10,000 Lakes Festival

This year's edition of the 10,000 Lakes Festival promises four days of music and camping, but a closer look at the at the actual roster of acts proves the event to be so much more. Before bands such as Tool, Radiohead, and Nine Inch Nails co-opted headlining spots at Bonnaroo, that event held the distinction of being one of the best jam-friendly festivals in the nation. Now the 10KLF has taken a similar distinction; this year's lineup includes the likes of Dave Matthews Band, Widespread Panic, Wilco, Ozomatli, Backyard Tire Fire, and Cloud Cult, among many, many others. The festival's four-stage setup is enhanced by the 600-acre camping area on the Soo Pass Ranch, all of which is incorporated into the event; the 10KLF continues to pride itself on being an experience over a music festival. Though if you're just there for the music, I doubt you'll leave dissatisfied. (Wilco photo by Autumn de Wilde)
Wednesdays-Saturdays, noon-3 a.m. Starts: July 22. Continues through July 25, 2009

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