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27th Annual Blind Willie McTell Music Festival Lineup Announced

THOMSON, Ga. -- The Activities Council of Thomson proudly announces the lineup of musicians for the 27th Annual Blind Willie McTell Music Festival. This year's date for the iconic day of great roots music is Saturday May 2, in Thomson, Georgia. The one-day event is held in honor of Thomson's Blind Willie McTell, a pioneering guitarist, songwriter and performer.

McTell, a giant of a performer in the first half of the 20th century, was a complete original - whose talent was unmatched regarding early American music. He was born South of Thomson in McDuffie County and is buried in the Happy Valley area of McDuffie County. Modern guitarists, far and wide, cite his influence as a writer, a player, and an entertainer.

The roster for the 27th features a broad swipe of influences from blues to gospel to Americana. The fest this year will feature The War and Treaty, the husband and wife duo of Michael and Tanya Trotter. They won Emerging Act of the Year at the 2019 Americana Music Awards. The award came after a breakthrough 2018 when they released their debut Healing Tide. The disc was produced by Buddy Miller (who headlined the 20th McTell Fest).

In addition, the festival will feature Son Volt, the pre-imminent combo lead by Jay Farrar, who along with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, was one of the founders of Uncle Tupelo. With the latest disc, Union, Son Volt has released 10 albums of original material by Farrar, all of which is strongly and equally influenced by folk, rock, blues and country styles of music. They've been making strong critically acclaimed music for a couple of decades and we could not be prouder to have them at this year's fest.

Returning to Thomson in 2020 will be the Bros Landreth. Led by Canadians Joey Landreth on guitar and his brother David Landreth on bass, the latest version of their quartet is out touring behind a new disc, "87." They opened our show a few years back in trio format and we're excited for them to return. From Santa Monica, we are honored to introduce Joachim Cooder to Thomson, the home of McTell. Cooder, son of famed guitarist and musicologist Ry Cooder, is a percussionist, drummer and pianist and will be on our stage, fronting his trio. Do a search of his recording credits and you'll see an amazing list of music projects he has participated in. Cooder's eclectic solo material is his own take on the influences he's been exposed to all his life and he's out touring ahead of his second release, slated for later in the year.

Rounding out the lineup will be Atlanta's Blair Crimmins and the Hookers and 12 string guitarist Todd Albright, from Michigan. Crimmins and his band offer an incredible blast of high energy Ragtime and Dixieland music, filtered through a lens of Crimmins originals and rollicking covers from the early 20th century. Albright comes to Thomson from Detroit. Touring solo, he is a wonderful performer, vocalist, and player of the twelve-string guitar. Of course, he's a disciple of McTell, Leadbelly and other great Country blues artists from the past and will right at home on our stage.

Tickets went on sale February 1 at http://www.blindwillie.com/.

Prices for tickets are $35 advance, and $45 on the day of. There is no charge for children, ages 12 and under. Great regional food will again be featured along the food court. Gates open at 11 a.m. in the morning, with music beginning at noon. Come join the fun at the 27th Annual Blind Willie McTell Music Festival.

About the Activities Council of Thomson (ACT):

Organizers of the festival, the Activities Council of Thomson (ACT) are a non-profit organization founded in 1974. ACT was formed to foster education, appreciation and promotion of American arts, particularly those that draw from Southern history, culture and the American experience. To this end, its primary purpose over the past two decades has been to expose this area of Georgia to styles of music and musicians that, without our effort, would likely pass us by. For our work, we were honored with the Governor's Award for the Arts and Humanities in 2014.

For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/BlindWillieFest/ or http://www.blindwillie.com/.

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Twista, Veronica Vega, DJ G-Love, Crazy Town X with R1ckOne and more to Perform at ‘Soundwaves 360 Music Event’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Los Angeles is in for a massive infusion of harmonious ripples when "Soundwaves 360° Music Event" rolls on to the boulevard on Thursday, November 14 at the Academy LA. Party goers will be able to surf a kaleidoscope of genres with acts ranging from hip hop to rock. The evening, presented by Brandi Irwin Productions and G-Love Productions, will be flooded with talent.

Headliners include the legendary hip hop artist, Twista, known as one of the world's fastest rappers; "Love & Hip Hop: Miami's" own Veronica Vega; world renown music producer and artist DJ G-Love and rap infused rockers Crazy Town X with R1ckOne(tm). Music throughout the night will be provided by alternating DJ's. The Academy LA is located at 6021 Hollywood Blvd. Red carpet is at 7:00 p.m. and doors open at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are available at EventBrite.com (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dj-g-love-twista-crazy-townx-veronica-vega-academy-la-tickets-78089023371?aff=ebdssbdestsearch ).

Brandi Irwin, the event host and co-producer cites "Soundwaves 360° Music Event" as a full spectrum of hip hop musical art. "We are so excited to present this explosion of diverse talent! Hip hop as a culture is really a culmination of a variety of styles and sounds. 'Soundwaves 360° Music Event' will be a festival vibe in a nightclub setting. Everyone will be able to groove to their favorites while experiencing a medley range of rhythms. Los Angeles has not yet experienced a night quite like this."

"Soundwaves 360° Music Event" will be Twista's first Los Angeles performance in four years. The Chicago based entertainer, who once held the title of "Fastest Rapper in the World" according to Guinness World Records, is a veteran multi-genre talent. His 2004 single, "Slow Jamz" (also featured on Kanye West's debut album "The College Dropout"), featured West and Jamie Foxx and became a number-one hit in the US.

