The Ville Festival

This was the official website for the Ville Festival which is a nice blend of bands that are well known around Ohio and others that don’t make it through the Buckeye State too often. Content is from the site's archived pages.

Crazylegs Productions Proudly Presents... The Ville

Labor Day Weekend 2013

ekoostik hookah, moe., Zach Deputy, Jones for Revival, Blue Moon Soup, KR3, Erike Hughes and the Well Mannered, Rumpke Mountain Boys, The Congress and more bands to come.

Clays Park Resort features camping near a lake with a beach and water park!

This will be a BYOB event, but beer will be sold in the concert area, and other alcohol will not be permitted in this area. This event is not only festival friendly, but kid friendly as well, and all are encouraged to bring the whole family to enjoy this experience. Early bird will be Friday August 30th, with Saturday August 31st and Sunday September 1st being the main days for music. Those wanting to have a longer stay will be welcome to come in and camp as early as Monday for a small nightly rate. We are looking forward to a new look at a new place with many new things to do, while still bringing you the same old feel you are used to having at our festivals. And remember, no hassles or bad attitudes is the way we like things here.

Clay's Park in N. Lawrence, OH is located 20 miles from Canton, 30 miles from Akron, and 50 miles from Cleveland. Clay’s Park has an incredible water park that all festival goers with full weekend passes will have access to (one day passes will have the option of purchasing a water park pass at a reduced rate).A skate/bike park and paint ball venue are also available options for those who wish to partake.

The venue is split in two between the festival attendees and the seasonal campers that frequent the park. There are access gates between the two areas to accommodate festival goers who want to use the water park and other amenities. The venue itself has vast areas for primitive camping, much of which is shaded. For those who would like to explore other options, Clay’s Park offers many camping upgrades, including cabin rentals and “glamping”. All festival goers are welcome to bring their own food and drink, however, no glass containers will be permitted. Flush toilets and (free) showers are onsite, as is ice, firewood, beer and water.



The Ville Artist Lineup

Joe Russo's Almost Dead
Joe Russo's Almost Dead is Scott Metzger, Tommy Hamilton, Dave Dreiwitz, Marco Benevento & Joe Russo.

"Not only does this quintet play tight and vicious versions of some of the most complex songs in the Grateful Dead's repertoire, but they play them with a rawness & energy absent from the stage since the "Live" Dead era. More importantly, all of the jams are wild and incredibly adventurous. Russo's a beast behind the kit who's in the peak of his career. Metzger is a criminally underrated guitarist who has a chameleon-like ability to alter his sound to compliment any situation. Dreiwitz's intensity is unmatched by anyone, while Benevento spouts these crazy tones and layers of sound that mix the best of what each keyboardist in GD history brought to the band. Finally, add Hamilton, whose voice and biting leads help push this ensemble over the top." - Scott Bernstein, Jambase 9.12.13

Headlining Thursday Night

The information age has a sound. Revolutionary technology meets an evolutionary message in Papadosio. Melding progressive rock with psychedelia, folk with electronica, and dance music with jam, the quintet has amassed a dedicated following of thousands of likeminded individuals sowing the seeds of unity and spreading the sounds of exaltation. Singer-songwriter Anthony Thogmartin’s visionary lyrics, eclectic production, and signature guitar work are anchored by the rock solid battery of drummer Mike Healy and bassist Rob McConnell. The quintet is rounded out by brothers Billy and Sam Brouse, whose virtuosic two-headed keyboard, synth, and programming attack give the band its unmistakable complexity and intensity.

Born in the burgeoning, artistic city of Athens, OH, the quintet now calls another creative community, Asheville, NC its home. Little time is spent nestled up in the Blue Ridge Mountains, though, as Papadosio spends much of the year on the road, crisscrossing the United States ceaselessly. In addition to headlining shows in every region of the country, their high-energy, technologically perplexing, and utterly engaging stage show has made the five-piece a staple on the festival circuit.



After celebrating their 20th anniversary as modern day rulers of old school funk, the Brooklyn-based juggernaut Lettuce is not showing any signs of slowing. Having blown up stages from coast to coast last year, ranging from The Fillmore in San Francisco to Terminal 5 in NYC, Bonnaroo to Pemberton and all points in-between, Lettuce is poised to continue their rapid growth throughout 2014/2015.

