Festivals

6 Must-Attend Music Festivals on the West Coast, Part Five

Monterey Jazz Festival In October 1958 San Francisco Jazz radio host Jimmy Lyons realized his dream and successfully debuted the Monterey Jazz Festival in Monterey, California. Gracing the stage with their presence for its premier were, the now Iconic Billy Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie and a 38yr old Jazz…
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6 Must-Attend Music Festivals on the West Coast, Part Four

Pick Four: Ohana Festival & Luau On August 27th & 28th the Ohana music festival will make its debut at Doheny State Beach near Dana Point California. A portion of the proceeds from this new-born gem will be donated to The San Onofre Parks Foundation. This non-profit organization works to…
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6 Must-Attend West Coast Music Festivals, Part Three

Pick Three: Sisters Folk Festival, September 6-9th, 2016 Starting one week after Labor Day, this festival has its roots firmly planted in the area and has gained traction every year since 1995. It is held in Sisters, Oregon. The locale is beautiful! Embraced by the foothills of the Cascade Mountains and…
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Culture

How the Chosen Few DJs grew a Small House Party into a Two Day Music Festival

The Chosen Few DJs are comprised of Wayne Williams, Jesse Saunders, Tony Hatchett, Alan King, Andre Hatchett, Terry Hunter and Mike Dunn. They are a collective of friends and siblings whose love for House is undeniable. The Ignited Team and J Salaam of Sync Radio FM were at the festival…
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6 Must-Attend West Coast Music Festivals, Part Two

Each and every Labor Day for the past four decades, people from all over the world have been drawn to Seattle to experience Bumbershoot. Premiering in 1971 under the name “Mayor's Arts Festival,” the Emerald City funded this unique Arts and Music gathering in Seattle with a relatively low budget…
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6 Must-Attend West Coast Music Festivals, Part One

It's Summertime, People of America!!!! In sunny California, it is prime time for recreation. From concerts, cookouts, travel, and camping to water sports car shows, county fairs and more: the options are nearly endless. The tourists are out in droves experiencing all the major landmarks. Whether dining or stopping at a…
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