The Brothers Comatose and (((folkYEAH!))) are thrilled to announce the special addition of the T Sisters to the Comatopia 2017 artist lineup. Following the release of their much-anticipated self-titled sophomore album in 2016, the T Sisters are making a name for themselves as one of the West Coast's foremost indie-Americana acts poised to break out in 2017. T Sisters perform at Comatopia following tours with Amos Lee and The Wood Brothers. Hillstomp will no longer perform at Comatopia.
Comatopia 2017 harkens back to the days of the Wild West with the beloved music festival heading to Bandit Town USA. Located 35 minutes from the South Entrance to Yosemite National Park in North Fork, Calif., Bandit Town USA is a one-of-a kind late 1800's-inspired concert venue ready to entertain caravanning concert-goers this summer with Comatopia 2017. Hold onto your hats and tie-up your horses at the Bandit Town USA saloon, The Brothers Comatose belly up to the bar from August 11-13, 2017 with their best Comatopia lineup to date. For more detailed information, please visit: comatopia.com
Curated and headlined by The Brothers Comatose, Comatopia 2017's artist roster features the whiskey soaked powerhouse The Sam Chase & the Untraditional, spellbinding three-part harmony singers T Sisters, troubadour/comedian/
Following many years of performances at amazing festivals all around the country, it was time for The Brothers Comatose to take their favorite aspects of each festival and pour them into their very own creation. Encompassing the essential components that shape unforgettable festivals -- community, friends, family, the outdoors, kickball, and of course, live music -- Comatopia was born in 2015 and has become an annual darling of the summer festival circuit.
Highlights of Comatopia include featured sets by all the bands, a late-night show with a special super group, back-porch jams, friendly kickball tournaments, onsite camping, drinks at the saloon, wedding chapel, nearby swimming holes and hot springs, and the irresistible beauty of central California for all to enjoy!
The Living Room Music Party will be Comatopia's late-night Saturday show. A core super group will perform featuring Ryan Avellone (mandolin, The Brothers Comatose), Gio Benedetti (bass, The Brothers Comatose), John Courage on guitars, Jared Maddox (drums, John Courage), and Jaime Coffis (keyboards, The Coffis Brothers). Friends and family will rotate in and out on instruments and vocals, calling songs, and singing covers the way music parties, campfires, and musical hangs go -- only louder and more rockin'. The joy of The Brothers Comatose throwing their own festival is getting bands they love together with fans and friends they love -- The Living Room Music Party is the perfect way to collectively celebrate in a big, raucous, late-night music party kind of way.
Buck Wild and The Boss Hossers return for one-night-only in 2017. Other than the warrants out for his arrest, little is known of Buck. Only that he likes to rock hard, and loud, and drink even louder and harder. The Boss Hossers are infamous for their over-clocked, dimed-out, super-charged country versions of The Brothers Comatose songs. Some say it started as a challenge in a dive bar in Albuquerque. Some say The Brothers Comatose are actually playing some rather weak and watered down versions of what were originally Buck Wild and The Boss Hosser tunes. The truth is hard to discover, as the band doesn't give interviews, has no website, phone number, or mailing address. They simply ride up in their black, twin exhaust, skull-emblazoned 18-wheeler, drink copious amounts of cheap beer, play sloppy, loud, fast versions of The Brothers Comatose songs, and then disappear loudly, and with utter motor vehicle devastation, into the night. Don't miss this unforgettable set!
Comatopia also hosts a kids area with a shaded refuge for child creativity and activities. There will be projects and materials available at all times, and a posted schedule for workshops and performances. Gio Benedetti and his wife, Jen, have a family band Benedettiville that -- rumor has it -- will be melting some safely-sun screened, young faces over the weekend. Kids and families alike will not want to miss their song "Draw a Dragon," followed by a visit to the craft table to Draw a Dragon.
3-Day tickets include access to the festival with camping ($145) and without ($105). Bandit Town USA is located at 55420 Road 226, North Fork, CA 93643, and tickets are available on Eventbrite.
3rd Annual Comatopia Ticket Information:
3-Day Passes with camping are available on a limited basis until sold out.
Comatopia is a family-friendly music festival; no admission fee for children 10 and under.