June 5th – 8th, 2014
Kickapoo Stump Dodger Campground – Wisconsin
Check out our 2014 lineup!
Check out our new venue for 2014
We’re thrilled to announce a new venue for the Grateful Friends Fest 2014! Right on the Kickapoo River, tucked away in beautiful bluffs… We have found an ideal stage setting, with an onsite pool, kickball diamond, plenty of camping space, and way to much fun to be listed. Grateful Friends Festival is excited to bring over 40 talented artists to provide musical entertainment all weekend long, starting Thursday June 5th! Vendors of all types, not to mention amazing festival foods, will be exhibited. If you like a good time, positive vibes, and positive people; please come join us the first weekend of June 2014.
The venue we’ve chosen is:
1.8 hours West of Madison
3.0 hours from Milwaukee
3.5 hours from Twin Cities
4.5 hours from Chicago
6.5 hours from St. Louis
Be sure to make your vacation plans now to take off work, because we lots of excitement planned for all! YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS! Melvin Seals is best known for his long 18 year friendship and musical partnership with cultural icon and guitarist Jerry Garcia and the smile of his that lights up the room. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become “Jam Band Music”.
Come out for the time of your life and share some fun times with Jerry smiling down on you!
Grateful Friends Gather Every Year for a Festival!
Jerry Garcia fans come from all around to dance and see some of the best jambands in the midwest at the Grateful Friends Festival honoring and paying tribute to the Jerry Garcia Band/Grateful Dead’s guitarist Jerry Garcia. It’s also a time when many fans pay tribute to remember other Grateful Dead members like Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, Keith Godchaux, Brent Mydland, and Vince Welnick.
Thank You for an Awesome 2013!
2013 was an awesome first year to have for Grateful Friends Fest! We can’t believe how awesome everyone was, so many friends came out to see Melvin and our All Star Jammsters! Here are some memories we shared with you, let’s make more this June!