The 10,000 Lakes Festival

Dave from the 10,000 Lakes Festival sent me a press release for a what looks to be a very cool and eclectic music festival set in the awesome scenery of the 10,000 lakes region in Minnesota in late July. From Widespread Panic to Trey Anastasio (formerly of Phish) to the resurgent Black Crowes, the 10,000 Lakes Festival looks to be a great way to spend a couple of days in July.

Dave Weissman 614-487-1403

10,000 Lakes Festival Confirms Artist Lineup
Third Annual Music Festival to Host Twenty-Five National Acts Over Three Nights in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota July 21-24

Minneapolis, MN (May 12, 2005)—The 10,000 Lakes Festival is proud to announce the complete list of performers for its third annual event, scheduled for July 21-24 at the scenic Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.  In addition to two nights of festival headliners Widespread Panic and former Phish guitarist/front man Trey Anastasio, the event features two dozen other artists performing in a wide range of musical styles.

The artist lineup for the 10,000 Lakes Festival includes:

Widespread Panic (2 nights)

Trey Anastasio
The Black Crowes

Les Claypool

Rusted Root

G Love & Special Sauce

Dark Star Orchestra


The Everyone Orchestra
featuring Steve Kimock

Sound Tribe Sector 9

Jazz Mandolin Project

Cyro Baptista & Beat The Donkey

Perpetual Groove
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey
The Breakfast
Green Lemon

Signal Path

Delta Nove

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
Sue Foley
Trampled By Turtles
Fat Maw Rooney

God Johnson

New Primitives
Mr. Blotto

Bands will perform on four stages, including the Barn Stage on a shady hill overlooking the concert bowl, the Field Stage where the audience can spread out and soak up some sun, the Saloon Stage for intimate concerts and late night jams, and the Main Stage where everyone gathers in the evening for the major concerts featuring Widespread Panic and Trey Anastasio.

Multi-Day Tickets starting at $75 are available now through the festival website:

The event ticket price includes all band performances and camping under the stars adjacent to one of the most beautiful outdoor concert venue in the nation. The 10,000 Lakes Festival held at the 600-acre Soo Pass Ranch in beautiful Northern Minnesota contains numerous campgrounds, built specifically for people to enjoy their camping experience in a spacious, friendly and comfortable setting.

Festival-goers can relax in beautiful Lake Sallie Campground with over 3,000 feet of shoreline or settle into the magnificent trees of the Northwoods campground. VIP Camping is located directly behind the Main Stage. The campgrounds are well groomed with permanent roads and real showers and are suitable for virtually any kind of camping vehicle. Every campground is within easy walking distance of the concert site.

Modern amenities on site include clean, permanent restrooms facilities with running water, internet access and a wide variety of high quality food and beverages will be available.

Continuing the festival’s commitment to community, the 10,000 Lakes Festival is partnering with Conscious Alliance, a non-profit group which organizes food drives nationally at concerts and music festivals to benefit impoverished Indian Reservations across the greater western United States. Festival patrons are encouraged to contribute non-perishable food items at the event. Those who donate 10 or more canned goods will receive a free, limited-edition 10,000 Lakes Festival poster.  Collection bins will be located just outside the festival field entrance.

In addition to the canned food drive, the 10,000 Lakes Festival will contribute a portion of each ticket sold to benefit the Rex Foundation, a non-profit, charitable organization established in 1983 by friends and members of the Grateful Dead. The Rex Foundation proactively provides extensive community support to creative endeavors in the arts, sciences, and education and has furnished over $7 million in grants to hundreds of organizations since 1984.

For detailed artist information and to purchase tickets visit:

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