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:.

  • Tuesday, August 27: Blue Creek will perform at Fuddruckers in La Mesa (Grossmont Shopping Center) at 8:00 PM. Sponsored by the San Diego Bluegrass Society. No admission charge. Everyone is invited.
  • 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 Mohavi Soul  (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.
  • Saturday, October 19: Phil Salazar and the Kin Folk will perform at Pilgrim United Church of Christ in Carlsbad (2020 Chestnut Ave), 7:30 PM. Sponsored by the San Diego Folk Heritage.
  • Friday, October 25: Robin and Linda Williams will perform at Templar's Hall, 14134 Midland RD. in Poway at 7:30 PM. Sponsored by the San Diego Folk Heritage.
  • Friday, January 10: Mandolin Orange will appear at the Observatory in North Park (2891 University Avenue) at 8:00 PM. Tickets available online.
  • Friday, January 24: Greg Cahill and Special Consensus will appear at the First Baptist Church of Pacific Beach (4747 Soledad Mountain Road) at 7:00 PM. Sponsored by the San Diego Bluegrass Society. Admission is free. An offering will be taken.

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.