Domefest Preview
May 28-30, 2015
by Laura Beth

This weekend, Domefest returns to the beautiful Trip’s Farm (formerly Sunshine Daydream Memorial Park) in Terra Alta, W.Va. Appalachian Jamwich asked Greg Ormont, co-producer of Domefest and co-flockmaster at Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, what’s important for Jamwich readers to know about this awesome festival.

Interview with Greg Ormont, Co-Producer of Domefest & Co-Flockmaster at Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
Why the expansion from two nights to three?
Why not? There are too many awesome bands to fit into two days. Plus, it gives people a chance to come a night early, get settled for the weekend and enjoy an extra night of music. What started as an epic one-night music and camping party, become two nights, and now three. It’s the next logical step for you, Dewey!

Anything extra special this year we should be aware of?
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong is playing three nights including a special “Under Cover” set, which will feature a mixed up mash of their favorite cover songs during Friday’s “Under the Covers: Togas vs. Pajamas” costume theme. Thursday’s costume theme is “Old McDonald’s Barnyard Bash: Farmers vs. Animals” and Saturday’s costume theme is “Neon Through the Eons: Flashy vs. Spacey.” The wackier the costumes, the better the bands play… it’s science.
Plus, we’re bringing back the 50’ workshop dome as well as the aerial silks set-up. Everyone will have a chance to participate in fun workshops on Friday and Saturday, including aerial silks, yoga, krav maga, mandala-making and “Let it Flow” Poem Tell with Ben from Pigeons. You can even sign up for 1-on-1 glass blowing lessons. Righteous!

Is the schedule available yet? Including late night shows?
It’s going to get wild in the late night barn this year with The Heavy Pets and Broccoli Samurai on Friday and Viral Sound and Shwizz on Saturday. We announced the daily artist breakdown on Facebook ( and the full music schedule will be posted soon. It’s epic…

How many people do you expect this year, and how does that compare to last year?
We had about 1,000 people at the farm last year and this year might end up closer to 1,250-1,500. We’re in no rush to become a “big” festival. We love the intimacy of Domefest. Everyone gets to know each other in a cozy spot right in front of the stage, which is what it’s all about, baby!

Anything else AJ readers should be aware of?
Lions are known to attack elephants when food is scarce.
Where do we sign up?
Tickets are available online at for $60 GA
and $130 VIP. Online ticket sales end Tuesday, May 26 at 11:59pm.

2015 Artist Lineup:
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong (three sets)
Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band
The Heavy Pets
The Mantras
BIG Something
Viral Sound
Broccoli Samurai
Fletcher’s Grove
Deaf Scene
Jahman Brahman
The Hornitz
Mister F
Sweet Earth
The Jauntee
Imperial Blend
Scrambled Greg
Mateo Monk
Jordan August
Bat’s Dynamic String Band
Star City Disco