The 7th Annual American River Music Festival

The 7th annual American River Music Festival, September 13~14~15, will present over 30 live music performances and by nationally renowned musicians in 10 locations throughout the friendly river community of Coloma.  Join us for the finest in roots music in Northern California.  You’ll listen to vintage rock, blues, new and old grass, sweet jam and the finest of folk.

Here’s what folks had to say:

“..what a great vibe at the festival.” – Auburn Journal

“Uncrowded, Friendly, Unforgettable”  Mountain Democrat

“Music and Moving Water together in perfect harmony”  Submerge Magazine

“Best Choice for Fun things to do”  Sacramento Bee

This year’s performers include the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, Paul Thorn, Sean Hayes, Hot Buttered Rum, Ray Wylie Hubbard, New Monsoon, Poor Man’s Poison, Trevor Green, Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally, Dead Winter Carpenters, Evie Ladin Band, Melody Walker, Andra Suchy, Poor Old Shine, Achilles Wheel Duo, Willie Ames and many more.

The festival offers something for all ages with riverfront camping, a whitewater river trip, a guided riverfront hike, great kid’s activities, “live” art, a fun market, jams, dance, join-in-shops, excellent food and beverages and our famous showcase night.

For tickets, camping info, performer’s bios, the complete schedule and information about this “celebration of music and moving water” go to or call 530 622-6044.

The festival is the project of American River Music, Inc., a charitable organization, based in Lotus, with a mission, “to teach, inspire and enjoy music”.  Thanks for supporting live music!!!

Big thanks to the Festival Director Matt Semonsen for putting on this amazing show and providing the information for this blog entry! Listen in on KFOK LPFM 95.1 this Sunday Sept. 8th from 6-7 for an interview with Matt Semonsen & Buzz Chernoff regarding the American River Music Festival and some last minute sweet deals on tickets! Learn more at