Greetings, readers! The cold weather is still sticking around, but don’t let that get you down. Get up, stand up and move to live music venue near you! This week we’ve got you covered with a wide selection of shows, and several great suggestions to help you find the good vibes.  Here’s what’s up this week.

Pack your bags and head down south to Punta Gorda, Florida for the tenth annual Punta Gorda Funk Fest.  Enjoy warmer temps and some sunshine this weekend with Lettuce, Papadosio, The Werks, Here Comes the Mummies, Joe Marcinek Band, and many more awesome live musicians.  The limited number of camping packages have been sold out already, however, there are still plenty of GA weekend passes, as well as induvial Friday and Saturday passes, still available  To the best of my knowledge, unless you were able to secure one of the limited tent packages, there will be no camping allowed on-site and you will need to secure your own transportation to and from the venue for both days.  Weekend general admission passes are set for $60, an individual passes are set for $30 (Friday) and $45 (Saturday).  Feel free to head on over to the festivals official page to learn more.

Is just one show not enough for you?  Need an entire weekend to “dance it out” with one of your favorite bands?  Veteran prog-rock jam band Umphrey’s McGee descends upon New York City’s Brooklyn Steel for an entire weekend of jamtastic tunes.  The limited number of three-days passes have already sold out, however, individual passes are still available for each evening through the band’s website (around $50 per evening). Scoop em’up now before they are gone!

Umphrey’s McGee

The instrumental groove-rockers, Lotus, join forces with the L.A based, post-rock band, El Ten Eleven for a team of shows this weekend at Mr.Small’s Theatre in Millvale, PA.  With six full length albums and two EP’s under their belt, Kristian Dunn (guitar/bass double-neck guitar) and Tim Fogarty (Percussion) are a force to be reckoned with. Get your tickets now, before they are gone!

Left: Kristian Dunn, Right: Tim Fogarty of El Ten Eleven


The funk powerhouse Galactic teams up with New Orleans native, Erica Falls, for a pair of funktastic performances this Friday and Saturday at 9:30 Club in Washington, DC as they continue their Already Ready Already Tour.  With support from High & Mighty Brass Band on Friday and Aztec Sun on Saturday, you’re guaranteed a unique experience each night.  Show up early, and be ready to boogie down.  Head on over to the venues official website to purchase your tickets, and see what other events are happening this month.

As always, don’t forget to scroll a bit further down for an extended lists of concert for the entire week.  Let us know what concerts you’re going to this week, and feel free to leave your own suggestions in the comment section. Until next week!



Festivals/Events This Week:

02/15-16 – Funk Fest Punta Gorda – Punta Gorda, FL

Concerts This Week:

02/11 – Spafford – The Southern – Charlottesville, VA

02/11 – Galactic – Jupiter Hall – Albany, NY

02/11 – Katchafire w/ Jordan T, Swells, Mystic Roots Band – Brooklyn Bowl – New York, NY


02/12 – Spafford – Visulite Theatre – Charlotte, NC

02/12 – Pigeons Playing Ping Pong w/ Mungion – Songbirds South – Chattanooga, TN


02/13 – Galactic – Buffalo Iron Works – Buffalo, NY

02/13 – Moon Hooch – Woodlands Tavern = Columbus, OH

02/13 – The Werks – The Charleston Pour House – Charleston, SC


02/14 – Galactic w/ High and Mighty Brass Band – Rex Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA

02/14 – Umphrey’s McGee – Brooklyn Steel – New York, NY

02/14 – Dan Lipton Trio w/ Laura Valve Duo – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC

02/14 – Spafford – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC

02/14 – Galaxy Dynamite – Sandler Center for the Performing Arts – Virginia Beach, VA

02/14 – Distance & Murkury – Main Stage – Richmond, VA

02/14 – Railroad Earth – The Egg – Albany, NY

02/14 – The Werks w/ Custard Pie – 1904 Music Hall – Jacksonville, FL

02/14 – Yonder Mountain String Band w/ Handmade Moments – Beacham Theatre – Orlando, FL


02/15 – Tedeschi Trucks Band – Warner Theatre – Washington, DC

02/15 – Danger Bird w/ The Bob Band – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC

02/15 – Galactic w/ High and Mighty Brass Band – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC

02/15 – Wild Adriatic w/ Chestnut Grove – Dante’s Bar – Frostburg, MD

02/15 – Town Mountain w/ Muther Goose – Capital Ale House – Richmond, VA

02/15 – Lotus w/ El Ten Eleven – Mr. Small’s Theatre – Millvale, PA

02/15 – Umphrey’s McGee – Brooklyn Steel – New York, NY

02/15 – Dirty Grass Players w/ Pierce Edens & the Dirty Work – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC

02/15 – Bela Fleck – Diana Wortham Theatre – Asheville, NC

02/15 – Spafford – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC

02/15 – Railroad Earth – The Wilbur – Boston, MA

02/15 – Runaway Gin – Mavericks at The Landing – Jacksonville, FL

02/15 – Papadosio w/ The Heavy Pets – Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL

02/15 – Yonder Mountain String Band w/ Handmade Moments – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

02/15 – Lettuce w/ Roosevelt Collier – Revolution Live –  Ft. Lauderdale, FL


02/16 – Tedeschi Trucks Band – Warner Theatre – Washington, DC

02/16 – Galactic w/ Aztec Sun – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC

02/16 – Bus & Friends w/ Mother’s Little Helper – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC

02/16 – The Terah Crawford Band – Dante’s Bar – Frostburg, MD

02/16 – Dirty Grass Players – Sycamore Deli – Blackburg, VA

02/16 – Mountain Heart – Charleston Pour House – Charleston, SC

02/16 – Splintered Sunlight – Sherman Theatre – Stroudsburg, PA

02/16 – Lotus w/ El Ten Eleven – Mr. Small’s Tavern – Millvale, PA

02/16 – Bela Fleck – Carnegie Hall – Lewisburg, WV

02/16 – Umphrey’s McGee – Brooklyn Steel – NewYork, NY

02/16 – Railroad Earth w/ Holly Bowling – The Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY

02/16 – Headtronics – Brooklyn Bowl – New York, NY

02/16 – Of Good Nature w/ LITZ – The Pourhouse Music Hall – Raleigh, NC


02/17 – Sister Nancy Live – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD

02/17 – Tedeschi Trucks Band w/ The National Reserve – Hershey, PA

02/17 – Galactic – Lyric Theatre – Blacksburg, VA

02/17 – The Floozies w/ Too Many Zooz – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC

02/17 – moe. – The Strand Ballroom – Providence, RI

02/17 –Lettuce – Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL

02/17 – Yonder Mountain String Band w/ Handmade Moments – COAST – Stock Island, FL