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Upcoming Events


June 23, 2017 | 9:00 PM | Susanville Bluegrass Festival @ Susanville, CA 
Venue: Lassey County Fair Grounds  Cost: See Website 
Website: https://lassencountyfair.org/interim-events/bluegrass-festival/ 
Address: 195 Russell Ave, Susanville, CA
June 23rd-25th, 2017. Located in Susanville, CA nestled in at the 4200 ft. elevation level, you can be assured of beating the summer heat in the valley. For those who want to come early, there are many things to do such as hiking, mountain biking, or fishing in some of the most productive streams and lakes in CA. Air-conditioned and secured quilting room open ALL week with tables, chairs and power!! 75 + RV sites with power and water.. Pets are allowed.. Lighted picking areas at night. Audience seating shaded all day!! Warm days, pleasant nights, walking distance to shopping and the charming town of Susanville!! The Susanville Bluegrass Festival is not to be missed!!! 

July 4, 2017 | 12:00 AM | Amaya Rose Band @ Santa Maria, CA 
Venue: Temple Beth EL  Cost: $18 adv non-mem, $15 mem, 
Address: 1501 E Alvin Ave, Santa Maria, CA 93454
The Amaya Rose Band starring Amaya Rose Dempsey with Ryan McKinley & Julio Boysenberry. Annual BBQ picnic and Americana concert. Beginning noon, July 4th 2017. Donations: $18 advance, non-members -- $15 advance, members -- $20 at door if space permits! Under 12 years, $5. Members, please bring a side dish or dessert. To reserve your discount price, please RSVP to Diane: 805 478-1463 by June 27th. 

Sept 1, 2017 | 10:00 AM | Strawberry Music Festival @ Westside, Tuolumne, CA 
Venue: Nevada County Fairgrounds  Cost: See website Tickets 
Website: http://www.strawberrymusic.com/ 
Address: 17807 Tuolumne Road, Tuolumne, CA 95327
August 31st - September 4th. Join us for all your favorite music and programs at the 66th Strawberry Music Festival in our 35th year. The Fall Festival at Westside offers lots of great camping space to choose from in expansive conifer studded meadows, amongst sprawling oaks, nestled into wooded folds and perched along winding hillside trails set on 175 acres. Amenities include hot showers, bathroom facilities, hand washing stations, and access to potable water. 

Sept 5, 2017 | 09:00 AM | Cruise To Alaska With Nu-Blu @ Seattle WA 
Venue: Carnival Legend  Cost: See Website 
Website: https://bluegrassandbluewatercruise.com/ 
A FUN FILLED WEEK OF PICKING ON THE PACIFIC! PLENTY OF JAMMING, WORKSHOPS, ONE-ON-ONE INSTRUCTION AND CONCERTS BY OUR HOST BAND NU-BLU! WITH STOPS IN JUNEAU, SKAGWAY, KETCHIKAN, AND A DAY CRUISING GLACIER BAY, IT?S THE BEST WAY TO EXPERIENCE THE ALASKA ADVENTURE YOU?VE ALWAYS WANTED. AND DON?T FORGET TO BRING ALONG YOUR INSTRUMENTS FOR A WEEK OF JAMMING, OPEN MIC SHOWS, AND BLUEGRASS CONCERTS! Cruise To Alaska With Nu-Blu! The Bluegrass and Blue Water Cruise Alaska is a floating jam session at sea. Our experience with other music cruises has taught us that folks of all ranges of talent like to get together and jam. We have seen seasoned professionals jam with novice players to create a magical experience for all involved. Besides the scheduled shows by the featured artist, there will be dedicated areas set up for jamming and special collaborations for all of those who are interested in joining a jam. If you don?t play, but enjoy listening, no problem, there?s still plenty of music for you! Watching the jams can be very entertaining. You will get a few laughs and enjoy some great music and may find yourself singing along. No matter if you play music for a living or just play for fun, bring your instrument and plan on getting together for some Pickin? on the Pacific, for some good old fashioned, porch playing fun. Below are just a few parts of the music package that are included, see you onboard! ?3 Concerts by your host band Nu-Blu, including there ?History of Banjo? Show that?s been a hit with audiences all over the USA. ?Ever want to learn Banjo? Here?s your chance, Deering Banjos and Nu-Blu will be hosting classes on beginner banjo, so come get your roll on! -Bluegrass Bingo ? bingo with a bluegrass twist ?Jam with the band ? enjoy multiple chances to jam with Nu-Blu throughout the week ?Workshops ? Nu-Blu will be hosting workshops throughout the week (fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass, mandolin, vocal, playing as a band, the importance of tuning by Peterson Tuners) ?Individual Lessons ? sign up for individual one-on-one music lessons (limited amount of lessons available, so be sure and book your room early) ?Daily Jam Sessions ?Open Mic Band Contest 

Oct 8, 2017 | 10:00 AM | Old-Time Fiddlers' Convention & Festival @ Goleta CA 
Venue: Rancho La Patera & Stow House  Cost: $15 & see description 
Website: http://www.oldtimefiddlersfestival.com 
Address: 304 N. Los Carneros Road, Goleta, CA 93117
The Goleta Valley Historical Society presents the 46th Annual Santa Barbara Old-Time Fiddlers' Convention & Festival. Sunday, October 8th, 10am -5pm Performances by: Kirt Sutphin & Tom Sauber, Spencer & Rains, Clarke Buehling, The Hi-O Revelers, EcHo Mountain, & More. An Epic Contest (fiddle, banjo, guitar, band, singing and more) with $$$ and Prizes. Cost: Entry $15, Students $5, Kids under 12 Free. 

NOTE: While we make every effort to insure the accuracy of information for events mentioned, we suggest that you contact the host venue in advance to confirm key information, especially if you must travel very far to attend. Send corrections and additions to bmscc12@gmail.com.