Jam Central Station 6.14.14: Summer Camp Music Festival Review - 5.22.14-5.25.14 - Three Sisters Park - Chillicothe, IL
Posted by Jeff Modzelewski on 06.14.2014
4 days, 5 headliners, and the best Memorial Day Weekend party around
Getting back from a festival always requires some decompression. Moving from 4 awesome days of music, dancing, camping, and hanging with a huge variety of folks back to the real world is an adjustment to say the least. After spending the better part of four full days and nights at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL, I think I've gotten back to reality enough to reflect on the weekend.
Before I get started, I one to make one quick comment. Almost immediately after getting home from the festival my phone broke. Instead of my normal pen-and-paper note taking, I used voice memos to take almost all of my notes from the weekend. All gone. All of my random pictures also gone. So I apologize if I'm missing something, and I'll admit to going back and re-listening to some stuff to make the review more thorough. It really did screw with my ability to get this together, however, and I'm pretty mad at myself for that, so please forgive the lack of detail in areas.
Thursday is usually a "half day" for a festival, having to get to the venue, wait in line, load in, and do all of the setup before actually getting started. Arrival was pretty uneventful for us, and my group was once again able to snag a prime spot in the woods right on a main trail (thanks to Big Pun for that one). I was able to catch a couple bands that I wasn't that familiar with. Family Groove Company was the first band I was able to catch, and they started things off with a funky set that was great to get things moving. The next set that I really caught was Nahko & Medicine For The People. This was a band that I was looking forward to since the lineup was announced, and I spent plenty of time learning more about the band and getting ready to see them live. They did not disappoint. They put on a very positive, very high-energy show, and Nahko proved to be a great frontman. While the band has a reputation for being overly-positive (similar to Michael Franti) the fact is that they come across as extremely genuine on stage. That positive energy helped create a positive attitude among the crowd as well.
The highlight of my Friday was, of course, The Ragbirds. I've seen this band at least a dozen times over the past few years, and I'm never disappointed in their show. What always amazes me is how they continue to reinvent themselves. This was by far the most "rocking" show that I've seen them put on. Guitarist TJ Zindle was all over the place, really putting some power into their music. Songs like "Brave New Beat" had a different rhythm to them, and frontwoman Erin Zindle had a sexy swagger that I don't think I've ever seen out of her. They also are working on a new album and they debuted a few new tunes. Everything was as danceable as their previous stuff, and it only made me more excited to hear more from this great band.
I considered trying to make my way into the Red Barn for the Digital Tape Machine/EOTO set, but the line to get in started forming well before the doors even opened. I also skipped out on late-night Floodwood, since I was pushing being up for 24 hours. I'm weak, I admit it. But overall this was a solid first day.
Friday started much like Thursday ended, with The Ragbirds. They put on an acoustic show in the Soulshine Tent as well as a brief question and answer session on their eco-touring. The set itself was very good, and it was nice to see the band in a more acoustic setup after their more rocking performance from the night before. This also highlighted one of the great things about Summer Camp, the ability to get close to certain artists and participate in some great workshops. My next stop was actually another workshop. This was an African Drum workshop led by members of Afrozep. About a dozen folks in the small church on site went through a couple of rhythms and jammed with the band, which was a real highlight of the weekend.
I was torn between going to see Nahko a second time or heading to see Matisyahu, but, after such an excellent Thursday performance I had to go with Nahko. I wasn't at all disappointed. It was another high-energy performance, capped with a shout-out to Matisyahu on the other side of the festival and a partial version of Matisyahu's "One Day." It was very nice to see that level of respect from Nahko for Matisyahu. From there I headed over to catch the first half of Blues Traveler, who put on a nice if not overly impressive set. I'm certainly a fan of the band, and their material is very good, but the execution just seemed a little off. Maybe it picked up a little later, but I had to head off to see Umphrey's McGee.
