ROTHBURY, the latest entry in the burgeoning U.S. concert festival scene got underway (July 3) in western Michigan. The rest of the weekend saw performances by the likes of the Dave Matthews Band, Widespread Panic, John Mayer, Modest Mouste, 311, Thievery Corporation, Primus Trey Anastasio, Snoop Dogg, Phil Lesh and Friends, Gov’t Mule and other jam friendly artists– more than 70 acts played in six performance areas.
ROTHBURY sets forth as a huge party with a purpose. Hosted at the one-of-a-kind Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Michigan, the four day, environmentally sustainable music and camping festival served its goal of being an inspiring cultural assembly; one where music fans, artists and progressive thinkers gathered to celebrate much more than music. It is ROTHBURY’s goal to harness the unique energy of the live music community into a durable social movement toward an important cause: Climate Change and Clean Energy Alternatives. In addition to a diverse and stellar lineup of over 70 bands ROTHBURY hosted a Think Tank and Epicenter Fair, which featured unprecedented audience participation opportunities.
Hidden Track writer Jennifer Kirk provides the lowdown on each day’s festivities.