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I was going to resurrect an old thread but all of the older ones pertaining to kind folk/deadheads/festie goers... are locked. One isn't but hasn't been posted on since last year. I figured I'd try a new one -so here we are!!


Looking to connect with others... never really though to make a tribe for this on MDC.

I know you're out there
post #2 of 149
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Reeeeally? no one? The heads are hiding... come out to play!!!
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i am here
what's happen mama? any shows in your plans for the fall?
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here
post #5 of 149
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Yay!!!! Howdy howdy!! Good to see you

No plans for any fall shows HOWEVER... there are 3 potentials in December!! I'd LOVE to be able to do all 3 but with the season and all... I dunno.

We did just recently discover an AMAZING jam band though. We've been listening to them for quite a bit now - The Brew. They're local-ish to us in New England and their popularity on this coast is growing pretty rapidly. Seriously? They're freaking incredible live. We've seen them twice now. Whoa.

But but but... we won't be here on this coast much longer and they aren't really touring on the west coast yet. Moving to Oregon!!!! Can't wait.

Anyone else planning shows or gone recently?
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I haven't looked in to what's local yet-but hopefully I can get a show in before the new babe arrives. Yay for moving to ORegon-where will you be moving to? I am in Eugene :-)
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I'm not dready, but I love to go to shows! Our favorite fest is coming up: Magnolia Fest in Live Oak,FL. I went last year, 5 days before giving birth. We're on the fence this year - anyone have any tips on festing with an infant?? We have a large tribe who will be there and probably help out, so we'll see.

Nice to see some other music-loving "family" mamas!
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Hi, I havent been out to shows much since the kids. I do love Grassroots Festival. always went to NY. I am trying to go this weekend in NC (my new home).
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I haven't been to any since the kids either, besides super local ones. Salt Lake sometimes gets great jambands!
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Hi. I just saw this.

I'm an East Coast Mama. My DH and I go to plenty of festivals, including Gathering of the Vibes, Greyfox Bluegrass Festival and moe.down. Since I'm due in December, we've taken it easy this year. We'll probably introduce the little one to some smaller festivals.

My DH and I also throw a music festival, called Stonehenge Music festival (www.stonehengemusic.org). DH has been doing it for 19 years - I started helping when we got together.

We both love the Grateful Dead, JGB, Bob Dylan, as well as more modern jam bands, like Umphrey's McGee, Gomez, and Yonder Mountain String Band. I love moe, but DH isn't too crazy about them.

I'm due in December with my first. I've been playing lots of great tunes for him and dancing a lot. I can't wait to introduce him to some live music next summer.

We also follow a more local band called Juggling Suns. Great band with a wonderful family of followers. Very GD type of family.
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Originally Posted by oregonmama79 View Post
Yay for moving to ORegon-where will you be moving to? I am in Eugene :-)
Coincidently EUGUENE! Although we really haven't a clue where yet though We're totally shooting from the hip, never even been there... we're just going for the ultimate life change adventure. DH is from the south, I've lived in New England most of my life but we really have nothing holding us in either place. We figure a change is in order to experience the most in life! Coast swap. It'll be a one time gig so I hope OR is what we think it is!! If so, I sort of feel like we're moving to Mecca

We're really looking forward to the fests out there... there are sooooooo many. What are your faves?
post #12 of 149
Hey music mamas!

I'm lucky enough to have an ex who takes my kids every other weekend, which gives me plenty of chances to go see music (although I've been realizing lately that I just can't afford it as much--boo!) I'm going to see Hot Buttered Rum in Boulder tomorrow, and then Greensky Bluegrass in 2 weeks at an AWESOME indoor/kinda outdoor venue in Lyons, CO. I saw Adam and Ben from Yonder there last month and it was AMAZING!! Railroad Earth is going to be in Boulder at the end of November, so I think I'm going to hit those shows up too. And then there's NYE--lots of great choices here in CO, but I don't know what I'll do yet.

Oh, and I took my kids on a roadtrip up to Hornings Hideout in OR for Northwest String Summit this summer and it was such a fabulous experience!! Super kid friendly...we had SO much fun!! I highly recommend it! There are rumors floating around that String Cheese Incident is going to be playing there again next summer, and if so, I'll be there for sure
post #13 of 149
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oooooooh String Cheese Incident!!!! I seriously can't wait to be able to get into the music scene out west. We only READ about it from here... it always feels as if EVERYTHING is happening there!
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Hi Mamas!

