Inaugural Karoondinha Music & Arts Festival lineup revealed

Chance The Rapper, Paramore, Sturgill Simpson, John Legend, Odesza, The Roots and more are set for the inaugural Karoondinha Music & Arts Festival (pronounced ka-roon-din-ha) July 21-23 at Penn’s Cave & Wildlife Park in Centre Hall, PA. The three-day, multi-stage, camping festival will highlight over 80 artists and feature  daily yoga sessions, dance workshops, art installations, gourmet food vendors, multiple levels of camping options and all-water tour caves.

Set on 1,600 unspoiled acres of rolling hills and rich farmland, the festival site, the largest in the northeast, boasts acres of sunflowers, world-class trout fishing, off-road tours, native North American wildlife, including mountain lions, wolves, bison, bears, longhorn cattle, bighorn sheep and more. The Seneca Tribe aptly dubbed this land, Karoondinha, meaning The Land of Shining Waters.

Other acts include Porter Robinson, Dillon Francis, Young The Giant, Leon Bridges, The Revivalists, Broods, DNCE, Grace Vanderwaal, Cam, Max, Chromeo, Alessia Cara, X Ambassadors, NEEDTOBREATHE, Maren Morris and more. Three day passes on sale now and start at $49.

Karoondinha Music & Arts Festival was conceived by young entrepreneurs and brother-sister duo, Kaleena and Paul Rallis, who grew up in Central Pennsylvania working at their family’s business, Penn’s Cave & Wildlife Park. With a musical background and working in the entertainment industry for the past decade, the Rallis siblings want to bring their passion for music and the arts back home to create a major destination event, which the region lacked. Karoondinha is set to take the festival experience to an elevated level of uniqueness and quality.

“We have assembled a team of experienced ‘festival’ professionals to help bring our vision to life,” said Kaleena and Paul Rallis. They continued, “Collectively, the team of 60+ full-time and hundreds more part-time has worked on some of the most successful and well-established music festivals in the country. They are all extremely dedicated to Karoondinha and are working together seamlessly to take the necessary steps to ensure every aspect, including logistics, staging, production, security, medical, traffic, guest services, food and beverage, are handled in the best ways possible.”


Author: Buddy Iahn

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