Come dip your toes in the river while grooving to world renowned vintage rock, blues, new and old grass, sweet jam and the finest of folk musicians at the 7th Annual American River Music Festival, September 13-15 in California’s scenic gold country. Situated on the gorgeous South Fork of the American River in the Sierra Nevada foothills, the Coloma Lotus valley offers a stunning backdrop for 30 live music performances. Soak in the sunshine while enjoying the music of David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, Paul Thorn, Hot Buttered Rum, Ray Wylie Hubbard, New Monsoon, PoorMan’s Poison, Trevor Green, Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally, Dead Winter Carpenters, Evie Ladin Band, Melody Walker, Andra Suchy, Poor Old Shine, Achilles Wheel Duo, and many more.
Our most popular ticket is Camping/All music which includes Friday-Sunday riverfront camping, naturalist guided hike with Willie Ames at Magnolia Ranch, all music performances, join-in-shops and shuttles to/from Main Stage. The festival also single day, two-day tickets and a whitewater rafting option for the adventure seekers.
Main stage performances are alongside the river with a vibrant market filled with delicious food and drink, playful kid’s activities, “live” art, jams, dance and magical times. Nightly showcase performances at local hot spots and festival campgrounds draw a mix of friendly locals and music lovers.
To purchase tickets, a full list of performers, festival schedule and information about this “celebration of music and moving water” go to www.americanrivermusic.org or call 530-622-6044. The festival is the project of American River Music, Inc., a charitable organization, based in Lotus, with a mission, “to teach, inspire and enjoy music”. Thanks for supporting live music!!!