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Summer Camp Music Festival Is Almost Here!

Summer Camp Music Festival, also know as Scamp, takes place in Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, Illinois May 25th-27th. This Festival brings together some of the most diverse and talented musicians in the music scene today. Not only does Scamp bring these musicians together, but their fans together in a truly unforgettable way. The festival is filled with many veteran artists, as well as some up-and-coming artists you will be glad to disc...  Read More

Moe. Wraps Up Come Back Tour at Their Second Home

Since moe.'s triumphant return on February 2nd they have played six shows in the North East. Their first two shows back were at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, followed by two shows in Portland, Maine. All nights were filled with deep jams that brought so much energy back to the fans who were anxiously awaiting their return following a 7 month hiatus. The final two shows at The Palace Theatre in Albany, New York, certainly let e...  Read More

Marco Benevento Takes Time in Between JRAD for Solo Winter Tour.

There is no doubt that Joe Russo's Almost Dead is stacked with some of the tightest group of musicians making music today. Seeing Joe Russo's Almost Dead is such a unique musical experience from beginning to end. There is an impressive fusion of the blues based Grateful Dead, teases that range through all walks of rock and roll, and the incorporation of teasing Phish's Jazz based riffs and styles being played by some extremely talented musicians....  Read More

This Company Is Creating Unforgettable Experiences for Music Lovers

Looking for a Grateful Dead cover band to play your birthday party? Or perhaps you could use some help planning your trip to New Orleans for that rescheduled Dead and Company show? Introducing Heady Events: an events planning and coordination company, in the spirit of The Grateful Dead. This company brings organization and peace of mind for any music lover who wants their special days to be planned by people who understand their "heady" needs....  Read More

Phish in the North Country. Celebrating 20 Years of the WaterWheel Foundation

November 4th was a special day for phans in Burlington, Vermont. Since the middle of October the Waterwheel foundation has been putting on the exhibit "Phish in the North Country" at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in the Amy E. Tarrant Gallery to celebrate their 20th anniversary. The gallery was filled with a time line of Phish posters from the beginning of their career until now. Among phans was Beth Rowles, the executive directior of ...  Read More

Don't get scammed when buying Hulaween tickets....We can help!

We have been seeing many fans post on Facebook about being scammed when trying to purchase Hulaween tickets. We understand that getting tickets to festivals and shows that are sold out can be extremely frustrating and discouraging. Scammers know this and take advantage of these opportunities to make ridiculous amounts of money off people. We do not want to see fans getting ripped off, we want you to know we are here for you.   CashorTrade.org...  Read More

The Loss of Tom Petty

Last night we lost a huge name in the music world, Tom Petty. There are so many emotions that come to mind when thinking about someone like him. He was such a talented singer and songwriter, taken away from this realm far too soon. Petty lived for 66 years, playing music for nearly 40. He drew inspiration from Elvis Presley and the Rolling Stones creating timeless classics that have become staples in the American music cataloge. He was a humble a...  Read More

Lotus Opens Fall Tour in Burlington Vermont

This weekend Lotus opened their fall tour at Higher Ground in South Burlington, Vermont. Lotus, the incredibley talented jamtronica musicians instantly captured the crowds attention within the first few notes they played. They do so with their transitions from tight intense jams flowing into dreamy lucid jams into dance parties. Lotus has been playing music together for 18 years and it certainly shows. Their ability to pass their jams to one anot...  Read More

Dave Matthews and A Concert For Charlottesville

This weekend Dave Matthews held a concert in Charlottesville, Virginia in order to bring music and unity to the members of the Charlottesville community in response to the events that occurred there last month. Almost all of the members in Dave Matthews Band are from Charlottesville. Dave Matthews is originally from South Africa but said, "I've lived a lot of paces in my life but most of the band is born and raised in Charlottesville. I love that...  Read More

Trey Anastasio Gives Crowd A Little Burlington History At Grand Point North

Trey Anastasio and his band headlined Grace Potter's Grand Point North Music Festival in Burlington, Vermont this past weekend. This was the first time the band has played in town since 2011. By the smile beaming from Trey's face, you could tell he was happy to be back in the special town where his musical career began. About halfway through his performance, he paused for a few moments to give the crowd "a little Burlington history". He talked ab...  Read More

Is TicketMaster's Verified Fan program working for real fans?

