Written by Emma Tummon
Photos from Maria Ivey of IVPR
Someone’s birthday is coming up, and you know what that means. It’s time to CELEBRATE!
High Sierra Music Festival is ringing in its 30th birthday this July in the majestic mountain town of Quincy, CA. This festival boasts stunning scenery and friendly California vibes, jam-packed with a powerful showcase of music. Year after year, an eclectic mix including Afrobeats, funk, bluegrass, folk, and noteworthy female musicians is a consistent offering of this festival. With artist additions just announced such as Ziggy Marley, The Disco Biscuits, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Railroad Earth, Sunsquabi, Molly Tuttle, and more, this is a summer festival that promises to bring the heat. The lineup for HSMF also includes fan favorites; Andy Frasco & the U.N, The California Honeydrops, Femi Kuti & the Positive Force, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Samantha Fish, and Lindsay Lou. More musical acts, exhilarating playshops, and theme nights will be announced in the months leading up to July.
This California festival has some of the tastiest food options of any camping festival in the continental U.S., from Paella to nourishing veggie sushi. While you nom, you may also stumble across musicians playing spontaneous sets in the food court. Discover new music while you enjoy Greek food and cool down with a Peace Pop.
If you are a fan of craft beer and California wine (21+), do not miss the High Sierra Swirl from 5-7 pm. Each evening, in the air-conditioned Tulsa E. Scott Building, you can (for a small fee) get out of the heat and taste away like royalty. One entrance fee earns you a souvenir stemless glass and all access to tasting from local breweries and wineries, showcasing their elixirs nightly. This year, for the first time ever, there will also be hard kombucha served! Stop by and get swirly with hundreds of your new best friends.
Other noteworthy things about High Sierra Music Festival; there is a public swimming pool down the road that is open daily, a limited shuttle service from Reno airport to the festival, as well as limited late-night childcare available with The Rockin’ Nannies.
This year, in celebration of their 30th birthday, the High Sierra Foundation will be donating $1000 to one charity per month from now until June. You can nominate your favorite charity organizations in the Facebook thread. Learn more about High Sierra music festival on their website, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Youtube.
Get your tickets HERE!