Trip Down Memory Lane

The first Bears Picnic was in 2006 and we've been dancing the night away ever since. Currently we also have the Get Down, The New Years Eve Extravaganza, Keepers of the Flame and the new Susquehanna Event Center venue where you can see show all summer long. And there's the one's we laid to rest, like Jam Along the Creek. Check out all the memories

2022 17th Annual Bears Picnic Family Reunion
August 4 - 7, 2021
Blain Picnic Grounds, Blain, PA

Leftover Salmon, Ghost light, The Englishman Project, Willie Jack and the Northern Light. 

2021 16th Annual Bears Picnic Family Reunion
August 6 - 8, 2021
Blain Picnic Grounds, Blain, PA
Railroad Earth, Melvin Seals & JGB, Moon Hooch, Dogs win a Pile, Owl & Crow, Joe Ciroti Trio, Blind Owl Band, Willie Jack & the Northern Light, Dee Maple Band, Mysterytrain, Moonlicker, Seldom Said No, Kind Bud, and Electric Moose Knuckle.

2020 15th Annual Bears Picnic Family Reunion
August 14-16, 2020
Blain Picnic Grounds, Blain, Pa.
John Kadlecik, Consider the Source, Yam Yam, Pappy & Friends, Jami Novak's Midnight Melt Down, Willie Jack & the Northern Light, Moonlicker, The Dishonest Fiddlers, Dee Maple Band, LoBrau and The Grizzle.

2019 14th Annual Bears Picnic Family Reunion
August
Blain Picnic Grounds, Blain, Pa.
John Kadlecik & The West Philly Fadeaway - featuring Marc Brownstein & Aaron Magner of Disco Biscuits and Mike Greenfield of Lotus, Giant Panda Gorilla Dub Squad, Englishtown Project, Stir Fried, Willie Jack & the Northern Light, Owl & Crow (Pappy & JP of Cabinet), Litz, Lespecial, Flux Capacitor, Root Shock, The Big Dirty, Band of Rustlers, David Gans, Odd Pocket Selector, Miz, Kind Bud, Moonlicker, John Welton & The Awakening, Dave Brown & The Dishonest Fiddlers, Dee Maple Band and Mysterytrain.

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 and 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 and 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 and Mysterytrain

2011 6th Annual Bears Picnic Family Reunion
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 and Lumpy Gravy.

2010 5th Annual Bears Picnic Family Reunion
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 and Lumpy Gravy
 
2009 4th Annual Bears Picnic Family Reunion
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 3rdAnnual Bears Picnic Family Reunion
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, and  The Big Dirty
 
2007 2nd Annual Bears Picnic Family Reunion
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, and The Kind Buds
 
2006 1st Annual Bears Picnic Family Reunion
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, and The Lumber Truck

Bears Picnic History

New Years Eve
Extravaganza

12/29/06 ~ Sunoco Performance Theater, Harrisburg Pa

Kettle Joe’s Psychedelic Swamp Review & Flying Colors

 

12/31/07 ~ The Silo, Reading Pa

New Riders of the Purple Sage, Donna Jean & The Tricksters

 

12/31/08 ~ The Silo, Reading Pa

New Riders of the Purple Sage, Donna Jean & The Tricksters, Juggling Suns

 

12/31/09 ~ The Silo, Reading Pa

New Riders of the Purple Sage, Splintered Sunlight, Dakini, Hexbelt

 

12/31/10 ~ The Silo, Reading Pa

7 Walkers, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Cabinet, Dakini

 

12/31/11 ~ The Silo, Reading Pa

7 Walkers, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Willie Jack & the Northern Light, Mysterytrain 

 

12/31/13 ~ The Holiday Inn Conference Center, Lehigh Valley

New Riders of the Purple Sage, Melvin Seals & JGB, Splintered Sunlight, Willie Jack & the Northern Light, Flux Capacitor, Still Hand String Band, 

 

12/31/14 ~ The Holiday Inn Conference Center, Lehigh Valley

New Riders of the Purple Sage, Melvin Seals & JGB, Splintered Sunlight, Mookie Siegel, Dr Slothclaw, Willie Jack & the Northern Light, Bats Dynamic String Band, ADG, Mark Diomede & the Juggling Suns Project, Preach Freedom & Connect, Still Hand String Band, Appalachian Gypsy Tribe, Ratchet Boys

 

12/31/15 ~ Clarion Hotel & Convention Center, New Cumberland Pa

New Riders of the Purple Sage, Mark Karan, Joanne Lediger, Hackensaw Boys, Splintered Sunlight, Juggling Suns Project, Till the Cows Come Home, Hexbelt, ADG, Willie Jack & the Northern Light, Dirty Sweet, Still Hand String Band, Mountain Ride, Dr Slothclaw, The Big Dirty, Skulfunkaz DJ’s, Big Dr Dirty Slothclaw,

 

12/31/16 ~  The Abbey Bar, Harrisburg Pa
Willie Jack & the Northern Light, Hexbelt, Dr Slothclaw, Still Hand String Band, Native Maze

12/31/18 ~ Clarion Hotel & Convention Center, New Cumberland Pa

Cabinet, The Englishtown Project, Flux Capacitor, Falz & the Winin’ Boys, Escaper, Serene Green, Willie Jack & the Northern Light, AMFM, The Plate Scrapers, MIZ, Kind Bud, Mountain Ride, ADG, CJ Oswald