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All Good Music Festival
WHERE: Marvin's Mountaintop, Masontown
WHEN: July 14-17
TICKETS: Advance 4-day pass $199, at gate $239; advance 3-day pass $169, at gate $209
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- On July 16, Fletcher's Grove plays the All Good Music Festival in Masontown, one of the largest rock, pop, funk and folk music festivals in the region. The band will play on the same bill with some of the best-known names on the summer music festival circuit, including Bob Weir and Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead, guitar great Warren Haynes and the rock band Primus.
It's a big step up for the West Virginia jam band, which began a little more than four years ago, formed by a group of high school seniors from Hurricane and Winfield.
"Before we even started playing out, we used to go to all of these festivals," vocalist and guitarist Ryan Krofcheck said. "It was kind of what inspired me to want to do what we do."
"If we weren't playing All Good, we'd still be going," lead guitarist Wes Hager explained.
"But this is so much better," bassist Taylor Pratt said. "We get to go and play for an hour, then, for 72 hours, we can check out everybody else."
"Plus we get paid," percussionist Matt Marion added.
Fletcher's Grove started as two bands in different towns. Marion and Krofkcheck founded Fletcher's Grove as an acoustic project, while Hager, Pratt and drummer Adam Greene were in a band called Funk Pumpkin. The five of them came together in the garage of Greene's parents.