Jam Band Festival Guide

JAM BAND FESTIVALS

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 Featured Artist

 LEFTOVER SALMON

The band formed by accident in 1989, when a local band, the Salmon Heads (Vince Herman), asked some members of the Left Hand String Band (Drew Emmitt, Glenn Keefe, Mark Vann) to fill some missing spots in its lineup. The synergy worked and the result was Leftover Salmon. The lineup would change significantly over the years, but the "Big Three" – Drew Emmitt, Vince Herman and Mark Vann—remained the heart of the band until Vann's death in 2002.

  In March 2002, founding member and banjoist Mark Vann lost his battle with cancer. He was succeeded by Noam Pikelny.

In 2004 the band announced they would be going on hiatus at the end of the year.

Leftover Salmon reunited in 2007 and played six performances, including the High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy, California, the All Good Festival in West Virginia, as well as Denver and Boulder, Colorado shows in late December. Leftover Salmon marked their unofficial return to the stage with a performance at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival on Sunday, June 24, 2007, as "Drew Emmitt and Vince Herman and Friends." They were introduced by Jeff Austin of Yonder Mountain String Band with the line, "We know what it might say in the program, but I think we all really know what's going on here."

Despite their various successful side projects, Leftover Salmon played seven times during the summer of 2008 and 2009. For a special New Years run, the band celebrated 20 years as a band by returning to the site of their very first show in Crested Butte, Colorado: The Eldo. The band played four shows through Denver and Boulder Colorado during this run while celebrating their 20th anniversary. Since moving Andy Thorn in to the banjo role, the band has been touring more than usual with small runs throughout the country.

Both Vince Herman and Drew Emmit were determined to keep things going during the off years. Several side projects developed over the years. And Vince Herman would often be seen guest staring with several bands at a festival. Plus, he would often be the first to start up a late night jam around the campground.

On May 22 of 2012 the band released their first album since the hiatus in 2004. The album is called "Aquatic Hitchhiker".

Leftover Salmon is Back on tour again performing at the Blackstock Music Festival and many theatre's this summer.

April 

Featured Artist

OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW

 Some may say Old Crow Medicine Show is not a jam band. I disagree. They fall into the Newgrass Music category. However, they have played more jam band festivals than most jam bands. These guys rock no matter where they play.

Old Crow Medicine Show is an Americana string band based in Nashville, Tennessee. Their music has been called old-time, bluegrass, folk, and alt-country. Along with original songs, the band performs many pre-World War II blues and folk songs. Recording since 1998, they were discovered by famed bluegrass musician Doc Watson while busking outside a pharmacy in Boone, North Carolina in 2000.

 With an old-time string sound fueled by punk rock energy, they have influenced acts like Mumford & Sons and contributed to a revival of banjo-picking string bands playing Americana music. Their song "Wagon Wheel", written by frontman Ketch Secor through a co-authoring arrangement with Bob Dylan, was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America in April 2013 and has been covered by a number of acts, including Darius Rucker, who made the song a top 40 hit.

If you ever wondered where Darius Rucker got the song "Wagon Wheel" from. Old Crow Medicine Show rewrote an old Bob Dylan song. That is why it sounds so familiar. Old Crow Medicine Show has been playing it at Jam Band Festivals for years. 

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2016 Jam Band Festivals 



Bonnaroo 2016 

Manchester, TN - (Festival Website)

6/09/2016 - 6/12/2016


Classic Fest 2016

Garrettsville, OH - (Festival Website)

6/10/2016 - 6/12/2016


Firefly Music Festival

Dover, DE - (Festival Website)

6/16/2016 - 6/19/2016



Grateful Friends Fest

Hillsboro,Wisconsin - (Website) 

6/16/2016 - 6/19/2016


Family Reunion

Harrodsburg, KY - (Festival Website)

 6/17/2016 - 6/19/2016


High Sierra Music Festival 2016

Quincy, CA- (Festival Website)

6/30/2016 - 7/3/2016


Grateful Fest 2016

Garettsville, Ohio - (Festival Website)

7/1/2016 - 7/4/2016


Oregon Country Fair 

Venetta, Oregon - (Festival Website) 

7/8/2016 - 7/10/2016


Camp Bisco 2016

Scranton, Pennsylvania - (Festival Website)

7/14/2016 - 7/16/2016


The Gathering At Chaffee's 

Girard, PA - (Festival Website)

7/22/2016 - 7/24/2016


Newport Folk Festival

Newport, RI - (Website)

7/22/2016 - 7/24/2016


Floyd Fest

Floyd, VA - (Festival Website)

7/27/2016 - 7/31/2016


Grateful Garcia Gathering

Black River Falls, WI - (Festival Website)

 7/28/2016 - 7/31/2016


Lollapalooza 

Chicago, IL - (Festival Website) 

7/28/2016 - 7/31/2016


 Salmonfest

Ninilchik, AK - (Festival Website)

8/5/2016 - 8/7/2016


The Werk Out 

Thornville, Ohio - (Festival Website)

8/4/2016 - 8/6/2016


Camp Creek Music Festival

Marianville, NY - (Festival Website)

8/8/2016 - 8/10/2016


The Funk Of It Music Festival

Belden, CA - (Festival Website)

8/12/2016 - 8/14/2016


Camp Barefoot

Elkins, WV - (Festival Website)

 8/18/2016 - 8/20/2016


Hot August Blues & Roots Festival

Cockeysville, MD - (Festival Website)

8/20/2016


Cowpie Music Festival

Alaska, Michigan - (Festival Website)

8/12/2016 - 8/13/2016


Clear Mountain View Music Festival

Lawndale, NC - (Festival Website)

8/25/2016 - 8/27/2016


Lock'n Festival 2016

Arrington, VA - (Festival Website)

8/25/2016 - 8/28/2016


Wild Woods Music and Arts Festival

Croydon, NH - (Festival Website)

8/29/2016 - 8/31/2016


Terrapin Hill Harvest Festival

Harrodsburg, KY - (Festival Website)

 9/1/2016 - 9/4/2016


Hardly Strickly Bluegrass Festival 

Hellman Hollow (formerly Speedway Meadows) Golden Gate Park

San Francisco, CA - (Festival Website)

(Free Daytime Show - No camping on site)

9/30/2016 - 10/2/2016

Bands are kept a surprise until the day of the show


CukoRakko Music and Arts Festival

Steele, AL - (Festival Website)

 10/7/2016 - 10/9/2016


Phases of the Moon Music + Art Festival

Danville, IL - (Festival Website)

 10/16/2015 - 10/18/2015


Hangtown Halloween Ball 

10/20/2016 - 10/23/2016 - (Festival Website)


Snuggleween 2016

Harrodsburg, KY - (Festival Website)

 10/27/2016 - 10/29/2016




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