BOND — Campout For the Cause, founded in 2009 by Scotty Stoughton with the goal of bringing together artists and fans who shared a strong sense of community and appreciation for the music, camping, the Colorado river and a desire to give back, this year hosted more than 22 bands and 2,000 fans over the course of three days.
A festival with a humanitarian heart, Campout For the Cause raises money and awareness for several non-profits, both local and internationally focused. This year Campout supported All Hands Volunteers, Save the Colorado, Eagle River Watershed Council and The Avon School of Rock. The Avon School of Rock officially kicked off its music and nature summer camp this week at State Bridge, hosting more than 40 children from the Eagle Valley School District. See related story on page B3.
The music from headlining artists Fruition and Zion I spanned from acoustic roots, to hip hop beats. The eclectic musical line-up filled all the genres to please the diverse colorful crowds. Grant Farm, Olora Brothers, Bonfire Dub, Congress, Magic Beans and YAMN were a few of the bands that rounded out the Colorado local favorites.
New to the festival this year was a designated yoga tent at Rancho Del Rio with scheduled classes each day as well as perma-culture, sustainable living and hula hoop workshops. Stand Up Paddle Colorado offered free SUP clinics and tours to fans along with Stand Up Paddle Yoga on the water.
For more information on Campout For the Cause visit www.campoutforthecause.org.