What’s up, readers!? All signs point to Spring! Aside from a few chilly mornings, there is no denying that Spring is officially here. Time to break out of the woodwork and start filling your days with sunshine! No plans? No problem! Here at The Jamwich we’ve got you covered with a hand-selected batch of this week’s tastiest jamsand funkiest performances. Here’s what’s up this week.
Get ready for four days jam-packed with live music, camping, craft & food vending and endless fun! The annual Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance is back, and better than ever! Donna The Buffalo, and their friends over at Foothills Brewing and That Station 95.7 encourage everyone to come out and have a good time. Tons of activities are scheduled for each day: advocacy groups will be on-site to educate others and spread the word about their causes, learn about healing arts, make some indigenous crafts, listen to a lecture on the importance of honey bees and how to be a bee keeper, watch an interactive blacksmithing demonstration and much more! Live music will be provided by Donna The Buffalo, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Turkuaz, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Zach Deputy and over 50 other talented groups and artists. Purchase you tickets in advance and save yourself a bit of cash. Four day passes are on sale for $119, with prices increasing about $20 at the gate. Single day passes are also available. Parking is not included in your tickets, however, cars that arrive with four or more passengers get to park for free. Otherwise its $10 for the weekend, or $5 per day. Kids under 12 enter for free. Primitive, vehicle and RV camping options are all available. To learn more visit https://shakorihillsgrassroots.org.
Head on down to Sleepy Creek on the Potomac in Berkeley Springs, WV for Sleepy Creek SpringDig, an affordable, enjoyable and family friendly music festival! Tunes provided by Jeff Austin Band, Drew Emmitt & Andy Thorn, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Jon Stickley Trio, The Jakob Ferry Stranglers, Better Off Dead, and many more! New to the festival this year is “rain insurance.” Basically, if it rains a certain amount during peak festival hours you can get a refund for your ticket. To learn more about the details head to the festival’s official site. Weekend passes are currently on sale for $100, with parking and camping included in your ticket price. RV camping is an extra $20, pets carry a $10 per-animal fee, and early arrival is an option for another $10. See you at the creek!
Make way for the jam-band wrecking ball, The Jauntee, as they cruise the region this week for a series of performances that you won’t want to miss. As of late, the band, which got its start in Cambridge, MA, has been gaining the attention of veteran heads, new-age hippies, and those who are just breaking into the scene. The Jauntee is Scott Ferber on drums, Caton Sollenberger on guitar, Tyler Adams on keyboard, and John Loland on bass. Check them out this week at Nowhere Bar in Athens, GA (04/29), Doc Taylor’s in Virginia Beach, VA (05/02), The 8×10 in Baltimore, MD (05/03), and Parish Public House in Albany, NY (05/04).
Other notable performances this week include: Claypool Lennon Delirium @ Madison Theatre in Covington, KY (04/30), Swimmer w/ The New Motif @ Hawks & Reeds Performing Arts Center (05/02), Goose @ B Chords Brewing Company in Round Hill, VA (05/03), Box of Rain at Gypsy Sally’s in Washington, DC (05/03), and TAUK @ 1904 Music Hall in Jacksonville, FL (05/01), w/ Groove Orient @ The Social in Orlando, FL (05/02), w/ Groove Orient @ High Dive in Gainesville, FL (05/03), and w/ Groove Orient @ Crowbar in Tampa, FL (05/04).
Don’t forget to continue scrolling down for the entire list of concerts and events for the week. Let us know where you’ll be, and please feel free to leave your own suggestions in the comment section! Until next week. Stay jammy.
05/02-05 – Spring Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival – Pittsboro, NC
05/03-05 – Sleepy Creek SpringDig – Berkely Springs, WV
05/03-05 – French Broad River Festival – Hot Springs, NC
04/29 – The Jauntee – The Nowhere Bar – Athena, GA
04/30 – The Claypool Lennon Delirium – Madison Theatre – Covington, KY
05/01 – Brit Floyd – State Theatre – New Brunswick, NJ
05/01 – TAUK – 1904 Music Hall – Jacksonville, FL
05/02 – Brit Floyd – The Modell Lyric – Baltimore, MD
05/02 – The Grass is Dead – The Rex Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
05/02 – Satsang – Top Cats – Cincinnati, OH
05/02 – lespecial w/ Cypher – Nietzsche’s – Buffalo, NY
05/02 – Delta Rae w/ Noah Guthrie – The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
05/02 – The Jauntee – Doc Taylor’s Seaside Market Lounge – Virginia Beach, VA
05/02 – Swimmer w/ The New Motif – Hawks & Reeds Performing Art Center – Greenfield, MA
05/02 – Jon Stickley Trio – The Whiskey – Wilmington, NC
05/02 – TAUK w/ The Groove Orient – The Social – Orlando, FL
05/03 – The Jauntee – The 8×10 – Baltimore, MD
05/03 – Splintered Sunlight – The Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ
05/03 – Box of Rain – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC
05/03 – Of Tomorrow w/ The Jauntee, Conscious Pilot – The 8×10 – Baltimore, MD
05/03 – lespecial – Flour City Station – Rochester, NY
05/03 – People’s Blues of Richmond – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
05/03 – Todd Snider – The Rex Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
05/03 – Consider the Source – Arch Street Tavern – Hartford, CT
05/03 – Yonder Mountain String Band – First Ward Park – Charlotte, NC
05/03 – Goose – B Chord Brewing Company – Round Hill, VA
05/03 – Indighost w/ Golden Horseshoe – Melody’s – Beckley, WV
05/03 – Brit Floyd – Lynn Memorial Auditorium – Lynn, MA
05/03 – Universal Sigh w/ Partials – Aisle 5 – Atlanta, GA
05/03 – Porch 40 w/ STIG – Smith’s Olde Bar – Atlanta, GA
05/03 – TAUK w/ The Groove Orient – High Dive – Gainesville, FL
05/04 – Stewbone w/ Kenny Brooks – The 8×10 – Baltimore, MD
05/04 – The Allman Others Band – Hill Country DC – Washington, DC
05/04 – Jerry Garcia Cover Band – Salvage Station – Asheville, NC
05/04 – Brachtopus – Kings Rook Club – Erie, PA
05/04 – Brit Floyd – Oakdale Theatre – Wallingford, CT
05/04 – Universal Sigh – Hummingbird – Macon, GA
05/04 – The Jauntee – Parish Public House – Albany, NY
05/04 – TAUK w/ The Groove Orient – Crowbar – Tampa, FL