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Tickets for the 14th annual All Good Music Festival went on sale at 12 noon today. They will sell at tiered prices, meaning that when the first and cheapest round of tickets sell out, the next tier, which is more expensive, will go on sale.

For those of you who don’t know about the fest, some explanation in necessary. The now 4 day music festival takes place each summer in Masontown, West Virginia. The small town welcomes music lovers from all over the country to its wide expanse of farm land.

A fishbowl view of the music mountain.

As you pull into the beautiful mountain top, you park your car and unload all your stuff. One of the best aspects of this festival is that you get to camp out right on the land the performers are playing on. Check out the great mountain view, set up your tent, cook yourself a burger on your portable grill, crack open a beer, then head to the main stage to catch a show.

From most areas around the main stage area, the walk from campsite to music is only 2-5 minutes. All along the way, there are delicious and often healthy options for food if you opted not to bring your own. There are also many bathroom facilities on the mountain.

And the whole time you’re there camping, act after act performs on the festival’s stages. It’s really a great experience for music lovers.

The lineup this year hasn’t been fully released yet, but here’s who signed on so far:

  • Furthur featuring Phil Lesh and Bob Weir
  • Widepsread Panic
  • Umphrey’s McGee
  • Yonder Mountain String Band
  • Dark Star Orchestra
  • George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
  • Lotus
  • Femi Kuti and the Positive Force
  • Railroad Earth
  • Rebelution
  • The New Deal
  • Perpetual Groove
  • Cornmeal
  • Fox Knox Five
  • The Macpodz

Keep checking the festival’s lineup page for more artist updates.

The first round of tickets for a three day pass costs $129. For a four day pass, first round prices start out at $144. For tickets, visit the All Good ticket page.

(3/7/10) UPDATE: It has just been announced that a few more acts have been added to the list of performers — Keller Williams & The Added Bonus, Bassnectar,¬†Garage A Trois, The Travelin’ McCourys, Dr. Didg, and the Lee Boys.


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Kate Langenburg/A&E Groove

Looking for something interesting to do this Labor day weekend? Are you an avid lover of jam bands and camping outdoors in a festival setting? Well, I’ve got your weekend planned out already. Moe.Down is coming to the Snow Ridge Ski Resort in Turin, NY and will provide you with every festival desire you could ask for.

Here is a shot of the whole festival taken last year. Photo by Kate Langenburg.

Here is a shot of the whole festival taken last year. Photo by Kate Langenburg.

Moe.Down has been happening in the ski area for the past nine years now. It’s a great location for a fest — the ski slopes provide quite a large hill for fans to spread out on, giving everyone a great view of the stage, which is set up at the bottom of the slopes. This year will be the festival’s 10th year.

Music will happen from Friday through Sunday. (That’s September 4-6.) That gives fans three days of music to enjoy. And of course, three days of camping to enjoy, too. Camping is arguably one of the things that makes the whole experience come together. There’s nothing like dancing all day and then cozying up in your sleeping bag at night!

The Lineup:

  • moe.
  • Cake
  • Umphrey’s McGee
  • Method Man and Redman
  • Ani DiFranco
  • Matthew Sweet
  • Sam Bush
  • The New Mastersounds
  • Ominous Seapods
  • The Heavy Pets
  • Okemah
  • The Nate Wilson Group
  • Family Groove Company
  • Lynch
  • My Dear Disco
  • The London Souls

I am psyched for this festival. It might be one of the bigger festies for the reset of this summer. The only thing I question is — Method Man and Redman? What are these guys doing at a hippie fest? I suppose it could be interesting. (I’ll probably still go see them.)

If you’re wondering where the name of this festival came from, it’s moe.! The band founded the fest to help spread happy vibes and music. The cool thing about that is that they will be playing multiple sets all throughout the weekend.

If you want to purchase tickets for this event, visit the ticketing website.

Get ready to camp, enjoy music, and dance your ass off! Gimme some moe.

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