11/18/14 -- Next year's Festival, our 20th, will include Thursday.  Gates will now planned to be opened at 12:30 pm on June 25th.  Acts currently confirmed include:  Angelique Kidjo, Steve Earle and the Dukes, Playing For Change, Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton, The Waifs, Dan Hick and the Hot Licks, and Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real; with many more to announce in the near future.  Holiday ticket pricing is scheduled to start the first week of December.

Festival Features:

  • Four stages of Music on 150 acres
  • Beautiful On Site Camping In Old Growth Oak Trees
  • Workshops
  • Kids' Area
  • Hatha Yoga & Tai-Chi
  • Music Jamming Area
  • Flowing creek
  • Hobo Jungle

The annual Kate Wolf Music Festival is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy a great weekend with friends, family and lovers of fabulous music. Black Oak Ranch, the Mendocino home to the Hog Farm and Camp Winnarainbow-a circus camp for kids, is three hours north of San Fancisco and two hours south of Arcata.

"I had a WONDERFUL time in every way at KW. I believe that it's the best, the single best, festival I've ever been to."— Gretchen Giles (longtime former editor of the North Bay Bohemian newspaper)

"I love the Kate Wolf Festival because it's so laid back and hip with real 'from the heart' music in a beautiful natural setting…it reminds me of the good ol' days. Hey! These ARE the good ol' days when you're at The Kate Wolf Festival..."— Charlie Musselwhite.

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