10KLF Adds New Bands, Launches Cosmic Break Tour

Article Contributed by press | Published on Saturday, January 27, 2007

Held July 18 – 21 at the scenic Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, the fifth annual 10,000 Lakes Festival (10KLF) announces additional confirmed artists for this summer's event.  Supplementing an already diverse lineup of talent from the improvisational music scene, 10KLF is proud to welcome:

The Disco Biscuits
Keller Williams
New Riders of the Purple Sage
Pnuma Trio
God Johnson
Mr. Blotto
The Burnin' Smyrnans
The Heavy Pets

A yearly tradition for music lovers nationwide, 10KLF has quickly established itself as a premier festival destination. With dozens of bands still to be added in the coming months, the 10,000 Lakes Festival lineup also includes Bob Weir & RatDog, Trey Anastasio, Umphrey's McGee, moe., Gov't Mule, Little Feat, The Derek Trucks Band, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Everyone Orchestra, Trampled By Turtles, WookieFoot, and Moses Mayes.

To include the region's top independent and unsigned talent, 10KLF announces the Cosmic Break Tour. Interested bands can submit their music to perform at one of a series of ten regional showcases where one band at each tour stop wins a performance slot at the festival.  Bands outside the region can submit to the Cosmic Break Online Voting Booth where fan votes determine the top three bands outside of the regional showcases that get to play the festival. The full information on the 10KLF Cosmic Break Tour including tour dates, cities and event rules is available online at www.10klf.com/cosmic_break.php.

Nestled in the picturesque lakes country of Minnesota's North Woods, the serene natural environment with reclaimed wetlands and lakeshore surrounding the camping and venue grounds provides the ultimate festival experience.

All within easy walking distance of each other, the festival's four stages feature over sixty national, independent and emerging acts during the 4 day event.  Festival goers retreat within the festival's wooded hills and shaded campsites as a soundtrack from the jam band world's crème de la crème plays in the background.While the main focus of 10KLF is meshing top notch entertainment within a pristine natural setting, the event also takes pride in being a philanthropic member of the community. By providing grants to a variety of groups including environmental awareness, hunger prevention, advancing arts education, voter registration, and other causes, 10KLF offers its patrons the opportunity to learn more about and raise consciousness within a variety of topics affecting its precious surroundings.

By partnering with CLIF Bar and Native Energy, the 10,000 Lakes Festival now allows patrons to offset the CO2 emissions of their automobile or airline travel up to the festival by purchasing 'Cool Tags' at the online ticket check out.  Each Cool Tag invests $2 in NativeEnergy's WindBuilders program, helping the Rosebud Sioux Tribe build a wind farm on their reservation in South Dakota. Wind farms deliver clean, renewable energy to the grid without releasing CO2 into the air, thereby displacing energy that comes from polluting facilities.

Event tickets, campground reservations and festival details are now available online at www.10KLF.com.

Performers at the previous 10,000 Lakes Festivals have included Phil Lesh & Friends, The String Cheese Incident, The Black Crowes, G. Love & Special Sauce, Les Claypool, 311, Galactic, The Roots, John Mayer, Donavon Frankenreiter, O.A.R., Medeski Martin & Wood, Keller Williams, Los Lobos, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Samples, DJ Logic, Particle, Dark Star Orchestra, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Rusted Root, Maroon 5, The Big Wu, The Radiators, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Soulive, North Mississippi Allstars, Tea Leaf Green, Railroad Earth, Shooter Jennings and many more.