9th Annual Camp Out Roots Festival & Gathering

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For the last 9 years Camp Out Roots Festival has been bringing bands out of the woodworks and into the middle of the Mid West Music scene and beyond. Camp Out Roots features 36 performers on 3 stages. They are happy to offer a last minute chance to join the Roots Folk Family, and get in on the best kept secret that youÂ’ve been looking to find for so long:

The last 5 slots are reserved for Sonicbids artists. Compensation includes admittance to festival, including camping/parking, and meals/drinks/beer. Pay starts at $50-$150 depending on draw/location/etc of the performer. Genres accepted include singer/songwriter, folk, rock, bluegrass, blues, reggae, funk, acoustic, and jam bands.

This down home, non corporate music and arts festival is located on over 75 acres of woods bordering the black river falls state forest. Camp Out Roots Festival is not only a music festival, but a gathering of friends and family new and old to celebrate music, art, & life. Put on for musicians and music lovers, by musicians and music lovers, for the sole reason of exposing the best unsigned emerging talent, and making the attendees dance there butts off!

Some past and present performers include: Justin Vernon (bon iver) Oakhurst, Trampled By Turtles, Charlie Parr, Dewayn Brothers, Pert Near Sandstone, The Big Wu, Natty Nation, The white Iron Band, Down Lo, J.B. Beverly & The wayward Drifters, banjerdan, groovatron, dred I dread, God Johnson, Smokin Bandits, Stealin Strings, Sans Souci Quartet, burnt toast & jam, downers grove, and many many more performers.

Camp Out Roots Festival also promotes and books its performers all year long! This festival is really about the music. Bring a song, bring a friend, these 3 nights will never end! This grass roots festival is unlike any other.