The 10,000 Lakes Festival is proud to announce the complete list of performers for its third annual event, scheduled for July 21-24 at the scenic Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. In addition to two nights of festival headliners Widespread Panic and former Phish guitarist/front man Trey Anastasio, the event features over two dozen other artists performing in a wide range of musical styles.
Bands will perform on four stages, including the Barn Stage on a shady hill overlooking the concert bowl, the Field Stage where the audience can spread out and soak up some sun, the Saloon Stage for intimate concerts and late night jams, and the Main Stage where everyone gathers in the evening for the major concerts featuring Widespread Panic and Trey Anastasio. Unique to a festival this size, there will be no overlapping sets so every patron may actually catch each band's performance during the weekend without having to choose between two favorite acts.
The artist lineup for the 10,000 Lakes Festival includes:
Widespread Panic (2 nights)
The Black Crowes
G Love & Special Sauce
Dark Star Orchestra
The Everyone Orchestra featuring Steve Kimock
Sound Tribe Sector 9
Jazz Mandolin Project
Cyro Baptista & Beat The Donkey
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey
Gabby La La
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
Trampled By Turtles
Fat Maw Rooney
White Iron Band
Multi-Day Tickets starting at $75 (for music only, and do not include camping) are available now through the festival website: www.10klf.com. A three day music and camping pass from July 22 - July 24 is $120, a four day music and camping pass from July 21 - July 24 is $135, and VIP passes which includes the Thursday night pre-party concert with Dark Star Orchestra, a 10KLF Folding Camp Chair, VIP concert area seating, acces to the VIP Bar & Chill Lounge, 3 VIP picnic meal tix, 6 beverage tickets (pop/water/beer), special restroom and shower facilities are $295 per person.
The event ticket price includes all band performances and camping under the stars adjacent to one of the most beautiful outdoor concert venue in the nation. The 10,000 Lakes Festival held at the 600-acre Soo Pass Ranch in beautiful Northern Minnesota contains numerous campgrounds, built specifically for people to enjoy their camping experience in a spacious, friendly and comfortable setting.
Festival-goers can relax in beautiful Lake Sallie Campground with over 3,000 feet of shoreline or settle into the magnificent trees of the Northwoods campground. VIP Camping is located directly behind the Main Stage. The campgrounds are well groomed with permanent roads and real showers and are suitable for virtually any kind of camping vehicle. Every campground is within easy walking distance of the concert site.
Modern amenities on site include clean, permanent restrooms facilities with running water, internet access and a wide variety of high quality food and beverages will be available.
Continuing the festival's commitment to community, the 10,000 Lakes Festival is partnering with Conscious Alliance, a non-profit group which organizes food drives nationally at concerts and music festivals to benefit impoverished Indian Reservations across the greater western United States. Festival patrons are encouraged to contribute non-perishable food items at the event. Those who donate 10 or more canned goods will receive a free, limited-edition 10,000 Lakes Festival poster. Collection bins will be located just outside the festival field entrance.
In addition to the canned food drive, the 10,000 Lakes Festival will contribute a portion of each ticket sold to benefit the Rex Foundation, a non-profit, charitable organization established in 1983 by friends and members of the Grateful Dead. The Rex Foundation proactively provides extensive community support to creative endeavors in the arts, sciences, and education and has furnished over $7 million in grants to hundreds of organizations since 1984.
For detailed artist information and to purchase tickets visit: www.10klf.com.
Brief Information on the Top 10,000 Lakes Festival Artists:
Widespread Panic: Sextet from Athens, Georgia, formed in 1983, fusing Southern rock influences, described by the Village Voice as "crunching riffs, jazzy filigrees, and swaggering Americana."
Trey Anastasio: Guitarist, composer, songwriter, Trey Anastasio has a long list of appropriate titles rivaled only by the list of his musical accomplishments including co-founding the seminal improvisational rock band, Phish, in 1983.
The Black Crowes: At the time of their 1990 debut, the kind of rock & roll the Black Crowes specialize in was out of style. Vocalist Chris Robinson appropriates the sound and style of vintage blues vocals while guitarist Rich Robinson fuses classic rock without slavishly imitating their influences. The multi-platinum selling group is back from a hiatus with a full tour schedule and intense energy.
Les Claypool: The most original rock bassist to come along in the '90s was unquestionably Primus' Les Claypool. With his oddball sense of humor and funky playing, Claypool took his varied musical influences and created an invigorating and completely inventive style.
G. Love & Special Sauce: G. Love and Special Sauce take their cues from many musicians including John Lee Hooker, Bob Dylan and De La Soul.
Rusted Root: The Pittsburgh sextet evolved from a single cell into a musical organism of quintessential essence, monumental substance and vast appeal. Its fourth record, Welcome to My Party, is a further, astonishing progression; a distillation of chops and songwriting finesse revealing a distinct musical force.
Dark Star Orchestra: Each night, the Chicago-based band decides on performing one show from the 2,500 that the Grateful Dead performed during their 30 year tenure as fathers of improvisational rock. As a chamber orchestra interprets Bach or Mozart, Dark Star Orchestra presents the complete original Grateful Dead set list, song by song, and in order, recreating historic music with uncanny faithful interpretation.
Particle: Since forming in the fall of 2000, Particle has enjoyed a transcendental rise on the national music scene. The instrumental quartet's trademark 'funktronic' sounds combine elements of electronica, funk, and good ol' rock and roll.
Everyone Orchestra featuring Steve Kimock: The Everyone Orchestra is a revolving cast of stellar musicians who come together to showcase their craft, improvise, and raise funds and awareness for environmental and philanthropic projects. Legendary guitarist Steve Kimock joins the improvisational mix at the 10,000 Lakes Festival.
Sound Tribe Sector 9 (STS9): STS9 blends layered sonic landscapes, developed melodic movements, and deep groove sensibilities. The music is simultaneously progressive and retrospective, drawing from the core creative values of the jazz greats and the funk-soul innovators while utilizing modern advancements in music production.
The Jazz Mandolin Project: Jamie Masefield formed the group of ever-changing musicians to give himself the opportunity to do what he loved, to play jazz on the mandolin. The premise was that it wouldn't be looked at as a strict jazz gig but a session where the musicians would play whatever moved them, no matter what genre it took them to.
Cyro Baptista & Beat The Donkey: Beat the Donkey is a high energy musical carnival of untamed drummers and dizzying dancers performing with jaw dropping precision including individuals from the U.S., Israel, Europe, Asia, and Brazil. The New York Times has called it "wild, vivid entertainment" and Time Out New York noted it as "a most unforgettable spectacle."
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey: Hailing from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey's career has spanned over a decade, while a relentless touring schedule has earned them one of the youngest and most devout audiences in improvisational music, while focusing their ability to improvise as a unit to near telepathic proportions.
MOFRO: Rootsy southern soul blends with rock 'n' roll when MOFRO takes the stage. Melding diverse styles with a traditional Southern feel, many of the band's songs revolve around environmental issues facing Florida's wildlife and ecology.