Make Music
Big Bear


Welcome to Make Music Big Bear!

The line up is all local talent, the venues are our local businesses, and the audience is all of us.

Make Music Big Bear is a live, free musical celebration on June 21, the longest day of the year Рthe Summer Solstice. Launched in France 1982 as Féte de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries. Make Music Big Bear is participating for our second year.

This year we have 7 Village businesses hosting over 16 bands/musicians on Bartlett Road, Village Drive, and Pine Knot Avenue. It’s all happening from 2 to 8 pm on Tuesday, June 21. Busking, you mean street musicians, yes busking. I think you will find a bit of this also while walking about. This is all for our community enjoyment, so come on into town, enjoy free music, and help us celebrate Make Music Big Bear!

Oakside Restaurant, The Chamber of Commerce, Hollywood Studios at Santa Land, Copper Q, Sotheby’s Real Estate, The Bone Yard, all hosting bands/musicians. Once again Nottinghams Tavern Patio will be hosting the popular Open Mic, with varied musicians every 20 minutes. Hey, if you play, sing, humm a toon, come on down and get your name on the list. Share your talent with us all.

The Time Travel Madams gettin’ down at Nottinghams Tavern Patio Open Mic 2021.

The Current Lineup of Musicians

Bob Middleton and Robbie Bos jam it out during sound check at the main stage, while Tim Simms sets up a mic in 2021.


Things can change, so keep your eyes open, but this is the current lineup.

Make Music Big Bear 2022 Lineup:

2:00 pm    Tom Stauffer Р2:00 Р3:15 pm РOakside Restaurant and Bar

                   Time Travel Madams Р2:00 Р3:00 pm РCopper Q

3:00 pm    Karen Elaine Р3:00 Р4:00 pm РChamber of Commerce

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Dan O’Mara – 3:00 – 4:00 pm – Sotheby’s Real Estate

                   Boswell Project Р3:00 Р4:00 pm РThe Bone Yard

4:00 pm    Nikki Sparks Р4:00 Р5:15 pm РOakside Restaurant and Bar

                   Farley the Fiddler Р4:00 Р5:15 pm РCopper Q

5:00 pm    Dave Graham Р5:00 Р6:00 pm РChamber of Commerce

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Boswell Project – 5:00 – 6:00 pm – Sotheby’s Real Estate

                   Paul Black Р5:00 Р6:00 pm РThe Bone Yard

                   Rebecca Jane Р5:00 Р5:40 pm РHollywood Studio at Santa Land

6:00 pm    Peggy and Duke Р6:00 Р7:15 pm РOakside Restaurant

                   Karen Elaine Р6:00 Р7:00 pm РCopper Q

                   Rebecca Jane Р6:00 Р6:40 pm РHollywood Studio at Santa Land

7:00 pm    Todd Clanton Р7:00 Р8:00 pm РChamber of Commerce

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Drew Plakos – 7:00 – 8:00 pm – Sotheby’s Real Estate

                   Tom Stauffer Р7:00 Р8:00 pm РThe Bone Yard

                   Rebecca Jane Р7:00 Р7:40 pm РHollywood Studio at Santa Land

And of course, The Open Mic at Nottinghams Tavern Patio:

2:00 pm  Р Dave Graham

2:20 pm  Р Farley the Fiddler

2:40 pm  Р Mark Karnopp

3:00 pm  

3:20 pm  

3:40 pm  Р Time Travel Madams

4:00 pm  Р Paul Black

4:20 pm  Р Glenn Yarber

4:40 pm  Р Tom Shauffer

5:00 pm  

5:20 pm  

5:40 pm

6:00 pm  Р Todd Clanton

6:20 pm ¬†– ¬†Dan O’Mara

6:40 pm  Р Silver Fang

7:00 pm  Р Randy Boswell

7:20 pm  

7:40 pm


The Schedule At-A-Glance


If you would love to help out, organize and schedule, hang banners, or just donate some monies to the cause, we will be so glad to talk with you.

Annually we spend about $750, so your donations will really help us. 

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