Rothbury is ‘Next Evolution’ in Music Festivals

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By Jeffrey V. Smith

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www.rothburyfestival.com

July 3-6, 2008
Double JJ Ranch - Rothbury, MI

The promoters of the nation’s newest big festival call Rothbury the “next evolution” of music festivals. Presented by a Colorado contingency made up of Madison House and AEG  Live Rocky Mountain, organizers are taking efforts to make the event a “party with a purpose.” They are also committed to creating an environmentally sustainable festival where “music fans, artists and progressive thinkers gather to celebrate much more than music.”

Those familiar with Rothbury’s festival site, the Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Mich., say it is an experience itself. The ranch offers lakes, beach front, trails, forests and fields as well as on site lodging, bars and restaurants.

In addition to a diverse lineup of over 70 bands on eight stages, which is obviously the highlight, the festival will host a Think Tank and Energy Fair, and will feature “unprecedented” audience participation opportunities.

TRAVEL TIME:
(As calculated by mapquest.com from Denver, Colo. to Rothbury, MI.)

Total Est. Time: 17.0 hours, 36 minutes
Total Est. Distance: 1193.62 miles

YOU NEED TO KNOW: Bring an open and inquisitive mind and a willingness to help create change.  Rothbury’s Think Tank will tackle finding solutions to Climate Change and Alternative Energy Options.

PRICE: $$$

CAMPING: Yes, plus on-site lodging options

ARTISTS:
Dave Matthews Band
Widespread Panic
John Mayer
311
Phil Lesh and Friends
Primus
Thievery Corporation
Snoop Dogg
Modest Mouse
Michael Franti and Spearhead
Gov’t Mule
Slightly Stoopid
STS9
Colbie Caillat
Rodrigo y Gabriela
The Black Keys
Keller Williams with Moseley, Droll & Sipe
Yonder Mountain String Band with Jon Fishman
Gogol Bordello
Citizen Cope
The Disco Biscuits
Medeski Martin & Wood
Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Soul Stew Revival
Sam Beam of Iron and Wine
Drive-By Truckers
The Mickey Hart Band feat. George Porter Jr. and Steve Kimock
Of Montreal
E-Town Radio Show
The Dresden Dolls
Gomez
Atmosphere
Brett Dennen
Taj Mahal
Mike Gordon
Zappa Plays Zappa
Crystal Method DJ Set
State Radio
JJ Grey & MOFRO
The Greyboy Allstars
The Secret Machines
Railroad Earth
Steel Pulse
Beth Orton
The Wailers
Perpetual Groove
Jakob Dylan & the Gold Mountain Rebels
A 3
Betty Lavette
Emmitt-Nershi Band
Ingrid Michaelson
Lotus
Kyle Hollingsworth Band
EOTO
Panjea with Michael Kang
Yard Dogs Road Show
The Beautiful Girls
Sage Francis
Tea Leaf Green
Bassnectar
Pnuma Trio
Brother Ali
Diplo
Boombox
Flosstradamus
The Juan MacLean
The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker
Greensky Bluegrass
DJ Rekha
Dead Confederate
Trampled By Turtles
Four Finger Five
Motion Potion
DJ Rootz

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