Music makes the people come together — that and names like John Legend typically do the trick.
On Monday morning, the Karoondinha Music and Arts Festival announced some of the talent scheduled to appear at Penn’s Cave and Wildlife Park this summer. Highlights from the first crop include Daya, The Roots, Mavis Staples and Chromeo, but more than 30 additional names are expected to drop toward the end of March.
“So far the response has been very positive,” said Kaleena Rallis, who co-founded the festival with her brother, Paul.
The Centre Hall-based jamboree will run from July 21 to 23, but a limited quantity of general admission passes will be available Wednesday on karoondinha.com. For $249 plus fees, ticket-holders will gain access to all three days of the festival and a 20-by-20 foot site on the general admission campgrounds.
While putting together the lineup for the first-year festival, the Rallis’ were focused on providing an inclusive experience that took advantage of the family-friendly atmosphere at Penn’s Cave.
“We said from the beginning, let’s have acts that our grandmother would be excited about” said Rallis
Of course if anyone else has enthusiasm to spare, they would be fine with that, too. The Rallis’ are hopeful that the festival introduces some fresh faces to Centre County.
“We grew up in central Pennsylvania and are very proud of where we came from,” said Rallis.
Karoondinha Music and Arts Festival lineup
Drake White and the Big Fire
City of the Sun
Mail the Horse
Bad Bad Hats
Busty and the Bass