January is a very good time of year in Cabo San Lucas. It feels like the holiday spirit continues, just without holidays. There are many activities happening in any of the Baja towns, so there is no worry that you would get bored. Not a chance!
Among all January events in Baja, there are two I am especially excited about! One is Todos Santos Music Festival, a fantastic music festival created by Peter Buck of REM, and the other is the Lord of the Wind Showdown, an international kiteboarding and windsurfing competition in Los Barriles, about which I will tell you more on Monday.
Todos Santos Music Festival 2014
Hotel California and Vaso Loco, LLC, a company formed by former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, announce the addition of Joseph Arthur to the lineup for the third annual Todos Santos Music Festival, a seven-day music event benefiting local charities. The festival will be held in Todos Santos, on January 16-18 & 22-25, 2014.
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur, known for his acclaimed solo career as well as his work with rock group Fistful of Mercy (Ben Harper, Dhani Harrison), will take the stage during the first weekend of the Todos Santos Music Festival alongside a diverse lineup curated by Peter Buck. “We are fortunate that such great musicians are willing to donate their time to join me in adding to the cultural vibrancy of the town and, at the same time, in giving back to this special community,” said Peter Buck.
The festival will showcase the following artists over two weekends. Full lineup below:
Weekend 1 (January 16th, 17th & 18th):
Joseph Arthur, Peter Buck’s solo project, Ed Kowalczyk, former lead singer of popular recording group Live, with his new band, and alternative rock supergroup The Minus 5.
Weekend 2 (January 22nd, 23rd, 24th & 25th):
The reunion of acclaimed ‘80s alternative rock group The Dream Syndicate, Southern rock outfit Drivin’ n Cryin’, breakout Mexican indie-pop group Torreblanca, Mexican rock fusion band Twin Tones, and Cumbia band Sonido Gallo Negro.
The 2014 festival will also feature, for the first time, a local music showcase featuring friends of Hotel California and up-and-coming local artists. You need to come and hear – among others – our friend Tim Lang & The Post Surf Crew – they are amazing!
Local music showcase on Jan. 22nd featuring:
+ Joe Firstman
+ Tim Lang and his Post Surf Crew
+ Sara Benassi
+ Jewels and Johnny Nation
Todos Santos Music Festival will be presented by Hotel California and Vaso Loco, and is also made possible by the Secretary of Tourism for the State of Baja California Sur, the Cabo and La Paz hotel associations La Paz Emprhotur, Los Cabos Hotel Association, Live Nation, Rancho Pescadero, The Hub, and Todos Santos Inn. Marketing, travel and logistics are being provided by group travel and events specialists The Cabo Agency.
Tickets for all Todos Santos Music Festival events are available for purchase via todossantosmusicfestival.com/tickets.