The 7th annual Joshua Tree Roots Music Festival is happening October 12-14 in the shadows of the otherworldly Joshua Tree National Park. This three-day festival unites the overwhelming spirit of desert freedom, potent live music and a family friendly atmosphere to create a magical oasis for music lovers. Performances alternate on two stages located inside the shaded music bowl so you never miss a beat. The magnificent outdoor setting, creative Kidsville schedule, wide spectrum of yoga classes and a global retail market further inspire, intrigue and entice festival goers of all music tastes.
Discover your new favorite band and dozens of new friends in the magical Mojave. The line up this year includes the truly transcendent experimental super-group featuring Steve Kimock (Zero, KVHW), Bernie Worrell (P-Funk, Talking Heads), Wally Ingram (David Lindley, Sheryl Crow) & Andy Hess (Black Crowes, Govt Mule). Grammy award winner Anders Osborne (from scorched earth rock to heartfelt sweetness) will grace the stage, as will Howlin’ Rain (ferocious, impassioned rock n’ roll), Sean Hayes (uber soulful songsmith), Revoltaire (gut rattling psychedelic blues), Musketeer Gripweed (rousing revival time), Birds of Chicago (bewitching classic soul), and Earl Thomas (high wattage electro blues). Amy LaVere & Shannon Mcnally (alt-country angels), the Dead Winter Carpenters (roots infused high energy Americana), Professor Burns & the Lilac Field (poetic and rootsy ala Woody Guthrie), DJ Jeremy Sole (blues revival remix set), and Tim Easton (troubadour extraordinaire) bring their talents to the high desert. Rounding out the roster are the Shook Twins (angelic harmonies), Trevor Green (mesmerizing multi instrumentalist), Shovelman (psychedelic folktronic blues) & the California Honeydrops (joyous musical gumbo).
Full line-up, schedule, and festival info can be found here: www.joshuatreemusicfestival.com. About the Joshua Tree Music Festivals: Founded in 2003 by music enthusiasts and run on corporate-free, communitycentric power, JTMF captures the DIY funkiness of the high desert artisan enclave of Joshua Tree, turning rusty junk into striking art, old trailers into stages, and a shaded stretch of campground near the infamous national park into a spectacular live music setting. Focusing on up-and-coming artists, you will see artists before they become big; from Deer Tick to Trombone Shorty, Edward Sharpe to Brett Dennen, the Avett Brothers to Toubab Krewe, Trampled by Turtles to the Carolina Chocolate Drops, and more.
JTMF is produced by a family of friends and funsters convinced that music is the soul of life, and that art enriches and saves lives. The festival is constructed around one Music Bowl, flanked by two alternating stages. “It’s the combination of the setting, the music, and the people that leads to epiphany moments,” explains English. By design “we’ve created our spaces so that people spend more time together, and you donʼt miss any bands.” There is no nosebleed section, no white tents, and no yellow-jacketed security detail. Instead, there’s instant community and nonstop interaction, as people congregate under billowing shade of cloth, moving from stage to stage and catching delicious musical moments. This is an intimate affair splashed with “conversation stopping” golden sunsets over distant rugged mountains and all-night desert walkabouts. The desert is freedom, music is power, and community is crucial.
Tap into this magical trifecta and get your tickets now! www.joshuatreemusicfestival.com/tickets.htm