Greenville will be alive with song Sunday, Oct. 24, as musicians gather on the Greenville High School lawn to celebrate the strength and resilience of the Indian Valley community following the Dixie fire.
The family event will feature local musicians and several Greenville High School alumni, who are returning to share their talents in the town where they grew up. The festival, which starts at 2 p.m., is a revival of the impromptu noontime concerts longtime GHS music director Jim Norman held on the school lawn.
The afternoon will include an opportunity for artists of every age to help complete a collaborative mural honoring Plumas County. Designed by Tina Thorman (aka Trixie Hollyhox), the mural is a combination of 192 small tiles painted by scores of individuals who have yet to see the fruits of their labor. The full mural will be unveiled at Music on the Green Revival.
Among the performing musicians are Hank and Shaidri Alrich, a father/daughter duo who have played in venues from Nashville and Austin to Lake Almanor. Michael Porter, one of the hottest trumpet players to grace the GHS stage, is returning for the revival. Other former GHS musicians include Jimmy Leal, Johnny Leal and Jerome Little. And, of course, Norman, who nurtured these and so many others as student musicians.
Music on the Green Revival, sponsored by Plumas Arts and Plumas Unified School District, is planned as an afternoon for Indian Valley to come together, relax and appreciate our capacity to rebuild our community after the Dixie fire. Admission is free and children are encouraged to bring their parents, grandparents and friends. Water and snacks will be available. Bring along a chair or blanket to sit on. Some folding chairs will be provided.
For Thorman, who will coordinate the mural completion, October 24 is about more than music and art: “Join us to show how strong we can be together.”