Festival Preview: All Good 2008
Tired of missing an artist you wanted to see perform because it conflicts with another band you like? Sick of wading through 80,000 people and not being able to see when you get there? Wondering why Kanye is playing before your favorite jam band? While it might not be able to solve all your festival problems, All Good Festival this year might solve some of them.
All Good Festival, held at Marvin's Mountaintop in Masontown, WV should be a destination for any music lover. The location has no address, so you can't mapquest your way there (Don't worry they provide you directions on their site). That should tell you something about the vibe of this show. With no overlapping sets and an outstanding lineup you can find a good spot on the lawn and relax and listen to the music. Ask yourself, when was the last time you relaxed at a music festival?
Headlining this year is Widespread Panic and Phil and Friends, two perennial favorites of the jam band scene. Also featuring Gov't Mule, Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood, Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi, Mike Gordon, Dark Star Orchestra, and Grace Potter there is something for everyone.
Tickets are on sale now, and are going fast and will sell out. I highly recommend allotting yourself enough time to get there Thursday night as there is plenty of action to be had then. Plus make sure check out the late night acts.
Overall, I can't promise it won't rain, or there won't be traffic, or that the grilled cheese guy won't run out, but I can promise you that this lineup and the way the festival is run will make for an enjoyable and great time had by all. I look forward to reporting and see you there!
The complete lineup is below:
. Phil Lesh & Friends
. Widespread Panic
· Gov't Mule
· Michael Franti & Spearhead
· Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood
· Keller Williams w. Moseley, Droll & Sipe
· Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Soul Stew Revival
· Mike Gordon
· Dark Star Orchestra
· Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
· The Avett Brothers
· Railroad Earth
· Tea Leaf Green
· The Bridge
· The Join (Shields & Shearer w. Benevento & Russo)
· JJ Grey & MOFRO
· Brazilian Girls
· Perpetual Groove
· Hot Buttered Rum
· Eric Lindell
· The Wood Brothers
· Pnuma Trio
· Danielia Cotton
· All Mighty Senators
· Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band