Pahrump Music Festival attracts 28,000 attendees

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More than 28,000 people attended the 2nd annual Pahrump Music Festival at Petrack Park between March 31 and April 3, making it one of the biggest events in the city’s history.

Attendees came from as far away as southern California, central Utah and parts of Arizona, according to event organizer Doug Dubin.

Kathleen Roth said her grandchildren were taken out of the assortment of funnel cakes, ice cream, live music and rides.

Intuitive Souls Band – a neo-soul, R&B and jazz fusion group – won the Battle of the Bands competition.

“They were an absolute blast,” said concert attendee Jocelyn Ramirez of Pahrump.

The Fall Aparts, a rock and roll group, won the second place trophy.

“We had a lot of fun at the Pahrump Music Festival Battle Of The Bands. The stage crew and sound crew were on point and did a great job despite changing plans on location,” said Scooter Hylann, lead singer of The Fall Aparts.

Getting volunteers to help with the four-day event was a challenge, Dubin said.

“We were expecting around 40 volunteers, but we only got about 20 in the end,” he said.

Still, Dubin declared the event a success. Carnival sales were up 50% from a year ago, he said, even though vendors did not operate full days on Thursday and Sunday.

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