Jul 9, 2018 | 6:00 PM | Monday
Greetings from Bass Camp HQ in South Lake Tahoe! Since last year’s Bass Camp Festival IV, the management team has been working very hard throughout the year to scout for a permanent location for this coming Summer’s annual outdoor event scheduled
Start on : July 9, 2018 6:00 PM Monday
End on : July 15, 2018 9:00 PM Sunday
The good news is we found it and have been working with an area ski resort and their team to design a festival location that had every element we’ve been looking for, including on-site camping, natural grass turf, infrastructure for car parking, RV/Trailer parking, lots of room for multiple stages, and best of all very little residential areas nearby so we can go later into the night with music. This site has so much potential and both the Bass Camp team, and the resort desire a long-term relationship so we can build this event into something iconic for years to come.
Now the bad news. As you all know, this past winter has been one of the biggest snowfall years in recorded history in Lake Tahoe. The snow is still falling, and we gained eight more inches of fresh powder at the resort this past weekend on top of their record measurements with more moisture coming this week. It was determined by the engineers and local authorities that even if it all melted from now until July (which they doubt it will all melt), the amount of ground moisture caused by the massive amounts of snowfall will cause large pools of water, and the grounds at the base of the resort would be so saturated that it couldn’t support the weight of our mainstage, and other build-outs planned for BCF5. We have searched franticly for alternative locations that could host us this year due to this unforeseen circumstance, but the length of time it would take to get approvals and permits for the site would not work with our timelines. We want the Bass Camp Festival experience to be heaven on earth in the most beautiful setting on the planet, Lake Tahoe. We all know that presenting the festival on asphalt in a parking lot was not that experience the past two years, and going back to anything but a grass park or field was not going to be an option for us. The whole Bass Camp brand was built on being on grass, in a magical, serene, and gorgeous location, so rather than risking los