“We’re more together and set to crush than ever before,” says drummer and chief songwriter Adam Deitch of the all-star group that he and his accomplished band-mates cut their teeth with back in their Berklee School of Music days. That much history, along with the A-list crop of projects that each member has taken on away from Lettuce, gives the group a bottomless well of musical ideas and unrivaled chemistry—in fact, referring to themselves as a band of brothers. “I was in a practice room at 16 with these guys, and it all clicked,” says lead bassist Erick “Jesus” Coomes. “We all felt rhythms in similar ways. We were all about the pocket from day one.”

“People tend to look at funk as a one-trick pony," says Deitch, "but we aim to smash those limits by drawing on a range of styles that can be traced from the early ’60s through the early ’80s, incorporating plenty of modern hip-hop sensibilities—heavy bass, kick and snare—along the way. Having evolved and refocused, without ever dropping the beat, Lettuce is getting ready to take audiences to the cosmos with a high-octane Fall tour. “Lettuce is like a Learjet that wasn’t getting clearance from the tower,” says Jesus. “But we’re done just rolling around on the runway.” They’re not asking for permission, so put your tray tables in their full, upright and locked position. This plane’s itching for lift off.

Lettuce released a limited edition ‘45 featuring “Don’t Be Afraid To Try” with singer Alecia Chakour (who is also touring with the band) this March, and are recording a new full-length record this fall. So be on the lookout for new music and a guaranteed PARTY!

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood

On April 29th, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood returns from gathering the ineffable with Phosphorescent Harvest, their third long playing album for Silver Arrow Records. Having first unshackled the air with Big Moon Ritual (June 1012) and the Magic Door (September 2012), the band –Robinson (Lead vocals, guitar), Neal Casal (guitar, vocals), Adam Macdougall (keys, vocals), George Sluppick (drums), and Mark Dutton (bass, vocals) -trucked the realms relentlessly, including a 118-show stretch that never failed to illuminate blank nights to just this side of clarity. Late 2013 saw the fruits of that labor forever captured in the proverbial amber by legendary tape priestess, Betty Cantor-Jackson (Grateful Dead), on the eight-sided limited-edition vinyl release Betty’s S.F. Blends Volume 1, which documented a glorious five night run at San Francisco’s famed Great American Music Hall.

Momentarily content with dusting the globe and turning the sun out at its scattered dances, the Brotherhood reconvened with producer Thom Monahan (Vetiver, Devendra Banhart, Papercuts) to materialize a new set of sounds unseen to lean on ceilings, a music of the spheres not content to just envelop rafters. The writing partnership and dialogue between Robinson and Casal has never been as closely woven as it is on Phosphorescent Harvest, almost akin to the conversation you hear murmuring out of the mouths of the moon and the stars as they glide the celestial track. This isn’t a range they ride alone though, and as strong as the songwriting gets does too the rest of the band’s willingness to seek company in chaos’ warm embrace, discovering that in familiar forms there can glow a vastness.

Phosphorescent Harvest features ten new songs that build on the California group’s impressively growing repertoire by combining the direct and immediate songwriting Robinson has long been known for with an expansive sense of space and texture that has never been so fully realized until now. In an age when so many put their beliefs in trends, the volumes have all collapsed and rooms are filled with tiny rock and dampened lamps, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood rolls on to sharpen the blur at your brow and wind like smoke through your mind.


As electronic influences continue to penetrate the live rock, jazz, and jam ethos, one band consistently rises to the top, bringing together fans from across the musical spectrum. EOTO crisscrosses the country blowing out basement dives, packed theaters, and stages under the stars. Check your festival schedules: this 100% improvised dubstep/breakbeat/house/drum & bass/trip-hop duo is the premier late-night party in the country.

Throbbing bass and thudding beats are the signatures of this project from drummers Michael Travis and Jason Hann. Born out of their shared love of electronic dance music, EOTO's M.O. is to take the free-wheeling party vibe of a DJ set to the next level by using organic instruments, innovative performance technology, and uncharted musical exploration. Live drums, guitars, and keys, and vocals are mixed, remixed, and sampled on the fly using cutting-edge programs. This is all done without a script, and without a net.

