HOLTVILLE — Returning for its fourth consecutive year, the Holtville Music Festival will take place Feb. 2, but with a few important changes: This year’s music fest will take place at Barbara Worth Resort, will be a free, family-friendly event and will follow a battle-of-the-bands format.
The event is being hosted in partnership by Barbara Worth Resort and the Holtville Chamber of Commerce and will be an official part of the 2013 Holtville Carrot Festival, according to a press release.
“It should be fun,” said Barbara Worth Resort Events and Marketing Coordinator Luke Phillips, “We have some great bands lined up and we’re trying very hard to make this a family-oriented event. It will be free to attend and all ages are welcome.”
Bands scheduled to play at this year’s music fest include local bands Shades of Blues, Lock ‘N’ Load, Random Article, Nasty Habits, Deaf, Never Victorious Never Defeated and Ruckus, along with Drinking Water and Downtime from Yuma, and La Chaparralta from Mexicali, all representing a wide variety of different sounds and genres.
“The idea is that we’ll have a little bit of something for everyone,” Phillips said.
The final band of the evening, Downtime, will be scheduled to finish their set at 7:45 p.m., which will be followed by a brief intermission while the judges tally the scores and then an awards ceremony and a final “victory lap” set from the winning band.
Barbara Worth Resort will have a variety of food and drink options available on the day of the event including carnival-style food booths and snacks, the regular menu at the Fields Steakhouse and Caddies Sports Tavern and beer and cocktails for patrons over the age of 21 (identification will be checked and wristbands provided at the gate).
No outside food or drinks and no ice chests will be allowed at the event.
Phillips can be reached at 760-356-5800.