“Celebrating Life, Health, & Happiness”
Update: 1/20/19 – It’s official! Kenny’s Cosmic Campout IV looks like a go! Mark ur calendars, fridge post-its, or save in that crazy phone of yours…..JULY 12-14 2019
*******MORE INFO SOON!!******** until then…’take me to the river’~~~~~~~~
Last edit: 7/20/18
Kenny’s Cosmic Campout 5
July 20-22 2018
CEDAR RAPIDS CAMPGROUND – BARRYVILLE NY (same for the last 4 yrs!)
Here we go!!! Camping riverside, enjoying the greatest local and regional independent live entertainment, and celebrating life, health, and happiness with one another. RAFTING TRIPS, LIVE BANDS, VENDORS, ACTIVITIES, AND RELAXING! At the same time, always doing my best to keep it budget friendly.
Join us on FB here! Cosmic #5 on Facebook!
Official kick-off session 4:20pm Friday
BANDS BANDS BANDS!! (schedule below, keep scrolling for music links & info!)
6pm – Fuzzy Britches
7pm – Middle of Nowhere
8pm – Sun Voyager
9pm – Mr. Bighead
10pm – *RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
tribute….Battle of Los Angeles!
11pm – Balter Band
12am – Funkadelic Astronaut
2am – ☆SPELLBOUND☆ Industrial Dance
12pm – Bright Eyed Deliverance
1pm – Mercury Retrograde
2pm – Lazy Bones
3pm – DEAD SHOW w/Russell Clemens
full set of *GRATEFUL DEAD
5pm – Kyle Constantine (5YR!)
6pm – FishHouse Road
7pm – Black Mountain Symphony
8pm – *PRIMUS
9pm – Unexplained Bacon…is BACK!
10pm – the return of…TIGERMAN!
12am – LORD ELECTRO hosts our 2nd midnight dance party!
2am – DJ Tk9 keeps it going until sunrise!
11am – Jordan Koza – (5YR!)
12pm – Lee Ross
1pm – open jam w / Lee Ross
2pm – ??????
3pm – Wood Hippie
4pm Drum circle, ceremonial closing
..or do NOTHING
Zipline, waterpark, zoo.
Thx and be sure scroll down for any Qs/FAQ!!
BELOW: MORE INFO ON BANDS!
Here’s some direct links, pics, and brief bios of the bands. Enjoy!
Fuzzy Britches Fuzzy Britches
Bio – Out of roots in blues and folk songwriting, The vocals deliver a melodic wave of lyrical introspection that is honest and raw, yet uplifting and fun, and sung over a fuzzy blanket of reverberating guitar chords crunching in rhythmic harmony.
Middle Of Nowhere/The Punch Bowl
Bio – The band formerly known as Cabbage Platter then known as Middle of Nowhere now known as The Punch Bowl.
Web/Music – http://www.facebook.com/ThePunchBowlNJ/
Bio – The Obelisk recently called it “cosmic grunge.” Recyclable Sounds calls it “traditionalist post-Hawkwind moto-space rock.” Put bluntly by Decibel Magazine, “If you’re a connoisseur of the latest in fuzzed-out heavy music, Sun Voyager are a band that should have a place on your radar.”
Bio – It’s like elevator music for the paranoid. It’s a ballroom on every upper imaginable.
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE tribute! ***The Battle of Los Angeles***
Web – Battle of LA on FB!
Bio – Formed in 2016 out of a jam collective of old high school friends, Balter Band combines funk, rock, dance, jazz, and r&b to transform life’s chaos into solid grooves and good times.
Music: Balter Band music here
Bio – The band is known for their heavy improvisational style: mixing intricate compositions with extended jam sections, never playing a song the same way twice. Drawing on inspirations from classic funk bands and present day electronica, Funkadelic Astronaut blends the best of both worlds to provide a unique sound known as “Funktronica”.
Music – Funkadelic Astronaut music!
SPELLBOUND Industrial Music Production
Bright Eyed Deliverance
Bio: A reggae/alternative/pop band from Northern New Jersey
Web/Music: Bright Eyed Deliverance music here
Bio: “Everyday Mirage is the perfect vessel to take a ride in through the great beyond with Mercury Retrograde, so strap in and get ready for a classic jamfunk adventure.”~ Rachel Bessman, Jamwhich
Web/Music: Mercury Retrograde music!
