A busy music festival season now includes the debuts of additional events.
The Shaky Knees Music Festival takes place May 4 and 5 at Atlanta’s Historic Fourth Ward Park and Masquerade Music Park.
The lineup includes Grammy-nominated the Lumineers, Band of Horses, Jim James, Drive By Truckers, Gary Clark Jr., Dr. Dog, Delta Spirit, The Joy Formidable, Lucero, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Heartless Bastards, The Antlers, Moon Taxi and more.
Besides live sets on three stages during the day, there will also be a limited amount of tickets available for late-night performances by the Black Angels and GOAT.
Tickets for two-day passes go on sale Feb. 7. For more information, visit http://shakykneesfestival.com.
After playing just about every music festival last year, Gary Clark Jr. along with the Traffic King of Sound host the first annual Maverick Music Festival on March 23 at Maverick Plaza in downtown San Antonio, Texas on March 23. Besides a set of jaw-dropping blues rock from Clark, the one-day event features performances by the Toadies, Girl in a Coma, Arum Rae and Henry + the Invisibles.
Daytime shows will be free and open to the public. Tickets need to be purchased for the evening concerts.
For more information, visit http://maverickmusicfestival.com.
Sin City is the locale for the inaugural Sin City Soul & Blues Revival. The event takes place Sept. 15-17 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Over 30 acts will perform at the Rio’s pool and on two indoor stages. The lineup includes Tedeschi-Trucks Band, Robert Cray, Los Lonely Boys, Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Tab Benoit, Austin All-Stars featuring Malford Milligan & W.C. Clark, Ruthie Foster Band, Curtis Salgado’s Big Band, Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, Trampled Under Foot, Orgone, The Iguanas, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, The Soul of John Black and more.
All tickets will be sold as part of hotel suite packages with Early Bird purchases available at 20 per cent off through March 31.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/SinCitySoulBluesRevival.
The six-piece bluegrass outfit Cabinet will headline the Old Famers Ball on May 11 at Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The Live Nation promoted event combines a lineup of Americana, roots, bluegrass and folk acts including Yarn, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Miz, Pappy, And the Moneynotes, Kyle Morgan and Coal Town Rounders with a farmers market and other vendors.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. March 4. Early Bird tickets for fan club members sold out.
For more information, visit www.cabinetmusic.com.
Not only do the Avett Brothers have a dozen festival appearances scheduled this season but the group plans to host its own event. AvettFest takes place on June 29 at Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, Wisconsin.
The lineup includes Brandi Carlile, Dr. Dog and Wheeler Brothers.
Finally, in the same month the National releases its much-anticipated next album the band will be one of the headliners at Boston Calling. It takes place May 25 and 26 at City Hall Plaza. Grammy-winning act fun. headlines the other night.
The National’s guitarist Aaron Dessner also serves as the event’s co-curator. With his assistance comes a strong alternative rock lineup that includes the Shins, Matt and Kim, Portugal. The Man, Of Monsters and Men, Young the Giant, Andrew Bird, the Dirty Projectors, Ra Ra Riot, the Walkmen, Cults, Youth Lagoon and more.
For more information, visit http://bostoncalling.com.