16th annual Ridgestock to entertain,inform all day Saturday | TheUnion.com

16th annual Ridgestock to entertain,inform all day Saturday

On Saturday, Ridgestock once again graces the green lawns and amphitheater of the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center.

Ridgestock Music and Sustainability Expo will feature various types of green speakers and demos during the day along with local and regional music.

Ridgestock, running from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the schoolhouse at 17894 Tyler Foote Crossing Road, Nevada City, features an environmental theme emphasizing green living in the foothills. This year’s headliner is House of Vibe All Stars, featuring Chali 2na, complete with horn section, non-stop rhythmic sounds and hard-hitting beats journeying through rock, jazz, hip-hop and R&B.

Also headlining are The Mermen, playing an extreme brand of psychedelic surf music.

Tickets are available in advance at Briar Patch, Mother Truckers and BrownPaperTickets.com; $30 in advance; $10 kids (11 and over) $35/$15 at the door, kids 10 & under free.

The venue, a historic one-room schoolhouse and grounds, boasts an outdoor amphitheater and an open lawn full of shade and sun filled with vendors of all types, including info booths, organic food booths, handmade crafts and clothes, green industries, and an interactive kids space.

During the day, from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. there will be speakers and workshops.

The topics are as follows: Solar Water Pumps, Ground Water, San Juan Ridge Mine Update, Garden Tips, Seed Saving and Alternative Building. Speakers will be recorded live during the show and re-posted in the future on Ridgestock and Mud and Pearls websites. Mud and Pearls is the group coordinating the workshops and speakers.

Ridgestock began in 1999 as a small local music venue and has grown organically over the years to encompass the whole community coming together to work toward a common vision of sustainability, said Ridgestock producer Roo Cantada. Performances will include:

Evening performances will run from 5 p.m. on.For information, visit http://ridgestock.org or call 530-802-0999.

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