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Thursday, June 25 is giving away 12 Golden Tickets to the GD50 Celebration in Chicago on Fourth of July Weekend!

 It's one last shot for 4 lucky Dead Heads to find their miracles!
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~ 2 Three-Day Passes to the Grateful Dead in Chicago
~ 2 Three-Day Passes to Stu Allen and the Front-Left A-Fare
to 4 Lucky Winners!
As always, and this Contest is FREE. Winners will be randomly selected at 2pm EST on Sunday, June 28th...
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Lastly, we will have the CashorTrade Trading Table set up at the "All In Good Company" Phanart show in Chicago. This will be a central meeting spot to come trade tickets and see some great art. 12-6pm Each day. 
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Wednesday, June 24

Festivals 2015: Bonnaroo Review and Photos - The festival that led the way has come so far in so many ways. And yes we still love that sweet Tennessee sunshine and our Southern Sweet Tea in June!

Lasting memories were once again made for the thousands of music fans from around the world at the 14th annual Bonnaroo Arts and Music Festival. The Farm, as it is most commonly referred to as, was once again transformed into a magical 4 day celebration of music and the arts. From the campgrounds to the main stage and just about anywhere else you looked there were groups of friends making the most of each moment shared throughout the weekend. Music can be enjoyed basically anywhere you look as the festival houses over 8 stages offering up as much variety as any one fan could ask for, lasting from early afternoon till day break. For some people this means picking and choosing which of their favorite artists they will have to miss, but for me it means that no matter what my musical mood for the moment there is likely something to fit it being played on the farm. When music isn’t on your plate there are plenty of solid food and beverage options to take its place, as well as comedy acts, movies, early morning yoga session or just walking around experiencing all that is Bonnaroo. 

From high fives and hugs to cheers and brief dance circles, there was no shortage of excitement and love being spread throughout the line of people patiently making their way into the main festival area. This quickly reminded me of exactly what it was like to be a part of all that is Bonnaroo and with that the weekend was underway. From stage to tent and everywhere in-between there was no shortage of magical performances, but none may have topped Dopapod playing their first ever official set at Bonnaroo. In the words of Rolling Stone magazine for the Jam Band fan they were the “Best Kept Secret” of the festival, although by the looks of the crowd surrounding That Tent, chanting the bands’ name prior to their emergence, the secret was certainly out. This band is not only a local favorite of mine but also the first band I was fortunate to interview and cover on a professional level and one that finally is getting the national recognition they truly deserve. 
The music and the people have always been the main attraction of this festival to me, but I never really did much of anything but go from set to set checking out as much music as I possibly could. This year for the first time I tried to mix it up and not only catch some comedy for the first time, but also finally get to see what the silent disco was all about. First off a huge air conditioned tent is never a bad thing to walk into when it’s summer in Tennessee but add to that comedians such as Jeff Ross, Chris Hardwick and April Richardson and you basically have the perfect way to spend an afternoon. The silent disco was an experience in itself, especially in a setting this large, and it was a great way to let loose with your crew. The music was provided by Quickie Mart and what was supposed to be a quick 15 minutes turned into a 2 hour dance-a-thon leaving me wondering what fun I may have missed at festivals past.  

