Tickets on Sale Now for Dunsmuir’s Mossbrae Music Festival

What: Mossbrae Music Festival
When: Saturday, July 23, 2011, 4 p.m.
Where: Dunsmuir City Park Botanical Gardens (directions)
Cost: $30 through July 20, $40 thereafter

Mark your calendars. The Dunsmuir Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with AV Productions will present an exceptional musical lineup this summer for The Sixth Annual Mossbrae Music Festival on Saturday, July 23, 2011, at 4 pm. Nestled by the Sacramento River, the event will be held at the City Park within the shady Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens.

Headlining this year’s event is Lydia Pense & Cold Blood. Cold Blood is one of the original horn bands that forged its own brand of funk/soul, R&B, and jazz known as “East Bay Grease” alongside Tower of Power. Lydia Pense has been compared to Janis Joplin, but is a true original and a pioneer in the women’s rock movement. Lydia and the band debuted when the Fillmore in San Francisco, California, was at its peak as one of the nation’s musical meccas. Owner Bill Graham was so impressed with Lydia’s voice and the sound of the band that he immediately signed Cold Blood to his new record label. That music still holds up today, proving that great music is timeless and will continue to inspire generations to come.

Dunsmuir California Mossbrae Music Festival PosterCombining blues, rock, soul and funk, Earl Thomas and The Blues Ambassadors will also take the stage with their soulful rhythms, elemental poetry, and dynamic performance. This San Francisco-based band revitalizes the distinctively American origins of the blues tradition by absorbing global musical styles with a universal spirit. An internationally respected artist, Thomas is also an award winning songwriter, scoring hits for Etta James, Solomon Burke, Janiva Magness, and most recently, Tom Jones.

Sound Advice, will open up the festival with high energy, funk grooves, R&B tunes, blues, rock, and original material. Upbeat and positive, this stellar 5-piece band is a unifying force that brings people together from all walks of life and has kept the North State dancing for more than 15 years.
Gates will open at 3 p.m. Sound Advice will perform at 4 p.m., Earl Thomas and the Blues Ambassadors will perform at 5 p.m., Lydia Pense and Cold Blood will perform at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $30 until Wednesday, July 20th, $40 between July 21st-23rd, and are available online and at various outlets. See to buy tickets online. Tickets are also available in Dunsmuir at the Dunsmuir Chamber of Commerce Office, Video Station, and Dunsmuir Hardware; in Mt. Shasta, at Village Books; in Weed, at Ellie’s Kitchen; in Yreka, at Nature’s Kitchen. Tickets are also available in Redding at Bog Beans Books and at Enjoy the Store.

This event is a fundraiser for the Dunsmuir Chamber of Commerce. A shuttle is provided from the parking lot into the park.

This event is sponsored by Cave Springs Resort, Coldwell Banker, Dunsmuir Hardware, Mercy Medical in Mt. Shasta, Pacific Power, Premier West Bank, and U.S. Bank. While food, beer, wine, soda and water are available, no coolers or picnic baskets are allowed. It is recommended that you bring a blanket to sit on the grass.

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