CAMP MATHER — The Strawberry Music Festival has hosted some of the best musicians on the planet for the last three decades, and this season will be no different.
Heading the bill during the Fall Festival Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 30 to Sept. 2 are multiple Grammy award winner, k.d. Lang, the legendary John Hiatt, singer/songwriter Jimmy LaFave, and the coming together of Tim and Mollie O’Brien’s families as the O’Brien Family of 7.
Fans can also look forward to the much anticipated reunion of Hot Rize along with many emerging artists including The Band of Heathens, Greensky Bluegrass, Birds of Chicago and many more.
“We’re thrilled to present Strawberry fans everywhere with a terrific lineup,“ state festival organizers, including world class musicians and exciting new talent from the folk, blues, Americana and bluegrass genres. “Strawberry is beyond excited with the diversity that our lineup represents.”
In addition, Strawberry is poised to join in the Centennial Celebration of Woody Guthrie’s Birthday as multiple artists come together to perform his body of work including, Granddaughter, Sarah Lee Guthrie with husband Johnny Irion, Jimmy La Fave, Eliza Gilkyson and Slaid Cleaves.
All together, Strawberry adds up to an impressive lineup of musicians that offers something for everyone in what will surely be one of the more memorable seasons in the festival’s history.
A family-oriented festival celebrating its 31st season, the Strawberry Music Festival offers entertainment and activities for all ages that has drawn generations of families to the mountains of Yosemite time and time again.
There is a “magic” about Strawberry that extends well beyond the main stage music experience. It can be found throughout the festival: in the gentle terrain of the festival home, Camp Mather, at the lake and the children’s programs, through the camp jams that never cease, and, of course, in the abundant stars above.
As one ‘Strawberrian’ put it “The reason I keep coming back to the festival after 25 years is the ambiance of the whole experience. A feeling of peace and fulfillment permeates the campground … It’s good for the head, it’s good for the soul.”
Tickets for the 2012 season are on sale now and can be purchased online or over the phone.
For the complete lineup and additional information visit the Strawberry Website at strawberrymusic.com or call 209-984-8630.
Strawberry Music Festivals are held on the Northwest border of Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada mountain range on 350 picturesque acres that include a lake and extensive hiking trails.