All Good Announces 2014 Hiatus
The All Good Music Festival has announced that it will be taking a hiatus in 2014. The festival revealed the news via a statement on its Facebook page this afternoon, noting that the event intends to return at a new, more permanent venue in 2015.
A statement from All Good Festival organizers:
After 17 consecutive years the All Good Music Festival is taking a year off in 2014 with solid plans to return in 2015 at an unspecified venue. Festival organizers Tim Walther and Junipa Contento are taking this time to develop and cultivate a long-term location for the return of All Good Festival by bringing it back home to the mid-Atlantic region, where they have proudly presented live music events for the past 18 years.
“We want all of our fans to know that we are extremely grateful for all of their support, dedication and the cherished experiences we’ve had on the mountaintop and elsewhere, and to rest easy knowing that the All Good Festival that we’ve all built together and loved for so long will return in the summer of 2015. Meanwhile, we will continue to present live music events in the Baltimore/Washington DC area.”
The All Good Music Festival was founded in 1997, and the first event took place that year at Wilmers Park in Brandywine, MD. Plenty of jam staples have performed at the festival over the years, including Furthur, The Allman Brothers Band, The String Chese Incident, The Disco Biscuits, Leftover Salmon, Keller Williams, Bob Weir & Ratdog, Phil Lesh & Friends, Yonder Mountain String Band, Umphrey’s McGee, Primus, Dark Star Orchestra, Railroad Earth, Trey Anastasio Band and many more.
All Good has taken place at a number of venues throughout its history. It was based at Marvin’s Mountaintop in Masontown, WV from 2003-2011 before moving to Legend Valley in Thornville, OH for 2012 and 2013. Last year’s event featured performances by Furthur, Pretty Lights, Primus, STS9, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals and Keller Williams with The Travelin McCourys, among others.