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The Kate Wolf Memorial Music Festival
Nicholas has photographed the festival every year since 2004
Kate Wolf Music Festival main stage, 2006
View a special tribute page for Utah Phillips taken at the 2006
The Mendocino Music Festival celebrated its 25th season in 2011
The Mendocino Music Festival Orchestra and Chorus in concert in the festival's giant canvas concert hall.
Index and information page to all of Nicholas Wilson's photos of the Mendocino Music Festival
Go directly to the web gallery of the MMF 2011 season
Go directly to the web gallery of the MMF 2010 season
The Mendocino Music Festival takes place in July each year in Mendocino, California.
For official information and current schedule visit the MMF website www.mendocinomusic.com
The Mendocino Film Festival is held the first weekend of June in the town of Mendocino. Nicholas Wilson has been one of the festival photographers since the first season in 2006.
The 2006 festival box office in the historic Kasten-Heeser House, now part of the Mendocino Hotel Garden Suites..
Click the photo above or here for an index to the web photo galleries of each of the MFFs seasons.
For official information about the Mendocino Film Festival visit the MFF website www.mendocinofilmfestival.org (The link opens in a new window.)
Mendocino's July 4 Parade and Friendship Park Celebration
The 2008 gallery
is available on special DotPhoto.com pages where you can see them and order prints and full screen slide show DVDs. These links open in a new browser window. Note: The site search feature on nwilsonphoto.com will NOT search these photos because they are on a separate server.
Miniature horses and wagon pass Mendocino's Kelley House Museum in the July 4, 2008 parade.
View 2008 photos as a Flash Slide Show. After the slide show starts - if you have a high speed connection - you can click on the full screen button for big, screen-filling images. Don't try to go full screen if you have a dial-up connection. Once the show begins, you can click the pause button, and then you can go forward or back with the arrow buttons, controlling the pace of the show manually. You can order a DVD of the slide show that you can view full screen on your computer or DVD player. You can order prints too, from the slide show or the album view.
The nationally known Wailin' Jennys and the Mendocino Coast's own Blushin' Roulettes are acoustic music ensembles that write and perform original music. They appeared in a concert benefit for public radio station KZYX&Z at Fort Bragg's Cotton Auditorium on March 7, 2010. Click to view a web photo gallery.
The Wailin' Jennys (top) and The Blushin' Roulettes at Cotton Auditorium.
The annual CasparFest fills the Caspar Community Center with music, artists, crafters, and "green" enterprises – all sharing traditions that connect with the sun, the planet, and the finest traditions of lasting technology from the folk of many lands over centuries. Renowned multi-instrumentalist and honorary Casparado Joe Craven leads Gertie, Caspar's reclusive Gorse Monster, on her annual procession amongst the booths, local musicians jam on the outdoor stage, and babies dance in the grass. Beautiful handmade objects are admired and change hands. Delicious locally-grown food is prepared and shared. Caspar, the friendly ghost town, is a former sawmill town on the Mendocino Coast of California midway between Mendocino and Fort Bragg.
CasparFest 2007 featured Kevin & the
Coconuts steel band, hot air balloon rides, workshops, and lots more.
Click the photo or here for a web gallery of 50 photos.
Click here for more information about this year's Casparfest. (opens in a new window)
Since 1979, the people of Elk have put on the annual Great Day In Elk, a parade and carnival of fun and games to benefit the Greenwood Community Center. The carnival features live dance performance, live music, food and drink, and a Saturday night dance. There are old-fashioned events like a watermelon eating contest, sack race, greased pole climb, egg toss and plenty of fun for young and old.
2007 Watermelon Eating Contest, Junior
Ready, set, EAT! No hands! (click the photo or here for over 140 more 2007 Great Day photos)
Bill Irwin "By The Seat Of His Pants"
The great actor, clown and physical comedian captured on stage July 8, 2007, in a benefit performance for Mendocino Coast Clinics in Fort Bragg, California. Click Bill's photo below to enter the gallery.
Puccini's La Bohème by Opera Fresca
Nicholas photographed the final performance of the opera in Fort Bragg, California, in April 2006. Click the title above or the photo below for more information and a link to the gallery.