Bio: Classic rock and jam
DEAD show FULL SET! by the RUSSELL CLEMENS BAND
Bio: North Jersey ron rock Tribute to the GRATEFUL DEAD
Kyle Constantine/Telepathic Funk
Bio: ‘We wanna funk your ear holes’
Music: K Diggs music here!
Fish House Road
Bio: Their infectious blend of R&B, Funk, Jam, Rock, Reggae and Improvisational creates a soundscape that demands people get up and dance.
Web/music: FishHouse Road on FB!
Black Mountain Symphony
Bio: BACK FOR A SECOND YEAR! Black Mountain Symphony showcases an eclectic range of influences, blended together to create their own special sound. From baroque classical violin and haunting folk-tinged ballads to funk-rock drums and hard-hitting dance numbers, the six-piece band sprinkles their live sets with hints of everything from classical music to bits of Motown, blues and jazz.
Web/Music: Black Mountain Symphony music here!
PRIMUS tribute! ***PUDDING TIME***
Bio: The funky songs, the crazy bass, the psychedelic journey that is PRIMUS!
Music: Pudding Time -YouTube
Bio: UNEXPLAINED BACON RETURNS! Their spirit for life and laughs resonates through their catchy tunes, crowd pleasing covers, and silly and often on-stage antics. Their sound has been described as classic rock meets jam funk with a little reggae and world beat to generate a sizzle that can only be described as bacon.
***TIGERMAN*** THEY’RE BACK!
Bio: Tigerman became a staple band along with the Bacon starting in year 2, and now they’re back, with new tunes, more effects, and ready to make u dance! Tigerman’s sound blends elements of funk, jazz, rock, pop culture, and the bizarre into a unique blend of groovy jams and epic aural journeys.
Web/Music: TIGERMAN click here!
LORD ELECTRO returns for year 3 and brings us a Midnite Dance Party!
Bio: Hailing from Albany, NY Lord Electro quickly emerged on the scene in 2015 with their Organic high energy Live-Electro/Funktronica sound. This has proven to generate quite the dance party! LE does NOT stop there! They mix in trance, synth rock, dub and many more genres. But one thing stays true…NO computers/NO loops/ONLY LIVE!
Web/Music: LORD ELECTRO online here
MIDNIGHT MIND BENDER SESSION #2!
DJTek9 Timmy Keep the beats spinnin’ all night Sat till early Sunday as the sun comes up!
Bio: Original music about living life, loss, and love
Lee Ross Bio: Funk, rock solo multi-instrumentalist! Major jams
Bio: Acoustic American music based on fingerstyle guitar, traditional, contemporary, original and HOT TUNA
THAT’S IT FOR THE BANDS FOR #5! JULY 2018….CYA THERE!!!
PAST POSTS/FAQ/PAST EVENTS SCROLL DOWN!
>Music 5pm-2am< PARTY STARTS @5pm! Hike, grill, swim, volleyball, vendors & more ***GET THERE EARLY*** SATURDAY (morning) 8am-11am -AM YOGA, AREA HISTORY, DRUM CIRCLE SATURDAY(Day)- ~~~RAFTING~~~ down the river! You have your choice of doing this at any time between 9 and 5. Vans leave every 15 min! There are a ton of additional things to do which will all be listed under ACTIVITIES. ALSO: Hike, grill, swim, volleyball, vendors &more SATURDAY NIGHT- >Music all night?!< GROOVE & PARTY! Vendors, food, and crafts continue! SUNDAY 8am-11am -wake up activities for health of mind, body, history on the area & native wildlife. ~~~RAFTING~~~ down the river-AGAIN(or if you missed it Saturday!) You have your choice of doing this at any time between 9 and 5. Vans leave every 15 min! 11am-5pm KEEP GOIN’! Music & activities NON-STOP! >Music 11am-5pm< PARTY TILL 5pm!
