Is the festival held every year?
The Festival is held every year on the 1st weekend of August. This year, it's July 30–August 2, 2015.

What is the schedule for each day?
Thursday Night Kickoff . . . 5:45 pm–9:15 pm
Friday Night Rock ’n’ Blues. . . Concert 3:30pm–10:00pm, Food Vendors 3:00pm–10:00pm
Saturday . . . Grand Tasting 12:00pm–5:00pm . . . Bluesapalooza 11:30am–9:30pm
Soulful Sunday Hangover Party . . . 9:15am–2:45pm

Festival Gates Open
Thursday . . . 5:30 pm
Friday . . . 3:00 pm
Saturday . 11:30 am
Sunday . . 9:00 am

Admittance to the festival site is not allowed before these times (unless you have purchased a VIP ticket which provides priority access 30 minutes before general public each day). Please do not leave your chairs or blankets overnight at the site as they will be removed. For more details, check the Event Schedule

Where is the festival held?
The Festival is held at Sam’s Wood Site in Mammoth Lakes, CA, on Minaret Rd. between Main St. and Meridian Blvd. For more details, check the directions to Mammoth Lakes and a local map to Sam’s Wood Site. Directions

This is an outdoor venue and we encourage you to bring your own low-back beach chairs or blankets. As a courtesy to your neighbors no high-back chairs, umbrellas or pop-up tents that block everyone's view of the stage.

Are kids free and welcome?
Children 10 and under are free with a paid adult. Ages 11+ must purchase a ticket.
The Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza 2015 does allow children. Those 10 years and under are free with a paid adult but we like to emphasize that parents are wholly responsible for the enjoyment and safety of their children. There really aren't many activities suitable for (or interesting to) children during the festival. Sunday is quite kid-friendly in terms of the audience and the environment, but the atmosphere and focus of Saturday, with the Grand Tasting, can be more challenging. Though we can't recommend specific daycare providers, we do suggest that attendees with young children ensure that there is an adult in their party who is dedicated to watching over the little ones, especially given Saturday’s very large crowd (upward of 5,000).

When do tickets go on sale?
Tickets are on sale now! Please note: Tickets are non-refundable and non-replaceable. Each ticket holder MUST be present when exchanging tickets that include beer tasting for wristbands at the Festival, and must bring a current Photo I.D. that MUST include your birth date. No photocopies accepted. An individual will not be able to receive wristbands for other ticket holders not present.

Which ticket should I buy?
We offer a variety of ticket types and prices; choose the option that works best for you! If you are planning on attending all four days of the festival and want to take part in the entire event then the 4-Day Combo Ticket is your best buy. This ticket includes the Thursday Night Kickoff, Friday Night Rock ’n’ Blues (includes dinner); Saturday’s Bluesapalooza concerts, unlimited beer tasting and commemorative taster glass and lanyard; and Soulful Sunday Hangover Party. There are also 2-Day Combo Tickets available for Friday/Saturday (does not include Friday night dinner) and Saturday/Sunday. Single day tickets as well as tickets for non-beer drinkers are also available. Beer and wine can be purchased à la carte at the festival. You are not allowed to bring alcoholic beverages into the festival.

For a complete listing of ticket options, go to Tickets
BE ADVISED—WE ARE AGAIN EXPECTING A SELL OUT! Buy your tickets well in advance!

Can a person under 21 years old purchase the 2 or 4-day combo ticket?
Yes, but for obvious reasons, they will not be allowed to take part in the Festival of Beers’ Grand Tasting. (They will not receive a commemorative tasting glass.) They will be able to attend all of the concerts.

Where can I buy tickets?
You can buy tickets in advance:
• Online
• Over the phone, call Vallitix toll free (888) 825-5484
• In Mammoth Lakes at Mammoth Brewing Company Tasting Room. Check out their new location at the corner of Main Street and Minaret Road (formerly Whiskey Creek). Open daily, (760) 934-7141

NOTE: There are no phone or online ticket sales available through Mammoth Brewing Company Tasting Room. Walk-in sales only. Unless there’s a sell out, tickets are available at the box office. We encourage you to buy tickets in advance.

What if it rains?
The festival will go on rain or shine.

Will the event sell out?
YES! Purchase your tickets well in advance!

Where is Will Call? Where is the Box Office?
Will Call & the Box Office are located at the main entrance to the event site—Sam’s Wood Site on Minaret Rd. You will need to redeem your ticket for a wristband. Keep reading for more info on that.
Festival Map

Where do I get my wristband and tasting glass?
You may redeem your tickets at the tents in front of the main gate.
Festival Map

What is the Thursday Night Kickoff?
The perfect way to start your Bluesapalooza weekend! Food Vendors and the cash bars will be open. Gates open at 5:45pm and music is 6:10pm–9:15pm featuring Tommy Castro & The Painkillers and Robben Ford. This is a great event and not to be missed! Come to Mammoth early and join the fun!

