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. In 2015, Hookahville still brings great bands together with fans and friends in a cool setting with a unique vibe every Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend. Celebrating music, friends and fun, no hasles or bad attitudes is the way we’ve liked things here for more than 20 years.

Spring 1994
The Farm
Fredericktown, OH
ekoostik hookah, Ed McGee, Bill Creedon
Fall 1994
Songbird Center
Bellville, OH


ekoostik hookah, Meigs County All-Stars, The Rivermen, Biggy Magoo
Spring 1995
Songbird Center
Bellville, OH
ekoostik hookah, Yolk, The Rivermen, Rasta Rafiki
Fall 1995
Songbird Center
Bellville, OH


ekoostik hookah, Supplication, Men of Leisure, Chainrock Bluegrass Band
Spring 1996
Songbird Center
Bellville, OH
ekoostik hookah, Acoustic Junction, Percy Hill
Fall 1996
Frontier Ranch
Pataskala, OH


ekoostik hookah, Heavy Weather, Belshure Mountain Bluegrass Band
Spring 1997
Alpine Hills
Dover, OH
ekoostik hookah, Merl Saunders and the Rainforest Band, Nathan Whitt
Fall 1997
Jamboree in the Hills
St. Clairsville, OH


ekoostik hookah, Leftover Salmon, The Gibb Droll Band
Spring 1998
Frontier Ranch
Pataskala, OH
ekoostik hookah, Max Creek, Zero, Hypnotic Clambake, Nathan Whitt
and Chief’s Tale, David Nelson Band
Fall 1998
Frontier Ranch
Pataskala, OH


ekoostik hookah, Baba Seth, Strangefolk
Spring 1999
Buckeye Lake Music Center
Hebron, Ohio
ekoostik hookah, Ratdog, Jamie Notarthomas, Jazz Mandolin Project,
Calobo
Fall 1999
Frontier Ranch
Pataskala, Ohio


ekoostik hookah, Keller Williams, Stir Fried w/ Vassar Clements, NRBQ,
The Recipe
Spring 2000
Buckeye Lake Music Center
Hebron, Ohio
ekoostik hookah, RatDog, Deep Banana Blackout, Arlo Guthrie, David
Grisman Quintet
Fall 2000
Buckeye Lake Music Center
Hebron, Ohio


ekoostik hookah, CPR featuring David Crosby, The Dickey Betts Band, Jorma
Kaukonen Trio, Alvin Youngblood Hart
Spring 2001
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
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
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
Frontier Ranch
Pataskala, Ohio


ekoostik hookah, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Galactic, WAR, Robert
Randolph & the Family Band, Leo Kottke, Light show featuring Chris
Kuroda
Spring 2003
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
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
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
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
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
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:
Jampics
James Mahan
Spring 2006
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
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
Legend Valley
Thornville, Ohio
ekoostik hookah, Rusted Root, The Wailers, Hot Buttered Rum, Oakhurst,
The Ark Band, Rev Peytons Big Damn Band, Back FortyPhotos: Early
Bird
Friday
Saturday
Fall 2007
Legend Valley
Thornville, Ohio
ekoostik hookah, Dark Star Orchestra, Oakhurst, David Gans, U-Melt,
Jazzam, Covert Operations, The Spikedrivers, Rootstand, Alliens
Spring Hookahville 2008
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 Hookahville 2008
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 Hookahville 2009
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 Hookahville 2009
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 Hookahville 2010
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 Hookahville 2010
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 Hookahville 2011
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 Hookahville 2011
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
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Sunday
Photos
Spring Hookahville 2012
Legend Valley
Thornville, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, Gov’t Mule, Yonder Mountain String Band and many more!
Spring
2012, Day One Photos
Spring
2012, Day Two Photos
Fall Hookahville 2012
Frontier Ranch
Pataskala, Ohio

ekoostik hookah, The Travelin’ McCourys, Fareed Haque’s Math Games and
many more! PHOTOS
Photos
thanks to CincyGroove
Hookahville took a break. Summer Hookahville, 2015
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 Hookahville 2016
Nelson Ledges Quarry Park
Garrettsville, OH
ekoostik hookah, John Kadlecik, John Mullins Band, Flying Jays, many more.
Summer Hookahville 2016
Frontier Ranch
Pataskala, Ohio

ekoostik hookah and guests