High Sierra Announces 2017 Band Contest
Always wanted to play High Sierra Music Festival? For the first time ever, we’re pleased to present an opportunity for emerging artists to do just that! Now through May 1st we’re inviting bands to enter to win an opportunity to play on the Vaudeville Stage at this year’s festival on Sunday, July 2nd! More details and entry form here.
Late Night Shows Announced
4.5.17 – We’re pleased to announce our late night shows for the 2017 High Sierra Music Festival! The Grateful Ball feat. The Travelin’ McCourys with Jeff Austin Band, The Brothers Comatose, Dopapod, The Werks, Galactic, Afrolicious, Manic Focus, Phutureprimitive, Hard Working Americans, Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons, BoomBox, El Ten Eleven, The Greyboy Allstars, Polyrhythmics, Ott & The All Seeing I, and SunSquabi will all be rockin’ with you till the wee hours. Tickets for late night shows often sell out, must be purchased separately and are available online now. Please note that in order to attend late night shows, you must have a multi-day wristband. FestivALL packages already include access to all late-night shows.
More Bands Announced
3.23.17 – Tank & The Bangas, Grupo Fantasma, SunSquabi and Butcher Brown have all been added to the 2017 High Sierra Music Festival Lineup! Learn more about this year’s artists.
2017 Tiny Desk Concerts Winner Tank & The Bangas Added to High Sierra Lineup
3.23.17 – High Sierra Music Festival is thrilled to announce the addition of recent 2017 NPR Tiny Desk Concert winners, Tank and the Bangas to the 2017 High Sierra Lineup! In a full-circle moment, this year’s High Sierra headliner, Trey Anastasio, was one the judges who unanimously picked the band out of more than 6000 contestants. “Tank and the Bangas is like a psychedelic joy rap explosion. Like a female Sly Stone teleporting into 2017 and landing in New Orleans. I love this video. It makes me want to be there.” – Trey Anastasio. Check out the Tiny Desk submission video here.
Announcing Release of all 2016 PlayShop Videos
3.23.17 – Thanks to our friends at Teton Filmworks and Croakies, we captured ALL of HSMF 2016’s Music Playshops in their entirety and will be sharing one a week with you leading up to this year’s festival. See the video archives page here.
More Bands Announced!
3.8.17 – Gov’t Mule, BoomBox, David Lindley, Lebo & Friends feat. Melvin Seals, The Brothers Comatose, Manic Focus, El Ten Eleven, Sweet Crude, Hamish Anderson and Skerik have all been added to the 2017 High Sierra Music Festival Lineup! And we’re not done yet—more acts to be announced. Learn more about this year’s artists.
Dozens of Acts Added!
2.9.17 – STS9, Andrew Bird, Snarky Puppy, The Greyboy Allstars, Hard Working Americans, Deer Tick, The Travelin’ McCourys, Keller Williams’ Grateful Gospel, The Record Company, White Denim, Jeff Austin Band, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, Ott & The All-Seeing I, Keller Williams (Solo), Earth, Wind & Power: The Nth Power w/ TAB Horns & more perform the music of Earth, Wind & Fire, Dopapod, The Werks, Carolyn Wonderland, Phutureprimitive, River Whyless, The Nth Power, I Draw Slow, Bokanté, Polyrhythmics, Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons, Afrolicious, Gene Evaro Jr and Kat Myers & The Buzzards…have all been added to the 2017 High Sierra Music Festival Lineup! And we’re not done yet–more acts to be announced. Learn more about this year’s artists.
Price Increase February 14th
Advance-Priced 4-Day Passes for the 27th Annual High Sierra Music Festival, June 29 – July 2 in Quincy, CA are on sale now at the discounted price of $255.75 (+fees). Advance pricing ends at 11:59pm P.S.T. Monday, February 13th—don’t miss the chance to save on passes! Kids and Teen Passes also available now.
New Updated Camping Options
We’ve added more RV hookups and have updated our camping and parking page to assist you in selecting the best passes for your High Sierra plans. Get all the details on 2017 Parking and Camping Options here.
Full On-Sale January 31st
Teen Passes, On-site and Off-site RV and Vehicle Passes, and FestivALL VIP Packages will go on sale Tuesday, January 31st, at 10:00am, PST. Passes will be available on our ticket page here. There will not be a lottery for On-Site RV Passes this year. All passes will become available to the general public at the time of the Full On-Sale and tend to sell out immediately. If your ticket cart shows passes as “unavailable” that means they have already been assigned to someone else’s cart and the transaction is in progress.
Lineup Preview for 2017 HSMF Announced
12.15.16 – High Sierra Music today announced initial artist lineup of the 27th Annual High Sierra Music Festival running June 29-July 2, 2017 at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds in Quincy, CA. The initial artist lineup includes Trey Anastasio Band, Ween, Galactic, Mike Gordon, Con Brio, Fruition, The Suffers, Aoife O’Donovan, Billy Strings, The Lil’ Smokies, Big Something, Achilles Wheel, and more to be announced. Learn more about the artists here.
Early Bird Passes On Sale Now
12.15.16 – 4-Day Passes for the 27th Annual High Sierra Music Festival, June 29 – July 2 in Quincy, CA are on sale now–just in time for the holidays! A VERY LIMITED QUANTITY OF EARLY BIRD PASSES at the deeply discounted price of $240.75 (+fees) will go on sale first–don’t miss this chance to commit early and get in on the party at the best prices. Teen, Kids, RV Passes, Vehicle, and VIP FestivALL packages will go on-sale in January.
