The Most Comprehensive Celebration of Art & Music on the North Coast
Saturday & Sunday, May 31st & June 1st, 2014
Benbow Lake State Recreation Area, Southern Humboldt County, CA
$15 per day / $25 for weekend pass / Kids 12 & under are free
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Coming up on the weekend of May 31 & June 1, the Mateel Community Center will kick off the summer festival season with the 38th annual Summer Arts and Music Festival at Benbow Lake State Recreation Area. A beloved Southern Humboldt tradition to celebrate the arrival of summer, this favorite family event will offer the most comprehensive and affordable celebration of arts and culture on the North Coast, 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, the Generation Green tent, and so much more.
Stay tuned for more performer updates and other festival info. Tickets cost only $15 per day or $25 for the weekend pass and are available at the gates only. Tent camping is offered at various local campgrounds and a free festival shuttle offers service to select campgrounds and the towns of Redway and Garberville. So make your plans today and be part of the magic of the 38th annual Summer Arts & Music Festival at Benbow Lake on May 31st & June 1st.
The 2014 talent line-up (thus far!) includes:
<> Pimps Of Joytime
<> Nahko and Medicine For The People
<> Motherlode featuring DJ Logic & Bill Summers
<> Ganga Giri
<> The Brothers Comatose
<> Glen David Andrews
<> Quetzal Guerrero
<> DJ Logic
<> Aloha Radio
<> David Luning
<> To Life!
<> Dirt Floor Band
<> Bill Summers Percussion Workshop
<> Dysphunctional Species
<> Sour Mash Hug Band
<> Fiddle and Pine
<> & many, many more TBA soon!
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!
Camping Information: The Benbow Lake State Park Campground will not be open for camping this year, but the following nearby campgrounds will:
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See Other Campgrounds and Lodging - (may not be on the shuttle route!).