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Night Lights Festie Spotlight

We’re shining our summer festie spotlight on the Night Lights Music Festival in Sherman, New York, happening the weekend of August 23rd. This year’s headliners include Lotus, The Motet, Aqueous, Octave Cat and more. Also on this week’s episode, touring news from Papadosio who heads out on the road with Higher Learning, and Galactic who has a few headlining shows sprinkled into their support for Trombone Shorty. The String Cheese Incident - Believe Papadosio - To End The Illusion Of...


All The Love For High Sierra

Special episode devoted to the 28th annual High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy, California, happening July 5 - 8. The 4-day event will feature Jam Session favorites like the String Cheese Incident, Lotus, Lettuce, Chris Robinson Brotherhood and more. We chat with festival producer Rebecca Sparks, who shares her ultimate “pinch me” moment with Robert Plant, drops some knowledge for High Sierra first timers, and beautifully acknowledges the festival’s “incredibly hard-working” staff. A...


Panicked Garaj Phishin’

On this week’s episode we check in with Widespread Panic on their upcoming tour, which includes a series of multi-night runs in cities we love like Nashville, St. Augustine and Las Vegas. We also learn about Garaj Mahal’s comeback with co-leaders Kai Eckhardt and Fareed Haque. Plus, Phish announces their fall tour with stops in beloved cities like Hampton, Virginia and Rosemont, Illinois. Page McConnell - Everyone But Me Widespread Panic - Free Somehow Garaj Mahal - Mondo Garaj 00:00 - Mic...


Bonnaroo, Jam Cruise and Hippies

We’re diving into some of our favorite festivals on this week’s episode, including Bonnaroo which welcomes the Grand Ole Opry jam this June. Cloud 9 Adventures recently announced the initial lineup for the 2019 Jam Cruise, which will feature Umphrey’s McGee, Galactic, ALO, TAUK and Turkuaz. Turkuaz will also make an appearance at this year’s Camp Euforia festival in Iowa. And, last by certainly not least, we check out the Live In Lincoln Park music festival in Chicago. STS9 - The Universe...


Preview of Summer Camp Music Festival

This Memorial Day weekend marks the annual Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe, Illinois. The event hosts more than 20,000 attendees each year and over 125 artists on in stages over three days. Summer Camp is the biggest event in the Midwest every Memorial Day weekend, and this year’s event is no exception with big jam band names like moe., Umphrey’s McGee, Kyle Hollingsworth, Marco Benevento and Papadosio. We’re diving into those artists on this week’s episode, as well as peeping...


Virginia’s Finest Festies

As we ease into festival seasons, there are a ton of killer events to keep on your radar. This week we dive into the ninth annual Festy Experience in Arrington, Virginia, featuring Rubblebucket and Railroad Earth, as well as the 2018 Shadefest Music Festival which will include performances by TAUK, Consider The Source and the Southern Belles. If festivals aren’t your thang, you’ll be pleased to know a ton of jam bands are on tour including STS9, Umphrey’s McGee and more. Sound Tribe Sector...


Jammin’ In Jamaica

This week we’re scoping out some all-inclusive jam band goodness happening in early 2019 in Runaway Bay, Jamaica. The Jewel Paradise Cove Resort seems to be THE spot for destination concerts. Both moe. and the String Cheese Incident have multi-night events books for January 2019, and we’ve got all the juicy info. Plus, news from BIG Something on their annual BIG WHAT festival, happening in August in North Carolina BIG Something - Truth Serum moe. - No Guts, No Glory The String Cheese...


Atlanta’s Candler Park FTW

Mad props to the organizers of the 2018 Candler Park Music & Food Festival, who this year will bring Gov’t Mule, Lettuce, Houndmouth and more to Atlanta. Happening June 1st and 2nd, the festival also boasts a food village and beer lounge, an artist market, adult field games and more. We’ve got a special feature on the festival on this week’s Jam Session, as well as touring new from STS9, Widespread Panic and more Widespread Panic - Free Somehow STS9 - Artifact Gov’t Mule - By A Thread...


High Sierra Late Nights

The High Sierra Music Festival recently announced their late night shows for this year’s 28th annual event, happening the weekend of July 5th in Quincy, California. Late nighters include Twiddle, Lebo & Friends, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Ghost Light, Lettuce, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, The Motet and The Nth Power. We’ve got some of those night owls on today’s episode, plus news of Lettuce’s New York City residency in June at legendary venue the Blue Note Lettuce - Crush Twiddle -...


Colorado, Beer & Jam Bands

If there’s an award for coolest state in America, the jam band community would likely give it to Colorado. The beautiful state gives us Kyle Hollingsworth, who we’re featuring this week with a 3-track spotlight on his new album “50.” It also offers up the Breckenridge Brewery and their 28th annual Hootenanny, which on July 7th welcomes Mike Gordon and his 5-piece band. And, how could we ever forget? The famous Red Rocks Amphitheater, which on July 20th showcases the String Cheese Incident...


