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Fall Hookahville is back at Frontier Ranch for its 38th installment the weekend before Labor Day, 8/23 – 8/26

ekoostik hookah

ekoostik hookah

Photo by Scott Preston

Hookahville is an Ohio music festival institution celebrating its 19th year in 2012. Fall Hookahville 2012 will be held on August 23-26 (the weekend before Labor Day weekend) at Frontier Ranch in Pataskala, Ohio. The event is hosted by the Columbus, Ohio group, ekoostik hookah, who headline both nights.  The music and camping event features the talents of veterans of the improvisational music world, as well as some of the top younger talent the scene has to offer.  Hookahville 38 will feature a custom laser, lighting, & video experience. Continue reading

Spring Hookahville 2012 Lineup has been released – ekoostik hookah, Gov’t Mule, Yonder Mountain String Band, Freekbot

Yonder Mountain String Band

Yonder Mountain String Band

Spring hookahville 2012 lineup has been released. Hookahville will take place on Memorial Day Weekend May 25-27, 2012. So far the lineup includes 2 nights of ekoostik hookah, Yonder Moutain String Band, Gov’t Mule , Blue Moon Soup, Shrub, The Erika Hughes Band, Shank bones, Oakhurst, Cabinet, Freekbot, Cornmeal, with more acts TBA. Tickets are now on sale for $65 for a limited time. You can buy you tickets here –http://valley.inticketing.com/evinfo.php?eventid=182861 Continue reading

Show Review – Fall Hookahville, 9/2 – 9/5/11, Legend Valley Music Center, Thornville, OH

ekoostik hookah and Little Feat

ekoostik hookah and Little Feat

Written by Bill Whiting

Photos by Scott Preston

Fall Hookahville 2011 in Thornville, Ohio lit up the hillsides on September 2-5 with a hoe down type atmosphere, and shockingly great performances by all artists involved. There was claustrophobic heat on Saturday as Cincinnati’s elite bluegrass unit, The Rumpke Mountain Boys, tore it up on the main stage with a deft mixture of front porch ballads and racing hi and lonesome instrumentals. Rumpke Mountain Boys set the standard and pace for the festival, and one hopes that they will get a chance on the main stage the next time around. The side stage at Hookahville is a good place to soak up some new sounds, and Chicago’s Thinner Teed fit the bill as they wrapped a half hour set of high energy jams into a cohesive whirlwind of epic proportions. Hookahville’s old school stalwarts, Little Feat, took no time in getting down to business. Leader Paul Barrere had a pure tone from his guitar that echoed off the hillsides at Hookahville. As Fred Tackett and Bill Payne worked together to coalesce around the defining strains of “Dixie Chicken,” Barrere led the throng in front of the stage in a perfect sing a long. Ekoostik Hookah invited Little Feat  back on stage for an inspired run through of The Band’s “Rag Mama Rag.” Continue reading