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Matt Axton and Badmoon will entertain at Summerfest 2023 on June 25. Photo submitted

Details revealed for the 13th annual Summerfest at White Sulphur Springs Ranch

Submitted by John Lullo

Most of the details have been worked out for the 13th annual celebration at the White Sulphur Springs Ranch site in Clio.  It’s always held on the last Sunday in June and this year it will be on June 25. Location is where the big old ranch house looms over the entrance to the Mohawk Valley at 2200 Highway 89.  Gates open at 3 p.m.  Tickets are $65 for adults and $20 for kids 12 and under.  Tickets are available online at www.WhiteSulphurSpringsRanch.com. As usual, Summerfest 2023 is an outdoor event.  Attendees should bring a lawn chair but no pets.  Last year was a sellout.  Early ticket purchases are recommended.

Tickets will also be available at two locations in Graeagle.  Millie’s Ice Cream & Coffee and the Queen Bee Boutique, both on Main Street, will offer in-person ticket purchases.

Food is always a very special feature at Summerfest. This year it is a pulled pork ranch barbecue with coleslaw, grilled vegetables, beans, watermelon and cookies. The famous Porta-Saloon will offer beer for sale and the bar is offering wine and margaritas.  There are both live and silent auctions and this year, as in 2022, the Roberti brothers of Loyalton will conduct the live auction.

The entertainment starts at 4 p.m. and features Matt Axton and Badmoon.  Matt was born and raised in Tahoe City. He has played in every possible venue in the general area including the Crystal Bay Club and the Made in Tahoe Festival.  He has been one of the main artists associated with the Tahoe Truckee School of Music and has been a member for over 10 years. Matt’s descended from a long line of musical talent.  His father was Hoyt Axton a popular country and western entertainer and his grandmother wrote the song “Heartbreak Hotel” for Elvis Presley. He describes his music as a “humble slice of America,” everything from country to rock & roll. The Mohawk Valley Stewardship Volunteers are proud to be able to bring this kind of quality entertainment to Summerfest.

The site improvements will surprise and delight attendees.   The interior of the historic ranch house has been completely upgraded in 150 year old style. It will be open from 3 to 4pm on June 25, just before the entertainment starts. The grounds have been reshaped to allow improved vehicle access and drainage.  Each year the improvements mount up and a new swimming pool is still a very high priority.  For more information visit the website at www.WhiteSulphurSpringsRanch.com

Summerfest attendees enjoying the show at a recent concert. Photo submitted

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