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The Midway at Summer Arts...
The "Trees" Stage. One of FOUR Stages at the festival with continuous music and live entertainment both days!
 
The Midway at Summer Arts...
"The Fairway" with exhibits, vendors, food, & entertainment.
 
The Midway at Summer Arts...
Kids having loads of fun at the Summer Arts "Kids Zone".
 
The Midway at Summer Arts...
" Lakschmi's Daughters" perform in the Belly Dance Tent.
 
The Midway at Summer Arts...
Feet First perform both days at 12pm on the Trees Stage.

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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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 <<<<

Have a Transformational Weekend at the Summer Arts & Music Festival

This weekend, May 30th & 31st, the quiet green of Benbow Lake State Recreation Area, will transform into the lively and colorful site of the 39th annual Summer Arts & Music Festival! This year the Festival, known for it's diversity and family feel, has also been honored as one the top ""15 Transformational Festivals to Attend in 2015"" by Fest 300 Magazine, that reviews festivals worldwide.

Let's take a look at some of the SAMF's more transformational features this year.

First of all the Trees Stage, as always, will feature an awesome line-up of music from JJ Grey & MoFro headlining Saturday night, to Sunday night's headliner, Blackalicious and exciting performances like Motherlode featuring Fred Wesley, Angelo Moore & Brand New Step; Candelaria; The Brothers Comatose; Todo Mundo and many more.

In between major acts Trees will feature such beloved locals as Feet First Dancers, (at noon both days), Lost Coast Marimbas and many others. See the full stage schedule for more details and check out the Main Talent Photo Array farther down this page for more details.

Throughout both days of the festival you'll also enjoy more than 60 of the best local musical acts, dance troupes, and children’s entertainers.

Starting at the far south end of the fairway, and working our way back to the Trees stage, new this year, is "The Sacred Round". Located in the turnaround loop, adjacent to the Solar Stage, The Sacred Round is a giant calendar of painted river rocks created to honor Earth and celebrate her seasons. The Solstices; North and South & Equinoxes; East and West will be highlighted, giving the viewers a visual representation of the four seasons. Everyone is invited to walk The Round and give thanks.

There will be a table at the Devine Round Calendar Booth for people to paint a rock and place it in the Sacred Round on a day that is special to them. Special guest- local teacher and author, Gillian Brown, will conduct a ceremony at noon and also read a story for children at 1pm both days.

Also at the south end, is the Generation Green Tent and Dome hosted by local business, Greenwired Renewable Energy Solutions. who, by the way, will be powering their dome with a complete off grid power system featuring solar water pumps and ventilation fans. One of the exciting exhibits there will be electric vehicles available for viewing with information on renewable energy charging. A rep from Omnivoltaics a micro solar products company will be there to show off their products and answer any questions.

There will be an aquaponics system on display; a Black Soldier Fly Composting demonstration and a Bio fuel classifier will be there demonstrating a bio fuels power generation system. Green building materials and water saving goods will be on display from Garberville's Organic Grace and other green businesses will be available for consultation. As a service to fair attendees, Sol Solutions will make power outlets available for battery charging off of the solar power systems.

Next to Generation Green is the Workshop Mobile Gallery, a new Summer Arts installation inhabiting a 1958 Kenskill trailer and featuring the work of artist, Nora Dougherty, it is also a mobile venue for artists from the Santa Cruz area working in wood-cut print-making, sculptural jewelry, found wood cabinets, paintings and ceramics.

There will be a beer tent located at the south end for attendees enjoying these exhibits and the musical entertainment happening at the Solar Stage including the local, newly-reunited Non-Prophets; Asha Nan; Jah Sun & I Kronik and Garberville's own, Little Kidd Lost.

Moving up the fairway, the Lawn Stage will be featuring lots of fun and talented local groups including Off the Chart with their Latin Jazz standards and originals, the OLIO Music & Dance Collective with their high energy ensemble of Brazilian, Latin and Congolese influences, heavy percussion and lively dancers; SaltPetal with their tropical surf-dance sound, a cross-border combination of Argentinian folk, Brazilian tropi- calia, Cumbia, and up-tempo indie-rock.

Midway up the fairway at the always popular Kid Zone, families will enjoy a plethora of fun and fabulous kids acts designed to delight and amaze! Circus acts like the ClownSnotBombs, Circus Nature, with their interactive Three Rings of Play that includes circus equipment and toys galore; the hilarious Circus Emporium Roadshow and the Circus Emporium Odditorium, are just a few of the attractions to the Kid Zone. There also an Arts & Crafts Tent with fun hands-on activities, and of course, the bouncy houses.

In addition to all the interesting arts and crafts booth to explore, leaving the Kid Zone area, you'll see the Summertronica Tent a space dedicated exclusively to Electronic Music from our community, which every night from 7:30 to 10, will feature some of the top DJs of Northern California.

Right next door, you'll want to check out the Andean Music Area where all afternoon on both days, Huayllipacha (pronounced Why-Lee-Pacha) a group conceived in 1987 by several Peruvian youths from the Andes. As a tribute to their culture and with respect, honor, and admiration of their ancestors, the meaning of their name is “Singing to the Earth,” and it is in this spirit that their music is offered. Over the years, they’ve expanded their style to include traditional and contemporary music of the Andes, as well as flavors from other regions in South America. Truly a cultural treasure, it is said, "one listen to these world- class Andean musicians will sweep you away to the Peruvian highlands".

Almost directly across from the Andean Music Tent will be the Hearth’s World Music Jam Tent, a world beat music gathering place where you can bring your own drums or try various shared instruments provided by the Hearth Ensemble. Random jams and performances will be happening all weekend here facilitated by expert players who invite you to come to jam, to listen, or just to try something new. All ages and abilities are welcome and dancers are especially encouraged.

Always a Summer Arts favorite is the belly-dancing temple where Lakshmi's Daughters' musicians and dancers fill the air with sweet and spicy sounds and moves that make your hips sway along with the dancers. This band of local Gypsies invites you to celebrate life with song and ecstatic dance, "an offering to the Goddess and all Her Children".

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 was 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 includes 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!

Gates open at 9:30am and the fun rolls til 10pm each evening. Admission is at the gate only for a price of only $20 per day or $30 for the weekend pass.

For more information call (707) 923-3368 or visit the Summer Arts page of www.mateel.org and don’t miss the magic of the 39th annual Summer Arts and Music Festival at Benbow Lake State Recreation Area on the weekend of May 30st and May 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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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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