Jazz Fest Broadcast Lineup On AXS TV May 1 - May 3 #axsJazzFest

AXS TV features live and tape-delayed broadcasts from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festivalduring the festival's second weekend. New this year to the broadcast will be aerial footage shot from the DirecTV blimp.


AXS TV schedule for 2015 Jazz Fest:

Friday, May 1
Keith Urban • Hozier • Wilco • Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk With Guest Artist Art Neville • The Revivalists • Tedeschi Trucks Band • Paloma Faith • Galactic Featuring Macy Gray • The Dirty Dozen Brass Band • Alison Krauss & Union Station • Chicago

Saturday, May 2
John Legend • Mia Borders • Allen Toussaint • Irvin Mayfield & The New Orleans Orchestra With Special Guest Dee Dee Bridgewater • Widespread Panic • Ryan Adams • Bonerama • Sturgill Simpson • Marcia Ball • Jerry Lee Lewis • Vintage Trouble • No Doubt • The Who

Sunday, May 3
Pitbull • Irma Thomas • Jimmy Cliff • The Word • Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen • Cowboy Mouth • Jimmy Buffett And The Coral Reefer Band • Anders Osborne • The Radiators • The O’Jays • Steve Winwood • Ed Sheeran • Lenny Kravitz • Elton John

MORE ARTISTS & TIMES TO BE ANNOUNCED - Check axs.tv for updates!

Summer 2015's 50 Must-See Music Festivals

From Jazzfest to Electric Daisy Carnival and beyond, a guide to the season's biggest and loudest bashes



Looking for a weekend when you can relax with your family, rave with your friends or just hang out and listen to some of your favorite artists? No matter what you like or where you live, this summer almost certainly has a festival for you. Just as, say, Midwestern techno fans can find their rhythm at Detroit's Movement, rural New Englanders can vibe off alt-country and marvel at hot balloons from the grass of Western Massachusetts' Green River. But what if you're a nu-metal diehard stuck in western Quebec? Then Amnesia Rockfest has you covered. Below are the 50 summer festivals we're most excited about, from local events like the aforementioned to international travel destinations such as ATP Iceland and Primavera Sound.

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Behold Jazz Fest's Hottest New Food Items

Squeal Barbecue, praline-stuffed beignets and more to look out for at this years New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.


Jazz Fest begins this Friday, April 24, and fair grounds food area whisperer Judy Walker takes a look at what to expect this year in terms of grub, including a kids food area overhaul, and the triumphant return of Creole Stuffed Breads and the most underrated dessert of all time—the sweet potato turnover from Marie's Sugar Dumplings—after a year off. Here now is a look at the hot newcomers at New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2015 via New Orleans Eater.

Seven Tips For Surviving Jazz Fest With Your Toddler

Have a basic plan, but don’t expect to see every band circled on your cubes. Navigating the crowd with a small child is difficult enough, and truthfully, sometimes the kids just want to hang out and take in the sights. Don’t try to rush from one stage to the next. You will get stressed and so will your child. Pick a stage and hang out there for a bit.


We personally love the Fais Do Do stage for the mornings. When we need a break from the heat, my kids love to get their praise on in the Gospel Tent. The Grandstands are air conditioned and offer a lot of entertainment as well. You can see cooking demonstrations and art exhibits. If you are there with a partner, rotate watching the child. This ensures that you get to see a band you want without having to bring the kid to something they might not be into.

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Interactive: Summer music festivals map

It seems that every year, cities across America are adding "music festival" to their list of tourist attractions. If you've got a free weekend, a couple hundred dollars and a reliable road-tripping car, head with your friends to the nearest music festival.


Check out Daily Texan's interactive map of 15 of the most anticipated festivals of the summer

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JuJu Fest Coming To New Orleans During Jazz Fest

The inaugural JuJu Fest will celebrate West African music in the U.S. during the 2015 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. JuJu Fest will feature Pirate's Choice, Toubab Krewe, Benyoro, Raja Kassis' humanBEING and many special guests from both the U.S. and West Africa including Yacouba Sissoko, Khris Royal, Morcoumba Gueye, Magatte Fall, Eric "Benny" Bloom, Morgan Price and Weedie Braimah.


