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It's here! The Complete Insiders Guide to the 2015 Summer Arts and Music Festival's Artists, Entertainers, Craft Vendors, Food Vendors, Kids Activities, All Four Stage Schedules, and so much more. Get yours now with a single click...


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32 Page Summer Arts and Music Festival Official Program Guide Now

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The Midway at Summer Arts...
"The Fairway" at the Summer Arts and Music Festival
 
The Midway at Summer Arts...
Kids having fun at the Summer Arts "Kids Zone"
 
The Midway at Summer Arts...
"Lakshmi's-Daughters" dancers at the Belly Dance Tent
 

What: The Most Comprehensive Celebration of Art & Music on the N. Coast
When: Saturday & Sunday, May 30th & 31st, 2015
Times: 9:30am to 10pm / Both Days
Where: Benbow Lake State Rec. Area (2 miles South of Garberville, CA)
Tickets: $30 Advanced Weekend Passes / Gate & Single Day Tickets $20

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Get additional Summer Arts and Music infomation for:
VENDORS ~ SPONSORS ~ ADVERTISING ~ VOLUNTEERS
~ Vendor Applications are now closed (Deadline was March 20th, 2015). ~

Two Days of Music & Entertainment on 4 Stages!

>>>> SEE THE COMPLETE 2015 STAGE SCHEDULE <<<<

On the weekend of May 30th and 31st, the 39th annual Summer Arts & Music Festival (SAMF) be held at beautiful Benbow Lake State Recreation Area in southern Humboldt County, heralding the start of summer here in Northern California!

Started as a small, (a few hundred people) very local arts festival in 1976, by a group of young back-to-the-landers, artists and crafts people, “Summer Arts” has now blossomed into the most comprehensive and affordable arts and music festival of the North Coast, attracting people from all over the Western states and beyond. To locals, including some of its founders from 39 years ago, it's also a community reunion where friends and neighbors come down from the hills to catch up while sharing in this vibrant, eclectic and colorful festival every year.

Produced by the Mateel Community Center, Summer Arts and Music Festival was named by Fest 300 Magazine, an industry publication that reviews festivals worldwide, one of "15 Transformational Festivals to Attend in 2015".

The best resource for talent, vendor, and all other festival information is the official Summer Arts and Music Festival program guide, which is out now on local newsstands and will be inserted into  the May 14th edition of North Coast Journal and the May 19th edition of Redwood Times. This full-color, 32 page program will include all the info you’ll want to know about festival shuttles, parking, children’s activities, fine art, vendors, sponsors, entertainment schedules, and all the other featured activities/ areas, plus a site map and info on upcoming Mateel events and programs. But why wait to pick one up? You Download the 2015 SAMF Festival Program Guide right now!

Along with a handy program guide, the festival invites you to grab your favorite summer beverage and stroll the grass fairway. The event features:

~ More than 100 diverse performances on 4+ stages
~ Over 150 Handmade Craft and Food Booths
~ An Outrageous Fun-Filled Kid Zone
~ Belly Dance Temple
~ Fine Art Exhibition
~ Summertronica E-Music Tent
~ The Generation Green Dome showcasing innovative green-living products for a cleaner environment!

So, whether in search of hand-crafted treasures or some fresh and fabulous festival food, with over 150 vendors, there is no shortage of choices!

Headlining talent includes: JJ Grey & Mofro whose music is a blend of blues, funk, soul, rock and gospel and  Blackalicious, the American hip-hop duo from Sacramento made up of rapper Gift of Gab and DJ/producer Chief Xcel.

Also playing are Motherlode with Fred Wesley ~ Angelo Moore & Brand New Step ~ The Brothers Comatose ~ Joe Driscoll & Seykou Kouyate ~ Todo Mundo ~ Mojo Green ~ Raashan Ahmad & Object Heavy ~ Brother ~ Candelaria ~ Jah Sun with I-Kronik ~ Salt Petal ~ Midnight North ~ Scott Huckabay ~ Joanne Rand ~ Scary Little Friends ~ Ju Drum & Dynasty One ~ and more than 60 of the best local musical acts, dance troupes, and children’s entertainers! See the photo array farther down this page for more details ...

There are still a few volunteer positions available for those who like to get involved behind the scenes to help everything go smoothly. If you’re interested in volunteering call Tanya at 923-3368, Ext. 32 or email her at volunteers@mateel.org

Admission is $20 per day or $30 for the weekend pass and free for those 12 and under, available at the gates only. Tent camping is offered at various local campgrounds. We encourage attendees to park in the nearby towns of Redway and Garberville, or at any of the off-site parking lots and use the convenient free shuttle service that runs every half hour to and from the festival. The gate time is 9:30am each day (til 10pm)- and shuttles start at 9:00am.

