All Good’s triumphant return to the Mountain State
SUMMIT POINT – The 18th incarnation of the All Good Music Festival is happening right in our backyard. This year, the festival will take place July 9-11 at Berry Hill Farm in Summit Point, in the Eastern Panhandle. All Good’s trademark is two side-by-side stages that offer no overlapping sets of 32 “Best In Class” headlining acts including Primus, moe., CAKE, Thievery Corporation, Lotus, SOJA, John Butler Trio, Greensky Bluegrass, Railroad Earth, Dark Star Orchestra and many more.
Berry Hill Farm offers the perfect blend of music festival isolation and natural splendor at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and marks All Good’s triumphant return to Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. Vinnie Amico, the drummer from moe. says, “All Good is one of the early and instrumental jam band festivals. moe. has been part of the festival since the beginning and I feel that we have grown up with (founder) Tim (Walther) and the festivals. We have some great memories of All Good over the years.”
Adding to the excitement, the festival is partnering with Flying Dog Brewery and in celebration of this year’s festival will be offering the debut of All Good Ale. Also new in 2015, the Believe In Music Stage will feature the most talented up and coming acts from the region. On behalf of each act that performs on the Believe In Music Stage, All Good is making a donation directly to Believe In Music, a program of Living Classrooms Foundation, a non-profit program teaching music to underprivileged children.
SOJA’s lead vocalist Jacob Hemphill offers, “All Good is operated in a way where artists love to be there. We reflect it in our performances. We played six years in a row for a reason, we love it there. It feels like home.”
Multi-instrumentalist, festival veteran and nearby resident Keller Williams says, “All Good rules. I’ve played the festival on a few different sites. One site was 20 minutes from my house; another was in rural W.Va, with one road in and out. Yet another site was in Ohio where I saw The (Grateful) Dead in the early 90s. This year we return to W.Va., but just barely over the VA border. Being from Fredericksburg, Virginia, I appreciate the closeness to my home, even though this year I will be in New York City the day before and Santa Cruz the day after, I still like having the option of blowing off the surrounding gigs and just trippin’ out at All Good … I won’t … But I could. I like that. Wherever the festival takes place, the folks that put it on, create a vibe and atmosphere that is relaxed and tailored to open-minded music lovers. Which is what I am. It’s all kinds of good in all kinds of ways.”
The full festival lineup includes: Primus – moe. – CAKE – Thievery Corporation – Lotus – SOJA – STS9 – John Butler Trio – The Word – Railroad Earth – Greensky Bluegrass – Dark Star Orchestra – Keller Williams – Yonder Mountain String Band – Lettuce – Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – JJ Grey & Mofro – Chris Robinson Brotherhood – BoomBox – Antibalas – Balkan Beat Box – Twiddle – The Motet – Everyone Orchestra – The Bridge – Elephant Revival – Pigeons Playing Ping Pong – TAUK – Cabinet – Turkuaz – Zoogma – Judah & The Lion – Big Something – ELM – B Side Shuffle – Drop Electric – Fletcher’s Grove – Grand Ole’ Ditch – Tabasco Bustelo – Second Self
Complete festival details, tickets are at www.allgoodfestival.com.