WHY? CLOSE! CHEAP! CAMPING, RAFTING, SWIMMING, VOLLEYBALL, HIKING, FRISBEE, or simply lay around and DO NOTHING! **** ♥ THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ANYONE WHO WANTS TO SHARE THE OUTDOORS IN A PEACEFUL AND HARMONIOUS MANNER….♥ FEEL FREE TO SHARE/RE-POST. 3 DAY OF MUSIC & ^^^ CAMPING ^^^ ~~~ON THE RIVER~~~ =======================================
Q: HOW DO I RESERVE MY SPOT?
A: CALL Cedar Rapids @ (845) 557-6158 and mention ‘Kenny’s Cosmic Campout’ when u call!
CALL 7 DAYS A WEEK!!!
Q: (Bands) Will there be people there?
A: Of course, it’s a July weekend! This event is also promoted through several ways, and every effort is made to raise awareness of the event as a whole, bringing new faces to the bands, and to the event itself. There will also be river traffic coming through, and your fans will be there too!
Q: Will there be vendors?
A: Vending is allowed, however NO FOOD vending. Jewelry, clothing, art, etc is fine. SPACE IS LIMITED! 10×10 spaces avail. FOR VENDING, CALL 201-575-5503 MELISSA
Q: Is this family friendly?
A: YES! This is good times for anyone at any age.
Q: Is Cedar Rapids pet-friendly?
A: Yes. Dogs MUST be on a leash and kept with owner at all times. Dogs cannot roam freely.
Q: (BANDS) Will sound be provided? Do I need my gear?
A: Yes and yes. BANDS MUST BRING THEIR GEAR! Chris brings a ton of sound gear that will be set up, and ready for you to plug in. There will be a snake avail with 1/4″ jacks, monitors, and mics live and ready to go.
Q: Is there a guest list?
A: Sorry, no guests.(SUPPORT THE BANDS!) Yes, I know you have a girlfriend, if she loves you she will pay, OR, if you love her-buy her a ticket.
* NOTE: The restaurant will be OPEN!
That’s all for now. Hit me with any other Q’s.
OLDER INFO BELOW
THIS JUST IN!
PHOTOS FROM #4 NOW POSTED BELOW!
scroll on down for some cyber-fun and enjoy your day!
rollin…rollin…rollin down the river ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
JULY 7-9 2017
*NEW! Pics from July 2017! Enjoy! (I DO NOT own these photos)
Thanks all so much for being a part of such a fun get together. I will be working on getting pics from this past event up on this page to remember these great times. Also! There are more photos you can find by following the links below to Facebook, where so many kind folks have posted amazing pics and memories. For those new to this event-it an open invite (we ask you use discretion when inviting) ‘celebration of life health and happiness’ with live music, camping, and rafting on the scenic Delaware river with every campsite within 300 ft of the water! Just a great group of like minded people who want to ge away from it all for a weekend! Rafting, restaurant and bar on site, games it’s just the best that simple. Limited at 500, we have already pushed past the halfway mark in only 3 years! I aim to limit the size simply to keep the quality of your experience while there. This began as a small get together of about 80 and has simply grown organically ever since-simply amazing and we love you for it. Hope you can join us! Anyway more soon…<3 k
7/7/17-AAAAAAAAHHHH IT’S HERE!
*Please remember, no cell service past the Hawks Nest on Rt 97. NO PROB! Keep going about 10 mi to Barryville, through light another mi or so up on the left. Cedar Rapids 3799 Rt 97 Barryville NY. 845 557 6158
MY PHONE WILL BE OFF BY NOON! Woo!
Ps: here’s the last code word for those booking today! “Outside”
Rain is out at 11am….call out, start packin’
1st band is on 6pm…plenty of time to set up!
Be safe, take your time. Cya soon! ❤
#campfire #marshmallow #vibe #outside
TOMORROW IT BEGINS!
3 DAYS OF PEACE, RELAXATION, FUN, GREAT MUSIC, RAFTING, CHILLIN BY THE RIVER…and most IMPORTANTLY, ENJOYING LIFE, HEALTH, AND HAPPINESS….
I personally have been through quite a challenging 6 mos both physically with health, and mentally keeping it on the up. I’m sure so many of you have been through similar. That being said……
The core reason for this event is to simply get away, turn the phone off, enjoy the NOW….might even learn a little sumthin…?? Nah…..
Why this post? Because I, like many of you, NEED this time to reflect, correct, and execute. Breathe, heal, renew.
