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May 28, 2016 | 10:30 AM | Blue Moonshine @ Arroyo Grande CA 
Venue: Conrad's Porch (just east of Jaffa Cafe)  Cost:  
Website: https://www.facebook.com/agstrawberryfestival 
Address: Just east of 206 W Branch Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Blue Moonshine 100% Octane Bluegrass 

May 29, 2016 | 2:00 PM | The Wavebreakers @ Arroyo Grande CA 
Venue: Conrad's Porch (just east of Jaffa Cafe)  Cost:  
Website: https://www.facebook.com/agstrawberryfestival 
Address: Just east of 206 W Branch Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
The Wavebreakers is a project of Appellation Bluegrass Band founders Tom Bringle and Wendy Stockton. We play the best '50s to '80s popular songs and tunes from all musical worlds but opera: rock, bluegrass, blues, folk, TV, originals. 

June 4, 2016 | 2:00 PM | The Salt Martians @ Santa Barbara, CA 
Venue: Cold Spring Tavern  Cost: Support Band & Venue 
Website: http://coldspringtavern.com/ 
Address: 5995 Stagecoach Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
The Salt Martians http://www.saltmartians.com/ (whose name refers to the Carpinteria Salt Marsh) are a Santa Barbara-based, all-acoustic bluegrass band, established in 2005. Ken Gaston (lead vocals and guitar) and Tim Mullins (banjo, dobro and harmony vocals) first performed together in the mid-Seventies at the legendary Bluebird Cafe. Aaron Douglas (string bass and harmony vocals) is our recovering rock and roll and rockabilly bass ace. Doug Toews (mandolin, lead and harmony vocals) is our newest member, bringing his over forty years of bluegrass knowledge and playing experience. 

June 10, 2016 | 10:00 AM | Huck Finn Jubilee Bluegrass Music Festival @ Ontario, CA 
Venue: Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park  Cost: See website Tickets 
Website: https://huckfinn.com/ 
Address: 800 N Archibald Ave, Ontario, CA 91764
June 10-12, 2016. Established in 1975 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. 

June 11, 2016 | 6:00 PM | Evie Ladin @ Los Osos CA 
Venue: Red Barn at Los Osos Community Park  Cost: $15 
Website: http://www.evieladin.com/ 
Address: 2180 Palisades Ave., Los Osos, CA 93402
The Red Barn Community Music Series in cooperation with KCBX Public Radio and the Live Oak Music Festival presents Evie Ladin. The polyrhythmic heat of Evie Ladin's clawhammer banjo, resonant voice, real stories and rhythmic dance have been heard from A Prairie Home Companion to Celtic Connections, Lincoln Center to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. Known as a driving force behind San Francisco's Stairwell Sisters, Evie's solo debut Float Downstream (2010), co-produced by Mike Marshall and Keith Terry, was quickly followed by Evie Ladin Band (2012), which won Americana Album of the Year by the Independent Music Awards Vox Pop Vote. Doors open at 4:30, the pot luck supper and pot luck band starts at 5:00 PM., and the show begins at 6:00 PM. No tickets are required, $15 at the door. All proceeds from the show go directly to the artists. BYOB and a dish to share for the pot luck supper. 

June 11, 2016 | 7:00 PM | Hay Dudes @ Carpinteria, CA 
Venue: Palm Loft Gallery  Cost: $? 
Website: http://palmloft.com/ 
Address: 410 Palm Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013
The HayDudes are Kenny Blackwell on mandolin, guitar, vocals; Mike Mullins on guitar, mandolin, vocals; and Wally Barnick on Fender bass and vocals. Kenny Blackwell is a master mandolinist as well as guitar player, on both acoustic and electric guitar. He is an in-demand session player and keeps a full calendar playing with at least a half dozen bands in and around the Central Coast of California. Mike Mullins is also expert with the mandolin and guitar. He was a founding member of the 1980s festival favorites The Acousticats and for many years the featured mandolinist with the Phil Salazar Band. Since 1993 Mike has played guitar with the well known California acoustic group The Cache Valley Drifters. Wally Barnick is an old rock & roll guy who caught the acoustic music fever in the 70s. He too, is currently and has been a member of the Cache Valley Drifters, dating back to 1975. Website: www.kennyblackwell.com 

June 11, 2016 | 7:00 PM | Honeysuckle Possums @ Goleta CA 
Venue: Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church  Cost: $15 
Website: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2544653 
Address: 820 North Fairview Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117
he Honeysuckle Possums are a five-woman string band, playing old-time, original, and bluegrass-style mountain music. The three lead singers, Nicola Gordon (fiddle, ukulele); Susan Marie Reeves (guitar, strum-stick, ukulele); and Rebecca Troon (banjo, fiddle, bodhran, tin whistle) are all accomplished songwriters. Lisa Macker plays stand up bass and mandolin and joins in on harmonies, while Ruth Alpert is the bands dancing percussionistan Appalachian-style flat-footer, who seems to float as she makes it easy for the crowd to dance and clap along. The Honeysuckle Possums have played all over California and continue to gain praise for their beautiful vocals, carefully crafted harmonies, and spirited style. They have performed at the Goleta Old Time Fiddlers Convention/Festival and the Parkfield Bluegrass Festival to rave reviews. The groups intention is to create and share bliss through music. Possum audience members often comment that the group's joyful energy is positively contagious! 

