Date: February 2, 2006
Topic: Sierra Nevada World Music Festival – Moving to
Epiphany Artists is pleased to announce that SNWMF 2006
held at the Mendocino County Fair, in Boonville,
California. Situated in the heart of historic and
picturesque Anderson Valley, the site selected by the
festival’s organizers is an ideal place to hold an
outdoor music and camping festival.
Located just two hours north of San Francisco, this 30
acre facility includes a lush grass arena where the main
stage will be located. The adjoining grandstand
provides shaded seating for lots of additional patrons.
The fairgrounds are spread out over flat terrain and
there is plenty of room for a second stage. The
facility includes numerous structures including a
The Fairground and adjoining property located behind it
offer camping in a lovely valley surrounded by rolling
hills dotted with broad sheltering oaks. The grassy
fields will easily and comfortably accommodate all
campers. The absence of significant shading will be
more than offset by the moderate temperatures that
Anderson Valley enjoys in June. There are showers and
bathrooms on the fairgrounds, and we will also be
setting up additional facilities in the camping area.
is a small town located in the heart of Anderson
Valley. This splendid valley spans from Yorkville, on
the eastern side to Navarro on the west. In addition to
its award-wining wineries, Anderson Valley abounds with
grazing sheep, olive groves, apple orchards and oak
trees. The town of Philo is located towards the western
edge of Anderson Valley, and is the home of Mendocino
County’s only listener supported public broadcasting
radio station: KZYX (90.7). Although sleeping
accommodations within Anderson Valley are extremely
limited, they are both abundant and inexpensive in Ukiah
which is only 21 miles away. Cloverdale also has
numerous hotels and motels.
glorious Navarro River also meanders along Highway 128.
Though docile within the heart of Anderson Valley, the
river increases in beauty and intensity as it wanders
the 18 miles from Navarro to the coast, a region that is
laden with majestic redwood trees. There are also some
excellent swimming holes dotted throughout this area,
making it a great place to visit before the music
starts. If you’re looking to camp off-site, the Paul M.
Dimmick Campground (located here) and the Hendy Woods
State Park (located just outside of Boonville), would be
an ideal alternative to camping at SNWMF.
the new venue, festival producer Warren Smith says: “We
think it’s a perfect fit. The Fairground is beautiful
and the community friendly and welcoming SNWMF’s music
and spirit. SNWMF extends a grateful thank you to
Fairground Manager, Jim Brown, the Fairground Board of
Directors, County Supervisor David Colfax, Mendocino
County and the residents of Anderson Valley. All of us
at SNWMF are very excited to introduce SNWMF to
Sierra Nevada World Music Festival will be held June
23-25, 2006. It’s the first weekend of the summer!
Only a limited number of tickets will be available for
this event. “Early-bird” mail order tickets will go on
sale February 6th. Tickets will also be
available at independent outlets and TicketMaster after
April 1, 2006.
For additional information regarding Sierra Nevada World
Music Festival 2006, please visit our web site located