moe. at Area 51 2003
By Matt Earhart

This year's lineup features the Soundtest debuts of Sound Tribe Sector 9 (playing 2 nights), The Codetalkers Featuring Col. Bruce Hampton, Tea Leaf Green, and Signal Path. Rounding out the main-stage lineup, and making their triumphant returns to Indian Springs, are MamaSutra and Olospo.


3-day Festival passes are now on sale at a special, early bird price of $50.  Single-day tickets, and passes for camping and/or parking are also available.  Tickets can be purchased exclusively thru


The popularity of the Area 51 Soundtest has grown over the first three years of its existence.  Previous attendees have been treated to music from Dark Star Orchestra, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, David Nelson Band, Ominous Seapods, Mood Food, Motion For Alliance, David Gans, and each festival has featured late-night sets from powerhouse Particle.  Last year's festival was headlined by jamband favorite, moe., and featured two sets by the band each night (moe.'s current "Mayor" is the ubiquitous Flo, a large yellow cow bearing the band's logo, which was given to moe. as a gift by the LVJBS during the festival weekend).


Further information can be found at the official festival website:, and a mailing list for updates has been set up at:



About Las Vegas Jamband Society (

The Las Vegas Jam Band Society (LVJBS) exists to help create a more supportive music community in southern Nevada for the musicians of the jam band genre. The goal is to educate ourselves and the community through grass roots promotions and concert events.


Through an expanded understanding and exposure to improvisational music we can provide a home for jam bands in Southern Nevada. We plan to make Southern Nevada a national destination for jam band festivals and by doing so will provide our community with quality music and an enhancement of its cultural value. We believe in transcendence through music and together we can introduce more people to the magic of this music and the musicians who play it.

The Las Vegas Jamband Society, an association of improvisational music enthusiasts, is the Las Vegas chapter of the Jamband Society of America, Inc. The Jamband Society of America, Inc. is a not for profit corporation created to promote live, improvisational music in Las Vegas, southern Nevada, and across the country. Formal approval by the IRS of Section 501(c) (3) charitable organization status was granted in October 2003.

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