& Friends joins an already jam-packed lineup of artists for a headlining performance at the 4th Annual 10,000 Lakes Festival (10KLF) July 19-22, 2006 at the Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes, MN.
The perfect addition to 10KLF's rich musical diversity, former Grateful Dead
bassist and his band, Phil Lesh & Friends, perform on the Main Stage Friday, July 21, joining festival headliners Trey Anastasio
on July 22 and The String Cheese Incident
on July 20.
Drawing from a pool full of talented national, regional, and emerging acts, the 10,000 Lakes Festival seeks to be the nation’s premier music and camping festival destination. Enjoying the scene's top performers within the stunning natural beauty of clear lakes and spacious, wooded campgrounds provides all attendees an unparalleled festival experience.
The 10,000 Lakes Festival's line-up includes Trey Anastasio, The String Cheese Incident, Keller Williams
Incident (performing with The String Cheese Incident), O.A.R. (...Of A Revolution); Keller Williams (solo), Umphrey's McGee
, The Benevento/Russo Duo featuring Phish
bassist Mike Gordon, Medeski, Martin & Wood
, Big Head Todd & The Monsters
, and Hot Buttered Rum.
Additional acts include Great American Taxi featuring Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon
, Tea Leaf Green
, Wood Brothers, WookieFoot, The Big Wu, The Mutaytor, Fat Maw Rooney, New Primitives, Freshwater Collins, Benzos, Green Lemon, Down Lo, White Iron Band, GypsyFoot, Trampled By Turtles, Backyard Tire Fire, Moses Mayes, Hooch, and Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank. The full lineup is available at www.10klf.com
Independent and unsigned bands now have the opportunity to perform at the festival through the 'Cosmic Break' competition. The 10KLF Cosmic Break Tour showcases emerging artists through a series of regional events during April and May. One band from each city’s event moves on to perform at the 10,000 Lakes Festival. Thirteen bands will receive a paid performance slot at 10KLF and prize packages, including a potential endorsement from D'Addario Strings and Evans Drumheads. Interested artists may apply and get more information at www.CosmicBreakTour.com
The 10,000 Lakes Festival community comes together once a year to celebrate great music in an enchanting natural setting within a participatory, dynamic festival environment. In 2005, the Minneapolis Star Tribune admired that the 10,000 Lakes Festival was "filled with thousands of good vibes." Jambase.com
calls 10KLF "old from the North Country." The Star Tribune continues "Even the musicians are impressed by the fest site." Backstage at 10KLF, Jon Bell, singer/guitarist with Widespread Panic
told the Tribune "There's room to move and lots of friendliness and not too crazy. It's a very open vibe. You can't create that."
Dotting the spacious festival and camp grounds are four stages showcasing the 40+ bands performing on the Barn Stage, a shady hill overlooking the concert bowl; the open air Field Stage; the Saloon Stage for intimate concerts and late night jams; and the Main Stage where everyone gathers in the evening for the headliners' concerts featuring Phil Lesh & Friends, Trey Anastasio, The String Cheese Incident and more.