What: Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival
When: June 3rd – 6th
Where: Mulberry Mountain, Ozark, AK
Headliners: Widespread Panic, STS9, Umphrey’s McGee, The Disco Biscuits and The Black Keys
Line-Up Highlights: John Butler Trio, Blues Traveler, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Bassnectar, JJ Grey & MOFRO, Black Joe Lewis and the Honey Bears, Fishbone, Todd Snider,
Tickets: 4 day passes $151 (plus fees), VIP passes $395 (plus fees)
Accommodations: This is really a camper’s festival with multiple options, including primitive camping at $29 (plus fees) and mainstage camping costs $79 (plus fees)
My Take: I’m not even going to act like I know most of these bands. This appears to be jam band central this festival season. I can tell you that Athens, Ga natives Widespread Panic and STS9 headlined Rothbury and drew rave reviews. I can also tell you that The Black Keys are well worth seeing and I’ve heard nothing but good things about Robert Randolph. Atlanta based band The Constellations also make an appearance. I guess its good that Wakarusa’s site has videos from past years.
Have you been to Wakarusa? Any past experiences you care to share?