Seventh annual Far West Fest

06/21/2012

Experience good times for the greater good at the seventh annual Far West Fest on Saturday, July 21 at Love Field. The festival, which has raised $150,000 for nonprofits since 2005, will benefit Home Base, KWMR Community Radio, and the Tomales Bay and San Geronimo Valley teen centers. Three stages will offer a lineup that includes Les Nubians, Orgone, Vinyl, Spark and Whisper, Marshall Payne, Sol Doc with Mi Gaan, MC Radioactive, Bo Carper, Kelly McFarling, Garrin Benfield, Forest Sun Ingrid Serban, Deborah Crooks, The Incubators, Pat Nevins, Kimberly Kenn and the Otherlies, Joe Linus, and Andy Graham and his Slaperoo. The green event will be zero-waste, with carbon-offset options and no plastic packaging on site. Food vendors will offer only organic and sustainable treats, including oysters, fresh produce, grass-fed meats and artisan wood-fired pizzas. In addition to music, the festival will have a kid zone featuring kid-centric live music and storytellers. Volunteers receive free entry; those interested in helping out should email farwestfestvolunteers@gmail.com. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate for ages 16 and up, $12 in advance and $15 at the gate for youth. kids under 10 free with an adult. Tickets can be purchased at farwestfest.org, Uniquities Salon and Smiley’s Saloon in Bolinas, Good Earth Natural Foods and Bedrock Records in Fairfax, A Drummers Tradition and Bedrock Records in San Rafael, KWMR, Susan Hayes Handwovens and Perry’s Deli in Point Reyes, and Last Record Store in Sonoma.