Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings and Budos Band Brace For Summer Festival Season


Sharon Jones and the Dap-KingsAfter becoming THE band to watch in 2007, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings have been invited to shake things up at a slew of summer events, including The Roots first Picnic in the Park, taking place this Saturday, June 7th in the backpack hip-hoppers’ native Philly. Living up to her “hardest working woman in show business” tag, Sharon Jones will continue non-stop through Bonnaroo Music Festival, The Jazz Aspen Festival, Europe’s Roskilde, Lollapalooza, Virgin Mobile Fest, Central Park Summerstage, and Austin City Limits, hitting 30 events between now and August.

The soul-stomping singer and her band will performing tracks from their latest release 100 Days, 100 Nights (as well as earlier albums Dap Dippin’ With Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings and Naturally) and may just throw in their cover of Kenny Rogers’s “I Just Stopped in To See What Condition My Condition Was In,” a previously rare treat featured on the new 7 inch Singles Collection out today.

Afrobeat funksters Budos Band will also be taking their show on the road, headlining their native Staten Island’s first ever music festival, Rock the Harbor on Saturday, June 14th before hitting the Vancouver International Jazz Festival and Victoria, British Colombia’s JazzFest International among other dates.

Keep reading for tour dates…

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings on Tour:

06-03 – North Sea Jazz Festival – Rotterdam
06-04 – Stubb’s (Outdoors) – Austin, TX
06-06 – Toyota Park – Bridgeview, Illinois
06-07 – The Roots Picnic – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
06-14 – Bonnaroo Music Festival – Manchester, Tennessee
06-21 – Jazz Aspen Festival – Aspen, Colorado
07-02 – Theatre Vrhahon – Athens
07-04 – Oulala Festival – St. Etienne
07-05 – Eurokeennes Festival – Belfort
07-06 –
Roskilde Festival – Roskilde
07-09 –
Berzilli Park – Stockholm
07-10 –
Skral Festival – Grimstad
07-11 –
Cactus Festival – Brugge
07-13 –
Rise Festival – London
07-15 –
Jazz a Juan – Les Pins Antibes
07-17 –
Pori Jazz Festival – Pori
07-20 –
Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, California
07-25 –
Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre – Portland, Oregon
07-27 –
Woodland Park Zoo – Seattle, Washington
08-02 –
Lollapalooza – Chicago, Illinois
08-03 –
Osheaga Festival – Montreal, Quebec
08-09 –
Virgin Mobile Festival – Baltimore, Maryland
08-17 –
Central Park Summerstage – New York, New York
08-21 –
Minnesota State Fair – St. Paul, Minnesota
08-22 –
Minnesota State Fair – St. Paul, Minnesota
08-24 –
Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival – San Francisco, California
09-06 –
University of California, Berkeley – Berkeley, California
09-07 –
University of California, Berkeley – Berkeley, California
09-08 –
University of California, Berkeley – Berkeley, California
09-27 –
Austin City Limits – Austin, Texas

Budos Band on Tour:

06-08 – Detroit Festival of Arts – Detroit, Michigan
06-10 –
Rocks Off Cruise – New York, New York
06-14 –
Snug Harbor – Staten Island, New York
06-27 –
Nectars – Seattle, Washington
06-28 –
Vancouver Internat’l Jazz Festival /Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
06-29 –
JazzFest International – Victoria, British Columbia
06-30 –
Legion – Tofino, British Columbia
07-01 –
Waverly Hotel – Cumberland, British Columbia
07-11 –
Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest – Ottawa, Ontario
07-18 –
Midsummer Nights Swing – New York, New York
07-19 –
Getty Center – Los Angeles, California

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