All Good to Move Venues in 2012
The All Good Music Festival & Camp Out will move from its longtime West Virginia home to Thornville, Ohio’s Legend Valley this summer. The 16th annual festival is slated to take place from July 19-22, 2012. Legend Valley was formally known Buckeye Lake Music Center and has hosted amphitheater-size shows by the Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers Band, Lollapalooza and AC/DC. The site has also been home to several Hookahville festivals.
A staple of the summer festival circuit, All Good traditionally takes place in the Mid-Atlantic region. The festival was held at Brandywine, MD’s Wilmers Park from 1997-1999 before moving to Capon Bridge, WV’s Buffalo Gap Campground in 2000 and Spotsylvania, VA’s Oakley Farm in 2001. After a year at Terra Alta, WV’s Sunshine Daydream Campground in 2002, the festival found a seemingly permanent home at Masontown, WV’s Marvin’s Mountaintop in 2003.
A statement from All Good’s promoters reads, “We had to weigh the impact of our traffic and presence on the local population and local officials who never warmed up to the festival, its legion of loyal fans and our “style”. In 2011 county officials went so far as to pass a crippling Mass Gathering Ordinance that directly targeted All Good and levied an outrageous tax on our event. We would much rather spend this money (your ticket money) on bands, safety and enhancements to your overall festival experience. Legend Valley has a rich history of hosting similar events and Thornville is excited to have All Good roll into their town. The community is better suited to host us and grateful for the business that we will bring to their rural location. For some of you in the east, the journey to All Good will be a longer drive, but with our entrance less than a mile off I-70, it may actually take you less time from your front door to your campsite. For all of you, our new site means fast, unobstructed, wind-in-your-hair interstate travel, straight to the lot. Grab your spot in the spacious camping pastures, and settle into the roomy, gently sloping amphitheater. No climbing and plenty of room to groove.”
The festival will once pledges no overlapping sets throughout the weekend.