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    10,000 Lakes? Gathering of the Vibes? Grateful Fest? If you've been to these or any others among the growing number of summer fests, tell us what's great about them!

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  • July 24, 2018 - 1:00pm
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    the landscape's changed a bit
    since we first started this thread. But the festival scene is going strong. Which ones do you like best these days? Which ones do you really miss?
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    June lake Jam fest 3 !! California 2017
    Just as summer ends in September! Amazing line up- several days of music. http://eventful.com/junelake/events/june-lake-jam-fest-3-/E0-001-102042…
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    Jerry daze - MT Baldy -Ca.
    https://m.facebook.com/events/117406388845898/Ride a ski lift to the top for Camping, days of music, craft beers on tap at The Notch, best Jerry cover/style jam bands around!! Second annual if you miss it - keep an eye out for it during the days between in 2018.
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    Sugarlands MountainFest - New Festival
    www.sugarlandsmountainfest.com - Sept. 28 - Oct. 1, 2017 Hard Working Americans, Jeff Austin Band, Travelin' McCourys, Grateful Ball, Mandolin Orange, Elephant Revival, Sam Outlaw, Ha Ha Tonka, Billy Strings, Whiskey Shivers and many more...
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    Outlaw Music Festival Tour...
    https://www.relix.com/news/detail/willie_nelson_bob_dylan_my_morning_ja… I'll never smoke weed with Willie again....well maybe just one last time on July 16th in the 'Cuse
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    Outlaw festival
    I have spent much of today trying to convince my wife that we need to take a little vacation to Milwaukee this July! Peace, -Dave
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    Cosmic Reunion
    https://www.cosmicreunion.com/ 5/25-28 Steve Miller Band and Pink Talking Fish!!! (among others) Woo Hooo
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    Bluesfest Byron Bay
    Packing today. Off to the best 5 days on the Australian music calendar tomorrow!Www.bluesfest.com.au See you next year. Come on down ✌️
  • April 5, 2017 - 3:22pm
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    so
    what are the don't-miss fests this year?
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    Rfk 1973 both shows.Smoked
    Rfk 1973 both shows.Smoked hash with Phil and Bob. Haven't looked back since. Opened with Morning Dew second day, nothing left to say.
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My favorite summer festival is GratefulFest! I've been to, I think, 4 of the last 5. or something like that. It got a little big last year and I was a little worried about crowd size for the infrastructure and all, but it worked out. I'm working my ass off now to be able to take the time off of my (day) job to get back out there this summer. A few years ago now, I was at more loose ends for the summer and got to see GratefulFest, Great Blue Heron and BlueGrass. I had tickets for Grassroots, but an unfortunate event with a State Trooper kept me home for that weekend.
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Since last year, for the first time , the Rex Foundation has been supported by a few festivals and in turn , we attend the festivals to connect with the GD community. Specifically, these festivals from last year, and this year, in no particular order, Grateful Fest, A Bear's Picnic, 10K Lakes and Gathering of Vibes with great enthusiasm and generosity and heartfelt warmth of welcoming us to their festivals to support Rex . This year we are very happy to say the All Good Festival has been added to this roster of festivals that are deadicated to the support of Rex both monetarily and spiritually.These are wonderful people who create these festivals and we wholeheartedly encourage people to go to these great events.
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I am going to the Gathering of the Vibes this year. It sounds like a great time! Bobby and the drummers in the same place sounds like the best place for a potential reunion set to me! Midnight on a carousel ride, reaching for that gold ring down inside. Never could reach it. It just slips away. BUT I TRY!
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Milwaukee does the festival a little differently. Summerfest goes on for 10 days, but admission is separate each day (though lots of promotions make everything but the parking reasonable). There are a number of stages, so there is always something happening somewhere. Mr. Weir is on the schedule this year, but it's all kinds of music - truly something for everyone. You may not find your kind of music every day, but you'd be hard pressed not to find a few worthwhile days in the 10. I'm pretty sure it is now the largest music festival in America - but that could be local hype.
