20th Annual Mammoth
Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza

July 30–August 2, 2015
Outdoors among the pines and showcasing the best craft breweries in the country and top blues performers—this is Mammoth’s biggest event—4 days of fun in the sun. The best party of the summer!

Mammoth Lakes, California is a beautiful mountain resort located in the Eastern High Sierra near Yosemite National Park—the perfect place to spend a “Blues and Brews” weekend.

Bluesapalooza Encore Performances!

To celebrate the festival’s 20th Anniversary we are presenting two special Encore Performances on Friday and Sunday nights at Mammoth Brewing Company’s Tasting Room! Click here for more info.

2015 Performers

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Trombone Shorty appeared in several episodes of HBO’s Treme, and has recently appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay LenoJimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Conan. He spent his teens playing with various brass bands throughout New Orleans and touring with Lenny Kravitz.
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   Robert Cray
With 5 Grammy Awards, 15 nominations, millions of record sales worldwide, and thousands of sold out performances, rock blues icon Robert Cray is considered “one of the greatest guitarists of his generation.”
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   Jonny Lang
At the age of 16, Jonny Lang found incredible success his major label debut album Lie To Me. Since that time Jonny has performed alongside the most respected legends in music including The Rolling Stones, B.B. King, Aerosmith, Sting, and more
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   Robben Ford - Into the Sun Tour 2015
Robben Ford is one of the great blues guitarists of our time, drawing on tremendous songwriting, improvisation, and vocal skills and creating music that is powerful and spellbinding.
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   Carolyn Wonderland
This Texan guitar slinger is musical force with the soulful vocals of Janis Joplin and the guitar slinging skills of Stevie Ray and Bonnie Raitt.
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   Ruthie Foster
From houses of worship to houses of blues, Ruthie Foster has a combustible blend of soul, blues, rock, folk and gospel. Her last three albums have all earned Best Blues Album Grammy nominations—three years in a row!
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   John Németh
A deeply forged amalgamation of scorching harmonica-driven blues and sweet blue-eyed soul. There aren’t many soul men left in the world. John Németh is one of ’em.
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   Tommy Castro & The Painkillers
Irresistible contemporary blues-rock…street-level grit and soul. Phenomenal and funky … soulful vocals and inspired blues-rock guitar!
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   The Suffers
A ten-piece band from Houston, TX who are redefining the sound of Gulf Coast Soul. Both sonically and visually arresting, the large ensemble packs each position of the rhythm section and horn section with a level of talent and taste that provides the perfect foundation for singer Kam Franklin’s massive voice.
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All About Beer & Blues!

The Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluespalooza was started 20 years ago by Sam Walker in the parking lot of Whiskey Creek with just ten breweries and a handful of beer lovers. With BBQ ribs on the grill and a local garage band playing on the roof of the restaurant, it was a fun beginning! The idea behind the event was simple—have fun and introduce Mammoth to the joys of handcrafted beers. The second year we threw in some real blues bands and a lot more breweries and we’ve never looked back. From these humble beginnings, the festival is now recognized as one of the best beer and blues festivals in the United States. FUN has always been, and continues to be, our top priority!

“Thank you, Mammoth Bluesapalooza, for a great time! So many great people and good beer and music! We will be back again.” —Stacey, Attendee

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2015 Performer Video
Blues & Brews BUZZ

Opening #BLZ2015 was electric w/ @RobbenFord! See today's amazing lineup w @Tromboneshorty. GA gate 3p; wristy's 12p. http://t.co/2mkzqycp0I

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:48:21 PDT
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Love, love, love @robbenford @BLZ2015 #20thanniversary What a night! http://t.co/DzR15dqNWO

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:59:20 PDT
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#BLZ2015 box office opens today @ 3pm. Wristbanding tents open @ 4pm, and gates open @ 5:45pm! @tommycastroband and the Painkillers at 6:10.

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:06:15 PDT
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