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New Years Shows Are Underway This Week with Bobby Weir and the Wolf Bros, Greensky Bluegrass, Railroad Earth, Umphrey’s McGee, Billy Strings, Gov’t Mule, Widespread Panic, Railroad Earth

Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros Announces Three-Night New Year's Eve Stand in Fort  LauderdaleBobby Weir and the Wolf Bros. Kick Off Tour with a Memorable Performance. Bobby Weir and Wolf Bros., featuring Don Was and Jay Lane, kicked off their highly anticipated tour with a captivating performance at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The first of three nights was filled with incredible music and unforgettable moments.

The night started off with a bang as the band opened with a cover version of The Platters’ timeless hit, “Twilight Time.” The crowd was immediately hooked, and the energy in the venue was palpable.

As the night progressed, the band expanded to a three-piece for their rendition of Bob Dylan’s classic, “She Belongs to Me.” The addition of more players brought a new dimension to the song, and the audience couldn’t help but be captivated by the performance.

The momentum continued to build as the band delved into fan favorites such as “Big River,” “Catfish John,” and “Jack Straw.” Each song showcased the band’s incredible talent and their ability to connect with the audience on a deep level.

Bobby Weir also treated the crowd to a couple of songs from his RatDog catalog, showcasing his versatility as a musician. The crowd was thrilled to hear these familiar tunes and sang along with every word.

After an electrifying rendition of “Good Lovin’,” the band took a well-deserved set break. The anticipation in the air was palpable as the audience eagerly awaited the second half of the show.

When the band returned to the stage, they wasted no time in getting the crowd back on their feet. They launched into a spirited performance of “Me and Bobby McGee,” which had the audience singing and dancing along.

The energy continued to simmer as the band transitioned into “Playing in the Band.” The intricate melodies and tight harmonies showcased the band’s musical prowess and left the audience in awe.

A classic pairing of “Lost Sailor” and “Saint of Circumstance” followed, further showcasing the band’s ability to weave together different musical styles seamlessly. The crowd was transported to another world as they immersed themselves in the music.

The highlight of the night came when the band performed “Terrapin Station” in its complete form. The layered composition was a true masterpiece, and the band’s performance was nothing short of extraordinary.

The night continued with a charged rendition of “Throwing Stones,” which had the audience on their feet and cheering for more. The band closed out the show with their take on “Not Fade Away,” leaving the crowd wanting more.

Bobby Weir and Wolf Bros. delivered a truly memorable performance on the first night of their tour. The band’s incredible talent, energy, and ability to connect with the audience created an unforgettable experience for all in attendance. As the tour continues, fans can expect more incredible performances and musical moments from this talented trio.

Umphrey’s McGee Revives Multiple Covers in Chicago. Umphrey’s McGee, the renowned American rock band, recently treated their fans to an unforgettable evening in Chicago. The night kicked off with the energetic performance of their hit song, “Push the Pig”. The first set of the evening was filled with a mix of fan favorites and surprises.

Umphrey’s McGee Revive Multiple Covers in Chicago

The band delighted the crowd with classics like “Phil’s Farm” and seamlessly transitioned from “JaJunk” into “13 Days” before reprising “JaJunk”. The set continued with the infectious beats of “40’s Theme” and concluded with a captivating rendition of “Nothing Too Fancy”. Throughout the entire first set, drummer Dolan showcased his exceptional skills behind the drums.

The second set of the night featured a special guest, Portnoy, who took over the drumming duties. The set began with two Pink Floyd classics, “In the Flesh?” and “Another Brick in the Wall”. The band then launched into “Puppet String” and surprised the audience with their first cover of The Beatles’ “You Never Give Me Your Money” since 2002.

Umphrey’s McGee continued to impress with their seamless transitions as they moved from “Plunger” into a captivating rendition of The Police’s “Driven to Tears”. The excitement reached new heights when the band played Genesis’ “Abacab” for the first time since 2017. The segment concluded with the powerful and mesmerizing tune, “Wizard Burial Ground”.

The encore was filled with even more surprises for the ecstatic crowd. After performing the original track “Conduit”, with Portnoy on drums, the band revived Spïnal Tap’s “Big Bottom” for the first time since 2013. The night came to a close with Umphrey’s McGee’s first version of Rush’s “YYZ” since 2018.

Adding a touch of theatrics to the encore, during the performance of “Big Bottom”, Dolan returned to the drum kit while guitarist Brendan Bayliss and Portnoy both picked up the bass alongside bassist Ryan Stasik. This unique collaboration added an extra layer of excitement and energy to the already electric atmosphere.

Umphrey’s McGee once again showcased their musical prowess and ability to captivate their audience with their dynamic performances. The band’s ability to seamlessly blend their original tracks with iconic covers is a testament to their versatility and talent.

The Chicago concert proved to be a night to remember for Umphrey’s McGee fans, as they were treated to a mix of beloved classics and unexpected surprises. The band’s dedication to delivering an unforgettable experience was evident throughout the entire evening.

With their impressive repertoire and ability to revive covers with a fresh twist, Umphrey’s McGee continues to be a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. Their Chicago concert was just another example of their unwavering commitment to providing their fans with a memorable and exhilarating live music experience.

Billy Strings Kicks off New Year’s Stand in New Orleans with a Memorable Performance

Watch: Billy Strings Begins New Year's Stand in New Orleans, Offers Debuts, Bust  Outs and Covers

Billy Strings and his band kicked off the new year with a bang, beginning their highly anticipated three-night stand in New Orleans. The first set was filled with a mix of debuts, bust outs, and covers, delighting the audience with their diverse musical offerings. The set started off with a long-awaited performance of “Maggie Walker Blues,” a song that hadn’t been played in 149 shows. This nostalgic choice set the tone for the rest of the evening, as the band seamlessly transitioned between their own original compositions and crowd-pleasing covers.
 
