A new, single-day event will head to downtown Mill Valley, CA on Saturday, May 7th. Mill Valley Music Festival will stage its inaugural gathering at Friends Field with a lineup headlined by the three-time Grammy-Award winner, Ben Harper, and his backing band, The Innocent Criminals.
Other artists set to perform at the event, tucked beneath the slopes of Mount Tamalpais, include Lettuce, the funk/jazz fusion six-piece comprised of Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff, Erick “E.D.” Coomes, Adam Deitch, Eric “Benny” Bloom, and Nigel Hall. Nashville’s psychedelic-folk musician Liz Cooper will also host an appearance at Mill Valley along with Los Amigos Invisibles, and La Doña.
“There’s no doubt that these past few years have been incredibly rough for all of us,” says Jim Welte, director of the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce. “We can’t wait to celebrate the resilience of Mill Valley, Marin County, and the entire Bay Area, and the vital role the Bay plays in the vibrancy of the Golden State – all set to an amazing, day-long soundtrack of fantastic music and an abundance of incredible food, drink, and art while spending an afternoon with your best friends and ones you’ve yet to meet.”
In an effort to support and give back directly to the local Mill Valley community, organizers will donate a portion of proceeds to a number of local institutions including Kiddo! and Mill Valley Schools Community Foundation, which raises funds for arts education and programs in five public elementary schools and one middle school. The 2022 festival will also support the City of Mill Valley’s Public Art Program and a number of other year-round initiatives spearheaded by the Mill Valley Chamber.
General admission and VIP tickets will go on sale this Friday, February 18th, at 10 a.m. PT. Head to the Mill Valley Music Festival website for purchase options and check out the 2022 lineup below.