Mammoth Festival

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August 15 - 18, 2013


Join us for our annual celebration of wine and live music, featuring Chris Isaak and Brandi Carlile!


Festival Crowd



mf crowdJoin us at one of our Winemaker Dinners for an unforgettable culinary experience. Take the Scenic Gondola up to the Parallax Restaurant for five gourmet courses, select vintages from Ridge Vineyards, and a mountain sunset that will take your breath away. Or enjoy a more intimate experience at the famous Lakefront Restaurant at Tamarack lodge. Gorgeous lakeside views, rustic charm, a six course meal, and exceptional paired wines from David Bruce Winery await your pleasure. If you love French cuisine and wine, then you won't want to miss Chef Frederic Pierrel and Maison Louis Roederer's five course "Tour de France" of wine tasting at Mammoth's newest hotspot for fine dining and entertainment, Underground Lounge.

Maison Louis Roederer Winemaker Dinner Menu Underground Lounge

Ridge Vineyards Winemaker Dinner Menu Parallax

David Bruce Winemaker Dinner Menu Lakefront


Stroll the Village at Mammoth sampling wines and enjoying live music with Zoux during the Wine Walk in The Village presented by the Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation.  6 to 9pm.


Celebrate wine, music and the outdoors in a stunning Sierra setting.  Sample the wares of over 40 top wineries at the Grand Tasting while you enjoy live music from a variety of regional and national acts, browse local arts and crafts and explore tasty offerings from the region's best restaurants.  12 to 6pm (Wine Tasting 1 to 5pm).

As dusk settles over the Sierra peaks get ready for live performances featuring Chris Isaak, Brandi Carlile, Lisa Loeb and more in an unforgettable location.  6 to 9pm.


Wake up to a gourmet meal and live music with the Champagne Brunch at Campo Mammoth featuring champagne from Wilson Creek Winery & Vineyard.  Seatings: 11am (9am Sold Out)

Mammoth Festival tickets are available for purchase at any Mammoth Ticket Counter during normal operating hours (the Adventure Center at Main Lodge, the Mountain Center in The Village, and at all Mammoth lodging properties).  See ticket options below.

Reservations for Winemaker Dinners are available only by calling 800.Mammoth.

Individual Event Ticket Pricing






Ultimate Package


Sold Out

This all-access pass includes the Friday Wine Walk in The Village, wine tasting and concert on Saturday, Champagne Brunch on Sunday and a complimentary wine glass.









Thursday Winemaker Dinner**

Parallax Restaurant

Join us at Parallax Restaurant for the highest Winemaker Dinner in California.  Enjoy five gourmet courses expertly paired with select vintages from Ridge Vineyards. 

Dinner served at 6:30pm

Parallax Restaurant, McCoy Station, Mammoth Mountain


Tip and Tax Included


Thursday Winemaker Dinner**

Lakefront Restaurant

Enjoy stunning lakeside views and exquisite dining at one of Mammoth's most unique and celebrated restaurants.  Six courses with exceptional wine pairings from David Bruce Winery.

Dinner served at 6:30pm 

Lakefront Restaurant, Tamarack Lodge


Tip and Tax Included


Thursday Winemaker Dinner**

Underground Lounge

Join chef Frederic Pierrel for a "Tour de France" of wine tasting and cuisine. Enjoy five exquisite courses with paired French wines at Mammoth's newest restaurant.

Dinner served at 6:30pm

UndergroundLounge, The Village at Mammoth


Tip and Tax Included


Friday Wine Walk presented by the Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation***

Stroll The Village, enjoy live music from Zoux and sample wines from top vintners. 6 to 9pm

The Village



Saturday Wine & Music

Enjoy  wine and live music in the mountain air, in a stunning mountain setting. 12 to 9pm

Canyon Lodge



Saturday Music Only

Live Music all day, Art Show and more. 12 to 9pm

Canyon Lodge



Saturday VIP


Experience the evening concert from an exclusive VIP deck party featuring mouthwatering appetizers, a complimentary beer from New Belgium or a private wine tasting.

