Looking Ahead To The October 2015 Festivals & Campouts For Northern California & Beyond

Oakland -- Site of the FAR-West Regional Conference

Oakland -- Site of the FAR-West Music Conference

October heralds the end of the outdoor bluegrass festival season in Northern California & beyond, but some of the best come to us in the fall, including the world’s largest bluegrass festival right here in San Francisco — Hardly Strictly Bluegrass!

ibma-world-of-bluegrass-mandolin-logoMeanwhile, many Northern California bluegrass bands and fans will head for Raleigh, NC for the international bluegrass convention and music party — the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World Of Bluegrass.

There are many other great festivals and campouts to enjoy. Join your friends who are Northern California Bluegrass Society Members and catch some festival fun this October!


September 29-October 3 – IBMA World Of Bluegrass, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC.


Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

2-4 – Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Hellman Hollow, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

2-4 & 9-11 — Austin City Limits Festival, Zilker Park, Austin, TX.

3 – LA Bluegrass Situation, The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles.

3-4 – Dixon Lambtown Festival, Dixon May Fair Grounds, Dixon.

9-12 – Yosemite Songwriting Retreat, Yosemite Bug Resort, Midpines.

10 – 99 Music Fest, CSU-Bakersfield, Bakersfield.

10 — Arizona Bluegrass Film Festival, Cattle Track Theater, Scottsdale, AZ. Information: (718) 374-1086.

Hangtown Halloween Ball

Hangtown Halloween Ball

10-11 – Heritage Harvest Festival, Historic Hawes Farms, Anderson.

dixon-lambtown-festivl-pleasant-valley-boys-poster-1511 — Old Time Fiddlers’ Convention & Festival, Stow House, Goleta.

15-18 – Folk Alliance Region West Music Conference, Marriott City Center, Oakland.

16-18 – Pickin’ In The Vines Bluegrass FestivalStetson Winery, Kingman, AZ.

19-25 – CBA Fall Campout, Grape Festival Fairground, Lodi.

northern-california-womens-music-festival-logo22-25 – Hangtown Halloween Ball, El Dorado County Fairgrounds, Placerville.

23-24 – Northern California Women’s Music Festival, various venues, Modesto.

austin-city-limits-festival-poster-1523-24 — Logandale BBQ & Bluegrass Fall Festival, Clark County Fairgrounds, Logandale, NV.

23-25 – San Diego Fall Campout, Thousand Trails-Jamul, Jamul.


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