High Sierra Music Festival · Hot fun in the sun

The hills of Quincy were alive with music and grooving at the High Sierra Music Festival held from June 30 to July 3 with more than 9,000 people at one of the best local festivals around.

Australian band, Xavier Rudd ruled Thursday with wild, connective sounds and masterful didgeridoo. Main Squeeze made us move with funky beats and Swedish sisters of Baskery offered upbeat vibes. Friday yoga was followed by R&B, funk and NOLA sounds of the California Honeydrops. Thievery Corporation killed it with their global reverberations. JJ Grey & Mofro kept the beat going and high-energy, and Turkuaz had us dancing late night.

Psychedelic Saturday with Sunsquabi and Lettuce was followed by Motet’s 1977 disco and funk set. Sunday opened with a gospel set from Rhythm Council. Camp Curly’s Funk Brunch with Mimosas, bacon and DJ dance set with a ton of Tahoe peeps was a highlight.

Guitarmageddon Plays Clapton was outrageous fun serving up the best of Cream, Traffic and quintessential Clapton tunes. Sunset with Greensky Bluegrass and dancing with the Dip before another round of fun funk with the Motet rounded out Sunday. The food court offered delicious meals and good music. The lineup was stellar. The only regret? Not hearing every band. | highsierramusic.com

Story & photos by Priya Hutner