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2015 Outdoor Music Guide: Options abound across the Triangle NC

The 2015 outdoor season has its unofficial start this weekend with Shakori Hills Spring GrassRoots Festival; Love Language, Mac McCaughan and others playing free at Durham Central Park; and downtown Raleigh’s ’Cuegrass Festival (plus ’80s pop icon Bryan Adams at Red Hat on Saturday). From now until September, just about every week has multiple options – so get out and listen.


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The Top 10 Modern Rock Bands from New York

With a population of nearly 8.5 million people, it’s no wonder that for years New York has been a hot bed for musicians and artistic endeavors of all mediums. When music nerds think about the NY scene, bands like the Ramones, Sonic Youth and the Beastie Boys immediately come to mind. Each band stood out for defining the genres of their time–the Ramones will always be known for their influence on the punk movement that hit America in the 70s, Sonic Youth pioneered experimental noise rock in the 80s, and the Beastie Boys, which was originally began as a hardcore punk band, eventually developed into a unique style that fused the best parts of both rap and rock in a fresh way.


So, in the near future–when we will all be flying around on jetpacks or after the zombie apocalypse–what bands will grace the pages of rock and roll history books as a new generation of musicians and enthusiasts storm the scene? What bands today are destined to one day influence the bands of tomorrow’s NY scene? This list of top 10 modern Rock bands from New York is a good place to start, with a few bands you may have never heard of, but probably soon will. FDRMX is here to school you so you won’t look like a loser in front of your grandkids.

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Coachella 2015 Lineup & Set Times: Watch Live Stream of Music Festival Online

Coachella 2015, which will be held in The Indio Valley, California, will be headlined by AC/DC. The band will be joined by Porter Robinson, Alesso, Squarepusher, and Flying Lotus.


The festival, which comes after the recently held SXSW and the Ultra Music Festival, will start at 11:15 a.m. PDT, with Moustache serenading the Gobi Tent crowd and Alchemy playing at the Outdoor Theater.

The music festival’s full broadcast schedule and concert times can be seen on Coachella Live.

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Don't miss the New Orleans Jazz Fest; a few tips before you go


Now in its 46th year, this music and heritage festival runs two weekends (April 24-26 and April 30-May 3)...

Be prepared for heat. Bring sunscreen and a hat, or maybe one of those Mardi Gras umbrellas that people wave in parades. Just don't open it in someone's face or block their view.

Be prepared for rain. This is a humid, southern city hugging the Mississippi. The big dusty field that is the Fair Grounds Race Course muddies up once the rain comes. Leave your cute shoes at home. Nobody is looking at your feet anyway.

Bring a small chair. Sit in it until the music starts and you can't sit down. Bring a blanket to sit on if you want to, but other music fans will walk over it (and you) and you can't see the performers from down there anyway. If it rains, you've got a wet blanket to deal with.

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Tens of thousands expected at Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival

 It’s going to be a  weekend of sun, sand, and favorite songs at the third annual Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival.


Tens of thousands of people are expected at the festival on Fort Lauderdale Beach.
The two day event will bring in a number of country artists, including Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band.

Organizers are also looking to raise awareness on issues impacting the world’s oceans.
Nearly 40 marine conservation organizations and exhibits will be featured.

NYC Summer Events 2015

the summer calendar is filling up nicely


SummerStage is here!

SummerStage 30th Anniversary Season! May 18 - October 5, 2015


The artists represent a breadth of genres and cultures and perform in an outdoor setting accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds. SummerStage strives to develop audiences' deepening appreciation for contemporary, traditional, and emerging artists as well as the communities in which these artists originate.

All SummerStage shows go on RAIN OR SHINE and are only cancelled in the event of dangerous lightning during a performance.

SummerStage takes place at Rumsey Playfield, enter Central Park on 69th and 5th Ave.

Schedule of events and performers subject to change without notice.

Get more info about SummerStage.

Your guide to 2015's music festivals

As festival season nears, students are faced with the daunting task of deciding which ones to attend. Ideally, we'd all have bottomless bank accounts and open work schedules that would allow us to go to every single festival we wanted. But since most of us don't, here’s the lowdown on some of this year’s upcoming festivals to make your choice easier.


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