My next stop after leaving Indio was Blythe, CA where I enjoyed my evenings sitting around a campfire with friends that I had made a couple of years ago while attending this festival. The festival workers furnish a wood stove and fire wood. They come around every day and resupply you with wood. Not only that, on the evenings before the festival starts, those same guys come around after dark with their instruments and play several bluegrass songs for the people sitting around the fire. They call themselves The Colorado River Boys and are very good.
Nine bluegrass bands performed over the three days of the festival on two stages. So if you did not want to hear the band that was playing on one stage you could walk over to the other stage and listen to another band.
This went into the early evening, but nobody complained. The music was very good.