This weekend, Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3, the Redwood Mountain Faire returns to Roaring Camp Railroad in Felton, CA. Featuring 22 bands, this family friendly arts, food and music festival is back in a big way!
With each day beginning before noon and running into the early evening, this year’s Redwood Mountain Faire is stocked with a variety of music, mixing headliners with up-and-coming local acts from the Santa Cruz Mountains and surrounding areas. The festival features two main stages, located at opposite ends of the main open field. None of the scheduled sets overlap, either, so there should not be any conflicts for attendees.
Saturday begins at 11AM on the Meadow Stage with up-and-coming country outfit Hank & Ella with The Fine Country Band. Led by a pair of husband and wife duos, each member of this six-piece band has a long and storied history playing bluegrass across the country. Felton’s own fledgling rock and roll outfit August Sun will kick off the Creekside Stage action 45 minutes later.
Headliners for Saturday include the yacht-rock stylings of Mustache Harbor and the heavy-handed funk and soul of Mojo Green on the Creekside stage. SF’s own Chuck Prophet and The Mission Express take the Meadow Stage at 4:55PM, and by 6:25, Santa Cruz favorites bluegrass family the Coffis Brothers and The Mountain Men close the first evening of the festival. Check out an in-depth memoir from Kellen Coffis that details the band’s storied history with the Redwood Mountain Faire here.
On Sunday, an equally robust variety of sounds will be spread out between the two festival stages, starting at 11AM with Dan Too, a fun band we’ve covered briefly before. Crooked Branches is a six piece whirlwind of a group that obliterates the distinction between folk and soul. They get the morning going on the Creekside Stage at 11:40AM.
Space-funk groove machine Hoopty takes the second Creekside Stage slot at 1:10PM. One of the most energetic bands on the lineup, San Francisco’s Con Brio, is set to perform later that afternoon, with Bay Area favorites Harry & The Hitman and Midtown Social closing out the Creekside stage. The Redwood Mountain Faire 2018 edition wraps up at 6:25 on the Meadow Stage with a headlining performance from Tommy Castro and The Painkillers.
Check out a full schedule below:
Saturday, June 2nd
6:25 pm The Coffis Brothers and the Mountain Men
4:55 pm Chuck Prophet and The Mission Express
3:15 pm Orgone
1:40 pm The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit
12:15 pm Monkey
11:00 am Hank and Ella with the Fine Country Band
5:50 pm Mustache Harbor
4:15 pm Mojo Green
2:40 pm Moshe V Band
1:10 pm Blue Summit
11:40 am August Sun
Sunday, June 3rd
6:25 pm Tommy Castro and The Painkillers
4:55 pm Hackensaw Boys
3:15 pm Con Brio
1:40 pm Banana Slug String Band
12:15 pm Thrive
11:00 am Dan Too
5:50 pm Midtown Social
4:15 pm Harry and the Hitmen
2:40 pm Ginny Mitchell’s Posse
1:10 pm Hoopty
11:40 am Crooked Branches
Kids 12 and under are free!
Redwood Mountain Faire
Saturday, June 2, 2018+ Sunday, June 3, 2018
Roaring Camp Railroad (Felton)
11:00 AM, $25/45, All Ages