Idyllwild Strong Announces Cranston Fire Benefit Festival

Idyllwild Strong is hosting a benefit festival on Aug. 17-19 in Idyllwild, CA. This festival will bring much-needed revenue to the local businesses of Idyllwild, as well as provide relief for those victims who need it most. More than 70 bands and artists will perform over three days at 10+ venues in town.

Over 13,000 acres of homes and properties were destroyed in what has been dubbed the Cranston Fire, which was set by an arsonist on July 25, 2018. This is a 501(c)3 nonprofit event. All money raised will be dispersed amongst the victims tax-free, and all donations made will be tax deductible. There will be donation stations at all 12 participating venues, plus raffles and silent auctions for the 60+ items that have been donated.

Times: Friday, August 17th from 3-10 p.m.; Saturday, August 18th from 12 pm -10 p.m.; and Sunday, August 19th from 12 p.m.-8 p.m.

Venues: The American Legion Post 800, Mountain Maniacs Arcade, Idyology, Town Hall, Middle Ridge Winery, The Backroom, Fratello’s, The Lumber Mill, Bear Claw Tattoo, Plant Food Supper Club, Higher Grounds, and Merkaba.

Musical guests: 1 Step Forward, 5th Town, Aegyptus, Aquarius Soul, Black Water Gospel, Blasting Echo, Brian Sohn, Carlos Reynosa, Change Required, Chelsea Sugarbritches & Bobby Taffolla, Christian Chalifour, Corey McCoy, Dark Canyon Reserved, David the Page, Daytime Moon, Desert Chavez, Dude Jones, Dustin Blank, Electric Howlers, Ella Walker and the Final Take, Ernesto Ale, Fever Dream, Five And Dime, Flying Brains!, FrankEatsTheFloor, Gemini Anderson, Great Suspenders, Hill Williams, House of Broken Promises, IdyllEDM, Idyllwild Poets, InTheBackground, James Velasquez, Joe's Boys, Karen Ace, Kelly Armantage, Kristi King, LankyJay, Lily McCabe Trio, Lindsay Speed, Los Del Sureste, Mark Gregg & Misty Howell, Matt Clayborn, Mikele Kreitner, Pentagrams & Daisies, Rival Alaska, Ryatt, Sam Kesler, Sammy Busby, Second Breakfast, Severa Sisters, Sticky Doll, Sunday Funeral, Sunshine Supermen, The After Lashes, The Barstow Prophets, The Endorphinz, The Flusters, The Gand Band, The Mother Funkers, The Odd Advantage, The Whining Pu**ys, Throw the Goat, Tim Jahelka, Trains Hitting Cars, Unity Frenzy, Unknown Jerome, UU, Wendy Rolfe, Whiskey Dick Rebellion. (more TBA)

Free Admission, all ages welcome. 501c3 event presented by Young Idyllwild and Soroptimist International of Idyllwild