Campout for the Cause to announce lineup of music, workshops, yoga May 10 |

Campout for the Cause to announce lineup of music, workshops, yoga May 10

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The eighth-annual Campout for the Cause will host the inaugural Stand Up Paddle Colorado Invitational on Sunday, June 5. Registration is now open.
Matthew Buckley | Special to the Daily |

If you go …

What: Eighth-annual Campout for the Cause.

When: Friday, June 3, through Sunday, June 5.

Where: Rancho del Rio, near Bond on the Colorado River.

Cost: Three-day passes are $99 through May 10, $119 thereafter, and include camping.

More information: Visit

RANCHO DEL RIO — On Tuesday, Campout for the Cause will announce the full event lineup of live music, yoga and lifestyle workshops, open registration for the festival’s inaugural Stand Up Paddle Colorado Invitational and release single-day festival tickets. Tuesday also marks the end of $99 early bird ticketing, when $119 full event and camping passes will be available for purchase.

The three-day roots music and lifestyle festival is presented annually by Bonfire Entertainment and is set to be held a week later this year, Friday, June 3, through Sunday, June 5, at Rancho del Rio near Bond. Early entry is available on Thursday, June 2, for $20 for three-day pass holders. The venue, located on the banks of the Colorado River, is 40 minutes from Vail.

Headlining artists on this year’s main stage include Paper Bird, Head for the Hills, Trout Steak Revival, The California Honeydrops, Drunken Hearts, Bonfire (Dub) and The Lil’ Smokies. Additional music sets and late-night jam sessions will be held at the ambient Soapbox Lounge overlooking the Colorado River. The Thursday evening early entry features an exclusive campfire family jam with The Lil’ Smokies.

The inaugural Stand-Up Paddle Colorado Invitational events include a Colorado River Surf Co. Expression Session at Gore Wave at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 4 — a free community surf session, welcome to everyone. On Sunday, June 5, races begin at 10 a.m. with the 4-mile downriver Stand Up Paddle Colorado Invitational State Bridge Sprint. At 2 p.m., competitors will race the Flatwater Challenge in a 1-mile upriver and downriver figure-8 course.

“The SUP Colorado Invitational offers paddlers of all abilities an amazing opportunity to race on the beautiful Upper Colorado River,” said Bradley Hilton, of Stand Up Paddle Colorado, stand-up paddleboarding athlete and adventurer. “For the seasoned SUP pros, this is a one-of-a-kind event, with onsite camping and a full schedule of lifestyle workshops, yoga and live music as part of Campout for the Cause.”

SUP competition registration opens on Tuesday and is $40 for both races on Sunday, June 5. A specially priced $60 two-day camping and festival pass will be available for SUP Invitational competitors.

Also new this year, The Crossroads adventure exposition area has been implemented to highlight companies, organizations and nonprofit partners who share similar ideals of lifestyle awareness and community responsibility.

Colorado-based yoga and adventure company In Your Element will be curating The Bend, an improved gathering space with a yoga platform, seating areas, fire pit, tee-pee and a “food forest” designed by workshop leader and movement instructor Heath Perry.

The Bend will host daily riverside yoga classes and community-engaging lifestyle workshops such as permaculture, belly dancing, hand drumming, nutrition and vendors focusing on movement and nutrition. Featured yogis include Gina Caputo, Rachel Nelson, Julia Clarke, Bobby L’Heureux, Moonstone Jackson, Mariah Schuette and Kim Fuller. All yoga, lifestyle workshops, live music and camping are included in the three-day festival ticket price.

All of the net proceeds from the event benefit this year’s Campout nonprofit partners Big Heart Big Hands, which raises money for mountain rescue organizations; the Education Foundation of Eagle County; and the Children’s Global Alliance, which offers large-scale volunteer opportunities for children ages 12 to 16.

For more information and to purchase tickets to Campout for the Cause, visit

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