The 8th Annual “Old Grove Festival” at the Forest Theatre in Armstrong Redwoods

OG08"A Ramble in the Redwoods"
A cross-generational musical happening featuring a revolving cast of Bay Area talent

Opener and House Band for the Ramble: Houston Jones (High Octane Americana)
Featured guests: Carlos Reyes, Shana Morrison, Alexander Nelson, Teresa Tudury, David Luning, Jim 'n Kathy Ocean

DATE: Saturday, September 14, 2013
TIME: Gates open at 4:30pm; Opener at 6:00pm; Ramble at 7:00pm
LOCATION: Redwood Forest Theatre in Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve
DIRECTIONS: From River Road in Guerneville, travel 2 miles north on Armstrong Woods Rd
ADMISSION: General: $25.00; Preferred: $40; Redwood Circle: $60.00; Children 5-12: $10 (One child free w/ each paid adult)
SEATING: First come, first serve in section purchased
PARKING: Free with Admission (Walking up to ¾ mile may be required; bring flashlights & warm clothes; shuttles provided for those in need). Specific parking information is available at www.oldgrovefestival.org or 707-869-9177.
TICKETS & INFORMATION: www.oldgrovefestival.org or 707-869-9177
PUBLICITY CONTACT: Michele Luna at 707-869-9177 x4#

The Old Grove Festival returns to the beautiful natural amphitheater located in the heart of Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve for its eighth season. The Old Grove Festival features an outstanding variety of musical productions that help Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods raise funds to support their educational and stewardship programs, as well as continued advocacy for ALL State Parks.

HJ_with_Instruments8x10.jpgThis year's event is dubbed “A Ramble in the Redwoods”: a cross generational evening of 'Americana and more' featuring Houston Jones with special guest Carlos Reyes as the house band backing a revolving cast of some of the Bay Area's accomplished musical talents. Houston Jones with special guest & violin virtuoso Carlos Reyes will fire up the crowd with a set of high octane Americana at 6pm. The ramble begins at 7pm as Houston Jones and Carlos Reyes back a multi-generational selection of the Bay's talented singer-songwriters including Shana Morrison (gutsy blues, rock & folk and daughter of Van Morrison), Alexander Nelson (powerful, poetic genre-bending originals and brother of Jackie Greene), Teresa Tudury (Leonard Cohen meets Bessie Smith), David Luning (gritty soulful Americana rock), and Jim & Kathy Ocean (folk-rock for tangled times). Reserve early for this one-of-a-kind spontaneous musical event at the magical Forest Theater.

The event also features a delectable "Great Feast” starting at 4:30pm in the theatre at a very reasonable $15 per plate. (A vegetarian option will be available for $10. ) Advanced purchase is required. Those who sign up for early dinner reservations will be treated to the Ramble sneak-peak sound check.

Additional food and beverages (including a beer and wine bar) will be available for sale. (Outside alcohol is not allowed.) Parking is limited. Carpooling is encouraged. The theatre is about a ¾ mile walk from most parking locations. Allow extra time. Please bring a flashlight and warm clothes. Shuttle service and drop off accommodations will be provided for those in need.

Tickets are on sale now. Reserve early as tickets are limited to about 400 participants. Tickets and information for both the concert and the Great Feast are available by calling 707-869-9177 or on-line at www.oldgrovefestival.org.