September 17, 2016 • Doors at 10:00 AM • Music 11:00AM – 7:00PM

As its name implies, Sound Summit is an intentional double-entendre – at once a musical gathering and an image of a strong and whole peak. In short, one exists to help sustain the other.

Sponsored by Roots & Branches Conservancy, Sound Summit is held at the historic Mountain Theater, a 4000-seat stone amphitheater set high atop the mountain with stunning views of San Francisco Bay. Beloved by generations, Mount Tam is a treasure of our local landscape, an ongoing source of natural beauty, fresh air and water, recreation, contemplative activity and inspiration to the Marin County, San Francisco, and greater Bay Area communities.

The success of Sound Summit and the potential for it to remain a festive and beneficial annual event lies to a great extent in your hands. Given the sensitive nature of the environment in which we’re allowed to hold this celebration, it’s key that you tread lightly, respect the mountain, be kind and courteous to your fellow concert-goers, and follow the few rules we ask of you.

In the wake of Sound Summit 2015, Roots & Branches made a $40,000 grant to Mount Tamalpais State Park, allocated to a variety of projects with tangible impact. Details of these project allocations can be found on our Sponsorship page.

Our ultimate aim is to make Sound Summit an annual, sustainable revenue source, a festive event that honors the spirit of the mountain, its legacy, and its many gifts. So come join us for a day of great music and celebration a bit closer to the clouds and help Mount Tam continue to nourish and inspire. Consider your presence some good deed doing for a very special place in the neighborhood. We feel Sound Summit is as much a community spirit as it is a community event. Hope to see you on the mountain!

Tedeschi Trucks Band photographed at Sound Summit in Mill Valley, CA September 19, 2015©Jay Blakesberg