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Alumapalooza 7

In just about six weeks Airstreams from all four corners of the country will descend on The Mothership—the Airstream factory where your trailer or coach was built by hand—for the seventh annual Alumapalooza. It’s always a party to remember.

Michael Kelsey
Michael Kelsey

Those who’ve attended multiple times know that each Alumapalooza is different, and this year something special is planned: a day of festival-style live music! On Friday, June 3rd—right on the field outside the Airstream factory—the music will begin mid-morning and continue all day. For more details, see the latest preliminary schedule, just updated April 6, 2016

Among the musicians will be exciting guitarist and performance artist Michael Kelsey. “His live performances are particularly moving,” states a reviewer on his website. Read more about him at the Alumapalooza blog

Sign up now! There’s still room for you and your Airstream on the grounds outside the factory in Jackson Center, Ohio.


In the next Airstream Life magazine

The Summer 2016 issue of Airstream Life will arrive in your mailbox soon!  It includes articles such as:

Spring Flowers In the Desert (by Bert Gildart)
Camping With Teenagers
Tech Tips on electrical systems in your Airstream
Leg-O-Matic Chairs and their history with Airstream
An Airstream Renovated For Glamping
Randy Miller, Airstream Photographer (son of the famous Ardean Miller)
…and much more!

New Airstreamers, you’ll want to subscribe to Airstream Life if you haven’t already. It’s a different kind of RV and travel magazine, all about getting the most out of your Airstream and your travel time.


Links You’ll Like

Big news from Ohio: some of America’s most important living painters will exhibit their work in at the Airstream Fine Art Invitational during Alumapalooza.

“It is quite the quirky sight”—vintage Airstreams “and postcard-perfect ‘canned hams’” at the Palm Canyon Resort in Borrego Springs.

An interview with Philip Caputo, Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and author of eight novels including his Airstream epic The Longest Road: Overland in Search of America, From Key West to the Arctic Ocean. What it’s really like to take an Airstream road trip across the country, via Travel+Leisure.

Why fly to Austin for South By Southwest when there’s so much music to be experienced along the way? With that thought in mind, the hosts of USA TODAY’s Dad Rock podcast rented a vintage Airstream trailer and hit the highway. The 1,500-mile journey, started in the Washington, D.C., will include stops in Asheville, N.C.; Nashville; Memphis; and Dallas. “We’ll explore the musical spirit of each city, visiting the coolest places and talking to musicians as we go.” Follow along at USAToday


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