FAMILY AREA - 2013
(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.
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!
Full details available at therockinnannies.com.
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
11:30 Dennis the Reds Puppet Show
2:30 LADY BUG PARADE (in the lawn) Special Songs from
3:00 Kiddo Disco
3:45 Jonathan Best’s Show
4:30 Alice DiMicele w/ Vince of
10:00 Gumbo and Friends
10:30 Dennis the Red and Puppets
11:00 Magic Show- Mike Della
12:00 Alice DiMicele
2:30 Wolf Thump Drummers
3:15 Magic Show- Mike Della Penna
3:45 Jonathan Best’s Bubble
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.