John Waite Appearing Saturday July 23rd 

Music in the Mountains is the largest fundraiser for the Southern California Mountains Foundation and its program, the Big Bear Discovery Center. 

Proceeds benefit the Big Bear Discovery Center; one of the busiest visitor and environmental learning centers on a national forest welcoming over 190,000 visitors annually.  The outdoor Summer concert series are presented by Big Bear Vacations and co-produced in collaboration with Stone Entertainment Group and The Cave.  

John Waite Concert tickets are available online at and; $40 general admission; $75 premium seats.  Teen tickets (ages 13-18) are discounted $5; youth 12 and under are admitted free; all shows.  Parking is available at $20 per vehicle on a first-come basis.  Service fees are applicable online. 

Walk-up sales are available at The Cave Box Office; Wednesday through Sunday; core hours are Noon to 5:00 P.M. with Saturdays open until 9:00 P.M.  

Discounted general admission tickets are available at The Cave (in the Village of Big Bear Lake) available to full-time Bear Valley residents; military; first responders (police & fire); and Mountains Foundation volunteers at $32 each adult with proof.  Parking tickets are also available for purchase at The Cave.  Service fees are not applicable to tickets purchased at The Cave.    Limited and FREE Handicap parking available at the Big Bear Discovery Center, on a first-come basis; valid license plate or placard required.  Free off-site parking available at Meadows Edge Trailhead, located ¼ mile west of the Center front gate, with free shuttle from 5:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M. 

Now, make it a real pleasure and leave the traffic issues and parking to someone else. Hop MARTA’s Trolley from several locations around the Lake and arrive at Music in the Mountains ready to have a fun time. Depart with no stress in a short time. See the Trolley’s Saturday schedule:

Anxiously Music in the Mountains FANS Await JOHN WAITE  

JOHN WAITE, Composer, Recording Artist and Entertainer, of popular favorites for more than three decades, is booked for a Music in the Mountains Debut Performance at the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater, Saturday July 23th. The mountain on the North Shore of Big Bear Lake comes alive with Music in the Mountains by 5:00 P.M. when the gates open for fans to locate their seats or set their lawn chairs up for the Summer evening program that begins at 6:00 P.M. A Big Bear Valley band, Crazy Tomes, are special guests, who will open the night of music . 

For JOHN WAITE the ride to success began when he was tapped as the bassist and lead vocalist for The Babys rocketed to the Top 20 Chart positions with a pair of infectious hits, Isn’t it Time from the band’s sophomore LP, Broken Heart in 1977 and the monster ballad, Everytime I Think of You, off 1978’s Head First. But it was the album’s rhythmically aggressive and seductive title track, where fans got their first glimpse of the authentic JOHN WAITE.

WAITE’s next solo effort, 1984’s No Brakes, did exactly what the title inferred, barreling at run-away train speed to international acclaim and U.S. Platinum success, thanks to the smash hit, Missing You. That hit continued to spiral upwards and did not stop until it reached #1 on the Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles, Album Rock Tracks and Adult Contemporary charts!   

In 1988, JOHN WAITE joined former Babys band-mates Jonathan Cain and Ricky Phillips, along with Neal Schon from Journey and drummer Deen Castronovo, to form the super-group Bad English. In 1989, the Bad English ballad When I See You Smile (penned by Diane Warren) went to Billboard’s Hot 100 and earned a Gold-certified single. Its parent album reached Billboard’s Hot Five and sold nearly two million copies in the United States alone. Bad English released two albums before tensions amongst the members led to the band's dissolution by 1992.  JOHN WAITE returned to solo work in the 1990s and tours extensively.  

Music in the Mountains is thrilled to welcome JOHN WAITE, widely known as lead vocalist and his worldwide hits…..,”  shared Kathy Clapsaddle, Event Producer, Southern California Mountains Foundation.  “He’s a no-holds-barred rock n’ roll performer devoting heart and soul to live performance and will step out on Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater stage this Saturday night under the stars  to help raise dollars for the Valley’s Discovery Center.”