And. hey there Ellen! We are big festival goers...also in love with Hot Buttered Rum! We take the kids to a few festivals each year and try to get a sitter to see a few shows on our own. Love love love live music!
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mlh - Hi Do you ever vend at festivals? Dh and I are hoping to be able to do that once we get out west. Not full time, but we're crossing our fingers to be able to open a shop/homebase where we can also sell online and schlep to a few fests with the kids to share our goodies while soaking up the good music vibes We'll see how it goes.

I love love love all the beautiful clothes and hand made goodness of festivals and show lots!! You really find the most incredible things. Last fest, dh and I talked with this guy... maybe 25-30 ish years old... he draws. Oh BOY does he draw. He had about 10 different prints that he made numbered copies of that he sells. Once that batch is gone... he sells prints of his new stuff. This guy literally sitd for hours making one tiny scratch at a time with a pen. It's almost like pointalism. It takes him about 4 months to complete a piece. You seriously wouldn't believe what he creates. He obviously has a bit of "inspiration" iykwim His mind's inner workings are quite clear in the art.
post #16 of 149
Hey hey!!
I am a fellow kind mama. Living in the midwest. Live music lover.. Although, it has slowed down since the kiddos have come into our lives. This summer we took the boys out to 10,000 Lakes Festival with us.. It was a good time.. Great Panic shows! Planning to go to Railroad Earth in Chicago at the end of the month.. Missin' Cheese dearly. Hoping to head to Hornings next year.. If the good word is right. Glad to see there are other hip mamas on the site.. Look forward to chatting with ya'll.
Love and light~

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Originally Posted by Milkymommi View Post
Yay!!!! Howdy howdy!! Good to see you
We did just recently discover an AMAZING jam band though. We've been listening to them for quite a bit now - The Brew. They're local-ish to us in New England and their popularity on this coast is growing pretty rapidly. Seriously? They're freaking incredible live. We've seen them twice now. Whoa.
I just saw them at a very small festival in upstate NY (Let It Roll), they were definitely one of the highlights of the weekend!
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Originally Posted by kchristman View Post
Hi. I just saw this.

I'm an East Coast Mama. My DH and I go to plenty of festivals, including Gathering of the Vibes, Greyfox Bluegrass Festival and moe.down. Since I'm due in December, we've taken it easy this year. We'll probably introduce the little one to some smaller festivals.

My DH and I also throw a music festival, called Stonehenge Music festival (www.stonehengemusic.org). DH has been doing it for 19 years - I started helping when we got together.

We both love the Grateful Dead, JGB, Bob Dylan, as well as more modern jam bands, like Umphrey's McGee, Gomez, and Yonder Mountain String Band. I love moe, but DH isn't too crazy about them.

I'm due in December with my first. I've been playing lots of great tunes for him and dancing a lot. I can't wait to introduce him to some live music next summer.

We also follow a more local band called Juggling Suns. Great band with a wonderful family of followers. Very GD type of family.

Cool! We sound like you guys. We brought the girls (5yo and 2yo) to moe.down this year... we went with friends that have two girls the same age, and it was really fun (albeit much more work with the kids).

We've missed grayfox for the last few years, which is a shame, I grew up right near there and I love the area. Hopefully next summer. Although we're also talking about going to Mountain Jam, and moe.down... so many festivals, so little time!!!
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Originally Posted by Milkymommi View Post
mlh - Hi Do you ever vend at festivals? Dh and I are hoping to be able to do that once we get out west. Not full time, but we're crossing our fingers to be able to open a shop/homebase where we can also sell online and schlep to a few fests with the kids to share our goodies while soaking up the good music vibes We'll see how it goes.
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I don't vend at festivals. We have seriously thought about it and have come really close to signing up for one or two. The thing is, we want to go to festivals and have fun, not work! Maybe when the kids are a bit older we will do one or two a season...who knows! Good luck to you if you can swing it! What kinds of things are you thinking of selling?

So....dropped the kids off at Grandma's this weekend and hit Boulder for an amazing Hot Buttered Rum show. Poor Mans Whiskey opened for them and they are also amazing. This was my first time to see PMW and I was definitly impressed!
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Originally Posted by mlh View Post
So....dropped the kids off at Grandma's this weekend and hit Boulder for an amazing Hot Buttered Rum show. Poor Mans Whiskey opened for them and they are also amazing. This was my first time to see PMW and I was definitly impressed!
Poor Man's Whiskey was super fun, as was Butter! Here's a link to a bluegrass version PMW does of Darkside of the Moon: http://www.archive.org/details/pmw20...007-05-08.flac

PMW is also coming back to Denver the first weekend of November and I think I'm going to try to hit that up too. I like to think I can cut back on seeing music, but once I get back in the groove, it's REALLY hard to stop! I wasn't sure I would want to see Butter for New Year's, but after the shows this weekend, I'm going to have to make it happen
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