Latest Music festivals News

Luke Bryan, Morgan Wallen top country fest in Atlantic City

Dec. 03, 2021 11:31 AM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City will host a three-day country music concert festival next August, headlined by Luke Bryan and Morgan Wallen. The Tidalwave Music Festival will be held on the beach from Aug. 12-14, 2022. An additional...

5 Georgia officers indicted in naked man's death at festival

Nov. 20, 2021 20:57 PM EST

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — A grand jury in Georgia has indicted five law enforcement officers in the 2019 death of a naked man who was pressed on the ground outside of a music festival, a prosecutor says. The Henry County Grand Jury issued the indictment involving multiple...

Homeless man builds cabin from campaign signs and barricades

Nov. 20, 2021 00:11 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For most of us, the November nip in the air means nothing more than changing into long sleeves. But for homeless people, the approach of winter brings the threat of difficult-to-escape discomfort, and worse. Tents provide some warmth and relief from the wind, but with...

9-year-old Dallas boy dies after Astroworld festival crush

Nov. 14, 2021 22:36 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A 9-year-old Dallas boy has become the youngest person to die from injuries sustained during a crowd surge at the Astroworld music festival in Houston. Ezra Blount of Dallas died Sunday at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, family attorney Ben Crump...

Jazz festival, costume designer among arts awards recipients

Nov. 06, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A university jazz festival, a costume designer, producer and a gospel group will be among the recipients of the Mississippi Arts Commission's annual governor's art awards early next year. The governor’s arts awards are presented annually to...

Recreational pot sales in Illinois top $1B since January

Nov. 03, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Recreational pot sales in Illinois are smoking. Sales have reached $1.12 billion over the first 10 months of the year, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Tuesday. Recreational cannabis sales in October were more than $123...

Outtakes: Grammys CEO on R. Kelly, Wallen, cancel culture

Oct. 26, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason jr. spoke to The Associated Press about efforts to make the Grammy's more inclusive. He also talked about other happenings in the music industry and cancel culture. Mason addressed the rumors about R. Kelly’s...

Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil breaks ribs in fall off stage

Oct. 16, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (AP) — Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil suffered broken ribs after falling off the stage at a concert Friday in Tennessee, his guitarist told the crowd in a video circulated widely on social media. In video footage from the performance, Neil can be...

Mali's Timbuktu fears jihadis as France reduces troops

Oct. 14, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

TIMBUKTU, Mali (AP) — It’s been nine years since Islamic extremists in northern Mali arrested Zahra Abdou on charges of showing her hair and wearing an outfit they said was too tight. The al-Qaida-linked militants who had seized control of this fabled desert center...

Billie Eilish becomes youngest star to headline Glastonbury

Oct. 04, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Nineteen-year-old pop singer Billie Eilish has broken numerous records in her short career. Now she will become the Glastonbury Festival’s youngest-ever solo headliner when she takes the stage at the 2022 event. Eilish teased the news on Sunday on...