This year already was shaping up to be more than I could have hoped for and just kept getting better when I woke up somehow well rested Friday morning realizing that there was an entire festival waiting to be experienced. One of the things I truly loved about this year’s festival was the large amount of top acts that impressed even more than I could have hoped for. From acts like My Morning Jacket drawing the crowd in with crushing versions of songs like “Victory Dance” and “One Big Holiday” to the equally moving performance directly following from Mumford and Sons that ended with one of my single favorite moments of the festival as Jim James, among others, came out and covered “With a Little Help from My Friends.”  As if that wasn’t enough of a combo, the Super Jam that directly followed over at The Other Tent delivering just may have been the most fun fueled set of the weekend. With a backing band made up of talent the like of Eric Krasno and John Medeski a revolving cast of festival talent took the stage delivering nonstop 80’s classics. With songs like Biggie’s “Juicy” and Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel” to hits like “Psycho Killer” from the Talking Heads. The best part of a festival of this caliber is that this was just the tip of the iceberg with other top acts like Florence & the Machine, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Gary Clark Jr and Robert Plant all delivering mind numbingly amazing performances.  There was also the first ever DJ Set on the Main Stage performed by Deadmau5 who left me wondering why I hadn’t made it over sooner, as well as the legendary Earth Wind & Fire who all but blew the roof off over at the Which Stage when they brought out festival headliner Kendrick Lamar. Other tent performances that stood out ranged from King Gizzard the Lizard Wizard to an entire afternoon based around blue grass that was personally highlighted by Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn as well as The Bluegrass Situation Super Jam.

Not to be outdone in any way some of the festivals best memories came from the smaller up and coming acts such as Twiddle whose late night Who Stage performance was as good as it gets. From tight energetic jams to the uplifting set ending “When it Rains it Pours” my only complaint would be they didn’t have a longer set. The Who Stage also housed 1000 Horses a country band busting at the seams with talent as well as killer set from Ruble Bucket a band that for me personally never disappoints. There was also the Wild Adriatic who won their way onto The Farm through the Road to Bonnaroo Contest. This was a band I have heard before but not yet had the chance to check out prior to their breakout set at The Miller Light New Music On Tap Lounge. This was hands down one of the most energetically passionate performances of the entire weekend and one that left me with goosebumps running up and down my arms. These guys seemed as if they were at home on the stage and wanted nothing more than to be exactly where they were at that very moment which radiated out into the crowd tenfold. Other acts such as Sol Cat, Kandace Springs, Elle King and Mick Jenkins all  delivered fantastic performances leaving me searching the inter webs to not only find out more about them but to add their music to my ever-growing collection.

A massive music and arts festival based in the heart of Tennessee bringing together fans of live music from around the world and sticking them on a 700 acre farm for 4 days may have sounded like a crazy idea at one point, but 14 years later it has turned into one of the country’s largest and most sought after music festival year after year. When you take all of the music, comedy and dance parties that pop up throughout the Bonnaroo grounds, add to that the thousands of one off campsites, food vendors and late night gatherings, it’s clear to see that there is no incorrect way to do Bonnaroo, there is only your way whatever that may be. Whether it’s non stop music or quality time just hanging with a crew of friends both old and new. 

Words: Chason Heins
Photos: Mike Geller
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Halloween Festival: 3rd Annual Suwannee Hulaween -Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park - Live Oak, Florida - October 30 - November 1.

The initial lineup of Hulaween 2015 is stacked.  As in previous years The String Cheese Incident will lead the way among a fury of other great bands in the most beautiful Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL.
Tickets and Ultimate VIP packages go on sale Tuesday, June 23 at 11 a.m. MT via the festival's website.
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Dates: Xavier Rudd and The United Nations - Fall 2015 - North American Tour

Xavier Rudd & The United Nations Fall North American Tour Dates:
10/8: Observatory North Park - San Diego, CA
10/9: The Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA
10/10: The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
10/11: Joshua Tree Music Festival - Joshua Tree, CA
10/12: Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
10/14: The Parish Room - Austin, TX
10/15: Granada Theater - Dallas, TX
10/16: Phases of the Moon Festival - Ozark, AR
10/17: Fillmore Auditorium - Denver, CO 
10/18: Park City Live - Park City, UT
10/20: Stars Theater - Portland, OR
10/21: The Neptune - Seattle, WA
10/22 & 23: Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
10/24: Cowichan Performing Arts Centre - Duncan, BC 
10/26: Capitol Theatre - Nelson, BC
10/27: MacEwan Hall - Calgary, AB
10/29: The Winspear Centre - Edmonton, AB
10/30: O’Brians Event Centre - Saskatoon, SK
10/31: Burton Cummings Theatre - Winnipeg, MB
11/3: First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
11/4: House of Blues - Chicago, IL 
11/6: The Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, ON 
11/7: Bronson Centre - Ottawa, ON 
11/8 : Theatre Capitole - Quebec City, QC
11/10: Theatre Granada - Sherbrooke, QC
11/11: Metropolis - Montreal, QC
11/12: Irving Plaza - New York, NY 
11/13: Trocadero Theatre - Philadelphia, PA
11/14: The State Theatre - Falls Church, VA
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Tuesday, June 23

