Calendar of Events
State Park Activities
• Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Day Use Parking lots one and two are open for picnic areas. The Warden's Path, River Path, Nature Trail, and Liewald Fla, Valley View, Mount Manual and Buzzard's Roost trails are open.
CLOSED TRAILS: Pfeiffer Falls and the Pine Ridge trails. OPEN TRAILS: Gorge, Mount Manuel, Buzzard's Roost, Valley View, Liewald Flats, Redwood Deck, Nature Trail, River Path and Warden’s Path.
• Andrew Molera State Park is open to the beach via the Creamary Meadow Trail.
• Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park is open for hiking west of HIghway 1 including overlook trail at McWay Falls and Partington Cove.
CLOSED TRAILS: Ewoldsen, Tanbark, Waters and the Tinhouse Fire Road trails.
• Garrapata State Park Trails west of Highway 1 are open. Soberanes Canyon Trail is partially open. It will be open exclusively from the main, gated trailhead across from Gate 8 of the Garrapata coastal trail. Hikers will be able to proceed to the back of the canyon along the 1.25 mile length of the trail. It will be an out and back hike since the Rocky Ridge portion of the trail will remain closed due to hazardous conditions.
• Pfeiffer Beach is open.
• Point Sur Lightstation is closed for repair.
Billy Martini 70's Review
The Y Axes are a San Francisco-based indie outfit who play a unique blend of dreamy, synth-glossed pop and rhythmically muscular rock. Having initially formed as a recording project by vocalist Alexi Rose Belchere and guitarist Devin Nelson, the duo decided to take on the project full time after premiering a set of songs at their space and prom-themed joint birthday party in July 2011.
Their lineup completed by bassist Jack Sundquist and drummer Paul Conroy, The Y Axes collaborate to create energetic and hard-hitting pop with intricate instrumentations and ethereal vocal melodies that can stick in your mind for weeks.
Their latest album, Umbra, was produced by Aaron Hellam (Finish Ticket, Rin Tin Tiger, Black Map, etc.) at Hellam Sound and released November 26.
Electric Howlers are a female fronted Rock n Roll band from Southern CA with garage, indie, punk, classic rock, and blues influences. Their sound is LOUD, unique and full of energy.
Flying Fish Cove
Johnny Tsunami and the Shoulder Hoppers
We keep the Tavern quiet for the Big Sur International runners because they have to get up at sunrise to run the marathon.
Whiskey West combines the sounds of outlaw country, bluegrass and honky tonk to create an edgy toe tapping, good time acoustic honky-tonk sound. Kinda like if Johnny Cash & June Carter adopted a freight train, gave it some acoustic instruments and a drum kit asked Tom Waits to conduct the combo and said "play something that swings.
We are selling three-day camping and event packages. 13 years of age and older. Children age 12 and under are free with their parents. (This will include tickets for all three days of music). All tickets are NON REFUNDABLE. They are transferrable but NON REFUNDABLE. It is all general admission camping whether you are sleeping in a tent, an RV or under the stars. This includes the music event and camping for 3 nights 5/17, 5/18, 5/19, 2019
(PLEASE CARPOOL. THERE IS LIMITED PARKING AT THE EVENT AND PARKING ON HIGHWAY 1 IS NOT ALLOWED!
If you are bringing an RV we recommend that you come in the day before the event starts or arrive early on Friday 5/19 to make sure you can get parked and situated before the tenters arrive.
Check in time is after noon on 5/17. Check out time is 11:00am on Monday, May 19, 2019.
We are going to ask you to please leave your pets at home for the event.
For Motel, Tent Cabin, Adventure Tent and Cabin accommodations call Fernwood Resort at 831-667-2422 to RESERVE THEM DIRECTLY OVER THE PHONE starting Monday, Dec 17, 2018 @ High Noon.
All Motel Rooms, Tent Cabins, Adventure Tents and Cabins come with festival tickets. DO NOT buy your tickets on Eventbrite unless you are buying a 3 DAY CAMPING PACKAGE, If you are staying in one of the other types of units your accommodations will include tickets to the event and can only be secured by calling the resort.
SPECIAL AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION!!!
PARKING LIMITATIONS! As usual, parking is limited for this event and we strongly encourage carpooling to the event. There is NO PARKING ALLOWED ON HIGHWAY 1. All people coming to this event must be registered guests, there is no day use allowed and ALL cars for people coming to the event must have car passes and be parked in the campground or in established parking spaces in front of your accommodations. If you are planning on coming to this event and you do not have a car pass, YOU MUST CARPOOL. There is NO overflow parking. The future of outdoor music events at Fernwood Resort depend on your cooperation. Thank you.
Thank You for in advance for your cooperation in making this annual weekend event in Big Sur safe and environmentally friendly. Lets have a great weekend of music, camping and friends and protect and respect the precious eco-system of our home, Big Sur.
Edge of Art
Songs Hotbox Harry Taught Us
B & The Hive
B & the Hive have been captivating audiences from California to Nashville for the past several years with their dynamic performances, undeniable intensity, and intoxicating sound spanning multiple genres. "Lead vocalist, Brianna Lee, displays mesmerizing depth in each heartfelt ballad and airy rock tune." - The Bay Bridged, SF "Be prepared to get goosebumps." - KC Turner Presents, SF
The band is comprised of lead singer & songwriter Brianna Lee on Vocals/Guitar, co-songwriter and producer Josh Barrett on Bass, Hannah Joy-Brooke on Keys and Backing Vocals, and Hayden Gardner on Drums, and Eric Novak on lead guitar.
