Harvest Music Festival merges with Phases of the Moon Festival, will stay at Mulberry Mountain

The Harvest Music Festival will have a new name when it returns in 2015.

The annual event has merged with the Phases of the Moon festival, which first launched in 2014 at Kennekuk County Park just outside Danville, Illinois.

While Phases was a first-year festival, its organizers weren’t messing around. The 2014 lineup included over 60 artists and featured double-headlining performances from Widespread Panic and The String Cheese Incident.

Officials from both events announced the news Monday morning and said the event will be officially known as the Phases of the Moon Music + Art Festival, and will take place on Mulberry Mountain, near Ozark, Arkansas.

“The combined event will keep its emphasis on feel-good music, awe-inspiring artwork, and a transformative festival experience,” said Rebecca Venkauskas of Pipeline Productions.

Pipeline has produced the Harvest Music Festival and Wakarusa for over a decade, and is the team behind the new Thunder on the Mountain country music festival.

“We are extremely excited to be working with Pipeline Productions,” said Sam Shear of Terrapin Ridge Productions, the group behind the original Phases event. “Their experience and passion make them perfect partners for Phases of the Moon Music + Art Festival going into the future. Together, we plan to make Phases the premier fall camping festival in America.”

The event is set for Oct. 16-18, 2015. Lineup and ticket information will be announced soon.