String Cheese Incident
Hulaween 2014 @ the Spirit of the Suwannee
The crowd roared as the lights came on and they came out in all white Victorian-style suits with elaborate make-up and masks. They were the ghosts welcoming us to “The Afterlife”, the theme for this year. They were also accompanied by singers Rhonda Thomas and Tony White, as well as the Antibalas horns (who were all dressed in this theme as well). Everyone looked great! ...
Festival Preview: Phases of the Moon 2014
Phases of the Moon Music and Arts Festival Kennekuk County Park – Danville, IL September 11th-14th, 2014 Written by Alex Kratzert “Oh, the places you’ll go!” – Dr. Seuss Festivals are everywhere. Just as organic foods, fuel-efficient vehicles, gas-guzzlers, YOLO, iTools and savage public violence have decorated our country like a Jackson Pollock painting, these gatherings have become widely known and distributed – another piece of our time in the dream. The better side of it, I’d like to think. These events aren’t new, really (having stemmed from a long line of heads, licks, jams, Day Trippers and Ramblers), but...
Bluegrass and High Tides Forever: DelFest 2014 Review
DelFest: May 22-25, 2014 (Cumberland, MD) Author: Aidan King Photos: Hanna Lane DelFest was my first true festival experience since the days of old, when I would dart around the Winterhawk bluegrass grounds (currently known as Grey Fox) year after year, with sun-bleached blonde hair flowing in the breeze. In those days, I tumbled down hills, hopped over colorful blankets, and befriended the resident pizza-vendor, who gave me free gobs of pizza dough as often as I wanted. If it was naptime, and (the late) Doc Watson’s set was about to start, my parents would simply entrust me under the protection...
Hulaween @ Spirit of the Suwannee !
I cannot think of a better way to spend Halloween than at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park jammin to some of the best musical acts our festival scene has to offer. Not to mention being surrounded by thousands of my brothers and sisters in their best costumes and Halloween attire ready to get down! This is Halloween for adults at its finest, my friends, this is the first Suwannee Hulaween! The festival takes place from October 31st – November 2nd at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. The Suwannee is hands down my...
Festival Review: Forecastle 2013
Overview… As soon as I read a Facebook status by fellow Sparkleberry Christina Sava asking if she had any “spontaneous friends” that wanted to go to a music festival, I got that feeling. The Forecastle Festival was the name and I immediately looked up the website and saw that it was taking place in Louisville, KY. As I realized it was only a few hours away from me and that my hero Robert Plant was on the lineup, the feeling grew. My next step was shooting a text to a good friend of mine named Taylor who has been on...
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