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Upcoming events

    • December 17, 2021
    • September 16, 2022
    • 14 sessions
    • 19055 N 57th Ave Glendale, AZ 85308

    Contact Uncle Dave Lawrence for details 602-615-6789

    • May 25, 2022
    • May 31, 2022
    • Nevada County Fairgrounds Grass Valley, CA

    Strawberry Music Festival

    Spring 2022 Festival
    May 25 -30, 2022
    Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, CA

    Website

    WHAT TO EXPECT:

    • Over 20 acts on the Main Stage
    • Plus many more performances at several additional stages
    • Friday and Saturday late night at Amy’s Orchid Lounge
    • Audience participation at the Band Scramble and The Breakfast Club
    • Workshop performances by Main Stage artists
    • The Sunday Morning Revival
    • Legendary camp jam culture
    • The Strawberry Way is kindness, cooperation, and consideration
    • Hog Ranch Radio is pirate broadcast of performances and important information
    • Music, movement, art, and nature workshop
    • Three full days of children’s activities and entertainment
    • Plus special programming for teen
    • Shopping opportunities include original artisan’s wares, delicious cuisine in the Food Court, one of a kind festival merchandise, as well as instrument, accessory and repair
    • Magical musical moments
    • Family friendly, all inclusive atmosphere
    • Smiling, laughing, and fun!

    INFORMATION RE: SPRING 2022 STRAWBERRY MUSIC FESTIVAL

    The Spring 2022 Strawberry Music Festival will be held on May 25th – 30th at the Nevada County Fairgrounds! We are very happy and hopeful to be planning an epic 40th Year Anniversary celebration.

    Camping tickets will go on sale at 10am on Monday, November 22, 2021. Office staff is currently available M-W, 10am-2pm at (209) 984-8630 and info@strawberrymusic.com. Please be aware that the overall number of camping tickets available is more limited than ever before, and that ticket prices for new purchases to the Spring 2022 Strawberry Music Festival have increased.

    Over the past four decades, we have made Strawberry a safe place to listen, play, learn, relax, and celebrate. As a large group gathering, we have a unique opportunity to support each other, to be more intentional, and to practice the Strawberry Way by prioritizing the health and safety of others. Strawberry’s adaptations remain true to our community’s core values, and your feedback along the way has been invaluable. Please consider all of the requirements listed on Strawberry’s Terms page, including our new COVID-19 policy, before you attend.

    Strawberry’s survival through this pandemic is owed largely to the patience of our Spring 2020 ticket and RV site holders, who have become a part of Strawberry’s history in a very special way. We are so grateful to this group of people, as well as to all of the staff and loyal supporters who have helped along the way. Please visit our Spring 2020 are a Spring 2020 ticket and/or RV Site holder, and you didn’t receive our letter explaining the exchange process. Thank you all so very much!

    We hope to see you there, at the Spring 2022 Festival, and on into the future!


    Directions:

    Use the Hwy. 49 off ramp in Auburn. Proceed north on Hwy. 49 toward Grass Valley approximately 25 miles. In Grass Valley, take the first off ramp, McKnight Way. Turn left on Mcknight Way and proceed over the freeway, past the shopping center on the left. Turn right on Freeman Lane, past another shopping center on the left. Freeman Lane will turn into McCourtney Road at the second 4-way stop sign. Continue straight on McCourtney Road until the Nevada County Fairgrounds appears on the right, approximately 2 blocks. For Day only parking use gate 1 and Camping ticket holders proceed to gate 4.

    Traveling on Hwy. 80 heading west from Reno:

    Use the same directions as above, Hwy. 49 off ramp in Auburn, head north to Grass Valley. Or, for a scenic and mildly curvy shortcut, take the Hwy. 20 off ramp to Grass Valley, just after the Eagle Lakes Rd. off ramp on Hwy. 80. Travel time on Hwy. 20 is approximately one-half hour. Stay on the highway through Nevada City and Grass Valley. Do not get off the highway when Hwy. 20 takes off west towards Marysville. Stay on and the highway becomes Hwy.49. Take the McKnight Way off ramp and turn right on McKnight Way, traveling past the shopping center on the left. Turn right on Freeman Lane, past another shopping center on the left. Freeman Lane will turn into McCourtney Road at the second 4-way stop sign. Continue straight on McCourtney Road until the Nevada County Fairgrounds appears on the right, approximately 2 blocks. For Day only parking use gate 1 and Camping ticket holders proceed to gate 4.

