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Welcome to the 2015 3G

July 30th - August 2nd, 2015 - Quiet Forest Resort, Mauston, WI

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD!
20TH ANNIVERSARY OF JERRY’S PASSING!

With Melvin Seals and his new band - Papa Bear's Orchestra!


"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?"



A Grateful place where Garcia fans will be Gathering!

A Grateful place where Garcia fans will be Gathering! Jerry Garcia fans come from all around to dance and see some of the best jambands in the midwest at the 3G’s tribute, honoring and paying tribute to the Grateful Dead’s guitarist Jerry Garcia. It also marks the celebration of Jerry Garcia’s 73rd Birthday, and it is the 20th 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.

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 Seals spun his B-3 Hammond Organ with the “Jerry Garcia Band” for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become “Jam Band Music”.


“We are in reality a group of misfits, crazy people, who have come together voluntarily to work this stuff out, and do the best we can and try to be as fair as we possibly can with each other, and just struggle though life.” - Jerry Garcia



The Grateful Garcia Gathering will be awesome in 2015! Everything in life is subject to change, and we are no different. Contact the3ggg@yahoo.com with any questions or comments.

Bands

July 30th - August 2nd, 2015 - Quiet Forest Resort, Mauston, WI


The 3G's is a tribute event honoring Jerry Garcia, his life, his music, and his fans! Melvin Seals of the Jerry Garcia Band will headline the event with his new band, Papa Bear's Orchestra.

It's the 20th Anniversary of Jerry's Passing



THURSDAY - July 30th

  • 10:30am - 12:00pm - Grateful Beth and Friends
  • 12:30 - 2:00pm - Brok'n Arrow
  • 2:30 - 4:00pm - Sweet Delta Dawn
  • 4:30 - 6:00pm - Woodland Remedy
  • 6:30 - 8:00pm - The Pistachio Brothers
  • 8:30 - 10:00pm - Crystal Waters Band
  • 10:30 - 12:00am - Space Monster
  • 12:30 - 2:00am - Evergreen



FRIDAY - July 31th

  • 10:00 - 11:30am - Who Knows?
  • 12:00 - 1:30pm - Terrapin Flyer
  • 2:00 - 3:30pm - Pete Jives
  • 4:00 - 5:30pm - Boney Fingers
  • 6:00 - 7:30pm - Stoned and Beautiful
  • 8:00 - 10:00pm - Melvin Seals & the JGB
  • 10:00pm - 12:00am - Papa Bear's Orchestra with Melvin Seals
  • 12:30 - 2:00am - The Dylan Doyle Band



SATURDAY - August 1st

  • 10:00 - 11:30am - TBD
  • 12:00 - 1:30pm - Prodo
  • 2:00 - 3:30pm - Jeremy Bates & Friends
  • 4:00 - 5:30pm - Blue Fruit Snacks
  • 6:00 - 7:30pm - Workingman's Dead
  • 8:00 - 10:00pm - Melvin Seals & the JGB
  • 10:00pm - 12:00am - Papa Bear's Orchestra with Melvin Seals
  • 12:30 - 2:00am - Terrapin Flyer with Mark Karan of Bob Weir and Ratdog



SUNDAY - August 2nd

  • 12:00 - 1:30pm - Spencer Houghton
  • 2:00 - 3:30pm - Tony Chong Experience
  • 4:00 - 5:30pm - The Pistachio Brothers
  • 6:00 - 7:30pm - Thea Grace
  • 8:00 - 9:30pm - Cosmic Railroad
  • 10:00pm - 12:00am - Miles of Mountains


Past 3G Performers Include:

  • Melvin Seals of the Jerry Garcia Band
  • David Kemper of the Jerry Garcia Band
  • Donna Jean Godchaux of the Grateful Dead
  • Mark Karan of Bob Weir & Ratdog
  • "Boots" Jaffee of the Grateful Dead Move, Merl Saunders touring manager, crew, ect.
  • Brian Lesh son of Phil Lesh, American Jubilee
  • Kevin Rosen of Dark Star Orchestra, and UJB
  • Ross James and Alex Koford of American Jubilee
  • Sikiru, of The Mickey Hart Band!
  • Roger Mcnamee
  • Pete Sears of Jefferson Airplane
  • Jack Casady of Jefferson Airplane/Starship
  • G.E. Smith SNL music director 1985-1995, Bob Dylan, Moonalice, and now The Wall
  • Jackie Greene of Phil & Friends/Black Crows
  • Barry Sless
  • Mike Lawson
  • John Kadlecik of Dark Star Orchestra, and Furthur
  • Jeff Mattson of Zen Tricksters, Dark Star Orchestra
  • Dave Hebert (A'Bear) of JGB
  • Mr.Blotto
  • Stu Allen of JGB
  • Richie Shakin' Nagan of P-Funk
  • Sanjay Mishra
  • Jimmy Tebeau
  • Mookie Siegel
  • Drew Scott Noffsinger
  • Bruce Spencer.