Jam in the Trees, Grass and Rocks

We’re heavy on the jamgrass, bluegrass and strings on this week’s episode, featuring Northwest String Summit artists like Leftover Salmon, Keller Williams and Railroad Earth. The annual festival at Horning’s Hideout will take place the weekend of July 19th. News this week from Widespread Panic, who will make their 59th, 60th, and 61st appearances at Red Rocks in Colorado, Umphrey’s McGee who looks to kick off their summer tour, and Gangstagrass who confirms their Jam In The Trees...


Slightly High Purple Peaches

There are two awesome festivals coming up that you need to know about this week — High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy, California featuring Chris Robinson Brotherhood, The Motet, The Barr Brothers and more, and Purple Hatter’s Ball in Live Oak, Florida with Lettuce, Toubab Krewe and more. We’ll also dig into Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe’s Eat A Bunch Of Peaches shows, plus Slightly Stoopid’s School’s Out For Summer tour Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe - The Bridge Toubab Krewe - TK2 Slightly...


Lucky States and the Frendly Gathering

This week we’re checking out some of the artists headlining this year’s Frendly Gathering Music Festival, including Nahko (of Nahko & Medicine For The People) and Twiddle. The annual event is happening the weekend of June 28th at Sugarbush Resort in Waitsfield, Vermont. Also this week, some US states get lucky with heavy doses of our favorite jam bands, including the String Cheese Incident in Colorado and STS9 in Nevada Nahko - My Name Is Bear The String Cheese Incident - Believe STS9 -...


A Serving of Royal Potatoes

We’re checking in with one of our favorite record labels, Royal Potato Family, who brings us Jam Session favorites like Marco Benevento and American Babies. The Brooklyn-based label is serving up some new music from Seth Walker, A BIG YES & a small no, and Nolatet. Plus, Garaj Mahal is back on tour in the US, and the annual Summer Meltdown is lookin’ mmm mmm good! A BIG YES & a small no - Mise En Abyme Nolatet - No Revenge Necessary Seth Walker - Live At Mauch Chunk Opera House 00:00 - Mic...


Summer Camp with Kyle Hollingsworth

Coming up on Memorial Day weekend is the annual Summer Camp Music Festival, featuring some Jam Session favorites like Kyle Hollingsworth, Umphrey’s McGee, moe., STS9, TAUK, and Slightly Stoopid. We’ve got all of those artists on today’s episode, and more, as well as a super duper rad 3-track spotlight on Kyle Hollingworth’s latest album, “50,” out now Kyle Hollingsworth - 50 Umphrey’s McGee - It’s Not Us TAUK - Headroom 00:00 - Mic Break 00:50 - Force - Lettuce 04:30 - This Funk - Pimps of...


It’s Always Jammy in Philadelphia

A little spotlight on the city of Philadelphia this week, which always seems to have a strong jam band scene. Both the Disco Biscuits and Lotus call Philly home, and the Disco Biscuits will be there this weekend for three nights at the Fillmore. Lotus returns to their hometown for two nights in April at Union Transfer. All that and more from Twiddle, Slightly Stoopid, Matisyahu and Tom Freund The Disco Biscuits - On Time Lotus - Eat The Light Slightly Stoopid - Live at Roberto’s 00:00 -...


Lettuce and String Cheese on the Rocks

The String Cheese Incident brings their latest album “Believe” to festival all across the US this summer, including the 28th annual High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy, California and the 7th annual RIDE Festival in Telluride, Colorado. Also this week, we feature two artists who will return to the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado this summer, Lettuce and Railroad Earth Lotus - Monks The String Cheese Incident - Believe Railroad Earth - The Good Life 00:00 - Mic Break 01:03 -...


Keller Twiddles with Salmon

It seems Keller Williams and Twiddle are everywhere this spring! You can catch the two artists at the fifth annual Revival Music Festival in Clarks Grove, Minnesota in May. Keller will also be joining Leftover Salmon on tour in March, and Twiddle headlines the third annual Tumble Down festival in Burlington, Vermont in July. We kick things off with the new Mike Montrey Band album, which we featured on last week’s episode Keller Williams - Vape Leftover Salmon - High Country Twiddle - Plump...


Along John Street With Mike Montrey Band

We kick off this week’s Jam Session with a spotlight on the annual Northwest String Summit, happening the weekend of July 19th and featuring Yonder Mountain String Band, Leftover Salmon, and Railroad Earth. Then, we dig into touring news from TAUK and the Disco Biscuits. We also enjoy three tracks from Mike Montrey Band’s new album, “John Street,” produced by GRAMMY-winner Jim Scott Mike Montrey Band - John Street TAUK - Headroom The Disco Biscuits - Planet Anthem 00:00 - Mic Break 01:09 -...


Festival Lineups Galore

It’s that time of year again! Every major music festival is revealing their official lineups for the 2018 season. On today’s Jam Session, we’re featuring some of this year’s artists at festivals like Bonnaroo, Firefly and BottleRock, including STS9, the Motet, and Big Gigantic. Plus, Strange Jazz Universe offers up a new single, “So Much To Tell,” off of their new full-length album, Two Moons. STS9 - When The Dust Settles The Motet - Totem Big Gigantic - Brighter Future Remixed 00:00 - Mic...