ekoostik hookah returns to Legend Valley on May 14-15 for an outdoor, socially distanced two-day event celebrating the band’s 30th anniversary and welcoming the safe return of large-scale concerts to central Ohio.
As part of the two-day concert, former band member Ed McGee (vocals, guitar) will join local favorite Nat Reeb (vocals, acoustic guitar) for a unique set consisting only of songs written by Ed and the late John Mullins, who co-founded hookah in 1991. The set will provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience for both long-time fans and newcomers alike, as the band pays homage to both Ed and John’s legacies as former members. ekoostik hookah will also perform four additional original sets across the two nights.
Nationally renowned solo artist Keller Williams will provide direct support each night and fans can expect to see collaborations and other surprises throughout the weekend. Keller has performed with the band many
times over the years, and brings an eclectic mix of bluegrass, folk, rock, reggae, jazz, and funk to the stage, creating a live experience unlike any other solo artist performing today.
Social distancing measures will be in place throughout the weekend and fans will enjoy the shows from “concert pods” which measure eight feet by eight feet with six-foot lanes between each pod. While inside their pods, fans will be able to enjoy the shows mask-free, per state and local health guidelines.
Fans can purchase concert pods starting at $199.99, which includes pod access for two people for the entire weekend along with free parking—less than $50 per night per person. Legend Valley is also offering a limited number of campsites starting at just $100 per concert pod for the weekend. There are also many hotels and motels in close proximity to the venue—formerly called Buckeye Lake Music Center—which is located approximately 30 miles east of downtown Columbus. Pursuant to state and local guidelines, just 1,500 total tickets will be sold for this event.
About Ekoostik Hookah
Formed in 1991, hookah has maintained a robust fanbase without compromise for three decades. As pioneers of the modern-day music festival, they have hosted more than 50 iterations of Hookahville, a biannual festival held most Memorial and Labor Day weekends since 1994, featuring national acts such as Ratdog, Gov’t Mule, Umphrey’s McGee, Béla Fleck & the Flecktones, Blues Traveler, and countless others. They’ve achieved success and longevity largely without the support of mainstream media, corporate management, or even a record label.
Tickets and more information can be found at https://www.ekoostik30.com.