Trigger Hippy

Trigger Hippy covers a lot of ground on its self-titled debut album. Cruise through the 11 tracks from this well-credentialed Nashville quintet and you’ll hear propulsive rock, gritty blues, heart-searing soul, sinewy grooves, sublime vocal harmonies and a rich, earthy sensibility steeped in Americana roots. What to call it? Drummer and co-founder Steve Gorman favors “a rock band that can jam.”

These musicians can certainly do that. Gorman, of course, also co-founded The Black Crowes more than 25 years ago; and is considered one of the best rock drummers of his generation, playing not only with the Crowes, but also with Jimmy Page, and Stereophonics, among others. Singer Joan Osborne has released seven albums since her triple-platinum 1995 debut Relish and its Top 5 hit “One of Us;” she’s also collaborated with The Dead, Phil Lesh & Friends, and Motown’s Funk Brothers, with a featured role in the film Standing In The Shadows of Motown. Singer-guitarist-keyboardist Jackie Greene, who performed with The Black Crowes during the band’s 2013 tour, has seven solo albums to his credit and has logged time in Phil Lesh & Friends, among others. Tom Bukovac is a first-call Nashville cat who won five consecutive MusicRow Session Guitarist of the Year awards, while bassist Nick Govrik performed in his former band Highwater and played more recently with singer Mike Farris.

ekoostik hookah

ekoostik hookah incorporates many genres of music into their own style. From folk to psychedelic rock, bluegrass to blues, extended jams to concise rock-n-roll, ultimately it ends up being distinctly “hookah”. With well over 100 original songs, and a large catalogue of cover songs to choose from, you will never hear the same show twice. The band is known for its live shows and its ability to feed off of the crowd’s energy, using it to fuel the improvised set lists that create unforgettable musical experiences.

Founding members, Dave Katz (keys, vocals, acoustic guitar), Steve Sweney (guitar), and long standing drummer, Eric Lanese, have been the mainstays, providing the foundation and longevity that few acts have been able to maintain. The infusion of Phil Risko (bass, vocals) and Eric Sargent (guitar, vocals) in 2010 helped keep the band fresh and relevant.

Beginning in a 1991 in a smoky basement bar in Columbus, Ohio, ekoostik hookah has become one of the most recognized and influential acts on the touring music scene. Hookah, as they are known by their incredibly faithful fans, has played thousands of shows in over 40 states. They have performed at infamous venues, including The Wetlands Preserve in New York City, The House of Blues in Chicago, The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, and Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Hookah has shared the stage with music greats, such as Bob Weir and Ratdog, The Allman Brothers, David Crosby, Arlo Guthrie, Bruce Hornsby, and many more. Home grown and independently run, ekoostik hookah helped to pave the way for scores of bands all over the country to be able to head out on the road and do what they love. Just play music.

ekoostik hookah has also been host to one of the longest running music festivals in the country. Hookahville, now known as The Ville Music Festival, began in 1994, and has catered to music fans of all ages twice a year ever since. Beginning as a little get together of 800 people in the woods, by 1999 the festival was regularly drawing between 8000 and 15000 people. Long time veterans of the festival stage, Hookah has had the pleasure of playing Bonnaroo, Gathering of the Vibes, High Sierra, Wakarusa, All Good, and many others. To this day, at any festival, if you listen closely, you stand a good chance of hearing a call of “hooooooookah” ringing out through the night.


"We’ve never fit into any quickly digestible category,” says ALO’s keyboardist/singer Zach Gill. “It’s just a different kind of experience.”

With its delightfully vibrant blend of inventive musicality and genre-blurring reach, Sounds Like This sees ALO operating with fresh verve and vitality, their always-kaleidoscopic funk pop ‘n roll aglow with exceptionally ebullient songcraft and deliriously danceable grooves.

Long acclaimed for their deft musicianship, potent songwriting, and astonishing on-stage interaction, the members of ALO have played together for more than two decades, with the current permutation now in its 10th year and counting.

Carbon Leaf

“Virginia natives Carbon Leaf weave their signature indie-rock blend of Celtic, Appalachian, folk, and country into a rousing new brand of music best described as ‘ether-electrified porch music’. The five-man band's steadfast arrangement of guitar, bass, drums, and mandolin is rounded out with more exotic instruments, like the bouzouki, fiddle, accordion and penny whistle, all tied together by lead singer Barry Privett's bold, straightforward baritone.

