The All Good Music Fest was one of the first destination festivals to dot the US landscape every summer. Starting in 1997, the fest has moved around. It's been held in Maryland and Virginia but usually takes place in West Virginia. This year the concert has moved to central Ohio, a place called Legend Valley.
Legend Valley used to be called Buckeye Lake and before that, well, it was called Legend Valley. In fact, I saw the headlining act of this weekend's All Good Fest, The Allman Brothers, play there in 1979 along with The Outlaws, Pure Prairie League, Molly Hatchet and McGuffey Lane. During it's Buckeye Lake days I caught the Grateful Dead there twice. Once on the hottest day in the history of Ohio.
The All Good Fest has grown into a four day event. And the line up sticks much closer to the jam band scene. The king of outdoor fests here in the US, Bonnaroo, started off as a jam band festival but has moved far from that concept.
I can't make the scene but have many friends heading down for the long weekend. To them and to any of you others who might head down south let me just say safe travels and jam on.