There has been an upsurge in live performances and music festivals this year. The regular venues, such as SXSW and Coachella will always be around. But what about those festivals off the beaten track? Artists can now find venue opportunities all over the world. And music fans, especially of up and coming bands, have an early opportunity to hear performers on their way up.
Take a look at the Rothbury Festival in Michigan July 2-5. Performers from Bob Dylan to Van Ghost will taking the stage during this four-day event. If you’re on the West Coast, Portland Oregon’s Riverfront Blues Festival is always a good time. Down South in Atlanta, the Straight Cash Beat Battle will take place July 9. Performers will have a chance to win cash prizes for their performances. In Colorado, the Monolith and Mile High Music Festivals put some our of favorites on the stage.
In Europe, the same increase in live performances can be seen on the European Festivals Calendar.
Festival tickets too pricey? Many festivals, such as Mile High, trade volunteer time for a pass to the show. Look carefully at their websites to find a volunteer application. Wherever you are, there is bound to be live music close by. Check it out, and support live music!