“We are extremely excited about this new enhancement that brings mobile ticketing directly to our fans fingertips,”—Dennis Bickmeier (RIR President) Fans Can Purchase April 25, 26, & 27 NASCAR Tickets Now on their Smartphones Richmond, VA (April 19, 2013)—Richmond International Raceway, in conjunction with Moovweb, has launched a new, mobile-friendly fan experience that now makes it even easier for race fans to purchase tickets to events directly from their smartphones. The new mobile ticketing site launched on April 10, and gives fans the ability to easily purchase event tickets, pit passes, access to fan zones and much more. To experience the new mobile sites, fans can go to www.rir.com on a mobile device and select the “Tickets” link next to an event. “We are extremely excited about this new enhancement that brings mobile ticketing directly to our fans’ fingertips,” said RIR President Dennis Bickmeier. “With the way technology is ever-changing, we’re constantly looking for new opportunities to improve the experience and convenience for our fans via mobile devices.”Moovweb was selected to power the mobile experiences at all International Speedway Corporation venues because it is a platform that allows ISC to inherit the complete functionality of its existing desktop site, including the online sales flow, in the mobile experience.“Enhancing the fan experience for our customers while they are at the track is a high priority,” said Tina Martin, ISC’s Chief Information Officer. “With our new mobile-friendly sites, fans can now save time and effort by using the power of their smartphones to purchase tickets from virtually anywhere to gain access to a wide range of world-class events and event day activities.”Tickets are on sale now for the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway. Advance tickets, including seats in Turns 1 and 4, start at $45, and can be purchased online by clicking here or by calling 866-455-7223. Tickets for the ToyotaCare 250 start at $30 in advance and can be purchased online by clicking here or by calling 866-455-7223. Children 12 and younger are admitted free with a ticketed adult in general admission sections on Friday. The weekend begins Thursday, April 25, when the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East returns to RIR for the BLUE OX 100 and Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown presented by FedEx, benefiting the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. Advance tickets are $25, with children 12 and younger admitted free.
Load remaining images Shakey Graves rolled into Norfolk, VA’s The NorVa last Wednesday, July 27th, ahead of their performance this weekend at FloydFest in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Dedicated fans poured into The NorVa to groove along to the songwriting of the Austin, Texas performer. Mixing blues, rock, funk, and more, Graves commands an audience at every turn, and puts on one great show!Photographer Sam Shinault was there to capture some great images from the show; check out the full gallery below!
Well, this is jaw-dropping.It takes a certain level of mastery to play the music of Snarky Puppy, as the unique jazz/funk collective flows through ornate compositions with panache. To totally re-interpret that music, however, is on a level of its own. That’s what this A cappella group did, as part of their unique “Adapted for Six Voices” series. The sextet tackled Puppy’s famed song “Shofukan” with a twist, abandoning all instruments for a vocal-only rendition.Feast your ears on this incredible adaptation in the video below.For comparison, here’s the original version of “Shofukan.” Vocalist CreditsSoprano: India CarneyAlto: Erin BentlageTenor: Nathan HeldmanBaritone: Ben McLainBass: Tracy RobertsonVocal Percussion: Charlie Arthur
After wowing fans with a career-spanning setlist at Desert Trip last weekend, Pink Floyd’s own Roger Waters has confirmed a 42-date summer 2017 tour. Dubbed the “Us & Them” tour, the dates cover the majority of North America, and will run off and on between May 26th and October 21st.The tour is named after the iconic song on 1973 Pink Floyd album Dark Side Of The Moon, on which Waters recently reflected in an interview with NPR. Waters says, “I was listening to [the song] the other day. There’s a line which goes, ‘With, without, and who’ll deny that’s what the fighting’s all about?’ And the answer to the question is this: Almost everyone. Almost everyone will deny that ‘with/without’ is what the fighting’s all about. My contention is that it is. That’s why my new tour is going to be called ‘Us and Them.’ It’s specifically about that line.”Waters promises a mixture of Pink Floyd songs, solo material, and NPR also says there will be “a number of newly written tracks for an upcoming album”! Check out the full tour schedule below, with tickets going on sale October 21st.Roger Waters Tour DatesMay 26, Kansas City, MO Sprint CenterMay 28, Louisville, KY KFC Yum! CenterMay 30, St. Louis, MO Scottrade CenterJune 1, Tulsa, OK BOK CenterJune 3, Denver, CO Pepsi CenterJune 7, San Jose, CA SAP Center at San JoseJune 12, Sacramento, CA Golden 1 CenterJune 14, Phoenix, AZ Gila River ArenaJune 16, Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile ArenaJune 20, Los Angeles, CA STAPLES CenterJune 21, Los Angeles, CA STAPLES CenterJune 24, Seattle, WA Tacoma DomeJuly 3, Dallas, TX American Airlines CenterTBD San Antonio, TX AT&T CenterJuly 6, Houston, TX Toyota CenterJuly 11, Tampa, FL Amalie ArenaJuly 13, Miami, FL American Airlines ArenaJuly 16, Atlanta, GA Infinite Energy CenterJuly 18, Greensboro, NC Greensboro ColiseumJuly 20, Columbus, OH Nationwide ArenaJuly 22, Chicago, IL United CenterJuly 23, Chicago, IL United CenterJuly 26, St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy CenterAugust 2, Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn HillsAugust 4, Washington, DC Verizon CenterAugust 8, Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo CenterAugust 9, Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo CenterSept. 7, Newark, NJ Prudential CenterSept. 11, Brooklyn, NY Barclays CenterSept. 12, Brooklyn, NY Barclays CenterSept. 15, Uniondale, NY Nassau ColiseumSept. 19, Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints ArenaSept. 27, Boston, MA TD GardenSept. 28, Boston, MA TD GardenOct. 2, Toronto, ON Air Canada CentreOct. 3, Toronto, ON Air Canada CentreOct. 6, Quebec City, QC Videotron CentreOct. 10, Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire CentreOct. 16, Montreal, QC Bell CentreTBD Winnipeg, MB MTS CentreOct. 24, Edmonton, AB Rogers PlaceOct. 28, Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
Get stoked for what’s to come with their timeless debut album, Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not: It’s been three years since we’ve heard from the Arctic Monkeys. After touring in support of their fifth studio LP AM in 2013, the band members redirected their focuses to side-projects. But now, the British rockers have shared the news that they are indeed writing a new album. While only in the beginning processes, this news is very exciting as the band returns home to Sheffield, England to write the new album.According to a tweet from BBC’s Shamir Masri, “Alex Turner [said] during an interview for BBC Sheffield [that] they are coming back to Sheffield to pen a new album… It IS happening!” While the process might be slow, it’s definitely in the works — as the tweets below indicate. The boys are back in town!Arctic Monkeys back in Sheffield. Buzzing man gotta get the new album out now @monkeysquote #arcticmonkeys #sheffieldissuper pic.twitter.com/TVvPmEx2Ti— Tom (@1892AnfieldRoad) December 9, 2016
Gov’t Mule already has a busy year ahead of them, but they’ve just doubled down with a major announcement! The band has revealed a series of seven shows this May, dubbed the “Come What May” tour, taking them from New York, NY to Milwaukee, WI in the process.The new tour starts just a few weeks after the band rocks through a Jazz Fest late night performance, hitting the Central Park SummerStage on May 17th with the Chris Robinson Brotherhood. From there, Mule will head to Upper Darby, PA, Washington DC, and continue West to stops in St. Louis, Kansas City, Minneapolis and Milwaukee.The announcement of the tour also comes with an exciting update about Gov’t Mule’s new studio album. Any ticket purchased online for these upcoming shows comes with a free digital download of the forthcoming studio album! The band has also forecasted the release of said album for the summer of 2017, but hasn’t given many other details about it. Our previous updates came from keyboardist Danny Louis, who shared images of himself and his bandmates in the studio months ago.You can find more info on these tour dates via Mule’s official website. Check out their full tour schedule below, with the new dates in bold.Gov’t Mule 2017 Tour DatesMarch 3: Lake Tahoe, NV @MontBleu ResortMarch 4: Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl VegasMarch 5: Phoenix, AZ @ McDowell Mountain Music FestivalApril 20-22: Live Oak, FL @ Wanee FestivalApril 23: Greenville, SC @ Peace Center Concert Hall*April 24: Huntsville, AL @ Von Braun Center*April 26: Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall*April 27: Mobile, AL @ Saenger Theatre*April 28: New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre^May 17: New York, NY @ Central Park SummerStage (W/ Chris Robinson Brotherhood) May 19: Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theater May 20: Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre May 22: St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant May 23: Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre May 25: Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre May 26: Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst TheatreMay 25-28: Cumberland, MD @ DelFestAugust 19: Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre (w/ Yonder Mountain String Band & The Marcus King Band)August 24-27: Arrington, VA @ Lockn’ Festival*With Eric Krasno Band^With Soulive
