Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza
August 1 - August 4
The Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza is a mix of many shades of blues music and even more flavours of craft beers and ciders.
Music ranges from blues to R&B, soul and rock, with more than 20 bands performing on twin stages during Bluesapalooza, including multi-Grammy-award-winner Buddy Guy, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. The appaloosa is a tough, western horse, so blues as rugged as wild horses? That’s one for the mind to ponder.
The Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza has two beer tasting days, Saturday (from 12pm to 5pm) and Sunday (from 12pm to 4pm), where over 70 breweries will be pouring 200-plus beers, ciders, and kombuchas.
Breweries appearing at the festival include Mammoth Brewing Company, Sierra Nevada, Firestone Walker, San Diego, Figueroa Mountain Brewing, Great Divide Brewing Co, Eel River Brewing, Firestone Walker and Stone.
The festival isn’t just about having fun, as it also supports benefits Infinite Music, the California Craft Brewers Association and One Tree Planted, as well as local non-profit charities and organisations.
History of the Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza
Like all almost all festivals, Mammoth had humble beginnings.
It began 24 years ago with ten breweries in the car park of Whiskey Creek restaurant and two garage bands. In the second year the organisers added the blues and the Mammoth Festival has grown steadily since then.
Now 24 years on, it draws thousands of revellers from across the globe and is one of the leading music and beer festivals in the States.
Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza Line Up
Other bands confirmed for Bluesapalooza 2019 include: Reverend Tall Tree & The Blackstrap Brothers, Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Emily Wolfe, Jimmie Vaughan, Sugaray Rayford, Charlie Musselwhite, Popa Chubby, and Shamarr Allen & The Underdawgs.
For details of Mammoth Lakes 2019 line up, click here.
What else is there to do around Mammoth Lakes?
Mammoth Lakes is famous for the natural beauty that surrounds it. Activities include camping, hiking, biking, climbing, fishing, golf, kayaking and paddle-boarding. The scenery is a spectacular mix of dramatic peaks, icy lakes, old craters, jagged outcrops and hot springs. It is part of the Sierra Nevada and Yosemite is close by. For more on things to do in the Mammoth Lakes area, click here.
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When is the Mammoth Lakes Festival 2019
The festival is from Thursday 1 until Sunday 4 August.
Tickets for the Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza
Tickets are available for one, two or four days. To purchase tickets for the festival, click here.
Where is the Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza
The Woods at Mammoth Lakes, 5701 Minaret Road between Main Street and Meridian Boulevard. Mammoth Lakes resort is close to Yosemite National Park off Highway 395.
Flights to Mammoth Yosemite
Mammoth Yosemite Airport is a regional airport. It has flights from Los Angeles, Burbank, Denver, Orange County and San Francisco. Some flights are listed as seasonal, so check carefully, though Los Angeles is a year-round service. From the airport, the town is a ten-minute drive. A number of hotels run shuttles, and taxis are available.
Mammoth Lakes Accommodation and Flights
There are a range of options for where to stay including luxury hotels, motels, bed and breakfast and camping. For information on camping or other local accommodation, visit www.visitmammoth.com or www.mammothbluesbrewsfest.com/lodging.
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For more information on the Festival
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