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#1 mudd

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 04:03 PM

Souper Groove Music & Camping Festival Returns to Freehold, NJ on September 27-28

 

Priedaine Latvian Society, Freehold, NJ, September 27-28 — Calling to mind Woodstock, Bonnaroo and Gathering of the Vibes, what is now the serene scene of a Latvian Cultural Center will once again become a rocking concert venue with jamming blues riffs, swirling projection light show and hula hoop parade. Souper Groove 2, to be held on September 27-28, is a unique event for the Monmouth/Ocean County area. It’s a music and camping festival that will feature over 40 of the top blues, jam, rock, bluegrass, funk, reggae, EDM and acoustic acts that New Jersey has to offer.

 

Souper Groove 1 was held last year, and was instantly a runaway hit. Nearly 1,000 people showed up for the inaugural event. “They sold out of car camping on Friday by noon, and that was in the rain!” Main Stage sound engineer Chris Bargy said, “Turtle Soup was finishing their set on Saturday night and there was still a line of cars from the campground to the street. A lot of people were trying to get in because they heard how good Friday night was.”

 

 

Reviews and word-of-mouth buzz from the first festival have people wondering if Souper Groove 2 will sell out this year. “We’ve surpassed every goal we’ve set for ourselves this year so far,” says Booking Coordinator David Caverly. “Vending is sold out, tickets and RV parking passes are selling online, and most of the outlets are almost sold out of their tickets. I would suggest that if you’d like to go to the festival, then get your tickets as soon as you can.”

 

 

Offering an experience unlike anything in this area, Souper Groove 2 includes music, camping and activities all in one location. The venue is the gorgeous Priedaine Latvian Cultural Center on Route 33 in Freehold, NJ. “It’s a jewel of a place, the grounds and facilities are wonderfully maintained,” said Jeff Mahajan, a producer of the event and guitarist of the headlining band, Turtle Soup. “Plus, they were very supportive about the idea to have a music festival there.”

 

 

The main attraction is the music, and featured performances include 2 sets by headlining band Turtle Soup plus Matt O’ Ree, winner of Guitar Center’s national “King of the Blues” competition, and Quincy Mumford, who played the main stage at Gathering of the Vibes. ‘Jam band’ legend Mark Diomede will lead both his Grateful Dead cover band Alligator, and his Asbury Music Hall of Fame band, the Juggling Suns.

 

 

Turtle Soup, the band hosting the festival, is on a hot streak lately. They have been playing shows with jamband luminaries moe., Jerry Garcia Band, Papadosio, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Citizen’s Band Radio, Gov’t Mule, Bernie Worrell, Steve Kimock, and have received numerous accolades from musicians and critics alike throughout the years. For the band, ambitions and expectations are high. “We’ve toured around the Northeast for years, playing festivals that have grown right before our eyes. We’ve seen first hand how some festivals have changed the scene and their community for the better, and we’re glad that Souper Groove is doing that to our scene in Jersey and beyond.”

 

 

Turtle Soup is also promoting their CD to coincide with the festival. The album “Seconds” was recorded at Brooksound Productions Studio in Tinton Falls, NJ, making it the first fully solar-powered album on the east coast. Their first CD ended up on a Warner Brothers compilation, a Microsoft ad, a movie trailer, and an e-book. It’s their second CD, and second festival.

 

 

There also are several activities planned for the festival, such as glow-in-the-dark dodgeball, pie-a-clown, sunrise and moonrise yoga, hula hoop parade, face painting, a children’s tent, and installations from local NJ artists. “We’re very excited to have the artist community involved in making this a multi-faceted event,” said Activities Director, Priscilla Baker. “We also have themes for each day (Friday theme is Animals, and Saturday’s theme is Out To Sea) so we’re encouraging everyone to dress accordingly!”

 

 

Food and craft vendors will be on site at the festival for patrons to shop and eat, and several local businesses have also lent a hand with sponsorship, advertising, and donations.

 

 

Tickets for Souper Groove Music & Camping Festival are $45 advance, $60 day of show for a full-weekend pass (includes camping, parking, music and activities), and are available via their website www.soupergroove.com. Day passes are also available. Children under 12 are admitted free.

