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Daylights savings bring lineup cravings

Peter Hapak

With daylight savings time happening this weekend, it’s another sign that we’re getting closer to the start of the music festival season.

Offering additional reasons to get excited are more lineup announcements:

Forecastle Festival, July 18-20 in Louisville, Kentucky, has headliners Outkast, Jack White and Beck.

They will be joined by Band of Horses, Ray Lamontagne, Nickel Creek, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Local Natives, Gary Clark, Jr., Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Trampled by Turtles, JJ Grey & Mofro, Dwight Yoakum, Twenty One Pilots and more.

As part of what’s believed to be the Allman Brothers Band’s last year of touring, the legendary act headlines Mountain Jam, June 5-8 at Hunter Mountin in Hunter, New York.

The Allmans will perform their first two albums – “The Allman Brothers Band” and “Idlewild South” -- in their entirety.

They’ll be joined by Bob Weir & RatDog, Gov’t Mule, Pretty Lights, The Avett Brothers, Jeff Tweedy, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Umphrey’s McGee, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Dark Star Orchestra, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Blitzen Trapper, Beats Antique, Jackie Green, Andes Osborne and more.

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Heading out west it’s the 24th annual High Sierra Music Festival, July 3-6 at Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds in Quincy, California.

The lineup includes Widespread Panic, Beats Antique, Trampled By Turtles, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Lettuce, Punch Brothers, Greensky Bluegrass, The Budos Band, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Ernest Ranglin & Avila, Bill Frisell – Guitar In The Space Age! featuring Greg Leisz, Tony Scherr, Kenny Wollesen, Stanley Jordan Trio, Bombino, Jonathan Wilson, Nahko and Medicine For The People, Dopapod and The Duhks.

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The Groove Music and Arts Festival, July 18-20 at Shadows Ranch in Georgetown, Colorado, brings together Keller & the Keels, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Dumpstaphunk, Tea Leaf Green, Orgone, Hot Buttered Rum, Cosby Sweater with Joel Cummins, Earphunk, The Main Squeeze and more.

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If you’re wondering what to expect, the title says it all. The 24 annual Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival, May 24 and 25 at Rancho Santa Susanna Community Park in Simi Valley, California, hosts artists on two stages that represent both music genres.

The lineup includes Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Swamp Dogg, John Mayall, Canned Heat, C.J. Chenier, Guitar Shorty and more.

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