So make your plans today to come and celebrate SoHum's annual rite of summer, the 39th annual Summer Arts & Music Festival at Benbow Lake, May 30th and 31st.

See you at Summer Arts!!

Quadcopter Views of the 2014 Festival...
 
 
SUMMERTRONICA e-Music Tent!
 
Summertronica e-Music Tent Banner
 

SUMMERTRONICA is back to Summer Arts 2015!

A space dedicated exclusively to Electronic Music from our community! Featuring some of the top DJs of Northern California, SUMMERTRONICA brings the very best in house and electronic music to the festival!!

~ SATURDAY MAY 30TH:

7:30 pm - DJ JSUN (DEEP GROOVE SOCIETY)
8:45 pmDJ MARJO LAK (BUTTER MUSIC BRAZIL)

~ SUNDAY MAY 31ST

7:30 pmDJ BAGGA DONUTS (DEEP GROOVE SOCIETY)
8:45 pmDJ NOEL SCREECH OWL

~ DANCE PERFORMANCE BY SUSIE KIDD
~ LIVE PAINTING BY ROMAN

Summertronica DJ's and Dancers

 
Nahko and Medicine For The People
perform a full set at the 2014 Festival...
 
 
Camping Information:
 

Tent camping is offered at various local campgrounds. The following nearby campgrounds will be open this year:

~ Benbow Valley RV Park and Campground
   (a short walk to the festival!)
   For more information and reservations visit: www.benbowrv.com
   Local: 707-923-2777 ~ Toll Free: 866-236-2697
   Fax: 707-923-2821 ~ E-mail:
info@benbowrv.com

~ Richardson Grove State Park: (on the shuttle bus route)
   For information and reservations visit:
   www.ReserveAmerica.com.

~ Richardson Grove Campground & RV Park
   750 US HWY 101, Garberville, CA 95542
    Phone: (707) 247-3380
    For more information and reservations visit:
    www.redwoodfamilycamp.org

~ See Other Campgrounds and Lodging
   (may not be on the shuttle route!).

 
Shuttle Information:
 

A free festival shuttle offers service to select campgrounds and the towns of Redway and Garberville.

Shuttles will run from 9am to 11pm both days. Pick-up's happen every half hour or less.

Stops include:

Northern Loop:
Redway - Majestic Center
Garberville - Chevron

Southern Loop:
Richardson Grove State Park
Richardson Grove RV Park & Family Camp

Both loops stop at Benbow Festival Site, Benbow Dr.

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Fest 300 Logo

Summer Arts & Music Festival has been chosen as one of the
"15 Transformational Festivals to Attend in 2015"...

Fest 300, an online magazine featuring reviews, links, and insight into the world's greatest festivals, has chosen
The Summer Arts and Music Festival as one of the "15 Transformational Festivals to Attend in 2015"!

Well... shucks... we couldn't be more proud!

More info at their web site here:
www.fest300.com/magazine/15-transformational-festivals-to-attend-in-2015

 

Confirmed Talent for the 2015 Summer Arts and Music Festival Include the Following:

The 2015 39th Annual
Summer Arts and Music Festival
is generously sponsored by many local businesses and organizations.

Click on any logo to visit their web sites!

Want to Become a Sponsor?

CLICK HERE FOR INFO!

Cutting Edge Solutions

Wonderland Nursury

Tahoe Wellness Cooperative

Dazey's Supply

Royal Gold Fertilizers

Lagunitas Brewing Company

Humboldt County Smoking Caterpillar

Sol Solutions

North Coast Mercantile

Wildberries Marketplace

KMUD

KHUM

The 2015 39th Annual
Summer Arts and Music Festival
is generously sponsored by many local businesses and organizations.

Click on any logo to visit their web sites!

Want to Become a Sponsor?

CLICK HERE FOR INFO!

Cutting Edge Solutions

Wonderland Nursury

Tahoe Wellness Cooperative

Dazey's Supply

Royal Gold Fertilizers

Lagunitas Brewing Company

Humboldt County Smoking Caterpillar

Sol Solutions

North Coast Mercantile

Wildberries Marketplace

KMUD

KHUM

The 2015 39th Annual
Summer Arts and Music Festival
is generously sponsored by many local businesses and organizations.

Click on any logo to visit their web sites!

Want to Become a Sponsor?

CLICK HERE FOR INFO!

