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Jazz, Bluesapalooza and More: Mammoth Lakes Is Hotspot for Summer Music

February 19, 2019

Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa offers festival-goers a kick-back-and-relax luxury escape

Bluesapalooza among the pines in Mammoth Lakes, California (photo

Mammoth Lakes, California – February 19, 2019 – With summer festivals commencing July 4th weekend and continuing through Labor Day, Mammoth Lakes, California, offers a hot travel destination for music lovers of all genres, beer enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. And while sipping and listening among the pines there’s no better place to stay than the rustic-luxe Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa, located in the heart of town within walking distance of restaurants, shopping, those crystal-clear alpine lakes and, most importantly, the music.

Nothing says summer like listening to live concerts outdoors amid stunning scenery with a cold drink in hand, and Mammoth Lakes has no shortage of options for just that, including these five music festivals scheduled for summer 2019:

Mammoth Jazzfest
July 5-6, 2019
Non-ticketed and free for all, Jazzfest focuses on a collaboration of contemporary, fusion, Latin and other genres of jazz.

Jazz by the Creek
July 7, 2019
This outdoor live concert features world-acclaimed musicians under the stars at Mammoth Lakes’ historic Hayden Cabin.

Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza
August 1-4, 2019
With over 60 craft breweries and cideries pouring more than 150 beers and ciders from around the country, this is the largest craft beer and music festival in the region, featuring more than 20 bands on two stages performing blues, rock, R&B and soul.

Mammoth Rocks & A Taste of the Sierra
August 23-24, 2019
Admission is free for this roundup of performances by tribute bands, all of which have won numerous awards and are recognized as gifted musicians and great entertainers.

Mammoth Rock N’ Rye
August 30-September 1, 2019
As part of Outside on the Eastside—celebrating arts, culture and recreation—Mammoth Rock N' Rye offers three days of free live music, two tasting events from 30+ distilleries and endless fun.

L to R: Mammoth Lakes’ music-in-nature summer festival Main Stage; Sierra Nevada’s lodge-luxe lobby.

Why stay anywhere other than downtown close to the action? The family-owned Sierra Nevada Resort in the jaw-droppingly gorgeous Mammoth Lakes area is ideally situated downtown, a few minutes from festivals by car or trolley. The lodging also sits mere minutes from such surrounding natural wonders as Devils Postpile National Monument, as well as Convict, Crowley and Mono lakes, and Yosemite National Park.

Resort guests are treated to the country-cozy mountain-lodge ambience of the friendly and attentive Sierra Nevada Lodge, with its hand-hewn alpine lobby bar featuring oversized fireplaces and hand-woven rugs. Overnight options for the 149-room resort include comfortably appointed lodge rooms, as well as the extensively remodeled fireplace suites – with their king-sized beds, resort-style kitchens accented by granite countertops, deep-soaking tubs in bathrooms with heated floors and toilet seats, and sink-into-soft leather chairs – and, perfect for groups, the spacious condo-style chalets, each one a luxurious bi-level townhome accommodating 8-10.

L to R: Bluesapalooza headliner the legendary Buddy Guy; Twin Lakes

On-site dining at SNR represents three distinct culinary experiences and an award-winning wine program. The stylishly rustic Rafters Restaurant serves innovative takes on seasonally inspired New American cuisine, while Jimmy’s Taverna specializes in Mediterranean-inspired fresh seafood and wood-grilled meats and the Red Lantern offers authentic, made-from-scratch Chinese cuisine with an extensive roster of inventive vegan and vegetarian options and a richly styled space.

Rates at Sierra Nevada Lodge & Spa during the summer months start at $129 for lodge rooms midweek, $209 weekends.

About Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa
Located in the heart of Mammoth Lakes, California, near Mammoth Mountain, the 149-room rustic-luxe Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa includes 15 fireplace suites and six three-bedroom chalets. Pampering amenities at the hotel include heated bathroom floors and toilet seats, soaking tubs, large waterfall showers, kitchenettes, fireplaces, and real leather lounge chairs as well as an on-property full-service spa and three distinctive restaurants. For additional information, visit

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