History

The first Hookahville was held in 1994 on a friend’s farm. It was so much fun we’ve done it again and again, twice a year, every year, since then. We’ve had so many amazing guest artists over the years, some new, some well established. As the years went by Hookahville grew and grew, and moved several times, but the essence of the festival never changed. Now, Hookahville still brings great bands together with fans and friends in a cool setting with a unique vibe in late spring and late summer. Celebrating music, friends and fun, no hassles or bad attitudes is the way we’ve liked things here for 25 years.

Spring  1994 (I)
The Farm
Fredericktown, OH
ekoostik hookah, Ed McGee, Bill Creedon
Fall 1994 (II)
Songbird Center
Bellville, OH
ekoostik hookah, Meigs County All-Stars, The Rivermen, Biggy Magoo
Spring 1995 (III)
Songbird Center
Bellville, OH
ekoostik hookah, Yolk, The Rivermen, Rasta Rafiki
Fall 1995 (IV)
Songbird Center
Bellville, OH

ekoostik hookah, Supplication, Men of Leisure, Chainrock Bluegrass Band
Spring 1996 (V)
Songbird Center
Bellville, OH
ekoostik hookah, Acoustic Junction, Percy Hill
Fall 1996 (VI)
Frontier Ranch
Pataskala, OH
ekoostik hookah, Heavy Weather, Belshure Mountain Bluegrass Band
Spring 1997 (VII)
Alpine Hills
Dover, OH
ekoostik hookah, Merl Saunders and the Rainforest Band, Nathan Whitt
Fall 1997 (VIII)
Jamboree in the Hills
St. Clairsville, OH
ekoostik hookah, Leftover Salmon, The Gibb Droll Band
Spring 1998 (IX)
Frontier Ranch
Pataskala, OH
ekoostik hookah, Max Creek, Zero, Hypnotic Clambake, Nathan Whitt and Chief’s Tale, David Nelson Band
Fall 1998 (X)
Frontier Ranch
Pataskala, OH
ekoostik hookah, Baba Seth, Strangefolk
Spring 1999 (XI)
Buckeye Lake Music Center
Hebron, Ohio
ekoostik hookah, Ratdog, Jamie Notarthomas, Jazz Mandolin Project,
Calobo
Fall 1999 (XII)
Frontier Ranch
Pataskala, Ohio
ekoostik hookah, Keller Williams, Stir Fried w/ Vassar Clements, NRBQ,
The Recipe
Spring 2000 (XIII)
Buckeye Lake Music Center
Hebron, Ohio
ekoostik hookah, RatDog, Deep Banana Blackout, Arlo Guthrie, David
Grisman Quintet
Fall 2000 (XIV)
Buckeye Lake Music Center
Hebron, Ohio
ekoostik hookah, CPR featuring David Crosby, The Dickey Betts Band, Jorma
Kaukonen Trio, Alvin Youngblood Hart
Spring 2001 (XV)
Frontier Ranch
Pataskala, Ohio
ekoostik hookah, Willie Nelson, Dr. John, The Radiators, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Donna the Buffalo, Light show featuring Chris Kuroda
Fall 2001 (XVI)
Buckeye Lake Music Center
Hebron, Ohio
ekoostik hookah, Little Feat, The Wailers, All Mighty Senators, John Bell Acoustic, Light show featuring Chris Kuroda
Spring 2002 (XVII)
Buckeye Lake Music Center
Hebron, Ohio
ekoostik hookah, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Bruce Hornsby, Medeski Martin & Wood, Umphrey’s McGee, Railroad Earth, Light show featuring Chris Kuroda
Fall 2002 (XVIII)
Frontier Ranch
Pataskala, Ohio
ekoostik hookah, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Galactic, WAR, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Leo Kottke, Light show featuring Chris KurodaPhotos by Ray
Spring 2003 (XIX)
Frontier Ranch
Pataskala, Ohio
ekoostik hookah, Particle, Blue Öyster Cult, The Neville Brothers, Old & In the Gray, The Derek Trucks Band, Robert Walter’s 20th Congress, Marco Benevento & Joe Russo Organ & Drums, Light show featuring Chris Kuroda
Fall 2003 (XX)
Frontier Ranch
Pataskala, Ohio
ekoostik hookah, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Steve Kimock Band, Dark Star Orchestra Acoustic, Railroad Earth, CJ Chenier & the Red Hot Lousiana Band, Light show featuring Chris Kuroda
Spring 2004 (XXI)
Frontier Ranch
Pataskala, Ohio
ekoostik hookah, It Came From Kentucky (Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Del McCoury Band, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Mountain Heart), Keller Williams, Leftover Salmon, Jen Durkin and The Bomb Squad, Light show featuring Chris Kuroda
Fall 2004 (XXII)
Frontier Ranch
Pataskala, Ohio
ekoostik hookah, The Funky Meters, Dickey Betts and Great Southern, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Bernie Worrell and the Woo Warriors, Hayseed Dixie, Rob Wasserman, Brando’s Bluegrass Band, Stringtown Pickers, Light show featuring Chris Kuroda
Spring 2005 (XXIII)
Frontier Ranch
Pataskala, Ohio
ekoostik hookah, Sam Bush, The Wailers, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Galactic, Ralph Stanley & His Clinch Mountain Boys, Particle, Drew Emmitt, Brandon Creasman, Mike Perkins.
