Thank You for Making History with Us

Bear Valley Music Festival’s historic 50th anniversary season came to a close on Sunday, August 5, 2018, but the applause continues. We are deeply grateful for the flood of emails, calls and notes from our patrons indicating this was one of the best music festivals ever.

If you were unable to attend this year, please scroll down to browse the distinguished artists who appeared on our stage. We are especially thankful to these stars who made 2018 so special.

Most of all, we are thankful to the countless music lovers who attended, donated, hosted, volunteered and helped make this an unforgettable season.

Please make plans to see us next year: July 19 – August 4, 2019. We look forward to our next 50 years together.


Petty Theft 7/20

*** The first 100 ticket-holders to arrive at the Festival Tent will receive a free glass of sparkling wine. *** Bear Valley Music Festival is prou...

Pablo Cruise 7/21

Bear Valley Music Festival is proud to present the real and authentic rock band Pablo Cruise. The group is among the most renowned rock bands forme...

Thalea String
Quartet 7/22

Following their smashing success in 2017, Bear Valley Music Festival’s Quartet-in-Residence returns for a matinee program titled “The Eternal...

Mads Men 7/25

Bear Valley Music Festival is proud to present world renowned jazz violinist Mads Tolling and his quartet Mads Men. Already a two-time Grammy winne...

Broadway & More 7/26

Maestro Michael Morgan leads the Bear Valley Orchestra in a concert of Broadway favorites as well as opera excerpts with four of the top voices in ...

Musical Tour of
Big Trees Park 7/27

Join us for a guided tour of Big Trees State Park, home of the Giant Sequoias, some of the world’s oldest and largest trees.  The Park’s Director o...

World Premiere 7/27

Maestro Michael Morgan leads the Bear Valley Orchestra in the unveiling of a new work by award-winning composer David Conte, commissioned especiall...

The Great Romantics 7/28

*** The first 100 ticket-holders to arrive at the Festival Tent will receive a free glass of sparkling wine. *** Join us for not one, but two of th...

Beethoven’s Ninth 7/29

The ninth and final symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven represents something of an apex in orchestral writing. It is also sure to be one of the most m...

Four Seasons & Wine 8/1

Bear Valley Music Festival is proud to bring back this musical wine-tasting event, which has become rather popular among our patrons in recent year...

Hotel California 8/2
By The Boys of Summer

The Eagles are one of the world’s best-selling bands in history, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide. They are the fifth-high...

Concerto Night 8/3

This concert highlights two long-time members of the Bear Valley Orchestra. Maestro Michael Morgan conducts the Divertimento Concertante for double...

“Greatest Show” Gala 8/4

Our gala benefit gets better every year, and this will be the best one yet! Join us to celebrate our 50th with a scrumptious meal, fine wines, danc...

FREE Family Concert 8/5

Free Family Concert – Teddy Bear’s Picnic You should not miss this wonderful family concert. Long-time festival patrons will remember when the Tedd...

Italian Journey 8/5

Maestro Michael Morgan leads the Bear Valley Orchestra in Vivaldi’s Lute Concerto in D with guitarist Peppino D’Agostino, plus other mu...

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