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Welcome to the 2015 GFF

June 11th - June 14th, 2015 - Quiet Forest Resort, Mauston, WI

With the Grateful Dead Experience, the Schwag!

Thank you Grateful Friends for an awesome last 2 years! Stay tuned for updates on the THIRD installment of Grateful Friends Fest! We are sure you will be excited to see all the fun changes we have in store. One thing is for sure, GRATEFUL FRIENDS FEST III will jam!


Visit the GFF!

"If my words did glow with the gold of sunshine, and my tunes were played on the harp unstrung. Would you hear my voice, come through the music? Would you hold it near, as it were your own?"




The Grateful Friends Fest will be awesome in 2015! Everything in life is subject to change, and we are no different. Contact the3ggg@yahoo.com with any questions or comments.




Be sure to check out Jess and Jess Aerials at the GFF! Visit their website at http://jessandjessaerials.com and their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/JessAndJessAerials.

Bands

June 11th - June 14th, 2015 - Quiet Forest Resort, Mauston, WI


Music all day & night - Thursday, Friday & Saturday. 21 amazing bands along with daily on-site tubing trips at our very own private beach. On site showers, restrooms, drinking water, ice & firewood. Kind vendors & lovely new friends.

This year's GFF is also "All Ages", so bring your family! This means if you are 18 and under, you MUST have a natural parent (Mom or Dad) with you at GFF. We will not allow guardians, like the 18 year old friend next door.



Anouncer: Tazz hines

Shaker-in-Residence: Richie Shakin' Nagan


THURSDAY - June 11th

  • Main Stage
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm - Cosmic Village
  • 12:30 - 2:00pm - Dave's Not Hear Man
  • 2:30 - 4:00pm - The Tony chong Experience
  • 4:30 - 6:00pm - Lost Marbles
  • 6:30 - 8:00pm - The Young Revelators
  • 8:30 - 10:00pm - Driving Wheel
  • 10:30pm - 12:00am - Evergreen
  • 12:30 - 2:00am - Hyryder


  • Jam Stage
  • 2:00 - 7:00pm - Open Mic (sing up at the stage)
  • 7:30 - 9:00pm - Reckless & Darlene
  • 9:30 - 11:00pm - SheepDog



FRIDAY - June 12th

  • Main Stage
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm - Jeni B
  • 12:30 - 2:00pm - Janna Johnson & Laird Kaplan
  • 2:30 - 4:00pm - Grateful Beth and Rob Taylor
  • 4:30 - 6:00pm - Blue Fruit Snacks
  • 6:30 - 8:30pm - Dirty River Ramblers
  • 9:00 - 10:15pm - The Schwag
  • 10:45pm - 12:00am - The Schwag
  • 12:30 - 2:30am - Art of Ill Fusion


  • Jam Stage
  • noon - 5:00pm - Open Mic (sing up at the stage)
  • 5:30 - 7:00pm - NIO
  • 8:00 - 9:30pm - The Electric Habit



SATURDAY - June 13th

  • Main Stage
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm - Mary Bue
  • 12:30 - 2:00pm - Easy Riders
  • 2:30 - 4:00pm - Althea Grace
  • 4:30 - 6:00pm - Afternoon Moon
  • 6:30 - 8:30pm - Dead Larry
  • 9:00 - 10:15pm - The Schwag
  • 10:45pm - 12:00am - The Schwag
  • 12:30 - 2:30am - Winterland


  • Jam Stage
  • noon - 5:00pm - Open Mic (sing up at the stage)
  • 5:30 - 7:00pm - Deep Lunar Blue
  • 8:00 - 9:30pm - Shotgun Ragtime Band



SUNDAY - June 14th

  • Main Stage
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm - Who Knows
  • 12:30 - 2:00pm - Electric Jug Band


Past GFF Performers Include:

  • Melvin Seals of the Jerry Garcia Band
  • Not Quite Dead
  • Boney Fingers
  • Gratest Story Ever Told
  • Coldwater Creek Band
  • McCohen and the Magrathea ST
  • Goose Doctor
  • Art of Ill Fusion
  • Sweet Delta Dawn
  • The Giving Tree Band
  • Afternoon Moon
  • Mikel Wright and the Wrongs
  • SOAP
  • The Stone Sugar Shakedown
  • Dead Larry
  • The Slamming Doors
  • Jimmy Goodtimes and the Fun Guise
  • The Electric Habit
  • Evergreen
  • Skytree
  • Kind Country
  • O'Fosho
  • Shotgun Ragtime Band
  • Crystal Waters Band
  • Recalcitrant
  • Treeculture
  • Dose
  • Cooked Grass
  • Newport Jam
  • Natty Nation
  • The Mustache
  • Fried Egg Nebula
  • Laulu
  • Junction
  • Conundrum
  • Nio
  • DJ Nola and Evian Rave
  • Digeometric
  • Hothouse Barkers
  • Undercover Organism
  • American Folk
  • Gabe Burdulis
  • Paul Doffing (Freedom From Fuel Tour)
  • The Bodacious
  • Kim Manning of P-Funk
  • Sure Fire Groove
  • Grateful Beth & Friends
  • Blue Fruit Snacks


