By: Ellie Salrin
The 17th annual All Good Music Festival is coming up in less than 24 hours! Taking place in Legend Valley, Ohio, the it is considered to be a top U.S. festival, having been nominated as “best festival of the year” by Pollstar Magazine in 2012.
All Good has moved several times since its inception, moving around Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, and settled into its newest home in Ohio last year. Traditionally, the festival has been mostly focused around jam bands and the like, but has over time come to incorporate more diverse genres of music. This year, expect to see Pretty Lights, STS9, Beats Antique, Papadosio, The Werks and Digital Tape Machine, along with Further, Primus, Keller Williams, and other notable artists.
A unique aspect that All Good has over other festivals - the two main stages operate with no overlapping sets, allowing festival-goers the unique opportunity to see all of the scheduled music without having to make that dreaded choice between two favorite artists.
Advanced ticket sales are no longer available online. All ticket options will be available at the gate, including upgrades.
There are General Admission four-day (- ), three-day ( - ), and two-day ( - ) festival passes available. RV Camping passes are available as add-ons to the festival pass. This allows access to the RV area, which does not have hookups, dumping stations, or electricity.
There is a four-day Premium Camping pass which provides several benefits; it gets your vehicle access into an exclusive gate closer to the concert venue where your campsite is just a few hundred yards from the main concert entrance.
“Even Better” VIP Packages offer a more enhanced festival experience including an exclusive concert viewing and camping area near the stages, private air-conditioned bathrooms and showers, free festival taxi shuttles, premium All Good merchandise and more. “Better Yet” VIP Packages also include elegantly decorated furnished tents complete with futons, pillows, sleeping bags, and electricity.
Stages and Vending
The three stages include a main stage, the Dragon Stage, next to a slightly smaller stage, the Crane Stage, and the Grassroots stage located by Shakedown Street. The Dragon and Crane stages have music starting at all weekend going well into the night and ending around . The Grassroots stage runs from morning until afternoon featuring music and nonprofit workshops, then hosts late night shows from .
Ice, food concessions, arts & crafts, and camp supplies will be available from official vendors. All the music, food vendors, crafters, and ice will be a few hundred yards distance from each other in the main concert area, and auxiliary vendor villages will be located in the campground.
Experience and Amenities
All Good will have fire spinners, stilt walkers, and other performers on hand. The organizers have teamed up with a more festival-friendly security team than in years past. There will be a charging station, mist tents, shade tents with picnic areas, showers (for a nominal fee), ATMs, a kids area, water stations, taxi services, and more.
Trash and recycling centers will be located throughout the festival. All Good has teamed up with Conscious Alliance for an “Art that Feeds” Food Drive. If you bring 20 canned goods to the festival and take them to the Conscious Alliance area, you will receive one of their custom All Good posters.
Artists to Check Out
Kung Fu - The quintet of masterfully seasoned musicians blends electro-jazz-funk with an EDM informed danceability.
Founding Fathers - Electronic music meets 20,000 hours of playing experience. For those who love beats, samples and shredding solos.
Yonder Mountain String Band
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
John Butler Trio
Keller Williams with The Travelin’ McCourys
Dark Star Orchestra
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
North Mississippi Allstars
John Scofield Uberjam Band
The Infamous Stringdusters
MarchFourth Marching Band
The Soul Rebels
The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
The Bright Light Social Hour
Digital Tape Machine
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
Fear Nuttin Band
Nahko And Medicine For The People
The Rex Jam
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