Fourth Annual Charity Event Returns to Southern Baja Featuring Peter Buck + Friends and Showcasing Performances by Old 97’s, Conor Oberst, M. Ward, Drive-By Truckers, The Jayhawks, La Santa Cecilia, Dawes, Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich + Fussible & More
(Benefitting The Palapa Society of Todos Santos, A.C. and local charities)
Hotel California and Vaso Loco, LLC, a company founded by guitarist Peter Buck, today announced the fourth annual Todos Santos Music Festival, a two-week music event benefiting local charities. The festival, held in Todos Santos at the legendary Hotel California and in the historic town plaza, located in the southern Baja region of Mexico, will take place on January 15-17 & 21-24, 2015. Tickets for all Todos Santos Music Festival events will be available for purchase on September 15, 2014, at http://todossantosmusicfestival.com/tickets.
The Todos Santos Music Festival was established to make a difference in the community by bringing together artists to raise funds for important local charities. The 2014 Todos Santos Music Festival raised $62,000, which was distributed to several of the town’s most invaluable organizations.
With its picturesque setting, collaborative performances, and philanthropic spirit, the festival has become a coveted destination for an eclectic group of musicians and music enthusiasts. The festival is inspired by the vibrant artistic spirit of Todos Santos, dubbed “Pueblo Magico”, and celebrates the town’s deep cultural roots.
The 2015 Todos Santos Music Festival will boast two weeks of live performances from a diverse array of acclaimed performers with the final show taking place in the historic Todos Santos Town Plaza. The lineup, curated by Peter Buck, features artists spanning the rock, alt-country, and Latin genres. The festival’s first weekend will feature alt-country pioneers Old 97’s and The Jayhawks as well as 2014 Grammy Award-winning Latin quartet La Santa Cecilia. The second weekend will present performances by singer-songwriter and former Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst, indie Californian folk-rock band Dawes, famed indie-folk artist M. Ward, revered storytellers and root rockers Drive-By Truckers, and Mexico’s critically acclaimed genre-bending ensemble Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich + Fussible.
The popular local music showcase, which premiered last year as part of the festival, will return on January 21. The showcase will feature emerging artists from the Southern Baja community.
The 2015 festival will also welcome back special guest performers including: Peter Buck’s solo project, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur, acclaimed musician and songwriter Chuck Prophet, former Dream Syndicate bandleader Steve Wynn, and vocalist-guitarist Kevn Kinney of Drivin’ N Cryin’.
The full schedule of events as well as ticketing info can be can be found at http://todossantosmusicfestival.com/.
The 2015 Todos Santos Music Festival Todos Santos Music Festival will be presented by Hotel California and Vaso Loco, and is also made possible by: Secretary of Tourism for the State of Baja California Sur; the Cabo and La Paz hotel associations La Paz Emprhotur, and Los Cabos Hotel Association; Live Nation; Tres Santos, Todos Santos’ new integrated community centered around connectivity and mindful living; Rancho Pescadero; Los Colibris; Todos Santos resident and Ambassador of Buedingen, Germany Marion Stewart; Todos Santos Inn; and the generosity and support of the local business and hospitality community. Marketing, travel and logistics are being provided by group travel and events specialists The Cabo Agency.
About Vaso Loco
Vaso Loco was formed by Peter Buck to promote the Festival. Peter Buck is a founding member and lead guitar player of REM. Buck continues to tour and play regularly to help support talented artists.
About The Hotel California
At the hub of Todos Santos is the legendary and colorful Hotel California. Originally built in 1947 this unique hotel underwent a masterful renovation in 2001 that would go on to win numerous awards for design and dÃÂ©cor. The original 16 rooms were transformed into the eclectic 11-suite hotel it is today. www.hotelcaliforniabaja.com/press