The outdoor bluegrass festival season in Northern California ends next month, but some of the year’s best are in October, including the world’s largest bluegrass festival — Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in San Francisco.
Meanwhile, 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, including a new bluegrass festival at Prusch Farm Park in San Jose with many familiar faces.
Join your friends who are Northern California Bluegrass Society Members and catch some festival fun!
September 27 October 1 – IBMA World Of Bluegrass, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC.
September 30-October 2 – Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Hellman Hollow, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.
September 30-October 2 & 7-9 — Austin City Limits Festival, Zilker Park, Austin, TX.
1 — Prusch Farm Mountain Music Festival, Emma Prusch Farm Park, San Jose.
1-2 – Dixon Lambtown Festival, Dixon May Fair Grounds, Dixon.
7-10 – Yosemite Songwriting Retreat, Yosemite Bug Resort, Midpines.
8 — El Cerrito Free Folk Festival, El Cerrito High School, El Cerrito.
10 — Arizona Bluegrass Film Festival & Bluegrass Band Showdown, Cattle Track Theater, Scottsdale, AZ.
10-11 – Heritage Harvest Festival, Historic Hawes Farms, Anderson.
11 — Old Time Fiddlers’ Convention & Festival, Stow House, Goleta.
13-16 – Folk Alliance Region West Music Conference, Hyatt Regency, Bellevue, WA.
15 — The Bluegrass Festival, Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre, McLaren Park, San Francisco.
17-23 – CBA Fall Campout, Grape Festival Fairground, Lodi.
20-23 — Hangtown Music Festival, El Dorado County Fairgrounds, Placerville.
21-23 — Logandale Bluegrass Fall Festival, Clark County Fairgrounds, Logandale, NV.
22 – Northern California Women’s Music Festival, Gallo Center For The Arts, Modesto.