Just got back from Bonnaroo. I have been lucky enough to make 9 of the first 10 (couldn't stomach 2 nights of WSP in 2005) and hands down, this is the fest of all fests. My Morning Jacket's friday night set simply obliterated the rest of what was an amazing weekend of music. Saw Buffalo Springfield Saturday night and wow, they brought it. A relevant tour and set- very nice!
over the past weekend up in Sonoma County was apparently pretty good--anybody go? I'd love to hear some reports of the Jerry-Bear late night tribute!
we are heading to all good festival this year...every year for our family vacation we hit up a different festival 29 days till we get there... and of course jerryjam small local festival if your in new england you should come check it out jerryjam.com.... my wife is playing this year with a friends band wife plays tenor sax....any body else heading to all good or has been?
got plans? got reports from the ones we already shouldn't have missed?
that we should know about?
Grateful Garcia Gathering 2011 will be held on Aug 4th - Aug 7th at Camp NCN (formerly Jamboree Campground) in Black River Falls Wisconsin.The Grateful Garcia Gathering is now in its 8th year! Friends and fans come from all around to dance and see to some of the best jambands in the midwest honoring and paying tribute to the Jerry Garcia Band/Grateful Dead's guitarist Jerry Garcia. It also marks the celebration of Jerry Garcia's 69th Birthday, plus its the 16th Anniversary of Jerry Garcia's untimely passing. But its also a time when many fans pay tribute to remember other Grateful Dead members like Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, Keith Godchaux, Brent Mydland, and Vince Welnick. We have leased the campground venue for August 4th though August 7th, 2011 for our 8th annual 3G's festival. Our confirmed headliners, THE SCHWAG/DEAD AHEAD w/ MELVIN SEALS of the "Jerry Garcia Band" on the Hammond B-3 organ, for two nights on August 5th & 6th! Be sure to make your vacation plans now to take off work, because we lots of excitement planned for all! YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS! Melvin Seals is best known for his long friendship and musical partnership with cultural icon and guitarist Jerry Garcia and the smile of his that lights up the room. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become "Jam Band Music".
~THE SCHWAG/DEAD AHEAD w/ MELVIN SEALS of the JERRY GARCIA BAND for TWO NIGHTS~
~GERONIMO BLACK, featuring two of Jimmy Carl Blacks sons!~
~BRENT BROWN BAND~
~ONE MAN GATHERS~
~RUN SIDE DOWN~
And you can bet more bands TBA!
I thought I would post here and see what happens... I haven't been to this festival since the 90s but it still ranks up there as one of my favorites. Just haven't been able to get back there yet. Anyone interested in traveling to England in August 2011? If so, find me...
~Honest to the point of recklessness~
~~~ Andie is Althea~~~
This festival may not technically fit the category because for one its in the fall and second this is the first ever so I can't recommend it based on past experience. This is a festival scheduled for Oct. 9 & 10, the Saturday and Sunday of Columbus Day weekend. It is being held on the grounds of a small microbrewery in Nelson County, VA. I hear its very near Wintergreen Resort. This is a very beautiful area in the Blue Ridge mountains. The festival headliners are the Infamous Stringdusters. Others on the bill are Railroad Earth, the Tony Rice Unit, Toubab Krewe, Larry Keel and Natural Bridge (Larry has done some touring with Keller Williams) and Old School Freight Train, an excellent progressive bluegrass band from the Charlottesville, VA area. David Grisman has produced one of their CDs and I think they have toured with him. There are numerous other bands as well. I bought my tickets today and they were a very reasonable $54 for a 2 day pass with camping. I think that increases to $64 in about a week. Still a quite reasonable price! I'm looking forward to this one as I know the area is beautiful, they're featuring beers from several very good microbreweries in central VA and they have some excellent bands! Guess it could be a disappointment, but I doubt it! If you want more info I think the website is thefesty.com.