Get ready for Woodstock — Oakdale style.
That's how Greg Cobb, one of the volunteer organizers, describes the second annual Sierra View Music Fest set for Saturday at Jim Brunk's private ranch on Sierra View Road.
Headliners are pop band Smash Mouth, 1980s one-hit wonder Tommy Tutone and 1970s rock guitar band Montrose.
Also performing are local favorites The Great Oglee Moglee Blues Band, The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit and Remedy.
"You get a good mixture of music here," said Brunk. "Come out and have fun. It's going to be a beautiful day."
The concert, which is completely run by volunteers, will be held on the grass with views of the Sierra. Audience members are asked to bring blankets or low chairs for seating. Last year, about 2,000 people attended, but ticket sales are slow so far, said Cobb. The venue can hold up to 3,000.
The festival is held in remembrance of Brunk's wife, Heidi, who died at age 45 in 2008 in a backyard water slide accident at the ranch. She sang in Remedy and in other bands in the area. The show benefits the Heidi Brunk Foundation, which provides music scholarships to college students in Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties. Last year, the foundation awarded four $1,000 scholarships.
This is the only fund-raiser the foundation holds.
"(Heidi's) passion for music was very strong, so we wanted to hold a music festival," Cobb said.
The entertainment was booked by Dwight Deveraux, who owns Oakdale's TonePros Sound Labs, which builds guitar parts, and who has many connections in the music industry.
The festival will include booths selling food, drinks and merchandise, such as T-shirts and CDs.
The event comes just one week after X-Fest, a music festival in downtown Modesto that featured more than 40 bands, including Montrose. That event attracts up to 15,000 people; this year's attendance figure wasn't yet available.