Las Tortugas III Halloween


BTS' Christian Zupanic
by Josh Miller
Blue Turtle Seduction and TerraFin Entertainment are honored to present the 3rd Annual "Las Tortugas Dance of the Dead," Thursday, October 30th through Sunday, November 2nd. The event is located 100 yards from the Central Western Gate of the magnificent Yosemite National Park, at the Evergreen Lodge in Groveland, CA.

This year's artist lineup features an amazing array of artists with an emphasis from the exploding Northern California music scene. We are absolutely tickled to announce the following confirmed acts:

Tea Leaf Green, Hot Buttered Rum, host band Blue Turtle Seduction, JGB featuring Melvin Seals, Lebo from ALO (and more surprises), Guitarmageddon and more special headliners to be announced. Hot Buttered Rum and Blue Turtle Seduction will make the first splash at the Thursday night kick-off party on October 30th.

The lineup also includes some incredible "Up & Coming" bands including Poor Man's Whiskey, BLVD, The Monophonics, Delta Nove, The Trespassers, Izabella, Underground Orchestra, On The One, Tistrya And Friends, Victor Barnes, Big Light, Dave Stein Bubhub, Wisebird and more to come.

Building upon the magic of the past two years, Las Tortugas III will feature three stages – Terrapin Big Top, Tuolumne Hall and The Tavern. There will be nightly themes, including the Annual Halloween Costume Contest, the Cabin Decoration Contest, the Evergreen Fire Pit Parade, Dusk Performances at the Sunset Vista and plenty of activities for young and all throughout the weekend. Once again Evergreen will be providing high quality festival food in the food court as well as tasty buffets run through their restaurant.

Tickets and Cabins go On Sale May 15 at 8:00 a.m. To reserve a Cabin or On Site Camping, please call the Evergreen Lodge May 15 early at 209-379-2606. Cabins are sure to sell out rapidly, so please call on May 15. There is also reserved on-site camping available. 4-Day "Early Bird Tickets" will be available. The ticket price will go up on July 1. Tickets for TORTUGAS III will be made available via

For a taste of last year's Las Tortugas festivities check out JamBase's rave about the weekend.

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harpplayer72 Mon 5/12/2008 07:13AM
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moephishH2O starstarstarstarstar Mon 5/12/2008 08:02AM
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Last year WAS THE SHIT. One of the best festivals I've ever been to. TRUST ME, it's a damn good time...

adventuresinperception starstarstarstarstar Mon 5/12/2008 10:27AM
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cannot wait, looks like a blast. 2 nights of tea leaf, yosemite, and maybe a little trev garrod sunday afternoon solo set. NAMASTE

pganzer starstarstarstarstar Mon 5/12/2008 11:53AM
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Looks like it is going to be another crazy Tortugas Throwdown. Killer Lineup Once Again! Last year absolutley WAS THE SHIT! Easily one of the best organized festivals I have attended. Good Work Fellas!

AZ~*Droo* starstarstarstarstar Tue 5/13/2008 12:35PM
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omg im so freakin stoked for this fest! with no vegoose this yr, this is the party to goto for holloween! cant believe hot buttered rum and the delta nove crew is gonna be there. Those DNO boys have been tearing it up lately. WHHOOOOHOOOOO

tb Wed 5/14/2008 01:26PM
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what a sweet place to have a festival

RedHeaven starstarstarstarstar Thu 5/15/2008 11:56AM
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KICK ASS, just booked my cabin! Line up is great this year and Blue Turtle will once again throw another off the hook party. I think a lot of people will gain new respect for them when they hear their new album "13 Floors", coming out any day now. Really stoked Butter will be back for this. They actually created the first Halloween Evergreen in 05 called Harvest Meltdown, which starred Hot Butter, with Brett Dennon and Blue Turtle. It was great and has grown into quite the all night freaky adventure full of energy and community. Small festivals with diverse regional line ups rule the planet!!

moephishH2O starstarstarstarstar Fri 5/16/2008 08:16AM
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WOW... cabins were GONE by 9am... Is is Halloween yet?!

RedHeaven starstarstarstarstar Fri 5/16/2008 05:44PM
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There is tons of off site camping thats really close to the venue on state grounds, plus shuttles that take you to hotels in Groveland til midnite. But who knows this year, tickets might even sell out! Yikies!

Johnny Thumps starstarstarstarstar Mon 7/7/2008 11:17PM
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Johnny Thumps

last year WAS the shit - don't miss this one. costumed halloween madness w/ yosemite as the backdrop. and i just heard from a buddy that ALO (full band) is definitely playing this fest as well... in addition to lebo. SOLD!