I went to Wakarusa in 05, 06 and 07 and except for the heat and chiggars had a ball.
Yarmony Grass at Copper Mtn. last August was cold - it snowed one night - but I stayed comfortable and it was a ripping weekend of music. This is a String Cheese family event, with all those guys plus Keller, RRE, Cornmeal, HBR, Greensky... awesome fun in the Colorado mountains. They also do an eletronica thing in June - Sonic Bloom Festival - with folks like STS9, EOTO, Pnuma... Looks worth checking out if you're into the space.
Gonna try Desert Rocks this year and planning on some great times.
SICK ass little festival grounds up in MN, check it out they usually have 3 or 4 festivals there a year! Harvest fest being the craziest!
10th July in deepest Kent
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mkay, I've only been to one venue... 10klf, only missed one year to date, but I would find it hard to top.
Excellent camping, hardly ever a line more than 1-2 people (usually none) for either a beer or to use the restroom, and the last couple years had killer lineups.
If there was a gripe, it would be the cold showers. Putting a couple of picnic tables by the food vendors wouldn't kill them either.
The Schwag are a Grateful Dead tribute band and they truly keep the vibe alive with their summerlong festivals in the heart of the Ozarks (salem-ish, MO) They have been playing for about 18 years and truly embody the passion and spirit The Dead started...True torch-bearers. JGB has played there, as have the members of String Cheese Incident..they have a wide array of music, from Reggae to Bluegrass, and everything in between...along with a bunch of vendors, great prices on food, their own store with all of the necessities and much more, etc...All of this on a breathtaking campground with thousands of beautiful, kynd, likeminded Heads.
for audio samples, pics, chat forum (including live show downloads for free)
more importantly, visit:
Camp ZOE (Schwagstock)
GratefulFest in Ohion is always a great time!
What's up guys, I just wanted to give everyone a heads up about the inaugural Chicago Bluegrass & Blues festival, this 11/22 at the historic Congress Theater, all benefiting the Saving Tiny Hearts Societies fight against the country's most common birth defect.
The first 10 folks that hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org will get a pair of tickets mailed to them. We're excited for you to help us spread the word about this righteous endeavor
Glastonbury was an incredible festival this year!
some of the stuff I checked out...
...there were stacks of other bands. There was all the crazy stuff with Amy Winehouse punching a fan in the audience, Pete Doherty not being too wasted to play. The latest newer up and coming English bands. James Blunt actually sounding like he was playing from the heart instead of being a wanna be pop boy like he sounds like on his albums. Lots of surprising stuff. Like the way the English don't waive their drug use around quite so openly as Americans, same with dealing, couldn't see it happening very easily, unlike US festivals.
"Are you kind?"
The Best Fest... Camp Creek... Been There Every Year since '94'
Newport this year kicked butt:
Jim James of My Morning Jacket
Stephen & Damian Marley
Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings
The Black Crowes
Levon Helm w/ Larry Campbell and friends and horns
Great venue too - beautiful.
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-enjoyin' the ride