High Sierra Music Festival
July 4-7, 2019
Priding itself on a diverse musical lineup, one-of-a-kind intimate artist “playshops,” and legendary sit-ins and surprises throughout the weekend, High Sierra Music Festival remains the live music fan mainstay—a home away from home to pilgrimage to each year for a community experience of musical chances-taken, all day and all night, on stages big and small. From the Grandstand Stage to the “don’t let out the air-conditioning” doors of the High Sierra Music Hall, festival-goers spend every day celebrating old traditions, as well as forging new ones each and every year. Craft brews and artisanal cocktails and cuisine to satisfy any appetite can be found around the clock, and kids never get bored of the daily parades, accommodating Family Village, and the always-popular community swimming pool right next door. On-site yoga, Pilates, and guided meditations provide a non-musical lift for the body, mind, and spirit . High Sierra Music Festival continues to be the cradle of exciting music in the picturesque locale of Plumas-Sierra Fairgrounds in Quincy, CA.
Recent additions to this year’s lineup include independent-music legends Dispatch and festival-favorites Steel Pulse , Manic Focus , Pnuma (Live) , Too Many Zoos ,Tauk , and Natalie Cressman . Keeping with the collaborative history HSMF is known for, Stanton Moore and Skerik reunite as the Emerald Quintet featuring Scott Metzger, Robert Walter and Chris Stillwell in celebration of the 20th “emerald” anniversary of their first JazzFest performance, and John Kadlecik brings his“Fellowship of The Wing” project featuring Jay Lane , Reed Mathis , and Todd Stoops ; a pair of sure-to-be reminisced sets. Guatemalan songstress Gaby Moreno and funky-blues-rock rowdies Andy Frasco and the U.N . have also been added to the lineup.
For the full lineup, go to the High Sierra Music Festival website.
Photo by Paul Piazza