Nanci Griffith, Bruce Cockburn, Natalie MacMaster, Richard Thompson, David Lindley, David Bromberg & the Angel Band will headline the inaugural LA Acoustic Music Festival on June 6-7 on the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, CA. Jimmy LaFave, Eliza Gilkyson, Slaid Cleaves, Joel Rafael, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, The Woody Guthrie Tribute, The Refugees and Stonehoney will also be featured.
The two-day celebration of acoustic music, which takes place during the pier’s 100th Anniversary year, will benefit the California Acoustic Music Project (CAMP).
Premiere tickets cost $130 (adults, both days) and $100 (children, both days) or $75 (adult, one day) and $45 (children, one day). General admission is $110 (adults, both days) and $80 (children, both days), or $65 (adults, one day) and $45 (children, one day).
Seating for the event is reserved by section, but not by specific chairs within a section. Premiere seating is front of house; general admission is behind premiere seating.
“My heart has always been to get the music out there, in whatever way it can,” said festival promoter Renee Bodie in a statement. “Los Angeles isn’t broken, but it has become very disconnected. This is about our community and being able to buck the odds and have a celebration of acoustic music in a time when our hearts need it the most.”
The LA Acoustic Music Festival debuts in a year in which the venerable Claremont Folk Festival is on a one-year hiatus, making the event even more indispensible for fans of folk and Americana music.