Why? Because I Said So – BISS!!  
Not to mention the *FREE* Tickets to be won!

August 9th, August 10th, & August 11th - GOD STREET WINE is coming back to the West Coast!! I KNOW you remember GOD STREET WINE!! God Street Wine was formed in New York City in the summer of 1988. From 1989 to 1999 they toured nonstop across the USA and beyond, signed 2 record deals, and recorded six albums. Maybe you caught them on the last reunion tour in 2010? Or maybe you caught them on Jamcruise 2011? Help us spread the word from now until the shows and get entered to win a pair of tickets to ATTEND the performance (&LIVE WEBCAST) on 8/9 at TRI Studios!! And be sure to get your tickets before they sell out for the two shows at Sweetwater Music Hall on August 10 & 11! *WIN TICKETS by spreading the word about the west coast shows on Facebook, Email, Twitter, My Space, and any other creative and visible locations! Email to let us know!  The winner will be chosen based on best content and use of tags plus highest visibility. Frequency and creativity counts!!

August 9th – 12th - Summer Meltdown begins Thursday August 9th at Whitehorse Mountain Amphitheater in Darrington and runs through Sunday August 12th,  Headliners and notable acts at the festival include Beats Antique, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, EOTO, Blitzen Trapper, Pickwick, Lukas Nelson & the Promise of The Real, Vicci Martinez, The Moondoggies and more.  (see complete line up below)  The festival will close out with a midnight screening of Mathew Lillard’s film Fat Kid Rules The World, shot in Seattle, WA. and featuring an original score composed and performed by Pearl Jam’s lead guitarist, Mike McCready. Spread the word to *WIN TICKETS*!!

August 14th – Eddie Roberts @ Sweetwater! The Guitarfish Festival is giving away 3-day passes to the winner of its drawing at Roberts’ Sweetwater show on August 14th. Enter the contest onsite at the GP Presents table where you can also pick up a free copy of Guitar Player and accessories provided by D’Addario and Planet Waves. You must be present to win Guitarfish Music Festival passes. 

August 23rd – My 2nd annual 39th Birthday Party at 50 Mason in SF – 7pm! 

August 24th – Continuation of my birthday party at the Lazy Summer Daze Festival! From the folks that brought you Furthurmore and The Daze Between... This time an intimate 3 day campout with your favorite bands playing from early til late in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. A beautiful scenic location tucked away in a natural amphitheater. Great food and fantastic vendors with all your favorite festival treats.  Featuring 7 Walkers,  Zero, Steve Kimock with Bernie Worrell, Wally Ingram & Andy Hess, JGB featuring Melvin Seals, Col. Bruce Hampton, Zigaboo Modeliste, George Porter & the Runnin' Pardners, Garage A Trois, David Nelson Band, Dead Kenny G's, Jug Dealers, Moonalice, Delta Nove, Jamie Janover, The Grasshoppers, Joe Craven, Sourdough Slim with Robert Armstrong, David Gans, Sycamore Slough String Band, Xtra Ticket, Clan Dyken

September 14th – 16th – Guitarfish Festival (The official BISS FEST!) - A three day family, community, arts & music festival with multiple music stages, kids area, family camp, yoga and pilates.  An emphasis at Guitarfish is placed on sustainable energy solutions education to raise awareness of over fishing and pollution of the ocean and to help preserve our fresh watersheds, rivers and streams. Featuring: EDDIE ROBERTS’ WEST COAST SOUNDS, MAGICGRAVY(Lebo, Watts & Sayers), NEW MONSOON, SAMBADÁ, THE NIBBLERS, CA HONEYDROPS, ALBINO!, ONE BIG GUITAR (Lebo, Law & Carper), GUITARMAGEDDON, TRACORUM, LECHE DE TIGRE, PLEASUREMAKER & AFROLICIOUS, DELTA NOVE, AFROFUNK EXPERIENCE, MAMA'S COOKIN', THE EARFUL, HUCKLE, TIM SNIDER & SOUND SOCIETY, ADAM THEIS & SUBHARMONIC, JIMMY LESLIE AND THE FLOW, CODY BEEBE & THE CROOKS, KYLE HUNT & THE KING GYPSY, NVO, MOJO GREEN, PETER JOSEPH BURTT & KINGTIDE, SAMBA STILT CIRCUS, ASHLEY KEPLER, BLAKE NOBLE