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July 4-8 2007Nelson Ledges Quarry Park, Garrettsville, OH INFO: What can one say- this is one of the tastiest shows in the country. 2 much to list. 5 day event. Extra performers. All-night fun! Summer Quarry water, swimming, camping, family fun. Raising money & awareness for 5 important charities. No lot-rats or druggies, please! What are YOU Grateful for?! ARTISTS: 4 more nights with Dark Star Orchestra! with Umphreys Mcgee, The Greyboy Allstars, Kimock & Zero, Keller Williams, Wookiefoot, Ramblin Jack Elliot, Melvin Seals & JGB, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Peter Rowan & Tony Rice Quartet, Pnuma Trio, The New Mastersounds, Chef Dave Band, David Gans, Donna Jean & The Tricksters, Boombox, Cornmeal, Tom Constanten & Terrapin Flyer, Big Leg Emma, Sanduleak, The Recipe, Greyspoke, Johny "the King" Koenig Polka, One Way Rider, Willy Mac Music, Japhy Ryder, Roots A Risin, Carlos Jones & The P.L.U.S. Band, Katz N Jammerz, Boris Garcia, Moser Woods, One Under, The Beatnik Cowboys, Fireworks, Stunts, Skydivers, Burning Ted, muchmuch more!
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Aug. 2-5 2007CAMP NCN, BLACK RIVER FALLS,Wisconsin Welcome all you Deadheads and friends to this Grateful place, where Garcia fans will be Gathering this summer! This mellow gathering will be a grateful celebration of Jerry Garcia's 65th Birthday, plus the 12th Annivesary of Jerrys untimely passing. This is going to be a very deeply humble, and special time for camping and gathering with friends from everywhere! The 3G's will Shine with you! ARTISTS: Melvin Seals & JGB, the Grateful Dead's Donna Jean and The Tricksters, MoonAlice, Boris Garcia, Waterband, Rootstand, One-Eyed Jack, Baghdad Scuba Review, Bowser, The Northwoods Band, Covert Operations, Chinese Fingertrap, Macyn Taylor, The Orin Project, The Weavils, Grateful Beth & The Volunteers, Bar Tab Band, Jana Holland, Space Quakers, The High Strung String Band, Downer's Grove, The Wandering Fools, The Yokanizu Project, MC Bear, The Weavils and many more to come! Festival Website: GratefulGarciaGathering.com
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August 3-4 2007Sunshine Daydream Music Festival Park, Terra Alta , WV Info: Come celebrate the Music Art & Life of Jerry Garcia as we celebrate the 22nd annual Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash in the beautiful mountains of WV. This year we bring you 80% Greatful Dead & Jerrys tunes expressed by the bands in their own special way.More info coming soon, Remember to SMILE !! Artists: Culture, Ekoostik Hookah, Bobby Lee Rogers & The Codetalkers,Larry Keel & Natural Bridge,Cosmic Charlie, Splintered Sunlight,Juggling Suns,The Davisson Brothers Band, Mood Cultivation Project, ZEN,Mike Perkins, Dead Jam(Formally The Golden Road),Seven O.B.X.& Vishuddha,For the EARLY BIRDS Aug.2, O.B.X. The Boogie Hustlers & Mecca Bodega
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June 15-17 2007LIGHTNING RIDGE FARMZ / Flaherty rd.., Prattsburgh, NY Info: A Trubute to the Grateful dead and their music.....A week-end full of family fun! The Show was birthed after Jerry's death and the music has never STOPPED..........we carry the vibe forward toward the next coming of the gratest band ever. Artists: The Family Dawgs, Dark Hollow, Kilter, The Druids, The Bob Squad, Skeleton Key, The Million Dollar Trailers, and more TBA.
