Welcome to the 3Gs
August 1-4, 2013 - Black River Falls, Wisconsin
"If my words did glow with the gold of sunshine, and my tunes were played on the harp unstrung. Would you hear my voice, come through the music? Would you hold it near, as it were your own?"
The Grateful Garcia Gathering is now in its 10th year!
Jerry Garcia fans come from all around to dance and see some of the best jambands in the midwest at the 3G's tribute festival honoring and paying tribute to the Jerry Garcia Band/Grateful Dead's guitarist Jerry Garcia. It also marks the celebration of Jerry Garcia's 71st Birthday, and it is the 18th Anniversary of Jerry Garcia's untimely passing. It's also a time when many fans pay tribute to remember other Grateful Dead members like Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, Keith Godchaux, Brent Mydland, and Vince Welnick.
Surviving Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, and Mickey Hart are still touring and bringing fans enjoyment with their music!
We have leased the campground venue for Jerry Garcia's birthday on August 1-4, 2013 - Black River Falls, Wisconsin for our 10th annual 3G's festival.
Be sure to make your vacation plans now to take off work, because we lots of excitement planned for all! YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS! Melvin Seals is best known for his long 18 year friendship and musical partnership with cultural icon and guitarist Jerry Garcia and the smile of his that lights up the room. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become "Jam Band Music".
Other great music festivals have hosted at this venue such as Weedstock, Farmapalooza, Sundog Summer Shakedown, the Big Wu Family Reunion, Campout Roots Festival, Effit Fest, just to name a few!
The venue features 75-plus acres of brilliant surroundings with tall trees that nicely shades your camp site. Campers are welcome to have campfires at each individual campsite and firewood is available at the venue. The venue has a full array of conveniences, including 2 facilities with flush toilets and hot showers and other luxurious accommodations. Other venue amenities include a sandy volleyball court, horseshoe pits, hiking trails, a refreshing Spring Fed Lake for your swimming pleasures, outdoor/indoor shower facility, a full service "Beer & Malt Beverages", and Soda Bar for our friends AGES 21+. Pets are allowed with an additional entry price of $30 per pet. Pets must be kept on a leash and all waste must be properly cleaned and removed.
Come out for the time of your life and share some fun times with Jerry smiling down on you!
This is going to be a deeply humble and special time for camping and gathering with friends, old and new! The 3G's will be a mix of wonderful music by some of the best Jambands in the midwest playing their original music, along with their selections of two or three Grateful Dead cover songs. A Real Good Time to be had this summer!