Live Oak Music Festival

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Country and Region United StatesCalifornia
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Santa Barbara, California USA
Festival Contact Information

KCBX Public Radio, FM 90
4100 Vachell Lane
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 USA
Phone: (01) 805-781-3030
Fax: (01) 805-781-3030

Festival Description

Live Oak, as it has become affectionately known, is more than just a music festival—it is an experience rooted in music and community. These two elements together create a three-day journey into a timeless place that is far removed from ties and clocks, suits and schedules. The festival features an aural collage of live music ranging from traditional, folk, bluegrass and gospel, to blues, jazz, classical and world music. The Live Oak Music Festival is a concert and camping event held every year on Father’s Day weekend in the hills above Santa Barbara, California. 100% of Live Oak proceeds go to support KCBX Public Radio.

Festival Dates June 14 - 16, 2013
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Practical Info:

  • Live Oak Camp
    Located on Highway 154 near Lake Cachuma (in the mountains behind Santa Barbara)

How to get there:
  • Maps and driving directions to the festival site

  • Day Parking Fee
    Car-pooling is encouraged. Whenever one brings three or more people in one’s car, the parking is free for the day. Otherwise, it’s $5.

Tips and policies:
  • Any person under the age of 18 must be accompanied by and camp with a parent or guardian.
  • No animals
  • Live Oak Fire Policy
    No ground fires are allowed, and campfires must be enclosed (1/4 inch mesh), in the main camping area. However, this policy is subject to change if the Santa Barbara County Fire Marshall determines that the conditions are such that fires must be banned.


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