By John Steffanic
Plumas-Sierra County Fair Manager
After postponements forced by last year’s COVID pandemic and this year’s Dixie Fire, the Plumas Sierra County Fair Foundation is moving ahead with its Popsapalooza Concert Series. Last year’s series was cancelled after only one, wonderful performance by the Northern Nevada String Serenade.
An expanded series was planned for 2021, beginning with a July 24, outdoor jazz concert. Alas, the Dixie Fire Camp moved in a short week or two before, causing the cancellation of not only that concert, but the Sept. 18 percussion concert, the Oct. 9 Sierra Brass Quintet, the Oct. 30 Northstar Chamber Players, the 2021 Plumas Sierra County Fair, the 2021 Plumas Homegrown Americana Festival, as well as handful of other events.
Foundation President Nancy Gambell declared, “We will not be denied!” As of early November, the Plumas Sierra County Fairgrounds will finally be back under local control. That means the 2021 Popsapalooza Concert Series will kick off with the Nov. 20 performance of the Northern Nevada String Serenade. It seems only fitting that they should return to re-ignite the series!
The following three concerts will take place as scheduled; Dec. 17 will feature Tintabulations, the popular bell and chime choir featuring holiday favorites. Northern Nevada String Serenade will return on Jan. 22 and the Harp and Piano Extravaganza will be Feb. 5, 2022. The four postponed concerts will be rescheduled beginning in March of 2022.
Season ticket holders will simply pick up at the same point, using their Nov. 20th tickets as usual. Tickets are also available at the door for $20 general admission and $10 for students with a valid student ID. Tickets for the first four postponed concerts will be used for make up performances in the Spring. Season tickets are still available at the Fair Office or on-line at www.plumas-sierracountyfair.net. The PSCF Foundation wants to assure everyone who is holding a season ticket that this will not be confusing; just bring your tickets to a performance and they will figure it out. Whether they are tickets from last season or this one, each and every ticket will be honored.
Conductor Jane Brown has been a wonderful ambassador for Plumas County with these talented musicians. All were understanding of our circumstances and are looking forward to bringing their performances to our community.
It should be mentioned, there is still a mask mandate in place for indoor gatherings, so please be prepared to wear a mask until we hear otherwise.