A lineup of 10 dynamite bands that will keep you dancing long before and long after the Mill Valley Music Fest on May 13-14? Check 1.
Eleven phenomenal food vendors keeping your belly full while you dance the days away? Check 2.
An incredible array of makers, creators, retailers, nonprofit organizations and much more? Yes yes.
We’re unveiling the roster of amazingly creative food vendors and Manzanita Market participants, a must-have on any festival-goers’ menu.
The Mill Valley Chamber is excited to announce our new lineup of local businesses that will be participating onsite this spring as the outdoor music festival returns to Marin in the SF Bay Area on May 13-14. In addition to music performances from headliners Michael Franti & Spearhead (Saturday) and NorCal natives Cake (Sunday), and among other acts like Tank and the Bangas, Durand Jones, The Dip, Black Joe & The Honeybears, and REMAIN IN LIGHT featuring the legendary Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew of the Talking Heads, and more, MVMF will play host to a new vendor village featuring many of the region’s best artisans, creatives, and designers, as well as nonprofit organizations. The lineup also features a crop of nascent future stars and Bay Area vets on the Sweetwater Stage.
The Manzanita Market will feature home goods and jewelry from Clouds + Ladders, Presh, and Renata Rodrigues; Revery Salon will be offering festival hairdos and braiding; manicures and nail care with Liberation Nails; shirts, jumpsuits, and skirts from TYSA, and so much more including local philanthropy and community-centric organizations like Mountain Play Association and Play Marin. To help squash out any hunger pangs while onsite at the festival, organizers have not only carefully curated a selection of local restaurants and food trucks featuring the best of Mill Valley’s culinary scene, but they have expanded this year’s food lineup to offer food lovers access to nearly a dozen popular culinary destinations. The new additions this year include Zalta, Johnny Doughnuts, Humphry Slocombe, Mariapilar Ice Creamery, and Hopmonk Tavern, while many of the returning food vendors are back from the inaugural event last spring. Here’s the full list and menu items:
- Bungalow 44 (Kickin’ Fried Chicken Sandwiches, Kale & Romaine Caesar Salads)
- Floodwater (Smash Burgers, Housemade Veggie Burgers, Pork Belly Steamed Buns, Gilroy Garlic Fries)
- Hopmonk Tavern (Cubano Sandwiches, Nashville Chicken Waffle Fritters, Pretzel Bites)
- Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream (Ice Cream Scoops, Ice Cream Floats, Ice Cream Sundaes)
- Johnny Doughnuts (Old Fashioned Doughnuts, Espresso Drinks, Coffee Drinks)
- Mamahuhu (Sweet & Sour Chicken, Tomato Garlic Chow Mein, Crunchy Cabbage Salads)
- Mariapilar Ice Creamery (Ice Cream Sandwiches, Fruit Bars, Chocolate-Dipped Frozen Bananas)
- MIXT (Elote Salads, Mandarin Salads, Caesar Salads)
- Playa (Tuna Tostadas, Barbacoa Tacos, Pollo Asado Tacos)
- Rocco’s Pizza (Cheese Pizza Slices, Pepperoni Pizza Slices, Veggie Pizza Slices)
- Zalta (Chicken Shawarma Pitas, Falafel Pitas, Fattoush Salads, Greek Fries)
The aptly named Manzanita Marketplace reflects the deep history of the gorgeous Manzanita trees in Marin. The trees’ bark — sinewy and smooth, peeling and revealing, old and gnarled — appear in colors spanning cinnamon, burnt mahogany, chocolate brown, driftwood gray. We’ve selected some of the finest artisans, creators, retailers, nonprofit organizations and much more to be part of the Manzanita Market.
