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 www.openskyfestival.com 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.