June 3rd & 4th: Summer Arts and Music Festival

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What: 41st annual Summer Arts & Music Festival at Benbow Lake
June 3rd and 4th, 9:30am to 10pm (both days)
Benbow Lake State Recreation Area (Garberville, CA)
Tickets: Discount weekend passes on sale in advance. Gate pricing- $30 per day/ $50 wknd

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On the weekend of June 3rd and 4th, the Mateel Community Center presents the 41st anual Summer Arts & Music Festival at Benbow Lake State Recreation Area in Garberville, CA. Voted“Best Music Festival in Humboldt County” by North Coast Journal readers in 2015 & 2016, and “One of 15 Tranformational Festivals to Attend in 2015” by Fest300 Magazine, the Summer Arts & Music Festival has been a favorite of Humboldt audiences for more than four decades!

Featuring more than 100 unique performances by eclectic entertainers on 4+ stages, the 2017 event will showcase a diverse array of local to international talent including musical headliners…. Easy Star All Stars, Locos Por Juana, The Brothers Comatose, Carolyn Wonderland, Jah9 & The Dub Treatment, La Inedita, Elektric Voodoo, The Zydeco Flames, Durand Jones & The Indications, Dustin Thomas, Wicklow Atwater, Candelaria, Hot October, and Joanne Rand, along with the best of our local and regional talent scene- plus more than 150 handmade craft, food, and non-profit vendor booths; a lively kid zone, all-media fine arts showcase, Belly Dance Temple, SummerTronica Tent, Generation Green Dome and beyond… all set upon a backdrop of ancient redwoods and the majestic Eel River!!!

Gates open at 9:30am both days with entertainment starting at 10am. Don’t miss the 41st anniversary of “the best music festival in Humboldt”- a fundraiser for the non-profit Mateel Community Center- and an incredible value too! Get your tickets in advance to receive a deep discount on gate pricing. Please note: advance pricing is available online only- and only for weekend passes!

2017 Vendor and Entertainer Applications available now!

Download Vendor Application

Vendor Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

For more information about vending in 2017 please contact Michellee Senn at vendorinfo@mateel.org (707) 923-3368 Ext. 34 )

Volunteer Application for working at Summer Arts and Music Festival 2017 (June 3-4)

2017 Line-Up

SAMF site & vendor map 2016


Agnes Patak’s Gallery  – SAMF 2016