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puroshaggy's picture
Joined: Jan 9 2011
Just got back from Bonnaroo.

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!

J.T. Gossard

marye's picture
Joined: May 26 2007
Harmony Festival

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!

noonie's picture
Joined: Jul 31 2007

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 my wife is playing this year with a friends band wife plays tenor sax....any body else heading to all good or has been?

marye's picture
Joined: May 26 2007
so, it's fest season...

got plans? got reports from the ones we already shouldn't have missed?

marye's picture
Joined: May 26 2007
so, any fests coming up

that we should know about?

Tim SUNDOG Corcoran's picture
Joined: Jun 7 2007
Grateful Garcia Gathering 2011

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".



~GERONIMO BLACK, featuring two of Jimmy Carl Blacks sons!~

And you can bet more bands TBA!

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Joined: Jul 26 2007
Cropredy Festival 2011 ~ Fellow Travelers?

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...
~Andie (

~Honest to the point of recklessness~
~~~ Andie is Althea~~~

tphokie1's picture
Joined: Jun 9 2007
The Festy Experience

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

Joined: Jul 23 2010
Bob, Bill and Mickey Headline Jam Cruise 2011

Flip flops, warm weather and I get to hang with 30+ musicians for 5 days - can't wait until January!

Info: Jam Cruise 9 sets sail on January 4th and cruises through January 9th, 2011 on the beautiful Italian ship; MSC Poesia. It leaves from Ft Lauderdale’s Port Everglades and heads to Roatan, Honduras & Costa Maya, Mexico. Space is limited!
Full details -

Artsits: Bob Weir, Rob Wasserman, & Jay Lane are Scaring the Children
The Rhythm Devils feat. Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart
Robert Randolph & The Family Band
The Greyboy Allstars
God Street Wine
Stockholm Syndrome
JoJo's Mardi Gras Band
Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk
Easy Star All-Stars
Garage A Trois
The New Mastersounds
Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
Anders Osborne featuring sets with Stanton Moore & Robert Walter and with George Porter, Jr & Johnny Vidacovich
Big Sam's Funky Nation
Some Cat From Japan featuring Ron Johnson, Will Bernard, Scott Metzger, Eric Bolivar & Nigel Hall performing a tribute to Jimi Hendrix
Greensky Bluegrass
Big Gigantic
Zach Deputy
The Pimps Of Joytime
Maceo Parker Super Jam

Special Guests:
Leo Nocentelli
Fred Wesley
Col. Bruce Hampton
Jennifer Hartswick
Big Chief Monk Boudreaux
Joel Cummins from Umphrey’s McGee
The Everyone Orchestra conducted by Matt Butler

TigerLilly's picture
Joined: Jul 2 2007

I don't know yet whether this will be a good fest or not, but it takes place a 30 seconds walk from my front door, is free, and yeah well look at the one image they used on the page :-)
By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity -- another man's I mean.
Mark Twain


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