American River Music Festival and American River Resort

Get ready for the American River’s own music festival!
September 16-19, 2016

Do you hear it? The riff of guitars, twang of banjos, thumps on the bass. Folk, country, bluegrass, soul, rock and roll, even reggae. The 10th annual American River Music Festival will be Coloma Valley’s biggest event, and you don’t want to miss it!

American River Music Festival Performers

25 performing groups will appear on the Festival Main Stage and in venues all around Coloma/Lotus–including right here at American River Resort.

The Resort Gets In on the Act

On Friday evening, the Festival presents its renowned Musician’s Showcase here on American River Resort’s Event Center stage. Each musician plays two songs, with the top two performances–as judged by Festival jurists–receiving a two-song “tweener” on the Festival Main Stage! It’s an exciting night for performers and audience.

American River Music Festival website

The American River Music Festival website has tickets, performance and venue schedules, maps, and other information to help you make plans. Earlybird tickets are now on sale.

Rock With the Festival, Sleep With Us

There’s no accomodations more convienient for the Festival than American River Resort’s camp and RV sites, cabin tents, and riverside cabins. Free shuttles take you to and from the music venues, plus you can order ready-made meals, rent a tent, and even book a whitewater river trip during (or before or after) the Festival weekend–all with one phone call or easy online reservation.

Festival river trip with American Whitewater ExpeditionsSpeaking of Whitewater River Trips…

American Whitewater Expeditions, our resident whitewater rafting company, will host this year’s Music Festival River Trip. A 14-mile thrill ride complete with riverside lunch featuring live music! It happens on Friday, September 16. 

Call or email for more info or book a reservation now!