Page 8—March 2018 PM5K, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus at Cave T he Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Dead Man’s Party tribute to Oingo Boingo. Ultimate night of Zeppelin music and Beatles vs. Stones show. The Cave Big Bear is the place to be during March each weekend with a wide variety of great live music. From Sublime tribute by favorite band 40 Oz. to Freedom to Powerman 5000 concert top artists are up close and personal at The Cave. THE AVIATORS kick off the month at The Cave March 2 for the Pre-Polar Plunge Party. The band opened for hard rock trio California Breed featuring Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham and Andrew Watt at the Whisky A Go-Go and twice headlined the nation’s largest Relay for Life event in Bakersfield. Admission is free for registered Polar Plungers, $10 for guests. ZEPPELIN USA rocks The Cave Saturday, March 3 and those who have seen them before know this is no ordinary tribute band. The attention to musical detail is incredible, with special recognition of Led Zeppelin’s famous guitar riffs and haunting vocals. This isn’t a band that dresses the part; it’s professional Las Vegas and Southland musicians letting their talents do the talk- ing, putting on a great show that has its own touches. Like breaking out into Van Halen music or playing to the audience. “Kashmir “is a particular highlight along with “Black Dog,” “Rock and Roll” and “Stairway to Heaven.” Those never fortunate enough to see Led Zep live will feel like they at least got to hear them. Fourpiece LA rock band Veil opens. Tickets $20-$40. POWERMAN 5000 (PM5K for short) on Friday, March 16 brings the unique band to The Cave for its first visit. PM5K is best known for the album “Tonight the Stars Revolt!” that sold over two million copies and turned the band into MTV and rock radio mainstays, with hits like “When Worlds Collide” and “Nobody’s Real.” 2014’s “Builders of the Future” is one of their strongest releases. PM5K has toured with rockers like Marilyn Manson, Metallica and Kiss along with appearing at the first Ozzfest. Powerman 5000 songs have been featured in numerous video games and last fall the group released its latest album “New Wave” featuring the single “Sid Vicious in a Dress.” Tickets $15-$35. MP4 DJ-BAND FUSION on March 17 features live band joined by DJ for a very unique sound. Michael Physick and his talented band with drummer Dave Brennan and bass P h i l Snowden plays an eclectic mix "Fly, Drive or Walk to the Barnstorm Restaurant" 18 Powerman 5000, at The Cave Friday, March 16 Breakfast • Lunch Dinner Airport Terminal X Valley Blvd. W. Big Bear Blvd. International Menu The Best Homemade Food in Big Bear Big Tree Dr. Open Daily from 7 am to 3 pm Dinner: Fri., Sat. & Sun. from 5 to 9 pm with live Entertainment and Weekly Specials! Live Music Saturday Night 10% OFF* for BB Locals (beer & wine not Included) (909) 585-9339 At the Barnstorm Music with your meal Hot Lunch Specials from $8.99 Monday thru Friday, except Thursday *non-Holiday prices • Fine Selections of Beer and Wine • Authentic German Specialties Art Harriman every Saturday Night for Dinner “Sharing music, humor and experiences in movies with Elvis Presley, Hank Williams Jr., the Bill Cosby Show and six years on Children's Miracle Network Telethon.” The Barnstorm Restaurant — Inside the Airport Terminal 501 W. Valley Blvd. • Big Bear City • CA 92314 (above) Red Jumpsuit Apparatus March 30; Zeppelin USA (right) of Top 40 cover tunes with a touch of DJ mixed in. Just the way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Tickets $10. SUBLIME TRIBUTE by Cave favorites 40 OZ. TO FREEDOM is on March 24. Winners of the 2010 San Diego Best Tribute Band award, the group has Beatles, Stones bands duke it out Who’s best, the Beatles or Rolling Stones? Decide for yourself when what the Los Angeles Times called “The Most Unique Tribute Show in Decades” returns to The Cave Saturday, March 10. It’s an on-stage musical shootout of hit after