Joshua Tree Music Festival 2016
Genre : Music Festival
Location : 2601 Sunfair Rd, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Dates : Oct 6-9 2016
Website : Joshua Tree Music Festival
About the Festival
Joshua Tree National Park, home of the eponymous and quirky-looking yucca brevifolia tree species has served as inspiration for musicians, poets, and thinkers through the ages. Its colourful history, beautiful scenery, and unique flora and fauna translate into a place with an elevated consciousness and a metaphysical vibe. Joshua Tree Music Festival has a homey and intimate feel. The organizers believe the “music is the soul of life, and that art enriches and saves lives”. The festival does not boast of well-known artists, someone you hear on radio but, a collection of performers that many will be hearing for the first time, people will go home with a new favourite act that they discovered in the desert. Put together by a group of friends and funsters, it’s more of a family-centric nature of festival. Far from the glitz, the glam and the massive cult following of California’s numerous other music festivals, Joshua Tree is more of a community driven gathering that attracts like-minded people to thoughtfully curated line-ups and its location inside a national park. Few music festivals have such comprehensive list of activities for kids as Joshua Tree. The aptly-named Kidsville has Yoga, face painting and music workshops among other activities.
2016 Fall Festival line-up
Joshua Tree Music Festival 2016 organizers have assembled a melodious line-up this fall season. The line-up includes Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown, Mark Farina of Mushroom Jazz fame, Mokoomba from Zimbabwe, House of Hamsa – experimental musical mad scientists, Dynohunter – a breath of fresh air to the world of EDM, Liberation Movement and many more. Check out complete list of acts at the Joshua Tree Music Festival website.
How to reach:
By plane; Palm Springs International Airport (IATA: PSP) and Ontario International Airport (IATA: ONT) are the closest airports to the park.
By Train; Palm Springs is also the nearest city with an Amtrak station; it is served by the Sunset Limited Los Angeles – New Orleans route.
By Road; Joshua Tree National Park lies 140 miles east of Los Angeles. It can be approached from the west via Interstate 10 and Hwy 62 (Twenty-nine Palms Highway).
Reaching the venue:
Driving Directions: From Joshua Tree, go east on HWY 62 4 miles, turn left on Sunfair road the campground is 5 miles down on your right. From 29 palms, go 11 miles on HWY 62 from Adobe Road, turn right on Sunfair. Five miles down Sunfair on your right.
Lodging ; 29 Palms Inn, Best Western Gardens, High Desert Motel, Joshua Tree Inn, Thunderbird Lodge Retreat, Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce, Vacation Rental By Owner (VRBO), Harmony Motel are some.
Camping ; New for this year, there will be call booth for check in upon arrival, and just one online purchase to make for your festival & camping options. Camping at the festival will be on a first come, first served basis (communal festival camping). Rent RVs from the festival itself for the entire duration of your stay.
The national park has significance of its own, there’s some unique flora and fauna present in the desert. Being away from the city, the skies are crystal clear at night, and it’s a prime stargazing location. This festival makes you feel relaxed and rejuvenated all over. A gorgeous backdrop of rocky hills and mountainous desert stretching for miles under a clear blue sky. They even project lasers onto the mountain behind when it gets dark, with all sorts of shapes and designs. Don’t miss the 11Th Annual fall Joshua Tree Music Festival 2016, from October 6th to 9th 2016.