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High Sierra Music Festival
High Sierra Music Festival
High Sierra Music Festival (logo).jpg
GenreJamband, newgrass, funk, jazz, others
DatesFirst weekend of July, preceding Thursday and Friday
Location(s)Quincy, California, United States
Years active1991–present

High Sierra Music Festival is a multi-day music festival held in Quincy, California, United States, a mountainous area about 80 miles northwest of Reno, Nevada.

The festival is held each year the weekend of July 4. The four-day festival features an eclectic mix of some of the most famous national and international names in jamband, newgrass and funk. Other represented genres include bluegrass, roots rock, electronica, reggae, jazz and afrobeat. Away from the music stages, patrons can attend films and movement playshops - yoga, pilates, etc., shop for arts and crafts, or enjoy a wide variety of gourmet food and drink. It's a family friendly and community oriented event with an expanding Family Area full of activities and certified nannies available throughout the weekend.

The first High Sierra Music Festival was in 1991, and was the genesis of High Sierra Music, of Berkeley, California. The organization has also produced festivals and concerts elsewhere in California, and in Maryland, Nevada, Georgia, Massachusetts, and Missouri.

Past artists[1] have included The Black Crowes, Bob Weir & RatDog, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Bruce Hornsby, The String Cheese Incident, Nickel Creek, moe., Widespread Panic, Medeski Martin & Wood, Yonder Mountain String Band, Gov't Mule, John Butler Trio, Umphrey's McGee, My Morning Jacket, Les Claypool, Leftover Salmon, and The Slip (the only band to play the festival 12 consecutive years).

Yearly lineups

28th Annual: July 5-9, 2018, Quincy, California



27th Annual: June 29-July 2, 2017, Quincy, California



26th Annual: June 30-July 3, 2016, Quincy, CA


25th Annual: July 2-5, 2015, Quincy, CA


24th Annual: July 3-6, 2014, Quincy, CA


23rd Annual: July 4-7, 2013, Quincy, CA


22nd Annual: July 5-8, 2012, Quincy, CA

21st Annual: June 30-July 3, 2011, Quincy, CA


20th Annual: July 1-4, 2010, Quincy, CA


19th Annual: July 2-5, 2009, Quincy, CA

18th Annual: July 3-6, 2008, Quincy, CA

17th Annual: July 5-8, 2007, Quincy, CA

16th Annual: June 29-July 2, 2006, Quincy, CA

15th Annual: June 30-July 1, 2005, Quincy, CA

14th Annual: July 1-4, 2004, Quincy, CA

13th Annual: July 3-6, 2003, Quincy, CA

12th Annual: July 4-7, 2002, Quincy, CA

  • Om Trio
  • Hamsa Lila
  • Lo Faber
  • Flying Lu
  • Wayside
  • Moonshine Still
  • Topaz
  • Green Genes
  • Free Peoples
  • Jack West and Curvature
  • Rebus
  • Mountain of Venus
  • SambaDa
  • Banjer Dan
  • Sid Lewis' Acoustic College
  • Jupiter Coyote
  • Reeltime Travelers
  • Kulica
  • Raq
  • Honey Buckit
  • Snake Oil Medicine Show
  • Len Paterson Trio
  • Animal Liberation Orchestra
  • Global Funk Council
  • Ray's Music Exchange
  • The McCloskey Brothers Band
  • Cold Mountain
  • Strung Over
  • Spookie Daly Pride
  • Sucker
  • Havilah
  • Tarnation!
  • Blame Sally
  • John Brown's Body
  • Banana Slug String Band
  • Harmony Grits
  • The Gabe Dixon Band
  • Single Malt Band

11th Annual: July 5-8, 2001, Quincy, CA

10th Annual: June 30-July 3, 2000, Quincy, CA

9th Annual: July 1-4, 1999, Bear Valley, CA

8th Annual: July 2-5, 1998, Quincy, CA

7th Annual: July 3-6, 1997, Bear Valley, CA

6th Annual: July 4-7, 1996, Bear Valley, CA

5th Annual: July 1-3, 1995, Bear Valley, CA

  • Kristina Olsen
  • The Delevantes
  • Word of Mouth
  • David Zasloff
  • Tombo Combo
  • Little Jonny & the Giants
  • Diane Patterson Sextet
  • Springfield Crossing
  • MC: Sedge Thomson

4th Annual: July 1-3, 1994, Bear Valley, CA

  • Clan Dyken
  • Artis the Spoonman
  • Domestic Science Club
  • Doo Doo Wah
  • Dah-Veed
  • Box Set
  • Amy Kanter
  • Michael McNevin
  • Chris Murphy & Hatchatchy

3rd Annual: July 2-4, 1993, Leland Meadows, CA

  • Jambay
  • Harmony Grits
  • City Folk
  • Andy Rau Band
  • Deborah Levoy
  • Chuck Brodsky
  • Rob Laurens
  • Rhythm Method
  • Windcave
    • All Star Jam featuring:
    • JJ Cale with members of Jambay & Windcave
  • MC: Felton Pruitt

2nd Annual: July 3-5, 1992, Leland Meadows, CA

1st Annual: July 4-7, 1991, Leland Meadows, CA

  • Chris Murphy
  • Horse Opry
  • Sourdough Slim
  • The Strangers
  • Clan Dyken
  • Jean Caffeine & the All Night Truck Stop
  • Doo Doo Wah
  • Larry Cooperman
  • The Movie Stars
  • MC: Dangerous Dan Orange

See also


  1. ^ "High Sierra Music Festival Past Lineups". Highsierramusic.com. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ "2018 High Sierra Music Festival Artists". highsierramusic.com. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "2017 High Sierra Music Festival Artists". Highsierramusic.com. Retrieved 2017.

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