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Saturday Truckee music festival bringing bluegrass, Americana & more

Staff report
This year's ARC in the Park logo.
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The lineup

1:30-2:30 — Lacy Labella and Richardson

2:30-3 — Chris Miles

3-4 — No Deal

4-4:30 — Liam Kyle Cahill

4:30-5:30 — The Novelists

5:30-6 — Tom Letson

6-7 — Aaron Oropeza & The Delivery

7-7:30 — Truckee String Quartet

8:30-9 — DJ Music/Final Raffle Prizes

7:30-8:30 — The Trespassers

9-10 — Coburn Station

All times p.m. Visit arcprogram.org to learn more.

TRUCKEE, Calif. — An all-day music festival Saturday at the famed Sally Gebhardt Amphitheater in Truckee will provide locals and visitors an inspiration to dance — and an inspiration to give back to the region’s youth.

The music starts at 1:30 p.m. and doesn’t finish until 10 Saturday for Adventure Risk Challenge’s second annual ARC in the Park Benefit Concert at the Truckee River Regional Park.

The festival will feature a variety of rock n’ roll, bluegrass, Americana, folk, classical and indie artists from Tahoe/Truckee and the surrounding Sierra Nevada region, including The Trespassers, Coburn Station, Aaron Oropeza & The Delivery and The Novelists, among others.

There will be Asian-inspired cuisine food provided by Electric Blue Elephant and Pho Real, and beer and wine available for purchase.

Attendees may also BYOB — as is the Truckee amphitheater’s tradition. In addition, a raffle will be held, featuring numerous prizes generously donated form local businesses.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and are available a New Moon Natural Foods in Truckee and Tahoe City, or at the amphitheater on the day of the event.

All proceeds benefit Adventure Risk Challenge, known locally as “ARC.”

ARC is a local nonprofit youth development organization that helps at-risk and low-income students achieve success in school and in life through outdoor pursuits and reflective writing studies.

“What makes ARC unique is the combination of wilderness to academics, our year-round mentoring program that continues working with our alumni through college graduation, and the diverse population of students we serve,” says Program Coordinator Sean McAlindin, who you can catch on stage Saturday night jamming down with the headliner, Coburn Station. “I started this event to rally our community around this fantastic organization, and bring people together into our inclusive, fun and inspiring grass-roots organization.

“I’m so happy to know that we were successful enough in the first year to keep it going for another round.”

Over the past 12 years, ARC’s unique Literacy and Leadership programs have helped hundreds of local students clarify and pursue their goals in school and life.

The aim of ARC in the Park is to bring our community together for a day of fantastic music and celebration and to raise scholarship funds to help students continue to benefit from our grassroots, community-based mentoring and outdoor education programs.

Please visit http://www.arcprogram.org or the “ARC in the Park Tahoe” Facebook page for more information.