OR…..DRINK, SMOKE, EAT…..oh I mean…..
Whatever you choose, know you are not being judged, because the people next to you are your brothers, sisters, and friends.
Now….onto the INFO!!
OFFICIAL START TIME: FRIDAY 4:20 pm
LAST PERFORMANCE: SUNDAY 3:00 pm
CHECK OUT SOME TUNES, THEN COME SING ALONG!
THERE’S ONE MORE SECRET CODE WORD COMING OUT TO GET -EARLY BIRD PRICING- !
Thanks so much for being a part of this… now block that work call go enjoy yourself!
HELLO EVERYONE! WELCOME TO – KENNY’S COSMIC CAMPOUT 4 !!
”Celebrating life, health, and happiness”
3 DAYS OF AMAZING MUSIC, 2 NIGHTS CAMPING, VENDORS, ACTIVITIES, RAFTING, & MORE…..
Totally STOKED to announce that we are a GO this year for July 7-9 2017!
What began as a word of mouth July 4th party in 2014, has grown into an amazing group of friends, family, artists and just straight up cool people of all ages and walks of life-who simply want to get away for a few days, camp on the river, and enjoy some GREAT bands.
**ALL CAMPSITES ARE WITHIN 300 ft OF THE DELAWARE RIVER!
@ The scenic CEDAR RAPIDS CAMPGROUND
Barryville, NY 12719
Join us on Facebook! KENNY’S COSMIC CAMPOUT 4 on FACEBOOK! (fixed! 4/4)
I’ll keep ya posted on new additions such as vendors, activities, line up etc….
More soon! ❤ k
2017 BAND LINE-UP!
Well, the CAT’S OUTTA THE BAG!
Here’s the COSMIC 2017 artists!
6pm – SPUNDAY MOURNING – Jam/Indie
7pm – OLIVE DRABS – Jam/Psychedelia
Olive Drabs are a psychedelic freestyle band started by Julius Heuman & Jesse McKevitt in 2006. Explore worlds unkown to you. All of the recordings and shows are improvised live. The Olive Drabs have recently added New York native David Weintraub-drummer to the band officially in May, 2014. They have comprised numerous albums of intriguing material.
8pm – CABBAGE PLATTER – Jam
Cabbage Platter, we are not a breakfast band
9pm – LORG – Jam/Rock
What is a LORG you might ask? Well, LORG is your friendly neighborhood reggae/ska/jam band from North Jersey. Originally conceived as a trio in 2010, LORG evolved into a quintet in 2013 with percussion and keyboards, blending the eclectic sounds of reggae, rock, latin, funk, jazz, punk, and jam music together throughout the years. LORG has since returned to it’s power trio format. With the main emphasis on the live music department, LORG sets out to put on a show worth remembering and worth the while.
10:15pm – OMEGA MEN – Psychobilly
The Omega Men have risen out of the fallout of NYC’s psychobilly wasteland. Combining influences from rockabilly, surf, 80s punk, metal, and psychobilly, The Omega Men play music for the misfits and mutants scavenging the wastelands of the post-apocalypse for the best in atomic rock and roll.
12am – PANDA JAM – Psychedelic/Jam
PandaJAM plays the kind of music that will make you dance – whether you want to or not – producing an eclectic blend of rock, dance, funk, and improvisational craziness. Spawning out of the PandaJAM from HamsterDAM weekly open jam at BLVD Bar and Grill in Elmwood Park, New Jersey, the quintet is rapidly growing and looking to play anywhere and everywhere people will listen. See ya at the show!
SATURDAY: 12pm- THE WELL BOTTOMERS – Folk & Roots
1pm – KYLE CONSTANTINE – Funk/Rock
2pm – RUSSELL CLEMENS BAND back again for #4!
3pm – LAZY BONES – DEAD/Classic/Jam
Lazy Bones is Josh Pierce,Sean McDermott,Neil McDermott and Ed LoGuidice .from North Jersey playing Grateful Dead and originals since 1988
4pm – SEAN HENRY and THE TONIGHTERS – Rock/Covers
Formed in 2014 by the man himself, Sean Henry Tonight! And The Tonighters! is a creative bar band/band project led by Sean and joined by local friends/musicians of all fame and background. Known for diverse and often themed setlists,SHT!&TT! carve their own path raging and crooning all around Jersey. Arguably the most self indulgent, passionate and unpredictable band ever.
