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Joined: Mar 3 2008
this year

this year we will be hitting GOTV (first time for us in the ct location), all good, evolve 2012 in NJ (was fun last year, their first time) as well as bunch of phil and ratdog shows and a few dso thrown in the mix


Joined: Oct 14 2007

I tried to tell everybody but I could not get across

Oh yeah, I forgot about Gathering of the Vibes this year. For sure.

Joined: Oct 14 2007

I tried to tell everybody but I could not get across

Beside a local jamband festival called Come Together Music Festival near Toronto, the other festivals I've been to have been:
Terrapin Station: A Grateful Dead Family Reunion in '02
Mid-Atlantic Music Experience in summer '03
Phish's It Festival, also in '03
moe.down a few years (2, 4 and 5 I think...can't find line-ups though)
Bonnaroo '04

They were all really good, esp. Bonnaroo, one of the moe.downs, It and Terrapin Station. I found weather played a big part. moe.down the weather went both ways. It and Mid-Atlantic had shit weather at times. Bonnaroo was bad (rain, wind and/or thunder) about half the time.
The music was usually good, sometimes awesome, sometimes tired or slow.
Oh yeah, that's another thing. You need your sleep or rest, 'cause the drive, the walking, shopping/Shakedown and eating can take a bit more out of you than you think after a while.
If you got the energy festivals are usually a blast, and pretty well organized, as well. You don't have to think too much, you just have to deal with road bumps here and there. Everyone's friendly and psyched. Big fun.
I hope to go to Mountain Jam, Bonnaroo, either High Sierra or Rothbury, and !0klf. There are so many good bands. I've been hospitalized/recovering from surgery for about three years. I really dug dancing to the String Cheese Incident. That's a bit of a blow. Looking forward to hanging out with kind brothers and sisters.

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Joined: Jun 5 2007
SOL 2008
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Joined: Feb 18 2008
One Family Gathering

The One Family Gathering will be a three day unity gathering near Christmas Valley, Oregon. The festival intends to unify a variety of cultures from many other peaceful gatherings. It will manifest as a weekend long event encompassing barter fairs, music festivals, parties, and reggae shows, surrounded by a free camping area.

This event has a focus slightly different from other festivals. We will provide a large, secure vendor section inside the event in addition to hosting two stages: a "party" tent with nonstop djs, hosted by DJ4NORML crew and the main "Quetzalcoatl" stage. Both stages will have a dynamic array of musicians performing twenty-four hours a day throughout the event. Featured musicians will include Minimal Control, Deep Sleep Narcotics Company, Dj Reazen, Earth DescenDance, Jack Burton, Ceraphim, Jimmy Rigga, Pressure Suit, Square Wail, Miss Dra, Doughboy, DJ Eff, Timmy, Miss Min.D, Aquarius, Mechanize, DJ Manatea, DJ Owns, Electrick Avenue, Ben Inya, Richie Rich, DJ Kai, Owtbrake, Kid Amiga, Stylus, Aerel, James Renegade, DJ Harlo, Brandon Plank, Full On, Gabriel, Sighnyde, Hara Isis, Quickster, Rambo DJ, Just John, Dash Exp, Tremor, Durbin, The Dub What?, Blister Agent, Ambience, Ben's Jazz Kit, Bijhan, Cosmos Worth, Daphine, Eric Fridrich, Fiddlin Big Al, HannaH*s Field, Herbert Friendly Trio, Hippinshlog, Jahson Ites, Essential I, Dj Sticky Huckelberry, Jensen, Joel Blackstone, Katy Turner, Laurianne, Matt Zeltzer, Naugahyde Nights, Norman Baker, Pirex, Puget Sound System, Rat City Ruckus, Renegade Minstrels, SpiritMoon, The Repair, The Ronz, Tommy Dean, Tyler Spencer Solo Didjeridu, Wehrwolve, Midnight Ramblers, Dag, Basin and Range, Serious De Witness, Jah Shiloh, Singing Bear, John Butler Project, and First Name Michael; with more groups signing up daily.

Set in the high desert, One Family Gathering promises to entertain with over 90 music performances, a barter fair, a rave, an eco-village, a beer garden, exceptional food vendors, and much more.

Tickets can be purchased through "Brown Paper Tickets":

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Joined: Jan 16 2008
For those of us in the midwest

I moved to Missouri from the desert in Ca., I was surrounded by famous artists who just did not jam around town. Although I did hear a garage band practicing down the street from my house one night, only to discover it was the Beach Boys playing a private party.
But I'm sorry some parts of this summer in the midwest were just too darn hot.
But these I enjoyed and recommend.
Dogstock in Kansas, 4 stages for 4 days unbelievable # of bands new and old.
Zoe (schwagstock) south central missouri an awesome experience
Mushroom festival central missouri new event that was good last year and should be better this year.
All had good music, good campin, good people, and reasonable prices.
I have stopped attending the cattle drives of the money grubbers.

older and slower, but still havin fun. watchin the rivers roll on and on. missin all those who've gone on before. I'll wait to hear the jam, when I go through that door. yet I imagine the combinations as I go through my chores.
Take care everyone.

