The Davis Music Festival returns for its third year, starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, and ending in the late afternoon on Sunday, June 23.
The festival fundraiser will showcase 65 acts in 13 different venues and is expected to attract 2,000 concertgoers to downtown Davis, where they will hear music spanning genres from folk to metal.
Tickets are $25 until Friday, June 21, and $30 the day of the event. Tickets are available at Armadillo Music, 205 F St., or online at http://www.showclix.com/event/DavisMusicFest2013.
Entry into the Mondavi Center for the JD McPherson set is not included with presale wristbands. There is a $15 upgrade to attend, and those are limited to the first 300. The Mondavi Center will be selling tickets for McPherson, and offers discounted Davis Music Festival wristbands as an optional upgrade, directly through its box office.
DMF wristbands will allow for access to all other venues at no additional cost. While the festival is family-friendly, venues that serve alcohol will become 21-and-over after 9 p.m.
The Davis Music Festival is the annual flagship event of the nonprofit organization Music Only Makes Sense, dedicated to raising funds to benefit music and performing arts education programs in local public schools.
“The support from our community, music fans, bands and business leaders has been overwhelming,” said festival director Danny Tomasello. “We hope to exceed expectations and deliver an unforgettable weekend of fun.”