Coming to Big Bear This Summer – 2013


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.

Our Sponsoring Venues

Huck Finn JubileeClick on the Logo to Visit our Sister Event, The Huck Finn Jubilee

Fourteen-time GRAMMY® Award-winner Ricky Skaggs’ career is easily among the most significant in recent country music history. If Skaggs’ burgeoning trophy case full of awards wasn’t already enough evidence of that fact, consider that legendary guitarist Chet Atkins once credited Skaggs with “single-handedly saving country music.” His life’s path has taken him to various musical genres, from where it all began in bluegrass music, to striking out on new musical journeys, while still leaving his musical roots intact. Skaggs returns once again this Father’s Day weekend to the 37th annual Huck Finn Jubilee.