(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
The first annual Cracker/Camper Van Beethoven Camp Out will be September 9-10 ay Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace in Pioneertown, CA. The event has three main
1) "To bring together as many members as possible of the greater Camper Van
Beethoven family. These are the bands and artists that grew out of Camper
Van Beethoven, worked with us over the years, or are simply our friends;"
2) "To celebrate our many connections to this area of California. Camper Van
Beethoven originally started in Riverside, CA.;" and
3) To showcase some of the better emerging artists from the Low Desert,
High Desert and Eastern Inland Empire."
"We like to think of this as a very homespun much smaller alternative to that
other more famous desert music festival," says the Cracker/Camper Van Beethoven collective.
The festival will be held at Pappy and Harriet’s
Pioneertown Palace, which is located about five miles north of
Yucca Valley, near Joshua Tree National Monument, and is about three
hours east of Los Angeles. The Pioneertown Palace is a legendary biker
honky-tonk that has evolved into a somewhat more family friendly and artist
friendly restaurant and bar.
The festival begins on September 9 at 7 pm with an indoor and outdoor stage with LP (NYC), Retribution Gospel Choir (Mark Kozelek from Sun Kill Moon/Red House Painters and Alan Sparhawk from Low), Camper Van Beethoven, various solo performances from members of Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven and a variety of local artists.
September 10 begins at 1 pm with an all-local punk rock matinee. The night sets begin at 6 pm with Roger Clyne (of Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers), 90’s Camper Van Beethoven spin-off Monks of Doom, Cracker, and various solo performances from members of Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven and a variety of local artists.
Weekend passes are priced at $42.00 and include a limited number of “dry camping”
spots on the Pioneertown Palace property. Day passes are $27.00, and
September 10 afternoon Punk Matinee tickets are $10.00. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen