June 1-3, 2023

Latest Updates

Schellraiser staff install solar panels at the Schellraiser Music Festival grounds in McGill, NV

The first phase of our solar energy project is nearly finished!

Our private campground is totally off-grid, so these panels will power our furnished glamping tents, yurts and shipping container homes. The system includes battery storage units, which will help us keep the power on when the sun isn’t shining. We’ll also have backup generators in place during special events and other busy times of the year.

Camp home featured on HGTV
The newest addition to the Schellraiser campground had a starring role this month in the new HGTV series “Off the Wall Builds.” Alternative Living Spaces of Las Vegas built the shipping container home as a dwelling unit for a family in California. But we wound up buying the home when Alternative Living Spaces gave it a slight makeover, after the HGTV episode was filmed. It’s one of two container homes that will be available to rent this June for the Schellraiser 2022 festival. Both homes have rooftop decks and bathrooms; one home has a kitchen, while the other features custom-made bunkbeds and a built-in tent on the roof.

Schellraiser boosts camping options
With less than four months to go until Schellraiser 2022, we’ve doubled the number of glamping tents available to rent this spring at our campground near McGill. Our Lotus Belle-brand tents are the first of their kind in White Pine County, and were designed to offer guests a comfortable and unique camping experience. All of the tents are fully furnished, with king-and queen-size platform beds, jute mat flooring and other amenities. Keep an eye on our website for a link to campground reservations, which will be available exclusively to festivalgoers in late May and early June.

For the past four months, we’ve been developing a private campground on 80 acres about one mile north of the festival venue at the McGill Pool Park. New roads and designated camping spaces are now in place, and in the coming months, we’ll be turning our attention to landscaping and infrastructural improvements on the property. We’ll have six camping yurts and six glamping tents (ranging in diameter from 12 to 20 feet) available for nightly rentals during the visitor season, which typically runs from April through October. For the festival itself, we’ll be boosting that number, with 40 furnished and unfurnished tents from our friends at the Shelter Co. Access to the Schellraiser campground entrance is via a dirt road that is not regularly maintained, so attendees with RVs and cars with trailers are strongly advised not to travel down it.

Snow-covered Ward Mountain rises to nearly 11,000 feet south of the Schellraiser campground site in Eastern Nevada’s Steptoe Valley.

The Schellraiser 2022 music festival kicked off its fundraising drive last week by donating $25,000 to the nonprofit Nevada Northern Railway in Ely. The donation will help the railway complete the restoration of Locomotive 81.

Schellraiser founder Rudy Herndon (third from left) is pictured with Lennox Purinton (left), Henry Stewart, Gary Hansen, NNRy President Mark Bassett, Heidi Still and John Henry McDonnell.

[Photo courtesy of Angie Stevens/Nevada Northern Railway]

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and statewide restrictions on outdoor gatherings, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone Schellraiser until June 2022. We are optimistic that Covid vaccines will become widely available to the general public this year, and that the pandemic will be under control by late spring of next year. We encourage everyone to get immunized as soon as they’re eligible to receive one of the vaccines. In the meantime, we hope that you’ll continue to wear face masks and practice social distancing to help prevent the spread of the virus. The future of the live music industry — and this event — depends on these simple and courteous precautions.