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July 20-22 2007Friendship Park, West Milton, PA Info: 3 days of music, camping, drum circles, craft vending, childrens activities and camp fires in a private campground at the base of Bald Eagle State Forest. Also featuring an amazing Psychedelic Art gallery with art by Jerry Garcia, Ken Kesey, Mikio, Stanley Mouse and many more. Artists: New Riders of the Purple Sage, Donna Jean & the Tricksters, Peter Rowan & Tony Rice Quartet, Railroad Earth, Juggling Suns, Boris Garcia, Dakini, Willie Jack & the Northern Light, Lumpy Gravy, Cabinet, Backwoods Experiment, The Lumber Truck and many more t.b.a.
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August 3-5 2007Dunegrass Festival Field, Empire, MI Info: In its 15th year, the 2007 Sleeping Bear Dunegrass and Blues Festival will continue its celebration of organic music and plant it in sublime and inviting Northern Michigan. On the first weekend of every August, Dunegrass finds its home in the Village of Empire, snuggled walking distance between the shore of Lake Michigan and the wooded hills of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore. The Festival showcases a collection of regional and national artists from multiple genres, all with roots steeped in tradition and vision, and arranges them on two adjacent stages for a continuous river of music. The festival grounds showcase talented artisans and vendors from around the area and provide a positive atmosphere for both weekend campers and daily visitors alike. Ammenities include camping (tents & RVs), bonfires, wholesome food, a children's activity tent, shuttles to the lake for swimming and parking, a bike co-op, and lots of room for foot stomping. The staff and volunteers are committed to making The Sleeping Bear Dunegrass and Blues Festival a safe and fun event for everyone and the Village of Empire stands ready to welcome festival goers from around the country. Artists: David Grisman Quintet, Peter Rowan Crucial Reggae, Dark Star Orchestra, Railroad Earth, Great American Taxi, Greensky Bluegrass, Seth Bernard & Daisy May, Steppin' In It, Cornmeal, Rachael Davis, Breathe Owl Breathe, Detour Bluegrass, Shout Sister Shout, Back Forty, The Biddies, Grievous Angel, more TBA…
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SUNDAY, AUGUST 5th, 2007Noon to 6:00pm :: Doors open at 11:00am THE JERRY GARCIA AMPHITHEATER 45 John F. Shelley Drive, San Francisco Melvin Seals and JGB Workingman's Ed
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One of the DNCers whose name escapes me at the moment did a great poster for the upcoming one.
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OK everyone...I'm totally out of the loop, but I swear, I'm good people, you can ask around! Can someone tell me if anything is happening in the Pacific Northwest this year? Due to my total dedication to my family and my lack of time to take off work, I can't go very far, so all them Midwest and East Coast things are too far for me. However, if you go to one of the festivals previously mentioned, come back here and write up a little story so I can live it vicariously, dig? Awww, come on...please? Much love to all you heads!
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anyone going to this should check out the recipe!!! i've been following them since 99,and thought the line up has changed, it is still some damn fine music. nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile
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if i do, i will for you nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile
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now that i am out of school i am absolutely going to make some east coast shows i will tell you all about the and if i can send some pics
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Sken, I'm sure theres somethings going on in the Northwest. try looking around on www.jambase.com, they list shows, tours, festivals for all over the U.S.
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My favorite is the Oregon Country Fair. Does that even count as a festival? Get Fried Man
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Sken,Hopefully they'll do the Vegoose Festival this year. My wife and I went last year and had a blast! It's in Vegas so that should be no problem for you getting to and from. "This aggression will not stand, man....."
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Don't really hit them too often anymore, but my favorite one was the 1st Bonnaroo. _______________ insert obligatory signature here
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The Telluride Bluegrass Fest has been a favorite for years. Unfortunately, with a growing family, haven't been able to catch it the last 5 years. The Folks Fest in Lyons, CO is an annual event we do as well, though. So much great music- in the Dead vein- comes through Denver that I'm pretty satisfied year-round with the good tunes.