As the night progressed, the band treated the audience to a mix of old favorites and new surprises. “Shady Grove” and “Mountain Dew” were met with enthusiastic applause, while the first-time performance of the traditional tune “Big Sciota” showcased the band’s versatility and musical prowess. The second half of the concert began with an original song, followed by the debut of “Uncloudy Day,” a tune famously associated with Willie Nelson. The band then showcased their instrumental skills with a captivating rendition of “Soldier’s Joy,” followed by the heartfelt ballad “All Of Tomorrow.” One of the highlights of the night was the band’s cover of “Keep On The Sunny Side,” a song that hadn’t been played in 230 shows.
 
This unexpected choice delighted fans and added an element of surprise to the evening’s performance. Strings took a break from the full band setup to deliver four solo performances, starting with the debut of “A-Roving on a Winter’s Night.” The crowd was captivated as he showcased his virtuoso guitar skills during his rendition of “Doc’s Guitar,” which featured an impressive outro jam inspired by Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright.”
 
Strings continued to impress with his solo segment, presenting the original composition “Catch and Release” and a cover of “Nashville Blues” before the full band rejoined him on stage for the energetic performance of “Harbor of Love.” The band continued to surprise the audience with a debut of the traditional tune “Forked Deer,” showcasing their ability to seamlessly blend traditional and contemporary sounds.
 
The second set concluded with the Nelson co-written “California Sober,” which seamlessly transitioned into the timeless classic “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.” For the night’s encore, Strings and his band returned to the stage, creating an intimate atmosphere as they huddled around a single microphone. They covered the heartfelt song “Angel Band,” followed by the co-authored track “Freedom” with Lindsay Lou, leaving the audience with a sense of awe and appreciation for the band’s talent.
 
With the first night of the three-night stand complete, Strings and his band are set to return to the UNO Lakefront Arena for two more unforgettable performances. Tonight’s show will feature a masquerade theme, promising even more surprises and musical delights for fans in attendance.
 
Billy Strings’ New Year’s stand in New Orleans is off to an incredible start, leaving fans eagerly anticipating what the next two nights have in store. With their impressive repertoire, seamless transitions, and captivating performances, Strings and his band continue to solidify their place as one of the most exciting acts in the contemporary music scene.
Gov’t Mule Kick Off Long-Delayed New Year’s Run with Special Guests

Gov’t Mule Kicks Off Long-Delayed New Year’s Run with Special Guests. Gov’t Mule, the renowned American rock band, finally kicked off their long-delayed New Year’s run at Philadelphia’s The Met last night. Originally scheduled for December 2021, the show had to be postponed multiple times due to COVID-related concerns and various health issues. However, the wait was worth it as the band delivered an electrifying performance with some special guests. The night began with Gov’t Mule opening their set with their eponymous track, “Mule.”

The energy in the venue was palpable as fans eagerly soaked in the long-awaited live music experience. As the first set came to a close, the crowd was in for a treat when Fab Faux guitarist and longtime Mule New Year’s run collaborator, Jimmy Vivino, and SNL band drummer, Shawn Pelton, made their appearance on stage. The collaboration between Gov’t Mule and their special guests continued to elevate the atmosphere as they launched into a soulful rendition of Bobby “Blue” Bland’s “Ain’t No Love in the Heart of the City.” The audience was then treated to the iconic sounds of The Allman Brothers with a powerful performance of “Mountain Jam.”
 
After a brief intermission, the quartet returned for their second set, once again joined by Vivino and Pelton. Together, they mesmerized the audience with a captivating rendition of Jeff Beck’s “Freeway Jam.”
 
The Allman Brothers’ influence continued to shine through as they delved into the emotional depths of “Dreams” and Warren Haynes’ signature song, “Soulshine.” The night reached its peak as Gov’t Mule and their guests took the stage for the encore.
 
The crowd erupted with excitement as the band launched into their first take on the Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter classic, “Loser.” The energy remained high as they closed the night with a spirited performance of Tom Waits’ “Goin’ Out West.” The long journey to this New Year’s run was undoubtedly filled with challenges and setbacks. However, the resilience and dedication of Gov’t Mule and their fans prevailed, resulting in a memorable night of music.
 
The band’s ability to seamlessly incorporate their special guests into the performance added an extra layer of excitement and unpredictability to the show. As the audience left The Met, they carried with them the euphoria of a night well spent. The long-delayed New Year’s run had finally come to fruition, leaving fans eagerly anticipating what the future holds for Gov’t Mule. In conclusion, Gov’t Mule’s long-delayed New Year’s run at Philadelphia’s The Met was a resounding success.
 
The band’s performance, combined with the addition of special guests Jimmy Vivino and Shawn Pelton, created an unforgettable experience for all in attendance. Despite the challenges faced along the way, the wait was worth it as Gov’t Mule delivered a night of music that will be cherished by their fans for years to come.
New Years in Atlanta - Widespread PanicWidespread Panic’s New Year’s Stand Begins in Atlanta. Widespread Panic kicked off their highly anticipated New Year’s stand in Atlanta with a night filled with original material, surprises, and rare covers.
 
The band set the tone for the multi-night celebration with their opening song, “Ain’t Life Grand,” and continued to captivate the audience with their energetic performance. The first set featured a mix of fan favorites and lesser-known tracks.
 
They followed “Ain’t Life Grand” with the catchy “Imitation Leather Shoes” and seamlessly transitioned into a pairing of “Rock” and “Wondering.” One highlight of the set was the debut of a new song, “Little By Little,” which had been introduced during the summer. The set concluded with the crowd-pleasers “Honky Red” and “Blackout Blues,” leaving the audience eager for more. After a set break, Widespread Panic returned to the stage and launched into a 90-minute jam-filled second set.
 
The band showcased their improvisational skills with an extensive jam that included songs like “Aunt Avis,” “Second Skin,” and “Tie Your Shoes.” These moments of musical spontaneity delighted the crowd and created an electric atmosphere in the venue. The night’s encore was a special treat for fans, as Widespread Panic delved into the catalog of The Doors for two rare covers. The first cover was “Soul Kitchen,” a song that hadn’t been played since October 30, 2016.
 