    Traveling on Hwy. 20 heading east from Marysville:

    Take the McCourtney Road/Fairgrounds exit off of Hwy. 20 just before actually entering Grass Valley. Turn right on McCourtney Road, until the Nevada County Fairgrounds appears on the right, approximately 1 block. For Day only parking use gate 1 and Camping ticket holders proceed to gate 4.


    • May 28, 2022
    • May 29, 2022
    • Salida, CO

    Bluegrass on the Arkansas

    Bluegrass in Salida – May 28th and 29th, 2022 — Riverside Park
    Near the headwaters of the Arkansas River in Salida, Colorado, you will find a delightful venue for your holiday weekend and an opportunity to enjoy bluegrass music, food, drink, and fun for all ages.

    Bluegrass on the Arkansas, an annual fund raiser for the Rotary Club of Salida, will be back Memorial Day Weekend (May 28th and 29th this year.

    More Info



    • June 03, 2022
    • June 05, 2022
    • Ogden, UT


    Ogden Music Festival 2022

    Join us at Fort Buenaventura, June 3-5, 2022



    The Ogden Music Festival is our signature event that brings together friends and fans of acoustic music from Ogden and beyond, and is the perfect way to start your summer on a high note, whether it's high, lonesome bluegrass or some hot licks on the fiddle. We couldn't be more excited for 2022!

    Working together with the hundreds of artists, vendors, volunteers, sponsors, and logistical teams, it's our collective dream to promote and celebrate Ogden's arts, culture, and natural beauty with residents and visitors, alike. Kids, 16 and younger, are invited to attend the festival for free, with the hope that their experience with live, traditional music performed in an outdoor setting will inspire this next generation to keep these traditions alive. Kids of all ages will love the Imagine Music Musical Petting Zoo and other music and outdoor-themed crafts and activities.

    As the festival generates its own unique culture and spirit, we find that festival goers not only fall [further] in love with their favorite performers and many previously unknown, but also the festival community and natural environment around them. There's plenty of melodic flavor to go around for all to enjoy during the festival, so be there, take part, get involved, and soak up every last bit of it!

    Website

    • June 03, 2022
    • 7:30 PM
    • 6602 E. Cave Creek Rd. Ste. F, Cave Creek, AZ 85331

    THE SONORAN DOGS


    JANEY'S COFFEE & BODEGA

    Patio dining and a show

    Full bar/pizza/sandwiches/wine/cheese/gourmet coffee Cool friendly atmosphere

    $10 cover at the door.



    • June 16, 2022
    • June 19, 2022
    • Telluride, Colorado

    49TH ANNUAL TELLURIDE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL


    Website

    Every June, Festivarians make the annual pilgrimage to Telluride. Nestled in the rugged San Juan Mountains of Southwestern Colorado, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival is not only an iconic representation of all kinds of music, but a place of awe inspiring beauty; somewhere you can dance under the solstice sun, embrace your truest self, and get some of Sister’s Pantry’s famous dumplings. It certainly doesn’t get better than this.

    Join us in 2022


    • June 16, 2022
    • June 19, 2022
    • Grass Valley, CA

    THE CALIFORNIA BLUEGRASS ASSOCIATION

    Father’s Day Festival

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    Since the very first Father’s Day Festival in 1976, the California Bluegrass Association’s annual festival has become one of the top events in West Coast Bluegrass: a showcase for traditional and progressive Bluegrass, Old-time, and Gospel music.

    The list of performers who have performed on our three stages over the years include beloved national touring bands and emerging California artists (many of whom have gone on to nationally prominent careers). Between sets our popular Vern’s Stage features some thirty California acts and guest artists. Add in the multitude of campsite jams that spring up day and night all over the beautiful grounds, and the music almost literally never stops.

    From ice cream, beer and wine stands, a variety of great food concessions, instrument vendors and luthiers, and craft stalls, there’s something for everyone, young and old!

    We invite you to join us at the return of our very special Festival!



    • June 25, 2022
    • June 26, 2022
    • Prescott, AZ

    The Prescott Bluegrass Festival

    The festival started as a fiddle contest dedicated to a local fiddler. In the mid-80's it took on the character of a typical bluegrass festival. Until the mid-90’s, the event was held at Watson Lake Park, and then moved to its current downtown location on the Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza in 1996. At that time the event changed character again to one with FREE admission. It remains the only FREE bluegrass festival of its caliber in the western United States. Financial support comes from local businesses, Lamb Chevrolet, the City of Prescott, Arizona Commission on the Arts and many additional Friends of Bluegrass, as well as raffle sales, festival tee shirts and the festival program.

