Dave Matthews Band have announced the details of its first Dave Matthews Band Caravan festival, to be held on June 24-26th at Bader Field, the former site of the Atlantic City Municipal Airport in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The event will include multiple performances by the band, including solo gigs by its various members, as well as sets by artists such as the Flaming Lips, Ray LaMontagne, O.A.R., Guster, Damian Marley, Dr. Dog and Amos Lee. Though the festival will mainly take place on the Bader Field grounds, some late night concerts are planned at venues in Atlantic City.
This will be the first of the band’s four planned regional festivals. These festivals are designed to bring fans from across regions to one large event rather than have the band travel throughout the country on a more time-consuming tour. Other acts, such as Zac Brown, Phish, the Roots and Disco Biscuits, have been successful in launching similar destination festivals.
The second Dave Matthews Band Caravan weekend will be somewhere in the Midwest on July 8-10th, and two others are scheduled for August and September.