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Record Store Day 2015

“With about five weeks until Record Store Day 2015, announcements seem to be ringing in daily about limited edition splits and exclusive LP re-pressings that will send thousands to their favorite music shop. Although exciting, it is easy to get lost in the all the RSD buzz and miss out on a must-have release. Being […]

Eric Church Premieres “Outsiders Radio”

Eric Church is one of our favorites here at CID, so when we heard he was hosting his own monthly radio show, we were very excited. Airing on The Highway, SiriusXM satellite radio’s predominant country station, Outsiders Radio will feature a variety of Church’s favorite songs in addition to songs of his own that are otherwise […]

Mobile Apps to Enhance Your 2015 Festival Season

Days are getting longer, and these bitter cold days are becoming numbered. As we get ready to say goodbye to Winter 2015, it is time to prepare for the sunnier, warmer days that accompany music festival season. From when you get up to take on the first day to kicking back after seeing your all-time favorite artist, […]

Concert Fashion Guide

Paste Magazine recently posted a fun (and actually quite informative) article on the latest styles to wear to your favorite concert or festival. “You just scored tickets to your favorite band’s show and you’re pumped! But with that excitement comes the always problematic situation: what to wear….. ” Read More

What it’s like to fly on the $20,000 Singapore Airlines Suite Class

At CID Entertainment we strive to go above and beyond for our guests, so we are always looking for inspiration from other companies on the meaning of being ‘first class.’  Speaking of which, check out this great story we found about Singapore Airlines Suite Class.  Now THIS is service… “It’s an experience that most of […]

CID in the news – Billboard Magazine

CID Entertainment founder/CEO, Dan Berkowitz, recently sat down with Billboard to discuss the growing business of VIP Experiences in live music. “Dan Berkowitz, founder of CID Entertainment, an innovator in the VIP packaging field, says there also is a market for music lovers who aren’t into roughing it with the sweaty masses at festivals. “These are […]

Moon Taxi – NYE

Excited to be a part of this…!  

Jake reports back from Lockn’ 2014!

Jake, our fabulous intern, recently went with CID to Lockn.  Here’s what he had to say! ‘Lockn’ 2014 has come and gone, and now the CID folk are back in the office, reminiscing about the Virginia adventure which the majority of us just returned from. Lockn’ was my first experience in the field with the […]

CID Presents is Born – Crash My Playa

Today is a big day for CID. CID Presents has officially launched and we have announced our first show, Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa, that will take place January 23 – January 27th in Riviera Maya, Mexico. In addition to Luke, Florida Georgia Line will also be appearing who has a long and great history […]

Big Gigantic – Hudson Recap Video

Big Gigantic absolutely crushed it at the first ever Hudson Music Project. Check out this re-cap video from their performance and catch them along with BASSNECTAR, Paper Diamond, and Rusko at Bass Center VIII at Madison Square Garden on October 4th.  

Friday listening for ya: Ryan Adams covers Grateful Dead

We are big fans of both Ryan Adams and The Grateful Dead, so it’s only fitting we post this amazing cover Ryan does acoustically of ‘Wharf Rat’… Have a beautiful day everyone!   Speaking of the Grateful Dead:  

The latest in on-site lodging

CID provides a handful of on-site lodging options at festivals and we are constantly looking at new ways to make our guests feel comfy.  These ‘stackable cells’ are pretty awesome… “Two Belgian design firms have created an efficient new type of campsite that stacks tiny sleeping pods together like a honeycomb. The pods look like […]

Phil and Friends – Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

A bunch of us in the office are ole Dead Heads at heart, so naturally we are excited about offering Travel Packages for this…

Have you seen the MTV VMA’s nominations?

