DESERT STARS FESTIVAL
has shared the lineup video for their 9th annual festival taking place at Pappy & Harriet’s in legendary Pioneertown, CA.
The lineup this year includes: Dinosaur Jr., …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead performing Source Tags and Codes (FIRST U.S. SHOW OF THE YEAR,) Sebadoh, Sloanperforming One Chord To Another, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Moon Duo, Christian Bland of The Black Angels, Federale (featuring Collin Hegna of Brian Jonestown Massacre) and many, many more.
Dinosaur Jr., …And You Will Know Us By Trail Of Dead, Sebadoh, Moon Duo, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Christian Bland & the Revelators, Sloan, Krut Heasley (of Lilys), Heron Oblivion, Magic Wands, Tennis System, Asteroid #4, Gateway Drugs, Sky Parade, Cellar Doors, Federale, Hollow Trees, Jesika Von Rabbit, Ancient River, Triptides, Highlands, Rotten Mangos, Band Aparte, Frankie and the With Fingers, Pale Diane, The Flash Hits, Annie Girl & the Flight, Down Dirty Shake, Lee Gallagher & the Hallaluja
Weekend Tickets: $125
Day Tickets: $65
About Desert Stars Festival
Since 2007, Desert Stars Festival has hosted it’s annual event in Pioneertown at legendary venue, Pappy & Harriet’s. With over 30 bands featured on 3 stages each year, Desert Stars has helped make Pappy & Harriet’s one of the nation’s best music venues. DesertStars Festival is credited as one of the first micro festivals of it’s type. “Our goal is to create an environment where attendees can experience something not found within city walls” explains founder and organizer, Tommy Dietrick, a musician and music producer himself. “Connecting with nature and providing a platform for connecting people is at the forefront of our desire as a festival. We strive to put on the best event possible while being faithful to our community and keeping our attendance limited in size. Given today’s gargantuan festival culture, we believe keeping things rooted in community feels best.” In 2015, DSF added a “spotlight cause” campaign to shine light on matters that the festival believes are important to the community. Desert Stars Festival is an event that is made possible by the direct support of it’s faithful fans, volunteers and community.
About Pappy & Harriet’s / Pioneertown
The legendary Pappy&Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace has been delighting locals and travelers alike since 1982, with its mesquite barbeque, live music, dancing and friendly service. There is also a long history here. In 1946, Pioneertown was founded by a group of Hollywood investors with dreams of creating a living movie set – an 1870’s frontier town with facades for filming and interiors open to the public.
On the outside were stables, saloons, and jails, and on the inside, were ice cream parlors, bowling alleys, and motels. Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Russell Hayden, and the Sons of the Pioneers (for whom the town was named) were some of the original investors and personalities who helped build and invent Pioneertown. More than 50 films and several television shows were filmed in Pioneertown throughout the 1940’s and 1950’s.
In 1946, where Pappy&Harriet’s stands today, was a facade used as a “cantina” set for numerous western films well into the 1950s. In 1972, Harriet’s mother, Francis Aleba, and her husband, John, purchased the building and opened “The Cantina”, an outlaw biker burrito bar. The Cantina rollicked for 10 years, and when it closed, Francis and John made sure the building stayed in the family.
In 1982, Harriet and her husband, Claude “Pappy” Allen, opened “Pappy&Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace”. While the bikers still hung around, Pappy&Harriet’s presence created more of a family atmosphere. With family style Tex-Mex cuisine and live music featuring Pappy, Harriet and their granddaughter Kristina, P&H quickly became a local favorite with all walks of life getting along under one roof!
Pappy died in 1994 and his friends and fans flew from all over the world to be at P&H for a celebration of his life. Victoria Williams, a good friend of Pappy and touring partner wrote the song “Happy To Have Known Pappy” off her critically acclaimed record “Loose”, that talks about that day. Harriet sold the bar to a family friend who gave it up after a few years. Enter Robyn Celia and Linda Krantz, two New Yorkers who loved P&H and wanted to see it returned to it’s glory days. The girls bought the club in 2003 and have done just that. Musicians from Robert Plant to Vampire Weekend to Leon Russell to Sean Lennon and many more have graced the P&H stage. The legendary bar has become an indie rock favorite with a vibe that can’t be matched. Pappy&Harriet’s continues the tradition of live music, great barbeque, and good times in memory of Pappy and all those who came before him.