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Published: July 10, 2012

The 16th annual All Good Music Festival & Campout, featuring nearly 50 bands and DJs on three stages, will be held July 19-22 at Legend Valley Concert Venue & Campground just 30 minutes east of Columbus, Ohio. 

All Good’s specialty: no overlapping sets. With two side-by-side stages and one late night stage, festival-goers can expect to see more than 50 hours of their favorite musical acts with only a few hours in between for a bit of sleep. By continuing the tradition of only two main stages, attendees can be guaranteed the opportunity to see every performance in full without missing any sets, thus allowing fans to check out bands with whom they may be completely unfamiliar.

The Grassroots Stage is designed as a late night party stage, featuring dubstep, house and electronic dance music. With three nights of late night sets from 3 to 5 am, DJs and performers include Heady Ruxpin, DJ Magua, Ill Atmospherics, Eric Evasion, Attak/Carma and NastyNasty.  Columbus event producers, My Best Friends Party, are sponsoring the Grassroots Stage.

New mass gathering ordinances passed in Preston County, WV specifically prevented All Good from returning to Marvin’s Mountaintop, but fortunately the new venue offers so much more.  Formerly known as Buckeye Lake Music Center, the new venue has played host to countless significant Grateful Dead performances in the late 80’s & early 90’s.  This new location in Thornville, Ohio offers easy access to the site with faster processing than the festival’s previous site in Masontown, West Virginia.  Legend Valley allows 2 and 3 day passes to be sold, due to the more easily accessible festival grounds.  All Good Festival staples include Tea Leaf Green, Lotus, Railroad Earth, SOJA, Bob Weir, Yonder Mountain String Band, Phil Lesh, ConspiratorThe Werks, Papadosio and many more acts returning for another year.  New comers include Big Gigantic, Shpongle, and The Flaming Lips among others.  

All Good now has increased ticket options, including full 4-Day passes still being sold at $199.  The 3-day, Friday arrival pass is $175 and the 2-Day, Saturday arrival pass is $109.

According to festival founder Tim Walther, “There has been quite a bit of demand for All Good to offer ticketing options like this in the past but with the remoteness of our previous site in West Virginia, it didn’t really make sense. We have come to realize that being so close to large cities changes everything, and we are delighted to offer these choices to our fans.”

Attendees can also expect comfortable camping, RV camping, family friendly camping, artisan food vendors, assorted craft vendors, regional microbrews, designated bonfire pits, kids entertainment, drum circles, play shops, and endless options for entertainment and safety.

There are also VIP packages available, which include an exclusive viewing and camping area close to the stages, private and air-conditioned bathrooms and showers, free taxi shuttles and more.

Tickets to the 16th annual All Good Music Festival & Campout are on sale at and include all 4 days and nights of camping, parking, plus all entertainment.

The complete 2012 All Good Festival lineup includes:

The Allman Brothers Band
Phil Lesh & Friends
The Flaming Lips
Bob Weir & Bruce Hornsby featuring special guest Branford Marsalis
Michael Franti
Yonder Mountain String Band
Dark Star Orchestra
G. Love & Special Sauce
Big Gigantic
Shpongle presents The Masquerade
Mickey Hart Band
Trampled By Turtles
Railroad Earth
The Werks
Tea Leaf Green
Greensky Bluegrass
The Wood Brothers
Larry Keel & Natural Bridge
Jerry Joseph & the Jackmormons
Devil Makes Three
Corey Harris & The Rasta Blues Experience
Elephant Revival
The Lumineers
The Pimps of Joytime
Red Wanting Blue
Everyone Orchestra
The Macpodz
Moon Hooch
Yellow Dubmarine
The Bridge
Rumpke Mountain Boys
Cris Jacobs Band
The 4onthefloor
The Rex Jam
DJ Who

The Grassroots Stage is designed as a late night stage curated by Columbus event producers, My Best Friends Party, featuring the best in dubstep, house and electronica music.

Thursday Night
3 am to 4 am  Heady Ruxpin
4 am to 5 am  DJ Magua

Friday Night
3 am to 4 am  Ill Atmospherics
4 am to 5 am  Eric Evasion

Saturday Night MBFP presents LeBoom Late Night
3 am to 4 am  Attak/ Carma
4 am to 5 am  NastyNasty

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