The Slacker Tour is Heading to Los Angeles for Culture Collide 2013!

Screen Shot 2013-10-04 at 9.27.07 AMThe days are getting shorter, the nights are getting longer and that means it’s almost time for FILTER Magazine’s Culture Collide 2013.

The fourth annual Culture Collide Festival returns to Los Angeles this October 10-12, bringing three days of incredible music, art, film and more to Echo Park. As one of the most buzzed about festivals of the fall season, Culture Collide will welcome performances by some of our favorite international artists – and Slacker will be there to take part in the festivities.

We are gearing up the Slacker Tour truck so make sure to stop by! The truck will be in the parking lot of Taix French Restaurant located at 1911 W. Sunset Blvd. 

We will be handing out free 1 month premium memberships to Slacker Radio as well as tons of goodies like bags, t-shirts, and cool SWAG. Plus, high score winners of our High Striker Guitar Game can win one full year of Slacker Premium.

Take a look at the lineup full of more diversity and ear candy than we know what to do with. Prepare your ears with Slacker’s Culture Collide 2013 Station here. 

Download the full schedule for the international event of the year here, which also has the detailed schedule for the 2013 Creative Summit, maps and important info. Click here to purchase tickets. We hope to see you there!



Win a Free Pair of Passes to Loufest!

The Slacker Tour is heading to Loufest next month and now you may have the opportunity to join us! Starting today (8/1) through August 16th, enter Slacker’s sweepstakes for a chance to win a free pair of two day passes to Loufest.


Click on the picture or here to enter the sweepstakes on Slacker’s Facebook page.

The Killers, Wilco, The National, Robert DeLong, Alabama Shakes and many more will be playing Loufest at the St. Louis Central Fields in Forest Park September 7-8, 2013 and it is set to be a solid weekend of music, art and fantastic food.  The full lineup is available for Friday here and Saturday here. 

Listen to all of this year’s artists at Slacker’s Loufest 2013 station here. We hope to see you there!


New Events Just Added to the Slacker Tour!

Slacker HomepageThe Slacker Tour is ramping up as we are about halfway through summer festival season.  We just announced a slew of new concerts and festivals we are headed to so make sure to take a look at the updated calendar of events.

You can also stay in the loop on all event news and updates on the Slacker Tour page here.

From Forecastle Festival in Kentucky to Culture Collide in Los Angeles  – you will be able to spot  the Slacker Tour bus all across the country. In case you haven’t seen it, the Slacker Tour bus is a pretty fun place to hang out. Take a look:

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We always have a lot going on at the bus including:

  • Chances to win big prizes–including an Epiphone guitar
  • Live performances (depending on the show).
  • Cell phone charging stations
  • Demos to check out the new Slacker apps
  • Chances to win a free year of Slacker Premium

and much much more! So check out the new events we have just announced and hopefully we will see you on the road this summer.





The Slacker Tour is Headed for Mayhem

Screen Shot 2013-06-27 at 5.04.58 PMThe 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival kicks of this Saturday June 29th through August 4th and the Slacker Tour is heading to three shows beginning with this Saturday’s show at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California.

The Mayhem Fest  is featuring Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, Amon Amarth, Machine Head Behemoth and more. Plus this year’s tour will, for the first time, feature four stages – The Rockstar Energy Drink Main Stage, The Jagermeister Stage, Musicians Institute Stage and the Sumerian/Headbang For The Highway Concourse Stage which will feature local bands performing. Click here for the full lineup.

The Slacker Tour bus is heading to Mayhem so make sure to stop by, say hello, and hang out for a bit.  We have a cell phone charging station, sign ups for one month free Slacker Premium, tons of activities and games, free swag and even chance to win a full year of Slacker Premium!

You can prepare for Mayhem with Slacker’s Mayhem Fest station and tickets can be found at

The Slacker Tour Heads to Country Jam

Um0GICtPG8_GWj_YMZ5lP9SzPaHADGRbDiSIlMwJu5wSlacker is heading out to Colorado for one of Country Music fans’ favorite party – Country Jam.

