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2018 LINEUP

MARTY O’ REILLY & THE OLD SOUL ORCHESTRA

THE RIVERSIDE • WILLIE WATSON

DR. SIGMUND’S 100% NATURAL GOOD TIME FAMILY BAND

KAREN GOODMAN • WHISKEY HILL BILLIES

September 15th
Doors at 12:30PM • Music at 2:30PM

Save The Waves Coalition is excited to share a magical afternoon and evening of live music, local beers and spirits, and the beauty of the central coast at our annual, overnight Redgate Ranch Music Festival. Redgate has the stage and setting for an all-out music festival with the intimate vibes of your backyard barbecue: family-friendly, scenic surroundings and camping!

This music festival is a fundraiser for Save The Waves’ global environmental programs. All proceeds benefit the protection and preservation of our coastlines.

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Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra

Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra

Just when you think American roots music should be relegated to the dusty confines of a purist’s museum it will surprise you with a paradigm shift. Take Marty O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra— passing through tradition, the quartet stumbled upon innovation, proving that old souls can be creatively fresh.

Willie Watson

Willie Watson

For nearly two decades, Willie Watson has made modern folk music rooted in older traditions. He’s a folksinger in the classic sense: a singer, storyteller, and traveller, with a catalog of songs that bridge the gap between the past and present.

The Riverside

The Riverside

On the road, whether performing on a street corner, in a house show, or on a festival ground, the band endeavors to bring back the love of raw live performance. Circled around one large microphone the band relies on one another to find balance in the music. With vocal harmony and their folk-rooted stringed instruments, the band paints landscapes and tells their stories.

Dr. Sigmund's 100% Natural Good Time Family Band

Dr. Sigmund's 100% Natural Good Time Family Band

Dr. Sigs is a song writing collective and occasional feisty live band. As a band they fall somewhere between Delaney and Bonney and Sly and the Family Stone, playing gospel and soul inspired rock. Their songwriting can depart from this significantly to include pop and folk tunes still with an emphasis on natural instrumentation and minimal sound processing.

Whiskey Hill Billies

Whiskey Hill Billies

Four guys, a passel of acoustic instruments and plenty of whiskey!

Karen Goodman

Karen Goodman

A foundation rooted in gospel (10 years as a primary soloist with renowned San Francisco choir, the Glide Ensemble), Karen brings a depth and connection to her take on Americana Soul. A regular opener at the Redgate Ranch Fest for 8 years running!

FUN FOR ALL!

 DIY Camping.

Pitch your tent or park your van. Overnight camping with the purchase of a ticket.

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 Family Friendly.

Bring the whole crew. Free admission for kids 10 & under!

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 Live Art.

STW Artist Ambassador Matt Beard taking art to a whole new level of groovy.

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PLANNING YOUR REDGATE WEEKEND

Everything You Need to Know About Redgate

Here is everything you need to know about  the Festival including directions, parking, food, hotels, packing, activities, camping, and other essentials!

Contact us at info@savethewaves.org with any questions.

Lineup & Times

2:35pm-3:20 pm    –  Karen Goodman

3:20pm-3:30pm     –  STW Welcome

3:30pm-4:30pm     –  Whiskey Hill Billies

4:40pm-5:00pm     –  The Sugar Highs

5:00pm-6:10pm     –  Dr Sigmunds 100% Natural Good Time Family Band

6:20pm-7:20pm     –  Willie Watson

7:20pm-8:00pm     –  Raffle

8:00pm-9:30pm     –  Marty O’Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra

9:30pm-10:30pm   –  The Riverside

What To Pack

Please be green and bring your own cup, glass, plate, utensils etc. to save on recycling and garbage. We are aiming for a zero waste event.

Something to sit on — fold-up chairs or a blanket for the ground. It is a completely outdoor event so come ready.  Please be considerate of your festival neighbors and bring low rise chairs for the music meadow.

Clothes — Come prepared for all weather! The fog can roll in and bring the cold later in the day, so pack your layers. Wear good shoes, bring hats (for sun and cold), sunscreen, fleece, warm jackets, a change of clothes/shoes for kids who might go in the creek. This is a ranch – please come prepared!

Overnight Camping Gear —  Flashlights, headlamps, coolers, and all camping gear if planning to stay. No fires allowed outside of pre-approved locations.

Money — Cash and credit cards accepted at entry, merchandise and raffle sales, bar sales, and our delicious food trucks. No ATM is available at the ranch.

Food & Drink

Enjoy delicious food by SF Whisk food truck and Alta Organic  and Organic Coffee .

Food Truck from 1pm- 8pm. Coffee Truck available all day. 

For overnight campers there are BBQs available in the main Music Meadow for grilling. Camp stoves are not allowing in the campgrounds.

Our sponsors have very generously provided us with plenty of beer and cocktails available for purchase. Please don’t bring bottles and cans.

