Now in its 13th year, Forecastle Festival has grown from a small neighborhood event into one of the larger summer music festivals, with tens of thousands of music lovers from all over assembling in Louisville, Kentucky's Waterfront Park on the banks of the Ohio River for three days of live music spread across four large stages.
Music at the Intersection showcases over 50 local bands in eight venues over three Friday nights this Summer, and it's all free.
Ink's fifth annual Middle of the Map Fest returned to Westport and Midtown in Kansas City, Missouri from April 22-25.
Grove Fest once again graced Manchester Road in central St. Louis, bringing with it music, merriment, food and fair, all under sunny skies on Saturday.
If the size and enthusiasm of the crowd at the first Summer Gras festival at Old Rock House was any indication, this will become a popular annual event. Billed as a "celebration of the music and food of New Orleans," Summer Gras lived up to its name with a variety of New Orleans-based and NOLA-inspired local bands split between the indoor venue and a large outdoor stage.
Hopping club to club mainly throughout Lower Manhattan, N.Y., save for a handful of shows in Brooklyn, is the only way to absorb the CMJ Music Marathon's seemingly endless array of music. And if not taken in stride, one might easily fade before the finish line.
While Mulberry Mountain could have technically been described as a disaster area, Wakarusa 2013 ended on a high note with incredible performances in an incredible atmosphere.
The 7th annual Grove Fest took place on Saturday, October 6 in the Grove neighborhood of St. Louis and featured an array of local music, interactive art, street performances and local food and drink. It was definitely not limited to that, however.
After a rainy Saturday the Big Muddy Blues Festival moved outside for Sunday, the festival's final day.
An uninvited guest, Hurricane Isaac, forced all of Saturday's music at the Big Muddy Blues Festival inside.