Clearwater Festival - Founded by Pete Seeger. Produced by the nonprofit, member-supported, environmental organization Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc. to raise funds and awareness aimed at protecting the river and the earth. All proceeds go directly to support Clearwater's environmental research, education and advocacy efforts to help preserve and protect the Hudson River and its tributaries, as well as communities in the river valley.
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival - An annual music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, located in the Inland Empire's Coachella Valley in the Colorado Desert. The event features many genres of music, including rock, indie, hip hop, and electronic dance music, as well as art installations and sculptures. Across the grounds, several stages continuously host live music.
Eau Claire Jazz Festival - Created to educate, entertain and inspire the public by providing authentic jazz experiences. A community partnership involving the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire, area musicians, artists, businesses, schools and other organizations. Held in April.
Essence - A annual music festival which started in 1995 as a one-time event to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Essence, a magazine aimed primarily towards African-American women. It is the largest event celebrating African-American culture and music in the United States. Locally referred to as the Essence Fest, is held in New Orleans, Louisiana.
globalFEST - A creatively curated bright spot for music lovers in the dark days of early January. The event takes place on three stages at Webster Hall, one of NYC's most historic nightclubs. With one ticket, festival-goers can see twelve acts in one night, representing diverse global styles. globalFEST's mission is cultural, social and political. It aims to bring down boundaries between countries and create cultural opportunities for individual artists and for governments, sponsors, scholars and critics to collaborate. Tours and cultural exchanges that result from globalFEST's showcases have helped to build an ever widening audience for world music and, by extension an increase in international cooperation and collaboration.
Governors Ball - A multi-day music festival held on Randall's Island in New York City. Features an array of genres and styles of music, including rock, electronic, hip-hop, indie, americana, pop, folk, and more.
High Zero - Baltimore's annual fest of experimental improvised music.
Ladyfest - A community-based, not-for-profit global music and arts festival for female artists that features bands, musical groups, performance artists, authors, spoken word and visual artists, films, lectures, art exhibitions and workshops; it is organized by volunteers.
Lollapalooza -Annual music festival featuring popular alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock and hip hop bands, dance and comedy performances and craft booths. It also provides a platform for non-profit and political groups and various visual artists.
Latitude - An annual music festival that takes place in Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk, England.
MUTEK - Montreal Festival for music and new technologies.
NEARfest/North East Art Rock Festival - Two-day event celebrating progressive and eclectic music in the U.S. and around the world. The event is held annually during the month of June in the Greater Philadelphia area.
Next Wave - Annual three-month celebration of cutting-edge works in dance, theater, music, and opera continuously. The festival comprises exploratory and provocative works, providing American audiences access to artists such as Trisha Brown, Robert Wilson, Meredith Monk, Philip Glass, Lucinda Childs, and Laurie Anderson. The Next Wave Festival has nurtured the careers of many other artists such as Mark Morris, Eiko & Koma, Bill T. Jones, Susan Marshall, Robert Lepage, and John Jasperse. Produced by the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM).
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival - With 12 stages of soul-stirring music-jazz, gospel, Cajun, zydeco, blues, R&B, rock, funk, African, Latin, Caribbean, folk, and much more-the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is a singular celebration. The event has showcased most of the great artists of New Orleans and Louisiana of the last half century: Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, The Neville Brothers, Wynton Marsalis, Dr. John, Branford Marsalis, Harry Connick Jr., Ellis Marsalis, The Radiators, Irma Thomas, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Allen Toussaint, Buckwheat Zydeco, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Better Than Ezra, Ernie K-Doe, Vernel Bagneris, The Zion Harmonizers, Beausoleil and many others.
New York Opera Festival - With events held across New York City, The New York Opera Fest is a two-month long festival made up of members of the New York Opera Alliance (NYOA). NYOA works in partnership with OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and advocate for American opera.
Opera Festivals - A listing of opera festivals worldwide, resources and information - from Wikipedia.
Parkfield Bluegrass Festival - Breathtaking natural beauty provides an ideal venue for this bluegrass festival. Dozens of acres of flat "boon-dock" style camping sites, plenty of shade, shared electrical hook-ups, and hot showers available, too.
POLLSTAR - Reliable and accurate source of worldwide concert tour schedules, ticket sales results, music industry contact directories, trade news and unique specialized data services. In addition to publishing the concert industry's leading weekly trade publication, Pollstar also maintains the world's largest database of international concert tour information.
Power to the Peaceful - Produced in San Francisco as an annual open-air series of free, community music and arts festivals.
Roulette - Experimental music venue presenting new jazz, world music, experimental rock, improvisation, multi-media, new technologies, traditional and hybrid ensembles from New York City and around the world.
Royal Festival Hall - Arts centre comprised of the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery.
Sage Gateshead - Offers performance and participation projects for all tastes - popular, jazz, world, classical, dance, brass bands, experimental, folk and traditional and more, holding numerous festivals throughout the year. Located in Gateshead, England.
San Jose Jazz - Renowned for producing one of the finest jazz festivals in the U.S. Also produces a variety of other jazz concert series as well as numerous jazz concerts and events.
South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival (SXSW) - A set of film, interactive, and music festivals and conferences that take place every spring (usually in March) in Austin, Texas, United States. SXSW Music is the largest music festival of its kind in the world, with more than 2,200 "official" performers and bands playing in more than 100 venues.
Spoleto Festival USA - The Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina, is one of the world's major performing arts festivals. It was founded in 1977 by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Gian Carlo Menotti, who sought to establish a counterpart to the Festival dei Due Mondi (Festival of Two Worlds) in Spoleto, Italy. The annual 17-day event showcases both established and emerging artists in more than 120 performances of opera, dance, theater, classical music, and jazz.
Stanford Jazz Festival (SJF) - Attracts over 15,000 jazz fans every summer with artistic programming that represents the rich history of jazz, as well as the diversity and creative fertility of the contemporary jazz scene.
SXSW - Music, film and interactive festivals - Austin, Texas.
Taktlos - Improvised and contemporary music festival in Zurich, Switzerland.
Tonic - Avant garde, creative, and experimental music - downtown NYC club.
Vision Festival, The - New York. Devoted to the presentation of innovative American music and arts from an Afro-American perspective and tradition.
Vivid Sydney - Highlights include the immersive light installations and projections; performances from local and international musicians at Vivid Live at Sydney Opera House and the Vivid Ideas Exchange featuring public talks and debates from leading global creative thinkers.
What Is Music Festival - An annual international survey of new and experimental music presented in Melbourne and Sydney.
Winter Jazzfest NYC - The festival continues to grow, from its original one-day single-location program in 2005, to a 2017 itinerary that spanned 14 stages over six nights, in Downtown Manhattan and beyond, featuring over 700 artists, and more than 150 groups
World Music Insitute (WMI): Events - WMI presents a full season of concerts between September and June each year at major New York City concert halls and clubs. WMI has presented more than 1500 concerts from more than 100 countries and ethnic minorities in Africa, Asia, Oceania, Europe, the Americas and the Middle East as well as regional music from throughout North America.
Xperipheria - Catalogue of experimental electro live events in Hungary.
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