New All-Ages Outdoor Music Festival Features Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Lettuce, Liz Cooper, Los Amigo Invisibles and La Doña.
We’ve been working on a new, all-ages music festival right in the heart of Mill Valley for many, many months. We’ve wanted to create something new that would reinvigorate and galvanize our town, after two long pandemic years, around a celebration of the power of the arts in the 94941, all with an embrace of the Bay Area’s rich diversity and eyes, ears and arms wide open..
As you may have heard by now, that something is the Mill Valley Music Festival, a one-day outdoor arts and culture event presented by the Mill Valley Chamber. It’s a multi-faceted, multi-genre, all-ages, one-day event at Friends Field behind the Mill Valley Community Center on Saturday, May 7, from 12-7pm. We’ll continue to work feverishly to make MVMF something the community can be proud of, with a full day of amazing music but also world-class food and drink and activities and art and games and entertainers and much, much more.
But if we’re being truly honest, much like that first party you threw in college, we had no idea if anybody would actually show up.
We got our answer over this past week, as ticket sales have been absolutely incredible. VIP tix are sold out, save for those who have already signed up or would-be sponsors who sign up by March 4th, and discount-priced $25 tix for kids 12 and under (if accompanied by a parent or guardian) are going so fast they will likely be gone very soon. General Admission tickets start at just $90.
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In the meantime, we’re laser-focused on a fan experience that goes above and beyond the phenomenal music, food and drinks. Families and kiddos will have plenty of exciting activities to dog into throughout the day!
The lineup features a heady, multi-genre mix of diverse national and local acts. Our headliner is none other than Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, marking one of Harper’s only US dates currently announced for the first half of this year. Lettuce, one of the great funk-jam bands of the modern age, is also set to perform, alongside other popular acts like Nashville’s very own psychedelic-folk rockstar Liz Cooper & the Stampede; Latin Grammy Award-winning Venezuelan disco-funk trio Los Amigos Invisibles; and the Bay Area-based La Doña, a Latin-Alternative music project from Cecilia Cassandra Peña-Govea and considered to be one of the most sought-after new acts from the Golden State.
In an effort to support and give back directly to the our community, we’ll will donate a portion of proceeds to a number of local institutions including Kiddo!, Mill Valley Schools Community Foundation, which raises funds for arts education and programs in five public elementary schools and one middle school. The 2022 festival will also support the the Sweetwater Music Hall’s nonprofit music education program and the City of Mill Valley’s Public Art Program, as well as a number of other year-round initiatives spearheaded by the Mill Valley Chamber.
The Mill Valley Chamber team would like to thank all of the sponsors responsible for bringing the inaugural festival to life, including Assembly, Bank of Marin, Nice Guys Delivery, The Redwoods, a Community of Seniors, Fairview Capital, Marin GreenPlay Camp , Relevent Wealth, Mill Valley Lumber Yard, The Studio, WIGT Printing, City of Mill Valley, Mill Valley Refuse, Hasz Construction, Best Western Corte Madera, Marin Clean Energy, Buildergirl, Chambers + Chambers, Dana Williams, Seager Gray Gallery, a number of amazing local individual supporters, and many more.
There are additional sponsorship opportunities available to support community vitality in Mill Valley as well as the nonprofit organizations mentioned above. Reminder: Every Community Sponsorship will generate scholarship tickets for students and artists, yielding hundreds of free tickets to people who might not otherwise be able to attend MVMF. Want more info on Community Sponsorships? Email us here.
Stay tuned for more festival announcements through the festival’s official website at MillValleyMusicFest.com including the full performance schedule, onsite amenities, food, drink and retail, vendors, and more. Learn more about the festival organizers by visiting MillValley.org, as well as follow along on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter at @EnjoyMillValley for future news and events.
Founded in 2022, Mill Valley Music Festival is a one-day outdoor music festival produced by the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce. Taking place each spring within Mill Valley and in the heart of Northern California, the family-friendly music celebration offers fans a carefully-curated, multi-genre music lineup that embraces equity, diversity, and inclusion, plus world-class amenities, local vendors, and so much more.