(2014 info will be available this Spring)

High Sierra Music Festival is a great place to bring the whole family! We'll have on-going games, arts and crafts, performances on the Family Stage, the Bubble Circus and other fun activities on the Family Lawn.

Rockin' Nannies
The Rockin Nannies are a group of qualified educators, professionals, and CPR certified child care providers who will once again be offering their services at High Sierra. They will be hosting a Rockin’ Nannies Slumber party from 8pm – 4am in the Tulsa E. Scott Building each night and will supply activities, snacks and TLC in a safe, fun environment while you moms and dads enjoy some “grown up time” to get your festival groove on. Rates are $15 per hour for potty-trained children and $8 per hour for each additional sibling. Reservations can be made during Family Area hours at the table across from this area. The Rockin’ Nannies crew will be waiting to say hello at their Meet & Greet at 4:00pm Thursday in the Family Area. Register early before we fill up!

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Family Area Hours
Friday-Sunday: 9:30am-1pm & 2:30pm–6pm

Daily Activities ~ Bubbles, Hula-Hoops, on-going Games, Kids Yoga, and Music for kids of all ages.

Family Art Wall ~ leave your “TAG” on the festival, come pick-up a brush and join in.

Shady Spot ~ Join us for sing-a-longs, workshops, storytelling and Yoga with Emily (daily @ 2:30). See posted sign for daily schedule at the Shady Spot.

Join in the daily parades, beginning Thursday evening - just step right in and shake it. Sunday is the special Kids Parade; where the children lead the procession with Gumbo Wobbly and friends.

Park your skateboard, stroller and bikes in our little parking area – Rest and Relax at the family chill zone, a serene spot in the middle of our Family Area.

Family Stage Schedule

9:30     Yoga with Emily - Opening Circle
10:30   Gumbo Wobbly and friends
11:30   Dennis the Reds Puppet Show
2:30     LADY BUG PARADE (in the lawn) Special Songs from Heather Normandale
3:00     Kiddo Disco
3:45     Jonathan Best’s Show
4:30     Alice DiMicele w/ Vince of Leftover Salmon

10:00   Gumbo and Friends
10:30   Dennis the Red and Puppets
11:00   Magic Show- Mike Della Penna
12:00   Alice DiMicele
2:30    Wolf Thump Drummers
3:15    Magic Show- Mike Della Penna
3:45    Jonathan Best’s Bubble Music workshop
4:30    HIGH SIERRA TALENT SHOW- Join Gumbo Wobbly and friends—YOU are the STAR!
5:30    Kiddo Disco

9:45    Magic Show- Mike Della Penna
10:15  KIDS PARADE--Come join the last and the biggest parade of the festival, wear your best hats, face paint, and more with Living Folklore
2:30    Magic Show- Mike Della Penna
3:00    Jonathan Best’ Show
4:00    Kiddo Disco
5:30    Closing Circle

Family Area Performers

Alice DiMicele

Alice DiMicele seeks to uplift the human experience through music. Known for her unique voice and songs that honor the natural world, she has recorded 13 albums and toured the US gaining praise from critics, fans, and her musical peers. Her latest album “If I Were An Otter: Songs for Kids of All Ages” - her first children's CD - features a duet with Vince Herman from Leftover Salmon and includes both originals and old favorites.

Jonathan Best

Jonathan Best has performed on the street corners of NYC, in churches with gospel groups, and toured the world with Talking Heads leader David Byrne. He now heads ComMUSIKey, an organization dedicated to building community through participatory music, art, theatre, and dance to support the survival and evolution of humankind. He’ll bring his highly entertaining musical act to the Family Area and Troubadour Sessions.

Living Folklore

Since 2000, Living Folklore has brought zany characters, clowns, stiltwalkers, giant puppets, and workshops to High Sierra and this year the tradition continues! They are Gala, a spritely wood elf who knows the secrets of plants, Dennis The Red Eustace who will be back with more puppet mayhem, Heather Normandale, the sing-sangy songstress, and of course Gumbo Wobbly.

Wolf Thump Drummers

Led by Mike Wofchuck, the Stompers are the group is going to teach us some new rhythms and dance moves in the Family Area lawn and get us ready for the big Sunday Kids Parade.

Kiddo Disco

Matt Haze, resident DJ and creator of Kiddo Disco - San Francisco's monthly family dance party - bumps funky tunes that are friendly to the ears of little ones and their big-kid parents alike.

Emily's Yoga Time

Emily Saeger is both a Hatha yogi of 10 + years and a certified instructor. She hails from studios in San Francisco, where she leads monthly family yoga classes at homeless housing centers. Her classes are thoughtful, rejuvenating and fun. Emily incorporates story-telling, sounds and breath work, encouraging creativity, concentration and relaxation.

Magic Shows

Magician Mike Della Penna is a transplanted New England illusionist who also teaches second grade in the Berkeley School System. Mike perfected his entertainment skills as a standup comic in Boston but developed an early love for children's magic. His live shows are extraodinary as he involves make believe and interactivity which embraces every child's dream of what just might be possible.

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