Summer Mountain Music and Arts Festival

The Fourth Annual
Summer Mountain Music and Arts Festival – Saturday, July 21, 2018

Check out last years 2017 Festival

[Grapevine Article Here]

  2017 Photo Album

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2017 Photo’s
by the Tehama County Arts Council

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2016 Photo Album

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Poster from SMMAF 2017


Cedar Crest Vineyards
32505 Forward Road
Manton, California
Follow festival signs; Google Maps shows it right however GPS may have you stop short of the actual location
Time:  11:00 a.m. -8:00 p.m.
Gates open at 10:00 a.m.

Online Tickets are no longer available

***Tickets can be purchased at the gate***
All Day Festival Tickets $20
Children 12 and under – FREE with an adult

This will be the Third Annual Bluegrass, Old Time & Americana Music & Art Event and will be held at the Cedar Crest Vineyards in Manton CA.  This is the main fundraising event for C.S.O.T.F.A. – District 6.  With a day full of great bands, beautiful views, great food, local wines and craft beers, this family fun event is guaranteed to be be about 10 degrees cooler than anything that is going on down in the valley.  Come and enjoy the fun and help us support Old Time, Old Time Fiddling, Bluegrass and Traditional American Acoustic Music & Education in the North State.

2017 Band Line up

Wood & Wire

Wood & Wire Band

Wood & Wire:  “It’s been five years now since Wood & Wire sprouted out of the rich musical soil of Austin, Texas.  In that time, they’ve written music, recorded albums, and performed at some of the most notable festivals and venues across the country.

In the often tightly defined genre of bluegrass music, Wood & Wire’s “band-style” ethos are not unheard of.  Nor are the elements of song crafting, so often associated with their Texas home, that permeate their sound.  That said, what comes out of the Wood & Wire blender is something entirely its own.”

One Button Suit

One Button Suit Bluegrass Band

The Rock Ridge Bluegrass Band

Rock Ridge Bluegrass Band

The Buckhorn Mountain Stompers


The Buckhorn Mountain Stompers

The Jim Cook Band

Back by popular demand from the 2016 SMMAF!

The HappBees

The Alldrin Family Band

The Alldrin Family Band

Danita Gardner

Originally from Idaho, Danita Gardner now lives in the San Fransisco Bay area. She once taught fiddle and had a full studio but has spent the last five years chasing her daughter around. Danita competes in fiddle contests and has won both the Grand Masters in Nashville TN and the National Oldtime Fiddle Contest in Weiser ID three times each. She received her undergraduate degree from Sam Huston State University in Texas, and her Master’s degree at Boise State University in Violin Pedagogy.

Stormy Weather

Cover Girl

Janie Seeger and Diane Blaylock, together known as “Cover Girl,” is a dynamic duo that has recently been added to the lineup for the Summer Mountain Music & Arts Festival. They like to say their style is “Funky-Twang.” They play everything from “Snooze to Blues,” music from every decade – 40s and forward, covers and originals. Thanks “Cover Girl” for helping take this year’s festival to the next level!

Nicki Carlisle and Friends

“Nicki Carlisle and Friends” will be joining the lineup of bands at the Summer Mountain Music & Arts Festival. Nicki performs with a number of groups throughout the North State and competes in fiddle competition all throughout California and Nevada. She is a former California State Champion Fiddler and is active in the California State Old Time Fiddlers, District 6. In addition to performing she also teaches fiddle and has touched the lives of so many fiddlers, young and old. She will be joined on stage by her friends and backup players, Al Myers and Don Nichols.

Wines & Craft Beers by:

Cedar Crest Vineyards

Food by:

Dill’s Delli


All Day Festival tickets are $20.
Online ticket sales have closed. Please purchase tickets at the gate.
Children 12 and under – FREE with adult

Local Ticket sales: Tickets are available for purchase at these locations:

  • The Music Connection – 3086 Bechelli Lane, Redding
  • The Brass Reed – 2650 S. Market St. Redding
  • Manton Corners – Manton Rd., Manton


For our out of town guests and bands, the Comfort Inn in Red Bluff has partnered with us again this year to provide a beautiful room at a substantially reduced rate for folks coming to the festival from a long distance and needing a place to spend the night.

Contact: Darryl Concho, Manager, and ask for the “Summer Mountain Music and Arts Festival Deal”

Phone:(530)529-7060 to reserve a room.

Festival Camping 2017 information. Reserve your spot soon!

The Summer Mountain Music and Arts Festival is presented by the California State Old Time Fiddlers Association – District 6.  For more information or to find out how you or your business can help support the Summer Mountain Music and Arts Festival you can contact us on Facebook: Summer Mountain Music and Arts Festival
Online at:
Or call George Fredson at (530) 604-8706


Q. How do I join the California State Old Time Fiddlers Association, District 6?

A. Go to our webpage and join online.   Click here
Or you can print or write out the information on the sign-up page and mail it with a check to:
CSOTFA, District 6
P.O. Box 990462
Redding CA 96099-0462

Q. How do I get a member discount on my ticket?

A. Member tickets are $15 were ordered before July 15th.
Discounts are no longer available.

Q. If I order by mail or online, will I get physical tickets in the mail?

A. Yes, and you will receive an email confirmation and your name will be added to the Will Call list at the gate.

Q. If I change my mind or am unable to attend after I already bought tickets, can I get a refund?

A. Nope, This is a “rain or shine” event and refunds are not available.

Q. If it rains, will the festival be cancelled?

A. No, the festival will be held rain or shine!

Q. Can I bring my dog?

A. No.  We ask that you do NOT bring your dogs or other pets.  Dogs are certainly not allowed in the audience or the vendor areas and there is no place on site to safely keep your pet.  Remember that  the temperatures can get quite warm  making it dangerous to leave your animal in your vehicle.

Q. What about parking?

A. Parking is free. But since it is somewhat limited, it will help if you carpool if you can!

Q. Can I bring my own ice chest? Alcoholic beverages?

A. No.  Ice chests and coolers are NOT allowed as both food and beverages will be for sale at the event.  Craft Beer and Wine will be available for purchase on site from Cedar Crest Vineyards.  Outside alcohol is prohibited due to the licensing regulations.

Q. How do I keep up on the latest news?

A. “Like” our Facebook page, Summer Mountain Music and Arts Festival, and check back on this page.


Our Proud list of Sponsors for the 2016 Summer Mountain Music and Arts Festival. Stay tuned for the 2017 sponsors.

Lithia Redding 1080P
Lithia Auto Stores – Redding California

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Tehama County Arts Council, The Brass Reed, Oaksong Music Society, California Veterans.

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Tri Counties Bank, Dr. Bruce Farrell, DDS., The Music Connection, KKRN 88.5 FM


One thought on “Summer Mountain Music and Arts Festival”

  1. Another great event! Great non stop music between stages!! Great venue as well! Cedar Crest Vineyards in Manton was amazing! Great people to work with, friendly and helpful!!
    We had great food but definitely need another choice so we have plenty to feed our guests!!
    Great fun! If you haven’t made it to the last two, I recommend coming to out 2017 or 3 annual festival!!
    Great event Tim, George, Lloyd, Mary, Carolyn, Amy and Tom!!
    Thank you to all of the helpers to make this event possible.

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