Community Events: June 9th-15th

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And we’re back!  Thank you for stopping back by after our week off.

Festival season has officially begun.  Brandywine’s Summer Music Fest starts on Saturday at 2pm EDT at the Bree Festival Stage.  Shirefest hits Crickhollow next weekend.  And we now have a date and open signups for Weatherstock on Landroval: band registration closes on June 12th, the Weatherstock Concert Series will take place July 1, 2, 8, and 9, and the big show at the summit of Weathertop is on July 22nd.  Many more details coming soon.

This listing of featured events is only published on Fridays, but our Google calendar is kept up to date throughout the week and includes details on many more activities.  We always aim to have the most complete events calendar in the game and accept events of all types on all servers.  Take a look at this week’s agenda for upcoming events around LOTRO and copy some or all events to your personal calendar.  You may add events or post corrections in the comments section, but the fastest and best way to get it on this page and on the calendar is to submit a form.

Server calendars: Arkenstone CalendarBelegaer CalendarBrandywine CalendarCrickhollow CalendarEvernight Calendar, Gladden CalendarGwaihir CalendarLandroval CalendarLaurelin Calendar, and Sirannon Calendar

All events listed in Eastern Daylight Time (-4 GMT)/server time.  Most Laurelin events will also be listed at British time, BST (+1 GMT), and all events on Belegaer and Sirannon are listed with CEST (+2 GMT).  You may add events or post corrections in the comments section, but the fastest and best way to get it on this page is to submit a form.  I’m always open to feedback and suggestions, both here and through the submissions form, so let me know if there’s something we should feature.  Thanks for reading!

Featured events for this week:

Friday, June 9

The Irish Way to Live Well

Server: Landroval

Time: 2pm

Location: Boar Fountain, Bree [30.1s, 51.0w]

Description: The Lanterns of Nimrodeliant present their first solo concert for a new band dedicated to Irish music in the style of folk and new age.

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Saturday, June 10

Summer Music Fest

Server: Brandywine

Time: 2pm

Location: Bree Festival Stage


2pm – Harlequins
3pm – Shire Tramps
4pm – Arda & Eluilind
5pm – GoblinFyre
6pm – The Country Bluegrass Band
7pm – MGB
8pm – RKO (Runic Knights Orchestra)

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Sunday, June 11

Andune Ensemble

Server: Landroval

Time: 3pm

Location: Prancing Pony Stage

Description: Weekly Concert

Ride of the Free Peoples

Server: Landroval

Time: 10pm

Location: Varies

Description: Free Peoples, ride together in formation for the Sons of Numenor’s monthly open patrol from points all across Middle-earth, then thunder across land striking fear into the Enemy before relaxing to an open stage concert. Escorts for new alts and those visiting from other servers! 2nd Sunday each month.

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Monday, June 12

The Maidens of Vanimor

Server: Laurelin

Time: 2:30pm EDT (7:30pm BST)

Location: Prancing Pony Stone, Bree

Description: Weekly concert with their regular mix of rock, pop, and the unexpected

Ales and Tales

Server: Landroval

Time: 8:30pm for Nibbles & Nobs, 9:30pm for Ales & Tales

Location: Miazine & Blynd’s kinhall, 1 Roaring Road, Rikbarg, Thorin’s housing

Description:  Volunteer to tell a tale, sing a song, recite a new poem, anything you wish to share with others in an RP setting. Nibbles and Nobs offers an open stage to all performers, while Ales and Tales features a house band and scheduled performers (all are welcome to sign up).  Location changes every week, so /joinchannel alesandtales to find out more information.


Server: Crickhollow

Time: 11pm

Location: The Bird & Baby Inn, Michel Delving

Description: Tell stories, share poetry, sing, dance, or eat: it’s all up to you! Play music solo or with a group. Role-playing is encouraged. The doors are open to folks of all shapes and sizes.

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Tuesday, June 13

Pie Shop Lads (and Lassies) Summer Tour of The Shire

Server: Laurelin

Time: 3:30pm

Location: Brockenborings–by the Bullroarer Statue

Description:  The Pie Shop Lads (and Lassies) tour continues to its second stop in the Shire, this time in Frogmorton.

Exploring the Lord of the Rings–On Location

Server: Crickhollow

Time: 9:30pm

Location: Lore Hall across from the Cat Lady’s House, Bree

Description: A free in-depth reading of the trilogy with the Tolkien Professor which will bring in other works that affected the story and considers new angles and aspects.   The course takes place every Tuesday throughout January on a different server each week, followed by a field trip to a relevant site.  Go to Discord or Twitch to follow the discussion.

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Wednesday, June 14

Tunes and Ales

Server: Crickhollow

Time: 11am and 10:30pm

Location: Garbert’s Cottage, Tâl Bruinen, The Trollshaws [38.3S, 14.6W]

Description: Midweek Tunes and Ales is a weekly event every Wednesday at 10:30pm and 11:00am servertime.  It’s always in a different place each week, we could be at Weathertop or Rivendell, maybe even the depths of Moria, playing music throughout Middle Earth!  We welcome all travelers who are passing through to join if like to share a tune, story, or just dance!

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Thursday, June 15

Bird & Baby Yard Party

Server: Laurelin

Time: 2:30pm (7:30pm BST)

Location: Outside of the Bird and Baby Inn, Michel Delving, The Shire

Description: All good people are welcome at the Bird and Baby Yard Party, a weekly event featuring you, our patrons!  When there is a scheduled event, feel free to play music, tell stories or whatever during breaks, but we ask that you yield the stage to the evening’s main act at their discretion.

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Coming soon:

Shirefest is coming to Crickhollow June 16th-18th.  The full schedule of bands has been announced and is up on the Crickhollow Music website.

Festival time:

The Department of Strategery put together some excellent guides for the scavenger hunt Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4Year 5Year 6, and Year 7, Year 8, and Year 9.  You may also check in on lotro-wiki: click on quest chain to find info on each quest and walkthrough & notes for locations and spoilers.

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