We’re still hoping that the Covid-19 pandemic will be under control by June 2022. But if current trends continue, we may require all attendees to present proof that they’ve been vaccinated against the coronavirus — or wear face masks at all times — in order to gain entry to the festival.
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.
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.