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

Check out the Boston-based multi-genre jam band The Jauntee, who are touring the region throughout the week.  Join the fun this Monday at Wicked Weed Brewery in Asheville, NC, Thursday at Doc Taylor’s Seaside Market Lounge in Virginia Beach, VA, Friday at Cary Street Café in Richmond, VA, and Saturday at Boat House Live in Newport News, VA.  The Jauntee are known for amazing improvisations that embrace the moment and engage with the audience. Don’t miss your chance to experience something great!

Dead & Company will be carrying on Jerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead’s legacy this Wednesday at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, MA. Also, join them for a two-night run at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ.

Nelsonville Music Festival returns to the Hocking College for a mind-blowing weekend of music, arts and culture.  Join all your friends at Robbins Crossing historic village located on the picturesque Hocking College campus.  Join bigger acts like George Clinton & Parliament Funk, The Black Angels, The Decemberists, as well as plenty of lesser known acts to offer your ears some fresh sounds. Tickets for the weekend will set you back $150, and camping is an extra $40.  Also, for residents of the area, there are several different discounts available that are worth checking out before purchasing your ticket.  Aside from what the Nelsonville Music Festival has to offer, Hocking Hills offers a picturesque landscape that you can spend days exploring.  With cliffs, gorges, rock shelters and waterfalls, there is plenty to do, even outside of the festival grounds.

Mountain Music Festival, Photo by Roger Gupta

Join Aqueous, Umphrey’s McGee, Big Something, Perpetual Groove, LITZ, and many more for a surely unforgettable time, this weekend at the Mountain Music Festival at Ace Adventure Resort in Oak Hill, WV.  Join all your family and friends on 1,500 acres of outdoor adventure property that offers a weekend full of mind-blowing fun.  Mountain Music Festival offers plenty of workshops to keep you busy when you’re not watching your favorite band, grabbing some artisan goods, or scarfing down yummy grub. Group yoga will be offered in the mornings, as well as classes about healing plants for hikers, pottery, hula hooping, slack-lining and much more.  If you like a little moonshine with your music, this is the place for you!  A three-day weekend pass will costs you $225, but includes camping and parking for the weekend as well as entry into the waterpark.  Also, rafting, hiking and mountain biking will be available at the nearby New River Gorge.

Other notable performance this week include:  The Fly Birds at Dante’s Bar in Frostburg, MD (05/30), Born Crosseyed & Beggars Tomb at Gypsy Sally’s in Washington, DC (05/30), Summer Funk Night ft. Swift Technique at Gypsy Sally’s in Washington, DC (05/31), West End Blend at Hawks & Reeds Performing Arts Center in Greenfield, MA (05/31) and Middle East Downstairs in Boston, MA (06/01) and Life of Mars: A David Bowie Tribute at Gypsy Sally’s in Washington, DC (06/02).


05/30 – 06/02 – John Hartford Memorial Festival – Bean Blossom, IN

05/31 – 06/03 – Nelsonville Music Festival – Nelsonville, OH

05/31 – 06/02 – Mountain Music Festival – Oak Hill, WV

05/31 – 06/02 – Camp Greensky – Wellston, MI

06/01 – 06/02 – Purple Hatter’s Ball – Live Oak, FL

06/01 – 06/02 – Midnight Music Festival – Marengo, OH

06/01 – 06/02 – Psychedelic Sleepover – Croyden, NH

06/01 – 06/02 – Candler Park – Altanta, GA




05/28 – The Jauntee – Wicked Weed Brewery – Ahseville, NC


05/29 – David Crosby – Charleston Music Hall – Charleston, SC


05/30 – Tweed – The 8×10 – Baltimore, MD

05/30 – The Fly Birds – Dante’s Bar – Frostburg, MD

05/30 – Born Cross Eyed & Beggars Tomb – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC

05/30 – Dead & Company – Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA

05/30 – The Soul Rebels – Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY


05/31 – LITZ – Milkboy Philly – Philadelphia, PA

05/31 – Zach Deputy – Tralf Music Hall – Buffalo, NY

05/31 – The Jauntee – Doc Taylor’s Seaside Market Lounge – Virginia Beach, VA

05/31 – Umphrey’s McGee – The Grove at Patriots Point – Mt.Pleasant, SC

05/31 – Summer Funk Night ft. Swift Technique – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC

05/31 – David Crosby – Paramount Theatre – Charlottesville, VA

05/31 – West End Blend – Hawks & Reeds Performing Arts Center – Greenfield, MA


06/01 – Zach Deputy – Ray Brothers BBW – Boukville, NY

06/01 – The Jauntee – Cary Street Café – Richmond, VA

06/01 – Elikeh & The Last Rewind – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC

06/01 – Dead & Company – BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ

06/01 – DeadPhish Orchestra – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY

06/01 – West End Blend – Middle East Downstairs – Boston, MA


06/02 – David Crosby – Keswick Theatre – Glenside, PA

06/02 – The Jauntee – Boathouse Live – Newport News, VA

06/02 – Life on Mars: A David Bowie Tribute – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC

06/02 – Dead & Company – BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ

06/02 – DeadPhish Orchestra – Milkboy Philly – Philadelphia, PA


06/03 – David Crosby – Majestic Theatre – Gettysburg, PA