We’re absolutely over the moon about the lineup for the 2024 Mill Valley Music Fest on May 11-12.

We’re bringing some of the best bands in the land to our little hamlet, starting with Fleet FoxesGreensky Bluegrass, Thee Sacred Souls, Margo Price, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Fruit Bats, as well as Rebirth Brass Band, Eric Lindell, Danielle Ponder and Meels.

Musical tastes of all types will be on full display at the festival, with curation and staging from the legendary Sweetwater Music Hall and its fantastic Sweetwater Side Stage. 

The stage is powered by the legendary venue, serving up eight incredible bands across two days at the southern end of Friends Field.

Those bands will perform while our ace sound crew turns over the main stage between bands.

Here’s the rundown:


Solace is a young energetic, hard hitting, melody-driven, rock duo from Mill Valley, California.

Forming their bond over artists like The Beatles and The Doors to Elvis Presley and The Ramones, singer/guitarist Colton Renga and drummer Magnus Wiig have been performing original material throughout the Bay Area for over a year in preparation for their forthcoming album while developing their own unique, dynamic style. No show is the same. Solace brings you something that you’ve never experienced before. Website: https://linktr.ee/solacebayarea

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/solacebayarea/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@solacebayarea



David Nance & Mowed Sound

David Nance seems like a true rock’n’roll apostle. Tell him about a record you love—especially in his personally fertile triangle anchored by Neil YoungMC5, and Faust—and the mid-Nebraska native might reveal his secret codex of deeper cuts with glee. For a decade now, Nance’s own music has gushed from that same wellspring, a torrent of two dozen LPs, EPs, and singles that map his many enthusiasms. On 2016’s More Than Enough, he slipped from New Zealand pop bittersweetness to full-choogle vamps in half an hour; he started 2022’s wonderfully warped Pulverized and Slightly Peaced with a two-minute, anti-capitalist barnburner about sandwiches and ended with a curled Crazy Horse jam about the crumbling New Age. Nance has even taken to making barely rehearsed, full-length covers of touchstones: Beatles for SaleDoug Sahm and BandLou Reed’s Berlin. If Midwest boredom can create a vacuum, Nance’s now overflows with the blessed zeal of a beatific lifer.

But David Nance & Mowed Sound—the self-titled debut of his newest configuration of familiar Omaha friends—suggests a limit to this vintage discipleship for the first time. This is Nance’s debut on Third Man, following appearances on Ba Da Bing! and Trouble in Mind that were occasionally so intoxicating they intimated the rise of some anachronistic latter-day rock star, gloriously unkempt and unbound. These 10 songs survey Nance’s usual range, with doffs of the beard to Canned Heatthe KinksSkip Spence, and Gram Parsons. MORE INFO.


The Army The Navy

A consonance between childhood friends who shared a singing coach, The Army,

The Navy are rooted in harmony. Sparse and effective production lends a hand to a style of tightly-stitched songwriting that founders Sasha Goldberg & Maia Ciambriello honed during their years studying music in New Orleans after kindling a connection in their Bay Area hometown.

Weaving meticulously stacked pop inspired melody with profound tropes and confessions from the pits of young adulthood, the duo create an eminent lane for themselves in the name of shared experience translated with seamless vocal chemistry.

The Army, The Navy fortifies a style of music with a foundation in not just musical harmony but the indelible chemistry that emerges from the lushest of friendships.

Despite a childhood in close proximity, the group was unearthed in college practice rooms, living room jams and homespun gigs in the eccentric underbelly of Louisiana’s alternative music scene.


Asher Belsky

Guitar phenom, songwriter and vocalist Asher Belsky grew up in San Francisco, California.

Asher is endorsed by Gibson Guitars and was an inaugural member of the Gibson Generation Group, a select group of eighteen young guitar players from around the world.

Performing his own music with roots in rock and R&B, Asher has played across the Bay Area at venues such as the Black Cat Jazz Club, Great American Music Hall, the Bottom of the Hill, the Sebastiani Theatre and Sweetwater Music Hall.  

In addition to leading his own band, Asher has performed alongside Michael Franti & Spearhead, Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels (Run DMC), the Marcus King Band, Isaiah Sharkey (John Mayer, D’Angelo), MC Hammer, ALO, Maurice “Mobetta” Brown (Silksonic, Anderson .Paak). 

Asher has also played at The Fillmore (SF) and The Beacon Theater (NYC) as a featured artist with the Allman Family Revival, performed several times for the Golden State Warriors at the Chase Center, and opened for Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival.




