Mount Shasta July 4th plans taking shape, golf tourney, too

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald
Danielle Kelly Soul Project is one of the headline bands lined up for the 2017 Mount Shasta Fourth of July celebration.

From great live music scheduled for this year’s Mount Shasta Fourth of July Celebration, Artisan Market and Street Faire, to the Spring Golf Tourney, here’s a look at what the Mount Shasta Chamber of Commerce has going on:

Chamber Executive Director Jim Mullins said they already have the entertainment line-up for the 4th of July Celebration, and it should be a great weekend.

The celebration kicks off the evening of Saturday, July 1, with the Chamber Mixer and live music downtown at the stage on Castle Street and N. Mount Shasta Blvd.

The Artisan Market and Street Faire will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, July 2 and 3, along N. Mount Shasta Blvd. Music plays until 9.

Vendors along Castle Street will open Saturday evening.

The Chamber is looking for sponsors for the Castle Street stage.

Saturday night music starts at 6 p.m. with Oregon-based LOVEBITE, a funk, R&B & rock project, followed by their alter-ego rock project, ZEPDRIX (interpreting the music of Led Zeppelin & Jimi Hendrix). The group features acclaimed Guitarist Jeff Pevar (Crosby, Stills & Nash, Ray Charles, Joe Cocker, Marc Cohn, Rickie Lee Jones, Jefferson Starship and many more) and soulful lead vocalist Inger Nova Jorgensen. The band also includes Blue Man Group's veteran drummer Matthew Kriemelman, bassist Jacob Ackerman, and guitarist Paul Turnipseed.

The Soul Project with Danielle Kelly headlines Sunday’s music line up which begins at 2 p.m. with Donnie Beck, followed by Allison and Victor, Eel Dub and finally The Soul Project.

A press release from Danielle Kelly Soul Project states they originated in the Rogue Valley, specializing in fun and funky retro dance party music of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. The play contemporary covers of artist such as Sharon Jones, Amy Winehouse and Raphael Saadiq as well.

Monday’s music also begins at 2 p.m. and features Richie G and Ma Beat, Ron Lovelace Band, Sound Advice, and Secret Handshake Society.

This year’s parade theme is: Mount Shasta – Spirit of the Mountain, Celebrating our Community’s Spiritual Diversity. The parade follows the Mountain Runners' annual Run/Walk.

Spring golf tourney

The Chamber’s Spring Golf Tournament benefit for Mount Shasta High School Boosters is Friday, May 19.

Mullins said teams can start signing up now. They are also looking for sponsors for the tournament.

He said there will be great prizes, great food and lots of fun. “It’s a great fundraiser for the high school athletics department for each sport,” said Mullins.

The tournament begins with a 9 a.m. shotgun start at the Mount Shasta Resort. $80 entry fee includes golf, cart, range balls, banquet and prizes. Enter as a four person team or sign up individually. Or just come have lunch for $18 per individual.

No handicap required and four person scramble.

There will be awards for low gross, low net, longest drive for men and women, closest to the pin for men and women, and $20,000 hole in one sponsored by Toreson Insurance.

Visitor Center hours

Mullins said the Mount Shasta Visitor Center is looking forward to a great visitor season.

Beginning May 1, the Center, located at 300 Pine Street, will start its summer hours from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Mullins said they have great new merchandise and city-wide gift certificates. Certificates can be purchased for any denomination and the Center has a list of participating merchants. The new directory and visitor’s guide is now available.

For more information about the Fourth of July Celebration, Spring Golf Tournament or other Chamber events, call 530-926-4865 or stop by the Visitor Center/Chamber of Commerce office.