The 5th Annual Pink Moon Festival features some of the best in electronic, funk, world, blues, rock, reggae, jam, and roots music and will be held September 13-15, 2013. The Pink Moon Festival is a grassroots music and arts festival in beautiful, rural Rock Camp, West Virginia and is a celebration of life, love, family, and fun. In the past four years, Pink Moon has fostered a true sense of family and community between it's attendees, artists, and staff. Seth Abramson, creator and owner of Rock Camp Productions, started The Pink Moon Festival in 2009, in honor of his late mother Pinky Testerman. Seth as toured with his Giant Glowing Dragon Puppet Rodeo across the country, and is now bringing it home. The performance art of Puff T. Magic-Dragon, Dr. Molly, and Sid Glo have made appearances at Bonnaroo, The Gathering of the Vibes, Phish 8, Phish 3D, and All Good Festival in addition to clubs from Virginia to NYC’s Times Square.
This year’s musical performers include EOTO, Rumpke Mountain Boys with David Gans, Sol Roots, Big Something, Former Champions, Peoples Blues of Richmond, The Shack Band, Kings of Belmont and many many more!
Come out and enjoy three days of non-stop music and visual art on two alternating stages. Set up camp in beautiful wooded campgrounds, or pitch tent in grassy country open fields! Explore the Shangri-La Village and stage, located under giant 300 year old oak trees. The black light mini golf course is also located in the Shangri-La Village. Climb Graveyard Hill for a breathtaking mountainous view and a glimpse of the entire venue! Visit vendors and artists from across the country, and dance the days away with some of the best national and regional musical acts!
Presale Tickets are $30, Tickets are $50 at the gate.
For full festival and ticketing information, directions, pre-sale tickets, vendor and volunteer applications and more please visit the Pink Moon Festival website.
EOTO (uses various instruments, including keyboards, guitars and drums, computers and looping software to create a dynamic live set that essentially redefines what live electronic music is. EOTO formed as a side project to The String Cheese Incident, a popular jam band)
RUMPKE MOUNTAIN BOYS with DAVID GANS (Rumpke Mountain Boys have molded their own style of bluegrass/jamgrass that they call Trashgrass. Using banjo, mandolin, bass, and acoustic guitar they plays a wide variety original and cover material. David Gans is a musician and also host of the weekly syndicated radio show The Grateful Dead Hour)
SOL ROOTS (a fierce guitarist and soulful singer who has toured the world with many roots, funk, and blues legends. Sol creates a unique blend of New Orleans inspired funk, energetic rock, and raw blues delivered with deep soul. Sol Roots is an official Home Grown Music Network band.)
BIG SOMETHING (Alternative rock with a big groove! A tight six-piece ensemble that brings arena sized grooves to every stage they play. This is funk, fit for the future)
THE KIND (one of the top Grateful Dead cover bands from the heart of Virginia)
FORMER CHAMPIONS (electro rock band showcasing vocal led compositions intermixed with an array of instrumentally driven electronic pieces. A sonic blend of synthesized keys mixed with sub-bass, distorted guitar, harmonized vocals, samples, and drums and percussion combine to create what the band describes as “street music.”
PEOPLES BLUES OF RICHMOND (Richmond VA-based trio taking audiences back to “heavy and raw” rock ‘n’ roll/ Blues music mixed with touches of folk tunes and psychedelic sounds)
DJ RAHBEE (Attending the most influential electronic music events, RahBee began to create his own style. Playing House and Breaks, then moving on to Hip-Hop, Downtempo, and in the past few years playing a lot of bass heavy Glitch, Glitch-Hop, Funky House, Future Garage)
GALAXY DYNAMITE ("Blending trance, rock and psychedelic sounds, this three-piece instrumental band aims to create dance music with a laid-back beach feel to it" - Virginian Pilot)
The 2013 musical lineup includes:
EOTO, Greenhouse Lounge, Rumpke Mountain Boys and David Gans, Sol Roots, Big Something, Former Champions, Peoples Blues of Richmond, Shack Band, Kings of Belmont, Galaxy Dynamite, The Southern Belles, Moogatu, Urth, Plaeground, Groova Scape, Octopus, General Patton, The Shack Band, Tek Support, Funk Punch, Hi Street, The Golden Guns Grass Monkey, Atoadaso, The Kind, Aarodynamics, Matt Jones and the Bobs, Major and the Monbacks, Professor Marvel, The Mad Anthonys, MH and his Orchestra, Nice Couch, The Beets Collective, Megadrives, Fractal Cat, Yankee Dixie, General Patton, DJ Pyrite, DJ Diabeats, Serotones, Dr Jektor, The Nefarious Characters, Envoy, The Good Funk, Bassdread, The GHT, and The Northerners. Installation/Performance/Artists: Rock Camp Productions, Crazyredbeard, SpunOut FireProductions, Area 51 Presents, Susan T. Helfrich
Keep an eye out for Puff T. Magic-Dragon and his friends Dr. Molly and Siddhartha Glo, they will be chasing each other around and Glodeo-ing all weekend.
Rules: No ATVs. No exceptions. Absolutely No unleashed pets. No exceptions. No glass. No gas. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. No open flames. No fireworks. No exceptions. No violence or weapons
Pink Moon Festival alumni (pinkmoonfestival.com) include national and regional bands such as the Lee Boys, EOTO, Donna Jean Godchaux, Telepath, Boombox, Sol Roots, Yo Mommas Big Fat Booty Band, The Kind, DJ Williams Projeckt, and more.