2017 Schedule


Hi folks I just got off the phone with Captain Toast, manager of New Riders of the Purple Sage. Unfortunately, the New Riders won’t be able to make it to this years Bears Picnic. David Nelson is still undergoing treatments and needs a little more time to heal before he begins touring again. David is in high spirits and wants to play the Picnic but management is insisting that he takes a little more time. We respect this decision and want nothing more then for David to be healthy! Our love, prayers and positive healing vibes go out to David and his family.

With the New Riders dropping out, we have added Stir Fried featuring Buddy Cage and Michael Falzarano of the New Riders of the Purple Sage with Scott Guberman of Phil Lesh Terrapin Family Band.


Thursday August 3rd

6:30-8pm        Dr Slothclaw

8-midnight       The Schwag

12:30-2am        Moonlicker

2:30-4am          Kind Dubs


Friday August 4th

2-4pm               Yam Yam

4-5:30               Willie Jack & the Northern Light

5:30-7               Gatos Blancos

7-8:30               Midnight North

9-midnight      Reed Mathis Electric Beethoven

12:30-2am       Still Hand String Band

2:30-4am         Mountain Ride


Saturday August 5th

Noon-1:30      Dynamic Merger

1:30-3              Reverend Jefferson

3-4pm             David Gans

4-5:30             Stir Fried featuring Buddy Cage, Michael Falzarano and Scott Guberman

5:30-7             Scott Pemberton Band

7-8:30             Tom Hamilton’s American Babies

9-midnight     John Kadlecik Band

12:30-2am      Strung Like a Horse

2:30-4:20am  Launch Pad


Sunday August 6th

Noon-2pm      Mysterytrain

2:30-3pm        Camille Who?     

3:30-5pm        Stackabones


Nightly Fire Performances by Spun Out Fire Productions

Bears Picnic Family Art Project

Kids Area
Music workshop with CAMILLE WHO?
Sunset LED & Fire Performance (friday & saturday)
Tie Dyeing workshop
Nightly Movies
Playground on site