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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Two Days of Music & Entertainment on FOUR Stages!
With the 38th annual Summer Arts & Music Festival coming up in less than a month, that means festival season is right around the corner and the Mateel Community Center is getting ready to kick it off in style on the weekend of May 31st and June 1st!
Returning to the banks of the Eel River at Benbow Lake State Recreation Area in southern Humboldt, the Summer Arts & Music Festival will live up its reputation as the most comprehensive and affordable celebration of arts and entertainment on the North Coast.
Highlighting more than 100 diverse performances on 4+ stages, over 150 handmade craft and food booths, and an outrageous kid zone, plus Belly Dance Temple, Fine Art Exhibition, Summertronica E-Music Tent and the alternative energy showcase of Generation Green, Summer Arts offers delights for the ears, eyes, body, mind and soul.
Drawing performers, vendors, and attendees from across the country (and beyond), it is also one of the great showcases of our local creative arts talent and many of the exhibitors and entertainers hail from right here in Humboldt and Mendocino Counties. For the full scoop on all the exciting vendors and talent participating, pick up a copy of the official program guide, available now at local newsstands, or download a copy now.
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 (see inset below) 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!
This year's talent line-up 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
~ & ..
Debut Artists, & more...
The Summer Arts and Music Festival is truly one of the great showcases of our local creative arts talent and many of the exhibitors and entertainers hail from right here in Humboldt and Mendocino Counties.
This year, in addition to the headlining artists listed above, you'll also enjoy performances by annual festival favorites: ~ and
There will also be the Summer Arts debuts from groups like and.
But Wait! There's More....!
Also performing is an eclectic line-up of local festival faves:
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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