Hotel California and Vaso Loco, LLC, a company founded by guitarist Peter Buck, today announced that The Autumn Defense will make a special appearance at the fourth annual Todos Santos Music Festival, a two-week philanthropic music event. 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.
On Thursday, January 15, long running multi-instrumentalist duo The Autumn Defense, comprised of Wilco members Pat Sansone and John Stirratt, will take the stage with a full four piece band at the Todos Santos Music Festival alongside a diverse array of acclaimed performers spanning the rock, alt-country, and Latin genres.
The festival will showcase artists over two weekends. Full lineup below:
Weekend 1 (January 15-17)
The Autumn Defense (January 15th only), Alt-country pioneers Old 97’s and The Jayhawks, and the 2014 Grammy Award-winning Latin quartet La Santa Cecilia who will play the 16-17th.
Weekend 2 (January 21-24)
Local Music Showcase
The 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 will join the lineup on the final night of the festival.
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’.
Following the recent Hurricane Odile which caused widespread devastation to Todos Santos, the Todos Santos Music Festival has set up a disaster fund in partnership with festival sponsors The Palapa Society of Todos Santos, A.C. and Hotel California. The Palapa Society Odile Disaster Relief Fund, set up by the Palapa Society at the International Community Foundation (ICF) will allow the public to make tax deductible contributions from the United States. For contribution via the ICF site please visit http://icf-xchange.org/donateonline/index.php?webkey=psodr
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.
The full schedule of events as well as ticketing info for the 2015 festival can be can be found here.
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.