41st annual Summer Arts & Music Festival at Benbow Lake
June 3rd and 4th, 9:30am to 10pm (both days)
Benbow Lake State Recreation Area (Garberville, CA)
Discount weekend passes on sale in advance. Gate pricing- $30 per day/ $50 wknd – Children 12 and under are free!

On the weekend of June 3rd and 4th, the Mateel Community Center presents the 41st annual Summer Arts & Music Festival at Benbow Lake State Recreation Area in Garberville, CA. Voted“Best Music Festival in Humboldt County” by North Coast Journal readers in 2015 & 2016, and “One of 15 Tranformational Festivals to Attend in 2015” by Fest300 Magazine, the Summer Arts & Music Festival has been a favorite of Humboldt audiences for more than four decades!

Featuring more than 100 unique performances by eclectic entertainers on 4+ stages, the 2017 event will showcase a diverse array of local to international talent including musical headliners…. Easy Star All Stars, Locos Por Juana, The Brothers Comatose, Carolyn Wonderland, Jah9 & The Dub Treatment, La Inedita, Elektric Voodoo, The Zydeco Flames, Durand Jones & The Indications, Dustin Thomas, Wicklow Atwater, Candelaria, Hot October, and Joanne Rand, along with the best of our local and regional talent scene- plus more than 150 handmade craft, food, and non-profit vendor booths; a lively kid zone, all-media fine arts showcase, Belly Dance Temple, SummerTronica Tent, Generation Green Dome and beyond… all set upon a backdrop of ancient redwoods and the majestic Eel River!!!


33rd annual Reggae On The River®

August 3-6, 2017, French’s Camp, Garberville, CA

Bless up Reggae fans!  The wait is over and the moment has finally arrived when we release our new festival artwork, drop the artist lineup, and launch our final batch of advance tickets for the 33rd annual Reggae On The River!

Long revered as one of the world’s iconic Reggae music festivals, the 33rd edition of Reggae On The River will continue this incredible legacy with a diverse collection with the best in Reggae and world music from around the globe, including…

Slightly Stoopid, Assassin (aka Agent Sasco), Walshy Fire w/ Kabaka Pyramid, J Boog, Stick Figure, Lutan Fyah & The Riddim Rebels , Junior Kelly, Kabaka Pyramid & The Bebble Rockers, Ibibio Sound Machine, Dezarie, Culture featuring Kenyatta Hill, Ken Boothe, Perfect Giddimani, Warrior King & The Rootz Warriors, Nkulee Dube, Nattali Rize, Winston “Flames” Jarrett, Marla Brown, Prestige, Keida, Ojo de Buey, Sensimilla Dub, Mighty Mystic & The Hard Roots Movement, Yogoman Burning Band, Tatanka, Mystic Roots Band, Irie Rockers, Altar Tones, and a very special showcase with Woven Roots featuring JahDan Blakkamoore, Messenjah Selah, Army, Winstrong, Luv Fyah & Travis Roots – plus more TBA- including DJs, sound systems, and red hot guest artists!