This is a sketch i made to show what millions of people do annually: go on drives into the country to see the spectacular changing of the leaves from green to motley reds, oranges, yellow before the leaves all fall off for the winter. Of course, evergreens are ever green--they do not shed their leaves. It's a fun relaxing day's drive for most people, and something people around the world do this time of year. Also, people often drive into the country or to other places to attend music festivals and helping make public aware of some of those is the purpose of this blog. It is merely a public service. This sketch is on 9 x 12 inch paper and I drew it with oil pastels. I was almost out of turpentine so I did not wash over it with turpentine, just let it with the strokes visible. I made it, signed it, photographed it, uploaded it and posted it to this blog of mine which is true of all art on this blog [or any blog of site OF MINE]. Copyrighted. Scroll of info on music festivals.
Most of the festivals for this year have happened but the ticket sales for next year have begun so I am including some of next year's events; and numbering for ease of reference.
1) "Talladega Superspeedway announced today the lineup for Dega Jam, the inaugural country music festival, set for the Fourth of July  weekend.
Eric Church, Blake Shelton, Toby Keith, Kid Rock, Hank Williams, Jr., Billy Currington, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lee Brice, Martina McBride, Gary Allan, Kip Moore, Tyler Farr and dozens more will perform July 1-3 at the famed superspeedway."..."General Admission three-day passes, VIP packages and travel packages are all on sale now.
Early-bird pricing for weekend passes is available for a limited time. Camping opportunities will be available for purchase starting October 29. Visit the Dega Jam website for more information."http://www.al.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2015/10/superstar_lineup_announced_for.html
2) "The Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival will be held in August next year.
2016 . The two day festival will run Aug. 12 and 13 at Foster Farms just outside Eau Claire." A limited number of tickets will be available online for pre-sale starting on Thursday at 10 a.m."
3) "The Cedarville High School Band will perform at Disneyland, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, and the Santa Monica Pier in southern California as part of a five-day trip to the Los Angeles International Music Festival in June 2016."http://www.stignacenews.com/news/2015-10-22/News/Cedarville_Band_to_Perform_in_2016_Los_Angeles_Mus.html
4) "The South by Southwest [SXSW] festival kicks off in the spring of 2016, SXSW hopes to have 2,000 performers both big and small, making it one of the best festivals for music discovery.
This first round includes New York indie rock band Caveman, hardcore punks Frank Carter & the Rattle Snakes, DIY pop artist Alex G and American Football frontman Mike Kinsella performing with Joan Of Arc and as his solo project Own.
SXSW's announcement highlights a number of international acts including Canadian emo-electro act Crystal Castles, Korean rappers Dok2 and The Quiett from Illionaire Records, Spanish garage rockers Hinds and the London electro-pop trio HÆLOS."http://www.musictimes.com/articles/51615/20151021/sxsw-announces-150-artists-first-round-2016-festival.htm; and also http://www.sxsw.com/music/news/2015/2016-festival-artist-announcement-round-one
5) "Big Ears Festival 2016 2016 :"March 31 – April 2 next spring, artists will include Big Ears alumni Laurie Anderson and Philip Glass will present the American debut of their unique collaboration, thus far heard only once this past summer in Italy. In addition, the legendary 1972 minimalist/industrial rock creation by violinist/filmmaker Tony Conrad with German “Krautrock” legends Faust, Outside the Dream Syndicate, will be heard live in its only concert performance in 2016.
The remainder of the weekend will see dozens of concerts by a virtual who’s who of the world’s most iconoclastic and visionary music artists. Composer / saxophonist Anthony Braxton will perform with two of his ensembles – a ten piece group and a trio; his former associate, composer/trumpet virtuoso Wadada Leo Smith will perform duos with leading jazz pianist, Vijay Iyer; while the wildly acclaimed young saxophonist Kamasi Washington – collaborator with Kendrick Lamar and Flying Lotus – will present his soulful, spiritual jazz.
The Irish supergroup, The Gloaming, will perform, along with young British folksinger, Olivia Chaney; leading American folk and alternative rock artists like Andrew Bird, Yo La Tengo, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Angel Olsen, Joe Henry, Lambchop, and Circuit des Yeux will be in attendance as well. Icelandic producer/composer Valgeir Sigur∂sson will be bringing his Bedroom Community compatriots Nico Muhly, Ben Frost, and Sam Amidon for a show commemorating their 10th Anniversary as a label and musician’s collective; and fellow Iceland native composer Ólafur Arnalds will present his electronica collaboration with Janus Rasmussen, Kiasmos. Widely acclaimed new music ensemble eighth blackbird will make their Big Ears debut, presenting Bryce Dessner’s new work Murder Ballades during their performance, and Australia’s musical shamans, the Necks, will return to lead Big Ears on another kaleidoscopic musical journey."
Ticket sales begin Oct 23rd, 2015 on web : http://www.bigearsfestival.com/tickets; http://blurtonline.com/news/big-ears-music-festival-2016-lineup-announced/
6) Ainwick International Music Festival and Castle : "Traditional music & dance from around the world: an eight-day festival held at the beginning of August each summer, in the historic surroundings of Alnwick in Northumberland, England."...
"Visit Alnwick Castle (normal admission prices apply) and see performances each morning during Alnwick International Music Festival"...
"Performances at Alnwick Garden are scheduled each afternoon during Alnwick International Music Festival. Separate ticket entry is required to the Garden."
For tourism enquiries about Alnwick and surrounding area visit the Tourist Information Centre in The Shambles, Alnwick.
Tel. (UK) 01665 511333
(international) +44 1665 511333
7) "Restless Heart will perform Dec. 5 at the festival in downtown Ida [Michigan] . The new band will “rise above all expectations of another great country concert presented by Meijer,” said Dale Zorn, executive director of the festival. Mr. Zorn said producer Hunter Brucks from Meridian Entertainment Group secured the Restless Heart concert quickly to assure the La-Z-Boy Concert Series would “continue to provide the finest entertainment.” Restless Heart also has seven Country Music Association nominations and four Academy of Country Music nominations. The five original members of Restless Heart “continue to thrill audiences nightly with their award-winning talent,” Mr. Zorn said. The group’s harmonies especially shine through on hits like “I’ll Still Be Loving You,” “Why Does It Have To Be (Wrong or Right),” “Bluest Eyes in Texas” and “Dancy’s Dream.” The band is led by lead vocalist Larry Stewart with Dave Innis on keyboard, Greg Jennings on lead guitar, Paul Gregg on bass and John Dittrich on drums. Together, they bring a “new and contemporary sound to Nashville, a sound characterized by hints of pop and country rock,” Mr. Zorn said. “Restless Heart has put 26 hits on the country charts with six climbing to No. 1 and nine others finding their place in the top 10,” he said.
Read more at: http://www.monroenews.com/news/2015/oct/21/new-band-perform-ida-festival/
8) Essence Festival 2016, New Orleans : "The 2016 Essence Fest will heat up New Orleans' summer, beginning June 30.
On Wednesday (Oct. 21), organizers announced the Essence Festival's official dates: Thursday, June 30, through Sunday, July 3. Independence Day falls on a Monday in 2016."http://www.nola.com/essencefest/index.ssf/2015/10/essence_fest_2016_dates_announ.html
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