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FESTIVAL

4 Days * 13 Bands * 4 Venues
2 Stages * 3 Parties * 1 Great Cause

The Kern River Rock n Blues Fest is a music experience in Kernville, CA. The scenic Central California Mountains is the perfect setting for the music community to come together and play. This is the ultimate Rock n Blues vacation. With more than a dozen bands invited as well as dozens of sit-in artist the public is sure to see some of the best musicians on the west coast. All lodging, restaurants, camping and entertainment are all within leisurely walking distance. 

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Jeff Dale and the South Woodlawners

Having played all over the United States, he now reaches international audiences with shows from Belgium to Croatia. With over 40 years of performing and writing original roots music, Jeff Dale and the South Woodlawners are currently unleashing their newest album Blues Power (2019). This recording radiates his hard-scrabble beginnings on the south side of Chicago, his resiliency through tough times, and his well-earned sense of humor. The album contains guest appearances by a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, jazz and classical musicians, and an inter-generational mash up of blues and rock musicians.

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K.K. Martin

Born W. Monroe Louisiana, A fourth generation guitarist, singer and songwriter, Began touring with my Parents band at age 10, Moved to California in 1969, and became immersed in the local rock scene, at age 16 landed a Brief stint with Albert Collins, Backup Band. Founding member of The Band A La Carte.  Honored to be Voted 1999 HOUSE of BLUES, Los Angeles MUSIC AWARDS "OUTSTANDING BLUES ARTIST.

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 MAIN STAGE

The Main Stage comes alive beginning Friday at 5:00pm, with 2 bands playing some of the best Classic Rock and Blues on the West Coast. The stage ends at 9:00pm each night just in time to hit the town and do the Kernville Pub Krawl.

Saturday opens at 10:15am with a salute to our Nations Veterans and the National Anthem. The rockin begins at 10:30 and goes non-stop with 7 bands till 9:00pm in time for the 2nd night of the Pub Krawl.

There are many ticket levels to choose from so click over to Tickets and be sure to not miss a thing!

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                            CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT

Cold Beer, Great Music and Cornhole, it doesnt get much better than that. Saturday Sarge's puts on an annual throwin of the bags to raise money for a great cause. 

Sarge's is a non-profit organization who partners with Wreaths Across America to pleace Christmas Wreaths on the headstones of our fallen veterans.

Sign-up and have a great time for a great cause. Let the trash talkin commence!

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KERNVILLE PUB KRAWL

Friday and Saturday Nights! No Ticket needed for the great after party Pub Krawl! 

After the great music ends on the BUD LIGHT Main Stage in Frandy Campground, Kernville turns into a 4 Venue Pub Krawl with Live Music and parties in every corner of town. You will see some great Acoustic acts and Bands rockin each venue with lots of sit-in musicians making for a full town of Jam Sessions everywhere you KRAWL

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                          ALL-STAR REVUE

Our thank you to the town of Kernville, the All-Star REVUE is FREE open jam session with some of the week-ends best artists Sunday Sept. 26th 11:00a-2:00pm, Circle Park

Hosted by Kern River Valley Blues Players

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