WAY OVER YONDER: New Festival in Santa Monica on October 5-6

The brains behind New England’s Newport Folk Festival are bringing their talents West on Route 66 and curating a two-day festival called Way Over Yonder at the famous Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, CA on October 5th and 6th. The inaugural lineup is impressive, featuring Conor Oberst, Neko Case, Jonathan Wilson, The Felice Brothers, Calexico, Brett Dennen, First Aid Kit, Justin Townes Earl, Shovels & Rope, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Neal Casal, Spirit Family Reunion, Frank Fairfield, Jessica Pratt and more. Music will start at 2pm each day on two stages — Main Stage outdoors on the deck, where the headliners will appear and the Carousel Stage, inside the historic carousel building, where acoustic acts will perform. The venue will also have food and drink readily available with ins and outs allowed. Early bird tickets go on sale tomorrow (June 12th) starting at $64 for the two-day passes with single day tickets being offered for $36. Just use the PROMO code: NEWPORT while supplies last. Check out the Festival FAQ for more info.

(Hat Tip to Hidden Track)