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The Mammoth Festival Beers & Bluesaplooza, August 3–6, 2017 in Mammoth Lakes, CA, a beautiful mountain resort town located near Yosemite National Park in the cool Eastern High Sierra off Highway 395. There’s world-class golf courses, mountain biking, fishing, hiking, and resort facilities. It’s the perfect place to spend a “blues and brews’ weekend. If your question isn’t answered here, please Contact Us! We love to hear from our festival attendees.

The Festival is held every year on the 1st weekend of August. This year, it’s August 3–6, 2017

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 our Maps page.

This is an outdoor venue and we encourage you to bring your own low-back beach chairs (if you can roll a basketball under the seat of your chair, it is too high) 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.
Children 10 and under are free with a paid adult. Ages 11+ must purchase a ticket. Parents are wholly responsible for the enjoyment and safety of their children. There aren’t many activities suitable for (or interesting to) children during the festival, with the exception of Sunday. 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 the very large crowds we tend to get (upward of 5,000). Please provide your child with ear protection, as loud music is not safe for their ears. See local child-care options.
Tickets are on sale now. Please note: Tickets are non-refundable and non-replaceable. Each ticket holder MUST be present when exchanging tickets for wristbands at the Festival, and must bring a current Photo ID that MUST include your birth date. No photocopies accepted. An individual will not be able to receive wristbands for other ticket holders not present.

Saturday-only tickets are no longer available for 2017, but you can still attend Saturday by purchasing a 2-, 3-, or 4-Day Pass.

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 VIP Blues/Brews 4-Day Party Pass is your best buy. There are also 2- and 3-Day Passes and single-day tickets 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!

You can buy tickets in advance:

• Online on our Tickets page
• 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.

The festival will go on rain or shine.

YES! Purchase your tickets well in advance!

Will Call & the Box Office are located at the main entrance to the event site—Sam’s Wood Site on Minaret Rd. Map Page

You may redeem your tickets at the tents in front of the main gate. Map Page

The perfect way to start your Bluesapalooza weekend! Food vendors and cash bars will be open. 2017 performers include Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Flow Tribe, and local favorites Dreddie Poppins and the Professionals.

Live music, food vendors, and cash bars will be running. If you purchase a 3- or 4-Day Pass, 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. 2017 performers include Mavis Staples, Valerie June, Eric Sardinas and Big Motor, Jason Ricci & The Bad Kind, and more. For more details, check the Event Schedule.

2017 performers include Walter Trout, Malina Moye, Sonny Landreth, Samantha Fish, Dirty Revival, Anthony Gomes, and more. For more details, check the Event Schedule.

If you have purchased a ticket that includes beer tasting, you will receive your commemorative shatterproof drinkware when you check in. Glass is not allowed on Festival Grounds. The Saturday Grand Tasting will be from 12pm–5pm on Saturday, and the Sunday Grand Tasting runs from 12pm–4pm. Beer is available for sale all 4 days of the Festival.

Hang onto those tasting cups, they are your key to drinks during the Saturday and Sunday tastings! If you break or lose your drinkware, you will need to purchase a replacement for $5.00 from the Attendee Check-in Booth (where you got your wristbands), but only if supplies last.

Part of the lineup has been announced, with more coming soon. Full list of performers is on the schedule page.

For updates and more details on the performers and the rest of the festival, check out The Latest.

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; Sunday Tasting from noon until 4 pm is included in 3- and 4-Day Passes, and Sunday Blues/Brews Party ticket). 2017 performers include Vintage Trouble, Cedric Burnside Project, Janiva Magness, and more to be announced. For details, check the schedule page.

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 www.VisitMammoth.com. A trolley also will be running.

Camp High Sierra is the closest. For reservations, go to www.mammothmountain.com/Lodging/CampHighSierra/, or call 1-800-626-6684. Mammoth RV Park, (760) 934-3822, and US Forest Service Campgrounds are nearby. For more information visit www.VisitMammoth.com

Need to rent camping gear? Call (720) 900-5267 or visit www.CampCrate.net

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.

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. If you can roll a basketball under the seat of your chair, it is too high.

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 a local pet service to arrange day sitting or a boarding service.

For more detailed information, see our Rules & Policies Page.

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.

Only in the two designated smoking areas.

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

The Festival provides incredible music, good times, as well as port-a-potties, hand sinks, trash and recycling, lost & found, food and retail vendors, ATMs, and beer and wine available for purchase (in addition to the beer tasting on Saturday and Sunday).

A current Photo I.D including your birth date (no photocopies accepted); sunscreen; low-back beach chairs (no higher than 32″ in main seating area in front of stage—if you can roll a basketball under the seat of your chair, it is too high.); a blanket; and warm clothes for the evening concerts. Most food vendors only accept cash, though ATMs are available on-site. 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.

For more detailed information, see our Rules & Policies Page.

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.

For more detailed information, see our Rules & Policies Page.

No audio or video recording is permitted.

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 wheelchair or crutches. This is an outdoor event, and the ground may be uneven. We encourage wheelchair 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.

20 Years of Mammoth Music! Buddy Guy, John Hiatt, Taj Mahal, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Tab Benoit, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave, Vintage Trouble, Johnny Winter, Leon Russell, Robert Cray, Edgar Winter, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Los Lonely Boys, Blues Traveler, Kim Simmonds, Bettye LaVette, Ana Popovic, Dave Mason, Nikki Hill, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Robben Ford, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jonny Lang, Duke Robillard, Junior Watson, Rick Derringer, Coco Montoya, Albert Cummings, Tinsley Ellis, Walter Trout, Trampled Under Foot, John Lee Hooker Jr, Shemekia Copeland, Cash Box Kings, John Nemeth, Janiva Magness, Buckwheat Zydeco, Charlie Musselwhite, Tommy Castro, Savoy Brown, Ruthie Foster, Eric Sardinas and Big Motor, Joe Louis Walker, Sugar Pie DeSanto, Delgado Brothers, Michael Hill Blues Mob, Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan, Guy Davis, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Chris Duarte, John Hammond, Joan Osborne, JJ Grey & Mofro, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Jon Batiste & Stay Human, Beth Hart, Allen Stone, Doyle Bramhall II, Curtis Salgado, Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings, Toronzo Cannon, Matt Schofield, Zac Harmon, The Stone Foxes, The Sheepdogs, New Breed Brass Band, Zella Day, and many, many more.

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