Opening its gates Wednesday, July 18, the 10,000 Lakes Festival will host a weekend of music and camping at the Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota featuring a soundtrack of artists including: Bob Weir & RatDog, The String Cheese Incident, Umphrey’s McGee, moe. Gov’t Mule, Zappa Plays Zappa, The Tragically Hip, Keller Williams, The Disco Biscuits, Derek Trucks Band, Particle, Everyone Orchestra, Little Feat, Galactic and over fifty additional acts performing on four stages.
Additional activities and updates happening at the 10,000 Lakes Festival:
– Everyone Orchestra returns to 10KLF for the 3rd year in a row with an all-improvisational performance hosted by EO founder/conductor Matt Butler and featuring a diverse lineup of festival guests and the “EO Core” of Asher Fulero (keys), Julian Fritz (drums), Scott Law (guitar), Janis Wallin (bass, Family Groove Company), Levi Chen, That 1 Guy, and other exciting surprises.
Additionally, there will be a special 'Rex Foundation Jam' during the Everyone Orchestra set. Check out the Rex Foundation's Community Caravan (http://www.rexfoundation.org/RCC/rcc_y.html) project to help support Rex's World of Giving with as little as a $5 donation. View a video of the Everyone Orchestra (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09zfW5eNGyc) and catch the live musical experiment at the Field Stage Friday, July 20 at 2 PM.
– The legendary poster art of Jim Pollock returns to 10KLF. A limited run of numbered & signed 10KLF 2007 Pollock posters will be available for purchase in the Lake Sallie General Store, on-site at 10KLF only. Plus, Jim Pollock will be at the booth personally printing 100 additional posters right in front of patrons’ eyes!
– The Conscious Alliance (www.consciousalliance.org) and 10,000 Lakes Festival are partnering for their 3rd Annual 10KLF Food Drive to benefit the White Earth Indian Reservation of Minnesota. All patrons who donate 10 or more non-perishable food items or $10 will receive a free limited edition 10KLF poster by artist Marq Spusta. Limited edition posters will also be available for monetary donation at the Conscious Alliance booth. Donation bins will be located at designated locations marked on the festival guide map.
Conscious Alliance always encourages food donations to be low-sodium and health food oriented products. “Organic” food donations are especially encouraged.
– The voter registration group, Headcount, will be at 10KLF registering voters and empowering them to make their voice be heard.
Full festival details, directions, artist performance schedule, and tickets are all available at www.10klf.com