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The Sierra Nevada World Music Festival Kicks Off, June 17-19, 2011, California

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 The Sierra Nevada World Music Festival kicks off next weekend, June 17-19, at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds located in Boonville, California.  Sierra Nevada features 3 days of the best in roots reggae and world music taking place on two stages, with a late-night “Jamaican style” dancehall.

In addition to more than 30 bands, the 18th annual Summer Solstice and World Peace Celebration also includes an extensive schedule of children’s activities, arts and crafts, an international food court, family and alter-able camping and vendors galore.  With beautiful streaming colors and exotic aromas, the festival village is an attractive marketplace of food and craft booths created by the collective efforts of artists, vendors, staff, volunteers and ticket buyers that has something to offer children of all ages.

About The Music:
Each year, the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival gathers the best in roots reggae and world music from the four corners of the globe to grace the festivals’ stages and 2011 will be no exception.

About the Venue:
Situated in the heart of the picturesque Anderson Valley, the Mendocino County Fairground is an ideal place for our outdoor music and camping festival.  Located just two hours north of San Francisco, the Fairgrounds are easily accessible from all Bay Area airports.  The camping is in a lovely valley surrounded by hills dotted with oak trees!  Alternative camping is also being furnished by the Anderson Valley Brewing Company which is located just a short walk from the Fairgrounds.

The lush green grass that engulfs the main Valley Stage is easy to dance on while the large bandstand that overlooks the Valley Stage is a great way to sit back and enjoy the festivities.  Nestled under a grove of redwood trees, the Village Stage is an intimate setting where some of the finest performances take place each year.  Each June, the large barn that normally houses antique farming equipment is converted into a dancehall where sound systems can be heard pounding out reggae beats until the wee hours of the morning.  There is a massive centrally-located food court with craft vendors dotting the entire fairgrounds.  There is also a ‘Kids Zone’ that offers activities throughout the day including bounce houses, hooping, arts and crafts, drum workshops, story telling and a daily parade led by Loco Bloco and the Samba Stilt Circus.

Ticket Information:
Tickets to SNWMF 2011 are on sale now.  A 3 day advance music ticket is $150.  Advance 1-Day tickets are $60 for Friday or Sunday and $70 for Saturday.  Camping is for 3 day music ticket holders only and is not included in the 3 day ticket price.  Camping passes per car/SUV are $60.  Tickets are available Online and at our Independent Ticket Outlets.  Please visit the SNWMF Web Site for more information.  SNWMF offers  Family Camp and Alter-abled camp areas located close to the venue gates.

Source: www.reggaefestivalguide.com

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