SNWMF thanks everyone involved in creating a beautiful 23rd annual Summer Solstice Celebration.

Maximum RASpect to the professionals and volunteers who worked tirelessly and cheerfully to keep the runnins Irie. Friday’s rain put a damper on the performances of Lee Scratch Perry and Don Carlos due to safety concerns at the Valley Stage. SNWMF deeply regrets we did not communicate better regarding the issue and are working to ensure it does not happen in the future. Saturday and Sunday, Mendocino rolled out the blue skies and warm sun for us. The vibes were incredibly positive all weekend long, and the music – fantastic!

Thank you to the residents of Boonville, Anderson Valley and Mendocino County! SNWMF is proud to call the Mendocino County Fairgrounds our home.

Thank you to the media and street team for helping to get the word out about our world peace celebration. Thank you to our creative and wonderful vendors for your quality, loyalty and friendship. Thank you to all the artists who graced our stages and Dance Hall. It is the music that is at the core of SNWMF. The 2016 artists were truly amazing.

SNWMF extends a heart-felt thank you to all the attendees who choose to spend the third weekend of June in Anderson Valley dancing to their heart's content. SNWMF is truly unique in the good people it attracts. It is your smiles, your good vibes and the love that is shared amongst the wonderful people in attendance at SNWMF that keeps us going year after year. See you June 16, 17 and 18, 2017! Stayed tuned for more details. Soon Come. Peace. Love. Music.

The Sierra Nevada World Music Festival is pleased to announce that our 24th annual Summer Solstice and World Peace Celebration will take place at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds in Boonville, California on June 16, 17 and 18, 2017, so mark your calendars.

Our initial set of photographs, consisting of 195 pictures courtesy of Lee Abel are now available for viewing at: We will be adding lots more photos in the coming weeks, so make sure to keep checking back.

We've added 15 videos of artists performing in Boonville this past June to our video page at:


Peace. Love. Music.

See You In June!