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LOL (((Wendy))) I've only been to GOTV - met Wendy there, too - and I'd love to go again. Maybe 2008? They're in a new location this year. Many in the West swear by High Sierra, and I've always wanted to go there (HSMF) katrinka
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There's lots of stuff going on in the NW! This weekend is... http://www.oldtimetradingcircle.org/ ...and the really big event happens in the Fall at... http://okanoganfamilyfaire.com/ Both events have lots of music, ranging from bluegrass to reggae, and then some. And all night drum circles to conjure up some positive mystical energy that will last with you for daze, sometimes months!
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Thanks to the helpers! Vegas is a bit far for me as there is just a ton of land between Seattle and Vegas, but thanks for the tip! I missed the festival you mentioned for last weekend as the family and I had other plans.I'll try to make that Okanogan Faire but who knows what the future will hold! Thanks again, I truly appreciate the help! )(I'm just a, well...porpoise.)(
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Yeah Telluride is always a great time, also have the RockyGrass Bluegrass Festival in COlorado as well. Telluride Bluegrass Festival June 21-24 Thursday, June 21 (The Summer Solstice) * 11:00am – Gates Open * 11:15 - 12:15 – Chris Thile * 12:30 - 1:45 – Crooked Still * 2:00 - 3:15 – The Avett Brothers * 3:30 - 4:45 – Jackie Greene * 5:15 - 6:45 – Telluride House Band featuring Béla, Sam, Jerry, Edgar, Darol, Bryan * 7:15 - 8:30 – Emmylou Harris w/ John Starling & Carolina Star * 9:00 - 10:30 – Counting Crows Friday, June 22 * 10:00am – Gates Open * 10:30 - 11:30 – Greensky Bluegrass * 11:45 - 1:00 – Infamous Stringdusters * 1:15 - 2:15 – Mike Marshall & Hamilton de Holanda * 2:45 - 4:00 – The Jerry Douglas Band * 4:30 - 5:45 – Chris Thile & The How to Grow a Band featuring Bryan Sutton * 6:15 - 7:30 – Guster * 8:00 - 10:00 – Béla Fleck & the Flecktones * 10:30 - Midnight – Los Lobos Saturday, June 23 * 10:00am – Gates Open * 10:15 - 11:30 – Band Contest Finals * 11:45 - 12:45 – Sarah Jarosz w/ special guests Mike Marshall & Ben Sollee * 1:00 - 2:00 – Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile * 2:15 - 3:30 – The John Cowan Band * 3:45 - 4:00 – Telluride Troubadour Finalist * 4:15 - 5:45 – Yonder Mountain String Band * 6:15 - 7:30 – A very special performance by Tony Rice w/ Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas * 8:00 - 10:00 – Sam Bush Band * 10:30 - Midnight – New Orleans Social Club Sunday, June 24 * 10:30am – Gates Open * 11:00 - 12:15 – Abigail Washburn w/ the Sparrow Quartet * 12:30 - 1:45 – Andy Statman Trio * 2:00 - 3:15 – Peter Rowan & Tony Rice Quartet * 3:45 - 5:00 – Drew Emmitt, Vince Herman & Friends * 5:30 - 6:45 – The Dougie MacLean Band * 7:15 - 8:30 – Chick Corea & Béla Fleck * 9:00 - 11:00 – Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas ____________________________________________________________________________ RockyGrass Lyons,Colorado July 27-29 Friday, July 27 * 10:00am – Gates Open * 10:30 - 11:30 – Long Road Home * 11:45 - 12:45 – Sierra Hull & Highway 111 * 1:00 - 2:00 – Cadillac Sky * 2:15 - 3:30 – Kruger Brothers * 3:45 - 5:00 – Chris Thile & The How to Grow a Band featuring Bryan Sutton * 5:15 - 6:30 – Peter Rowan & Tony Rice Quartet * 7:00 - 8:30 – David Grisman Bluegrass Experience * 9:00 - 10:30 – Del McCoury Band Saturday, July 28 * 9:30am – Gates Open * 9:45 - 11:30 – Instrument Contest Finals * 11:45 - 12:45 – Bearfoot Bluegrass * 1:00 - 2:15 – Mark Schatz & Friends * 2:30 - 3:45 – Sam Bush, Jesse McReynolds, David Grisman * 4:00 - 5:15 – Laura Love Bluegrass Band * 5:30 - 6:45 – Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver * 7:15 - 8:30 – Claire Lynch Band * 9:00 - 10:30 – Sam Bush Bluegrass Band Sunday, July 29 * 9:30am – Gates Open * 10:00 - 11:00 – Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver (gospel set) * 11:15 - 12:30 – The Biscuit Burners * 12:45 - 1:45 – Peter Rowan * 2:00 - 3:15 – The Greencards * 3:30 - 4:45 – Jesse McReynolds & the Virginia Boys * 5:00 - 6:15 – Cherryholmes * 6:45 - 8:00 – Marty Stuart & the Fabulous Superlatives * 8:30 - 10:00 – Nickel Creek
