Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair

Our longest running event (since 1986), this FREE show is  held the first Saturday of May at the Duck Pond Stage in San Lorenzo Park, in sunny downtown Santa Cruz.

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The 2017 Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair Is FREE, Set For Sunday May 7 At The Duck Pond Stage

The Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair of 2017 will be held at the Duck Pond Stage in San Lorenzo Park on Sunday, May 7 (note new date). The beloved event, held each May since 1986, is FREE.

The bands of 2017 are AJ Lee & Blue Summit, Bean Creek, The Brookdale Bluegrass Band, The Down Beets, The Harmony Grits, & The Henry & Ella Warde Band.

Bring a picnic! Bring a blanket (or chair)! Bring your friends! Enjoy a great spring day in the park with your picnic, your blanket and your friends! This is the best day for bluegrass of 2017.

The fair is the longest-running presentation of the Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society.  Don’t miss it in 2017!

The Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair To Present AJ Lee & Blue Summit On Sunday May 7

AJ Lee & Blue Summit

The newest Santa Cruz bluegrass band — AJ Lee & Blue Summit — will perform at the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair, held each May since 1986 at the Duck Pond Stage in San Lorenzo Park (next to the courthouse off of Ocean Avenue).

The FREE, long-running and beloved Santa Cruz Rite Of Spring will be held on SUNDAY, May 7 from Noon to 6:00pm (note new date.)

The other bands on the program include Bean Creek, The Brookdale Bluegrass Band, The Down Beets, The Harmony Grits, & The Henry & Ella Warde Band.

The bluegrass fair is presented by the Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, and is under the direction of volunteer Ona Stewart. Food will be available — or you can bring your own picnic.

The Harmony Grits Return To The Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair Stage On Sunday May 7

The Harmony Grits

The NCBS/SCBS Bluegrass Fair!

The Harmony Grits will return to the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair at the Duck Pond Stage in San Lorenzo Park in Santa Cruz on SUNDAY, May 7 from Noon to 6:00pm (note new date.)

AJ Lee & Blue Summit, Bean Creek, The Brookdale Bluegrass Band, The Down Beets, & The Henry & Ella Warde Band will also perform on the FREE program.

The bluegrass fair is the longest-running event held by the Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, dating back to 1986.

Brookdale Bluegrass Band Set For Sunday May 7 Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair At Duck Pond Stage

The NCBS/SCBS Bluegrass Fair!

The Brookdale Bluegrass Band will perform at the Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society’s FREE Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair at the Duck Pond Stage in San Lorenzo Park in Santa Cruz.

This year the fair will be held on SUNDAY, May 7 from Noon to 6:00pm. (Note new date.)

Also on the afternoon bill: AJ Lee & Blue Summit, Bean Creek, The Down Beets, Henry & Ella Warde Band, & The Harmony Grits.

Bring a blanket or chair, a picnic, and your friends! Food will be available. This Rite Of The Bluegrass Springtime has been held every May since 1986 and is the traditional start of the Northern California outdoor bluegrass music season.

Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair Welcomes The Return Of The Down Beets On Sunday May 7

The Down Beets

San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz

The longest-running event of the Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, held each May since 1986, is the FREE Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair in San Lorenzo Park, next to the courthouse in Santa Cruz.

Santa Cruz favorites The Down Beets will return to the Duck Pond Stage this year!

Note New Date: This year the fair will be held on SUNDAY, May 7 from Noon to 6:00pm.

Other Bands: AJ Lee & Blue Summit, Bean Creek, Brookdale Bluegrass Band, Henry & Ella Warde Band, & The Harmony Grits.