California Worldfest

California WorldFest is coming to town July 13th-16th at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.  The music festival includes 8 stages with over 40 musical acts from around the globe. This year The Center for the Arts produced event headliners include: Michael Franti & Spearhead, Seun Kuti, Tommy Emmanuel, Peter Yarrow, Nattali RizeFemina, Dakhabrakha, Etana, Mariachi Flor De Toloache, Alash, Keith Secola, Los Hermanos Arango, Villalobos Brothers and more!  Local performers at WorldFest 2017 include: Earles of Newtown, Simrit, Davia and Secret Agent 23 Skidoo.  You can see the full line up of performers online here or check out the line-up.  In addition to over 40 different musicians the event includes workshops, activities for kids, Global Indigenous Peoples Village crafts, dancing, market place and more.  Click here for ticket information, make sure to check out the Thursday Nevada County locals 2 for 1 deal.  Want to win a pair of one day tickets to WorldFest and one night of glamping at the Inn Town Campground?  Come stay in one of our canvas tents (Thursday, July 13th) and check out the Thursday night line with Peter Yarrow, DakhaBrakha, Federspiel and Martha Redbone Roots Project.  Locals, don’t forget there’s a 2 for 1 deal for Nevada County residents for the opening evening.  Post a comment on the blog on why you want to go and I’ll announce the winner on Tuesday, July 11th. *Glamping Tent only valid for Thursday, July 13th, 2 people (click here to look inside).  Thanks to Alan Sheckter for the photos.  **Edited to say the winner is Emma Reagan, congrats!

© 2017 InnSide Nevada City, Photos © Alan Sheckter

39 replies
  1. Brenda Nikolai
    Brenda Nikolai says:

    Hubby, furbaby and I LOVE LOVE LOVE staying at Inn Town Campground. We have stayed 3 times in the last year and I am coming up solo next Thursday to say in Glamping Tent #3 with the pooch to relax on the last part of my week off. Would LOVE to attend the California Worldfest and dance to the awesome music. Good Luck to me!!!

  2. Susan Connolly
    Susan Connolly says:

    I would love to attend California Worldfest with my daughter, Izzy! She is fourteen and is a music lover and musician (piano and uke). This would be her first concert and mom could chaperone:) Thanks for this contest….what a great idea.

  3. Leia
    Leia says:

    Music is therapy for me. I could use a good session. Amazing bands and a beautiful setting. What more could anyone ask for? Adding a night of glamping too….whoa

    • erin
      erin says:

      Did you enjoy the SYRCL concert? So glad to think of music as therapy… close to home, you could leave the family and have a solo trip?

  4. Starr Dion
    Starr Dion says:

    I live right up the street from the fairgrounds and every year we can hear some of the music from my house. Living on a tight budget I haven’t been able to afford to go and every year I wish I could. Would love to blame it up in your tent too. Wow what a great treat for someone to win. Thanks Outside Inn

    • erin
      erin says:

      Thanks for entering and sharing the love, yes, fun giveaway– and it would be fun to be able to enjoy both!

    • erin
      erin says:

      Thanks Denise, and since you have a knack for winning things on this blog, you just never know. Always fun to have people who can take advantage of some of the many things our community has to offer.

  5. Beth Gousman
    Beth Gousman says:

    Red Tricycle named Inn Town Campground some of the best glamping in America! I want to see for myself.

    • erin
      erin says:

      Yeah Beth, I would love to see you guys… does your family camp very often? Did you see my new family tent? Perfect for you guys.

  6. Victoria
    Victoria says:

    I have never gone and have always wanted to experience the magic! Unfortunately, funds have never allowed me to. Have also never been to the campground and would be even more excited to do that! 😉

  7. Sasha
    Sasha says:

    Would LOVE to go to worldfest, and of course go glamping! August would have a blast listening to the music and dancing in

    • erin
      erin says:

      Oh he would be the perfect poster child… (you might even have to take his photo!). Thanks for entering my friend, fingers crossed for you.

  8. Emma Reagan
    Emma Reagan says:

    We have never stayed at the inn town camp ground but would love to come home from santa cruz and continue our vacation and maybe even get a night free to dance from our little one, which we havent had since we got married in June

    • erin
      erin says:

      Thanks, it’s a great giveaway, now if only I could take a night off and be a tourist! But you could stay at the campground on Thursday and then go to the Worldfest all day Friday? options, options… Thanks for your comment.

  9. Ingrid Knox
    Ingrid Knox says:

    Worldfest has so many different kinds of music. I might be tempted to try our glamping. 🙂

  10. Irina Farber
    Irina Farber says:

    Oh my, YES, I would love to glamp at the Outside Inn and dance to some good music! It just happens that my teenage son and I are in town those dates and it is a first time we are visiting Nevada City ever – it would be a fantastic way to explore this sweet town we heard so much about.

  11. Cathy
    Cathy says:

    I think I would really enjoy California Worldfest and I know I would enjoy a stay in Nevada City!

  12. Heather
    Heather says:

    I want to go to the festival with my sister for her birthday weekend! We talk about going every year, and now that Michael Franti is going to be there this is the year! I haven’t been to the campground yet, but I would love to check it out!

  13. Lydia
    Lydia says:

    I’ve always wanted to go to world fest but work has always come first. I finaly have a schedual that would work with attending and a staycation at our towns very own glamping spot sounds like a dream come true.

  14. Leia
    Leia says:

    SYRCL was awesome. Hoping my wining streak continues. This mom could use a night away(even if it’s a night spent 3 miles from home).

  15. Shawna Campbell
    Shawna Campbell says:

    I have lived here forever and never been to Worldfest! Whaaaaat? I know! Excited to bring the fam out to glamp!

  16. Irina Farber
    Irina Farber says:

    Oh I just noticed, I called the Inn Town Campground – the Outside Inn… oops…looking forward to seeing it all next week!

  17. Elizabeth King
    Elizabeth King says:

    I would love to go to World Fest this year. In fact, I’ve never been and, frankly, would love the lively distraction.

  18. Randi Pratini
    Randi Pratini says:

    Can’t imagine how you have time to do all you do, let alone read all these wonderful reasons why folks want to go to the Worldfest!

    Would love to attend, hard to believe I have only been once in 20 years of living in this wonderful area. Sean Kuti is the bomb and would love to hear the Cuban band….hoping to salsa the night away!

    Thanks Erin for this opportunity!

  19. Judith Cowles
    Judith Cowles says:

    Love the Worldfest and would love a night of glamping at the Inn Town Campground since I have family visitng all week.

  20. Ellie
    Ellie says:

    I just love all the stuff one can do in Nevada County in the summer time. There are never enough hours in the week to do it all. But this year my world fest weekend is clear. Would love to share the experience. thanks Erin for keeping us all informed. Love what you do. <3

    • erin
      erin says:

      Thanks Kiana for the comment, I have drawn the winner, but I appreciate you playing along, I’m sure you’ll still have a good time.

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