Huichica Music Festival debuts in Walla Walla this fall, extending its boutique ‘farm to table’ approach to the American music scene to the bucolic Walla Walla Valley. Presented in partnership between Sonoma’s Bundschu Company, (((folkYEAH!))), and Walla Walla’s Sleight of Hand Cellars, the two-day all-ages festival will feature live music, high-quality wines, craft beers, and locally-sourced food from the region’s finest purveyors. Huichica Walla Walla will take place at Stella’s Homestead (2194 S Fork Coppei Rd, Waitsburg WA 99361) on September 13-14th, with two-day general admission tickets on sale Thursday, June 6th at 12 pm PT at huichica.com.
The inaugural Huichica Walla Walla lineup will feature established and up-and-coming indie and folk artists, presented amidst bountiful rolling hills in the heart of Walla Walla wine country. Festival-goers can camp on-site or opt to ‘glamp’ in luxury tents provided by Shelter Co. The newly announced lineup includes:
Huichica Walla Walla 2019 Lineup:
● Yo La Tengo (performing two sets)
● Destroyer (solo)
● Purple Mountains
● Robyn Hitchcock (performing two sets)
● Moon Duo
● Fruit Bats (solo, performing two sets)
● Titus Andronicus
● Howlin Rain
● The Minus 5
● Lia Ices
● Madeline Kenney
● Marisa Anderson
● General Admission Two-Day Pass, $150 – MiiR will be providing all festival guests with one wine tumbler, per ticket purchased, upon arrival
● Two-Day Car Camping Pass, $50 – Tent/car camping for up to 4 guests
● Two-Day Shelter Co. Festival Glamping Pass, $550 – Shelter Co. provides high-end luxury tented accommodations and has partnered with Huichica Walla Walla to bring comfort and proximity to the great outdoors. The festival glamping pass includes a 13’ diameter, 8.5’ tall, 113 sq ft tent with area rugs, side tables, floor beds and sleeping bags for up to 4 people. Shelter Co. glamping groups also receive access to an exclusive VIP lounge within the festival.
● Two-Day Shelter Co. Upgraded Festival Glamping Pass, $675 – Shelter Co. provides high-end luxury tented accommodations and has partnered with Huichica Walla Walla to bring comfort and proximity to the great outdoors. The ultimate glamping pass includes a 16’ diameter, 9’ tall, 200 sq ft tent fully furnished tent with area rugs, side tables, lounge furniture, battery operated lanterns, and a fully dressed bed with a down comforter, Egyptian cotton sheets, and Pendleton wool blanket and sleeps 1-2 people. Shelter Co. glamping groups also receive access to an exclusive VIP lounge within the festival.
“I knew it when I saw it,” explains Huichica Co-founder and President of Bundschu Company, Jeff Bundschu. “The inspiring natural environment of the Walla Walla Valley, the caliber of the wine and food culture, and the laid back and open attitude of the people—all were right in line with the ethos that we’ve built our Huichica festival on for the past ten years. Expanding our bi-coastal music festival to the region will be a natural fit, and we’re excited to bring people together around trendsetting music, food and wine in more beautiful rural settings.”
Wines from Gundlach Bundschu, Sleight of Hand, Echo Echo, Underground Wine Project, and the Walla Walla Community College Viticultural Department will be available for purchase, in addition to craft beers and farm to table fare from the region’s finest purveyors. Provisions and activities from lifestyle and outdoor partners will also be available.
For more information on attending Huichica Music Festival or to purchase tickets, please visit www.huichica.com.
Celebrating its tenth year in 2019, the Huichica Music Festival is an annual micro-festival started by vintner Jeff Bundschu and musician Eric D. Johnson at Gundlach Bundschu Winery in Sonoma. Acclaimed promoter (((folkYEAH!))) joined a few years later, and the festival expanded to Hudson Valley and Walla Walla. Known for its highly curated music, intimate size, approachable family-friendly atmosphere, and food and wine pairings, Huichica [wahCHEE kah] offers culture lovers access to great musical artists, restaurant purveyors and estate-grown wines in stunning rural settings on both coasts, with more on the way. More information at www.huichica.com or connect via social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About (((folkYEAH!))) Presents:
(((folkYEAH!))) Presents is a Northern California based boutique music and events curator and presenter. (((folkYEAH!))) shows are highly regarded and carefully planned affairs with an emphasis on presenting each event as a one of a kind experience for both the artist and the attendees.
Some highlights of the last few years have been Big Sur concerts among the ancient redwoods with a vast array of world-class performers such as Patti Smith, Beck, Bob Dylan, Arcade Fire, Fleet Foxes, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gillian Welch, Pegi & Neil Young, Ryan Adams, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, James Blake, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Chris Robinson, Joanna Newsom, MGMT, The XX, Bill Callahan, Jenny Lewis, Thurston Moore, Kurt Vile, Dirty Projectors, Cat Power, Little Dragon, Silver Jews, Beach House, Huichica, Festival in The Forest – Big Sur Wildfire Benefit, Hipnic I – IV Festivals, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Animal Collective and The Flaming Lips to name a few.
About Bundschu Company
Based in Sonoma, California, the Bundschu Company has been producing quality wines and spirited experiences since 1858. Brands include Gundlach Bundschu, California’s oldest family-owned winery, Abbot’s Passage, a collection of small-lot, co-fermented field blends sourced from storied but oft-overlooked Sonoma vineyards, and Echo Echo, inspired by the visceral and collective power of music. Bundschu Company also produces multiple musical events yearly, including Huichica Music Festival in Sonoma and the Hudson Valley. For more information, please visit www.bundschucompany.com
About Sleight of Hand Cellars
Sleight of Hand Cellars was founded in 2007 by Trey Busch and Jerry and Sandy Solomon. The only goal from the outset has been to make world class wines while having the most fun that is legally possible. Our love of great wines from around the world, and our love of music, have inspired our vision and growth and have helped us reach a customer base that has the same passions as we do. For more information, visit www.sofhcellars.com
“These are brilliant wines, and I certainly include this estate in the top handful of estates in Washington today.” – Jeb Dunnuck
About Stella’s Homestead
Located along the winding South Fork Coppei Creek and the foothills of the Blue Mountains near Walla Walla, Washington, Stella’s Homestead grew out of the historic Hansen wheat and cattle farm, established by Jim and Geraine Hansen in 1947. Today, their daughter Cheryl hosts events of all types in the lush pastures, gardens and park areas, historic 1938 barn, and outbuildings. For more information contact Stella’s Homestead at email@example.com
About Walla Walla
As the unofficial capital of Washington wine country, Walla Walla is home to more than 120 wineries, a nationally recognized culinary scene, access to an abundance of outdoor recreation, and an arts & entertainment scene that rivals cities many times its size. This community of just over 30,000 residents is known for many things, including its friendliness and hospitality, the quality of its wine, and of course the famous Walla Walla Sweet Onion.
Walla Walla is an easy and scenic four-hour drive from Seattle, Portland, and Boise. The city of Walla Walla can be accessed via Alaska Airlines daily nonstop flights from Seattle. The quaint and easy Tri-Cities airport (PSC), located 40 minutes away in nearby Pasco, has daily non stop flights to/from Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, and Minneapolis. For more information and to begin planning a trip to Walla Walla, visit www.visitwallawalla.com