No plans this week? No problem.  Take advantage of the summer weather at some of these great events in the region this week.

Tumble Down returns to Waterfront Park in Burlington, Vermont this weekend, part of the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival. Come hang out with Twiddle and other great musicians like Matisyahu, Billy Strings, Broccoli Samurai, West End Blend and Everyone Orchestra this Friday and Saturday.  Gates open at 3 p.m. daily, with opening acts playing from 3:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at which point Twiddle takes the stage.  No camping on-site, so if you’re coming from out of town make sure to figure out your own lodging situation beforehand.  Glass, pets, blankets and coolers are all prohibited.  Two-day passes will be $65 at the gate; single-day passes are $42. Children under 12 enter for free.  Also at Waterfront Park that weekend will be Phil Lesh & the Terrapin Family Band (Thursday night, 6:00p.m.) and WEEN (Sunday night, 6:00pm). Visit and to learn more and purchase tickets.

The 38th annual Gathering at Chaffee’s will be held this weekend in Girard, PA.  Performing acts include The Werks, Perpetual Groove, Chestnut Grove, Mungion, ekoostik hookah, Mosaic Foundation and many more. Last call general admission tickets will only set you back $80, a small price to pay to see so many great musicians and artists.  Parking and camping is included with the purchase of a GA ticket.  Kids under 12 enter for free, and can enjoy a kid specific drum workshop Saturday afternoon.  Feel free to bring your canine companions, just be aware that they must be leashed and watched after at all times.

Get your tickets to The Private Party this weekend, held in the Laurel Highlands of Gibbon Glade, PA. Break out of the routine and enjoy some of the region’s most spectacular natural scenery, as well as some awesome music, art, and culture. Scheduled musicians for the weekend include Jakob Ferry’s Stragglers, Brokedown Hustlers, The Probables, The Haywhacker Band, The Dirty Grass players, and more.  The number of tickets available is very limited, so get yours before they run out.  Two-day passes are set a just $50, with camping included.  Kids under 18 may enter for free.  Come appreciate what the Laurel Highlands have to offer, relax in the family-friendly environment, and take advantage of the affordable pricing this weekend at The Private Party.

Pigeons Playing

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

Notable performances in the region this week include:  Pigeons Playing Ping Pong at Paddy’s Beach Restaurant and Resort in Westerly, RI (07/26), Old Crow Medicine Show at The Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA (07/24), The Heavy Pets at Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton, FL (07/26), Yonder Mountain String Band at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe, PA (07/27), and Chameleon Club in Lancaster, PA (07/28), and Dr.Slothclaw and LITZ at Chameleon Club in Lancaster, PA (07/28).



07/27-28 – Down on the Farm – Manhattan, IL

07/27-28 – The Private Party – Gibbon Glade, PA

07/27-28 – Tumble Down – Burlington, VT

07/27-28 – The Gathering at Chaffee’s – Girard, PA

07/27-29 – Newport Folk Festival – Newport, RI

07/27-29 – Xponential Music Festival – Camden, NJ

07/28 – Jeezum Crow Festival – Jay, VT

07/28 – Susquehanna Folk Festival – Lewisberry, PA




07/23 – Howlin’ Rain – El Club – Detroit, MI


07/24 – Holwin’ Rain – Club Café – Pittsburgh, PA

07/24 – “The Gypsy Sally’s Jam”- Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC

07/24 – Old Crow Medicine Show – The Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA


07/25 – Midnight North – Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY

07/25 – Consider the Source – Gottrocks – Greenville, SC

07/25 – Pleasure Train w/ Throwing Plates – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC


07/26 – Howlin’ Rain – The Root Cellar – Greenfield, MA

07/26 – Billy Strings – Narrows Center for the Arts – Fall River, MA

07/26 – Consider the Source – The Rabbit Hole – Charlotte, NC

07/26 – The Heavy Pets – Funky Biscuit – Boca Raton, FL

07/26 – Suga Grits w/ Flotus – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC

07/26 – Pigeons Playing Ping Pong – Paddy’s Beach Restaurant and Resort – Westerly, RI

07/26 – Tom McDermott – Sweet Nola’s Southern Food Lounge – Winchester, VA

07/26 – The Lone Bellow – Jefferson Theatre – Charlottesville, VA

07/26 – Tab Benoit – Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC


07/27 – Howlin’ Rain – Monty Hall – Jersey City, NJ

07/27 – Brit Floyd – EXPRESS LIVE! – Columbus, OH

07/27 – Consider the Source – The Charleston Pour House – Charleston, SC

07/27 – White Ford Bronco – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC

07/27 – Fletcher’s Grove /w The Terah Crawford Band – Dante’s Bar – Frostburg, MD

07/27 – ekoostik hookah – Civic Music Hall – Toledo, OH

07/27 – Yonder Mountain String Band – Penn’s Peak – Jim Thorpe, PA

07/27 – The Mike Dillon Band – Cattivo – Pittsburg, PA

07/27 – Joey Harkum, Skribe, & more – The 8×10 – Baltimore, MD

07/27 – The Snozberries present: Floyd is Dead – Woodlands Tavern – Columbus, OH

07/27 – Strange Machines /w Harsh Armadillo – THE MET – Pawtucket, RI



07/28 – Brit Floyd – Borgata Music Box – Atlantic City, NJ

07/28 – Broken Arrow: The Music of Neil Young – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC

07/28 – Steel Groovin’- Dante’s Bar – Frostburg, MD

07/28 – Yonder Mountain String Band – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA

07/28 – Zach Deputy – The Big Bamboo – Hilton Head Island, SC

07/28 – Muscle Tough & Dynamo – The Rex Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA

07/28 – CCB Reggae All-Stars – Brooklyn Bowl – New York, NY

07/28 – Dr.Slothclaw w/ LITZ – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA

07/29 – Brit Floyd – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom – Hampton Beach, NH

07/29 – Yoga & Soul w/ The Ron Holloway Band – The 8×10 – Baltimore, MD