Arrival & Check In

    • Upon Arrival, Please follow the signs to the Welcome Center to get your wristbands, parking and overnight  camping pass.
    • Please bring your printed ticket.
    • Day Use Parking is located at the main check in area & is approximately ¼ mile walk to the main music meadow. We recommend bringing a wagon or cart to transport your day gear.   We will have golf carts available for those who need assistance
    • VIP Parking is located directly above the main music meadow. Please let our parking attendants know if you are planning to camp overnight in your vehicle so we can park you accordingly
    • Overnight Parking is available in designated camping areas. Please refer to our camping & accommodation link for more information.  Parking is limited in these areas. We encourage you to come @1pm to get settled. Gear maybe unloaded at campsites and then re-parked in Day Use.
    • RV parking is limited. Please make advance arrangements
    • Parking is included with your ticket purchase.

 

  • Carpooling is Encouraged

Traffic

There is often road construction, please check your GPS for updates.

Outdoor Activities

Bring your hiking shoes and mountain bikes if you like steep hills. Bring your paints if you like landscapes! Bring your frisbee! The ranch has 625 acres and a 4-mile dirt road that goes up the ridge and around.  The ranch has ample space to explore, please exercise safety and concern for your well being and others’ while a guest at the Ranch.

Recycling & Being Respectful

We are making every effort to provide adequate and convenient collection points for all recycling, compost, and landfill waste.  Volunteers will be on site to assist with placing things in the right spot, please help us out and read signs posted on or above the cans and encourage your festival neighbors to dispose of things properly.

This is a leave no trace, ‘pack it in and pack it out’ event. Please help us out by being responsible for yourself, your friends and your camping neighbors.

Bathroom Facilities

Please use the clean, very comfortable Port-a-Potties on site at the music meadow and at main campground.

Thanks in advance for not ignoring us on this.

Kid & Teen Policy

KID POLICY: Kids of all ages always welcome at the ranch! Please don’t let your kids get up on stage unless they have been specifically invited. Parents must supervise children at all times. Please note that at Redgate Ranch there are animals.  Please keep the children safe by keeping them away from the animals.

TEEN POLICY: Please make sure you know where your teenage children are and that they follow all festival rules and policies.  Any under-age children attempting to consume alcohol on site will be asked to leave immediately.

Dog Policy

Well-behaved dogs love it at the ranch and are welcome. If your dog tends to pick fights or get up and table-surf, please leave them at home. Please come with poo bags and pick up if your pooch lets fly around the house, playground music meadow, or campsite (anywhere else on the ranch no picking up required).

Liability & Disorderly Policy

DISORDERLY POLICY: Please keep an eye on any friends you bring and don’t let them drive drunk. We reserve the right to confiscate your car keys. We’ve done it before, we’ll do it again. There is zero tolerance for drunk driving. We recommend you camp out.

LIABILITY: When you purchase a ticket to Redgate Ranch you accept our rules and regulations and agree to follow them when on site. By coming to Redgate, you take full responsibility for your own actions and outcomes and those of your children. Please remember that if you pull any bonehead moves and hurt yourself – you are responsible.

DIY Camping

 

There is plenty of space for camping on the ranch, both remote and in a group. If you plan to camp, bring tents, sleeping bags, flashlight and all equipment you need to sleep comfortably and safely out of doors.   We have designated camping areas and friendly volunteers ready to help you get situated.  Camping is done on a first come first serve basis, and we can help each other out by arriving with the expectation to share all space for the weekend.  Let’s build a community for the day and night based on friendliness, respect, and communication.

FAMILY CAMPGROUND – for any families attending with young ones, we have designated a camping area for you to use.  The family camping is well signed and located just past the music meadow on your left as you head deeper into the property on the fire road.  Parking space is limited, it could be that there is space for your family in the camping area, but no space for your car directly above.  Our parking staff will be ready to direct you to available parking space after you leave your belongings.

MAIN CAMP – The main campground is located approximately 1/2 mile from the music meadow, or a 20 minute walk.  It is uphill leaving the music meadow and down hill on your way to the music meadow from camp.  There is a outhouse at main camp and a port-a-potty located in the meadow above, but there is no power.  There are grills in the main camp which guests are welcome to share in preparing meals.  There is a small amount of parking above the main camp that we encourage you to use.  You may drop belongings at the campground and then drive your car back up the hill, follow the directions of our volunteers to park your car appropriately.

RV CAMPING – there is limited space for RV parking at the festival. Please let us know in advance if you plan to bring your RV.

MORE CAMPING OPTIONS – There are also several lovely campsites above the turnoff road to the main campsite (keep going up the steep hill towards the ridge). If you would like to keep the party going into the night, this is a good place to camp.  There will be signs to help you know you have found the place.  This is a long walk from the music meadow with elevation gain.  It is also fantastic camping if you have a truck, off road capable RV, or van.  The fire road is passable, if you drive carefully.  Please drive slowly, safely, and share the road with pedestrians and other traffic.