- Aviator Nation (1970s-inspired California lifestyle brand)
- Bart Bridge (Bay Area-designed pocket hats and patches)
- Bright Antenna Records (Mill Valley-based record label founded in 2007)
- BY R.R – Renata Rodrigues (Brazilian designer behind soul-handcrafted jewelry)
- Clouds + Ladders (art-inspired jewelry handmade in a solar-powered studio in a NorCal redwood forest)
- CONCEPCION (women’s resort wear designer specializing in custom dresses)
- Dom Chi Designs (apparel, headwear, and art created with laser-engraved patterns and hand-painted pieces)
- Fawn Bailey Art (contemporary mixed media art from a nearby Sausalito resident)
- Freeborn Designs (Based in SF, offering custom and limited edition suits, jackets, and blazers)
- Green Door Design (local retail store, design studio, and living-plant florist shop)
- JAMBAR Organic Energy Bars (premium organic energy bars)
- Liberation Nails (local nail salon offering non-toxic ingredients and vegan formulas)
- Malaya Botanicals (woman-owned and family-operated CBD wellness and beauty company)
- Marin Theatre Company (leading professional theater in the Bay Area)
- MC Arts and Culture (community arts gallery and fair trade boutique)
- MVFREE (Mill Valley Force for racial equity & empowerment)
- Mountain Play Association (provides enriching live musical theatre and fosters a lifelong joy of the arts)
- Philine of San Francisco (locally-designed vintage-inspired coats and suits)
- Play Marin (local nonprofit providing opportunities for Marin children to learn and grow together through play)
- Poet and/the Bench (edit of indy designers and artists across jewelry, home goods, and art)
- Presh (handmade collection of west coast bohemian jewelry and accessories)
- Revery Shavery Inc (crafting handsome hair and meaningful relationships in the community)
- Spread Love Bay Area (diversity-centric marketplace for Bay Area creators of all types)
- SeaVees (casual footwear that could be worn on any occasion)
- Swaay Apparel (boutique female-owned apparel shop creating vibrant prints and ethically made clothing)
- The Local (unique collection of casual men’s and women’s clothing, fun accessories, and great gifts for all )
- Tina Fossella Pottery (Wheel thrown, hand carved, functional pottery)
- TYSA (women-owned Malibu-based brand selling boho dresses, jumpsuits, and jewelry)
To be certain that we welcome all ages to MVMF, we’re debuting a new Teen ticket option that offers discounted passes to teenage music lovers ranging in ages from 13 to 19 years old. Two-day Teen passes are available for purchase online now via MillValleyMusicFest.com for $100, while single-day Teen tickets cost just $60. Fans can also enjoy the many benefits of GA+ passes, another ticket package being offered for the first time this year which includes a dedicated entrance lane into the festival, premium bathroom facilities, and in-and-out privileges at the front gates. A limited number of GA+ passes are on sale with two-day and one-day passes being made available for $369+ and $199+, respectively.
In this second year of our existence, it remains incumbent upon us as organizers to do more than bring us all together for a thrilling, multi-genre, all-ages event surrounded with a bounty of delicious food, drink, art, kids’ activities and more on Friends Field behind the Mill Valley Community Center.
It’s also about continuing to be better neighbors to those within and around our community. Whether it’s our years-long support for the We Are One Marin Campaign highlighting BIPOC-owned businesses and its related We Are One Marin Podcast or our longstanding coverage of inequity in our town, from historic to much more recent and shining a light on discrimination among us, we’re committed to making our town more equitable. That includes both workforce and affordable housing.
But what are we doing to provide direct support to our neighbors? We’re leveraging the incredible generosity of individuals and businesses for good by turning Community Sponsorships into hundreds of scholarship tickets for students and artists – more than 300 were distributed in 2022 – who might not otherwise be able to attend MVMF. The more sponsors we get, the more people will be able to attend on a scholarship ticket via a number of local nonprofit organizations.
The Chamber is also donating a portion of proceeds to a trio of local institutions, including the Hannah Project, whose mission is to boost the academic proficiency and college attendance of Marin City and other low income youth of color to promote a community culture that encourages achievement, celebrates heritage, and equips families and students with the knowledge, skills, and strategies to fulfill their dreams and ambitions.
Kiddo!, the organization largely responsible for funding art, music, dance, drama and poetry programs for the Mill Valley School District, is also a beneficiary, as is the Tam High Foundation, which has served as an inimitable backbone for high school programs across the board.
We’ll continue to strive for ways to use the power of this lil’ music festival to bring both sonic joy and more opportunity to our friends and neighbors.
Additional two-day and single-day ticket packages available for patrons include GA, VIP, and Kids passes, as well as onsite parking – all of which are available for purchase today at MillValleyMusicFest.com.
Questions? Give us a shout.