hit songs courtesy of internationally renowned tribute bands Abbey Road and Jumping Jack Flash. Both bands go to great lengths to make the competition as real as possible; Abbey Road members play modern reissues of the exact same instruments and amps the Beatles used, while Jumping Jack Flash’s “Keith Richards” (Young Hutchison) duplicates the disjointed walk, blacked-out tooth and electrical tape around snakeskin boots made famous by the guitarist. The bands alternate mini sets and trade improvised barbs and banter between songs to act out the famous “rivalry.” From costume changes that take the Beatles from their black suits for “A Hard Day’s Night” and mustaches and wigs a la the Sgt. Pepper era to the wild Big Bear Today traveled throughout the country and Canada since forming in 2007, with a lineup that includes drummer Carlos Perez, Continued on page 12 gyrations of the Stones’ Mick Jagger (courtesy Sir Joseph Infante), both bands present accurate sound and look too. Since 2011 the shootout has played to sold out audiences across the west, from the Coach House and Canyon Club to Harrah’s Tahoe, Harrah’s Rincon and Pala Casino. The bands recently concluded a three-month run at Harrah’s Reno showroom and another long run at Harrah’s Laughlin. Show producers Tom Maher and Andy Nagle auditioned over 200 Beatles performers at a casting call in 2008, many of whom already played in tribute bands. In this competition concert, the bands strive to be so accurate, even the mistakes are duplicated. “In `All My Lovin’ Ringo forgets the form of the song and goes into the chorus beat by mistake,” said Axel Clarke, who fills the drummer’s shoes for Abbey Road. “He plays that beat for one bar, realizes his error, and switches back to the verse beat. Most people might not notice things like that, but it adds a level of authenticity.” Tickets start at $20. The Cave; 40789 Village Dr. (909) 878-0204 or thecavebigbear.com.
Big Bear Today March 2018—Page 9 `Blues Boss’ Wayne keys Mardi Gras Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne makes Mardi Gras magic at the Chamber gala Irish food, Art’s tunes at Barnstorm Catch Irish songs with Art Harriman and what many say is Big Bear’s best corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday March 17 at Barnstorm restaurant in the airport terminal from 5-9 p.m. Enjoy the traditional meal, which comes with potatoes and carrots, with Harriman’s toe-tapping Irish ditties. Soup of the day is split pea and there’s green beer for that Irish luck, Guiness and more. Corned beef and cabbage will be available at lunch too. Barnstorm’s regular menu will also be available as well. Harriman is a Saturday night regular at Barnstorm till summer, passing out songlists to guests with dozens of songs, usual covers like “Route 66,” “Under the Boardwalk” and such. That’s a small part of his schtick and every tune comes with a personal story. After movie appearances with Elvis, Lana Turner and Hank Williams Jr. plus on television in the “Bill Cosby Show,” “Hee Haw” and for six years on the Children’s Miracle Network Telethon with Bob Hope, Johnny Cash and many others, Harriman has met and played NEW WEBSITE Live weather! Photo Gallery! PDF Reader! Summer! Follow Us On Facebook! Lake Activities Boating • Fishing • Hiking Biking & Special Events with just about every celebrity imaginable. He was the good looking band leader and Elvis Presley sidekick in the 1968 movie “Live a Little, Love a Little” Harriman’s “Six-Piece One-Man Fundance Band” has been a favorite for years, guitar, tambourine, harmonica, bass, cymbals and his voice creating music. His hand-clapping original songs are what he calls “Good Time Music” and it’s impossible to listen to “Ol’ Jack Danielson,” which he co-wrote with late football star-turned actor Merlin Olsen, without breaking a smile. “Big Bear Valley,” one of several tunes showing off his yodeling skills, is full of spirit...not unlike John Denver. And you haven’t lived till you’ve heard Art play “When the