Here Come the Mummies Take Over the Canopy

Summer music season is at our doorstep. We're dusting off our dancing shoes, planning out travel routes, budgeting for all the unexpected expenses that will inevitably occur (I have terrible impulse control), and most of all, excitedly discussing the upcoming shows from our favorite artists. 

Bones Jugs: Don't Waste A Drop

I try to cover local artists because we have such a wealth of talent in this town.

7 Albums You Shouldn't Miss

I realize my column lately has been pretty focused on Summer Camp. While that is a great weekend and you should definitely go, it turns out the music doesn’t stop there! With that in mind, here are some albums that have been on repeat for me lately, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do (this might stretch out a bit).

1. The Flying Burrito Brothers – The Gilded Palace of Sin

Summer Camp Spotlight: Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds

When I went to my first Summer Camp in 2012, I was blown away by the sheer amount of music the weekend had in store. There were so many artists I had never heard of, not to mention a whole scene to learn the ropes of. In any case, as my brain began to wrap around the concept, I started to check out some of the smaller bands, since that’s where you tend to find the gems.

Summer Camp Spotlight: Truth AKA Trouble

In the last few years, Champaign-Urbana has really become a hotbed of musical creativity of all kinds. The weekly shows downtown in the warm months, the revolving door of acts playing the Canopy Club, and the local artists just making music for the sake of making music.

Summer Camp Artists Round 3

Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment are proud to present the Third Round of Artist Announcements for the 16th Annual Summer Camp Music Festival at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL on May 27, 28 and 29, 2016. Joining the previously announced lineup and appearing at the Summer Camp Music Festival 2016 will be:

Jason Isbell

Eleanor Tallie in Bradley Tonight

When you think of soul, what do you think of? Maybe it's horns, or a slinky guitar? Maybe it's a beat that moves in and sets up shop in your bones, so you just have to dance and sing? Maybe it's powerful vocals that speak truths we all hold dear but for whatever reason, we have a hard time expressing for ourselves.

Summer Camp Spotlight: Old Shoe

The Midwest is home to a unique group of musicians. Some of the hardest working, kindest people I’ve met are the artists who crisscross the nation, face the unknown, and bring their music to a whole new audience. They’re living the dream, as far as I’m concerned.

Summer Music Coming Soon!

So the weather looks like it’s finally starting to turn the corner into spring. We have longer days back, the sun is unabashedly shining, it’s warmer out. These harbingers of summer bring with them thoughts of barbecues, beverages, friends, and late nights.