Road Kill

Roadkill is a three piece folk-punk band from San Francisco.

Roadkill features songwriter, vocalist, and 5-star Taco Bell cashier Joshua Higgins. In the rhythm section, there is Gabe Simon on guitar/bass and Cecil Joh on drums.

Rushing and rattling through sets of artsy yet catchy songs with noisy guitar punchy melodies — their songs are written like signatures. 



Anna Jae

Introducing Anna Jae and her debut, 12-song album It Hurt, But I’m Glad I Felt It! Anna Jae (the stage name of Hannah Danielle Johnson) is an up and coming singer, songwriter and guitar player from Redding, California with a suitcase full of songs, hippie tendencies, and wanderlust. She began honing her chops singing and playing guitar in pubs and venues in Scotland while studying abroad which has now led to her first solo studio effort.

Her sound blends acoustic indie pop with a hint of rock-country vibes remnant of coffeehouses to commercial FM radio with catchy cadences and choruses inspired by Johnny Cash, Etta James, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Stevie Nicks, and Freddie Mercury.

She has the energy, grace and just enough recklessness to be an everyday name with this relationships don’t always last themed album that finds beauty amongst the weeds.

With Anna Jae on vocals and acoustic guitar, she is joined by powerhouse musician and producer Bruce Turgon on multiple instrumentation, her live performance partner David Harris on electric guitar, and special guest Jonathan Foster on harmonica for a couple of songs including the gritty and beautiful tune Train.

It Hurt, But I’m Glad I Felt It comes out of the gate with the first single, Crazy, that hooks you in and continues with upbeat songs and fleeting moments including the edgy Broken “I’m in love with a boy who’s too broken to love” and the self-explanatory Little Mess. Rounding out this long-player is the social justice laden Humanity, Sweet Goodbyes “you can break a heart but it won’t be mine”, and the optimistic smile to the legend Patsy Cline.



Mullet Daddy

Mullet Daddy is a band from the Marin School of the Arts Rock program, directed by Scott Thunes and Matthew Verplaetse.

The band plays a range of covers and originals, stretching from classic rock of the 60s and 70s to modern music in a wide spattering of genera’s. All of the MSA programs are focused on precision and character building, prepping students for the modern music industry.

The members of Mullet Daddy work to bring the best to every show, and love playing for a good crowd!


Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marinschoolarts/?hl=en

Facebook: facebook.com/marinschoolarts

John Chi

Jon Chi & the Pacific Syndicate have been packing houses in Marin County for the past two years. Their shows are a combination of high energy dance songs and a spacious take on Americana. Jon’s most recent album “River of Marigolds” was nominated for Album of the Year on Americana Highways. The Pacific Syndicate includes the rhythm section of Jeremy Hoenig and JP McLean (both of Melvin Seals and JGB), pedal steel ace Dave Zirbel, and keyboardist Jordan Feinstein.
Jon is the former frontman for the band Rainmaker who found their fans among the jam band and world music scene. The band’s second album, Long Slow Fade,
reached #2 on the jambands.com radio chart and featured Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart. Chi has gone on to create two solo efforts, Just For Now and Another Rising Sun which were more focused, songwriter-style records.
“I love both of those styles, and I think we blended them together really well on (River of Marigolds). I feel like we’re adding a little something new to the conversation.”
While River of Marigolds is undeniably steeped in the challenges of today(“Toss us a tourniquet, send us a sage / We’ve been waiting on the wind to blow the other way”), it ultimately yields perspective and hope in lines like “She’s hanging on the hands of time, but don’t they have their way? / Let love and laughter rule
your days” and invites you to “Raise a glass, come sing along / praise the earth that we’re all walking upon”. Jon is also an engineer and producer and has collaborated with artists including guitar greats Ernest Ranglin, Robben Ford, and Paul Barerre of Little Feat, songwriting talents Jolie Holland and James Mercer of the Shins, and renowned session players Chris Chaney (Alanis Morisette), John Wesley McVicker Jr. (Sheila E, Usher), among many others. Chi’s songs have received major and college radio play, and have appeared in documentaries, commercials, and on NPR’s All Things Considered. His recordings have been described as “Musical magic” (Honest Tune Magazine) and “Moody and magnificent” (Liverpool Sound and Vision).

Website:  jonchi.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonchimusic/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jonathan.chi.5

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jonchimusicislife

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