Las Tortugas V: ALO, Hips Cornmeal, TLG, HBR, 7 Walkers


Bill Kreutzmann at Tortugas IV by Chad Smith
The premiere intimate West Coast fall music festival, Las Tortugas - Dance of the Dead V, returns October 28-31. The fifth annual Halloween weekend gathering once again takes place at Evergreen Lodge in Groveland, CA (located at the Western Gate of Yosemite National Park), offering a musician-positive, fan-friendly experience in a bucolic forest setting. With cozy cabins, a general store, restaurant and bar, daytime hiking adventures and many more unique features, Las Tortugas offers a handpicked, standout assortment of diverse music with a strong emphasis on the cream of Northern California's rock scene.

Super early bird ticket sales - $175 for a festival pass until August 15 - are available at on Wednesday July 21 at 10am PST, and on-site camping for this intimate festival begin Wednesday, July 21st at 10am PST. Please call the Lodge at 209-379-2606, for on-site camping at 10am PST on July 21.

To enter the random cabin drawing, you must email by Friday, July 16th. All information regarding the cabin random drawing can be found on the website.

More information on tickets, cabins and on-site camping visit

This year's lineup features:

7 Walkers feat. Bill Kreutzmann, Papa Mali and George Porter Jr.
The Mother Hips
Tea Leaf Green
Hot Buttered Rum
New Monsoon
Melvin Seals and JGB with Stu Allen
Pimps of Joytime
Poor Man's Whiskey, including a performance of Old and In the Way
Big Light
Guitarmageddon feat. the music of Prince
Montana Slim String Band
Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers
Dead Winter Carpenters
Trevor Garrod
Nat Keefe and Friends
Sean Leahy and Friends
Jack Grace Band
The Hongs
Kate Gaffney

After playing Las Tortugas for the first time last year legendary Grateful Dead percussionist Bill Kreutzmann said, "I had a GREAT time. It feels like a party." Tortugas inspires attendees and performers to dig into their full capacity for fun and joy, with an ever-changing array of costumes and joyful distractions floating past one at any given moment. This on top of a musical lineup that has solidified into a vibrant, collaborative extended family of players that fill the entire weekend full of surprises and once-in-a-lifetime moments. A strong sense of community infuses Las Tortugas, with daily themes, special one-off sets (TLG's Trevor Garrod's annual Sunday morning solo performances, Guitarmageddon's themed throwdowns), quality, reasonably priced food and a wonderfully immersive feel that marks this as a truly unique experience every single year..

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[Published on: 7/14/10]

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