2016 Hangtown Music Festival

The sixth annual Hangtown Music Festival, an event formerly known as Hangtown Halloween Ball, will take place at El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California October 20 – 23. Hosts Railroad Earth will play three nights of Hangtown ’16 and will be joined by an impressive array of acts from nearly every corner of the jam scene.

Medeski, Martin & Wood will follow a 25th anniversary celebration in New York City by heading out to Placerville for a performance at Hangtown. The Infamous Stringdusters, The Wood Brothers, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, Boombox, Twiddle, TAUK and Dead Winter Carpenters are among the other acts set to play Hangtown Music Festival this October.

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe will present a tribute to Prince including a full performance of The Purple One’sDirty Mind featuring Angelo Moore from Fishbone. Guitarist Steve Kimock will be on hand with a band that includes Jeff Chimenti, Bobby Vega, Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz, Leslie Mendelson and Wally Ingram. Speaking of “Lebo,” Hangtown will host the return of Incidental Animals a band that finds the guitarist joined by ALO mates Dave Brogan and Steve Adams along with SCI keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth and Trey Anastasio Band vocalist/trumpeter Jennifer Hartswick.

Expect additional lineup announcements leading up to the event. Tickets for Hangtown Music Festival are on sale now via Eventbrite.

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