Weatherstock & Community Events: July 21st-27th

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Weatherstock IX:

The time has finally come for the biggest event in LOTRO.  Weatherstock is a spectacle like no other, with hundreds of people gathered together on the summit of Weathertop.  Landroval’s the Lonely Mountain Band plays host to this enormous event and 18 performers will be there to entertain the crowd, as well as a super band formed from the LMB’s three resident bands.  There are many ways to help you and the rest of the crowd enjoy the show with a minimum of lag.  This includes leaving cloaks, hats, weapons, and pets at home, not setting off any fireworks or mass emotes, and calling for a ride to the top if you need one.  The official Weatherstock website has even more advice for concert-goers.

The official LOTRO Twitch stream will cover the whole event live from start to finish.  This means that some of the regular programming will not take place that day.  The same goes for concerts, many of which will be canceled for this most special occasion on the LOTRO calendar.  Whether you’re checking in on the stream or going to the summit, it’s worth your time to take a look because there’s nothing like Weatherstock.


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, Gwaihir, and Sirannon 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, July 21

Bread & Jam

Server: Crickhollow

Time: 9pm

Location: The Prancing Pony

Description: Share your new or favorite tunes and tales, have an ale or two, kick up your heels in a dance, and enjoy yourself! Role-players are warmly welcomed.

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Saturday, July 22

Weatherstock IX

Server: Landroval

Time: 10:30am

Location: Weathertop, The Lone-lands

Description: LOTRO’s biggest annual event welcomes a record 18 bands to the summit this year for the 9th edition of Weatherstock.

Schedule:

10:30 am – 12:00 pm LMB Mega-Band opening set

12pm: Die Bunten Voegel

12:15pm: The HOPE

12:30pm Moonshine Wanderers

12:45pm Les Daft Pigs

1pm Kapatek Anahuac

1:15pm Runic Knights Orchestra

1:30pm The Fluffy Unicorns

1:45pm Notenzauber

2pm The Shades

2:15pm Imladris Sunset

2:30pm Mardi Gras Party Band

2:45pm Lindamar

3pm The White Flames

3:15pm Da Bugans

3:30pm The Arda

3:45pm Lanterns of Nimrodeliant

4pm The Department of Harmony & Song

4:15pm Polnolunie

4:30pm Voting and LMB Mega-band closing Set

5:15pm Annoncement of vote winners & encore set

5:30pm Mounted Procession to Bree Festival Grounds


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Sunday, July 23

Les Beaux Chapeaux

Server: Landroval

Time: 9pm

Location: Bree Festival Stage

Description:  Concert

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Monday, July 24

Ales and Tales

Server: Landroval

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

Location: Delossad, Echad Candelleth, Trollshaws

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.

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Tuesday, July 25

Bärtigen Musen

Server: Belegaer

Time: 2pm EDT (8pm CEST)

Location: Prancing Pony Stage

Description:  Concert

Exploring the Lord of the Rings–On Location

Server: Gladden

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, July 26

Tunes and Ales

Server: Crickhollow

Time: 11am and 10:30pm

Location: Thorin’s Gate

Description: Midweek Tunes and Ales is a weekly event every Wednesday at 10:30pm and 11:00am server time.  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!

Little Wanderers present The Night of the Muses

Server: Laurelin

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

Location: Eldar Monument in Michel Delving, The Shire

Description: The Little Wanderers play a concert, and afterwards others are welcome to join in the action by playing their own songs

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Thursday, July 27

Mondbarden

Server: Belegaer

Time: 2pm EDT (8pm CEST)

Location: Prancing Pony Stage

Description: Concert

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Coming soon:

The Department of Holbyt Security will celebrate their 3rd anniversary next Saturday the way they began it: with a “Take the Hobbit to Isengard” run.  The Department of Harmony and Song kicks off the event with a concert at Prancing Pony Rock starting at noon on Landroval.  The run itself starts there at 1pm and the hobbit will be none other than former Community Manager Rick Heaton, previously known as Sapience.

Songburrow Hall is open to all neighbours and good hobbit friends for a relaxing cup of tea next Sunday.  Come to 4 Brookbank Street in the Songburrow section of the Shire Homesteads on Laurelin at 7:30pm EDT/2:30pm BST for food and drink in the garden.  There will be an “Antiques Roadshow” style sharing of Mathoms at this hobbit-preferred role-play event.

Uncle Rooster will lead a band of chickens on the perilous journey to the Black Gate on Landroval next Sunday at 5pm EDT.  Chickens and escorts should gather at Sandson’s Farm for an expedition expected to take around 4 1/2 hours, or perhaps longer if there is an unexpected chicken fry.

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