Updated Thu, May 23, 2013 10:31 am
This weekend marks the second year for The Duck Creek Log Jam, two days and nights of music and camping near Lake Logan State Park.
According to festival creator Kyle Wilson, The Duck Creek Log Jam satisfies the need for a low-key event where people can camp and relax in a family-friendly environment.
"We simply could not find a small music festival in a natural setting that didn't include the shady side of the festival scene, or late night djs and a bunch of electronic music," explained Wilson. "We just wanted a simple festival, without all the overproduction, where people can camp out and relax."
Twenty bands will perform this year, including The Spikedrivers, Sol Driven Train, Lewis Brothers, The Tillers, Hocking River String Band, Spirit Family Reunion and The Shivering Timbers.
Mainly geared toward the bluegrass, folk and country audience, Wilson said he looked for music that was made to be played in a setting like the Hocking Hills, but will listen to anyone who wants to play at future festivals.
"We seek out bands that fit our style, but musicians are welcome to email us at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org. And we do take the time to check them out."
Located directly adjacent to Lake Logan State Park, Duck Creek is nearly 100 acres of beautiful landscape in the Hocking Hills. The surroundings have a secluded feel, and although Wilson is eager for people to check out the fest, he plans to keep things intimate.
"Last year was our first year, but we still had about 400 people in attendance," he said. "We hope to grow a little this year, but this is a small-by-design event so we don't want to grow too much."
Tickets and information are available at www.duckcreeklogjam.com.