Cutting Edge Solutions

Wonderland Nursury

Tahoe Wellness Cooperative

Dazey's Supply

Royal Gold Fertilizers

Lagunitas Brewing Company

Humboldt County Smoking Caterpillar

Sol Solutions

North Coast Mercantile

Wildberries Marketplace

KMUD

KHUM

 

 
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JJ Grey and Mofro
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www.jjgrey.com

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Blackalicious
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www.blackalicious.com
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   Motherlode
featuring
The Legendary

Fred Wesley

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www.motherlodehumboldt.com
www.funkyfredwesley.com

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Angelo Moore
and the
Brand New Step

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www.brandnewstep.com
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    Brothers Comatose
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www.thebrotherscomatose.com
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Joe Driscoll
& Sekou Kouyate

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www.joeandsekou.com
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Todo Mundo
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www.todomundomusic.com
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Mojo Green
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www.mojogreenmusic.com
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Raashan Ahmad
and
Object Heavy

(formerly The Getdown Crew) ================

www.raashan.net

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Brother
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www.brothermusic.com
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Candelaria
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www.candelariamusica.com
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Jah Sun
with
i-Kronik
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www.jahsunmusic.com
www.facebook.com/IKRONIKBAND

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Midnight North
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www.midnightnorth.com
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Scott Huckabay
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www.scotthuckabay.com
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Joanne Rand
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www.joannerandmusic.com
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Salt Petal
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www.saltpetal.com
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Scary Little Friends
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www.scarylittlefriends.com
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Ju Drum
& Dynasty One

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www.judrum.com
www.facebook.com/DynastyOne1


Plus - over 60 of the best local bands, dance troupes,
and children's entertainers on 4+ stages!

Summer Arts & Music ~ 2015 Stage Schedule

Saturday, May 30th, 2015


Sunday, May 31st, 2015

 Trees Stage - Saturday  Trees Stage - Sunday
10:00  Lolona 10:00  Scott Huckabay
11:00  Joanne Rand with Tim Randles 11:00  Chris & Peter
12:00  Feet First 12:00  Feet First
   Tweener ClownSnotBombs 1:10  Woven Roots
1:25  Lost Coast Marimbas    Tweener Bud Rogers
   Tweener Arianna Guillette 2:30  Candelaria
2:35  Brother    Tweener Lemon Lemon Cherry
   Tweener Richard Barnick 3:55  Joe Driscoll/ Seykou Kouyate
4:05  Mojo Green    Tweener Mark Goo
   Tweener Hugh P Gallagher 5:25  The Brothers Comatose
5:35  Todo Mundo    Tweener ClownSnot Bombs
   Tweener Tom Lasbury 7:00  Angelo Moore & Brand New Step
7:05  Motherlode feat. Fred Wesley    Tweener Thana Redhawk
   Tweener x 8:40  Blackalicious
8:40  JJ Grey & Mofro    
 Solar Stage - Saturday  Solar Stage - Sunday
10:00  Don's Neighbors Band 10:00  UFO8
11:15  Mimur 11:15  Thundercloud
12:30  Seed 707 12:30  Garberville Town Band
1:45  SoHum Girls 1:45  Cyclops & The Owl
3:05  The Small Axe Ensemble 3:10  The Non-Prophets
4:25  Little Kidd Lost 4:35  Liquid Kactus
5:35  Midnight North 6:00  Asha Nan
7:00  Ju Drum & Dynasty One 7:25  Cold Blue Water
8:40  Raashan Ahmad & Object Heavy 8:50  Jah Sun & I Kronik
 Lawn Stage - Saturday  Lawn Stage - Sunday
10:00  Mark Goo 10:00  Bud Rogers
11:00  Off The Chart 11:00  Humboldt Capoiera
12:10  MoonPine 12:15  Bret Harte Breakers
1:25  454 1:40  Sign1Nine
2:40  JD Jeffries Band 3:05  Caitlin Jemma & The Goodness
3:55  Farmhouse Odyssey 4:30  The Trouble
5:10  OLIO Music & Dance Collective 5:55  Scuber Mountain
6:25  Gunsafe 7:20  The Hip Joint
7:50  Scary Little Friends 8:50  Salt Petal
9:10  Scott Huckabay    
 Youth Stage - Saturday  Youth Stage - Sunday
11:00  Circus Nature 11:00  Circus Nature
12:00  Mickey The Clown  12:00  Mickey The Clown 
1:15  Kinetic Paranormal Society 1:15  Kinetic Paranormal Society
2:40  ClownSnotBombs 2:40  ClownSnotBombs
3:30  SPARC program 3:30  SPARC program
4:10  Asha Nan 4:10  Asha Nan
5:20  Circus Emporium Roadshow 5:20  Circus Emporium Roadshow




 

 

 
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