What’s going on, Readers?  As the heat continues to rise, there are more and more opportunities to boogie down.  With festival season in full swing, where will you find yourself this weekend?  Having trouble deciding?  Here’s what’s up.

This weekend Sugarcube Productions will be hosting Yonderville Music and Arts Festival in Rixeyville, Virginia.  Come hang out at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and enjoy the picturesque landscapes in an environment where imagination, diversity, and expression collide.  Enjoy daily group yoga sessions, family friendly camping, delicious food vendors, and awesome music. Performing acts include LITZ, Broccoli Samurai, Funk You, Shadow People and many more international, as well as local acts.  Feel free to bring your own food and drinks, just remember to clean up any messes you make, and no glass containers.  Kids under 12 may enter for free, but your four-legged friends must be left at home. Three-day, two-day and single day passes are available for purchase. Also, keep in mind that early arrival on Thursday, Saturday night camping, and parking all carry extra fees.  Check out https://www.facebook.com/YondervilleFest/ for more information.

Great Blue Heron Music Festival returns to the Heron Farm and Event Center in Sherman, New York for their 27th annual celebration.  Join Donna the Buffalo, The Felice Brothers, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, The Suitcase Junkets, The Gunpoets, Driftwood and many other great artists for an unforgettable weekend of awesome music, arts, and culture.  This festival features an extensive schedule of events to keep you, your family, and your friends busy throughout the weekend.  Music workshops, yoga, group meditation, kid and teen tents with a schedule of daily activities, are just some of what this festival has to offer.  Weekend passes are priced at $115. There are a few options for camping and parking which vary in price. Visit www.greatblueheron.com for a detailed schedule of events and activities, to purchase tickets, and figure out your parking/camping situation.

If you’ve yet to see the one man band: Zach Deputy, come share in the groove at one of his shows in the area this week.  Join like-minded music heads this Monday at Ocean Mist in Wakefield, RI, Friday at New York Pizza Pub (don’t be fooled by the name) in Nags Head, NC, and Saturday at Pop’s Farm in Axton, VA.  Deputy’s sound is full of positive vibes, and built with a strong sense of rhythm that makes you want to move your feet.

Tedeschi Trucks Band, Photo by Mark Seliger

The Blues powerhouse Tedeschi Trucks Band will make their way through the area this week, hopefully with performances near you.  Check them out at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga, NY this Tuesday, Xfinity Theatre in Hartford, CT on Friday, Saturday at The Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford, NH, and lastly at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, MA this Sunday to close out the week.

Head on over to Gypsy Sally’s in Washington, DC this week for: Gordon Sterling Presents: Gypsy Sally’s Jam (07/03), “Europe ’72 Grateful Dead Dance Party” (07/06), Feelfree Album Release Party /w See Water and Littlebird (07/07), or stop in at Dante’s Bar in Frostburg, MD to see Night Traveler (07/06) and The Pros From Dover (07/07).



07/03-04 – Hive  Jive – Candia, NH

07/05-09 – Sterling Stage Ameribeat Festival of Arts – Sterling, NY

07/05-07 – Liberty Fest – Liberty, PA

07/08-08 – Briggs Farm Blues Festival – Nescopeck, PA

07/05-08 – Yonderville Music & Arts Festival – Rixeyville, VA

07/06-08 – Great Blue Heron – Sherman, NY

07/06-07 – Farm JammaLamma – Brooksville, PA


07/02 – Snarky Puppy – Ravinia Pavillion  – Highland Park, IL

07/02 – Zach Deputy – Ocean Mist – Wakefield, RI


07/03 – Tedeschi Trucks Band – Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Saratoga Springs, NY

07/03 – Pink Talking Phish – The Beachcomber – Wellfleet, MA

07/03 – The Heavy Pets – 1904 Music Hall – Jacksonville, FL

07/03 – Gordon Sterling Presents: Gypsy Sally’s Jam – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC


07/04 – Pink Talking Phish – The Beachcomber – Wellfleet, MA

07/04 – Restless Leg String Band – The Burl – Lexington, KY


07/05 – Splintered Sunlight – The Ardmore Music Hall – Philadelphia, PA

07/05 – The Nightowls – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC


07/06 – Zach Deputy – New York Pizza Pub – Nags Head, NC

07/06 – Tedeschi Trucks Band – Xfinity Theatre – Hartford, CT

07/06 –  Splintered Sunlight – The Ardmore Music Hall – Philadelphia, PA

07/06 – “Europe ’72 Grateful Dead Dance Party” – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC

07/06 – Night Traveler – Dante’s Bar – Frostburg, MD


07/07 – Zach Deputy – Pop’s Farm – Axton, VA

07/07 – Tedeschi Trucks Band – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion – Gilford, NH

07/07 –  Splintered Sunlight – The Ardmore Music Hall – Philadelphia, PA

07/07 – Feelfree Album Release Party w/ See Water + Littlebird – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC

07/07 – The Pros From Dover – Dante’s Bar – Frostburg, MD


07/08 – Tedeschi Trucks Band – Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA