The lineup has been announced for the 24th annual High Sierra Music Festival, which is set for July 3-6 at the Plumas-Sierra Fairgrounds in Quincy.
Jam bands, roots rockers and bluegrass faves (Del McCoury is a genre giant) predominate but jazz fans also will note a few familiar names: John Medeski, Skerik and Adam Deitch as Darkwave; Bill Frisell with Greg Leisz, Tony Scherr and Kenny Wollesen; and Stanley Jordan Trio. Here’s the lowdown on this Northern California summer favorite.
Nestled in the quaint town of Quincy (3,500 feet), the High Sierra Music Festival has been recognized for over two decades for its trademark sense of community and annual traditions among festival-goers and music lovers.
The picturesque location, wide variety of artists, unique musical settings, and affordable prices all combine to make High Sierra the ultimate, intimate festival experience. The scenic beauty of the Sierra foothills is a great place for a variety of outdoor activities, creative arts, personal wellness programs, and educational events. The festival features intimate artist “playshops,” an interactive family area, daily parades, fabulous food with no waiting lines, yoga, Pilates and dance classes along with the opportunity to just relax and camp with good friends.
With endless hiking and biking and a full spectrum of music offered on multiple daytime stages and multiple nighttime venues, the High Sierra Music Festival is an anticipated yearly event and an experience for people of all ages.
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