The 3Gs ('aka Grateful Garcia Gathering), is returning back to the Camp NCN Venue in beautiful Black River Falls Wisconsin July 30th though August 2nd 2009 where it all began over 6 years ago! A grateful place where Garcia fans will be gathering! It also marks the celebration of Jerry Garcia's 67th Birthday, plus the 14th Anniversary of Jerry's untimely passing. We have leased the campground venue for July 30th though August 3rd 2009 for our 6th annual music festival. Other great music festivals have hosted at this venue such as Weedstock, Farmapalooza, Sundog Summer Shakedown, the Big Wu Family Reunion, Campout Roots Festival, Effit Fest, just to name a few! The venue features 75-plus acres of brilliant surroundings with tall trees that nicely shades your camp site. Campers are welcome to have campfires at each individual campsite and firewood is available at the venue. The venue has a full array of conveniences, including 2 facilities with flush toilets and hot showers and other luxurious accommodations. Other venue amenities include a sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits, hiking trails, outdoor/indoor shower facility, full service concessions with food, two music stages, and more!
For your fishing, swimming, and water sports pleasures the venue has a beautiful five-acre natural spring fed lake with sandy beaches, plus the lake has a paddle boat available for your enjoyment with a fixed swimming platform. Many near by hotels/motels to choose from in Black River Falls if outdoor camping isn't your desire!
This is going to be a very deeply humble, and special time for camping and gathering with friends of old and new! The 3G's will be a mix of wonderful music by some of the best Jambands in the midwest playing their original music, along with their selections of two or three Grateful Dead cover songs. Our friends at Mystix Toyz will be on board at the 3G's for tons of family fun with juggling demonstrations, including juggling workshops, face painting, kids parades, plus drum circles and fire dance jams every night!
-Pre Party Thursday July 30th 2009-
GATES OPEN AT 8:00AM
04:30-06:00pm ~Groovitational Pull~
06:30-08:00pm ~Brok'n Arrow~
08:30-10:00pm ~THE REGGIE~
-Friday July 31st 2009
GATES OPEN AT 8:00AM
11:00-12:00pm ~John Statz~
02:30-04:00pm ~Grateful Beth and the Volunteers~
04:30-06:00pm ~MMC Trio~
06:30-08:00pm ~Jam and the Playground Kids~
08:30-10:00pm ~Mr Cab Driver~
10:30-12:00am ~Vinny Weible & Soul Logic~
-Saturday Aug 1st Jerry's Garcia's Birthday-
GATES OPEN AT 8:00AM
12:30-02:00pm ~Elf Lettuce~
02:30-04:00pm ~The Bar Tab Band~
04:30-06:00pm ~In the Dark~
06:30-08:00pm ~Fungus Garden Reverb~
08:30-10:00pm ~Boney Fingers~
10:30-12:00am ~Badgdad SCUBA Review~
12:30-02:00am ~FAMILY GROOVE COMPANY~
(Times, artists and programs are subject to change without notice)
-Sunday August 3rd 2009
Campgound Venue Closes at 5:00pm.
Hey folks, if you havent heard of Forecatle Festival in Louisville, KY you might want to consider the trip. This years 8th Annual is one the gratest yet, headlines include Widespread Panic (2 nights) Black Keys, Black Crows, Avett Brothers, Zappa Plays Zappa, YonderMSB, and Umphrey's to name a few and many many more TBA.
This Festival is located in beautiful downtown Louisville on the Waterfront on July 10-12, where camping is available, but hurry camping space is becoming limited because of the big names this year. This sould be another special year for the Louisville concert scene. Myself and others will be promoting Forecastle on my radio show "Road Trips" every Tuesday night at 8p.m. to 10 on 99.5 WUDR Dayton, OH or online at http://flyer-radio.udayton.edu/home.htm where you will recieve constant updates and grate live music. We are trying very hard this year to bring more people around the country to experience a wonderful time in the Derby City.
