High Sierra Music Festival

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One of the annual highlights in Quincy California is the High Sierra Music Festival at Junction Field in Quincy California. The festival will be held this year June 30 – July 3 2011. This music festival has it all Music, food, arts and crafts and even live performances like the fire dances that perform each night of the festival.

High Sierra Festival Venders

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One of the highlights is the Arts and Crafts fair. Most items to be found there will be handcrafted items that you may not be able to find anywhere else. Crafters come from all over the world to display their wares

On site will be a large food court. The main emphasis is healthy organic foods and will have a selection of Vegetarian, Vegan and also non-vegetarian foods. Along with the normal selections of water, coffee drinks and tea will be smoothies and even several of the microbrews will be available.

A Family Event

The High Sierra Music Festival Caters to the family. The Kidzone section provides tons of activities to keep the kids busy and happy. Some of the highlights include mask making workshops, special music performances and parades. There are also licensed childcare services available during the day. Clown Yoga, storytelling and vaudeville style performances will entertain the entire family.

High Sierra Festival Artists

What’s a music festival without the music? The High Sierra Music festival has a great line up of musician on the slate like My Morning Jacket, Ween, Neko Case, Warren Haynes Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, Rebelution, Maceo Parker, Dr. Dog, ALO, Beats Antique, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Ernest Ranglin, Bill Frisell’s Beautiful Dreamers feat. Eyvind Kang and Rudy Royston, The Travelin’ McCourys, Los Amigos Invisibles, Delta Spirit, The Infamous Stringdusters, Dawes, MarchFourth Marching Band, Pimps of Joytime, Emancipator, Danny Barnes, Orgone, Materialized feat. Scott Law, Toubab Krewe, Zach Deputy, Jessica Lurie Ensemble, Head For The Hills, Elephant Revival, The Brothers Comatose, and Audio Angel

Tickets can be purchased online at their website. You can either pay for a full 4 day pass or single days.

The High Sierra music festival has been held every year in Plumas County, Quincy California since 2000 and was held in Bear Valley, Quincy or Leland Meadows in the years before that (since 1991). While they try to bring a wide selection of different musicians each year the past years were dominated by rock, folk and heavy bluegrass although you can also expect to hear funk, brass bands, reggae, electronic, world, and gospel. If you check the reviews on this festival you will find pretty much only the highest reviews from the people that attend, most raving about the cleanliness, friendliness of the people, great food and of course great music.

This year’s festival promises to be another great show that you won’t want to miss.

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Janice is a writer from Chicago, IL. She created the "simple living as told by me" newsletter with more than 12,000 subscribers about Living Better and is a founder of Seekyt.