Load remaining images In Hartford, CT last Friday, The Breakfast got together for a kickass show at Arch Street Tavern for long time fans, as well as new ones who’ve never been exposed to their jams before. The Breakfast consists of Tim Palmieri on guitar, Jordan Giangreco on keys, Adrian Tramontano on drums, and Chris DeAngelis on bass. Supporting artist, Mammal Dap, opened the evening and wowed the audience with their psychedelic tones, reminiscent of Lotus and with touches of Umphrey’s McGee influences. Tightly crafted melodies, with an 80’s throwback inflection, hung heavy throughout their set. These guys definitely brought energy to the house, prepping what was to come with The Breakfast.Right out of the gate, the main event got underway, blasting into an extended jam session, heating up the venue as temperatures dipped below freezing outside. The Breakfast’s late night set was jam-packed with auditory goodies. Trippy keys took the audience into another plane. Deep bass tickled at the eardrums while guitar flowed in and out with healthy vibes during “Pygmy Twylyte.” A playful back and forth musical dance opened up as “Tribal Funk Affliction” rolled along, before taking the flow into “Metropolis.” The band was visibly having fun with the extended jams they were throwing out to the crowd.Giangreco took charge of vocals on a double dose of Pink Floyd as the band took off with “Brain Damage” before melding into the expected “Eclipse” for a clean flow. The second half of the set, the band was undoubtedly loosened up. DeAngelis was tearing it up on bass during “Gladys Pimp And Kangaroos With Me,” creating delicious low tones stacked with mind-expanding vibes, while Palmieri cranked out trippy guitar. Kaleidoscopic keys weaved their way in and out of the bass and guitar tones, playfully intertwining with the free spirited musical energy.Teasing the audience into thinking “Wildpack of Asscracks” would be the closer, many fans in the crowd busted into a surprising mosh pit towards the end of the tune. Then out of the hat, they pulled another song, ending the night with “Terrapin Station.” Check out the full audio from the evening below.For more information on The Breakfast, head over to their Facebook page.Setlist: The Breakfast | Arch Street Tavern | Hartford, CT | 3/3/17Set: Tunage* > Pygmy Twylyte > Tribal Funk Affliction > Metropolis > Tribal Funk Affliction, Wake Up In A Coma > Great Big Fiery Ball In The Sky, Brain Damage** > Eclipse** > Gladys Pimp And Kangaroos With Me > Tribal Funk Affliction, Wildpack Of AsscracksE: Terrapin Station****unfinished**last time played 3/19/2011***last time played 6/19/2010Cover photo credit: MKDevoWords and Photos by Sarah BourqueSetlist courtesy of simpletwistupdon. Audio courtesy of skiprince for The Breakfast.
British Columbia’s Element Music Festival is celebrating the grand opening of the Snug Lake Amphitheatre in British Columbia, Canada on August 3-6, 2017 with their biggest lineup to date. So far slated are The String Cheese Incident, the return of Garaj Mahal, Steve Kimock & Friends, Genetics, Five Alarm Funk, Brickhouse, Big Easy Funk Ensemble, and more. Element has also announced three artists-at-large for 2017’s event, including steel guitar virtuoso Roosevelt Collier, Dead & Company master bassist Oteil Burbridge, and sitarist/multi-instrumentalist Naryan Padmanabha.Nestled in a place where the mountains meet the sky, the valleys, forests, and untamed wilderness that goes as far as the eye can see, the new venue is encompassed by endless trails for hiking and mountain biking, a clear alpine lake to cool down in during the day, and amazing live music to fill your soul all night long.The Element Music Festival is the culmination of three Deadheads with decades worth of experience in the music business who essentially “quit their day jobs” to make dreams come true. Upon finding an incredible 160-acre piece of property that featured a natural concert bowl amphitheatre, extensive parking, camping, and a lake, the three purchased the property and began developing. The 2017 Element Music Festival is the grand opening of this new concert venue.
