3 Days of Music, Art, Camping, Stoke.. Let's Do it Again...
April 28-30th 2017 at Camp Krem in Boulder Creek, CA
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We're back at it friends. It's our 5th annual time around the block and we couldn't be more grateful for the wild ride it has been. Seeing this community of artists, do'ers and givers grow and change has been all-time, and moreover knowing that we've been able to help give back to Camping Unlimited - Camp Krem and their music enrichment program is even better. This year's lineup is looking to be our best-yet. Stay tuned during January as we release the lineup, presale tickets and more rad stuff. In the meantime, share this facebook event with the friends and see if you can't help build the hype. Yar...
3 Days of Music, Art, Camping, Stoke.. Let's Do it Again...
Excited to team up with Lille Aeske in Boulder Creek this year for mellow evening of beautiful music after DIO Fest ends on Sunday. Show at 8pm, just enough time to grab dinner in town in Boulder Creek and then sit for some tunes at such a beautiful spot. Lille Aeske is run by a local couple that puts on a great array of arts and community events. Right in the heart of Boulder Creek, a great way to spend a Sunday evening after a weekend of fun.
Stevee Stubblefield opens the night and Birdman spins it home. Should be a short and sweet salty story session followed by the straight jams to dance tough. $5 ea night. See ya there...
This is going to be an epic two night run getting psyched for DIO Fest 2017... the fifth year already... can't wait to see you there friends,,, just $5 ea night and going to be a hoot, with lots of usual suspects hanging.
Marty O'reilly and Battlehooch will be at Moe's Alley on March 17th for a St. Patty's day rage. We'll be there getting psyched for DIO Fest and giving away two free tickets. Come kick it!
It's a boogie down dance party with SF's HIBBITY DIBBITY and PAPA BEAR & THE EASY LOVE.
$7 Advance, $10 Day of Show
Doors 8:00 PM, Show 8:30 PM
ABOUT HIBBITY DIBBITY
Hibbity Dibbity is a four piece band from San Francisco. Their music has been described as boogie-rock / country-funk. Timeless, but kind of dirty. They blend together styles from various genres to create feel-good music that will move you. They're live show is clever, ecstatic, and riotous.
Their new single "Touchy Feely," is a happy tune with a swoon-worthy chorus. Super tight; then loose in all the right places.
ABOUT PAPA BEAR
Constantly striving to explore the boundaries and edges of human emotion, Papa Bear captures a deep perspective into the human experience. Lyrical content covers the gamut of mystery, beauty, and the comedy and tragedy of life. The musical lineage stems from the folk heritage, but ranges broadly.. from Americana and bluegrass, to blues, jazz, and good old rock’n’roll. PB and the Easy Love’s shows typically end in a massive singalong, blurring the boundaries between performer and audience, and inviting all to express themselves.
We're stoked to have one of our original DIO FEST buddies return to Santa Cruz to celebrate the first day of DIO FEST TICKET SALES at one of our favorite spots, the Crepe Place. Come dance and rage with this killer psych rock band and potentially win some DIO Fest 2017 tickets!
------------------------------------------------------------------Kendra McKinley perceives a song like a painter views a blank canvas: an opportunity to expand an audience’s mind, to wash their thoughts in brilliant hues of blue and violet, scarlet reds and effusive orange. Inspired by the past but not chained to it, McKinley’s music spans the diverse spectrum of pop music. She echoes the intricate vocal arrangements crafted by Brian Wilson, fractures the narrow definitions of a genre like St. Vincent, and recognizes storytelling as the key aspect of a great tune the way the best singer-songwriters have for generations.
------------------------------------------------------------------Kat Factor will be opening up the night! A Do it Ourselves family favorite.
We're back at our local nebulus watering hole where lots of it all began -The Crepe Place for the first Do-it-Ourselves Fest hype night of 2017. It's gonna be a rockin time and we're giving away 3-day passes to the festival. Come warm up with usand get psyched. Yar...
Due to the tragic wild fires in Big Sur we have moved the Futurebirds show from Henry Miller Library to the historic Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz, CA. We are adding the amazing Kelly Koval to the bill and will be rallying the DIO family to come out in support of the Sobranes Fire Relief Fund.
