Year Two of Mill Valley Music Festival Attracts 10,000 Fans

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Packed crowd at Michael Franti and the Spearheads performance - Mill Valley Music Festival 2024
2023 festival headliner Michael Franti engages the crowd. Photo: Jon Bauer

The annual Mill Valley Music Festival returned to the stage on May 13 and 14, 2023, attracting more than 10,000 music lovers from across the Bay Area.

Photo: William Wayland

Hosted by the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce, fans of all ages were treated to more than 20 acts on two stages, including headliners Michael Franti & Spearhead as well as Sacramento-born Cake.

Photo: William Wayland

Beyond the music, festival-goers were offered a true taste of the good life in Mill Valley with access to a large and curated assortment of the region’s best artisans, food vendors and philanthropic organizations, plus family-friendly activities like a roller skating rink and arcade, immersive art installations, local craft beer and hidden speakeasies.

Photo: William Wayland

The festival’s 2023 partners and sponsors helped make the event possible—and enabled festival organizers to convert donations from community sponsors into 500 scholarship tickets for students and artists who might not otherwise be able to attend the 2023 festival. Those sponsors included assembly, Dolby, Jackson Square Partners, Smith & Co., Sweetwater Music Hall, The Junction Beer Garden, and Jed & Caitlin Smith, who served as official festival partners. Marin Magazine was one of the event’s media partners.

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