Long beloved in their hometown of Richmond and known for high-energy live shows, the group entered onto the national scene in 2002 by winning an American Music Award with the Irish-tinged hit “The Boxer,” a narrative about a fighter who's at the top of his game but scraping the bottom of love's barrel. Pioneering dreams, broken hearts, Love’s renewal - all traverse the American landscape as common themes in Carbon Leaf's music, as is reflected in the dark, bluesy “Another Man's Woman,” and “Miss Hollywood,” a Southern-twanged ballad about the angst of dating an enormous sign.”


Cabinet is a band with roots firmly planted in the Appalachian tradition. They wear their influences like badges, honoring the canon of roots, bluegrass, country, and folk, weaving these sounds into a patchwork Americana quilt. But this music isn’t romanticizing or rehashing the past. Cabinet makes it mark on today. The steady aim of their harmonies soar straight onto target each time, the soaring vocals giving voice to the story of each song. Their music takes the long way home, treating its listeners like passengers on a ride through scenic back roads. Their live shows are inclusive, celebratory, and community-building. Everyone will want to get on the wagon with Cabinet. Members Pappy Biondo (banjo, vocals), J.P. Biondo (mandolin, vocals), Mickey Coviello (acoustic guitar, vocals), Dylan Skursky (electric bass, double bass), Todd Kopec (fiddle, vocals), and Jami Novak (drums, percussion), all live and love music, and their polished sound belies their young age.



Frequently Asked Questions

When do the gates open?

Gates open on Thursday, May 21st at 12:00 Noon. Both the Main Gate as well as the RV/Camp With Your Car Gate will be open. It is recommended that you buy your tickets during Pre-Sale but there will be tickets available at the gate starting on Thursday at Noon.


What camping options are available?

The Ville Music Festival offers a variety of camping options. All three and four day event tickets include parking in the main parking lot and festival style camping in addition to use of the Clay’s Park Water Park. There are many different sites to choose from, including nice shaded spots in the trees and sunny spots in the grass. General Admission campers will need to carry gear in to the camping area or use one of our golf cart taxis (available for an additional fee). Although it’s not a major hike, we have found that a little red wagon goes a long way. 

For those campers that want to camp with their vehicle, or sleep in their vehicle, we have a Camp With Your Car pass that includes an assigned camp site large enough for a vehicle up to the size of a 15 passenger van and 3 average sized tents. The Camp With Your Car Pass does not provide admission to The Ville Music Festival -all campers must purchase a General Admission Ticket. For the Camp With

RV Camping is available at The Ville Music Festival. Shade tents and EZ-Ups are allowed in the RV Camping area as long as they fit in your designated space. Sleeping tents are prohibited in this area. Water, wastewater and electric hookups are not available in the RV Camping area. The RV Camping Pass does not provide admission to The Ville Music Festival - all campers must purchase a General Admission Ticket.

If you want an RV site that has hookups please contact Clay’s Park and Resort at 800-860-4Fun to reserve, and be sure to mention promo code "THE VILLE" when you call. Clay's Park also offers cabins and glamping tents. All Clay's Park campers must purchase a General Admission Ticket.


Can I bring or rent a golf cart?

You cannot bring your own golf cart. You can rent a golf cart through Clay's Park Resort HOWEVER that cart cannot be brought on to the festival grounds. Golf carts rented from Clay's Park cannot be driven off of the paved roads. You can park your cart at the festival check points and walk onto festival grounds as long as you have a festival ticket and wristband. This rule will be strictly enforced.


Will pets be allowed in the venue/campgrounds?

Dogs, cats, ferrets, birds, lizards, sloths, and any other pets are NOT allowed at The Ville Music Festival.  There are several local kennels. If you bring your pet to The Ville Music Festival you will be turned around at the gate. If you have a service animal, you will be required to show documentation to bring them into the festival.


I ordered my tickets online, how do I get them?

All Pre-Sale tickets and passes will be picked up at Will Call tents that will be set up at each entrance to the festival. There will be many festival staff members available to help you get your tickets and passes quickly.