This marked only the third time the band had performed this particular song. For their final number, they chose The Doors’ classic “Roadhouse Blues,” with lead singer John Bell taking on the iconic Jim Morrison lyrics. This cover was first introduced during the band’s 2022 Panic en la Playa event and has become a fan favorite. Overall, Widespread Panic’s first night of their New Year’s stand in Atlanta was a resounding success.
 
The band showcased their musical prowess, treating the audience to a mix of original material and rare covers. The extended jam session in the second set allowed the band to explore new musical territories and kept the crowd engaged throughout the night. Fans can look forward to the remaining nights of the New Year’s stand, as Widespread Panic continues to deliver captivating performances and surprise their audiences with unexpected song choices.
 
The band’s ability to seamlessly blend their original material with covers from iconic artists like The Doors adds an extra layer of excitement to their shows and keeps fans coming back for more. If you’re a fan of live music and enjoy the thrill of witnessing a band’s improvisational skills in action, Widespread Panic’s New Year’s stand in Atlanta is a must-see event. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience the energy and excitement of one of the most beloved jam bands in the industry.

Greensky Bluegrass Collaborates with May Erlewine and Brian Oberlin in Michigan. On December 28, in Michigan, fans of Greensky Bluegrass were treated to a special night of music as the band welcomed guest artists May Erlewine and Brian Oberlin to join them on stage.

The evening showcased the band’s versatility and their ability to seamlessly blend different musical styles. The night began with May Erlewine, a talented folk/roots singer, opening the show. Her soulful voice and heartfelt lyrics captivated the audience, setting the stage for an unforgettable night of music.

As Greensky Bluegrass took the stage for their second set, they surprised everyone by inviting Erlewine to join them for a performance of their original song “Against the Days.” The collaboration between Erlewine and Greensky was a perfect fusion of their unique styles, creating a beautiful and harmonious sound. Adding to the excitement, Erlewine’s keyboardist, Joe Hettinga, also joined the stage.

Together, they embarked on a new musical adventure as Greensky Bluegrass performed a cover of Mariah Carey’s hit song “Always Be My Baby.” The band put their own twist on the pop ballad, infusing it with their signature bluegrass sound. The crowd couldn’t help but sing along, embracing the unexpected but delightful rendition. The following night, Greensky Bluegrass once again surprised their fans by inviting mandolin player Brian Oberlin to join them on stage during their second set. Oberlin’s virtuoso skills on the mandolin added a new dimension to the band’s performance.

Together, they played “Give a Shit,” a song that showcased the band’s ability to deliver powerful and energetic bluegrass music. Throughout both nights, Greensky Bluegrass proved why they are one of the most respected and beloved bluegrass bands in the industry. Their seamless collaborations with May Erlewine and Brian Oberlin highlighted their musical versatility and their willingness to push boundaries.

The audience was treated to a unique and unforgettable experience, witnessing the magic that can happen when talented musicians come together. It is not surprising that Greensky Bluegrass has gained a devoted following over the years. Their ability to blend traditional bluegrass with elements of folk, rock, and even pop has earned them a reputation for creating music that appeals to a wide range of listeners.

Their live performances are known for their energy and passion, and their willingness to experiment and collaborate with other artists only adds to their appeal. As the night came to a close, the audience left the venue with a sense of awe and appreciation for the talent and creativity displayed by Greensky Bluegrass, May Erlewine, and Brian Oberlin.

The collaborations showcased the power of music to bring people together and create something truly special. It was a night that will be remembered by all who were fortunate enough to be in attendance. In conclusion, Greensky Bluegrass’s collaboration with May Erlewine and Brian Oberlin in Michigan was a testament to their musical prowess and their ability to create memorable performances.

The unexpected covers and unique collaborations added a new dimension to their already impressive repertoire. It was a night that showcased the power of music to transcend genres and bring people together in celebration of the universal language of music.Railroad Earth Welcome Hot Buttered Rum's Erik Yates at The Fillmore

Railroad Earth Welcomes Hot Buttered Rum’s Erik Yates at The Fillmore. Railroad Earth, the New Jersey-bred group, is currently in the midst of a multi-night West Coast run, captivating audiences with their unique blend of Americana and bluegrass music.

On December 28th, the band took the stage at San Francisco’s iconic venue, The Fillmore, for a memorable night of music. Local favorites, Hot Buttered Rum, had the honor of opening the show, setting the stage for an incredible evening.

During Railroad Earth’s second set, a special guest joined them on stage. Erik Yates, the talented flutist from Hot Buttered Rum, emerged to lend his musical prowess to the performance. The crowd erupted with excitement as Yates began playing the flute on “Fisherman’s Blues,” a beloved tune originally by The Waterboys. The song seamlessly flowed within a musical segue that started with “Hunting Song” and concluded with “Mourning Flies,” creating a captivating and dynamic experience for the audience. Railroad Earth continues to delight fans with their captivating live performances, showcasing their exceptional musicianship and heartfelt lyrics. The band’s ability to seamlessly blend genres and create a unique sound has garnered them a dedicated following.

Their performances are known for their energy, improvisation, and the ability to transport listeners to another world. As the year comes to a close, Railroad Earth has a few more shows lined up. They will be bringing their infectious music to Bend, Oregon, where fans eagerly await their arrival. These upcoming shows are sure to be a perfect way to end the year on a high note.

Railroad Earth’s dedication to their craft and their commitment to creating a memorable experience for their fans is evident in every performance. Each show is a testament to the band’s passion for music and their ability to connect with their audience on a deep level. Their live shows are a celebration of the power of music and the joy it brings to both the performers and the listeners. If you haven’t had the chance to see Railroad Earth live, now is the perfect time to experience their incredible talent and energy.

Their unique blend of Americana, bluegrass, and folk music is sure to leave you wanting more. So grab your tickets, gather your friends, and get ready for a night of unforgettable music with Railroad Earth. In conclusion, Railroad Earth’s recent performance at The Fillmore, with special guest Erik Yates of Hot Buttered Rum, was a night to remember. The band’s seamless musical transitions and captivating energy left the audience in awe.

