DIFFUSER.FM: Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven to Host 11th Annual Campout Music Festival
by Dave Swanson
Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven are getting ready to host their annual Campout music festival. This year marks the 11th year for their homegrown music bash, and includes a variety of musical outfits over the course of three days near the end of August.
The three-day romp will take place Aug. 27-29 at Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace in the High Desert of Southern California. ”It wasn’t a festival in the beginning, I just wanted to have both bands play,” David Lowery told The Desert Sun. “The idea was to have all the bands that came out of Camper Van Beethoven there and to have a kind of Trekkie convention. It was more a convention of people in the bands, friends and hardcore fans. Over the years we got some of our famous friends in there.” You can find the complete lineup below.
Both Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven promise to dive deep into their respective catalogs for this event. The two combos have been pretty active over the past few of years with CVB releasing two albums — 2013′s La Costa Perdida and El Camino Real in 2014 — while Cracker just released a double-disc, Berkeley to Bakersfield, late last year.
Cracker + Camper Van Beethoven 2015 Tour / Campout Lineup
Aug. 12 — Albany, N.Y. – Empire State Plaza (Cracker)
Aug. 13 — Boston, Mass. – Rock On! Concert Cruise – (Cracker)
Aug. 14 — Bethlehem Pa. – Musikfest – Volksplatz Stage – Johnston Park (Cracker)
Aug. 15 — Woodstock, N.Y. – Bearsville Theater (Cracker)
Aug. 27 — Campout Music Festival — Cracker Duo/The Whiskey ?Gentry Duo/Hickman-Dalton Gang
Aug. 28 — Campout Music Festival — Camper Van Beethoven/The Whiskey Gentry/Jonathan Segel/The Dangers/Johnny Hickman
Aug. 29 — Campout Music Festival — Cracker/Jeska Van Rabbit/Thayer Sarrano/Ashley Raines/Curtsy/Victor Krummenacher/Frank Furano
Aug. 30 — NedFest Music & Arts Festival @ Jeff Guercio Memorial Field, Nederland, CO (Cracker)
Aug. 31 — Pinos Altos, N.M. -Buckhorn Saloon & Opera House (Cracker w/ Camper Van Beethoven)
Sept. 1 — Albuquerque, N.M. – Launchpad (Cracker w/ Camper Van Beethoven)
Sept. 2 — Flagstaff, Ariz. – Orpheum Theater (Cracker w/ Camper Van Beethoven)
Sept. 3 — Phoenix, Ariz. – Crescent Ballroom (Cracker w/ Camper Van Beethoven)
Sept. 4 — Tucson, Ariz. – Coco Fest @ Club Congress (Cracker)