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BEAR MUSIC FEST • Sept 10-13, 2020!

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BMF 2017 is Only 2 Weeks Away!

Caleb Hawley at Gold Campfire Stage (Photo by Ché Holts, RIFF Magazine)

Caleb Hawley at Gold Campfire Stage (Photo by Ché Holts, RIFF Magazine)

In just 2 weeks, you'll be dancing to music under the stars at BMF 2017!

We can't believe the second Bear Music Fest is almost here! We have so many exciting things to announce...

The Schedule Has Been Released!

Our schedule is now live!  It's always a puzzle to fit all of our awesome acts together, but we did it. And honestly, it looks so good we even impressed ourselves this time. We think you'll agree that there's a great mix of high energy jams, intimate introspections, and everything in-between.  Take a look and get excited!

New Artists Added!!

We finalized our lineup this week with some amazing additions:  

  • The incredible Chuck Prophet has joined the lineup and will be playing a Saturday show with his full band, The Mission Express, and solo show on Sunday.  

  • Bay Area local, Ellisa Sun offers up her sultry 7-piece band and gorgeous vocals to ring through the mountain air for the weekend.
  • Kicking off this year's festival with some soulful blues-rooted rock is Mari Mack & Livin' Like Kings at the Blue Pool on Friday afternoon.  
  • Owen Kelley & Hannah Moriah open our Songwriters stage Sunday morning, followed by the comedic (and sometimes sincere) songs of Mandy Fabian.  
  • And lastly, we've added a very special TED-style talk & workshop, Social Movements & Moving Songs, presented Saturday afternoon by Music2Life's Rachel Garlin.

Note: Our special kids programs are still being finalized and will be published to the site as soon as possible.

Backstage Passes Available
(Come Early - Leave Late)

We've heard from some of you that 3 days is not enough and so we have made a last minute decision to open our doors a little early with our "Backstage Pass".  Grab this add-on to your pass and you can arrive Thursday night and leave Monday morning.  We'll still be setting up and sound checking so you will get a unique peak behind the scenes of how we prepare for the fest. (Just don't get in the way!) Additional meals are included. Right now this add-on is only $25/person for the first 20 people that sign up!  Learn more on our website.

Cabin Add-Ons Available

We have add-on options for coolers, linens, popup tents and more.  Log into your CABIN DASHBOARD and add whatever you need for the weekend!

Tent Assignments Coming Soon! 

Many of you have been asking and we promise we are working hard to put the cabin puzzle together. (We have a very small, tireless team here at BMF!) Stay-tuned as these assignments will be coming to your inbox as soon as possible.  

Thanks a ton for all your support and enthusiasm.  Bear Music Fest is a labor of love many years in the making and it means the world to us that you have decided to join us for the weekend!

See you soon!

The Bear Music Fest Team