As they continue their West Coast run, fans eagerly anticipate their upcoming shows in Bend, Oregon. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience Railroad Earth’s exceptional talent and immerse yourself in their captivating live performances.

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Festival Night on Jamfest, A Celebration of Music from the World’s Famous Music Festivals!

Experience the magic of music festivals on Jamfest’s Festival Night. From the iconic Woodstock era to the rocking vibes of Glastonbury and the trendy sounds of Coachella, immerse yourself in the world’s most famous music festivals. Grab your virtual wristband and get ready to be transported back in time with unforgettable performances by legendary artists. Don’t miss this celebration of music and the incredible experiences that music festivals offer. Join us for a night of pulsating beats, infectious energy, and the best of the festival scene.

Music festivals are a magical experience that brings together music lovers from all walks of life. The energy, the crowd, and of course, the music, create an atmosphere that is truly unforgettable. On Jamfest’s Festival Night, we celebrate the spirit of these festivals by playing songs exclusively from some of the world’s most famous music festivals in history. Get ready for a journey through time and immerse yourself in the sounds that have defined generations.

The Woodstock Era. Woodstock, the iconic music festival of 1969, was a pivotal moment in music history. It represented the counterculture movement and showcased legendary performances by artists like Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and The Who. On Festival Night, we pay homage to this era by featuring songs that capture the essence of Woodstock. From the psychedelic rock of Hendrix to the soulful blues of Joplin, get ready to be transported back in time.

Rocking Out at Glastonbury.Glastonbury, the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world, has been a staple in the UK music scene since 1970. Known for its diverse lineup and iconic Pyramid Stage, Glastonbury has hosted legendary acts like David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, and Beyoncé. Festival Night on Jamfest brings you the best of Glastonbury, featuring songs that have rocked the fields of Worthy Farm. From Bowie’s electrifying performances to the infectious energy of Beyoncé, this is a night you won’t want to miss.

Coachella Vibes. Coachella, the annual music and arts festival held in California, has become a cultural phenomenon in recent years. Known for its star-studded lineup and trendy fashion, Coachella has seen performances by the likes of Radiohead, Beyoncé (again!), and Kendrick Lamar. Festival Night on Jamfest brings you the sun-soaked sounds of Coachella, featuring songs that embody the festival’s laid-back atmosphere and eclectic mix of genres. From indie rock to hip-hop, let the desert vibes transport you to the heart of California.

Unforgettable Moments at Tomorrowland. Tomorrowland, the world’s largest electronic dance music festival, is a haven for EDM enthusiasts. With its jaw-dropping stages, immersive production, and top-tier DJs, Tomorrowland has created countless unforgettable moments. On Festival Night, we bring you the pulsating beats and euphoric melodies that have defined Tomorrowland. From the progressive sounds of Swedish House Mafia to the infectious energy of Martin Garrix, get ready to dance like there’s no tomorrow.

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Festival Night on Jamfest is a celebration of music and the incredible experiences that music festivals offer. Whether you’re a fan of the Woodstock era, the rock vibes of Glastonbury, the trendy sounds of Coachella, or the electrifying beats of Tomorrowland, there’s something for everyone on this special night. So grab your virtual wristband, turn up the volume, and let the music transport you to the world’s most famous music festivals in history.

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Phish, ‘New Year’s Eve 1995 Live at Madison Square Garden’ is the Live From The Vault CD featured tonight on Jamfest!

Tonight on Jamfest, we are thrilled to feature the iconic live performance of Phish on New Year’s Eve 1995 at Madison Square Garden. This legendary concert has been immortalized in the Live From The Vault CD series, capturing the energy and magic of Phish’s unforgettable performance.

Phish, known for their improvisational skills and genre-blending music, delivered an extraordinary show on that memorable night. The band, consisting of Trey Anastasio, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon, and Page McConnell, took the stage and treated the audience to an incredible musical journey that has become the stuff of legends.No photo description available.

The Live From The Vault CD series has been a platform to showcase some of the most remarkable live performances in music history. It allows fans to experience the energy and excitement of a live concert in the comfort of their own homes. The New Year’s Eve 1995 show by Phish is a perfect addition to this esteemed collection.

As the clock struck midnight and the crowd erupted in cheers, Phish launched into an electrifying set that spanned over three hours. The band seamlessly blended their eclectic mix of rock, funk, jazz, and psychedelic sounds, creating a sonic landscape that captivated the audience from start to finish.

One of the highlights of the evening was the band’s rendition of “You Enjoy Myself,” a fan-favorite that showcased their musical prowess and improvisational abilities. The extended jam session during this song allowed each member of the band to shine and demonstrate their virtuosity on their respective instruments.

Throughout the concert, Phish treated the audience to a diverse selection of songs from their extensive catalog. From the infectious grooves of “Down with Disease” to the ethereal melodies of “Harry Hood,” each song was performed with precision and passion, leaving the crowd in awe of the band’s musical talent.

The New Year’s Eve 1995 concert at Madison Square Garden was not just a musical performance; it was a celebration of the band’s connection with their fans. Phish has always had a unique ability to create a sense of community and camaraderie among their followers, and this show was no exception.

The Live From The Vault CD allows fans to relive the magic of that night, transporting them back to the energy and excitement of the concert. It captures the raw emotion and improvisational spirit that makes Phish’s live performances so special. Whether you were lucky enough to attend the show or are discovering it for the first time, this CD is a must-have for any Phish fan.

In conclusion, tonight’s feature on Jamfest is the Live From The Vault CD of Phish’s New Year’s Eve 1995 concert at Madison Square Garden. This incredible performance showcases the band’s musical brilliance and their ability to create an unforgettable experience for their fans. So sit back, relax, and immerse yourself in the magic of Phish’s New Year’s Eve 1995 Live at Madison Square Garden.

