Hog Farm Hideaway

The area in front of the Forest Stage on this sun-splashed Saturday afternoon at The Hog Farm Hideaway is alive with a swirling mass of tie-dyed dust dancing dervishes as Painted Mandolin takes the stage. The band, which gets its name from a lyric in a Jerry Garcia Band song (Reuben And Cherise), is fronted by multi-instrumentalist and former Garcia/Grisman sideman Joe Craven.

THE HOG FARM HIDEAWAY music festival will take place June 9-11 at the legendary Black Oak Ranch in Laytonville, California. The event is presented by an independent, women-owned production company called Shooting Star Events. As part of the lead up to this exciting event, the producers are taking the opportunity during Women’s History Month to shine a spotlight on the many strong women who are involved on the stage and behind the scenes.

Three years in the making – thanks Covid for putting it on hold – The Hog Farm Hideaway, featuring two improvisational sets from The String Cheese Incident each night, passed its inaugural undertaking with flying colors, so to speak.

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