Initial lineup announced for the 9th Annual Guitarfish Music Festival – July 25-28,2019

The 9th Annual Guitarfish Music Festival is happening July 25-28, 2019 at the Cisco Grove Campground near Truckee, CA. The four-day festival is an intimate family-friendly camping and music experience made extra special by its magical setting in the Sierra Nevada.

Orogone played the 2017 Guitarfish festival. Photo by Casey Davidson

On the funk-fueled initial lineup for 2019: Kinky – Mexican dance-infused alt-rock; The California Honeydrops – vibrant energy and infectious dance-party vibes; Portland based livetronica power trio Yak Attack; dance fusion party instigators Afrolicious; Smoked Out Soul – hip-hop, funk, soul fusion; Earth Arrow – Afro beat/hip-hop; jammed out eight-piece Diggin Dirt; plus Mestizo Beat, Sambada, Midtown Social, The Ries Brothers, Joy & Madness, Peter Joseph Burtt & the King Tide, Pamela Parker & the Fantastic Machine and Jimmy Leslie’s Guitarfish Family Band.

New for 2019: An additional section of camping has been added opening up over 50 new reservable sites with water and power hookups. Attendees can reserve their site for the weekend and fill it with as many friends and family as will fit.

Camping at Guitarfish is great fun. Kids and adults alike are welcome to cool off in the water. Photo by Karin Conn.

 

Established in 2011, Guitarfish is an annual event known for its funk-tastic, groove-fueled musical lineup and beautiful setting high in the Sierra. The stage features world class live music from funk and soul to rock and electronica and everything in between. The setting, the stunning Cisco Grove campground, comes complete with a natural amphitheater for a music bowl, ample shaded camping and its own swimming hole. Guitarfish offers everything else you would expect from a large-scale festival – great music, yoga, kids activities, vendors, workshops and art – in an intimate, family friendly setting. Since 2016, Guitarfish has been partnering with the Joshua Tree Music Festival to co-produce the event.  www.guitarfishfestival.com