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Hickstival, May 22-26, 2014


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Hickstival: 2014 Memorial Weekend


Announcing the 2014 Memorial Weekend Hickstival hosted by Pete and Lora Hicks. Hickstival is an intimate music festival featuring fine local bluegrass and americana bands, music workshops, a Saturday night potluck BBQ and lots of jamming in the campgrounds. Families welcome!



Bolado Park, San Benito County Fairgrounds, Tres Pinos CA (near Hollister)



May 22-26, 2014

Gates open Thursday, May 22 at noon.

Gates close Monday, May 26 (Memorial Day) at noon.


Friday Night Headliners

Angela Personeni & the Hot Chicks

David Thom & Jim Lewin

Windy Hill


Saturday Night Headliners

Bean Creek

The Cherry Pickers

Jenny Lynn & the Done Gone Daddies


Sunday Afternoon Headliners

The Central Valley Boys

Larry Hosford

Michael Schwartz Swing Band


Music will continue on Sunday evening. There will be late night acoustic sets at the stage. Kids and campers will be recruited as stage stars. The schedule will be fluid to make room for surprises.



No Food Vendors

Hickstival does not have any vendors. There are stores and many restaurants in nearby Hollister, and several restaurants and bars just down the road in Tres Pinos. Hot dogs, hamburgers & coffee will be available for donations. The kitchen and large BBQ grill near the stage will be available for use by campers.


Saturday Evening Potluck

Bring something to grill and a dessert, side dish or drink to share. Donations of charcoal gratefully accepted.


Sunday Morning Pancakes

Come on over for a pancake breakfast on Sunday morning. Early risers can start the coffee and get the pancakes cooking. 



Well-mannered, friendly, quiet dogs are permitted at the festival. Dogs must be on leash at all times. Tags and vaccinations are required by county ordinance. Owners are asked to please be vigilant about cleaning up after their dogs. Hostile or noisy/barky dogs will be asked to take their owners home. No refunds will be offered. Please be thoughtful about whether your pet will contribute to a positive festival experience for all.



The Abbott Family

Alex Sharps and Pete Hicks

Angela Personeni & the Hot Chicks

Allan Alexander

Bean Creek

Becky Hendricks

The Central Valley Boys

The Cherry pickers

Dan & Wendy

Dan Lynch

David Thom & Jim Lewin

Dim Lights

Gold Coast

The Goodings

Jenny Lynn & the Done Gone Daddies

The Jerry Bradley Family Band

Joe Ash's Tent House Revival

Karen, Mike and Nicole

Katya Polovina

Kitchen Help

Larry Hosford

Luke Abbott

Michael Schwartz Swing Band

The Monkey Ranch Preservation Society

Mr. Barky

Paul Jacobs & Friends

The Pilates

The Potrero Hill Pickers

Red Dog Ash


Shady Grove

Windy Hill

All acts subject to change!


Young People

People age 17 and under are invited to attend the festival free of charge.


Ticket and Camping Information


Combination Tickets

4 Day Adult Ticket All Festival Pass: $100. Includes tent camping Thursday through Sunday nights. Does not include RV camping.

3 Day Adult Ticket: $70. Includes Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Includes tent camping Friday and Saturday nights. Does not include RV camping. Sorry, but we are not able to give a discount for other three-day combination tickets.


Single-Day Tickets

Thursday Ticket $10

Friday Ticket $15

Saturday Ticket $20

Sunday Ticket $20

Single day tickets do not include camping. Please purchase camping if you would like to spend the night.



Bolado park has a beautiful campground with shady under-tree camping for tents and a large irrigated lawn for car and RV campers. Please note that RV camping is charged by the unit, and all other camping (car camping, tent camping, etc.) is charged by the person. Tent trailers and tiny trailers with no bathrooms will be charged as tents.


Single Night Tent/Car Camping

$15 per night per person


RV Camping

Electricity is available and there are also a limited number of full RV hookups. All RV hookups will be first come, first served.

Electric-only RV camping: $30 per night per RV unit

Full hookup RV camping: $40 per night per RV unit


Purchasing Tickets and Camping

Advance Tickets: Please visit the Hickstival website at to purchase tickets and camping in advance using PayPal. Advance tickets will be waiting for you at will call. No tickets will be mailed. 

Gate Tickets: Payments at the gate are by cash or check only, no credit cards.


For more information, call Lora Hicks at 831-521-7316

( loraellenhicks (at) gmail (dot) com