In 2008 I brought a Flip video camera to the festival and documented each day of the setting up of the stages. The week starts with a crew party in Big Sur. On Sunday morning we arrive to an empty Jimmy Lyons stage and begin work. The set is put up and painted as the lights and sound equipment arrive. Soon the Garden Stage and Dizzy's Den and the Nightclub come together. The festival warms up on Thursday with a concert for school kids on the Garden Stage and the full three days of jazz begins on Friday night and runs through Sunday evening.