Favorites to the Mountains


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Headlining the open mountain-air show at the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater will be returning favorite, Jim Curry, Tribute to Music of John Denver.  Welcome back to Music in the Mountains, Jim Curry with wife Anne and talented Band!

Jim Curry’s uncanny ability to mirror John Denver’s voice and clean-cut look takes you back to the time when Sunshine, Calypso and Annie’s Song topped the charts.  Denver’s popular music reflected the heartfelt message of his relationship with nature; and indeed, one of his greatest pleasures in spending time outdoors. 

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Brings a Tribute to James Taylor


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Music in the Mountains outdoor summer concert series is the largest fundraiser for the Southern California Mountains Foundation and presented by lodging partner, Big Bear Vacations The nonprofit Southern California Mountains Foundation is excited to welcome a new addition to Music in the Mountains, in Live–Concert Taylor Made a Tribute to James Taylor will take center stage Saturday evening July 8th. 

Taylor Made is totally dedicated to bringing the uplifting, soulful and memorable sounds of the legendary singer-songwriter James Taylor to Saturday night’s audience.  Through platinum hits such as Fire & Rain, Mexico and Shower the People; Taylor Made brings the music of James Taylor and his band, to life. 

Loaded Buns, owned and operated by Brice and Jennifer Fullerton, offers gourmet burgers and more, at family-friendly prices. Their menu is simple but fabulous and fresh prepared on-site and cooked-to-order.  Along with returning favorite, Enos Kettle Corn, and a full-service bar, guests can help raise additional funds with their pallets and support.  

Note:  No outside beverages (except sealed bottled water) are allowed in accordance with state ABC license regulations. 

SCMF MusicMtn_lockupMusic in the Mountains proceeds will continue to benefit the Mountains Foundation’s

six powerful programs that focus on conservation, recreation, and education programs; many benefitting the Big Bear Valley.   In addition to Big Bear Vacations, returning and new sponsors include Gresham Savage Nolan & Tilden, Big Bear Visitors Bureau, Mitsubishi Cement Company, California Land Management/Mountaintop Recreation, First Mountain Bank, The Lodge at Big Bear Lake, KOLA FM 99.9, KBHR 93.3, Bear Valley Printing, Lagonita Lodge and YMCA Camp Whittle. 


Tickets are available at MountainsFoundation.org; adult premium $48, general admission $37; teen tickets (13-17) are available at $38 premium, $27 general admission.  Children 12 and under are free. 

On-site parking is sold separately at $20 each vehicle. 


Tickets may be purchased at three walk-up locations: 

      Big Bear Discovery Center, open Thursday-Monday, 9am to 4pm

      Big Bear Visitors Center, 630 Bartlett Road, Big Bear Lake; open 7 days 9am to 5pm

      Big Bear Vacations, 41693 Big Bear Boulevard, Big Bear Lake, open 7 days; 9am to 4pm.  

All ticket options, parking and season passes are available at these locations.  In addition, a locals’ discount for local full-time residents, active and retired military, first responders- fire and police, and Mountains Foundation volunteers is available at $30 adult general admission for all six concerts with proof of ID. An online option is not available for this discount. 

Members of the nonprofit Southern California Mountains Foundation will have early access from Noon to 3pm to reserve their seats prior to the gates officially opening at 5pm, for all concert dates. 

A special $20 Music in the Mountains concert membership is available at the time of ticket purchase; one per family is required to enter early. 

Free parking will be available in the Meadows Edge picnic area parking lot; located ¼ mile west of the Discovery Center entrance.  A free shuttle will run from 5:00pm to 10:00pm.

Handicap parking will be available at the Discovery Center to a limited number of cars on a first-come basis at no charge with state-approved placard or license plate on vehicle; thereafter, additional handicap parking will be available at $20 each vehicle subject to availability.

Mountain Transit Big Bear Trolley will serve the Discovery Center on concert Saturdays from 5 convenient Valley locations with an hourly schedule beginning at 4:58pm to 9:20pm.  In addition to a flexible schedule, this convenient service offers drop off at the ticket gate and allows beach chairs on board. Passes may be purchased from the driver for $5 with exact cash; good for the entire weekend.  Schedule is available at MountainsFoundation.org/Music-in-the-Mountains.