Last March, I met with both Katie Zanto and Rosie Hackett to discuss some ideas I had for my service learning project. I figured I would do something with ski coaching, or volunteering for an outdoor leadership program. Both Katie the Interdisciplinary Studies chair, and Rosie, Outdoor Adventure Leadership program director, kindly and respectfully shut me down.
Five hundred music-loving and green-minded spectators and 12 incredible bands will come together on Sept. 20-22 at the Johnsville Ski Bowl for a Leave-No-Trace-style music festival thanks to the hard work of Sierra Nevada College students Drew Fisher, Rachael Blum, Cody Wilkins and many other volunteers and organizations.
Freezing temperatures and winter weather didn’t hurt ticket sales at SnowGlobe Music Festival Dec. 29-31 in South Lake Tahoe. Artists played to sold out crowds two of three nights and local businesses reported that sales were high over the New Years Eve weekend.
Those not taking advantage of last chair at Squaw Valley Ski Resort over the holiday break had the chance to experience the Last Chair Music Festival Jan. 4-5 and 11-12. Featuring headlining DJ sets from Passion Pit, LETTUCE, Foster the People and Bonobo the Last Chair Music Festival was a chance for Squaw Valley to grow as a music venue during the winter season.
It was another sold out night for New Years Eve at SnowGlobe Music Festival Dec. 31 in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. The night began with sets from Con Bro Chill, Clicks and Whistles and Ana Sia and extended into 2013 with a rowdy set from Montreal based electrofunk group Chromeo.
On March 24, rasta history was made at Kirkwood Ski Resort as it hosted its first ever High Up music festival that included hip-hop and reggae sensations Iration, Collie Buddz w/ New Kingston, The Movement, Zion I, Kelley James, Cozbykidz and DJ RyOn & Mic-Rob.
As the hypnotized crowd of head-bobbers jammed in sync to Collie Buddz, “Come Around,” I watched in awe as more and more hands lifted to the sky. Hundreds of reggae lovers flocked to Kirkwood’s extensive mountain peaks, which provided a sublime backdrop for the event.