Levitt Pavilion’s community outreach includes free music lessons, instruments for kids

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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Panorama Music Festival Announces Set times and Delectable Food Vendors Line-up

Panorama 2018 Food lineup

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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From DJs to murals, this program is expanding Louisville’s arts scene

Jared Zarantonello, left, works with Brjay Nyuki, during

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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The Reader’s guide to the 2018 Pitchfork Music Festival

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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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Red Bull Music Festival Berlin Announces 2018 Lineup

Red Bull Music Festival

Over five weeks in September and October, Red Bull Music Festival will bring a characteristically wide and wild mixture of concerts, club nights and public talks to Berlin: Highlights include world premieres from Oneohtrix Point Never, Jlin, Sevdaliza and Robot Koch; talks with Janelle Monae and Pusha T; and performances from Tony Allen, Nina Kraviz, Dixon and many more.

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16 days of concerts at Endless Mountain Music Festival in NY, Pa.


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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The new Country Smooth Fest mixes music, fast cars and whiskey

New Orleans has a new country music festival, brought to you by a whiskey brand. Country Smooth Fest will be Oct. 20-21 at NOLA Motorsports Park in Avondale, and headliners include Justin Moore and Louisiana’s own Hunter Hayes, of Breaux Bridge.

Locating the festival at NOLA Motorsports means attendees can take advantage of the fun activities available at the track, including go-karts, said Country Smooth founder and CEO Lori Carcich. And yes, Country Smooth whiskey will be sold at the fest, but we all know drinking and driving don’t mix, so get your thrill on before you start sipping.

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