Canyon Lodge


With purchase of Saturday Event Ticket


With purchase of Saturday Event Ticket

Sunday Champagne Brunch, 9am Seating

Sold Out

Champagne brunch and live music featuring champagne from Wilson Creek Winery & Vineyard.

Seating at 9am.

Campo Mammoth

$55 Adult

$30 Child

$55 Adult

$35 Child

Sunday Champagne Brunch, 11am Seating

Sold Out

Champagne brunch and live music featuring champagne from Wilson Creek Winery & Vineyard.

Seating at 11am.

Campo Mammoth

$55 Adult

$30 Child

$55 Adult

$35 Child

 *Early Bird pricing is only available for a limited time.  Advance ticket prices are available until August 11. Children 12 and under are free with paid adult for Saturday's event.  Food not included in ticket price.  Event details subject to change.

**Prices are based on per person - tax and gondola ride inclusive.  One seating available.  No child price.

***Proceeds benefit the Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation.  


Thursday, August 15

Winemaker Dinners  6:30pm

  • Parallax Restaurant featuring Ridge Vineyards - McCoy Station (Main Lodge Gondola Opens 6pm) [Menu]
  • Lakefront Restaurant featuring David Bruce Winery  - Tamarack Lodge [Menu]
  • Underground Lounge featuring the "Tour de France" - The Village at Mammoth [Menu]


Friday, August 16 in The Village at Mammoth

Ticket Booth Opens 5pm

Wine Walk presented by the Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation 6 to 9pm 

Live Music with Zoux 6 to 9pm


Saturday, August 17 at Canyon Lodge

Village Gondola Opens 10am

Ticket Booth Opens (3rd floor, Canyon Lodge) 10am  

Gates Open 12pm

Picnic in the Pines 12pm to 6pm

Snack or dine on a huge selection of small plates from a dozen of the region's top restaurants.

Art Expo 12 to 6pm

Live Music 12:45pm to 9:30pm

The Northstar Session  12:45pm

Ryan Hiller                   2:30pm

Lisa Loeb                     4:30pm

Brandi Carlile                6:15pm

Chris Isaak                  8:00pm

Wine Tasting 1 to 5pm

Chef Demonstration with Mark Estee 2pm

Chef Mark Estee is driven by a love for authentic ingredients that create true connections between land, farmer, food and diner.  Owner of CampoReno and partner in Campo Mammoth, Estee emphasizes passion, energy and learning in all he does.  Campo was recently named one of Esquire magazine's Best New Restaurants in America for 2012.

Wilson Creek Grape Stomping Challenge 4pm

Have you always wanted to partake in an old-fashioned grape stomp?  Now is your chance to feel the squish between your toes and put another check on the Bucket List.  Great prizes are at stake!  More details coming soon!

VIP Area 4 to 9pm

After the wine tasting, experience the evening concert from an exclusive VIP deck party featuring mouthwatering appetizers, a complimentary beer from New Belgium or a private wine tasting. $60 with purchase of Saturday Event Ticket.  Available in advance online, via 800.Mammoth or at the event.


Sunday, August 18 at Campo Mammoth in The Village 

Champagne Brunch 9am to 1pm

Featuring Champagne from Wilson Creek Winery & Vineyard

1st Seating     9am

2nd Seating    11am

Live Music  9am to 1pm


*Events and times subject to change

Mammoth Festival Performers

Chris Isaak

Chris IsaakYes, after more than a quarter of a century into his career, Chris Isaak has finally created the album he's always wanted to make. Beyond the Sun, Isaak's first Vanguard Records release out Oct. 18 ”is truly a labor of love." As a child spinning his parents 45s in their Stockton, California home, this deeply committed artist has been obsessed with the glory days of Memphis' Sun Studio and the visionary artists who got their starts there, including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis - all of them discovered and nurtured by the late, great Sun Records founder Sam Phillips in the 1950s. Now, at long last, Isaak has acted on this lifelong obsession, magically recapturing the transformative hepcat brilliance of the classic sides cut by these greats, while also getting down to the heart and soul of his own deeply rooted musical identity. Beyond the Sun will be available in both the 14-song standard set as well as a double album version that includes an additional 11 tracks. ?"I did this because I love this music. That's the entire reason," Isaak explains, advising, "you gotta listen to the original ones. They're classics. They're awesome and you can have fun with them. These guys discovered this music for us and we had to rediscover it. There's no way to do it exactly like they did it, so you've gotta give a little bit of your own take on it."

