Covering 600 music festivals worldwide, this guide offers lively descriptions of festivals of all manner, size, and form. A resource for the committed festival attendee, it offers dates, locations, scheduled events, web sites, and lists of recent performers. Accommodation information is also featured alongside price guidelines and camping details. Also a vital handbook for the performer, it provides contact information for booking agents, deadlines for submissions, and, in some cases, practical tips about how to get on the bill. Covering nearly every conceivable genre of music--from alternative rock, world music, avant-garde jazz, and R&B to bluegrass, reggae, medieval, and contemporary classical--this companion is comprehensive, engagingly written, and amazingly informative. The Music Festival Guide is an essential resource for anyone interested in attending or performing at music festivals.
Preface; IntroductionCowboy Codes: Straight & Pure & All Boy; When We were Young: Nostalgia & the Cowboy Hero; Arms & the Man: The Friendly Gun; Give Me My Boots & Saddles: Camp Cowboy; Tall in the Saddle: Romance on the Range; White Hats & White Heroes: Who Is That Other Guy?; Virgin Land: Landscape, Nature, & Masculinity; Corporate Cowboys & the Shaping of a Nation; Postscript - The Frontiersman (1938); List of Films Mentioned; References; Index.