I had the goal of catching all 5 regular Umphrey's sets at Summer Camp, and this was the starting point. They opened with "Similar Skin," the title track to their upcoming album. They did a great job throughout the weekend of mixing the new tunes in with older stuff, and this was an appropriate starting point, just straightforward with no major jam. They moved from that right into some more classic Umph songs like "40's Theme," and a pretty epic "#5" with some great drum work by Myers and Farag. In their first three songs the band really went from straight rock to funky and then to their really progressive side. "Believe The Lie" shows off some of the great dual guitar work that the band is known for. The first real electrifying moment came with the a massive "1348" that had the crowd jumping like crazy and ended up being a highlight of the weekend. They transitioned directly into "Syncopated Strangers" and then jammed a tight "Blue Echo" into the set closing "Rocker Pt. 2."
Second set picked up where the first left off with a solid "Hurt Bird Bath" with some amazing solos right into a drawn out trippy "Higgins." The big surprise of the night happened next, as the band brought out Bill Evans on saxophone for a super funky version of "Hit It and Quit It." He blended very well into the jam section that seemed destined to get completely discombobulated at times, but they always brought it back to the main riff. I would've loved to see them keep Evans around for the rest of the set, but he left as the band broke into "Out of Order," which really laid a foundation for Jake and Bayliss to trade guitar riffs. The set closed out with a solid "Wappy Sprayberry" that they brought back into the end of "1348" from the first set. Since it was unfinished, everyone knew they would bring it back, and right near the end of the set was a great time to do it before the end of the night. They closed the main set with "In The Kitchen" with a very nice mid-song jam from the whole band. The encore started with a debut of a new cover song, The Police's "Driven To Tears" followed by a great version of "The Floor." It was nice to see a new cover and a great closer on this set, since the folks who stuck around for the encore were all the hardcore Umphrey's fans.
Primus about wrapped things up Friday night for me with their late-night show. I missed the first song ("Those Damned Blue Collar Tweekers) but caught the second half of "Mr. Knowitall" through the rest of the set. I always prefer Primus headlining shows to festival shows, since they draw so well at festivals that it's almost impossible to get at all close. This was the case for this show, as it seemed like the entire festival was packed into the Moonshine stage area. Being as far back as I was does take a little energy out of the show. That being said, the show itself was pretty good. "Southbound Pachyderm" and "Over the Falls" right in the middle of the set was a highlight, and the closing pair of "Jerry Was A Race Car Driver" and "Over the Electric Grapevine" was a good way to send folks off. I ended up at EOTO for a bit to close out the night, and they were pretty great to check out as well.
Saturday was a little bit of a later start for me. I had some frustrating scheduling choices, deciding to only catch half of Greensky Bluegrass and then be able to catch the entire set from The Devil Makes Three. Good choice, although I wish I had caught all of Greensky. The dust was getting pretty spectacular by this point in the festival, although I think anyone there would take dust over the downpours of 2011 and 2013 or the heatwave of 2012. Despite the dust everyone was up and dancing for both sets. I took the time after Devil Makes Three to wander the grounds, not really catching any music, just soaking up the atmosphere of the festival. Summer Camp isn't heavy on art, but there are plenty of great folks to talk to in the different organizations around the festival. I think I visited almost every booth, meeting some great folks and trying to do my little part to make the world a better place.
Saturday's Umphrey's set was really what I was waiting for most of the weekend. The band got off to a funky start with a "Bathing Digits" intro into a "Bright Lights, Big City" that they took nearly to the 15 minute mark. A very short "Plunger" followed that turned right into "The Linear." an 11 minute "The Linear," filled with awesome crunchiness that was an early highlight to the set. The went right back into "Plunger" to complete the sandwich, and the two songs fit together nicely. The kept things going with a crazy "Mulche's Odyssey" that again let the whole band show their amazing skills in the jam. Umphrey's doesn't always take the time to really play up how talented the entire band is, but when they do they really can take things to some amazing heights. They didn't really take any time to slow down either, with "Resolution" leading right into an extremely heavy "Robot World." They closed with their new version of "Cut The Cable," which fit in well with the rest of the older material from the set. Overall this was one of the best sets I've ever seen from Umphrey's, with the band proving without a doubt that they're just an amazing powerhouse and able to do pretty much as they please.
