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Friday, June 9, 2017

"HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FEST" — Guide to the June 9-11 2017 festivals, one-by-one

Each edition in this June 9th series of special short editions details ONE local festival, all by its lonesome. See the "Guide to this weekend" for the complete catalogue of CONCERTS, special events, and ALL the FESTIVALS, everywhere, here 'n there, hither 'n yon. That awaits you at:


Jun 8-25, 2017:
"HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL" at 34 theatres, stages, and other venues in Hollywood / L.A., CA;
✔ TIX: Available online, starting May 1. Don't dawdle, because many events sell-out early.
✔ THE SCENE: Billed as "L.A.'s largest performing arts festival" and with over 360 events at 34 venues, this is the ultimate multi-venue, multi-genre, multi-medium immersion in the arts. Categories include "absurd • acting • adult themes • comedic • comedy • compelling • contemporary • dance • dark comedy • dark humor • drama • dramedy • edgy • ensemble • female • feminist • fun • funny • hilarious • historical • inspiring • lgbt • musical • musical theater • one woman show • original • political • powerful • relationships • solo show • storytelling • theatre • true stories • women • world premiere."
✔ 2017 LINEUP:
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The best we'll do is show a few of the music and musical theatre offerings. Here goes.
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♪ GIRL, BOUND • solo performance • world premiere • 45 mins • A girl and her harp. She must escape her inner trappings through her music. Experiential theatre. Stars Alexandra Winter.
♪ OFFICE BEAT - A TAP DANCE COMEDY • dance & physical theatre • 80 mins • Winner HFF16 "Best in Dance & Physical Theatre."
♪ BLACK & WHITE IN PARIS: A CABARET MUSICAL • musicals and operas • world premiere • 90 mins.
♪ THE SPIDEY PROJECT • musicals and operas • 90 mins • Had a completely sold-out run in 2012. "This scrappy, smart and hilarious parody of the Spider-Man origin story features an original score..."
♪ NARSOCIETY - THE SOCIAL MEDIA SHAMING MUSICAL • musicals and operas • world premiere • 150 mins • The Guide has long been impressed with Chris Valenti, the talented musician/comic/writer/filmmaker who wrote and performs this.
♪ A HARMONY BOYS CHRISTMAS • musicals and operas • 1 hr • "Nobody spreads Christmas Cheer all over your face quite like legendary singing sensations and amateur turtleneck models the Harmony Boys in this raunchy 1960s ode to holiday specials of yore."
♪ A JINGLE A GO-GO: THE MUSICAL • musicals and operas • 50 mins • "campy musical comedy..."
♪ WRITE YOUR OWN FRINGE MUSICAL WITH NMI • events & workshops • 1 hr • "Do you want to write a musical for next year's Fringe Festival? Or Broadway? Come to a free workshop on writing and marketing musicals..."
♪ SLIGHTLY-OFF BROADWAY • cabaret & variety • world premiere • 1 hr • "A hilarious and irreverent cabaret featuring parodies of your favorite Broadway hits of yesterday and today."
♪ METALHEAD • musicals and operas • world premiere • 80 mins • "A folk rock musical about robots and the human people who hate them."
♪ SPRINGLOADED • solo performance • world premiere • 110 mins • "a musical meditation on disappeared years, discarded dreams and delinquent DNA."
♪ 1001 MINUTES OF NEW MUSICALS • musicals and operas • world premiere • 1 hr • "24 writers; 12 shows; 4 evenings of 5 perfs each; all musicals all the time."
♪ MY MID 20'S CRISIS THE MUSICAL • musicals and operas • world premiere • 90 mins • "An outrageous slapstick ensemble musical comedy about getting through your mid 20’s. Watch them deal with the anxieties and complexities of life after college; Broadway style. With dancing ovarian eggs, evil creditors, tinder dates, and insane acting teachers."
♪ FERGUSON THE TAILOR AT THE DOOR TO AMERICA • musicals and operas • world premiere • "A young Jewish tailor and his wife come to America in 1912. They face hardships, find friends and have many sweet and comical adventures as they travel the road to eventual success and learn to be 'real' Americans - an old-fashioned story with a wonderful old-fashioned musical score."
♪ TRUMP IN SPACE- THE MUSICAL • musicals and operas • world premiere • 1 hr • "Star Trek meets Rent meet Battlestar Galactica meets Trump, is battle of good vs bad, ideals vs opportunism, Trump vs Trump, plus music. 400 years in the future, the fallout of the Trump administration has left humans stranded in search of a new planet. Campy political musical comedy in space!"


ALL THE FESTIVALS, happening locally and everywhere else throughout 2017 (with the current stuff right on top), are in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at:



(Lists as of June 9th)

LOCAL festivals, June 9-11 weekend, 2017...

✔ "HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL" Jun 8-25 (34 venues in Hollywood / L.A., CA)

✔ "BIG IRISH FAIR & MUSIC FESTIVAL" Jun 10 & 11 (Long Beach, CA)

✔ 30th annual "PALOS VERDES STREET FAIR & MUSIC FESTIVAL" Jun 10 & 11 (Rolling Hills Estates, CA)

✔ "TEQUILA & TACO MUSIC FESTIVAL" Jun 10 & 11 (Pasadena, CA)

PLUS, LOCAL festivals that start during this coming week...

