Peach Fest Finalizes Lineup With Gov’t Mule And Dozens Of Artist Additions

first_imgThe Peach Music Festival wowed jam fans with a great initial lineup announcement several months ago, and today the festival has revealed their final lineup for this year’s event. Taking place from August 11-14 at Montage Mountain near Scranton, PA, the headliners for the event remain unchanged: Trey Anastasio Band, Gregg Allman, The String Cheese Incident, and a collaborative Gregg Allman Incident set.The new lineup features some work from Warren Haynes, who will not only bring Gov’t Mule to the festival but will also play a “Wake Up With Warren” solo set to get things rockin’ in the morning. Further additions include Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Blackberry Smoke, Toots & the Maytals, Railroad Earth, Dark Star Orchestra (2 sets), Twiddle, Cabinet, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Pimps of Joytime, American Babies, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Aqueous, Consider the Source, The Magic Beans, and so many more!Check out the full finalized lineup below, and head to the Peach Fest website for details.last_img read more

Grateful Shred Announces Winter 2019 Tour Dates

first_imgGrateful Shred 2019 Tour DatesFeb. 19 – Ithaca, NY — The HauntFeb. 20 – Rochester, NY — Flour City StationFeb. 21 – Buffalo, NY — Buffalo Iron WorksFeb. 22 – Ferndale, MI — Otus Supply at Parliament RoomFeb. 23 – Chicago, IL — Chop ShopFeb. 24 – Cleveland, OH — Beachland BallroomFeb. 26 – Somerville, MA — Once BallroomFeb. 27 – Port Chester, NY — Garcia’s at The Capitol TheatreFeb. 28 – Washington, DC — Gypsy Sally’sMarch 1 – Brooklyn, NY — Brooklyn BowlMarch 2 – Brooklyn, NY — Brooklyn BowlMarch 3 – Ardmore, PA — Ardmore Music HallView All Tour Dates Los Angeles-based Grateful Dead cover band, Grateful Shred, have announced their plans to return to the eastern U.S. next winter. The band will begin their 12-show North American tour on February 19th, and will be joined throughout the run by New Jersey jam band Garcia Peoples, and MAPACHE, with the latter being more of a folk-based act made up of Grateful Shred members Sam Blasucci and Clay Finch.The three-week tour will start out with a trio of performances across New York state in cities including Ithaca, Rochester, and Buffalo. It’s worth noting that Ithaca, New York is where the Grateful Dead played one of their most famous shows back on May 8th, 1977 at Cornell University’s Barton Hall. Other stops on the winter 2019 tour include scheduled shows at the Chop Shop in Chicago, IL (2/23); Once Ballroom in Sommerville, MA (2/26); Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY (2/27); two nights at Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, NY (3/1 and 3/2); And the Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore, PA (March 3), just to name a few. The 2019 winter tour will look to keep the energy going from their upcoming December tour, which starts this Wednesday with a show at Colorado’s Belly Up Aspen.The predominantly west coast group has earned plenty of recognition over the past year as one of the more notable emerging cover bands within the Grateful Dead universe.Pre-sale for the shows at Brooklyn Bowl will begin on December 5th at 10 a.m. EST with the access code, “SHREDRELIX”. General on-sale will follow two days later beginning Friday, December 7, at 10 a.m. EST, and can be found by visiting the band’s website. Until then, fans can click here to read up on what happened the last time Grateful Shred played the Ardmore Music Hall back over the summer.last_img read more

Williams – one of the positives from series, says Brathwaite

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Rookie West Indies seamer Kesrick Williams has come in for praise from skipper Carlos Brathwaite, for his steady performances during the just concluded Twenty20 series against Pakistan.The 27-year-old grabbed only four wickets in his four outings but proved the most economical of the Windies front-line bowlers, with a rate of just six runs per over.Brathwaite said Williams’ input was one of the positives which had emerged despite the disappointing 3-1 series defeat.“I think his performance was excellent. I told him ‘congrats, very well done, very, very good series’,” Brathwaite told reporters here.“And for a young man, he played his first game in Abu Dhabi and showed the world what he could have done.“The challenge is always to come back and do it again and he did again, again and again. His was one of the stand-out performances for the series and that’s definitely a positive going forward.”Williams made his debut in the 3-0 series whitewash to Pakistan last September in the United Arab Emirates, bowling excellently in his only match of the tour to claim two for 15 from his four overs.He built on that performance over the last week and was at his best with two for 16 in Sunday’s final game here which West Indies lost by seven wickets.Brathwaite said with the squad now disbanding for differing engagements, players needed to reflect in order to improve their performances for the next T20 assignment against touring Afghanistan in June.“We split up again. Persons go their separate ways, whether it’s to the ODI series or to IPL and then we meet again for Afghanistan,” the all-rounder noted.“We need to know what we did well and do that well against Afghanistan and admit where we went wrong in this series and put it (right) against Afghanistan when we meet back up.”last_img read more