June 12, 2016 | 5:00 PM | Rhonda Vincent @ Santa Maria CA 
Venue: St. Louis de Montfort Catholic Church - Parish Hall  Cost: $ See Contact 
Address: 1190 E Clark Ave,, Santa Maria, CA 93455
5pm BBQ tri-tip dinner & show 8pm Evening Concert Rhonda Vincent JOIN US FOR A FUN-FILLED EVENING with World Class Musicians, and an Award Winning Voice seamlessly set the stage for a breath-taking, one-of-a-kind, must-see performance; that reaches beyond the boundaries of bluegrass music! Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Information Email kofcbluegrass@aol.com or call Joe 805 925-5280 or Steve 805 451-8159 

June 12, 2016 | 8:00 PM | Rhonda Vincent @ Santa Maria CA 
Venue: St. Louis de Montfort Catholic Church - Parish Hall  Cost: $ See Contact 
Address: 1190 E Clark Ave,, Santa Maria, CA 93455
5pm BBQ tri-tip dinner & show 8pm Evening Concert Rhonda Vincent JOIN US FOR A FUN-FILLED EVENING with World Class Musicians, and an Award Winning Voice seamlessly set the stage for a breath-taking, one-of-a-kind, must-see performance; that reaches beyond the boundaries of bluegrass music! Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Information Email kofcbluegrass@aol.com or call Joe 805 925-5280 or Steve 805 451-8159 

June 14, 2016 | 6:30 PM | Rhonda Vincent & the Rage @ Atascadero, CA 
Venue: Atascadero Pavilion  Cost: $30 
Website: http://www.brownpapertickets.com 
Address: 9315 Pismo Avenue, Atascadero, CA 93422
Rhonda Vincent & the Rage Atascadero Pavilion on the Lake Benefit Concert and a Night of Dancing; June 14, 2016, Doors open at 6:00, Concert and Dancing 6:30-10:00pm. There will be free dessert bar and fine wine available for purchase. Tickets are $30. Purchase from Mike LoPicolo 661 317.6048, Ann Berry-Gallegos 805 441.4897, Atascadero Chamber of Commerce 805-466-2044 or www.brownpapertickets.com Listed as Rhonda Vincent JOIN US FOR A FUN-FILLED EVENING with World Class Musicians, and an Award Winning Voice seamlessly set the stage for a breath-taking, one-of-a-kind, must-see performance; that reaches beyond the boundaries of bluegrass music! A SPECIAL OPENING PERFORMANCE BY SINGER-SONGWRITER AMBER CROSS. Located at Atascadero Pavilion on the Lake 9315 Pismo Avenue Atascadero, CA 93422 Links: http://www.rhondavincent.com/; http://www.ambercrossmusic.com/ 

June 16, 2016 | 10:00 AM | CBA FATHER'S DAY FESTIVAL @ Grass Valley, CA 
Venue: Nevada County Fairgrounds  Cost: See website Tickets 
Website: https://www.cbaweb.org/Events/FathersDayFestival 
Address: 11228 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, CA
Date(s): 6/16/2016 - 6/19/2016 Event Time: 10 am Thursday, 6/16 to 4 pm Sunday, 6/19. Band(s): Rhonda Vincent and the Rage The New Reeltime Travelers The Gibson Brothers Danny Paisley and Southern Grass Crary, Evans and Spurgin Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen Flatt Lonesome Kids on Bluegrass The Alabama Bow Ties Barwick and Siegfried One Button Suit Rocky Neck Bluegrass Band The Roustabouts Jeff Scroggins and Colorado 

June 17, 2016 | 1:00 PM | LIVE OAK MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Live Oak Camp, CA 
Venue: Live Oak Camp, Santa Barbara CA  Cost: See website Tickets 
Website: http://www.liveoakfest.org/pp/index.shtml 
Address: northwest of Santa Barbara, California on State Route 154, near Cachuma Lake, CA SeeWebsite
6/17/2016 - 6/19/2016. The focus of the Live Oak Music Festival is, of course, the main stage performances. With musicians from all over the United States and across the globe performing, this hub of the festival is the gathering place for everyone to hear and see some of the finest entertainers anywhere do what they do best: play music. Ranging from traditional, folk, bluegrass and gospel, to blues, jazz, classical and world music, and touching most genres in between, the main stage provides cultural entertainment and education. 