A couple weeks ago performers like Dead and Company, Taylor Swift, and Bruce Springsteen partnered up with Ticketmaster to use their new "Verified Fan" program when selling tickets to their events. "We built a really big robot to protect fans from the thousands of little scalper bots trying to scoop up tickets. Fans register ahead of time, and those who are verified and selected receive a code that unlocks the opportunity to purchase tickets. Tic...  Read More

Grace Potter's Grand Point North Festival welcomes Trey Anastasio Band joined with Mike Gordon and Page McConnell

Trey Anastastio and his band played at the Grand Point North Music Festival in Burlington, Vermont. This September marks the 7th year that Grace Potter has hosted the music festival. Yesterday was the first time Trey Anastasio Band has playing in Burlington since 2011. TAB is made up of Russ Lawton (drums), and  Tony Markellis (bass), Ray Paczkowski (keys), Cyro Baptista (percussion), Jennifer Hartswick (trumpet, vocals), and Natalie Cressm...  Read More

Grace Potter's Grand Point North Music Festival

This weekend Grace Potter will be hosting the 7th annual Grand Point North Music Festival in Burlington, Vermont. This festival highlights tons of Vermont homegrown talent. In years past Grace has always headlined the two-day music festival herself. This year she is playing both nights but will be sharing the stage with another Vermont based musical act Trey Anastasio Band. TAB will be headling the festival Saturday night. Grace stated that "Grow...  Read More

Helping Friendly Podcast With Katy Tur

The Helping Friendly Posdcast had a special interview with Katy Tur. Katy is known for her Phish banter on air and probably better known as the host of MSNBC Live, which airs every weekday afternoon at 2pm ET. She also occasionally fills in on MTP Daily and other NBC news programs. They talked with Katy, hitting topics from her favorite Phish songs and being a fan, also talked about her book which comes out today, September 12, Unbel...  Read More

10 of the Best Responses for Craziest Things Seen at Phish

*Warning this contains explicit material and language* Today at the office we decided to ask people to slow down when responding to posts, to take their time to think about their responses to tickets...and most of all, to have FUN! It's easy to forget not to take it all too seriously. You think with our favorite band being who they are, we would never forget...but hey! It happens, it certainly is stressful to be a phan sometimes. So one of our ...  Read More

Pheel Today

Let's talk Phish. Most fans need to at least see an image, comment in a group, or physically talk to another person at least 8 times a day about these guys or else they go nuts. As if it wasn't hard enough before to pretend every sign in life was a Phish reference, now we can't even look at our co-workers breakfast or doughnuts related things in stores and not be brought somewhere completely different...thinking about Phish completing a legendary...  Read More

An Emoe.tional Last Night with Moe.

This past Friday, July 28th moe. Played their last show together until the end of their indefinite hiatus in Tamarack, Idaho at the Huckleberry Jam Festival. The band is taking a hiatus after over 25 years of making music due to Rob Derhak's recent cancer diagnosis. Luckily the form of cancer is highly beatable and Rob "...intends to do just that!" The support for Rob and the enetire band was felt all around and their attitude and confidence in...  Read More

A Summer Camp For Big Kids

It was Memorial Day Weekend in 2001 when Summer Camp Music Festival made its first debut. The original idea for Summer Camp was to create a resting spot for a tour. It would be a small festival where touring bands could set up camp in between shows. Essentially it was a jam band festival with moe. as its headliner. Now going into its 17th year, Summer Camp has evolved into a 3 day festival (4 days if you count the Thursday pre-show) with over 20,...  Read More

Burlington Jazz Fest Discovers Water For Gasoline

Article written by Martin Kelley Photos taken by Sean Reen Early in the month of June, Burlington had it's annual Discover Jazz Festival. Outdoor stages grace Church St. and there are a lot of special shows going on at the local bars, breweries, and nightclubs. It's a great time to embrace the warmer weather with a lot of fun and music, and goes on over the course of two weekends and the days in between. This year, one of the most talked about ...  Read More

Getting Weird With Enchanted Forest Gathering

A foam party, a sauna, a comedy club, and Tipper, what do all of these have in common? They are all things you can partake in at Enchanted Forest Gathering! EFG is a small festival of about 4,000 attendees that takes place in Laytonville, California. If you've heard of it before, it was probably by word of mouth, which is how EFG tends to spread its word. Even here at CashorTrade, we had heard the name before, but had little knowledge about the f...  Read More

