Fri., May 17, Cosmic Family Gathering
Nugget River Park, noon, call for cover
It's time for a weekend of music and camping at the Cosmic Family Gathering at the Nugget River Park in Placerville. There will be two stages and a near-constant flow of music. The lineup has a heavy emphasis on local talent, including Be Brave Bold Robot (indie folk, pictured), Hans! and the Hot Mess (dance pop), Zuhg (jam rock), Isaac Bear (funk metal), Musical Charis (chamber pop), Autumn Sky (singer-songwriter) and Awkward Lemon (Americana). There will also be bands out of the Humboldt County area (the Absynth Quintent and John Ludington) as well as the very unusual punk-jazz of Seattle's Skerik's Bandalabra. Only day passes are left. Highway 193 and Chili Bar Lane in Placerville, (916) 671-0543, www.cosmicfamilyproductions.com.