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This year is looking to be the best fest yet, so join your family of friends at the Grateful Garcia Gathering August 2-5th in Black River Falls Wisconsin!!! The music can't be beat with musicians like Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band) & JGB • Donna Jean ( Grateful Dead), Mookie Siegel of the David Nelson Band (and formerly a member of both Phil & Friends and Ratdog), and the Tricksters • Moonalice featuring G.E.Smith (Bob Dylan, SNL), Barry Sless (David Nelson Band, Phil and Friends, Flying Other Brothers), Pete Sears( Jefferson Airplane), Roger and Ann McNamee (the Flying Other Brothers) • Boris Garcia • Rootstand • One-Eyed Jack • Baghdad Scuba Review • Bowser • The Northwoods Band • Covert Operations • Chinese Fingertrap • Macyn Taylor • The Orin Project • The Weavils • Grateful Beth & The Volunteers • Bar Tab Band • Run Side Down • Jana Holland • Space Quakers • The High Strung String Band • Downer's Grove • The Wandering Fools • The Yokanizu Project • MC Bear • The Weavils, • The Cedartown Boys • and more! And, $1.00 from each ticket sold, will be donated to the REX FOUNDATION! http://www.RexFoundation.org "Welcome all you Deadheads, Hippies, and kind folks to this Grateful place, where Garcia fans will be Gathering! www.GratefulGarciaGathering.com www.Myspace.com/GratefulGarciaGathering
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well, this year will be my first year attending a festival, and the only one i can find in my area is Jerry's Birthday Bash up at Terra Alta WV, from what i hear im gonna have a great time...wish i knew of more grateful dead related activities to attend but i haven't heard anything yet.
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I had some good times there over the years Bob W Spanish Jam
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Hey now, I thought you would like to join Barry Sless's New Band MOONALICE on Myspace. The band is currently touring and features an all star lineup. When they are in your area, don't miss them! Get on the bus! G.E. Smith - Guitar Sat. Night Live Band, Bob Dylan. Ann McNamee - Vocals, Percussion Flying Other Brothers. Barry Sless - Guitar Phil Lesh, David Nelson Band. Roger McNamee - Bass, Guitar & Vocals Flying Other Brothers. Pete Sears - Keys Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna. Jimmy Sanchez - Drums Bonnie Raitt, Boz Scaggs. THE SEVENTH: Jack Casady - Bass Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna. www.Moonaliceband.com www.Myspace.com/Moonalice "Welcome all you Deadheads, Hippies, and kind folks to this Grateful place, where Garcia fans will be Gathering! www.GratefulGarciaGathering.com www.Myspace.com/GratefulGarciaGathering
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US Festivals (Devore,CA) in 1982 and 1983 (9/5/82 my 1st Dead show) This doesnt fit into a "festival" becasue it was for the Loma Prieta earthquake, but the gathering of artists for "Earthquake Relief" (Cow Palace) - Eddie Money,SMB, and Neil Yong were my favorites. High Sierra Music festival 1996 and saw SCI,MMW,Hypnotic Clambake,Akoustic Hookah for the 1st time...Loved them!! 1997s Health&Harmony festival (Santa Rosa, CA) Zero (God that was a fun short set!) also 97 Cazadero VFD benift - Zero (again a great set on the solstice."Sun Sun Sun") There are honorable mentions of The day(s) on the green 1974,Calfest 1978, Amesty Int. 1986....
