One of the festivals we watch on the ongoing list is our friends over at Western Swing Out over in California. This year will be the fourth annual festival, with some mighty fine acts on the bill.
Their website contains a brief description of what this festival is all about, as it has a special ambiance about it that differentiates it from everyone else….It’s all set in the 1950’s.
This from the website:
Join us Memorial Day weekend 2020 for the 4th Annual Western Swing Out Weekender in scenic Tehachapi, California.
This rustic desert gem of a small town is a hidden treasure and a perfect 1950’s time capsule of antique shops, roadhouse motels, charming outdoor spaces, 50’s diners, and museums. There’s even a train! Only one and a half hours outside of Los Angeles, and one hour outside of Bakersfield.
Enjoy your favorite Western Swing Bands in a picturesque small town environment. A perfect holiday weekend getaway for Western Swing, Hillbilly, Rockabilly, & Country Music fans alike!
Four days and three nights of live music, swing dancing, vintage vendors, and all the classic appeal of the vintage 1930s-1950s era.
The Western Swing Out Weekender 2020 returns with many event favorites including moonshine and whiskey tasting, best boots contest, vintage western fashion show, memorial day parade and picnic, and much more. Newly added: classic car show on Sunday!
All Concert Venues are in walking distance. We plan to invade the town with a foot stompin’ and rebel rollickin’ weekend of Western shirts, cowboy hats, and Patio dresses as far as the eye can see, all while enjoying an amazing line up of your favorite bands!
5:00pm Registration Opens
5:30pm DJ Nathan Smythe
7:00pm Alex Ridio
9:30pm Brian Hogan Band
11:00pm DJ Marcus Howell
12:30am DJ Russel Ray Gere
10:00am Dance Class W/ Danielle O’Neill
11:00am DJ Nathan Smythe
11:30am Lil’ Sue & the Cow Tippers
12:30pm DJ Nathan Smythe
1:00pm Dance Class w/ Danielle O’Neill
2:00pm Sweetwater Gentlemen
3:00pm Best Boots Contest
3:30pm DJ James McAnally
4:30pm Parker Smith
5:30pm Whiskey Tasting w/ Jeff Kroll (1)
6:00pm Dinner Break
7:00pm DJ Russell Ray Gere
7:30pm Lil’ Mo and the Lonesome Crows
8:30pm DJ RG
9:00pm DJ Big Sandy
9:30pm Eddie Clendening
10:30pm DJ Big Sandy
11:30pm Tehachapi Ruff Riders
1:00am DJ James McAnally
10:00am DJ Nathan Smythe
11:00am Dance Class w/ Steve & Karine Sayer
12:00pm Twilight Drifters
1:00pm Vintage Western Fashion Show W/ Charlotte Del Rose
1:30pm Best Dressed Competition
2:00pm Dance Class w/ Steve & Karine Sayer
3:00pm DJ Big Sandy
3:30pm Josh Sorheim
5:00pm Whiskey Tasting/ Jeff Kroll (2)
5:30pm Dinner Break
6:30pm DJ Russell Ray Gere
7:30pm Ruff Enuff
8:30pm DJ Big Sandy
9:00pm Lindy Vs Jive Competition
9:30pm James Intveld
11:00pm DJ Russell Ray Gere
11:30pm Dave & Deke Combo
1:00am DJ James McAnally
9:30am Parade Meet-Up (Sure Stay Parking Lot)
11:00am Flag Ceremony
12:00pm Pic Nic Begins
12:30pm Jason Dae West
2:00pm Geoffrey Miller
Western Swing Out Sunday Full Day Pass
Due to popular demand we will be releasing a small amount of Sunday full day passes. (which include Monday Memorial Day Picnic) Tickets will be $75 each and can be purchased on May 25th starting at 5pm. For tickets and info go to www.westernswingout.com
Call for Volunteers
We are seeking additional volunteers for the 2021 event. Volunteers must be happy friendly folks to sell merch, work registration and much more. 8 hours of volunteering equal one full weekend pass, Contact us at email@example.com
Due to the pandemic we are operating under event size restrictions we therefore will not be hosting our full formal car show. However, we will have a designated area of reserved parking Sunday morning to showcase your classic /vintage cars and Motorcycles. If you would like to have your vehicle added to the list please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org