High Sierra Music Festival Makes Triumphant Return for 30th Anniversary


Celebrating its 30th year in 2022, High Sierra Music Festival is continuing to add to its milestone-year party, returning to Quincy, CA, June 30th through July 3rd. Today’s lineup appeals to as broad a range of fans as ever before, all the while keeping true to High Sierra’s legacy; an environment that has kept fans and musicians thrilled to return year after year, for three decades.

Headliners Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Greensky Bluegrass, The Disco Biscuits, Goose, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Railroad Earth, and Lettuce will be joined by The California Honeydrops, The Floozies, Femi Kuti & The Positive Force, Peter Rowan & Railroad Earth Presenting Old & in The Way, Twiddle, Spafford, BoomBox ft. BackBeat Brass, The War and Treaty, The Slip, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, Andy Frasco & The UN, Samantha Fish, Watkins Family Hour, Sunsquabi, Sammy Rae & The Friends, Steve Poltz, Ron Artis II, Marco Benevento, Ghost-Note, Skerik & The True Loves, Lindsay Lou, Cris Jacobs, Scott Pemberton O Theory, Cedric Burnside, Orgōne, Late Night Radio, Aqueous, AJ Lee and Blue Summit, Alisa Amador, Birches Bend, Lebo, and Crying Uncle Bluegrass Band with more to be announced in the coming months.

With a talented and diverse lineup, collaboration continues to be a primary focus for High Sierra. Each year, the festival finds new ways to encourage once-in-a-lifetime jams and sit-ins, often booking artists to play multiple sets over multiple days. The social time between sets lets artists cut loose, hang out, and noodle around—something most bands agree doesn’t happen as often as you’d think. From the main stage to smaller late-night venues, HSMF always makes it a point to put new groups of musicians together each year, usually in the air-conditioned High Sierra Music Hall as Playshops to play each other’s tunes, improvise, and generally have a good time on-stage.

High Sierra has and always will be a purposefully intimate, uncrowded event, and fans know they should get tickets early for the best prices. Tickets—including FestivALL VIP Packages, RV parking (extremely limited), and vehicle passes—are on sale now and can be purchased here.

4-day passes will start at $305.75, 4-day teen passes (ages 13 to 16) are $165.75, and 4-day kid passes (ages 5 to 12) are $60. Ages 4 and under are free.

More About High Sierra Music Festival: Priding itself on a diverse musical lineup, one-of-a-kind intimate artist “playshops,” and legendary sit-ins and surprises throughout the weekend, HSMF remains the live music fan mainstay—a home away from home to pilgrimage to each year for a community experience of musical chances-taken, all day and all night, on stages big and small. From the Grandstand Stage to the “don’t let out the air-conditioning” doors of the High Sierra Music Hall, festival-goers spend every day celebrating old traditions, as well as forging new ones each and every year. Craft brews and artisanal cocktails and cuisine to satisfy any appetite can be found around the clock, and kids are constantly entertained by the daily parades, engaging Family Village, and the always-popular community swimming pool right next door. On-site yoga, Pilates, and guided meditations provide a non-musical lift for the body, mind, and spirit. High Sierra Music Festival continues to be the cradle of exciting music in the picturesque locale of Plumas-Sierra Fairgrounds in Quincy, CA—located an easy distance from major airports in Reno, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Sacramento.