Happy Halloween, Readers! This week is filled with spooky-themed events and concerts to go to. Whether your dressing up as your favorite musician, movie character, or vegetable, make sure to boogie down at some of these great concerts that are hopefully nearby you! Here is what’s up this week.

The Shindig returns to beautiful historic downtown Clayton, North Carolina for an evening of craft beer and live Americana/Bluegrass music.  Having no money isn’t an excuse this weekend, with admission to the events being free!  Hang out with like-minded people from 12-9pm this Saturday, with tunes provided by Scythian, Yarn, John Stickley Trio, Dangermuffin, Fireside Collective and other great acts as well.  Learn more at www.theshindig.net.

Imbibe, Virginia’s premier touring craft beer & arts festival is back at it again this weekend at the Virginia Beach Field House, in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  This events incorporates elements from the performing, visual, and culinary arts in order to highlight the close relationship between these three fields.  This event is 21+ with no exception, so make sure to hire a babysitter. Admission to the event will set you back $45, which is a small price to pay.   Hang out at the Game Zone for Grown Folks, grab a bite to eat at the Open-Air Food Market, and buy some souvenirs at the Artisan Market. Interested in how to brew your own batch of beer? Make sure to stop by the BrewU Craft Beer Education Stage for demos, workshops, panels and tastings.  Learn more at https://www.imbibeva.com.

Calling all Ohio residents! Get ready to get weird this Wednesday at Woodlands Tavern in Columbus:  Jackie-O’s and Weird Music are proud to present Halloweird!  Join Electric Orange Peel, Conscious Pilot, Prontoh, Barefuzz and Dance Furiously for an evening of monster madness!  Best costume gets $100, so you’re going to have to step your game up if you want to be recognized.

Festival season is over! Let the touring begin! Here’s some great suggestions for shows going on this week.  Pigeons Playing Ping Pong will be hosting a short run of shows dubbed “Red Hot Sgt. Peppers,” in which they will be mixing the music of The Beatles and Red Hot Chili Peppers.  Check them out this Wednesday at The National in Richmond, VA and Thursday at Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte, NC before they head to Atlanta to finish off the tour with a two-night run at Variety Playhouse.  String Cheese Incident is here on the east coast to bring us a few “Halloween incidents.”  See one of the scenes most noted acts this Wednesday and Thursday at The Fillmore in Philadelphia, PA, then Friday and Saturday at The Palladium in Worcester, MA.  The groove-rock band Aqueous tours hard this week to continue the promotion of their new album, Color Wheel.  The band will play several shows with support from their friends, Mungion: Wednesday at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, NY, Thursday at Wonderbar Asbury Park in Asbury Park, NJ, Friday at Union Stage in Washington, DC, Saturday at The Foundry at The Fillmore in Philadelphia, PA, and will then get support from The Heavy Pets for their final show of the week at The Broadberry in Richmond, VA this Sunday.

Don’t forget to check out more suggestions for events and concerts below, and feel free to leave your own suggestions in the comment section! Until next week!



10/31 – Halloweird – Colubmbus, OH

10/31-11/02 – Phil-O-Ween – Port Chester, NY

11/03The Big Orange Music Fest – Punta Gorda, FL

11/03 – The Shindig

11/04 – Imbibe Craft Beer & Arts Festival – Virginia Beach, VA



10/30 – Lettuce – Boathouse Live – Newport News, VA


10/31 – Aqueous w/ Mungion – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY

10/31 – The String Cheese Incident – The Fillmore Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA

10/31 – Jazz is Phsh – The Ardmore Music Hall – Philadelphia, PA

10/31 – Ripe w/ Outcalls – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD

10/31 – Dead Alliance Buffalo – Ernie Weber’s Beef N Ale – Lackwanna, NY

10/31 – Pigeons Playing Ping Pong w/ Kitchen Dwellers – The National – Richmond, VA

10/31 – The Werks – 123 Pleasant Street – Morgantown, WV

10/31 – Tropidelic w/ Bumpin Uglies – The Visulite Theatre –  Charlotte, NC

10/31 – Restless Leg String Band w/ Io Ravine – The Burl – Lexington, KY

10/31 – Lettuce w/ Turkuaz – Salvage Station – Asheville, NC

10/31 – Jordan August Band (doing 2  Grateful Dead Tribute sets), Travers Brothership – The 8×10 – Baltimore, MD


11/01 – The String Cheese Incident – The Fillmore Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA

11/01 – The Werks w/ Ponder – Buffalo Iron Works – Buffalo, NY

11/01 – Lettuce w/ Turkuaz – State Theatre – Greenville, NC

11/01 – Pigeons Playing Ping Pong w/ Kitchen Dwellers – Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte,


11/01 – lespecial – The One Stop – Asheville, NC


11/02 – The String Cheese Incident – The Palladium – Worcester, MA

11/02 – Lettcuce w/ Turkuaz, The Soul Rebels – The Fillmore Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA

11/02 – Ripe – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA

11/02 – Aqueous w/ Mungion – Union Stage – Washington, DC

11/02 – The Werks – Kings Rook Club – Erie, PA

11/02 – Zach Deputy w/ Delirious George – Toast – Norfolk, VA

11/02 – Rumpke Mountain Boys – Woodlands Tavern – Columbus, OH

11/02 – LITZ – The One Stop – Asheville, NC

11/02 – Moon Hooch w/ lespecial – 1904 Music Hall – Jacksonville, FL


11/03 – The String Cheese Incident – The Palladium – Worcester, MA

11/03 – Aqueous w/ Mungion – The Foundry @ The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA

11/03 – Lettuce w/ Turkuaz – The Anthem – Washington, DC

11/03 – Bumpin Uglies w/ Tropidelic – Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL

11/03 – Dark Star Orchestra w/ Galactic, Bobby Lee Rodgers – Revolution Live – Ft.

Lauderdale, FL

11/04 – Aqueous w/ The Heavy Pets – The Broadberry – Richmond, VA

11/04 – Bumpin Uglies w/ Tropidelic – High Dive – Gainesville, FL