Candler Park Music Festival: Making A Bang Without Breaking The Bank

We've all see this happen, a festival that was once new, local, and small has been around for a while and has gradually gotten larger, better known, and more expensive. It's cool to watch a festival grow into something more with bigger acts, a larger stage, and more attendees, but it sucks to go from paying something like $50 for a pass to closer to $200. There are so many festivals around nowadays that it seems like you have to dish out big buck...  Read More

Making Noise With The Untz

If you're a lover of electronic music, especially underground, then there's a good chance you already know about The Untz, and if you don't know, well, now you know. Created in 2009 by Avi Gallant and Matthew Thomas, The Untz has provided a space for all things electronic; created as a solution to the vastly expanding electronic universe. If you're looking for information on artists, venues, events, or promoters, you don't have to search all o...  Read More

Start Making Sense Burnin' Down Higher Ground

Article and Pictures By Martin Kelley The Talking Heads formed in 1975. Dubbed as "new wave" with other artists growing out of the New York City punk scene, they developed a unique sound with elements of punk, pop, funk, and world music. Even though the Talking Heads broke up 1991, save for a one-off reunion in 2002, where they played a few songs at their induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, their music has become a perennial favorite ...  Read More

Disc Jam: A Festival For Everyone

It's quite the time to be alive for festival goers! There are countless numbers of events happening all year round all over the world. It can become overwhelming to pick and choose which shows to attend and which ones to save for next year. If you ask us which shows not to miss, Disc Jam Music Festival is at the top of our list.  Disc Jam began in 2011 when creator, Tony Scavone, realized that there was an overlap between two of his passion...  Read More

Burlington Showcase: An Interview With Kevin Statesir, The Man Behind Higher Ground And Statesir Real Project

We've definitely said this before, but we'll say it again. Here in Burlington, VT we're all about supporting local. Kevin Statesir, the man behind Higher Ground all these years, couldn't agree more. After giving up his ownership of one of the biggest music venues in the Burlington area, Statesir started StatesirReal Projects with Tim Cece to help out local bands that are just getting started. Their latest endeavor is called "Burlington Show...  Read More

Freeze A Peach: A Vermont Tribute To The Allman Brothers Band

Article and pictures by Martin Kelley.  March definitely brought the madness to the music scene up in Vermont. There has been no shortage of amazing gigs. With locally and nationally known musicians sharing the stages, the fans have been kept entertained, and on the move. I was lucky enough to be in attendance to Freeze A Peach: A Vermont Tribute To The Allman Brothers Band at the Rusty Nail in Stowe, VT on Marck 10. These boys played a mast...  Read More

A Recap of Trey Acoustic in Northampton, MA

Aritcle written by Sam Berenson and videos by Rob Perissi. To see Trey Anastasio play a solo/acoustic show, in the town that I was born, attended high school, and have ever-lasting memories, last night could not have played out any better. For those who walked up to the Academy of Music at 6:30 on the dot for doors, there was already a line snaked around the building with eager fans awaiting entrance and access to purchase the beautiful Nat...  Read More

Seth Yacovone Band Crushes March

Article written by Martin Kelley.  Fans of the Seth Yacovone Band have been well catered to this month. With a show every weekend in March, they have kept the house rocking wherever they go. With extensive catalogue of original tunes, Seth really knows how to build a smoking hot setlist. They kicked off this run at The Rusty Nail in Stowe on the 3rd of March with a marathon one set show. The following weekend at Martell's in Jeffersonville, ...  Read More

Melvin Seals With Jerry Garcia Band: A Review

Article written by Martin Kelley. Photos by Chris Brakhage. Melvin Seals with Jerry Garcia Band, March 1 at Arts Riot, Burlington,VT Since Melvin Seals picked Zach Nugent to be the lead guitarist of the JGB, they have been playing some pretty hot gigs. When you bring that energy back to Burlington, VT where Zach made his bones in the local music  scene with Dead Set and Cats Under The Stars, you know you are in for a doubly special show. ...  Read More

iTour is the App for That

It seems more often than not when you find yourself thinking "There should be an app for that," there already is. There's a lot of planning involved around following your favorite band on tour. If you're a seasoned concert goer, you know the struggle already. Finding a place to stay, deciding what gear you'll need to bring, figuring out what else the area has to offer, are all things fans deal with all the time. You may find yourself asking wh...  Read More

