HGMN Venue Nelson Ledges Quarry Park gears up for 2008 season

It’s almost time for festival season here in North East Ohio’s very own Nelson Ledges Quarry Park! This is the 13th season under the stewardship of Evan Kelly and it may be the best ever!

     I want to thank all those new friends from across the country that discovered NLQP last year, it was wonderful to see new faces!  We have fifteen music festivals already scheduled for 2008, so now is the time to mark your calendars and prepare for a great summer of wonderful music and fun!

      Nelson Ledges Quarry Park is a gorgeous spot highlighted by a spring fed quarry that is great for swimming, rafting, and scuba diving.  You can hike, camp in 250 acres of delightfully shady woods, fish, bike, enjoy nature, play basketball, send the kids to the playground, and check out the honey bees and organic gardens.  Evan and his family and staff do a wonderful job keeping this wonder of nature a delightful place to go see live music and enjoy the great outdoors.  This scenic park is open for camping and swimming all the time, and is just a great place to hang out and relax.   The quarry is a glacial deposit rich in minerals, stone, earth and clear waters and is a high-point and known magnetic, energy vortex.   The big project last year was to aerate the quarry to keep the sediment down and the water crystal clear and fresh…I can not wait to go swimming this year!  It’s a stunningly intimate outdoor music venue that is family friendly and everyone is a VIP.  

   Some great music will be played by old friends and new this year at the Ledges.  Some of our special guests include:  Mickey Hart Band with Steve Kimock, George Porter and Jen Durkin; moe; George Clinton and P-Funk; Wookiefoot;  David Gans; Muruga Booker; Buckethead;  The New Mastersounds; Donna & The Tricksters; Boombox, Dark Star Orchestra; Wavy Gravy;  Several Species; Kashmir; Mr. Blotto; The Recipe; and The Pnuma Trio.   Of course, all the great Ohio-grown bands will also play like Ekoostik Hookah; Sultans of Bing; Burning River Band; Water Band; Willy Mac Music; JiMiller Band; The Groove Prophets; Blonde Boy Grunt & The Groans; Carlos Jones & The P.L.U.S. Band; The Chatfield Boys; and Greenleif.  There are so many other great artists expected this summer that I would encourage you to check out the web site soon to start planning your trips!  In addition to all the great music and nature, there will be repeat performances by Ohio Burn Unit on the beach, late night movies, fantastic light and laser shows by Solar Fire, video screens by Garbaz, skydivers and fireworks!

    If you have not been to Nelson Ledges Quarry Park yet, let this season be your first of many trips here.  The prices are extremely reasonable and the crowd is always wonderful.   We are a family friendly park with entertainment for all ages.  Come for the music and stay for the fun!!

Visit www.nlqp.com for all the latest information!