COARSEGOLD – The first Saturday in June marks the return of Music and Art in the Meadow, put on annually to benefit the host of the festival, the Coarsegold Historic Museum.
This year’s event will feature “all music, all the time” with two bands playing throughout the afternoon while artists work at their various projects. There are two featured bands this year, both well-known in the foothills and Central Valley, starting with the Grassfire Bluegrass Band.
For the past twenty years or so, a group of about a dozen friends living in and around California’s Central Valley have been playing and singing together in various combinations. The musical interests of this group is wide-ranging, from traditional bluegrass, to classic country and rock-n-roll.
Also taking the stage will be the Morgan Canyon Band. The group formed about 10 years ago when two classic rock musicians got together with two bluegrass players. They developed their own style they call Urban Bluegrass.
The band does a wide range of crossover covers from Jimmy Buffett, Crosby, Stills and Nash, The Eagles and Credance to Stones, Beatles and Alison Krauss.
Local artists will display their talents in painting and a variety of other mediums. See, and perhaps own, a work of art you’ve watched being created.
Museum docents will be available for tours, so visitors can learn a bit of the history of Coarsegold and spend some time visiting the exhibits.
Food booths will satisfy a variety of gastronomical needs, including chili, ribs, hamburgers, tri-tip sandwiches, nachos and beverages, with prices said to be quite reasonable.
Besides food, music and art, visitors can participate in a special silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Sponsors of the event include Sullivan’s Tire Pros, Veater Financial and Kenli, Inc.
Insiders suggest bringing a comfortable chair, as museum chairs are metal.
Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the museum and other locations.
Music and Art in the Meadow is Saturday, June 1, from 1 – 5 p.m.
The museum is located at 31899 Hwy 41 in Coarsegold.
Call the Coarsegold Historic Museum at 559 642-4448 for more information.