Live Oak Music Festival, the annual Fathers’ Day weekend KCBX fundraiser event held in the hills near Santa Barbara, celebrates 25 years of music, fun, and community on Friday - Sunday, June 14 -16, 2013. Much more than a music festival, the event unites a diverse, multi-generational community of 3,000 music-lovers in the Live Oak lifestyle. Featuring eclectic musical genres, unique performances, camping, shopping, dining and hands-on activities and workshops, Live Oak offers a memorable weekend of entertainment for the whole family.
MUSIC – The 2013 lineup of performers includes headliners Grammy Award-winning Dobro player Jerry Douglas (Sunday); iconic singer/songwriterRobert Earl Keen (Friday); and premier New Orleans brass band the Stooges Brass Band (Saturday), plus 16 other main stage acts, and genres ranging from folk, blues, and bluegrass to Latin, jazz, Americana and world music. See the full line-up at www.liveoakfest.org/lineup.
SHOPPING - In between acts, Live Oak guests can enjoy an outdoor emporium loaded with one-of-a-kind items including art, clothes, handmade jewelry, musical instruments, ceramics and much more. Meanwhile, the official KCBX tent spills over with event memorabilia, and also plays host to a popular silent auction.
FOOD - For the hungry camper or day-tripper, Live Oak camp provides a bountiful food court featuring gyros, pizza, salads and burgers, as well as ice cream and beverages at one of the many tempting vendor booths.
WORKSHOPS - Musicians of all skill levels can participate in several music workshops given by some of the performers, or simply stroll around to join in spontaneous after-hour jam sessions with friends old and new.
KIDS’ ACTIVITIES - Kids will be well-entertained with arts and crafts, juggling, music, workshops, a talent show and more. Parents can relax at the Little Acorns Toddler Oasis, a fenced 30x30 area catering to Live Oak's youngest guests.
CAMPING - The sprawling 40 acre campgrounds transform during Live Oak Music Festival into an astonishing array of inventive and brightly colored tent and RV–villages featuring everything from hammocks to couches and trampolines—installations that make a car-camp feel like a fantasy land. Adult full-festival three-day passes, which include camping, are $125. Children’s full-festival passes are $80 for teens and $40 for children 4-12 years old. Children under four years old are free. Day passes are also available for $55 for adults and teens and $20 for children 4-12.
Tickets for the festival are now available and 100% of festival proceeds benefit KCBX Public Radio, which serves San Luis Obispo, Southern Monterey, and Santa Barbara Counties. 2013 Live Oak Music Festival tickets, the up-to-date entertainment line-up, and complete festival information are available at www.liveoakfest.org or by calling 805-781-3030.