Raise the roots at Rancho: Sixth annual Campout for the Cause comes back to its grassroots this weekend
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What: Campout for the Cause.
When: Friday through Sunday.
Where: Rancho Del Rio, Bond.
Cost: Three day festival tickets are $129 and include camping, yoga, workshops and three days of music. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets are on-sale exclusively thru the festival website www.campoutforthecause.org.
More information: For the full line-up, schedule and information on Rancho Del Rio check www.campoutforthecause.org.
In it sixth year, Campout for the Cause is returning riverside to Rancho Del Rio in Bond on May 23-25. The grassroots music festival and yoga gathering will feature 25 artists for sets on two stages, a newly built yoga deck to host over a dozen classes, ongoing river activities and interactive workshops.
The three-day event is back to where it all began. While Campout was born at Rancho, for the past four years it was held at State Bridge, a venue downstream on the Colorado River.
“I always wanted to make Campout truly a community event, and bringing it back to Rancho provides a space for that,” said Scotty Stoughton, founder of Campout for the Cause. “It’s an intimate area where everyone stays on-site and gets to go from the stage, to yoga, to the river, to a workshop, to their campsite, to their kids, to the river and back to the music.”
Music will take place on the main Campout stage from 1 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday, May 23, and from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 24-25. Colorado sweethearts Elephant Revival headline the weekend along with Paper Bird, Head for the Hills and DJ Mark Farina performing his original “Mushroom Jazz.”
Other acts rounding out the weekend’s lineup and performing on the two stages are Fruition, Wood and Wire, Bonfire Dub, The Mother Hips, Grant Farm, Sea Stars, Olora Brothers, Scott Law, The Congress, Tierro, Trout Steak Revival and Gipsy Moon. The acrobatic team from Denver Fractal Tribe will perform throughout the festival site, adding a colorful and theatrical element to the weekend.
The yoga element at this year’s Campout has been expanded, tripling the number of yoga teachers, classes and times to encourage all participants to attend multiple classes. Merging music and yoga, artists including Kirby K, Scott Law and Sea Stars will play hand drums during select yoga classes throughout the weekend, adding to the flow at the new riverside yoga zone. The Campout yoga schedule includes SUP yoga, Vinyasa flow, kids yoga and restorative classes for all levels.
The new yoga deck overlooks the Colorado River, and yoga classes are included in the ticket price for the weekend. Stand Up Paddle Colorado will be on site providing discounted stand-up paddleboard tours and clinics for festival attendees from 3 to 5 p.m. each day down the Colorado River.
Campout for the Cause is supporting two nonprofits, All Hands Volunteers and the Eagle Valley Land Trust, donating a portion of ticket sales and 100 percent of the bar revenue to each organization.
There will be food vendors on site offering hot barbecue and a variety of gluten-free and vegetarian options. Campout for the Cause has partnered with Bonfire Brewing Co. to produce a festival brew, Campout for the Cause India Pale Ale. The Campout Ale is available in stores around the Vail Valley and Denver.
Campout for the Cause is a family friendly event with a designated family camping area and kids younger than 13 are free. Three-day festival tickets are $129 and include camping, yoga, workshops and three days of music. Tickets are on sale exclusively through the festival website, http://www.campoutforthe cause.org. For the full lineup, schedule and information on Rancho Del Rio, check http://www.campout forthecause.org.
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