    ​The Prescott Chamber of Commerce coordinates this FREE festival and strives to bring audiences a variety of bluegrass shows: traditional and contemporary; national, regional, and local groups; family and non-family bands – while maintaining the highest standards for the music.
    Website



    • July 10, 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • Music Instrument Museum, Phoenix, AZ

    Sierra Hull
    MIM Music Instrument Museum

    Jul. 10th, 2022


    More Info



    • July 22, 2022
    • 7:30 PM
    • 6602 E. Cave Creek Rd. Ste. F, Cave Creek, AZ 85331

    THE SONORAN DOGS


    Janey’s Coffeehouse and Bodega

    Patio dining and a show

    Full bar/pizza/sandwiches/wine/cheese/gourmet coffee Cool friendly atmosphere

    $10 cover at the door.


    • August 19, 2022
    • August 21, 2022
    • 4005 Bowers Mansion RdNew Washoe City, NV 89704

    36th Annual Bower's Mansion Bluegrass Festival

    Hosted by the

    Northern Nevada Bluegrass Association 


    • August 26, 2022
    • 7:30 PM
    • 6602 E. Cave Creek Rd. Ste. F, Cave Creek, AZ 85331

    THE SONORAN DOGS


    Janey’s Coffeehouse and Bodega

    Patio dining and a show

    Full bar/pizza/sandwiches/wine/cheese/gourmet coffee Cool friendly atmosphere

    $10 cover at the door.


    • September 30, 2022
    • October 02, 2022
    • Patagonia Lake State Park

    Desert Bluegrass Association
    Patagonia Lake Campout

    Sept 30 2022 - Oct 2 2022


    Website
    Campground
    Email

    Dave 520-245-6126

    • October 07, 2022
    • October 09, 2022
    • Bonelli Bluff RV Resort and Campgrounds

    Huck Finn Jubilee 2022


    Bonelli Bluff RV Resort and Campgrounds
    1440 Camper View Rd, San Dimas, CA 91773

    Established in the 1970’s at the hands of a homegrown, Southern California family, the Huck Finn Jubilee is a three-day gathering of true bluegrass music lovers. It is a genuine embodiment of endless pickin’ parties, instrumental roots education, and bands performing to fans that believe in the core value that bluegrass is about more than just the music. It is a community- one that delivers the nostalgia of music-driven campgrounds, bare feet, laughter, dancing, instrument exploration, and the development of new friendships.Huck Finn Jubilee, owned and operated under new family management (as of 2018), supports the cross-pollination and belief in the evolution of this music. This unique festival showcases an array of musicians spanning across local, regional, and national Grammy nominated and award-winning bands alike. Huck Finn is dedicated in delivering exceptional headlining musicians as well as up and coming talent who will continue to fight for the deep-bedded roots of bluegrass while creating sounds for the future. Bluegrass tunes can largely be described as narratives on the everyday lives of the people whence the music came. The Huck Finn Jubilee is held annually in the fall. 




    • October 08, 2022
    • 7:30 PM
    • 6602 E. Cave Creek Rd. Ste. F, Cave Creek, AZ 85331

    THE SONORAN DOGS


    Janey’s Coffeehouse and Bodega

    Patio dining and a show

    Full bar/pizza/sandwiches/wine/cheese/gourmet coffee Cool friendly atmosphere

    $10 cover at the door.


    • November 26, 2022
    • 7:30 PM
    • 6602 E. Cave Creek Rd. Ste. F, Cave Creek, AZ 85331

    THE SONORAN DOGS


    Janey’s Coffeehouse and Bodega

    Patio dining and a show

    Full bar/pizza/sandwiches/wine/cheese/gourmet coffee Cool friendly atmosphere

    $10 cover at the door.


    • December 09, 2022
    • 7:30 PM
    • 6602 E. Cave Creek Rd. Ste. F, Cave Creek, AZ 85331

    THE SONORAN DOGS


    Janey’s Coffeehouse and Bodega

    Patio dining and a show

    Full bar/pizza/sandwiches/wine/cheese/gourmet coffee Cool friendly atmosphere

    $10 cover at the door



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