Camping and blues blend at Scotts Flat |

Camping and blues blend at Scotts Flat

The Sierra Blues Society is sponsoring the “Scotts Flat Lake Blues Jam & Campout” the weekend of June 27-29.

Not only will participants get to hear some fabulous music in a pretty setting while eating and drinking and having a great ole good time, they’ll be able to be a part of an important program for children – “Blues in the School.”

Say Thom Myers, the president of the society, “Part of (our) mission statement is to educate the public about the blues.

‘BITS’ is music education designed to arouse the interest of the youth and create a deeper appreciation and greater awareness of blues music’s cultural roots.

We are in the process of formulating our own program that will span more than four counties along the foothills of California.

The hope is that our yearly campout will become the culmination and celebration of our year of BITS programming.”

A noble cause, indeed, and one in which anyone who is interested could participate by learning about it, spreading the word, maybe even contributing to.

So now is the time to make your camp reservations without delay.

As Myers says, “The music and the atmosphere are FREE, but it is up to you to call the campgrounds at (530) 265-5302 and secure your space.”

Of course, if camping isn’t your thing, you can always show up on Saturday at 1 p.m. to hear the hourlong presentation at which a couple of teachers will talk, and stay for the buffet (bring a potluck dish if you can).

A day pass for a car with up to four in it is $6.

Just remember to take the second gate (at the store marina) at Scotts Flat Lake.

Any questions? Contact Myers at (530) 268-9166 or e-mail

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