A mere six weeks away from the inaugural Phases Of The Moon Music + Art Festival, taking place September 11-14 at the 3000 acre Kennekuk County Park in Danville, IL.
Phases of the Moon has a very grassroots foundation and is not part of a larger corporate entity. The idea came from a Chicago-area father & son (Barry & Sam Shear). Sam, the 23-year old son, had the vision about a festival as he graduated college and his father Barry wanted to try to make it a reality. The two ventured into this with no industry experience, just a great idea in its purest form. They gradually put a team together over the last two years, found the site and started to make it all happen. The feedback and excitement surrounding the event has been growing steadily.
Phases of the Moon boasts a great line up of artists over four days, including, Widespread Panic, The String Cheese Incident, Bob Weir & Ratdog, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gov’t Mule, Leon Russell, Railroad Earth, Vintage Trouble, Donavon Frankenreiter, Sam Bush Band, Galactic, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Chris Robinson Brotherhood and many more. (see full lineup here: http://potm.us/lineup.).
The second major element is the art. The amazing visual art will feature giant sculptures, large-scale installations and dazzling visual displays. Many of the attending artists have been seen at events throughout the U.S. including Burning Man, Symbiosis Gatherings, Lightning in a Bottle, Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival and more. Some of the acclaimed visual artists confirmed include Peter Hudson, Symbiotic Creations, Alex & Allyson Grey, Alchemy Arts Collective, GuildWorks, Impermanence Arts, Subconscious Development Motion Project and more. To see examples and info on the visual artists, click HERE.
One of the other factors that set Phases Of The Moon apart is the stunning setting. Kennekuk County Park boasts several miles of hiking trails, scenic ponds, streams, wide-open spaces, lush canopies of trees, a historic collection of turn-of-the-century buildings and the 170-acre Lake Mingo. The park is located within a short drive from a number of major metropolitan areas, including Chicago and Indianapolis.