The Marcus King Band made their Red Rocks debut on Saturday night, opening up for Gov’t Mule and Yonder Mountain String Band at the beloved Morrison, Colorado venue. It was the band’s first time playing the legendary stage together, though King himself joined Lettuce for Rage Rocks back in May. While still an extraordinarily young band, touring the country vigorously throughout the year, MKB’s performance at Red Rocks felt long-awaited. And boy, did they deliver!Fellow collaborator and musical mentor Warren Haynes joined Marcus King Band during their opening set, for a ripping version of the Allman Brothers Band‘s “Dreams.” Of course, the two have collaborated before, with Haynes producing and playing on The Marcus King Band’s self-titled 2016 album. The ABB theme continued through Gov’t Mule’s headlining set, when King emerged to close the first set with “Whipping Post,” then returned again for an encore with members of Yonder Mountain String Band for the Mule debut of “Melissa.” The collaborators, which included YMSB’s Dave Johnston, Adam Aijala, Allie Kral, and Jake Joliff, jammed straight into “Mountain Jam,” before bringing “Melissa” to a fantastic reprise. In addition to the closing Allman Brother tunes, Mule performed “Come And Go Blues and included a “Les Brers In A Minor” tease earlier in the set–totaling five Allman covers in Mule’s set. The Marcus King Band’s opening “Dreams” truly set the tone for a fantastic night of heartfelt music from all three bands.Watch Warren Haynes join The Marcus King Band for “Dreams” below, courtesy of Jeremiah Rogers:Watch Marcus King join Gov’t Mule for “Whipping Post,” courtesy of kellypearson1000:Watch Marcus King, Dave Johnston, Adam Aijala, Allie Kral, and Jake Joliff join Gov’t Mule for “Melissa”>”Mountain Jam”>”Melissa” below, courtesy of D Ragoose:See below for Paul Dumah Morgan’s depiction of MKB’s Red Rocks debut:[cover photo by Gary Sheer]
Enter T0 Win A Pair Of 3-Day Passes & Late Night Tickets:<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Today, Snarky Puppy & their associated label, GroundUP Music, have announced the lineup for the second edition of GroundUP Music Festival, an intimate and eclectic musical experience set to take place in Miami Beach, FL from February 9th-11th, 2018. Hosted by three-time Grammy-winning Snarky Puppy, the festival will feature a special set from Snarky each day along with performances from an eclectic list of international superstars including: The Wood Brothers; The Flecktones Trio feat. Béla Fleck, Victor Wooten and Futureman, Robert Glasper, Lionel Loueke (artist at large), Joshua Redman, Michael League, & Larnell Lewis; Eliades Ochoa (Buena Vista Social Club great); Kitailo feat. Buika; JoJo Mayer/Nerve; Knower; Mark Guiliana’s BEAT Music; Under One Sun; Weedie Braimah & the Hands of Time; Paris Monster; C4 Trio; Harold López-Nussa Trio; and GroundUP artists Charlie Hunter & Silvana Estrada; Banda Magda; Becca Stevens; FORQ; Roosevelt Collier; Breastfist; Sirintip; and Alina Engibaryan.“After an incredible first year of the GroundUP Music Festival — dubbed by some as the Art Basel of Music — where attendees traveled to Miami Beach for the festival from 37 states and 34 countries, our goal is to continue to create a transformative annual event for South Florida and worldwide audiences,” says Miami Beach native and GroundUP Music CEO Paul Lehr. Adds Snarky Puppy bandleader and GroundUP Music founder Michael League, “our focus is not to expand, but to build the most ideal experience for both artist and audience while continuing even farther down the road of musical diversity in our programming.” Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and 2017 GroundUP Music Festival performer David Crosby urges, “I don’t think you’ll get a better shot at hearing real music than at this festival. It will knock your socks off.” Check out our interview with Michael League about GroundUP Music Festival ahead of last year’s event here.Watch the official reap video from the inaugural GroundUP Music Festival in 2016 below:The North Beach Bandshell’s Amphitheater and sprawling adjacent Palm Grove Park and beachfront complex will once again host the festival during the three-day festival with intimate master classes and workshops and personal interactions with the artists, and top local chefs including Michelle Bernstein serving inspired food and libations in the park. Partner hotel the Deauville Beach Resort–site of the Beatles’ first U.S. appearance after the Ed Sullivan Show–will serve as the venue for late night concerts on two stages featuring new artists and surprises.With room for only about 1500 people a day, tickets will go fast. The intent is to keep the space comfortable and intimate in order to create an optimal experience for both the audience and artists.For ticket and information about the event, head to the festival website.