14th Annual Old Grove Festival: A benefit for Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods and Save the Redwoods League
September 14 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
An event every day that begins at 4:30 pm, repeating until September 15, 2019
The 14th Annual “Old Grove Festival” at the Forest Theatre in Armstrong Redwoods SNR
A benefit for Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods and Save the Redwoods League
A Two-Day Musical Feast Under the Redwoods
Gates open at 4:30pm; Showtime is 5:30pm
Redwood Forest Theatre in Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve
From River Road in Guerneville, travel 2 miles north on Armstrong Woods Rd
General: $45 to $50;
Redwood Circle: $85 to $95;
Children 5-12: $10 (One child free w/ each paid adult);
Discounts: 2-day early bird tickets—15% off (until Aug 15), 2-day tickets after Aug 15th—5% off
First come, first serve in section purchased
Free with Admission (Walking up to ¾ mile may be required; bring flashlights & warm clothes; (shuttles provided for those in need). Specific parking information is available at OldGroveFestival.org. (Those needing special accommodations are asked to call 707-869-9177 in advance.)
TICKETS & INFORMATION:
Purchase tickets or 707-869-9177.
The Old Grove Festival is a ticketless event. Physical tickets will not be mailed or available for pick-up. When you arrive, please check in at Will Call to receive your festival wristbands and meal vouchers (if you have purchased a pre-sold meal). Note: Online ticket purchasers and comps will have their name placed on a reservation list at Will Call.
Ticket reservations are non-refundable, but may be transferred to another party (the tickets will remain under the name in which they were purchased unless you contact us requesting a name change).
The Old Grove Festival returns to the beautiful natural amphitheater located in the heart of Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve for its fourteenth season and features an outstanding variety of musical productions. Festival proceeds will help the Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods and Save the Redwoods League education and park stewardship programs, as well as the restoration of the natural and cultural resources in California’s state parks. For more information, visit OldGroveFestival.org.
This year’s two-day event features The Sam Chase and the Untraditional plus Rainbow Girls on Saturday Sept 14th and Jay Som plus Alex Bleeker on Sunday Sept 15th.
The Sam Chase & The Untraditional hails from San Francisco, California. This juggernaut of a band blends rock n roll with folk music while maintaining the sensibilities and attitudes that come from growing up on a healthy diet of punk rock. The leader of the band is The Sam Chase himself, a natural storyteller with a voice that sounds as if it has weathered many an epic tale. With boot stomping orchestration and lyrics that have been immortalized on the tattooed skin of their fans, The Sam Chase & The Untraditional doesn’t mess around. These are the warriors we need in these troubled times.
Rainbow Girls are an eclectic folk trio hailing from the golden countryside just north of California’s Bay Area. Comprised of three unique musical talents – Vanessa May, Erin Chapin, and Caitlin Gowdey – they seamlessly combine soul-touching harmonies, vari-textured instrumentals, and poignant lyrical content into an unusually beautiful sonic tapestry. Pairing their voices with an ever-changing amalgamation of acoustic and slide guitar, keys, upright bass, voice, harmonica, and an array of more unexpected vocal techniques like beat-boxing and mouth trumpet, they create engaging and emotionally moving live performances.
Jay Som’s Melina Duterte is a master of voice: Hers are dream pop songs that hint at a universe of her own creation. Recording as Jay Som since 2015, Duterte’s world of shy, swirling intimacies always contains a disarming ease, a sky-bent sparkle and a grounding indie-rock humility. After spending her teen years and early 20s exploring an eclectic array of musical styles — studying jazz trumpet as a child, carrying on her Filipino family tradition of spirited karaoke, and quietly recording indie-pop songs in her bedroom alone — she found herself playing festivals around the world, sharing stages with the likes of Paramore, Death Cab for Cutie, and Mitski. In November of 2017, seeking a new environment, Duterte left her home of the Bay Area for Los Angeles. There she honed in on simplicity and groove, refining her skills as a producer, and cracked her sound open subtly, highlighting its best parts: She’s bloomed.
Alex Bleeker, a Jersey-bred songwriter who now calls the North Coast home, has developed a flourishing solo career outside of his bass playing duties for the now seminal indie-pop band Real Estate. Bringing together like-minded players and friends, he and his able-minded Freaks have released three albums of material with songs that wander in slow motion like a coastline drive, drawing on the same wizened energy and brilliant restraint as Crazy Horse, the Dead, Moby Grape and other like-minded cosmic travelers.