Borderland Music & Arts Festival Announces 2019 Lineup: Gov’t Mule, Greensky Bluegrass, Mavis Staples, More

first_imgThe Borderland Music & Arts Festival has announced the lineup for their 2019 event, going down September 21st and 22nd at Knox Farm State Park in New York. The “festival beyond boundaries” will feature over 20 bands on three stages with a diverse mix of national and regional Americana and roots artists.2019 will host Gov’t Mule, Greensky Bluegrass, Shakey Graves, Mavis Staples, The Wood Brothers, The Infamous Stringdusters, a very special, first-time collaboration with Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass featuring Oteil Burbridge, along with The Infamous Stringdusters. Oteil will be returning to Buffalo after his debut performance with Oteil and Friends in 2018 at the inaugural Borderland.Other national acts include Rayland Baxter, The Sheepdogs, The Felice Brothers, and Ghost Light, as well as regional artists, Floodwood featuring Vinnie Amico of Moe. and Rochester artist, Mikaela Davis. Up and coming bands, Liz Cooper and the Stampede, Grant Farm, and Booty and the Kidd, as well as 8 local bands will also be performing at the Buffalo festival.In addition to the music, The Borderland Festival will celebrate the rich artisan history and renaissance of the Buggalo Niagara region, and showcase the burgeoning New York State craft industry by featuring craft beers, cider, and distilled spirits. Additionally, the historic stables at Knox will be converted to “Artisan Alley” where fans can engage with some of the most talented artists in the region. Local artists and craftsmen will offer hands-on exhibitions to provide festival attendees with a truly immersive experience.Tickets for the festival will go on sale on Friday, April 5th at 10 am EST here.last_img read more

How to empower your staff

first_img 20SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: Details While there will always be leaders and followers, a great employee is one who can do both. Your challenge as a leader is to empower your employees to perform with excellence and tackle challenges without the need for constant direction. Here are some ways you can empower your staff.Be supportive: You can be supportive without micro-managing and peering over your employees’ shoulders all day. Give employees direction as they fail, and help mold them into future leaders who will one day lead their own staff to make independent choices.Hold them accountable: One of the most important things about letting employees take the reins, is giving them the opportunity to learn from their mistakes. Holding employees accountable for their own actions will improve both effort and results. Treating all of your employees’ failures the same way will help motivate them to make a habit of being successful.Get on the same page: Your business relies on employees taking a project from beginning to end. Sometimes employees only have a small role in a project and can’t see the importance of every little detail. Openness in your organization should include letting your team have a glimpse at the big picture so they can see how all of the small parts work together to complete the overall goal. When everyone is on the same page, your team’s work is far more effective.last_img read more

Cricket News Former India cricketer VB Chandrasekhar passes away at 57

first_imgNew Delhi: Former India opener and national selector VB Chandrasekhar passed away in Chennai on Thursday following a massive cardiac arrest.The dashing Tamil Nadu left-hander of yesteryears, who was only six days short of his 58th birthday, is survived by his wife and two daughters.Chandrasekhar played 7 ODIs between 1988 and 1990, scoring only 88 runs, but at the domestic level he was prolific for a few seasons, aggregating 4999 runs in 81 games with a highest score of 237 not out.A qualified engineer, Chandrasekhar made his first-class debut at the age of 25 and played in a formidable Tamil Nadu team, which comprised WV Raman, Diwakar Vasu, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan and Bharath Arun.Till a few seasons back, he held the record for the fastest hundred in the Ranji Trophy—a 56-ball ton for Tamil Nadu against Rest of India in an Irani Cup game—that brought him into national reckoning.Unfortunately, his technique was found out during a tri-series in New Zealand in 1990, ensuring that he never played for India again.An astute reader of the game, he was later a national selector when Greg Chappell was the coach and in his later years also did commentary in domestic cricket.“I have done two years of commentary with him and I can vouch that I became better simply interacting with him. His game reading, grip on technical aspects was mind blowing and it is memory I would always cherish,” former India stumper Deep Dasgupta told PTI.“His passion was unmatched and I know he used to spend a lot from his own pocket in a running a team in the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) known as VB Kanchi Veerans. It will take some time for this tragic news to sink in,” said Dasgupta.Former India opener Aakash Chopra expressed shock at Chandrasekhar’s death.“Shocked to hear about the untimely demise of V B Chandrasekhar. Was only 57. Went away too soon. Thoughts with the family….heartfelt condolences. R.I.P.,” he tweeted. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more