Bluegrass Events Around San Diego

April 8, 2016

Wayne Rice

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Here are some upcoming bluegrass music events around San Diego and Southern California:.

  • Friday, February 8: The Barefoot Movement will perform at the Town Hall in the Del Mar Civic Center (1050 Camino Del Mar) at 7:30PM. For tickets and information, visit the Del Mar Foundation website.
  • Saturday, March 2: Nu-Blu will perform at the Museum of Making Music (5790 Armada Drive, Carlsbad) at 7:00 PM. For tickets and information, visit the Museum website.
  • Saturday, April 6: The Yonder Mountain String Band will perform at the Belly Up Tavern (143 S. Cedros, Solana Beach) at 8:30 PM. For tickets and information visit the Belly Up's website.
  • Friday-Sunday, April 12-14: The Temecula Valley Bluegrass Festival (Tucalota Creek Ranch, 39560 E. Benton Road, Temecula, CA 92592) will feature Chris Cerna and Bluegrass Republic, Salty Suites, Mohavi Soul, Bluegrass Brethren, Prairie Sky, The Vulcan Mountain Boys, Rusty Gait, The Bluegrass Ghosts, Damascus Road, Desperado, Gone Tomorrow, the Blue Creek Band and others. For tickets and information visit TemeculaBluegrass.com.
  • Saturday, April 27: Robin and Linda Williams will perform at the Pilgrim United Church of Christ (2020 Chestnut Ave., Carlsbad) at 8:00 p.m. Sponsored by the San Diego Folk Heritage.
  • Friday-Sunday, August 16-18: The 2019 Summergrass Bluegrass Festival (at the Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum in Vista) will feature The Grascals, David Parmley and Cardinal Tradition, High Fidelity and many other bands, workshops and performances. For tickets and information, visit summergrass.net.

Regular Bluegrass Events Around San Diego:

  • 1st Tuesday of the month: The North County Bluegrass and Folk Club holds it's monthly "featured band" night at Round Table Pizza, Ash and Washington in Escondido. 7-10 PM. No admission charge; donations accepted.
  • 2nd Tuesday of the month: The San Diego Bluegrass Society holds an open mike and jam at Fuddruckers/La Mesa (Grossmont Shopping Center) 6:30-9 PM. No admission charge.
  • 3rd Monday of the month: The San Diego Bluegrass Society holds a "slow jam" at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in North Park (4011 Ohio Street), led by recording artist and music instructor Janet Beazley. There is an admission charge of $5 for SDBS members and $10 per session for non members. Non members can join on site and receive their discount immediately. Janet also conducts a monthly "slow jam" in Poway (time and place varies). For details and information contact [email protected].
  • 4th Tuesday of the month: The San Diego Bluegrass Society holds it's monthly "featured band" night at the Boll Weevil Restaurant (9330 Clairemont Mesa Blvd) in San Diego from 6:30 to 9 PM. No admission charge; donations accepted.