The Yosemite Music Festival kicks off at 3 p.m. Friday, July 8, at the Mariposa Fairgrounds. The two-day music festival is in its 15th year, and 14 performances ranging from bluegrass and Americana to reggae and psychedelic rock are set to take the stage, according to organizers.
Now in its 15th year, the Yosemite Music Festival’s lineup has some returning bands and fresh faces. The two-day festival is July 8 and 9 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds, 5007 Fairgrounds Road in Mariposa. Fourteen acts will play an array of music including rock, folk and reggae, to name a few, according to organizers.
Not even halfway through April, Merced has been soaked with more than twice the rainfall than is typical for the entire month, according to forecasters. Beginning Friday night, Merced saw 2.44 inches of rain through the weekend, which is the only rainfall since April 1. The 30-year average for April is 0.34 inches, according to the National Weather Service in Hanford.
It was unclear Friday when officials would be able to reopen the Highway 140 entrance to Yosemite National Park, which was blocked a day earlier by a rock slide that sent huge boulders and debris crashing onto the roadway, a spokeswoman said.
Mark Wild, 26, of Santa Cruz and a University of California, Merced student, drives his car in Merced Calif., Friday, July 15, 2016. Wild says he is not comfortable riding his bike around Merced and relies on his car to get around the city. According to walkscore.com, Merced's Walk Score is listed at 41.
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