I made my way to the front for the second set, looking forward to catching the band from the rail. The lights came down for the second set, and the music started, but the band was nowhere to be seen. After a minute or so folks started turning around, and everyone realized that the band was playing a jam from the top of the sound booth. This was a really cool way of opening the set, although it seemed a little short for me. From there the band launched into a rather short "Hajimemashite" that I personally would've loved to see extended. They kept the second set on a very "spacy" feel with an extended "The Triple Wide" where the mid-song jam broke down and went into multiple directions. Very fitting for this type of later set. The surprise of the weekend came next, with the band launching into "Ringo" before doing a switcheroo with moe. (who were on their set break) who launched into "Tailspin" before handing the instruments back off to Umphrey's to finish "Ringo. It was a seamless transition, and both songs were very well done. "Tailspin" was a good choice for the Umph crowd as well, a well-known moe. song that gave the band a chance to rock out for the hardcore Umph fans. While I certainly am more partial to Umphrey's over moe., it was a cool moment to see between the two bands. The whole thing took about 30 minutes between the songs, giving both bands some space to work in. The continued to push the length of songs with a 16 minute "Ocean Billy" set closer, and their encore was a 14 minute "Nothing Too Fancy."
I caught a good chunk of moe.'s Saturday night set, although not as much as I would have liked. Sadly, there were no lasers this year (I had heard they were pretty amazing last year), but moe. put on a great set as they usually do.
Despite wanting to catch every Umphrey's set at the festival (other than the Red Barn set), I opted to skip the first half of their Sunday afternoon set in order to catch Allie Kral hosting a Pickin' Party with some friends. It ended up being Allie with some members of Henhouse Ramblers and a few folks that I should probably have recognized but didn't. The fun part was the audience participation, however. A handful of folks brought instruments, and everyone who did had a chance to sit in with the dozen or so professional musicians on stage. It certainly made me wish I played some bluegrass guitar. Unfortunately catching this meant missing most of Umphrey's last set. What I caught was very good, and I heard that the set was the type of laid-back Sunday afternoon set that you would expect. I did catch most of moe.'s afternoon set as well, including a great guest appearance by Allie Kral. She apparently made the rounds on Sunday, including sitting in on Umphrey's Red Barn set, and I hope to continue to see her with her fiddle in the future.
Although I'm not a country fan, I took the advice of many folks and went to check out the Zac Brown Band. Really glad I did. The first set was full of guests and cover songs. Members of both moe. and Umphrey's sat in, as did Jerry Douglas. The band covered Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd, and a variety of other tunes. They were so good for their first set that I decided to stick around for the second. Their original tunes leaned more rock than country, and they really didn't have much "twang" to them. They ended up closing with another surprising cover, Rage Against the Machine's "Killing In the Name Of." Very surprising cover, but, again, very well done.
I went from there to catch part of the Trey Anastasio Band. It was good, but not all that I had hoped for. Trey has a huge following, but I felt that the band almost had too much going on at some times. I headed back to camp where I caught part of Spread on the small camping stage before heading over to Bassnectar. Again, Bassnectar is really not my thing, and I only stuck around for a half hour. I wandered back to catch Blackberry Smoke, another great country-flavored band that deserved more recognition than they got. I wrapped up the festival by catching moe.'s final set, although I can't say I was all there for it. Once again, though, moe. was thoroughly entertaining, and they had a huge crowd to close out the weekend.
This year's Summer Camp really was a great time. They have this festival down to a science now, and they schedule it very well. You can catch nearly every Umphrey's set, every moe. set, and every set by the other headliners without having very many conflicts at all. The music on the main stages went late into the night, and the EDM-heavy Vibe Tent had music going until nearly sunrise. There were plenty of workshops to learn something new, the annual Field Day competition, and even carnival rides to enjoy. Pretty much the only complaint that I would have would be the food choices. Lines at the more organic/healthy eating options were huge, while the typical fried "fair food" vendors never had a line. There just weren't enough options for folks who didn't want to eat fried crap and burgers all weekend. I don't know why they felt that fried twinkies were a good option anywhere outside of a state fair, but, when your main pizza place is running out of ingredients that means there weren't enough options for folks.
