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A place for players around the Midwest States to gather for fun, passion, and picking. Also a place to post announcements for festivals, recitals, and acoustic jams for all.

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Comment by John J. Cebula on April 23, 2009 at 7:57pm
Jerry (and rest): The line-up at Rothbury is right up my alley, and if I wasn't such an old, cheap fart with two kids in college, I might take my daughter. I got the impression from the web site that camping was the most reasonable option, but my daughter is really not into roughing it (she won't eat on the deck in the summer. 'Nuff said). Besides, she is going to Lollapalooza.

I'm going to keep following the Fox Valley Festival web site and try to remember to keep the group posted. The festival is held in Geneva, Illinois (just about a long hour west of Chicago) around Labor Day weekend.
Comment by Jerry on April 23, 2009 at 3:19am
To John and Bruce, the Rothbury music festival just came into existence last summer. Although I didn't attend I had a number of relatives go and they thoroughly enjoyed the multi-day program. Rothbury is located roughly twenty-five miles north of Muskegon on the west side of Michigan. This location has a number of camping options with White Lake, Silver Lake and Pentwater Lake within a half hour drive. I have a cottage in the area and the traffic on US31 was pretty bad for anyone who was attending just for a single day. Also, the festival is held on the grounds of a resort so there are accommodations as well as a championship golf course. Hope this helps!

Comment by Bruce Fogwell on April 22, 2009 at 9:26pm
Hi John,
Sorry but this is the first I have heard of this festival. I get to The Ark in Ann Arbor from time to time and Elderly in Lansing but I've not been to Rothbury.
Comment by John J. Cebula on April 22, 2009 at 8:38pm
Thanks, Bruce: this is what my daughter wants to go to. Do you know anything about it that the web site doesn't address?
Comment by Bruce Fogwell on April 21, 2009 at 12:47pm
Hi John,
This looks to be what you are looking for:
Good luck,
Comment by John J. Cebula on April 21, 2009 at 12:20pm
Do any of you know anything about an outdoor weekend festival held in Michigan in July? It's called Roxbury or something like that. My daughter would like to go, but it's pretty expensive (even if Dylan, The Dead, Gov't Mule, String Cheese Incident, etc., are playing). Also, it seems like it's pretty much a camping-only option. She wants her brother and me to go, but he's not interested and I'm pretty cheap. I guess I'm concerned about the crowd and drug/alcohol use if my daughter went alone. She'd stay sober, but I don't know how well she'd be able to handle partiers. Is that a legitimate concern?
Comment by marc Miller on March 22, 2009 at 2:33pm
thanks to all who welcomed me to the site,peace marc
Comment by Bill Startz on March 22, 2009 at 11:39am
glad to help Ralph..I enjoyed my time with Eric, and am sure you will as well if it works out.
I am a far sw suburbs ( Romeoville) guy , so , although I took lessons at the OTS for several years, the drive eventually got the best of me .
Comment by Ralph on March 22, 2009 at 11:08am
Big thanks to Bill Startz for the recommendation on a teacher. Bill, I'm rather new to this website and wasn't quite sure how to send you a note but I looked up Eric and he appears to be the "real deal". I plan on contacting him to see if he's available for lessons and will keep you posted - but he seems perfect. I appreciate it!
Comment by Chris on March 22, 2009 at 9:27am
Thanks Bruce. Great info. Went to the site and signed up. Found a couple in my area. Thanks again.

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