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Forecastle Festival Announces First Wave of Artists for 2015

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 27, 2015

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FIRST WAVE OF 2015 FORECASTLE FESTIVAL LINEUP ANNOUNCED
MY MORNING JACKET RETURNS WITH SAM SMITH,
WIDESPREAD PANIC, MODEST MOUSE

Cage the Elephant, Houndmouth, TWEEDY, Tallest Man On Earth,
Portugal. The Man, RL Grime, First Aid Kit, Desaparecidos
+ Dozens More Round Out Initial Lineup

Tickets on Sale Friday, January 30 at Noon EST via ForecastleFest.com

LOUISVILLE, KY (January 27, 2015) – The Forecastle Festival will return this summer led by Louisville hometown heroes My Morning Jacket; soulful breakout star, Sam Smith; southern rock heavyweights, Widespread Panic; and indie veterans, Modest Mouse. The three-day music celebration, now in its 13th year, will take place July 17–19, 2015, at the award-winning Waterfront Park, a sweeping green space on the banks of the Ohio River framed by the skyline of downtown Louisville.

Hailing from Bowling Green, Kentucky, and New Albany, Indiana, respectively, Cage the Elephant and Houndmouth add to the stellar regional talent atop this year’s Forecastle bill, the former currently working on their follow-up to the Grammy-nominated Melophobia and the latter eyeing a March 17 release of the highly-anticipated Little Neon Limelight via Rough Trade Records.

The family duo of Wilco frontman Jeff and his son Spencer Tweedy will showcase their recent collaboration as TWEEDY, while The Word, featuring pedal steel virtuoso Robert Randolph, B3 maestro John Medeski and the incomparable North Mississippi Allstars will bring the gospel stylings of Soul Food, their first album in 14 years, coming out May 5. Others notable acts include Tallest Man On Earth, Portugal. The Man, RL Grime, First Aid Kit, Desaparecidos, Shovels & Rope, Big K.R.I.T. and more. A full list of confirmed artists from the initial lineup can be found below. Additional artists will be announced in the coming weeks.

Weekend passes go on sale this Friday, January 30, 2015, at noon EST at ForecastleFest.com and all Ticketmaster outlets. A limited number of weekend passes start at $144.50 plus fees. VIP experiences, travel packages and payment plan options will also be available. Full details can be found at ForecastleFest.com.

The Bourbon Lodge, Forecastle’s slice of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, will return in 2015 with a full lineup of bourbon offerings, bourbon education, a bourbon-inspired culinary experience and much more. Fans of bourbon will have the option to purchase advanced Bourbon Lodge memberships with their weekend pass through Ticketmaster.

Also returning in 2015, The Kentucky Landing will feature a variety of regional craft beers, local food trucks and a selection of non-profit organizations and craft vendors selling Kentucky-made goods.

Highlighted in Rolling Stone as “one of the coolest festivals in America” and acclaimed by American Songwriter as “a rock and roll paradise,” the Forecastle Festival has evolved from a small community event into one of the country’s premier festival destinations.

The event offers an immersive experience that’s distinctly Louisville—beyond the first-class musical lineup—highlighting the region’s burgeoning culinary and arts scene, Kentucky’s unique bourbon heritage and more. The festival continues to emphasize sustainability practices and conservation initiatives, exhibited by the festival’s non-profit organization, the Forecastle Foundation.

Artist additions, single day tickets and late-night show tickets, along with the daily schedule of artists, late-night events and other activities will be available soon. For the latest news and updates from Forecastle Festival, fans can visit ForecastleFest.com, Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for the Forecastle newsletter.

The initial Forecastle 2015 lineup includes:

Sam Smith
My Morning Jacket
Widespread Panic
Modest Mouse
Cage the Elephant
Houndmouth
TWEEDY
Tallest Man On Earth
Portugal. The Man
RL Grime
First Aid Kit
Desaparecidos
Shovels & Rope
Big K.R.I.T.
The Word
Cold War Kids
The Gaslight Anthem
Sturgill Simpson
St. Paul & the Broken Bones
Cherub
iLoveMakonnen
San Fermin
Kiesza
Over The Rhine
The Lone Bellow
People Under The Stairs
The Barr Brothers
Alvvays
Milo Greene
The SteelDrivers
Field Report
Speedy Ortiz
Son Lux
JEFF The Brotherhood
King Tuff
Noah Gundersen
Twin Peaks
Cathedrals
Fly Golden Eagle
Diarrhea Planet
The Revivalists
Empires
Broncho
White Reaper
Twin Limb
Knox Hamilton
Parker Millsap

Watch the Lineup Announcement video - http://youtu.be/nWBrS74tuzs

2015 Wanee Music Festival April 16-18

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 8, 2015

  2015 Wanee Music Festival April 16-18

Announces One Of Our Best Line-Ups

Widespread Panic (Fri. & Sat.)

