Solar Cook-Off band schedule released

Feather Publishing

Plumas County's locally grown music festival with an emphasis on solar power turns 21 this year. Everyone is invited to come out July 8 & 9 to the Taylorsville Campground and be part of one of the most fun events of the Plumas County summer and enjoy the best value for the dollar at the Solar Cook-Off. Attendees are encouraged to set up camp early and be ready to dance at 7:30 p.m.

For information, call Blackhawk Solar at 283-1396, or visit

The Solar Cook-Off is produced in collaboration with Plumas Arts and KQNY 91.9 FM.

The party begins Friday, July 8, with a lineup of live music that will keep the audience listening and dancing into the next evening. Eighteen bands will alternate sets on two stages under the green canopy shade of the parachute that forms the centerpiece for the event. The music schedule follows.

In addition to the music, event festivities include craft and food booths, solar displays and information. Admission to the entire event is $15, which makes it the best entertainment bargain of this busy summer season. Overnight camping is available and most all attendees take advantage of this annual gathering to hang out all day and overnight. Camping is $14 a night with flush toilets and showers available.

Solar Cook-Off lineup

Friday, July 8

7:30 8:15 p.m. Hank and Shaidri Alrich, featuring homegrown roots music from T-Town to Austin, Texas, and back again

8:20 9 p.m. The Boogie Daddys will get the audience up and ready to boogie

9:05 10 p.m. The Jeff Pershing Band offers a unique brand of what can only be called FunKalypso Rock

10 p.m. Drumming with Terra Lumbus and dancing will close out the first night

Saturday, July 9

10 10:30 a.m. Benny, Penny & Dude provide old tunes with a new twist

10:35 11:10 a.m. Melissa Ruth & the Likely Stories with the Leal Brothers supply Doo-wop Twang

11:15 11:45 a.m. Hell Busters throw out hard Mississippi blues

11:50 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Spur of the Moment is an old-time band with a New Age problem

12:35 1:15 p.m. Perpetual Drifters bring some alt rock poetry to the hills from Chico

1:20 2 p.m. Rocket Surgery, a collection of musical friends, tells us they are putting the fun back in dysfunctional

2:05 2:45 p.m. Soldiers of HiFi fire up a solar-charged rock for the masses

2:50 3:35 p.m. Mudbone will answer the musical question Its whats for dinner

3:40 4:20 p.m. Jason King Band with voodoo stank boogie blues

4:25 5:15 p.m. Rick Hammond Blues Band brings the audience blues to make you happy

5:20 6:15 p.m. Blue Haven is doing their best, keeping the blues alive

6:25 8 p.m. Dinner break

8 8:45 p.m. Lost Sierra Ramblers, a group of the usual suspects, promises that listeners never know what there gonna get when they get together

8:50 10 p.m. Guitar Woody & the Boilers keeps the audience in the campgrounds with a final set of blues for the soul

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