Dead Set with Oteil Burbridge

Article written by Martin Kelley. Photos by Chris Brakhage.Dead Set, February 4th at the Rusty Nail in Stowe, VT. With four years in the running, and a rotating cast of well vetted musicians taking part in the sound, Dead Set has become a household name in the Vermont music scene. Keeping us entertained at Nectar's in Burlington on Tuesday nights, and playing a good number of regional gigs as well, they've garnered some well deserved recog...  Read More

Taraleigh Wants To Rock Your Life

Taraleigh Weathers is in love with live music. You can catch her at a show dancing her heart out, spinning, kicking, head bobbing, and always sparkling. She even has live music to thank for meeting her husband. Being at a show makes Taraleigh so incredibly happy that she decided to make a career out of it. She has dedicated her life to organizing events and retreats that revolve around making dreams come true, growing a soul family, and of course...  Read More

Pink Talking Fish Burns Down the House

Last Saturday night Pink Talking Fish took over the Rusty Nail in Stowe, VT and they did not disappoint. PTF is a hybird tribute band covering Phish, Pink Floyd and Talking Heads. They find fun in discovering unique ways very different songs meld into each other. A great example of their transition skills is their "Golden Age" > "Biggies Got the Hype Shit" > "Born Under Punches Reprise" > "Hey You" segways during Set Two.  Ph...  Read More

Grateful Giveaway 2017 & CashorTrade Challenges

Giddy up 2017! We are coming out swinging. Check out the fun ticket giveaways and contests we are doing to start the year off right! Our first Grateful Giveaway of 2017 is happening right now! Enter for a chance to win 2 tickets to the sold out Trey acoustic solo show in Portsmouth, NH. We will announce the winner on February 14th. Click the picture above to sign up. In case you haven't seen on facebook yet.... we recently launched our #COT...  Read More

Say Hello to Our New Partner: Phansite

Everyone give a warm welcome to our newest partner, Phansite.com. A blogsite that is "dedicated to the music, history and culture of Phish." You can check out their site by clicking the picture below: We have big plans for 2017 and that includes working more with our partners on our new platform that is soon to be released. Here at CashorTrade we believe in the strength of community and cross-promotion. If you are a webpage or blogsite t...  Read More

CashorTrade Challenge 2017

To shake things up a little this year we have decided to create weekly challenges in exchange for some cool prizes. Each Tuesday we will post a new challenge to our social media and our blog. To enter, you will be asked to complete a small task such as posting a picture and tagging friends. The following Monday we will choose the winner. Keep an eye out for our hashtag #cotchallenge! Now....check out our Live Challenge below, as well as...  Read More

Healing Music: A Closer Look at Barika

If you're the kind of person who enjoys eclectic music that doesn't really sound like anything you've ever heard before, then you probably spend a great deal of time searching for new bands to broaden your musical palette. This is where I'll introduce you to Barika a "deep groove music, soaked in psychedelic West African resonance." Local to Burlington, VT, Barika began in 2008 after Craig Myers, Mike Gordon Band percussionist, went on a tr...  Read More

The Rise of Hayley Jane and The Primates

Burlington, VT has always been a hub of amazing local talent and Hayley Jane and the Primates are no exception. With a large range of music style types including bluegrass, early rock, musical theater, reggae and more, they have never seemed to have an issue drawing a crowd. Lead singer, Hayley Jane, describes the band as "a theatrical americana jam band." "For me, it's about honesty and finding ways to amplify myself in the most raw, honest ...  Read More

Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Give the Gift of Gold this year! With a Gold Membership users get real time listings, promoted posts, the ability to set up alerts for any tickets they are searching for and more! At just $2 per month this worthwhile gift will give any live music lover the opportunity to catch all the shows they want without paying more than face value. All gifted Gold Memberships will come with a gift card that makes for a perfect stocking stuffer!WEBSITE: ...  Read More

Miley Cyrus fights scalpers with paperless tickets

  [ Liink : http://www.reuters.com/article/2009/06/21/us-cyrus-idUSTRE55K0CX20090621 ] By Ray Waddell Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:26am EDT NASHVILLE (Billboard) - As Miley Cyrus prepares to hit the road this fall, the spotlight is shining on what was once a relatively minor piece of the touring puzzle: the ticket.   Or in this case, the lack thereof. Cyrus' tour will use paperless tickets, and that's causing a commotion, mostly among the ...  Read More

CashorTrade.org iPhone App Released!! SiriusXM Radio announcement

Today we released the world's first Face Value Ticketing iPhone App, now available for FREE download. Thank you all so much for joining the face value movement & a special thanks goes to our Gold Members who funded the App release and propelled the service forward. Your memberships afforded us the opportunity to create and launch the new website, the moblie webapp, and now the new iPhone app. Since the launch of the new features 13 mont...  Read More

REPOST Feature Released!

