Win Tickets to 10KLF from the Live Music Blog

As the summer festival season gets ramped up (and comes down just a bit from Bonnaroo this past weekend), you’ve got to continually look ahead past June to see some other glorious festivals on the horizon…

One of which is the 10,000 Lakes Festival in Northern Minnesota — sorta near Fargo, ND, I believe. This festival always looks amazing and unfortunately I’ve never been able to free myself up enough to attend. However, thanks to Dave Weissman @ 10KLF, one lucky fan and Live Music Blog reader is going to win a pair of tickets to the festival to act as blogger for the weekend for the site. I’m psyched, and you should be, too…

To enter and have a chance to win, send an email to [email protected] with “10KLF” as the subject and give ten or twenty words on why we should send you to be the Live Music Blog correspondent at the 10,000 Lakes Festival. All submissions are due by Monday, July 3.

All we’d ask is that you take photos, write some words, or just provide some updates to the site so that you can share your festival experience with the rest of the world. If you can promise that and we like your submission, you’re there, bro!


10,000 Lakes Festival Blends the Best of Music and Nature

The 4th Annual 10,000 Lakes Festival (10KLF) will serve as the tour-ending destination for headliners Phil Lesh & Friends and Trey Anastasio, and a springboard for four nights of music, camping, and relaxation with over forty artists scheduled to perform July 19-22 at the Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes, MN.

Trey will reunite with former Phish band mate Mike Gordon (bass) who will be joined by Marco Benevento (keyboards) and Joe Russo (drums) in the appropriately titled acronym ensemble ?G.R.A.B.’ Former Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh and his band bring an ever-rotating caravan of talent for a set of improvisation and inspired jams.

The 10,000 Lakes Festival’s line-up also includes The String Cheese Incident, Keller Williams Incident (performing with The String Cheese Incident), O.A.R. (…Of A Revolution), Keller Williams (solo), Umphrey’s McGee, The Benevento/Russo Duo featuring Mike Gordon, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Railroad Earth, The Everyone Orchestra, Hot Buttered Rum and over forty additional bands.

Recent artist additions to the 10,000 Lakes Festival include Assembly of Dust, RAQ, Papa Mali, and The Breakfast.

Enjoying the scene’s top performers within the stunning natural beauty of clear lakes and spacious, wooded campgrounds provides all attendees an unparalleled festival experience. Drawing from a pool full of talented national, regional, and emerging acts, the 10,000 Lakes Festival seeks to be the nation’s premier music and camping festival destination.

The festival website is offering interactive elements including 10KLF-TV featuring streaming video clips of more than two dozen of the performing artists. Additionally, emerging and unsigned bands have the opportunity to perform at the festival through the online portion of the ‘Cosmic Break’ competition. Three bands out of the thirty included in the Cosmic Break Voting Booth will be selected to perform at the 10,000 Lakes Festival. More information on the Cosmic Break and 10KLF TV is available at the festival website.

The 10,000 Lakes Festival is partnering with Renewable Choice Energy to offset the carbon emissions created by the energy use of the weekend event with the purchase of wind power certificates. To minimize the environmental impact of the festival the unique partnership supports the addition of renewable wind resources to the power grid to make the 10,000 Lakes Festival a carbon neutral event.

10,000 Lakes Festival Show Details:
Wednesday, July 19 – Saturday, July 22, 2006
Soo Pass Ranch
25526 Cty Hwy 22
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

For tickets or more information visit or call 800-493-3378.

Advance General Admission Music & Camping Tickets are $135. Limited tickets are available at this price range and the cost will increase to gate price July 5.

VIP Ticket Packages are $350 per person and are available for a premium music and camping experience. Each VIP Ticket includes 2 meals per day Thu-Sat, a 10KLF camping chair, 6 drink tickets, access to the backstage VIP lounge, and access to the special VIP seating section at the Main Stage.

Each General Admission and VIP ticket covers camping and all music from Wednesday, July 19 through Sunday, July 23.

For non-camping music enthusiasts, there are 3-Day Music Only tickets available for $90 which include music Thurs. 7/20 – Sat. 7/22

1-Day Music Only: $50
Any day | Wed. 7/19 – Sat. 7/22

Children 12 and under are admitted at no charge with their parent’s paid admission.

All listed artists have confirmed their appearance at the 10,000 Lakes Festival; however, artists are subject to change without notice. Tickets are available at the Official 10,000 Lakes Festival website: or by calling 800-493-3378 and at, all Ticketmaster locations and MusicToday outlets.

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