LeBron James hopes Lakers will have chance to finish season, achieve ‘closure’

first_img Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed LeBron James won’t be ready to get back to work until the experts vouch for the safety of playing basketball in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Nor, however, is the Lakers superstar ready to give up on a season that’s proved so challenging, so surprising and in so many ways, inspiring too.“I can have some satisfaction on what our team has been able to do this year,” James said on a video conference with reporters Wednesday. “Having a first-year coach, first-year system, a whole new coaching staff, I honestly didn’t think that we’d be able to come together as fast as we did.“Having so many new players, so many new pieces, bringing in Anthony (Davis). He spent seven years in New Orleans, so he was coming into a new system playing along with myself and how we would be able to come together. I thought it would take us a lot longer than it did – but I was wrong.”James takes pleasure in that, of course. And he said he believes he’ll be able to find satisfaction in the many victories along the way: The Lakers secured a postseason berth, putting an end to their six-season playoff drought. They were sitting atop the Western Conference standings with a 49-14 record when play was paused March 11. For this particular period of time, without basketball or, for that matter, without any real normalcy beyond the sport, James said he’s making the best of the unexpected break. He said he appreciates the opportunity to spend time with his family, watching TV, playing cards and video games, training with his son and observing his children engaged in distance learning. “I don’t know how many other people understand how hard it is to be a teacher,” James said. “I got a good sense of it because I have my own (I Promise) school back home, so I know how difficult it is. But to even add another layer of being able to have teaching across the web. My appreciation for the teachers and professors and the tutors that are calling in daily, or weekly, to our kids all across the nation, still allowing them to learn and still keeping them up to speed about what’s going on like they were in the classroom.“It’s definitely been a bit of a blessing to be able to be here 24/7,” James continued. “To be here with your family and being able to – I don’t want to say ‘recoup’ the time, because that’s one thing you cannot do – but to be able to appreciate it and be in this moment, it’s been pretty cool.“Even though I’ve missed the game of basketball like none other.” Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers center_img How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“But I don’t know,” mused James, who at 35 was playing MVP-caliber basketball and averaging a career-high 10.6 assists per game, with his sights set squarely on competing for a fourth NBA title.“I don’t think I’d be able to have any closure if we do not have an opportunity to finish this season. I will have some satisfaction on just being with my brothers … some of the games that we lost, some of the games that we won, some of the games that we overcame and then everything that we’ve been going through this season, the ups and downs, not only on the floor, but off the floor.”Before the pandemic interrupted the season, James’ Lakers were at the center of some the league’s most challenging moments, including the Kobe Bryant’s death in January and, before that, the NBA’s high-stakes dispute with China.“Everything that we’ve had to endure, as the Laker faithful and players and coaching staff and organization, has been so much,” James said. “So closure? No. But to be proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish to this point, I’ll be able to look back and say, ‘OK, we did something special in that small period of time.’ ”Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs last_img read more

Dak Prescott contract updates: Will Cowboys beat deadline, sign QB to long-term deal in 2020?

