June 11, 2010

0.0000.hsmfCelebrating the 20th Annual in 2010, the High Sierra Music Festival—running July 1 through July 4, 2010 at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds, 204 Fairground Road, Quincy, CA, 95971—has built a very strong sense of community and created annual traditions among festival-goers and music lovers.  The picturesque location, the wide variety of artists, the unique musical settings and the affordable prices all combine to make High Sierra the ultimate, intimate festival experience and premiere four-day camping and music event in North America.   High Sierra Music produced a video to announce the lineup with co-founder Dave Margulies parodying the Steve Jobs Apple iPad presentation. Cultureofmac.com said of the video, “Margulies does a quite credible job of mimicking the classic Steve Jobs Keynote presentation method introducing the 2010 festival - he even incorporates images of the highly anticipated iPad to excellent effect and coins a new catch-phrase: there’s an act for that!“ The video can be viewed at www.highsierramusic.com.

The lineup includes Widespread Panic, The Black Crowes, The Avett Brothers, Ozomatli, Femi Kuti and Positive Force, Railroad Earth, Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, and Edgar Meyer, Dr. Dog, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Blitzen Trapper, Lotus, Cornmeal, March Fourth Marching Band, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, The Radiators, The New Mastersounds, The Mother Hips, Nels Cline Singers, The Infamous Stringdusters, Surprise Me Mr. Davis, The Slip, Carolyn Wonderland, Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons, Darol Anger's Republic Of Strings Featuring Sharon Gilchrist, BLVD, Beats Antique, Pimps Of Joytime, Jerry Joseph and Wally Ingram, Telepath, Truth and Salvage Co., Great American Taxi, Nathan Moore, Johnny Vidacovich/Robert Walter Duo, Coryell, Auger, Sample Trio, Big Light, Newfangled Wasteland, Orgone, Trampled By Turtles, Zach Deputy, Chris Chandler and Paul Benoit, Living Folklore, and more.

Nestled in the quaint town of Quincy, CA (3,500 ft), the High Sierra Music Festival offers a variety of outdoor activities, personal wellness programs and arts and educational events. The scenic beauty of the majestic Sierra foothills is a great place to take in swimming, hiking and biking while also enjoying a full palette of music offered on multiple daytime stages and multiple nighttime venues. The Festival features intimate artist “playshops,” an interactive KidZone, daily parades with oversized puppets, fabulous food with no waiting lines, Yoga, Pilates and dance classes along with the opportunity to just relax and camp with good friends in gorgeous weather along with an adjacent Olympic-sized swimming pool. All of this combines to make the High Sierra Music Festival an anticipated yearly event and an experience for people of all ages.

High Sierra organizer Rebecca Sparks says, “We are thrilled about our lineup this year.  There’s something for everyone. What keeps people coming back to the festival over the years is that they know they will continue to have a great time in a great community that is High Sierra. We look forward to introducing a few new twists that will enhance people’s experience of the event even more.”

Tickets are $195.00 for adult 4-day pass, $50 for Kids 4-day pass (ages 5 – 12); 4 & under free. All multi-day tickets include camping.  On-site camping may reach capacity. On-site parking requires purchase of vehicle pass. 
Ticket helpline, (510) 547-1992.

Parking is free in an off-site lot.  Shuttle service provided. On-site vehicle passes $85; On-site RV passes are sold out; RV Annex passes (off-site RV parking, no hook-ups) $85. 

Premium FestivALL Packages include four-day festival passes, access to a VIP lounge near the Grandstand Stage featuring elevated viewing, private port-o-johns, a massage chair (limited hours), beer and wine tastings, snacks, Late Night combination wristbands for access to all Late Night shows, festival t-shirts, festival posters and drink tickets, and early entry into Festival.  These packages are designed for both individuals and groups of two. FestivALL Pack 2 includes a vehicle pass, and Pack 3 includes an RV pass with guaranteed hook-up. Prices range from $675.00 - $1,550.00.

$1 of each advance multi-day ticket is donated to the High Sierra Foundation 501c3. The High Sierra Foundation was established in 2003 to raise awareness and funds for worthwhile organizations related to music, art, education and social justice.

For more information, visit www.highsierramusic.com.

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