Listen Local 

On October 6th and 7th we'll be celebrating 20 years of Listen Local during an intimate campout at Surprise Farm Retreat in Ramona, CA. This event is a fundraiser for Listen Local Radio with some of San Diego's finest donating their time for acoustic sets from 4pm to 9pm on Friday and noon to 9pm on Saturday with a song circle around the bonfire after. Due to parking limitations at the venue, this event only has parking for our camping guests and visiting performers. Those who wish to join us for the day can ride share in, using some of Ramona's various ride sharing options, see below. Day passes are just $20 per person, per day. Confirm your tickets via Venmo @Cathryn-Beeks or paypal to Hit me up with any questions!


Surprise Farm Retreat is a gorgeous space in Ramona, CA. The venue has 1 remaining Kodiak Tent (not pictured) available for rent for $50 a night (2 night min). There are also 3 tent spaces on Friday and 5 on Saturday available for $30 per person per night. Please Contact Cathryn for info on how to reserve your tent. Camping fees include festival fun. 

Music will take place from 4pm to 9pm on Friday and 12pm to 9pm on Saturday with a bonfire song circle ending each night. 

Friday October 6th

5:15 Tim Flack
5:30 Sande Lollis
5:45 Michael Deluca
6pm Grant Bentley 
6:15 Julia Sage
6:30 Calamity
7:00 Lauren Leigh Martin
7:15 Gaby Aparicio
7:30 Thea The Band
7:45 Whitney Shay
8:00 Lindsay White (w/ band)
8:30 Bedtime with Berkley 

Saturday October 7th

12pm Lunch Ladies
12:15 OPEN MIC
1pm Dana Duplan
1:15 Michael Dean Goodrich
1:30 Desert Crossing
2:00 tbd
2:15 Omar Musisko
2:30 Travis Billy Ross
2:45 Prairie Sky Band
3:15 Grant Bentley
3:30 Michael Deluca
3:45 Dave Michaels
4pm Bonnie Nichols
4:15 Diez/Lamonaca
4:45 Sven Erik-Seaholm
5pm Cowboy Angels
5:30 break and photo shoot
5:45 Astra Kelly
6:00 special programming
6:30 Medium High
7pm Amalgamation
7:30 Ashley E. Norton
7:45 Chloe Lou
8pm Micah Justice
8:15 Suzanne Panza
8:30 Bedtime with Berkley


Day passes are just $20 per person, per day. Contact to get your passes, then contact any of the ride share providers to arrange for your ride into the venue. Due to limited parking at the venue, only those camping and/or performing with us will be able to park on site. All others will need to ride share into the event and we've provided a list of Ramona based drivers to assist you. PLEASE CONTACT THESE FOLKS AHEAD OF TIME TO ARRANGE YOUR RIDE!! You may meet them in Ramona or park at our home base of Monarch Equestrian Center which is just 3 minutes away from the venue. Please discuss this directly with your ride share provider. Thank you!   

Bring a chair, your own beverages and your acoustic instrument for the song circle bonfire. Sorry, no kids or dogs for day pass folks, thank you for understanding!

Ride Share Providers in Ramona

Ben McCracken 619-838-9383

Arrive Alive Rides 760-703-4370

Vickie Nikbakht 760-300-5397





Listen Local became official in 2003, when Hotrod Harris helped me purchase the domain and start a website. Since then, we've all shared incredible musical moments and I look forward to making more memories during the next 20 years. Thank you to everyone who helped, supported, encouraged, and participated in the land of Listen Local. We are family. xo