Hookahville Festival Celebrates 25 Years

Article Contributed by Libby Ballengee | Published on Monday, August 29, 2016

Hookahville returns home to Frontier Ranch in Pataskala, Ohio, located just outside of Columbus. There the rolling hills and woods provide the perfect setting for camping, music, and fun for hundreds of music lovers and their families over the holiday weekend. This will be the bands last performance at Frontier Ranch due to a pending sale of the real estate.

Original member Dave Katz explains the importance of this milestone: "Twenty-five years is a long time to be doing anything. With rock bands, only a fraction make it, so to get to this point in our career is really special. It's very humbling, and we feel very lucky that people still enjoy our music. Trends come and go, and we're still here. That shows what we've created is time tested. There is a lot to be proud of!"

Produced by AlchemyHouse Presents, the festivities include 4 days of live music from two dozen national and regional bands, such as Zach Deputy, Freekbass, Tropidelic, Glostik WillyVibe & DirectBlue Moon Soup, and many more. The headliner and namesake əkoostik hookah are planning 5 sets themselves, including two with former members, John Mullins and Ed McGee. Both John and Ed will also be performing solo sets for this very special anniversary celebration.

Festival goers will enjoy a traditional Golf Outing on Thursday, food and retail vending, workshops, yoga, live art and even an on-site Frisbee golf course. Much attention has been directed towards improving the porta potties and shower facilities. The organizers at AlchemyHouse Presents and əkoostik hookah are collaborating to ensure that this festival is one for the history books!

General admission tickets are available now, and priced at just $75 for 3 days of camping, from Friday, September 2nd through Monday, September 5th. Tickets at that price range are limited, and incrementally go up in price as the tiers sell out, maxing out at $115 at the gate. Admission includes parking and camping in the tent city. There is a "camp by car" upgrade available, however. Campers who want to start the party early can get a $20 Early Bird Pass, allowing them to camp Thursday, September 1st as well.

A very appealing VIP option is also available, which includes camping by car in a prime location near the stage and vending. VIP guests also receive a commemorative ticket, poster, t-shirt and shower trailer access. Those tickets start in limited quantities at $150, and top out at $190 at the gate. Electric and regular RV passes are also available for purchase.

Celebrating one of Ohio's most iconic original bands is the perfect way to end the summer festival season and make the most of a long holiday weekend! Make sure to get your ticket early to ensure your spot and the best value!

The full lineup includes:

3 nights and 5 sets of əkoostik hookah
Including a set w/ Ed McGee + an Ed solo set + a Set with John Mullins
Zach Deputy
Glostik Willy
Vibe & Direct
Blue Moon Soup
Marbin (https://www.facebook.com/marbinmusic/)
Yosemight (https://www.facebook.com/yosemightmusic/)
Band of Peace (https://www.facebook.com/BANDOFPEACEMUSIC/)
Boogie Matrix Mechanism (https://www.facebook.com/boogiematrix/)
Subterranean (https://www.facebook.com/Subtmusic/)
Elementree Livity Project (https://www.facebook.com/ElementreeLivityProject/)
Derek Woods Band (https://www.facebook.com/DerekWoodsBand/)
Jeff Klemm (https://www.facebook.com/jeffklemmmusic/) & The Letters
JoJo Stella (https://www.facebook.com/JojoStellaMusic/)
Ernie Johnson From Detroit (https://www.facebook.com/erniejohnsonfromdetroit/)
G.Finesse & Black Eagle (https://www.facebook.com/GFinesseAndTheNS/)
KrisB's Midnight RailRoad (https://www.facebook.com/KrisbsMidnightRailRoad/)
Derick Howard (https://www.facebook.com/derickhoward)
Voodoo Visionary (https://www.facebook.com/voodoovisionary/)
Souse (https://www.facebook.com/sousemusic/) Band
The Mainline Funk (https://www.facebook.com/The-Mainline-Funk-1430409820551932/)
MC/ FlowPoetry with Adam Gregory Pergament (https://www.facebook.com/Adam.Gregory.Pergament)