High Sierra Music Festival is a multi-day music festival held in Quincy, CA.
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, new grass, and funk. Other represented genres include bluegrass, roots rock, electronica, reggae, jazz, and acrobat. 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.
Artist playshops are a delight to fans and musicians alike. These one-of-a-kind fun sets—whether it be a collaboration with other artists, a tribute session celebrating the work of an important musician or a theme-based set—have become part of the High Sierra experience. It’s an opportunity for fans to see musicians in a unique setting, and it’s also a chance for artists to stretch out and shine some light on an artistic side of themselves that doesn’t get to come out in public that often. All Playshops are in the High Sierra Music Hall.
Guitarmageddon will be at 5:30 pm on Sunday at the High Sierra Music Hall. This year’s Guitarmageddon festival-closing Playshop will focus on the music of Led Zeppelin.
Guitarmageddon is the soundtrack for the end of the world through wailing guitars. A lovingly ludicrous endeavor with an ever-changing cast of guitar heroes, Guitarmageddon provides a forum for rock stars to live out their fantasies. Each appearance features a new theme for the band to have their way with. Fun resides in the heart of 'Geddon; it’s about new collaborations and letting loose with really over the top guitar solos.
As this project has slowly developed into what threatens to be a touring band, the current incarnation features Sean Leahy leading a cast of guitar heroes in jams of epic proportions. Regular suspects include founding father Josh Clark, Jeff Miller and Dan Lebowitz, backed by Daria Johnson, Ezra Lipp, Mark Murphy, and Reed Mathis. They have thus far been joined by guitar greats Eric McFadden, Greg Lociano, Al Schneir, Fareed Haque, Scott Pemberton, Scott Law, Ronkat Spearman, Simon Kurth, Jeremy Korpas, Sean Lehe, Derek Brooker, Pamela Parker, James Nash, Emily Pitcher, and Kiyoshi Foster. Steve Adams, Fletcher Neilson, Trevor Garrod, Jordan Feinstein, Cochrane McMillan, Jen Hartswick, Lesley Grant, Ian Inkx Herman and many other talented musicians have joined in during their 10 year reign.
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
The Del McCoury Band
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe presents Eat a Bunch of Peaches
The Marcus King Band
Del & Dawg (Del McCoury/David Grisman duo)
The Polish Ambassador
The New Mastersounds
The Travelin’ McCourysStanton Moore and Skerik’s Emerald Quintet feat. Scott Metzger, Robert Walter and Andy Hess
Too Many Zooz
Sisters of the Strawberry Moon feat. Luther Dickinson, Birds of Chicago, Amy LaVere and Sharde Thomas
The Nth Power (Marvin Gaye Tribute)
The Lil Smokies
Jennifer Hartswick Band
Andy Frasco & The U.N.
John Kadlecik’s Fellowship of The Wing feat. Jay Lane, Reed Mathis, and Todd Stoops
Reid Genauer & Folks feat. Scott Metzger, Lebo, Jay Lane, Danny Eisenberg, John Leccese and Dave Diamond
Toubab KreweStar Kitchen
Joe Craven & The Sometimers
Cris Jacobs Band
Ron Artis II & The Truth
Gene Evaro Jr.
Royal Jelly Jive
The Suitcase Junket
Marty O’Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra
Let’s Be Leonard
Lebo – Skerik – Jennifer Hartswick – Natalie Cressman – Maxwell Friedman