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:.

  • Sunday, July 14: A bluegrass jam session will be held at Duck Foot Brewery (8920 Kenamar Dr. No 120, San Diego) from 1 to 4 pm. Open to the public. Pickers are invited to jam. For more information, visit the Duck Foot website. 
  • Tuesday, July 23: The Virtual Strangers will perform at Fuddruckers in La Mesa (5500 Grossmont Center Drive) at 8:00 PM. No admission charge. Everyone is invited. Sponsored by the San Diego Bluegrass Society.
  • Saturday, July 27: Wood and Wire will appear at AMSD Concerts (Sweetwater Community Church, 5305 Sweetwater Road in Bonita) at 7:30 PM. For Tickets and information visit AMSDconcerts.com or call 619-301-0520.
  • Sunday, July 28: A bluegrass jam session will be held at Duck Foot Brewery (8920 Kenamar Dr. No 120, San Diego) from 1 to 4 pm. Open to the public. Pickers are invited to jam. For more information, visit the Duck Foot website. 
  • 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.
  • Thursday, August 29: David Grisman and The Dawg Trio will appear at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach (143 S. Cedros) at 8:00 PM. For tickets and information, visit the Belly Up website or call (858) 481-8140.
  • Sunday, September 8: Greensky Bluegrass will appear at Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay at 7:30PM. For tickets and information visit the Humphrey's website.
  • Saturday, September 14: The Santee Bluegrass Festival will feature food, drinks and live bluegrass music from local bands at the Santee Town Center Community Park East (550 Park Center Drive) from 4:30pm to 9:30pm. Click this link for more information and tickets.
  • Friday-Saturday, September 27-28: The 42nd Annual Huck Finn's Jubilee will feature a lineup of progressive bluegrass and Americana acts including The Steep Canyon Raingers, Railroad Earth, The California Honeydrops, The Get Down Boys, Lindsey Lou, Dust Bowl Revival and many others. Held at the Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park in Ontario, CA. For tickets and information visit HickFinn.com.

Regular or Recurring 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 jmbeazley@gmail.com.
  • 4th Tuesday of the month: The San Diego Bluegrass Society holds it's monthly "featured band" night at Fuddruckers/La Mesa (Grossmont Shopping Center) 6:30-9 PM. No admission charge.
  • Every Friday: The Grand Ole Bar-B-Q (15505 Olde Highway 80 in Flinn Springs) presents live bluegrass music from 5 to 8 pm featuring local bands. For more information, call (619) 312-0714.