Music on Ebbetts Pass

Bear Valley Music Festival, Ironstone Concert Series,
Cedar Center Summer Concerts

Music along the Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway

For music lovers Ebbetts Pass offers everything from classical to rock, from national headliners to local bands. The leading venues include Ironstone Vineyards' summer concert series and the annual Bear Valley Music Festival. But it's hard to beat the relaxed fun of Cedar Center's Concert Series offered every summer in Arnold, featuring a variety of local bands.

Cedar Center Summer Concert Series - Arnold

This summer the Greater Arnold Business Association brings talented musicians to Cedar Center in Arnold for an outdoor concert series. Donations are encouraged to help support the program.

2017 Summer Concert and Event Schedule
2018 Schedule TBA

June 17  Ted Z and the Wranglers

"Heartfelt ballads and gritty grassroots rock ‘n’ roll with a cowboy kick. Their folky story-telling songs convey themes of love, politics, environmentalism, childhood imagination, and the rawness of humanity"
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Ted Z and the Wranglers

June 24  Dye Musica

A local Arnold band playing reggae music   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Dye Musica

July 1  StompBox

Sonora band StompBox will perform for the Ebbetts Pass Fire District's annual BBQ and fundraiser. They play rock n rolls hits from such greats as the Eagles, the Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, and Rod Stewart.   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

July 8   Random Strangers

Genre: Americana - Country, Rock, Folk, Bluegrass, five-member band out of Placerville   6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The Random Strangers

July 15  Car Show - TBA

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

July 22  Swing Gitane

Swing Gitane brings French musette and gypsy styles to Arnold with their 5-piece band. They also play American, Latin, and cowboy jazz standards. "Their infectious rhythms, vocal harmonies and straight-ahead sound are guaranteed to set your toes tapping and put a smile on your face."
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Swing Gitane

July 29   Chains Required

10 Piece R & B Band playing Classic Rock
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Chains Required  

August 5   Ten Dollar Pony

Americana, acoustic rock, Indie pop
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Facebook: Ten Dollar Pony

August 12 - Arnold Art, Music & Wine Festival
Cantamos and Almost Blue

Cantamos plays a blend of folk, jazz, blues, and Latin music.
Almost Blue from Hathaway Pines plays music " from the Great American Songbook of popular music. Soft, swinging tunes that have remained timeless classics."
2:00 PM
Facebook: Cantamos
Almost Blue

August 19   Jill and the Giants

Jill Warren "is a first-class singer, guitarist, songwriter and stage performance artist. Jill inspires her audience with both her talent as a musician and her electrifying stage presence. Once you experience her, you won’t forget her! Jill Warren rocks!".
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Jill Warren

Sponsored by
Greater Arnold Business Association
Schedule of Concerts: Events Calendar


Hill Top Concert Series - 2017

2018 Concert Series TBA

Brice Station Vineyards

Brice Station is located 4 miles east of Murphys.

May 27   Chains Required

10 Piece R & B Band playing Classic Rock
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Chains Required  

June 21  Juni Fisher

Singer, songwriter, entertainer, and horsewoman - Juni Fisher has won numerous awards for her western songs such as Still There, Listen, and For Want of a Nail.
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Juni Fisher

June 24  Jazz Night

More information coming soon.
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

July 8  Dead Winter Carpenters

A 12-song collection of original songs by Dead Winter Carpenter members, Washoe’s diverse track list pays tribute to diverse musical influences including classic rock, bluegrass, alt-country, and rockabilly.
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Dead Winter Carpenters

July 15  Patrice Pike

Patrice Pike's "sound has moved steadily in the direction of an eclectic mix of Rock and Soul topped with a tinge of World Music flavors." Her music includes "tightly woven rhythm guitar to percussion, to drum kit on stage never dropping a beat of her fierce but silky lead vocals."
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Patrice Pike

August 26  Risky Biscuits

Playing "Mountain Music", Risky Biscuits "consist of Sweetwater Calhoun on the Banjo, Brick Mansion on the Violin, The hottest darkest guys in band on the Gitfiddle and vocs, Hog Hunter on Drums, and Tyrone Biggums on the Geetar and Beautiful Throat Pipes"
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Risky Biscuits

September 2   TBA


Concert in the Park

Calaveras Big Trees Sate Park - May TBA, 2018

2017 Dogwood Festival
May 14, 2017

Hear music from these renowned San Francisco musicians in the intimate rustic setting of Jack Knight Hall among the giant redwoods. Includes hors d’oeuvres, Locke Vineyards winetasting, Raffle and Dogwood Quilt Raffle (quilt winner to be announced on Labor Day).
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Tickets: $25 (includes entrance into the Park if bought online) If any tickets are available at the door: $25 + Park Entrance Fee
Dogwood Festival


Ironstone Vineyards 2017 Concert Series

2018 Concert Series TBA

The Ironstone Vineyards present an annual concert series of headline performers at their amphitheater at the winery complex one mile south of Murphys off Six Mile Road. General Admission in 2016 was $48 and reserved seating $78 to $153 for each concert. More expensive packages are available. Low beach chairs and blankets are allowed into the General Admission section.

2017 Concert Series

June 9 - Toby Keith
June 10 - Boston with Joan Jett
June 17 - Jon Mellencamp with Emmylou Harris & Carlene Carter
June 18 - Moody Blues
August 13 - Steven Miller with Peter Frampton

Ironstone Vineyards Concert Series


Bear Valley Music Festival - 2018

July 20 - August 5, 2018

The Bear Valley Music Festival is held every summer in a capacious tent in Bear Valley. Begun in 1968 by orchestra conductor John Gosling, the Bear Valley Music Festival has grown to be the premier music event in the central Sierra and has been featured on NBC's “Today Show”. In 1984 the Sacramento Symphony's Maestro Carter Nice took over as conductor and conducted more than 200 performances. Recently Michael Morgan, Music Director and Conductor of the Oakland East Bay Symphony, took over as Music Director and Maestro.

Music ranges from orchestra, opera, and chamber music to Broadway show tunes. Some programs, such as the Teddy Bear Picnic or Disney Concert, are specially designed for children. Guest artists have included names such as Dave Mason, Olga Kern, Jose Feliciano, Gogi Grant, Roseanne Cash, and Glen Campbell. The festival draw more than 5,000 people over the course of two weeks into their free-span tent.

Bear Valley Music Festival 2017 - The 2018 Schedule is TBA

Call to confirm times.

  • July 21 - Country artist Hal Ketchum and the amazing Hal Ketchum Country Duo - 7 PM
  • July 22 - Fleetwood Mac Tribute - 7:30 PM
  • July 23 - Resident Chamber ensemble Thalea String Quartet
  • July 26 - Motown - 2 PM
  • July 28 - Tenor Jonathan Blalock & The Bear Valley Orchestra (in Britten’s Les Illuminations - 7 PM
  • July 29 - Pianist Vladislav Kern (in Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto - 7 PM
  • July 30 - Pops Symphonic Music from Hollywood with Richard Glazier
  • August 2 - WINE TASTING CONCERT Sips & Sonatas (with Opera Frontier and the Thalea String Quartet)
  • August 3 - Queen Tribute - 7 PM
  • August 4 - Jazz artist Kalil Wilson & The Kalil Wilson Jazz Ensemble - 7 PM
  • August 5 - GALA DINNER & AUCTION “Bear Valley Goes to Hollywood” - 5 PM
  • August 6 - FOR CHILDREN Free Family Concert with Dawn Harms at 11:00 AM, plus FAMILY BRUNCH Stars of Tomorrow – Young Artist Showcase at 2:00 PM -

Bear Valley Music Festival