Many Artists and Musicians come to Green Valley Lake to be inspired, to play music and to create.
Summer Concerts and Monthly Jams
On five Saturdays from mid-June through mid-August free concerts are held in the Community Garden just across from the lake. A new outdoor stage has been built by the locals, so bring your lawn chair and your dancing shoes and come enjoy the music as the sun begins to set over the lake.
Occasionally, our local musicians gather together for a Celtic / Old-Time / Bluegrass jam. All are welcome to join in or just to listen. Location and the date can vary, so check the “Upcoming Events” to catch the next one. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Many of the tunes played at the jams are in our two Mountain Jam Books. To download a PDF version, Click Here
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A NATURAL SETTING FOR MUSIC
One could say Green Valley Lake is blessed in many ways, and two of those ways are its isolated location and the National Forest that surrounds it and keeps it from growing and becoming urbanized. There are no reminders here of “the outside world” and its traffic, stress and noise. A car alarm going off is so rare it seems almost foreign.
Life can move at its own slow pace here and this gives one the feeling almost of going back in time when things were simpler. You talk to anyone and they will all agree that this is why they love living here. Maybe what it comes down to is it’s easier to feel human in this unique little corner of the world. Watching the sun’s reflection in the water as it sets over the lake, listening to the wind rustle the pine needles in the towering trees–all these factors converge and help create an atmosphere where things like playing music and dancing just come naturally.
A visit to our own Lilleberg Museum reveals that Lilleberg himself was an excellent musician and could play an endless variety of instruments. And if you go even further back in the history, there were “barn dances” held here when Green Valley Lake was the entrance to the toll road that led to Fawnskin and Big Bear.
So is it any wonder that music is becoming a big part again of this place that is so richly blessed?
The Green Valley Lake Artisan Tour
Every Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving weekends, visitors can tour the studios or homes of the many talented artists and crafts-people here in Green Valley Lake.
Maps to their homes are available in the Green Valley Market. The Artists listed below are available for custom orders throughout the year.
George Barton – Rustic Craftsman
909-867-3670 or 760-722-7281
Handmade candles and candle holders, crocheted ponchos, scarves, hats, afghans
Luv 2 Cook
Cake Pops, Cookies and Catering