The much beloved All Good Festival, one of the longest running jam festivals, announced in an open letter that they will be retiring the fest. All Good ran into venue issues the last few years jumping around between West Virginia and Ohio. Here’s the full post below from the official website.
It is hard to believe that nearly 20 years have passed since our company began. With many talented bands coming through the Washington D.C. and Baltimore area, Tim Walther and I (Junipa Contento-Süslü) took it upon ourselves to begin a promotion and production company to focus on and heighten the awareness of a relatively new and burgeoning genre of music. Our love for this scene plus hard work and dedication led us to produce club shows and ultimately camp-out music festivals showcasing a weekend of the hottest touring bands, with the flagship event being the All Good Music Festival & Campout commencing in 1997.
We felt it was important to create an annual destination where like-minded fans could share and experience in the fusion of music art and camping within a safe and supportive community. We wanted people to come away transformed, just as this rise of musical rhapsody had transformed us. From humble beginnings at Wilmer’s Park to the magic and life changing experiences of Marvin’s Mountaintop we are forever grateful for the opportunity to spearhead and cultivate All Good Festival with beautiful landscapes, ground-breaking artists, the best supporting crew in the industry and undoubtedly the most kind and avid fans.
With that said and with a heavy heart we are announcing today that we are retiring the All Good Music Festival and Campout. We want to thank each of you for your support of live music, your love for our community and for sharing and creating everlasting All Good memories. This is not an end to the musical journey we are on, but the turning of a page sparking a new course for presenting the music we love.
Please stay tuned for the unveiling of the two-day All Good Presents celebration of music, community and arts set to take place on July 9 and 10 at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Meanwhile check out the multitude of All Good Presents club shows, featuring established and emerging touring acts at your favorite venues such as; 9:30 Club, Rams Head Live, Gypsy Sally’s, The 8×10, The Hamilton and more.
We look forward to seeing you at the next show.