Regular readers have probably figured out that I love music. Over the years I have been able to attend several concerts. I  have often thought of bands/artists that would be included in my ideal music festival. The best word to describe my line up is eclectic.

#10: Dennis Agajanian – Not much of a country/bluegrass fan but this guy is an amazing guitarist. He actually plays the Hallelujah Chorus on the guitar.

Franklin Graham with Dennis Agajanian
Franklin Graham with Dennis Agajanian

#9: Need to BreatheJust because every festival needs a good southern rock band. Also, they put on a good show.  Really enjoyed seeing them in concert.

Need to Breathe
Need to Breathe -- Sorry it is so dark.


Josh Groban

#8: Josh Groban & John Williams – I’m pretty sure this pairing has never happened. It is the line up of my dream festival. Williams is one of my favorite modern composers/conductors and Groban is one of my favorite classical/pop singers.  Just think it would make for an amazing concert. Somehow the score from Star Wars would have to be included.

#7: Flame, LaCrae and others from Cross Movement – Yes, I know my last entry was classical. Why not throw in some rap for fun. The Cross Movement Guys are great in concert.  I like how they took time to hang out the masses.

Trip Lee from Cross Movement.
Trip Lee from Cross Movement.

#6: Flatfoot 56 — Flatfoot 56 is a Celtic Punk Rock band based out of Chicago. They are actually pretty good. Doesn’t every festival need punk band. They are pretty cool guys as well.

Taken with half of the guys from Flatfoot 56.

#5:  Jars of Clay – I have actually seen Jars at a festival type event. I like their eclectic sound and use of unusual instruments.


#4: Plumb – Tiffany Arbuckle AKA Plumb can still rock although motherhood has mellowed her some. Never seen her in concert. She is one of the few artists on my must see list.  Hopefully, she would rock out some in a festival setting.


#3: Phil Keaggy – One of the best concerts I’ve ever attended was Keaggy and friends.  He is probably one of the best guitarist alive. It would make the concert a little sweeter through in Wes King and Scott Dente as backup.  Or maybe mix it up some have have Keaggy preform with Groban and Williams.  I also think it would be interesting to hear Keaggy and Agajanian together.


#2: Third Day – Third Day is amazing in concert. They are actually better live than on CD. It was a great concert and would like to see them again.

Third Day performing from the middle of the audience.
Third Day performing from the middle of the audience.

#1: U2 – U2 is at the top of my want to see list.  So, it is pretty much a no-brainer that they are the #1 band in my line-up.


Well, that is the line-up for my dream music festival. Yes, I know it is a little strange and probably unrealistic.

10 thoughts on “Top 10: My Dream Music Festival

  1. I love that you have an eclectic lineup, Dee. I’ve not heard of most of these, although I have had the pleasure of seeing U2 in concert. They are fabulous at performing live.


  2. Wow, U2?

    Several of the artists are on Christian labels. Jars and Third day get a lot of radio play. Jars song “Flood” is one of their most well known songs.

    Keaggy has been around for a long time. There is s a rumor that Jimi Hendrix said that Keaggy was the greatest guitarist alive. Although Keaggy refutes it.

    Agejanian recently received some sort of lifetime achievement award from the CMA.

    Flatfoot is probably the least known of the groups I mentioned. They actually came in the bookstore where I worked. It was kind of cool and unexpected.


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  4. In addition to the two performances posted above, Josh has performed twice with John Williams at Tanglewood (Film Night) and John appeared in Josh’s PBS special “Josh Groban in Concert” where John had wonderful things to say about Josh. Also on the 19th of June, John will be helping induct Josh into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame.


  5. For what it’s worth here’s mine, in no particular order ….

    Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band
    Alice In Chains
    Grand Funk Railroad
    Blind Melon
    Velvet Revolver
    The Fray
    Carlos Santana


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