But I had a wonderful time at Summer Camp, and I absolutely expect to be back. They stacked the lineup this year, and they had a great crowd to go along with it. The venue is wonderful for a festival, the fans treat it like a reunion every year, and the bands all delivered. With so many festivals over Memorial Day weekend there are always tough choices to be made, but Summer Camp is never a bad idea.
Gathing of the Vibes adds artists
Gathering of the Vibes added another round of artists for their 2014 lineup. Lotus was announced, and they will be playing a Talking Heads cover set. Other additions include Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Orgone, Assembly of Wine, and others.
String Cheese Incident added to Phases of the Moon
The rumors held true, and The String Cheese Incident were added to this year's Phases of the Moon festival. The band will perform a headlining show on Thursday and then will curate the "Lunar Landing Conspiracy" show on Friday. Lunar Landing Conspiracy is said to be a "multi-sensory, all-star collaboration," so it sounds like Cheese is ready for some fun at the festival.
Harvest Music Festival announces lineup
The lineup for this year's Harvest Music Festival was announced. Joining Yonder Mountain String Band this year will be Trampled By Turtles, Railroad Earth, The Devil Makes Three, Dumpstaphunk, jerry Douglas Band, Lettuce, and many others.
Medeski, Scofield, Martin, and Wood announce album
Medeski, Scofield, Martin and Wood will get together for a new album this year. Juice will come out on September 16, and will feature cover songs from Bob Dylan, Cream, the Doors, and Eddie Harris, along with original songs. This is the group's fourth album together.
Yonder Mountain String Band announce tour
The Yonder Mountain String Band will be on the road for much of the summer, and they just revealed some new dates starting in August. No word on who will be sitting in with the band on those dates.
une 15 Manchester, TN—Bonnaroo
June 18 Mountain Village, CO—Telluride Conference Center
June 20-21 Telluride, CO—Telluride Bluegrass Festival
June 26 Papillion, NE—Sumtur Amphitheatre
June 27 Kansas City, MO—Crossroads KC
June 28 Des Moines, IA—Simon Estes Amphitheater
June 29 Bayfield, WI—Big Top Chautauqua
July 1 Milwaukee, WI—Summerfest
July 3 Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium
July 4 Cincinnati, OH—Moonlite Gardens
July 5 Columbus, OH—LC Pavilion
July 6 Grand Rapids, MI—Meijer Gardens
July 9 Pittsburgh, PA—Stage AE
July 10 Rochester, NY—Party In The Park
July 11 Syracuse, NY—F Shed At The Market
July 12 Hampton Beach, NH—Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
July 17-20 North Plains, OR—Northwest String Summit
August 21 Jim Thorpe, PA—Penn's Peak
August 22 Baltimore, MD—Ram's Head Live
August 23 Black Mountain, NC—Pisgah Brewery
August 27 Richmond, VA—Innsbrook Pavilion
August 28 Charlotte, NC—The Fillmore
August 29 Wilmington, NC—Greenfield Amphitheater
August 30 Norfolk, VA—The NorVa
August 31 Charlottesville, VA—Jefferson Theater
September 5-7 Hancock, NY—Catskill Chill Music Festival
September 19-20 Lyons, CO—Kinfolk Celebration At Planet Bluegrass Ranch
October 16-18 Ozark, AR—Mulberry Mt. Harvest Festival
December 11-15 Puerto Morelos, MX—Strings and Sol
Matisyahu announces tour
Matisyahu will be heading out on an extensive tour to promote his new album Akeda. He will be on the road at least through November, with very few breaks.
