Horseshoe Music Festival Returns For Mammoth Edition

Article Contributed by Blooming Footprint | Published on Thursday, April 25, 2024

The Horseshoe Music Festival, in conjunction with the 501c3 the Launch Pad Foundation, is back and launching their Mammoth, CA edition over the Summer Solstice, June 21-23 at Outbound Mammoth, an alpine retreat near the Sierra Nevada Mountains. This unique, intimate festival has something for everyone centered around its 4 pillars: Music, Fashion, Culinary, & Wellness.

Curated for the local community, and also designed as a destination event for surrounding cities, the thoughtfully created Horseshoe will entertain and fulfill fans' desires to the highest caliber. Musician Duane Betts and his wife, designer Lisa Hadley Betts, created a completely unique festival experience that celebrates all the things they love and appreciate. "We created the kind of event that we wanted to attend. A weekend of amazing music, really good food & drinks, thoughtful artisan-made goods, vintage resellers, & a wellness retreat that is fun and will make you feel like a new person," Lisa shares.

The festival will be open to the public during the day Friday, Saturday, & Sunday (hours TBA) with a suggested $5 donation going to their local Give-Backs (to be shared soon). Then the ticketed evening festivities begin at 4pm Friday & Saturday and Noon on Sunday. Host Duane Betts, along with longtime friend and Musical Director Eric Krasno, will orchestrate 3 nights jam-packed with supergroup music. “I’m excited to have so many friends getting together to play the music we all love. I feel it’s only fitting to do a tribute to Dad as part of the Americana set this year. Honoring him and the music he pioneered will be healing for both myself and to the fans who love him,” Duane Betts

Betts & his band Palmetto Motel will kick things off each evening… ● Johnny Stachela (Allman Betts Band) ● Jorgen Carlsson (Gov’t Mule) ● Cody Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars) ● Lamar Williams Jr. (Oteil & Friends, Trouble No More, New Mastersounds) ● Pedro Aravelo (Dickey Betts Band) ● Alex Orbison (Allman Family Revival) ● Adam Abrashoff (JD Simo)

Then gracing the stage nightly, you can enjoy sounds from… ● Jerry Garcia’s “favorite unknown guitar player” Steve Kimock (Zero, Ratdog, Bruce Hornsby, Oteil & Friends) ● Jackie Greene (The Black Crowes, toured w/ Gov't Mule, B.B. King, Huey Lewis & more) ● Nicki Bluhm (Bob Weir and Phil Lesh & Friends regular) ● JD Simo (Elvis Movie guitarist) ● And an afterparty from 10pm - 12am Friday & Saturday

THEMED NIGHTS of Super Group Music: June 21 :: Skulls & Peaches ~ Music inspired by Grateful Dead & Allman Brothers Band June 22 :: Americana Night: A Tribute to Richard "Dickey" Betts ~ Deeply rooted American traditions of Blues, Country & Folk June 23 :: Soul of the South ~ A tapestry of styles including Blues, Gospel, Country & Rock 'n' Roll **Festival ticket required

FOOD & DRINKS The excitement just isn't on the stage. Local chefs are rock stars too and cook on live fire grills offering locally sourced farm-to-table tapas. Artisanal cocktail bars highlight chemical and additive-free premium cocktails, small-batch wineries, local beers & ciders.

HIGH N' WICKED GAMBLERS LOUNGE The ultimate in VIP & Super VIP experiences offering reserved tables, stage viewing, locally sourced farm-to-table food, curated craft cocktails, merch discounts, late-night show tickets & private restrooms.

WHITE SAGE MARKET Artisan vendors offering one-of-a-kind or vintage fashion & decor, thoughtfully curated by designer Lisa Hadley Betts. Want to be a vendor? Fill out a request on the website or send a message to @lisahadleybetts on Instagram

THE RETREAT An immersive and unique path to optimal living inspired by the Indigenous cultures of our state, nation, world & Founder. Enjoy treatments by day and music and fun at night. Join us for a weekend of balance and connection with us on-site at Outbound Mammoth.

Katie Fox, partner and festival director explains, “I’ve been doing this for almost 20 years and together with Lisa and Duane, we really hit all the marks. An over-the-top VIP experience with farm-to-table food, masterfully curated cocktails, and extraordinary music in a stellar location. The Horseshoe Music Festival is simply a dream event!”

For info, packages, lodging & passes for this intimate Summer Solstice event, visit