Joining forces with booking agents from all over North America, the first-ever Schellraiser Music Festival beckons musical talents from faraway places like Nashville, Dallas, Minneapolis, Los Angeles and beyond for a four-day fundraising music fest in the heart of eastern Nevada. Disconnected from it all while connected to everything, this middle-of-everywhere live music celebration is geared towards raising money for the Nevada Northern Railway’s McGill Depot, and McGill Railroad Track restoration projects.
Inspired by the panoramic Schell Creek mountain range that separates Ely from Great Basin National Park, this two-day music fest takes place in McGill, NV. An important player in Ely’s copper bonanza, copper was (and still continues to be) mined from the Kennecott Cooper Mine on Ely’s western edge, then transported to nearby McGill via the Nevada Northern Railway to be smelted, then hauled further down the line to be sold. Today, downtown McGill brims with historic buildings and other relics in need of historic preservation—the ethos of the Schellraiser Music Festival is to do just that.
The Schellraiser Music Fest kicks off in early June at the McGill Swimming Pool grounds in the heart of downtown McGill with a lineup of headliners sure to call you off the highway, featuring the Old 97s, Houndsmouth, Nikki Lane, Shannon Shaw, BRONCHO, The Dirty River Boys, The Cactus Blossoms, Starcrawler, The Last Bandoleros, Vandoliers, Ratboys, and many others. Tickets are available for purchase now, with single day admission, or four-day festival passes offered. Campground reservations are $10 per might for pitch-your-own tent sites, $25 for car camping, and up to $180 per night for reservable container tiny homes for more of a luxe glamping experience. Campground reservations can only be made for the festival weekend (June 2-5) here.
For more info on the first-ever Schellraiser Music Fest including a full lineup of artists, info on camping, things to see and do in the McGill area, and more, get in touch with Visit White Pine County directly at (775) 293-8505.