The Southern California Music Festival You Don't Want to Miss

By Oliver Jenkyns September 24, 2019

For a concert experience you’ll never forget, head to Dana Point in sunny Southern California, where you can join your best friends, new friends, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Strokes, Eddie Vedder, Incubus, Jenny Lewis, and many more musicians at Ohana Music Festival

Set along the sands of Doheny State Beach in Orange County, Ohana Fest 2019 is pulling out all the stops for this year’s three-day music extravaganza, which takes place Friday, September 27 through Sunday, September 29. With two musical stages, a special storytellers’ stage, and a handful of mouthwatering food and drink options, this event offers everything you need to let loose and take in all the positive California vibes. 

If you need a bit more convincing, the festival’s charitable efforts just might be the extra push you need; a portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit California nonprofits working with California State Parks to preserve, develop, and enhance the recreational experiences at coastal parks throughout SoCal. So grab your ticket, pack a bag, and hop on the Pacific Coast Highway for the ultimate road trip and concert experience.

what you need to know about Ohana music Festival 2019

Incubus lead singer Brandon Boyd will take the Ohana Music Festival stage alongside his fellow band members on Saturday, September 28. 

Dates: September 27, 28, 29

Doors Open: 1 p.m. on Friday and 12 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday

Where: Doheny State Beach, 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point

Tickets: Single-day VIP admission tickets and one-, two-, and three-day passes are available through the Ohana Music Festival website. VIPs enter through a dedicated VIP entrance near the shuttle drop-off area and get access to shaded cabanas and complimentary gourmet bites.

Additional Information: Shuttle service begins one hour before the gates open every day; shuttles drop off passengers where Dana Point Harbor Drive meets Park Lantern. If you prefer to bike to the event, there is a bike valet located near the box office and will-call booths outside of the main entrance, but bikes are not allowed inside the venue.

Ohana Festival Lineup

Headlining band The Strokes will kick off the Ohana Festival with a bang on Friday, September 27.

The 2019 Ohana Fest will feature dozens of incredible musicians across the three-day event. Here are the lineups for each day. 

Friday

  • The Strokes
  • Tash Sultana
  • LP
  • Devendra Banhart
  • White Reaper
  • Fontaines D.C.
  • Sunflower Bean
  • Dustin Kensrue
  • Jesse Jo Stark
  • L.A. Witch

 

Saturday

  • Eddie Vedder
  • Incubus
  • Glen Hansard
  • Mudhoney
  • Donavon Frankenreiter
  • Benjamin Booker
  • Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers
  • The Messthetics
  • Madison Ryann Ward
  • Paul Cauthen
  • Erin Rae
  • Jonny Roundhouse

 

Sunday

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
  • Jenny Lewis
  • Jacob Banks
  • Lukas Nelson & The Promise Of The Real
  • Poolside
  • Mt. Joy
  • Lewis Capaldi
  • Las Cafeteras
  • Jack Irons
  • Henry Jamison
  • Gretta Ray

 

what you need to know about Ohana music Festival 2019

Famed California rock band the Red Hot Chili Peppers will close out the Ohana Fest on Sunday, September 29.

Come prepared for the rock music extravaganza by bringing the following items: 

  • Clear, plastic, refillable water containers
  • Standard-sized beach towels
  • Standard, non-professional cameras (no detachable lenses)
  • Cell phone
  • Chapstick
  • Clear totes and backpacks
  • Medications with a prescription and valid ID matching
  • Strollers and sand wagons
  • Small clutch bags (approximately the size of a hand)
  • Fanny packs
  • Low-back chairs
  • Sun umbrellas

 

For more information on how to prepare for the festival, read our Essential Concert Checklist and Survival Guide

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your one-, two-, or three-day ticket for this year’s Ohana Music Festival before they sell out.

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