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Sound Summit: A Benefit for the Mountain

Mountain Theater - Mill Valley, CA, US

September 19, 2015

| $45 - $90

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MUSIC RETURNS TO MOUNT TAMALPAIS

“Sound Summit” brings live music back to Mount Tam with the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Dr. John & The Nite Trippers, The Mother Hips, Portland Cello Project, and The Mother Truckers

Saturday, September 19 from 11am – 7pm

Live music is returning to Mount Tamalpais with Sound Summit: A Benefit for the Mountain on Saturday, September 19, 2015, from 11am – 7pm at the historic Mountain Theater, a 4,000-seat natural stone amphitheater set high atop Mount Tam with stunning views of San Francisco Bay.  Sponsored by Roots & Branches Conservancy and produced by Michael Nash, the executive producer of Mount Tam Jam in 2013, Sound Summit will feature the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Dr. John and The Nite Trippers, The Mother Hips, Portland Cello Project, and The Mother Truckers. Bay Area radio personalities The always engaging and upbeat Brian ("Murph") Murphy and Paul ("Paulie Mac") McCaffrey of KNBR's popular Murph & Mac morning show will be the afternoon’s Masters of Ceremonies, while 60s icon and perpetual social do-gooder Wavy Gravy will be gracing the stage with his

ever-whimsical presence to add to the festivities..

“As its name implies, Sound Summit is an intentional double-entendre – at once a musical gathering and an image of a strong and whole peak,” says producer Michael Nash.  “One exists to help sustain the other.”

Sanctioned and supported by Mount Tamalpais State Park, Sound Summit’s goal is to raise funding for and awareness of the mountain’s needs. “Most of the work it takes to keep the mountain safe and seemingly untouched by the modern world tends to escape our general focus, but it is a concerted and ongoing effort, deserving of our attention and support,” adds Nash.

Sound Summit retains Tam Jam’s warmly embraced spirit, structure, and intention to create an annual celebration of the mountain and evolve a sustainable revenue source. “We feel Sound Summit is a well-wrought, creative and dynamic gesture of support for a very special place in the neighborhood,” says Nash. “It is as much a community spirit as it is a community event."

Sound Summit features musical performances by the following artists:

  • Tedeschi Trucks Band – the eclectic and supremely talented Grammy award-winning ensemble features Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks fronting an 11-member band known for their stellar, high-energy sets of rock, roots, R&B, and more.
  • Dr. John and The Nite Trippers –  New Orleans legend, multiple Grammy award-winner, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, acclaimed for his signature blend of funk, rhythm & blues, voodoo mysticism, and Creole roots.
  • The Mother Hips – A Bay Area favorite, The Mother Hips conjure their own heady brew of sun-drenched California soul, rock, boogie, blues, and jam-band, sprinkled with a dash of country.
  • Portland Cello Project – the offbeat, genre-blurring, and always engaging cello ensemble lights up crowds with compelling sets from a repertoire of more than 1,000 pieces of music. No two shows are alike.
  • The Mother Truckers – Opening the show with their high-energy brand of music, these Marin natives are thrilled to be back home in the Bay Area after a decade in Austin. A creative blend of blues, country, and rock 'n roll, The Mother Truckers' sound is sure to set the tone for an amazing day on the mountain.
  • Roots & Rhythm Spin Master Harry Duncan will play the custom mix of soul, funk, blues, jazz, roots reggae, African and more heard on In The Soul Kitchen, his popular, weekly roots music show on KCSM.

Sound Summit tickets go on sale Sunday, July 19 at 10:00am and are $90 for adults; $45 for kids 12 & under; children under 2 are free.  Tickets are available at SoundSummit.net. Gates open at 10:00am; music from 11:00am – 7:00pm.  More information and an updated concert schedule can be found at SoundSummit.net.  and on our Facebook page.

About Roots & Branches Conservancy

Founded in 2014, Roots & Branches Conservancy is dedicated to the conservation of natural resources, both physical and cultural. Those resources can range from old growth forests to indigenous musical forms and oral traditions. Towards that end, its goal is to create intersections between the environment and the arts beneficial to their mutual preservation and evolution.

Its flagship event, Sound Summit, offers a unique forum in which artistic resources are brought to bear at the very environmental resource they serve to support. With breathtaking vistas of the local watershed, the endless Pacific, and San Francisco Bay, Mount Tam is the natural gem of the local landscape and the heart of Marin. Beloved by generations, Mount Tamalpais State Park is a 25,000-acre state park in Marin County with more than 60 miles of hiking and biking trails that in turn connect to more than 200 miles of trails in neighboring parklands.

MUSIC RETURNS TO MOUNT TAMALPAIS

“Sound Summit” brings live music back to Mount Tam with the

Tedeschi Trucks Band, Dr. John & The Nite Trippers,

The Mother Hips, Portland Cello Project, and The Mother Truckers

 

Saturday, September 19 from 11am – 7pm

WHAT:

Sound Summit: A Benefit for the Mountain

WHEN:

Saturday, September 19, 2015; gates open at 10:00am; music from 11:00am – 7:00pm

WHO:

WHERE:

The historic Mountain Theater, Ridgecrest Blvd in Mount Tamalpais State Park

TICKETS:

Advance tickets available online at SoundSummit.net are $90 for adults; $45 for kids 12 & under; children under 2 are free.

Day of Show tickets (if available are $100/adults and $45/kids 12 & under; children under 2 are free.

INFO:           

More information and an updated concert schedule can be found at SoundSummit.net.

TRANSPORTATION:

For transportation tips, including shuttle, hiking biking and driving, please visit SoundSummit.net.

Details

Date:
September 19, 2015
Cost:
$45 - $90
Event Category:
Website:
http://Soundsummit.net

Venue

Mountain Theater
Ridgewood Blvd. in Mt. Tam State Park
Mill Valley, CA United States
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Website:
soundsummit.net

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