The Joshua Tree Music Festival (JTMF) takes place in spring (May) and fall (October) at the Joshua Tree Lake Campground, in 50 minutes from Palm Springs. The festival is held on the backdrop of the scenic Copper Mountains, with stunning views of the renown Joshua Tree National Park. This location offers camping space, hot showers, RV hook-ups. The festival features two stages, a market, and organic food vendors. Attendees are encouraged to participate in yoga, visual arts, music, and other workshops. There is also night Astronomy theater. Kidsville family-friendly section offers lots of activities for children.
Joshua Tree Music Festival is the four-day event that promotes social interaction to create positive, life-changing moments. This is also reflected in its music choice. The festival focuses on world music and up-and-coming artists. Its lineups included Greensky Bluegrass, Deer Tick, Trombone Shorty, Edward Sharpe, Brett Dennen, the Avett Brothers, Toubab Krewe, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Elle King, Chicano Batman, Trampled by Turtles, and Valerie June. Every lineup is diverse funky and lovingly curated.
Joshua Tree Music Festival was organized by Barnett English, founder of organic espresso café JavaGogo, who has attended and worked at over 650 camp-out music festivals since before creating his own. The inaugural JTMF event took place on April 11-13, 2003.