Fool's Paradise Releases Complete Weekend Schedue March 17, 2017 09:31

Photos by Keith Griner: Phierce Photo

Fool’s Paradise is just around the corner! We’re gearing up for a weekend with Lettuce x2, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead (with Jeff Chimenti), The Floozies, The Motet, Manic Science (Manic Focus x Break Science), The Main Squeeze, Organ Freeman, and Oteil Burbridge & Antwaun Stanley as artists-at-large. On March 31 & April 1, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre will transform into a funk-fueled dance party – with so many surprises in store. 

In addition to the main lineup, a number of late night shows will be hosted by some of the most talented musicians in the industry! On Friday, March 31, there will be performances from Jaw GemsEric Krasno Band, and the “Infinity Jam” hosted by Eric Krasno and Oteil Burbridge. On Saturday, April 1stDumpstaphunk will bring their unique brand of down-and-dirty New Orleans funk to the Elk’s Lodge for a very special late night set, their only performance at Fool’s Paradise. After Dumpstaphunk finishes up, they’ll join forces with members of Lettuce to form this year’s “Fools For Funk” super group.

There’s more to look forward to than just musical adventures. Fool’s Paradise is also offering exciting Florida excursions with your favorite artists! Whether it’s mini-golf with Lettuce’s Jesus Coomes, The Motet’s Lyle Divinsky, and Vulfpeck’s Antwaun Stanley, or ping-pong tournament with Adam Deitch and Adam Smirnoff, or a sailing adventure and DJ set at sea with Ryan Zoidis and Eric “Benny” Bloom, you’ll be rocking your Saturday alongside the best.

There will also be music at the Elk's Lodge on Saturday afternoon, from 1PM-4PM with performances from AjevaThe Groove Orient, and Ben Strok & The Full Electric. More information can be found here.

With so much to choose from, St. Augustine will be crawling with adventurous opportunities. The oldest city in the United States and fabled home to the Fountain of Youth, St. Augustine’s unique scenery and historical presence sets the city apart from any other in the country. With over 42 miles of beaches, incredible restaurants and bars, jetskiing, kayaking, fort tours, parasailing, and its own distillery, attendees will have plenty to explore.

For more information on VIP packages, hotel packages, camping options, or other recommendations, click here. See you at Fool’s Paradise!

Check out the official 2016 Fool's Paradise aftermovie here:

Fool's Paradise Announces 2017 Lineup January 17, 2017 12:33

Photo by Keith Griner: Phierce Photo by Keith G

On March 31 & April 1, Lettuce, Purple Hat Productions, Live for Live Music, andSilver Wrapper will host the 2nd annual Fool’s Paradise, a funk-fueled destination event taking place in the heart of one of America's most historic cities: St. Augustine, Fla. Returning to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, the two-day extravaganza will feature two explosive sets from New York funk masters Lettuce, along with premier Grateful Dead tribute band Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, electro-funk duo The Floozies, a special Manic Science set featuring Manic Focus & Break Science, contemporary funk ragers The Main Squeeze, LA-based groove masters Organ Freeman, and Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge as an Artist at Large. Additional special guests will be announced soon, and several cross-collaborations amongst bands are to be expected.

With music as the main attraction, Fool’s Paradise is a premier destination event like no other. For two days under the Florida sun, there will be genre-bending music, artist-led excursions, and plenty of time for nautical activities just steps away from the ocean. A number of late night shows at the Elk’s Lodge (next door to the venue) will be announced in the coming weeks. Once in a lifetime artist-led excursions will also soon be announced, allowing you to embark on a water adventure, participate in a local activity, and immerse yourself with some of your favorite musicians in an intimate setting.

Thrown in conjunction with the organizers of some of the Southeast’s most treasured festivals, including Suwannee Hulaween, Purple Hatter’s Ball, and more, Fool’s Paradise is set to return to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The state-of-the-art performing arts venue is nestled in a beautiful 16-acre section of Anastasia State Park. Campgrounds and beach shores make up this perfect Florida landscape.

St. Augustine is roughly one hour from Jacksonville, one hour from Gainesville, andtwo hours from Orlando. The oldest city in the United States and fabled home to the Fountain of Youth, St. Augustine’s unique scenery and historical presence sets the city apart from any other in the country. With over 42 miles of beaches, incredible restaurants and bars, oceanic activities, and historical adventures galore, attendees will have plenty to explore during their stay.