 

 

Souper Groove Music & Camping Festival is September 27-28, 2013 at Priedaine Latvian Cultural Center, 1017 Route 33, Freehold, NJ 07728


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SOUPER GROOVE 2
September 27-28 2013
Priedaine Latvian Society
1710 Route 33
Freehold, NJ 07728

Bands include:

TURTLE SOUP (2 Sets)
Echo Movement 
Juggling Suns
Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why
Matt O'Ree Band
Thomas Wesley Stern
Karmic Juggernaut
Tony Tedesco & Full Fathom 5
Mark Diomede's Alligator (Dead Covers)
Mike Montrey Band
Lemon Juice
Dub Proof
Secret Sound
Native Maze (PA)
Blendmode (PA)
Brummy Brothers
Cocktail Party Phenomenon (PA)
Ran Tan Toon (PA)
Eastbourne
Four Fingers of Funk
Empire Escorts
Offshore
Big Wake
Outer Stylie (MA)
Absinthesis (PA)
Mother's Wine
Dark City Strings
DizzeChroma
Montoj (PA)
Listen Close (NY)
Dave Tucker
Joe Harvard

Added from the Showcase:
UFOTOFU
Pure Jerry
ShwizZ (NY)
Tigerman
Pseudotwin
Down To Fox
The Big Drops
Solaris (NY)
Halogens

Activities Include:
Glow-in-the-Dark Dodgeball (with clown referees!)
Karma Wash
Hula Hoop Parade
Theme Nights & Costume Contests
Sunrise & Moonrise Yoga
Face & Body Painting
Firepit
VIP Tent
Raffles and more! 

Can't wait to see your smiling faces at Souper Groove again!!!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
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#2 Eddie Z

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:43 PM

It was a really nice scene last year.   Unfortunately I'm attending another festival that weekend.     If you're free, it's really worthwhile to go.



#3 mudd

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 04:11 AM

thanks eddie!



#4 shadeelady

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:03 PM

we're definitely going this year!!  :)



#5 murg

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 06:30 PM

Please be sure to check out my friend's band Tigerman.  New on the scene and makin some waves...



#6 Kuzsin

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 11:51 PM

...tigerman is awesome...

#7 hoagie

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 01:29 PM

...tigerman is awesome...

 

 



#8 mudd

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 08:41 AM

Please be sure to check out my friend's band Tigerman.  New on the scene and makin some waves...

they're awesome! we had over 100 bands apply to play and we picked 15 for the showcases in August. Tigerman was one of them... they came down to the showcase and owned the place - it was ridiculous. we're putting them in the late night tent between karmic juggernaut and blendmode. they might be the breakout band of the fest



#9 mudd

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 08:43 AM

also new to the festival, another showcase act that slayed was a band named ShwizZ from NY... they're in the late night tent Saturday!



#10 mudd

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 08:44 AM

we're definitely going this year!!  :)

:impaled: awesome!!! 



#11 Occifer Boland

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 12:26 AM

Occifer bringin the wife and kids on Saturday.   wish me luck...lol!!!   but seriously... looking forward to seeing everyone!!!



#12 shadeelady

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 12:23 PM

boland....we're gonna have our kids, too....one is 6 and the other is 2....if you need to have some playmates. :) :) :)



#13 Occifer Boland

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:44 PM

Awesome... My kids are 5 and almost 2

#14 Java Time

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 10:11 PM

Occifer bringin the wife and kids on Saturday.   wish me luck...lol!!!   but seriously... looking forward to seeing everyone!!!

 

 

boland....we're gonna have our kids, too....one is 6 and the other is 2....if you need to have some playmates. :) :) :)

 

 

Awesome... My kids are 5 and almost 2

 

 

last year was super kid friendly...I'm sure this year will be no different!



#15 Occifer Boland

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 12:39 AM

SAturday ticket purchased for occifer and family...  my wife is nervous to see what she is getting into being she has never attended a festival... i told her i can't explain it in words... one round through the Karma wash and she will see the light!!!    hoping to do a Hot Dog Giveaway!!!



#16 Jersey Thug

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 12:48 AM

last year's SouperGroove was one of the best times we had last summer, and we're definitely not missing this year!  

 

will there be nightly costume contests again this year?  not sure what we won last year besides bragging rights and the priceless look on Mudd's face when we rendered him unable to play or sing or function for that matter...but we were proud to sweep first place both nights anyway :lol:

 

we're definitely going this year!!  :)

 

YAY!  can't wait to see you Elise!!!  

 

are we there yet??????????????  



#17 shadeelady

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 12:15 PM

yay!! thuggie!!!! :) :) :)

 

costume contests??? hmmmmm. time to put my thinking cap on! :crazy:



#18 williscat2000

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 03:13 PM

will the karma wash be there? If so, I am probably going and bringing my kids!