Fall 2005 (XXIV)
Frontier Ranch
Pataskala, Ohio
ekoostik hookah, Little Feat, Dr. John, Donna the Buffalo, DJ Logic, Hackensaw Boys, The Smokin’ Bandits, Vince Herman, The Maji, Mike Perkins, Delyn Christian, Rattletrap.
Photos: James Mahan
Spring 2006 (XXV)
Legend Valley
Thornville, Ohio
ekoostik hookah, Blues Traveler, Yonder Mountain String Band, Oakhurst, Mike Perkins, Local Color, Burning River Band, Goldmine Pickers, Grasshopper Pie, Stone Groove, Jovial Flow, Tricky Home Concoction, Jeff and Greg Bell, Seven.
Fall 2006 (XXVI)
Legend Valley
Thornville, Ohio
ekoostik hookah, The Family Stone Experience, Great American Taxi, Vince Herman, Liquid Soul, Oakhurst, The Big Wu, Crackers and Jam, Sandwal Shultzy, Jeff & Gregg Bell, Backwoods Drifter .
Spring 2007 (XXVII)
Legend Valley
Thornville, Ohio
ekoostik hookah, Rusted Root, The Wailers, Hot Buttered Rum, Oakhurst, The Ark Band, Rev Peytons Big Damn Band, Back Forty Photos: Early
Bird
Friday
Saturday
Fall 2007 (XXVIII)
Legend Valley
Thornville, Ohio
ekoostik hookah, Dark Star Orchestra, Oakhurst, David Gans, U-Melt, Jazzam, Covert Operations, The Spikedrivers, Rootstand, Alliens
Spring 2008 (XXIX)
Legend Valley
Thornville, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, Emmitt Nershi Band, Outformation, Lotus, Railroad Earth, Sam Bush Band, Greensky Bluegrass, Fat City Reprise, Boogie Matrix Mechanism, Macpodz, The Werks, 56 Hope Road, Woodbox Gang, Seven, The Ragbirds, Papadosio.
