This summer, we have enjoyed participating in several smaller festivals close to home. It seems that there are more and more small local festivals every year – choosing which ones to go to has become quite the first world problem to have! And though I’m a little sad to be missing my favorite BIG festival this year, Burning Man, I have grown to love the smaller local festies even more than the large ones. There’s a sense of community, family, and taking care of each other that I see at the smaller festivals that seems to get lost in the bustle of the crowded larger music festivals.
Northern Nights Music Festival is about an hour’s drive from the Mendo coast where I live, and I’m very excited to be going to it for my first time in a few short weeks. This is the second year for the festival, held on the Mendocino/Humboldt county line at Cook’s Valley Campground, but for being such a young festival, they sure have in impressive and varied music line-up! I am most excited about Lindsay Lowend, Little People, Giraffage, NastyNasty, The Floozies, and Beats Antique, but there is something for everyone on this lineup, PLUS yoga classes and other opportunities for fun!
I am very grateful to be part of the street team for Northern Nights this year, so I’ve been promoting by handing out flyers, putting up posters, and talking about the festival online and in person to friends, all while getting myself even more amped up for the event. Camp Mendoland (a growing group of friends that will be camping together at NNMF) is steadily growing as we prepare to dance to awesome beats, camp under the redwoods, and float in the beautiful Eel River July 18th – 20th. I’m going to experience my first silent disco (though part of me hates the idea because I am such a fan of feeling the bass throughout my body from HUGE speakers when I see bass music live) and I’m definitely looking forward to a much-needed relaxing weekend of fun in the middle of a very busy season.
This is gonna be a good one. And tickets go up in price again tomorrow – July 1, so jump on them while you can and come join us under the redwoods! We’ll show you how Mendo parties. We do it right!