History

2018

13th Annual Bears Picnic Family Reunion ~ August 2-5 2018

Blain Picnic Grounds ~ Blain, Pa.

John Kadlecik Band, Live Dead Riders 69, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Hayley Jane and the Primates, The Mantras, The Garcia Project, Stir Fried, Launch Pad, Miz, Sereen Green, Willie Jack & the Northern Light, John Welton and the Awakening, Still Hand String Band, Grassstation,The Dishonest Riddlers, Andy Mowatts Steely Jam, Moonlicker, Kluster Phunk, Kind Bud, Mark Diomede Looping, Escaper, Yam Yam, and Golden Road Gallery. Fire performances by Spun Out Fire Production.

2017

12th Annual Bears Picnic Family Reunion ~ August 3-6 2017
Sunsational Family Campground ~ Millmont Pa.
John Kadlecik Band, Electric Beethoven, Midnight North, Tom Hamilton’s American Babies, Strung Like a Horse, The Schwag, Scott Pemberton Band, David Gans, Reverend Jefferson, Gatos Blancos, Stir Fried, Launch PAD, Willie Jack & the Northern Light, Moonlicker, Mountain Ride, Still Hand String Band, Dr Slothclaw, Stackabones, Kind Dubs, Dynamic Merger, Mysterytrain and Yam Yam. Fire performances by Spun Out Fire Production

2016

11th Annual Bears Picnic Family Reunion: August , 2016

Sunsational Family Campground ~ Millmont, Pa
John Kadlecik Band, Melvin Seals & JGB w/John Kadlecik, GOP Medicine Show (featuring Michael Falzarano, Buddy Cage, Johnny Markowski & Ronnie Penque of New Riders of the Purple Sage with special guests Melvin Seals & John Kadlecik),
Acoustic Dead Sage (featuring Michael Falzarano & Rob Wolfson), Willie Jack & the Northern Light, Dr Slothclaw, Crippled But Free, Pappy & Friends, Miz & Friends,
Still Hand String Band, Kind Dubs, Stackabones, Appalachian Gypsy Tribe, Duck Duck Goose, Moonlicker, Serene Green, Launch Pad, Uncle Jake & the 18 Wheel Gang, Stronger Than Dirt, Mysterytrain, Camille Who? Armstrong, Moxie Re*Bel, Fire Performances by Spun Out Fire Productions

 

2015

10th Annual Bears Picnic Family Reunion: August 6-10, 2015

Liberty Festival Grounds ~ Roaring Springs, Pa

Leftover Salmon w/Bill Payne, Steve Kimock’s Tribute to Jerry Garcia (feat. Jeff Chimenti, Jay Lane, Bobby Vega, Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz & John Morgan Kimock), Golden Gate Wingmen (John Kadlecik, Jay Lane, Jeff Chimenti & Reed Mathis), New Riders of the Purple Sage, Pink Talking Fish, The Mantras, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Pappy & Friends (Pappy, Dylan & Jamie of Cabinet w/Anthony Hannigan & Roy Williams), The Grass is Dead, David Gans, The Hillbilly Gypsies, Henhouse Prowlers, McMule, Mark Diomede & the Juggling Suns Project, Still Hand String Band, Willie Jack & the Northern Light, Crippled But Free, Moxie & Re*Bel, Till the Cows Come Home, The Royal Noise, Mystery Fyre, The Kind Buds, Backwoods Experiment, Dr Slothclaw, Mysterytrain, Jah People & Stackabones

2014

9th Annual Bears Picnic Family Reunion: July 17-21, 2014

Liberty Festival Grounds ~ Roaring Springs, Pa

Melvin Seals & JGB, New Riders of the Purple Sage w/Mookie Siegel & Melvin Seals, Kung Fu, Mark Karan’s Buds, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, David Gans, Stir Fried, Poor Man’s Whiskey, Splintered Sunlight, Preach Freedon & Connect, Still Hand String Band, Viral Sound, Swift Technique, The Kind Buds, Backwoods Experiment,

Hot Day @ the Zoo, Stackabones, Juggling Suns, Willie Jack & the Northern Light, Crippled But Free, Lucid, Blind Owl Band, AjamajA and Lumpy Gravy .

