Roots & Branches Conservancy is pleased to announce a 2017 grant of $75,000 to Mount Tamalpais State Park in the wake of Sound Summit, its annual music festival to help support the mountain. The grant represents a 25% increase over its 2016 gift of $60,000, resulting in a three-year total of $175,000 from the Bay Area non-profit.
Sound Summit, staged at the Mountain Theater overlooking San Francisco Bay on September 9th of this year, featured Grateful Dead founding members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, New Orleans’ Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Bay Area groups The Stone Foxes and Vetiver, and Marin County-based Printz Dance Project. The acts performed to a joyful sold-out crowd under sunny late-summer skies.
“Sound Summit continues to gain traction, both as a festive and resonant community event and a sustainable annual source of revenue to Mount Tam via a very brief footprint on the mountain.” says Sound Summit producer and Roots & Branches Conservancy president Michael Nash. “We look forward to sitting down soon with local State Parks officials to determine where this year’s grant funds are most meaningfully allocated on the mountain.”
Once determined, details of those allocations will be posted on Sound Summit’s website, as will information about Sound Summit 2018, scheduled for September of next year.