Bands compete for High Sierra Music Festival appearance

Tim Parsons
Fans enjoy The Record Company in the Vaudeville Tent during the 2016 High Sierra Music Festival.
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For the first time, High Sierra Music Festival is giving an opportunity for emerging artists to enter-to-win a chance to play on the Vaudeville stage at this year’s festival on Sunday morning, July 2.  The 27th annual High Sierra Music Festival is June 29-July 2 at Plumas-Sierra Fairgrounds in Quincy, California. The winning band will receive a 45-minute opening spot on the Vaudeville Stage on Sunday, July 2, 4-day Festival Passes for performing band members, special promotion as the winner of the 2017 High Sierra Music Festival Band Contest, Band name on 2017 festival billing and commemorative poster, and $500 compensation. “One of the things High Sierra is known for is its knack for exposing new talent that go on to do great things,” said Paige Clem, director of marketing & special programs. “Many musicians understandably hope to have a chance to get in front of the receptive music lovers that make up the High Sierra Community and we’re excited to have a way to make that happen.” Contest rules Solo artists and bands are invited to enter to win now through midnight PDT, May 1 by following the entry instructions HERE. Once the entry period closes, High Sierra Music Festival will review all submissions and select the Top 5 finalists at its discretion. On May 4, 2017, High Sierra will publish the videos of the Top 5 finalists on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. All finalists will be notified with links to their posts at which time they are encouraged to message their friends and fan base to “vote” by liking the post. For likes to count, they must be liked on the High Sierra Music Festival pages. Fan Voting will take place from May 4 through 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, May 10. The video with the most collective post likes on the High Sierra Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages will be the winner. Winners will be announced at 2 p.m. May 11 on High Sierra Music Festival’s website and in social media. The 27th Annual High Sierra Music Festival lineup includes Trey Anastasio Band (Two Sets), Ween, STS9, Gov’t Mule, Andrew Bird, Snarky Puppy, Galactic, Mike Gordon, The Greyboy Allstars, Hard Working Americans, Deer Tick, BoomBox, The Travelin’ McCourys, Keller Williams’ Grateful Gospel, The Record Company, White Denim, Jeff Austin Band, David Lindley, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, Ott & The All-Seeing I, Con Brio, The Suffers, Lebo & Friends feat. Melvin Seals, Jay Lane, Leslie Grant & More, Carolyn Wonderland, Earth, Wind & Power: The Nth Power w/TAB Horns & more perform the music of Earth, Wind & Fire, Tank & The Bangas, Aoife O’Donovan (Solo), Grupo Fantasma, Keller Williams (Solo), Fruition, The Brothers Comatose, Dopapod, Manic Focus, El Ten Eleven, The Werks, Phutureprimitive, SunSquabi, Billy Strings, BIG Something, River Whyless, The Nth Power, I Draw Slow, Bokanté, The Lil’ Smokies, Polyrhythmics, Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons, Afrolicious, Gene Evaro Jr, Sweet Crude, Hamish Anderson, Butcher Brown, Achilles Wheel, Kat Myers & The Buzzards, and more. All Tickets and information at highsierramusic.com. Four-Day passes $275.75. FestivALL VIP Packages, Vehicle and Off-Site RV Passes, and Kids and Teen Passes are also available now.

-High Sierra Music Festival

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