High Sierra Music Festival Celebrates 29 Consecutive Years in the Mountains

Organizers for the 29th edition of the High Sierra Music Festival (HSMF) announced the first group of artists performing at the 2019 festival. The artists included in the announcement are: the five-piece rockers, Greensky Bluegrass; the eight-member soul group, St. Paul & the Broken Bones; and the New Orleans jam band, Galactic.



Other noteworthy acts performing include: soul-influenced psychedelic southern rock act, The Marcus King Band; California rock band, ALO; experimental DJ, The Polish Ambassador; and The Nth Power, playing a very special Marvin Gaye Tribute. The list of artists, as of February 4th, can be found below. More performers will be announced in the coming months.

March 17 Update: Organizers announced the addition ofmore artists to the lineup, including independent-music legends Dispatch, reggae group Steel Pulse, electronic act Manic Focus, and many more. See below for the full, complete lineup.




HSMF takes places July 4th – 7th at the Plumas-Sierra Fairgrounds in Quincy; about four hours north-east of San Francisco. The festival takes place in a relaxed country setting on 65 acres of open space in the mountains east of Chico.

Beyond the music, HSMF offers craft brews, artisanal cocktails and cuisine, daily parades, accommodating Family Village, a community swimming pool, on-site yoga, pilates, plus guided meditations.

Four-day passes are available on the festival website; including VIP packages, RV passes, and parking passes.


Umphrey’s McGee
Greensky Bluegrass
Jim James (Full Band)
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Steel Pulse
Manic Focus
The Del McCoury Band
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe presents Eat a Bunch of Peaches
The Marcus King Band
Leftover Salmon
Mandolin Orange
Del & Dawg (Del McCoury/David Grisman duo)
The Polish Ambassador
The New Mastersounds
The Travelin’ McCourys
Sisters of the Strawberry Moon feat. Luther Dickinson
Birds of Chicago and Sharde Thomas
The Nth Power (Marvin Gaye Tribute)
The Lil Smokies
Big Something
Jennifer Hartswick Band
Reid Genauer & Folks
Songhoy Blues
Joe Craven & The Sometimers
Cris Jacobs Band
Amo Amo
Cha Wa
Ron Artis II & The Truth
Marty O’Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra
Let’s Be Leonard
Pnuma (Live)
Stanton Moore and Skerik’s Emerald Quintet feat. Scott Metzger
Robert Walter and Chris Stillwell
Too Many Zooz
Natalie Cressman
John Kadlecik’s Fellowship of The Wing feat. Jay Lane
Reed Mathis
Todd Stoops
Star Kitchen
Gaby Moreno
Andy Frasco & The U.N.
Royal Jelly Jive
The Suitcase Junket
Valley Queen
Diggin Dirt
Rainbow Girls.

Today’s lineup announcement is in addition to previously announced performers:

Written by Carlos Olin Montalvo

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