Kids 12 and under are FREE at the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival.

Kids Zone Hours:
Friday: 5pm - 8pm
Saturday: 10am - 7pm
Sunday: 10am - 7pm

Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children at all times, while attending SNWMF!

To Purchase Tickets & Camping Online Click Here
Once again, SNWMF has teamed up with EventBrite for this year's online purchases, so you can now buy and print out your tickets right from your home!  

To Purchase Via Mail Order:
To purchase Advance Music Tickets and Car/SUV Camping Tickets, please send your check or money order, made payable to SNWMF, along with a 49 stamp with your name & address printed legibly. No envelope needed.  Camping for Busses and RV's are sold out.

Mail to:
SNWMF 2015
PO Box 208
Ryde, CA  95680

SNWMF is dedicated to nurturing a world family peacefully united in celebration of the universal spirit of music. We look forward to celebrating with you!

SNWMF 2015 will include a new "Solstice Stage" that will feature performances and dance workshops. You can find the Solstice Stage on the vendor lawn next to the Dance Hall.

The Sierra Nevada World Music Festival promotes "conscious" music. Conscious music is music with a message of peace, unity and brotherhood, which transcends the divisions of race and culture.

Over the past twenty two years we have endeavored to build a community where Conscious music, Roots music, and World music is embraced. Where bringing diverse people from many lands together in celebration yields more than just the sum of each individual present, but something much grander. At SNWMF, people experience a unique sense of unity and belonging, a semi-utopian moment in time where love, generosity, joy and innocence can be reclaimed. We believe that music has the power to move mountains and change paradigms, and the phenomenal artists who have graced SNWMF stages over the past decade have imparted an overwhelmingly Positive force.

Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult. The Sierra Nevada World Music Festival offers a Family Camp area and an extensive program of children's activities throughout the weekend - including dance and music workshops, songfests, storytelling, arts and crafts, sports and other entertainment. Camping is an integral part of the Festival because it provides affordable accommodations for ticket buyers, many of whom are families with young children.

With beautiful streaming colors and exotic aromas, the Festival Village is an active marketplace of food and craft booths. The vendors are hand picked to provide an exciting array of international cuisine and arts. The 2015 Festival Village will be offering foods, crafts and art from such places as Indonesia, West Africa, Jamaica, Ethiopia and India. We welcome the input of nonprofit organizations, and many organizations representing a range of social and environmental issues will be tabling at the Festival.

Created through the collective efforts of the artists, vendors, staff, volunteers and ticket buyers, the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival is known for the positive, conscious, environmentally aware community it attracts. Come celebrate with us!

Sierra Nevada World Music Festival is looking for a few dedicated volunteers for this year. Volunteering is a great to be a part of the festivities and to meet new friends ! If you're interested in volunteering, please email:



When people think about attending a music festival, bringing their children with them seldom comes into the picture.  But that is not the case with the SNWMF.  In addition to featuring 3 days of the best in reggae and world music, SNWMF is the premier California festival for families. 

Throughout the weekend, we offer an extensive array of childrens activities including bounce houses, arts and crafts, a daily parade, firedancers, stilters, hooping, music and dance workshops and much much more.  Here is just a sampling of what you and your children can look forward to at SNWMF 2015.


Asheba is a SNWMF tradition providing joyful entertainment to the young, and young at heart. He's been performing at SNWMF since 2008. Born in Trinidad and based in the Bay Area, he has been influenced by Carnival and the folkloric oral tradition, calypso.

SNWMF Parade
SNWMF Celebration Parade! Celebrate the Summer Solstice by joining in our daily parade. We welcome you to step right in and dance along with many of our talented and festive Solstice Stage Performers! The more the merrier!

Face Painting with Kathleen
Kathleen and her daughter will be creating face and body painting throughout the weekend, a popular activity she has been doing for over thirty years at festivals. Check the Kids Zone schedule for "free" face paintings for the kids.

SNWMF Arts & Crafts
SNWMF offers all-day art & craft activities to our creative young souls. This year will be no different. Join Pam and the crew for some special activities!!

Ocean World Bounce House
The Ocean World Bounce House will stand inflated once again. A popular favorite of the youngsters. Check it out in the Kids Zone. Bounce on!

Pam Ray - Balloon Artist
Pam will be creating balloon art in the Kids Zone, during scheduled times throughout the weekend. Bring the kids to check out her ballooning talents and creativity!

Hanif & Uncommon Sense
From Los Angeles, Hanif and his two boys bring drums and conduct workshops designed for the kids. Throughout the weekend you may find them jamming in the Kids Zone. Come join the circle!

Storytelling with Africa Al
On Saturday, Al will be mesmerizing the kids with some great animated story telling. In addition, he donates hundreds of books to our SNWMF youth. Come by the Kids Zone to listen to stories and, grab a book while you're there!

May Salem - Native Sol
May will be conducting special Eco-friendly art & craft projects in the Kids Zone. Check out the Kids Zone schedule!


Duniya Drum & Dance Company
This exciting dance troupe performs in both the West African and Indian Bhangra/Bollywood tradition. The traditional music is often mixed with hip hop, reggae, and other styles. Join the Duniya dancers and drummers to learn songs, percussion beats and dance patterns. Duniya will be performing on both the Village stage and Solstice Stage. Check out the schedule for times and locations!

Nor Cal Pomo Dancers & Singers
The Pomo dancers and singers perform the "Opening Ceremony" on the Valley Stage, Friday evening, which gets the festival underway. In addition, they will bless us with a Pomo Prayer Dance, both Saturday and Sunday on the Solstice Stage.

Capoeira Agua De Beber
Based in Sacramento, they have been teaching and performing capoeira and related folkloric arts from Brazil since 2000. Capoeira is a fusion between martial arts, acrobatics, dance and music. Using kicks, dodges and steps, cartwheels, and spins, the players engage in a dialog of movement. The music is led by a single stringed instrument called the Berimbau.

Group Khindia
Group Khindia is a West African dance and drum performance group from the Mendocino coast, featuring guest drummers and dancers from various parts of CA & other parts of the US. This is their 4th year performing at the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival.

Samba Stilt Circus
Samba Stilt Circus is a collective of musicians, stilt walkers, dancers, and circus artists. Since 2006, the group has brought high-energy flare by blending traditional Brazilian drum rhythms with original music. Animated stilt walkers and elaborate costuming on top of the infectious rhythmic percussion create a one-of-a-kind entertainment atmosphere that is the perfect catalyst for an inclusive, joyful, body-rocking dance party!

Holistic Hooping & West Coast Jugglers
Both Holistic Hooping & West Coast Juggling will be showing off their hooping and juggling skills at the Solstice Stage. Join in to get some "hips on" pointers from the pros!

Yoga with Karen Small
Karen has travelled cross country for the last 11 years, to teach yoga at Sierra Nevada. Sierra Nevada is one of the first festivals in the country to offer yoga to its attendees. Each morning, we meet to practice in unity and greet the solstice sun. This year, Karen has added a Yoga session each day for the kids!

Fire Dance Performance
On both Friday and Saturday nights, immediately following the final sets at the Valley stage, Holistic Hooping and West Coast Juggling collaborate to form Primordial Spin Fire Dance Performance, a group that creates a mesmerizing, high-energy fire spectacle!


Nathalie Tedrick Bellydancer
Nathalie Tedrick has toured internationally with Miles Copeland's Bellydance Superstars. She is featured in several of the company's DVD's as well as various Persian music videos. Based in San Francisco, Nathalie has been a principal actress and dancer in both national and international commercials and film.


Peace. Love. Music.