Saints Go Marching In” on his inch-long world’s smallest harmonica... which he also played on stage at the Grand Ole Opry. Barnstorm Restaurant is in the airport terminal at 501 W. Valley Blvd. in Big Bear City. Call (909) 585-9339. If you can’t pick us up ... then click us up! Fall! Big Bear Oktoberfest All Things Oktoberfest! Join the Two Month long Celebration with all the insider information. Monthly! Your Best Source for activities and happenings in the Big Bear Lake Area Winter! Essential Information about the #1 Ski Resorts in Southern California for All Skiers, Snowboarders & Snowplayers Big Bear's Best Calendar of Events • Lodging • Attractions • Much More! All Available On-line: www.BigBearTodayMag.com New Orleans-inspired food and drink, dancing to music by jazz and boogie woogie star Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne and his band, and a host of surprises highlight Big Bear Chamber of Commerce’s Mardi Gras Dance Party on Saturday, March 10. Swing those beads! Held from 5-10 p.m. at the Convention Center at Big Bear Lake, the evening promises to be Big Bear’s party of the year with live and silent auctions, and dancing to internationally-acclaimed and multiple award-winning artist Wayne and his very talented band. Guests will enjoy Big Easytheme buffet, specialty cocktails, Mardi Gras decorations and more during the Chamber of Commerce’s premier fundraiser of the year. “There’s no boogie woogie-blues piano man out there today who pounds the 88s with the conviction of Kenny `Blues Boss’ Wayne,” aptly noted the Chicago Sun Times. The zoot-suited Wayne has headlined many international concerts and festivals including Edmonton’s Labatt Blues Festival, Koktebel Jazz Festival and Southside Shuffle in Port Credit, Ontario. Wayne’s nine album releases have garnered tremendous acclaim including three Juno Award—that country’s equivalent of the Grammys—nominations in Canada for Best Blues and/or Gospel Albums before finally winning the honor in 2006 for Let it Loose. His “Big City Back Country Blues” is a 2018 Juno Award Nominee for Best Blues Album. In addition Wayne’s 2016 release Jumpin’ and Boppin,’ a throwback to classic, rollicking jump blues style of yesteryear, drew solid reviews so it’s clear the blues master is very much at the top of his game. No wonder Living Blues Magazine named Wayne “Most Outstanding Musician” (Keyboard) in 2015. He is a Boogie Woogie Piano Hall of Fame Inductee at 2017 Cincinnati Blues Festival. “We’re excited to bring a musician of Kenny Wayne’s stature to Big Bear,” said Marlene Cain, Chairman of the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce. Terrific auction items are a highlight of the event with getaways including two night stay at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, perfect place to keep Mardi Gras going. From furniture to winter season passes, restaurant gift certificates to lake adventuress, there’s amazing gifts to bid on and tremendous values. Tickets for fun-filled Mardi Gras Dance Party are just $75 per person which includes dinner with choice of stuffed Cajun chicken or shrimp creole (vegetarian available) plus collard greens, hush puppies, rice and beans, garden salad and bourbon banana bread pudding and King Cake for dessert. $85 includes roundtrip Mountain Transit transportation. Tables of eight are priced at $600 and selling quickly. Reserve your tickets or tables before they’re gone by calling the Chamber at (909) 866-4607 ext. 3 or online at bigbearchamber.com. Full Hot & Cold Deli Groceries • Firewood & Propane • Spirits • Lotto Try Our Famous Rotisserie Chicken & Kabobs! We cut the highest Quality Meats Daily Award Winners: 1st Liquor 2nd Groceries 2017 Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Business! Fully-Cooked Delicious Heat & Serve Meals Like Tri-Tip, Smoked Pork Loin, Enchiladas & More! • Fresh Produce Too! (909) 585-2641 • Open 7 Days Community Market 100 E. Big Bear Blvd. (at Greenway) • Big Bear City 1 mile east of The Convention Center