Joshua Tree Turns Up the Volume

The sounds of the desert just got a little bit wilder



Papadosio is among the eclectic mix of bands coming to this weekend's Joshua Tree Music Festival.

papadosio.com

Each year, Joshua Tree National Park attracts throngs of visitors.

Folks are lured in by the picturesque landscapes and the lore of the desert. But in May and October, the pull will be akin to a siren’s song when the Joshua Tree Music Festival gets underway.

From May 17-19, Lily of the Valley, Ray Fresco, Papadosio, Mexico 68, and Chicano Batman – to name a few, will converge, bringing their respective folk, funk, and world-music sounds to the crowd of thousands. The all-ages event draws an eclectic mix of individuals who love the festival’s distinctive setting, lack of commercialism, and groovy lineup. In previous years, Kinky, Dick Dale, and Eric Burdon performed.

Joshua Tree Music Festival is also family friendly; parents and kids can participate in arts and crafts activities at Kidsville ranging from making lanterns and stamps, to creating umbrella or yarn art. There is a full yoga schedule, art installations, smaller crowds than other fests, and plenty of organic foods and beverages available for purchase.

Like Coachella and Stagecoach, JTMF provides basic amenities to attendees, like water, WiFi, and free admission to children under 10. However, you’ll need to bring money, sun protection, vitamins, and do your pre-gaming (drinking) off-site, as the nearest liquor stores and ATMs are eight miles from the festival site. Dogs are not allowed (guide animals are exempt from the rule).

Tickets are sold for individual days, or for the duration of the entire event. To fully experience the majesty of the desert, camping is available as well.

For more information, or to purchase passes, visit www.joshuatreemusicfestival.com

Add your comment:
Desert Guide

Related Articles

Explore Palm Springs: Beating the Heat Before Air Conditioning

Summers in Palm Springs before air conditioning meant finding creative ways to try and stay cool.

10 Things to Do in Palm Springs This Weekend

Palm Springs Life helps plan out your weekend in Palm Springs and the desert resort cities with concerts, events, restaurants, nightlife, clubs and the world of entertainment only found in the desert.

Lisa Vanderpump Achieves Star Status in Palm Springs

Lisa Vanderpump, one of the stars of the 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills', will receive the 372nd star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars July 30.

Il Corso Creates Authentic Italian Experience in Taste, Look

From its 100-year-old flooring from an Italian farmhouse to its authentic menu, Il Corso in Palm Desert has created a slice of Italy at its El Paseo location.

Jeremiah Clark Embraces Role as Traveling Musician

Jeremiah Clark prefers to travel by train, giving him a chance to see the country and bring those experiences into his music.

Promotions + Contests

90 Days of Summer Romantic Palm Springs Getaway 2014

90 Days of Summer Romantic Palm Springs Getaway 2014

Experience the beauty, romance and excitement of the Palm Springs area when you enter to be the lucky winner of this romantic couple’s getaway
90 DAYS OF SUMMER Instagram Contest 2014

90 DAYS OF SUMMER Instagram Contest 2014

Win a fabulous Palm Springs weekend!

Win a fabulous Palm Springs weekend!

Each month, a first place winner will be selected to win a fabulous Palm Springs weekend!And, each month, three additional runners up will be selected to win a wonderful Palm Springs area Dining certificate!
2013/14 Best of the Best

2013/14 Best of the Best

Palm Springs Life’s annual Best of the Best. Readers tell us who their choice is for the “Best of the Best” of the Coachella Valley in over 40 categories.
Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Caption Contest

Each month, we provide a vintage 1950’s cartoon illustrated by Alice Rovinsky. You are invited to submit a caption or vote for your favorite caption.
Pets on Parade 2014 Photo Contest

Pets on Parade 2014 Photo Contest

Enter your “Cutest Pet” photo in the Pets on Parade 2014 Photo Contest. Online users will be able to like the Cutest Pet photos from six (6) categories.