HUICHICA MUSIC FESTIVAL, JUNE 2-JUNE 3, 2012, SONOMA, CA: LINEUP ANNOUNCED, TICKETS AVAILABLE!
JUNE 2 & 3, 2012
GUNDLACH BUNDSCHU WINERY, SONOMA, CA (Gundlach Bundschu winery’s grounds are located an hour north of San Francisco and 90 minutes west of Sacramento.)
SONNY AND THE SUNSETS
OCCIDENTAL BROTHERS DANCE BAND INTERNATIONAL
SEA OF BEES
PURE BATHING CULTURE
DJ SET FROM VETIVER’S ANDY CABIC
LIVE FILM SCORE FROM TIM RUTILI AND RACHEL BLUMBERG
SONNY SMITH & FRIENDS PERFORM “SEES ALL, KNOWS ALL”
* Incredible farm-to-table-to-amp gourmet local food from a variety of fine purveyors, including Fremont Diner, Equator Coffee and amazing, small-lot wines from Gundlach Bundschu
* Screening of a film from Invisible Children (http://www.invisiblechildren.com/ )
*Occidental Brothers Dance Band International will play during a huge, family-style gourmet dinner that takes place inside the winery’s 90 year-old barn
*Three performance areas—two outside, one inside the winery building
*Wine City—wine stations/tastings/short tour of winery, food & wine pairings
TICKETS, PHOTOS, JAMS & MORE INFO AVAILABLE ON THIS AMAZING, SUPER USER-FRIENDLY & INFORMATIVE SITE:
ABOUT THE HUICHICA MUSIC FESTIVAL:
There are a lot of music festivals these days. They vary in scope from giant scale corporate behemoths featuring A-list headliners and a slew of up-to-the-minute buzz bands to tiny street fairs. Somewhere down the middle path exists a new breed of homegrown boutique fest, usually curated and produced by one or two people, often artist-led, and mainly tailored towards vibe. A good rule of thumb for this type of event is that it’s best if it occurs in a stunningly beautiful place.
Now in its third year, the Huichica Music Festival in Sonoma, California is the embodiment of this new breed of festival—gorgeous location, experientially fantastic for both artists and fans, hand-picked and extra-awesome lineup, and more.
The idea for Huichica was born of a chance meet up of vintner Jeff Bundschu and Fruit Bats founder Eric D. Johnson. Bundschu, also a concert producer, had hosted amazing nights with Jonathan Rice and Deer Tick on the redwood stage at his 150 year-old winery, Gundlach Bundschu. Johnson had always wanted to put on a small festival, and after a Fruit Bats show at Bundschu’s winery, he knew exactly where he wanted to do it.
Johnson’s festival idea was especially informed by the new breed of concert and festival promoters - people like Britt Govea, whose FolkYeah Productions has put on shows in Big Sur and other California dream worlds - and Zale Schoenborn and Terry Groves, whose Pickathon Festival in Portland is one of the greenest, most tightly curated and overtly artist-friendly festivals in the world. The idea? If the bands are happy and want to hang out, the shows are better, and the fans are happier.
One way to ensure that everyone is happy is by focusing not only on hosting an incredible weekend of music in a jaw-dropping setting, but by placing a heavy emphasis on the celebration of the incredible artisan foods and wine available in Sonoma. Friday evening, a world-class farm-to-table—to-amp dinner will be available, featuring Fremont Diner, , Equator Coffee and amazing, small-lot wines from Gundlach Bundschu.
Ticket prices are going to remain low—this is high-class, low-price, all pure enjoyment. We can’t wait to hear from you.
Please contact Joan Hiller at Riot Act Media to interview organizers Eric D. Johnson and Jeff Bundschu, and for information about press credentials.
MORE ABOUT GUNDLACH BUNDSCHU:
Founded in 1858, Gundlach Bundschu is California’s oldest family run winery. Currently run by the sixth generation of the Bundschu family, the historic winery focuses on making small lots of estate-grown wines from its sustainably farmed vineyard in southern Sonoma Valley at the base of the Mayacamas Mountain Range. The family meticulously farms its steep hillsides to produce world-class Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, while blocks on the cool clay loam soil of the Valley floor are ideally suited for limited production Pinot Noir, Gewurztraminer and Chardonnay. After over 150 years, Gundlach Bundschu remains focused on the future—approaching its vineyards, wine and world with spirit, creativity and dedication to excellence. The family is proud to share more than just its profound wines, but its personal connection to the land upon which its legacy continues. Gundlach Bundschu is located at 2000 Denmark Street in Sonoma, CA. For more information, please visit www.gunbun.com
PS: Huichica is pronounced “Wee-CHEE-ka”, just F your I.