Consistently touring, the band has been opening for world renowned artists such as The Goo Goo Dolls, Alanis Morrisette, Chris Isaak, Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams, Ben Harper and many more. Their engaging live performances have put them on the bill at some of the top venues on the west coast including the Great American Music Hall, Bottle Rock Festival in Napa, Vina Robles Amphitheater, Whale Rock Music Festival, Hotel Cafe, and The Mountain Winery.
An ambitious followup to Cave Clove's eponymous 2016 full-length studio album, Dollars to Tokens demonstrates a potent formula for why vocalist/songwriter Katie Colver and her band are on a fast track emerging as one of the Bay Area's most compelling new acts. Dollars to Tokens presents five unflinching chronicles of Colver's own emotional yet often existential triumphs and struggles. Set to psych-rock infused production brimming with electrifying guitars and a West Coast Americana songwriting sensibility, Colver explores what it means to follow one's most fervent dreams, while addressing all of the risks and sacrifices that such a journey entails. Set aside some time to delve into these anthemic stunners while Colver and Cave Clove dive to the depths of her idiosyncratic psyche.
"This EP is about the dance between self-actualization and self-sabotage," Cave Clove frontwoman Katie Colver says of her band's new five-song release Dollars to Tokens. "A vigorous impulse to experience things as deeply and fully as possible has haunted me for my whole life. I'm quick to throw myself into the fire, push myself right to the edge of my comfort zone, or beyond, with a goal of becoming stronger. These new songs reflect a sense of recklessness and coming to terms with what's sacred in this life."
Clinton Davis Trio w/ Mara Kaye & Rebecca Stout
Clinton Davis is an old-time multi-instrumentalist based in San Diego. A fifth-generation Kentuckian, Davis grew up in Carroll County with faint residues of old time music lingering in the air and in his family's past. He currently performs on guitar, banjo, fiddle, harmonica, mandolin, and piano as a soloist or in various configurations. In 2015, No Depression called his work "a joyous and soulful restoration of one of the lost treasures of American musical tradition." That same year, his album with the G Burns Jug Band was awarded "Best Local Recording" at the San Diego Music Awards.
Go By Ocean
I've always been enchanted by music. I'm mesmerized by the miracle of sound waves resonating naturally through the atmosphere and mysteriously working in harmony to draw out emotions in us all.
My latest work came together under a spell, in a truly majestic landscape on the coast of Marin. I set out with some of my best friends to focus and explore my current cultivation of songs with a new philosophy and an unfamiliar methodology. I chose the Panoramic House in Stinson Beach as the vessel to write and record the new Go By Ocean album "Sun Machine." I brought most of the songs in fresh so everyone worked on them with a first instinct kind of prospective. For me, "Sun Machine" reveals a new found path in life. An evolution of living with light rather than letting darkness lead the way. Like many of my lyrics, the album reflects on harder times with hope for greater days ahead. "Ring Around The Sun" starts the record off with that exact sentiment and is an anthem proclaiming there's still time to look on down that road to a better life. Participating in the light as opposed to checking out into darkness. We had a ball making this album with an amazing collection of hearts that resulted in a record I am very proud of. My line up has changed over the years but our mission remains the same. To spread love through the art of music and hopefully give people the emotional responses we all share and find in the music we love the most.
Resonance. It's what happens when something moves at its natural frequency.
From the age of 7 Radhika received voice coaching, through a distance-learning course, from a Grammy Award winning singer and artist. She picked up the material at Chapter 5 and carried on through her school years and then as a physics undergrad. After some time as a lawyer in the City, she inevitably found her way onto a stage with a guitar, and Resonance emerged on the London music scene.
Resonance has played at San Francisco's Make Out Room, appeared on Stanford's KZSU radio, headlined East London's Pit Festival, supported charity fundraisers at the Fiddlers in Camden, appeared at an underground musicians' collective in Paris, and played on stages in Italy, Australia and Singapore.
Moshe Vilozny was born in Portland Oregon and raised in Santa Cruz California; spending summers in Israel and winters throughout Latin America. Moshe incorporates his life experiences into original songs steeped in American Roots Music and sprinkled with influences from his travels around the globe.
Moshe has been writing, performing and recording original songs since high school, where he found he could make more $ and have more fun busking downtown and playing in coffee shops than he could pumping gas at the local station.
Damn the Witch Siren
Damn the Witch Siren is the premiere electronic act in Columbus, Ohio. Dubbing their music “Witch Rock”, the duo has made a name for themselves with their catchy, clubby music and their wild live performances that showcase Bobbi Kitten’s sultry prowess as a front woman. Their live show is a hybrid of pop and punk rock with synchronized lights and fog machines while the duo frantically pound multiple instruments and layer lush synth-scapes on top of one another.
In February of 2018, they released their full-length album Red Magic which was their best received and most cohesive album yet. It’s a concept album about feminism, sex, lust, love, setting fire to the patriarchy, and Bobbi’s journey of self-discovery and owning her sexuality.
They recently went on a 15-date tour of the midwest and east coast and have been booking frequent shows throughout the region the past year. For more information, visit www.damnthewitchsiren.com