Some Kind Of Jam 4/28/23 – 4/30/23 Kempton, PA
Disappointing Line-up and weather
Hookahville 5/11/23 – 5/14/23 Legend Valley, OH
Dumpstaphunk was in da house. Not bad.
Pine Ridge Fest 5/27/23 – 5/28/23 Albrightsville, PA
Small regional festival. Flat ground is appreciated.
Weekend At Wolfie’s 6/8/23 – 6/11/23 Bedford, PA
Awesome Hosted by Maryland's Reggae veterans, The Bumpin Uglies
Grateful Getdown 6/23/23 – 6/25/23 Blain, PA
OK if you want Dead covers
The Great Blue Heron 6/28/23 – 7/2/23 Sherman, NY
Awesome. Root Shock, PA Line, Driftwood, Peter Rowan, Keller and the Keels.
Briggs Blues Festival 7/6/23 – 7/8/23 Nescopeck, PA
Awesome. Victor Wainwright, Scott Pemberton deliver great shows,
Nelsonville Music Festival 7/21/23 – 7/23/23 Nelsonville, OH
Good times: 3 stages - most good. Some special moments back at the Creek Stage, wich is engulfed in a beatiful forest. They shamefully require a glass purchase to buy beer - that's right glass, while they hold you hostage for food and beverages, so be prepared.
The Everwild Festival 8/4/23 – 8/6/23 at Legend Valley, OH
Dissapointing to say the least; borderline rip-off, as most performers played over previoulsy recorded tracks. I paid to see LIVE music, and I didn't get what I paid for. I won't go back to this festival.
Garefest 8/17/23 – 8/19/23 Sandy Lake, PA
A small festival, with tons of great music and people. Two stages go from noon to 3am.
Summerdance (9/1/23 - 9/4/12 at Nelson Ledges, OH
The camping here is great (maybe the best around). It's a real campground, with tons of space, and flat, and in a wooded forest, by a quarry, with a beach So yeah, the camping itself is great..
Ohio PawPaw Festival 9/15/23 – 9/17/23 Lake Snowden, Oh
My 3rd Briggs Farm Blues Festival was my favorite. My prime camping location allowed me to hear the 2nd stage clearly without moving, and I was fortunate enough to meet Richard and Bryan Briggs. Richard has hosted this festival for 26 years.
The calm winds allowed for some balloon fun too.
Root Shock's Jessica Brown delivers a powerful soulful scat, and creates a Ripple at the 2023 Great Blue Heron Festival (7/1/23)
This is Julie's 30th year hosting this festival on her beautiful farm. I plan to return.
A Weekend At Wolfies, hosted by the Bumpin Uglies turned out to be a great new find for me in 2023.
I met Logan Rex before the show, not knowing it was her. You can imagine why I started talking to her. The band had the flu, and she said she was not feeling well. She was charming, and delivered a great show. Here's one of her signature lyrical punches.
Andy is insane. His shows are insaner? At the 2019 Resonance Festival at Cooper's Lake, PA, he hosted this battle between Ernie Chang (sax) and Shawn Eckels, aka Jesus Christ as he downed mushrooms and other things.