ekoostik hookah
Hookahville is at it again. The Ohio festival institution created by ekoostik hookah announced its lineup for the end of summer version of the event Friday and Saturday, September 1, 2 at Legend Valley (formerly Buckeye Lake Music Center) in Thornville, Ohio.

The two-day music and camping event is hosted by the Columbus, Ohio group, ekoostik hookah and their features their trade mark two nights of headlining shows. The fall event picks up where its Memorial Day event left off: the popular jamband turning heads by going back to its roots and bringing original co-founder, guitarist/vocalist John Mullins, back into the band after a departure nearly a decade ago. Fans deemed the reconnection with Mullins a complete success and the new lineup has invigorated the expansive base of ekoostik fans.

The upcoming Fall Hookahville lineup crosses genre boundaries blending top talents within the improvisational rock music world ranging to old-school Classic Rock sounds. The Family Stone Experience, the original founding members of Sly and the Family Stone, will perform the main stage Saturday afternoon. Vince Herman, formerly of Leftover Salmon, will perform a solo set Friday afternoon before joining his group, Great American Taxi, for another set the same day.

Additional acts include The Big Wu from Wisconsin, the live-funk-tronica experience of Chicago's Liquid Soul, the bluegrass of Oakhurst, Backwoods Drifters, Jeff & Gregg Bell, Crackers and Jam and more.

Hookahville allows the band to create its ideal "no hassles or bad attitudes" playing environment and share it with many fine live acts. In the past, Ratdog, Willie Nelson, David Crosby, Arlo Guthrie, David Grisman, Dickey Betts, Galactic, Jazz Mandolin Project, Leftover Salmon, Keller Williams, among dozens of other notable artists, have played the Hookahville stage. Since forming in 1991, ekoostik hookah has independently handled every aspect of its growth.

Tickets for Fall Hookahville are available now online for $60 in advance through August 27 and available at the gate as well, and include camping, parking and two days of two stages of music. Early bird camping with music is available beginning Thursday, August 31 at 4 PM for an additional $20 fee with paid festival admission, for campers who want first pick at campsite locations.

Hookahville has designated camping areas for the handicapped, families and those with children; children 10 and under are admitted free with a paid adult, and the festival is an all ages event. Included in the price of admission are primitive camping including bathrooms, medical staff, and potable water. Vendors are set up offering various cuisines as well as a wide variety of merchandise.

Hookahville, the band's home-thrown festival featuring two nights of music and camping in Ohio's quiet green hills, has been called by fans the best music festival in the Midwest. The biannual happening began in 1994 as a camp-out on band co-founder Dave Katz's wooded land. Growing steadily, it has since been held at different venues on Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends.

For more information on Hookahville, its history, photos, venue information, directions, and links to purchase tickets visit www.legendvalley.net.


[Published on: 8/19/06]

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Phan145178 starstarstarstar Mon 8/21/2006 11:56AM
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yo, the Big Wu is from Minnesota!!!

marcmonbo Mon 8/21/2006 12:41PM
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The Big Wu are Minnesotan! This needed reiterating.

gazzy Mon 8/21/2006 04:28PM
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yep, definitely MINNESOTA.

TimCorcoran Mon 8/21/2006 06:12PM
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Yeppers, the Wu is Minnesota area jammy band. I've seen them there too!

Alex.Anastas star Mon 8/21/2006 07:29PM
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Yikes! After working as a manager at Hookahvilles for the past few years, I am sad to say this is a weak lineup! I mean, we all know by now that fall is definitely smaller than spring, but wow!

That being said, go see Crackers and Jam, whatever you do! They are my buddies from college and can rock, for sure!

bobcatoutthebag Tue 8/22/2006 06:52AM
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Zander75.... C&J are buddies from college? you go to/went to OU as well i see. they do put on a real fun show. havent seen them in a while, lookin forward to checkin them out at the gator or ohooley's sometime this fall hopefully.

philhitz Tue 8/22/2006 11:31AM
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the lineup is soft - but spring hookah was a blast - probably hit it for one day -- hopefully we can finally get SCI next spring! great to see that bukeye lake, i mean legend valley, is back up & running -- the ranch in kirkersville replaced hookahville w/ insane clown posse -- way to go down the toilet over there at the ranch -- bet the locals loved those idiot fans in clown make-up puking on there lawns! - bring back jam & bluegrass to the ranch please - because some of us live real close!!!

philhitz Tue 8/22/2006 11:33AM
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my spelling sux!

Dankstar star Tue 8/22/2006 02:21PM
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Alex.Anastas Tue 8/22/2006 04:29PM
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I did go to OU indeed, and graduated in 2005. I now live down under, here in Sydney, Australia where I am getting a Master's degree in Painting. I hope all is well in A-Town, give her my love and say what up to Crackers/Jam from AL!
PS: Have fun at the 'ville, if you go!

rsvm1 Sun 8/27/2006 02:38PM
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With a three hour time slot on Thursday night The Big Wu will bring a great show guarenteed. They are on fire lately. Wouldn't miss it.