The lineup for the fifth year of the Las Tortugas Dance of the Dead Festival was just announced today with ALO, 7 Walkers, The Mother Hips and Tea Leaf Green topping the bill. The festival will take place once again down at Yosemite’s West Gate on Halloween weekend. Poor Man’s Whiskey will be doing Old and In The Way which has definitely gotten some attention in the past, but I’d be most interested to see how Guitarmageddon would be tackling the music of Prince. I imagine they got at least part of their inspiration from this video of Prince slaying the George Harrison induction at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony years ago. Should make for an interesting festival if you’re a California head, that’s for sure…
If you’re planning on attending this year, let us know. I’d love to be able to cover this event if the timing works out.
Las Tortugas Dance of the Dead V Lineup
7 Walkers feat. Bill Kreutzmann, Papa Mali and George Porter Jr.
The Mother Hips
Tea Leaf Green
Hot Buttered Rum
Melvin Seals and JGB with Stu Allen
Pimps of Joytime
Poor Man’s Whiskey, including a performance of Old and In the Way
Guitarmageddon feat. the music of Prince
Montana Slim String Band
Dead Winter Carpenters
Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers
Nat Keefe and Friends
Sean Leahy and Friends
Jack Grace Band
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 Lastortugasmusic.com on Wednesday July 21 at 10am PST. Please call the Lodge at 209/379-2606, for on-site camping at 10am PST on July 21st.
To enter the random cabin drawing you must email firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, July 16th. All information regarding the cabin random drawing can be found on the website.
More information visit: Lastortugasmusic.com