Photo by Heath Robson,

The 33rd installment of Hookahville took place over Memorial Day weekend in Thornville, OH. This was the first Hookahville to feature new bass player Phil Risko and he was well-received by the crowd. The weekend also featured a welcome return as former bassist Cliff Starbuck took the stage with his longtime bandmates, adding banjo to “Highway Home.” Festivalgoers also witnessed another fan-friendly sit-in as hookah’s Steve Sweney joined Gov’t Mule during its Saturday headlining set for a version of “Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home.”

ekoostik hookah will return to the stage next weekend at Wakarusa in Ozark, AR.