Hey there, Readers! August is coming to an end, but the spirit of summer is still going strong.  There are plenty of festivals to choose from this weekend, and many greats shows throughout the week. Still trying to make plans? Here is what’s up.

Grab your bathing suit and head on over to Nelson Ledges Quarry Park in Garrettsville, Ohio for the annual Lotus family gathering, Summerdance. Swim in the refreshing waters of the quarry, go cliff diving, hang out on the beach and enjoy your favorite bands all weekend long. Scheduled musicians include Lotus, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Octave Cat, Broccoli Samurai and many more.  Hang out with Jesse Miller of Lotus Friday afternoon for a workshop on modular synths. Pre-sale weekend passes are on sale for $110, and will also be available at the gate for $130.  Weekend passes for children 4-14 are $25, and children under 4 enter for free. Visit www.nlqp.com to learn more.

The east coast’s premier reggae and rock grassroots festival Surrounded by the Sound Music & Arts Festival comes to Chattooga River Resort and Campground in Long Creek, South Carolina.  Enjoy camping, live music, live artists, an art gallery, disc golf, craft beer, craft vendors, food trucks and a kid’s zone!  Boogie down at the stage with Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Badfish, Zach Deputy, Tropidelic, Jahman Brahman and many more.  FYI: The parking lot will not be within walking distance to the campground, and you will need to utilize the shuttle service; no foot traffic will be allowed on the main roads.  Last call weekend passes are going for $150, and car camping passes will be an additional $75. Primitive camping is offered for free.  Entry into the disc golf tournament costs $15.  Head over to http://surroundedbythesoundfestival.com to get more info and to grab tickets.

Come hang out at Front Porch Fest at Spirithaven Farm in Stuart, Virginia.  Situated on 130 acres in the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains, this festival offers a phenomenal getaway experience.  Scheduled performers include Perpetual Groove, Zach Deputy, The Larry Keel Experience, Big Daddy Love, Dr. Bacon and many more awesome artists.  Weekend passes are set at $120, with kids under 12 entering for free.  Car camping passes are currently sold out, so show up ready to pitch a tent. To learn more and purchase tickets check out http://frontporchfest.com.


Don’t miss out on Papadosio and Higher Learning this Saturday at The Blind Tiger in Greensboro, NC, and Sunday at The Music Farm in Columbia, SC. Other notable performances this week include Runaway Gin at The Charleston Pour House in Charleston, SC (08/29), Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Tribute at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC (08/29), Houndmouth at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC (08/30), Zach Deputy at the The Calico Room in Wilmington, NC (08/31), Tribal Seeds at Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, OH (08/31), and Steal Your Face/South Hill Banks at Gypsy Sally’s in Washington, DC (09/01)


08/30-09/02 – Summerdance – Garrettsville, OH

08/30-09/02 – Peace of Mind – Laurelton, PA

08/30-09/03 – Surrounded by the Sound Music & Arts Festival – Long Creek, SC

08/30-09/02 – Front Porch Fest – Stuart, VA

08/30-09/02 – Sterling Stage Last Daze of Summer Festival – Sterling, NY

08/31-09/02 – Corntstock Folk Festival – Tunkhannock, PA

08/31-09/03 – Hookahville 50 – Bellefontaine, OH

08/31-09/02 – Appaloosa Music Festival – Fort Royal, VA

08/31-09/02 – Athens Harvest Festival & Bluegrass Jamboree – Albany, OH

09/01-09/02 – Adirondack Independence Music Festival – Lake George, NY


08/29 – Electric Orange Peel/Desmond Jones – Silk City Diner – Philadelphia, PA

08/29 – Runaway Gin – The Charleston Pour House – Charleston, SC

08/29 – Born Cross Eyed/Voodoo Visionary – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC

08/29 – Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Tribute – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC


08/30 – The Dean Ween Group – Rocks Off Concert Cruise – New York, NY

08/30 – Steve’n’Seagulls/Clusterpluck – The Rex Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA

08/30 – The Walkaways/By & By/Wes Tucker and the Skillets – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington,


08/30 – Houndmouth – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC



08/31 – Pigeons Playing Ping Pong – The Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY

08/31 – Splintered Sunlight – The Ardmore Music Hall – Philadelphia, PA

08/31 – Strange Mechanics – Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY

08/31 – Big Atomic/The Tunesmiths/Restless Leg String Band – The Burl – Lexington, KY

08/31 – Zach Deputy – The Calico Room – Wilmington, NC

08/31 – Not Really Dan – Dante’s Bar – Frostburg, MD

08/31 – Keller Williams – Infinity Music Hall and Bistro – Hartford, CT

08/31 – Widespread Panic – Ascend Amphitheatre – Nashville, TN

08/31 – Tribal Seeds – Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH

08/31 – The Get Right Band – Sycamore Deli – Blacksburg, VA

08/31 – Super City/The Radiographers – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC

08/31 – Houndmouth – Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC

08/31 – The Snozzberries – Asheville Music Hall – Asheville, NC


09/01 – Pigeons Playing Ping Pong – The Haunt –Ithaca, NY

09/01 – Max Creek – Sterling Stage Kampitheatre – Sterling, NY

09/01 – Papadosio/Higher Learning –  The Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC

09/01 – Big Something – Gaffer’s Sports Pub – Ocracoke, NC

09/01 – Steal Your Face/South Hill Banks – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC

09/01 – Mr. Husband – Dante’s Bar – Frostburg, MD

09/01 – Houndmouth – Charleston Music Hall – Charleston, SC


09/02 – Max Creek – Sterling Stage Kampitheatre – Sterling, NY

09/02 – Keller Williams – Ray Brothers BBQ – Bouckville, NY

09/02 – Papadosio/Higher Learning – The Music Farm – Columbia, SC