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Joined: Jun 7 2007



*NEWS* The new home for the Grateful Garcia Gathering is now at Legend Valley, just 20 minutes East of Columbus Ohio! We are totally excited about this great move to Legend Valley just for the fact that the Grateful Dead actually graced the venue with a few performances:

Legend Valley (formerly Buckeye Lake Music Center)-June 25, 1988,

Legend Valley (formerly Buckeye Lake Music Center)-June 9, 1991,

Legend Valley (formerly Buckeye Lake Music Center)-July 1, 1992,

Legend Valley (formerly Buckeye Lake Music Center)-June 11, 1993,

Legend Valley (formerly Buckeye Lake Music Center)-July 29, 1994,

plus, Bob Weir and Ratdog performed 7 years ago (May 26th 2000) to a smiling crowd of over 15,000 fans! For those of you who have never visited Legend Valley, let me advice you on something. The parking lot/s are fields. Deadbase claims Legend Valley holds around 40,000 festival goers. We feel it holds more!

Legend Valley's (formerly Buckeye Lake Music Center in Ohio) owner Steve Trickle, has been in contact with the organizers of the Grateful Garcia Gathering since last January 2007 about the possibility's of holding the Grateful Garcia Gathering at Legend Valley, a place where the Grateful Dead performed many times before in past years. This would be the natural setting for the Grateful Garcia Gathering to be held each summer. The agreement was made by a mere handshake, and a smile! The 3G's is always set to date on the weekends between Jerry Garcia's birthday August 1st, and his untimely passing of August 9th. The Grateful Garcia Gathering is scheduled for Jerry Garcia's birthday weekend of July 31st - August 2nd 2008.

Legend Valley is Ohio's NUMBER 1 camping, and music outdoor amphitheater. Its also been home to Hookahville, Cabin Fever Festival, and Built to Last festies. Many great artists have graced the stages at Legend Valley such as The Grateful Dead, Ratdog, Bruce Hornsby, David Grisman, Arlo Guthrie, Ekoostik Hookah, Blue Travelers, Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, AC/DC, Waylon Jennings, just to name a few!

Finding your way to the Valley is pretty easy. Legend Valley Concert Venue and Campground is located just off I-70 in Thornville Ohio, about 25 miles east of downtown Columbus, Ohio.

Driving time from some major cities like:

New York City: 8.5 hours.

Pittsburgh: PA: 3 hours.

Chicago, IL: 6 hours.

Washington DC: 6 hours.

Cleveland, OH: 2.5 hours.

Cincinnati, OH: 2.5 hours.

Detroit, MI: 4 hours.

Columbus, OH: 20 minutes.

All of us are united to help keep the spirit of Jerry Garcia alive forever! The Deadhead community is still strong as its ever been. Thus, the music of Jerry Garcia, The Grateful Dead (and all of the suriving members), and the Jerry Garcia Band (and all of the surving members) will never be forgotten! It will be our target goal, to invite each surving member/s of the Grateful Dead and/or the Jerry Garcia Band to perform with their band at some point in the future, on our main stage. They were there for us, and now, we're here for them!!! ~The 3G's Staff~

Early Bird Tickets for the Grateful Garcia Gathering go on sale January 1st 2008.

The 3G's is growing each summer, and as it does, its getting more exciting! Plus, the 3G's has always been about Jerry Garcia's music, art, fans, and his spirit! We hope you'll join us year after year!


"Melvin Seals & JGB" -Two Nights
Stu Allen, Marty Holland, David Kemper (original drummer of Jerry Garcia Band)

"Jackie Greene"
(played w/Phil and Friends last tour)

"Moonalice" -Two Nights
Barry Sless, G.E.Smith, Petes Sears,
Roger McNamee, Ann McNamee, Jimmy Sanchez

"Donna Jean and the Tricksters" -Two Nights

"New Riders of the Purple Sage"
David Nelson, Buddy Cage, Michael Falzarano,
Ronnie Penques, and Johnny Markowski

"BoomBox" -Two Nights
Zion and Russ


"Splintered Sunlight"

"Baghdad SCUBA Review"

"Covert Operations"

"Professor Louie & The Crowmatix"

"Grateful Beth & The Volunteers"

"Back Home"

and more bands to be confirmed coming soon!

~~We'll get by with a little help from our friends~~

Joined: Sep 25 2007
Phil & Friends @ ECHO-Project Festival

DONT MISS Phil Lesh & Friends ECHO-Project festival.Plus over 75 other bands. Only 3 weeks left and tickets are goin fast! Dont miss out, get yours now before prices go up or sell out. You can get tickets and other info by going to

See You On Shakedown St...

Joined: Jun 5 2007
more great stuff about the summer

we love you rex foundation aside from doing the charity thing you guys have been part of supporting and exanding the music scene in that you get some really, really great shows together . your participation i.e., presence at all others is also very cool as you all help convert the partying,musical energy into cash that is needed to get all of the good stuff that you do done.
so KUDOS to you all and keep on truckin!!!!!!!!!!

Joined: Jun 5 2007
favorite summer festival

my faves are gathering of the vibes and nelson ledges love the vibes been doin that since forever just got to nelson ledges this past summer and swam in that quarrya and it was great as was the music at both festivals


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