The 2013 Major Mortgage Country Jam marks the 22nd anniversary of Colorado’s largest music festival. This event attracts country music enthusiasts from a large region. Based just outside of Grand Junction, CO, this four-day festival includes everything from exclusive VIP tickets to General admission tickets and camping.

CJ-Landing-pageHeadliners for Colorado’s favorite party include: Montgomery Gentry (Military Day), Pistol Annies, Gary Allan, Kid Rock, Rascal Flatts, Florida Georgia Line, Dustin Lynch, plus many more. Click here for the full lineup.

We are parking the Slacker Tour truck all weekend long so make sure you stop by and hang out with us. We have a cell phone charging station, sign ups for one month free Slacker Premium, tons of activities and games, swag and even chance to win a full year of Slacker Premium!

In the meantime you can listen to Slacker’s Country Jam 2013 station here to get your fix of this year’s lineup and check out the Slacker Tour schedule here to see all upcoming events.






The Tour is Hitting the Beach at Hangout Music Festival

HANGOUT- 1500x1500The Beach. The Bands. The Experience.

Sounds like our kind of party!

Tomorrow – Slacker is heading to sunny Gulf Shores, Alabama to get barefoot and party at Hangout Music Festival– arguably one of the summer’s best treats for music lovers and festival junkies.


The Hangout Music Festival is the only festival of its kind. Located directly on white sandy beaches surrounded by palm trees, warm breezes, cold drinks and amazing food. Not to mention a truly diverse lineup that includes: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Kings of Leon, Porter Robinson, The Shins, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bassnectar, Afrojack, Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar, The Black Crowes + more.  Take a look.

Click on the image to see the full lineup and click here to listen to all of the artists on Slacker’s Hangout station.

We are parking the Slacker Tour truck all weekend long so make sure you stop by and hang out with us. We have a cell phone charging station, sign ups for one month free Slacker Premium, tons of activities and games, swag and even chance to win a full year of Slacker Premium!

The truck will be on East Beach Blvd. between RedBull and Landshark Lager- west of the Media World area behind the Mega Drop. Click on the map below:

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This weekend at Hangout is bound to be the perfect blend of good music, relaxed people and a beautiful atmosphere. Start getting in the mood with Slacker’s Hangout station– or feel  like you are there if you  can’t make it to the sunny south.

Hope to see everyone there!




Slacker Heads to Beale Street Music Festival

1400The 2013 Beale Street Music Festival, taking place May 3-5 in Tom Lee Park,marks the 37th anniversary of the festival, which each year attracts music enthusiasts from all 50 states and a dozen foreign countries to the storied city where rock-n-roll and blues music all began.

Slacker will be heading to Memphis, Tennessee – along with thousands of other music fans for the multistage three-day event, best known for its eclectic mix of contemporary rock, blues, soul and modern talent and its musically inspired setting.

The festival is held in a beautiful 25 acre riverfront park at the foot of historic Beale Street overlooking the mighty Mississippi River.

2013_bsmf_mapThe Slacker tour truck will be setting up shop all weekend. We will be located on-site near the Horseshoe Tunica Blues Tent by the North Entrance. Click on the map to enlarge.

Make sure to stop by and say hi! We have a cell phone charging station, sign ups for one month free Slacker Premium, games, giveaways, a chance to win a full year of Slacker Premium, and more!

Beale Street Music Festival Lineup


Check out the lineup for Beale Street Music Festival and head over to our Beale Street station on Slacker to get prepared for what is bound to be a fantastic weekend in the south.





Music Festival Roundup – The Festival Season’s Best

Polish off your bedazzled culottes and cowboy boots; music festival season is here. It’s that glorious time when legacy meets novelty in the musical arena. We come, we dance, we listen to music, we fall in love.

In an effort to streamline your party-planning, here’s a little guide to shed some light on the hottest music festivals this season:

Coachella – Indio, CA (April 12-14 and April 19-21)

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Slacker Each year, Goldenvoice litters the desert with spectacular musical talent, the best and worst dressed celebrities, and mind-blowing installation art. Some past Coachella unforgettable moments include: the resurrection of Tupac, Daft Punk headlining, Roger Waters playing Dark Side of the Moon, and the sounds of Radiohead penetrating the desert atmosphere.

