Festival Noize: Rock Allegiance, Essence, Eaux Claires, BET Experience, World of Bluegrass

Rock Allegiance is set to feature Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Marilyn Manson, Halestorm and more … Essence festival will host the reunion of R&B heavyweights Xscape … Eaux Claires shares details regarding art installations and poetry … BET Experience announces panels and conversations with the likes of Pusha T and Nick Cannon … The Infamous Stringdusters, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Hot Rize and more to take the stage at Wide Open Bluegrass.

Rob Zombie
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– Rob Zombie
Lakeview Amphitheater, Syracuse, N.Y.

Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Marilyn Manson, and Halestorm top the lineup for the third annual Monster Energy Rock Allegiance festival this year.

The shindig is set to go down Oct. 7 at

Additional artists on the bill include Mastodon, Gojira, In this Moment, Steel Panther, and August Burns Red.

The event will have three stages and tons of “Philly-centric food offerings.” Rock Allegiance will also have meet & greets autograph signings and other fan-oriented experiences.

Tickets to the event go on sale May 24 at noon EDT.  If you want to see all the artists locked in on the lineup, check out the Pollstar festival page.

Xscape is set to perform its first full live set in more than 15 years at the upcoming

Original members Kandi Burruss, LaTocha Scott, Tamika Scott and Tameka “Tiny” Harris will all be back to play their hits in one of the festival’s “four intimate Superlounges.”

Later in the evening, Chance The Rapper, Master P and Solange will perform at the

The festival itself runs from June 30 to July 2. Additional artists at the event include Diana Ross, John Legend, Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Chaka Khan and more.

Tickets to the event are still on sale. The full list of artists playing at Essence Festival is available at its Pollstar festival page.

Bon Iver
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– Bon Iver
Radio City Music Hall, New York City

Bon Iver’s Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival is coming to Wisconsin June 16-17, and along with top level musical talent, the event features unique and curated visual and audio art installations.

There are more than 20 art projects that will be strategically placed throughout the beautiful forest of Eau Claire, Wisc., this year. Examples of the content include Chuck U’s Coloring Wall, which will consists of “strange creatures in strange environments,” which festivalgoers will have the opportunity to color in; Katie Osvold “Crickets,” which will be the amplified sound of 1,000 crickets; dance choreography from John Mark and collaborators; and live painting from Justin Orvis Steimer.

Musical artists booked for the event this year include Chance The Rapper, Wilco, Feist, Paul Simon, and, of course, organizer Bon Iver.

The festival allows for camping and also has dorms at the local University of Wisconsin Eau Claire available for reservation.

You can buy tickets to the festival now. Check out the Pollstar festival page for more on the event.

Pusha T
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– Pusha T
SXSW, Stubb’s Bar-B-Q, Austin, TX

Panelists for the 2017 “Genius Talks” at this year’s BET Experience in Los Angeles will include music, television and film industry insiders.

The talks will be June 24 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, starting at 1 p.m. and attendance appears to be free. Participants include Pusha T, Nick Cannon, lawyer and political strategist Angela Rye, Golden Globe nominee Issa Rae, filmmaker Ava DuVernay and more. The whole affair will be hosted by media personality Charlamagne Tha God.

The entire BET Experience includes musical performances, fan experiences, talks and a celebrity basketball game event takes place at the L.A. Live complex June 22-25. Artists playing the

Tickets for the experience are on sale now.

Learn more about the event on its Pollstar festival page.

The Infamous Stringdusters – The Infamous Stringdusters
Performing with Nicki Bluhm

Wide Open Bluegrass will host The Infamous Stringdusters, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Hot Rize, The Travelin’ McCourys and many more in Raleigh, N.C. this September.

The event will be at

The Stringdusters will present a “Wide Open Jam,” which will likely be full of surprises for bluegrass lovers of all types. The festival will also feature celebrations of the 35th anniversary of

The event serves as the principal fundraiser for the Bluegrass Trust Fund, which benefits artists and industry professionals in times of need.

Tickets are on sale now. Wide Open Bluegrass’s Pollstar festival page is your place to go to see the artists scheduled to play.