Regardless of where you camp, please practice Leave No Trace principles and pack out what you pack in.  Sweep your camp for trash you may have left behind, or maybe someone else left behind.  Leave it better than you found it.  This is our space for the weekend, your help in leaving it clean is appreciated!

Please note, if you have small children we strongly recommend that you stick to the family campsite and don’t go remote. Mountain lions are in the area. They will not come near a busy place, and there have been no human attacks Coastside, but we would rather your progeny not be the first. If you do see a mountain lion, DO NOT RUN. Tell your kids to stand still, cluster together and make a huge amount of noise. Mountain lions are scared off easily.

Hotels

Pescadero  – This little rural town is about 9 miles south of the ranch. Nearest town to us. A gorgeous place to be if you like the country. And Duartes serves killer breakfasts.

McCormick House – Historic house. Quaint.

Pescadero Creek Inn – Charming country inn. $175 and up.

Half Moon Bay – A larger town with cool shops, lots of restaurants etc.

San Benito House – our favorite. Very cool old Victorian boarding house style. It is above a bar, so can be noisy at night. $80-200

Zaballa House B&B – Lots of floral ruffles and throw-pillows, but quiet. Also pet friendly.  $90-$200.

Coastside Inn – Very good location, very good price. Nothing flash.  $120-160

The Ritz Carlton – Pricey. Nice golf course. Generic Ritz. $400 +

The Beach House – a little further north (like, too far really). Nice. $245 +

Directions

Redgate Ranch is located at 270 Madera Lane , San Gregorio, CA, 94074

(about 20 minutes southeast from Half Moon Bay)

If you are using Google Maps, it shows the driveway at El Corte Madera Road. The Shackteau and music meadow are at the end of El Corte Madera Rd.

Coming from Highway 1

Take Highway 1 to Highway 84 at San Greggorio State Beach (La Honda Rd).  This is approx 11 miles south of Half Moon Bay if coming from the north or approx 3 miles north of Pescadero Rd.  Turn inland on HWY 84 towards the town of San Gregorrio.

Go 4 miles exactly and look for a blue CALL BOX sign. Turn left there at Madera Lane.

Follow the road a short distance as it  bends around and you cross a small bridge under some giant eucalyptus trees. Look for the old, red metal gate on the left/north side.  If you see the Surf Naked sign, you know you’ve found it.

Coming from 280-92

Take 280 to 92 West towards Half Moon Bay. Follow Hwy 92 until it runs into Highway 1 and turn left. Follow directions as above. CHECK TRAFFIC FIRST AS THIS CAN GET BACKED UP.  REMEMBER, IT IS PUMPKIN MANIA TIME.

Coming from Highway 84 – Woodside Rd.

Take 280 to Woodside Rd exit.  Head west on Woodside Rd./Hwy 84.  Go straight through Woodside and follow the road as Hwy 84 heads up the hill. At the summit you come to the intersection with Skyline Rd/Hwy 35 (a.k.a. Four Corners, with to Alice’s Restaurant on the right)  Proceed straight ahead staying on Hwy 84. In about 7 miles you’ll pass through La Honda.  About 4 miles past La Honda, you’ll see Driscoll Rodeo Grounds on your left and you only have a little more than a over a mile to go. Near the 5 mile mark past La Honda, you’ll come to Madera Lane. There are two entrances (it’s a loop road).  Drive to the second, western entrance (just past the blue CALL BOX sign) and turn right onto Madera Lane. The first turn is really dangerous and not really an entrance or exit.

Follow the road a short distance as it  bends around and you cross a small bridge under some giant eucalyptus trees. Look for the old, red metal gate on the left/north side.  If you see the Surf Naked sign, you know you’ve found it.  Drive up 1/4 mile until you see the Shackteau with the red roof. Parking is up to your right. If full, you will need to park in the field to the right of the gate and walk a short distance to the fest.

Will my cell phone work at the ranch?

Don’t count on it. Verizon works in spots, ATT and T-Mobile work only on the ridge, not at festival site. If you are desperate, there is a landline inside the Shackteau.

Is there Internet or TV reception at the ranch?

Nope.

Is there a dress code?

Please, please do not wear heels. Flat shoes or boots highly recommended.  And of course any wild costume efforts greatly appreciated. And layers. Lots of warmth for evening.

Can I have a fire at Redgate Ranch?

Fires are not permitted except in designated areas.  Fires at your campsite are not permitted.  Please exercise extreme caution and do not make fires outside the provided fire pit at main campground.

Will you find me a place to sleep and bedding if I come to the Music Fest totally unprepared?

Nope. Please come prepared according the rules and guidelines laid out here.  Bring what you need to be safe, warm, and comfortable.

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