MI2N
Music Industry News Network
SUNDAY, MAY 29TH
Advanced Search
MusicDish Advertising Network
Subscribe to Mi2N's Free Newsletters B2N (business) i2N (indie)
HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Music Events (more headlines) 08-16-2012

Lineup For 7th Annual Smithfield Music's Aiken And Friends Fest Announced

Bookmark and Share
Email: somuchmoore@charter.net
Website: http://www.aikenandfriendsfest.com
Nashville, TN (August 16, 2012) -- Mike Aiken, Americana/Country/Roots national recording artist and founder of Smithfield Music's Aiken & Friends Fest, is pleased to announce the lineup of performers for this year's festival which will take place on September 28-29 in Smithfield, Virginia. Aiken says, "We are excited to be moving the fest riverside to Windsor Castle Park - bigger, better and just a beautiful site. I'm happy to be bringing in old friends and new ones - from the soulful, bluesy Bonnie Bishop to the legendary David Olney. It will be awesome music."

The 2012 Aiken & Friends Fest will kick off with a writers in-the-round at the Smithfield Little Theatre on Friday, September 28. Elliot Lurie, Bonnie Bishop and Mike Aiken will perform their compelling original songs in a unique and intimate environment that allows for stories and casual banter in between tunes. The music continues Saturday, September 29, on two outdoor stages with performances by the Bonnie Bishop Band, David Olney, The Muckrakes, Susan Greenbaum, Beaucoup Blue and the Mike Aiken Band.

The festival's educational events are always popular. On Saturday, September 29 at Windsor Castle Park House, three seminars take place. Aiken, Lurie and Bishop will host a songwriters' workshop, master guitarist Sam Dorsey will lead a guitar class, and Northwind Records' President Amy Aiken and Lurie will host a Music Promotion 101 session.

Now in its seventh year, Smithfield Music's Aiken and Friends Fest benefits youth music education through its annual Americana/Roots festival. A "celebration of songwriters," this rural small-town Virginia event introduces music fans to national, regional and local artists in the rural Virginia splendor along the Pagan River. Smithfield's very active music scene is due to the efforts of Jim & Elaine Abicht who head Smithfield Music, the nonprofit entity which benefits music education. The partnership between Mike Aiken, the Town of Smithfield and Smithfield Music is strong, and the festival continues to grow.

Find more on the festival at aikenandfriendsfest.com
Find more on Mike Aiken at mikeaikenmusic.com.

# # #
CONTACTS

Festival Media
Martha E. Moore
so much MOORE media
somuchmoore@charter.net

Northwind Records
Amy Aiken
pr@northwindrecords.us

Bookmark and Share

back | top



MusicDish Advertising Network

Mi2N Music PR

John Keenanís New Album, "The Illusion Of Logic" All Set To Make Buzz In June

Rachel Espendez Releases Her Spin On Shawn Mendes' Pop Hit Song "Stitches"

Colectivo Bunka Worldwide Releases USB Vol. 6th Special Anniversary Edition

Registration Closing For 21st Annual USA Songwriting Competition

"Live & Die": Alessandro Bagagli Announces His New Album Out June 10, 2016

Jazz & Beyond Reinterpretation Of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side Of The Moon

Indie Folk Artist Releases Cancer Tribute



MusicDish*China Song Blast
Promote Your Music Single In China

News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» Universal Audio And Fender Musical Instruments Announce Development Partnership
» Emerald City Glistens Like A Gem With Beautiful New Studio By Carl Tatz Design
» Insomniac Launches New Underground Brand, Factory 93 With Debut Warehouse Show In Downtown Los Angeles
» Utor Goes Global With Snapchat
» FULLEE LOVEíS SINGLE "SURFBOARD CALI" CONTINUES ITS MOMENTUM WITH 105 RADIO ADDS, 58 IN ROTATION, WHILE CONTINUING ITS STEADY PACE
» Dominic Pandiscia Appointed CEO Of PledgeMusic As The Leading Artist-to-Fan Platform Embraces Growth And Expansion
» Bandzoogle Releases Powerful Theme Design Customization Tools
» TAMC - The Asia Music Conference
» Ep 'Undeniable' On Target For Hot Summer Drop
» Billy Ray Cyrus Joins List Of Artists Standing Up Against Anti-LGBT Bills


Get your music news covered...
Have your press release written
by the pros at Mi2N

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» Syndney Singer Rainbow Chan Guest DJ On China's Kanjian FM
» Brownswood Launches Second "Future Bubblers" Music Discovery Program
» MusicDish Yaogun Adds Chinese Rock On Colectivo Bunka USB Vol. 6th Asia Music Compilation
» Kobalt Offers Creators Real-Time Earnings & Data Reporting
» New Online Ticketing System In Hong Kong Offers Enhanced User Experience And Lower Promoter Fees
» Ryan West Video Shows How To Add 'Transformer Color' In A Mix
» Tou-JAM Presents Legendary DJ Scratchy
» AdShare Appoints June Zhan Head Of New Taiwan Office
» CMA Research Shows Country Music Consumers Spend More On Music
» Dippso.com Blurs The Line Between Search & Streaming
» Nominations Now Open For 2017 She Rocks Awards
» Planetrox China 2016 Semi-Final

Mi2N's Music PR distribution service guarantees online exposure for your press release. Choose from seven (7) different packages.


HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Copyright © 1997-2015 MusicDish LLC, all rights reserved. Text, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.