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Old Miners Days

Old Miners Association Presents "Big Bear Bluegrass Festival

Bring out your washboards, spoons and best boots for stompin’ this summer for the 2nd Annual Big Bear Bluegrass Festival July 12, 13 & 14, 2013. Enjoy three days of live "Bluegrass with Big Bear Altitude." Choose from breath-taking Breakfast & Bluegrass concerts aboard the Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Cruise, intimate acoustic sounds onboard an authentic Haywagon Ride through the Village, free Bluegrass concerts on the Beach, a headliners Nitegrass concert in the Village, and much more.

For Bluegrass fans with little ones, head on down to the Village and enjoy some "Beans & Banjos'" at the Old Miners Chili Cookoff, complete with pony rides, gold panning, hoppy horses, potato sack races and other events for the whole family. Bluegrass workshops will also be available for enthusiastic students eager to learn from the talented group of Americana aficionados invading Big Bear this summer. Shuttle service between sponsoring lodges, the Old Miners Chili Cookoff, and all Bluegrass concert venues will be available.

  • Visit or call (909) 584-5949 for ticket information and shuttle timetables
  • Visit for Chili Cook-off event details
  • Visit for other heritage events and entertainment this year

    • Friday July 12

      Village Grass at Murray's Saloon & Eatery
    • Shadow Mountain Band
      3 p.m.- 6 p.m.

    • Beans n' Banjos at Nottinghams Tavern
    • Claim Jumpers
      6:15 p.m.- 7 p.m.
    • Chili Cook-Off Calcutta Auction & Dinner
      7 pm- 8 p.m.
    • Sara Petite
      8 p.m.- 10 p.m.

    • Dobro Dinner at the Black Diamond Tavern
    • Get Down Boys
      8 p.m.- 11 p.m.

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