Today we look back to March 22, 2002…
Wetlands VW Bus Installed in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The famous VW bus from Wetlands Preserve was installed in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night in Cleveland, OH. The bus, still plastered with hundreds of band stickers, is positioned at the entrance of the museum between ZZ Tops truck and Janis Joplins Corvet. The Phish hot dog also hangs above it. “I have so many great memories from Wetlands,” says former owner Pete Shapiro. “But one of my best experiences was walking in the museum last night and seeing the bus. It was surreal. At one point, I put my hand on it and a security officer instructed me not to touch it. It’s now under the watchful eye of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”
The display includes a plaque, which details the history of Wetlands. The venue closed last September.
Special Guests Sit in with String Cheese Incident
String Cheese Incident welcomed special guests to the stage last night at the Fillmore in Denver, CO as the band kicked off its annual Winter Carnival. Chris Wood (bass), Stanton Moore (percussion), Skerik (saxophone), John Ellis (saxophone) and Brian Seeger (guitar) joined the group for the end of the first set, which includedFootprints and Come As You Are. The guest musicians also opened the show.
String Cheese returns to the Fillmore tonight with opening act Angelique Kidjo. For details, visit www.stringcheeseincident.com.
moe. Confirms New Spring Dates; Plans Summer Tour with Les Claypool’s Frog Brigade
moe. and Les Claypool’s Frog Brigade will tour together in late June and early July. More details will be announced in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, moe. has confirmed a handful of spring dates: April 18 at the Landmark Theater in Syracuse, NY, April 19 and 20 at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA, April 24 at the Auditorium Center in Rochester, NY and April 26 at the Palace in New Haven, CT.
The band plays tonight and tomorrow at Sugarloaf Mountain in Carabassett Valley, ME. For details, visit www.moe.org.
Members of Strangefolk Perform with The Big Wu
Members of Strangefolk sat in with The Big Wu Wednesday at the Gothic Theater in Denver, CO. Jon Trafton (vocals), Don Scott (keyboards) and Luke Smith (percussion) emerged for Could You Be Loved, which closed the set.
Strangefolk and The Big Wu are currently co-headlining a national tour. The bands play tonight at the Starlight in Fort Collins, CO. For the complete itinerary, visit www.strangefolk.com or www.thebigwu.com.
Campbell Brothers Added to Bonnaroo Music Festival; Discount Tickets on Sale Saturday
The Campbell Brothers have been confirmed to perform at the Bonnaroo music festival, which will take place June 21-23 in Manchester, TN. Other confirmed artists include Widespread Panic, Trey Anastasio, String Cheese Incident, moe., Ben Harper, Soulive, Galactic, Govt Mule, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Karl Densons Tiny Universe, Jack Johnson, Les Claypools Frog Brigade, North Mississippi Allstars, Keller Williams Incident, Triple Threat DJs, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, and the Blind Boys of Alabama. More bands will be added in the coming weeks.
Discount tickets go on sale beginning Saturday. For details, visit www.bonnaroo.com.