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Deluna Lineup Announced Tickets On Sale Today

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DeLuna Fest is proud to announce the 2012 lineup for their third annual music and beach festival. Headliners Pearl Jam and Foo Fighters will be joined by Florence and the Machine, Band of Horses, Dwight Yoakam, Ben Folds Five, Guided By Voices, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Band of Skulls, The Wood Brothers and many more. DeLuna Fest is heralded as the ultimate end-of-summer music festival experience, taking place September 21 – 23 on the white sands of Pensacola Beach, FL. Tickets go on sale today, Tuesday, April 17th, at 8 am CT/ 9 am ET at www.delunafest.com. More bands, including a third headliner, will be announced in the coming months. A confirmed lineup is listed below.

DeLuna Fest hosts four stages, with two rising directly out of the sand, on the water’s edge of the Gulf of Mexico. Featuring a top-notch musical assortment of national headliners and regional favorites, DeLuna Fest is an easy to get to vacation destination with thousands of hotel rooms, condos and beach houses in close proximity. Accessible by car and boat, and located only 15 minutes from the Pensacola Regional Airport, Trip Advisor names Pensacola Beach one of the country’s top 10 beaches.

The festival’s tropical location fused with top-tier talent and a bevy of festival activities and amenities prompted 2011 headliner Perry Farrell, front-man for Jane’s Addiction, to call DeLuna Fest the “best kept secret in America.” And Popmatters says, “DeLuna Fest is an experience not to be missed.”

A shuttle service will be available for attendees traveling from downtown Pensacola or staying on either end of Pensacola Beach’s Santa Rosa Island. Other amenities on the festival site include two open-air Florida restaurants, mini-golf, a sports lounge with big screen TVs, assorted vendors, and more. Families are welcome; kids 10 and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult.

A limited quantity of advance price festival weekend passes are available for $159.95 and go on sale today at www.delunafest.com through Front Gate Tickets. Once tickets at the advance price level are sold-out, passes will then go on sale at the regular price of $199.95. VIP ticket packages are also available online for $649.95. VIP pass holders enjoy premier stage viewing, access to the VIP Beach Club Lounge and more.

TICKETS ON SALE TODAY, TUESDAY, APRIL 17TH at 8 AM CST

For information on DeLuna Fest including lodging, shuttle services and VIP packages, visit www.delunafest.com.

WHAT:                                  DELUNA FEST 2012
WHEN:                                 FRI., SEPTEMBER 21 – SUN., SEPTEMBER 23, 2012
WHERE:                              CASINO BEACH BLVD., PENSACOLA BEACH, FL 32561
TICKETS:                            $159.95 3-DAY GA PASS / $649.95 VIP PASS
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT:  delunafest.frontgatetickets.com
FESTIVAL WEBSITE:         http://www.delunafest.com

CONFIRMED ARTISTS INCLUDE:
Pearl Jam
Foo Fighters
Florence And The Machine
Band Of Horses
Dwight Yoakam
Ben Folds Five
Guided By Voices
DJ Jazzy Jeff
The Joy Formidable
The Gaslight Anthem
The Wallflowers
Superchunk
Joan Jett And The Blackhearts
Bad Brains
City And Colour
Band Of Skulls
The Wood Brothers
Walker Hayes
Kermit Ruffins And The Barbecue Swingers
Mike Doughty
The Corin Tucker Band
Rebirth Brass Band
Fishbone
Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk
The Silos
Motopony
Anders Osborne
Twothirtyeight
Bonerama
The Parlotones
Ben Sollee
Washboard Chaz w/ Tin Men
Eric Lindell
Mishka
Charmaine Neville
Chris Thomas King
Lights Resolve
Antoine Knight
The Villains
Kitt Lough
Hip Kitty
The Gills
Deadly Fists Of Kung-Fu
Paloma
DLP
Pioneers! O Pioneers!

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Cry With Us! Puddles Pity Party in Orlando

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Ange Alex

I owe him a poem:

Here’s a story of a sad clown who one night in February was traveling through O-town. 

He brought a suitcase and a lot of gum, he brought music and videos and tons of fun.

He sang high but mostly he sang low, and he put of one hell of a good show.

He gave a bearded guy a cupcake and danced with a lady, a wolf he would make

There is no doubt he is a boss sir, he even got love from Kevin Costner.

Fans filled the plaza for a night of delight as the 7 foot clown gave us some real insight.

He sang Bowie and Queen and even some Who, also Cash, Lorde and “Let it go” too

Videos played of pets and babies crying, also beautiful artwork and people smiling.

Last night Orlando was anything but mad as we showed much love for a clown that is sad.

Ok, I’d cry too after that poem. Here’s some more info:

If you haven’t been to see a Puddles Pity Party show, you are missing out. 

The show had me smiling and laughing so hard my stomach hurt, but I was also moved so many times by the range of Puddles voice. True entertainment never gets old and I have a feeling he is going to last forever.

I loved the interaction he had with the crowd. He pulled numerous people up to help him on stage and all of them were good sports, one man even singing the entire song, “All by myself” karaoke style! The show was so well thought out and planned but with room for some hilarious improv. Especially at the end when he pulled the 3 fans from the audience dressed like clowns. At the end of them performing together, Puddles suddenly remembers that he is scared of clowns! Genius! 

Hands down one of the best performances I’ve seen in years.

 

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Kingsized Holiday Fun! Big Mike is Back at the Variety Playhouse!

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Big Mike Geier and his Kingsized Rock ‘n Roll Orchestra, along with the Dames Aflame Dancers, Lil’ Santa and other special guests, bring tidings of comfort and joy with their signature glitz and glamour in what has become a tinsel-time tradition at the Variety Playhouse. The all-ages 90-minute show features your Holiday favorites by the likes of Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Andy Williams, Heat Miser, The Grinch and more!

Photo: Emily Butler

We caught up with Big Mike to ask a few questions.

TBB: Big Mike! It’s been a couple years since we had the pleasure of seeing you perform live. We are so excited to be back in Atlanta and we are ready for this show. What can you tell us about this years event?

Big Mike: Welcome back to Atlanta, Ange! We’re also excited to be in town for another wild and wonderful Holiday Jubilee. We like to honor the tradition that the Jubilee has become and don’t mess too much with the format. You can expect the always magnificent sounds of the 12-piece Kingsized Rock ‘n Roll orchestra performing your favorite holiday classics and the dazzling Dames Aflame dancers providing the glamour. The show is all about holiday nostalgia, whatever that means to you: Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, Donnie Hathaway, The Grinch, Rankin Bass, Peanuts, the Dreidel Song? It’s all in there.

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Turkuaz at Aisle 5

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Brooklyn based funk band Turkuaz played at Aisle Five in Atlanta last week and here are some shots from the show!

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