A year ago, the Levitt Pavilion opened in Denver’s Ruby Hill Park, giving the community free access to 50 concerts a year from a wide array of musical genres.
But just as important as that, the Pavilion is helping to bring music into the lives of people in the surrounding neighborhoods through programs like Band Start. Band Start provides free music lessons to kids in the Ruby Hill/Godsman area through a partnership with Swallow Hill Music and Great Divide Brewing Company.
This summer, seven girls are taking part in the program, attending weekly guitar classes at Schmitt Elementary in hopes of someday being Rock Stars.
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Goldenvoice presents Panorama Music Festival, where Music meets Art meets Technology meets Fashion, yup, they have it all! The festival fondly referred to as the Coachella of the East Coast due to not only its presenters, but also the vibe, has held true to its name since the past two years. In it’s third outing in New York City, Panorama is all set to take over Randalls Island Park from July 27-29th, 2018.
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Beats and melodies overlap and intersect, bumping into one another, much like the global artists mixing them. The lilts and cadences of many accents color the voices recording in the studio, singing in combinations of Swahili, English, and sometimes their own tribal dialects.
Every Monday, young refugees and immigrants come together for this DJing workshop, Mixing Matters, to bring the rhythms of their country to life within a little red-brick building on Shelby Street.
“Probably 95 percent of students are new to the country,” said Jarden Zarantonello, one of the organizers at Rhythm Science Sound, which puts on the workshops. “The majority are refugees.”
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When Pitchfork curated the Intonation Music Festival in 2005, the concept was relatively novel: a big, multiday outdoor festival dedicated to indie music. But in 2018, outdoor fests of all stripes (a few of them significantly more esoteric than Pitchfork) clog concert calendars all over the country. Some similar events have gone belly-up—this summer’s FYF Fest, for example, was canceled in May—but Pitchfork has continued to evolve and thrive, becoming one of the most respected festivals in the country.
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The 13th annual Endless Mountain Music Festival will offer 16 days of music from the opening performance on Friday to the closing concert on Saturday, Aug. 4.
There will be a different concert every night, with Pennsylvania performances in Knoxville, Mansfield, Tioga, Wellsboro and at Cherry Springs State Park outdoors under the stars, as well as New York performances in Corning and Elmira.
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In a few short years, American festivals went from cultural phenomena to endangered species
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