Can we leave the festival grounds and re-enter?

General admission campers will be able to leave the festival grounds and re-enter at any time during the event. You will need to park your vehicle in the main parking lot and enter through the main gate. Camp With Your Car, RV, and VIP Parking Pass holders will not be allowed re-entry with their vehicle. If you are one of these pass holders and you have to leave the venue for any reason, you will be required to park in the main parking lot upon your return.


I heard there is a water park and swimming?

Yes! Clay's Park has a 10 acre man-made, sand-bottom swimming lake with dual 150 ft. water slides, ring swings, zip lines, barrel roll and a kid's swimming area. Other activities include unlimited use of water slides, kayaks, canoes, miniature golf, white sand volleyball courts, basketball and more.  Other activities include unlimited use of water slides, kayaks, canoes, miniature golf, white sand volleyball courts, basketball and more. Please review and follow Clay's Park's water park safety rules to ensure a happy and safe visit. Life jackets are required in most areas of the Adventure Water Park . You are encouraged to bring your own life vest if it is well fitting and U.S. Coast Guard approved. Complimentary life vests are available in the Water Park on a first come first served basis. The water park is open from 11AM to 8PM.


What will you be providing?

There will be temporary port-o-john bathrooms and hand washing stations throughout the festival grounds. There are showers flush toilets in the big red barn and at the Water Park. Vendors will be selling a variety of reasonably priced foods and nonalcoholic beverages. There will be an ATM available as well as ice and firewood for sale at a convenient location. Beer and alcohol will be available for those who are 21 and over in the Bowl Stage viewing area. To promote our kid friendly festival there will be a bingo booth with winners awarded a choice of one of three incredible North Face kids jackets, or free entry to next year's event. Thanks to Bobs Sports Chalet for their help in making this happen.


What emergency services will be available on site? What should I do if I need emergency assistance (medical, towing, locksmith, etc.)?

There will be 24 hour security and EMT's on site. If you need emergency medical attention, talk to any Ville Staff Member for help or go directly to the medical tent.


Where should I go if I lose track of my child, or if I find a child who is lost?

If you find a lost child or cannot locate your own, please go to the medical tent or locate a staff person.


Where should I go if I lose my keys, my wallet or my friends? What should I do if I find someone's stuff?

The Lost and Found will be located at the The Ville merchandise tent until after the show Sunday night. We suggest you bring an extra key to your car and/or your key code.


What kind of handicap facilities will you be providing?

There will be a designated parking/camping area for people with special accessibility needs behind the medical tent. Anyone with a legal handicap sign or license plate is welcome to camp in the handicap camp area with their car at no extra cost. There will be accessible restroom facilities (Handicap accessible port-o-john) and a wheelchair accessible space inside the concert area.


Can I bring my RV?

Absolutely. There are a limited amount of RV camping spots so we advise buying your RV pass early. RV camping is within the festival grounds, and a very short walk to the stages. For Pre-Sale RV Camping

Are we going to be able to camp next to our cars?

General Admission campers will park in the main parking lot and carry their gear a short distance to the campsite of their choosing. If you would like to camp by your vehicle, there is a Camp By Your Car option. There are limited Camp By Your Car spaces available. For Camp By Your Car, RV Camping and VIP Parking Pass options click HERE.


What will we be allowed to bring into the campgrounds? What can't we bring?

You can bring your own food, beverages (NO glass), firewood, and gear into the campground areas. Acoustic music is welcome. Campfires are fine as long as they are controlled and a safe distance from your tents. No artificial music or electrified music gear, no pets, no nitrous, no laser pointers, no hassles and no bad attitudes!


Will bands be allowed to play in the camping area if not affiliated with the festival?

Some of the best jams at The Ville happen around campfires! Acoustic music is great but no amplifiers are allowed. Please be respectful of your neighbors.

What hotel options are there?

See this map for nearby hotels.


Is there cell phone service available at The Ville?

There are numerous cell phone towers in the area so service should be consistent.


How far is the concert venue from the camping areas?

All festival camping/parking areas are within easy walking distance of the stages. Those who camp in the Clay's Park Resort for RV Camping With Hookups will be further away, but still within walking distance. Should you decide to do this, allow roughly 10 to 20 minutes to get to the stages, depending on where your actual campsite is.


