4 Lake Tahoe acts headed to Hangtown Tahoe Daily Tribune
Four bands from the shores of Lake Tahoe will make the drive to Placerville next week, joining dozens of jam and rock groups for the third annual Hangtown Halloween Ball.
Held at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, the Hangtown Halloween Ball draws thousands of music lovers for four days of live music and spooky celebrations. The festival begins Thursday evening, Oct. 24, and runs through Sunday, Oct. 27. Tickets range from one-day passes to four-day VIP packages, priced anywhere from $25 to $965.
This year, Tahoe’s Dead Winter Carpenters, Four Piece Puzzle, Mama’s Cooking and Peter Joseph Burt and the King Tide will join a lineup featuring national headliners like Railroad Earth, Galactic and Matisyahu. With the exception of Dead Winter Carpenters, this will be each band’s first appearance at Hangtown Halloween.
“We’ll have three stages this year,” event promoter Ryan Kronenberg said. “One act will end, another will start and then another. We stagger the show times for sure. A lot of the local and regional bands from Tahoe will be playing on what’s called the Gallows Stage.”
Mama’s Cookin’ serves it up
Peter Joseph BurtT and the King Tide
Four Piece Puzzle
Dead Winter back for thirds
“It’s a real community vibe, an overall freaky good time,” Dunn said. “People getting together, dressing up, sharing music and sharing good times. This time of year it’s just a gorgeous time to be there.”
Dead Winter Carpenters has seen the festival grow in acts and attendance each year. Dunn expects 2013 to be the best yet.
“This year being the third year, it just keeps getting better and better,” he said. “If people come out, they won’t be disappointed.”