Equifunk, celebrating its 6th year this August 16-18, takes all the best parts of the summer festival experience, wraps it up into one funky, fun-filled weekend in the Pennsylvania Poconos, and offers a friendly, laidback vibe that’s better experienced firsthand than puff, puff, passed along.
Equifunk takes the good life to the next level with an all-inclusive experience. Tickets entitle attendees to lodging in private cabins or lakeside campgrounds, three meals a day, and unlimited amounts of draft beer (it’s actually a job responsibility of Equifunk staff to drive around on a golf cart and refill your beer!).
Topnotch amenities and unbeatable service aside, the 2013 music lineup is packed solid with great bands including The New Mastersounds (two nights), Soulive and the Shady Horns with special guest Maceo Parker, JJ Grey & Mofro, Anders Osborne, Pork Tornado (Jon Fishman from Phish’s side project), and Keller Williams with his full band More Than A Little.
As requested by fans, this year there will be an Equifunk first: a full day of music on Sunday featuring The Revivalists, The London Souls, Mike Dillon, and the not-to-be-missed stellar funk super group The M&Ms, featuring John Medeski, Maceo Parker, Stanton Moore, Rob Mercurio, Papa Mali, and Marco Benevento.
Equifunk 2013 tickets are limited to 1,500 and are available at equifunk.com. For transportation options, check out the Equifunk 2013 Buss Pass ($70 round-trip from New York City to the campgrounds starting Friday morning or evening and returning Sunday or Monday).
For a chance to win two tickets to Equifunk 2013 tell us who would be in your dream funk group in the comments section below. You can include artists living or dead. The HIGH TIMES staff will review and select one lucky winner based on the number of “likes” and the overall funkiness of the group. Contest ends Tuesday, August 13.
We have a winner! Congratulations to Jason Wielkotz, who was selected to win two tickets to Equifunk 2013 based on his epic dream funk group. Here’s his ideal lineup:
Bass – Mike Gordon, Les Claypool, and Victor Wooten all together
Drums – Questlove and Joe Russo
Guitar – Derek Trucks and Eric Krasno
Keys – Marco Benevento and Bernie Worrell
Vocals – Brittany Howard and Ryan Montbleau
Sax – James Casey
Trumpet – Jen Hartswick and Trombone Shorty
Percussion – Andy Farag
Jason says, “With the varying styles of all the artists in my dream lineup, there's no way any crowd wouldn't get down and funky!"
Enjoy Equifunk, Jason. And thanks to everyone who participated.