April 28, 2009
Sierra Guitars is proud to be a sponsor for the second year in a row of the 19th Annual High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy, CA July 2-5, 2009! Eco-conscious Sierra Guitars is a perfect fit with this environmentally friendly music festival. The High Sierra Festival features more than 75 national and international performers and is considered one of the finest showcases for emerging artists in the country.
As part of its sponsorship, Sierra Guitars will be donating two Sierra guitars, a Compass Travel-Size guitar with travel bag and an Acoustic-Electric Sequoia Dreadnought in Vintage Sunburst with gig bag. Both guitars are to be raffled off during the event with proceeds to benefit the High Sierra Foundation. The High Sierra Foundation was established in 2003 to raise awareness and funds for worthwhile organizations related to music, art, education and social justice. In 2005 the High Sierra Foundation established a special fund to give direct aid to those affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and thanks to support from the High Sierra community they've been able to donate much-needed funds to the New Orleans music community.
In addition, Sierra Guitars will be hosting an online guitar giveaway beginning the first day of the Del McCoury Music Festival. Produced in association with The High Sierra Music Festival, the 2nd Annual Del McCoury Music Festival, also known as Delfest, will take place over Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-24, 2009 in Cumberland, Maryland. The public can begin entering to win a Sierra Sunrise Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar in Natural by visiting www.sierraguitars.net beginning May 22. The Sierra giveaway ends two days after the close of the High Sierra Music Festival, on July 8th, 2009.
The High Sierra Music Festival is a unique four-day music and camping festival that features an eclectic and boldly creative span of music from acoustic singer-songwriters and down-home bluegrass to high-energy funk and skillfully improvised jazz, rock and live electronica. Past artists include My Morning Jacket, Nickel Creek, Umphrey's McGee, Son Volt, Page McConnell, Gov't Mule, Les Claypool, Bruce Hornsby, Steve Earle, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Medeski Martin & Wood, and many more. High Sierra Musical Festival also offers Artist Playshops to give music lovers a chance to see both emerging and established artists in an intimate setting and a Non-Profit Area to give various environmental and social justice organizations the opportunity to educate and gain support. www.highsierramusic.com
DelFest originated from the desire to create a family-friendly music festival celebrating the rich legacy of McCoury music while creating a forum for world-class musical collaborations and to showcase fresh new talent with a down-home feeling. Produced in association with High Sierra Music, the 2nd Annual DelFest offers a quality festival experience stamped with the unique McCoury touch. Nestled along the Potomac River in the scenic Appalachian Mountains, the Fairgrounds are convenient to four major airports and easily reached by rail or road. In addition to traditional stage sets by these world-class artists, attendees can again expect to see one-of-a-kind collaborations, special guest sit-ins, various tributes to Del McCoury and his musical legacy. www.delfest.com