Grab your tents, costumes and dancing shoes, because Railroad Earth, in conjunction with Pet Projekt, has put together a three-night Halloween Weekend extravaganza in Placerville, CA for the inaugural Hangtown Halloween Ball! The glam-camping event will take place at the beautiful El Dorado County Fairgrounds on October 28th-30th and will feature a stellar line-up of some of the nation’s hottest touring acts, along with two complete sets of Railroad Earth to close Saturday and Sunday evening!
Set to take place at the gateway of the High Sierras, the location boasts more than just breathtaking views. The El Dorado County Fairgrounds is just a 2 hour hop from San Francisco, an hour from Tahoe and just 45 minutes from Sacramento, in the Gold Rush town of Placerville, CA — the perfect late fall destination area. Known for a balmy harvest season; the area boasts 77 degree highs, while the rest of the country is battening down the hatches for a cold winter ahead.
“We have a remarkable site. The main stage area is set within an expansive natural amphitheater while the indoor late night hall, located just 100 yards away, is a 2100 person venue with plenty of room for dancing. We’re also offering multiple camping options including a really cool VIP zone set back from the main venue area in an open grassy field with perfectly clear stage site lines.” states Ryan Kronenberg from Pet Projekt. “There will also be flushing toilets and hot running showers for both VIP and regular camping.”
The Halloween celebration will feature an all-star line-up including two nights with Railroad Earth along with The Funky Meters, Jackie Greene, 7 Walkers, David Grisman Sextet, Zach Deputy, Melvin Seals and JGB, Elephant Revival, Poor Man’s Whiskey, Head For the Hills, the Dead Winter Carpenters and many more spanning the two-day festival.
“Unlike most festivals of this kind, our late night event does not include an additional cost for the Funky Meters.” stated Brian Ross, Manager for Railroad Earth. “Your weekend ticket makes everything available to you.”
Festival organizers have brought in a troupe of West Coast specialists in scene enhancement to help brew the weekend festivities celebrating All Souls Day with a twist of good ole Halloween. The weekend will include outdoor movie showings of classic horror movies, traveling gypsy card readers, and other spooky and supernatural happenings to take all in attendance on a trip into the afterworld. The Hangtown Halloween Ball also welcomes children, and will feature a fun activity-based kid zone in the main venue. So, get your costumes ready, for this is the pinnacle of all costume weekends. And stay tuned to the Hangtown Halloween Ball website (www.hangtownhalloween.com) for all the latest on music schedules, special events and ways to participate.“We’re planning a lot of wild stuff,” says Ross.
Railroad Earth is known best for their fire-in-the-belly Roots and Americana music. The six-piece band is revered for singing songs of our nation’s changing landscape and social ills with a commitment reminiscent of Woody Guthrie, while interpolating instrumental timbres that could have been pulled from Celtic or Cajun culture. With an assortment of great music, booked from the afternoon and well into the night, the Hangtown Halloween Ball might just be the best and last chance to dance under the stars this year.
For ticketing and concert package information or to learn more about the performers booked for the weekend, check out the Hangtown Halloween Ball website at http://www.hangtownhalloween.