For more information, you can contact me at
I encourage all of you to tune into "Road Trips" every Tuesday at 8-10 PM and give me some feedback, streaming online at
Thanks all & see you there!!!
I am definitely going to try to make it to Rothbury this July 4th weekend!
Sounds like an awesome festival and the lineup is stellar!
With a lineup like this, It's bound to be everyone's favorite soon!
THE DEAD • (ONLY SUMMER PERFORMANCE) • BOB DYLAN AND HIS BAND • THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT • (ONLY 2009 PERFORMANCE) • WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY • THE BLACK CROWES • DAMIAN 'JR. GONG' MARLEY & NAS • STS9 • G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE • GOV'T MULE • BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE • YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND • THE DISCO BISCUITS • LES CLAYPOOL • COLD WAR KIDS • JOHN BUTLER • CHROMEO • ANI DIFRANCO • MSTRKRFT • MATISYAHU • GIRL TALK • GUSTER • FEMI KUTI & THE POSITIVE FORCE • MARTIN SEXTON • FLOGGING MOLLY • RAILROAD EARTH • THE HOLD STEADY • TOOTS & THE MAYTALS • RALPH STANLEY & THE CLINCH MOUNTAIN BOYS • BRETT DENNEN • ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA • GRACE POTTER AND THE NOCTURNALS • SHPONGLE DJ SET • SON VOLT • JACKIE GREENE • LOTUS • SOULIVE • MAN MAN • PETER ROWAN BLUEGRASS BAND W/ TONY RICE • KING SUNNY ADE & HIS AFRICAN BEATS • KID CUDI • STS9 (LIVE PA SET) • THE GLITCH MOB • DAVY KNOWLES AND BACK DOOR SLAM • EOTO • PRETTY LIGHTS • MOSELEY, LAW, SIPE & DROLL • REBELUTION • QUANNUM ALL STARS FT. LYRICS BORN, THE MIGHTY UNDERDOGS, GIFT OF GAB & LIFESAVAS • TOUBAB KREWE • SAM ROBERTS BAND • HILL COUNTRY REVUE • KYLE HOLLINGSWORTH BAND • LIPP SERVICE (ELIOT LIPP + MEMBERS OF PNUMA) • 2020 SOUNDSYSTEM • BREAK SCIENCE FT. ADAM DEITCH • THE HARD LESSONS • UNDERGROUND ORCHESTRA • FUTURE ROCK • THE MACPODZ • STEPPIN' IN IT • GIANT PANDA GUERILLA DUB SQUAD • CHRIS PIERCE • RACHEL GOODRICH • THE RAGBIRDS • FOUR FINGER FIVE
Additional artists to be announced ...
Wow, gone the last two years. Fantastic.
Great music, environmentally awesome, great vibes, on an island on a small lake, camping, swimming, guitars and drumming through the trees into the night. Good for families and friends - good kids area.
Playing in the Tower with Eyes on Fire in El Paso with a Cat
Mnt jam has consistenly out performed any festival I have attended. The line up is always stellar(Rat dog and Dark star Ochestra last year), NIce late night scene with music in the lodge and in the camping area. The venue consists of mountain vistas and wooded camping areas, There is a beautiful waterfall that has quite envigorating swimming hole. No hassles from secuirty just watch out for the bears!(I like to think of them as the mountain's natural security team)
Ha, now I can see what the hell i'm posting. Others are welcome here too, not just me!
this last post should bump the page to the left finally - thanks for all your indulgence!
Afrofest is an awesome 2-day free festival of African music for anyone near Toronto, ON, Canada. Truly amazing performances by African and diaspora artists - great dancing, drumming, costumes, the works! This year it's July 11 & 12 in Queen's Park Circle, Toronto.
Michigan Womyn's Fest - right near Rothbury by the BEEG LAKE... north of Grand Rapids. I've heard tell of how fun it is and I'm not gonna go until I'm a performer on the bill...