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.
THERE AIN'T NOTHING LIKE A GRATEFUL GARCIA GATHERING, AND WE ARE GOING TO BE CELEBRATING OUR 5TH ANNIVERSARY AT LEGEND VALLEY! (formerly Buckeye Lake Music Center) OHIO JULY 31ST, AUGUST 1ST, & AUGUST 2ND 2008"
((( THANKS TO STEVE TRICKLE AND HIS HUGE FAMILY)))
*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!
2008 BANDS CONFIRMED:
"Melvin Seals & JGB" -Two Nights
Stu Allen, Marty Holland, David Kemper (original drummer of Jerry Garcia Band)
(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
"BoomBox" -Two Nights
Zion and Russ
"Baghdad SCUBA Review"
"Professor Louie & The Crowmatix"
"Grateful Beth & The Volunteers"
and more bands to be confirmed coming soon!
~~We'll get by with a little help from our friends~~
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
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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!!!!!!!!!!
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
grateful fest rocks-went from 2000 to 2003-the shower's up by the front gate, shhhh!-always a great line up-go a day early & stay a day late to avoid the overzealous types w/the flashing lights in garrettsville-NLQP's gotten a little off w/the cleveland thug types, lets get some Family there for it to be the place it's meant to be-maybe even some of the old WC?
did I spell that right? Labor Day in Ohio? who's going, besides me?
I went to this festival 4 years in a row, with the exception of this past year (sadly). All I can say is that this festival has never let me down. It is great. The vibe is by far the chillest "heady" experience around. The staff and audience alike are really cool. It doesn't always get the "biggest" acts, but I think that is part of what makes it sweet. Firstly, you are likely to see bands that you might not normally see, but love. Secondly, it helps keep it getting blown out and huge. It is also in a great location in the California Sierras. Simply put, a wonderful time!
..It is on 5 stages. One very small (GE Smith), one medium (Rosanne Cash) and 3 very big (Willie).
I'll take the NOT STRICTLY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL in Golden Gate Park every Oct. It's grown to cover 3 days and stages. In the past few years they've had hundreds of acts including:
Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, Joan Baez, Ricky Skaggs, Bob Weir and The Waybacks, Dolly Parton, Billy Bragg, Doc Watson, Hot Tuna and many others.
It's a great scene (gets a little overwhelming when 20,000 people hit one stage to see Dolly Parton or Willie at once, in a space meant for a lot less) and it's ENTIRELY FREE> First week in Oct. this year. See you in San Fran.