Recording artist and nationally known DJ/ promoter DJ G-Love is one to watch. He will make his L.A. performance debut during the evening, with his single releases, "True Lies," and "Miss My Flight." His new album project "Chasing A Grammy," via Empire Distribution, is slated to drop soon.

Veronica Vega, one of the stars of "Love & Hip Hop: Miami" is known for her single "Wicked," which features Pitbull, and her viral hit "Pay Me." Her new single, "A Million," featuring Quavo, has over 10 million hits on YouTube.

Crazy Town X, one of the first hybrid brands to mix equal parts urban and suburban with their rap infused rock sound, are in the midst of their 20-year anniversary tour with this appearance and have plans to release their new album, "The Beautiful and Insane." R1ckOne(tm), well known for his work with the Black Eyed Peas, will perform alongside Crazy Town X.

"Soundwaves 360° Music Event" will bring the night full circle with a lineup of headliners, independent artists and local talent. For more information, tickets and talent updates, go to EventBrite.com (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dj-g-love-twista-crazy-townx-veronica-vega-academy-la-tickets-78089023371?aff=ebdssbdestsearch ).

Watch the promo videos at: https://youtu.be/bQ7SzurKMe4 and https://youtu.be/qu817wHoXTQ

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Coachella’s First Annual Rock Festival to Shake the Valley’s Floor in 2020

COACHELLA, Calif. -- Saimac International announced today that the Coachella music scene is growing! Executive Producer Lola Acosta's longtime vision for THE DESERT ROCK FEST is happening.

The brand new up-and-coming Rock Festival will make its presence known to the public April 3 and 4, 2020 at the highly anticipated and unique property, The Hotel Indigo in Coachella, California.

The reimagined and completely new concept Hotel Indigo will offer breath-taking sceneries, eccentric styled room combinations and of course, a 10+ acre playground to enjoy as the festival takes place right on its property.

"The Desert Rock Fest is proud to introduce world renowned artists and bands that have influenced and stamped their mark throughout rock history," says Acosta.

She adds, "With Coachella Fest and Stagecoach being a paving example of the success the valley holds, we are incredibly honored to add another festival to the desert that is not only unique to Coachella, but can further capitalize us as the music city of the world!"

The Desert Rock Fest will offer packages to music goers who are eagerly waiting for something fresh and exhilarating. We will be offering two day passes for those who want to come and enjoy the music, and indulge in the many options laid out throughout the playground including different foods, beverages and vendors. For those who are looking for more, we will be offering a VIP package.

This will include meet and greets with your favorite musicians / bands, a complimentary TDRF shirt, early entry to the festival, lanyard pass with attached phone charger, after show VIP ballroom invitation with food and drinks, as well as front row access to watch your favorite bands and rock out with them.

Do you want in on the action? Visit us at https://thedesertrockfest.com/ keep checking on our website, join the mailing list as announcements of the bands are announced and celebrity appearances are confirmed!

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Lil Uzi Vert Headlines Spring Break Explosion Music Festival at MGM Park in Biloxi

BILOXI, Miss. -- On this tenth anniversary of the Mississippi Spring Break Weekend, Splash Life Booking LLC is announcing the 1st annual Spring Break Explosion music festival, to be held on Friday, April 7, 2017 at MGM Park. For a decade now, college students and those seeking a white sandy beach getaway, come from all over the south to Biloxi for parties and other regional events during the "Mississippi Spring Break" weekend.

From contests to beach parties and concerts, Biloxi is the place to be for 40,000 plus spring breakers.

The festival boasts a lineup consisting of headliner and Atlantic Records Platinum recording artist, Lil Uzi Vert, alongside Kodak Black, Bianca Clarke, Corey Finesse, BPace, and more who will invade Biloxi, Miss. and kick start Mississippi's annual Spring Break Weekend.

Gates will open at 6 p.m., with a 7 p.m. show time. DJ T-Swan and DJ JukeBox will help entertain the crowds for this exclusive all-ages event. Celebrity publicist and industry insider, Karen Civil, will host this year's event, along with comedian Fatboy SSE and other celebrity guest appearances, adding a unique feature to the festival.

Tickets are on sale at https://www.springbreakexplosion.com/ and all TicketFly locations (http://www.ticketfly.com/).

The Spring Break Explosion Music Festival is the brainchild of Splash Life Booking and is a one-of-kind, all ages festival, that seeks to bring together nearly a dozen global and national entertainers and DJs, whose musical diversity, talent, and influence, promises to create a show unlike any the Gulf Coast has ever seen.

"We can't be more excited about this event," says Dollah Dae Event Organizer "Every year Mississippi Spring Break gets larger and larger. We were able to bring in some great sponsors and we hope to be the life of the party of Mississippi Spring Break weekend."

For more info visit: https://www.springbreakexplosion.com/ or email: info@springbreakexplosion.com.

Social Media:
Twitter: @SBE2k17
Instagram: @SpringBreakExplosion
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpringBreakExplosion/.

About Splash Life Booking:
Splash Life Booking is a diversified concert booking company, specializing in celebrity events, tour management, and event logistics. Splash Life Booking's focus on improving the quality of entertainment throughout the Gulf Coast region, has helped it become a trusted name in the entertainment industry. For more information, visit: https://www.splashlifebooking.com/.

* Event Promo Video (YouTube):
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