Brandi Carlile

Brandi CarlileOver the last eight years, Brandi Carlile has enjoyed groundbreaking success, headlining and selling out major shows and venues across the United States and the rest of the world. Working her way up from playing acoustic at Medin's Ravioli Station and busking at Pikes Place Market, to fronting her six-piece band at The Ryman Auditorium and leading a symphony at Benaroya Hall; Carlile has earned her reputation as a fearless and consummate performer who is undoubtedly in a class of her own. Collaborators at heart, Carlile and her band have written, produced, recorded and shared the stage and with “anyone we can get to sing with us”, touring with friends Ray Lamontage, The Avett Brothers and Dave Matthews, who refers to Carlile affectionately as “a big fat trumpet head”. Sheryl Crow, somewhat more eloquently, describes Carlile’s voice as “the most amazing voice I may have ever heard. Soulful. Country. Perfect in every way.... and propelled by taste.” And it is that same, unmistakable voice that jumps out and shakes your very foundations when you first hear the opening track on Bear Creek.

Lisa Loeb

Lisa LoebLisa Loeb’s highly anticipated return to the pop/rock world after immersing herself in other projects may be called No Fairy Tale, but it’s actually another charmed chapter of her storybook-like career which began in the mid-90’s.  She emerged from the New York coffeehouse and club circuits with her trademark Grammy® nominated hit “Stay (I Missed You)”--the only artist (still) to ever have a number one Billboard pop single while not signed to a recording contract. The multi-talented singer/songwriter, inspired to work with co-producer Chad Gilbert, guitarist and founding member of rockers New Found Glory, stirs up a glorious pop/punk rock sound over the course of 12 tracks that are both coolly contemporary yet rough around the edges on her new musical declaration No Fairy Tale.

Ryan Hiller

ryan hillerRyan's music can best be described as a blend of Roots, Rock & Soul, and as Steve Belkin from UE3 Promotions puts it, "a soulful artist whose sound lies somewhere between New Orleans and Old blue jeans. A lot of fun and very comfortable."

Ryan’s most recent EP, "How it Works," is the culmination of his hard work and influence over the past few years. Ryan had the opportunity to work with Platinum selling producer Andrew Williams (Five for Fighting, Jessica Simpson, Peter Case) in his Hollywood based studio, and is definitely an artist on the rise.

Ryan recently released his first music video for “Always gonna be something.”  

The Northstar Session

The Northstar Session"The Northstar Session has the best combination of Wilco's neo-country glow, and Travis' earnest optimism... The most perfect pop country-jam formula for 30-something romantics EVER!” says LA's Music Connection Magazine. “The time has come for the world to point their compasses toward The Northstar Session,” says The Santa Barbara Independent writes, "Whoever said catchy, straightforward pop-rock couldn't be artfully done, clearly has not heard The Northstar Session." And Matt Malley, founding member of the rock band Counting Crow's, calls this Southern-California rock band, "brilliant" and "thrilling!" on their iTunes page.


ZOUXSinger, songwriter, and producer. Zoux began studying music at the young age of 7, finding a home in his first instrument the Hammond B3. He was writing and performing his own songs with his band at the age of 13. Zoux continued his formal training at the Berklee College of Music graduating with high honors with dual majors in production/engineering and composition/arranging. After graduation, he worked under the guidance of David Brow (Billy Joel/Paul McCartney/Paul Simon). He continued performing and touring with his band and sold well over 20,000 copies of his CD’s, charting in the top of the CMJ charts. He has shared the stage with Macy Gray, The Roots, Jewel, Tribe Called Quest, Barenaked Ladies, Elton John, Sarah McLachlin, Miley Cirus, American Idol, David Letterman, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, Bono, Lou Reed, Perry Farrell, Nuno Bettencourt, Bruce Hornsby, Mozella, and many others. When he’s not touring the world with various artist, he can be found writing and producing songs for artist, remixing tracks or mixing music in his recording studio, Bluezoux Studios in Los Angeles, Ca. 

