SUMMER in the

San Bernardino Mountains

Help Heal the Forest with Music


2014 Music in the Mountains schedule:


June 28   Kenny Cetera’s Chicago Experience

                   The Long Run, Experience the Eagles


July 19     DSB, America’s Favorite Tribute to Journey

                   The Petty Breakers,

                    America’s #1 Tribute to

                    Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers


August 30

                   Led Zepagain, Tribute to Led Zeppelin

                   Lighthouse Youth Orchestra,

                    Featuring Big Bear students under the

                    direction of Sharon Rizzo


Co-headliners, Kenny Cetera’s Chicago Experience, brand new show along with returning favorite, The Long Run, Experience the Eagles; will provide fans a tribute evening on opening night, Saturday June 28, under the stars to some of the best music ever written in classic rock history.  


These two Power-house Tribute Bands to their iconic legends will launch the 2014 season at the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater; a fund-raiser in its 9th Season themed Help Heal the Forest with Music raising thousands of dollars to help restore and sustain the San Bernardino mountains loved by their legions of fans.  Music in the Mountains is presented by new sponsor, Big Bear Vacations, and produced by the nonprofit Southern California Mountains Foundation.;


Tickets are selling briskly with season passes ($115 each adult) and bench seats with parking ($45 each adult) for the June 28 event almost sold out.  General admission tickets at $30 each (adult) for an entire evening of the best of  The Eagles and Chicago are also available at and at the event gate.  Don’t wait too long; this event will sell out!  Check website for teen tickets $10 each (13-18); youth 12 and under are admitted FREE for general admission seating.  Music loving dogs on leash welcome and admitted FREE. 


“We’re so excited to open with a tribute to the band Chicago that earned the distinction of being the best-selling group in the 1970s,” shared Kathy Clapsaddle, event producer for Southern California Mountains Foundation.  “Kenny Cetera has an undying passion for the music and the earlier material that made Peter, his brother, and the band famous around the world.  Along with that distinctive Cetera voice, Kenny has surrounded himself with world-class musicians who share their appreciation for this music to bring an infectious excitement to an all-ages friendly show that you won't want to end!” she added.


In 1984, Kenny added his unmistakable tenor vocals to several songs on the Chicago 17 album - including the chart-topping You’re The Inspiration, Along Comes A Woman, and Prima Donna - and was quickly recruited by the band to hit the road for one of the most memorable tours in their history. Adding a vocal element that the band never had live before, the two Cetera voices together (along with lead singer and brother, Peter) and playing drums, percussion and keyboards, Kenny became a large part of the stage show, a fan favorite, and permanently ingrained in the musical heritage of CHICAGO.


Co-headlining the show will be returning favorite and Signature Band of Music in the Mountains, The Long Run, Experience the Eagles.  Featured earlier this year as the World’s Greatest Tribute Band as voted by their legions of fans and performed live at the Whiskey in Hollywood before a national audience via AXS Cable Network, The Long Run will again grace the Discovery Center stage with over 75 minutes of the best music of The Eagles.  They consistently deliver the lush harmonies and rich instrumental arrangements that made The Eagles an unforgettable part of rock history. 


About the Southern California Mountains Foundation:  The Southern California Mountains Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that (1) supports youth development through conservation initiatives integrating environmental education, training and hands-on service projects; (2) protects our natural resources  through adult and family-led programming; and (3) provides interpretive services that focus on outdoor recreation, responsible use, and stewardship of our natural environment.  The Mountains Foundation achieves its mission by raising money, organizing critical volunteer resources, and creating and managing programs focused on health, stewardship and sustainability of our Southern California Mountains and urban “forests”.   Visit