Written by Mike Forristell

Low on cash this weekend? No worries! Head on over to Paradise Music and Beer Festival this weekend at The Wooden Cask Brewery in Newport, Kentucky.  Lineup includes a mix of veteran jammers and local talent with performances by Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, LITZ, Tropidelic, Strange Machines, Peridoni, SolEcho, and more.  The good folks at Essential Productions have been working hard to bring you an amazing experience for free, so please come out to support local business and artists. Music will be on the outdoor, main stage until midnight, and then will move indoors until two in the morning.  During the day, feel free to stay cool inside the brewery and get in a few laughs while watching stand-up comedy.

Grateful Get Down returns to the South Mountain Fairgrounds in Biglerville, Pensylvania this weekend.  Gather all you friends for a weekend of family fun, music, and arts.  Performing acts include Pink Talking Phish, Consider the Source, Melvin Seals & JGB, Terrapin Flyer, and many more!    Grateful Get Down encourages you to have fun, but reminds everyone to maintain a family friendly environment.  Pets are welcome, although you will need to purchase a permit, keep in leashed at all time, and make sure to clean up after it.  Feel free to BYOB, just remember; no glass containers.  Online ticket sales close this Wednesday; however, tickets will still be available for purchase at the gate.

The grassroots music festival Frendly Gathering will be held this weekend in Sugarbush, Vermont.  Frendly Gathering is much more than your average music festival, it is a conscious attempt at creating community, culture, and friendship.  Workshops offered throughout the weekend focus on sustainability, with contests based on amounts of people being carpooled and trash picked up.  Learn how to live waste free, and use business as a force of good. Also, check out amazing performances by Nahko and Medicine For the People, Twiddle, Greensky Bluegrass, Trevor Hall, Emancipator, Stafford and many more.

Make sure to get a chance to see Bela Fleck and the Flecktones as they make their way through the region this week.  Catch them Monday night in Cleveland, Ohio at the Music Box Supper Club, Friday at Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts and Saturday at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York.

Veteran jam band Umphrey’s McGee will be pulling all the stops this week with three performances nearby you.  Join like-minded music-heads at Buffalo Canalside in Buffalo, New York this Thursday, at The House of Blues in Boston this Friday, and the Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, New Jersey on Saturday.

Other notable performance this week include: Zach Deputy at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY (06/26), Nectar’s in Burlington, VT (06/27), Bernie’s Beach Bar in Hampton, NH (06/29). and Toad’s Place in New Haven, CT (06/30), Jazz in Phsh at Anthology in Rochester, NY (06/29), Black Masala at the Soundry in Columbia, MD, and Tedeschi Trucks Band at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, FL.


06/27-30 – ROMP Festival – Owensboro, KY

06/28-30 – Friendly Gathering – Waitsfield, VT

06/29-07/01 – Back Home Appalachian Arts & Music Festival – New Martinsville, WV

06/29-30 – Grateful Getdown – Biglerville, PA

06/29-40 – River & Roots Festival – Berryville, VA

06/28-30 – New York State Blues Festival – Syracuse, NY

06/29-30 – Paradise Music & Beer Festival – Newport, KU


06/26 – Bela Fleck and The Flecktones – Eastman Theatre/Kodak Theatre On the Ridge – Rochester, NY

06/26 – Zach Deputy – Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY

06/27 – Lettuce – The Blue Note – New York, NY

06/27 – Zach Deputy – Nectar’s – Burlington, VT

06/27 – Born Cross Eyed & Beggars Tomb – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC

06/28 – Umphrey’s McGee – Buffalo Canalside – Buffalo, NY

06/28 – Consider The Source – Rex Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA

06/28 – Pigeons Playing Ping Pong – Manhattan Square Park – Rochester, NY

06/28 – Lettuce – The Blue Note – New York, NY

06/28 – The 19th Street Band & Bud’s Collective – Gyspy Sally’s – Washington, DC

06/29 – Bela Fleck and The Flecktones – Tanglewood – Lenox, MA

06/29 – Zach Deputy – Bernie’s Beach Bar – Hampton, NH

06/29 – Umphrey’s McGee – House of Blues – Boston, MA

06/29 – Lettuce – The Blue Note – New York, NY

06/29 – Jazz is Phsh – Anthology – Rochester, NY

06/29 – Broccoli Samurai – Woodlands Tavern – Columbus, OH

06/29 – Snarky Puppy – The Fillmore Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA

06/29 – Runaway Gin – Shaka’s Live – Virginia Beach, VA

06/29 – Greensky Bluegrass – Prescott Park – Portsmouth, NH

06/29 – Tedeschi Trucks Band – Daily’s Place – Jacksonville, FL

06/29 – Flux Capacitor – Dante’s Bar – Frostburg, MD

06/29 – The Cactus Liquors – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC

06/30 – Bela Fleck and The Flecktones – Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY

06/30 – Zach Deputy – Toad’s Place – New Haven, CT

06/30 – Umphrey’s Mcgee – The Stony Pony Summer Stage – Asbury Park, NJ

06/30 – Pigeons Playing Ping Pong – Wooden Cask Brewery – Newport, KY

06/30 – Lettuce – The Blue Note – New York, NY

06/30 – Snarky Puppy – Ohio Theatre – Cleveland, OH

06/30 – Black Masala – The Soundry – Columbia, MD

06/30 – Pigeons Playing Ping Pong – Wooden Cask Brewery – Newport, KY

06/30 – Railroad Earth – Asbury Lanes – Asbury Park, NJ

06/30 – Umphrey’s McGee – The Stone Pony Summer Stage – Asbury Park, NJ

06/30 – “Road to Lockn” – Gyspy Sally’s – Washington, DC

06/30 – The Fly Bird – Dante’s Bar – Frostburg, MD

07/01 – Lettuce – The Blue Note – New York, NY

07/01 – Tedeschi Trucks Band – Volvo Cars Stadium – Charleston, SC

07/01 – Snarky Puppy – Carnegie Homestead Music Hall – Pittsburgh, PA