Yosemite Jazz Train

YOSEMITE MOUNTAIN
SUGAR PINE RAILROAD

Located 10 minutes from the southern entrance of
Yosemite National Park off of Highway 41

SMOOTH JAZZ / BLUES / COMEDY

Yosemite Sugar Pine Train

YOSEMITE JAZZ TRAIN

Intimate musical performances and more,
outdoors in the Sierra National Forest

2024 Performance Schedule


“Pre-Season” Discount Pricing Valid through May 31, 2024

Prices increase to “Plan-Ahead” June 1, 2024

Peter White

SMOOTH JAZZ

Sunday, June 23rd – 3pm

Limited “Pre-Season” pricing: $95 per adult / $35 per child 
Standard pricing: $125 per adult / $45 per child (age 8-17) / under 8 free

Over the years, Peter White has maintained a reputation as one of the most versatile and prolific acoustic guitarists on the contemporary jazz landscape. Armed with an unparalleled combination of lyricism and energy, he combines elements of jazz, pop and classical guitar to create a sound that is singular and at the same time accessible to a broad audience.

About Peter White:

Alonzo Bodden

Alonzo Bodden

COMEDY WITH FRIENDS

Sunday – July 28, 2024 – 3pm

Limited “Pre-Season” pricing: $95 per adult / $35 per child 
Standard pricing: $125 per adult / $45 per child (age 8-17) / under 8 free

A regular panel member on NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me, Alonzo Bodden has been making audiences around the country laugh for more than 20 years.

Alonzo’s latest (2022) comedy special Alonzo Bodden: Stupid Don’t Get Tired, was released on YouTube by Helium Comedy Studios. In 2019, he starred in his fourth stand-up special, Alonzo Bodden: Heavy Lightweight, which premiered exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

About Alanzo Bodden

David Benoit

David Benoit

STEINWAY IN THE PINES

Sunday – August 11, 2024 – 3pm

Limited “Pre-Season” pricing: $95 per adult / $35 per child 
Standard pricing: $125 per adult / $45 per child (age 8-17) / under 8 free

For four decades, the GRAMMY®-nominated pianist/composer/ arranger David Benoit has reigned supreme as one the founding fathers of Contemporary Jazz.

When he was coming up, Benoit worked with singers Patti Austin, Connie Stevens, Ann-Margaret, and Lainie Kazan as her musical director/conductor. In 1976, Benoit released albums on the AVI label from 1977 to 1984. He later released several chart-topping recordings for GRP, including Freedom at Midnight (1987), Waiting for Spring (1989) and Shadows (1991), which both topped Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Charts at #5, #1, and #2, respectively.

About David Benoit:

Tommy Castro and the Pain Killers

BLUES & LOCAL BREWS

Sunday – August 25, 2024 – 3pm

Limited “Pre-Season” pricing: $95 per adult / $35 per child 
Standard pricing: $125 per adult / $45 per child (age 8-17) / under 8 free

Whether he’s squeezing out the deepest blues or playing the funkiest soul grooves, legendary blues and soul giant Tommy Castro knows how to ignite a crowd. He’s performed all over the world, earning countless fans with his legendary, sweat-drenched, exhilarating live shows. The Painkillers – bassist Randy McDonald, drummer Bowen Brown and keyboardist Michael Emerson – have coalesced into one of the tightest bands and create one unforgettable, unpredictable performance after another.