Fall 2008 (XXX)
Legend Valley
Thornville, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Arrested Development, Abigail Washburn and the Sparrow Quartet (with Bela Fleck), Perpetual Groove, The Schwag, Freekbass, Back Forty, Stretch Lefty, Super Massive, Deep Space Six, Greenleif, Seepeoples, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Jam Samich, Derick Howard
Spring 2009 (XXXI)
Frontier Ranch
Pataskala, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, Les Claypool, The Wailers (Exodus Tour), Steve Kimock Crazy Engine, Toubab Krewe, Great American Taxi (early bird), Secret Chiefs 3, Freekbass, The Ark Band, Oakhurst, Mifune, Sweet Water Meltdown, My Dear Disco, The Ragbirds, The Train Jumpers, Skeleton Crew, Higgins & Madewell Band
Fall 2009 (XXXII)
Frontier Ranch
Pataskala, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Leftover Salmon, Great American Taxi, Cherylann Hawk, The Ragbirds, Rootstand, Noctaluca, The Werks, Rumpke Mountain Boys
Spring 2010 (XXXIII)
Legend Valley
Thornville, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, Gov’t Mule, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Larry Keel & Natural Bridge, Zach Deputy, Donna the Buffalo, Freekbass, Carlos Jones & The Plus Band, Oakhurst, The Ark Band, Strange Arrangement, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Cowboy Hillbilly Hippy Folk, UV Hippo, Under The Sun, Bum Wealthy, Boogie Matrix Mechanism, Jahman Brahman, Bloom Street
Fall 2010 (XXXIV)
Legend Valley
Thornville, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, Kottonmouth Kings, JJ Grey and Mofro, Bobby Lee Rodgers, John Mullins Band, Mike Perkins, Derick Howard, Andy Shaw Band, Flipside Groove, Mr. Blotto, Grooveshire, The Woody Browns Project, Groovestone Fusion
Spring 2011 (XXXV)
Legend Valley
Thornville, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, Yonder Mountain String Band, Slightly Stoopid, Todd Snider, Girl Talk, Orgone, The Ark Band, Ella Riot (formerly known as My Dear Disco), Rumpke Mountain Boys, Greensky Bluegrass, Psychedelphia, Higgins Madewell, Tropidelic, Chamberlin, Groovestone Fusion, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, The Trainjumpers, The Folkadelics, Zach Daniels
Photos
Fall 2011 (XXXVI)
Legend Valley
Thornville, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Perpetual Groove, Truth & Salvage Co.,Thinner Teed, John Mullins Band, Rumpke Mountain Boys, The Recipe, The Ark Band, The Salty Caramels, KrisB Midnight Railroad, Groovestone Fusion, The Howlin’ Moons, Jesse Henry Band, Adam Tarzano
Saturday
Photos
Sunday
Photos
Spring 2012 (XXXVII)
Legend Valley
Thornville, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, Gov’t Mule, Yonder Mountain String Band,  Blue Moon Soup, Shrub, The Erika Hughes Band, Shank Bones, Oakhurst, Cabinet, Freekbot, Cornmeal
Spring 2012, Day One Photos Spring
2012, Day Two Photos
Fall 2012 (XXXVIII)
Frontier Ranch
Pataskala, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, The Travelin’ McCourys, John Kadlecik, Tony Rice Unit, Fareed Haque’s MathGames, Mike Perkins, Elemental Groove Theory, Blue Moon Soup, The Congress, Jones for Revival, Glostik Willy, Howard Lewis Lovins, Kyra Jones, The Paranormals, Beach Party PHOTOS
Photos
thanks to CincyGroove
Hookahville took a break. Summer 2015 (XLIV)
Frontier Ranch
Pataskala, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, John Mullins Band, Ed McGee, Glostik Willy, Yosemight, Aliver Hall, Sassafraz, Jones for Revival, Vibe and Direct, Phamily Band…more.
Spring 2016 (XLV)
Nelson Ledges Quarry Park
Garrettsville, OH
ekoostik hookah, John Kadlecik, John Mullins Band, Flying Jays, many more.
Summer 2016 (XLVI)
Frontier Ranch
Pataskala, Ohio

ekoostik hookah (band 50th Anniversary), Ed McGee, John Mullins Band, Zach Deputy, Freekbass, Tropidelic, Glostik Willy, Vibe & Direct, Marbin, Yosemight, Band of Peace, Boogie Matrix, Blue Moon Soup, JoJo Stella many more.
Photos
Spring 2017 (XLVII)
Nelson Ledges Quarry Park
Garrettsville, OH
ekoostik hookah, John Mullins, John Welton and the Awakening, Cornmeal and many more
Summer 2017 (XLVIII)
Zane Shawnee Caverns
Bellefontaine, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, Jeff Austin, Dark Side of the Moon, Glostik Willy, Vibe and Direct, Joe Marcinek Band and many more
Spring 2018 (XLIX)
Zane Shawnee Caverns
Bellefontaine, Ohio
Summer 2018 (L)
Zane Shawnee Caverns
Bellefontaine, Ohio