Dayton, OH – Ohio’s up-and-coming jamband powerhouse, The Werks are thrilled to announce additional artists for the 2nd annual The Werk Out Festival, held Thursday through Sunday September 8–11 at Zane Shawnee Caverns in Bellefontaine, Ohio. New artists include The New Mastersounds, Future Rock, Everyone Orchestra with Michael Kang of The String Cheese Incident, The Ragbirds & many more.
Building off the success of last year’s inaugural event, this year’s The Werk Out Festival gets even better with two nights of The Werks. Special guests include the nation’s top tribute act, Dark Star Orchestra performing with former Grateful Dead vocalist Donna Jean Godchaux recreating a historical Jerry Garcia Band show for the first time ever.
Additional performers include String Cheese Incident side projects EOTO (percussion, loop and trance duo) & the Kyle Hollingsworth Band (SCI’s keyboardist leads a funky quintet), as well as the Donna Jean Godchaux Band (Grateful Dead), Australia’s Ganja Giri, super group The Everyone Orchestra featuring Michael Kang (of String Cheese Incident), keyboardist Johnny Neel (Allman Brothers Band) and over 50 total bands.
Fusing psychedelic and shredding guitar, a screaming classic rock organ, funk slap bass, and modern dance beats and synthesizers, festival hosts The Werks have created a style all of their own: ‘Psychedelic Dance Rock.’ Their highly unique and highly danceable grooves have earned them a devoted following, as well as invitations to perform at some of the nation’s largest festivals, including the All Good Festival, Electric Forest, Summer Camp and Wakarusa.
Additional acts rounding out the rest of the lineup include UV Hippo, Rumpke Mountain Boys, RoeVy (late night), The Twin Cats, Freekbot (Freekbass + DJ Tobotius), Mike Perkins,The Floorwalkers, The Mantras, Fiddleworms, Jahman Brahman, Psychedelphia Boogie Matrix, Higher Organix, Romeo Champagne, Jones for Revival, Fletcher’s Grove, Headstash, Grown Folks Band, Andy Shaw Band, Magic Jackson, Fresh Hops Artpetrio, Eumatik, Sweet Earth, Blue Moon Soup, Wheels Lingo,The Folkadelics, Broccoli Samurai, Soul Rebels, First Street Heat, Canago, Glostik Willy, Nine False Suns, Gem City Sound, Oh Kee Pa (Phish Tribute), Dr. Dwyer, Lost Lingo, Sport Fishing USA, and The Manifest Station.
7092 St. RT. 540 Bellefontaine, OH, All Ages 3 Day Pass $65 in advance & $75 at the gate (includes camping/parking), $20 Early Bird Thursday arrival, children under 12 admitted free. Campsite and VIP Upgrades Available, Gates open at Noon Thursday for Early Bird Camping and stay open through Sunday evening
The Werk Out Festival is produced by AlchemyHouse Presents, Funky Bean Productions and The Werks Music, LLC