Thursday, March 1
We hope to see you at Wakarusa.....
As Winter folds into Spring, my spirit gains vigor along with the landscape. The changes in season do little to contribute to my excitement. My soul is driven by another force of nature…music. The only thing that surpasses planning your summer escapades is living the adventures themselves. Over the Summer, Sammy and I will hopefully cross paths with many of you at a Phish show or festival. It was special sharing in the groove with so many new friends last year. This Summer, Phish and The Dead is proud to be part of The Wakarusa Music Festival, May 31st through June 3rd. We hope you join us on the breath-taking Mulberry Mountain for this magical time. I have attended every summer since it relocated from Kansas to the Ozarks of Arkansas. The stunning environment and other activities are only surpassed by the eclectic mix of music.
This year’s line-up has everything to ensure four days of musical bliss. It is loaded with acts that will satisfy anybody’s musical pallet. Pretty Lights, The Avett Brothers and Primus are the official headliners. I am anticipating Wier, Robinson & Greene Acoustic Trio above all others. Only playing once last year and only a handful of shows this summer, this intriguing line-up is worth the price of admission. I can’t think of a more ideal setting for the particular magic they are sure to bring. Most impressive about this year’s bill is the consistency of talent. Amazing bands such as EOTO, Emmitt-Nershi Band, The Devil Makes Three and Ghostland Observatory are spread amongst equally talented acts. The impressive list of performers represents all genres of music, all the while, still catering to what makes us move. There is truly outstanding talent from top to bottom.
In between dancing and the many attractions, one can enjoy everything from Frisbee Golf, hiking, swimming and yoga – all within a throwing stones distance of your campsite. The atmosphere is laid back and you avoid almost all of the negatives that surround similar events. The schedule always makes musical sense as you visit the many stages, each with their own personality matching the auditory sensation. Add in the affordable tickets, camping prices and V.I.P. perks that actually warrant the extra dough, it is easily one of my favorite festivals of the summer. Here’s to hoping I find you there!
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By: Kevin Long
Phish and The Dead Chief Admin, Staff Writer
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