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well theres an American Roots Music Festival not even 1/4 mile from my house today, tomorrow, and the next day, about 23 bands are supposed to be there along with around 2 - 3 thousand fans...this will be my first festival :D its funny cuz i been fishing across the river from this guys house for the past year and have noticed him playing some Dead and wanted to go up to his door and ask him if he knew anything about any festivals around the area, now hes just cleared out the woods and had one himself.
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Coolio! Did you go? Are you going back? Go look up Gans and say hi for me! (I wish I could be there!!)
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yeah i went last night from 10:30 - 12:45, Melvin & JGB, were playing, dont know too much about them other than that they used to be the Jerry Garcia Band and the singer sounds a lot like jerry, either that or i was just blown outta my mind, because i was....i dunno but they played an AMAZING Dear Prudence at the end. dunno if im going back tonight, but tomorrow im gonna be there for sure all day. anyway...so Gans? how would i look up this person?
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Highdroponics, the guy you say sounds like Jerry is Stu Allen, and actually thats his real natural voice! I'm glad you had a blow mind experience!!! "Welcome all you Deadheads, Hippies, and kind folks to this Grateful place, where Garcia fans will be Gathering! www.GratefulGarciaGathering.com www.Myspace.com/GratefulGarciaGathering
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Highdroponics - David Gans is playing there throughout the weekend. I hope you get to see him play!
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i only got to stick around for a couple hours tonight, david ganz played at 2:45 pm, but i was there at around 7, only got to hear donna jean & the tricksters, they were pretty good, wish i woulda had a tape recorder with me for it. any chance i might come across someone with it on tape?
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for me there's burning man and then there's everything else. the gathering of the vibes is one of my favorite music festivals. i've been going since the first year. the vibes staff has always supported our psychedelic art gallery and leda and aly, the vendor coordinators, are the best allies to have in any festival situation. like many, i'm psyched to see them return to bridgeport and look forward to seeing my vibe tribe out there. other shows? oh, i do a bunch of them. some are great, some are not. i've heard great things about gratefulfest but never been. horning's hideout for cheese's final run there? ought to be as epic as cheese shows get. i may make it, hard to say just yet... the burn is the only annual event that i do everything i can to never miss. everything else seems to pale by comparison. _______________________________________________ groovin' the light fantastic at http://www.popeshady.com and http://people.tribe.net/shadygrove
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anybody going to AllGood in WV? DarkStar and RatDog amongst others, Keller and the Keels included. see you next weekend...
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For those who are interested in "commercial" festivals... The 40th anniversary of the original Monterey Pop festival will be held at the Monterey Fairgrounds, the site of the original Pop Festival, as the "Monterey Summer of Love Festival" on the weekend of July 28th and 29th, 2007. The concert plans to feature some reunions of band members who played the original festival, as well as several tribute bands. The festival will try to recreate some of the aspects of the original Summer of Love in '67. Tickets are available through http://www.sfsummeroflove.com starting June 1st 2007. The Bands Include:
  • The Riders On The Storm - Sun, July 29th-Robbie Krieger & Ray Manzareks' version of The Doors.
  • Jefferson Starship - Sat, July 28th
  • Big Brother and the Holding Company - Sat, July 28th
  • Rock Star Alumni - Sun, July 29th
  • QuickSilver Messenger Service. - Sat, July 28th
  • Electric Flag - Sun, July 29th
  • The Music of It’s A Beautiful Day with David LaFlamme & Friendes - Sat, July 28th
  • The Grateful Deads’ Tom Constanten - Sat, July 28th
  • Alam Khan - Sun, July 29th The Tribute Bands Include:
  • San Francisco's Summer of Love Revue featuring Carlton Poward as Jimi Hendrix performing on both stages- both days.
