The Hilltop Tavern & Inn is located in Apple Valley, California on a scenic 60 acre guest ranch. Established in 1947, this true American rustic venue offers it’s guests superb service and hospitality that will create memories which last a lifetime. We invite you to come and discover for yourself.

TAVERN HOURS

For Diner Reservations Call (760) 247-7727

Wednesday – Friday Open 5 PM
Saturday & Sunday Open 12 PM
WE CLOSE WHEN THE COWS GO HOME

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EAT

Enjoy Smoked Prime Rib, Steak, Shrimp, Salads, Appetizers and don’t forget to try the Rayburn Burger.
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DRINK

Quench your thirst with local Craft Beer, large selection of spirits, and signature cocktails.
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ENTERTAINMENT

Experience our top rated outdoor Venue with touring acts of all genre.
Live Music
FULL ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

Thursday June 24, 2021 | 7:00 PM | HENRY MERENDA & JOE EIFFERT SHOWCASE

June 24, 2021

HENRY MERENDA & JOE EIFFERT SHOWCASE YOU SUPPORTED US DURING THE LOCKDOWN’S “UNINVITED SERIES”, NOW WE’RE RE-INVITING YOU. COME BACK FOR FREE, THURSDAY NIGHTS. Serving $5 menu.

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Friday June 25, 2021 | 8:00 PM | Robert Plant & Crosby Stills Nash and Young Tribute

June 25, 2021

Robert PlantNation & Deja Vu Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin fame will now be honored by the first-ever Robert Plant tribute band,” announced Swan Montgomery, one of the industry’s most well-known tribute band lead singers from Led Zepagain. NOTES:

  • No refunds, strictly 21+, ticket price does not include dinner. Please see FAQ.
  • Camping: No hookups, Fully Contained Fires Only, Limit of 4 people per camp site

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Thursday July 1, 2021 | 7:00 PM | JAYE SOOTER SHOWCASE

July 01, 2021

JAYE SOOTER & SON FREE! YOU SUPPORTED US DURING THE LOCKDOWN’S “UNINVITED SERIES”, NOW WE’RE RE-INVITING YOU. COME BACK FOR FREE, THURSDAY NIGHTS. Tell us you’re coming, and we’ll reserve a table for you – for FREE! Serving $5 menu.

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Friday July 2, 2021 | 8:00 PM | Hard Days Night

July 02, 2021

Tribute to The Beatles Hard Days Night is HIGHLY sought after. They do it all - every era, costume changes, harmonies, etc. NOTES:

  • No refunds, strictly 21+, ticket price does not include dinner. Please see FAQ.
  • Camping: No hookups, Fully Contained Fires Only, Limit of 4 people per camp site

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Saturday July 3, 2021 | 8:00 PM | The Long Run

July 03, 2021

Tribute to The Eagles TLR is a hard-working tribute act from Los Angeles dedicated to faithfully recreating the timeless music of The Eagles. Marked by lush vocal harmonies and exceptional musical accuracy, every performance delivers a reverence for the beloved, Eagles recordings blended with TLR’s own live-concert personality. NOTES:

  • No refunds, strictly 21+, ticket price does not include dinner. Please see FAQ.
  • Camping: No hookups, Fully Contained Fires Only, Limit of 4 people per camp site

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FRIDAY JULY 9, 2021 | 8:00 PM | MATCHBOX TWENTY TOO

July 09, 2021

MATCHBOX TWENTY TOO Pop rock superstars Matchbox 20, fronted by the mesmerizing voice of Rob Thomas, rose out of the 90s era and gave us so many familiar hits, such as: 3AM, Bent, Push, Real World, Unwell, and in collaboration with the legendary Carlos Santa; Smooth. There’s one tribute band that has been able to totally recreate the sounds and experience of a Matchbox 20 live concert and is a must see for any fan. Made up of devoted musicians, Matchbox Twenty Too comes to you from San Diego, and guarantees to give a fun, energetic, rocking show. Due to its pop rock genre, Matchbox Twenty Too appeals to people of all ages and has proven its popularity at past performances including fairs, casinos, and park concerts. Note:

  • No refunds, strictly 21+, ticket price does not include dinner. Please see FAQ.

