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The Bourbon & Beyond Festival // Live @ Highlands Festival Grounds // 9.20-22.19

Article and Photos by: Michael W. Bright   Louisville, KY - Weather history would eventually reveal that this three day festival would be part of Louisville's hottest and driest September in recorded history. Hydrate, hydrate, take breaks in the shade whenever possible, use sunscreen, and most of all -- don't forget to...hydrate.

Festival Preview: Bourbon and Beyond // 9.20-22.19

Article by: Michael W. Bright   Louisville- Barely six weeks away, Bourbon & Beyond (the world's largest bourbon festival) returns to Louisville for the third year and has now expanded to a three day experience, September 20-22.  Friday VIP tickets are already sold out as are most of the combination Hotel/ticket weekend

Forecastle Festival 2019 / Live @ Waterfront Park / 7.12-14.19

Article and Photos by: Michael W. Bright   A summer music festival is a fairly simple, predictable recipe and the 17th Annual Forecastle Festival is no different. The most important ingredient is the weather, without which there can be nothing, as last year’s Bourbon and Beyond Festival, also in Louisville, overwhelmingly demonstrated

The Ride Festival // Live @ Telluride Town Park // 7.12-14.19

Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson Telluride, CO – It’s hard to imagine a more glorious venue for a band to perform.  Gazing from the Fred Shellman Memorial Stage, performers at The Ride Festival are treated to a spectacular box canyon view that is second to none.  2019 marked the festival’s

Mamby on the Beach 2019 Preview

Article and Photos by: Charles Yamabe   Chicago, IL -- Returning August 23-24 Mamby is back for another year in Chicago! This year the festival takes place on a new beach (Montrose Beach) that has sweeping views of the Chicago skyline. While it may have a new location it's still the same

Daughtry // Live @ Mason Municipal Center // 7.3.19

Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson   Mason, OH – Just north of Cincinnati, Ohio lies Mason, a comfortable, thriving town that every summer night is showered by fireworks at the King’s Island Amusement Park.  On this July 3rd evening, however, Mason hosted its annual Independence Day celebration (Red, Rhythm & Boom),

Laurelive Festival // Live @ Laurel School // 6.8-9.19

Article & Photos by: Linda Carlson   Cleveland, OH – East of Cleveland, near Shaker Heights and Gates Mills, is the home of prestigious Laurel School, a pre-K through high school private academy for young women.  Since 2016, Laurel School has hosted a two-day music festival dubbed Laurelive, bringing nationally touring bands

Bunbury Music Festival // Live @ Sawyer Point & Yeatman’s Cove // 5.31 – 6.2.19

Article & Photos by: Linda Carlson   Cincinnati, OH – It’s a festival name that has perplexed people for years.  “What is a Bunbury?” is a frequent question asked by performers on stage.  With its bumblebee mascot and tagline “Bee Here, Bee You, Bee Free,” it’s still anyone’s guess. The festival spanned three

Hangout Festival // Gulf Shores, Alabama // 5.17 – 5.19.19

Article and Photos by: Charles Yamabe   Gulf Shores, AL -- Beaches, beats, and butts… These three words are all you really need to describe Hangout Fest. Of course, it would be remiss of me to not go into any further details. So, let's delve a little deeper into what makes Hangout

Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival // Live @ MAPFRE Stadium // 5.17-19.19

Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson   Columbus, OH – After ten years, Rock on the Range, a rock and heavy metal festival that boasted 120,000 fans each year, has morphed into Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival. The three-day festival continues its tradition of rock, including contemporary, classic and heavy metal,