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ROTHBURY, last year's break-out festival hit, returns to the Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Michigan on July 2-3-4-5, 2009. Look for artist line-up announcement and ticket on-sale information coming soon.

In many ways the Grateful Dead's music was destined from the beginning to be a symphony, much as the band itself was an orchestra with core members and a rotating cast lending a hand.  When I was a kid and my father would listen to them I would immediately be able to draw similarities due to the complexities between their music and classical.  Perhaps that's why it's fitting that finally after all these years someone has finally written a symphony which is based on and inspired by the

Amanda Bell was covering the Rothbury Festival on behalf of the Grateful Web.  Her pictures are starting to roll in.  Right now we have Thursday

The City of Bridgeport and Gathering of the Vibes have finalized an agreement to hold the annual music, camping and arts festival at Seaside Park for the next five years, through summer 2012.  This year's 13th annual event, scheduled for July 31–Aug. 3, 2008, features New Orleans legends The Neville Brothers, southern rockers The Black Crowes, Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh and Friends and Bridgeport's own Deep Banana Blackout.

Featuring: Phil Lesh & Friends • The Black Crowes • The Neville Brothers • Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Soul Stew Revival • Bill Kreutzmann Trio • Mike Gordon • Zappa Plays Zappa • Jackie Greene Band • Taj Mahal Trio • Dark Star Orchestra • Sam Bush Band • Assembly of Dust • Ryan Montbleau Band • New Riders of the Purple Sage • Deep Banana Blackout • Porter Batiste & Stoltz • David Gans • King For A Day • Donna Jean & The Tricksters • Strangefolk • Alternate Routes • American Babies • Master of Ceremonies Wavy Gravy a

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.

Music is the soul of ROTHBURY, which recently announced a handful of new artists added to the lineup.  Sam Beam of Iron and Wine, Atmosphere, Steel Pulse, The Wailers featuring Elan, Ingrid Michaelson, Perpetual Groove, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, BoomBox, Brother Ali, Greensky Bluegrass, Trampled By Turtles, and Four Finge