The Full Lineup for the 2019 Apache Lake Music Festival

Take It From Me: You don't want to miss KONGOS at this year's Apache Lake Music Festival
Jonny Marlow
Take It From Me: You don't want to miss KONGOS at this year's Apache Lake Music Festival
When celebrating a decade together, the traditional gift is either tin or aluminum. The folks behind the Apache Lake Music Festival have a few soft metal presents in their future: the local festival turns 10 in October.

Started by Last Exit Live owner Brannon Kleinlein, the Apache Lake Music Festival (or ALMF) has been a humble gem of a music fest designed for music lovers looking to get not too far away for a weekend of camping and sweet Southwestern tunes.

The two-day event, which takes place on two stages near the Apache Lake Marina and Resort on October 18-19, eschews big-name touring acts to focus on homegrown sounds (with a few out-of-town bands from Los Angeles, San Diego, and Denver). The biggest name on this year’s bill is KONGOS. The brothers will bring inescapable earworms like “Come With Me Now” to the campgrounds.

The full lineup for this year’s ALMF:

Jared & The Mill
Banana Gun
Sara Robinson Band
Bear Ghost
Fairy Bones
Brothers Gow
Greyhound Soul
The Uncommon Good
Xtra Ticket
Japhy's Descent
Las Chollas Peligrosas
Dr. Delicious
The Woodworks
The Conveyors
Shawn Johnson & The Foundation
The Stakes
American Mile
Haley Green
Strange Young Things
The Real Fakes
Future Exes
Lady Elaine
The Deadbeat Cousins
Sympathy F
Fat Gray Cat

A weekend pass for this year’s ALMF is $60, which includes the price of camping. Folks camping within the resort grounds will need to buy a daily $5 parking pass for their glampmobiles.

If you don’t feel like tenting it up by the glimmering waters of the Apache Lake, you’re in luck: The Resort is currently booking rooms for the fest. If you want to bring your dog to ALMF, good news/bad news: Dogs are allowed at the campsites, but not at the venue areas or hotel rooms. And while children are allowed, it’s not recommended you bring your wee ones out to the music festival. Or, real talk, any music festival.

Tickets for ALMF 2019 are on sale now.