I can’t lie, one of my favorite nights of the year is the MTV Video Music Awards and I was ecstatic to see some of the artists that got nominated this year! This year’s break-out artists are making sure everyone knows they can hold their own as they take nominations next to some of the industry’s […]

Jack White Covers Jay-Z at Forecastle

We had a great time this past weekend at the Forecastle Festival and one of our favorite moments was Jack White’s cover of Jay-Z’s ’99 Problems’… didn’t see that one coming! Continuing from The White Stripes’ “Icky Thump,” White opened his encore with his own version of “99 Problems.” Check it out here! (“99 Problems” […]

Splash House

It’s mid-July and the weather’s getting hot. We here at CID can’t wait to take a dip in the pool in the best way possible! In just a couple weeks, Splash House will take storm in Cali as an epic festival. With the killer line up (Chromeo and Cut Copy..hello!), you have to think “spring […]

Phish on Fallon

via CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND: “After wrapping up their 57-song, three-night stint at Randall’s Island, Phish hung around NYC for one more jam. The band appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to support their latest album, Fuego, with performances of “Waiting All Night” and the album’s title track. Replay below…” Also, a ‘Phriendly’ reminder that we are offering travel packages to […]

Brantley Gilbert VIP Experience – Watch Now

Happy Friday! Want to see what it’s like to experience VIP at a Brantley Gilbert show?  Of course you do! Check out this video below…    

FGL’s new single ‘DIRT’

The guys in Florida Georgia Line continue to push out hits with their latest single, ‘Dirt’.  We fell in love with the song the first time we heard it and we think you will too.  The sky is the limit for this band and we see them only getting bigger this summer..

It’s not a “Problem” to be leading the charts

You can’t listen to the radio these days without hearing the newest pop single, “Problem” by two of our favorites, Iggy Azalea and Ariana Grande. This, no doubt, could probably explain why it has topped the UK charts as the first to combine both sales and audio streams. As a song you won’t be able […]

Festival Wristbands – The future is here!

As the number of music festivals grows every year, festivals around the world are trying to find new ways to stand out: The best lineups, the best food, special shows, tents, VIP options, you name it. This year, two music festivals are thinking way outside the box when it comes to innovation: wristbands. Tomorrowland, in […]

We heart our staff

Some shots of our wonderful staff at  George Strait’s final show in Arlington, Texas!  It was his final stop ever on The Cowboy Rides Away Tour and set an indoor concert attendance record of over 107K! All photos by our friend, Dave Vann.            

The Avett Brothers – Bonnaroo Performance

While we were working hard at this year’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival we made it a priority to catch The Avett Brother’s incredible What Stage performance on Sunday evening. It came as no surprise it was the band’s fifth Bonnaroo appearance since 2006. Their unique fusion of alt-country, bluegrass, and folk had us jumping up and down for most of […]

Taylor’s experience at Luke Bryan – Heinz Field

Our wonderful Guest Services Assistant Manager, Taylor, just got back from working Luke’s show @ Heinz Field in Pittsburgh! Here’s what she had to say… This past weekend I had the pleasure of working our VIP program on-site at Luke Bryan’s first stadium show ever in Pittsburgh at Heinz Field. I have never been a […]

Hudson Music Project

We’re right around the corner from a distinctive high point of this year’s festival season, The Hudson Project. Two more weeks and your friends at CID will be joining festival goers from near and far in New York to experience Hudson’s uncannily superb inaugural conglomeration of art, music and more. Learn everything you need to know […]

Spoon’s New Single

One of the bands we are really looking forward to seeing at this years ACL Festival is Spoon.  After a hiatus, the band is back with an upcoming album and we now have the first single to listen to! Check out “Rent I Pay” here.

