Lesh Headlines Slow Food on 8/31


Phil Lesh
Festival Network is proud to announce that the legendary Phil Lesh & Friends will headline Sunday, August 31, at the Slow Food Rocks music festival, which will be held during Slow Food Nation, the largest celebration of American food in history, taking place in San Francisco over Labor Day Weekend. In a rare hometown appearance Phil Lesh and Friends will play on an outdoor stage at The Great Meadow at Fort Mason overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, the second day of a two day music festival. Other artists include Grammy-winning Gnarls Barkley, who will headline the event on Saturday, August 30 with Ozomatli, New Pornographers, and Medeski Martin & Wood. Joining Phil Lesh and Friends on Sunday, August 31, are G. Love & Special Sauce and the John Butler Trio.

Throughout the years Phil Lesh & Friends have included several of the great names in rock music both past and present, and it takes a special event like Slow Food Rocks to bring them to this green, gorgeous spot by the Bay. Slow Food Nation will bring together tens of thousands to experience an extraordinary range of activities highlighting the connection between plate and planet. All food and beverage vendors for the music festival will be sourced through Slow Food Nation, representing the best in good, clean and fair prepared foods, meats, produce, micro-brews and wine. To highlight issues concerning urban and global water use, Slow Food Nation is partnering with Food & Water Watch and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to develop accessible and visible water stations. All water will be free of charge. As Slow Food Nation strives to be a plastic-free event, we encourage you to bring your own reusable water bottle. For more information about Slow Food Nation, please visit www.slowfoodnation.org.

Tickets for Slow Food Rocks are on sale now at www.slowfoodrocks.com or via phone at (877) 655-4TIX. Single-day and two-day passes will be available at the reserved and general admission levels. For a complete breakdown of ticket prices, please see below.

The Great Meadow at Fort Mason, part of Golden Gate National Park, provides a beautiful, intimate setting highlighted by the Golden Gate Bridge. An atmosphere fitting with Festival Network's commitment to holding premiere music festivals in the most spectacular settings the world has to offer.

The festival lineup is listed below.

Saturday, August 30
Music from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Gnarls Barkley
The New Pornographers
Medeski Martin & Wood

Sunday, August 31
Music from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Phil Lesh and Friends
G Love & Special Sauce
John Butler Trio


Single-day Tickets:
General Admission:
In Advance: $69
At Door: $79 Children (5 to 12 yrs): $10

In Advance: $89
At Door: $99
Children (5 to 12 yrs): $20

Two-day Tickets:
General Admission:
In Advance: $120
Children (5 to 12 yrs): $20

In Advance: $160
Children (5 to 12 yrs): $40


[Published on: 7/16/08]

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granola Wed 7/16/2008 11:52AM
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Phil youre the greatest

gmoo Wed 7/16/2008 12:21PM
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Free water is cool, but for $120?

MyFavBandIsTheBestYoursSucks starstarstarstarstar Wed 7/16/2008 12:33PM
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Man I wish I lived in San Fran sometimes.

beatstock Wed 7/16/2008 01:31PM
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if all of phils shows lately are sounding like what he played at all good last weekend, i would love to be in san fran around that time

MarkBC starstarstarstarstar Wed 7/16/2008 02:30PM
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beatstock I'm right there with you. Phil's All Good show was incredible, my face is def back on that hill somewhere still. I hope Jam Base has a review of that festival soon, if not just for a review of that Phil show. Legendary.

thehurricane23 Wed 7/16/2008 03:03PM
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Yeah the second set in particular at AllGood was just madness. I felt like I was at a cross between a 60's Acid Test and a early 90's rave during that Elevator, maybe the best Phil show I've ever seen.

FormulaOBX Wed 7/16/2008 04:19PM
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Phil played one helluva show at All Good.

acomma Wed 7/16/2008 05:04PM
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When the hell are Phil and Bobby gonna tour again?? Maybe Phil and Mickey can agree to change the name back to 'The Other Ones' instead of "The Dead", the name that Weir hates.

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no no.. The Warlocks!!!

GeorgieP starstarstarstarstar Thu 7/17/2008 06:04AM
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Agreed, the 2 All Good sets were out of control. That Jackie Greene fella can really bring it.

msudtg Thu 7/17/2008 07:30AM
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Jackie Greene was impressive, I saw their show at Rothbury and loved it, way better than Weir and Ratdog. Although Jambase reviewed Phil pretty poorly for that show, but it was my first lesh show and I am excited to see my second at 10,000 lakes festival next week!!!

chinacatsunflower1989 starstarstarstarstar Thu 7/17/2008 09:29AM
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phil didnt really play elevator at allgood did he?!?! god damn it, i was trippin so hard i had to go back to the campsite to await the gov't mule late night. Particle reigns supreme!!!!

UnbrokenChain7 starstarstarstarstar Thu 7/17/2008 10:29AM
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2nd Annual Philathon in NYC.

14 shows at Nokia Theatre starting on Halloween.

iwantstogetfunkedup Thu 7/17/2008 03:24PM
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Does anyone know if Gnarls Barkley puts on a decent live show or not?? I do I've heard Crazy enough times to want to kill myself but I do like Cee Lo.

jalew Thu 7/17/2008 06:16PM
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Phil just announced 14 shows @ Nokia!