27th Annual High Sierra Music Festival Dates Are Set
Join us back in Quincy, Thursday, June 29 – Sunday, July 2, 2017 for the 27th annual High Sierra Music Festival!
5.31.16 – We decided it wouldn’t the 4th of July Weekend in Quincy without a nod to our favorite spangled holiday….so Red, White & The Blues it is….
5.18.16 – Let’s go crazy….let’s get nuts! Take your protein pills and put your helmet on. On Saturday at High Sierra we’ll pay tribute musical legends who are gone but not forgotten.
Daily Grids Released!
5.10.16 – The grids are here, the grids are here! The daily grids for the 26th Annual High Sierra Music Festival are now posted on our site. Enjoy our interactive scheduler where you can sort by day or by stage, view additional artist info, and even create a personalized schedule and sync to your phone or calendar.
5.3.16 – In the ultimate paradox, let’s pick our extremes and embrace them. Friday night invites you to go full out in Rainbow and Unicorn wonder, or if that’s not your speed…just go straight black! Contrast, anyone?
4.28.16 – Here’s our first costume announcement! Thursday night at High Sierra will be a PAJAMA PARTY! …One less step from the late night show to your sleeping bag…will those bunny slippers survive till morning? As long as we’re up into the wee hours, we might as well look the part! Those of you settling in on day one can take comfort, literally and cozy up in your favorite PJs.
The California Honeydrops announce special “West Coast Honey Soul Review” Late Night
Last fall, The Honeydrops brought out Grace Love and Jimmy James (Grace Love and The True Loves) from Seattle to help bring the heat to their 2-night album release party at The Fillmore in San Francisco. We are excited to announce they’ll be bringing this “West Coast Honey Soul Review” to High Sierra Music Festival for the first time! Grace is a powerhouse singer and Jimmy is FIRE on guitar! There will be additional guests to make the night special and full of S-O-U-L.
Late Night Shows Announced
4.6.16 – We’re pleased to announce our late night shows for the 2016 High Sierra Music Festival! Break Science, The California Honeydrops, The Floozies, Greensky Bluegrass, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Kung Fu, Lebo & Friends, Lettuce, The New Mastersounds, North Mississippi Allstars, The Main Squeeze, Scott Pemberton, Sunsquabi, TAUK, Turkuaz and Twiddle will all be groovin’ with you into the wee hours. Tickets for late night shows often sell out, must be purchased separately and are available online now. Please note that in order to attend late night shows, you must have a multi-day wristband. FestivALL packages already include access to all late-night shows.
Additional Artists Announced!
3.17.16 – The following artists have been added to the 2016 High Sierra Music Festival Lineup! The Del McCoury Band, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Anders Osborne, Sierra Hull, Lebo & Friends feat. Robert Walter, Jay Lane, Garrett Sayers, Lesley Grant and The Combustible Horns, Kung Fu, The Rhythm Council feat. Papa Mali (Henry Butler, Kirk Joseph and Robb Kidd), Scott Law & Ross James’ Cosmic Twang, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Nolatet (Brian Haas, Mike Dillon, James Singleton, Scott Amendola), Manic Focus, Ripe, SunSquabi, The Dip, The Accidentals, Laney Jones and The Spirits, Baskery, World’s Finest and Gipsy Moon. Get more details on all of this year’s artists here.
Our friends at JamBase are giving away a pair of High Sierra Music Festival VIP Passes. For your chance to win, enter here before May 12th.
2016 Initial Lineup Announced!
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Thievery Corporation, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Dr. Dog, Greensky Bluegrass, Femi Kuti & The Positive Force, JJ Grey & Mofro, Xavier Rudd, Leftover Salmon, Lettuce, North Mississippi Allstars, ALO, The California Honeydrops, The Floozies, DRKWAV (John Medeski, Skerik, & Adam Deitch), The Motet, The New Mastersounds, Turkuaz, Elephant Revival, The Soul Rebels, Jamestown Revival, Steve Poltz, Liz Vice, The Main Squeeze, Break Science, TAUK, Scott Pemberton, Samantha Fish, Twiddle, The Record Company, Industrial Revelation, Kiev, Billy Strings, Session Americana, and Gene Evaro Jr will all be performing at the 26th Annual High Sierra Music Festival. More artists to be announced! Learn more about the artists here.
Tickets On Sale Now!
4-day passes, On-site Vehicle passes, Teen and Kids passes, and Camp Panorama are on sale now. The last few years have sold out, so commit early to guarantee your ticket to the Ultimate Intimate Festival Experience!
We are currently sold out of RV Annex Parking Passes, but will be releasing more in the weeks to come.
RV Passes and FestivALL RV Packages Sold Out
On-site RV Passes and FestivALL RV Packages are now sold out. Thank you. RV Annex Passes are still available.
Relive the 2015 Memories
7.5.15 – Huge thanks to our house photographers, Susan Weiand, Stuart Levine, Sterling Munksgard and Justin Halgren for their tireless efforts capturing the festival. Their photos and other can be found on the High Sierra Flickr page. More pictures to come! And thanks to YOU for all your great shots. Tagged photos can be found here on crowdalbum: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4