39349-59.jpgExperience the iconic live performance of Phish on New Year’s Eve 1995 at Madison Square Garden. This legendary concert has been immortalized in the Live From The Vault CD series, capturing the energy and magic of Phish’s unforgettable performance. Relive the raw emotion and improvisational spirit that makes Phish’s live performances so special.

Whether you were there or discovering it for the first time, this CD is a must-have for any Phish fan. Join us on Jamfest to immerse yourself in the magic of Phish’s New Year’s Eve 1995 Live at Madison Square Garden.

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Tiësto’s Legendary New Year’s Show at Trance Energy 2000

This iconic show marked the turn of the millennium and solidified Tiësto’s status as one of the world’s top DJs and producers.

Trance Energy was a renowned electronic music event that attracted thousands of music enthusiasts from around the globe. Tiësto’s set at Trance Energy 2000 was particularly special as it was not only a celebration of the new year but also a showcase of his exceptional talent and unique style.

Tiësto, born Tijs Michiel Verwest, began his career in the early 1990s and quickly gained recognition for his innovative approach to trance music. His energetic and melodic sound captivated audiences worldwide, and he became a driving force in the electronic music scene.

As the clock struck midnight on December 31, 1999, Tiësto took the stage at Trance Energy, setting the tone for an electrifying night. The crowd was filled with anticipation, ready to embark on a musical journey that would transcend time and space.

Tiësto’s set was a masterclass in DJing, seamlessly blending tracks and creating an atmosphere that was both euphoric and mesmerizing. His selection of music showcased the best of trance, with its uplifting melodies and driving beats. Each track flowed effortlessly into the next, captivating the crowd and keeping them on their feet throughout the night.

The energy in the venue was palpable as Tiësto’s music pulsated through the speakers. The crowd’s enthusiasm was infectious, creating a symbiotic relationship between the DJ and his audience. Tiësto’s ability to connect with the crowd and create a shared experience is what set him apart from other DJs of his time.

Tiësto’s New Year’s show at Trance Energy 2000 was not only a celebration of music but also a testament to the power of electronic music to bring people together. It was a night of unity, where people from all walks of life came together to dance and celebrate the start of a new millennium.

Looking back, Tiësto’s performance at Trance Energy 2000 remains a defining moment in his career. It showcased his ability to captivate an audience and create an unforgettable experience through his music. It solidified his place in electronic music history and paved the way for his future success.

Tiësto’s influence on the electronic music scene cannot be overstated. His dedication to his craft and his passion for music continue to inspire countless artists and fans alike. His New Year’s show at Trance Energy 2000 will forever be remembered as a milestone in the evolution of electronic music.

As we reflect on the past and look towards the future, let us remember the power of music to bring people together and create moments of pure joy. Tiësto’s New Year’s show at Trance Energy 2000 serves as a reminder of the transformative power of music and the lasting impact it can have on our lives.

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Celebrating George Porter Jr.’s 76th Birthday at the Maple Leaf in New Orleans and on What is Hip?! on JamFest today!

Join the celebration of George Porter Jr.’s 76th birthday at the iconic Maple Leaf venue in New Orleans. George Porter Jr. is a legendary musician known for his influential role in shaping the New Orleans funk sound. Don’t miss the chance to witness the musical genius of George Porter Jr. as he delivers an unforgettable performance filled with joy, nostalgia, and the power of live music.

Celebrating George Porter Jr.’s 76th Birthday at the Maple Leaf in New Orleans

Tomorrow, the legendary musician George Porter Jr. will be celebrating his 76th birthday during his weekly gig at the iconic Maple Leaf venue in New Orleans. This milestone event promises to be a night filled with incredible music and a celebration of Porter’s remarkable career.

George Porter Jr. is a highly acclaimed bassist and singer, known for his influential role in shaping the New Orleans funk sound. As a founding member of the iconic funk band The Meters, Porter’s grooves and infectious basslines have left an indelible mark on the music industry.

Throughout his career, Porter has collaborated with numerous renowned artists, including Paul McCartney, David Byrne, and John Scofield, to name just a few. His unique style and musicality have earned him accolades and recognition as one of the greatest bass players of all time.

The Maple Leaf, located in the heart of New Orleans, is a historic venue that has been a hub for live music for over 40 years. Known for its vibrant atmosphere and commitment to showcasing local talent, the Maple Leaf is the perfect setting to celebrate George Porter Jr.’s birthday.

During his weekly gig at the Maple Leaf, Porter and his band will undoubtedly deliver an unforgettable performance, featuring a mix of his original compositions, beloved classics, and improvisational jams. Fans can expect to be immersed in the infectious rhythms and soulful melodies that have made Porter a beloved figure in the music community.

So, if you’re in New Orleans tomorrow, don’t miss the chance to join the celebration and witness the musical genius of George Porter Jr. as he marks his 76th birthday at the Maple Leaf. It’s a night that promises to be filled with joy, nostalgia, and the undeniable power of live music.

What is Hip?! Radio Show: Bringing the Soul of New Orleans to JamFest Radio. Welcome to the world of What is Hip?! Radio Show, where the vibrant and soulful sounds of New Orleans come alive every Sunday on JamFest Radio. If you’re a fan of NOLA-style music, this is the show you don’t want to miss.

Discovering the Essence of New Orleans. New Orleans, also known as the Big Easy, is a city renowned for its rich musical heritage. From jazz and blues to funk and soul, the music of New Orleans has captivated audiences for decades. What is Hip?! Radio Show celebrates this musical legacy by showcasing the best of NOLA-style music.

Hosted by passionate music enthusiasts, What is Hip?! Radio Show takes you on a journey through the heart and soul of New Orleans. Each episode features a carefully curated selection of tracks that embody the spirit of the city. From iconic classics to hidden gems, you’ll discover the diverse sounds that make New Orleans music so unique.

Tune in Every Sunday on JamFest Radio

What is Hip?! Radio Show airs every Sunday on JamFest Radio, bringing the infectious rhythms of New Orleans straight to your ears. Whether you’re a long-time fan of NOLA-style music or new to the genre, this show is the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant sounds of the Big Easy.