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Friday July 16, 2021 | 8:00 PM | Corazon De Mana

July 16, 2021

Tribute to MANA CDM is a tribute comprised of 5 Maná fans that want deliver the ultimate Maná live experience. CDM es un tributo compuesta de 5 Manáticos que desean brindar la mejor experiencia en vivo de Maná. ¡Celebramos la música del legendario grupo, MANÁ! NOTE:

  • No refunds, strictly 21+, ticket price does not include dinner. Please see FAQ.

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SATURDAY JULY 17, 2021 | 8:00 PM | RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE TRIBUTE

July 17, 2021

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE TRIBUTE | RENEGADES OF RAGE Tribute to Rage Against The Machine from Los Angeles, CA. est. 2010 NOTES:

  • No refunds, strictly 21+, ticket price does not include dinner. Please see FAQ.
  • Camping: No hookups, Fully Contained Fires Only, Limit of 4 people per camp site

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FRIDAY AUGUST 13, 2021 | 8:00 PM | GUNS N' ROSES TRIBUTE

August 13, 2021

GUNS N' ROSES TRIBUTE | APPETITE 4 DESTRUCTION Appetite 4 Destruction "The World's Most Dangerous Tribute Band" pays homage to the Iconic rock band Guns N' Roses. Also hailing from Los Angeles, members of A4D picked their name from the legendary best-selling debut album of all time because it ROCKS! It fits the personality of the band members and their playing style which quickly stands out from the crowd with their high adrenaline, take no prisoners attitude. On lead vocals, we have the ferocious and tenacious Gar Borras! His performance embodies the pure Rock essence of Axl Rose by duplicating the mannerisms and nailing that uncanny unique voice to the point that you'll think it is Axl himself. While reproducing all the fan favorite songs that made Guns N' Roses famous world wide, the band prides itself on delivering every detail of the original band's performance with incredible accuracy. https://www.a4dla.com/ NOTES:

  • No refunds, strictly 21+, ticket price does not include dinner. Please see FAQ.
  • Camping: No hookups, Fully Contained Fires Only, Limit of 4 people per camp site

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FRIDAY AUGUST 20, 2021 | 8:00 PM | LINDA RONSTADT TRIBUTE

August 20, 2021

LINDA RONSTADT TRIBUTE | RONSTADT REVIVAL WELCOME REVIVALISTS! Ronstadt Revival is the premier tribute to Linda Ronstadt, bringing you the songs you love and remember from this legendary artist. From Linda’s 1967 beginnings with The Stone Poneys to her amazing renditions in the 70s of songs by beloved songwriters like Smokey Robinson, Warren Zevon, Lowell George, The Eagles and The Rolling Stones to her 80s smash album Mad Love with it’s New Wave vibe. Ronstadt Revival will take you on timeless journey of all of your favorites including, You're No Good, Blue Bayou, When Will I Be Loved, Tracks of My Tears and so much more! "So blown away by the vocals, best tribute to Linda Ronstadt!" ~ Bridgette F. "Amazing performance, and really knows how to get the crowd going!" ~ Jorge C. "Fantastic recreation, authentic look and feel and that voice you remember so fondly." ~ Ray P. "Ronstadt Revival has her spirit, they are a great representative." ~ Jose' T. http://www.ronstadtrevival.com NOTES:

  • No refunds, strictly 21+, ticket price does not include dinner. Please see FAQ.
  • Camping: No hookups, Fully Contained Fires Only, Limit of 4 people per camp site

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FRIDAY AUGUST 27, 2021 | 8:00 PM | DEF LEPPARD TRIBUTE

