Dry Diggings Festival Builds Community; Offering Locals Discount

Dry Diggings Festival Builds Community; Offering Locals DiscountDry Diggings, celebrates its third-annual festival, coming to Placerville's El Dorado County Fairgrounds on September 02-03. In support of community, the festival founder, Jeff Monser is providing a rounded 15% discount to locals, to join in good times and great music.

The community discount will be provided to walk-up local ticket buyers in the following cities and zip codes: Amador City- 95601, Auburn- 95603 and 95604, Coloma- 95613, Cool- 95614, Diamond Springs- 95619, El Dorado- 95623, Fair Oaks- 95628, Fiddletown- 95629, Folsom- 95630, Foresthill- 95633, Garden Valley- 95633, Georgetown- 95634, Greenwood- 95635, Grizzly Flats- 95636, Kit Carson- 95644, Loomis- 95650, Lotus- 95651, Martell- 95654, Mount Aukum- 95656, Newcastle- 95658, Roseville- 95661, Orangevale- 95662, Penryn- 95663 and the festival community of Placerville- 95667.

On September 01, the festival will kick-off a pre-skateboarding event with an on-site contest and lessons from skating notables for all levels of skating enthusiasts. Sign-ups begin at 10am on-site at Joe's Skate Park and the competition begins at 1pm.

Some added festival highlights will include national, regional and local talent and craft brew tasting, provided by Altmont Beer Works, an interactive vendor village, onsite camping and glamping, a 215-zone for cardholders, Mimosa mornings - kicking into action from 9-11am each day and cornhole/ ping-pong backyard style tournaments, taking place throughout the day. Happy Hour is from 1:30-3pm, with live music beginning daily at noon..

THE OFFICIAL DRY DIGGINGS FESTIVAL LINEUP for 2017: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 01 ON-SITE PRE-PARTY: (free to campers & skate competitors) Mystic Roots | E.N Young | One Leg Chuck & The Hustle | Stay Positive Sound

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 02: MatisyahuThe Expendables | Barrington Levy | Common Kings | Dilated Peoples | Sammy J | Anuhea | Spawnbreezie | The Expanders | ¡Mayday! | Inna Vision | JRas

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 03: Nahko and Medicine For The PeopleLong Beach Dub Allstars | Don Carlos | Evidence | Josh Heinrichs | Orgone | Tomorrows Bad Seeds | Seedless | Arden Park Roots | Thrive | Iya Terra | Kash'd Out
FEATURED FESTIVAL DJ's:DJ Westafa | DJ Sugar Bear | DJ Dinga

"I felt it important, as we grow, to involve the community," says Monser. "When a community, such as Placerville is being so supportive, it's always good to show appreciation back and that's exactly what we plan to do. My goal is to bring the locals out and create a backyard atmosphere type of party, yet with headlining talent and little fluff. We're simply out to create good times, with great vendors, music, food, brews and lots of smiles. It's in the same fashion I launched Cali Roots and that good intention is what brings the family vibe for all to enjoy."

Monser, is also the founder of the Monterey based California Roots Music and Arts Festival which has featured major talent as Nas, Damian, Stephen Marley, Michael Franti, The Roots, SOJA, Slightly Stoopid, Atmosphere and many more. Past Dry Diggings events have hosted top names in reggae- rock and hip-hop, including Rebelution, Dirty Heads, Tribal Seeds, The Expendables, Fortunate Youth, Zion I, J Boog, Stick Figure and countless others.

Ticket prices range from $65 for GA day passes, to $115 for weekend GA passes, with upgraded VIP, camping, glamping, pre-party and parking options available via the website. Ticket price for locals will be discounted at gate and range from $55 for single-day GA passes, to $98 for weekend GA passes. It is recommended that locals who intend to join in the festivities purchase advance camping, parking, or VIP passes. GA for local walk-ups will be discounted with I.D. of above named cities and zip codes.

For more information, or to purchase advanced tickets, please visit: drydiggingsfestival.com.

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