Tag: Blues for the zoo

Blues Legends Play Lakeside Amphitheater

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 23, 2013 – On August 3, Blues for the Zoo will raise funds for Big Bear Alpine Zoo, our local rehabilitation sanctuary for injured and confiscated animals. World-class music, food booths and an artisan fair will center around the Big Bear Lake Swim Beach Outdoor Amphitheater (41220 Park Avenue). Gates open at 1:00 p.m.; the concert lasts from 3:00 to 7:00. Parking is $4 and tickets are $35 at the gate or $30 in advance, available now at the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce (630 Bartlett Road/866-4607), at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo Gift Shop (43285 Goldmine Drive) or online.  Children 10 and under admitted free of charge. Beach chairs and blankets are welcome for lawn seating, and Swim Beach will be open to concert attendees. Four restaurants will offer freshly prepared food, including meat on the grill, salads, and dessert. No coolers or pets allowed. Area artisans will be selling a variety of handmade products, including; ceramics, jewelry, paintings, photography, hand dyed silks, soaps and botanical lotions. But the core of the event is of course live blues. Boogie-woogie pianist Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, considered one of the links between past and modern-day blues piano players, will open the show. Also on the bill is the popular Southern California group Cafe R&B, with a lead singer who combines a velvety voice with an electrifying stage presence. Headliners Windy City Harmonica Breakdown will feature...

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Blues For The Zoo Brings Music To The Mountains

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 25, 2012, 3:00pm – Blues For The Zoo, a fundraiser for the Big Bear Lake Moonridge Animal Park is set for Saturday, August 4 at the Swim Beach Outdoor Amphitheater. The afternoon of music from 3 to 7:30pm will feature C.J. Chenier, Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers, and Alvin Youngblood Hart. The gates open at 1pm and outdoor chairs and blankets are welcome for festival-style lawn seating. The lakeside setting provides a scenic backdrop for an afternoon of internationally recognized musicians, local artisan booths and a freshly prepared food and beverage menu. Tickets are $30 in advance / $35 on the day of the show. Children 10 and under are admitted free of charge. Parking is $4.00. Tickets are available at the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce on Bartlett Road in the Village and at the Moonridge Animal Park Gift Shop. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31612.mp3|titles=Blues For The Zoo – Mike Evans...

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“Event”full Weekend For The Big Bear Valley

Big Bear, Ca, August 9, 2011, 12:00pm – This past weekend boasted many exciting events for the Big Bear Valley that drew crowds in the thousands.  The Big Bear Air Fair sold over 7,200 tickets and, coupled with vendors and volunteers, the crowd was estimated between 7,500 and 8,000.  There were 50 aircraft on display and 60 planes flew in for the day to attend the Air Fair.  Saturday morning, the 2nd Annual Tour de Big Bear had 600 paid registrants, with two thirds registering Friday night, resulting in participants staying overnight in the Big Bear Valley.  After the bike tours were finished the 2nd Annual Blues for the Zoo  took place on Saturday afternoon with close to 1,000 people in attendance enjoying the musical stylings of the Blues.   On Saturday and Sunday, the Xterra Trail Run, Triathlon and Duathlon took place at the Snow Valley Ski Area and Rim Nordic with 243 athletes participating.    Overall it was an event packed weekend that brought people to the Big Bear Valley from not only California, but Nevada, Arizona, Mexico, and other western...

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Blues Singer/Songwriter Brother Yusef Presents A “Blues In The Schools” Workshop

Big Bear, Ca, June 6th, 2011, 3:00pm – On June 7th the students at North Shore Elementary will be lucky to have their music and American history lessons combined into one when blues singer songwriter Brother Yusef presents a “Blues in the School” workshop.  Brother Yusef, who has developed a program for young people, will be entertaining and educating 4th, 5th and 6th graders about the blues, its origins and influence on music of all genres.  The Northshore presentation will showcase Yusef’s talent spanning the traditional fingerpicking style of folk blues to the stinging slide guitar work of urban blues.  Brother Yusef is part of the line up for this year’s Blue’s for the Zoo that will take place on August 6th at the Swim Beach Outdoor Ampitheatre.  The North Shore Elementary workshop is sponsored by the Open Sky Music Foundation, with support from Open Air Big Bear. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30801.mp3|titles=brother...

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