Grateful Friends Festival

Gays Mills

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In a Nutshell

Melvin Seals of The Jerry Garcia Band headlines a four-day fest featuring camping, food, games, and over 40 musical acts

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jun 8, 2014. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting 6/5 for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Kickapoo Stump Dodger Campground. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects Grateful Friends Festival's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Gates open at 8AM. For ADA accommodations, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Concerts, like dimly lit chandeliers, are more impressive outdoors and are more enchanting when adorned with strategically placed glow sticks. Illuminate your experience with this GrouponLive deal.

The Deal

Ticketing Options

  • $42 for one general-admission ticket (up to $69.90 value)
  • $95 for one VIP ticket (up to $158.94 value)
  • $139 for four general-admission tickets (up to $279.60 value)

The VIP ticket includes a prime camping spot near the main stage with trees for hammocks, electricity, a fire pit, and water; free firewood to start off the weekend; three shower tickets; and VIP backstage access with a photo booth.

Grateful Friends Festival

The Music

  • Melvin Seals: Best known for his 18 years of truckin' in The Jerry Garcia Band, this beloved electric organist jams on his Hammond B-3 with help from JGB cohort Dave A'Bear and the Dead-inspired jammers Terrapin Flyer.
  • The Giving Tree Band: With banjos, slide guitars, mandolins, and pedal steels, this critically acclaimed Chicago quintet summons Neil Young, Dylan, and The Band with their rootsy indie folk.
  • Skytree: Conceptual Colorado recording artist who defines his music as "the sounds generated by resonant trees, melting through the sun."
  • Click here to view the rest of the lineup, which includes more than 40 acts.

The Fun

  • Sign up to join the Kickapoo Kickball League.
  • Munch and shop from vendors including A-Patche Patchwork Clothing, Fogwind Vapor Supplies, and Frozen Thoughts Shaved Ice.
  • Take a swim in a swimming pool; camp, canoe, cookout, and attempt to commune with fish along the river; find serenity and flexibility in morning yoga classes.
  • Click here to view the lineup of activities.

By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.