THORNVILLE, Ohio - One of the biggest and most widely acclaimed music festivals in the nation will be making its way to Ohio for the first time this summer, bringing with it tens of thousands of music fans from around the nation and some of the best and brightest acts in the business.
The 16th annual All Good Music Festival and Campout will take place July 19-22 at Legend Valley, featuring by performance by more than 50 bands.
This year's bash will feature performances by the Allman Brothers Band, The Flaming Lips, Phil Lesh & Friends, Bob Weir & Bruce Hornsby with special guest Branford Marsalis, the Mickey Hart Band, Michael Franti and Spearhead and many, many more of the best talent touring the nation this year.
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THE ALL GOOD Music Festival &?Campout - one of the nation’s premier concert events - will makes its Ohio debut this July at the Legend Valley Music Center, relocating from its past home for many years at Marvin’s Mountaintop near Masontown, W.Va., as seen above.
After holding the festival on scenic Marvin's Mountaintop near Masontown, W.Va for the past nine years, festival organizers decided it was time for a change - one that would benefit die-hard festival fans who flock to the four-day July outing every year. While the former venue became like a home away from home to many, the traffic coming in and out of the festival through the small towns and on winding, narrow roads caused headaches for everyone - from festival goers to organizers and local residents alike. Marvin's Mountaintop also offered spectacular views, but most patrons had to literally haul their camping gear up the side of a mountain between the parking and camping areas.
Legend Valley offers acres upon acres of sprawling land for camping and easy access right off of Interstate 70.
As always, there will be primitive camping for festival goers, and this year All Good will be offering contentment camping or "camping without roughing it" with roomy tents that will already be set up when you arrive.
For those who don't plan on roughing it at all, travel packages through CID Entertainment are being offered for the first time with a variety of travel plans that range from hotel accommodations with festival tickets, shuttle transportation to the venue and merchandise, and more.
Fans come from near and far for the All Good experience. All Good has become known for its spectacular, state-of-the-art light shows and continuous music on two adjacent stages, offering live music with no overlapping sets. Unlike almost all other music festivals of this size, All Good gives fans a chance to see their favorite bands without running the risk of finding them performing on different stages in different areas of the festival at the same time.
This year's stellar lineup also includes performances by Lotus, G. Love and Special Sauce, Yonder Mountain String Band, Big Gigantic, Galactic, Shpongle presents The Masquerade, SOJA, Trampled by Turtles, Railroad Earth, Papadosio, The Werks, Tea Leaf Green, Conspirator, Greensky Bluegrass, Lettuce, The Wood Brothers, ALO, Larry Keel & Natural Bridge, Jerry Joseph & the Jackmormons, Passafire, Devil Makes Three, Corey Harris & the Rasta Blue Experience, Rubblebucket, Elephant Rivival, The Lumineers, The Pimps of Joytime, Red Wanting Blue, The Everyone Orchestra, The Macpodz, Dirtfoot, Moon Hooch, Yellow Dubmarine, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Chris Jacobs Band, 4onthefloor, The Rex Jam and DJ Who.
All Good always lives up to its name. All the artists are the best of the best, representing a patchwork of different genres from rock'n'roll to bluegrass, dubstep, roots rock and more.
The festival also attracts a host of the best artisans and food vendors, as well as workshops and many other attractions for a four-day festival extravaganza.
The tradition at All Good delivers an onslaught of music well into the night, with late night performances following headlining acts to let the party rage on with live music until just a few hours before dawn. Late night acts for this year's festival will include Lotus, Lettuce, Galactic, Papadosio and Sphongle.
There will be designated bon fire pits, kids entertainment, drum circles, regional microbrews and more on site. RV Camping are also available, as are Even Better VIP packages which include exclusive concert viewing and camping areas close to the stages, private and air conditioned bathrooms and showers, free taxi shuttles, premium All Good merchandise and more.
Advance tickets are available for a significant discount. For more information or for tickets to the 16th annual All Good Music Festival and Campout, visit online at www.allgoodfestival.com or find the festival on Facebook at www.facebook.com/allgoodmusicfestival or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/allgoodfest.
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