Garcia 75th Birthday Celebration at Red Rocks Webcast August 4

This Friday, August 4, Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre will host a special concert celebrating the 75th birthday (Aug. 1) of late Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia. A live webcast of the sold-out show will be available via Among the Continue reading

Dylan Spring Tour Includes Durham, Richmond

Bob Dylan has announced dates for the April-May leg of his Never Ending Tour, which includes stops in Richmond April 12 and Durham April 25. A show in New Orleans is scheduled for April 29, the night before the second Continue reading

Grateful Dead Members Reuniting for 50th Anniversary Shows (videos & updates)

(Updated February 7, 15 and 23 and March 1 and 9 – see below.) To commemorate the band’s 50th anniversary, surviving members of the Grateful Dead will reunite for 3 shows, July 3-5, at Chicago’s Soldier Field, site of the Continue reading

Shakori Fall Fest October 9-12

The autumn 2014 edition of the bi-annual Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival happens this weekend in Silk Hope, near Pittsboro, NC. The festival is a family-friendly celebration of music, dance, art, & education over 4 days with 4 stages/tents and over Continue reading

Wide Open Bluegrass, Music Maker 20th Anniv. Celebration this weekend

A run of local festivals continues this weekend with bluegrass and the blues. IBMA World of Bluegrass Homecoming Wide Open Bluegrass takes over Raleigh for the second straight year October 3 & 4. Part of the larger IBMA World of Continue reading

Hillsborough Jazz Festival September 13

The 4th annual Hillsborough Jazz Festival happens this Saturday, September 13 (rain date Sunday), outdoors at the historic 84-acre Moorefields Estate. Festival hours are Noon to 6:15. Food, beer & other beverages will be available onsite. The 2014 festival celebrates Continue reading

Bull Durham Blues Fest September 5 & 6 (video)

Local blues fans are excited that, after experimenting with a variety of formats in recent years, the 2014 Bull Durham Blues Festival returns to Historic Durham Athletic Park (the “old ball park”) on Saturday, September 6. The show features Kermit Ruffins, Continue reading

Flaco Jiménez, Dex Romweber free concert at Cat’s Cradle 08/23

The Southern Folklife Collection Festival this Saturday at Carrboro’s Cat’s Cradle features the Dex Romweber Duo, Flaco Jiménez, Los Texmaniacs and Sierra Hull.  Admission is free with a ticket.  Festival hours are 10am to 4pm. Accordionist Jiménez, a pioneer of Continue reading