This Labor Day weekend Hookahville will feature five sets from Ohio’s own ekoostik hookah, including a 50th anniversary Grateful Dead set, an acoustic set, and a set with special guest and former member, Ed McGee. Produced by AlchemyHouse Presents, the Hookahville lineup includes: Joe Marcinek Band (including Particle/Phil Lesh and Friends keyboardist Steve Molitz), John Mullins Band,Ed McGee, Jahman Brahman, Aliver Hall, Blue Moon Soup, Glostik Willy, Jones for Revival, Sassafraz, Yosemight, John Zuck’s Turkey Farm, Vibe and Direct, Ol’ Dirty Strangers, Jojo Stella, Phamily Bandand more.
“We are very pleased to bring Hookahville back home to Frontier Ranch in Pataskala, Ohio, where the rolling hills and woods provide shaded or sunny camping and the entire venue is BYOB; we are also bringing back a couple traditions this year”, said Tom Blessing, director of the event for AlchemyHouse Presents. He continued, “after a multi-year absence, both the ‘Bugs on Your Tee Golf Outing’ and the ‘Bugs in Your Teeth Motorcycle Ride’ are happening this year.” Motorcycle Riders will meet up with ekoostick hookah drummer Eric Lanese and other fun folks on Saturday, September 5th, at the Land Grant Brewing Company in Columbus (just 30 minutes from Frontier Ranch). Have lunch, hang out then ride as a group to Hookahville (route to be determined). No need to sign up, just show up.
If you are arriving for early bird camping on Thursday and/or arriving at Hookahville on Friday, there’s usually a mini-ride that morning from the ranch to Columbus to meet everyone.
The Hookahville Golf Outing will be held on Thursday September 3rd at Raccoon International Golf Course in Granville, Ohio (just 20 minutes from Frontier Ranch), for more information on both the golf outing and the motorcycle ride, please visit http://hookahville.com/
Gates open on Friday, September 4th, at 9AM for 3 day pass holders and Thursday, September 3rd, at noon for early bird ($20 per person with 3 day pass). It is recommended that you buy your tickets during presale and receive the commerative pass. Tickets will be available at the gate starting on Thursday, September 3rd, at Noon. The gate can only accept cash. VIP and camp-by-car options are available. Preseale tickets and add-ons are avalable at http://hookahville.com/
Hookahville, the brainchild of the band ekoostik hookah, was first held in 1994, on bandmember Dave Katz’s land. The event grew into a biannual festival every Memorial and Labor Day weekend. The music festival has had so many amazing guest artists over the years. Some new, and some well established acts such as Ralph Stanley to Willy Nelson, Ratdog, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic and so many more. The essence of the festival has never changed and in 2015, Hookahville still brings great bands together with fans and friends in a cool setting with a unique vibe celebrating music, friends and fun with no hassles or bad attitudes and is the way they’ve liked for more than 20 years. Come out and visit ekoostik hookah and close out the summer with camping, music and fun for the whole family. Children 12 and under are always FREE with a parent.