The High Sierra Music Festival 2016 is set to bring great music to Northern California, as it does every summer. The weekend around the Fourth of July brings more than 10,000 people to the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds along the Feather River who come to enjoy both the music and the atmosphere.
High Sierra Music Festival Tickets
High Sierra Music Festival Facts and History
Over the years, the music fest has grown from one stage with twenty musicians to four daytime stages and four more nighttime venues. The Quincy California Music Festival, which happens in late June and early July, will carry on a twenty-year-tradition of music and fun. Even though the festival has grown bigger and better over its two decades, it's always retained its grassroots feel. The local community comes together to stage the event, providing countless hours of volunteer support so everyone can enjoy four days of great music. The lineup includes a long just of jazz musicians, alternative bands, and others who come to play for the crowds in this scenic setting.
Tickets to the High Sierra Music Festival
If you want to get the most music for your money, consider purchasing one of the four-day passes. These tickets, which include camping, offer special rates for teens and even further discounts for kids. Anyone under the age of 4 can enjoy the 2016 Qunicy California Music Festival for free. Kids under the age of 17 can only attend the festival with a ticketed adult.
Packages also include access to the off-site parking lot and free shuttle rides to the fairgrounds. Onsite parking packages can be purchased for cars, motorcycles, and RVs carrying people attending one of the biggest events and festivals in the Golden State.
VIP passes, called FestivALL Packages, make the festival experience even better. You'll have access to the festival the day before the general public and some amazing onsite camping. The perks also include access to the pit area in front of the stage and tickets to all the shows. VIPs also enjoy private bar service at the Grandstand Stage, a daily happy hour, and some cool souvenirs to remind you of all the things to do you enjoyed.
Directions to the High Sierra Music Festival
The closest airport is located in Reno, Nevada, and bus service can bring you right to the High Sierra Music Festival grounds. If you prefer to travel by road, you should take to Highway 395 to Highway 89/70 west into Quincy and the fairgrounds, about a 75-mile trip from the airport. Sacramento is about 145 miles to the north, straight up Highway 70. One of the most amazing scenic drives in the state winds through the Plumas National Forest for a while.
Lodging near the High Sierra Music Festival
If you're not going to camp at the fairgrounds, you could stay in one of hotels or cabins around Quincy and Plumas County—all nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Quincy doesn't have any big chain accommodations, but it does have plenty of locally run places to stay. The Gold Pan Lodge on 200 Crescent Street offers comfortable guestrooms all at a great rate.
The nearby Pine Hill Motel is just a mile from downtown, but feels like a cabin in the words. In fact, this motel at 42075 State Highway 70 is a collection of cabins equipped with air-conditioning, kitchenettes, and free high-speed Internet connections.
Other choices close to the fairgrounds, besides California hotels, include small motels, charming B&Bs, and cottage rentals.