June 14 Kahului, Maui, HI—Maui Arts & Cultural Center
June 15 Lihue, Kuai, HI—Kilohana Plantation
June 19 Asbury Park, NJ—The Stone Pony
June 20 Baltimore, MD—Power Plant Live
June 21 Long Island, NY—Beer Fields Craft Beer
June 22 Hampton Beach, NH—Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
July 3 Del Mar, CA—San Diego State Fair
July 4 Fairplay, CO—The Southpark Music Festival Center
July 5 Milwaukee, WI—Summerfest
July 11 Mooresville, IN—Serendipity Festival
July 12 Salt Lake City, UT—Reggae Rise Up
July 13 Costa Mesa, CA—OC Fair and Event Center
August 3 Philadelphia, PA—Reggae In The Park
August 25 Redding, CA—Cascade Theatre
August 26 Reno, NV—Knitting Factory
August 27 Jacksonville, OR—Britt Pavilion ^
August 28 Saratoga, CA—The Mountain Winery ^
August 29 Las Vegas, NV—Hard Rock Hotel & Casino ^
August 30 Riverside, CA—Fox Performing Arts Center
August 31 Pozo, CA—Pozo Saloon ^
September 4 Joshua Tree, CA—Joshua Tree Retreat Center #
September 14 Wilmington, NC—California Roots Festival: Carolina Sessions #
September 16 Richmond, VA—The National #
September 17 Asheville, NC—The Orange Peel #
September 20 Norfolk, VA—The Norva #
September 21 Cleveland, OH—House of Blues #
September 22 Buffalo, NY—Town Ballroom #
September 23 Toronto, ON—Concert Theatre #
September 26 Cincinnati, OH—Bogart's #
September 27 Pittsburgh, PA—Stage AE #
September 28 Detroit, MI—St. Andrews Hall #
September 30 Kansas City, MO—The Pageant #
October 2 Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue #
October 4 Chicago, IL—Concord Music Hall #
October 5 Des Moines, IA—Wooly's #
October 7 Aspen, CO—The Black Sheep #
October 8 Boulder, CO—Boulder Theatre #
October 9 Telluride, CO—Club Red #
October 12 Boise, ID—Knitting Factory Concert House #
October 13 Missoula, MT—The Wilma Theatre #
October 14 Spokane, WA—Knitting Factory #
October 15 Portland, OR—Crystal Ballroom #
October 16 Seattle, WA—Showbox at The Market #
October 17 Bend, OR—Midtown Ballroom #
October 21 Ventura, CA—Majestic Ventura Theatre
October 23 Los Angeles, CA—Club Nokia at L.A. Live #
October 27 Tempe, AZ—The Marquee Theatre #
October 28 Tucson, AZ—Rialto Theatre #
October 29 Albuquerque, NM—Sunshine Theatre #
October 30 El Paso, TX—Tricky Falls #
October 31 San Antonio, TX—Tobin Center for the Performing Arts- River Walk Plaza #
November 1 Dallas, TX—House of Blues #
November 2 Austin, TX—Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheatre #
November 3 Houston, TX—House of Blues #
November 4 New Orleans, LA—House of Blues #
November 5 Atlanta, GA—Terminal West at King Plow #
November 6 Charleston, SC—The Music Farm #
November 7 St. Petersburg, FL—Jannus Live #
November 8 Boca Raton, FL—Mizner Park Amphitheatre #
November 10 Gainesville, FL—Curtis M. Phillips Center #
November 11 Lake Buena Vista, FL—House of Blues #
November 12 Jacksonville, FL—Florida Theatre #
November 13 Pensacola, FL—Vinyl Music Hall #
(^ with Radical Something and Ozomatli)
(# with Radical Something)
Tedeschi Trucks Band announce dates
The Tedeschi Trucks Band will be on the road for much of the year. The band announced additional dates to their extensive tour, taking them all the way into December with some shows.
