Kai Music and Arts Festival

Kai Music and Arts Festival 2023

Taking place at Lake Concow, the first annual Kai Music and Arts Festival is an immersive experience celebrating music, creativity, and community. Enjoy a full day of live music from diverse genres as well as ceremonial dance and songs from Konkow Maidu tribal members at this family friendly event.

There will also be a variety of workshops and vendors showcasing sustainable practices, artisanal crafts, and products that align with sustainable and zero-waste values.

Saturday Schedule

  • 11am: Arrival and opening ceremony with Konkow Maidu
  • Performances
    • 11:30am: STREETBEATS with John F. King "King Drums"
    • 12:15pm: One Up
    • 1;15pm: Pat Hull
    • 2:15pm: Henry Crook Bird
    • 3:15pm: Zi & Baynz
    • 4pm: Lake Anthony
    • 4:15pm: Mystic Roots
    • 5;15pm: Second Hand Smoke
    • 6:15pm: Furlough Fridays
    • 7;15pm: Cherry Ghoul
    • 8:15pm: IRAYZ Fire Movement
    • 8:45mp: Melli Farias

Find the full schedule and all the details here.

Workshops & Events

While you're enjoying the music on the main stage, join one of the experiential workshops, visit a local non-profit booth, shop local creators with an eye for sustainable practices, or grab a treat from a food vendor! Participating workshops and vendors include, but are not limited to:

  • Maidu Land-Educational Tour
  • Interactive Composting Project
  • Native Plan Identification Walk
  • Kid's bounce house and village
  • IRAYZ Fire Dancing
  • Food and Beverages, including:
    • D'emilio's and Toni's: food options and non-alcoholic beverages
    • Klean Kanteen: Water refill station
    • Sierra Nevada Brewing: beer


  • $35 General Admission
  • $10 Kids 13-18
  • FREE Kids 12 and younger


  • $10 Day Parking Pass - parking is limited, so please consider carpooling

Festival Guidelines

  • No pets allowed (qualified service animals permitted)
  • This is a Zero-Waste event, so bring your own picnic tableware and refillable water bottles, and pack out any non-compostable, non-recyclable trash you create during your stay
  • There is limited cell phone service at Lake Concow campgrounds, so please plan accordingly
  • Food, beverage, and craft vendors are CASH ONLY (electronic payments will not be possible)
    • Sunscreen
    • Refillable Water Bottles
    • Reusable tableware for enjoying meals
    • Day bag or backpack for securing items at festival
    • Cash for any on-site purchases
    • Blanket, low back chairs
    • Positive vibes and a smile for your neighbor!
Kai Music and Arts Festival
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