Reed City, MItheheraldreview.com

Rockin' out in Reed City

Hundreds gathered on a 10-acre plot on Saturday, June 19 to rock out for the first-ever 131 Music Fest. The outdoor music festival was dedicated to Jason Hardy, one of the lead organizers of the festival, who passed away in April. Hardy was involved in the music scene throughout Michigan for over 20 years. He was well known with area musicians for his bass playing talent and could play any genre of music. (Herald Review photos/Joe Judd)
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Sylva, NCWestern Carolinian

Festival brings local artists and musicians to Sylva

Lovers of music and art will now feel right at home in downtown Sylva. The Jackson Arts Market, commonly known as JAM, brings in up to 50 local artist vendors and two local musicians every weekend. Joshua Aaron Murch, the curator of JAM, feels that this festival brings life back...
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EntertainmentTire Review

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Goodyear Announce Finalists

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, in collaboration with the Cleveland Cavaliers, announced three finalists for the “From Garage to Glory” contest and are now inviting the nation to decide the winner. Launched in April, “From Garage to Glory” is a nationwide...
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Madison, WIPosted by
Maggie Degnan

Milwaukee musician Donna Woodall on performing at Madison's Jazz Festival, the summer of 2020 and her teaching career

2021 Juneteenth Celebration in Penn ParkMaggie Degnan. Every June for the past 32 years, the city of Madison hosts the Madison Jazz Festival (formerly the Isthmus Jazz Festival). Jazz lovers from around the state converge for over a week to witness electrifying performances and talented musicians. On June 19, Milwaukee singer, bandleader and songwriter Donna Woodall performed at Penn Park at the Juneteenth Celebration. Juneteenth is the anniversary of the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Texas, which at the time had been controlled by the Confederates, to announce that the enslaved Black Americans were free by executive decree. The formerly enslaved people in Texas coined the term ‘Juneteenth’ to commemorate the historic day. On the eve of her performance, Woodall spoke with NewsBreak for an interview.
San Angelo, TXPosted by
FOX West Texas

Pre-Independence Day stroll planned in downtown San Angelo

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Downtown San Angelo, Inc. announced Wednesday it will be hosting an Independence Day stroll from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 1. According to a DTSA press release, the pre-Independence Day celebration will take place throughout historic downtown and will feature refreshments, live music and door prizes.
Public HealthScience News

How relocating musicians can reduce COVID-19 risk at concerts

When the Utah Symphony performed this spring, its arrangements struck a new note. The percussion instruments, harp and piano had moved from the back of the stage to nearer the center. Trumpets, flutes and other woodwind and brass instruments relocated from the center to the fringes, closest to the onstage air vents.
Toledo, OH13abc.com

Legendary musician, Toledo native Ike Stubblefield dies at 69

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Legendary musician and Toledo native Ike Stubblefield has died at the age of 69. Stubblefield moved to Georgia two decades ago, where he owned two jazz clubs and continued to perform. He most recently resided in Athens, Georgia, where he passed away on June 19. Stubblefield...
Louisiana StateSlipped Disc

Dudamel sets new LA season south of the border and left of centre

Gustavo Dudamel rolled out his 21-22 season last night. Projects include: the multi-year Pan-American Music Initiative (PAMI), curated this season by composer Gabriela Ortiz; the Power to the People! festival, organized by Gustavo Dudamel and Creative Chair for Jazz Herbie Hancock, bringing together musicians in every genre and distinguished guests in the humanities for a multidimensional vision of music and social change; a multidisciplinary, multi-genre Gen X festival paying tribute to the hierarchy-defying generation (1965-1980) that gave rise to hip-hop, riot grrrls, indie film and an explosion of new concert music transforming world culture….
Ashe County, NCspectrumlocalnews.com

'So many great musicians': Ashe County theater opens back up

ASHE, N.C. — Music is in Arvill Scott's blood. The Blue Ridge Theater and Event Center is back open in Ashe County. Arvill Scott built the theater in 2002. It was sold twice unti it was shut down during the pandemic. Scott came back in and saved the theater, bringing...
Charleston, SCCharleston City Paper

Jay Van Raalte is making waves as a solo artist

Jay Van Raalte’s latest EP is due this fall, and a solo LP is scheduled for an early 2022 release | Photo by Ashley Rose Stanol.  Live Music is Back Chances are that Charleston music lovers and musicians won’t look at a packed-out show the same anymore — especially now that we have the chance to be at one again. With ample access to vaccines and social-distancing mandates phasing out, local venues are ready to offer more options for live music […]
MoviesMetro active

Alex Bleeker & Kacey Johansing Concert Film

Perfume Genius’s show at the Henry Miller Memorial Library may be long since sold-out, but there’s another way to experience the historic Big Sur venue this weekend—all without leaving home. In a streaming concert film premiering Saturday, local promoter (((folkYEAH!))) presents Real Estate’s Alex Bleeker & dreamy indie singer/songwriter Kacey Johansing performing at the intimate forested venue. As bassist in Real Estate, Bleeker plays a subdued role, but the warm psychedelia of his solo material sparkles like a broken CD-R in the sun. Johnasing likewise evokes warm, sunny days. Both musicians’ performances will be available through July 4.
InternetDigital Music News

Twitter Ticketed Spaces Offers Musicians Another Revenue Stream

Twitter Ticketed Spaces is a new monetization feature for its live audio rooms. Twitter is working hard to make its Spaces feel different from Clubhouse or Facebook Live Audio Rooms. The company has begun rolling out Super Follows and Ticketed Spaces to users. Both features allow content creators to monetize their Twitter presence.

Yard Act’s James Smith on post-Brexit touring: “It’s the smaller, independent musicians who suffer”

James Smith of rising Leeds band Yard Act has spoken out on the devastating impact that the post-Brexit touring mess is set to have on independent artists. the launch of the #LetTheMusicMove campaign, with the likes of Wolf Alice, IDLES, Poppy Ajudha, Radiohead among the 200 artists calling upon the UK government to urgently take action to resolve the ‘No Deal’ that has landed upon the British music when it comes to touring the continent after they to negotiate visa-free travel and Europe-wide work permits for musicians and crew.

Garfo – Garfo (2021)

If you were still uncertain about the relevance and the freshness of Portugal’s contributions to the worldwide jazz and improvised music circuits, this is for you: Garfo (Fork in English) is a band formed by four of the youngest generation of musicians active in the city of Lisbon. Lead by...

British musicians back campaign to tackle post-Brexit mess

We’ve written before about the red-tape nightmares facing British musicians wanting to tour the EU (and European musicians wanting to tour the UK. And also about the music industry’s growing anger at the British government’s lack of urgency in working with the EU to fix the problems. Now a campaign...

Lightweight Collapsible Music Stands

The 'Wee Stand' folding music stand has been designed as a modernized alternative to the conventional portable music stand that will enable musicians to set up shop for playing from virtually anywhere. The lightweight stand weighs in at around 560-grams and is constructed using premium materials to ensure it can...
New Bedford, MASouth Coast Today

NBSO musicians featured at free Sonata Saturdays at The Drawing Room

NEW BEDFORD — The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra (NBSO) in partnership with The Drawing Room will bring free music to the New Bedford Seaport District this summer. As part of the Summer in the Seaport campaign, NBSO musicians will perform on the front porch of The Drawing Room at 36 N. Water Street from 4-6 pm, on the fourth Saturday of June, July, August, and September. Summer in the Seaport is a campaign to help locals and tourists explore New Bedford’s vibrant culture from Memorial Day through Labor Day.