Remember a few decades gao when flower power reigned and the Monterey International Pop Festival had just taken place? No? Well, 35 years later, the famed Summer Of Love is back to refresh your memory. The faces and tunes may be new, the message is the same.
"The bands we work with today are carrying the torch for what was initiated in the late ‘60s, particularly during the summer of ‘67," said event promoter Tim Walther. "Summer Of Love... 35 Years Later is the celebration of the personal freedom and community spirit that we strive to keep alive at all of our festivals."
The concert event takes over Marvin's Mountaintop in Masontown, W.V., (near Morgantown) on Labor Day weekend, August 30 - September 2. Summer Of Love's mission is to "connect the vibe of that monumental time of peace, love, and musical expansion with the soundtrack of today's cultural phenomenon known as the jam band scene."
Bands signed on for the event include Dark Star Orchestra, recreating an entire Grateful Dead show each night; The Wailers - still going strong 20 years after Bob Marley's death; guitar virtuoso Steve Kimock and his band; bassist Victor Wooten of Bela Fleck & The Flecktones fame; The Derek Trucks Band; Psychedelic Breakfast; and Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey. Tickets are on sale for $60 in advance and $75 at the gate.