American River Music Festival Sept 18 – 21, 2015

American River Music Festival Sept 18 – 21, 2015

The Coloma-Lotus River Valley is a magical place, rich in history, beautiful scenery and places to explore all thanks to the South Fork of the American River. It’s the perfect place for the full music festival experience.

Since 2007 the American River festival has been offering much more than nationally recognized musical talent but also beautiful riverfront camping, whitewater river trips, guided riverfront hikes, dance parties, kid’s activities, “live” art, jams, learn shops, excellent food and beverage offerings, shuttle buses between camps, an incredible showcase night and can’t miss vibe.


As a special salute to the nearby historic Coloma-Lotus American River Valley, we are offering a free pair of tickets.
(Music links  – scroll down)

This offer Includes:
 Saturday & Sunday or Sunday only American River Music Festival tickets [19 & 20SEP]

call us at 530 303-6496 for details –  or inquire about a booking at  – Booking link

Traffic tip.  Don’t start your drive home on Sunday until after 5:30 – 6:00 even 7:00.  Enjoy a lazy afternoon – early evening  – have dinner in the area and you are almost guaranteed a smooth drive home without traffic.  The American River Music Festival ends at 5:30 on Sunday  – just in time for dinner and an easy drive.  To head back to the Bay Area, take Lotus Road to North Shingle Springs Road back to HWY 50 West in Shingle Springs instead of going back into Placerville on 48. 

For tickets, list of performers, the complete schedule and information about this “celebration of music and moving water” go to or call 530-622-6044.

Reviews    “This is the feel good event of the summer up here in Gold Country. The setting, on the American River, is nothing short of spectacular. Unlike other festivals of its ilk, the American River Music Festival is completely low-key and uncrowded … lots of stuff to do…
“Like jump in the river or play in the kid zone…. super friendly. To the point that most of the artists are out in the crowd before and sometimes after their sets… Soaking up the scene. —Mike

The scenery is amazing the festival site is a pristine park right next to the American River and bonus in addition to the standard porta potty (not my favorite) there are clean real bathrooms.  I prefer this event to some other festivals because it is small and intimate.  There is a great crew that organizes buses all day to and from the campgrounds, so once you get there you don’t need a car at all. — Jen

Suggestions for Saturday
The Apple Hill farms start firing up the ovens for their famous berry pies & pressing fresh apple cider
for the harvest festival starting in Septemeber.

Here are links to music:

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