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Do it Ourselves Presents...

One night only. Benefitting The Henry Miller Memorial Library in Big Sur. With some of our favorite do it ourselver's... Kelly McFarling, Sparrow's Gate and Kendra McKinley. It’s going to be an intimate gathering in true do it ourselves style - good souls, tight jams and the serene natural beauty of Big Sur. Less than 100 tickets for sale. Git yer's while you can. We're psyching to see you there. All tix at will call. Peace and Chicken Grease from the DIO Family.


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Share your photos on Facebook and tag the DIO Fest Facebook page so we can all have a good laugh and few smiles for the good times!


There's been some epic photos going up around insta. Tag @diofest or use one the hashtags so that all the photos end up gettng grouped up. Some seriously epic shots already going up!

Submit Your Photos, Video or Other Media as a DIO Feature

One of the most amazing things about DIO is all the talented folks who make up the whole. That's why it's our goal to create some rad features that highlight all that talent. Contact us to submit your rad photos, videos or other media and let's see what we can create!
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The Latest Announcements!

You can always count on Rob to tell it to you straight - here he is leading last year's recycling parade through the middle of the upper festival grounds. Follow him to the announcements page to get the latest info and updates to stay in the loop.
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Fest Info for an Epic Weekend

All the info you need for a comfortable and stoked weekend. There's general info for the basics, and the official Festival Guide for all the details like what to expect and more.

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Do it Ourselves Radio

DIO Radio is a collection of rad live recordings captured at DIO Fest or at one of our live DIO Radio events. Look for a brand new DIO Radio release from a secret location in Big Sur coming your way in April. We'll also be releasing live sets from last year's festival in the coming weeks. Enjoy!
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Music moves us. Unfortunately, sometimes people with special needs don't have the same access to music as us 'typical' folks. We believe everyone should have access to soul-enriching musical experiences. It's our mission to make life better for people with special needs by supporting Camp Krem's summer Music Enrichment Program. Last year we raised over $5,000 for the program, and we look forward to improving in 2015. We're both grateful and proud to support such a positive organization, and we're happy to have you on board.
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One thing that makes DIO Fest so special is the variety of epic individuals who make up the whole - that's why it's do it ourselves, not do-it-yourself. We've put together some rad interviews with these folks so that we can all get to know each other a little bit better.
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Whether it's a photo on Instagram, or a whole collection of fest portraits, we can't help but get stoked looking back on fond moments in time. The ups, the downs, the rain, the shine and all of the beautiful people. Enjoy these official photography collections, and remember, use #diofest or #doitourselves to tag your photos so that they don't get missed!
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We are always looking for ways to better connect and partner with our community - the community of Boulder Creek, local businesses, organizations and more. Please contact us, we'd love to connect with you and see how we can benefit each other!
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We're lucky to have such a beautiful place as Camp Krem to call home. The only downside? Parking has always been tight. But fear not! We've come up with some awesome ways to park better, have more fun, and most importantly have the least impact on our gracious neighbors. Read on to find out how to be the most epic carpooler you can be.
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DIO Fest is awesome because of you. Not because of some band that gets paid the big bucks, or some corporate sponsor that steps in and sells you peanuts. We are a grassroots community of people who want to do something epic, give back, and most importantly have fun. We'll be stoked to hear from you!

Let's Do it Ourselves, Friends

DIO Fest 2015 is on for April 24th to 26th, 2015 we couldn't be more stoked to have you with us. Join us for 3 days of music, art, camping & stoke in support of music enrichment for special needs. Stay stoked friends, see you soon.

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  • Enjoy intimate performances from over 20 local and regional talents
  • Relax in the serenity of the Santa Cruz Mountains
  • Feel Good about supporting music enrichment for special needs