The Festival Files: All Good | Terrapin Sound

The Festival Files: All Good

Story by: Leah Anderson

This summer might just prove to be a battle of the epic music festivals. After Bonnaroo and Coachella released incredibly impressive lineups, The All Good Music Festival followed suit this week and released an equally musically exciting lineup. Usually considered the underdog of music festivals, All Good has stepped up their game this year. Not only will they be hosting their traditional jam bands but they now have major names coming that should make any audiophile start packing for the mountains immediately. From July 8 through 11, All Good will be hosting Furthur, Widespread Panic, George Clinton and Parliament Funk, Umphrey’s McGee, Yonder Mountain String Band, Cornmeal, Lotus, The New Deal and Perpetual Groove, and others that will be announced in the coming weeks.

One of the most exciting bands included in the lineup is Further, a band consisting of Phil Lesh and Bob Weir formally of the Grateful Dead. With both Furthur and Dark Star Orchestra playing at All Good,I have a feeling we are all going to leave feeling like we hung out with the Dead for four days. Phil Lesh also just celebrated his 70th birthday, potentially making this Further/Dark Star treat a rare musical experience that deserves to be taken advantage of.

For those who do not know, All Good sets up shop on Marvin’s Mountaintop in Masonville, West Virginia and has the kind of views that provide the absolute ideal backdrop for a music festival like All Good. This amazing campsite is unlike others that you might venture to this summer in that you cannot camp near your car (less people booming trance at 5am from their Honda Civics) and most importantly the folks at All Good do not want you to miss a single show. This means that all shows are independent of each other and there is no set overlapping! So for four whole days an individual, with the means and the will, can see every single show performed at All Good. Long gone will be the nightmares of picking and choosing what to see at This stage or What stage at Bonnaroo. This just points to the kind of people who are behind All Good and how they feel about the music they are putting on: it is just too good to miss.

Posted via web from The LP Revival Blog

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~ by lprevival on February 27, 2010.

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