August 27, 2021

DEF LEPPARD TRIBUTE | PYROMANIA GUNTER, GLIEBEN, GLAUSEN, GLOBEN. Four nonsensical words that mean nothing. But to the millions of Def Leppard fans they signify that a ceremony of both sight and sound has just begun. Being called "The Next Best Thing to Def Leppard" is an honor that PYROMANIA: The Def Leppard Experience doesn't take lightly. Fourteen years in the making, the band captures the music and the essence of a rock band that has sold over 100 million albums worldwide. Grabbing the bull by the horns, PYROMANIA has stunned audiences all over the world with their amazing recreation of one of the most memorable rock bands and rock songs ever written. The music, the vocals, the harmonies and the screams. Don't worry, it's all there. Fortunately the band has worked hard to make sure that nothing is left out. And once the show starts, PYROMANIA never slows down. The guitars are on 11, the bass reverberates the low rhythms and the drums cut through the excited crowd as the band glides through a long list of energetic rock anthems and power ballads that will have the crowd singing along and screaming for more. But being professional , first-class veterans of rock are only part of the band's arsenal?????. At the core of this band lives an unrivaled chemistry that comes alive on the stage. The band exudes vitality and their excitement is contagious. Those of you who have seen the band already know what I mean. Those who haven't, well, you're in for quite a treat. Two people who noticed the band's outstanding replication of Def Leppard were Mark Cuban and Ryan Seacrest, co-owners of the cable music channel, AXS TV. In 2014, PYROMANIA was honored to perform on Season 4 of the widely popular cable show, "The World's Greatest Tribute Bands," hosted by Katie Daryl. Continually improving their skills, PYROMANIA has set the bar high with a long run of successful gigs and eventually gaining the respect of Cuban and Seacrest who asked PYROMANIA to be a part of their AXS TV channel. PYROMANIA has also worked side-by-side with Def Leppard drummer, Rick Allen to help raise awareness to his organization, Raven Drum Foundation. A distinction that no other Def Leppard tribute band has ever been associated with. Members of PYROMANIA have played, toured, and recorded with Def Leppard guitarist, Vivian Campbell. And they are also the only tribute band that has been personally promoted by Def Leppard themselves. So "step inside and walk this way" to celebrate the power and the glory of this extraordinarily accurate rock band known as PYROMANIA! https://www.defleppardtribute.com/ NOTES:

  • No refunds, strictly 21+, ticket price does not include dinner. Please see FAQ.
  • Camping: No hookups, Fully Contained Fires Only, Limit of 4 people per camp site

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SEPTEMBER 10, 2021 | 8:00 PM | BOSTON TRIBUTE

September 10, 2021

BOSTON TRIBUTE | ROCK N ROLL BAND: THE MUSIC OF BOSTON " I looked out this morning, and the sun was gone" And with that simple, delicate, opening phrase, one of the most beloved rock albums of all time begins. And so does the story of the band Boston and its leader, Tom Scholz "We were just another band out of Boston" Not really true...but another great opening line. While they of course became a band, the majority of the music was written and recorded by Tom Scholz and Brad Delp in Scholz' basement studio in Massachusetts. Using many of his own special devices and techniques, they proceeded to create a sound unlike any that came before. Unique, modern guitar sounds, soaring vocals, and outstanding songwriting were all instrumental in the biggest selling debut album at that time. Fast forward a few years and here we are in 2021. The legacy of Boston is firmly entrenched in the public consciousness. The music is still being discovered by a new generation of fans. Enter, Rock N Roll Band. http://bostonrockandroll.com/ NOTES:

  • No refunds, strictly 21+, ticket price does not include dinner. Please see FAQ.
  • Camping: No hookups, Fully Contained Fires Only, Limit of 4 people per camp site

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Saturday October 2, 2021 | 5:00 PM | Gathering of the Desert Rats

October 02, 2021

GATHERING OF THE DESERT RATS Original music at the Hilltop! Sponsored by Black River & Metal Babe Mayhem. Hosted by Kantation, who are not only performing for the first time in over a year but have invited friends: Through the Oculus, Delta Shade, Lastman & Lit Soul. Plus a very special reunion of Shocker in anticipation of Bakerland Media's soon to be released documentary on the history of the High Desert's Music Scene. Join us for the after party under the desert stars with Merletallica! NOTES:

  • No refunds, strictly 21+, ticket price does not include dinner. Please see FAQ.
  • Camping: No hookups, Fully Contained Fires Only, Limit of 4 people per camp site

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Upcoming Events

Thursday June 24, 2021 | 7:00 PM | HENRY MERENDA & JOE EIFFERT SHOWCASE

June 24, 2021

HENRY MERENDA & JOE EIFFERT SHOWCASE YOU SUPPORTED US DURING THE LOCKDOWN’S “UNINVITED SERIES”, NOW WE’RE RE-INVITING YOU. COME BACK FOR FREE, THURSDAY NIGHTS. Serving $5 menu.

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Friday June 25, 2021 | 8:00 PM | Robert Plant & Crosby Stills Nash and Young Tribute

June 25, 2021

Robert PlantNation & Deja Vu Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin fame will now be honored by the first-ever Robert Plant tribute band,” announced Swan Montgomery, one of the industry’s most well-known tribute band lead singers from Led Zepagain. NOTES:

  • No refunds, strictly 21+, ticket price does not include dinner. Please see FAQ.
  • Camping: No hookups, Fully Contained Fires Only, Limit of 4 people per camp site

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Thursday July 1, 2021 | 7:00 PM | JAYE SOOTER SHOWCASE

July 01, 2021

JAYE SOOTER & SON FREE! YOU SUPPORTED US DURING THE LOCKDOWN’S “UNINVITED SERIES”, NOW WE’RE RE-INVITING YOU. COME BACK FOR FREE, THURSDAY NIGHTS. Tell us you’re coming, and we’ll reserve a table for you – for FREE! Serving $5 menu.

Book ticket

Friday July 2, 2021 | 8:00 PM | Hard Days Night

July 02, 2021

Tribute to The Beatles Hard Days Night is HIGHLY sought after. They do it all - every era, costume changes, harmonies, etc. NOTES:

  • No refunds, strictly 21+, ticket price does not include dinner. Please see FAQ.
  • Camping: No hookups, Fully Contained Fires Only, Limit of 4 people per camp site

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Saturday July 3, 2021 | 8:00 PM | The Long Run

July 03, 2021

Tribute to The Eagles TLR is a hard-working tribute act from Los Angeles dedicated to faithfully recreating the timeless music of The Eagles. Marked by lush vocal harmonies and exceptional musical accuracy, every performance delivers a reverence for the beloved, Eagles recordings blended with TLR’s own live-concert personality. NOTES:

  • No refunds, strictly 21+, ticket price does not include dinner. Please see FAQ.
  • Camping: No hookups, Fully Contained Fires Only, Limit of 4 people per camp site

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FRIDAY JULY 9, 2021 | 8:00 PM | MATCHBOX TWENTY TOO

July 09, 2021

MATCHBOX TWENTY TOO Pop rock superstars Matchbox 20, fronted by the mesmerizing voice of Rob Thomas, rose out of the 90s era and gave us so many familiar hits, such as: 3AM, Bent, Push, Real World, Unwell, and in collaboration with the legendary Carlos Santa; Smooth. There’s one tribute band that has been able to totally recreate the sounds and experience of a Matchbox 20 live concert and is a must see for any fan. Made up of devoted musicians, Matchbox Twenty Too comes to you from San Diego, and guarantees to give a fun, energetic, rocking show. Due to its pop rock genre, Matchbox Twenty Too appeals to people of all ages and has proven its popularity at past performances including fairs, casinos, and park concerts. Note:

  • No refunds, strictly 21+, ticket price does not include dinner. Please see FAQ.

