The 2012 All Good Music Festival begins tomorrow, July 19, at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio. Known for having only one stage of music going at any time, All Good offers set after set of one incredible act after another. In recent months the venue formerly known as Buckeye Lake has been expanded considerably from its more recent days hosting smaller festivals thrown by more local legendary acts such as Hookahville or The Werkout. Venue owners and festival staff have been working for months to return Legend Valley to its former glory.
In a recent Hidden Track interview All Good promoter Tim Walther discussed how much work has gone into transforming the historic concert venue back into a top tier festival venue. Walther assured longtime All Good fans that the new venue promises fan favorites and new additions – both in terms of festival eye candy and musical offerings. Lighting design for both stage and ambient campground areas was coordinated by Phish lighting wizard and “fifth” member, Chris Kuroda. This year’s All Good features headliners the Allman Brothers Band, Phil Lesh & Friends, the Flaming Lips, Bob Weir & Bruce Hornsby wsg Branford Marsalis, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Yonder Mountain String Band, with late night sets by Shpongle, Galactic, and Lotus. “Artist At Large” Roosevelt Collier of The Lee Boys has announced plans to sit in with Galactic, ALO, the Wood Brothers and Yonder Mountain String Band on Friday. The lap steel guitarist revealed he’ll be the guest of The Allman Brothers Band, Tea Leaf Green, Larry Keel & Natural Bridge, The Rex Jam and Lettuce on Saturday.
Hidden Track’s Andrew Bender will be covering All Good for a third year in a row, providing insights into the festival experience, performances and the change in venue. Check back daily for daily reports from Andrew in his 2012 All Good FestivaLog.