10,000 Lakes Festival Confirms 2005 Lineup

Article Contributed by press | Published on Saturday, April 16, 2005

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 two dozen other artists performing in a wide range of musical styles.

The artist lineup for the 10,000 Lakes Festival includes:
-Widespread Panic (2 nights)
-Trey Anastasio

-The Black Crows
-Les Claypoole
-Rusted Root
-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
-Perpetual Groove
-Mr. Blotto
-The Breakfast
-Green Lemon
-Signal Path
-Delta Nove
-Trampled By Turtles
-Fat Maw Rooney
-God Johnson
-New Primitives

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.

Multi-Day Tickets starting at $110 and VIP Packages are available now through the festival website(http://www.10klf.com/tickets ).

All independent bands are invited to send in music submissions for the 10KLF Cosmic Break Competition and be one of three bands to land a festival performance slot. Thirty bands out of the qualified entries received will be selected to participate in the Cosmic Break Competition and be placed into the 10KLF Cosmic Break Voting Booth online at the festival website.

Three bands will be named Cosmic Break winners and perform at this summer's 10,000 Lakes Festival. The winners will be chosen based on the number of votes received in the online Voting Booth and the opinions of our industry professionals. Complete competition rules, submission information, deadlines and details are online (http://www.10klf.com/cosmic_break.php).

The Cosmic Break Competition is sponsored by Onlinegigs.com (http://www.onlinegigs.com) giving musicians and managers a convenient, online music industry directory solution to take control of their music careers. Each band that applies for the Cosmic Break Competition receives a six month Onlinegigs.com subscription and the three Cosmic Break winners a complimentary full year.

The event ticket price includes all band performances and camping under the stars adjacent to 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 forest 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; additionally, 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 (http://www.consciousalliance.org), 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(http://www.rexfoundation.org), 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.

Official 10,000 Lakes Festival website: http://www.10klf.com