KAABOO has announced the lineup for their newest destination event in the Cayman Islands. Overlooking the Caribbean Sea, the inaugural event is set on the shores of the world-famous Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman. KAABOO Cayman will take place amidst a tropical climate where guests will enjoy a backdrop of crystal blue water and white sand beaches for an upscale, island getaway from February 15 – 16, 2019.For their inaugural lineup, KAABOO Cayman will welcome internationally renowned EDM-pop duo The Chainsmokers and British new wave idols Duran Duran as headliners. Also on the lineup are DJ ZEDD, Jason Derulo, Bryan Adams, Counting Crows, Flo Rida, Blondie, +Live+, Maren Morris, Sean Paul, Shaggy, Salt-N-Pepa ft DJ Spinderella, Blues Traveler, Los Lobos, and many more. Comic canons Wanda Sykes, David Spade, Jenny Slate, Darrell Hammond and more will headline KAABOO’s HUMOR ME stage.For information on the lineup, location, and ticketing, head here to the festival website.
Southern rock quintet Blackberry Smoke recently made a live appearance for Jam In The Van, performing at the roving recording studio’s headquarters in Los Angeles.Presented by Lagunitas Brewing Company, the quintet first worked through a moving cover of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers‘ “Listen To Her Heart”. Blackberry Smoke then offered up a two-song pairing of originals with “Medicate My Mind” and “Run Away From It All”, off the band’s 2018 LP Find A Light.Watch Blackberry Smoke’s Jam In The Van performance below:Blackberry Smoke – “Listen To Her Heart” [Tom Petty cover][Video: Jam In The Van]Blackberry Smoke – “Medicate My Mind”[Video: Jam In The Van]Blackberry Smoke – “Run Away From It All”[Video: Jam In The Van]Blackberry Smoke will offer nightly support to Tedeschi Trucks Band on their upcoming 2019 Wheels Of Soul Tour, along with Shovels & Rope. For ticketing information and a full list of Blackberry Smoke’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.Wheels Of Soul Tour 2019 (ft. Tedeschi Trucks Band, Blackberry Smoke, Shovels & Rope):6/28/19 Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place Amphitheater6/29/19 Boca Raton, FL Mizner Park Amphitheater (on sale 12/19)6/30/19 St. Petersburg, FL Al Lang Stadium (on sale 12/19)7/03/19 Orange Beach, AL The Wharf Amphitheater7/05/19 Charleston, SC Volvo Car Stadium7/06/19 Simpsonville, SC Heritage Park Amphitheater7/07/19 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion7/09/19 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek7/10/19 Philadelphia, PA The Mann Center7/12/19 Marshfield, MA Levitate Music Festival7/13/19 Gilford, NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion7/14/19 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center7/16/19 Canandaigua, NY Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands PAC7/17/19 Vienna, VA Wolf Trap7/19/19 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion7/20/19 Huber Heights, OH Rose Music Center at The Heights7/21/19 Aurora, IL RiverEdge Park7/23/19 Rochester Hills, MI Meadow Brook Amphitheatre7/24/19 Indianapolis, IN Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park7/26/19 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre7/27/19 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre7/30/19 St. Louis, MO The Fox Theatre7/31/19 Brandon, MS Brandon Amphitheater8/02/19 Atlanta, GA The Fox Theatre8/03/19 Atlanta, GA The Fox TheatreView Tour Dates
Jonah Karp hated when he missed “Loud Mouths.”Growing up, he rushed to get his homework done before 5:30 p.m. everyday, so he could watch “Loud Mouths” and Adam Schein on SNY, a sports-talk show. He would tape it if he missed it.Tuesday morning, Karp not only met Schein, but interviewed him.“I led off my interviewing basically fanboying over him,” Karp, a junior at Syracuse University, said.For the first time, current-Syracuse students are represented at the Super Bowl Radio Row. Karp, Jackson Ajello and Drew Carter air live twice per day on Z89, gather clips for Citrus TV segments and sound bites for WAER, Syracuse’s student-run radio, television and National Public Radio stations, respectively. What started as an insult to Karp in Dennis Deninger’s Super Bowl class last year turned into a new opportunity for Syracuse students. The three, along with Deninger, are in Atlanta at one of media’s largest stages, spending six days immersed in the week leading up to the Super Bowl.