• News & Updates

    More Than 40 Acts Confirmed To Date, Special Song Sets and so much more!

    Single Day and Two Day Tickets Now Available
  • Shade In The Main Music Bowl

    The extra shade is up in the main music bowl, just waiting for happy, enthusiastic festival-goers! Read More
  • Jimmy Lafave

    It is with great sadness that we announce that our friend Jimmy Lafave has passed away (May 21st) after his battle with cancer, which he fought bravely, gracefully, and with great class and dignity. We will certainly miss you Jimmy; your singing, songwriting, smiling, and inspired and committed spirit. Please join us in wishing the best to Jimmy’s family and close friends during this most trying of times.
  • Rosalie Sorrels

    Rosalie Sorrels, the 'Travelin’ Lady', has journeyed on, joining old friends like Utah Phillips, Hunter S. Thompson, Kate Wolf, and others. Rosalie departed from us on June 11th, at the age of 83. A longtime, dear friend of our festival community, Rosalie joined us for most of the years, and will be sorely missed. Please join us in sending our best wishes to Holly, Shelley, Kevin, and the rest of the family. We know that there will be some lucky listeners in the great beyond, as they now have a world class story teller, singer and songwriter that's joining their midst. Safe journey Rosalie, travel on...
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About Kate Wolf Music Festival

Festival Features:

  • Four stages of Music on 150 acres
  • Beautiful On Site Camping In Old Growth Oak Trees
  • Workshops
  • Kids' Area
  • Hatha Yoga & Tai-Chi
  • Music Jamming Area
  • Flowing creek
  • Hobo Jungle

The annual Kate Wolf Music Festival is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy a great weekend with friends, family and lovers of fabulous music. Black Oak Ranch, the Mendocino home to the Hog Farm and Camp Winnarainbow-a circus camp for kids, is three hours north of San Fancisco and two hours south of Arcata.

"I had a WONDERFUL time in every way at KW. I believe that it's the best, the single best, festival I've ever been to."— Gretchen Giles (longtime former editor of the North Bay Bohemian newspaper)

"I love the Kate Wolf Festival because it's so laid back and hip with real 'from the heart' music in a beautiful natural setting…it reminds me of the good ol' days. Hey! These ARE the good ol' days when you're at The Kate Wolf Festival..."— Charlie Musselwhite.

More Info

2017 Poster

2017 Program Guide


Greening Initiative

Deposits on reusable plates and cups. Part of our ongoing efforts to present as green a festival as is possible.

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Yoga, Ukulele Jam Circle, Open Mic, Hobo Jungle, & so much more

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Kids Open Mic, Face Painting, Arts & Crafts, Surprise Artist Appearances, and so much more!

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International Food Court

From crepes to pizza, raw food delights and Asian delicacies, we have you covered!

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