A new festival came into full bloom this past weekend in Chicago. Sacred Rose, held Aug. 26-28 at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview, was a promised “choose your own” musical adventure with dedicated stages for fans of jam bands, Americana, psych rock and other experimental styles.

The lineup featured The War on Drugs, Phil Lesh & Friends, Andy Frasco and the U.N., White Denim, and more. Cory Wong and Margo Price even appeared in a surprise set on Saturday, jamming with Goose. The festival outside the Windy City left fans with an experience that won’t soon be forgotten.

Check out our coverage at Sacred Rose with this All Access recap.

Relix Roadie Lounge

Behind the scenes, within the SeatGeek Stadium, artists rested, fiddled, jammed, reclined and connected – at the core of all the off-stage collaboration was the Roadie Lounge. Despite inclement weather, which forced Sunday’s jubilee to shutter early, the energy in the lounge remained electric in a way that lightning could not touch.

Blu DeTiger stopped by to pick up some Super Slinky Bass, STHB and Regular Slinkys.
Karina Rykman picked up some 5 String Regular Slinky Bass.

Cory Wong

Cory Wong preparing for the show with some Regular Slinky Paradigms and an Axis Capo.
Cory Wong performing with Goose on the Dreamfield stage

The War on Drugs

Adam Granduciel bending some 11-48 Power Slinkys at the Vega stage

White Denim

Andy Frasco and the U.N.

Andy Frasco and the U.N. grooves on some Stainless Steel Flatwound 50-105s and .73mm Everlast Picks


(Photo: Jay Blakesberg)
Photo: Steph Port

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