Looking for something fun -- and musical -- to do this Fourth of July weekend?
One tuneful option is the 24th annual High Sierra Music Festival, which runs July 3-6 at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds in lovely Quincy.
Sure, it's a bit of a hike from the Bay Area. But this year's lineup might be worth the effort.
The top names on the bill include Widespread Panic, STS9, Lauryn Hill, Beats Antique, Lord Huron, the Del McCoury Band, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Lettuce and Punch Brothers.
Other acts include Greensky Bluegrass, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Hard Working Americans, Darkwave (John Medeski, Skerik and Adam Deitch), the Budos Band, Incidental Animals, the Polish Ambassador (with special appearance by Wildlight), Carolina Chocolate Drops, the Travelin' McCourys, Bill Frisell, Tony Scherr, Kenny Wollesen, Stanley Jordan Trio, Bombino, the Mother Hips, Typhoon and the Dead Winter Carpenters.
To see the complete lineup, visit www.highsierramusic.com.
Ticket prices (general admission):
4-day passes $222.50
3-day passes $207.50
2-day passes $160.00
Thursday single day pass $75.00
Friday single day pass $80.00
Saturday single day pass $80.00
Sunday single day pass $80
Teen passes ($110.50) are valid for ages 13-16 and must be accompanied by a ticketed adult guardian.
Kids 4-day pass $55.00 (ages 5—12); 4 and under free.
VIP tickets: There are also several VIP packages available, see website for information.
Camping details: All multiday tickets include camping. On-site camping may reach capacity. On-site parking requires purchase of vehicle pass, which starts at $110.