This beloved community tradition has been a mainstay of Southern Humboldt community culture for over four decades. The North Coast Journal readers voted Summer Arts “Best Music Festival 2020”, because this family-friendly event provides a gathering space to enjoy local, regional and national live music and performing artists at various stages on the festival grounds, plus a fun-filled kids zone and over 50 international foods, fine arts and unique artisan crafts, and non-profit groups who come to create an arts village situated along the Eel River with a SoHum redwoods backdrop.
Tickets at Eventbrite: 45th Summer Arts & Music Festival
A selection of Saturday performers include: The Expendables, Pacific Vibration, Teao Sense & Audiopharmacy, Maria Muldaur, Arkaingelle, Soulevity, Cosmic Family Band “Family” Dance Party, DJ’s Andreas & Mario Lak.
Sunday select performers include: Diggin Dirt, SambaDa, Object Heavy, Garbervillians, Hill Honey & the Wildcats, Humboldt Latin Jazz Ensemble, Soul Medic, Zahira, & DJ Pounds.
The Mateel staff and board of directors are pleased to announce that the festival has a new home for June 2022, seven miles south of the Benbow location along a lovely stretch of the south fork of the Eel river, located to the east of highway 101 in Cooks Valley, known as County Line Ranch.
The County Line Ranch property is largely flat, partially wooded with ample space for both the event and for onsite vehicle parking providing daily in and out options, access to vehicles for the general public, a huge improvement for us all. This spacious property allows for a more generous fairway layout for vendors, performers and attendees, another great option for the people that make up the festival experience. We will produce the same event as you already love, but better, as we can now have the option to spread out combined with the ability to have a quality river access experience, while keeping the music going later into the evening, providing an overall improved experience for everyone.
The Mateel and Proper Wellness are excited to present our first-ever Cannabis Village at Summer Arts. Meet the farmers, listen to educational speakers, support your favorite farm and discover new brands and products. This area will be a secluded, shady oasis for 21 and older.
We are so excited that events are happening again. Event details are being updated as information becomes available. Before making plans, please check the event or festival website or Facebook page.