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Joshua Tree Music Festival returns with their Fall 2021 offering, JTMF presents Heart of the Matter.

The Joshua Tree Music Festival presents Heart of the Matter

Dates: October 7-10, 2021

Location: Joshua Tree Lake RV & Campground 

2601 Sunfair Rd, Joshua Tree, CA.

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The Joshua Tree Music Festival takes place every May and October at the gateway to the world-renowned Joshua Tree National Park. The four-day festivals are immersive, inclusive, and inspiring experiences catering to music and art-loving funsters and families with a sense of adventure.

Since its founding in 2003, the Joshua Tree Music Festival has presented worldly music experiences on several stages, underneath a huge, star-filled desert sky in the shadows of the Joshua Tree National Park. The festival combines its musical program with magnificent art installations by many of the area’s talented artists, a full spectrum of yoga and spiritual classes, music workshops, a robust Kidsville schedule, a world marketplace featuring clothing, instruments, unique items crafted by local and international artists, and a variety of food and beverage vendors! Camping is on-site and included with tickets and CasaGoGo, located at the festival grounds, offers cozy trailer rentals for those who want a little extra comfort. With everything you need right on-site, there’s nothing left to do but relax, unplug and fully immerse yourself in the Joshua Tree Music Festival experience!

This October will mark two full years since the festival has taken place at its longtime home, the Joshua Tree Lake RV & Campground. JTMF Presents: Heart of the Matter is about getting back to basics, relishing in meaningful interactions, reintegrating, reconnecting, and revitalizing. 

JTMF Presents: Heart of the Matter is an invitation to regroup and reconnect with the festival community. Over four days and nights, attendees can enjoy a relaxed schedule of music, yoga, workshops, and a marketplace. This is an all-ages family-friendly event.  

To make room for more healing and feeling, the JTMF experience will be transformed.  Fewer people. More space. Fewer concurrent activities. More time to engage one another. Says festival founder Barnett English. 

While some things change, much remains the same. Attendees can expect supreme live music experiences to feed the soul, deep-dive workshops to uplift and inspire, random acts of mindfulness inviting them to interact and connect, spontaneous eruptions of gratitude, and the friendly familial spirit that Joshua Tree Music Festival is known for. 

Lineup: Dirtwire, Orgone, Mike Love, Moontricks, Smoked Out Soul, Symone French, and the Trouille Troupe, Autonomix, Collectivity, Gabriella Evaro, and Father Taj.

With the health and wellbeing of patrons and crew a priority, Joshua Tree Music Festival will be implementing additional safety protocols including limiting the number of attendees, increased sanitation, and an interim refund policy to make it easier for ticket holders to stay home if they are sick. We are aware this situation will continue to evolve and we will be ready to adapt our policies to follow county, state, and CDC guidelines as needed says English. 

Other Events

Also coming up at the Joshua Tree Music Festival site this October, JTMF is thrilled to partner with folk singer/songwriter/storyteller extraordinaire Steve Poltz to produce the inaugural BaHOOTenzie FolkFest (October 1 & 2) and SongSchool (September 28-30). Join Steve Poltz and wildly talented friends for a magical and intimate experience, we’ll dance, laugh, cry, hug, harmonize, unplug and unwind. BaHOOTenzie information can be found at:


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5/14-17: Joshua Tree Music Festival Virtual Celebration

Joshua Tree Music Festival Virtual Celebration
When: May 14-17, 2020
Where: Everywhere!

Joshua Tree Music Festival offers up a virtual celebration in lieu of its May festival.

The Joshua Tree Music Festival is honored to come together with its community and co-create this virtual offering. The action will take place completely online with live streams on Facebook, Instagram and Twitch from a variety of contributors. The vision is to create the community feel and experience of the festival which we feel is so important for our community during this time and an opportunity for people to connect, even if only virtually.

This is a completely free offering including music, yoga, workshops, kids activities and more. There will be opportunities for viewers to support the artists, presenters and festival directly throughout the event if they feel called to do so.

The event will take place across the original dates of the 18th Annual Spring Joshua Tree Music Festival – May 14-17, 2020.

More information can be found on the website and Facebook event page.


18th Annual Spring Joshua Tree Music Festival Canceled

Joshua Tree Music Festival
18th Annual Spring Festival May 14-17, 2020 (Canceled) 
15th Annual Fall Festival Oct 8-11, 2020

A message from Joshua Tree Music Festival HQ
With heavy hearts, we are officially announcing that the 18th Annual Spring Joshua Tree Music Festival which was to be held May 14-17, 2020, will be canceled.

We still strongly believe that community is crucial and our hearts want nothing more than to gather and sing and dance and laugh together. With current conditions, however, community means being socially responsible and adhering to the CDC’s recommendations of social distancing for the well-being of all.

Our thoughts are with you all during these unprecedented and uncertain times. Please stay safe, stay healthy, and check in on each other.  

Ticket holders will be contacted directly with further information and options. We will be using this time to regroup and are putting our energies into preparing for the 15th Annual Fall Festival, Oct 8-11, 2020. We look forward to reuniting with our community in the Fall!

Please support the bands that were scheduled to play, stream their music, and have a look at any merchandise they are selling online, at this link.

Plans are in the works for the annual Fall Festival. Check the website for updates.

Joshua Tree Music Festival
May 14-17, 2020 (Canceled)  | Oct 8-11, 2020


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