2013

8th Annual Bears Picnic Family Reunion: August 1-5, 2013

Lycoming County Fairgrounds ~ Hughesville, Pa

Dark Star Orchestra, JK Band, New Riders of the Purple Sage w/Mookie Siegel, The Wailers, George Porter Jr & the Running Pardners, Stir Fried, Mark Karan’s Buds, The Fall Risk, David Gans, Still Hand String Band, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Viral Sound, The Kind Buds, Backwoods Experiment, Citizen Band Radio, The Bullbuckers, Stackabones, Goosepimp Orchestra, MiZ, Juggling Suns, Willie Jack & the Northern Light, Cabinet, Mystery Fyre, Rev. Jefferson, Lumpy Gravy and Sam Cutler

2012

7th Annual Bears Picnic Family Reunion: August 16-20, 2012

Lincoln Park ~ Laurelton, PA

Mickey Hart Band (feat. Dave Schools), 7 Walkers (feat, Bill Kreutzmann, Papa Mali, Matt Hubbard & George porter Jr),

Railroad Earth, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Melvin Seals & JGB, David Gans, Viral Sound, Willie Jack & the Northern Light, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Miz, Ikebe Shakedown, Citizen Band Radio, Juggling Suns, Funktional Flow, Soul Ragga, Mystery Fyre, Dr Sloth Claw, Flux Capacitor, McMule, The Kind Buds, Waylon Speed, Still Hand String Band, Cabinet, Backwoods Experiment, Michael Bellar, Dirk Quinn Band, Lumpy Gravy, Stackabones, Roy Jay Band & Mysterytrain

2011

6th Annual Bears Picnic: August 11-15, 2011

Lincoln Park ~ Laurelton, PA

7 Walkers (feat, Bill Kreutzmann, Papa Mali, Matt Hubbard & George porter Jr),

New Riders of the Purple Sage, Great American Taxi, Donna Jean Godchaux Band w/Mark Karan, Everyone Orchestra (feat, Kyle Hollingsworth & Michael Kang from SCI, Vince Herman from Leftover Salmon, Joanne Lediger), Ekoostik Hookah, David Gans, Mookie Siegel, Kung Fu, Cabinet, The Jam Stampede, McMule, Lucid, Splintered Sunlight, Mysterytrain, Willie Jack & the Northern Light, Juggling Suns, Fever Train, Stackabones, The Kind Buds, Natural Breakdown, Backwoods Experiment, Dakini, Trouble City Allstars, Mystery Fyre, Boris Garcia, Waylon Speed & Lumpy Gravy.

2010

5th Annual Bears Picnic: August 12-16, 2010
Lincoln Park ~ Laurelton, PA
Artists: New Riders of the Purple Sage, Dark Star Orchestra, Melvin Seals & JGB Band, Everyone Orchestra (featuring Steve Kimock, John Morgan Kimock, Melvin Seals, Janis Wallin, Nat Keefe & Erik Yates of Hot Butteredd Rum, Kris & Julie Edlow Kehr) Ronnie Penque Band, David Gans & Friends, Klyph Black & Rumor Has It, Cabinet, Roots of Creation, NY Funk Exchange, McMule, Dakini, Wiser Time, Desolation Angels, Boris Garcia, Willie Jack & the Northern Light, Splintered Sunlight, Garcia Grass, The Kind Buds, Waylon Speed, Boro Boogie Pickers, Mystery Train, Swamp Daddies & Lumpy Gravy

 

2009

4th Annual Bears Picnic: August 13-17, 2009
Lincoln Park ~ Laurelton, PA
Artists: New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Steve Kimock Crazy Engine Featuring Melvin Seals, The Spikedrivers, The Hickory Project, Cabinet, Splintered Sunlight, Post Junction, Juggling Suns, Professor Louie & The Crowmatix, Swamp Daddies, Erthan, Willie Jack & The Northern Light, The Kind Buds, Stir Fried, Art Matthies, Waylon Speed, Dakini, Lumpy Gravy, Backwoods Experiment And Steal Your Face

 

2008

3rd Annual Bears Picnic : August 14-18, 2008
Lincoln Park ~ Laurelton, PA
Artists: New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Melvin Seals & JGB, Donna Jean & The Tricksters, Moonalice W/Jack Cassidy, Stir Fried, Cabinet, Juggling Suns, Splintered Sunlight, Willie Jack & The Northern Light, Lumpy Gravy, Hexbelt, Flying Colors, The Kind Buds, The Big Dirty

 

2007

2nd Annual Bears Picnic : July 19-23, 2007
Friendship Park ~ West Milton, PA
Artists: New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Railroad Earth, Donna Jean & The Tricksters, Peter Rowan & Tony Rice Quartet, Juggling Suns, Cabinet, Willie Jack & The Northern Light, Lumpy Gravy, The Lumber Truck, Dakini, Backwoods Experiment, The Kind Buds

 

2006

1st Annual Bears Picnic : July 20-24, 2006
Friendship Park ~ West Milton, PA
Artists: New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Dark Star Orchestra, Donna Jean’s Psychedelic Swamp Review, Juggling Suns, Cabinet, Willie Jack & The Northern Light, Chuch, Dakini, Backwoods Experiment, The Lumber Truck

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