June Lake Loop Performing Arts Association

This June Lake Loop Performing Arts Association (JLLOOPPAA) was founded in 2010 by a consortium of local artists, musicians, business owners, parents, teachers, summer residents, visitors and devotees of the small June Lake LOOP Village, nestled on the outskirts of the eastern entrance to Yosemite, in Mono County, California.

Originally named the June Lake Loop Mountain Music Association, its mission was to cultivate a vibrant artistic community, support the local musicians, attract quality professional entertainers to the region, and to provide for local youth a free music camp. The main focus was a 5-day music festival staged at 4 different venues, including a live performance with the youth from the music camp as a culmination to their musical education.

June Lake Loop Performing Arts Association

This June Lake Loop Performing Arts Association (JLLOOPPAA) was founded in 2010 by a consortium of local artists, musicians, business owners, parents, teachers, summer residents, visitors and devotees of the small June Lake LOOP Village, nestled on the outskirts of the eastern entrance to Yosemite, in Mono County, California.

Originally named the June Lake Loop Mountain Music Association, its mission was to cultivate a vibrant artistic community, support the local musicians, attract quality professional entertainers to the region, and to provide for local youth a free music camp. The main focus was a 5-day music festival staged at 4 different venues, including a live performance with the youth from the music camp as a culmination to their musical education.

Mission

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    To support emerging local talent.

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    To enrich the local creative economy.

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    To provide cultural enrichment by supporting the creative and performing arts in Mono County.

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    To host, sponsor and fund a range of educational, exhibitive and performing arts opportunities and events.

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    To enliven the artistic values of the community.

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    To provide access to experiences and events aimed to foster appreciation of creative expression.

Mission

  • To become a resource for artists and the public leading to lifelong awareness of the arts and culture in our community

     
  • To provide arts in education for all ages

     
  • Continued advocacy for the arts and fostering regional partnerships in the Eastern Sierra

     
  • To grow public and private financial support

     
  • To facilitate activities showcasing national and area artists

     
  • Connecting all cultures in Mono County through arts, education and events

     

History of JLLOOPPAA

The June Lake Loop Performing Arts Association was granted nonprofit status in December of 2011 with the expanded vision of increasing fundraising, creating a defining event for the music festival at a larger local venue, supporting artists and craftspeople, as well as musicians. They hoped to establish a cooperative community, offering writing and poetry seminars with professional authors and teachers, afterschool arts and music camps, and theater and film education and production.

The Association was supported by a core group of committed and passionate volunteers, vital to the financial viability and sustainability of the nonprofit. A portion of the proceeds generated by the association’s events were distributed to the June Lake Loop Volunteer Fire Department, and the June Lake Loop Women’s Club Scholarship Fund. Admission for events were affordable for tourists and locals alike, and also relied on donations from generous local patrons as well as some out of the region.

All great communities are defined by their cultural assets. The association was proud that The June Lake LOOP Performing Arts Association effectively served that purpose.

Some of the extraordinary musicians that perform at JLJF each year are invited to come to June Lake a day or two before the start of Jam Fest weekend to perform at school assemblies located in the rural and remote communities of Mono County. This program was inspired by one of our favorite bands GrooveSession, when in 2015, they asked if they could perform at local schools while they were here. We thought that was a fabulous idea! These assemblies are very popular with the students and school staff who have little to no opportunities to experience live music. These inspiring performances are now an integral part of Jam Fest weekend and further the mission of JLLOOPPAA to provide access to the arts.

All kids under 12 and students in Inyo County and Mono County 12-18 years enter with FREE admission to the JLJF.

Some of the extraordinary musicians that perform at JLJF each year are invited to come to June Lake a day or two before the start of Jam Fest weekend to perform at school assemblies located in the rural and remote communities of Mono County. This program was inspired by one of our favorite bands GrooveSession, when in 2015, they asked if they could perform at local schools while they were here. We thought that was a fabulous idea! These assemblies are very popular with the students and school staff who have little to no opportunities to experience live music. These inspiring performances are now an integral part of Jam Fest weekend and further the mission of JLLOOPPAA to provide access to the arts.

All kids under 12 and students in Inyo County and Mono County 12-18 years enter with FREE admission to the JLJF.

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