Pam Jung: When stars come out in Nevada County |

Pam Jung: When stars come out in Nevada County

This year’s annual concert, the Land Trust’s sixth, has two things going for it that are truly special: The site is gorgeous, the entertainment outstanding.

Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings (playing first) and Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks and will move you, guaranteed. It may start with some toe-tapping and will probably end in full-fledged dancing.

See the following two stories for lots more about the performers. By the way, did you hear the KVMR radio interviews of the two artists: Roy on Friday morning and Dan on Saturday morning? Master performers, yet so accessible and eager to please their audiences. I heard the Rogers interview and was blown away by the can’t-sit-still rhythm and words when he played and sang Willy Dickson’s “I’m built for comfort, I’m not built for speed.”

The site has moved from Nevada City, where the concert was held for years, to Penn Valley where Pilot Peak Winery is located – 62 breathtaking acres of overlooking vineyards. Concert-goers sit on a cool, grassy knoll with large oaks providing shade in the late afternoon while enjoying the smells and sights of nature, the grand display of stars overhead and the food and drink (buy or bring) – what could be better than that?

Then, to top it all, your money helps the Land Trust do its fine work protecting open space. Just call them or go to their Web site to discover what projects are on the table now.

Support a good cause while having lots of fun doing it: Come Saturday to “Stars at the Peak” in Penn Valley.

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