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Joshua Tree Music Festival 2017
Thursday, May 18, 2017 @ 8:00 am - Sunday, May 21, 2017 @ 5:00 pm MST
The 2017 Joshua Tree Music Festival – A Global Music Experience in the Magical Mojave, Joshua Tree, CA- is a multi-day campout music festival is located in the high desert of the Mojave in Southern California. Music lovers of all ages enjoy the phenomenal live music in an intimate setting and magical surroundings. The May festival features an eclectic line up of performers; dance-world-electro-funk’n groove.
The 15th Annual Spring Joshua Tree Music Festival will be held in the high desert of the Mojave in Southern California on May 18 to 21, 2017 at the Joshua Tree Lake Campground (2601 Sunfair Road), Joshua Tree, CA.
Merging its funky desert style with an internationally acclaimed lineup of musical artists, this three day (and four night) family-friendly festival is truly a global music experience. The Festival melds the overwhelming spirit of desert freedom with powerful music from around the world to create a lighthearted oasis for music lovers. Magically magnificent art installations, a full spectrum of yoga classes, 27 different music playshops, late night Astronomy theatre, circus performers and a World Market further inspire and intrigue. Discover your new favorite band and dozens of new friends in the shadows of the Joshua Tree National Park.
The spring line up features the live electronic funk’n disco of Kraak & Smaak, gritty raw California soul with a heart from Orgone, the transcendant progressive intergalactic wizardry of House of Hamsa, the Korean folk rock of Jambinai (more a force of nature than a band), celebratory New Orleans high life from the California Honeydrops, Zimbabwe’s hottest export; Mokoomba, seminal house music pioneer Marques Wyatt, the otherworldly grooves of Liberation Movement, the Prince-meets-Stevie Wonder soul-funk of (Joshua Tree’s own) Gene Evaro Jr. and more.
Kidsville is brimming with interactive, hands on projects happening through out each day. Circus street shows, creation station projects, slack line instruction, music performances, free-range art and the Love Boat keep the children inspired. Kids 10 and under attend the festivals for free, and young ones aged 11-16 get in for half price. Kidsville is fully shaded (as is the music bowl), and centrally located at the festival, within earshot of the music bowl.
The festivals (there are two each year; one in May, one in October) are cozy, community-centric, artistically infused and highly participatory affairs. They are produced by a family of friends and funsters convinced that music is the soul of life, and that art enriches and saves lives. With just one stage ‘live’ at a time, everyone enjoys each performance together. Those ‘shared experiences’ are where you find the magic. “This is a festival community that will take you in as a family member, and send you home with more than you came with; recharged and energized.”
Admission: $70 – $180, Kids 10 and under free.
Full ticket information: http://www.joshuatreemusicfestival.com/tickets
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