This year’s lineup, albeit heavy on the alt-rock, is wonderfully eclectic at heart. From trip-hop to hip-hop, there’s something for everyone. The headliners are Blur, The Stone Roses, Phoenix and Red Hot Chili Peppers.


– Check out the living, breathing art installations that are scattered across the dusty desert. Each piece will pair perfectly well with your heat-induced megalomania.

– The Heineken Dome is a must-see for the 21 and up crowd. When the temperatures rise to the triple digits, cool-off in the Heineken Dome and get your electro-dance fill.

– The lineup is packed with lesser-known acts too, be sure to check out these artists: Beach House (Dream Pop), Alt-J (Experimental), Baauer aka the DJ that brought you the 2012 hit “Harlem Shake” (Trap/Bass), Yeasayer (Psychedelic Pop), Wild Belle (Indie Rock), and the Neighbourhood (Indie Pop).


Governors Ball – Randall’s Island, NYC (June 7,8 & 9)

This is only the third installment of the Governor’s Ball, but the lineup is stacked. Kuddos to Founders Entertainment for securing power players like Kanye West, Kings of Leon and Guns n’ Roses to headline. The Governor’s Ball is a multi-sensory experience with fun-tivities, local eats, and an impossibly cool lineup, all set against the sparkly backdrop of New York City.


– NYC food trucks — enough said. Take a break from your head-bobbing and fist-pumping to savor some culinary magic.

– The Silent Disco, a Governor’s Ball tradition, is a must-see. Picture this – hundreds of people dancing their pants off while wearing wireless headphones that play music from live DJs.

– Everyone loves a good photo op. So take some photos on the Governor’s Ball’s dime.

– Frat parties aren’t the only place you can enjoy a casual game of corn hole or ping pong. Check out all the lawn games the Governor’s Ball has in store.

– The headliners are massive, but be sure to check out these acts too: Of Monsters and Men (Indie/Folk), Animal Collective (Experimental), Cut Copy (Electronic), Icona Pop (Synth Pop), the Lumineers (Folk Rock), Kendrick Lamar (Hip Hop), and Azealia Banks (Rap) to name a few.

Bonnaroo – Manchester, TN (June 13-16)

Imagine a festival set amidst lush greens, massive trees, blue skies, fresh air and flying songbirds. If Mother Nature herself could put on a music festival, it would be Bonnaroo. This Tennessee music festival runs for four glorious days across 700 acres of beautiful naturescape with over 10 music stages, a mini film festival and thousands of happy campers. This year’s main acts include: Sir Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and Bjork. Take a look at the Slacker Bonnaroo Station to hear more from this years artist lineup.


– We’ve already mentioned it, but there are over 10 music stages. For those with festival ADD, your needs will be more than sated.

– There’s a comedy tent because Bonnaroo celebrates talent across a rainbow of genres.

– Bonnaroo’s got swagger — it was named one of the “50 Moments That Changed Rock & Roll” by Rolling Stone.

– Attractions for days — Bonnaroo has craft vendors, a silent disco, a cinema tent and an obligatory music festival ferris wheel.

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – New Orleans, LA (April 26-May 5)

The New Orleans Jazz Fest is a whopping 10-day festivus that celebrates all that is good in this world: music, cajun food, craft shops, art, mint juleps and partying. There’s heavy emphasis on the indigenous music and culture of good ol’ New Orleans, but new-age music styles influenced by bluegrass and jazz are also welcomed. The event is held at the Fair Grounds Race Course and is hailed as having a “wider, deeper lineup of essential American musical styles than any festival in the nation..” by Life magazine (nbd).


– Eclectic food items from local businesses including: alligator sausage po’boys, Jambalaya, Oyster patties, boiled crawfish, muffulettas, beignets, fried green tomatoes and cochon de lait. You must try all of these items.

– Each day of festival attendance includes a history lesson, access to crafts and immersion into Cajun culture.

– There are several colorful parades that deck the streets, as well as marching brass bands, social aids and pleasure clubs.

