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TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED AT THE GATE or any of these local merchants. Kyody Coffee at the Mercantile, McCloud Chamber Office, McCloud Hotel, McCloud Mercantile and McCloud Outdoors.
2-Day General Admission $25. Children 11 and under are free.
1-Day General Admission $18. Children 11 and under are free.
RV Space $25. per day
Camping Space $15. per day
McCloud Mountain Bluegrass 2016 is back September 10/11 and bigger than ever with TWO DAYS of performances, workshops, jamming, beer, food vendors and GREAT MUSIC! This is a rain or shine event at the north end of Hoo Hoo Park. Free Parking at the Old Mill site. We invite you to bring a lawn chair, pop-up shade, sunscreen and hat but leave your pets and coolers at home. This years event will benefit Young Imaginations, a non-profit partner of the McCloud Chamber of Commerce working to expand and fund music programs at the McCloud Elementary and High School.
Performance's by Barwick & Siegfried, Eight Dollar Mountain, Green Mountain Bluegrass Band, Mossy Creek, Old Kennet String Band, Rainy & the Rattlesnakes and Rita Hosking Trio.
Raffles to include a G-Goodtime openback Deering Banjo and a handmade mandolin by local artisan Jack Summers.
Onsite dry RV and tent camping with nightly jams. Quiet camping at Fridays RV Retreat.
Guitar Workshop Saturday 11am - Banjo Workshop Sunday 9:30am.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR 2016 SPONSORS...
STEPHEN RICHARSON ART & DESIGN
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From the stage of the Strawberry festival in California to the pubs and concert halls throughout Ireland and Northern California, the acoustic duo of Kathy Barwick & Pete Siegfried has delighted and enchanted audiences with a distinctive blend go bluegrass, old-time country, traditional Irish and folk into engaging Americana fusion showcasing Pete's exceptional lead vocals, Kathy's amazing guitar work and sterling duet harmonies.
Eight Dollar Mountain based in Ashland, OR serves up high-energy, traditionally inspired bluegrass for audiences up and down the West Coast. Their hard-driving rhythm pulls you onto the dance floor, with a clear, purposeful sound reflecting the roots of mountain music, blues, and old-time country. Since coming together on a foggy mountain top in 2010, this hard-working group has released three albums and achieved wide acclaim opening for national touring acts for Pete Rowan, Allison Krauss and eTown.
Green Mountain Bluegrass based in Eugene, OR, is a five piece band offering audiences tight vocal harmonies, rock-solid instrumentals, and a musical dynamism which coalesces into a signature "high lonesome sound," the quality of which is rarely found in a regional band. Their vocal talent is proudly displayed in their trios that include that high baritone that is found in some Bluegrass Masters' recordings.
From Chico, CA, Mossy Creek is an award winning seven-member sensation, featuring original material as well as unique arrangements of songs by some gifted artists. In addition to their solid instrumentation, Mossy Creek excels in tight vocal harmonies ranging from two to five parts. They love what they do and it shows in their energetic performance.
The Old Kennett String Band is a four piece acoustic group featuring guitar, mandolin, bass, banjo and fiddle. Their specialty is blending Bluegrass, Old Time, Gospel and Americana music. Throwing in a few quirky musical surprises, they create an upbeat and entertaining performance with sweet harmony vocals and snappy string arrangements.
Rainy & the Rattlesnakes - Sisters Rainy and Lela Miatke have been singing at bluegrass jams in southern Oregon and northern California for many years. Each of them started playing a stringed instrument at the age of 8, and soon after that they started a band, with their dad Ray backing them up on guitar. Now at the ages of 12 and 14 they have released two studio recordings, "The Steps Of Solarest" and "Black Mountain Mustang" and have already appeared on stage with such notable performers as Laurie Lewis, Alice Gerard, Tony Trischka, and Tristan and Tashina Clarridge.
"In Scorching form," (UK Telegraph), Shasta County's own Rita Hosking sings of forest fires, culture clash, dishes, the working class, and hope. From major music festivals to the BBC, she is moving audiences around the globe with her stories in song and doubly sweet and sinewy voice, "a soulful howl from the mountains" (California Bluegrass Association). The Rita Hosking Trio delivers what Maverick magazine calls, "heartfelt country soul by someone who's quietly become one of the best."