Karoondinha Music & Arts Festival Announced for 2017

CENTRE HALL, PA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hawk Eye Presents, LLC announces the first annual Karoondinha
Music & Arts Festival {pronounced ka-roon-din-ha} to take
place on Friday, July 21, Saturday, July 22, and Sunday, July 23, 2017,
with a kick-off party on Thursday, July 20, at the
1600-acre Penn’s Cave & Wildlife Park, America’s only
all-water cavern and wildlife park. With acres of sunflowers,
world-class trout fishing, off-road tours, native North American
wildlife, including mountain lions, wolves, bison, bears, longhorn
cattle, bighorn sheep and more; the grounds are ripe to host an
incomparable experience.

The Seneca Tribe aptly dubbed this land, Karoondinha,
meaning The Land of Shining Waters. The three-day,
multi-stage, camping festival will highlight over 80 artists,
including John Legend, Odesza, The Roots, Chromeo, Alessia Cara, X
Ambassadors, and Maren Morris. The first wave of the Karoondinha
artist lineup is below with many more to be announced in the coming

Karoondinha Music & Arts Festival was conceived by young
entrepreneurs and brother-sister duo, Kaleena and Paul Rallis,
who grew up in Central Pennsylvania working at their family’s business, Penn’s
Cave & Wildlife Park. With a musical background and working in
the entertainment industry for the past decade, the Rallis siblings want
to bring their passion for music and the arts back home to create a
major destination event, which they feel the region needs. K-HA
is set to take the festival experience to an elevated level of
uniqueness and quality.

“We knew that we could bring authenticity and refinement to the ‘music
festival experience’ by creating a destination event in the most
beautiful, natural setting,” said Kaleena and Paul Rallis. They
continued, “We hope that the festival-goers enjoy this comprehensive and
experiential event – with not only some of the best performers around –
but also the natural beauty of our backyard — Penn’s Cave.”

Taking a break from the hustle and bustle of urban America,
festival-goers will have opportunities to enjoy cave, wildlife, and
off-roading tours, as well as art installations, daily workshops, and an
unbeatable gourmet food experience.

Karoondinha Music & Arts Festival has partnered with the
following local non-profit organizations:

Wildlife for Everyone Foundation
for Everyone Foundation celebrates the rich heritage of Pennsylvania
wildlife as their funding aids wildlife habitats, scientific wildlife
research and education, youth education and land preservation.

Bestwick Foundation
Bestwick Foundation is a local non-profit organization nestled in the
heart of State College, PA. Money raised is distributed to local
families and individuals who are struggling to fight cancer and other

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Tickets and Pricing

General Admission and VIP Passes are on sale starting Wednesday, March 1
at 12:00pm ET at

GA 3-Day Passes start at $249 + FeesVIP 3-Day Passes start at $599
+ Fees

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About Hawk Eye Presents, LLC

Hawk Eye Presents, LLC is an event production company specializing in
live concerts and festivals. A subsidiary of Los Angeles-based
entertainment company, The SILLAR Company, Inc., CEO Kaleena Rallis and
her team have produced major events all over the world in New York, Los
Angeles, Chicago, London, Madrid and Dubai. With deep roots in the
music, theater, television and film worlds, Rallis and her team are
making their first foray into the festival world.

About Penn’s Cave & Wildlife Park

For more than 100 years, Penn’s Cave & Wildlife Park has been owned and
operated by the same family. The historic tourist attraction draws
visitors from all over the world and is also home to a bi-annual antique
machinery show averaging more than 40,000 attendees per weekend. The
land sits 18 miles east of Penn State University, less than a half-day’s
journey from more than ten major cities and universities throughout the

About Kaleena and Paul Rallis

Kaleena has worked in the entertainment industry for over a decade
starting her career at Warner Bros. Studios, then Paramount Pictures,
and presently operates her own talent-management and production company,
The SILLAR Company, Inc., headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. Kaleena has
worked with many top names in music and dance, and manages clients who
have performed on Broadway, film, television and toured worldwide.

Paul has worked in the architectural/design industry for over ten years,
mostly in Los Angeles, and has created several large-scale campus plans,
and completed designs for many commercial buildings and luxury homes.
Paul now divides his time between Los Angeles and Central PA, as he
manages his own architecture/design firm, Christos + Partners. As a kid,
Paul worked in the family businesses, while simultaneously honing his
love of music and filmmaking. For eight years, Paul hosted a regional
radio series, and did his first radio interview with Tony Bennett at age
eleven. Paul is also an avid pilot and has an infectious passion for
nature and the arts.

How to Get to Karoondinha

Penn’s Cave & Wildlife Park sits less than half a day’s journey from
more than ten major cities and several major universities, and is
accessible via car, plane/helicopter (private landing strip on
property), and various forms of public transit.


University Park Airport (SCE)

Harrisburg International Airport (MDT)

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)


(Operated by Fullington Trailways x CID Entertainment)

Local State College Line

Continuously operating shuttle service

NYC ExpressNYC → Site

Philadelphia LinePhiladelphia → Harrisburg Airport → Site

Pittsburgh LinePittsburgh → Altoona → Site

Capital LineWashington DC → Baltimore → Harrisburg → Site

Northeast LineAlbany → Binghamton → Scranton → Site

College LineIthaca → Corning → Mansfield → Lock Haven → Site


Amtrak – Lewiston, PA

On-Site Landing Strip:

Penn’s Cave Airport (N74) 40′ x 2,500′ runway accessible for a limited
number of private aircraft and helicopters (no jets). To plan your
fly-in, email

Social Media:

Twitter: @Karoondinhafest

Facebook: @Karoondinhafest

Instagram: @Karoondinhafest

Snapchat: @Karoondinhafest

Please feel free to post video link across all social media

Link to Teaser Video:

Social Media Suggestions (all tweets are short enough to post with
the accompanying video link):

July 21-23, it’s time to festival brighter. #KaroondinhaFest

It’s time to festival brighter. #KaroondinhaFest

Here, you will become. Free. #KaroondinhaFest

July 21-23, you will become free. #KaroondinhaFest

1,600 acres. America’s Only All Water Cave & Wildlife Park. 80+
artists. Unlike any other festival. #KaroondinhaFest

Not just a new music festival. A new kind of festival. #KaroondinhaFest

The perfect combination of music festival and outdoor adventure.

Music festival meets outdoor adventure. Be there. #KaroondinhaFest

Official Festival Hashtag (please include on all posts):#KaroondinhaFest

Additional Hashtags (to be used after #KaroondinhaFest):#FollowTheFlower#MusicFestival#PennsCave#CentralPA#FlowerPower#BecomeFree

For more information:

Link to Lineup Poster & Images:

For general press inquiries and interview requests:

For partnership opportunities:

The first wave of the Karoondinha artist lineup is below:

John LegendOdeszaThe RootsChromeoAlessia CaraX
AmbassadorsNeedtobreatheMaren MorrisSt. LuciaDayaAlunaGeorgeJon
BellionWatskyMarian HillMisterwivesJacob CollierMavis
StaplesPVRISCoinOlivia HoltColony HouseJordan
FisherThe GriswoldsCavemanDrake White and the Big FireDreamersMorgan
JamesRipeWild ChildChukwudi HodgeLawrenceCity
of the SunAndy AlloSpencer LudwigSyncopated LadiesShy
GirlsMikaela DavisSarah ReichLittle HurricaneTall
HeightsFashoSavoir AdoreMail The HorseWelshly
ArmsAlamanHartsLemontBad Bad HatsBusty and
the BassHollis Brown

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