In addition to 5 sets of Strangefolk (including a set list chosen by the band's fans), this year's Garden of Eden Festival will feature special guest appearances and performances by jamband up-and-comers Particle, RAQ, Addison Groove Project, Aaron Katz Band and's "New Groove of the Month" feature band, Brothers Past. "It's going to be a lot of fun," says Strangefolk guitarist Jon Trafton. "I'm looking forward to checking out sets from all of these bands."

Strangefolk is pleased to be joining forces with Mt. Snow's 8th Annual Brewer's Festival which will be held just 3 miles down the road from Eden's Haystack Mtn. location in Wilmington, VT. The Brewer's Festival will feature 60 of the region's finest microbrews as well as live music. There will be a free shuttle bus service running between the sites and discounted tickets will be offered for advance purchases.

Garden of Eden tickets are $37.50 advance, $45 at the gate and $30 for Sunday only. Brewer's Festival tickets are $13 for one day and $22 for both days. Eden attendees will be offered admission to the Brewer's festival at the discounted rate of $11 for one day and $20 for two, giving festival goers access to both days of both festivals for under $60. Additionally, Mt. Snow will be offering a complete package that includes lodging, admission to the Brewer's Festival and a weekend pass to Eden that starts at just $92 per person. Visit the "Events" section of for more information.

Entertainment at the Brewer's Festival will consist of sets from Stormwatch, On the Drop, and Max Creek on Saturday and on Sunday, Liquid Dead and Mystik Bowie and the Pallbearers. The free shuttle buses between Mt. Snow and Haystack Mtn. will be running non-stop from 12:30pm to 7:30pm on Saturday and from 12:30pm to 6:30pm on Sunday.

Strangefolk would like to remind fans that the first 1,000 advance tickets sold through will have their names entered into a drawing for VIP laminates valid at the Garden of Eden. The band would also like to remind Eden attendees to bring non-perishable food donations for their fan-run charity, Strangers Helping Strangers, who will be collecting for the Brattleboro Drop-off Center with a goal of 4,000 items.

[Published on: 8/1/02]

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