Starry Nites Festival
The second day of the Starry Nites Festival began under cloudy skies on Sunday, March 19. The event took place at Live Oak Campgrounds, which sits high above Santa Barbara, in the immaculate wilderness between the San Raphael and Santa Ynez Mountains. The area has a rich history, once used as a campsite for 19th century cowboys. The cloudy morning made for good morning sleeping weather, blotting out the harsh sunlight, and keeping temperatures moderated with an insulating blanket of moist air.
The opening day of the inaugural Starry Nites Festival took place on a beautiful sunny day, Saturday, March 18. The festivities unfolded on one of the first days of spring, in the back mountains of Santa Barbara. The eclectic multi-stage music celebration drew a respectable crowd of eager and upbeat music fans but fell short of reaching the 3000-capacity set for the first year.
Cat Power and Scottish Indie Rockers’ Teenage Fan Club have been added to the line-up of the Starry Nites Festival. The event is set to take place March 18 and 19 at the beautiful Live Oak campgrounds in the majestic Santa Ynez mountain range, just above Santa Barbara. The inaugural festival is being organized by the same promoters who have produced one of the most highly regarded community festivals in California, the Desert Stars Festival, since 2007.