Todos Santos Music Festival Returns to Baja California Sur for 5th Year

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The increasingly popular Fifth Annual Todos Santos Music Festival, founded by Peter Buck, lead guitar player for R.E.M, will take place on January 14-16 and January 20-23 in the legendary Hotel California and the historic town plaza of Todos Santos, Baja California, Mexico. The festival will feature a number of music genres including Southern Rock, alternative, Latin-fusion, indie, and rock. Proceeds from the two-weekend music event will benefit The Palapa Society of Todos Santos, A.C. and other local charities.

The weekend of January 14 to 16 will feature performances at Hotel California with artists including the multi-instrumentalist quartet The Autumn Defense (featuring Wilco members Pat Sansone and John Stirratt), Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur, acclaimed musician and songwriter Chuck Prophet, and the first in alternative country music Old 97’s, and Kevn Kinney of Drivin’ N Cryin’.

Additional performances include the alternative rock band Torreblanca and Filthy Friends, which is a collaboration of Corin Tucket from Sleater-Kinney and Peter Buck, as well as a special performance from Jeff Tweddy, lead singer and guitarist for Wilco.

The weekend of January 20 to 23 will include the much anticipated return to the festival of the Grammy Award-winning Latin quartet La Santa Cecilia, as well as Joseph Arthur and Chuck Prophet. There will also be a special performance by the alternative band Death Cab for Cutie, which will be performing in Mexico for the first time. The performance will be held at the Town Plaza and will close out the weekend.

The festival is made possible by Hotel California, Vaso Loco, the Secretary of Tourism for the State of Baja California Sur, La Paz Baja California Sur, Live Nation, Rancho Pescadero, Los Colibris, Todos Santos Inn, the new Tres Santos community and the generosity and support of local residents.

Festival tickets and a performance schedule can be found at

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