lineup ALSO FEATURES TRAIN, SHERYL CROW, BILLY CURRINGTON, SLIGHTLY STOOPID, ZIGGY mARLEY, BRETT ELDREDGE, brett dennen, DELTA RAE, cole swindell AND MANY MORE

ADVANCE TICKETS GO ON SALE THIS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13 at 10am EST at www.tortugamusicfestival.com

 

Fort Lauderdale, FL – December 10, 2013 – Multiple award-winning recording and performing artists Luke Bryan and Eric Church will be hitting the beach this spring as headliners when Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival returns to the sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach Park in Florida on April 12th and 13th.

As tens of thousands of fans enjoy the sun, songs, sand and surf at the unique oceanfront event, Bryan and Church will be joined by fellow first-wave lineup artists including San Francisco multi-platinum act Train, nine-time Grammy Award winner Sheryl Crow, country chart-topper Billy Currington, rock, folk, reggae and funk beach fusion pioneers Slightly Stoopid, reggae legend Ziggy Marley, powerhouse vocalist Brett Eldredge, folk singer-songwriter Brett Dennen, inventive roots rockers Delta Rae, “Chillin’ It” singer and celebrated songwriter Cole Swindell, Nashville rockers Moon Taxi, genre-jumping septet The Revivalists, folk/funk band White Denim, “Helluva Life” hit-maker Frankie Ballard, Paste’s Best of What’s Next sibling duo Brothers Osborne, “How She Rolls” singer Chase Rice, “Booze Cruise” hitmakers Blackjack Billy, modern folk rockers Sons of Fathers and blues-infused rock band Quaker City Nighthawks. Additional top-name talent will be revealed in the coming weeks.

“We’ve been incredibly excited to announce our 2014 lineup,” says HUKA Entertainment co-founder and CEO A.J. Niland. “We set out to build on last year’s foundation by putting together an amazing weekend at the beach with an incredible group of country, rock and roots acts. We feel we we’ve done exactly that, and hope our lineup brings just as much sunshine to our fans’ holiday season as it has to ours.”

A limited number of Advanced-priced tickets go on sale this Friday, December 13, at 10am EST at www.tortugamusicfestival.com. Two-day general admission festival ticket prices start at $155. Complete festival pricing, including Advance and Regular prices for GA, VIP and Super VIP tickets, can also now be found at www.tortugamusicfestival.com.

CMT will partner with Tortuga Music Festival for its 2014 event, providing content and contests across its television, internet, social and radio network platforms. Details will be revealed shortly at www.cmt.com and www.tortugamusicfestival.com.

Produced and promoted by HUKA Entertainment and created with the Rock the Ocean Foundation, Tortuga Music Festival serves to celebrate the event’s oceanfront setting while raising awareness of issues impacting the world’s oceans and also support marine research and conservation. This year’s festival will once again include a one-of-a-kind Conservation Village on site, with nearly two dozen organizations and exhibitions to provide attendees with information and tools to help protect the world’s oceans and marine resources.

Last year’s inaugural festival drew more than 25,000 music fans from all over the world and raised more than $70,000 from ticket proceeds and donations for the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and other marine  conservation organizations.

“It just feels great to be able to support our Conservation Village partners with funding for their important work,” says Rock The Ocean founder Chris Stacey. “To know that we played some small part in making sure that our coral reefs are better protected, or that scientists at Nova and the University of Miami might be able to learn a little more about shark behavior, just gives me an amazing feeling of pride.”

For additional information, updates and offers, visit Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival on the following platforms:

Web: www.tortugamusicfestival.com

Twitter: @FestivalTortuga

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TortugaMusicFestival

Instagram: www.instagram.com/TortugaMusicFestival

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