What’s goin on, readers? Here’s what’s up this week.

Sam Bush

If you’re looking to enjoy a slice of musical history, there are plenty of notable acts in this area this week, including Sam Bush, David Crosby, and Willie Nelson.  American mandolinist, and propagator of progressive bluegrass, Sam Bush, will be at the Salvage Station in Asheville, NC, this Thursday and Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount, VA, this Friday.  David Crosby of The Byrds and Crosby, Still, Nash and Young will be playing us some songs at Plaza Live in Orlando, FL this Saturday, and Ponte Vedra Music Hall in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL on Sunday. Also, legendary folk musician Willie Nelson will be in Raleigh, NC at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek this Friday for an evening of feel-good tunes.

Dark Star Jubilee – Photo by Jeff Myers

Come on down to Legend Valley for the 7th annual Dark Star Jubilee.  Located in Thornville, Ohio, Legend Valley has been hosting musical festivals since the 70’s.  With 230 acres of space to explore throughout the weekend, there is more than enough space for camping, parking and loads of fun.  Come party with Dark Star Orchestra, Los Lobos, Hot Tuna, Infamous Stringdusters, and many other great acts.  Come stay the whole weekend, or just pop in for a day. Buy tickets in advance to save a few bucks.  Camping and parking for standard vehicles is included in the ticket price.

Camp Kee-Wanee will be hosting the Strangecreek Campout this weekend in Greenfield, Massachusetts.  See acts like Melvin Seals & JGB, Donna the Buffalo, Max Creek, Zach Deputy, Pink Talking Phish, and Consider the Source, among others.  Visit the festival’s Holistic Village for daily group activities that will help cleanse and nurture the mind, body & soul. Also, enjoy nightly fire spinning performances that light up the evening sky. Once again, buy your tickets in advance to save a few bucks. Purchase a weekend pass online for just $160, or a day pass for $75.


Other notable performance include Jerry Tripsters (05/23), Treehouse! (05/25) and On the Bus (05/26) at Gypsy Sally’s in Washington, DC, Joe Craven at Dante’s Bar in Frostburg, MD (05/23), and two nights of Runaway Gin at the Charleston Pour House in Charleston, SC (05/26-27).


05/25-28 – Strangecreek – Greenfield, MA

05/24-27 – Celebration of Life 4 – Lehighton, PA

05/24-27 – Rooster Walk 10 – Martinsville, VA

05/24-27 – DelFest – Cumberland, MD

05/25-26 – Papa Joe’s Banjobque – Evans, GA

05/25 – Dark Star Jubilee – Thornville, OH

05/24-27 – Sterling Stage Folkfest – Sterling, NY

05/25-27 – Long Creek Music Festival – Longcreek, SC

05/25 – FUNKy FEST: a Family Campout – Gibbon Glade, PA




05/22 – Primus – Diamond Credit Union Theatre at Santander Area – Reading, PA

05/22 – Dark Star Orchestra – The Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY


05/23 – Tweed – The 8×10 – Baltimore, MD

05/23 – The Jauntee – Skipper’s Smokehouse – Tampa, FL

05/23 – Joe Craven – Dante’s Bar – Frostburg, MD

05/23 – Jerry Tripsters – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC


05/24 – The Keels – Woodlands Tavern – Columbus, OH

05/24 – The Heavy Pets – The Waterhole – Saranac Lake, NY

05/24 – Sam Bush – Salvage Station – Asheville, NC


05/25 – Rising Appalachia – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC

05/25 – Willie Nelson – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek – Raleigh, NC

05/25 – The Heavy Pets – The Riverboat Bar – Alexandria Bay, NY

05/25 – Sam Bush – Harvester Performance Center – Rocky Mount, VA

05/25 – The Infamous Stringdusters – Haw River Ballroom – Saxapahaw, NC

05/25 – The Clock Reads – Stanley’s Pub – Cincinnati, OH

05/25 – Treehouse – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC


05/26 – Runaway Gin – The Charleston Pour House – Charleston, SC

05/26 – David Crosby – Plaza Live – Orlando, FL

05/26 – On the Bus – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC


05/27 – The Heavy Pets – Good Nature Brewing – Hamilton, NY

05/27 – Runaway Gin – Charleston Pour House – Charleston, SC

05/27 – David Crosby – Ponte Vedra Music Hall – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL