|Grateful Dead arrive at Watkins Glen, 1973|
Big weekend show to replace cancelled Indy Racing League event, local businesses breathe sigh of relief:
The rumors surrounding a Phish concert at Watkins Glen International were put to rest Thursday afternoon with an announcement that the jam band will hold a major three-day music festival at the storied racing venue.
The event, called Super Ball IX, will be the group's ninth multiday festival. It will be held July 1-3, the weekend that in past years has seen Danica Patrick and Helio Castrovenes race IndyCars at the track.
The band will play multiple sets during the weekend, said Ryan Lake, senior public relations manager at WGI.
Tickets, which will sell for $200 each for the entire weekend and include onsite camping, go on sale Monday and can be purchased online at www.superballIX.portals.musictoday.com.