Cascade Equinox Unveils Single-day Lineups and Experiential Programming

Cascade Equinox Festival has unveiled the single-day lineups and experiential programming for its first-ever edition. The new cross-genre camping festival is being put on by seasoned event organizers Gem & Jamand 4 Peaks Presents, and is set to take place at Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond, OR from Friday, September 22 – Sunday, September 24, 2023.

Deschutes County Fairgrounds is the Pacific Northwest’s premier event facility and venue. With sweeping panoramic views of snow capped mountain peaks, trees, and creek running through its 340 acre space, Cascade Equinoxpromises a vast, naturalistic music festival unlike any other. With its diverse medley of jam, electronic, funk, soul and bluegrass acts, the Cascade Equinox lineup is an eclectic, dynamic roster reflecting the people and scenery that embody the festival’s Central Oregon location.

Cascade Equinox’s debut lineup boasts more than 50 acts that span the genre spectrum, including headliners such as Pretty Lights, Goose, Big Wild, Phantogram, Trevor Hall & The Great In Between, Of The Trees, Emancipator, and Fruition.The festival’s support acts include Dirtwire, Opiuo, LP Giobbi (performing a Dead House set), Gone Gone Beyond, Manic Focus, The Main Squeeze, Polyrhythmics, Maddy O’Neal, Moontricks. Tripp St., Frameworks, and more. In addition to its stacked lineup, Cascade Equinox will offer a wide variety of experiential programming and activations throughout the festival grounds.


The Grove

At The Grove, attendees will be able to revel in an enchanting escape full of vendors showcasing art, design, and other surprises. It will also include an assortment of stations serving up local wines, craft beers, and elevated snacks. Inside The Grove, there will be a variety of areas such as The Chic Boutique, a unique shopping experience that matches the whimsical atmosphere of Cascade Equinox and features boutique vendors from Central Oregon, including vintage shops, leatherists, jewelers, and more.

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In the heart of The Grove, attendees will find The Brew Haven, a beer garden boasting an array of beers from local Bend breweries with over 15 beers on tap, including refreshing pale ales, pilsners, hoppy IPAs, smooth stouts, and rich porters. There will also be The Sip & Savor Cocktail Lounge presented by KraftBar Lounge – a high-end, uniquely renovated 1965 Airstream mobile bar, featuring skilled mixologists and flavorful craft cocktails.

Sip & Savor Cocktail Lounge

At The Grove’s Vineyard Oasis, attendees will be able to enjoy a diverse selection of Oregon’s finest wines and have knowledgeable staff curate wine tastings, while On The Rocks (presented by On The Rocks Airstream) will feature non-alcoholic beverages such as craft kombucha and elixirs.

The Grove’s Elevate Lounge will offer curated seating and Tulum-inspired decor to create an intimate, laid-back vibe, perfect for unwinding and escaping the festival excitement. Meanwhile, The Grove’s Retro Rewind: Photo Booth (presented by BreanaSellsBend Real Estate) will allow attendees to snap elegant photos in macrame swings amidst blooming flowers and lush plants; and Wild & Free Charcuterie (an Oregon-based, woman owned lavish catering brand) will offer custom charcuterie boards and stunning grazing tables.

And finally, the Roma Rosa Bar Cart, an old-world meets modern design Ape Bar Cart., will make festival-goers feel like they’re in a European vacation with its infusion of modern design trends with the charm of an old Tuscan villa; while the KokoDose Lounge will sell functional mushroom chocolate bars and adaptogenic supplements.

Culinary Commons

The Culinary Commons will allow attendees to Indulge in a mouthwatering journey through diverse global flavors, all in the enchanting ambiance of a shaded, grassy courtyard. There will be an array of delectable dishes, including local and traveling vendors serving mediterranean street food, dumplings, plant-based foods, pizza, southern style chicken wings, and much more.


Cascade Equinox will also offer special packages for various off-site excursions, which will include transportation to and from the festival ground in addition to gear. Excursions include rock climbing guides at Smith Rock National Park, Smith Rock horseback trail riding, kayaking or paddle boarding on The Deschutes River, and mountain biking through the Cascades.

Other experiences attendees will be able to find at Cascade Equinox include areas such as The Cosmic Drip, which is where festival-goers will be able to interact with a variety of interactive art installations. There will also be the Cascade Healing Garden, which will offer sessions by trained professionals in modalities such as Reiki, Akashic recording, Acupuncture, Thai Massage, Sound Healing, SOMA, and the more traditional Swedish, deep-tissue massage therapy.

For festival-goers coming with their families, there will also be options for kids such as The Orbit kids’ zone, as well the the opportunity to purchase Kids Day Camps packages put on by the local Wildheart Nature School. The festival will offer many various camping options, including glamping in the Alpenglow Campground  – the centrally-located, boutique campground offering amenities such as a shaded community lounge space with a fire pit, daily hosted happy hour, daily yoga and meditation sessions, private bathrooms, phone charging stations in the lounge, private bar, and private parking for Alpenglow guests.

Cascade Equinox Festival will also offer Expo Center RV Park for RV hookups, as well areas for dry RVs, car camping, walk-in camping, and basic camping packages. All onsite accommodation packages, as well as off-site hotel packages, are available here. Attendees who have already bought Cascade Equinox Festival tickets have the opportunity to purchase The Inner Circle Upgrade ($249 per person), which will give VIP access to a variety of on-site amenities.

Tier 2 are now sold out. Single-day tickets on-sale now. Payments plans are currently available for 3-Day GA passes.


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