Tribute band glory: Harefest announces 2024 dates, additions

Strap in for more tribute band fun. Harefest has announced the 12th edition of the annual tribute band music festival at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds & Event Center.

The three-day festival is coming up July 18-20 and features 27 bands on three stages including tributes to Queen, Journey, Credence Clearwater Revival, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Def Leppard, AC/DC, STYX, Van Halen, Doobie Brothers and more.

Each night features a finale set in the Event Center’s courtyard (dubbed “Hippie Hollow” for the event) that includes a laser light show produced by Laser Gator.

Harefest returns to the Clackamas County Fairgrounds & Event Center for a third year and is expanding use of the facility to include more RV parking and tent sites after selling out all overnight options well in advance of last year’s event.

In all, more than 400 overnight spaces are available for what’s been referred to as “The Coachella of Tribute Bands.”

Other updates for the 12th edition of Harefest include:

Guildworks – Architecture of The Air installations shading the area in front of both Main Venue stages.

Expanded Thursday and Friday line-ups. Friday programming begins at 11 a.m., a change from the normal 6 p.m. start on Friday in previous years.

The FastBar wristband payment system provides a virtually cashless experience, allowing attendees to make all food, beverage, and commemorative merchandise purchases with a tap.

“It’s pretty wild to think about how much this festival has grown since its humble beginnings at the Wild Hare Saloon in Canby’s ‘backyard’,” said Harefest co-creator Jason Fellman. “It has truly transformed into a multi-generational tradition. Just a few years ago, I wouldn’t have imagined Harefest getting name checked in a Travel Oregon marketing campaign. Something like that really helps demonstrate that Harefest is about so much more than music. It’s really attained a kind of adult summer camp or family reunion feel and people are really responding to that.”

Harefest is a 21 & over event. Tickets are on sale now via Afton Tickets at

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