Festival Noize: iHeartCountry, Electric Zoo, Volunteer Jam, Spring Awakening

The lineup for iHeartCountry Festival includes Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Dustin Lynch, Cole Swindell, Maren Morris and many more. … Electric Zoo is headed back to NYC for its 10th birthday … Lynyrd Skynyrd signs on for Volunteer Jam XX … Spring Awakening unveils phase two of lineup reveal.

Luke Bryan
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– Luke Bryan
Luke Bryan shouts to the crowd during his set for Faster Horses Country Fest at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., July 23.

Some of country music’s brightest stars will light up the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas, May 6 for the iHeartRadio Country Festival.

Performers this year include Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Dustin Lynch, Cole Swindell, Maren Morris, Sugarland, Luke Combs, Billy Currington, Dan + Shay, Jon Pardi and Brett Young. More performers are being promised.

The mainstage shindig is being hosted by radio personality Bobby Bones. The festival is sponsored by AT&T and customers of that company get an exclusive presale starting Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. CT. Tickets go on sale to the general public March 2 at noon CT.

The event will be broadcast live on iHeartMedia Country music stations and will be streamed.

NYC’s Electric Zoo is turning 10 this year and is promising a major celebration, branding this year’s event Electric Zoo: The Big 10.

The destination EDM festival will be held at Randall’s Island Park Aug. 31 and Sept. 1-2.

The lineup hasn’t been unveiled yet, but the presale kicks off Feb. 15 at 11 a.m. ET.

It’s been a long journey for The Big Apple’s Electric Zoo, which launched in 2009 and has since staged events in China, Japan, Brazil and Mexico. The festival is put on by Made Event, a company of LiveStyle, which is headed by Randy Phillips.

Lynyrd Skynyrd
Owen Sweeney
– Lynyrd Skynyrd
Lynyrd Skynyrd shares the bill with Hank Williams Jr. at BB&T Pavilion in Camden, N.J., Aug. 19.

Charlie Daniels Band’s annual Volunteer Jam is staging again this year, with a lineup including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Alabama, Alison Krauss, Blackberry Smoke, Chris Young, Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top.

This year marks the 20th edition of the celebration, to be held at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville March 7. It will be hosted by Storme Warren.

Additional performers include Bobby Bare, Chris Janson, Chuck Leavell, Jamey Johnson, Justin Moore, Lee Brice, Ricky Skaggs, Sara Evans and more.

Tickets to the show are available now.

The event is being put on by Blackbird Presents, which organized a tribute to Merle Haggard last year.

Chicago’s Spring Awakening Music Festival has added EDM staples like Cash Cash, Destructo, Ganja White Night, Bro Safari, Bear Grillz, Figure, Bleep Bloop and many more in the phase two announcement of its lineup.

The festival is being  held at

There are two main stages, the “Solstice Stage” and “Equinox Stage” and six “Branded Stage” showcases. They include a “DJ Mag” stage, a “Bass Kitchen” stage, a stage hosted by the Heldeep imprint, a stage aligned with The Mid and React’s series “Requiem”, a “Sunday School” stage and “Trance Arena” stage.

Tickets to the gig are on sale now.

The festival is a production of React Presents, and our first records for the festival are from 2010.