Trey Anastasio, 10,000 Lakes Festival, 7/22/06. Photo by Norman Sands.
10,000 Lakes Festival will be on official hiatus until further notice. The announcement was made by Rose Presents, one of the Detroit Lakes, MN-based festival’s principal partners According to Rose Presents, 10KLF could not grow to financial success.
“We want you to know we have heard your voices as community and the 10,000 Lakes Festival wants to deeply thank all of our fans, artists and attendees for seven amazing years at Soo Pass Ranch,” festival promoter Rand Levy said in a statement. “While 10,000 Lakes will be on hiatus for 2010, we believe that the music never stops. It can’t, you make it possible. The organizers of 10KLF love our ardent fans and we will do our best to keep the music coming. We will strive for better days ahead. We will certainly notify you when Rose Presents promotes like-minded events.”
10,000 Lakes has hosted a mix of national touring acts and North Country favorites since 2003. Past performers include: Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band, Phil Lesh & Friends, Bob Weir & RatDog, Trey Anastasio Band, John Mayer, 311, Mike Gordon, Wilco, O.A.R., String Cheese Incident, the Disco Biscuits, Umphrey’s McGee, moe., Galactic, MMW, Leftover Salmon, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and The Roots.