NedFest has always been the Nederland Music and ARTS Festival, and to that end we are moving away from vendors of general merchandise (other than sponsors) and returning to our tradition of artists and craftspeople selling their own wares. If you are interested in being one of our artists or a food vendor please let us know!
NedFest can’t happen without all of the hard work of our volunteers, so we encourage you to apply to volunteer at the festival! We do not have a central process for taking on new volunteers; as each crew does its own recruiting. If you don’t know anyone on a crew this year, when you are here introduce yourself to any of our work crews and ask about volunteering for next year’s festival.
Nederland Music and Arts Festival
We publish a full length full-color Nederland Music and Arts Festival program. We print a run of 3000 with approximately two-thirds distributed throughout the region in advance of the festival for promotion and the other third given out festival weekend to our attendees. The program has the music schedule and general information for our festivarians and will also have features such as band photos and biographies, NedFest history and photos, and Peak to Peak Music Education Association news.
NedFest is hosted by the Peak to Peak Music Education Association, a recognized 501c3 charitable organization. All profits go towards music education programs, instruments and equipment for local kids. We have a variety of sponsorship levels available.
The name Hot Tuna invokes as many different moods and reactions as there are Hot Tuna fans — millions of them. To some, Hot Tuna is a reminder of some wild and happy times. To others, that name will forever be linked to their own discovery of the power and depth of American blues and roots music. To newer fans, Hot Tuna is a tight, masterful duo that is on the cutting edge of great music.
All of those things are correct, and more. For more than four decades, Hot Tuna has played, toured, and recorded some of the best and most memorable acoustic and electric music ever. And Hot Tuna is still going strong — some would say stronger than ever. The two kids from 1950s Washington, D.C. knew that they wanted to make music. Jorma Kaukonen, son of a State Department official, and Jack Casady, whose father was a dentist, discovered guitar when they were teenagers (Jack, four years younger, barely so). They played, and they took in the vast panorama of music available in the nation’s capital, but found a special love of the blues, country, and jazz played in small clubs.
Jorma went off to college, while Jack sat in with professional bands and combos before he was even old enough to drive, first playing lead guitar, then electric bass. In the mid-1960s Jorma was invited to play in a rock‘n’roll band that was forming in San Francisco; he knew just the guy to play bass and summoned his old friend from back east. The striking signature guitar and bass riffs in the now-legendary songs by the Jefferson Airplane were the result.