TEXT_SIZE
Please update your Flash Player to view content.
   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Quick fix: A plumbing problem is forcing the Plumas Unified School District to move its headquarters to the former probation building.
  • Lesser charges: A former Chester Public Utility District general manager pleaded guilty to reduced charges last month in connection with unauthorized use of a district credit card at a Reno strip club.

Momboosa: Boot scootin' by the shore

Momboosa stage
M. Kate West
Chester Editor
7/21/2010

The second annual Momboosa Music Festival was held in Chester the afternoon and evening of July 17, and quickly filled the air with the sound of toe-tapping tunes and aroma of tasty grilled foods.

Sponsored by Liquid Blue Events, the production is put together by partners, Jess and Neil Horning, who have long been summer visitors to the Lake Almanor Basin.

This year's festival featured blues and country music by the Whitney Myer Band, the Chris Gardner Band, Alex Woodard and headliner Chuck Wicks.

A family affair, Momboosa offered something for everyone: tall cool drinks, colorful bounce house activities, outdoor style foods, pony rides, volleyball or dancing on fragrant meadow grasses.

Under a brilliant blue sky with triple-digit temperatures, the sea of tents provided by LBE was much appreciated by festival guests. Jess Horning said special care had been taken to protect guests from the moving sun and to capture the cooling, afternoon lake breezes.

He also took time to talk about LBE's first effort on the meadow and Momboosa 2010. Looking around he said, "I really like the energy of this crowd - they're having fun and that's what we intended."

He said the primary difference between this year and last is the support his agency received from the local businesses.

"We really struggled last year, but this year we got things up and running in a hurry. We are so impressed with the involvement of the business community. It was so much easier this year with everyone volunteering to help," Horning said.

In addition to making a stronger effort to work more directly with local merchants, Horning said they also made adjustments to their Momboosa vision.

"We really want this festival to be a mini vacation for everyone, a trip to the tropics. Last year we presented more Jimmy Buffet-style music, but this year we went country in the hopes of speaking more to our audience," he added.

He said he and his brother, Neil, and his partner in Liquid Blue Events, could not stress enough that the event was all about family.

He also said he hopes to see even more of the Lake Almanor community during the 2011 Momboosa Music Festival.
Move
-

Sports Headlines

Top Headline

FRC rodeo to open arena for anyone brave enough

FRC rodeo to open arena for anyone brave enough

This cowboy holds on for dear life during last year’s saddle bronc riding portion of the rodeo clinic at Feather River College. For the third year, FRC’s rodeo...

Read More...

New class plans paddle fest

New class plans paddle fest

Quincy locals try out some human-powered boats at last year’s Plumas Paddle Fest, presented by the Outdoor Recreation Leadership program of Feather River College....

Read More...

Fishing Report for the week of 4/18/2014

Fishing Report for the week of 4/18/2014

Robert Paulson, of Meadow Valley, holds up the 23-pound Mackinaw he caught at Bucks Lake on April 6. Photo submitted Michael Condon Staff Writer 4/18/2014Read More...

Contact Us
up_contact

KennedyBtn

Facebook Image

BarberBtn

Local Events

National Headlines

Auto Parts
CanyonMotorsButton
Moving and Storage
LassenNews.com
Yellow Page Directory
Yellow Pages
Advertise with us
Dining Guide
PlumasDiningCoverWeb
Visitors Guide
"); pageTracker._trackPageview(); } catch(err) {}