We, at All Good Presents, have the privilege of working with the most unique and ground-breaking bands from the area. Aside their loyal fans, we get to see the birth of these bands, their growth, and in some cases their launch into international stardom. It's a great feeling for the bands, fans and for All Good Presents, when their explosive musical energy comes together with the celebration of community and spirit that we call All Good. Here are this years' local based bands that represent the home front on a regional, national and international level:
"Myself and the band are very much looking forward to playing ALL GOOD Festival this summer. I have heard only great things and I'm happy the event has returned to the DC region. We've had many friends attend as both musicians and fans and we're ready to experience the show ourselves in July."
-Rob Garza, Thievery Corporation (Washington, DC) - Touring Internationally
"All Good is operated in a way where artists love to be there. We played six years in a row for a reason, we love it there. It feels like home."
-Jacob Hemphill, SOJA (Arlington, VA) - Touring Internationally
"Wherever the festival takes place, the folks that put it on, create a vibe and atmosphere that is relaxed and tailored to open-minded music lovers. Which is what I am. It's all kinds of good in all kinds of ways."
-Keller Williams (Fredericksburg, VA) - Touring Nationally
"All Good has been our favorite show of the year for the last 12 years in a row. From playing in front of 20,000 people to having Mike Gordon spontaneously come up on stage to jam with us, it's safe to say we've created some memories."
-Cris Jacobs, The Bridge (Baltimore, MD) - Rare Local Plays
"All Good Festival is the Mecca of the Mid-Atlantic jam scene and playing this year will be a dream come true. All Good was my first festival attended, my first camping experience, my first time seeing some of my now favorite bands, and years later, the perfect place to say "I love you" to my girlfriend for the first time."
-Greg Ormont, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong (Baltimore, MD) - Touring Nationally
"Years ago I dreamed that some day I'd have a chance to play at the All Good Festival …it's more than a festival, it's an experience. It's hard to describe how exciting it feels to know this summer, B Side Shuffle will be raging the All Good Festival."
-Geoff Browning, B Side Shuffle (Washington, DC) - Touring Regionally
"I can't even begin to express how excited we are to be playing All Good this year. The opportunity to play a festival that was some of our first festival experiences is really a cool feeling."
-Jon Brady, ELM (Baltimore, MD) - Touring Regionally
"A big chunk of my soul is forever tied to the hill overlooking the stages on Marvin's Mountaintop. I'm stoked to be part of this years lineup, and ready to honor the ghosts of All Goods past."
-Jimmy Hunter, Second Self (Baltimore, MD) - Touring Regionally
"We grew up going to All Good when it was in our home state of West Virginia and it is an honor again to play the festival now that it's back in West Virginia. Our last show at All Good was a dream come true. We are starting to ask ourselves, "déjà vu!?"
-Ryan Krofcheck, Fletcher's Grove (Morgantown, WV) - Touring Regionally