Bandit Town, USA sounds like a fictional wonderland, the wet dream of any biker, rock and roller, tattooed vagabond, or city dweller looking for a quick get away. Thanks to Jen McMillan of Bandit Brand, the mastermind who resurrected Bandit Town from the ashes of an old ghost town, everyone has a new favorite party destination.
Located in the geographical center of California, just outside of North Fork and about four hours from both San Francisco and Los Angeles, Bandit Town has all the fixings of a Wild West movie set: a saloon with swinging doors, a giant horse corral, a tiny white chapel, an outhouse — don’t worry, modern amenities have been installed — and a rustic, mostly vacant collection of homesteads that fill out the modest lay of the land. Think Frontierland at Disneyland with a lot of cold beer and maybe a wet t-shirt contest, or Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown on steroids. The venue has already hosted its 1st Annual Family Picnic over Fourth of July weekend, (it was a wild time!), and it continues its series of summer parties with the Bandit Town Allnight Campout.
Featuring performances by SF locals The Fresh & Onlys, Golden Void and The Asteroid #4, and some of our favorite California bands like Cosmonauts, Tropical Popsicle, and LA Witch, the campout is a two day affair that will take place August 30-31. On top of a killer rock and roll lineup (see the full list of bands below), the party will also include other forms of entertainment, such as a motorcycle race and a “van jams contest,” as well as a selection of food trucks and vintage / handmade vendors to satisfy your spending needs. Tickets are now on sale and there’s a limited amount available, so pick one up before it sells out! Seriously, I know everyone says that but the Family Picnic actually did sell out. Get on it!
Bandit Town Allnight Campout Lineup:
The Fresh & Onlys
The Asteroid #4
Death Valley Girls