first_img (Getty Images) — From NFL Media’s Jane Slater on Monday: “A source informed tells me there isn’t a lot of optimism that (a deal) will be reached. It’s Monday so things can change but that’s where the situation sits currently.”— From the Dallas Morning News’ Calvin Watkins on Sunday: “Situation could change before July 15 deadline but a source said Sunday afternoon Cowboys are not close to reaching a multi-year contract with QB Dak Prescott. He would enter 2020 season on $31.4M franchise tag if no deal by deadline.”— From ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler on Saturday: “I’m told the Cowboys are not worried right now. They’re going to play this up to the deadline, and they’re hoping that Dak Prescott will take their latest, best offer whether that’s a new offer at the deadline or their old offer. They didn’t hash it out a few months ago, it’s been very quiet since then to the point where some league sources believe nothing is going to get done here. Because Dak already signed his franchise tag tender, maybe conceding that nothing is going to get done. The Cowboys feel they’re in a good spot.” Prescott signed the franchise tender last month, so one of two things will happen this week. Either Prescott and the Cowboys will agree to a long-term contract by Wednesday’s deadline, or the QB will play the 2020 season (assuming there is a full season) on the franchise tag.MORE: Vegas thinks Prescott is an MVP candidateIf Prescott plays the season on the tag, he will account for $31.4 million (his fully guaranteed salary) of Dallas’ salary cap space. Which is part of the reason the Cowboys should be pushing to get a deal done before the deadline.Below is all you need to know about Prescott’s situation on the franchise tag as the Cowboys’ deadline to sign him to a new contract approaches, including the latest updates on negotiations.Dak Prescott contract deadlineDate: Wednesday, July 15Time: 4 p.m. ETWhen the Cowboys placed the franchise tag on Prescott in mid-March, they gave themselves roughly four months to sign the QB to a long-term contract before they would have to pay him $31.4 million for one year.Below is the NFL’s official language on the deadline for teams to sign tagged players to long-term contracts:”At 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for any club that designated a Franchise Player to sign such player to a multiyear contract or extension. After this date, the player may sign only a one-year contract with his prior club for the 2020 season, and such contract cannot be extended until after the club’s last regular season game.”Prescott signed the franchise tender last month, assuring that he will earn the full $31.4 million in 2020 if he doesn’t agree to a long-term deal with the Cowboys by Wednesday.Will the Cowboys sign Dak Prescott to a new contract before the deadline?In theory, there’s a better chance for a deal now than there was a week ago, before the Chiefs signed Patrick Mahomes to a record-breaking contract extension that could pay him up to $503 million over 12 years. Now the Cowboys and Prescott have something they didn’t have before — parameters.Prescott of course will not get the $45 million per year in new money Mahomes is getting, but now the QB market has been reset. Dallas was reluctant to be the team to reset the market with Prescott, so that’s no longer an issue.MORE: Here’s how much Mahomes will actually makeThe hold-up on the Prescott deal reportedly has been the Cowboys wanting to sign the QB to a five-year contract and Prescott wanting a four-year deal. (Prescott wants to hit free agency again sooner rather than later so he can capitalize on what’s expected to be a larger league-wide salary cap.) But the Mahomes deal, a 10-year extension, moves some leverage to the Cowboys’ side. If he can agree to 10 years, can’t you agree to five?And if Prescott can land a better average annual salary than the $35 million he reportedly has been seeking, perhaps he will agree to that fifth year.In the first five years of his new contract, Mahomes will earn an average of roughly $39 million per year. So the Prescott camp can take that figure to the Cowboys and use it as a parameter. OK, we’ll agree to that fifth year if you give us, say, $37 million per year rather than $35 million per year. That would be an ideal compromise for both sides.Another factor that favors the completion of a long-term contract for Prescott and the Cowboys is the idea that deadlines spur action. However, recent reports indicate Prescott signed the franchise tender last month because he had assumed no deal would be made, and that there have been little-to-no discussions in the days leading up to the deadline.Regardless, both sides are well aware that the lack of an agreement by Wednesday afternoon will favor Prescott. Welcome to Dak Prescott contract week. The deadline for the Cowboys to sign their 26-year-old franchise quarterback to a long-term contract is fast approaching, and updates are worth monitoring, because the hours leading up to 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday could significantly alter Dallas’ salary cap situation.After roughly a year of contract talks with Prescott but no agreement, the Cowboys in March placed an exclusive franchise tag on the QB to keep him away from free agency. Last season was the fourth and final year of the rookie contract Prescott signed after Dallas selected him in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft.  Dak Prescott if the Cowboys don’t sign Dak Prescott to a new contract before the deadline?For 2020, at least, the answer is simple. If the Cowboys and Prescott don’t agree to a long-term contract by Wednesday’s deadline, he will play the upcoming season on the franchise tag and earn no less than $31.4 million. It would be by far the highest base salary in the NFL for 2020.Things would get more interesting after the season, when Prescott again would become eligible for an extension. The Cowboys would be in the same boat they were in early this year, wanting to extend their quarterback but having the tag as a tool to keep him away from free agency.As Kirk Cousins can explain, that would be the best-case scenario for Prescott, assuming he can stay healthy through 2020 on the tag. Cousins is the generic case study for QBs and the franchise tag, because from 2016-20, he earned more cash (137.9 million) than anybody else in the NFL in part because Washington franchise tagged him two years in a row.NFL rules state that, for a player to be franchise-tagged two straight years, the team must pay 120 percent of the player’s previous salary. If it’s three straight years, the team must pay the player 144 percent of his previous salary.So, as Spotrac points out, if Prescott were to be tagged again in 2021, he would earn no less than $69 million over the next two years. Mahomes will make just $33.6 million in that time period.Assuming the Cowboys eventually will sign Prescott to a long-term deal, the longer it takes, the more the QB will earn.Dak Prescott contract updates— From NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport on Tuesday: “The Cowboys and Dak Prescott remain dug in and no further talks are scheduled. … It can all change with a phone call. But no call is expected.”— From NFL Media’s Jane Slater on Tuesday: Things are still “all quiet” in Dallas regarding a possible Dak Prescott contract extension.— From ESPN’s Todd Archer on Monday: “Despite Wednesday’s deadline to sign Dak Prescott to a long-term deal, there are no scheduled talks between the Dallas Cowboys and the quarterback’s agent, Todd France, according to multiple sources. While things can change quickly with a simple phone call, there was expected to be more urgency in getting a deal done that would lock the team and Prescott together for the long term while making the quarterback one of the highest paid quarterbacks in the NFL.”last_img read more