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Friday July 16, 2021 | 8:00 PM | Corazon De Mana

July 16, 2021

Tribute to MANA CDM is a tribute comprised of 5 Maná fans that want deliver the ultimate Maná live experience. CDM es un tributo compuesta de 5 Manáticos que desean brindar la mejor experiencia en vivo de Maná. ¡Celebramos la música del legendario grupo, MANÁ! NOTE:

  • No refunds, strictly 21+, ticket price does not include dinner. Please see FAQ.

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SATURDAY JULY 17, 2021 | 8:00 PM | RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE TRIBUTE

July 17, 2021

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE TRIBUTE | RENEGADES OF RAGE Tribute to Rage Against The Machine from Los Angeles, CA. est. 2010 NOTES:

  • No refunds, strictly 21+, ticket price does not include dinner. Please see FAQ.
  • Camping: No hookups, Fully Contained Fires Only, Limit of 4 people per camp site

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FRIDAY AUGUST 13, 2021 | 8:00 PM | GUNS N' ROSES TRIBUTE

August 13, 2021

GUNS N' ROSES TRIBUTE | APPETITE 4 DESTRUCTION Appetite 4 Destruction "The World's Most Dangerous Tribute Band" pays homage to the Iconic rock band Guns N' Roses. Also hailing from Los Angeles, members of A4D picked their name from the legendary best-selling debut album of all time because it ROCKS! It fits the personality of the band members and their playing style which quickly stands out from the crowd with their high adrenaline, take no prisoners attitude. On lead vocals, we have the ferocious and tenacious Gar Borras! His performance embodies the pure Rock essence of Axl Rose by duplicating the mannerisms and nailing that uncanny unique voice to the point that you'll think it is Axl himself. While reproducing all the fan favorite songs that made Guns N' Roses famous world wide, the band prides itself on delivering every detail of the original band's performance with incredible accuracy. https://www.a4dla.com/ NOTES:

  • No refunds, strictly 21+, ticket price does not include dinner. Please see FAQ.
  • Camping: No hookups, Fully Contained Fires Only, Limit of 4 people per camp site

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FRIDAY AUGUST 20, 2021 | 8:00 PM | LINDA RONSTADT TRIBUTE

August 20, 2021

LINDA RONSTADT TRIBUTE | RONSTADT REVIVAL WELCOME REVIVALISTS! Ronstadt Revival is the premier tribute to Linda Ronstadt, bringing you the songs you love and remember from this legendary artist. From Linda’s 1967 beginnings with The Stone Poneys to her amazing renditions in the 70s of songs by beloved songwriters like Smokey Robinson, Warren Zevon, Lowell George, The Eagles and The Rolling Stones to her 80s smash album Mad Love with it’s New Wave vibe. Ronstadt Revival will take you on timeless journey of all of your favorites including, You're No Good, Blue Bayou, When Will I Be Loved, Tracks of My Tears and so much more! "So blown away by the vocals, best tribute to Linda Ronstadt!" ~ Bridgette F. "Amazing performance, and really knows how to get the crowd going!" ~ Jorge C. "Fantastic recreation, authentic look and feel and that voice you remember so fondly." ~ Ray P. "Ronstadt Revival has her spirit, they are a great representative." ~ Jose' T. http://www.ronstadtrevival.com NOTES:

  • No refunds, strictly 21+, ticket price does not include dinner. Please see FAQ.
  • Camping: No hookups, Fully Contained Fires Only, Limit of 4 people per camp site

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FRIDAY AUGUST 27, 2021 | 8:00 PM | DEF LEPPARD TRIBUTE