PROCEEEDS FROM THE SHOW WILL BENEFIT THE FIRE RELIEF FUND
Kuumbwa Jazz has been so kind as to open their doors to the DIO family on short notice to celebrate the music of Futurebirds, Sky Country and Kelly Koval as we send our prayers to those effected by the fires.
So come out next Saturday night, find something beautiful in it all and raise a few dollars for our friends and family to the south.
It's probable we'll have the likes of Lucas Elmer, Emily Meehan and other DIO family artists there doing rad stuff and making the night even more special. Let's blow this thing up. Your support means the world. On such short notice this show will really go off if we spread the word to all the homies in true DIO fashion. And the music is going to be seriously crushing. Tell yer friends. Grab tickets here...
We can't wait to kick off our summer friends and family gatherings...
Each one of the artists to be showcased on August 3rd, at the Crepe Place, exemplifies the role of songwriting in our lives. Big Bear brings in the spiritual and natural, Jordan Smart brings us the new direction of songwriting, and Stevee brings into the long human narrative. It is not only going to be a celebration of their new albums, but one of tradition, community, and advancement. Come join your friends and family for a night of original and candid music listening.
We couldn't be more excited to be doing it all again with you this year. We're currently assembling the 2016 lineup and working on some killer announcements coming at you soon. It's been a wild ride through 2015, and we want to thank you for being on the journey with us as this crazy community grows up bit by bit. We met some seriously rad artists this year, and we cannot wait to announce the lineup for 2016... it's shaping up to be our best yet. Yar..
Come hang out with us at our next show at our favorite neighborhood joint. It’s going to be a fun night full of good music and we’re going to give away two more tickets to DIO Fest!
Scary Little Friends is the rock brainchild of Chris Jones with Charlie Knote on drums and Jon Payne on bass. Chris build his own studio in the Mission district to record their debut album, "From the Beginning", which features lilting vocals and surfs-up psychedelic guitar; a trademark of the "San Francisco Sound". Based in San Francisco with underlying southern soul roots, strong songwriting is really the bread and butter of this band.
Sky Country offers up warm, hazy sun-soaked Rock n Roll inspired by the coasts and deserts of the western frontier - a genuine California sound born and bred from the lineages of renegade surf culture and ramblers of the lost nowhere lands to the east. The songs amble down the bleached highways and byways of windswept americana where guitars can still sound like bones, drums still barrel down the tracks and poets still wink and grumble at the human heart.
We're psyched to announce our first Do it Ourselves Presents show of the year. Featuring the legendary, razor-sharp California bluegrass sound of Windy Hill and the candid, dry-humored folk storytelling of Stevee Stubblefield.
This was our second outdoor show at Henry Miller Library and it was seriously a blast. Differing from our first show at the HML with the Mattson 2 (which was more summery and surfy), this show was a good ol' fashioned redwood surrounded night of pure folk and rocking roll. Some serious magic. And some serious characters.
On August 28, 2015 during a heat wave on the Central Coast so many wonderful people came together for an unforgettable evening at The Henry Miller Memorial Library - it was UNREAL! The Mattson 2 and Sky Country brought down the house! We sure were lucky ducks to have Thomas Campbell there too, showing some of his unreleased Morocco surf footage while the Mattsons improvised over it. Oh, and yup, you guessed it, Kelly Koval snapped up some seriously sweet portraits - check 'em out here!
Once again, thanks to all for such an amazing weekend! It’s fair to say that some memories were made, and that a meaningful tradition will continue to inspire real and permanent good for individuals with special needs. What you’re a part of matters. THANK YOU!!!!
The second annual DIO Fest was a moment of truth... no one really knew whether the magic of year one could be recreated. But alas, here we are, and the magic is still real. Everything was improved, smiles were still in abundance and the legacy continued to live.
DIO Fest year one was the seed that created everything that we've built together today. Thanks to all the artists, friends and unsung heroes who brought this rad community to life. Poster art by Yasamine June.