San Francisco International Arts Festival Announces Line-up for Eighth Annual Gathering

Los Muñequitos from Cuba, Teatr Zar from Poland, Omar Sosa from Spain, Barak Marshall from Israel and the U.S. Debut of Iraqi Bodies Artists from Six Countries, San Diego and Seattle Travel to SF to Join Their Bay Area Peer Tickets on Sale March 1

Calendar Editors Please Note
Who: Multiple Artists
What: The Eighth Annual San Francisco International Arts Festival
Where: Multiple Venues
When: Wednesday May 18 – Sunday June 5, 2011
Tickets: $12-$25. Full Time Students & Seniors $16
Box Office for Advance Purchase: http://www.sfiaf.org and 1-800-838-3006
For more information: 415-399-9554

San Francisco,CA–In exactly six months and two days the Eighth Annual San Francisco International Arts Festival (SFIAF) will kick off on May 18 with more than 40 performances being presented by 23 arts organizations and ensembles at multiple venues throughout the city.

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16TH Annual Gathering Of The Vibes Festival Brings The Magic Back To Connecticut’s Seaside Park July 21-24, 2011

Get Into The Holiday Vibe With Early Bird & VIP Tickets

On Sale ‘Black Tie Dye Friday,’ November 26TH 10AM EST

Bridgeport, CT — Gathering of the Vibes, the Northeast’s acclaimed music festival destination, will “bring the magic” once again with a 4-day extravaganza of eclectic music, arts and community, July 21-24, 2011 at Connecticut’s magnificent Seaside Park.

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Early Bird Tickets and First Round of Artists Announced for Apollo Bay Music Festival 2011, Australia

Apollo Bay on the Surf Coast, Australia, will come alive with music and colour from Friday 8 to Sunday 10 April in 2011. For almost two decades over one balmy autumn weekend, this little Surf Coast town has played host to the Apollo Bay Music Festival.

“Apollo Bay, Australia, is a great festival for people who like to leave the real world behind. The delightful atmosphere that overtakes the town makes Apollo Bay a very special event in a very beautiful part of Victoria,” says Festival Director Caroline Moore.

“The line-up is shaping up to be another stellar showcase of acts and events, so it’s time to announce the wonderful, eclectic mix of artists who are already booked for 2011 so people can book early,” she said.

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Portland Jazz Festival Announces 2011 Schedule

SFJAZZ COLLECTIVE, REGINA CARTER, DON BYRON,
THE 3 COHENS, RANDY WESTON, JOSHUA REDMAN,
AND ESPERANZA SPALDING
TO HEADLINE THE 2011 PORTLAND JAZZ FESTIVAL

BRIDGES AND BOUNDARIES:
JEWISH & AFRICAN AMERICANS PLAYING JAZZ TOGETHER (more…)

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Clearwater Jazz Holiday: Event Attracts Jazz World Greats and Fans

CLEARWATER, Fla.–Now in its 31st year, the Clearwater Jazz Holiday will present, in concert between October 14 and 17, 2010, some of jazz’s finest talents including Norman Brown, Dr John & the Lower 911, Soulive and Eric Darius. This year’s event is presenting diversity in styles with a wide variety for the guests to enjoy.
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Portland Jazz Festival Announces Bridges and Boundaries: Jewish & Africna Americans Playing Jazz Together

Festival Headliners Include: Esperanza Spalding,
SFJazz Collective, Regina Carter, and Joshua Redman

Past, present and future collaboration between African Americans and Jewish Americans is the message behind Bridges and Boundaries: Jewish & African Americans Playing Jazz Together, the theme of the 2011 Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Portland Jazz Festival presented by US Bank.

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Marian McPartland & Friends To Perform at Generations in Jazz Festival, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Monday, Oct. 4

The esteemed pianist Marian McPartland will headline the First Annual Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival on Monday, October 4, at Dizzy’s Coca-Cola.

McPartland will be performing with her regular trio — bassist Gary Mazzaroppi and drummer Glen Davis — as well as in duet with the young piano phenom Taylor Eigsti and the elegantly swinging pianist/vocalist Carol Welsman. One of the highlights of this multifaceted evening will be a duet performance by jazz master Kenny Barron with his rising star protégée Helen Sung.

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Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America Concert to be Broadcast Live in HD and Commercial Free Exclusively on DIRECTV’s The 101 Network

October 2 Event to Feature Performances by Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, John Mellencamp, Kenny Chesney, Norah Jones and More Selection of Eco-Themed Series and Specials from Planet Green and Documentary Channel Will Complement the Broadcast.

For the third consecutive year, DIRECTV, the world’s most popular video service, will be the exclusive television broadcaster of Farm Aid’s annual benefit concert to be presented live and in HD on October 2 at 6 p.m. EST on The 101 Network. Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America, celebrates twenty-five years of inspiring music, supporting farmers and strengthening America. In addition to broadcasting the event, DIRECTV has pledged to match all customer donations up to $50,000 made during the months of September and October to support Farm Aid’s mission to keep family farmers on the land, growing healthy food for all.
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Americana MusicFest Brings Folk, Bluegrass & Other Acoustic Music To New Generations of Music Fans

Young and old alike can enjoy traditional American music at the Americana MusicFest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3 at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills. Musicians will perform folk, bluegrass, Cajun and other American music.

Emceeing the festival is multi-talented performer, educator and musician Joe Craven. Headliners include Scott Gates (mandolin extraordinaire), John York (guitarist formerly with The Byrds) and Kirsten Proffit (songwriter, guitarist). (more…)

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18th Annual Yonkers Riverfest

An outdoor extravaganza of free events for the entire family including music played by top New York metro area performance groups, food, classic cars; children’s petting zoo; mini golf; street jugglers and more!

It will be a day of non-stop excitement for people of all ages as the Yonkers Downtown Waterfront Business Improvement District presents the 18th Annual Yonkers Riverfest on Saturday, September 11 starting at noon in the heart of downtown Yonkers and continuing until 7:30 PM—rain or shine.

The day-long event is free and offers something for people of all ages including international foods, arts and crafts vendors, amusements, educational games, exhibits, mini golf, classic cars, a variety of fantastic entertainers, special raffles and other surprises. (more…)

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