What’s up, readers?! The Jamwich is back with another hand-picked selection of this week’s most anticipated live concerts and other arts & culture related events. Summer is here! Carpe Diem! No plans? No problem.  Here’s what’s up this week.

Join in on a righteous cause at AlterNative’s Bluegrass & Brews this Saturday, July 20th, in Richmond, VA: a celebration meant to raise awareness about AlterNative’s Highland Support Group. H.S.G. is a non-profit organization that provides financial and technical assistance to community managed projects that address social and environmental issues across the Guatemalan Highlands. The only thing better than the fact that you’ll be able to play a part in something bigger than yourself, is the fact that admission to this event in free! That’s right. FREE! The party starts Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. and will continue strong until 11:00 p.m. Bands and artists expected to perform include Adam Dawson, The Folly, Amanda Beason, Charlie and The Darlings, The Come Hears, Corey Axt, Everyone But The Kitchen Sink, K.F.C., Matt Monta, Ol’Riles Band, Tony Farris & John Green, and Rebecca Royals & Wes.  Also, if you have some time to spare, make sure to check out the AlterNatives boutique located in the Carytown shopping district of Richmond.  To learn more head on over to www.rvabluegrassandbrews.com

Camp Bisco returns to Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA for a weekend of celebration at one of the region’s finest outdoor concert venues, which includes a full-sized waterpark.  Get ready for one of the most stacked line-ups of the year! The Disco Biscuits, Bassnectar, Odesza, Tipper, STS9, Umphrey’s McGee, Twiddle, Aqueous, Octave Cat, Spafford, LITZ and several other premier bands all have sets scheduled throughout the weekend.  Weekend passes to this event will set you back $269 (if you bundle GA tickets and camping pass).  Single day passes are also available for those who would rather sleep off the shenanigans at home, or as a cheaper alternative to experience what Camp Bisco has to offer.  Access to Montage Mountain Waterpark is included with your GA; so be sure to take a few laps around the lazy river, go for a zipline ride, and ride the slides to make the most of your festival experience. To learn more, purchase tickets, view videos and photos from previous years, and answer any questions you might have, head on over to www.campbisco.com


Other notable performances this week include: moe. w/ Blues Traveler and G. Love @ Chrysler Hall in Norfolk, VA (07/15), The Freeman Stage in Selbyville, DE (07/16), The Pines Theatre in Northampton, MA (07/17), Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion in Boston, MA (07/19), Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, CT (07/20) and at Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford, NH (07/21) // STS9 three-night run @ Pisgah Brewing Company Outdoor Stage in Black Mountain, NC (07/19-20-21) // Umphrey’s McGee @ RITZ Theatre in Raleigh, NC w/ Aqueous (07/18), and Virginia Credit Union Live! In Richmond, VA w/ Big Something (07/19).


That’s it for this week! Let us know where you’ll be, and feel free to leave your own suggestions in the comment section below.





07/18-21 – Great South Bay Music Festival – Patchogue, NY

07/18-21 – Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival of Music & Dance – Trumansburg, NY

07/18-21 – Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival – Oak Hill, NY

07/18-20 – Camp Bisco – Scranton, PA

07/19-21 – Jerry Jam – Bath, NH

07/19-20 – Slightly Stoopid Weekend – Garrettsville, OH

07/19-21 – Columbus Jazz & Rib Fest – Columbus, OH

07/20 – Jeezum Crow Festival – Jay, VT

07/20 – Farming Man Fest – Altamont, NY

07/20 – AlterNatives’ Bluegrass & Brews – Richmond, VA

07/20 – Pizzastock – Derry, NH

07/21 – Mustang Midsummer Meltdown – Corolla, NC



07/15 – moe. w/ Blues Traveler, G. Love – Chrysler Hall – Norfolk, VA


07/16 – Tedeschi Trucks Band w/ Blackberry Smoke, Shovels & Rope – CMAC – Canandaigua, NY

07/16 – Lettuce – The Flying Monkey – Plymouth, NH


07/17 – Tedeschi Trucks Band – The Barns at Wolf Trap – Vienna, VA

07/17 – Greensky Bluegrass w/ Jon Stickley Trio – Norfolk, VA

07/17 – moe. w/ Blues Traveler, G. Love – The Pines Theatre – Northampton, MA


07/18 – Fletcher’s Grove w/ Electric Orange Peel – Thunderbird Café – Pittsburgh, PA

07/18 – Umphrey’s McGee w/ Aqueous – Ritz Theatre – Raleigh, NC

07/18 – Greensky Bluegrass – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater – Wilmington, NC

07/18 – Restless Leg String Band w/ Dark Moon Hollow – Stanley’s Pub – Cincinnati, OH

07/18 – The Motet w/ West End Blend – Bernie’s Beach Bar – Hampton, NH

07/18 – Perpetual Groove – Georgia Theatre – Atlana, GA


07/19 – Umphrey’s McGee w/ Big Something – Virginia Credit Union LIVE! – Richmond, VA

07/19 – Steal Your Peach – The Ardmore Music Hall – Philadelphia, PA

07/19 – Greensky Bluegrass – Koka Booth Amphitheater – Cary, NC

07/19 – The Motet – Daryl’s House Restaurant & Music Club – Pawling, NY

07/19 – Fletcher’s Grove w/ Electric Orange Peel – Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH

07/19 – Galactic – Beech Mountain Resort – Beech Mountain, NC

07/19 – STS9 – Pisgah Brewing Outdoor Stage – Black Mountain, NY

07/19 – moe. w/ Blues Traveler, G. Love – Rockland Trust Band Pavilion – Boston, MA

07/19 – Tedeschi Trucks Band w/ Blackberry Smoke, Shovels & Rope – Riverbend – Cincinnati, OH

07/19 – Perpetual Groove – The Charleston Pour House – Charleston, SC

07/19 – Runaway Gin – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA

07/19 – The Rolling Stones w/ The Revivalists – TIAA Bank Field – Jacksonville, FL

07/20 – Big Something w/ Galaxy Dynamite, Bended Light – The NorVa – Norfolk, VA

07/20 – Ponder w/ Tropidelic, lespecial, After Funk, Cold Lazurus – Shawbuck’s – Jamestown, NY

07/20 – Greensky Bluegrass w/ Rayland Baxter – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheater – Charlotte, NC

07/20 – STS9 – Pisgah Brewing Outdoor Stage – Black Mountain, NC

07/20 – Tedeschi Trucks Band w/ Blackberry Smoke, Shovels & Rope – The Rose Music Center – Huber Heights, OH

07/20 – Runaway Gin – The Firmament – Greenville, SC

07/20 – Perpetual Groove – Hargray Capitol Theatre – Macon, GA


07/21 – George Clinton & Friends – EXPRESS LIVE! – Columbus, OH

07/21 – STS9 – Pisgah Brewing Outdoor Stage –  Black Mountain, NC

07/21 – Greensky Bluegrass – Salvage Station – Asheville, NC

07/21 – moe. w/ Blues Traveler, G. Love – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion – Gilford, NH