#19 SHStrangers

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 04:45 PM

Strangers Helping Strangers Food Drive Event Souper Groove Music Festival

Please remember to bring a non-perishable food, toiletry, feminine or personal hygiene, or baby product donation for those in need in this community

Together we make a difference.
Feeding the hungry one concert at a time - since 1997
 
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#20 Occifer Boland

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 07:14 PM

Yes to karma wash

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 07:14 PM

Yes to karma wash

#22 williscat2000

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 07:51 PM

nice- this is a possibility!



#23 Eddie Z

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 11:25 PM

Wished I could go.   Such a wonderful little festival.    Kind of like going to a party where only the Cool people were allowed.



#24 Occifer Boland

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 12:33 AM

where the whole festival is VIP!!!



#25 Jersey Thug

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 01:00 AM

where...where...where you can play glow in the dark DODGEBALL!!!   :bouncey:  :bouncey:  :bouncey:



#26 mudd

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 06:18 AM

you'll laugh... you'll cry.... you'l SOUPER GROOVE!

 

SCHEDULES & THEME NIGHTS!
FRIDAY'S THEME IS "Animals" (Back by popular request!)
FRIDAY'S SCHEDULE https://www.facebook...&type=1

SATURDAY'S THEME IS "Out to Sea" (Arrrgh!)
SATURDAY'S SCHEDULE https://www.facebook...&type=1



#27 mudd

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 06:21 AM

there's also a kid's schedule of activities floating around the interwebs somewhere. i hope you can make it williscat. 

 

i'm freaking beaming like a downhill skier going 90, i can't wait to souper groove!

 

we just had practice and if we pull this show off its going to be one to remember that's for sure. if our covers sound half as good as they did tonight, it's going to be a sick show. friday night's set is wowzers!



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 03:09 PM

Hey there Mudd- its a lock- me and my 4 year old son are making a day trip for Saturday! Looking forward big time. Its gonna be great. You and the Soup know how to throw down!!



#29 mudd

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 03:24 PM

awesome :afro:



#30 Kuzsin

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 12:01 PM

....wish i was making it...got lots of friends going....enjoy people.....and keep the place cleanz..

#31 williscat2000

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 11:32 PM

any updates? Lookingforward!



#32 mug

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 11:52 PM

Looking forward! See ya 'round noon.

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 01:02 AM

paul.. heard from a couple people on site... it's incredible!!!   acoustic BG jam is possible at our chill zone...      Mug!!!  can't wait to see you buddy!!!  i will have family boland with me!! about time all of our kids met



#34 williscat2000

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 01:50 PM

OK-bringiing the acoustic- we'll be there around 2PM



#35 Jersey Thug

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 04:17 PM

sad to say we had to back out at the last minute.  i've been sick for a few days and am just starting to feel better, but don't want to push it.  so bummed to miss this...it was our favorite fest last year, and i haven't had a real day off to play since Vibes, let alone a whole weekend to spend with my guy.  ahh well...,being an adult this time and taking care of myself.  have a blast all!  :)



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Posted 28 September 2013 - 09:09 PM

Holy.shit

this is a great medium size fest.

get.down.here.now

#37 mudd

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 07:23 AM

thanks guys for supporting the festival!!! 

 

we sold it out by mid-day saturday... but no one was turned away, we made room

 

every band brought the heat. ambitious sets with conviction 

 

this is a dream come true on so many levels.

 

hope you're feeling better jenny! you  were missed! 



#38 shadeelady

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 01:56 PM

thuggie!! i guess that's why I couldn't find you! Next time. Hope you're feeling better! :)

 

we had an awesome time. Mudd, you guys did a fantastic job! Thank you so much for everything, especially the hook up for Scott's sleeping machine! :)

 

If you're thinking about this one for next year, just do it. :)



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Posted 30 September 2013 - 02:05 PM

Awesome...just awesome. Listen Close killed it Saturday afternoon!!! Turtle Soup always kills it. So many great bands playing on the tent stage. All the attendees were great kids and freaks interacting and respectful to one another. And I wouldn't mind another stage in the back where we camped, next year either sounds like a great idea!!! Love this fest!

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 03:21 PM

if you're thinking about this one for next year, just do it.
:)


This^^^. Very affordable...tix to food a bargain fest with great local and tri-state bands!!!

#41 Jersey Thug

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 08:01 PM

thanks Jeff...much better today after a weekend of rest.  but i missed you guys...and the peanut butter bacon grilled sammiches...a LOT!    congratulations on another great fest :) :heart: