Royal Room Staycation Festival brings the music to you

The Royal Room is closed because of the coronavirus, but that isn't stopping this venue in Seattle's Columbia City neighborhood from bringing live music to the world. Throughout 2020, they're hosting The Staycation Online Festival with the help of The South Hudson Music Project and Live Concerts Stream. These free shows are livestreamed from The … Continue reading Royal Room Staycation Festival brings the music to you

BirdFest & Bluegrass celebrates the sandhill crane migration October 2-3

Sandhill cranes (photo by Cheryl Landes) BirdFest & Bluegrass is an annual celebration in Ridgefield, Washington, to welcome the sandhill crane migration to the local wildlife refuge. This year, because of the coronavirus, the festival is moving online on Friday and Saturday, October 2-3. The festival starts with a trivia night at 7 p.m. on … Continue reading BirdFest & Bluegrass celebrates the sandhill crane migration October 2-3

Watch the 2020 Moisture Festival from home

The Moisture Festival, the world's largest celebration of comedy, varietè, and vaudeville, usually comes to Seattle in the spring. But this year, because of restrictions from holding large events due to the coronavirus, the festival moved online. The festival features highly skilled performance, where the imagination is the limit. Shows are mixed with bizarre talent … Continue reading Watch the 2020 Moisture Festival from home

Watch concerts from the Couch By Couch West music festival

When the 2020 SXSW festival cancelled in Austin because of the panedmic, Alex Garnett went to work to produce a concert experience as close as possible to the big festival online. He called it Couch By Couch West (CXCW for short) and welcomed bands and vocalists to record their shows from the Triceratops Room, his … Continue reading Watch concerts from the Couch By Couch West music festival

Olympic Music Festival hosts 2020 Virtual Salon Concerts

The Olympic Music Festival usually has a summer concert series in Port Townsend, Washington, but COVID-19 changed the schedule this year. Instead, classical music fans can watch its 2020 Virtual Salon Concerts on the Olympic Music Festival's home page and YouTube channel. New concerts will be streamed through September 6, and the recordings will be … Continue reading Olympic Music Festival hosts 2020 Virtual Salon Concerts

2020 Cathedral Park Jazz Festival streaming this weekend from Portland

Instead of cancelling the 40th Cathedral Park Jazz Festival this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jazz Society of Oregon decided to host it online. It started streaming yesterday, July 17, and continues through Sunday night, July 19. Today's performances continue until 10 p.m. Pacific time. Tomorrow, the music starts at 2 p.m. and … Continue reading 2020 Cathedral Park Jazz Festival streaming this weekend from Portland

On Independence Day weekend 2020, the Waterfront Blues Festival is coming to you on air and in Portland neighborhoods

Trombone Shorty on stage at a previous Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland, Oregon Photos by Cheryl Landes The 2020 Waterfront Blues Festival in downtown Portland, Oregon, cancelled because of COVID-19, but that hasn't stopped the organizers and partner organizations from the Portland metro area from keeping the music alive. There are three ways to join … Continue reading On Independence Day weekend 2020, the Waterfront Blues Festival is coming to you on air and in Portland neighborhoods

Armchair photo tours: Soulfest at Gunstock Mountain Resort in Guilford, New Hampshire

Mike Weaver from Big Daddy Weave sings at a previous Soulfest at Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford, New Hampshire. Photos by Cheryl Landes Soulfest, a three-day event in early August at Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford, New Hampshire, is New England's largest music festival. More than 75 artists perform and speak on four stages at … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: Soulfest at Gunstock Mountain Resort in Guilford, New Hampshire