Plumas Arts offers a sure cure for cabin fever

M. Kate West
Staff Writer

Lake Almanor Basin residents can tell you it has literally been decades since the sounds of rock ’n’ roll music have vibrated out from the Chester Memorial Hall.

The music drought came to an end Saturday, March 22, when Plumas Arts offered the community an event dubbed the Cabin Fever Dance Party.

Basin band Edgewater provided the sounds that kept the beat pumping and the dancers moving. Band members Joe Aman, Greg and Owen Rogers, Grant Holliday and Ronnie Silva were a hit as their style featured the genres of classic rock ’n’ roll, rhythm and blues and down soul blues.

This is the second event Plumas Arts has brought to Lake Almanor since the start of the year.

February’s event was the well-attended Family Barn Dance hosted in the Chester Elementary School gymnasium.

Jeff Bryant, the local Plumas Arts representative, said he received outstanding feedback from the dance guests.

“Everyone had a really good time and many said they want to do it again. The dance was so welcomed that many of the guests even said they would come to help Plumas Arts host another dance.

“It is really important that folks in the Lake Almanor Basin understand that Plumas Arts really wants to serve our lake communities. I am hoping that all the folks that had such a wonderful time will spread word of mouth to encourage folks to attend our next event,” Bryant said.

As for what’s next from Plumas Arts, Bryant said he is looking forward to bringing more dances and other entertainments to Lake Almanor.

In the meantime, mark your calendars for the annual Plumas Arts event A Few Brews and a Banjo. The 2014 event will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Chester Park on Saturday, June 21.

This wonderful event features microbrew tasting and — what else? — a banjo, guitars, a fiddle and many other instruments and songs performed by Plumas County musicians.

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