Ever since we here at Submerge first discovered American River Music Festival a few years back, we have been singing its praises to whoever will listen. Now in its ninth year and running from Sept. 18 to 21, 2015, in the beautiful foothills town of Coloma, California, American River Music Festival consistently presents world-class touring bands in the folk/Americana vein and also offers multiple camping packages at a number of different riverside sites, river walks (including live music!), after parties, jam sessions, kid-friendly activities and so much more. The main stage is located at Henningsen Lotus Park, a picturesque setting for a music festival that is literally right on the South Fork of the American River. If you get hot, you can just waddle over and take a dip, then get back to dancing! Set to appear on the main stage this year are The Infamous Stringdusters, Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, Dangermuffin, Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line, Shook Twins, David Luning, David Myles, Songs of the Fall, Spark and Whisper, and last but not least, Dennis Johnson and the Mississippi Ramblers. The main stage gates will open at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19 and Sunday, Sept. 20. To see a full rundown of the scheduled performances for both the main stage as well as campground shows and after parties, visit Americanrivermusic.org, where you can also score early-bird ticket prices through July 15.