Summer is coming to a simmer while plans at Hangtown Halloween Ball are just heating up. Located in the heart of gold country; Placerville, CA is historically known for being the junction of cross-country freight rails and frequent hangings. Its only fitting that Railroad Earth’s fourth annual affair re-incarnates the spirit of the afterlife with world class musicians and a touch of horror. With just a two hour drive from San Francisco, this festival is only a waltz away for all the spooky bay area jammers.
The stage is set at El Dorado County Fairgrounds from Oct. 24 to 26, 2014, for a bounty of rock, blues, folk, bluegrass and more. The co-headliner Moe. is a perennial jam powerhouse and will undoubtedly be a special treat for all the tricksters. Alongside them, the Meter Men featuring Zigaboo Modeliste, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter Jr. with special guest Robert Walter, Leftover Salmon featuring newly anointed member Bill Payne of Little Feat in addition to NorCal’s very own ALO (Animal Liberation Orchestra) and latest breakthrough: Poor Man’s Whiskey.
The fun(k) doesn’t stop there! The Motet, Jeff Austin Band, Dead Winter Carpenters, The Brothers Comatose, Shook Twins, and Mountain Standard Time, The Nibblers, and Mark Sexton Band bring the boogie, while late-night electronic jam like Sunsquabi, will keep your bones shakin’ all through the eerie night. With more than 30 artists on three stages, onsite camping, craft vendors, kids zone, late night music and a plethora of food and drink also await you at this Halloween blowout! Speaking of … don’t forget your costumes: each day of the Ball will have a different encouraged theme: Friday is “Electric Luau,” Saturday is “Straight Off the Mothership” and Sunday is “Zombie Prom Disco.
Hangtown Halloween Ball has shown considerable growth since its inception several years ago due in part to the incredible mountain setting with top-shelf accommodations and an unrivaled lineup of diverse and well known performing artists. This year is no exception. Celebrated for hosting top-notch local arts and crafts, locally brewed beers and some of the best camping this side of the High Sierras. Why not fright through the night with Railroad and friends at Hangtown Halloween Ball? For tickets click here. For more info on the event see LostInSound’s article here.