5pm – SAVAGE SUNSHINE – Jam
6pm – LIBRARY OF BABEL- Psychedelic/Jam
7pm – MR BIGHEAD – Rock/Jam
It’s like elevator music for the paranoid.
It’s a ballroom on every upper imaginable.
8pm – BLACK MOUNTAIN SYMPHONY – Bluegrass/Folk/Rock
Black Mountain Symphony showcases an eclectic range of influences, blended together to create their own special sound. From baroque classical violin and haunting folk-tinged ballads to funk-rock drums and hard-hitting dance numbers, the six-piece band sprinkles their live sets with hints of everything from classical music to bits of Motown, blues and jazz.
9pm – LIBERTY TRIBE returns for year 4! – Jam/Rock/Classic
Liberty Tribe is a 4 peace band formed year of 2014. Brian Archibald vocals/guitar Chris Heim bass James Lynch drums/vocals Tyler Dickson congas/stuff
10:15pm – **PRIMUS TRIBUTE** “PUDDING TIME” …a FULL PRIMUS SHOW!
12:30am – LORD ELECTRO – Dance/Jam/Electronic ….for a MIDNITE DANCE PARTY!
2am to 6am – DJ TEK9 TIMMY – spinning Trance, House & !@?*
12pm – CC RYDER – Acoustic/Folk
1pm – POLLY ANNA – Psychedelic/World
2pm *** ALL-STAR JAM *** Over 20 musicians creating an amazing jam session!
4:00pm – Closing ceremony & Drum Circle
Fans or Bands, hit me with any Q’s or concerns….❤ k
-2 COSMIC UPDATES!
-LINE UP ANNOUNCEMENT TONIGHT!!
-ARTWORK FOR THIS YEAR WILL POST NXT WKND!
…..more soon! ❤ k
UPDATE! 4/4: Band line-up soon! Making final touches on the schedule. We plan to announce bands around 4/15. Vendor spots filling up fast! If interested, message us on Facebook-either kenny or Gears Baker for a spot! Poster art contest ends this Sunday 4/9! Get your submissions in!
YOUR MISSION! Choose 2 people who you think would benefit from taking some time out to relax with us on the river. Who would appreciate the music, the outdoors, what we do, everything we celebrate, sharing the awesome vibes, and contributing to the love and mutual respect-and INVITE THEM! You can choose more than 2, but it’s important to strongly consider all aspects, and choose wisely! 🙂 thanks & more soon! ❤ k
*Family & pet friendly! Dogs must be on a leash when roaming.
PAST EVENT INFO BELOW!! COSMIC 3,2, AND THE 1ST ONE EVER! SCROLL & ENJOY!
Kenny’s Cosmic Campout III – July 8-10 2016
“Celebrating Life, Health, & Happiness”
FRI JULY 8
6PM – The HoodMonks…..warm it up….
Info: Alt Rock from Philly
7PM – AMREV II
Info: AmRev 2, which stands for American Revolution2,
is what some would call an anarchist collective, but prefer to be called a family and musical movement. Inspired by a vast number of genres , including reggae, punk, blues and gypsy, among others, AR2 also draws on historical figures, revolutionaries, and our very own earth for inspiration.
8PM – OLIVE DRABS
Info: Olive Drabs are a psychedelic freestyle band started by Julius Heuman & Jesse McKevitt in 2006. Explore worlds unkown to you. All of the recordings and shows are improvised live. The Olive Drabs have recently added New York native David Weintraub-drummer to the band officially in May, 2014. They have comprised numerous albums of intriguing material.
9PM – HALI D – graces our stage again!
Info: My name is Hali D. I play guitar, and sing. I write my own songs and collaborate with other artists. Join me on my musical journey!
10PM – INNER VISION
Info: Inner Vision is an alternative jazz/funk group that pulls from an extremely wide variety of influences to create a totally unique sound. Join them this yr for this later, more intimate set!
