The Cave Big Bear

Big Bear’s intimate concert venue where guests are up close and personal with top national acts!

Upcoming events

  • 02/17/2018 7/00 pm - 02/17/2018 11/00 pm


    Kenny Metcalf as Elton John at The Cave Big Bear 7:30 p.m. $20-$30. (909) 878-0204.


    Relive early ELTON JOHN as the great Kenny Metcalf returns with the legendary performer’s music on Feb. 17. Especially poignant with Elton’s recent decision to quit touring.


    Metcalf starts with the look of the glitzy rock star complete with bell-bottoms, platforms, glitter and sequins, then moves on to the sound while playing piano and on vocals. Favorites like “Bennie and the Jets,” “Tiny Dancer,” “Crocodile Rock,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” “Candle in the Wind” and so many more are masterfully preformed by Metcalf, handpicked to be on AXS-TV’s “World Greatest Tribute Bands.”


    His eight member band recreates the feel of the star’s 1970’s and `80’s concerts so accurately it caught the eyes and ears of Caleb Quaye, John’s original guitarist, who said “(Metcalf) sounds just like him vocally and his piano playing and stage antics...are so accurate you wonder if you haven’t been transported back in time.”


    Metcalf is especially focused on Elton John’s early years and wowed a national audience during a live performance at The Roxy. He brings to life an Elton show circa 1975 with a complete audio and visual experience.

  • 02/24/2018 7/00 pm - 02/24/2018 11/00 pm


    Dokken in concert at The Cave Big Bear 7:30 p.m. $30-$40. (909) 878-0204.


    Dokken brings its heavy-hitting heavy metal sound to The Cave one night only Feb. 24. See this top band from just feet away!


    Founder and vocalist Don Dokken is joined by a lineup that includes original drummer Mick Brown along with guitarist Jon Levin and bassist Sean McNabb, formerly of Quiet Riot and Great White. Dokken has sold over ten million albums worldwide during its long-running career that has propelled the band to the forefront of the metal scene.


    Hits include charting singles “Home Again,” “In My Dreams” and “Burning Like a Flame.” In 1989 “Beast from the East” was nominated for the inaugural Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance. Dokken’s song “Dream Warriors” was featured in the movie “A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors.”


    More recently the band’s release of “Lighting Strikes Again” was its most successful album in over a decade featuring the single “Empire.” Dokken is in the midst of a U.S. Tour before heading to Germany this summer. Tickets $30-$50.