Hookahville returns home to Frontier Ranch in Pataskala, Ohio, located just outside of Columbus. There the rolling hills and woods provide the perfect setting for camping, music, and fun for hundreds of music lovers and their families over the holiday weekend.
Original member Dave Katz explains the importance of this milestone: “Twenty-five years is a long time to be doing anything. With rock bands, only a fraction make it, so to get to this point in our career is really special. It’s very humbling, and we feel very lucky that people still enjoy our music. Trends come and go, and we’re still here. That shows what we’ve created is time tested. There is a lot to be proud of!” Read more
Alchemy Rising Music and Arts Festival, May 12-14, 2016, weaves together national touring musicians with the region’s most exciting live music scene: all-American improvisational jazz funk inspired rock’n’roll. They have created a truly impressive lineup list, which includes Zach Deputy, Consider the Source, David Gans, Steve Sweney of Ekoostik Hookah, Broccoli Samurai, Tropidelic and Sassafraz, among many more.
Conveniently located just twenty miles east of downtown Columbus, general admission for the festival, including 3 days of camping, is only $65! Tickets at this tier are limited, and increase in price as the festival approaches, topping out at $90 at the gate. VIP ticket options, which offer access to showers, a commemorative poster, among other amenities, start at $125 online, $150 at the gate. Read more
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This Labor Day weekend Hookahville will feature five sets from Ohio’s own ekoostik hookah, including a 50th anniversary Grateful Dead set, an acoustic set, and a set with special guest and former member, Ed McGee. Produced by AlchemyHouse Presents, the Hookahville lineup includes: Joe Marcinek Band (including Particle/Phil Lesh and Friends keyboardist Steve Molitz), John Mullins Band,Ed McGee, Jahman Brahman, Aliver Hall, Blue Moon Soup, Glostik Willy, Jones for Revival, Sassafraz, Yosemight, John Zuck’s Turkey Farm, Vibe and Direct, Ol’ Dirty Strangers, Jojo Stella, Phamily Bandand more. Read more
With winter weather only beginning to set in, fans can still keep their spirits bright with the announcement of the 9th annual Hoopla in the Hills Art & Music Festival Campout, held March 26-29 at Frontier Ranch Music Center – only 20 minutes outside of Columbus. With a three-night run by a major headlining act still to be announced, the ninth annual event features two nights of Papadosio, two nights of EOTO along with an EOTO & Friends set each night, Billy Nershi & The Travelin’ McCourys, Badfish (Sublime tribute), Ott., VibeSquaD, Jamie Janover & ReSunator, Kaminanda and Chris Berry & Abou Diarra. Be sure to check out the complete, growing list at http://www.hooplainthehills.com. Read more
Photo by Scott Preston
ekoostik hookah is happy to announce the first Central Ohio music festival of the 2013 season. HOOKAH EN EL RANCHERO will be held at FRONTIER RANCH, 25 miles east of Columbus, Friday and Saturday April 5-6. Come out and experience a true Ohio grown music festival with 2 NIGHTS OF EKOOSTIK HOOKAH, and a host of other Ohio based bands. The 2 night festival will also feature performances by Carlos Jones and the P.L.U.S. band, The Ramshacklers with Steve Sweney, Under the Sun, Aliver Hall, Zuck’s Turkey Farm, KrisB, and late night sets from JP and the Chatfield Boys. With fewer bands playing longer sets on the “old bluegrass stage”, this promises to be a nostalgic return to the days of old. Rumors are already flying about rockin’ sit-ins and new songs to be heard. Read more