Calendar of Events
State Park Activities
As a result of the Soberanes fire Pfieffer Big Sur State Park is closed to camping and day use.
• Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park is partially open west of Highway 1 in the area adjacent to Fernwood Resort which includes Buzzard's Roost Trail. The campground and day use area remain closed.
• Andrew Molera State Park is fully open with the addition of a Bike & Hike camp for traveling cyclists and hikers.
• Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park is fully open.
• Garrapata State Park is open west of Highway 1. Hiking trails east of Highway 1 remain closed.
• Pfeiffer Beach is open 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM daily.
• Point Sur Lightstation is open.
POINT SUR LIGHTSTATION STATE HISTORIC PARK TOURS
"Walking Tour into the Past" Volunteer led, three-hour walking tour on paved road. The walk is less than a mile but with a rise in elevation of 300'. Meet along the West Side of Highway 1, ¼ mile north of Pt. Sur Naval facility. Arrive early. Tour size limited.
(September through March):
Saturdays and Sundays : 10:00 AM
Wednesdays: 1:00 PM
(April through August)
Saturdays and Sundays: 2:00 PM
Wednesdays: 1:00 PM
Ages 6-17: $5.00
Age 5 and under: free.
Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover accepted
EJ Cox Band
EJ Cox has music running through his blood. Born and raised in Florida, EJ's great grandfather, grandfather, and grandmother all played the fiddle, while his aunt played the piano. There are also several guitar and banjo picking cousins. Learning by ear, EJ started playing an old upright piano at seven. He also started singing as a kid and started writing songs when he was around 12 or 13. EJ went off to Auburn University and began writing more seriously.
EJ currently resides in Monterey, California. He has never met a stranger and his down to earth personality will make you feel like an old friend is up on stage. His recently released debut album, "River Town" is his biggest musical accomplishment thus far. “The album has been out about a year now, and I'm excited that a couple of the tracks are getting played on the radio! It has been great performing all the songs with my band, and seeing the overwhelming response from the audiences at our shows...they never stop dancin'!"
In Nashville last year, EJ was able to debut, "Up 'Round Monterey", one of the singles from his album at The Bluebird Cafe. "An experience and a feeling hard to describe, performing a new song in a place with so much history, where so much talent has come through the doors."
Since his solo performance at "The Bluebird Cafe", Cox put together a band of Southern California Americana all star's who have played with everyone from Jeff Bridges and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, to Clint Black and Roger Miller. The EJ Cox Show sold out the famous Maverick Saloon in Santa Ynez for the "River Town" CD Release party, and hasn't stopped since. Since their sold out debut at Maverick last year, Cox and his band headlined at the famous Surf Rodeo in Ventura, CA and also played to a sold out crowd at one of LA's most iconic venues, The Mint.
Cox recently relocated to Monterey, one of his favorite parts of California, and is excited to bring the band up on December 3 to play their first Big Sur show at Fernwood Resort.
Harry and the Hitmen
The dapper dons in Harry & the Hitmen turn out psychedelic-inflected classic soul music with the verve and style of the greats. Unapologetic throwbacks, the members of the band unearth dusty Motown grooves and inject some interstellar jam-band flights of fancy. Harry & the Hitmen bring a bit of much-needed spectacle to Santa Cruz stages, employing their own lighting designer and engaging in heavily produced and choreographed sets. It's a refreshing sight to see some local boys abandon the Santa Cruz tuxedo (hoodies and Converse) for something a bit more refined and classic.
California based rock/blues band, Russian Money, consists of Ryan Dean and John Bell, both of whom were with the group Poor Mans Poison. Mario Tiexiera from Saltwater and Docs Holiday and Matt Hopson. The group started in early 2015 as a Ryan Dean solo project and quickly developed into what is now, Russian Money. The group is a modern blend of blues infused rock with a darker side. Russian Money has already had the pleasure of sharing the stage with such acts as Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters and country star Craig Morgan in their short time together. With the release of their debut album 'Nothing For You There' the group plans to continue to spread their dark, melodic take on rock, blues and soul music to listeners around the world. A fan described Russian Money as such when asked about the group, "The Ruble may be in a slump, but the exchange rate is high for Russian Money, where Ryan Dean proves hes not a 'Poor Man' anymore, with his rich vocals, cashing in on John Bells wealth of guitar talent, while Mario and Matt are 'Putin' down the beats in the rhythm section. Oil prices don't determine the value of this band whose fortune is on the rise. Vodka!"
Speakeasy 3 started out in Santa Cruz, California in 2014 with the sound of a band from 1924, featuring guitar/banjitar, clarinet, and a vocals specializing in tunes from the Prohibition Era and beyond. Over time, more instruments were added to the ensemble and now Speakeasy 3 often performs with bass, saxophones, drums, and occasionally trumpet.
Our set list is constantly growing, inspired by trips to New Orleans and travels across the country and Europe where band leader Scott Stobbe has toured several times. We play regularly for swing dances and are happy to play any event you might have.
California rock n' roll inspired by the coasts and deserts of the western frontier...
Hunter & the Dirty Jacks
Hunter & The Dirty Jacks are the band. Retro Fresh Rock & Roll is the sound. Infectious riffs, soaring vocals and bedrock solid grooves propel the Dirty Jacks extremely high energy, emotionally compelling performances. Fronted by lead singer and multi-instrumentalist Hunter Ackerman, and anchored by Jon Siembieda and Carmelo Bonaventura on guitar, Aaron Barnes on bass, Brian Lara on drums, with Moana Avvenenti on background vocals, they are a blues-infused rock and roll force that is not to be missed.
In his twenty -year career as a San Francisco-based musician, Hayes has won acclaim from fans and critics alike. He's duetted with Aimee Mann, toured with Ani DiFranco and the Cold War Kids, been covered by The Be Good Tanyas and re-mixed by DJ Mark Farina, and had his music featured in a variety of television shows, films, and commercials. Raised in North Carolina and honed as an artist in Northern California, Hayes crafts music that, as the SF Weekly puts it, "succeeds on the tension between warm, resonant soul and dirt-road folk, all laced with a wandering troubadour's coo." In the track "Home I Left" Hayes sings of leaving San Francisco--"headed north with my young family/needed space to grow"--and this album is structured to represent snapshots from his life in the four years since. Low Light thrums with songs of desire, sanctuary, and the redemptive power of love.
Hét Hat Club
Hét Hat Club is an international jazz manouche band located in Budapest, Hungary.
Scary Little Friends
Scary Little Friends is the rock brainchild of Chris Jones with Charlie Knote on drums and Jon Payne on bass. Chris built his own studio in the Mission district to record their debut album, "From the Beginning", which featured lilting vocals (ala Jeff Buckley) and surfs-up psychedelic guitar, creating their own version of the "San Francisco Sound" with underlying southern soul roots. Strong songwriting is really the bread and butter of this band. Scary Little Friend's live shows combine an understated professionalism with raw talent. They connect with their audience the old-fashioned way by offering authentic heartfelt performances that fulfill our desire to connect. No gimmicks or tricks, just great songs about what you were thinking but couldn't say.