Outstanding High Sierra Music Festival 2016 lineup

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Greensky Bluegrass returns to High Sierra this summer.

There will be something for almost every music fan at the 26th-annual High Sierra Music Festival.

Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals is the listed headliner at the June 30-July 3 festival in Quincy, California. Following its 2008 performance at Outside Lands, the band reunited last spring.

Blues fans will be ecstatic to learn the Tedeschi Trucks Band, the North Mississippi Allstars and Samantha Fish will be at High Sierra. Funk and jam fans get Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Leftover Salmon, Lettuce, the Motet, the New Mastersounds, ALO, the Main Squeeze and Turkuaz. Dr. Dog will be in the house, too, along with Thievery Corporation and the Floozies.

Afrobeat, soul and jazz lovers will see Femi Kuti & the Positive Force, JJ Grey & Mofro, Liz Vice, DRKWAV (John Medeski, Skerik and Adam Deitch), along with New Orleans second-line styled the California Honeydrops and the Soul Rebels.

Bluegrass grows with Greensky Bluegrass, Elephant Revival, Billy Strings and Session Americana. Troubadours Steve Poltz will return for a third-straight year, along with Xavier Rudd, timber rocker Scott Pemberton, Break Science, TAUK, Twiddle, The Record Company, Industrial Revelation, Kieve and Gene Evaro Jr.

Late-night bands will be Break Science, The California Honeydrops, The Floozies, Greensky Bluegrass, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Kung Fu, Lebo & Friends, Lettuce, The New Mastersounds, North Mississippi Allstars, Main Squeeze, Scott Pemberton, Sunsquabi, Tauk, Turkuaz and Twiddle.

For tickets and more details, visit the festival’s website: http://highsierramusic.com/

Related story: A former High Sierra Music Festival virgin talks about his first time: LINK

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Luther Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars at High Sierra in 2013.
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Edward Lee, Sousaphone and Paul Robertson, trombone, of the Soul Rebels. Tim Parsons / Tahoe Onstage

Edward Lee, sousaphone and Paul Robertson, trombone, of the Soul Rebels.
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Scott Pemberton prefers a stool to a guitar strap.

About Tim Parsons

Tim Parsons is the editor of Tahoe Onstage who first moved to Lake Tahoe in 1992. Before starting Tahoe Onstage in 2013, he worked for 29 years at newspapers, including the Tahoe Daily Tribune, Eureka Times-Standard and Contra Costa Times. He was the recipient of the 2011 Keeping the Blues Alive award for Journalism.

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