FAQGuitars on stage at Bluesapalooza

The Mammoth Festival Beers & Bluesaplooza, July 30 – August 2, 2020 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.

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The Festival is held every year on the 1st weekend of August. This year, it’s July 30 – August 2, 2020
Check out the 2019 event schedule. 2020 schedule coming soon.
The Festival is held at The Woods at Mammoth Lakes, in Mammoth Lakes, CA. 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. Get directions.
Check out our Directions page for maps, plus taxi, shuttle, and flight information.
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. 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 will go on sale around December. Please note: Tickets are non-refundable and non-replaceable, but they are transferable. 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. TICKETS For updates and more details on the performers and the rest of the festival, sign up for our email list.
Please contact NIGHTOUT at 1-800-936-3126 or support@nightout.com
Saturday Blues/Brews tickets will be available around December. For updates and more details on the performers and the rest of the festival, sign up for our email list.
We offer a variety of ticket types and prices; choose the option that works best for you! There are 2- and 4-day passes and single-day tickets available. For a complete listing of ticket options, go to Tickets. BE ADVISED—WE ARE 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 Box Office will be located at the main entrance to the event site.
You may redeem your tickets at the tents in front of the main gate.
Load cash onto your wristband or link it to a bank card to pay at the Bluesapalooza Bars and Merchandise Tent. Learn more on the RFID FAQ PAGE.
The perfect way to start your Bluesapalooza weekend! Details TBD. SCHEDULE
Live music, food vendors, and bars will be running. 2020 performers TBD! SCHEDULE
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 12 pm – 5 pm on Saturday, and the Sunday Grand Tasting runs from 12 pm – 4 pm. Bring your drinkware to each of the craft brewers’ tables for unlimited samples during the Tastings!
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 may purchase a replacement from the Attendee Check-in Booth (where you got your wristbands), but only if supplies last.
The lineup will be announced this spring. Full list of performers and times will be on the schedule page. For updates and more details on the performers and the rest of the festival, sign up for our email list.
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). 2020 performers TBD.
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
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. You may not leave any chairs or blankets inside the venue overnight.
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, burgers, mac & cheese, kebabs, Thai, rice bowls, Cajun, Mexican, Indian, spicy chicken wings, mini donuts, cookies, smoothies, coffee and more! Wine and beer also are available for purchase at two 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, outside alcohol, professional photo or video recording equipment, or Frisbees allowed on the festival grounds. 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.
Yes, the name of the network is BluesaWiFi. Be advised, this is a public network with no password protection.
24 Years of Mammoth Music! Buddy Guy, John Hiatt, Taj Mahal, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Tab Benoit, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave, Vintage Trouble, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Johnny Winter, Leon Russell, Robert Cray, Edgar Winter, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Los Lonely Boys, Blues Traveler, Kim Simmonds, Keb’ Mo’, ZZ Ward, Eric Gales, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Vanessa Collier, Rev. Shawn Amos, 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, Jimmie Vaughan, Tommy Castro, Savoy Brown, Ruthie Foster, Sugaray Rayford, Eric Sardinas and Big Motor, Joe Louis Walker, Sugar Pie DeSanto, Emily Wolfe, Popa Chubby, Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Southern Avenue, Kings & Associates, 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 Sextones, The Sheepdogs, New Breed Brass Band, Zella Day, Mavis Staples, Valerie June, Shamarr Allen & The Underdawgs, Sal’s Greenhouse, Dirty Cello, Katie Henry Band, Chris Pierce, Sonny Landreth, Malina Moye, Samantha Fish, Cedric Burnside Project, Jason Ricci and The Bad Kind, Anthony Gomes, Brother Yusef, Katie Knipp, and many, many more.