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FESTIVAL

4 Days * 16 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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                                                                                    KICK-OFF PARTY

 

Gettin the week-end started is Notorious Entertainment's Kick-Off Party Thursday Sept. 23rd

Kernville Saloon 8:00-12:00 $10.00 cover

Mark Sells Band promises a full evening of WOW moments for blues and rock fans. His blistering guitar has brought him popularity all over the West Coast and beyond. Always with a roster of A-List musicians to back him up, Mark entertains and engages his audience with his original music and covers of Stevie Ray Vaughn, Santana, and other crowd favorites. High energy, high intensity blues at it's best! 

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                                           VIP PARTY
Hot Sauce Shop's VIP Party Friday Sept. 24th 1:00-4:00pm, Back Stage $25. (You will need a Main Stage festival ticket to get to the back stage)
There’s Whiteboy James permanently clad in black trenchcoat, smoking nonstop, shadow boxing, dancing, mugging away as the band tears it up behind him. One of the area's hardest-working blues acts. Heavily influenced by the likes of Cab Calloway, Jerry Lee Lewis and Big Joe Turner, Whiteboy James and the Blues Express promise that you don't just hear their music, "You experience it. You feel it. You dance on a lot of broken glass." Sounds like a party! 
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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!

                            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 Truth Jones, has a big voice to match her impressive stature.

She can belt out gospel and soul rarely heard from suburban white girls.

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