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Bajaja Music Fest Breaks the Mold

Bajaja Music Fest Breaks the Mold

Bajaja Music Fest Breaks the Mold

In the world of enticing offers, this one is irresistible: 

“The Bajaja is an intimate music festival on a pristine beach in Baja California Sur, Mexico. With mountain views at the end of an arroyo where a palm grove and sunsets meet the sea (in El Pescadero), join us November 30 – December 2. Artists, musicians, foodies, surfers, locals, visitors, creators, all-around adventurers and lovers are welcome!”

This boutique festival, offering 8+ hours of music every day as well as one-of-a-kind collaborations, will be held at Amaya, an oceanfront event space on Playa San Pedrito north of Cerritos Beach and 20 minutes south of the magical pueblo of Todos Santos.

The inaugural edition of Bajaja will be headlined by The New Mastersounds, performing their first North American gig since the pandemic and their only North American date of 2023. Also appearing will be John Medeski, DJ Logic & Friends featuring Eddie Roberts, Reed Mathis, Datrian Johnson, and special guests. Singer-songwriter Rainy Eyes is scheduled to perform, as are longstanding San Francisco-based rock stalwarts Big Light. Also on the program are local favorites Los Daturas and Los Hijos Del Tropico, powerhouse vocalist Destani Wolf, Alebrije Flamenco, Mala Rumba, The Viceroys, and more artists to be announced.

Here’s the sales pitch from the festival’s producers: “Rally your old school show- going crew, or today's friends, let's get the band back together! Celebrate a big birthday, college reunion, festival fun with family and kiddos or no kiddos. Or come solo and meet your kind of people next to the ocean. The music starts the Thursday after Thanksgiving, the concert dates are 11/30, 12/1, and 12/2. We suggest arriving at least one day before, and leaving no sooner than Sunday. There’s so much to see and do on the BCS peninsula, consider making a longer trip of it!” 

For day-trippers, the event venue is an easy 40-minute drive from the Pueblo Bonito Resorts in Los Cabos. For those who wish to stay close to the action, accommodations are available in Cerritos Beach, El Pescacdero, and Todos Santos. The Bajaja Shuttle will make stops at participating hotels. 

The Music Fest is also offering concert-goers the opportunity to curate their own daytime activities. Book an adventure guide (whale-watching tours, snorkeling, sandboarding); go surfing with an instructor; join a fishing charter and have local chefs cook your catch; rent an ATV or a dune buggy; or sign up for a Sea of Cortes boat tour to Espiritu Santo (Holy Spirit Island), located off the coast of La Paz, the region’s capital city;

The festivals’ producers, based in San Francisco, have over 40 years of experience staging concerts. They believe the future is in authentic, intimate events with fewer boundaries between attendees and artists. 

“As music lovers who take pride in supporting artists, the inaugural Bajaja intends to sustain all who participate whether as a performer, staff or festival attendee,” the festival’s organizers stated. “As we have grown wiser, we prefer more personal experiences over huge events, engaging with like-minded people, and the Bajaja weekend is just that.”   

The venue is general admission with no assigned seating. Crowd size is limited-- tickets are capped in the low hundreds. Music will start mid-afternoon; amplified music will finish at midnight. The average December temperatures on the Pacific coast are mid to high 70s during the day and mid 60s at night. Because the air cools off after sunset, attendees are advised to bring a layer.

At present, only the final tier of tickets (priced at $389) is available. These tickets will remain on sale until the festival sells out. 

For more information and additional artist announcements, visit: https://www.bajajamusicfest.com/