Garrett Dutton aka “G.Love” of G. Love & Special Sauce has announced the inaugural Cape Cod Roots & Blues Festival coinciding in celebration of the band’s 25th anniversary. The one-day event is scheduled for September 15th, 2018, and will take place along the beautiful shores of Nauset Beach in the town of Orleans, MA. Headliners G. Love & Special Sauce will be joined by singer-songwriter Citizen Cope, soulful Hawaiian outfit Ron Artis II and The Truth, and Boston Funk Ambassadors Ripe.Cape Cod Roots & Blues Festival is a celebration of family, live music, community, and the natural environment of Cape Cod. This 10-mile stretch of sandy beach offers swimming and fishing, plus surfing in non-protected areas. Dutton explains that “Orleans, Massachusetts has been our home for seven years now and we have fallen completely in love with the town, the people, and the beautiful pristine nature which surrounds the Cape. From surfing to paddle boarding, fishing and bird watching, hiking, biking, eating, drinking–the Cape has it all.”The event, curated by Dutton, features bands and performers that have personally resonated with him musically. The festival is about “bringing to the stage a musical family that we have been cultivating for 25 years strong,” he says. Local Orleans resident Mike McNamara, owner and co-founder of The Hog Island Beer Co, has been an essential proponent of the Cape Cod Roots & Blues Festival. As the exclusive beer provider for the festival, Hog Island Beer Co will create a beer garden for guests to sip craft beers and enjoy the event’s natural beauty. See what’s on tap here.For more information on the Cape Cod Roots & Blues Festival or to purchase tickets, head here.
Better clear your weekend schedule this fall.Should college football not return as scheduled this fall because of the coronavirus pandemic, the NFL could look to add games on Saturday, the New York Post’s Andrew Marchand reports. The NFL has declined to comment on the situation, according to the report. The report deems that the league is speaking with broadcast partners to test the viability of the idea. Given that there would be open windows on each of CBS, FOX, ESPN and NBC, there are seemingly limitless options for the NFL and its partners.MORE: SN’s latest NFL Power RankingsThe Post notes that the idea is “in its infancy” with many variables to come into play, most of them surrounding college football’s state. The NFL currently plans to release its schedule May 9, so there is still a small bit of time to figure out a plan. The state of campuses and students, stay-at-home orders and more could come into play when it comes to the NCAA schedule. Still months away from the start of the college season, there’s no certainty one way or another as to what the situation for NCAA football will be.Currently, the NFL isn’t allowed to schedule games on Saturdays because of current anti-trust laws, allowing Saturdays to belong purely to college football until their regular season ends. Once that wraps up, the NFL schedules games on Saturdays.That could change come the fall.