ALO, Greyboy Allstars among acts set for Guitarfish Music Festival |

ALO, Greyboy Allstars among acts set for Guitarfish Music Festival

Poor Man’s Whiskey is a four-piece bluegrass outfit from Northern California.
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Initial music lineup

Below is the first wave of announced musical acts set for this summer’s Guitarfish Music Festival. More are expected to be announced later this year:


Greyboy Allstars


Lyrics Born

Hamsa Lila

Poor Man’s Whiskey


Mumbo Gumbo

Yak Attack

Jankytown Orchestra & the Jankasarous Art Car

The Starfish & Guitarfish Late Night Diva Ball Extravaganza

Gene Avarro Jr. & The Family

Dirty Revival

Joy & Madness

Katdelic Acoustic

Jimmy Leslie & The Flow

Peter Joseph Burtt & Kingtide

Crow and the Canyon

The 3 - Sunday Morning Gospel


SODA SPRINGS, Calif. — Last week, the sixth annual Guitarfish Music Festival at Donner Summit announces its initial artist lineup, featuring ALO, Greyboy Allstars and Orgone as headliners, among others.

The four-day, four-stage camping festival will once again take place in Cisco Grove, Calif., high up in the Sierra Nevada at the lush, 300-acre Cisco Grove Campground. Located just off Interstate 80, it’s about a half hour west of Truckee.

Lyrics Born, Hamsa Lila, Poor Man’s Whiskey, Afrolicious, Mumbo Gumbo and Yak Attack are among other artists booked for the music festival scheduled for July 28-31. More artists are expected to be released at a later date.

In addition to offering music and camping, the Guitarfish Music Festival is unique in its mission to spread awareness that “Blue Is the New Green.”

The Festival takes its name and slogan from Blue Director Jimmy Leslie’s eco-musical, Guitarfish Adventures, about a struggling underwater band led by a guitarfish (yes, there is such a thing!).

Marine-themed ambiance abounds at the Guitarfish Music Festival, where activities are designed to educate, preserve and give guidance about overfishing, pollution of the ocean, and preservation of our fresh watersheds, rivers, and streams.

Musical acts will appear on the Orca Stage, the Dolphin Stage, and the Starfish Stage in Family Camp, which is greatly expanded due to exponential popularity for the sixth edition of the Guitarfish Music Festival.

Music and art will come together in fabulous fashion with an outrageously cool addition, the Jankytown Orchestra & the Jankasarous Art Car. Other attractions include yoga, discussions with eco experts, a broad variety of food and drink vendors, costume theme contests, late night shows, interactive art installations, plus a multitude of outdoor activities.

The Guitarfish Music Festival is also partnering with two sister events in 2016 — the Joshua Tree Music Festival in Joshua Tree, Calif., and the For the Funk of it Festival in Belden, Calif.

Visit to learn more about the festival and to buy tickets.

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