Dates: The Word - Summer/Fall 2015 - with Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers

We get real excited when we hear that the super-group who is The Word have new dates on the horizon and while we were aware of these Summer Dates this extensive Fall tour with 5 California dates, 2 shows at the famed Fillmore in SF and also Boulder, Denver and many more!  As usual these will be highly sought after as their music is truly in the class of undefinable and mustgetdownable!

The Word Tour Dates:
July 2 Quincy, CA – High Sierra Music Festival
July 9 Summit Point, WV – All Good Music Festival
July 15 New York, NY – Lowdown Hudson Music Festival
July 18 Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival
July 24 Camden, NJ – XPoNential Festival
July 31 Bridgeport, CT – Gathering of the Vibes
September 25 Columbia, MO – Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival
October 1 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
October 2 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
October 3 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
October 4 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
October 5 Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern
October 6 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
October 9 Boulder, CO – Boulder Theatre
October 10 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
October 12 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
October 13 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
October 17 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
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Thursday, June 18

Festival 2015: The 19th Annual Magnolia Fest - October 15-18, 2015 - the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park - Live Oak, FL

Get your tickets early and save! Tickets for Magnolia Fest are on sale now in advance for $175 through July 19th; $185 until August 20th; $200 until October 14th; and $210 at gate. All weekend tickets are inclusive of all taxes and fees, and include 4 days of primitive camping and music. Kids under 12 are invited to join for free. Fans can also upgrade their experience with VIP tickets for $350 through 8/30 ($400 after that) which includes dinner, discounts, VIP Lounge, festival poster, & other perks.  For RV hook ups, cabin rentals and golf cart rentals, please call SOSMP at (386)-364-1683. For further information and tickets, please visit

Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, located just north of Live Oak, FL, is a one-of-a-kind music park and premier 500+ acre campground nestled on the shady banks of the historic, tea-colored Suwannee River in North Florida. Along with the camping, there are nearly 12 miles of trails suitable for hiking, biking, horseback riding and nature exploring. Bring along a fishing pole and wet a line from the dock on Rees Lake. Canoe and bike rentals are available at the on-site canoe outpost. Or take a dip in the nearby Suwannee Springs. SOSMP is located between Jacksonville, Florida & Tallahassee, Florida about 30 minutes south of the Georgia State line, about 45 minutes north of Gainesville. 

Please visit the park's web site at or call them at 386-364-1683 for more information.

Magnolia Fest 2015 Full Lineup
Tedeschi Trucks Band 
The Avett Brothers
The Del McCoury Band
Keller Williams Grateful Gospel
Lake Street Dive
Jeff Austin Band featuring Danny Barnes, Ross Martin & Eric Thorin
Oteil Burbridge and Roosevelt Collier Band
Steep Canyon Rangers
Rebirth Brass Band
New Orleans Suspects
Donna the Buffalo
Jim Lauderdale
Col. Bruce Hampton
Jerry Joseph & The Jack Mormons
Lost Bayou Ramblers
The Lee Boys
The Congress
Band of Heathens
Nikki Talley
The Applebutter Express
Grits & Soul
Sloppy Joe
Grandpa’s Cough Medicine
The Corbitt Brothers
Quebe Sisters
Big Cosmo
Berry Oakley’s Skylab
Habanero Honeys
Flagship Romance
This Frontier Needs Heroes
Bryce Alastair Band
Back From The Brink
Bonnie Blue
Mojo Gurus
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