What is the Friday Concert?
Friday Night Rock ’n’ Blues starts at 3:00 pm with music until 10:00 pm! Food vendors will be serving dinner from 3:00–10:00pm. If you purchase a four day ticket, dinner is included and you will receive a Food Voucher entitling the holder to 1 dinner from any participating food vendor. Dinner is not included in the other ticket types but can be purchased à la carte from the vendors. Performers include Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Carolyn Wonderland, John Németh, and Hadden Sayers. For more details, check the Event Schedule

How does the Mammoth Festival of Beers Grand Tasting work?
If you have purchased a Beer Tasting ticket, you will receive a complimentary tasting glass when you check in on Friday or Saturday. The Beer Tasting will be from 12pm–5pm on Saturday only (no beer tasting Friday or Sunday, but beer is for sale).

What if I lose or break my commemorative taster glass?
Hang on to those taster glasses! If you break or lose your glass, we do not provide replacements. You can purchase a replacement for $5.00 but only if supplies last, and you must bring the broken glass pieces out with you. If you would like to purchase additional commemorative festival glasses, you may do so after 5:00 pm on Saturday (after the Grand Tasting) while supplies last.

When do you announce the performers?
Click here for the 2015 performer lineup. More bands are still being added!

When are the Bluesapalooza Concerts?
The Thursday Night Kickoff is from 5:45pm–9:15pm. Friday Night Rock ’n’ Blues is from 3:00pm–10:00pm. Saturday’s Bluesapalooza is from 11:30am–9:30pm. Soulful Sunday Hangover Party is from 9:15am–2:45pm. For more details, check the Event Schedule.

What is the Soulful Sunday Hangover Party?
It's a great way to wrap up your Blues & Brews weekend. Bloody Marys at the bars, food court, and more available. (Food/beverage is separate cost.) Take advantage of the discounted 4-Day Combo Package and save money. Performers include Robert Cray, The Slide Brothers, and The Suffers!

Are there hotels within walking distance?
Yes. To name a few, The WESTIN, Alpenhof Lodge, Hidden Valley Condos and The Village at are all within walking distance. Please see our website’s Lodging page for more information, or A trolley also will be running.

Is there camping nearby?
Camp High Sierra is the closest. For reservations, go to, or call 1-800-626-6684. Mammoth RV Park, (760) 934-3822, and US Forest Service Campgrounds are nearby. For more information visit

Where should I park?
Parking is extremely limited during this event. Please go on foot whenever possible. There will be bike racks on Minaret Road and free Town Trolley service directly to the event from around town as well as to and from the free public parking at Eagle Lodge. The Mammoth High School Rotary International Interact Club will once again be manning paid parking at the north and south ends of the festival area on Minaret Road; the requested donation is $10 and all proceeds benefit this nonprofit organization. A limited number of spaces are available and a new pass must be purchased for each day you intend to park. For more information, click here.

Should I bring my own chairs?
Yes, or blankets. As a courtesy to your neighbors, chairs must be low-back beach style chairs (no higher than 32" in main seating area in front of stage). Please no high-back chairs, umbrellas, or pop-up tents that block the view of the stage.

Can I bring my pet to the festival?
No pets are allowed on festival grounds. Please do not leave your pet in your car, or tied up outside of the festival. If you are traveling with your pet, please contact the following local pet services to arrange day sitting or a boarding service. Marta’s Doggie Day Care, (760) 924-7268, Long Valley Dog Retreat, (760) 935-4751, or Doggie Daycare, (626) 808-5654

Can I bring food into the festival?
Yes, you are welcome to bring your own food, however NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOLIC beverages. We also have a splendid Food Court with vendors boasting a hearty, healthy variety of food, including delicious BBQ, pita sandwiches, sausages, gyros, Thai, pizza, Cajun, Mexican, spicy chicken wings, pretzels, cookies, coffee and more! Wine and beer also are available for purchase at three bars located on the festival site.

Can I smoke?
Only if you must, and only in the two designated smoking areas.

Can I exit the event once I enter?
Yes. Once you receive your wristband, you may enter and exit the event as you please.

What is provided on festival grounds?
The Festival provides incredible music, good times, as well as port-a-potties, hand sinks, trash and recycling, Lost & Found, food vendors, and beer and wine available for purchase (in addition to the beer tasting on Saturday).

What should I bring?
A current Photo I.D including your birth date (no photo copies accepted); sunscreen; low-back beach chairs (no higher than 32" in main seating area in front of stage); a blanket; and warm clothes for the evening concerts. Mammoth’s summer weather is perfect but high elevation sun can be intense. There is plenty of shade at the festival site but the area closest to the stage is very sunny—apply sunscreen, wear a hat, and sunglasses.

What NOT to bring?
There are no glass, pets, alcohol, professional photo or video recording equipment, or Frisbees allowed on the festival grounds. Alcohol (beer and wine) will be available for purchase. Though kids are allowed, this festival is not intended for children.

Can I record a performance?
No audio or video recording is permitted.

Is there Handicap Parking?
Yes, on Minaret Rd, near the main entrance to the Festival grounds. Please keep in mind that the grounds are covered in soft wood chips and it may be difficult to maneuver a wheel chair, or crutches. This is an outdoor event, and the ground may be uneven. We encourage weelchair users to locate themselves where they are not blocking the view of those behind them. Please contact the Festival if you have any questions or if we can be of assistance. Handicapped port-a-potties are available.

Who do I contact if I have questions or suggestions?
We love to hear from our festival attendees!
Event Producers: HarvestMoon, Inc (888) 285-5893 Ext. 2, email.



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