Seasoned event organizers Gem & Jam and 4 Peaks have joined forces to produce the first-ever Cascade Equinox Festival, a new cross-genre camping festival set to take place at Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond, OR from Friday, September 22 – Sunday, September 24, 2023.

Following a five-year hiatus, electro-soul pioneer Pretty Lights will headline Cascade Equinox Festival as his only Pacific Northwest performance on his Soundship Spacesystem Tour.

Pretty Lights marks the first of many dynamic artists who will perform at the inaugural Cascade Equinox Festival. The forthcoming eclectic lineup will reflect the people and scenery that embody the festival’s Central Oregon location, amalgamating a diverse medley of jam, electronic, funk, soul and bluegrass acts. Follow the festival’s official Instagram to stay posted on additional headliner announcements throughout the week.

Cascade Equinox Festival will also offer a bevy of activities and programming, including a vendor marketplace, workshops, kids zones, carnival rides, culinary commons, a healing sanctuary, yoga, beer and wine tastings, interactive art installations and live art. More details coming soon.

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 Equinox promises a vast, naturalistic music festival unlike any other.

The festival will offer many various camping options, including glamping in the Alpenglow Campground. The centrally-located, boutique campground is just a stone’s throw away from the festival’s epicenter, making it the perfect basecamp for festival-goers who want to immerse themselves in the excitement while also enjoying the comfort and convenience of premium accommodations. The Alpenglow Campground will offer 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 The Inner Circle Upgrade ($249 per person), which will give VIP access to: 

  • Express check-in at the box office.
  • Inner Circle parking on festival grounds
  • Express entry into the festival, with dedicated Inner Circle – only entrances
  • Full time hosts in lounges
  • Beautiful lounge area with comfortable seating & shade
  • Complimentary snacks and beverages in the lounges 
  • A designated viewing area at the main stage, with unobstructed views of the performers 
  • Inner Circle Private Bars in viewing areas and lounge 
  • Pop-up experiences 
  • Access to private restrooms 
  • A gift bag with festival merchandise and other surprises 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and phone charging stations