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TOURING & FESTIVAL NEWS: Terrapin Presents Returns to Croton Point Park With Summit on the Hudson Festival (Click on More to view all articles)

Terrapin Presents is producing the Summit on the Hudson Music Festival May 31-June 1 at Croton Point Park in Westchester County, NY. Artists slated for May 31 include Chuck Berry, Arlo Guthrie, Steve Kimock, Little Feat and Reid Genauer & The Assembly of Dust. The lineup for June 1 Branford Marsalis, Medeski, Martin and Wood, Martin Sexton, and The Radiators. Summit on the Hudson marks Terrapin's return to Croton Point Park, where Gathering of the Vibes, Terrapin's annual multi-day camping festival, was held in 1997.

"Terrapin is thrilled to return to the Westchester County community, where we have had great success with Gathering of the Vibes in the past," says Ken Hays, founder and president of Terrapin Presents. "The diverse mix of artists appearing at Summit on the Hudson offers something for everyone; it is the perfect opportunity for families to come out and enjoy two days of spectacular music. With the Palisade Cliffs and Hudson River as a backdrop, this 508-acre venue is the perfect destination for a pair of day-long journeys with family and friends."

The Summit on the Hudson Music Festival is on the campaign to fight hunger and assist Westchester County's Food PATCH. Through the Terrapin Foundation, the festival wants to give back to the community that is making this harmonious fusion of jazz, folk and rock 'n' roll possible.

Festival attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishables: hot or cold cereal, canned goods, pasta, rice, soups, juice boxes, and tea or coffee. Donation bins will be set up at the entrance gate to Croton Point Park on both days of the festival.

Terrapin also will be throwing a Summit After-Show Party just minutes from Croton Point Park at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Peekskill, NY on Saturday May 31 with The Derek Trucks Band and Reid Genauer & The Assembly of Dust.

The Terrapin Presents 2003 Summer Concert Series continues with Gathering of the Vibes July 10-13 at Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, NY; the inaugural Bridgeport Blues Festival August 30-31 at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, CT; and Summit on the Sound Music Festival at Seaside Park September 13-14.

Michigan Festival Cancels Nugent Gig

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — Derogatory racial remarks from rocker Ted Nugent have cost him a gig at the Muskegon Summer Celebration.

Festival officials canceled Nugent's concert following an interview last week with two Denver disc jockeys in which the DJs say he used slurs for Asians and blacks. The festival was scrambling to find a replacement.

"If we can (replace Nugent) with something in the classic rock genre, that'd be great, but right now we want to get the best possible acts we can find," Summer Celebration President Joe Austin told The Muskegon Chronicle for a story Friday.

Following discussions with community leaders, Summer Celebration's board decided "it was in the best interest of the community" to drop Nugent from the festival lineup, Austin said. The festival runs in late June and early July.

Nugent assistant Linda Peterson said she couldn't comment on the festival's decision.

Rick Lewis and Michael Floorwax, morning talk-show hosts on radio station KRFX-FM, stopped the live interview with Nugent on May 5 after they said he made the remarks.


On the Net:

Muskegon Summer Celebration Web site

Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan To Embark on Solo Tour

Depeche Mode vocalist Dave Gahan will embark on his first solo U.S. tour in support of his debut album Paper Monsters, due June 3 on Mute/Reprise Records. Gahan will launch the summer-long North American tour July 18 in Atlanta, GA after completing his 22-date European tour. Performing songs from Paper Monsters and various Depeche Mode songs, Gahan will be backed on the road by guitarist Knox Chandler, bassist Martyn Lenoble, keyboardist Vincent Jones and drummer Victor Indrizzo. Gahan wrote all of the album’s 10 tracks with multi-instrumentalist Chandler, whose credits include playing on Depeche Mode’s Exciter, as well as albums by R.E.M. and Siouxsie and the Banshees. Lenoble has played with Porno for Pyros and Janes Addiction; Jones has recorded with Sarah McLachlan and Cowboy Junkies; and Indrizzo has worked with Beck, Macy Gray, The Vines and Liz Phair.

Although Gahan has fronted Depeche Mode for 22 years, Paper Monsters marks his debut as a fully-fledged songwriter. Before now, career commitments, distractions and personal confidence barriers kept him from finding his true voice. “Hence the title of my album,” he says, “because I’d created these monsters which have got bigger and bigger over the years. But in the last few years I realized that it’s only myself that has created them.”

