Open Sky Music Festival "Blues at the Lake" in Big Bear Lake, California
Appearing Live at The Open Sky Music Festival "Blues at the Lake"

The Eighth Annual Open Sky Music Festival returns to Whaler Pointe Lakeside Park on Saturday June 19, 2004 with an offering of live blues, jazz, and folk music, a New Orleans-inspired menu and a panoramic view of crystalline Big Bear Lake as the backdrop. “The annual event has blossomed into a celebration at the lake for music and nature lovers of all ages,” notes festival artistic director Rick Bates. “The combination of live music and a magnificent mountain setting attracts a devoted audience which returns every year.”
The festival presents a mix of national and regional talent, with a focus on the Blues. “The

Blues is at the root of all American Music,” reflects Bates. “This common musical denominator is perfect for relaxing under the shade of a towering Juniper tree or dancing by the water’s edge. In an effort to stay true to our theme of ‘heritage music in the mountains,’ we seek out world-class music that is original and unique.

Situated on a grassy hillside adjacent to the lake, scenic Whaler Pointe Lakeside Park, has an expansive view of the lake and pine-covered mountains. Patrons are invited to stretch out on the grass to enjoy an afternoon of great music along with specially prepared food and a complete selection of beverages. The menu will include savory jambalaya, cool watermelon slices, peel and eat shrimp, fresh corn on the cob and pecan pie. Blankets, water bottles and lawn chairs are welcome, no coolers please. Children 10 years of age and younger are admitted free.

Information on other performers and tickets is available at or by telephone at (626) 355-9201. Special Lodging Packages are available at 1(800) 4BIGBEAR. This year’s sponsors include KBHR-FM (93.3) and BigBear.Net.

The festival is produced by The Open Sky Music Foundation, Inc. a nonprofit 501(c)3 California Corporation.

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