2014 Festival Poster



2013 Festival Poster

Tickets

June 11th - June 14th, 2015 - Quiet Forest Resort, Mauston, WI

The organizers for the GFF Festival are very psyched
to announce this year’s festival dates:

June 11th - June 14th, 2015!

Click Here to Purchase GFF Ticket/s Online!
  • Gates open from dawn until dusk Thursday through Saturday.
  • Cash only at the Gate.


Buy Your Tickets at Stores

Visit our friends at these groovy shops below and purchase your GFF tickets! “Tickets are available at these shops: “SUNSHINE DAYDREAM” in MADISON, Sunshine Daydream in Chicago, and “Tree Huggers Co/Op” in La Crosse Wi. for only $50. All paper tickets have a $15 fee payable at the gate when you arrive, and tickets are limited per store. Online tickets do not pay the $15 fee.

Sunshine Daydream

619 State Street
Madison, WI 53703

Sunshine Daydream Hippie Shop

708 S. Rand Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047

Quiet Forest Resort

N4206 26th Ave
Mauston, WI 53948

Tree Hugger’s Co-op

312 4th Street South
La Crosse, WI 54601

Molly's Rude Awakening

437 North Water St.
Black River Falls, WI

Spring Green General Store

137 South Albany St.
Spring Green, WI



Wristbands

You will be given one wristband at the gate when you arrive. *DO NOT LOSE YOUR WRISTBAND* We will have a volunteer team out walking the campground looking for persons who do not have a festival wristband on their wrists. If you’re wearing a long sleeved shirt you might be asked to let our volunteer see your wristband. Be nice, they are only doing their job! This will be enforced throughout the weekend day and night. If you are caught without a wristband, you’ll be asked to purchase them at the gate.


Re-Entry

Your wristband will allow you to leave the festival and return. We do not reissue a wristband for any reason, so DO NOT LOSE YOUR WRISTBAND

Please check the website frequently for the most up to date information about the GFF Music Festival. For mail order tickets or information/questions, contact the3ggg@yahoo.com.


This is a Rain or Shine Music and Camping Festival!

Festival Grounds

June 11th - June 14th, 2015 - Quiet Forest Resort, Mauston, WI

This is Where All of Your Memories Will Be Re-lived!

The 2015 GFF Festival is proud to be at the Quiet Forest Resort in Mauston, Wisconsin!





Please help in keeping the venue clean by cleaning up your area and putting your trash in the barrels provided. If you see trash on the ground, be kind by showing you care and pick it up. Please be respectful to the people around you and look out for each other. Smiling at another person will always bring a smile back to you!

Camping is so much fun with friends, and family! Primitive camping services are provided such as bathrooms, ice, and drinking water. We have designated camping areas for RVs and this venue is handicap accessible. A wide variety of food and merchandise vendors will also be at the festival.




Be sure to visit our photo booth run by "Reflections of Heaven Photo Design!" Visit their website at http://reflectionsofheaven.wix.com/.




Be sure to check out Jess and Jess Aerials at the GFF! Visit their website at http://jessandjessaerials.com and their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/JessAndJessAerials.



The Quiet Forest Resort are our family! Please support their services on the venue! They have a pool table, air condition, restrooms, volleyball, horse shoes, Sea-Saw for kinds of all ages, Wi-Fi, and a full service bar open 8:00am-2:00am Thursday-Sunday


Together, we all work as a kind family with NO TIME TO HATE.



For any questions about the facilities or what to bring, please e-mail us at the3ggg@yahoo.com.

All local, state, and federal laws apply.

What to Bring

June 11th - June 14th, 2015 - Quiet Forest Resort, Mauston, WI

Please Come Prepared for a Real Good Time!



If you have been to the GFF before, you know that the weather can be very unpredictable, so pack accordingly. Organize with your campsite neighbors to Establish a Wook Patrol Checkpoint!