Anna’s Bonnaroo Experience

  Hey All! Anna the intern here. Just got back from the best kickoff of summer I could have asked for: working CID’s Roll Like a Rockstar program at Bonnaroo! I got to help behind the scenes to put this program together and it was more fun that I could have imagined. Not only did […]

George Strait’s Final Show

CID had the honor of being the official VIP partner for the ‘King of Country’ George Strait on his last tour ever, The Cowboy Rides Away Tour, this past year.  For his final show, George performed at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX in front of a record 104,793 people! This was the largest indoor concert […]

Sam Smith w/Mary J. Blige – ‘Stay With Me’

One of my favorite songs this year is by buzzworthy British singer songwriter Sam Smith. It’s called “Stay With Me” and you can watch a live version here (with guest Mary J. Blige!) We can’t wait to see him at this years Austin City Limits Music Festival.  Oh, and with that said, CID has your […]

Tim McGraw VIP Review

Thanks so much to Rebecca, ‘The Concert Snob’, for her kind words regarding the Tim McGraw Sundown Heaven Town VIP package! We are glad you enjoyed yourself and we can’t wait to have you back at one of our events. To read the entire review and check out her great blog, head to:  

Tune-Yards on Fallon

One of the more innovative/fun groups to hit the scene these days is the group, Tune-Yards. The brain child of singer, Merrill Garbus, her live shows are known for creating drum loops on the spot, and layers these with ukulele, vocals and more! Check out a recent performance below from when they stopped by Jimmy Fallon, and […]

FGL Highlights from Stagecoach

Happy Friday everyone!  It’s beautiful outside and we are blasting Florida Georgia Line in the office.  Speaking of the guys in FGL, check out this very cool highlight clip from their performance at Stagecoach Music Festival last weekend…  

Throw Back…Monday!

Here’s a nice memory from Hangout Music Festival 2012 when CID and Hangout picked 1 lucky bus and upgraded EVERYONE on the bus to VIP. They are going to do it again this year as well…got your Shuttle Passes yet?        

Summer 2014’s 40 Must-See Music Festivals

Happy to see that CID is partners with a TON of festivals that made Rollingstone’s “40 Must See Music Festivals for 2014” list including Forecastle, Jazzfest, Hangout, Bayou Country and so many more!   See The Entire List Here!

Coachella Pics

Another successful year of Coachella in the books! Thanks to everyone that joined us over the two weekends in the Valley.  Here’s just a few shots from the weekend. We’ll be posting more over the next few days… The famous ‘Space Man’… Valley Music Travel knows how to show guests some love…   Umph’s love […]

Signing Posters in Canada

Nice little ‘behind the scenes’ look at the guys in FGL signing posters for our VIP guests in Edmonton, Alberta!

FGL highlights from Canada!

Loving these videos that Florida Georgia Line have been putting together from their recent Canadian shows!  The guys are there over the next week and then kick off their Baseball Stadium Tour in May.  

The Outsiders World Tour 2014

Eric Church has announced his world tour for 2014 and the video rules.  We can’t wait to join him on the road!

Portlandia’s “The Best Part Is Going Home”

Looks like Fred and Carrie failed to use CID’s VIP services 😉 Watch the hilarious clip below…    

Lady Antebellum’s ‘Hidden Talents’

Hillary, Charles, and Dave reveal their hidden talents during their VIP pre-show acoustic set in Tulsa, OK!

New Jack White Song

From Pitchfork… “Jack White has announced a new solo album, his followup to 2012’s Blunderbuss. It’s called Lazaretto, out June 10 in the U.S. and June 9 in the UK through his label Third Man. Hear an instrumental track from it, “High Ball Stepper”, below!” (A reminder Jack will be headlining Bonnaroo, Forecastle, and Osheaga!)  

The ACM Awards

We’ll be on the couch next Sunday, April 6th tuning into the Academy of Country Music Awards.  Why you ask? Well, first off we love country music here at CID, however we also we have several partners up for some pretty special awards!   Here’s just some of the artists we work with who are […]


We are stoked on the latest festival lineup from Lollapalooza 2014. Heavy hitters include Eminem, Skrillex, OutKast, Kings of Leon, Calvin Harris and more. The ONLY way to score passes for the festival now is through CID’s Travel and Platinum Packages (yep, the fest sold out  in just 1 day!) -NB

New Wolfmother – Happy Monday!