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“You see it all the time on TV, and you’re like ‘That’s insane,’’ Ajello said. “But until you’re there, you don’t get a full grasp of what a madhouse it is.”From left to right, Jackson Ajello, Drew Carter and Jonah Karp pose for a picture at Super Bowl radio row.Courtesy of Dennis DeningerTheir first taste of the media frenzy came during Super Bowl Opening Night on Jan. 28, when at least two thousand media members joined the SU crew on the floor of State Farm Arena and 10,000 spectators filed into the stands.The week after the Super Bowl last year, Karp sat in Deninger’s Super Bowl class, where they broke down components of the Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots event. The last slide of Deninger’s presentation, a “parting thought,” as Karp said, showed three sophomores from St. Bonaventure at the Super Bowl. And Karp recognized one.It was Joe Ceraulo, one of Karp’s friends from Syosset (New York) High School. There, they ran a sports talk show together, and went to separate communications schools after graduation. Ceraulo was a leading part of St. Bonaventure’s project to send down students to the Super Bowl.“The fact that it was recognized by my professor, in class, in front of everyone, that kind of kicked my butt a little bit,” Karp said. “It lit a fire under my butt, I was a little jealous.”Deninger’s message was clear: If St. Bonaventure can go, why can’t Syracuse?Carter (left) and Karp (far right) converse with Ed Werder, who will be reporting at the Super Bowl for Westwood One Courtesy of Dennis DeningerImmediately after class, Karp walked up to Deninger and said that he wanted to go. If Karp could get a group together, Deninger was on board.Karp spent the ensuing months making that a reality. Before this week, the most famous media figure he met was Kevin Burkhardt, a former field reporter for New York Mets telecasts. Karp went to Newhouse events where individuals like Bob Costas and Mike Tirico spoke, but that doesn’t compare to Atlanta.“It was just wild,” Karp said. “Aside from the fact that we were rubbing shoulders with the people we watch on TV, it’s just being there.”Funding was an issue during the entire process. When planning for the trip first began, Karp wanted just Z89 to broadcast from Atlanta, not only because it would take Z89 out of WAER’s “shadows,” but also since Z89 provided more flexibility on-air. However, the station had just submitted its budget the week before. So Karp went to WAER, and its budget was set too. Karp was able to use WAER’s name on the media credentials, but received no funding. Along the way, though, Ajello, the sports talk director at WAER, teamed up with Karp.“This is what Syracuse, what Newhouse, does best,” Ajello said. “Better than everyone.”Courtesy of Dennis DeningerStill in search of funds, the two went to Citrus TV. They didn’t receive money, but could use the station’s camera equipment. There, the senior Carter joined their group.Rachel Vassel, a SU alum living in Atlanta, offered her house for the week. Her invitation saved the group thousands of dollars, Karp said. The four ended up paying for plane tickets out of pocket, but Karp hopes they end up getting reimbursed.This week, the SU group interviewed Scott Hansen and Andrew Siciliano from the NFL RedZone Channels. They spoke with Akbar Gbaja-Biamila from American Ninja Warrior, Reggie White’s son Jeremy on promoting mental health in the NFL, and Jermichael Finley, a former Green Bay Packers tight end, among others. On Media Night, the more prominent players who graced the podium on weren’t likely interviewees, so they walked the floor. When they leave Atlanta on Saturday, they’ll have left perhaps having started a legacy for SU students.“As much as we could plan ahead,” Karp said on Tuesday, “and figure out what events were going on, we tried our best. And so far, it’s been incredible.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 2, 2019 at 11:15 am Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @CraneAndrew