Getting Psyched for ALL GOOD! Who’s coming with me?
Every summer I pick one festival to attend. Aside from loving music and dancing, I do this for one very important reason. Packing a backpack, trading my Tom’s for Crocs and decidedly not showering for three days while camping in the woods of West Virginia is the antithesis of my life in New York City where I shower sometimes twice a day, report on technology and sleep in a bed with a purple down comforter snuggling with my MacBook. Letting go, letting loose and sinking my toes into the grass literally keeps me down to Earth.
This year I have chosen to revisit the All Good Music Festival after taking a two year hiatus to attend Rothbury in 2008 (which is sadly no longer happening) and Camp Bisco in 2009 (which has a sweet line up this year too).
The All Good Music Festival in Masontown, West Virginia offers 655 acres of grassy lands where you can park next to your tent, walk no more than 30 minutes to the stage and wake up in the Allegheny mountains. It is literally one of the most beautiful, easy-going and well-managed festivals I’ve ever been to. This year they will have 40 bands over 4 nights , and at All Good there are no overlapping sets.
For those who are down to get down: Expect rock, bluegrass, electronic, jam, reggae, funk, drum circles, food vendors, and quality microbrews.
And for the needy: ATMs, regularly serviced porta-johns, water stations, first aid medical unit, shower
house and designated bonfire areas.
Sound All Good?
Buy tickets here.
Early Bird tickets $169, $55 off of the gate price.
Don’t like camping with a bunch of dirty hippies? All Good offers an ‘Even Better VIP’ package including exclusive viewing and camping areas with premium site-lines, Thursday admission, private air-conditioned bathrooms, private showers, and premium camping overlooking the main stage.
The 14th annual All Good Music Festival takes place July 8-11, 2010 at Marvin’s Mountaintop, Masontown, WV.
Confirmed 2010 All Good Music Festival Artists:
FURTHUR featuring PHIL LESH & BOB WEIR
Yonder Mountain String Band
Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi Band
Dark Star Orchestra
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
Keller Williams & the Added Bonus
Femi Kuti & the Positive Force
The New Deal
Garage a Trois
The New Mastersounds
The Travelin’ McCourys
Fort Knox Five
More information about the All Good Festival can be found at: