Entertainment Lineup

Known for bringing in world-class talent, Big Bear ROMP has featured comedians, singers, DJs and entertainers including Leslie Jordan, CeCe Peniston, Crystal Waters, Stacey Q and more. It’s a fun, memorable event in a beautiful mountain setting like no other.
We’re working on our 2018 entertainment lineup – and we’ll make BIG announcements very soon!

Leslie Jordan

2017 Headliner
Mountain of Laughs
Friday Night

Leslie Jordan is one of the most consistently recognizable faces in popular entertainment. Winner of the prestigious Emmy Award in 2006 for Will & Grace, he’s enjoyed rapturous reviews for his original stage plays My Trip down the Pink Carpet, Stories I can’t tell Mama, Fruit Fly, and supporting presence in one of Hollywood’s most prestigious, message-minded films of the last decade, The Help. His defining role as Brother Boy in the cult film sensation Sordid Lives evolved into a well received prequel on the Logo Channel.  He’s appeared regularly on American Horror Story opposite Hollywood heavyweights Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson and Francis Conroy. Leslie remains a mainstay as a Stage / TV / Film performer, voice-over artist, fund raiser, spokesperson, out artist, equal rights activist and all around Southern Baptist celebutante.

Cece Peniston

2017 Headliner
Saturday Night Dance Event

CeCe began her recording career in 1991 with the album, Finally, and the album’s first single, Finally, was a #1 Billboard hit and went multi-platinum worldwide. In addition to being featured on more than thirty compilation albums, CeCe thrust passed the one-hit wonder mark and continued with singles like We Got A Love Thang , Keep On Walkin‘, I’m Not Over You, Inside That I Cried, Crazy Love, I’m In The Mood, Hit By Love, and many more. CeCe has toured to sold-out venues domestically and internationally, contributed to numerous soundtracks, and made guest appearances on MTV, ShowTime At The Apollo, and VH1.
She has established herself as one of the paramount artists of the nineties and of the new century.

DJ Jon Williams
Saturday Night Dance Event
Disco Recovery Bingo Brunch

With 30+ years of nightclub performances under his belt, award-winning DJ Jon Williams returns to Big Bear ROMP with fire to the dance floor at Saturday night’s LumBEARjack Dance Event.  From coast to coast and internationally, Jon has provided his unique sound to clubs, festivals and stages while blending a wide range of music genres.  After years playing in NorCal and the Bay area, Jon is now based in San Diego, his 10-year residency at Bear Night San Diego  going strong and making him a crowd favorite.

DJ Mateo Segade
Romp in the Dark Leather/Gear Party
Saturday Pool Party

Returning for his second year, Mateo Segade is a nationally touring DJ known for his playful and sweeping energetic sets. A resident DJ for Bearracuda, he’s also spun in Nola, Dallas, Philly, SF and Houston, in addition to regular rotations in LA, Long Beach and San Diego. Despite what he describes as his “unfortunate physical appearance” and an exceedingly reclusive nature, Mateo has been wholeheartedly embraced by the bear community, with gigs at Bear Night/SD, Bear Bust/Precinct DTLA, Sunday Bust/Faultline, DTLA’s inaugural PROUD Festival, and headliner DJ for the Gear Night party at 2017’s IBC.

DJ Ryan Jones
Friday Welcome Party
Saturday Pool Party
Sunday Pool Party

DJ Ryan Jones has had an established home behind the decks in the Los Angeles club scene – from legendary beer busts to internationally renowned street fairs and festivals all up and down the West coast, his diverse experience enables him to adapt to and please any crowd. Ryan’s role is to drum up the energy of the party and set the soundtrack for events that attendees will remember for a lifetime. Current residencies include Bearracuda Worldwide, Eagle LA, and a quarterly San Francisco-based music/art/performance collective called “SQURRRL.”

Phil Lisotta
Phil’s Trivia

FIL TRI-vee-uh.  Back again by popular demand, he’s actually crazy enough to return to Big Bear ROMP with MORE trivia. When Phil isn’t harassing old ladies or chasing woodland creatures, he spends his free time sunbathing in the nude with cleverly-placed bathtub decals, and occasionally taunting audiences with creative trivia and witty banter.  Join him on Saturday afternoon at the host hotel for an entertaining and hilarious trivia experience you’ll have nightmares about.

Cadillac Monroe
Sunday Bingo Brunch

Cadillac Monroe is infamous for her irreverent bingo nights at Lips in San Diego – she will be our hostess extraordinaire at the Disco Recovery Bitchy Bingo Brunch on Sunday, joined by DJ Jon Williams who’ll keep the disco beats pumping.  You’ll soon discover why she’s the funniest, big-boned performer above 7,000 feet.   Make sure to buy your bingo cards B-4 they sell out!
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