High Sierra Music Festival has announced Home Sierra, a four-day webcast event July 2nd—5th. The streaming event will replace High Sierra’s physical festival, which was rescheduled to Independence Day weekend of 2021.
The announcement comes as many canceled music festivals turn to streaming alternatives as a way to satisfy disappointed fans. Between the Summer Camp Virtual Festival last month, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong‘s digital Homefest celebration this past weekend, and a host of other streaming events, fans have not been at a loss for content.
In a Facebook post to the festival’s page, High Sierra organizers stated that Home Sierra will feature premiere live recordings from 29 years of the festival, dating back to its inception in 1991 at Leland Meadows, CA. Of note in the announcement is the fact that organizers promised “choice audio selections hand-picked from 29 years of magic.” This, along with the fact that the stream is sponsored by KVMR 89.5 FM and 105.1 FM, could indicate that Home Sierra might be a strictly audio event. Add in the fact that the event poster prominently features a radio, and this could mark a new direction in concert broadcasts in which festivals only provide audio, rather than video, of past performances, much like WWOZ did with Jazz Festing In Place this Spring. The announcement encouraged fans to stay tuned for a full schedule coming soon.
See the full post below and visit High Sierra’s Facebook page for more information.