All Festivals

Electric Forest Festival 2011

Monday, February 14th, 2011

The Electric Forest Festival 2011
Just Announced!

The String Cheese Incident will be hosting a festival, affectionately named “Electric Forest Festival”. It will take place from June 30 – July 3, 2011 at the Double JJ Resort in Rothbury, Michigan. This is the same location where the Rothbury Festival was held in 2008 and 2009.

I hope to see all of you there!

Save Camp Zoe!

Friday, December 24th, 2010
Camp Zoe CheeseCamp Zoe

Camp Zoe was the home of 3 magical nights of The String Cheese Incident at the Big Summer Classic festival in 2007. This was the first time I saw Cheese and it really was a significant reason why this website exists. The federal government is attempting to more…

The Rothbury Incident 2011

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010


“We’re also planning on doing something next summer at the Rothbury site. That will be a weekend festival with a lot of String Cheese sets. It’ll be different from Rothbury in that it will be more like our thing at Horning’s, where String Cheese plays every night, and it will include bands in our String Cheese family with art installations and that kind of thing.”

-Billy Nershi in an interview from

Read the whole thing here: Billy Interview

YarmonyGrass 2010 – Review & Photos

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Todd and Andrew of Railroad Earth

Driving down the dusty road at night turned into a challenge as we neared the festival grounds. Having some trouble finding the main entrance because of there being no lighting, A dark colored Subaru outback makes a u-turn and zooms up to our own Subaru’s window and the driver asks, “Do you know where Yarmony is?!” It’s Kyle Hollingsworth. With this as our first interaction at Yarmony it was apparent that the little festival fostered the String Cheese family feeling we all came to know and love. Read More and View Pictures…

Electric Avenue Festival 2010

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

Electric Avenue Festival 2010


Electric Avenue Music and Arts Festival has just announced a Late Night All Star Jam featuring Kyle Hollingsworth and Michael Kang of SCI along with Speech of Arrested Development, Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic and many others from this historic downtown event (Additional $15).

The Electric Avenue Festival, which is slated to take place over Labor Day weekend on the streets of Historic Five Points in Downtown Denver, has just announced their two-day schedule. The event will highlight over 22 live bands on two stages, arts and crafts vendors, outdoor beer and liquor tents as well as food booths representing the best in Colorado eatery. And, at a price of only $65 for a two-day pass or $130 for a two-day VIP Pass, it may be the most exciting and definitely the most affordable event in Colorado for music goers over the holiday.

Taking place on Sept 4th and 5th the event features a stellar line up of independent live music including Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Living Legends, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Greensky Bluegrass, Pnuma Trio and even a Michael Jackson Tribute band aptly named “Who’s Bad” among others. Read more…

YarmonyGrass Festival 2010

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

(Bond, CO) Ticket sales for the fifth annual YarmonyGrass Festival are now underway. The high country camping event known for unrivaled mountain activities and top shelf national talent will take place in Bond, CO on August 20-22nd offering concert goers an experience that is as good for the soul as it is for the ears.
2010 marks the five-year anniversary for the YarmonyGrass Festival – an intimate two-day camping event slated for late summer in the Colorado Rockies. In just a few short years the event has grown from a word of mouth gathering into a full-fledged festival specializing in all the activities the Colorado Rockies has to offer. Read more…

Horning’s Hideout 2010 – Saturday & Sunday Photos

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Saturday Horning's Hideout
Below are some photos from Horning’s Hideout 2010: Saturday, 7-31-2010 and Sunday, 8-1-2010

7/31/2010 Horning’s Hideout – North Plains, OR
Set 1: Black Clouds > Rhum ‘N Zouc, One Step Closer, County Road Blues1, Freedom Jazz Dance1, Way That It Goes, Cedar Laurels, Ring of Fire > Black Clouds….
Set 2: Rivertrance, Joyful Sound > It Is What It Is > Orion’s Belt > Piece of Mine, Search > I Know You Rider
Encore: Sirens, Texas

1 with Bill Frissell on guitar

8/01/2010 Horning’s Hideout – North Plains, OR
Set 1: Lester Had a Coconut1, Rollin’ In My Sweet Baby’s Arms, Walls of Time, Think Of What You’ve Done, Daybreak In Dixie, Orange Blossom Special, Fixin’ To Die2, Betray The Dark, Yo Se, Lost, Will It Go ‘Round In Circles, Looking Glass, San Jose
Set 2: Shantytown > Gypsy Queen, Howard, Emma’s Dream > Don’t Say > It Is What It Is3 > Eyes of the World4, Outside and Inside4
Encore: Best Feeling
Encore 2: Good Times Around The Bend