The new RE-POST Feature is now live and available to gold members.  The days of having to create a brand new post to gain visibility and keep up with the number of daily posts is over.  This new feature allows you to login to your account, access your old post, click one button entitled "renew" and your post with then appear at the top of all lists.Make sure to tag your post with appropriate artist name, event, and categorize your tag  with...  Read More

To the highest bidder: From the streets to computer screens, ticket scalping adapts to digital age

[ Link: http://dailyorange.com/2012/10/to-the-highest-bidder-from-the-streets-to-computer-screens-ticket-scalping-adapts-to-digital-age/ ] By Gabriela RiccardiPublished October 9, 2012 at 2:59 am The men stride up and down Marshall Street, arms outstretched and tickets fanned in their hands. It’s a rapid route they pace as cars stream into campus, the congregation of fans that’s rhythmically magnetic on a Syracuse game night.Th...  Read More

Suggested Trades, Just Released!

We have just launched our second feature of our Gold Membership.Suggested Trades is a great new tool that lists posts you are looking for in the dashbopard of your profile.We hope this makes seachng the site, and findign your match that much easier.  ...  Read More

Trade Tracker! Alert Tool just released!!

Thanks to your contributions we have been able to complete and launch this new feature.  Trade tracker is a tool we have been dreaming about for a long time and it is finally here in beta.  This is one of the many new additions being released and offered as part of the Gold Membership at CashorTrade.orgWith trade tracker, you can sit back and let system do the work.  We have made it simple to create an alert.  The moment a...  Read More

New Feature! Categorize your Tags when adding a post !

Hey all.We are very excited about the many new features we are releasing in CashorTrade.org.One big new feature is the new filtering option and the ability to categorize your tags.Now when I am talking about needing or wanting lodging or a ride to a show, or maybe I have a poster or clothing to trade, I can now add these categories directly to each tag, making filtering super specific.We have also added additional features such as the ability ...  Read More


Excision presents Destroid Live, Madeon, Danny Brown, Seven Lions, Bondax, Digital Tape Machine, Moon Boots, Perseus, Strip Steve, Autobody, Alpha Data and Manhattan Project Added to Performer Lineup Special Curated Tents from OWSLA vs. BOYSNOIZE Records, French Express and This Song Is SickMariaville, New York (April 25, 2013) - Camp Bisco has confirmed the second round of performers slated for its twelfth annual three-day music and arts fest...  Read More

Grateful Giveaway winners!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!! to our winners of the GratefulGiveaway sponsored by CashorTrade.org and LiveJamzRadio.com http://GRATEFULGIVEAWAY.com to enter for shows all summer long. Thank you for EMBRACING THE FACE and joining the 21,000 website members and the 30,000 social media members in rising up to create a fair trade marketplace.  Together we seek to put an end to the erroneous inflation of tickets in the secondary market, and provide tr...  Read More


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 04/03/2013 The GRATEFULGIVEAWAY.com is a rolling ticket giveaway brought to you by CashorTrade.org and LiveJamzRadio.com.  6 FESTIVALS, 11 SHOWS...and more to come! "Together we have teamed up to offer you all continuous giveaways throughout the year.  It is our way of saying thanks to the face value community for all they have done to 'embrace the face' and believe in the fair trade mission," says Brando, cofounde...  Read More

CashorTrade.org Mobile App is Back!

PRESS RELEASE MARCH, 11, 2013For Immediate Release There are big plans for CashorTrade in 2013 and mobile functionality is the first release of many to help fans embrace face value in the upcoming year. CashorTrade had a web app in 2010 that was decent, but limited. The new web app packs full website functionality into a much smaller browser. The CashorTrade web app is a lightweight, easy to use interface that scales for all devices. Enj...  Read More

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