Gregg Allman ¤ Gov’t Mule

Earth, Wind & Fire

Cheap Trick

Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band ¤ Butch Trucks & Very Special Friends

The Word featuring: Robert Randolph, John Medeski, Luther Dickinson, Cody Dickinson & Chris Chew ¤ Hot Tuna Electric ¤ JJ Grey & Mofro

Oteil & Friends ¤ Galactic ¤ Zappa Plays Zappa ¤ Leftover Salmon featuring Bill Payne ¤ Yonder Mountain String Band

Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk ¤ Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes featuring Doyle Bramhall II ¤ Raw Oyster Cult ¤ Dragon Smoke

The Revivalists ¤ Home At Last – The Nth Power Performs Steely Dan¤ Tea Leaf Green ¤ Bobby Lee Rogers Trio ¤ Pink Talking Fish

Eric Lindell & Company ¤ Royal Southern Brotherhood

Twiddle ¤ Natural Child ¤ Jacob Jeffries Band ¤ Juke

Party With the Wanee Happy Hour Bonus

Wednesday, April 15!

Advance and VIP Tickets

On Sale Now!

 

Widespread Panic takes the headliner reins for one of our best line-ups ever and brings their raucous jamband excitement to what has now become one of the most popular Festivals in the country.  THE 2015 WANEE MUSIC FESTIVAL–now in its 11th year–returns once again Thursday April 16th through Saturday April 18th to the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. Tickets for the Festival are on sale now through Tickets Today and www.waneefestival.com.

 

In addition to Widespread Panic playing both Friday and Saturday nights, the rest of the line-up includes: Gregg Allman ¤ Gov’t Mule ¤ Earth, Wind & Fire ¤ Cheap Trick ¤ Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band ¤ Butch Trucks & Very Special Friends ¤ The Word featuring: Robert Randolph, John Medeski, Luther Dickinson, Cody Dickinson & Chris Chew ¤ Hot Tuna Electric ¤ JJ Grey & Mofro ¤ Oteil & Friends ¤ Galactic ¤ Zappa Plays Zappa ¤ Leftover Salmon featuring Bill Payne ¤ Yonder Mountain String Band ¤ Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk ¤ Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes featuring Doyle Bramhall II ¤ Raw Oyster Cult ¤  Dragon Smoke ¤ The Revivalists ¤ Home At Last – The Nth Power Performs Steely Dan ¤ Tea Leaf Green ¤ Bobby Lee Rogers Trio ¤ Pink Talking Fish ¤ Eric Lindell & Company ¤ Royal Southern Brotherhood ¤ Natural Child ¤ Twiddle ¤ Jacob Jeffries Band ¤ Juke. It’s a live music dream come true!

 

 

THREE DAY GENERAL ADMISSION FESTIVAL TICKETS:

$195 + Applicable Fees (Limited time Advance – Price will increase later) Includes: 3 nights of Primitive Camping (Thurs., Fri. & Sat.).  Music from 12:30PM on Thursday (April 16). Full days of Music on Friday & Saturday (April 17 & 18)

 

VIP TICKETS:

$499+Applicable Fees: Limited Availability – 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 2015 VIP T Shirt, Commemorative Wanee 2015 Laminate, Private Restrooms, Commemorative Wanee 2015 Poster, Catered Lunch and dinner on Friday & Saturday, Complimentary snacks and soft drinks, Discounted beer, Access to Wanee 2015 VIP only Pre Party

 

Tickets for the 2015 Wanee Music Festival are on sale now at: Tickets Today or www.waneefestival.com.   The Festival will be held Thursday April 16th through Saturday April 18th at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL.

 

3-Day Tickets also include as a bonus the fabulous Wanee Wednesday Happy Hour Celebration April 15th from 3PM to 1AM with an exciting roster of great musical acts.  Come early and be happy!

 

 

 

Last year the Festival strengthened its position as one of the top live music events in the country with great music and great times for 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!

 

Wanee Music Festival is a joint venture between the Allman Brothers Band and Live Nation.

 

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

 

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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2013 WANEE MUSIC FESTIVAL THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND & WIDESPREAD PANIC LEAD AN OUTSTANDING LINE-UP GOV’T MULE, TEDESCHI/TRUCKS, LEON RUSSELL, MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD & MUCH MORE!

