Folk Yeah Productions is gathering up its musical friends, including the folks at Mumford & Sons affiliate Communion, and loyal followers for one last romp in the Big Sur woods.
"Communion in the Redwoods" is the three-day concert beneath the trees at Fernwood resort, featuring an all-star lineup of mostly indie, folk and Americana music. It begins Friday afternoon and runs through Sunday. Tickets are available at FolkYeah.com.
Britt Govea, founder of Folk Yeah, said the festival is meant to bring together a diverse group of artists from multiple genres and house them in a unique setting, the redwoods of Big Sur.
He said the natural surroundings help create a communal vibe that is rare for other contemporary music festivals.
"Lots of times I think (the redwood forest) makes bands play unique and interesting sets they normally don't play simply because they can't help but to be inspired by the surroundings," Govea said. "I think the trees humble us all."
The Friday lineup kicks off at 5p.m. with Charlie Peacock, Waters, Tamaryn, Here We Go Magic and Blind Pilot on the main stage. The Brothers Comatose will perform at 11:30 inside the Fernwood Tavern.
Saturday's show starts at 2p.m. with American Jubilee, followed by Naia Kete, Grahame Lesh & Friends, Jesse Sykes & Phil Wandscher, The Apache Relay and Santa Cruz heavies The Devil Makes Three. Fritz plays the late night tavern set.
Sunday features Aaron Embry, The Dunwells, Robert Ellis and an acoustic set from Pete Bernhard of The Devil Makes Three.