- May 3rd, 2016
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Wavy Gravy’s 80th Birthday – May 22nd
Where: Somo Village Event Center – Rohnert Park, CA 94928
When: May 22nd, 2016 – One full day of music from some classics!
What: A celebration of Wavy Gravy’s 80th Birthday! Wavy Gravy originally known as Hugh Romney, became famous in the counter culture movement when he stood on the stage at Woodstock and announced….” What we have in mind is breakfast in bed for 400,000!” Over the past four decades, Wavy has done many things to help make the world a better place.
Proceeds will benefit the Seva Foundation: A Berkeley based organization founded in 1978 by a group of medical professionals, counterculture activists, musicians and compassionate individuals, all dedicated helping others through the prevention of blindness. In the past 38 years, Seva has restored eyesight for 4 million people with programs reaching many of the poorest places in the world including: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Pakistan, Nepal, Tibet, India, Africa and Native American communities in the U.S. Today, Seva’s sight restoration programs serve one million people annually.
Why: Because Wavy Gravy is a great guy with a big heart. Also, what better reason to listen to live music in the California valley?
Delfest – May 26th-29th
Where: Allegany County Fairgrounds – Cumberland, MD
When: May 226th-29th – Yonder Mountain String Band plays on May 26th – 10:15 PM – 11:45 PM
What: There are several ways to start off your festival endeavors this summer season and then there are the BEST ways to start it off right – one of those being Delfest. As Grateful Web put it, “The festival originated from the desire to create a family-friendly music festival celebrating the rich legacy of McCoury music while creating a forum for world-class musical collaborations and to showcase fresh new talent with a down-home feeling. Produced in association with High Sierra Music, the 9th Annual DelFest will again offer a quality festival experience stamped with the unique McCoury touch. Personally chosen by Del, the Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland, MD served as the perfect location for DelFest–nestled along the Potomac River in the scenic Appalachian Mountains, the Fairgrounds are convenient to four major airports and easily reached by rail or road.”
Why: Because The Del McCoury Band makes for wonderful hosts (have you seen the line-up?) and this would be one we wouldn’t miss – so neither should you! DELYEAH!
Dark Star Jubilee – May 27th – 29th
Where: Legend Valley – Thornville, Ohio
When: May 26th-29th – Yonder Mountain String Band plays on May 28th – 12:30 – 2:00 AM
What: Take some of the jammiest bands around the country and surround them with dead-heads (including ourselves) and jammin’ enthusiasts and you have one of the best weekends in the month of May. Welcome to The Dark Star Jubilee. Hosted by our fellow Colorado friends, Dark Star Orchestra, this weekend is a great way to see a lot of jammin’ in a short amount of time. Don’t miss it as each band brings a unique sound and experience to the scene.
Why: Because the Grateful Dead is such a huge part of our lives, improvisations are fun, and Dark Star Orchestra knows how to throw a party.
Summer Camp Music Festival – May 27th-29th
Where: Chillicothe, IL
When: May 27th-29th – Yonder Mountain String Band plays on May 29th – at 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM and 2:45 AM – 4:00 AM
What: The only way to spend Memorial Day Weekend, Summer Camp Festival takes place on the final weekend of May. Summer Camp Festival is the ultimate (in our book, the only) way to end off the May festival line-up. With over 100 different artists over the three day stent, you can see some of your favorite jam bands and discover some new ones along the way. Another great reason to attend Summer Camp Festival is their efforts to Make A Difference, which is the icing on the cake when it comes to good tunes matched with good karma points.
Why: Check out the massive line-up and then ask yourself, “Why not.”
- March 7th, 2016
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Yonder Mountain String Band returns to our home-state venue Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Saturday, August 20, 2016.
Accompanying YMSB for this year’s homecoming, we welcome Drive-By Truckers, as well as special guests Preservation Hall Jazz Band. This powerful and eclectic line-up features the amazing soulful southern rock of Drive-By Truckers, the rich jazz tradition of New Orleans with Preservation Hall, plus the original blend of bluegrass and progressive jam-improvisations of Yonder Mountain.
Pre-sale tickets begin Wednesday – March 9 at 10 AM MST: http://bit.ly/RRPre-Sale
Public on-sale is Friday – March 11 at 10 AM MST: http://bit.ly/KBCOAEGRR
For nearly 18 years, Yonder Mountain String Band has redefined bluegrass music, expanding the traditional acoustic genre beyond its previously established boundaries by steadily pushing the envelope into the realms of rock n’ roll and improvisation. Notoriously independent, Yonder Mountain String Band has paved the path for a genre and sound as unique as the band itself.
Yonder Mountain String Band consisting of Adam Aijala (guitar, vocals), Dave Johnston (banjo, vocals), Ben Kaufmann (bass, vocals), Allie Kral (violin, vocals), and Jacob Jolliff (mandolin, vocals) — began a new era for the band with the release of Black Sheep. The first YMSB album produced by the band itself, Black Sheep is, by any measure, considered the most mesmeric of their career. Black Sheep marks the first time in Yonder’s history that they utilized, throughout an entire record, the conventional five-piece instrumental arsenal of bluegrass music (guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle and bass), proving yet again that the band continues to be a progressive
Yonder Mountain String Band will feature original tunes pulled from the recent release Black Sheep, along with an arsenal of originals and re-invented covers of classic hits that span a variety of genres to create a Yonder experience like none before.