✔ 3rd annual "ROUTE 66 BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL" Jun 15-18 (Victorville, CA)

✔ "LIVE OAK MUSIC FESTIVAL" Jun 16-18 (inland from Santa Barbara, CA)

✔ "HUCK FINN BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL" Jun 16-18 is kaput (was in Ontario, CA)

✔ 1st annual "BOOTS & BREWS COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL" Jun 17 (Santa Clarita, CA)

✔ "DISCLOSUREFEST" with California State Parks, Jun 17 (Los Angeles, CA)

✔ 31st annual "LONG BEACH BAYOU" Zydeco, Blues, Creole & Cajun Festival, Jun 17-18 (Long Beach, CA)

✔ 1st annual "LOS ANGELES DJANGO REINHARDT FESTIVAL" Jun 17 & 18 (Los Angeles CA)

✔ "MAKE MUSIC PASADENA" is on hiatus in 2017; see listing for "MAKE MUSIC LOS ANGELES" on Wed., Jun 21.

OUT-OF-TOWN festivals, June 9-11 weekend, 2017...

✔ 46th annual "KERRVILLE FOLK FESTIVAL" continues, May 25-Jun 11 (Kerrville, TX)

✔ "NORTHSIDE FESTIVAL" Jun 7-11 (Brooklyn, NY)

✔ "BLUE OX MUSIC FESTIVAL" Jun 8-10 (Eau Claire, WI)

✔ "BONNAROO MUSIC FESTIVAL" Jun 8-11 (Manchester, TN)

✔ "CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL" Jun 8-11 (Nashville, TN)


✔ "TASTE OF COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL" Jun 9-11 (Hunter Mountain, NY)

✔ "LAURELIVE" Festival Jun 10 & 11 (Russell Township, OH)

PLUS, festivals (elsewhere) that start during this coming week...


✔ 42nd annual "FATHER'S DAY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL" Jun 15-18 (Grass Valley, CA)


✔ "COUNTRY JAM COLORADO" Jun 15-18 (Grand Junction, CO)


✔ "MONTREAL FOLK FEST SUR LE CANAL" Jun 15-18 (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

✔ 3rd annual "EAUX CLAIRES FESTIVAL" Jun 16 & 17 (Eau Claire, WI)

✔ "COUNTRY SUMMER" Festival Jun 16-18 (Santa Rosa, CA)


✔ "WHAT THE FESTIVAL" Jun 16-19 (Dufur, OR)


Ahead in the Guide...


We'll keep you updatred on MUSIC NEWS, all the festivals that feature Folk-Americana and/or acoustic music, and we'll bring you plenty of feature stories on special events, along with some previews, reviews and select "picks" (the recommendations kind, not the kind you use on strings; we've never had any of those printed with our logo, though we would if someone wanted to sponsor that.)

That said... contrary to appearances the last month or so, we're really NOT going back into the daily music calendar bid'ness. But there is SUCH an irresistible bridge of tunefulness between the current weekends of festivals that we ARE doing full-blown music calendars through July 4th.

We all know that if you rely on corporate mainstream media for your supposed news, you'd miss all these things.

Along with 'purt near all the music news we bring you.

It certainly does seem like Big Corporate Media only promotes and reports on soundalike pop pablum with incongruously unnecessary vocal gymnastics... we don't do that, and we wouldn't cover that stuff even if they didn't. But the point is, they just plain refuse to cover real acoustic music made without loops of electrocution sound effects — from Frankenstein's lightning storm or wherever they find that annoying stuff. So just hit the mute button on them and turn here. We cover all kinds 'o real acoustic music. And, yes, we'll feature some select picks of concerts, etc., as we navigate the summer together.


As always, you know that a whole lot more is coming soon — including fresh MUSIC NEWS, PREVIEWS & REVIEWS, and more additions to our massive guide to the MUSIC FESTIVALS of 2017.

Meantime, with everything happening this weekend? Go get tuneful!



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What "boilerplate"? Who came up with that goofy term for the basic essential informational stuff...

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♪ The ACOUSTIC AMERICANA MUSIC GUIDE endeavors to bring you NEWS — and views of interest to artists everywhere — more specifically to musicians and the creative community and music makers and fans of acoustic and Folk-Americana music. That includes both traditional and innovative forms. From the deepest roots to today’s acoustic renaissance, that’s our beat. We provide a wealth of resources, including a HUGE catalog of acoustic-friendly venues (now undergoing a major update), and inside info on FESTIVALS and select performances in Southern California in venues from the monumentally large to the intimately small and cozy. We cover workshops, conferences, and other events for artists and folks in the music industry, and all kinds o’ things in the world of acoustic and Americana and accessible classical music. From washtub bass to musical spoons to oboe to viola to banjo to squeezebox, from Djangostyle to new-fangled-old-time string band music, from sweet Cajun fiddle to bluegrass and pre-bluegrass Appalachian mountain music to all the swamp water roots of the blues and the bright lights of where the music is headed now.
The Acoustic Americana Music Guide. Thanks for sittin' a spell. The porch'll be here anytime you come back from the road.


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