Festival Noize: The Big Ticket, Watershed, Riot Fest, Blast Furnace, Sunset Music

Florida’s The Big Ticket festival locks in performance times … Watershed Music and Camping Festival to run for two weekends in the Pacific Northwest … Riot Fest sets dates and locations for Chicago and Denver … Robert Randolph & The Family Band tops lineup for Blast Furnace Blues Fest in Pennsylvania … Sunset Music announces Tampa dates.

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Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, San Diego, Calif.

Twenty One Pilots, Of Monsters And Men, Walk The Moon and The Neighborhood are just a few of the acts appearing at the one-day festival at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 6.  Now organizers have revealed their daily plans showing who’s playing when on which stage.

Monster Energy Stage
Lola Rising – 12 p.m.
Coleman Hell – 1:10 p.m.
PVRIS – 2:20 p.m.
Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – 3:35 p.m.
The Neighbourhood – 4:45 p.m.
Walk The Moon – 6:05 p.m.
Of Monsters And Men – 7:30 p.m.
Twenty One Pilots – 8:55 p.m.

Jägermeister Stage
Børns – 12:35 p.m.
Saint Motel – 1:45 p.m.
X Ambassadors – 3 p.m.
Robert Delong – 4:10 p.m.
Glass Animals – 5:25 p.m.
Mutemath – 6:45 p.m.

Presented by X102.9, the Big Ticket official pre-party happens at Underbelly Live Dec. 5 and will feature performances by PVRIS, Lola Rising and a local opener yet to be announced.  Although your festival ticket gets you through the door, a limited number of wristbands for entrance to the pre-party will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 12 p.m. Dec. 5.

General admission and VIP tickets are still available.  Go to TheBigTicketFest.com for more details.

at The Gorge near Quincy, Wash.

The will be the first-ever country music festival hosting back-to-back weekends when it takes over The Gorge Amphitheatre near Quincy, Wash., July 29-31 and Aug. 5-7.

“Watershed was the very first festival we launched four years ago,” Live Nation Country Touring president Brian O’Connell said.  “Thinking back to when we started we had no idea how quickly it would take off.  The fans who we now know as Shedders have become very important to us on this journey.  We’ve been listening to their feedback and adding a second weekend seemed like the next logical move.  It’s hard to describe the unique vibe you feel at Watershed, it’s such a special and awe-inspiring event and now more people will have the opportunity to see what it’s all about.”

No lineup or ticketing information has yet been announced. Visit the festival’s website for more information.

Having taken place in Toronto and Denver as well as in its Chicago home base, Riot Festhas revealed dates for two of the three cities.

Denver’s will rock the National Western Complex Sept. 2-4, and Chicago’s will shake up Douglas Park Sept. 16-18. No lineups have been revealed.

Riot Fest early bird passes went on sale today.  Watch the video and visit RiotFest.org for more details.

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Lauderdale Live, Huizenga Plaza, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Charlie Musselwhite and Coco Montoya are among the headliners playing the at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, Pa., March 11-13.

Presented by Highmark Blue Shield at the ArtsQuest Center, Blast Furnace will also host Johnny Winter’s All Star Band, Royal Southern Brotherhood, The Revelers, Toby Walker, Sarah Ayers Band and many others.

Here’s the schedule:

March 11
Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling
Friar’s Point – 6:30 p.m.
Sarah Ayers Band – 8:00 p.m.
Craig Thatcher Band – 9:45 p.m.

March 12
Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling
Ursula Ricks – 12:30 p.m.
Darrell Nulisch – 1:45 p.m.
James Armstrong – 3:15 p.m.
Coco Montoya – 5 p.m.
Royal Southern Brotherhood – 6:45 p.m.
Robert Randolph & The Family Band – 8:30 p.m.

Fowler Blast Furnace Room Stage
Maria Woodford Band – 1 p.m.
Toby Walker – 2:30 p.m.
Ursula Ricks – 4:15 p.m.
Darrell Nulisch – 6 p.m.
James Armstrong – 7:45 p.m.

March 13
Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling
The BC Combo – 11 a.m.
The Revelers – 1:15 p.m.
Janiva Magness – 2:30 p.m.
Johnny Winter All Star Band – 4:15 p.m.
Charlie Musselwhite – 6 p.m.

Fowler Blast Furnace Room Stage
Matt Anderson – 12:30 p.m.
James Supra – 2 p.m.
Matt Anderson – 3:45 p.m.
The Revelers – 5:15 p.m.

Three-day passes and single-day tickets are on sale now.  Click here for more knowledge.

Disco Donnie Presents and Sunset Events are proud yet humble to announce the fifth annual for May 28-29 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.

No lineup has been revealed but last year’s spectacular included performances by Tiësto, Skrillex, Armin van Buuren, Porter Robinson and others.

Early bird tickets go on sale Nov. 30 at 10 a.m. EST.  Click here for the skinny.