JamFest Radio is a platform dedicated to promoting and sharing a wide range of music genres. From rock and pop to reggae and hip-hop, JamFest Radio offers a diverse lineup of shows that cater to every musical taste. What is Hip?! Radio Show is a standout program that shines a spotlight on the soulful melodies and grooves of New Orleans.

What sets What is Hip?! Radio Show apart is the passion and knowledge of its hosts. The show is hosted by individuals who have a deep appreciation for New Orleans music and its cultural significance. Their love for the genre is evident in the way they curate each episode, ensuring that every track resonates with the essence of NOLA-style music.

What is Hip?! Radio Show not only introduces listeners to the classics but also highlights emerging artists who are keeping the spirit of New Orleans alive. By featuring a diverse range of musicians, the show ensures that both longtime fans and newcomers to NOLA-style music can discover something new and exciting.

If you’re a fan of NOLA-style music, What is Hip?! Radio Show is the perfect way to connect with a community of like-minded individuals. The show encourages listeners to engage and share their love for New Orleans music through social media platforms.

By joining the What is Hip?! Radio Show community, you’ll have the opportunity to discover new artists, discuss your favorite tracks, and connect with fellow music enthusiasts. It’s a place where the love for NOLA-style music is celebrated and shared.

Don’t Miss Out on What is Hip?! Radio Show that plays George Porter Jr and The Meters every Sunday! Whether you’re a die-hard fan of New Orleans music or simply curious about the soulful sounds of NOLA, What is Hip?! Radio Show is a must-listen. Tune in every Sunday on JamFest Radio to experience the magic of New Orleans music from wherever you are.

Prepare to be transported to the vibrant streets of the Big Easy as What is Hip?! Radio Show brings the spirit and energy of NOLA-style music to your ears. Get ready to tap your feet, nod your head, and immerse yourself in the soulful rhythms that define the essence of New Orleans.

 

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Indie Rock Heroes Mt. Joy, The Head And The Heart To Headline Jackson Hole Rendezvous Music Festival

Get ready for an unforgettable music experience as the Jackson Hole Rendezvous Music Festival returns with a stellar lineup. This annual celebration of music brings together talented artists against the backdrop of the picturesque Jackson Town Square and the majestic Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. The festival promises two days of incredible performances, with platinum-selling indie rock heroes, The Head and The Heart headlining on Friday, April 5 in Town Square, and Mt. Joy taking the stage on Saturday, April 6 in Teton Village. But that’s not all, stay tuned as more artists will be announced for both days!

The Jackson Hole Rendezvous Music Festival has become a must-attend event for music lovers from near and far. With its unique combination of breathtaking scenery and top-notch musical talent, it offers an experience like no other. Whether you’re a fan of indie rock or simply appreciate great music, this festival is sure to captivate you.

On Friday, April 5, the historic downtown Jackson Town Square will come alive with the soulful sounds of The Head and The Heart. Known for their heartfelt lyrics and captivating melodies, this platinum-selling band has become a favorite among indie rock enthusiasts. Prepare to be swept away by their infectious energy and powerful performances.

As the festival continues on Saturday, April 6, the spotlight will shift to Teton Village, where Mt. Joy will take center stage. With their unique blend of folk and indie rock, Mt. Joy has been making waves in the music industry. Their catchy tunes and honest storytelling have garnered them a dedicated fanbase and critical acclaim. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness their electrifying live show.

While The Head and The Heart and Mt. Joy are the headliners for this year’s festival, there’s still more excitement to come. The organizers have promised to announce additional acts for both days, ensuring that the lineup is packed with incredible talent from start to finish. So keep an eye out for updates and get ready to discover new artists and enjoy even more amazing performances.

Aside from the incredible music, the Jackson Hole Rendezvous Music Festival offers a unique setting that adds to the overall experience. The historic downtown Jackson Town Square provides a charming backdrop for the Friday night show, while the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village offers a stunning mountainous landscape for Saturday’s performances.

This combination of natural beauty and musical talent creates an atmosphere that is truly unforgettable.

Whether you’re a local resident or planning a trip to Jackson Hole, the Rendezvous Music Festival is an event that should not be missed. Immerse yourself in the magic of live music, surrounded by the stunning beauty of Wyoming.

Mark your calendars for April 5 and 6, and get ready to be blown away by the talent and energy of The Head and The Heart, Mt. Joy, and the other incredible acts that will be announced soon.

It’s a weekend of music that you won’t want to miss!

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Cheap Trick, ‘At Budokan’ (1979) is Live From The Vault

Cheap TricCheap Trick: Budokan! Album Review | Pitchforkk’s live album, ‘At Budokan,’ recorded in 1978 and released in 1979, is widely regarded as one of the greatest live albums of all time. The album captured the energy and excitement of the band’s performances at the historic Budokan arena in Tokyo, Japan, and helped catapult them to international stardom.

Originally intended as a Japan-only release, ‘At Budokan’ became a surprise success in the United States, thanks in part to the popularity of the single “I Want You to Want Me.” The album eventually went triple platinum and remains Cheap Trick’s best-selling release to date.

The Budokan arena, located in the heart of Tokyo, has long been a prestigious venue for musicians from around the world. Built in 1964 for the judo competition during the Summer Olympics, the arena quickly became a popular destination for rock concerts due to its excellent acoustics and capacity of over 14,000 people.

Cheap Trick’s performances at Budokan were a turning point in their career. The band had already released three studio albums at the time, but it was their live shows that truly showcased their talent and charisma. The energy and enthusiasm of the Japanese audience, combined with the band’s electrifying performances, created an unforgettable experience for both the band and the fans.

‘At Budokan’ features a selection of Cheap Trick’s best-known songs, including “Surrender,” “Hello There,” and “Ain’t That a Shame.” The album captures the raw power and tight musicianship of the band, with lead vocalist Robin Zander’s soaring vocals, Rick Nielsen’s blistering guitar solos, Tom Petersson’s melodic bass lines, and Bun E. Carlos’ thunderous drumming.

