Sunrise light on a grove of tufa towers emerging from the water of Mono Lake with soft green and dusty-red wild grasses in the foreground, Canada geese in the shallow water with reflections of the rocky towers, and desert hills in the distance.

Picnic and free concert at Mono Lake County Park

This post was written by Erica Stephens, 2014 Mono Lake Intern.

Come join us this Sunday, June 22 starting at noon for an afternoon of festivities at Mono Lake County Park. Take a break at the end of the busy Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua festivities and immerse yourself in this wonderful community event.

Enjoying music at the 2013 picnic at County Park. Photo by Arya Degenhardt.

Jelly Bread will be this year’s live band, adding a high-energy, alternative rock flavor with a soul and funk mix. Jelly Bread has performed opening duties for the likes of Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Robert Cray, Dragon Smoke (members of Galactic), Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, and more.

Photo courtesy of Jelly Bread.
The traditional bird calling contest will happen at intermission once again! Photo by Arya Degenhardt.

You can bring your own picnic lunch, or consider purchasing a delicious lunch at the park for $10 to support Lee Vining High School’s academic and extracurricular activities. Menu: Garden burgers, cheeseburgers, and hamburgers with all the toppings with salad, a slice of watermelon, a drink, and dessert.

We hope you come out to enjoy the live music and great food with new and old friends this Sunday!

To get to County Park from Lee Vining, head north on Highway 395 for 5 miles and turn right on Cemetery Road. Go down the hill and look for parking directions. Parking is limited so carpooling from Lee Vining is highly recommended.