Latest Music festivals News

Cowboys' Elliott won't face criminal charge in Vegas scuffle

Aug. 20, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott won't face criminal charges after scuffling with a music festival security guard in Las Vegas. Prosecutor Steve Wolfson said Tuesday the findings of a police investigation "lacked prosecutorial merit." The NFL said last month that Elliott...

Area 51 events in Nevada prompt emergency crowd planning

Aug. 20, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fearing they could be overwhelmed with visitors, officials in the remote Nevada county that's home to the Area 51 military base have drafted an emergency declaration and a plan to team resources with neighboring counties and the state ahead of events next month tied to the "Storm Area 51"...

Towns near Flint Hills Trail working to draw visitors

Aug. 18, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Towns along the new Flint Hills Trail park in east central Kansas are working to draw visitors as a way to improve the rural economy. The Wichita Eagle reports towns along the trail are planning music festivals, opening breweries and bike shops, and offering Airbnbs to visitors. The...

PHOTO GALLERY: A selection of pictures from the past week

Aug. 17, 2019 12:46 AM EDT

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's gallery includes firefighters rescuing children left alone in an apartment which caught fire in...

With glut of festivals, hard to match Woodstock magic

Aug. 16, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty years after Woodstock, the mystical and messy event that gave birth to a myriad of musical festivals, the entertainment industry is diluted with festivals and events like it — some genre specific, some extremely diverse and others offering experiences in addition to music,...

Mountain music festival planned at Carter Caves

Aug. 16, 2019 4:43 AM EDT

OLIVE HILL, Ky. (AP) — A mountain music festival is planned at Carter Caves State Resort Park next month. A statement from the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet says that the Fraley Mountain Music Gatherin ' will be held Sept. 4-7 and feature traditional music from the hills of eastern Kentucky....

Portland mayor decries violence, hatred ahead of rally

Aug. 15, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mayor of Portland, Oregon, said Wednesday that people planning violence or espousing hatred at a weekend protest by right-wing groups in the liberal city "are not welcome here." Mayor Ted Wheeler spoke at a rally with other leaders ahead of the event Saturday, which is also...

Woodstock, Manson and the march to Utopia

Aug. 13, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In the summer of 1969, dreams of a new society played out in muddy wonder at the Woodstock music festival and in murderous parody during the Manson rampage in Los Angeles. Over a 10-day period in August, hundreds of thousands of young people journeyed to Bethel, New York, and under rainy...

Will populist politics undo a renaissance at Italy's Uffizi?

Aug. 13, 2019 6:33 AM EDT

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — To protect the masterpieces at the Uffizi Galleries, the Florence museum's director climbed a ladder and hurled an employee's bicycle down at a sheet of glass specially made to keep prized pieces such as Botticelli's "Spring" and "Birth of Venus" safe from vandals. The nearly...

VetsAid to feature ZZ Top, Brad Paisley, Sheryl Crow

Aug. 12, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Joe Walsh will be joined by ZZ Top, Brad Paisley, Sheryl Crow, and Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit at his VetsAid music festival to benefit veterans. The award-winning musician announced Monday that tickets for the Nov. 10 concert at the Toyota Center in Houston will go on sale Friday. In its...