Make Sure to Iclude These Items

  • Bring Your Tickets!
  • Bring grapes and eat them all weekend long. Mosquitoes hate the scent of grapes coming from your body’s smell!
  • All tents should be 10ft. apart from each other.!
  • Bring Angel Lanterns. If the weather permits it will start 10:15pm-10:45pm during set breaks!!
  • E-Z Ups!
  • For GA Camping, a tent, teepee, shade tents, tarps, portable hammocks.!
  • Clothes including jackets, rain gear, and shoes.!
  • Food and beverages (NO glass bottles of any kind)!
  • First aid kit, and bug repellent lotion.!
  • Toiletries and toilet paper. “Is that your toothbrush?”!
  • Flashlights, cell phone, camera, radio, and batteries.!
  • Folding chairs, portable grills.!
  • Guitars, drums, and other instruments for late night jamming with your friends!!



Make Sure NOT to Bring These Items

  • No Illegal Drugs
  • No Nitrous Tanks, or Whip-its
  • DO NOT leave jewelry, wallets, lap top computers, or ANYTHING of value in your car or tents. You are responsible for your valuables, not us. If it can’t be seen, it can’t be stolen.
  • No Fireworks
  • No Firearms or weapons of any kind are permitted – this means no holster or concealed weapons
  • No glass containers or glass bottles
  • No saws or axes
  • No Pets (sorry!)
  • No ATVs, golf carts or any other motorized vehicles
  • No loud generators
  • No playing/blaring loud music in the early hours of the morning, especially electronic music. Be respectful of folks trying to sleep after the hours of 2am in the campground.
  • No bad habits allowed. Dispose of all your trash and don’t make others clean up your mess.
  • No Bad attitudes
  • Know a Dealer? Thats a no brainer, turn them in.

Any person bringing a syringe into this venue will need to show medication, prescription and photo ID. Use of illegal drugs is not permitted at anytime, or anywhere at this venue. Anyone using illegal drugs will be ask to leave the event with NO REFUND. We take this VERY seriously. We know it is unlawful for us to knowingly open this venue/campground, lease it, rent it, use it, or maintain any place for that matter whether permanently or temporarily, for the purpose of *ANYONE* distributing or using any controlled substances at this venue/campground, and now YOU know it too. Be smart. Please follow these simply rules above! HAVE A REAL GOOD TIME, and don’t ruin this wonderful place for others to enjoy.

Speed limit is 5mph in all areas at Quiet Forest Resort Campground.


ABSOLUTELY NO UNDERAGE DRINKING. Keep your ID on you when drinking at all times as you may be asked to present it if approached by security. Drink reasonable amounts of alcoholic beverages as to not make an ass out of yourself. . . KEGS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT THE VENUE, carry-ons are ok. NO GLASS. Save your milk and water bottles prior to coming to the GFF and pour your glass bottled liquor into a plastic bottle before you arrive.

Please help in keeping the venue clean by cleaning up your area and putting your trash in the barrels provided. If you see trash on the ground, be kind by showing others around you, that you care and pick it up. Please be respectful to the people around you and look out for each other. Smiling at another person will always bring a smile back to you!

Together, we all work as a kind family with NO TIME TO HATE.


For any questions about the facilities or what to bring, please e-mail us at the3ggg@yahoo.com.

All local, state, and federal laws apply.

Volunteer

June 11th - June 14th, 2015 - Quiet Forest Resort, Mauston, WI



We have never had one complaint from a Volunteer. We insure that our Volunteer Family has the time of their lives. Just ask anybody that has attended previous GFF!



Please e-mail us at the3ggg@yahoo.com for more information.

Vending

June 11th - June 14th, 2015 - Quiet Forest Resort, Mauston, WI

VENDING IS NOW OPEN FOR 2015!
We will have 20 merchant venders and 4 food venders.
First come first serve!

We have Festie-Cab as our vendor for all your transportation needs at the venue! Please use their services when you arrive to haul all your camping gear to your favorite campsites.

 

 

Current Venders

  • “High on the Hill” Breakfast all day!
  • “Mac’s BBQ” Pig roasts, Ribs, Pulled Pork, Chicken, Custom Smoking, and much more!
  • “Made by Freaks” Tie-Dye tapestries and clothing, patchwork clothing, and much more!
  • “Gabrial’s Winter Star” T’s, tie-dyes, Baja’s, camis, onsies, purses, back packs, wallets, and much more!
  • “Wild Bill’s Gift & Incence” Tobacco Pipes, Dream Catchers, Pewter, Hemp Necklaces, Stones, and much more!
  • “Frozen Thoughts” Shaved Ice & Ice Coffee. Let us chill you out!
  • “Mad City Embroidery”
  • “Grateful Family Jewels”
  • “Lil’ J’s Bohemia”
  • “R & V Coffee House”
  • “Akashic Connections”

Unauthorized vending will not be permitted anywhere at the venue.




We’ll be posting more vendors soon! Please e-mail us at vending3gs@yahoo.com for more information.