Calendar of Events

State Park Activities

+ONGOING - State Park activities for the whole family

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. The rest of the park is scheduled to open at the beginning of May 2017.
• Andrew Molera State Park is closed until further notice due to flooding from recent heavy rains.
• Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park is closed until further notice..
• Garrapata State Park is open west of Highway 1. Hiking trails and the rest of the park east of Highway 1 remain closed until further notice.
• Pfeiffer Beach is closed until further notice due to flooding and road damage.
Point Sur Lightstation is open.

California State Parks is proud to present Ranger guided whale watching and California condor spotting. Come celebrate with us the migration of the California Gray Whales off the Big Sur Coast and keep an eye on the sky for soaring condors. Meet at the Vista Turnout located at Mile Marker 37, one mile north of Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Drop in. Rangers will be available with binoculars. Weather permitting. 10:00 AM - Noon.

ON-GOING TOURS AND VISITORS CENTERS

POINT SUR LIGHTSTATION STATE HISTORIC PARK TOURS
Point Sur Lighthouse

"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.

TOURS

Winter Hours
(September through March):
Saturdays and Sundays : 10:00 AM
Wednesdays: 1:00 PM

Summer Hours
(April through August)
Saturdays and Sundays: 2:00 PM
Wednesdays: 1:00 PM

Admission
Adult $12.00
Ages 6-17: $5.00
Age 5 and under: free.
Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover accepted
www.pointsur.org

Music Calendar

+Saturday, March 25 ~ Sunshine Jackson's Birthday Party featuring Carolyn Sills Combo

Sunshine Jackson's Birthday Party featuring The Carolyn Sills Combo
10:00 PM

Carolyn Sills Combo

A roots music group with a vintage sound older than its years, The Carolyn Sills Combo is breathing fresh life into the timeless sounds of post-war American music.  Nominated for a 2016 and 2017 Ameripolitan Award for Western Swing group and a 2016 Academy of Western Artist Award for western swing group, female, album and song (Even Villains Once Were Babies), fans of classic country and western swing are falling in love with the band's original songs, written and produced by Sills and her longtime guitarist and husband, Gerard Egan.  

The cowboy loving duo attracted top Monterey Bay area players for their combo, featuring Charlie Joe Wallace on steel guitar, Jim Norris on drums and Sunshine Jackson on harmony vocals and percussion. Sills and Egan are heavily influenced by spaghetti western films as well as their vinyl record collection, citing a wide range of influences from Bob Wills, Patsy Cline and Merle Travis and Les Paul & Mary Ford. Word of their authentic live show is spreading quickly throughout California, chock full of three part vocal harmonies, dueling guitar and steel instrumentals and tight arrangements of their own distinct brand of Americana.  "This is real, swinging, juke box music," says Sills.  "We're tipping our hats to the music that made us want to play, and hoping our original takes on these classic styles will keep the genres moving forward.

www.carolynsills.com

+Saturday, April 1 ~ Edge of the West

Edge of the West
10:00 PM

Carolyn Sills Combo

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

Guitar, vocals: Jim Lewin (Todd Snider, Great American Taxi, Lacy J Dalton)
Bass, vocals: Bill Laymon (Jefferson Starship, New Riders of the Purple Sage)
Drums, vocals: David Tucker (Maria Muldaur, Tommy Castro)
Keyboards: Jonathon Dryden (Norah Jones, Natalie Merchant)

edgeofthewest.band

+Saturday, April 8 ~ Billy Martini 70's Review

Billy Martini 70's Review
10:00 PM

Carolyn Sills Combo

A roots music group with a vintage sound older than its years, The Carolyn Sills Combo is breathing fresh life into the timeless sounds of post-war American music.  Nominated for a 2016 and 2017 Ameripolitan Award for Western Swing group and a 2016 Academy of Western Artist Award for western swing group, female, album and song (Even Villains Once Were Babies), fans of classic country and western swing are falling in love with the band's original songs, written and produced by Sills and her longtime guitarist and husband, Gerard Egan.  

