Musefest: Hookah, SeepeopleS

9th Annual Musefest announces initial Lineup featuring
2 nights of ekoostik hookah and SeepeopleS

ekoostik hookah
The 9th Annual Musefest will be held August 22-24 2008, outside of Ithaca, NY. Nine years running, Musefest has always strived to build a community based on love, mutual respect and freedom, as well as displaying the best regional acts in the area, as well as great National Acts, highlighting and promoting the very best music, regardless of genre. This year's lineup is one of the exciting the festival has ever put together. From the jam infused rock sets of ekoostik hookah and Unexplained Bacon, the energetic dub of J-san & The Analogue Sons, to the psychedelic freak out SeepeopleS and the funk fueled sounds of local favorites, Revision, this years festival promises to be one of the best marquee music events in the Northeast U.S. this year.

In addition to great music on four stages, Musefest is happy to continue with its annual Musefest drum circle from One Heart Community Drum, as well as the tradition of the Musefest parade, leading from the Kiddie Village/Family Camping area throughout the festival grounds on Sunday morning. The Family Camping area is a quiet, safe space for our festival attendees with children to camp and still enjoy the festival while having activities for the children. Activities include face painting, a kid's stage, sing-alongs, jugglers, dancers, clowns, to name a short few. General Camping and Car Camping are included with the cost of the festival ticket. Musefest is also happy to announce that the light show will be provided by Johnny Hustle Productions and Groovin Lumens. Attendees can expect upgraded light show complete with moving lights, projections and LED's.

This year, Musefest will also be selecting over a dozen performers from Sonicbids, and will be hosting the first ever Musefest 'emerging artist' stage on Sunday (using performers selected from Sonicbids). For more information on the Festival, up to date concert news, more information on the artists or to purchase tickets, please visit: Early Bird tickets are available NOW, by mail order only. Please visit the website for more info.

Ekoostik Hookah (2 sets!)
SeepeopleS (2 sets!)
Jsan & The Analogue Sons
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
Blue Sky Mission Club
Urban Horse Thieves
The Buddhahood
Second Class Citizens
Mystic Rebel
Unexplained Bacon
Technicolor Trailer Park
The Family Dawgz
Town Pants
The Rozatones
Castle Bravo
I Yahn I Arkestra
The Hook
Technicolor Trailer Park
The Spelunkers
Katherine Aelias Band
Pete Panek and the Blue Cats
Eddy Dyer
The Native Earthling Band
Alan Rose
Linda Stout
Nate & Kate

[Published on: 7/25/08]

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howod starstarstarstarstar Fri 7/25/2008 03:45PM
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I'm there, once I can find out where there is...anyone post directions to the festival yet?

Trippy14 starstarstarstarstar Sat 7/26/2008 04:53AM
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This festival is great. It reminds you of what a real festival should, reasonable size, no security, good people, great little hidden venue. I heart Ithaca!

Positive1 starstarstarstarstar Sat 7/26/2008 12:29PM
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This is gonna be an awesome festival Positive Mental Trip will play Sat. @ 3 as well no mention of them on the list above. The festival will be @ Newhart's lodge in ithaca type that into mapquest and you should call it good.Psyched about Ekoostik Hookah been waiting awhile to see them.

rascal starstarstarstarstar Sat 7/26/2008 02:27PM
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I am excited too- great lineup- Hookah, Jsan, Seepeeps,

very pumped...

and last year was a blast!

Musefest starstarstarstarstar Sat 7/26/2008 03:39PM
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Looking forward to seeing everyone out at this years Musefest! Check out the website for details on tickets, information about the fest, and much more!

Directions to festival will be posted soon at!

Thanks to everyone who helps make this event happen, your help is how it works! See you in a few weeks!

MusicPhreak starstarstarstarstar Sat 7/26/2008 03:58PM
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SO excited for Musefest! I have been to every year, and the last few years have been the best! ekoostik hookah and the SeepeopleS on the same bill? Fantastic! Looking forward to every minute of this great festival. Look for the bright green bus, and thats where you will find me!

KuronYa starstarstarstarstar Sat 7/26/2008 04:12PM
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I've been hearing tons about Musefest and all the brilliant vibes coming out of the Ithaca area. Talk about Festival communities... these guys are pumping out life like an organically oiled machine, hah! This lineup is gonna be HUGE! Can't wait to make it out this year. Peace in the hoody to all you musical and social lovelies gettin it done w' warm and fuzzies and all kinds of inspiration. Until then!

danabsell Sat 7/26/2008 06:00PM
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5 stars across the board?? Give me a break. Giant Panda will smoke all of these chumps.

Beaser starstarstarstarstar Sun 7/27/2008 09:59AM
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mad pumped for musefest, its gonna be great this year.. oh yeah and danabsell Giant Panda is ill but you better hold that tongue kid, cuz unless you've checked out the Rozatones, Jimkata, and half of the other guys on the lineup you dont know shit!

geminijenny starstarstarstarstar Sun 7/27/2008 12:41PM
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Musefest is the best festival Ive been to, and I cant even begin to explain how much fun Ive had at the three shows I have previously attended!! I highly recommend to everyone, do whatever you have to do to get there!!

DonaldPearson Mon 7/28/2008 05:51AM
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REMINDER: Strangers Helping Strangers will be conducting a food drive for the local food bank. Please remember to bring a non-perishable food, toiletry or feminine hygiene donation. SHS will have a choice of CD's from hundreds for everyone who donates. Those who donate 25 or more items will receive a limited edition artwork poster. Those who make the largest donations will receive concert and festival tickets and other cool prizes. Please help <3

LewisIsGood Mon 7/28/2008 09:41AM
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YES the one advantage of going to Cornell

rascal starstarstarstarstar Mon 7/28/2008 12:47PM
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Giant Panda does rock , my favorite show in Ithaca last year was them and Seepeoples at castaways...I thought both bands killed it last year.

see you there

mikemac9317 Mon 7/28/2008 02:37PM
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Hookah blows! Just saw them and it was probably one of the worst shows I have seen in years.

My Name is Nothing Extra starstarstarstarstar Thu 8/21/2008 06:21AM
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Hookah blows . . . yeah, blows serious thick and nasty jams, rock and roll like it should be . . . Schwa + Ithaca = awesome!