2017 Hangtown Music Festival
3.13.17 – The dates are set! The 7th Annual Hangtown Music Festival will be held October 26 – 29, 2017. We look forward to our return to Placerville!
2016 Hangtown Music Festival
10.17.16 – As recently announced, bassist Chris Wood underwent emergency surgery last week. While we’re happy to report that his healing process is going even better than expected, he unfortunately won’t be able to perform with his bands, Medeski Martin & Wood and The Wood Brothers, this weekend at Hangtown. The festival will, however, be featuring one-of-a-kind ensembles in place of those previously scheduled sets. Kirk Joseph of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band (tuba) and Will Bernard (guitar) will join John Medeski and Billy Martin to form Medeski Martin & Mad Skillet. The group, which is a hybrid of John Medeski’s Mad Skillet and Medeski Martin & Wood, will perform a dynamic mix of MMW tunes and hard-hitting grooves. Additionally, Oliver Wood & Jano Rix of the Wood Brothers will be joined by Ric Robertson from The Rondo Rigs on bass to present a mix of Wood Brothers’ favorites and well known classics with several guests including Nicki Bluhm, Joe Craven, Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth and members of The Infamous Stringdusters, billed as Oliver Wood w/Jano Rix & the Hangtown Allstars.
10.13.16 – New this year! We’ll be offering “Taste of SupernaturALL” single-day upgrades. Get more details here.
10.12.16 – Our “More than Music” activities have been posted! Pumpkin carving, a Tahoe Blue bloody mary bar, Sierra Nevada tasting and so much more. Check it out!
9.23.16 – Sunday: HellaStella (sky) ~ Just look to the sky to devise your disguise…on Hangtown’s last night, stars and moons will rise!
9.22.16 – Saturday’s costume theme is…Zoobadooba (earth) ~ Two legs, four legs, feathers or scales…all you party animals come shake your tail!
9.21.16 – Friday’s costume theme is…Hydrofunky! (water) ~ Steep in the deep or ride the tide…creatures and voyagers of water come mystify!
9.20.16 – First costume theme announcement! Thursday: Chromatopia (rainbow) ~ Pick a solid color and go head to toe…let’s turn Hangtown into a rainbow!
9.8.16 – The Grids are here! Check out our daily schedule here and start making your Hangtown plans!
8.25.16 – We’re pleased to announce Gene Evaro JR and Kate Gaffney Band will both be making their Hangtown debut this year and Hangtown veteran Joe Craven will return as Festival Emcee/Carnival Barker and Artist at Large! Full lineup here!
8.23.16 – Heads up, Road Warriors! On-site RV passes for Hangtown are SOLD OUT but you can still guarantee yourself a hookup with a SupernaturALL RV Pass. If you don’t require a hookup you can still purchase Dry RV Passes in Mystery Meadow. Get your passes here.
8.11.16 – We’re pleased to announce The Brothers Comatose, Achilles Wheel, The Kitchen Dwellers, Ideateam, and Swamp Zen will be joining the lineup for Hangtown. Full lineup here!
8.11.16 – BoomBox, Steve Kimock & Friends, The Infamous Stringdusters, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Incidental Animals and Twiddle will all be making you shake it in the Hangin’ Hall this year. Get more details here and get your late night tickets here.
7.13.16 – Prices on 4 day passes go up $14 at 12:00am on Tuesday, July 19th. Get your passes now to save!
7.12.16 – Railroad Earth video announces 2016 Hangtown Performers!
5.3.16 – A limited number of Blind Faith tickets on sale now!
4.5.16 – The More Things Change…the more they stay the same! We’ve got a new name and a new look, with a new website on the way! Formerly the Hangtown Halloween Ball, we’ve changed our name to Hangtown Music Festival to eliminate the common misconception that our event takes place over Halloween weekend. That said, we aren’t changing our vibe…we expect to see you in Placerville in all your ghoulish glory this October! Costumes and the traditional Halloween flair we’re known for will always remain a part of Hangtown!
3.2.16 – The 2016 Facebook Event for Hangtown is live! Join here and stay on top of all of the latest news!