11PM – THE OMEGA MEN
Info: The Omega Men have risen out of the ashes of the NYC punk and psychobilly wasteland. Featuring former members of the Tombstone Brawlers, and with influences from the Cramps and the Meteors to Iron Maiden and Motorhead, the Omega Men are not your average bar band.
SAT, JULY 9
12PM – MOONSHINE CREEK BLUEGRASS BANK – kicks of our Sat this yr!
Info: BLUGRASS! Members: Peter Carr – Banjo, Vocals Teddy Hiller – Guitar, Vocals Tom Casano – Mandolin, Vocals Rich Krasco – Bass, Vocals Dave Gerszberg – Fiddle, Vocals
2PM – WOLF MOJO
Info: Classic, Jam, Blues with groove
4PM – LORD ELECTRO
Info: LORD ELECTRO is a brand new high energy organic Live-Electro dance trio featuring members of Digital Dharma and Timbre Coup
5PM – MR BIGHEAD
Info: Every musician in Mr. Bighead is a crazed painter. With some very unique and original ideas, they spray music out of a beaten can of paint.
6PM – PandaJam
Info: PandaJAM makes the kind of music that will make you dance, whether you want to or not – an eclectic blend of rock, dance, funk, and improvisational craziness that peaks like the Himalayas. Spawning out of a weekly open jam in Bergen County, New Jersey, the quintet is rapidly gaining a following on the local music scene and are looking to play anywhere and everywhere people will listen. We welcome these guys back!
7PM – LIBERTY TRIBE returns for year 3!
Info: Liberty Tribe is a 4 peace band formed year of 2014. Brian Archibald guitar Chris Heim bass James Lynch drums Tyler Dickson congas. Influences: Beatles, Hendrix and more! Web: facebook.com/libertytribemusic/
8PM – PRIMUS! tribute ‘Pudding Time’
Info: Matthew Kay-Bass,Vocals Mike Bayer-Guitar Jay Catropa (Jerome Jaxson)-Drums
HEAR and SEE a tribute to the GREATEST -PRIMUS- songs ever!
9PM – UNEXPLAINED BACON is back!
Info: Whether you like your bacon skillet fried, served as a side, or playing from your player, one thing is clear, people always keep coming back for more Bacon. This uniquely likeable band from Warwick, New York has left its grease stains on the scene for over 13 years now. Made up of five to nine guys who like to have a good time, the band has become a revolving door of friends to join in on the fun!!
10PM – the return of TIGERMAN !!
Info: Not so long ago in a basement not that far away, in the deepest darkest depths of New Jersey, Tigerman was born. The band is a highly improvised, mostly instrumental product of the diverse musical backgrounds of its members who met while studying music at William Paterson University. Consisting of Adam Carelli on Sax and Wind Synth, Jay Gogel on Keys and Samples, Kurt Althoff on Guitar, Joe Stracquatanio on Bass, and Rory Burns on Drums. These five musicians possess the musical strength, speed, agility and ferocity of a tiger in its most primal state. Tigerman’s sound blends elements of funk, jazz, rock, pop culture, and the bizarre into a unique blend of groovy jams and epic aural journeys.
12AM – “DEAD HOUR” w/The Russel Clemens Band
Info: Close your eyes and drift off to a perfect musical replication of
over an HOUR of the best GRATEFUL DEAD!
1-4 AM ~~~ MIDNIGHT MIND BENDER SESSION ~~~
w/ DJ -TK9 TIMMY-
SUNDAY, JULY 10
11AM – AM YOGA by the river
12AM – JORDAN KOZA – a KCC native!
Info: Original music about living, life, loss, and love
Influences-Ryan Adams, Bright Eyes, Elliot Smith, Bob Dylan
1PM – APPLE JUICE JONES
Info: Acoustic – Hello Friends =)
2PM – D-TRAIN
3PM – Kyle Konstantine
Info: Indie/acoustic with funk and feel. Orig and covers
4PM – OPEN JAM SESSION!
4:30PM – DRUM CIRCLE & CLOSING CEREMONY
5PM-10PM DIE-HARD AFTER PARTY! INSIDE CEDAR RAPIDS – FULL MENU AND BAR AVAIL!
Kenny’s Cosmic Campout III – July 8-10 2016
“Celebrating Life, Health, & Happiness”