What can I bring into the stage area? What can't I bring?

You cannot bring alcohol into the stage area but it will be sold in these areas (the exception to this rule is the Top of the Bowl Lounge which is BYOB. That is included only with the Ville VIP Experience package). Backpacks, lawn chairs, blankets, non-alcoholic drinks are all OK. You can bring in coolers, but they will be checked for alcohol. Glass bottles will NOT be allowed in the stage area or campgrounds.


What is the taping policy going to be?

This depends on the band's taping policy so it's best to check in person to be sure before you put up your rig. Ask at the taping section in front of the soundboard for each performer's policy on audio taping, videotaping and photography.


Will cameras be allowed in the concert (venue) area?

Non-Professional cameras are allowed in the concert area. For the safety of our artists, all flash photography is prohibited.


Can I bring my kids? Do they have to pay?

The Ville Music Festival is a family friendly event. Children 12 snd under are admitted free with a parent or guardian. There are numerous things for your children to do, including swimming, playgrounds, and beach volleyball. Please be responsible for your children, and know where they are at all times.


What types of vendors will be there?

A variety of vendors will be cooking up breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night snacks. There will also be crafts, clothing and all sorts of festival-type stuff. Don't forget The Ville merchandise tent for t-shirts and all kinds of cool gear!


I'd like to volunteer to work at The Ville. How do I do that?

We will post here if help is needed beyond our returning volunteers.


Are there any rules at The Ville?

Rule Number One at The Ville Music Festival is simple…”No Hassles or Bad Attitudes”

* No Pets Allowed
* No Weapons of any kind
* No ATV's, Golf Carts or Motorized Vehicles of any kind.
* No Laser Pointers
* No Sky Lanterns
* No Nitrous
* No Fireworks
* No Artificial or Amplified Music
* No Drugs or Underage Drinking

Management reserves the right to revoke the ticket of any person found in violation of these rules or who is acting in a way that is a danger to themselves or others. If you keep Rule Number One in mind, you won’t have any problems.




Ville History

The first Ville - then and for many years called Hookahville - was held in 1994 on a friend's farm. It was so much fun we've done it again and again, twice a year, every year, since then. We've had so many amazing guest artists over the years, some new, some well established. As the years went by The Ville grew and grew, and moved several times, but the essense of the festival never changed. In 2015, The Ville still brings great bands together with fans and friends in a cool setting with a unique vibe every Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend. Celebrating music, friends and fun, no hasles or bad attitudes is the way we've liked things here for more than 20 years.

Spring 1994
The Farm
Fredericktown, OH

ekoostik hookah, Ed McGee, Bill Creedon
Fall 1994
Songbird Center
Bellville, OH

ekoostik hookah, Meigs County All-Stars, The Rivermen, Biggy Magoo
Spring 1995
Songbird Center
Bellville, OH

ekoostik hookah, Yolk, The Rivermen, Rasta Rafiki
Fall 1995
Songbird Center
Bellville, OH

ekoostik hookah, Supplication, Men of Leisure, Chainrock Bluegrass Band
Spring 1996
Songbird Center
Bellville, OH

ekoostik hookah, Acoustic Junction, Percy Hill
Fall 1996
Frontier Ranch
Pataskala, OH

ekoostik hookah, Heavy Weather, Belshure Mountain Bluegrass Band
Spring 1997
Alpine Hills
Dover, OH

ekoostik hookah, Merl Saunders and the Rainforest Band, Nathan Whitt
Fall 1997
Jamboree in the Hills
St. Clairsville, OH

ekoostik hookah, Leftover Salmon, The Gibb Droll Band
Spring 1998
Frontier Ranch
Pataskala, OH

ekoostik hookah, Max Creek, Zero, Hypnotic Clambake, Nathan Whitt and Chief's Tale, David Nelson Band
Fall 1998
Frontier Ranch
Pataskala, OH