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 21, 2013

Wanee 2012

Wanee 2012

TICKETS ON SALE

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26TH / 10AM

 

The Allman Brothers Band along with Widespread Panic headline a great line-up of outstanding performers for what is fast becoming one of the most popular Festivals in the country, the 2013 Wanee Music Festival, Thursday April 18th through Saturday April 20th at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. Tickets for the Festival go on sale Saturday, January 26th at 10AM through Music Today at:http://www.waneefestival.tickets.musictoday.com/WaneeFestival/calendar.aspx

In addition to the The Allman Brothers Band and Widespread Panic playing both Friday and Saturday nights, the rest of the line-up includes: Gov’t Mule,Tedeschi Trucks BandJaimoe’s Jasssz BandMichael Franti & SpearheadRobert Randolph and the Family BandLeon RussellTower of PowerLes Claypool’s Duo de Twang,

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Electric Hot Tuna Maceo ParkerSteel PulseNorth Mississippi AllstarsBlackberry SmokeGalactic & FriendsThe Greyboy AllstarsVoice of the Wetlands All-Stars  Featuring: Tab Benoit, Cyril Neville, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Jumpin Johnny Sansone, Waylon Thibodeaux, Johnny Vidacovich,Dirty Dozen Braass BandRoyal Southern BrotherhoodBobby Lee Rodgers TrioThe Lee BoysGiant Panda Guerilla Dub SquadThe Revivalists andMonophonics.

Wanee is also excited to welcome back the traveling version of Jorma Kaukonen’s “Fur Peace Ranch.”  Sign up to experience musician/songwriter workshops and lessons all under the tutelage of world class musicians.  Immerse yourself in an intense and uplifting musical event.

THREE DAY GENERAL ADMISSION FESTIVAL TICKETS:

$195 + Applicable Fees (From January 26th 10am EST – February 25th 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:
$495+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 2013 VIP T Shirt, Commemorative Wanee 2013 Laminate, Private Restrooms, Commemorative Wanee 2013 Poster, Catered Lunch and dinner on Friday & Saturday, Complimentary snacks and soft drinks, Discounted beer, Access to Wanee 2013 VIP only Pre Party

Tickets for the 2013 Wanee Music Festival go on sale Saturday, January 26th/10AM at:http://www.waneefestival.tickets.musictoday.com/WaneeFestival/calendar.aspx.  The Festival will be held Thursday April 19th through Saturday April 21st at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL.

 

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Last year with thousands in attendance, the festival saw its biggest and 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

 

Widespread Panic Announces Spring Tour. Two Nights at Louisville Palace

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 16, 2013
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Spring Tour 2013

After a year-long hiatus, Widespread Panic has announced dates for their much-anticipated 2013 Spring Tour. The tour marks the first time the legendary sextet will tour featuring their full electric set up since 2011. To help celebrate the long-awaited return to the road, Widespread Panic will include intimate, fan favorite venues at select stops this spring.

The tour begins with two nights at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis, MO on April 9 & 10 and wraps with two nights in Nashville, TN at The Woods at Fontanel on May 3 & 4. Other cities include Atlanta, Chicago, Minneapolis and Louisville.

 

WIDESPREAD PANIC | 2013 TOUR

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04-09 St. Louis, MO Peabody Opera House
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04-12 Chicago, IL UIC Pavilion
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04-14 Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre
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04-16 Louisville, KY Palace Theatre
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04-23 Columbia, SC Township Auditorium
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04-26 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
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05-03 Nashville, TN The Woods Amphitheatre at Fontanel
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Widespread Panic announces mini Acoustic Tour

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on October 28, 2011

Widespread Panic has announced dates for a very special mini-tour of acoustic shows set for early 2012. Billed as the “Wood Tour”, the 11- date, four-city trek marks Panic’s first-ever fully acoustic tour. Wood Tour will be the final set of shows before the band goes on a long-overdue hiatus for the remainder of 2012, following what has been a fantastic 25th Anniversary year in 2011.

Wood Tour will begin on January 24 with two nights at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD, followed by three nights at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA, January 27-29. Panic will return to Denver, CO for three nights at The Fillmore, February 10-12 before finishing up with three shows at the intimate Belly Up-Aspen in Aspen, CO, February 17-19. Wood Tour dates will bookend the sold out, four-night, fully electric Panic En La Playa extravaganza, featuring the band’s first-ever performances in Mexico. Panic En La Playa will take place in Puerto Morelos, Mexico on the Mayan Riviera, January 31st – February 3rd. See tour dates and on-sale dates on the right.

Widespread Panic is currently on their 25th Anniversary Fall Tour, which will culminate with the highly anticipated Halloween celebration at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, IL. Panic will close out 2011 with their New Years Eve celebration at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC.

