High Sierra Music has been producing world-class
music festivals since 1991. An independent production company based
in Berkeley, CA, the organization was founded with the first High
Sierra Music Festival, its cornerstone event that takes place every
July 4th weekend in Northern California, and remains committed to
its grassroots origins by drawing support from its loyal community
of patrons, staff, volunteers and non-corporate sponsors. Held in
Quincy, CA and celebrating its 20th festival, High Sierra launched
as a roots-oriented festival with 20 artists on one main stage and
has since evolved into to a 10,000 person event with more than 50
performers on four day-time stages and in four late-night venues.
The Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds in Quincy provide on-site infrastructure
with opportunities to swim, bike, fish, golf and hike in the vicinity
of a quaint mountain town.
In addition to the High Sierra Music Festival, High Sierra Music, in partnership
with McCoury Music, also produces DelFest each Memorial Day weekend in Cumberland,
MD. DelFest was born from the desire to create a family-friendly music festival
celebrating the rich legacy of McCoury music by providing a forum for world-class
musical collaborations while showcasing fresh new talent. Nestled along the Potomac
River in the scenic Appalachian Mountains, Cumberland is 137 miles northwest
of Washington, DC and offers a wealth of recreational activities including swimming,
fishing, hiking, golfing and biking.
In 2012, High Sierra partnered with Pet Projekt to produce the Hangtown Halloween Ball in Placerville, CA, hosted by Railroad Earth. This camping music festival rounds out their calendar offering a fall festival in the foothills of the Sierra with a harvest/Halloween theme. High Sierra Music has also produced events
in Georgia, Massachusetts, Missouri and Las Vegas, and presents concerts in San
Francisco and the Lake Tahoe area.