Calendar of Events
State Park Activities
As a result of the Soberanes Fire some state parks in Big Sur are closed or only partially open. Details below:
• 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 closed to camping but the hiking trails west of Highway 1 and south of the campground are open.
• 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
Halloween Tours (SOLD OUT!)
An $85 donation, tax deductible as allowed by law.
An evening of ghostly fun will begin with a walking tour to the lighthouse in time to watch the sunset, then on to the Barn where a light buffet will be served. Later, Point Sur's professional actor/story-teller, Kevin Hanstick, will recount stories of Point Sur's ghostly past. One of our "paranormal investigators," will share the results of Point Sur's ghost hunts. If you dare, explore inside one of Point Sur's real haunted houses, the un-restored Triplex. Dessert and hot drinks will be served in the Visitors Center.
Halloween Tour Reservations:
October 29, 2016
McHugh & Devine
McHugh (Donegal, Ireland) and Devine (New City, New York) met in early 2014 though West Coast Songwriters in San Francisco, CA. Both new to the scene at the time, they began writing songs together and performing as a duo throughout the Bay Area. As the songwriting evolved so did the duo’s live sound. Fast forward two years later and you can find McHugh & Devine touring throughout California as a 5-piece band that features Tim Connor on drums (Pine Barrens, NJ), Sam Miller on bass (Redwood City, CA), and Nathan Routman on tenor saxophone (San Carlos, CA).
Constantly genre hopping, the band’s live show is captivating. And it all stems from the duo’s synergy. While Devine leads the way with strong lead vocals, McHugh carries the band as he switches instruments nearly every song. Add Tim Connor’s beach driven drums, Sam Miller’s deep bass, and Nathan Routman’s soulful tenor sax. What you get is an original, upbeat sound that spans all genres… it’s modern folk/rock with a nostalgic twist.
McHugh & Devine just placed 2nd in the 2015 West Coast Songwriters International Song Contest for their single “Flame”. They are currently recording their first full-length album which will be released Fall 2016. Their self-produced EP titled The Movie Blues (’15) is available online now.
The Lulls, Halfstack, and DJ sets by Sunburnt Reynolds
Songs Hotbox Harry Taught Us
Moon Through The Branches
"The Salvador Dali of Folk Music"
Baby Gramps is an energetic humorously entertaining performer with an endless repertoire. He plays a National Steel guitar, and sings his own unique arrangements of rags, jazz, & blues from the 20's & 30's, and many originals with wordplay, humor, and throat singing.
According to an article in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Baby Gramps is acknowledged as one of the top 50 most influential musicians in the last 100 years.
This past year Baby Gramps was asked to be part of three films. One is a documentary about the history of jugband music, another is an update of the academy award nominated film Streetwise that he performed some music for 30 years ago, and the third is 50 Feet of Film that includes a new original song about the homeless.
Baby Gramps toured Australia, England, and Ireland as part of the Rogues Gallery CD Concert Tour with Tim Robbins (actor), Marianne Faithful, Lou Reed, Martin Carthy, Suzanne Vega, Ralph Steadman, and many other internationally known performers. The Rogues Gallery CD, produced by Johnny Depp and Hal Willner in connection with The Pirates of the Caribbean film, landed Baby Gramps on the David Letterman Show accompanied by Tony Garnier, Bob Dylan's band leader and bass player.
Edge of the West
Edge of the West is a Rock n' Roots Honky Tonk Jamband. Their catchy, quirky originals and outlaw hippie sound strikes a chord with lovers of alt-country, Americana & the Grateful Dead. The live shows are a blast. The group writes original tunes and draws from from a deep well of eclectic covers, never playing the same show twice. A new record drops May 2016. The band features members of Great American Taxi, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Todd Snider & more. When playing together in this configuration these guys have a ton of fun, as does the audience. Just try and sit still. Across the canyon we hear drums in the distance. Notes From the underground drift like smoke signals to a strange yet familiar place, where new friends and old come together for good times -
the Edge of the West