Creekside Inn

A Picturesque Oasis Retreat in Bishop, California
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Prepare to chill out to some cool tunes with a beer in the sunshine, because the 23rd annual Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza are set to hit take place in the woods at Mammoth Lakes from August 2 to 5. Here are five reasons we can’t wait…
1. Because We’re Thirsty
With over 60 craft breweries and cideries pouring than 150 beers and ciders from around the country, the 23rd Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza is the largest craft beer and music festival in the region.
2. Because it’s Beautiful
Mammoth Lakes is a beautiful California mountain resort located near Yosemite National Park in the cool Eastern High Sierra off Highway 395. The event take place outdoors among the pines and it’s the region’s biggest party of the summer.
3. Because Taj Mahal is Playing
The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band sees Blues titans Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ share the stage with their band for an exciting night of music, performing songs from their 2018 Grammy Award winning collaborative album TajMo and more. They take to the stage on Friday, August 3 at 8.30pm.
4. Because We’ll Discover New Beers
There’s an impressive line-up of craft brews to discover throughout the event, from 32 North Brewing Co and Bottle Logic Brewing on Saturday to Acoustic Ales & Lagers and Deschutes Brewery on Sunday.
5. Because the ‘Second Coming of Jimi Hendrix’ is Playing
It’s well documented that Gales was a child prodigy was heralded as the second coming of Jimi Hendrix when he released his debut album The Eric Gales Band in 1991 as a 16 year old. He has even been referred to as ‘Miles Davis’ and Jimi Hendrix’s love child’. He takes to the stage on Saturday, August 4 at 4.15pm.
Just a 40-minute scenic drive from Mammoth Lakes, a break at the oasis retreat that is the Creekside Inn in Bishop is a great way to make the very most of a festival getaway this summer. Take a dip in the heated outdoor pool, marvel at the elegantly appointed rooms or enjoy the mouth-watering choices on offer in the breakfast room.