2017 Music in the Mountains Season Schedule at the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater
If you love rock music and the great outdoors, Music in the Mountains is a concert for you! Book your seat now, sit back and enjoy live music among the pines and starry skies of the Discovery Center's intimate outdoor amphitheater. It's the largest fundraiser for the nonprofit Southern California Mountains Foundation with proceeds benefitting its six powerful conservation, recreation, and aeducation programs to help bring harmony to the health and sustainability of the mountains you love. Thank you for your support! Visit mountainsfoundation.org for more info.
Location: Big Bear Discovery Center Outdoor Amphitheater; 40971 HWY 38, Fawnskin, Ca 92333
Times: Parking and ticket gates open at 5 p.m.; concerts start at 6 p.m.
Includes normal service fee
To purchase tickets for individual shows, see links below in the Concert Schedule
- Adult Premium Seat: $48
- Adult General Admission (GA): $37
- Teen Premium Seat (Ages 13-17); $10 discount: $38
- Teen GA (Ages 13-17); $10 discount: $27
- Locals' Discount; Adult GA Only: $30
- On-site Parking: $20
- Youth 12 and under are admitted FREE; dogs on leash are welcome and admitted FREE
Season Pass Prices:
Includes an early bird discount; no discount on parking
- Season Pass Premium; 6 Events: $265
- Season Pass General Admission: 6 Events: $200
- Season Pass Parking; 6 Events: $120
- Buy Season Passes Online
Concert Dates and Info:
"Kenny Metcalf as Elton, Tribute to Elton John" with special guest "The Amy Winehouse Experience feat. Mia Karter"
On Saturday, June 24, 2017, Kenny Metcalf returns with his debut show, 'Elton & the Early Years Band' in full costume for a full-stage production of his Elton John tribute show, with special guest, The Amy Winehouse Experience featuring Mia Karter. It's a night to pay tribute to the late Amy Winehouse and one of her many fans, Sir Elton John. Don't miss this celebration of two of the most iconic Brits on the Big Bear Discovery Center amphitheater stage.
"Jim Curry, Tribute to Music of John Denver" with special guest, "Taylor Made, Tribute to James Taylor"
On Saturday, July 8, 2017, Music in the Mountains favorite, Jim Curry returns with A Tribute to the Music of John Denver, with special debuting guest, Taylor Made, the James Taylor Tribute Band on the Discover Center Amphitheater stage. It's a night to pay tribute to the most iconic 70's music legends who raised our environmental awareness and commitment to take better care of our planet; an homage to and celebration of the mission of the Southern California Mountains Foundation.
"China Grove, Tribute to Doobie Brothers" (formerly Doobies Inc.) with special guest, "Turn the Page, Ultimate Tribute to Bob Seger and Silver Bullet Band"
On Saturday, July 22, 2017, two iconic 70's classic rock tribute bands debut at Music in the Mountains, China Grove, (formerly Doobies Inc.) Tribute to Doobie Brothers, with special guest, Turn the Page, Ultimate Tribute to Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band at the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater. Don't miss this total dance party celebrating Detroit/heartland rock 'n' roll!
"DSB, Next Best Thing to Journey" with special
guest "Live from Earth, Tribute to Pat Benatar"
On Saturday, August 5, 2017, returning favorite DSB, Next Best Thing to Journey, returns to the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater, with special debuting guest, Live from Earth, Tribute to Pat Benatar. It's a night of classic 80's rock featuring two of the most authentic 'next best thing' bands delivering the energy and sound of their iconic legends in their prime.
"James Garner's Tribute to Johnny Cash" with special guest TBA
On Saturday, August 19, 2017, James Garner's Tribute to Johnny Cash debuts with special guest, (TBA) at the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater. We're going country with a tribute that 'walks the line' and celebrates the life and music of the 'Man in Black' with strong conviction and stunning accuracy.
"Marshall Tucker Band" with special guest, TBA
On Saturday, September 2, 2017, returning favorites The Long Run, Experience the Eagles, co-headlines with Led Zepagain, Tribute to Led Zeppelin, on the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater stage. We're closing the season with two of the most authentic 'next best thing' bands delivering the energy and sound of their iconic legends in their prime; one night; one stage, performing some of the best classic rock music ever written!
