Wilco, Dave Matthews, Widespread Panic Headline Near-ish Music Festival

Mark Koenig |

Hot new indie act "The Dave Matthews Band"

The past six years the Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes, Minn., has been home of the 10,000 Lakes Music Festival; and this year, of course, shall be no different. Over 60 acts will be performing on the festival’s four stages, including headliners Dave Matthews Band, Wilco, and Widespread Panic. One could argue that the main attraction is not entirely that of the musical performances, but the camping experience. The Soo Pass Ranch grounds cover 500 acres of rolling forests and include over one mile of shoreline for swimming, dunking, exercising, or the suggestive skinny dip. But let’s be honest, people flock to the North Country to hear good tunes and dance into the wee hours of the morning. Also on this year’s bill is Umphrey’s McGee, Trampled By Turtles, Wookiefoot, Everyone Orchestra, Kathleen Edwards, Railroad Earth, plus many more. I suggest you air out the tent, pack the wagon and take a couple days off of work to trek up to Detroit Lakes for a long weekend of good people, good times, and solid tunes.