Phil Lesh & Friends Added to the 10KLF

Article Contributed by press | Published on Thursday, March 23, 2006

Phil Lesh & Friends joins an already jam-packed lineup of artists for a headlining performance at the 4th Annual 10,000 Lakes Festival (10KLF) July 19-22, 2006 at the Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes, MN.

The perfect addition to 10KLF's rich musical diversity, former Grateful Dead bassist and his band, Phil Lesh & Friends, perform on the Main Stage Friday, July 21, joining festival headliners Trey Anastasio on July 22 and The String Cheese Incident on July 20.

Drawing from a pool full of talented national, regional, and emerging acts, the 10,000 Lakes Festival seeks to be the nation's premier music and camping festival destination. Enjoying the scene's top performers within the stunning natural beauty of clear lakes and spacious, wooded campgrounds provides all attendees an unparalleled festival experience.

Recent artist additions to the 10,000 Lakes Festival include:
• Phil Lesh & Friends
• The Everyone Orchestra
• Railroad Earth
• Garaj Mahal
• Shooter Jennings and more

The 10,000 Lakes Festival's line-up includes Trey Anastasio, The String Cheese Incident, Keller Williams Incident (performing with The String Cheese Incident), O.A.R. (...Of A Revolution); Keller Williams (solo), Umphrey's McGee, The Benevento/Russo Duo featuring Mike Gordon, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, and Hot Buttered Rum.

Additional acts include Great American Taxi featuring Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon, Tea Leaf Green, Wood Brothers, WookieFoot, The Big Wu, The Mutaytor, Fat Maw Rooney, New Primitives, Freshwater Collins, Benzos, Green Lemon, Down Lo, White Iron Band, GypsyFoot, Trampled By Turtles, Backyard Tire Fire, Moses Mayes, Hooch, and Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank. The full lineup is available at

Independent and unsigned bands now have the opportunity to perform at the festival through the 'Cosmic Break' competition. The 10KLF Cosmic Break Tour showcases emerging artists through a series of regional events during April and May. One band from each city's event moves on to perform at the 10,000 Lakes Festival. Thirteen bands will receive a paid performance slot at 10KLF and prize packages, including a potential endorsement from D'Addario Strings and Evans Drumheads. Interested artists may apply and get more information at

The 10,000 Lakes Festival community comes together once a year to celebrate great music in an enchanting natural setting within a participatory, dynamic festival environment. In 2005, the Minneapolis Star Tribune admired that the 10,000 Lakes Festival was "filled with thousands of good vibes." calls 10KLF "old from the North Country." The Star Tribune continues "Even the musicians are impressed by the fest site." Backstage at 10KLF, Jon Bell, singer/guitarist with Widespread Panic told the Tribune "There's room to move and lots of friendliness and not too crazy. It's a very open vibe. You can't create that."

Dotting the spacious festival and camp grounds are four stages showcasing the 40+ bands performing on the Barn Stage, a shady hill overlooking the concert bowl; the open air Field Stage; the Saloon Stage for intimate concerts and late night jams; and the Main Stage where everyone gathers in the evening for the headliners' concerts featuring Phil Lesh & Friends, Trey Anastasio, The String Cheese Incident and more.

10,000 Lakes Festival Show Details:
Wednesday, July 19 – Saturday, July 22, 2006
Soo Pass Ranch
25526 Cty Hwy 22
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Tickets and more information is available at or call 800-493-3378

Advance General Admission Music & Camping Tickets are $120. Limited tickets are available at this price range and the festival ticket cost will increase in the coming weeks.

VIP Ticket Packages are $350 per person and are available for a premium music and camping experience. Each VIP Ticket includes 2 meals per day Thu-Sat, a 10KLF camping chair, 6 drink tickets, access to the backstage VIP lounge, and access to the special VIP seating section at the Main Stage.

Each General Admission and VIP ticket covers camping and all music from Wednesday, July 19 through Sunday, July 23.

For non-camping music enthusiasts, there are 3-Day Music Only tickets available for $75 which include music Thurs. 7/20 - Sat. 7/22

1-Day Music Only: $50
Any day | Wed. 7/19 - Sat. 7/22

Children 12 and under are admitted at no charge with their parent's paid admission.

All listed artists have confirmed their appearance at the 10,000 Lakes Festival; however, artists are subject to change without notice. Tickets are available at the Official 10,000 Lakes Festival website or by calling 800-493-3378 and are also available at, all Ticketmaster locations and MusicToday outlets.