August 27, 2021

DEF LEPPARD TRIBUTE | PYROMANIA GUNTER, GLIEBEN, GLAUSEN, GLOBEN. Four nonsensical words that mean nothing. But to the millions of Def Leppard fans they signify that a ceremony of both sight and sound has just begun. Being called "The Next Best Thing to Def Leppard" is an honor that PYROMANIA: The Def Leppard Experience doesn't take lightly. Fourteen years in the making, the band captures the music and the essence of a rock band that has sold over 100 million albums worldwide. Grabbing the bull by the horns, PYROMANIA has stunned audiences all over the world with their amazing recreation of one of the most memorable rock bands and rock songs ever written. The music, the vocals, the harmonies and the screams. Don't worry, it's all there. Fortunately the band has worked hard to make sure that nothing is left out. And once the show starts, PYROMANIA never slows down. The guitars are on 11, the bass reverberates the low rhythms and the drums cut through the excited crowd as the band glides through a long list of energetic rock anthems and power ballads that will have the crowd singing along and screaming for more. But being professional , first-class veterans of rock are only part of the band's arsenal?????. At the core of this band lives an unrivaled chemistry that comes alive on the stage. The band exudes vitality and their excitement is contagious. Those of you who have seen the band already know what I mean. Those who haven't, well, you're in for quite a treat. Two people who noticed the band's outstanding replication of Def Leppard were Mark Cuban and Ryan Seacrest, co-owners of the cable music channel, AXS TV. In 2014, PYROMANIA was honored to perform on Season 4 of the widely popular cable show, "The World's Greatest Tribute Bands," hosted by Katie Daryl. Continually improving their skills, PYROMANIA has set the bar high with a long run of successful gigs and eventually gaining the respect of Cuban and Seacrest who asked PYROMANIA to be a part of their AXS TV channel. PYROMANIA has also worked side-by-side with Def Leppard drummer, Rick Allen to help raise awareness to his organization, Raven Drum Foundation. A distinction that no other Def Leppard tribute band has ever been associated with. Members of PYROMANIA have played, toured, and recorded with Def Leppard guitarist, Vivian Campbell. And they are also the only tribute band that has been personally promoted by Def Leppard themselves. So "step inside and walk this way" to celebrate the power and the glory of this extraordinarily accurate rock band known as PYROMANIA! https://www.defleppardtribute.com/ NOTES:

  • No refunds, strictly 21+, ticket price does not include dinner. Please see FAQ.
  • Camping: No hookups, Fully Contained Fires Only, Limit of 4 people per camp site

Book ticket

SEPTEMBER 10, 2021 | 8:00 PM | BOSTON TRIBUTE

September 10, 2021

BOSTON TRIBUTE | ROCK N ROLL BAND: THE MUSIC OF BOSTON " I looked out this morning, and the sun was gone" And with that simple, delicate, opening phrase, one of the most beloved rock albums of all time begins. And so does the story of the band Boston and its leader, Tom Scholz "We were just another band out of Boston" Not really true...but another great opening line. While they of course became a band, the majority of the music was written and recorded by Tom Scholz and Brad Delp in Scholz' basement studio in Massachusetts. Using many of his own special devices and techniques, they proceeded to create a sound unlike any that came before. Unique, modern guitar sounds, soaring vocals, and outstanding songwriting were all instrumental in the biggest selling debut album at that time. Fast forward a few years and here we are in 2021. The legacy of Boston is firmly entrenched in the public consciousness. The music is still being discovered by a new generation of fans. Enter, Rock N Roll Band. http://bostonrockandroll.com/ NOTES:

  • No refunds, strictly 21+, ticket price does not include dinner. Please see FAQ.
  • Camping: No hookups, Fully Contained Fires Only, Limit of 4 people per camp site

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Saturday October 2, 2021 | 5:00 PM | Gathering of the Desert Rats

October 02, 2021

GATHERING OF THE DESERT RATS Original music at the Hilltop! Sponsored by Black River & Metal Babe Mayhem. Hosted by Kantation, who are not only performing for the first time in over a year but have invited friends: Through the Oculus, Delta Shade, Lastman & Lit Soul. Plus a very special reunion of Shocker in anticipation of Bakerland Media's soon to be released documentary on the history of the High Desert's Music Scene. Join us for the after party under the desert stars with Merletallica! NOTES:

  • No refunds, strictly 21+, ticket price does not include dinner. Please see FAQ.
  • Camping: No hookups, Fully Contained Fires Only, Limit of 4 people per camp site

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