  • Second Flyte as The Byrds Both stages, both days
  • The Sun Kings & Liddypudlians Both stages, Sat. July 28th
  • The Floyd Project - Sun, July 29th
  • The Unauthorized Rolling Stones Sat- July, 28th
  • The RaveUps - Tribute to The Yardbirds on both stages- both days. In celebration of the anniversary, VH-1 aired Monterey 40 a documentary about the festival.
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    Anybody else going to this? My brother and I are. Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.) Walt Whitman-Song of Myself
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    Not sure if anyone previoulsy put this on here, but 10 years ago I went to the High Sierra Music festival in Bear Valley,CA (now in Quincy) and it was a blast... I believe their website is HighSierraMusic.com Eric
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    Desert Rocks, Moab, UT Memorial Weekend This is a smaller festy, perhaps about 1500 people. The atmosphere is just amazing. It's in the middle of the beautiful red rock desert of southern Utah with primitive camping on site. The music was a mix of local acts including 10-17 year olds in the School of Rock. They blew me away with their talent. Eric Mcfadden Trio, Blue Turtle Seduction, Delta Nove, The Dukes of Ted, Wisebird, Stonefed, Dead Horse Minstrel, Al Howard & the K23 Orchestra, Kan'nal, Puddle Mountain Ramblers, Fire Dancers, Belly Dancers, and much more. The size made it nice and personal, plenty of space to stretch ones self, physically and mentally. Check it out next year if you're in the area!
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    that would be pretty darn gorgeous. I was once in that area around that time of year and I'm still amazed. And music too!
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    UP-DATE: David Kemper (original Jerry Garcia Band member) will be joining us! We welcome all you Deadheads and friends to this Grateful place, where Garcia fans will be Gathering this summer! This mellow gathering will be a grateful celebration of Jerry Garcia's 65th Birthday, plus the 12th Annivesary of Jerrys untimely passing. This is going to be a very deeply humble, and special time for camping and gathering with friends from everywhere! Fireworks, vendors, a Jerry Garcia Shine, and lots more! The 3G's will Shine with you! Last chance this month to get your on-line tickets before they go up to $80.00 Day of Show! 'Come on, get on the Bus! Artists Performing: Melvin Seals & JGB (featuring two original Jerry Garcia Band members "Melvin Seals", and "David Kemper") - The Grateful Dead's Donna Jean and The Tricksters (featuring Mookie Siegel of David Nelson Band; formerly Phil & Friends, RatDog), - MoonAlice (featuring Roger & Ann McNamee formerly of the Flying Other Brothers), Barry Sless (of the David Nelson Band-Phil & Friends), G.E.Smith,( SNL, Bob Dylan), and Pete Sears (formerly of Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna), with drummer Jimmy Sanchez, - Boris Garcia - Rootstand - One-Eyed Jack - Baghdad Scuba Review - Bowser - The Northwoods Band, Covert Operations - Chinese Fingertrap - Macyn Taylor - The Orin Project - The Weavils - Grateful Beth & The Volunteers - Bar Tab Band - Jana Holland - Space Quakers - The High Strung String Band - Downer's Grove - The Wandering Fools - The Yokanizu Project - MC Bear - The Weavils - The Cedar Town Boys- and more! Tickets at festival web site: Festival Website: http://GratefulGarciaGathering.com "Welcome all you Deadheads, Hippies, and kind folks to this Grateful place, where Garcia fans will be Gathering! www.GratefulGarciaGathering.com www.Myspace.com/GratefulGarciaGathering
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    For me its Schwagstock, located in southeast MO....festival of around 7,000 located deep in the Mark Twain National forest. A dead tribute band by the name of The Schwag hosts 5-6 of these stocks a year.....on 330 acres of private property, beautiful campgounds, including sinking creek...I could go on & on!Seems everyone on here is from the west, Im from the deep south! LOL! AR baby!