Fans of folk, rock, Americana, jam bands and groovy tunes, this one’s definitely for you! The fifth annual Hangtown Halloween Ball is slated to take place from Oct. 22-25 at the picturesque El Dorado County Fairgrounds right up the hill in Placerville. Hangtown’s lineup has been impressive the last four years, that’s for sure, but this year they’ve outdone themselves with headliners Railroad Earth (who will play three shows throughout the weekend!), Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and Beats Antique! They’ll be joined by a slew of world-class jamming partners in crime like Yonder Mountain String Band, Lettuce, North Mississippi Allstars, Rubblebucket, Break Science, Dead Winter Carpenters, Scott Pemberton, T Sisters and tons of others for a total of 30-plus artists on three stages! I also have to give a special shout-out to one of my favorite local Sacramento bands, Ideateam, who scored (nay, earned) a coveted spot on the Hangtown lineup this year! To see the entire day-by-day schedule of set times and for a link to buy tickets ahead of time, visit Hangtownhalloween.com. Don’t forget that Hangtown Halloween Ball goes late-night again this year with sets from bands that last all the way till 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday night on the indoor “Hangin’ Hall” stage! As always, on-site camping is also available, there will be a kids zone, crafts faire and great food and drink. SupernaturALL VIP passes are also available for those that want the most indulgent experience. Just when you thought festival season was over … think again, it’s time for one of the region’s best gatherings of artists and musicians, Hangtown Halloween Ball!