June 5th – 8th, 2014 – Kickapoo Stump Dodger Campground – Gays Mills, Wisconsin
“We can share the women, we can share the wine. We can share what we got of yours ’cause we done shared all of mine. Keep on rollin’, just a mile to go; Keep on rollin’ my old buddy, you’re movin’ much too slow!”
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.
“IMPORTANT GFF ANNOUNCEMENT”
We’re thrilled to announce a new venue for the Grateful Friends Fest 2014! But first we need to explain the reasons behind our move. As many of you know, the owner of the old venue is selling his venue. We cannot take the chance to set up the Grateful Friends Fest and GGG on unstable ground. As you know, its to much of a financial risk factor. For the past 4 months, we have been offered other campsites in which to host the event! Grateful friends Fest will be “all ages” like GGG once was back in 2007. This means if you are 18 and under, you MUST have a natural parent (Mom or Dad) with you at the Grateful Friends Fest. We will not allow guardians, like the 18 year old friend next door. We have thought this though. We understand that not everyone will be happy about this move. The venue is a one hour drive south of Black River Falls Wisconsin. The venue we’ve chosen is:
Come out for the time of your life and share some fun times with Jerry smiling down on you!
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”.