Counter clockwise from top left. Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Father John Misty, Cha Wa, the Allah-Las and Teal Collins.

As Bay Area music lovers have known since June, the venerable Sound Summit music festival is back, featuring a outstanding lineup that includes dynamic Americana group Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real, indie sensation Father John Misty, retro-cool rock band Allah-Las, high-energy New Orleans brass ensemble Cha Wa, and local powerhouse vocalist Teal Collins of the Mother Truckers. 

But the thrill of live music’s return to the historic Mountain Theater, a 4,000-seat natural stone amphitheater atop Mount Tamalpais with stunning views of San Francisco Bay and beyond, after a two-year hiatus, is slightly tempered by the reality that the delta variant surge continues, and necessary precautions are being taken to assure safety of patrons, artists, staff and all involved.

Out of an abundance of caution and for the safety of fans, staff and musicians, all attendees will be required to show either proof of their complete vaccination record or a negative COVID test result from a test taken within 48 hours of the show.

“Being able to gather with friends and family again and celebrate high atop this treasured mountain after the long and challenging year we’ve all had is a truly joyful and liberating thought,” says executive producer Michael Nash. “We can’t wait.”

Tickets for the daylong festival are on sale – $115 for adults and $65 for youth 12 and under; children 2 and under are admitted free. Gates open at 10:00 am; music from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm.


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