ekoostik hookah, Baba Seth, Strangefolk
Spring 1999
Buckeye Lake Music Center
Hebron, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, Ratdog, Jamie Notarthomas, Jazz Mandolin Project, Calobo
Fall 1999
Frontier Ranch
Pataskala, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, Keller Williams, Stir Fried w/ Vassar Clements, NRBQ, The Recipe
Spring 2000
Buckeye Lake Music Center
Hebron, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, RatDog, Deep Banana Blackout, Arlo Guthrie, David Grisman Quintet
Fall 2000
Buckeye Lake Music Center
Hebron, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, CPR featuring David Crosby, The Dickey Betts Band, Jorma Kaukonen Trio, Alvin Youngblood Hart
Spring 2001
Frontier Ranch
Pataskala, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, Willie Nelson, Dr. John, The Radiators, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Donna the Buffalo, Light show featuring Chris Kuroda
Fall 2001
Buckeye Lake Music Center
Hebron, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, Little Feat, The Wailers, All Mighty Senators, John Bell Acoustic, Light show featuring Chris Kuroda
Spring 2002
Buckeye Lake Music Center
Hebron, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Bruce Hornsby, Medeski Martin & Wood, Umphrey's McGee, Railroad Earth, Light show featuring Chris Kuroda
Fall 2002
Frontier Ranch
Pataskala, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Galactic, WAR, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Leo Kottke, Light show featuring Chris Kuroda
Spring 2003
Frontier Ranch
Pataskala, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, Particle, Blue Öyster Cult, The Neville Brothers, Old & In the Gray, The Derek Trucks Band, Robert Walter's 20th Congress, Marco Benevento & Joe Russo
Organ & Drums, Light show featuring Chris Kuroda
Fall 2003
Frontier Ranch
Pataskala, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Steve Kimock Band, Dark Star Orchestra Acoustic, Railroad Earth, CJ Chenier & the Red Hot Lousiana Band, Light show featuring Chris Kuroda
Spring 2004
Frontier Ranch
Pataskala, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, It Came From Kentucky (Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Del McCoury Band, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Mountain Heart), Keller Williams, Leftover Salmon, Jen Durkin and The Bomb Squad, Light show featuring Chris Kuroda
Fall 2004
Frontier Ranch
Pataskala, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, The Funky Meters, Dickey Betts and Great Southern, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Bernie Worrell and the Woo Warriors, Hayseed Dixie, Rob Wasserman, Brando's Bluegrass Band, Stringtown Pickers, Light show featuring Chris Kuroda
Spring 2005
Frontier Ranch
Pataskala, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, Sam Bush, The Wailers, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Galactic, Ralph Stanley & His Clinch Mountain Boys, Particle, Drew Emmitt, Brandon Creasman, Mike Perkins.
Fall 2005
Frontier Ranch
Pataskala, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, Little Feat, Dr. John, Donna the Buffalo, DJ Logic, Hackensaw Boys, The Smokin' Bandits, Vince Herman, The Maji, Mike Perkins, Delyn Christian, Rattletrap.
Spring 2006
Legend Valley
Thornville, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, Blues Traveler, Yonder Mountain String Band, Oakhurst, Mike Perkins, Local Color, Burning River Band, Goldmine Pickers, Grasshopper Pie, Stone Groove, Jovial Flow, Tricky Home Concoction, Jeff and Greg Bell, Seven.
Fall 2006
Legend Valley
Thornville, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, The Family Stone Experience, Great American Taxi, Vince Herman, Liquid Soul, Oakhurst, The Big Wu, Crackers and Jam, Sandwal Shultzy, Jeff & Gregg Bell, Backwoods Drifter .
Spring 2007
Legend Valley
Thornville, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, Rusted Root, The Wailers, Hot Buttered Rum, Oakhurst, The Ark Band, Rev Peytons Big Damn Band, Back Forty

Fall 2007
Legend Valley
Thornville, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, Dark Star Orchestra, Oakhurst, David Gans, U-Melt, Jazzam, Covert Operations, The Spikedrivers, Rootstand, Alliens
Spring Hookahville 2008
Legend Valley
Thornville, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, Emmitt Nershi Band, Outformation, Lotus, Railroad Earth, Sam Bush Band, Greensky Bluegrass, Fat City Reprise, Boogie Matrix Mechanism, Macpodz, The Werks, 56 Hope Road, Woodbox Gang, Seven, The Ragbirds, Papadosio.

