The Mammoth Festival Beers & Bluesaplooza, August 2–5, 2018 in Mammoth Lakes, CA, a beautiful mountain resort town located near Yosemite National Park in the cool Eastern High Sierra off Highway 395. There’re 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.
Yes, Saturday-only tickets are available.
We offer a variety of ticket types and prices; choose the option that works best for you! There are 2- and 3-day passes and single-day tickets available.
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
• In Mammoth Lakes at Mammoth Brewing Company Tasting Room located at the corner of Main Street and Minaret Road (formerly Whiskey Creek). Open daily, (760) 934-7141
Save at Mammoth Brewing Company—no ticketing service charges for tickets purchased at the Tasting Room.
The festival will go on rain or shine.
YES! Purchase your tickets well in advance!
The perfect way to start your Bluesapalooza weekend! Food vendors and bars will be open. 2018 performers will be announced soon. BONUS: Multi-day pass holders (2- or 3-day) receive free admission to Beyond Blues Thursday. Others pay $10 cover charge at the gate.
Live music, food vendors, and bars will be running. 2018 performers will include Grammy Award Winners KEBMO: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band, plus more bands to be announced soon!
If you have purchased a ticket that includes beer tasting, you will receive your commemorative tasting drinkware when you check in. The Saturday Grand Tasting will be from 12pm–5pm on Saturday, and the Sunday Grand Tasting runs from 12pm–4pm. If you purchase the 3-Day Early Entry Blues/Brews Ultimate Pass you will have one hour early entry to the venue and one extra hour of beer tasting on Saturday and Sunday.
Hang onto that tasting drinkware, it is your key to drinks during the Saturday and Sunday tastings! If you break or lose your glass, you will need to purchase a replacement from the Attendee Check-in Booth (where you got your wristbands), but only if supplies last.
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.
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.
No audio or video recording is permitted.
Yes, on Minaret Road, 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-accessible port-a-potties are available.
22 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,
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