American roots-music collective Dustbowl Revival has teamed with Tiny Porch Concerts to launch the Paramount Ranch Sonic Boom Festival, which will also feature performances from Grammy winners Rebirth Brass Band, Dom Flemons & many more. The special one-day music celebration—presented with support from the Santa Monica Mountains Fund and the National Park Service—will be held Oct. 15, high above Malibu, Calif., at the historic Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills.
Devastated by the Woolsey Fire in 2018, the ranch—and its "Western Town" section—is a landmark of film and television history, having provided the set for countless classics over the decades, from The Cisco Kid to Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman and Westworld. The proceeds from Sonic Boom Festival will go toward restoring and rebuilding Paramount Ranch.
The festival—a one-of-a-kind event curated and hosted by Dustbowl Revival—is an idea the band has been working toward for a long time, and their excitement at finally making it happen is palpable. They had already thrown five wildly successful virtual streaming Sway-At-Home festivals during the pandemic, featuring more than 30 artists and generating 250,000 views worldwide. "Sway-At-Home made us want to bring the magic of a roots-music festival to L.A. for real," Dustbowl frontman Z. Lupetin says. "Now, with Sonic Boom, a big dream is coming true. After planning and dreaming about this for years, we are finally launching our own music fest!"
In addition to the festival's impressive musical headliners—and the soon-to-be-announced extended lineup of performers—Sonic Boom attendees will also be able to enjoy local craft vendors, food trucks and unique jamming experiences throughout the festival grounds.
Doors open at 11 a.m. on Oct. 15, and the music begins at high noon. General admission passes are $45. A beer-and-wine tasting package is also available for $85 and includes parking, admission to the festival and access to the beer and wine tasting corral from 3-5 p.m. Children's tickets (ages 4-12) are $20, and admission is free for children under 4.
Tickets for the Paramount Ranch Sonic Boom Festival are available here.