The 8th annual edition of Disc Jam Music Festival has announced the lineup for their 2018 event, set to take place from June 7th – 10th at Gardner‘s Farm in Stephentown, NY, minutes from the Massachusetts border. The music-filled weekend will feature over 80 artists, along with disc golf tournaments, Flow Tribe dancers, craft vending, yoga workshops and much more.The 2018 artist lineup includes a heavy dose of national and regional funk and jam artists, in addition to collaborations, side projects, and other unique pairings only found at the festival. Headliners include Lotus, Beats Antique, Galactic, The Motet, Electron (feat. members of Lotus and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead), Disco Biscuits guitarist Jon ‘The Barber’ Gutwillig (solo acoustic set), DJ Logic and Friends (feat. members of The Disco Biscuits, Dopapod and Turkuaz), Gubbulidis (Twiddle side project), Kung Fu, Moon Hooch, Aqueous, Ghost Note (Snarky Puppy side project) Tom Marshall’s Amfibian All-Stars, Ghost Light (Tom Hamilton and Holly Bowling project), and many more.As festival owner and founder Tony Scavone says of this year’s lineup, “We’ve spent the entire off-season trying to come up with a festival experience that could one-up the magic we conjured last year. I think what we have in store for 2018 will set the bar so high for next year, I’m already getting nervous thinking about how we’ll top this in 2019.” In their 4th consecutive year at Gardner’s Farm, after moving the festival from central Massachusetts, where it began in 2011, Disc Jam has found a venue that feels like home. Scavone explains, “I truly believe that we have been blessed with the perfect festival grounds, beautiful grass beneath our feet, surrounded by rolling hills with picturesque views in all directions.”As the name Disc Jam indicates, this 4-day event features a disc golf element. Festival grounds hold a 27-hole disc golf course, and tournaments for men and women are held throughout the weekend, with cash and prizes from Innova Disc Golf going to the top finishers.Going in style is easy, as VIP packages include options for either hotel or condo style rooms at the beautiful Jiminy Peak Ski Resort just 5 minutes from the venue. On top of the off-site accommodations, the event offers VIP camping areas and a VIP lounge sponsored by Lagunitas Brewing Company, which includes complimentary beer to anyone 21 years or older.The festival features twin Main stages, ensuring nonstop music well into the night. It also features a massive Tent Stage and a Woods Stage which hosts nightly takeovers by NV Concepts, Rezinate, Sermon, and The Rust featuring some of the top names in bass and house music, as well as a nightly Silent Disco hosted by The Wook of Wall Street.You can see the full initial lineup below. Tickets are on sale now. Head to the festival website to grab yours today.Disc Jam 2018 Music Festival Initial LineupLotus • Beats Antique • Galactic • The Motet • Electron • Jon ‘The Barber’ Gutwillig (Acoustic Set) • DJ Logic and Friends (feat. members of The Disco Biscuits, Dopapod and Turkuaz) • Gubbulidis • Kung Fu • Moon Hooch• Aqueous • Tom Marshall’s Amfibian All-Stars • Ghost Light • Jo Jo Mayer / Nerve Ghost-Note • Consider The Source • The Nth Power • Yes Darling • Wolf! • Soule Monde • The TAZ Band • Bella’s Bartok • Marbin • Compa/Gantzer • Ryan Dempsey Solo • Big Mean Sound Machine • West End Blend • Dub Apocalypse • The Funky Dawgs Brass Band • Strange Machines • Space Bacon • Escaper • G-Nome Project • The A Beez • Root Shock • Bearly Dead • Formula 5 • Goose • Shwizz • Funktional Flow • Mammal Dap • Floodwood • Blind Owl Band • Swimmer • Of Clocks and Clouds • Cousin Earth • Space Carnival • Of Tomorrow • Harsh Armadillo • Fake Flowers Real Dirt • The Clock Reads • The Wiley Griffin Band • The Mushroom Cloud • Catullus• Lord Electro • Dizgo • Dewpoint • Let’s Be Leonard • CypherDisc Jam 2017 Official Recap Video:[Video: Disc Jam Music Festival]
Paul Chryst didn’t have to look far for his new defensive coordinator.The University of Wisconsin football team announced Thursday former defensive backs coach Jim Leonhard will assume the role after Justin Wilcox’s departure to become the head coach at the University of California, Berkeley. Wilcox was in Madison for one season.Football: Wilcox departure signals larger problem for UW footballFor the second straight year, the University of Wisconsin football team will enter spring practice with a new defensive coordinator Read…Leonhard will be the Badgers’ third defensive coordinator in as many seasons. In his playing career at Wisconsin, Leonhard was a two-time All-American and was inducted into the Wisconsin Athletics Hall of Fame in 2015.After a 10-year NFL career, Leonhard returned to Madison to coach a secondary unit that performed well above its preseason expectations. The defense as a whole picked off 22 passes in 2016, in large part because of the secondary’s play. Former UW corner Sojourn Shelton was first-team All-Big Ten with four picks. Prior to last season, Leonhard had no coaching experience.“Madison is home,” Leonhard told uwbadgers.com. “And I’m very excited to know that I’m going to be here and be a big part of Badger football.”Football: Q&A with excited early-enrollee Madison ConeThe University of Wisconsin football team added 28 members between scholarship players and preferred walk-ons on National Signing Day Wednesday. Read…The team’s site also reported that Chryst considered defensive line coach Inoke Breckterfield and Tim Tibesar for the position. When it was all said and done, however, Leonhard was the right fit, Chryst said.“I feel really good and excited about Jimmy being the next coordinator,” Chryst said. “You don’t want it to come across that you don’t believe in Inoke and Tim. It’s quite to the contrary really.”Leonhard will still coach the secondary on top of his new coordinator duties.
MONTEBELLO – For a lot of the youths attending the Boys and Girls Club of East Los Angeles, a car is a luxury. So imagine their delight when the club received three Toyota Sienna vans to transport members from nearly 40 area schools. “It’s such a blessing,” Anna Araujo, the club’s chief professional officer, said of the white vans donated in January by Toyota Financial Services in Torrance. The donation is part of the company’s Make Life Easier Program, which also includes a $150,000 scholarship fund. The club’s members, ages 5 through 18, are grateful for the new vans, she said. “A lot of the kids are used to walking or taking public transportation.” “The vans are just a validation of what we are trying to do here by providing a way for us to reach out to more youth in the communities we serve,” she said. And parents have more peace of mind now, she added. “Parents know that their children will be picked up in a timely manner from school, instead of walking or taking the bus, which is not always the safest thing,” said Araujo. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The vans look cool, too. Toyota customized them with murals by local artist Paul Botello, Araujo said. The vans’ replacement of two older vans, which are now being used to move cargo, allows the club to provide transportation to more students, officials said. Teenage members of the Boys and Girls Club of East Los Angeles, including students at Montebello and Schurr high schools, are glad they no longer will have to ride in the club’s aging old vans. “They are at an age,” Araujo said, “where they’re conscious of everything they do, even the car they are seen riding in.” Since the new vans arrived, the club’s overall membership has risen from 40 active members to 600, she said.