Review + Photos: Sound Summit serves up summer jams

Sound Summit (photo: William Wayland) We showed our double vaccination cards and climbed aboard the shuttles that would wind their way from Mill Valley above the morning fog to the amphitheater overlooking the bay. The Cushing Memorial Amphitheater was built using rough-hewn boulders by the Civilian Conservation Corp in 1933. It doesn’t have the polish of a venue like the Shoreline Amphitheater, but that’s the beauty of it.  Steps are uneven and trees can block your view. It’s rustic. Here, the backdrop is Tiburon, Angel Island, Alcatraz, and San Francisco. I don’t know if there’s a better place in the Bay Area to [...]

By |September 22, 2021|Tags: |

Review + Photos: Sound Summit 2018 at the Mountain Amphitheater

Herbie Hancock (photo: Carolyn McCoy) Words by Carolyn McCoy Up the slopes of Mount Tamalpais, up winding roads that pass by groves of Bay Laurel trees and Manzanita scrub, one comes upon the million-dollar view that surrounds the Mountain Amphitheater — sweeping, panoramic visions of the surrounding Bay Area landscape. Music fans from all over Northern California have come to this magnificent amphitheater to witness the musical joy of Sound Summit. Now in its fourth year, Sound Summit boasts an amazing lineup of musical acts to help support and benefit Roots & Branches Conservancy, an organization benefiting music, arts, environmental and [...]

By |September 14, 2018|Tags: |

Even in its infancy, Sound Summit Festival scorches

(photo: Tom Dellinger) It was damn hot in the Bay Area this past weekend — so scorching that not even a semi-secluded spot high up in the mountains could escape the elevated temperatures. Those bristling conditions were what the attendees at the Sound Summit Music Festival — held in the historic Mountain Theater on the side of Mount Tamalpais — had to contend with on Saturday. Fortunately, a combination of great musical performances and an accommodating setup helped the event turn out to be a success, despite the sticky weather. Headlined by alt-country act Wilco, the event featured [...]

By |September 20, 2016|Tags: |
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