Tickets WILL be available at the gate on the days of the festival. So, if you haven't had a chance to buy your ticket yet, no need to worry. You can show up and pay admission upon entering the festival. THIS EVENT WILL NOT SELL OUT.
Thirteen years ago we started a small music event on Carter Ranch. It began as a project and dream to create a special musical day in the woods. A couple of bands agreed to play.
We picked an open hillside with a spectacular old oak at the bottom. An old carpet was laid down under the tree and the music began. It was a great day for the small group of friends that attended. We did it again the next summer and more people came and the next year more people. The number of bands also grew. An official stage was erected under the oak.
The cost of putting this on, port-a-potties, generators, was covered out of pocket and by a few donations. Each summer the event grew, mainly by word of mouth until we felt it was time to obtain an assemblage permit. A second stage was built. It had become a two day music festival and was taking on a public persona. Each following year the Carter Ranch Music Festival became more refined, more professional and more known but retained its nonprofit, grassroots rural flavor. For 12 years The Ranch was the site of this special Mariposa event. In 2013 the festival was threatened by the Carsten fire. With the hard work of firefighters, the cooperation of fire officials and the Mariposa County Sheriffs' Department the festival was able to take place. This sparked a reevaluation of the Festivals future. In order to provide our guests with a safe environment and grow we needed to move. The Mariposa Fairgrounds was the logical location. So here we are. Carter Ranch presents the YOSEMITE MUSIC FESTIVAL. We thank you for coming and hope to make your weekend a very enjoyable experience.
If you want to get familiar with some of the bands playing this year, there are videos here on the site to give you a taste of what they're all about. Click on the LINEUP page to start watching!
Hello and welcome to the Yosemite Music Festival 2014, presented by Carter Ranch!
Below are the first round of confirmed bands for this years YMF. Please check back for updates and more artist announcements.
- 3 LEAFS - LIFE COACH - ATOMIC SHERPAS -
- GOOD LUCK THRIFT STORE OUTFIT - BOOTSTRAP CIRCUS -
- HAUNTED WINDCHIMES - FATSO JETSON - GREEN MACHINE -
- NEW TOMORROW - THE EASY LEAVES - MOUNTAIN MEN -
- YAWNING MAN - ONCE AND FUTURE BAND - DJ CARROLL CLARK -
Many more to be announced!