Bear Music Fest
Bear Music Fest • Sept 7-9, 2018

2017 Schedule

Festival Show Schedule

Whether you're looking for a chill acoustic performance, a rocking pool party, or an intimate fireside set, Bear Music Fest has you covered. As you wander across the BMF grounds, you'll find diverse performances around every corner—unique stages wait for you under tall pine trees, beside rushing creeks, and nestled within rustic lodges. With performances, workshops, and parties popping up all over the festival grounds, there's something new to discover everywhere you look at BMF. 

Note: Show times and locations are subject to change.  We will publish changes here as they happen here.
Specific kids schedule & meal schedule will be published soon.

FRI September 8, 2017

1:30PM-3:30PM — DJ @ Blue Pool                                                                                                                                                         A low-key poolside set will welcome you to BMF as you arrive

3:30PM-5:30PM — Mari Mack & Livin' Like Kings @ Blue Pool
                                        Head down to the pool to kick things off with some music & BBQ

6:00PM-7:30PM — Lohai @ Blue Pool                                                                                                                                                   Enjoy these soul-pop stylings as the sun starts to set over the fest

8:00PM-9:30PM — Q Brothers @ Blue Campfire
                                        Othello: The Remix   Live from Pinecrest!

9:45PM-11:15PM — In the Valley Below @ Blue Lodge                                                                                                                    Kick things up a notch with this sultry dream-rock duo

11:15PM-1:00AM — NVO @ Blue Lodge                                                                                                                                                  Blast off with Night Vision Odyssey's live-electric space funk

SAT september 9, 2017

9:45AM-10:45AM — Zack Orion @ Gold Creekside                            Start the day with some banjo and bluegrass

11:00AM-12:00PM — In the Valley Below @ Gold Creekside                                                                                                           Check out the mellower side of this husband-wife act

1:00PM-2:00PM — Kids Music Workshop w/BMF Artists!
                                        @ Gold Lodge
            Interactive music workshop with this year's artists!

2:30PM-3:30PM —Hip Hop Freestyle Workshop 
                                        with the Q Brothers@ Gold Lodge             The masters themselves are here to drop some knowledge

4:00PM-5:15PM — Ellisa Sun @ Gold Campfire                                   Sunset jazz stylings from this worldly, soulful singer

6:45PM-8:15PM — Q Brothers @ Gold Campfire
                                       Othello: The Remix                                               Catch the second showing of this powerful hip-hop                            "ad-rap-tation" of Shakespeare's classic tragedy

8:45PM-9:45PM — Red Letter Day @ Gold Campfire           A retro-rock inspired set the whole family can rock out to 

10:00AM-11:00AM — Red Letter Day  @ Blue Lodge                      Refreshing rock n' roll from fresh-faced rockers 

11:30AM-1:00PM — Nat & Jack @ Blue Creekside                        An indie-folk afternoon hang with a couple of friends

1:15PM-2:30PM — Social Movements & Moving Songs
                                         Music2Life Songwriting Workshop
                                         with Rachel Garlin @ Blue Lodge
            How songs relate to movements for social change

3:30PM-5:30PM — Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express @ Blue Pool                                                                                                       Swing by for a rocking "California Noir" pool party

5:30PM-6:15PM — Zack Orion @ Blue Dining Hall                          Cocktail hour with BMF's favorite one man band

6:30PM-7:30PM — Lohai @ Blue Creekside                                      More magnetic tunes from this Brooklyn-based pair

7:45PM-9:00PM — Chris Ayer @ Blue Campfire                               Gather 'round for the some powerful, lyrical rock 

9:30PM-11:00PM — Afrolicious @ Blue Lodge                             Get down with these San Francisco dance music legends

11:15PM-12:15AM — Minus the D @  Blue Lodge                                                                
   Leave the kids with a sitter and check out this

   raunchy, tongue-in-cheek hip-hop comedy act  

12:30AM-2:00AM — DJ SuperNova @ Blue Lodge
   Dance the night away with good vibes and eclectic tunes                   

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10:00AM-11:00AM — Chris Ayer @ Gold Creekside                              Wake up with a softer set from Chris Ayer

11:15AM-12:30PM — Chuck Prophet @ Gold Creekside                A more intimate set with rocker Chuck Prophet

12:30PM-1:30PM —Nat & Jack @ Gold Creekside                         Closing out our Gold performances with this indie-folk duo.

9:30AM-10:45AM — Songwriters Brunch @ Blue Lodge
                    featuring Owen Kelley + Hannah Moriah 
                              and  Mandy Fabian                                 
Who doesn't like some eclectic tunes with their coffee?

11:00AM-12:00PM — Zack Orion @ Blue Creekside                       More soaring mountain tunes from Zack Orion

12:00PM-1:00PM — Ellisa Sun @ Blue Creekside                     Come down to the creek for another helping of soulful jazz                    


1:00PM-3:00PM — Afrolicious @ Blue Pool                                                                                                                          Head to the pool for another Afrolicious good time

3:30PM-5:00PM — Mojado Poolside All Star Jam & Live Karaoke Session!
                                        feat. members of NVO , Tornado Rider & more! @ Blue Pool                         The bands of BMF come together for an epic poolside jam session to cap off the festival.                                Attendees can get in on the action too with awesome live-band karaoke! 

7:00PM-8:30PM — Closing Festival Sunset at Therapy!                                                                   Join the whole BMF community for this hillside gathering to close out an incredible weekend.             Bring an instrument, sing along, or just take in the beautiful sunset before you head home.