July 3, 2008
The Ranch Arena
7:00 p.m.
Greensky Bluegrass
7:15 - 8:30
8:00 p.m.
8:15 - 9:30
9:00 p.m.
Zappa Plays Zappa
9:00 - 10:30
10:00 p.m.
  Mickey Hart
Band, featuring
Steve Kimock
and George
Porter, Jr.
10:00 - 11:30
11:00 p.m.
Disco Biscuits
11:15 - 1:30 a.m.
July 5, 2008
The Odeum
The Ranch
Sherwood Court
4:00 p.m.
Citizen Cope
4:30 - 5:45
5:00 p.m.
  The Black Keys
5:30 - 6:45
Medeski Martin & Wood
5:15 - 6:45
6:00 p.m.
Michael Franti &
6:30 - 8:00
7:00 p.m.
  Slightly Stoopid
7:15 - 8:45
Derek Trucks & Susan
Tedeschi - Soul Stew
Revival 7:15 - 8:45
8:00 p.m.
9:00 p.m.
Dave Matthews Band
9:00 - 11:30
10:00 p.m.
11:00 p.m.
12:00 a.m.
12:00 - 2:30 a.m.
Crystal Method
1:30 a.m. - close...
(in the tent by 3:00am!)
July 6, 2008
The Odeum
The Ranch Arena
Sherwood Court
1:00 p.m.
Steel Pulse
1:00 - 2:15
2:00 p.m.
Rodrigo y
2:45 - 4:00
  Taj Mahal
2:15 - 3:30
3:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
    Mike Gordon - of Phish
(guest apperance by
Trey Anastasio)
5:45 - 6:45
6:00 p.m.
Gov't Mule
6:15 - 7:45
John Mayer
6:45 - 8:45
7:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
Phil Lesh &
8:30 - 12:00
9:00 p.m.
10:00 p.m.
11:00 p.m.
12:00 a.m.
Phil Lesh - bass player for the Grateful Dead
Mickey Hart & Steve Kimock
Disco Biscuits Audience
Disco Biscuits
The Ranch Arena Stage
This page is for your viewing pleasure...A look into the very first Rothbury Festival -
July 3-6, 2008... Below you will find an assortment of pictures that Lucy & I took with a Nikon Coolpix S600
digital camera.  

This music festival was put on by the producers of the Cochella Music Festival in Southern California. For this
festival, 50,000 wonderful people showed up for this 4-day musical event that took place in Rothbury, Michigan
at the Double JJ Ranch.

Camping was in large open pasture fields off of State Highway 31 and the stages were set up in three different
locations - connected by a spectacular path that took folks through the "Sherwood Forest".
Happy 4th of July!
Festival goers show their patriotic spirit!
The very happy
Blue Bunny Man
Rothbury Rocker
Festival Folks groove to the Snoop Dogg set...
Panjea - with Michael Kang play
Sherwood Court Stage
Keller Williams w/ Moseley, Droll & Sipe
play The Ranch Arena Stage
Yonder Mountain String Band w/ Jon
Fishman play the Ranch Arena Stage
July 4,
The Odeum
The Ranch Arena
Sherwood Court
1:00 p.m.
    Panjea w/ Michael Kang
1:45 - 2:45
2:00 p.m.
The Wailers
2:30 - 3:30
3:00 p.m.
  Sam Beam
(of Iron and Wine)
3:30 - 4:30
4:00 p.m.
Snoop Dogg
4:15 - 5:30
5:00 p.m.
  Keller Williams w/
Moseley, Droll & Sipe
5:15 - 6:30
6:00 p.m.
6:15 - 7:45
7:00 p.m.
  Yonder Mountain
String Band w/
Jon Fishman
7:00 - 8:45
8:00 p.m.
Widespread Panic
(set 1) 8:45 - 10:00
9:00 p.m.
10:00 p.m.
Widespread Panic
(set 2) 10:30 - 12:00
11:00 p.m.
12:00 a.m.
12:30 - 2:30 a.m.
Thievery Corporation
12:15 - 1:45 a.m.
Magic Hat Brewing Co. - A pint of
# 9 - served in a cup made from corn!
John Bell of Widespread Panic
Widespread Panic - play the Odeum Stage
The Bamboo Sculpture near the main
entrance to the venue... A hit for everyone!
Just one of many sculptures to find
around Rothbury! This larger than
life cowboy boot was lit up at night
from bright lights hidden within it!
Citizen Cope - plays for the afternoon crowd at
The Odeum Stage
Dave Matthews takes the stage, greeted by a
friendly roar from the audience
Dave Matthews Band - play the Odeum Stage
to the biggest crowd of the whole festival!
Tim Reynolds, Dave Matthews, Stefan Lessard
Michael Franti and Spearhead fans enjoy
their time with an acoustic song
Michael Franti - "all we need is music!"
The Odeum Stage and the "Jumbo Tron"
screen for the Dave Matthews set...
The Crystal Method start their late night set, a
half-hour late at 2:00 a.m. on the Sherwood Court
The Crystal Method take everyone to another level...
One of the dancers for the Panjea set... She pulled out
a hula hoop and put on one incredible act not long
after these pictures were taken...
A slightly tall dancer found some partners
"My Queen Bee" (with her Bud Light)
Oil painting of Jerry Garcia - gone but
not forgotten by many folks...
Art Work by: Phil Kutno
Just two of many festival-ites
Just one of many chill spots found off
the path in the Sherwood Forest
A relaxing getaway...
Sherwood Forest - by early evening light...
Sherwood Forest by night - 12:00 a.m. walkin' to
the next set of music...
What a place! Sherwood Forest and the
many hammocks for anyone's use...
Walking the path through
the Sherwood Forest "Garden"
Entry to the Sherwood Forest "Garden"
The many hammocks of Sherwood
D.J. Motion Potion of San Francisco mixes the funk
at the "Secret Stage" late night in the Sherwood Forest
(notice the lines of light from the dancers)
David Hinds of Steel Pulse,
formed 1975 in Birmingham, UK
Daily pictures drawn
while the artists played!
(Taj Mahal)
Taj Mahal - still jammin after 40 years of music!
After 4 Days of Music - we return to the Mountains of Montana...
John Mayer
Phil Lesh rocks out the last night on the big
Warren Haynes (Gov't Mule & Allman Bros.) plays
with Phil Lesh & Friends to close the festival
After 4 Days of Music, MacNeil and Lucy return to the
Montana Mountains a bit worn out & goofy...
(scroll over the pic for another look at the giddy travelers)
The Four Days of Music Schedule,
as attended by MacNeil & Lucy Lyons
One more look at Dave Matthews and the
awesome drummer - Carter Beauford
Our Shade Tent for the Festival - Horseshoe Lot
A last look at the Rothbury Festival Tent City -
the deposit left by one of the "6 Up's"
(a.k.a. - Michigan police officer on a horse)
Even pieces of pine trees (needles & cones) find time to meditate in the
Sherwood Forest "Garden"