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The Wanee Festival 2011 Review

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on April 21, 2011

The Wanee Festival 2011

What started as dream of the Allman Brothers Band to have a ” festival featuring the band and their many side projects “, has become the south’s most important music festival of the year. With the help of Live Nation, the past three years, the seventh annual Wanee Music Festival held at Spirit of Suwanee Music Park, in Live Oak Florida, the festival has grown to an estimated 30,000 fans camping and enjoying the beautiful park and the great North Florida Spring weather.

The Wanee Festival added an extra day of music and a stellar lineup of musicians to the 2011 edition of the show. This years show made it a difficult choice of what band to pick between or leave before the show finished in order to see another show.

The festival kicked off the Wednesday at 1:45 and went well into the night featuring legendary New Orleans band, The Radiators, who are ending their thirty three years of music in June.  They were followed by Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk who included a tribute to James Brown in their late night set.

Thursday began the first full day of music, afternoon shows by Wanda Jackson, North Mississippi Allstars Duo of Luther and Cody Dickinson,  and Blues Traveler’s John Popper who not only played an outstanding set with his new band, The Duskray Troubadours but also made appearances with D.J. Logic and Devon Allman’s Honeytribe.

Stephen Marley and a classic set by Hot Tuna fueled the fans for Widespread Panic’s blistering performance to finish the Peach Stage for the evening. Lotus followed with an excellent set at the Mushroom stage.

Thursday’s performances set the bar high and festival goers worn down but when Sharon Jones  and The Dap Kings took the stage, the energy level rose and after Keller Williams finished his set around 4:30.The anticipation of discovering Warren Haynes new project The Warren Haynes Band filled the Peach Stage to see what the guitar legend had in store. Haynes delivered with a mixture of soul , r&B and rock filled with excellent guitar , horns and vocals.

Led Zeppelin front man ,Robert Plant brought his Band of Joy to the stage next and left the Wanee Festival on its heels mixing new versions of Black Dog, and six other Zep songs with music from his past two albums.

At 9:30, The Allman Brothers Band  opened with “Hot Lanta” and never looked back. It was a classic show filled with the blistering dueling guitars of Haynes and Derek Trucks  and strong vocals from Greg Allman. The band was a music machine, honed to perfection from their  April Beacon Theater run in New York City. The band ended  the first night with “One Way Out” joined by the guitar of Luther Dickinson and Roosevelt Collier on peddle steel guitar.

Rain began the day Saturday, as the exhausted campers wondered out loud how could the music get any better? When the rain ended and the sun came out and Guitar Shorty blazed through his early set it became evident that great music was far from over. Taj Mahal , Ween and Rusted Root all played brilliantly.

The Tedeschi Trucks Band , a newly formed combination of Allman phenom Guitarist, Derek Trucks and his wife Susan Tedechi performed the most incredible set of music of the festival. The talent of this band is endless and their new music energized  the packed venue for the night ahead.

The Steve Miller Band kept the music flowing playing his catalogue of rock hits beginning with “Jet Airliner” and including “The Joker”, “Abracadabra”, and ending with “Keep on Rockin”. The talented guitarist was a crowd favorite who had people dancing and singing through out the set.

The Allman Brothers end the evening doing what they do best, playing from their catalogue of 40 plus years at a fever pitched pace. They are perfectly in sync on every note. Greg Allman, one of the best all time blues voices was as strong  as ever. Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks are both considered top guitarists in Rolling Stone Magazine’s 100 all time greatest guitarists poll. The wall of sound formed by drummers and bass form a well oiled music machine carrying you with them through every musical twist and turn.

Inviting guest musicians to sit in is expected with the Allmans, this night they were joined by Taj Mahal on “Leavin’ Trunk” and “Statesboro Blues”.

Wanee Festival has become bigger and better every year. The venue is the most beautiful of all festivals and very manageable.  The Spirit of Swanee Park is set up for camping unlike most festival sites. The audience is a more mature age. The lineups are well know experience bands who seem to enjoy interacting with the other musicians. The Wanee Festival has become a  can’t miss festival. One of the top festivals in the nation.

You can purchase the entire shows to watch on your home computer at Moogis.com

Complete cds of the Allman Brothers shows are available from Hittin the Note

Widespread Panic shows from Widespread Panic’s website

To see more photos :  http://albums.phanfare.com/isolated/Kw4DWrdq/1/5086432

Tedeschi and Trucks

Trucks and Haynes

Gregg Allman

Jack Cassidy Hot Tuna

Rusted Root

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