Fall Hookahville 2008
Legend Valley
Thornville, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Arrested Development, Abigail Washburn and the Sparrow Quartet (with Bela Fleck), Perpetual Groove, The Schwag, Freekbass, Back Forty, Stretch Lefty, Super Massive, Deep Space Six, Greenleif, Seepeoples, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Jam Samich, Derick Howard

Spring Hookahville 2009
Frontier Ranch
Pataskala, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, Les Claypool, The Wailers (Exodus Tour), Steve Kimock Crazy Engine, Toubab Krewe, Great American Taxi (early bird), Secret Chiefs 3, Freekbass, The Ark Band, Oakhurst, Mifune, Sweet Water Meltdown, My Dear Disco, The Ragbirds, The Train Jumpers, Skeleton Crew, Higgins & Madewell Band

Fall Hookahville 2009
Frontier Ranch
Pataskala, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Leftover Salmon, Great American Taxi, Cherylann Hawk, The Ragbirds, Rootstand, Noctaluca, The Werks, Rumpke Mountain Boys

Spring Hookahville 2010
Legend Valley
Thornville, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, Gov't Mule, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Larry Keel & Natural Bridge, Zach Deputy, Donna the Buffalo, Freekbass, Carlos Jones & The Plus Band, Oakhurst, The Ark Band, Strange Arrangement, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Cowboy Hillbilly Hippy Folk, UV Hippo, Under The Sun, Bum Wealthy, Boogie Matrix Mechanism, Jahman Brahman, Bloom Street

Fall Hookahville 2010
Legend Valley
Thornville, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, Kottonmouth Kings, JJ Grey and Mofro, Bobby Lee Rodgers, John Mullins Band, Mike Perkins, Derick Howard, Andy Shaw Band, Flipside Groove, Mr. Blotto, Grooveshire, The Woody Browns Project, Groovestone Fusion

Spring Hookahville 2011
Legend Valley
Thornville, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, Yonder Mountain String Band, Slightly Stoopid, Todd Snider, Girl Talk, Orgone, The Ark Band, Ella Riot (formerly known as My Dear Disco), Rumpke Mountain Boys, Greensky Bluegrass, Psychedelphia, Higgins Madewell, Tropidelic, Chamberlin, Groovestone Fusion, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, The Trainjumpers, The Folkadelics, Zach Daniels


Fall Hookahville 2011
Legend Valley
Thornville, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Perpetual Groove, Truth & Salvage Co.,Thinner Teed, John Mullins Band, Rumpke Mountain Boys, The Recipe, The Ark Band, The Salty Caramels, KrisB Midnight Railroad, Groovestone Fusion, The Howlin' Moons, Jesse Henry Band, Adam Tarzano


Spring Hookahville 2012
Legend Valley
Thornville, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, Gov't Mule, Yonder Mountain String Band and many more!


Fall Hookahville 2012
Frontier Ranch
Pataskala, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, The Travelin' McCourys, Fareed Haque's Math Games and many more!


The Ville, Spring 2013
Clay's Park Resort
North Lawrence, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, Rusted Root, Colonel Bruce Hampton and many more!

The Ville, Summer 2013
Clay's Park Resort
North Lawrence, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, moe., The Wood Brothers, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Zach Deputy, Blue Moon Soup, Erika Hughes and the Well Mannered, Fletcher's Grove, KR3, The Champion Bubblers and many more!

The Ville, Spring 2014
Clay's Park Resort
North Lawrence, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, Fletcher's Grove, Blue Moon Soup, Tropidelic, Subterranean House Band, Jones For Revival, Glostik Willy, John Mullins, Must Stash Hat, Derick Howard, Drunken Sunday, Diesel Dog, KrisB's Midnight Railroad, John Welton, Corinne Noel, Dead Ahead

The Ville, Summer 2014
Clay's Park Resort
North Lawrence, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, Keller Williams, Pink Talking Fish, Larry Keel (Larry does Jerry), Rumpke Mountain Boys, Blue Moon Soup, Big Leg Emma, Acoustic Hook, Boogie Matrix Mechanism, The Mucklebuck, Derick Howard, The Blurry Pickers, Glostik Willy, Terrapin Moon, Jones for Revival, KR3, Aliver Hall, Smilin' Joe, KrisB, The Leftovers with Willy Mac and Dead Ahead