Calendar of Events

State Park Activities

+ONGOING - State Park activities for the whole family

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.
OPEN TRAILS: Gorge, Mount Manuel, Buzzard's Roost, Valley View, Liewald Flats, Redwood Deck, Nature Trail, River Path and Warden’s Path. CLOSED TRAILS: Pfeiffer Falls and the Pine Ridge trails.
Andrew Molera State Park is open to the beach via the Creamary Meadow Trail.
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park April 4, 2019: Due to severe storm damage to the park's entrance station and restroom, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park will be closed until further notice.  The McWay waterfall can still be seen from the pullout just north of the park entrance on Highway 1 near mile marker 36.2.  Please check the website periodically for updates.
For more details, please visit our press release: https://www.parks.ca.gov/NewsRelease/876
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.

Music Calendar

+Saturday, April 20 - Edge of Art

Edge of Art
10:00 PM

Edge of Art

+Saturday, April 27-28 - BIG SUR INTERNATIONAL MARATHON WEEKEND

No band this Saturday as we like to keep the Tavern quiet for the Big Sur International Marathon runners because they have to get up at sunrise on Sunday morning to run the marathon.

Sunday, April 28, 2019
The Big Sur International Marathon has made arrangements to run a shuttle for runners staying in Big Sur to get to the race start of their event.

BIG SUR SHUTTLE
For participants staying in Big Sur, six buses will make a continuous loop between 4:45 AM and 6:00 AM with stops at all facilities between the River Inn to the north and Deetjen’s to the south. To board these buses, stand near Highway 1 in order to be visible to bus drivers.

Any runners participating in other events (21 and 11 Milers, 12K, 5K and Marathon Relay) will board another bus heading north to the various start lines or Relay exchange points.

The shuttle will be available to runners and walkers only. Their bib number will identify them as runners to the bus drivers.

Johnny Tsunami

Download PDF of the map above

2019 BSIM Caravan Schedule

Any hotel guests or runners' friends and family members needing to head north or get to the finish in advance of your runner should leave at the following times:
1. Prior to the race start, no later than 5:45 a.m. you must be north of the Post Office
2. With a CHP-led caravan leaving at 7:20 a.m. from the start line at the Multi-Agency Facility
3. With CHP -led caravan leaving at 9:40 a.m. from Pt. Sur (approximate arrival to finish line at 10:30 a.m.). We strongly suggest that you choose the prior to 5:45 a.m. departure so that you may enjoy the morning in Carmel or on the Monterey Peninsula while waiting for your runner.

Driving Tips and Full Caravan Schedules

+Saturday, May 4 ~ Whiskey West

Whiskey West
10:00 PM

Whiskey West

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.

whiskeywestmusic.com

+Saturday, May 11 ~ The BASSment

The BASSment
10:00 PM

+ May 17-19 ~ HIPNIC XI

HIPNIC XI
SOLD OUT!

HIPNIC XI

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.

Diana Ballantyne
General Manager
Fernwood Resort

+Saturday, May 25 ~ Edge of Art

Edge of Art
10:00 PM

Edge of Art

+Sunday, May 26 ~ The Redwoods Revue featuring Birdy Bardot and The Midnight Pine

The Redwoods Revue featuring Birdy Bardot and The Midnight Pine
10:00 PM

Redwood Revue

+Saturday, June 1 ~ Jive Machine

Jive Machine
10:00 PM

Jive Machine

+Saturday, June 8 ~ Zack Freitas

Zack Freitas
10:00 PM

Zack Freitas

+Saturday, June 15 ~ Songs Hotbox Harry Taught Us

Songs Hotbox Harry Taught Us
10:00 PM

Songs Hotbox Harry Taught Us

+Saturday, June 22 ~ B & The HIve

B & The Hive
10:00 PM

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.

https://www.bandthehive.com

+Saturday, June 29 ~ Cave Clove

Cave Clove
10:00 PM

Cave Clove

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."

http://www.caveclove.com

+Saturday, July 6 ~ Clinton Davis Trio w/ Mara Kaye & Rebecca Stout

Clinton Davis Trio w/ Mara Kaye & Rebecca Stout
10:00 PM

Clinton Davis

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.

http://clintonrossdavis.com

+Saturday, July 13 ~ Go By Ocean

Go By Ocean
10:00 PM

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.

-Ryan McCaffrey

http://gobyocean.com/

+Saturday, July 27 ~ Resonance

Resonance
10:00 PM

Resonance

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.

 

+Saturday, August 3 ~ Moshe Vilozny

Moshe Vilozny
10:00 PM

The Billy Martini Show

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.

https://www.moshev.com

+Saturday, August 10 ~ Damn the Witch Siren

Damn the Witch Siren
10:00 PM

The Billy Martini Show

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