Dave Gahan tour itinerary:

June 5 Zurich, SWI Volkshaus
June 7-8 Nurburgring, GER Rock Am Ring
June 10 Berlin, GER Columbiahalle
June 12 Hultsfred, SWE Hultsfred Festival
June 14 Imola, ITA Heineken Jammin Festival
June 15 Seinajoki, FIN Provinssirock
June 17 Saint Petersburg, RUS New Ice Arena
June 18 Moscow, RUS Olympiski
June 20 Kiev, UKR Palace of Sports
June 23 Budapest, HUN Budapest Arena
June 24 Prague, CZE T-Mobile Arena
June 26 Roskilde, DEN Roskilde Festival
June 28 Werchter, BEL Rock Werchter Festival
June 29 Pilton, UK Worthy Farm
July 1 Leipzig, GER Haus Auensee
July 2 Hamburg, GER Stadtpark
July 4-5 Paris, FRA Olympia
July 6 Belfort, FRA Eurockennes Festival
July 9-10 London, UK Shepherd's Bush Empire
July 12 Manchester, UK Move Festival
July 13 Wolverhampton, UK Civic Hall
July 20 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
July 21 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
July 23 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
July 26 Boston, MA Avalon Ballroom
July 29 Montreal, QUE Metropolis

July 30 Toronto, ONT Kool Haus

August 1 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom

August 2 Detroit, MI State Theatre

August 5 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre

August 6 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater

August 7 Grand Prairie, TX Next Stage at Grand Prairie

August 9 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium

August 11 Salt Lake City, UT Kingsbury Hall

August 14 Vancouver Queen Elizabeth

August 15 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom

August 16 Seattle, WA Paramount Theater

August 18 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre

August 21 San Diego, CA Copley Symphony Hall

August 22 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre

August 23 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
August 25 Los Angeles, CA Wiltern

The Great Bamboozle Arts and Cultural Festival Is a Jamband Bonanza

Premiering during the Stone Pony's three-year-old "Re-Birthday" from May 30-June 1 in the Stone Pony and on the surrounding Stone Pony Lot in Asbury Park, NJ, The Great Bamboozle Arts and Cultural Festival is a jamband bonanza designed to unite the best national and local jamband and jam-friendly acts in a three-day celebration of arts and culture. Kicking off a summer season in which jamband festivals are rapidly sprouting across the country, The Great Bamboozle instantly makes the Jersey Shore — and the rest of the Garden State — a "player" on the national circuit.

The Roots, Medeski Martin and Wood, Keller Williams, Dark Star Orchestra, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, The David Grisman Quintet and DJ Logic are the headliners assembled by Max Cruise Entertainment. Other national acts on the bill include Topaz, Antigone Rising, Seth Yacovone Band, Mike Farris of the Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies and, leading a Drum Circle, Jim Donovan of Rusted Root. The local talent roster includes Juggling Suns, J. Pat, Unexplained Bacon, New Blood Revival, Borialis, Bamm Hollow, Sunny Daze, Under New Ownership, Mike Brody, The Remedy, Secret Sound, Bugg, Moroccan Sheep Herders, Jaski, One-Eyed Jack and more to be announced.

"The jambands brought out our first loyal fan base after I purchased the club, and we reopened at the beginning of the 2000 summer season," says Stone Pony owner Domenic Santana. "That first year was really tough, but their fans were fearless in trekking where no man would go, and they helped established a regular scene here. And when we needed support during our Save the Pony campaign, those were the fans who came out and marched for us. It's no coincidence that we named our street team the Hippie Army. They have been fiercely loyal."

Tickets are $70 for a three-day pass or $27 for a single day in advance ($30 day of show). Max Cruise Entertainment, the primary concert promoter of the Stone Pony, is a new booking and promotion company in Freehold, NJ, specializing in festivals and events including This Island Earth, The Surf and Skate Festival and the Asbury Music Expo. Max Cruise also is reopening the historic Fast Lane nightclub in Asbury Park on the first weekend in June.

Montreal's 21st Just For Laughs Festival Starts July 10

Canadian comedian Rick Mercer, "Everybody Loves Raymond's" Brad Garrett, Kelly Ripa of "Live! With Regis and Kelly" and Tina Fey of "Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update" will host the 21st annual Just for Laugh’s festival July 10-20, billed as "the world's largest comedy festival." Also lending their talents to the 10-day comedyfest are Carl Reiner and Bill Cosby.

The laughfest will stage a record 72 club performances and more than 290 shows in both French and English. According to Just for Laughs CEO Bruce Hills an extra 12 shows were added this year including "several tailor-made for the industry in attendance. We've got quite a star-studded lineup."

New fixtures this year include: Talk of the Fest," which will showcase the performers who have created the most buzz during the festival onstage in one shot near the close of the festival; "Dating It!" which features single comedians having three-minute dates onstage with audience members; "Confessing It!" an evening of comic testimonials; and the show "Basile: Growing Up Greek in North America."

On The Bricks Now in Third Year in Atlanta

The 3rd annual On the Bricks at Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta has an eclectic mix of live music this summer. The series is held on Friday evenings. “I'm thrilled about the third season and our ability to bring larger acts to the market place as part of On the Bricks.” comments Mad Booking president Marcie Allen Cardwell. “It's Atlanta’s love for music and entertainment that has supported the rapid growth of On the Bricks in just two short years.”

