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Dale Talks with the Founders of Phases of the Moon Festival

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The inaugural Phases Of The Moon Music + Art Festival, will be taking place September 11-14 at the 3000 acre Kennekuk County Park just outside Danville, IL. The four-day festival boasts a great list of performers, including, Widespread Panic, The String Cheese Incident Bob Weir & Ratdog, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gov’t Mule, Leon Russell, Railroad Earth, Vintage Trouble, Donavon Frankenreiter, Sam Bush Band, Galactic, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Chris Robinson Brotherhood and many more. (see full lineup here:

Phases Of The Moon is a four-day music, art and camping event thoughtfully tailored to provide a unique festival experience. There will be four outdoor stages: two main stages that alternate following each set and two smaller stages. Attendees will have access to farm-to-table food, craft beer, a farmer’s market and much more. While music remains the primary focus of Phases Of The Moon, the festival’s emphasis on art comes in at a close second. Works from renowned national and local artists will be on display, featuring large interactive sculptures, live art, and a variety of performance artists. Those announcements will be coming soon.

Phases of the Moon has a very grassroots foundation and is not part of a larger corporate entity. The idea came from a Chicago-area father & son. The 23-year old son had the vision about a festival as he graduated college and the father wanted to try to make it a reality. The two ventured into this with no industry experience, just a great idea in its purest form. They gradually put a team together over the last two years, found the site and started to make it all happen. The feedback and excitement surrounding the event has been growing steadily.

One of the other major factors that set Phases Of The Moon apart is the stunning setting. Kennekuk County Park boasts several miles of hiking trails, scenic ponds, streams, wide-open spaces, lush canopies of trees, a historic collection of turn-of-the-century buildings and the 170-acre Lake Mingo. The park is located within a short drive from a number of major metropolitan areas, including Chicago and Indianapolis.

For more information please visit the festival website at

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