June 10 New Bedford, MA—Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
June 11 Aston, PA—Sun Center
June 14 Manchester, TN—Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
June 17 Sterling Heights, MI—Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
June 19 Grand Rapids, MI—Meijer Gardens
June 20 Chicago, IL—FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
June 21 Buffalo, NY—Buffalo Rocks Canalside
June 23 Ottawa, ON—Ottawa Jazz Festival
July 4 Vienne, FR—Théâtre Antique
July 6 Montreux, CH—Montreux Jazz Festival
July 7 Lucca, IT—Piazza Napoleone
July 8 Brugnera, IT—Villa Park Varda
July 11 Rotterdam, NL—North Sea Jazz Festival
July 12 Frankfurt, DE—Capitol Offenbach
July 14 Stuttgart, DE—Jazz Open
July 15 Hamburg, DE—Stadtpark
July 17 Redmond, WA—Marymoor Park
July 18 Jacksonville, OR—Britt Pavilion
July 20 Alta, WY—Targhee Fest
July 22 Salt Lake City, UT—Red Butte Garden
July 23 Flagstaff, AZ—Pepsi Amphitheatre
July 25 Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 26 Albuquerque, NM—Kiva Auditorium
August 8 San Francisco, CA—Outside Lands Music Festival
August 9 Paso Robles, CA—Vina Robles Amphitheatre
August 10 Scottsdale, AZ—Talking Stick Resort
August 14 Simsbury, CT—Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows
August 15 Scranton, PA—The Peach Music Festival
September 6 Arrington, VA—Lockn' Music Festival
September 12 Atlanta, GA—Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Sepcteber 13 Danville, IL—Phases of the Moon Music & Art Festival
September 19 New York, NY—Beacon Theatre
September 20 New York, NY—Beacon Theatre
September 26 New York, NY—Beacon Theatre
September 27 New York, NY—Beacon Theatre
October 31 San Diego, CA—Balboa Theatre
November 1 Los Angeles, CA—Greek Theatre
November 7 Portland, OR—Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
November 8 Spokane, WA—INB Performing Arts Center
December 12 Boston, MA—House of Blues
December 13 Boston, MA—House of Blues
June 12-15, 2014
Performers include: Elton John, Kanye West, Jack White, The Avett Brothers, The Flaming Lips, Neutral Milk Hotel, Zedd, Umphrey's McGee, John Butler Trio, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, and many others
Snowmass Mammoth Festival
June 13-15, 2014
Snowmass Village, CO
Performers include: LEftover Salmon, chris Robinson Brotherhood, Xavier Rudd, Les Claypool's Duo De Twang, The Motet, Bonerama, and many others
Telluride Bluegrass Festival
June 19-22, 2014
Performers include: Sam Bush Band, Bela Fleck & The Colorado Symphony, Brandi Carlile, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Del McCoury Band, Leftover Salmon, Greensky Bluegrass, and many others.
Firefly Music Festival
June 19-22, 2014
Performers include: Foo Fighters, Outkast, Jack Johnson, Imagine Dragons, Pretty Lights, The Lumineers, Weezer, Girl Talk, Tegan and Sara, and many others.
June 26-29, 2014
The Double JJ Ranch & Resort
Performers include: The String Cheese Incident (3 nights), STS9 (2 nights), Ms. Lauryn Hill, Stephen Marley, EOTO, Anders Osborne, The Revivalists, Nahko & Medicine for the People, Rising Apalachia, Zedd, and many others.
July 3-6, 2014
Performers include: Widespread Panic, STS9, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Beats Antique, Trampled by Turtles, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, and many more to be announced
July 17-20, 2014
Sunshine Daydream Memorial Park
Terra Alta, WV
Performers include: Shpongle, Beats Antique, EOTO, Conspirator, Zilla, vibesquad, Janover 7 Resunator, Cosby Sweater, Aliver Hall, Broccoli Samurai, and many others.
Northwest String Summit
July 17-21, 2014
North Plains, OR
Performers include: Yonder Mountain String Band, The Motet, Steep Canyon Rangers, Fruition, Dead Winter Carpenters, The Rumpke Mountain Boys, and many others
July 18-20, 2014
Performers include: Outkast, Jack White, Beck, The Replacements, Ray Lamontagne, Band of Horses, Nickel Creek, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Gary Clark Jr., Trampled by Turtles, JJ Grey & Mofro, and many others
July 23-27, 2014
Performers include: Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite, Ms. Lauryn Hill, ray LaMontagne, Thievery Corporation, Ziggy Marley, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Buddy Guy, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, and many others
Performers include: Papadosio, Opilio, Gratifly Symphony, Earphunk, Earthcry, The Human Experience, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, and many others.
Gathering of the Vibes
July 31-August 1, 2014
Performers include: Widespread Panic, John Fogerty, moe., Umphrey's McGee, The Disco Biscuits featuring Mickey Hart & Bill Kreutzmann, Ziggy Marley, Dumpstaphunk, and many others.