June 18, 2016 | 2:00 PM | Hay Dudes @ Baywood-Los Osos, CA 
Venue: SEA PINES  Cost: $? 
Website: http://seapinesgolfresort.com/ 
Address: 1945 Solano St, Los Osos, CA 93402
The HayDudes are Kenny Blackwell on mandolin, guitar, vocals; Mike Mullins on guitar, mandolin, vocals; and Wally Barnick on Fender bass and vocals. Kenny Blackwell is a master mandolinist as well as guitar player, on both acoustic and electric guitar. He is an in-demand session player and keeps a full calendar playing with at least a half dozen bands in and around the Central Coast of California. Mike Mullins is also expert with the mandolin and guitar. He was a founding member of the 1980s festival favorites The Acousticats and for many years the featured mandolinist with the Phil Salazar Band. Since 1993 Mike has played guitar with the well known California acoustic group The Cache Valley Drifters. Wally Barnick is an old rock & roll guy who caught the acoustic music fever in the 70s. He too, is currently and has been a member of the Cache Valley Drifters, dating back to 1975. Website: www.kennyblackwell.com 

June 19, 2016 | 09:00 AM | Route 66 Bluegrass Festival @ Victorville CA 
Venue: San Bernardino County Fairgrounds  Cost: See website Tickets 
Website: http://www.route66bluegrass.com/ 
Address: 14800 7th St., Victorville, CA 92395
Route 66 Bluegrass Festival @ Victorville CA June 16 ? 19 2016. Featuring The Best Local and Regional Bands. NU-BLU, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado, The Get Down Boys, Burning Heart Bluegrass, Out of the Desert, Chris Cerna and The Bluegrass Republic, Gabriel's Crossing, Bluegrass Brethren, Wimberley Bluegrass Band, lilies of the west, SWBA Bluegrass Kids 

June 25, 2016 | 1:00 PM | Honeysuckle Possums @ Ojai, CA 
Venue: Libby Park, Downtown Ojai  Cost: Free 
Website: http://www.ojaivalleylavenderfestival.org 
Address: S. Signal Street, Ojai, CA 93023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Libby Park, Downtown Ojai, we will be playing on the stage at the left/back corner of the event. Lots of lavender-related booths, plants, activities, and of course, music! Go here to see all that is happening: http://www.ojaivalleylavenderfestival.org/ We've done this festival for many years; it's like coming home for us. The Honeysuckle Possums are a five-woman string band, playing old-time, original, and bluegrass-style mountain music. The three lead singers, Nicola Gordon (fiddle, ukulele); Susan Marie Reeves (guitar, strum-stick, ukulele); and Rebecca Troon (banjo, fiddle, bodhran, tin whistle) are all accomplished songwriters. Lisa Macker plays stand up bass and mandolin and joins in on harmonies, while Ruth Alpert is the bands dancing percussionistan Appalachian-style flat-footer, who seems to float as she makes it easy for the crowd to dance and clap along. The Honeysuckle Possums have played all over California and continue to gain praise for their beautiful vocals, carefully crafted harmonies, and spirited style. They have performed at the Goleta Old Time Fiddlers Convention/Festival and the Parkfield Bluegrass Festival to rave reviews. The groups intention is to create and share bliss through music. Possum audience members often comment that the group's joyful energy is positively contagious! 

July 2, 2016 | 5:00 PM | Del Rey and Steve James @ Los Osos CA 
Venue: Red Barn at Los Osos Community Park  Cost: $15 
Website: http://delreystevejames.com/ 
Address: 2180 Palisades Ave., Los Osos, CA 93402
The Red Barn Community Music Series in cooperation with KCBX Public Radio and the Live Oak Music Festival presents Del Rey and Steve James. These two powerful exponents of American vernacular guitar-playing, have joined forces to make music testament to the hillbilly/smarty-pants/country blues aesthetic. Sharing a sense of humor and a similar manic intensity, their duets are smart, funny and full of instrumental virtuosity. Del Rey doubles on resonator ukulele and Steve James is known for his "noble savage" mandolin style. Doors open at 4:30, the pot luck supper and pot luck band starts at 5:00 PM., and the show begins at 6:00 PM. No tickets are required, $15 at the door. All proceeds from the show go directly to the artists. BYOB and a dish to share for the pot luck supper. 