Notes: 3 Ending only

Guests: 1 with The Travelin’ McCourys
2 with The Travelin’ McCourys and Col. Bruce Hampton
4 with Scott Law on guitar

Photos by: Brian Spady
Setlist courtesy of: Friends of Cheese

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Horning’s Hideout 2010 – Thursday & Friday Photos

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Hornings Hideout Friday 2010

Below are some photos from Horning’s Hideout 2010: Thursday, 7-29-2010 and Friday, 7-30-2010

7/30/2010 Horning’s Hideout – North Plains, OR
Set 1: Smile, Missin’ Me > Wheel Hoss, Sometimes a River, Born on the Wrong Planet, Under African Skies > Climb, Miss Brown’s Teahouse1
Set 2: Black and White, Bend Down Low > Sittin’ On Top of the World, Song In My Head, Water, Dirk > Jungle Boogie > Dirk, Bumpin’ Reel, Restless Wind
Encore: Hey Pocky Way1

1 with Soul Rebels Brass Band

Photos by: Brian Spady
Setlist courtesy of: Friends of Cheese

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Mondo Gecko

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Mondo Gecko Logo
This past Saturday I had the pleasure of attending BreakFEST, a single day, four band chillfest. Our gps led us to a barely marked dirt road somewhere in the middle of New Hampshire. We arrived at the gate to the festival which was marked with only a single balloon, a Mondo Gecko sticker and a “Private Drive” sign. We had to laugh. In front of us was a seriously steep dirt road, full of rocks and uneven terrain. Our sedan would not be climbing this hill. So we grabbed what little gear we brought and began trekking up the mountain. I was delighted to find wild raspberries growing all along this little road.

As we walked, we started to faintly hear some music. It grew louder as we walked and our anticipation grew. Finally I could make out what the band was playing. It was an awesome rendition of the classic Grateful Dead song Bertha!  Later I found out that Tim Palmieri and Jordan Giangreco from The Breakfast were sitting in with Mondo Gecko for this tune).  At this point I was jumping up and down with excitement and knew that Mondo Gecko was in full swing, jamming away. We continued up the road and arrived at the festival grounds. A small clearing on a fairly steep hill, complete with a small stage, merch tent, an outhouse, and about 40 tents. This place was cool. Really small and relaxed, no hassles at all (well except for getting there). The band kept going and played a stellar version of The Lizards, by Phish and rounded it off with a hefty handful of original tunes as well. My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed the music created by this four piece Boston band out of Berklee School of Music, known as Mondo Gecko. Their seamless blend of funk, jazz, and psychedelic rock is upbeat, infectious and more than enough to satisfy a craving for some fun jam music. After their show, I was able to sit down with the band and talk with them about how they got their start, their musical influences, and their plans for the future. Read the interview here

Horning’s Hideout 2010 Schedule and Full Lineup

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Horning's Hideout

As Horning’s Hideout draws ever closer, more information is being released to the public.   The Horning’s Hideout 2010 official schedule and full lineup has been announced. Check out all the details here: Horning’s Hideout 2010 Schedule

Full line-up:

The String Cheese Incident
The Travelin’ McCourys • Bill Frisell with Steve Moore & Rudy Royston • Toubab Krewe
Col. Bruce Hampton • Beats Antique • Soul Rebels Brass Band • Lynx & Janover
Rupa & The April Fishes • The Pimps of Joytime • Scott Law
Rachel Goodrich • Eric Krasno • Everyone Orchestra • Three For Madness • Liza Oxnard
Lucent Dossier • Fou Fou Ha! • Kazum • DJ Aaron from Brazilian Girls
Banana Slug String Band • Global Illage • Sayers, Schwindt & Watts
Lewi Longmire• John-Alex Mason • Jamie Stillway • Miss Murray • Chris Chandler
Furthermore Collective • Liquid Fire Mantra • The Spinsterz

Thursday features Main Stage Performances by SCIde Projects:
Kyle Hollingsworth Band, CB3 w/ Michael Kang, Emmitt-Nershi Band, EOTO

The String Cheese Incident will perform on
Friday, July 30th, Saturday, July 31st, and Sunday, August 1st