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The hills are alive, with the sound of ... Kenny

August 17, 2012

Had enough music in the woods yet?

That would be, “No.”

On the heels of Bluesapalooza two weekends ago and Latin music in the Village at the Margarita Festival (see P. 1), comes the Mammoth Festival—Wine, Music, Food & Art.

This is a Mammoth Mountain Ski Area event, and those people know how to put on a show.
It all began last night on the ski hill with a five-course “Winemaker Dinner” at Parallax, and then continues tonight (Friday) at the Village, with live music by Berel Alexander during the Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation’s “Wine Walk.”

But for the music aficionados among the throng, Saturday is the day. That’s when rock legend Kenny Loggins takes to the stage in a headliner performance in a show that also features Donavon Frankenreiter, Zoux, Naia Kete, and Jonathan Kingham in a three-hour show (from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.) at Sam’s Wood Site.

For Loggins, 64, the set will be in a string of performances this summer that are designed to be relatively short, pleasing to the crowd, and then out.

That might be enough for a gig like this one. We’ll get songs from his iconic Loggins & Messina years, his middle years and now his current repertoire.

Following an afternoon of wine tasting, trying restaurant offerings and browsing arts & crafts brews, the show seems to be set up just about right.

Then it’s “When is Mammoth Rocks? When is the Bluegrass Festival? When is Hop ‘n’ Sage?”

It just keeps going, on and on.

A Mammoth Festival goer enjoys wine at last year's event. File Photo
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