– This year’s lineup includes: Billy Joel, Fleetwood Mac, Dave Matthews Band, Maroon 5, the Black Keys, John Mayer, Phoenix, Frank Ocean, Willie Nelson & Family, Patti Smith, Ben Harper, Jimmy Cliff, B.B King, Widespread Panic and more.

Stagecoach – Indio, CA (April 26-28)

Stagecoach on SlackerStagecoach is not your average rodeo. Set against the backdrop of Palm Desert at the Empire Polo Club, also home to Coachella, is an outdoor country music festival of epic proportions. Cowboy boots, hats and flannel are recommended for this celebration of folk, bluegrass, country, roots, rock and alternative country. Prepare to be serenaded til sun down by some of the hottest country crooners in the world.


– This year’s already announced lineup includes: Toby Keith, Lonestar, Hank William Jr., Jeff Bridges & the Abiders, Riders in the Sky, Maggie Rose, Zac Brown Band and many more to come.

– It wouldn’t be a country music festival without a BBQ contest, BBQ vendors and a pancake breakfast in the campgrounds. Noteworthy vendors include: Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Fisherman’s Market & Grill, Spicy Pie, Waffleman Ice Cream Sandwiches and Jackelope Ranch.

– For all the aspiring stars and wannabes, there’s Karaoke in the RV Resort from 10 pm- 1:30 am.

– Be sure to checkout the Country DJ also in the RV Resort located in the Dome near the General Store.

Movement – Detroit, MI (May 25-27)

This massive festival was dubbed best Music Fest of 2010 by the New York Post. Aptly named, Movement, is more than just a music festival –it’s a sound, dance and technology revolution. With over 100 artists and over 107,000 attendees, things are gonna get weird (in a good way). The production is grandiose to say the least, with state-of-the-art interactive stages that will literally melt your mind. The phase I & II lineups are already looking pretty legit  with: Brodinski, Gesaffelstein, Big Gigantic, Andy C, Amtrac, John Digweed, Noisia, Soul Clap and Adult.


– The stages are seriously high-tech. You will be shot into outer space and floating around the atmosphere. Lights shoot out from every square inch of the stage, while glowing mass dance the night away.

– The festival is dedicated to electronica and technology, and the beautiful offspring they’ve procured. From electro legends to trap bass newcomers, Movement will accommodate EDM lovers across genres, ages and ethnicities.

– The location is prime Detroit real-estate. Your partying will be accompanied with views of the glittery city. You’re hard pressed to find a better melange of technology, music, human and metropolis.


Electric Daisy Carnival – Las Vegas, NV (June 21-23)

Electric Daisy Carnival Now the largest North American music festival, this is EDC’s 17th annual celebration. It is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year and an incredible 3-day exploration of electronic dance music. Thirsty souls and music lovers can satisfy their wanderlust among a sea glittery faces, laser light shows and deeply penetrating bass. Born in LA, EDC has transformed itself into a brand new experience with every new chapter. This year’s festival attendees can expect over 150 musical acts, 500 theatrical performers, 12 massive interactive art installations, exhilarating pyrotechnics and over 300,000 music fans.


– The EDC celebrations extend further than the Motor Speedway with daytime pool parties at some of the hottest clubs on the strip. For example, Kaskade will be playing EDC weekend at Marquee Dayclub for his Summer Lovin’ residency.

– You’re hard pressed to find a more accommodating hostess than Miss Sin City herself. You can literally party 24/7 (not that we recommend it), but from after hour clubs to daybeds that open at 10 am, it’s nearly impossible to not party your face off.

– The Discovery Stage is a must-see; in an effort to recognize talent in all forms, Insomniac hosts a DJ talent contest and amasses the winners to play on this stage. It’s refreshing, progressive and entirely spellbinding.

– Neatly organized chaos. There are seven stages including: the kineticFIELD, cosmicMEADOW, circuitGROUNDS, neonGARDEN, bassPOD, heinekenDOMES, and Q-Dance Stage. Each stage has a unique theme, style and genre specific talent.

– Thirty hours of EDM, ‘nuf said.

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