VIA Consequence of Sound: “Wolfmother surprised fans last night by stealthily releasing their third record, New Crown. The follow-up to 2009′s Cosmic Egg comes after a strange last year for the Australian hard rockers; the band broke up for all of ten weeks, during which time frontman Andrew Stockdale released Keep Moving as a solo record. Stockdale reconvened the band barely a month after […]

First hand look at CID Experiences

Recently, we’ve been documenting our VIP experiences through the magic of film (I know, we fancy!) We have a number of videos in the works, but you can view the first handful over at CID’s YouTube Page. The videos show just some of the highlights from the Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, and Justin Moore VIP […]

New Spoon

This tease from SPOON sounds awesome. We’ve been waiting for new tunes from these guys for a while now.  Can’t wait to see them at Forecastle. -NB  

Must-See 2014 Music Festivals

Did your favorite festival make the list?  CID just happens to work with a handful of the best festivals, according to FUSE, including Coachella, Counterpoint, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, TomorrowWorld, and Austin City Limits.     See their full list over at FUSE.TV

A Festival On The Beach

One of the coolest festivals that CID partners with is the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The three-day festival takes place entirely ON THE BEACH and, along with the impressive musical line up, includes food, surf access, and shuttle service from various hotels in the area. Our VIP guests get added perks like […]

Beck on The Tonight Show

We’ve been listening to Beck’s new album, Morning Phase, non-stop in the CID offices and we can’t recommend it enough. Check out this beautiful performance of his from The Tonight Show the other night. (BTW – If you look closely, you can see another artist we love, Father John Misty, backing him up!) Catch Beck […]

Umphrey’s to Play Three Nights at Brooklyn Bowl London

“Umphrey’s McGee is thrilled to announce a return to the United Kingdom for the first time in four years, performing three nights at Brooklyn Bowl London on June 19, 20, and 21. On the heels of their 8th performance at Bonnaroo, Umphrey’s McGee will head across the pond for this special three-night stand at the newly opened […]


There is nothing more we love than Philadelphia and The Legendary Roots Crew, which is why we are so pumped to be offering Travel & VIP Packages for Roots Picnic 2014! Join CID along with The Roots, Snoop Dog, Janelle Monae and so many more….    

Lockn’ lineup grows stronger

We’ve been impressed with the most recent lineup additions to Lockn’ 2014 that includes Grace Potter, Gary Clark Jr. and legends Steve Winwood & Willie Nelson! This festival just keeps getting stronger and we’re proud to be a part of it.

King’s of Leon Cheesesteak Invitational 2014

Recently the King’s of Leon (who are old friends of CID), had their annual Cheesesteak Invitational while at their Philadelphia gig last month. While we all have our favorites here in the office (we are based in Philly!), it’s interesting to see who came out on top! Check out how it all went down here!

Luke Bryan and CID in the press!

Great coverage of the Luke Bryan VIP Experience from his show in St. Paul. Thanks to The Examiner/Shannon Northbird for the great pictures and showing CID some extra love.

NEW Travel Packages just added for Stagecoach Music Festival

Ask and you shall receive! Valley Music Travel has just added brand spanking new packages including hotel options for Courtyard Palm Desert and Residence Inn Palm Desert.  Get all the details here!

Bonnaroo Line-Up Coming Feb 19th!

The wait is almost over!  Bonnaroo 2014 is set to announce their line-up on Feb 19th! Per … BLAM! 2014 will be a colossal celebration of music, comedy, surprises and the hottest information your brain has ever processed. This new school annual holiday celebrates the release of the 2014 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival […]

Kacey Musgraves on Austin City Limits

CID has been in love with Kacey Musgraves from the first time we had her on the Kenny Chesney tour.  She’s now been killing it nightly with Lady Antebellum on their “Take Me Downtown” Tour and we can’t get enough of her sweet songs and beautiful voice. Speaking of, check out this incredible performance of […]