Bluegrass Events Around San Diego

April 8, 2016
Bluegrass Events around San Diego

Wayne Rice

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

  • Sunday, February 23: Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road will appear at the First Baptist Church of Pacific Beach (4747 Soledad Mountain Road) at 5:30 PM. Sponsored by the San Diego Bluegrass Society. Admission is free. An offering will be taken.
  • Sunday, March 26: The Gilly Girls will be performing at San Pasqual High School (Performing Arts Center) at 2:00 PM. Sponsored by the North Couty Bluegrass and Folk Club. Tickets are $20 adults, kids are free with an accompanying adult admission. Contact Glen Bailey for more information.
  • Thursday, April 2: The Yonder Mountain String Band will perform at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach (143 S. Cedros Avenue) at 8:00 PM. For tickets and information, visit the Belly Up website or call (858) 481-8140.
  • Saturday, April 4: The Hillbenders will present an evening of "WhoGrass" at the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad (5790 Armada Drive) at 7:00 PM. For tickets and information, visit the museum website.
  • Sunday, April 5: The Railsplitters will appear at the Del Mar Foundation's "Bluegrass and Beyond" series (Del Mar Town Hall, 1050 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA). 7:00 PM. For tickets and information visit the Del Mar Foundation website.
  • Wednesday - Sunday, April 15-19: The Julian Family Fiddle Camp will be held at a retreat center in Julian with instruction on all the bluegrass instruments by some of the nation's top professional musicians. Concerts will also take place on Friday and Saturday night by Bigfoot and Love Canon. For more information, visit the Julian Family Fiddle Camp website.
  • Wednesday, June 17 and Thursday, June 18: David Grisman with Danny Barnes and Samson Grismas will perform at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach (143 S. Cedros) at 7:30 PM both nights. For tickets and information, contact the Belly up (858) 481-8140.

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.