Phases Of The Moon | Bob Weir & RatDog Lead Phase Two

Today, the second phase of the lineup for the inaugural Phases Of The Moon festival has been announced. The jam-heavy first phase of the bill included Widespread Panic, who are aboard for two nights, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gov’t Mule, Galactic, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Artist in Residence David Gans and dozens of additional acts. The second phase features Bob Weir & RatDog, Railroad Earth, Vintage Trouble, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, Kung Fu, Toubab Krewe and many other national, regional and local acts.

Many acts such as Widespread Panic, Jackie Greene, Martin Sexton, The California Honeydrops and Cornmeal will perform twice, while The Rumpke Boys are scheduled to perform four times during the festival. Another band set to play twice is Poor Man’s Whiskey, who will present their “Dark Side Of The Moonshine” performance as one of the sets. There’s an additional headliner that will be revealed soon and we’re still awaiting word of what the “Lunar Landing Conspiracy” is all about as the only thing organizers have written about the set reads, “Did it really happen? Will it ever happen again? All will be revealed as we approach Phases of the Moon, and it will surely eclipse your wildest expectations.”

Two cover bands will rock the inaugural Phases Of The Moon -A Live One (Tribute To Phish) and The Brothers (Tribute To The Allman Brothers Band). We’re also intrigued by the final listing on the lineup for “Morning Moon Gospel Hour.”

Phases Of The Moon will take place at the 3,000 acre Kennekuk County Park in central Illinois from September 11 -14. Tickets are on sale now via the event’s ticketing site.

Here’s a look at the Phases Of The Moon lineup as it currently stands (additions in bold):

Widespread Panic x2, TBA, Bob Weir & RatDog, Lunar Landing Conspiracy, Railroad Earth, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gov’t Mule, JJ Grey & Mofro, Leon Russell, Leftover Salmon w/ Bill Payne, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Galactic, Jackie Greene x2, Vintage Trouble, Anders Osborne, Dumpstaphunk, Soulive, Donavan Frankenreiter, Sam Bush Band, Monophonics, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, Tea Leaf Green, Martin Sexton x2, Kung Fu, The California Honeydrops x2, Toubab Krewe, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, The Revivalists, Poor Man’s Whiskey x2 (w/ a performance of “Dark Side Of The Moonshine), The Main Squeeze, Matt Schofield, The Brothers Comatose, Cornmeal x2, The Rumpke Mountain Boys x4, The Steepwater Band, James Jones Trio, Claire Dunn, Mingo Fishtrap, Futurebirds, Go Down Moses, Moon Hooch, Abnormous, The Dawn, Harmeleighs, Flatland Harmony Experiment, Steady Flow, Naked Rock Fight, A Live One (Tribute To Phish), Ernie Hendrickson Band, The Brothers (Tribute To The Allmans), Kevin Bilchik, Kasey Burton, Boat Drink Caucus, The Morning Moon Gospel Hour, Artist In Residence: David Gans