 

About Tommy Castro

Keiko Matsui

SMOOTH JAZZ AND MORE

Sunday – September 15, 2024 – 3pm

Limited “Pre-Season” pricing: $95 per adult / $35 per child 
Standard pricing: $125 per adult / $45 per child (age 8-17) / under 8 free

Celebrated pianist, composer and humanitarian Keiko Matsui shares her dream for unity, serenity and happiness on her new recording Euphoria

“Through prayer and my music, I hope to be able to increase harmony on this planet.” – Keiko Matsui

 

About Keiko Matsui

Hiropshima Trio

Hiroshima (trio)

SMOOTH JAZZ AND MORE

Sunday – September 29, 2024 – 3pm

Limited “Pre-Season” pricing: $95 per adult / $35 per child 
Standard pricing: $125 per adult / $45 per child (age 8-17) / under 8 free

Vibrant, eclectic and truly original, the 2010 Grammy-nominated Hiroshima creates a musical world all its own. Featuring the luscious sound of June Kuramoto’s koto, and the interwoven fabrics of Jazz, Japan, Salsa and more, their Departure CD and tour, “journeys to the heart of their musical soul.”

About Hiroshima:

The Experience

Chef Prepared Meal

Your inclusive full fare passage includes a boxed chef-prepared seasonal appetizer selection, intimate post show conversation with the artist followed by an informal meet-and-greet at the train station upon return. The whistle blows and “All aboard!” for a narrow-gauge steam train ride to the Lewis Creek Amphitheater for a 75-minute performance by your favorite featured artist in the Sierra National Forest.

Upon arrival and easy check-in at the Train Station, passengers may enjoy a selection of beer and wines available for purchase with the chef-prepared appetizer before boarding.


The whistle on the YOSEMITE JAZZ TRAIN will blow and “All aboard!” for a magical 25 minute-long guided excursion to the intimate Lewis Creek Amphitheater.

Enjoy the rustic feeling in an open air Logger or Train car as we travel on the original 3ft narrow gauge railroad tracks and learn about the amazing history on a narrated tour by our conductor as we wind our way down to the performance venue. VIP private Caboose passages are also available by prior arrangement.

An Intimate Performance at the Lewis Creek Amphiteater

Experience an intimate performance by our featured headline artists in the Sierra National Forest

Forrest camp fire bench seating is available for all.
Guests are welcome to bring a blanket or cushion for added comfort. Folding portable chairs are welcome surrounding the bench chairs. Photographs and smart phone videos are encouraged from your selected seat. All tickets are sold – Rain or Shine.

After the Performance

At the conclusion of the concert the engineer’s whistle of the
YOSEMITE JAZZ TRAIN
will blow and all passengers are asked to be re-board for our arrival back at
The Sugar Pine Railroad Train Station.
Upon arrival all guests are invited to an intimate conversation with the artist and meet-and-greet at the train station.

Please no out-side food or beverage at the train station and associated venues.
Please share any dietary / allergenic concerns in advance of arrival with your confirmed ticket.

A limited number of tickets are available for these three-hour long events that begin at 3 p.m.

The Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad is located only 10 minutes from the southern entrance of Yosemite National Park, off Highway 41.

Yosemite Sugar Pine Concerts

All Tickets are sold “Rain or Shine”. Please plan ahead for seasonal inclement weather.
All concerts will be in concurrence within the standard operation of the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad.

Where to Stay

Tenaya Lodge

Complete your Yosemite Jazz Train experience with a relaxing stay at one of the many lodges and hotels available in the Yosemite Valley, including the beautiful Tenaya Lodge.

For more information on amenities and lodging, visit Yosemite – Where to Stay.

MORE LODGING OPTIONS
Visit Madera County
Duceys Bar and Grill
The Pines Resort
Southg Gate Brewing Co

Getting Here

The Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad is located on Highway 41 in Fish Camp, California. From Fresno, drive north on Highway 41. You’ll drive through the communities of Coarsegold and Oakhurst, where you can stop for coffee, food, and shopping.

Nearest Airport: Fresno International (FAT)
From the airport, drive south on Peach Avenue and enter Highway 180 East. Take 180 East to Highway 41 North to Yosemite. We are approximately 60 miles north of Fresno and 19 miles north of Oakhurst.

Fish Camp Map

Visit www.YMSPRR.com for more information

* Any refund requests are not guaranteed, and only honored at the discretion of the event producer and/or Sugar Pine Railroad management