The Southern California Mountains Foundation invites you to the Music in the Mountains concert series this summer in Big Bear Lake. The 5-show event wows with a wonderful line-up of the best classic rock and country tribute bands playing nationally.

Take a seat under the stars at the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater and enjoy the best in country, classic and contemporary rock, 7,000 feet above Southern California!

2023 Concert Dates:

July 8: DSB a Tribute to Journey, Opening: Femme Halen a tribute to Van Halen
July 22: Divas of Rock a Tribute to the Ladies of Rock, Opening: Fandango a Tribute to ZZ Top
August 5: Bohemian Queen a tribute to Queen, Opening: Arena a Tribute to Duran Duran
August 19: Rock and Roll Band a tribute to Boston, Opening: Steel Rod
Sept 2: TLR a tribute to the Eagles, Opening: Petty Party a Tribute to Tom Petty


A performer sings and plays guitar during the Big Bear Lake Music in the Mountains event.

Tickets & Passes:

Please check back for information on ticket purchasing for 2023.

  • General Admission: Seating for general admission is in open areas only and on a first-come, first-served basis. Bring your own chairs or blankets. Designated seating will be available for wheelchair guests.
  • Premium Seats: Enter the Premium seat ticket line, you will be wristbanded to enter the bench seating area. Bench seating is unassigned. Wheelchair guests will be directed to a wheelchair accessible area.
  • SCMF Membership Benefits: Members will have early seat reservation access from 12pm to 3pm. You can become a Southern California Mountains Foundation Member for $20 when you purchase with your MITM tickets.


  • Parking and ticket gates open at 5:30 PM
  • Welcome and opening bands begin at 6:30 PM
  • Intermission at 7:30 PM
  • Main talent scheduled for 8 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Food and bar services including beer wine and cocktails open from 5:30 PM - 9 PM.
  • Free shuttle runs from 5 PM - 10 PM.

Music in the Mountains is the largest fundraiser for the Southern California Mountains Foundation - a 501(c)3 nonprofit; Tax ID 33-0556414. A ticket to this outdoor summer concert series does more than get you into a great show; it protects your public lands. Proceeds go directly toward SCMF's six powerful conservation, recreation, and education programs to help bring harmony to the health and sustainability of the mountains you love. Thank you for your support!

Please email or call 909-382-2790 with any questions.