Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Favorite Local Fests

Got any cool stories about the best local festivals that make your area special? Know of any local festivals we've left off our Summer Concert Guide that we should add?  Post them here & let me know!

A few of my faves:

WBCN River Rave in Boston area, MA. I particularly dug the year that Lenny Kravitz & Beck played the main stage. Both of them were over the top showmen. Can I just say that Lenny Kravitz looks better in a purple feather boa than any man has the right to. Also got to catch an impromptu jam with Me'shell Ndege Ocello in a side tent. Bass goddess. 'Nuff said. 

This year the River Rave features The Offspring, P.O.D., The Darkness, Puddle of Mudd, Dashboard Confessional, New Found Glory, The Chemical Brothers, Everlast, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Story of the Year, The Distillers, Finger Eleven, The Living End, My Morning Jacket, & more.

UMass Spring Concert [On the Pond], Amherst, MA. Yes, it was a nice way to spend a spring day in college, that's for sure. Over my four year tenure at UMass Amherst, I got to see Fishbone, Ziggy Marley, Phish, Bob Dylan & many others.

This year the lucky students get to see Busta Rhymes & Jurassic 5. Soooooo jealous. I guess they now hold it at Mullins Arena. Sort of a shame it's not outdoors anymore.

Louisiana Swamp Romp at Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA. It's cajun, blues & zydeco lunacy on the lawn. A slew of of people dancing their butts off under the summer sun, drinking bottled brew & imagining themselves down in New Orleans while the washboard keeps time on stage.


aman113087 said...

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soulrebel08 said...

the wolftrap "Louisian Swap Romp" was a sure hit for me as well.  Rolled up on it last nimute after a sunny day of shopping with the girlfriend, had nothing else to do, so the cooler was filled and tickets that were under $20 if I remember correctly were purchased.  Much drinking, cool music, great crowd, awesome venue right in the middle of Vienna!!!!  It does not get better than that.

hvicky12 said...

"Memphis(TN) in May" [Yes, that's the home of "Graceland & the King of Rock n' Roll] hosts the "Beale Street Music Festival " in early May each year, where you can see up to five artists/bands for roughly the price of one auditorium concert ticket...  Not to mention, it's a huge party up and down Beale- (which hosts a number of fine restaurants/ drinking establishments such as Silky O' Sullivans, T.G.I. Fridays, & B.B. King's)- and on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River ("Tom Lee Park"). I dare say  it rivals the atmosphere of "Mardi Gras".  It is a great entertainment value.
I have seen such artists as the "Foo Fighters and the "Red Hot Chili Peppers" there; and you might bump into one of the band members on Beale  Street after their set!  I was lucky enough to run into one of the "Foo Fighters", who seemed to be enjoying his time in the home of the Delta blues...          -Vicky, of Nashville, TN