Nelson Ledges Quarry Park 4th of July Weekend 2008

Wow – here it is a few short weeks until Nelson Ledges Quarry Park 4th of July Weekend featuring the rebirth of RHYTHM FEST! You might ask, “What about Grateful Fest?” Don’t worry, this year these are two separate events. Grateful Fest is going to be on Labor Day weekend this year, with all the usual fixins’!

          RHYTHM FEST (four days and nights of fun starting July 3rd - this means drums, folks - and a lot of them!  Back for a repeat performance is former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart!  Mickey brings his band featuring Steve Kimock, George Porter Jr, Kyle Hollingsworth (of String Cheese fame), Jen Durkin, Walfredo Reyes Jr, and Sikiru Adepoju playing Friday night, with incredible Fireworks at set break!  We are also very pleased to have Airto Moreira and Flora Purim Band return (Airto and Flora were in the original Rhythm Devils with Mickey, Jerry, Phil and Billy).  Again returning is the wonderful conguero, Giovanni Hildago who will be performing as well as holding a drum clinic (bring your drums kids!).   

         We are very pleased to have for the first time, moe!!!!!   moe leads the start of the fest on Thursday, July 3rd, so plan on getting here before they hit the stage.   We can not wait to see these guys light up the park!  Another featured guest is George Clinton and P-Funk!  Who's got the FUNK - WE DO!   Opening on Saturday for George is Wookie Foot! 

        There are so many other great bands performing that this weekend will be off the hook!  We have special guests Eyedentity and guitarist Jose Neto! The Ekoostik Hookah side projects: Katz N Jammers, Steve's Spikedrivers, Eric's Screamin Peach, Dave Katz & John Mullins! Plus the many more special guests-Cornmeal! Funkkin, U-Melt, The Macpodz, Waterband, The Ragbirds, Mr. David Gans, Roots-A-Risin, Muruga Booker/Badal Roy & The FreeFunk Band! Natural Breakdown, Moser Woods, Chef Dave Band, Audio Euphoria, Boogie Matrix Mechanism, Aleph-1, Boogie Hustlers, Jazzam, WillyMac Music, EP3, Goldmine Pickers, One Gig AtA Time!!  Another HUGE fireworks display, magicians, The Burning Man! We have drum circles/workshops, morning yoga on beach w/ Muruga. The Ohio Burn Unit attempts Guinness world records for longest fire-breathing & most torches eaten! Very special event! Willy Mac and Sandy's wedding! Help join our dear friends!  And don't miss!- moe. will be autographing a sweet guitar during their set for the National Autism Association of Northeast Ohio's raffle on Thurday night! This 4th is well on it's way to becoming another unforgettable, special event!

      We have Kind prices too!  Online $105. Gate will be just $110! Friday arrivals $80. Sat arrival $45.  Kids 4 & under free. 5-12 are $10 and teenagers are $20 at gate only. 
Friday and Saturday arrivals may buy their tickets at the gate. 

      Please visit event page for details and latest musical additions.  Do remember to bring your swimsuit to jump into the crystal clear, fresh quarry water.  Make time for some hiking and nature walks.  There is so much to do and see here, we suggest you come prepared to have a wonderful time!!!!

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