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2009 music events

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by TheSportsPredictor, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    So I get to start a music blog for my library's new website debuting in January which will tie into displays in the library promoting CDs we own in order to increase circulation.

    I'm trying to plan ahead for a few months so we can have good props, signage, etc.

    If anyone knows of any big music events for 2009 for me to blog abut (sorry, BYH, Night Ranger tours do not count), let me know!

    Here's what I do have on tap:

    * Grammies in February
    * South by Southwest in mid-March
    * Rock Hall induction at the beginning of April
    * Dove Awards (gospel music) at the end of April

    Also plan to do a summer music tour preview of bands coming to the area, occasional bestseller lists, and What's In Your MP3 Player? Got other good ideas, drop 'em!

  2. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Night Ranger's touring.
  3. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    big music events, here's a few more:

    Jazzfest in New Orleans (it's not just jazz)
    Austin City Limits Muisc Festival in Austin, Tx.
    not so big nationally, but big regionally:
    Musikfest in Allentown, Pa.
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Thanks, do you know the dates?
  5. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Bama Jam Music Festival -- June 4-6, 2009

  6. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Jazzfest is held on two consecutive weekends. The 2009 dates are April 24-26 and April 30-May 3.

    ACL is usually held in September: http://www.aclfestival.com/default.aspx

    Musikfest is typically held in August. No word on 2009 dates. http://www.musikfest.org

    There's also The American Music Awards, which are held in November:
  7. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Beale Street Music Festival -- May 1-3
  8. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Also can't forget about the Newport Folk Festival which is held early August in Newport, Rhode Island:
  9. John

    John Well-Known Member

    32nd Annual Mississippi Delta Blues & Heritage Festival, Sept. 19, Greenville, Miss.

    Bonnarroo in Manchester, Tenn., and Riverbend Festival in Chattanooga were in June this year, not sure about 2009.

    AthFest is June 25-28 in Athens, Ga.
  10. MartinEnigmatica

    MartinEnigmatica Active Member

    10,000 Lakes Music Festival, July 22-25, Detroit Lakes, Minn.

  11. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    Or the Newport Jazz Festival the next weekend.
    Newport gets pretty adventurous, and isn't afraid to bend genres. For example, in '05, the folk festival was headlined by the Pixies performing an acoustic show (if only I hadn't made vacation plans out of town already)...it's on DVD.
    The next weekend, Elvis Costello headlined the jazz festival (and Di did not appear with him) with a pretty blues-centric set.
  12. The No. 7

    The No. 7 Member

    Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (Indio, CA): April 17, 18, 19
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