What/Where is Pine Mountain Club?
Pine Mountain Club (PMC) is a beautiful small mountain town in the Los Padres Nation Forest with elevations ranging from about 5,000 to 6,500 feet above sea level. PMC is just a few miles from the north end of Los Angeles County, but roughly equidistant from Bakersfield (65 miles) as the Los Angeles Valley (70 miles from Van Nuys) and is often used as a mountain retreat for people in Southern California. Only an hour or so from the city, yet a whole different world! Several well-known actors and musicians have had properties here over the years, and it has a growing community of creative professionals in music, film, theater, etc.
What is the Venue?
The festival will take place at the Pine Mountain Club clubhouse and at various locations in the commercial village (Basecamp coffee shop/performance space, The Art Works Gallery). All locations are within a few hundred yards of each other.
How do I get there?
Pine Mountain Club is located about 18 miles west of the Frazier Mountain Park exit off the I-5 interstate (near the top of the Tejon pass). Enter Pine Mountain Club, California 93222 into your GPS.
- Cell phone service can get dodgy in the mountains so you should download directions to your phone. Verizon is the only phone service that works well once you get to PMC.
- The last 5 or 6 miles of the journey is a winding mountain road with nothing but nature. Do not be alarmed, and please watch for wildlife on the road. You may see deer, bears, coyotes, foxes, squirrels, etc on the road.
- There are no public transportation options to Pine Mountain Club.
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Where can I stay?
Pine Mountain Club has one inn (Pine Mountain Inn) and one Bed & Breakfast (Old Bear B&B, call (661) 242-1622).
There are several hotel and motel options available just off the I-5 in the towns of Lebec, Gorman and Frazier Park, all of which are about 25 to 30 minutes from Pine Mountain Club.
If you are on a really tight budget remember that Pine Mountain Club is close enough to Bakersfield and Los Angeles that a long daily commute is not out of the question.
Can I buy a ticket to just one or two of the workshops?
No. Workshops and panel discussions are only open to people that have bought the full festival pass. The only event that is available a la carte is the Saturday night concert.
Where can I eat?
Pine Mountain Club has several restaurants, a market with a deli, a coffee shop (with good food) and the PMC Clubhouse has a cafe. Food options are walkable from all Festival events.