One of the standout moments on the album is the live version of “I Want You to Want Me.” Originally released as a single in 1977, the song became a massive hit when the live version was included on ‘At Budokan.’ The crowd’s enthusiastic response to the song, captured on the recording, adds an extra level of excitement and energy.

‘At Budokan’ also includes a cover of Fats Domino’s “Ain’t That a Shame,” which became another hit for the band. Cheap Trick’s version of the song stays true to the original while adding their own unique flair, showcasing their ability to put their own stamp on classic songs.

‘At Budokan’ not only solidified Cheap Trick’s status as a top-tier rock band but also helped pave the way for other live albums to achieve mainstream success. The album’s success inspired countless bands to release live recordings, and it remains a benchmark for the genre.

Over the years, ‘At Budokan’ has been reissued and expanded multiple times, with additional tracks and bonus material.

The album continues to resonate with fans, both old and new, and serves as a testament to the enduring power of Cheap Trick’s music and their electrifying live performances.

Cheap Trick’s ‘At Budokan’ is a landmark live album that captured the energy and excitement of the band’s performances at the historic Budokan arena. With its memorable songs, tight musicianship, and enthusiastic audience, the album remains a classic and a must-listen for any rock music fan.

Whether you’re a longtime fan or new to Cheap Trick’s music, ‘At Budokan’ is a testament to the band’s talent and the enduring power of live music.

Cheap Trick, ‘At Budokan’ 1979 is Live From The Vault tonight beginning at 9PM EST!

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Bob Weir’s Electrifying Performance at The Capitol Theatre

On October 16, 2017, music enthusiasts were treated to a mesmerizing live performance by the legendary Bob Weir at The Capitol Theatre. Known for his iconic role as the rhythm guitarist for the Grateful Dead, Weir showcased his immense talent and captivated the audience with his unique style.

The Capitol Theatre, located in Port Chester, New York, provided the perfect backdrop for Weir’s performance. The historic venue, renowned for its acoustics and intimate setting, created an atmosphere that enhanced the overall experience for concert-goers.

As the lights dimmed and the crowd erupted in cheers, Weir took the stage, accompanied by his band. The energy in the room was palpable as they launched into their first song. Weir’s mastery of the guitar was on full display as he effortlessly moved between intricate melodies and powerful chords.

Throughout the evening, Weir treated the audience to a mix of beloved Grateful Dead classics and his own solo material. Each song was delivered with passion and precision, showcasing Weir’s ability to connect with his audience on a deep emotional level.

One of the highlights of the evening was a soul-stirring rendition of “Ripple,” a song that has become synonymous with the Grateful Dead’s legacy. As Weir’s voice filled the theater, the crowd joined in, creating a magical moment of unity and shared experience.

Bob Weir’s performance at The Capitol Theatre on October 16, 2017, will be remembered as a night of musical brilliance. His ability to effortlessly blend genres and connect with his audience is a testament to his status as a true musical icon.

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The Solid Sound Festival 2024 Lineup Announcement, A Celebration of Top-Tier Talent and Unique Experiences!

The Solid Sound Festival 2024, hosted and curated by Wilco at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Mass. Join Jason Isbell and St. Vincent for an unforgettable weekend of music and art.

Explore the vibrant music scene of Massachusetts, enjoy diverse performances, and immerse yourself in a unique festival experience. Tickets available now!

The highly anticipated Solid Sound Festival, hosted and curated by Wilco, is set to captivate audiences at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) in North Adams, Mass., from June 28 to 30. Today, festival organizers proudly announced the star-studded lineup for 2024.

Renowned for its diverse and surprising programming, Solid Sound Festival has become a hallmark in the festival circuit. Today’s lineup announcement revealed 2024’s performers, further solidifying its commitment to delivering top-tier talent and unique experiences.

Performing at this year’s Solid Sound are Jason Isbell, a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter known for his introspective lyrics and soulful performances. Isbell’s ability to connect with audiences on an emotional level has earned him a dedicated fan base and numerous accolades, including multiple Grammy Awards.

Joining Isbell on the lineup is St. Vincent, an innovative and boundary-pushing artist who effortlessly blends elements of rock, pop, and electronic music. With her mesmerizing stage presence and captivating vocals, St. Vincent promises to deliver a performance that is both electrifying and thought-provoking.

In addition to these headliners, Solid Sound Festival 2024 will feature an array of talented musicians and bands across various genres. From indie rock darlings to up-and-coming folk artists, the lineup promises something for everyone.

One of the highlights of this year’s festival is the inclusion of local acts, showcasing the vibrant music scene of Massachusetts. This serves as a testament to the festival’s commitment to supporting and promoting local talent.

Aside from the impressive musical lineup, Solid Sound Festival offers a wide range of activities and experiences for attendees to enjoy. Art installations, interactive exhibits, and workshops provide opportunities for festival-goers to engage with the creative spirit of MASS MoCA and immerse themselves in a truly unique environment.

The picturesque setting of North Adams, nestled in the scenic Berkshire Mountains, adds to the overall charm of the festival. Attendees can explore the surrounding natural beauty, visit local shops and restaurants, and take part in the vibrant community that comes alive during the festival.

Whether you’re a die-hard fan of Wilco and its curated lineup or simply looking for a one-of-a-kind festival experience, Solid Sound Festival 2024 promises to deliver. With its commitment to showcasing top-tier talent, supporting local artists, and providing a diverse range of experiences, this year’s festival is not to be missed.

Mark your calendars and get ready to be captivated by the sights and sounds of Solid Sound Festival, taking place from June 28 to 30 at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Mass. Tickets are available now, so secure your spot and prepare for an unforgettable weekend of music and art.

The expansive galleries of MASS MoCA will showcase temporary exhibitions from Laurie Anderson, Osman Khan, Elle Pérez, Amy Yoes, and Jason Moran, complemented by beloved long-term loan exhibitions from Louise Bourgeois, James Turrell, Sol Lewitt, and others.

Click here for information about the festival and for the website itself!