The entire venue is General Admission, with the exception of minimal reserved seating. VIP packages will include reserved seating in front of the soundboard, priority access to the pit area, artist happy hour, discount alcoholic beverages, event poster and t-shirt, and a ticket to the late night concerts at Elk’s Lodge. Hotel packages include lodging, transportation, and VIP tickets to the event.

If guests are craving the ultimate outdoor experience, there are two nearby campsites with availabilities at Anastasia State Park and KOA Campgrounds. The city also offers a variety of lodging options.

For tickets and more information, visit

Watch the official 2016 Fool's Paradise aftermovie here:

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Announce 17-Date Spring Tour January 13, 2017 09:22

Jam/funk rock sensation Pigeons Playing Ping Pong has announced a 17-date spring tour which will span across the East Coast and into the Southeast.  Following a winter tour which is heavily focused on the Midwest and West coast, much of the bands loyal following, "The Flock," can rejoice that their beloved band will be returning to many of its most familiar venues in the spring.  The spring dates kick off on March 29th in Rochester, NY and continue with stops all down the coast.  Supporting bands include Aqueous (Ithaca, Northampton, Burlington, Portland (ME), and Providence), Hayley Jane & The Primates (Brooklyn), Organ Freeman (Brooklyn), ELM (Washington, DC), and BIG Something (Norfolk).  The Pigeons will be supporting Papadosio for a two-night run at the Madison Theater in Covington, KY on April 28th-29th.

Earlier this week, the band launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund their latest studio effort, Pizazz, due for release in September 2017. They are also releasing their first ever live album, in coordination with the Kickstarter campaign. The live album, The Great Outdoors Jam, features highlights from the band’s performance at The Great Outdoors Jam Festival in Mount Dora, FL from July 2016. Each and every contributor to the Pizazz Kickstarter campaign will receive a digital download of The Great Outdoors Jam on February 10th if the campaign reaches its goal of $18,000.

Check out the video below for their Kickstarter campaign and help Pigeons Playing Ping Pong reach their goal!

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s Full Winter/Spring 2017 Tour Dates:

1/27 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre *
1/28 Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater *
1/29 Steamboat Springs, CO @ Schmiggity’s
1/31 Durango, CO @ Animas City Theatre
2/2 Jackson, WY @ Pink Garter Theatre
2/3 Bozeman, MT @ Eagle’s Ballroom
2/4 Missoula, MT @ The Top Hat
2/8 Spokane, WA @ Big Dipper
2/9 Seattle, WA @ Nectar Lounge
2/10 Eugene, OR @ HiFi Music Hall
2/11 Portland, OR @ Goodfoot
2/12 Bend, OR @ Volcanic Pub Theatre
2/15 Crystal Bay, NV @ Crystal Bay Casino ^
2/16 Chico, CA @ Lost On Main ^
2/17 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent ^
2/18 Los Angeles, CA @ The Mint ^
2/19 San Diego, CA @ Casbah ^
2/22 Phoenix, AZ @ Last Exit Live ^
2/24 Austin, TX @ The Parish
2/25 Houston, TX @ Raven Tower
2/26 Dallas, TX @ Sundown at Grenada
2/28 Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
3/1 Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note ”
3/2 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection ”
3/3 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection ”
3/4 Columbus, OH @ Express Live ”
3/29 Rochester, NY @ Flour City Station
3/30 Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt$
3/31 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl~
4/1 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl ^
4/7 Washington DC @ 9:30 Club #
4/8 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVA @
4/12 Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse
4/13 Birmingham, AL @ Workplay
4/14 Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre
4/15 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
4/19 Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street $
4/20 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground $
4/21 Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall $
4/22 Providence, RI @ Fete Ballroom $
4/27 Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie’s
4/28 Covington, KY @ Madison Theater &
4/29 Covington, KY @ Madison Theater &

* – w/ Dopapod
^ – w/ Organ Freeman
“ – supporting Lotus
$ – w/ Aqueous
~ – w/ Hayley Jane & The Primates
# – w/ ELM
@ – w/ BIG Something
& – w/ Papadosio