The Most Comprehensive Celebration of Art & Music on the North Coast
Saturday & Sunday June 1st & 2nd, 2013
Benbow Lake State Recreation Area, Southern Humboldt County, CA
$15 per day / $25 for weekend pass / Kides 12 and under are free
Coming up on the weekend of June 1st and 2nd, 2013 the Mateel Community Center will kick off the summer festival season with the 37th annual Summer Arts and Music Festival at Benbow Lake State Recreation Area.
A beloved local tradition to celebrate the arrival of summer, this favorite family event will again offer the most comprehensive and affordable celebration of arts and culture in Humboldt County, with more than 100 diverse performances on 4+ stages, over 150 handmade craft and food booths, an all-media Fine Arts Showcase, Outrageous Kid Zone, Belly Dance Temple, the Generation Green Tent, and so much more.
One of new attractions of Summer Arts Fair this year is the e-music tent. A new space dedicated exclusively to electronic music scene of our community. The tent will host 2 local DJ’s each night of the festival making sure that everyone will have a good chance to dance until the night falls… we hope to see you at the dancefloor! For more info, DJ schedule, and DJ bio information visit the SUMMERTRONICA Facbook Page.
Admission for the festival will be at the gate only for price of $15 per day or $25 for the weekend pass. Kids 12 & under are free. Gates open at 9:30am both days and the fun wraps up at 10pm. Free shuttle service is offered continuously from Redway, Garberville and Richardson Grove campgrounds. A limited amount of paid parking is also available in Benbow.
The 2013 talent line-up includes:
<> Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk
<> Moksha & The All Star Horns
(featuring Peter Apfelbaum, Jen Hartswick, & Skerik)
<> Diego's Umbrella
<> Rupa & The April Fishes
<> El Radio Fantastique
<> Markus James & The Wassonrai
<> Yogoman Burning Band
<> Blackberry Bushes Stringband
<> Quinn DeVeaux & The Blue Beat Review
<> Alice DiMicele
<> Aloha Radio
<> To Life!
<> The Jaunting Martyrs
<> Dread Daze
<> The Littlest Birds
<> Fiddle & Pine
<> Chris Juhlin & The Collective
<> Joanne Rand
<> & more
<> PLUS over 60 of the best local bands,
dance troupes, and children’s entertainers.
For a photo gallery of the many types of performers and artists currently confirmed for this year's festival scroll down the page....
Two Days of Music & Entertainment on FOUR Stages!
As the festival nears make sure and look for our full color SAMF Program Guide that contains stage schedules, band and vendor profiles and much more. Over 25,000 copies will be distributed at outlets, and newstands throughout northern California!