Livestream of June Lake Jam Fest this weekend

Tahoe Onstage
Melvin Seals and the JGB headline the state-of-the art festival.
Larry Sabo / Tahoe Onstage

In the wake of COVID-19 restrictions, the June Lake Jam Fest, an annual fundraising event for the Mono Arts Council, has announced an online version of their storied music festival. The livestream, dubbed the “Safe at Home Edition,” will feature some of Southern California’s biggest jam bands in footage captured live at previous festivals, as well as new footage taped especially for this event.

“The June Lake Jam Fest is more than a festival,” coordinator Janet Hunt said. “It’s a strong, kind community that extends beyond the bands and the fans. The event brings so much joy to all the participants that we’ve decided to move forward and stage a virtual event with the same high quality music and production that has become synonymous with our festival.”

The free event, which will begin streaming from Sept. 11-13, features several renowned regional and national touring artists, including Melvin Seals & JGB, Jason Sinay, The Mother Hips, Cubensis, GrooveSession and Jerry’s Middle Finger, The Alligators, Hunter & The Dirty Jacks, Shaky Feelin, Alex Jordan, Mestizo Beat, Hempstring Orchestra and The Storytellers.

The Mother Hips

“While viewing the virtual festival is free, that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of opportunities to help us raise money for these arts and music programs,” Hunt said. “We will be raising funds through straight donations, selling merchandise, holding a raffle with stunning items, and we’ve set up a crowd funding campaign at IndieGoGo offering perks from free merchandise to having some of our great bands performing at your homes.”

Hunt and her husband Bill, both retired educators, founded the event in 2015 for the purpose of raising funds to support art and music programs, through the Mono Arts Council, in Mono County schools.

Tim Parsons / Tahoe Onstage
Hunter & The Dirty Jacks
Tim Parsons / Tahoe Onstage

A state-of-the-art website has also been launched. The website, designed and donated by Los Angeles marketing firm BrightBulb Solutions, features bios of past and present lineups, video and image galleries, an online store, festival schedule and more. The website “reflects the unique nature and vibe of the Jam, which is colorful, warm and communal in nature,” said Hunt.

Kristin Reese, Executive Director of Mono Arts Council Kristin Reese said the music festival has been a valuable tool in raising funds for the Council’s programs. “We’re pleased that Janet and her team have been working diligently to stage an online version of our beloved music festival,” Reese said.

“We are all passionate about the arts and the benefits of arts in schools. Students who have access to the arts perform better academically, are more resilient, and are provided avenues for creative self-expression. It’s a worthy cause.”

ABOUT Tahoe Onstage

Tahoe Onstage
Tahoe Onstage is an online entertainment and sports magazine covering Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Reno, the Carson Valley and June Lake.

LEAVE A REPLY

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

@FOLLOW ME

I don't need no arms around me
And I don't need no drugs to calm me
I have seen the writing on the wall
Don't think I need anything at all

No, don't think I'll need anything at all

All in all it was all just bricks in the wall
All in all you were all just bricks in the wall

happy birthday to one of the greatest albums in the history of progressive rock, pink floyd’s “the wall”

#NewMusic: Just in time, Duke Robillard & Friends have ‘Blues Bash!’ https://bit.ly/3leGNs2 #DukeRobillard #BluesBash @CassieJFox @KSCUblues @StonyPlainRec #BluesMusic

SEARCH TAHOE ONSTAGE

EVENTS CALENDAR

« November 2020 » loading...
S M T W T F S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
© 2020 All Content and Images by Tahoe Onstage