The cowboy loving duo attracted top Monterey Bay area players for their combo, featuring Charlie Joe Wallace on steel guitar, Jim Norris on drums and Sunshine Jackson on harmony vocals and percussion. Sills and Egan are heavily influenced by spaghetti western films as well as their vinyl record collection, citing a wide range of influences from Bob Wills, Patsy Cline and Merle Travis and Les Paul & Mary Ford. Word of their authentic live show is spreading quickly throughout California, chock full of three part vocal harmonies, dueling guitar and steel instrumentals and tight arrangements of their own distinct brand of Americana.  "This is real, swinging, juke box music," says Sills.  "We're tipping our hats to the music that made us want to play, and hoping our original takes on these classic styles will keep the genres moving forward.

www.carolynsills.com

+Saturday, April 15 ~ Songs Hotbox Harry Taught Us

Songs Hotbox Harry Taught Us
10:00 PM

Songs Hotbox Harry Taught Us

Mike Scutari keeps a piece of folded paper in his wallet as if it were a secret treasure map. It doesn't contain information leading to buried riches but it does contain a treasure of another type: a definitive list of 20 Americana and country albums every music lover should own.

There's additional uniqueness attached to Scutari's prized piece of paper: A bearded hobo, who went by Hotbox Harry, wrote it for him a decade ago.

"He's a throwback to the dustbowl era," Scutari says. "I wasn't really aware of country music at the time we met and [Harry] was like a doorway into that kind of music."

Scutari and Harry's first encounter reads like it could have come from a Jim Jarmusch screenplay: It was a dark and lonely night at a bar just outside of Arcadia; Scutari had just finished playing a show with a band he used to be in.

"There was this guy sitting in the corner of the bar," he says. "He was this rolly-polly, bearded man who would smile at us every so often…."

Songs Hotbox Harry Taught Us

+Friday & Saturday, April 21-22 ~ Freaks For The Festival

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents
Freaks for the Festival 2017
Fernwood Campground
Big Sur, CA
Friday - Saturday, April 21/22, 2017

Weekend Passes

CRB (Both nights – 2 sets each night!), David Nelson Band, Morgan Delt, Scott Law & Ross, James' Cosmic Twang, Farmer Dave & The Wizards of the West, DJ set by Ben Knight

Festival in the Forest

Festival in the Forest

Camping passes/packages via folkyeah.com
Rooms & Cabin packages via phone 831.667.2422

+Saturday, April 29 ~ Big Sur International Marathon - No Music

Big Sur International Marathon - No Music Tonight

Because of the marathon we are keeping the tavern quiet the night before the race as the runners have to get up early!

+Saturday, May 13 ~ McHugh & Devine

McHugh & Devine
10:00 PM

McHugh & Devine

Biography
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 three years later and you can find McHugh & Devine touring throughout California as a 4-piece band that features Tim Connor on drums (Pine Barrens, NJ) and Sam Miller on bass (Redwood City, 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 smokey lead vocals, McHugh carries the band as he switches instruments nearly every song. Now add Tim Connor's beach driven drums and Sam Miller's deep bass. What you get is an original, upbeat sound featuring a three part harmony… it's modern folk/rock with a nostalgic twist.

McHugh & Devine just released their debut album, Emerald Hills on November 19th, 2016. The album is currently available on iTunes and Spotify.

In 2015, the duo placed 2nd in the West Coast Songwriters International Song Contest for their single "Flame". They also released a self-produced EP titled The Movie Blues which is available online as well.

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+Saturday, May 19-21 ~ HIPNIC IX

HIPNIC IX
May 19-21, 2017
Fernwood Campground
Big Sur, CA

The Mother Hips (2 electric sets plus an acoustic set)
Jackie Greene
Jonathan Richman feat Tommy Larkins
Chuck Prophet
Vetiver
Little Wings
The Waco Brothers
Sensations
GospelbeacH
Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter
Titan Ups
Peacers
Marty O’ Reiley
Pearl Charles
Cocker Power (A tribute to Joe Cocker, Leon Russell and the Mad Dogs and Englishmen Tour)
Light Fantastic
Lauren Barth
Midnight North plays The Band
Mapache
DJ Sets
Liquid Light show by Mad Alchemy
+++ a few surprise sets TBA

*Line up is subject changes

HIPNIC IX

Camping passes/packages via folkyeah.com

Rooms & Cabin packages via phone 831.667.2422

+Saturday, May 26 ~ Midnight Pine w/Birdy Bardot, Dani Bell & The Tantarist

Midnight Pine w/Birdy Bardot, Dani Bell & The Tantarist

+Saturday, May 27 ~ The Evangenitals

The Evangenitals
10:00 PM