Drive By Truckers
Co-founded by Patterson Hood (guitar, vocals) and Mike Cooley (guitar, vocals), the alternative country five-piece Drive-By Truckers also includes Brad Morgan (drums), Jay Gonzalez (keyboards, guitar, vocals, accordion, saw), and Matt Patton (bass, vocals). Their 12th studio album, English Oceans (March 2014; ATO Records) is an elegantly balanced and deeply engaged effort that finds the group refreshed and firing on all cylinders. Drive-By Truckers recently released their long awaited live album, It’s Great To Be Alive: Recorded Live at The Fillmore (October 2015), which was recorded over a three-night run at the historic Fillmore in San Francisco, CA.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
The New Orleans jazz band Preservation Hall Jazz Band got their name directly from the Preservation Hall venue located in the French Quarter. Preservation Hall was among the few NOLA venues that welcomed both Caucasian and African-American musicians during the early 1960s when the Jazz Band first got its start. The current line-up includes Joe Lastie Jr. (drums, backing vocals), Clint Maedgen (tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, vocals), Rickie Monie (piano), Mark Braud (trumpet, backing vocals), Ronell Johnson (tuba, piano, vocals), Charlie Gabriel (clarinet, tenor saxophone, vocals) and Ben Jaffe (tuba, string bass, banjo, percussion, backing vocals). In 2013, Preservation Hall Jazz Band released their first album, That’s It!, consisting of all original material written over the course of their more than 50-year career.
For more information on Yonder Mountain String Band and their forthcoming tour dates, please visit: yondermountain.com
- May 13th, 2016
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We are pleased to announce we will be joining our friends, moe. for select dates in the Midwest!!!
Tickets will be available on our website on Monday, May 16th, 2016.
moe. is the preeminent progressive rock band on the music scene today—a quintet of world class musicians, whose creative output equals that of their longevity. In a remarkable career that has touched three decades and produced a discography of 24 albums, the Sugar Hill Records recording artist of Al Schnier and Chuck Garvey on guitars and vocals, Rob Derhak on bass and vocals, Jim Loughlin on percussion and vibes, and Vinnie Amico on drums, continue to push the standard for performance art higher and further.
Learn more about moe. and we hope to see you there.
- May 11th, 2016
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JUST ANNOUNCED – CHANCE TO WIN VIP UPGRADES:
We will be performing a single mic acoustic set for all VIP and Super VIP guests at the Merryland Music Fest on Saturday, July 9th!
If you have already or if you secure your GA ticket by May 20th, you will be entered to win one of 3 pairs of VIP upgrades!
For full fest details or to get your VIP or SVIP package today, visit www.merrylandmusicfest.com (limited VIP and SVIP available so don’t miss out!)
- May 10th, 2016
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Win VIP Tickets to the upcoming 15th Annual Northwest String Summit and a “Meet and Greet” with Yonder Mountain String Band! The festival takes place July 14th – July 17th in that magical place we call Horning’s Hideout. Enter to win below:
- May 3rd, 2016
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Bigger than ever before, here are a few reasons why you should get your tickets to this year’s 15th Anniversary Northwest String Summit:
1. The Lineup (Duh!!) – This year will be hard to top as we have more bands and musicians than ever before, allowing more music and music workshops than ever before! Joining us, we will have some of our oldest friends and some new bands as well!
See for yourself:
2. New Kids and Family Area – NWSS is expanding and moving to a nearby location that will provide more space for enhancements to arts and crafts, exclusive live music, workshops, games and activities galore! Check out the NEW Kids & Families dedicated webpage for all the details on all the many enhancements, workshop series and signup, music performance schedule and more!
3. Horning’s Hideout – A reason to return every year, this place is ideal for festivarians. There is something magical that goes on here in Oregon during these few days and between the scenic outdoors, the music resonating throughout the grounds, and the good vibes of those kinfolk surrounding you – Horning’s Hideout is near and dear to our heart and those who get to experience it.
4. The Northwest String Summit Family – We’ve been to ALOT of festivals but nothing compares to the community that has evolved here at Northwest String Summit. It’s a major reason that brings each festivarian and musician alike, back again and again. Each year, our family grows just a little bigger and it’s something you’ll definitely want to experience yourself!
Don’t miss the 15th Annual celebration of life that we call Northwest String Summit!
NWSS Website link: www.stringsummit.com
NWSS Ticketing link: http://stringsummit.com/ticketsgraph/
- April 19th, 2016
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Strings & Sol is heading back home to Mexico for another edition of our four night beach party. This year’s throwdown will feature music from Yonder Mountain String Band, Greensky Bluegrass, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, The Infamous Stringdusters, Keller & The Keels, Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass, plus very special guests Danny Barnes and Nicki Bluhm!
Leave your winter stress behind and join us in the tropics on December 9-13, 2016 at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, the perfect destination for our musical getaway! The Returning Guest Pre-Sale is April 26th and the General On-Sale begins April 27th. See you on the beach!
All guests who have attended a previous Strings & Sol event will be eligible for an exclusive pre-sale on April 26th at 12pm EST. Find more details about the pre-sale here.
Any remaining rooms after the pre-sale will go on sale to the general public on April 27th at 12pm EST.
- April 7th, 2016
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We are thrilled to announce our next tour, as we ride the summer-tide across the nation. We’ll visit some of our favorite festivals and venues, whether it’s classics like Telluride Bluegrass and our very own Northwest String Summit, or new festivals such as Highberry Fest, we hope you join us along the way!
Enjoy a bit of what’s to come as we hit the road in June for our Summer Tour with this Soundcloud Sampler. Below, you can download the full version of our Portland show for FREE.
(When you check-out, it should say $0 and allow you to start the download soon after.)
Get in on the pre-sale, and not only do you get to enjoy a download of one of our live shows dating back to 2003, but getting your tickets early often means saving money on the ticketing fees and guarantees you’ll be there with us! We will send you a download code with your confirmation email, redeemable for any FULL show of your choice from our massive Yonder Live catalogue.