Celebrating Two Decades of Musical Magic: Joshua Tree Music Festival Unveils May 2024 Lineup

Article Contributed by Joshua Tree Mu… | Published on Tuesday, March 5, 2024

For over 20 years, the Joshua Tree Music Festival has curated extraordinary musical experiences. This May's roster shines with a stellar array of artists, including the Grammy-winning blues sensation Fantastic Negrito, the boundary-pushing duo Moon Hooch, the exceptional singer-songwriter Steve Poltz, and the soulful Madison McFerrin.

Diversity Reigns Supreme
The Joshua Tree Music Festival lineups beckon music enthusiasts to embark on a sonic odyssey, featuring up-and-coming artists alongside globally acclaimed acts, and a mix of local and international musicians peppered with a few surprises—all showcasing immense talent. "Joshua Tree Music Festival has always championed the exploration of music's vast landscape, celebrating its rich diversity. This year's lineup stands as a testament to our commitment to presenting artists who not only redefine genres but also captivate imaginations," says Barnett English, the festival's founder.

A Legacy of Unveiling Rising Stars
A defining characteristic of the Joshua Tree Music Festival is its uncanny ability to spotlight emerging artists before they achieve mainstream success. With pride, the festival recounts its history of featuring performers who later attain significant acclaim, including Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Elle King, The Avett Brothers, Trombone Shorty, Ghostland Observatory, Brett Dennen, and the John Butler Trio. "As a festival, our belief in the power of discovery has been incredibly rewarding, witnessing artists who once graced our stage go on to leave a significant mark on the music world. We're excited to continue this tradition with our May 2024 lineup," adds English.

Spotlighting Local Talent
Beyond showcasing internationally renowned artists, the Joshua Tree Music Festival is dedicated to highlighting the wealth of talent within the local desert community. The May 2024 event proudly features prominent local musicians, including the exceptionally talented desert collective Mikey Reyes and the Feeling, the smooth and captivating Q.Varo, and the Coachella-based duo Las Tias. "Amplifying the voices of our local artists is an honor. Their contributions significantly enrich our festival's fabric, celebrating the unique musical culture of the desert," English emphasizes.

Your Desert Adventure Awaits
The Joshua Tree Music Festival invites music lovers of all backgrounds and ages to partake in this festivity of music, community, and discovery. With its eclectic lineup, a history rich in unveiling rising stars, and a dedication to spotlighting local talent, the May 2024 event promises a weekend filled with unforgettable musical moments under the mystical Mojave stars.

Full Lineup:

    Fantastic Negrito
    Steve Poltz
    Moon Hooch
    Madison McFerrin
    Telmary & Habanasana
    Funk You
    Bongo Sidibe & The TonTons
    Object Heavy
    Spacehall Sound Machine
    Mikey Reyes & The Feeling
    Mak Nova w/ ElieDanGary
    Orchestra Gold
    Evan Hatfield
    Wildlife Freeway
    Corinne West
    Divina Jasso
    Sister John Angela
    Helena Holleran
    Las Tias
    Anna & Cassie
    The GetDown
    Madame Harlequin
    DJ Mai Girl
    Sir Kaydian
    Abe Tostado
    Cactus Wine Experience
    American Parlor Songbook

This lineup showcases a diverse range of artists, from Grammy-winning performers to emerging local talents, embodying the festival's commitment to musical diversity and discovery.

Discover more at joshuatreemusicfestival.com.

To immerse yourself in the festival's musical vibe and explore the full spectrum of styles, check out the official May 2024 Spotify playlist.

Tickets for the festival, happening May 16-19, 2024, in Joshua Tree, CA, are available on the Joshua Tree Music Festival website. Secure yours soon before the prices increase. Four-day tickets are currently $245 plus fees, with vehicle passes, early entry add-ons, and parking passes available for separate purchase.

About Joshua Tree Music Festival:
Nestled a stone's throw from the ethereal Joshua Tree National Park, the Joshua Tree Music Festival has attracted music aficionados to the mystical Mojave Desert since 2003. These four-day festivals offer immersive, community-focused, family-friendly, and conscientiously inclusive experiences. Attendees range from seasoned festival-goers to newcomers, all united by a passion for deep social interaction and the pursuit of positive, life-changing moments. The Joshua Tree Music Festival is held each May and October. For more information, visit joshuatreemusicfestival.com.