August 1-3, 2014
Performers include: Eminem, Outkast, Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, White Denim, Broken Bells, Lorde, The Avett Brothers, Forster the People, The Head & The Heart, Trombone Shorty, Chromeo, and many others.
Werk Out Festival
August 7-9, 2014
Performers include: The Werks (3 nights), Papadosio (2 nights), Emancipator, Future Rock Zoogma, Dopapod, Zach Deputy, and many others.
August 8-10, 2014
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA
Performers include: Kanye West, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Killers, The Flaming Lips, Spoon, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Chromeo, John butler Trio, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, and many others
Arise Music Festival
August 8-10, 2014
Performers include: Galactic, Grateful Grass, Nahko & Medicine for the People, and many others
Peach Music Festival
August 14-17, 2014
Performers include: Allman Brothers Band (2 nights), Bob Weir & RatDog, Trey Anastasio Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Lotus, JJ Grey & Mofro, The Revivalists, Dopapod, The Infamous Stringdusters, papadosio, and others.
August 15-17, 2014
Performers include: Greensky Bluegrass, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Steppin' In It, The Ragbirds, and many others.
Summer Set Music & Camping Festival
Performers include: Bassnectar, Umphrey's McGee, Kaskade, Disco Biscuits, Wu-Tang Clan, Big Gigantic, Chromeo, Cherub, and many others
August 21-23, 2014
Performers include: Beats Antique, Papadosio, Lettuce, Kyle Hollingsworth Band performing a tribute to Motown, Dopapod, Kung Fu, The Motet, Zach Deputy, and many others.
August 29-31, 2014
Snow Ridge Ski Resort
Performers include: moe. (3 headlining nights), Lotus, O.A.R. Les Claypool's Duo de Twang, Soulive, Twiddle, Aqueous, and others.
North Coast Music Festival
August 29-31, 2014
Performers include: Bassnectar, Kid cudi, STS9, Snoop Dogg, Dada Life, Zeds Dead, Dr. Dog, The New Deal, and many others.
Lockin' Music Festival
September 4-7, 2014
Performers include: Furthur, The String Cheese Incident, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers,The Allman Brothers Band, Phil Lesh & Friends, Widespread Panic, Umphrey's McGee, Wilco, Bob Weir & Ratdog, and many others.
Phases of the Moon Festival
September 11-14, 2014
Kennekuk County Park, IL
Performers include: Widespread Panic (2 nights), Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gov't Mule, Galactic, Leftover Salmon, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, and many others.
September 5-7, 2014
Performers include: Yonder Mountain String Band with Allie Kral, Lettuce, Shpongle, Karl denson's Tiny Universe, Papadosio, Dopapod, Particle, The Heavy Pets, and many others.
Grand Point North Festival
September 13-14, 2014
Performers include: Grace Potter & The Nocturnals (headlining both nights), Lake Street Dive, Trampled by Turtles, The Devil Makes Three, Dr. John, Caroline Rose, and many others.
Harvest Music Festival
October 16-18, 2014
Performers include: Yonder Mountain String Band with Jerry Douglas, Trampled By Turtles, Railroad Earth, Lettuce, The Devil Makes Three, Dumpstaphunk, Elephant Revival, Cornmeal, and many others
Bear Creek Music & Art Festival
November 13-16, 2014
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park
Live Oak, FL
Performers include: Umphrey's McGee, Lettuce, Dumpstaphunk, The New Mastersounds, Break Science, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Turkuaz, The Main Squeeze, Tauk, and many others
Strings & Sol
December 11-15, 2014
Puerto Morales, Mexico
Performers include: Yonder Mountain String Band, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, The Infamous Stringdusters, and Greensky Bluegrass
January 6-11, 2015
Departs from Miami, FL
January 9-13, 2015
Grand Lido Resort
Performers include: moe., Floodwood, Conehead Buddha Horns, and Ha Ha The Moose.
January 14-18, 2015
Grand Lido Negril
Gov't Mule will host the event
Thanks again for stopping by. I'll be back next week with more jam. Until then, check me out on Facebook and Twitter for up to the minute concert announcements and festival additions. Until next week, Jam On!