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28 Apr, 2010

Festival Information

Postponed for 2012. We hope to be back in 2013 or 2014.

“I soooo enjoyed coming up to see your event and even tho it was my first time I swore it would never be the last one. I hear ya about the economics, but anything you can pull together I will attend. I’ll drive all the way from south Orange County!”

SB, Jan 2012

“There is no Blues Festival quite like Fire on the Mountain. I have performed at the festival several times over the years. It’s always been one of my favorites. Richard Burleigh and Co manage to take it up a notch every year. It’s been cool for me to watch this thing grow from a small community event into one of the country’s major blues festivals.

Thanks for helping to keep the blues alive,”

…..Tommy Castro

About the Festival
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Concerts are on two stages, with the main stage outside “on the green” and the other stage inside the sierra building

Workshops will be held in the Manzanita building

Water misting tents to keep cool!

Gates open at 10 a.m. and the music starts at 11 a.m.

Separate motorcycle parking is available

Misting units and a misting tent will be going all day

What to Bring

Low back chairs – no more than 32″ from ground to top of chair. Seat height under 12″ from ground.

Dancing shoes ( dancing area is to either side of the stage, not in front of the stage)

Spray bottle ~ Sunscreen

Ice chests ~ without alcohol or glass


Umbrellas are allowed, but only in the back and to the sides where they are not blocking any ones view

What not to Bring

No glass or alcohol

No pets

No bad attitudes

Food and Drinks in 2010

Plenty of food and drink will be available including:

* Cajun  * Chinese  *Kettlecorn

*Mexican  *BBQ

*Fruit Ala Cart (frozen fruit bars)

* Espresso & Iced Coffee Drinks,

Iced Tea & Lemonade

* Beer, microbrews, wine, sodas and water

About the Area

The Sonora Blues Festival is located at Sonora’s Mother Lode Fairgrounds near the junction of Highways 49 and 108 on Stockton Street in downtown Sonora.

Sonora is just 1 1/2 hours from Yosemite National Park, Pinecrest Lake is 45 minutes East of Sonora, Columbia State Park is only 3 miles from the festival and there are many other lakes and recreation areas nearby.

Check in with

The Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau

for travel in The Mother Lode, Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada

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