10th Annual Campout for the Cause

Article Contributed by Bonfire Music Group | Published on Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Celebrate ten years of Campout for the Cause at the stunning Meadows in Buena Vista June 1st - 3rd, 2018. Only minutes from town, The Meadows is a picturesque site of cottonwood trees, hay meadows and babbling brooks, all set in front of the breathtaking backdrop of the snow capped Collegiate Peaks.

Campout has spent the last decade manifesting an inspiring environment that stimulates creativity, facilitates openness and energizes the soul. More than just a music festival, Campout for the Cause encourages deeper reflection through workshops, discussions and awareness that starts within.

The main musical area will feature the stylings of musical acts Mandolin Orange, The Lil Smokies, Bonfire Dub, Tierro with Bridget Law, Intuit and Grant Farm. Additional artists Include Pickin On the Dead, Pixie and the Partygrass Boys, Ramona, Sound Travels, and the Campout All Stars. Do not forget about the signature campfire picks. They will be plentiful and ever morphing.

At Campout, the mind and soul are as important as the music. There will be a secondary area devoted to classes, workshops, and a kids zone. There is also a small pond, a short walk down the road, dedicated to improving paddleboard skills and SUP yoga.

Included in admission is  a variety of workshops that encourage patrons to connect in an inspired setting: yoga, movement, sustainability, songwriting workshops, dance, social activism and workshops for children. Campout also offers as many yoga stars to learn from as musical stars including Campout veteran yogis like Gina Caputo, Julia Clarke, Kim Fuller, Bobby L’Hereaux and Heath Perry. These classes and workshops invigorate the body and soul leaving the spirit wide open for the evening music.

“Campout was never about any one band or person. The goal has always been to create a family of artists and fans who can come together in a comfortable setting to let the true artistic moments happen. We never book talent for one show, one time slot, we book acts that want to play and participate in the entire experience of a gathering. This is our time to give back, and the charity is closer to our heart than ever” - founder Scotty Stoughton.

In its 10th year, Campout is dedicating profits to local grassroots fund, Emmy’s Friends. Created in 2017 Emmy’s Friends is a fund benefiting Emery Welle, a 2-year-old from Red Cliff, CO who was diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer called embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma. She and her family have been fighting this disease the majority of her life and Campout is proud to continue to aid her in that fight.

Additionally, Campout for the Cause will donate a portion of proceeds to the South Main Arts and Park Trust, a Buena Vista local non-profit started by the founders of the South Main Neighborhood. This trust was formed to bring art, culture and world-class recreation to the neighborhood and to Buena Vista as a whole.

Campout is for the family. There is a multitude of idyllic camping onsite, much of is shaded and near the soft babbling waters of the Cottonwood Creek, all of it sitting against snow capped 14,000’ peaks. There will be an area zoned for families away from the main traffic of the festival crowd. There will also be a family activity zone for games and some special visits from many of the performers.

Doors open at noon on Friday, June 1st and the festival ends at sunset on Sunday, June 3rd. Tickets start at $99 for the weekend, and only 1,000 will be available. The ticket price includes camping as well as all music, workshops and yoga classes. A special teen ticket is available for ages 13-20 at $49. Carpooling is always encouraged. Limited RV parking will also be available for an additional $99. Everyone in RVs must purchase an advanced ticket. Dogs are not allowed.

For more information on Campout for the Cause and to purchase tickets please visit www.campoutforthecause.org