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Ain’t Necessarily Dead Fest

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Mark your calendar for
Saturday, September 16!

Noon-10pm @ Regional Park

FREE Concert celebrating the music of the GRATEFUL DEAD

The Festival is located at ARD’s Regional Park in North Auburn CA, not far off of Interstate 80. This location features a wonderful natural grass amphitheater that allows for plenty of room to stretch out and also dance. There are TWO STAGES: a Main Stage that features a variety of music, and a little more intimate “Home Grown Stage” that features some incredible local talent.

ARD Staff has collected a great group of FOOD AND CRAFT VENDORS that sit atop the amphitheater – where one can find everything from Tacos to Hand Dipped Ice Cream! Crafts vary and are a ton of fun – you also can run into booths highlighting other fun in the community!

CRAFT BEER is a big part of the Fest, as not only do we have some great products to enjoy, the Brewers provide the beer to us allowing for this event to exist! A big Thanks to 1849 Brewing and Gold Vibe Kombucha.

Don’t Forget the GIANT KID ZONE – truly a highlight for kids of all ages!! Parents can sit on the hill and enjoy the music, while the kids can play and have fun in the Kid Zone!!


Park users and dog handlers assume ALL risks related to park use – Auburn Recreation and Park District and Ashley Memorial Dog Park Foundation are not responsible for injuries/losses.


If you are coming from a distance, you can find accommodations at:

  • Camping
    A limited number of camping sites are now available at Regional Park during the festival! 
  • Springhill Suites (Marriott)
    530-492-5656 WEBSITE
  • Auburn Holiday Inn
    120 Grass Valley Hwy
    Pet Friendly
    530-887-8787 | WEBSITE
  • Best Western
    13450 Lincoln Way
    Pet Friendly
    530-885-8611 | WEBSITE
  • Comfort Inn
    1875 Auburn Ravine Road
    Pet Friendly
    530-885-1800 | WEBSITE
  • Auburn Gold Country RV Park
    3550 Koa Way
    Pet Friendly
    530-823-4533 | WEBSITE 

Other things to do in the area include:



3770 Richardson Drive
Auburn, CA 95602