Mike Lawson, emcee and performer



Bob Weir on the left and Mark Karan on the right



Sikuru from Mickey Hart's Global Drum Project



Doug Hagman of Terrapin Flyer and lead guitarist Mark Karan of Bob Weir and Ratdog



Mr. Blotto



"Boots" Jaffee



Bob Weir and Ratdog with Boots on the harp



Jerry Garcia and Boots Jaffee in the Grateful Dead Movie



Bassist Kevin Rosen of Dark Star Orchestra



Cosmic Railroad



Ross James, Brian Lesh and Alex Koford

Tickets

July 30th - August 2nd, 2015 - Quiet Forest Resort, Mauston, WI

The organizers for the 3G Festival are very psyched
to announce this year’s festival dates:

July 30th though August 2nd, 2015 at the Quiet Forest Resort!

N4206 26th Ave.
Mauston, WI 53948
(608) 847-1707

This event markes the 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD and the 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF JERRY’S PASSING

Click Here to Purchase 3G Ticket/s Online!
  • Gates open from dawn until dusk Thursday through Saturday.
  • Cash only at the Gate.


Buy Your Tickets at Stores

Visit our friends at these groovy shops below and purchase your 3G’s tickets! “Tickets are available at these shops: “SUNSHINE DAYDREAM” in MADISON, Sunshine Daydream in Chicago, and “Tree Huggers Co/Op” in La Crosse Wi. for only $50. All paper tickets have a $15 fee payable at the gate when you arrive, and tickets are limited per store. Online tickets do not pay the $15 fee.

Sunshine Daydream

619 State Street
Madison, WI 53703
(608)-251-6450

Sunshine Daydream Hippie Shop

708 S. Rand Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
(847) 550-9999

Quiet Forest Resort

N4206 26th Ave
Mauston, WI 53948

Tree Hugger’s Co-op

312 4th Street South
La Crosse, WI 54601
(608)-782-8733

Molly's Rude Awakening

437 North Water St.
Black River Falls, WI
(715) 284-5282



Wristbands

You will be given one wristband at the gate when you arrive. *DO NOT LOSE YOUR WRISTBAND* We will have a volunteer team out walking the campground looking for persons who do not have a festival wristband on their wrists. If you’re wearing a long sleeved shirt you might be asked to let our volunteer see your wristband. Be nice, they are only doing their job! This will be enforced throughout the weekend day and night. If you are caught without a wristband, you’ll be asked to purchase them at the gate.


Re-Entry

Your wristband will allow you to leave the festival and return. We do not reissue a wristband for any reason, so DO NOT LOSE YOUR WRISTBAND

Please check the website frequently for the most up to date information about the 3G’s Music Festival. For mail order tickets or information/questions, contact the3ggg@yahoo.com.


This is a Rain or Shine Music and Camping Festival!

Festival Grounds

July 30th - August 2nd, 2015 - Quiet Forest Resort, Mauston, WI

This is Where All of Your Memories Will Be Re-lived!

The 2015 3G Festival is proud to be at the Quiet Forest Resort in Mauston, Wisconsin!



Please help in keeping the venue clean by cleaning up your area and putting your trash in the barrels provided. If you see trash on the ground, be kind by showing you care and pick it up. Please be respectful to the people around you and look out for each other. Smiling at another person will always bring a smile back to you!

Camping is so much fun with friends, and family! Primitive camping services are provided such as bathrooms, ice, and drinking water. We have designated camping areas for RVs and this venue is handicap accessible. A wide variety of food and merchandise vendors will also be at the festival.



Be sure to visit our photo booth run by "Reflections of Heaven Photo Design!" Visit their website at http://reflectionsofheaven.wix.com/.


The Quiet Forest Resort are our family! Please support their services on the venue! They have a pool table, air condition, restrooms, volleyball, horse shoes, Sea-Saw for kinds of all ages, Wi-Fi, and a full service bar open 8:00am-2:00am Thursday-Sunday


Together, we all work as a kind family with NO TIME TO HATE.



For any questions about the facilities or what to bring, please e-mail us at the3ggg@yahoo.com.

All local, state, and federal laws apply.

What to Bring

July 30th - August 2nd, 2015 - Quiet Forest Resort, Mauston, WI

Please Come Prepared for a Real Good Time!

We are excited to bring you many new changes to the Grateful Garcia Gathering in 2015. Our 12th Anniversary will be super sweet, with more freedoms without worries!



If you have been to the 3G’s before, you know that the weather can be very unpredictable, so pack accordingly. Organize with your campsite neighbors to Establish a Wook Patrol Checkpoint!



