Rigamarole, a collective of music educators from Northern California blending funk, jazz, rock and even classical, will perform at the Plumas Arts 36th anniversary party in several downtown locations in Quincy on Saturday, June 9. Photo submitted

Plumas Arts celebrates 36th anniversary

Strike up the band and come join the merriment when Plumas Arts celebrates 36 years of building community through the arts with a party on the afternoon of Saturday, June 9.

The event begins at 3 p.m. with a dedication of the Town Hall Theatre mural painted last summer and fall by Rafael Blanco. Funding for the mural was made possible with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council.

The program will also offer a tribute to Wells C. “Captain Carl” Clarke and the extraordinary legacy his generosity leaves to dozens of organizations benefiting hundreds of individuals throughout Quincy and Meadow Valley.

At 4 p.m. the festivities move to Dame Shirley Park where there will be circus fun and games provided by QUIRCUS. A barbeque, beer, wine and other beverages will be available for purchase.


A dance-inspiring performance by the eight-piece, horn-heavy band Rigamarole will conclude the festivities.

Rigamarole is a collective of music educators from Northern California blending funk, jazz, rock and even classical to bring the best in high-brow party music.

“Rigamarole was a great big hit at last year’s Mountain Harvest Beer Fest so we hired them on the spot for our Birthday Party,” said Roxanne Valladao who has served as Executive Director of Plumas Arts since 1986.

Central to the band is “our own Quincy born and raised Tanner Johns” who grew up in the music programs offered in local schools. Johns went on to excel as a musician and has become a much-loved music educator himself, according to Valladao.

Admission to the 36th anniversary party is free. The public is welcome to come join the fun and learn first hand about the good work Plumas Arts provides with this kick-off to the summer season.


For now, save the date, bring a chair for sitting and a dessert to share and be part of the big-time fun scene, noted Valladao.

More information will be available over the next few weeks at plumasarts.org.