When guitarist Bill Nershi of the String Cheese Incident announced he’d be leaving the band after their 2007 Summer Tour, we all knew it was just a matter of time before the group known for their eclectic blend of sounds, hula hooping fans and group hoots would return to the scene. It turns out their breakup didn’t even last two years, as the Colorado-based band will stage their comeback at the second annual Rothbury Festival in Michigan.
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Scheduled for July 2 – 5 at the Double JJ Ranch just north of Muskegon, this year’s Rothbury Festival lineup features a solid base of jambands with a number of artists from various genres thrown in for good measure. The Dead, which kicks off their reunion tour in Greensboro on April 12, have been tapped to headline the festie along with String Cheese, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan and the Black Crowes.
Tickets for Rothbury 2009 are currently onsale for $229.50 until Friday when the price rises to $249.50. VIP packages of varying degrees of comfort and price ranges including multiple lodging options are available once again this year. As with most other ’09 festivals, a layaway plan is available for those who want to spread the cost out. READ ON for a full list of performers…
OTHBURY, the latest entry in the burgeoning U.S. concert festival scene got underway (July 3) in western Michigan. The rest of the weekend will see 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 playing in six performance areas. Jennifer Kirk provides the lowdown on each day.