String Cheese Incident, Sturgill Simpson head High Sierra

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Billy Nershi and The String Cheese Incident will perform two nights at 2018 High Sierra Music Fest.

Hungry for live music this summer? How about String Cheese, Lettuce and California Honeydrops.

The lineup for the 28th High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy, California, was announced today.

Here it is: The String Cheese Incident for two nights, Sturgill Simpson, Lettuce, The Wood Brothers, The California Honeydrops, Turkuaz, Lotus, Antibalas, Hippo Campus, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Twiddle, Spafford, Lebo & Friends, The Barr Brothers, Fruition, Skerik Band, Steve Poltz, Jupiter & Okwess, SoDown, Birds of Chicago, Jazz is PHSH, Cris Jacobs, Mt. Joy, Jon Stickley Trio, John Craigie, City of Trees Brass Band.

Several more bands will be announced in the future.

Advance 4-day passes are on sale now through April 2 for $275.75. FestivALL VIP packages, RV passes and parking passes will go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6.

High Sierra features intimate artist “playshops,” an engaging family area, daily parades, food, craft brews, and yoga and Pilates classes.

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Jennifer Hartswick, left, Ross James, Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz and Ezra Lipp at High Sierra in 2015.
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Todd Snider gives John Craigie a jar during a surprise appearance at the 2014 High Sierra Music Festival. Craigie had just sang “I almost stole weed from Todd Snider.” When Snider presented Craigie the jar, he said, “You don’t have to steal anymore.”
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Sturgill Simpson plays before a sellout crowd at Cargo in the Whitney Peak Hotel in Reno in 2015.
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Steve Poltz strikes a pose for Tahoe Onstage at the High Sierra Music Festival.
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Turkuaz

The Turkuaz horn section: Truckee native Chris Brouwers, Josh Schwartz and Greg Sanderson.
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The happy folks were the first to step into the High Sierra Music Festival on the first day of last year’s festival.
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Fans enjoy The Record Company in the Vaudeville Tent during the 2016 High Sierra Music Festival.
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High Sierra: a Fourth of July tradition. Tim Parsons / Tahoe Onstage

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Cecil Wilcomb, left April 9, 2013, from Campo, Mexico hiking Pacific Crest Trail. He passed Quincy but hitched back, bought a 4th of July shirt on the way and surprised friends at the High Sierra Festival in 2013.

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Hot music and fun crowds are the theme of the High Sierra Music Festival.

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Gregg Harmon of Reno has been wearing bunny ears at High Sierra ever since the 2011 My Morning Jacket show. Tim Parsons / Tahoe Onstage

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Kyle Hollingsworth plays keys for SCI.

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High Sierra Music Festivalgoers on the move at the Grandstand in 2017.
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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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