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Mendo Lake Family Life

See the String Cheese Incident

There once was a band in search of a name. Then one day a chaotic mess of jack cheese, beans, and salsa inspred one: the String Cheese Incident. Thirty years later, the Colorado group is a jam band icon. They’ll be headlining the Hog Farm Hideaway, where more than 30 artists, including Leftover Salmon and Railroad Earth, will join them. The festival will also feature an array of children’s activities; yoga, sound healing, and tai-chi classes; and the antics of the colorful Big Fun Circus. The event will be held June 9–11 at the Black Oak Ranch in Laytonville. A three-day festival pass, which includes camping, is $365 for adults or $150 for youth (ages 12–17); one-day tickets are $125 for adults or $50 for youth. Kids 11 and younger get in free. See lineup details and purchase tickets at