Music festivals are all the rage nowadays. And it’s perfectly sensible as to why! The birth of a community surrounded by beautiful art, amazing people, great food and fantastic music would attract any reasonable person. But what separates the American River Music Festival from the rest? Take those said characteristics and plug in some beautiful riverfront scenery, memorable camping and the option of a thrilling Class III whitewater rafting trip…well, you have one hell of a weekend awaiting you. Go to and purchase your campground tickets now! Your admission grants you Friday, Saturday and Sunday camping in one of three designated areas, admission to all three days of the music festival featuring amazing rock/blues/folk bands and free shuttle rides. Camping check-in is 9 a.m. on Friday and check-out is Monday at 11 a.m. It’s total emersion into the music festival experience, and it’s not to be missed! Go to their website for ticket purchasing and more information, including a list of all the bands playing, what to bring, festival maps, etc. Snag your spot at the American River Resort, Camp Lotus, or Earthtrek soon before all the spots fill up!