Phases of the Moon Music and Art Festival - 9/11/2014 - 9/14/2014: Danville, IL
With the inception of a dream, Sam Shear, founder of POTM, set forth on the adventure of a lifetime to create a Midwest festival that would house a community of talented musicians, artists, healers and beautiful people. It would take two years for his dream to come to fruition, teaming with his father, Barry Shear and Artist in Residence David Gans the team set forth to create the inaugural Phases of the Moon Music and Art Festival. The festival would kick off on Thursday, September 11th and go through Sunday, September 14th in the majestic 3000 acre Kennekuk County Park in Danville, IL. The kick off would share in its own roller coaster of setbacks and challenges testing the teams intuitive resolve to create a unique experience.
With less than a month before gates would open, POTM would face a huge challenge with the cancellation of festival headliner Bob Weir and RatDog. The announcement came as a shock to the jamband community and all sent their well wishes and good vibes to Bobby Weir. Within days POTM released the announcement that Grace Potter and the Nocturnals and a second set of the String Cheese Incident would be added to the festival lineup. Another challenge arose the night before the festival was scheduled to open its gates to the public as torrential rains and flash floods covered Kennekuk County....