Featured Wineries

Mammoth Festival is pleased to host a variety of California and International wineries including:


  • Bianchi Winery
  • Hug Cellars
  • Michael David Winery
  • Pianetta Winery
  • Double Bond Winery
  • Oak Mountain Winery
  • Duckhorn Wine Company
  • Grgich Hills Estate
  • Kenwood Vineyards
  • Hope Family Wines
  • Mineral Wines
  • Seven Angels Cellars
  • Honig Vineyard & Winery
  • Venteux Vineyards
  • Cline Cellars
  • Old Bridge Cellars
  • Estrella Creek Wine
  • Delicato Family Winery
  • Windsor Oaks
  • J.Lohr Vineyards & Wines
  • Clesi Winery
  • Villa S Andrea DOCG Italian Wines

Images from past Mammoth Festival events:

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By Car:

The drive to Mammoth offers a spectacular tour of the Eastern Sierra. From the moment you hit the highway, you travel through one of the most beautiful portions of California. Valleys give way to mountains and energy builds until Mammoth Mountain looms in the distance. Access from all directions via the scenic north-to-south US Hwy 395, running along the eastern edge of California's Sierra Nevada Range.

From Southern California

You'll pass Death Valley, Mount Whitney and the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. Take I-5 north to State Route 14 north to US 395 north to State Route 203 (300-375 miles).

From San Francisco

Arrive via Yosemite National Park in the summer to US 395 south to State Route 203 (320 miles).

From Nevada/Lake Tahoe

Drive through miles of scenic backcountry, Bodie State Historical Park and Mono Lake. Take US 395 south to State Route 203 (165 miles)

From Las Vegas

Tour the deserts interesting rock formations and old gold mining towns. One of several options is US 95 north to Hwy 266 west; turn slight left to State Route 168 to US 395 north to State Route 203 (310 miles).


By Air:

Fly from LAX to Mammoth-Yosemite Airport on Alaska Air!

Summer flights between Mammoth-Yosemite and LAX:

Departs: Arrives:


Los Angeles 3:45pm Mammoth 4:56pm

Once Daily

Mammoth 5:28pm Los Angeles 6:47pm

Once Daily

Flight times subject to change

Mammoth Festival DO's

  • Bring sunglasses and sunscreen.
  • Dress appropriately - protect yourself from the elements if the festival is outdoors.  It will be warm during the day and chilly as the sun goes down.
  • If you bring chairs into the venue the chairs MUST be low-back beach style chairs. Guests with chairs will be required to sit in a designated area - limited space available.  
  • Wear comfortable shoes. 
  • Bring an appetite and a taste for great music and wine!


Mammoth Festival DONT's

  • No pets.  
  • No outside alcohol.  
  • No advanced seating.  This event is general admission - no assigned seats. 
  • No high-back chairs, umbrellas, tents or blankets (used for seating) allowed in the venue.
  • No audio / visual recordings.
  • No littering.
  • No weapons of any kind.
  • Don’t drive after tasting wine all afternoon.  Complimentary shuttle service is available.


Lodging Ticket Packages

Save on event tickets and luxury accommodations near the event venue with these official Mammoth Festival Lodging Packages.



Ultimate Lodging Package

Includes discounted lodging and tickets to the Friday Wine Walk in The Village, Grand Wine Tasting and concert on Saturday, Champagne Brunch on Sunday plus a commemorative event t-shirt.


Sold Out

Festival Lodging Package

Includes discounted lodging and tickets to the Grand Wine Tasting and concert on Saturday plus a commemorative event t-shirt.


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If you're interested in being a part of the event as a winery,

artist or food vendor please contact Molly Dawoud




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