Here is the Solid Sound 2024 Lineup:
Wilco
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Dry Cleaning
Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets
Iris Dement
Hailu Mergia
John Hodgman’s Comedy Cabaret
Jeff Tweedy & Friends
Wednesday
Horsegirl
Water From Your Eyes
Soul Glo
Ratboys
Joanna Sternberg
Young@Heart
Story Pirates
Courtney Marie Andrews
Young Fresh Fellows
Song Exploder w/ Hrishikesh Hirway & Jeff Tweedy
Fenne Lily
Horse Lords
Mary Halvorson & Tomas Fujiwara
Etran De L’Air
Mikaela Davis
Autumn Defense
Saccata Quartet feat. Nels Cline, Darin Gray, Chris Corsano and Glenn Kotche
Mikael Jorgensen
Eucademix
Sylvan Esso DJ Set
Steve Keene (live painting)
Ghost Town Screenprinting Demo
Bellweather Records & Autumn Records Pop-Up Vinyl Store
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Substack Pop-Up Interviews

Ryan Adams performs at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival.

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When it comes to live performances, Ryan Adams is a name that needs no introduction. With his soulful voice and heartfelt lyrics, Adams has captivated audiences around the world. His performance at the Newport Folk Festival in 2016 was no exception. In this blog post, we will delve into the highlights of Adams’ concert and why it is considered a must-watch for any music lover.

The Newport Folk Festival is an annual music festival that takes place in Newport, Rhode Island. Known for its rich history and diverse lineup, the festival has been a platform for legendary artists such as Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and Johnny Cash. It is a celebration of folk music and its various sub-genres, showcasing both established and emerging artists.

Ryan Adams took the stage at the Newport Folk Festival in 2016, delivering a mesmerizing performance that left the audience in awe. Backed by a talented band, Adams showcased his versatility as a musician, effortlessly transitioning between different genres and styles.

Adams opened the concert with his hit song “Gimme Something Good,” setting the tone for the rest of the evening. The crowd was immediately captivated by his powerful vocals and raw emotion. Throughout the concert, Adams performed a mix of his classic hits and songs from his then-latest album, “Prisoner.”

One of the standout moments of the concert was Adams’ rendition of “Oh My Sweet Carolina.” The song, originally recorded with Emmylou Harris, took on a whole new life during the live performance. Adams’ heartfelt delivery and the haunting harmonies of his band created a truly magical moment that resonated with the audience.

Another highlight was Adams’ cover of “Wasted Years” by Iron Maiden. This unexpected choice of song demonstrated Adams’ ability to reinterpret music from different genres and make it his own. The crowd couldn’t help but sing along, showing their appreciation for his unique take on the classic metal anthem.

All Things Considered Live on JamFest

Adams’ performance at the Newport Folk Festival in 2016 was recorded and released as part of the All Things Considered Live on JamFest series. This series aims to bring the magic of live performances to a wider audience, allowing music lovers to experience the energy and emotion of a concert from the comfort of their own homes.

The recording of Adams’ concert captures the essence of his live performance, showcasing his incredible talent and stage presence. It allows fans who were unable to attend the festival to still be a part of the experience and witness the magic firsthand.

Ryan Adams’ live performance at the Newport Folk Festival in 2016 is a testament to his musical prowess and ability to connect with his audience. With his soulful voice, heartfelt lyrics, and captivating stage presence, Adams created a truly unforgettable concert experience. Whether you were lucky enough to be in the crowd that day or are discovering his music for the first time, watching his performance on All Things Considered Live on JamFest is an absolute must.

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The Newport Folk Festival: A Celebration of Music and Tradition

The Newport Folk Festival is an iconic event that has been captivating music enthusiasts for over six decades. Held annually in Newport, Rhode Island, this festival has become a cherished tradition that showcases the rich history and diversity of folk music.

Since its inception in 1959, the Newport Folk Festival has been a platform for both established and emerging artists to share their talents and connect with audiences from around the world. The festival’s commitment to promoting folk music in all its forms has made it a revered institution in the music industry.

The Newport Folk Festival holds a special place in the annals of music history. It gained prominence during the folk music revival of the 1960s when artists like Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and Pete Seeger graced its stages. These musicians used their music as a tool for social and political change, and their performances at Newport became legendary.

One of the most iconic moments in the festival’s history occurred in 1965 when Bob Dylan famously went electric, shocking the traditional folk music community. This pivotal moment marked a turning point in the evolution of folk music and solidified the Newport Folk Festival’s reputation as a platform for artistic experimentation and boundary-pushing performances.

Each year, the Newport Folk Festival curates a lineup that represents the breadth and depth of the folk music genre. From traditional folk ballads to contemporary indie-folk, the festival showcases a diverse range of artists who bring their unique sounds and perspectives to the stage.

While the festival maintains a strong focus on folk music, it also embraces other genres and musical influences. This inclusive approach has allowed the Newport Folk Festival to stay relevant and attract a wide audience, ensuring that there is something for everyone to enjoy.

One of the most remarkable aspects of the Newport Folk Festival is the sense of community it fosters. Attendees come together to celebrate their love for music, forming connections and creating lasting memories. The festival encourages collaboration and often features surprise guest appearances and impromptu jam sessions, adding an element of spontaneity and excitement to the experience.

Moreover, the festival’s location in Newport, Rhode Island, adds to its charm. The picturesque setting of Fort Adams State Park, with its stunning views of the harbor, creates a serene backdrop for the performances. Festival-goers can also explore the historic city of Newport, known for its colonial architecture and vibrant arts scene.

A Tradition Continued. As the Newport Folk Festival enters its seventh decade, it remains committed to its founding principles. The festival continues to provide a platform for artists to express their creativity and share their stories through music. It serves as a reminder of the power of music to unite, inspire, and provoke change.

Whether you are a long-time fan or a newcomer to the world of folk music, the Newport Folk Festival offers an unforgettable experience. It is a celebration of tradition, innovation, and the enduring spirit of folk music that continues to captivate audiences year after year.