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Music in the Mountains Concert Series - Dates June-Sept

2016 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. Proceeds help heal our local mountains. 
Big Bear Summer Concert Events
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.

Admission: Adults: $30-40 Bench Seating & $35 General Admission; Teens (13-18): $10 General Admission & Bench Seating; 12 and Under: FREE General Admission, $5 Bench Seating. Season Passes; all 6 shows; offering bench seating (parking is sold separately) Prices are $320 national bands; $185 tribute bands 6-Pak season parking pass Prices are $75 national bands; $40 tribute bands. Tickets are available online.

Concert Dates and Info:

"Taylor Dayne" with special guest "Sophie B. Hawkins"

$40 General Admission + $5.50 service fee |     
Taylor Dayne stands out as one of music's most dynamic artists of all time. Her unique vocal style has earned her numerous best-selling gold and platinum albums, which produced seventeen Top 20 singles, among them number 1 hits such as "Tell It To My Heart," "Love Will Lead You Back," and "Prove Your Love To Me."


"Wild Child - Dave Brock's Doors Experience" with special guest "Marc Ford"   

$30 General Admission + $5.50 service fee |   
Wild Child – Dave Brock's Doors Experience is the Los Angeles based act with over 20 solid years of world tour experience and has flourished in the competitive LA Music Scene. Faithfully re-creating a live Doors Concert on stage. The music is painstakingly reproduced and combined with the voice, look and essence of Jim Morrison live on stage (performed by lead singer Dave Brock).  


"John Waite" with special guest (TBA)

$40 General Admission + $5.50 service fee |
Countless musicians of far lesser accomplishment have probably made similar statements regarding their own personal creative process, but when the confession comes from John Waite - who has been successfully writing, recording and performing some of the most listenable, enduring and appreciated popular music for more than 35 years - one cannot help but both recognize and marvel at the shimmering legacy of this British born rock star.


"DSB, An American Journey" with special guest "WANTED, Bon Jovi Tribute" 

$30 General Admission + $5.50 service fee |
DSB has been highly revered as the "next best thing" to Journey. They have captured the lush, signature sound of renowned vocalist Steve Perry and Journey in their prime. Complete with a band of world-class Los Angeles musicians, DSB remains true to Journey's musical legacy and delivers the nostalgic concert experience that will keep you Believing'!


"The Long Run, Experience the Eagles" with special guest "SouthBound and Co."

$30 General Admission + $5.50 service fee |
The Long Run was formed in 1999 in Los Angeles by a group of well-rounded professional musicians with a love of harmony and a deep respect for one of the greatest rock bands of all time. After months of painstaking preparation and rehearsing a long list of The Eagles' chart-topping hits, "The Long Run" set out to win over audiences across the USA. The strategy was to provide authentic live performances.

"Marshall Tucker Band" with special guest, TBA

$40 General Admission + $5.50 service fee |  
The Marshall Tucker Band got its start in Spartanburg, S.C. when Gray teamed up with Tommy Caldwell and Toy Caldwell, Paul T. Riddle, George McCorkle and Jerry Eubanks, borrowing the name "Marshall Tucker" from a piano tuner whose name was found on a key ring in their old rehearsal space. In 1972, they signed with Capricorn Records, the same label that guided The Allman Brothers Band, Wet Willie, and others to national fame. The MTB opened shows for The Allman Brothers in 1973, and the following year, they began to headline their own shows across America due to the platinum-plus sales of their debut album. They toured constantly playing sheds, stadiums, theaters, fairs, and festivals.

Concert Logistics/Miscellaneous:
Parking/ticket gates open at 5pm; concerts at 6pm.
General Admission seating in open and designated areas; guests must bring own chairs and blankets Parking at Discovery Center sold separately; available to all ticket buyers on a first-come basis; $20/vehicle; cannot be sold through; however, investigating web site link if you want to add access for your ticket buyers; more to follow Free off-site parking at Meadows Edge trailhead (1/4 mile west of Discovery Center gate); free shuttle service 5pm to 10pm Limited handicap parking at Discovery Center with valid license plate or placard; FREE on first-come basis; after all space filled, gate staff will allow vehicles with placard or plate to drop off their guests at ticket gate and park their vehicle at Meadows Edge; shuttle back to entrance

Fabulous BBQ, picnic platters and great desserts available for sale.
Enjoy a fabulous new beer, wine and cocktail bar featuring local Big Bear flavors.
No outside beverages allowed with exception of sealed water bottles.
Music-loving dogs on leash welcome and admitted free.
No photography, please.

We are pleased to offer a 20% discount on General Admission tickets only with proof; available only at The Cave Box Office, Big Bear Village for: Local full-time residents, Military active/retired, First responders (Fire & Police), Southern California Mountains Foundation Volunteers. In addition, a 'Pick 3' ticket package is available at The Cave Box Office only; all three events must be GA seating or premium seating; cannot be mixed.

The Cave Box Office Hours:
Wednesday: 12PM - 5PM
Thursday: 12PM - 5PM
Friday: 11AM - 5PM
Saturday: 11AM - 9PM
Sunday: 12PM - 5PM
The Cave is located at 40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315. You can also call their box office at (909) 878-0204.

Food and Beverage
A fabulous new beer, wine, and cocktail bar will be open with beverage service available at two locations to better serve guests. A newly-configured food and beverage gardens will tempt guests' palates offering delicious smoked BBQ ribs, sandwiches and sides. Or, pick up a picnic 'basket' to nosh during the show along with a bottle of wine. A dessert station awaits with more temptations plus the favorites. Guests will definitely enjoy the unique tastes and flavors of Big Bear. All bar and concession proceeds benefit the Big Bear Discovery Center. No outside beverages (except sealed bottled water) are allowed in accordance with state ABC license.

Early Entry for Seat Placement
Members of the nonprofit Southern California Mountains Foundation will have early access from Noon to 3pm to reserve their seats prior to gates officially opening at 5pm; all concert dates. A special $25 Music in the Mountains concert membership is available; please contact Kathy Clapsaddle at to join or renew membership. A list of active members will be available at the entrance for access; photo ID or valid member card required.


Music in the Mountains is co-produced in collaboration with Stone Entertainment Group.  

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