Make Sure to Iclude These Items

  • Bring Your Tickets!
  • Bring grapes and eat them all weekend long. Mosquitoes hate the scent of grapes coming from your body’s smell!
  • All tents should be 10ft. apart from each other.!
  • Bring Angel Lanterns. If the weather permits it will start 10:15pm-10:45pm during set breaks!!
  • E-Z Ups!
  • For GA Camping, a tent, teepee, shade tents, tarps, portable hammocks.!
  • Clothes including jackets, rain gear, and shoes.!
  • Food and beverages (NO glass bottles of any kind)!
  • First aid kit, and bug repellent lotion.!
  • Toiletries and toilet paper. “Is that your toothbrush?”!
  • Flashlights, cell phone, camera, radio, and batteries.!
  • Folding chairs, portable grills.!
  • Guitars, drums, and other instruments for late night jamming with your friends!!



Make Sure NOT to Bring These Items

  • No Illegal Drugs
  • No Nitrous Tanks, or Whip-its
  • DO NOT leave jewelry, wallets, lap top computers, or ANYTHING of value in your car or tents. You are responsible for your valuables, not us. If it can’t be seen, it can’t be stolen.
  • No Fireworks
  • No Firearms or weapons of any kind are permitted – this means no holster or concealed weapons
  • No glass containers or glass bottles
  • No saws or axes
  • No Pets (sorry!)
  • No ATVs, golf carts or any other motorized vehicles
  • No loud generators
  • No playing/blaring loud music in the early hours of the morning, especially electronic music. Be respectful of folks trying to sleep after the hours of 2am in the campground.
  • No bad habits allowed. Dispose of all your trash and don’t make others clean up your mess.
  • No Bad attitudes
  • Know a Dealer? Thats a no brainer, turn them in.

Any person bringing a syringe into this venue will need to show medication, prescription and photo ID. Use of illegal drugs is not permitted at anytime, or anywhere at this venue. Anyone using illegal drugs will be ask to leave the event with NO REFUND. We take this VERY seriously. We know it is unlawful for us to knowingly open this venue/campground, lease it, rent it, use it, or maintain any place for that matter whether permanently or temporarily, for the purpose of *ANYONE* distributing or using any controlled substances at this venue/campground, and now YOU know it too. Be smart. Please follow these simply rules above! HAVE A REAL GOOD TIME, and don’t ruin this wonderful place for others to enjoy.

Speed limit is 5mph in all areas at Quiet Forest Resort Campground.


ABSOLUTELY NO UNDERAGE DRINKING. Keep your ID on you when drinking at all times as you may be asked to present it if approached by security. Drink reasonable amounts of alcoholic beverages as to not make an ass out of yourself. . . KEGS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT THE VENUE, carry-ons are ok. NO GLASS. Save your milk and water bottles prior to coming to the 3G’s and pour your glass bottled liquor into a plastic bottle before you arrive.

Please help in keeping the venue clean by cleaning up your area and putting your trash in the barrels provided. If you see trash on the ground, be kind by showing others around you, that you care and pick it up. Please be respectful to the people around you and look out for each other. Smiling at another person will always bring a smile back to you!


Please support their services on the venue! They have a pool table, air condition, restrooms, volleyball, horse shoes, Sea-Saw for kinds of all ages, Wi-Fi, and a full service bar open 8:00am-2:00am Thursday-Sunday


Together, we all work as a kind family with NO TIME TO HATE.


For any questions about the facilities or what to bring, please e-mail us at the3ggg@yahoo.com.

All local, state, and federal laws apply.

Volunteer

July 30th - August 2nd, 2015 - Quiet Forest Resort, Mauston, WI



We’ve been hosting the Grateful Garcia Gathering for over 12 years now and have never had one complaint from a Volunteer. We insure that our Volunteer Family has the time of their lives. Just ask anybody that has attended previous 3G!

Please e-mail us at the3ggg@yahoo.com for more information.

Vending

July 30th - August 2nd, 2015 - Quiet Forest Resort, Mauston, WI

VENDING IS NOW OPEN FOR 2015!
We will have 20 merchant venders and 4 food venders.
First come first serve!

We have Festie-Cab as our vendor for all your transportation needs at the venue! Please use their services when you arrive to haul all your camping gear to your favorite campsites.

 

 

Current Venders

  • “High on the Hill” Breakfast all day!
  • “Mac’s BBQ” Pig roasts, Ribs, Pulled Pork, Chicken, Custom Smoking, and much more!
  • “Made by Freaks” Tie-Dye tapestries and clothing, patchwork clothing, and much more!
  • “Gabrial’s Winter Star” T’s, tie-dyes, Baja’s, camis, onsies, purses, back packs, wallets, and much more!
  • “Wild Bill’s Gift & Incence” Tobacco Pipes, Dream Catchers, Pewter, Hemp Necklaces, Stones, and much more!
  • “Frozen Thoughts” Shaved Ice & Ice Coffee. Let us chill you out!
  • “Mad City Embroidery”
  • “Grateful Family Jewels”
  • “Lil’ J’s Bohemia”
  • “R & V Coffee House”
  • “Akashic Connections”


We’ll be posting more vendors soon! Please e-mail us at vending3gs@yahoo.com for more information.

Unauthorized vending will not be permitted anywhere at the venue.