July 4, 2016 | 12:00 PM | Blue Moonshine @ Santa Maria CA 
Venue: Temple Beth EL  Cost: $13 Mem/$18Non-Mem/$5 kid 
Address: 1501 E. Alvin Ave, Santa Maria, CA 93456
RSVP to Diane by Monday June 27th (805) 929-6072. Moonshine with John Clarke joining as a special guest artist. Admission of $18.00 for non-members, or $13.00 for members, kids under 13 years $5 each includes live music & their renowned BBQ includes tri-tip, hotdog or veggie burger & side dishes. 

Aug 6, 2016 | 5:00 PM | Phil Salazar and Mark Heyes @ Los Osos CA 
Venue: Red Barn at Los Osos Community Park  Cost: $15 
Website: http://fiddlelessonswithphilsalazar.com/ 
Address: 2180 Palisades Ave., Los Osos, CA 93402
The Red Barn Community Music Series in cooperation with KCBX Public Radio and the Live Oak Music Festival presents: Phil Salazar and Mark Heyes. Come see and hear an evening of great fiddling and great song writing with fiddle great Phil Salazar and Emmy Award winner Mark Heyes. Mark Heyes is an Emmy Award winning composer, singer, songwriter, and guitarist. A truly eclectic artist, Mark performs story driven, energetic and emotional Country, Bluegrass, Blues and Folk. Opening for bands like Marshall Tucker Band and the legendary Dave Mason, Mark is making a powerful impact with his masterful guitar playing and distinctive voice and songwriting. Mark has been playing music with Phil for four years now. Phil Salazar, entertainer, teacher, record producer, champion fiddler. Phil is a master fiddler who straddles the borders between traditional bluegrass and contemporary sound. He is a world-wide performer and California veteran who has fielded his own bands, produced several recordings, and recorded and or performed with Bob Weir, Kenny Loggins, Gilles Apap, Dave Mason, David Grisman, John and Jonathan McEuen and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Doors open at 4:30, the pot luck supper and pot luck band starts at 5:00 PM., and the show begins at 6:00 PM. No tickets are required, $15 at the door. All proceeds from the show go directly to the artists. BYOB and a dish to share for the pot luck supper. 

Sept 1, 2016 | 1:00 PM | 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
September 1st-4th, 2016. Fall 2016 Main Stage The Del McCoury Band Los Lobos Ruthie Foster Asleep at the Wheel Shinyribs The Lil? Smokies David Luning and many more! - See more at: http://www.strawberrymusic.com/Performers.aspx#sthash.WDZne4u0.dpuf 

Sept 3, 2016 | 6:00 PM | Maria Muldaur @ Los Osos CA 
Venue: Red Barn at Los Osos Community Park  Cost: $15 
Website: http://www.mariamuldaur.com/ 
Address: 2180 Palisades Ave., Los Osos, CA 93402
The Red Barn Community Music Series in cooperation with KCBX Public Radio and the Live Oak Music Festival presents Maria Muldaur. Maria Muldaur is best known world-wide for her 1974 mega-hit ?Midnight at the Oasis,?which received several Grammy nominations, and enshrined her forever in the hearts of Baby Boomers everywhere; but despite her considerable pop music success, her 50-year career could best be described a long and adventurous odyssey through the various forms of American Roots Music. During the folk revival of the early '60s, she began exploring and singing early Blues, Bluegrass and Appalachian ?Old Timey? Music, beginning her recording career in 1963 with the Even Dozen Jug Band and shortly thereafter, joining the very popular Jim Kweskin Jug Band, touring and recording with them throughout the '60s. Doors open at 4:30, the pot luck supper and pot luck band starts at 5:00 PM., and the show begins at 6:00 PM. No tickets are required, $15 at the door. All proceeds from the show go directly to the artists. BYOB and a dish to share for the pot luck supper. This show is made possible through the generous support of KCBX Public Radio and Live Oak Music Festival. Links: https://www.facebook.com/redbarnmusicseries 

Nov 4, 2016 | 7:00 PM | Mike Mullins PennyNichols JodyEulitz & MichaelMonagan @ Goleta 
Venue: Cambridge Drive Church  Cost: $15 
Website: http://www.cambridgedrivechurch.org/ 
Address: 550 Cambridge Drive, Goleta, CA 93117
Mike Mullins with Penny Nichols, Jody Eulitz and Michael Monagan. Longtime fans, who know Mike Mullins from the many times he's performed at the KCBX Live Oak Music Festival with the Cache Valley Drifters. Mike Mullins has been on the California acoustic music scene for more than 30 years, playing with master fiddler Phil Salazar, The Acousticats, The Hay Dudes, the Kin Folk, and The Tom Corbett Trio. In 2014, Mike released his first solo project, ?Windows of Time,? a compendium of guitar and mandolin Americana styles showcasing Mike's original material over a 25 year span, produced by David West. Sample some tracks at http://mikemullinsmusic.com 

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