- Parking and ticket gates open at 5pm; concert begins at 6pm
- All tickets will be scanned at the gate; guest should print or have their e-ticket on their smartphone
- General admission guests must bring their own low-profile chairs for seating in open areas
- Youth 12 and under are admitted FREE
- Music-loving dogs on leash are welcome and admitted FREE
- No outside beverages are allowed except sealed bottled water; all coolers, backpacks and handbags are subject to search
Early Entry to Reserve Seats:
Southern California Mountains Foundation Members will have early seat reservation access from 12pm to 3pm with a valid membership card. Become a member for $20 by purchasing a concert membership along with your concert tickets; order a "Make me a member" ticket (last ticket option); only 1 per party required; good for 1 rolling calendar year. A membership card will be mailed to the address provided. Concert memberships can be purchased on-site at Discovery Center Amphitheater 12pm-3pm for $20, cash only, with proof of tickets purchased.
Premium Seat Guests:(see below for General Admission guest info)
- Please enter the Premium seat ticket line for quicker access at the gate.
- Guests will be wristbanded to enter the bench seating area; present to volunteer usher staff for access.
- Bench seating is unassigned and will be available on a first-come basis.
- Plan to arrive early to obtain the best seating locations that allow more space for your four-legged companion
- Please NOTE: The bench seating area offers down front and up close seats in the "dance zone"; these are the first 3 rows across all three sections; views to stage may be partially blocked. It also offers more elevated seats across the 3 sections.
- Guests should plan to arrive when gates open if they have a specific preference as seating is first-come.
- Wheelchair guests and party will be directed to outside seats on north side of the bench seats.
General Admission Guests:
- Guests will be wristbanded for the eventing.
- Seating for general admission guests will be in the open areas only. Bring own low-profile chairs or blankets.
- Designated seating will be available for wheelchair guests; please plan to arrive early for volunteer usher assistance.
Local/Veteran/First Responder Discount: General Admission Only:
Please note: ID is required to be eligible and tickets are available on a walk-up basis only at: Big Bear Visitors Bureau,Big Bear Vacations or at the event gate.
- Premium parking in the Discovery Center lot is sold separately for all events and available for purchase on a first-come basis; available at the time of ticket purchase; $20 per vehicle.
- Guests should plan to show their printed ticket or their e-ticket on their smartphone to parking staff at gate entrance.
- Free parking will be available in the Meadows Edge trailhead parking lot; located 1/4 mile west of the Discovery Center entrance; signage will provide directions to Meadows Edge; a free shuttle will from 5:00pm to 10:00pm.
- Handicap parking will be available to the first 6 cars at the Discovery Center at no charge who have a state-approved placard or license plate on vehicle. Additional handicap parking will be available on a charge and first-come basis subject to availability. Note: to guarantee parking, please consider purchasing a parking pass while supplies last; anticipate parking will be sold out in advance; all events.
Food & Beverages:
- Food & beverages will be available for sale on-site.
- Bar service featuring beer, wine, and cocktails will be open offering a great selection of local craft brews, imports, ales and domestic beers; red, white wines; plus a selection of cocktails.
- Or, guests may bring their own food to picnic under the stars. No outside beverages are allowed except sealed bottled water. All coolers, backpacks and handbags are subject to search.
- Money Matters: All credit card are accepted, except American Express; however, cash is preferred.
Tickets are non-refundable; events are rain or shine; as long as safe for bands and guests.
Southern California Mountains Foundation reserves the right to cancel the concert in the event of weather, wildfire, or other acts that create an unsafe event.
For any questions or concerns, contact Kathy Clapsaddle: 805-750-2506, firstname.lastname@example.org
Music in the Mountains is produced by the nonprofit Southern California Mountains Foundation and presented by Big Bear Vacations. Big Bear Visitors Bureau, Mitsubishi Cement Corporation, CLM/Mountaintop Recreation, Gresham Savage Nolan & Tilden, and First Mountain Bank co-sponsor the outdoor summer concert series.