On the Bricks lineup:

May 30: Shaggy, Arrested Development, Jason Mraz, Jennifer Love Hewitt

June 6: Third Day, Sky Dog, Pete Schmidt

June 13: Blues Traveler, Will Hoge, Drive-By Truckers, Shurman, New Blood Revival

June 20: Special Guest tba

June 27: Special Guest, Working Title

July 4: NO SHOW

July 11: Better Than Ezra, Lifehouse, Ingram Hill, The Robert Barnes Band

July 18: Special Guest, Robert Bradley’s Blackwater Surprise, Mieka Pauley

July 25: Everclear, Maroon 5, Kill Hannah

August 1: Nickel Creek, Franky Perez, Antigone Rising

August 8: Hootie &The Blowfish, Tonic, The Clarks, Bain Mattox

August 15: George Clinton &Parliament/Funkadelic, North Mississippi Allstars, Kevn Kinney Band

August 22: Special Guest, Royal 7

Tickets are priced for each show at $3.00 or 12 tickets for $25.00 with children five and under free. Tickets are not dated and valid for one admission at any show during the season with no re-entry. On the Bricks is sponsored by Cingular Wireless/NOKIA, The Westin, Delta Air Lines, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, WXIA- NBC 11 Alive, CAMA/Comcast, 790 The Zone and Star 94.

Lisa Marie Prelsey Sets Debut Concert Tour

Lisa Marie Presley will mark her debut tour when she joins Chris Isaak on a 17-city U.S. tour kicking off on July 11 at the Fleet Boston Pavilion. She will also appear with the Goo Goo Dolls in August.

Presley has been confirmed to perform live at NYC's Rockefeller Plaza on June 20 as part of "The Today Show" outdoor concert series. She will also perform on "VH1 Divas Duets," airing live from Las Vegas on May 22 at 9:00 pm EST. The episode of VH1's "Driven" devoted to Presley will premiere on June 1. Additionally, her special acoustic performance on "AOL Live Sessions" premiered on May 15.

Lisa Marie Presley tour itinerary:

July 11 Boston, MA Fleet Boston Pavilion *
July 12 Hyannis, MA Cape Cod Melody Tent *
July 13 Portland, ME Merrill Auditorium *
July 16 Westbury, NY Westbury Music Fair *
July 17 Pittsburgh, PA Amphitheater at Station Square *
July 19 Atlantic City, NJ Trump Marina *
July 21 New York, NY Beacon Theater *
July 23 Vienna, VA Wolf Trap *
July 24 Baltimore, MD Pier Six Pavilion *
July 25 Portsmouth, VA Harbor Center *
July 30 Cary, NC Regency Park Amphitheater *
July 31 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheater *

August 1 Memphis, TN Botanic Garden *
August 2 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium *
August 5 Detroit, MI Meadow Brook Music Center *

August 8 Chicago, IL House of Blues *
August 9 Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theater *
August 11 Des Moines IA Iowa State Fair +
August 12 Springfield IL Illinois State Fair +

* With Chris Isaak

+ With Good Goo Dolls

Avril Lavigne Performs Free Concert

Pop singer Avril Lavigne performed a free concert for students at a high school that won a radio contest.

DUNKIRK NY (AP) — Teens flocked to the Dunkirk High School gymnasium Monday to hear the 18-year-old Canadian, who wore an oversized red T-shirt, baggy pants and a pair of vintage sunglasses.

"I think it's the fact she's our age and being herself," said junior Katie Abramowicz. "Her fame is not based on her looks. She's original in her music and the way she dresses."

The students won the regional High School Spirit Contest sponsored by Buffalo's Kiss 98.5 by collecting about 950,000 index cards with messages for troops in the Middle East.

Lavigne was nominated for five Grammy awards and has sold 4 million copies of her debut album, "Let Go."

Pearl Jam's Enviromental Tour

Pearl Jam has been working with Conservation International due to its concern about the environment and have offset the greenhouse gas emissions of the tour. Conservation International helped them estimate the direct emissions of the tour including the trucks, buses and airplane that will move the tour through its 30,000-mile route. Furthermore, they have taken the unprecedented step of offsetting the emissions of the estimated 1 million fans driving to and from the shows. These combined sources result in a cumulative impact of 5,700 tons of CO2.

In order to offset the warming potential of these emissions, they have purchased 5,700 tons of Conservation Carbon generated by the Makira rainforest conservation project in Madagascar. This 1400 square mile area represents a store of 140 million tons of CO2 that are at risk of being lost to the atmosphere through fire and logging. The forest is also located in a biodiversity hotspot that is home to thousands of rare and endangered plant and animal species, including three species of critically endangered lemurs. The protection of this land therefore represents a double benefit of both biodiversity conservation and climate protection.

Mariah Carey To Downsize Arena Tour

Mariah Carey is in the process of downsizing her upcoming arena tour to more intimate venues and apparently does not mind playing multiple nights at a venue.

A post on Carey's official Web site informed fans to "hold onto your confirmations/receipts as we will be providing additional information shortly." A new itinerary is expected by the end of next week.