blank (1K)

Upcoming Events


May 5, 2016 | 12:30 PM | Parkfield Bluegrass Festival 2016 @ Parkfield CA 
Venue: V6 Ranch  Cost: See Website 
Website: http://www.parkfieldbluegrass.org 
Address: 1st and Oak St,, Parkfield, CA 93451
The 18th annual Mother's Day Weekend Parkfield Bluegrass Festival Thurs May 5th @. 2 PM thru Sun May 8 @ 6 PM. Located at 1st and Oak St, Parkfield, CA 93451. For more info see website. Jamming, RV camping, food and craft vendors, Oak tree shaded audience area, Kid's programs: arts & crafts, storytelling and music FEATURING: Crary, Evans & Spurgin - CA Jeff Scroggins & Colorado - Lyons, CO; Gold Heart Sisters - Hamilton, VA; We are also proud to present these additional amazing acts: AJ Lee & the Valley Ramblers - CA; Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players - Stockton, CA; Evie Ladin Band w/ Keith Terry & Erik Pearson - Oakland, CA; Cuesta Ridge - San Luis Obispo County, CA; Steep Ravine, CA; Sweetwater String Band - Eastern Sierra, CA; One Button Suit - Sacramento, CA; Burning Heart Bluegrass - Southern CA Honeysuckle Possums - Santa Barbara, CA; Jug Tucker - Outer Banks, NC; Amber Cross - Central Coast, CA; Gerry Higbies "Kids on Stage" + More 

May 6, 2016 | 09:30 AM | Parkfield Bluegrass Festival 2016 @ Parkfield CA 
Venue: V6 Ranch  Cost: See Website 
Website: http://www.parkfieldbluegrass.org 
Address: 1st and Oak St,, Parkfield, CA 93451
The 18th annual Mother's Day Weekend Parkfield Bluegrass Festival Thurs May 5th @. 2 PM thru Sun May 8 @ 6 PM. Located at 1st and Oak St, Parkfield, CA 93451. For more info see website. Jamming, RV camping, food and craft vendors, Oak tree shaded audience area, Kid's programs: arts & crafts, storytelling and music FEATURING: Crary, Evans & Spurgin - CA Jeff Scroggins & Colorado - Lyons, CO; Gold Heart Sisters - Hamilton, VA; We are also proud to present these additional amazing acts: AJ Lee & the Valley Ramblers - CA; Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players - Stockton, CA; Evie Ladin Band w/ Keith Terry & Erik Pearson - Oakland, CA; Cuesta Ridge - San Luis Obispo County, CA; Steep Ravine, CA; Sweetwater String Band - Eastern Sierra, CA; One Button Suit - Sacramento, CA; Burning Heart Bluegrass - Southern CA Honeysuckle Possums - Santa Barbara, CA; Jug Tucker - Outer Banks, NC; Amber Cross - Central Coast, CA; Gerry Higbies "Kids on Stage" + More 

May 7, 2016 | 09:30 AM | Parkfield Bluegrass Festival 2016 @ Parkfield CA 
Venue: V6 Ranch  Cost: See Website 
Website: http://www.parkfieldbluegrass.org 
Address: 1st and Oak St,, Parkfield, CA 93451
The 18th annual Mother's Day Weekend Parkfield Bluegrass Festival Thurs May 5th @. 2 PM thru Sun May 8 @ 6 PM. Located at 1st and Oak St, Parkfield, CA 93451. For more info see website. Jamming, RV camping, food and craft vendors, Oak tree shaded audience area, Kid's programs: arts & crafts, storytelling and music FEATURING: Crary, Evans & Spurgin - CA Jeff Scroggins & Colorado - Lyons, CO; Gold Heart Sisters - Hamilton, VA; We are also proud to present these additional amazing acts: AJ Lee & the Valley Ramblers - CA; Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players - Stockton, CA; Evie Ladin Band w/ Keith Terry & Erik Pearson - Oakland, CA; Cuesta Ridge - San Luis Obispo County, CA; Steep Ravine, CA; Sweetwater String Band - Eastern Sierra, CA; One Button Suit - Sacramento, CA; Burning Heart Bluegrass - Southern CA Honeysuckle Possums - Santa Barbara, CA; Jug Tucker - Outer Banks, NC; Amber Cross - Central Coast, CA; Gerry Higbies "Kids on Stage" + More 

May 7, 2016 | 7:30 PM | Laurie Lewis & Right Hands @ Templeton, CA 
Venue: Castoro Cellars  Cost: $20 
Website: http://www.castorocellars.com/events 
Address: 1315 North Bethel Road, Templeton, CA 93465
Laurie Lewis will appear with her band, The Right Hands, who are superstar musicians in their own right. This is bluegrass as it was meant to be with one of the its greatest performers to grace our stage. Not only is her musicianship on guitar, fiddle and voice unquestionably one of the best in the genre, but her songwriting has defined, no re-defined, the very essence of what bluegrass is today! For more information about her superstar bluegrass band, "The Right Hands", go to www.laurielewis.com/band 

May 8, 2016 | 09:30 AM | Parkfield Bluegrass Festival 2016 @ Parkfield CA 
Venue: V6 Ranch  Cost: See Website 
Website: http://www.parkfieldbluegrass.org 
Address: 1st and Oak St,, Parkfield, CA 93451
The 18th annual Mother's Day Weekend Parkfield Bluegrass Festival Thurs May 5th @. 2 PM thru Sun May 8 @ 6 PM. Located at 1st and Oak St, Parkfield, CA 93451. For more info see website. Jamming, RV camping, food and craft vendors, Oak tree shaded audience area, Kid's programs: arts & crafts, storytelling and music FEATURING: Crary, Evans & Spurgin - CA Jeff Scroggins & Colorado - Lyons, CO; Gold Heart Sisters - Hamilton, VA; We are also proud to present these additional amazing acts: AJ Lee & the Valley Ramblers - CA; Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players - Stockton, CA; Evie Ladin Band w/ Keith Terry & Erik Pearson - Oakland, CA; Cuesta Ridge - San Luis Obispo County, CA; Steep Ravine, CA; Sweetwater String Band - Eastern Sierra, CA; One Button Suit - Sacramento, CA; Burning Heart Bluegrass - Southern CA Honeysuckle Possums - Santa Barbara, CA; Jug Tucker - Outer Banks, NC; Amber Cross - Central Coast, CA; Gerry Higbies "Kids on Stage" + More 

May 20, 2016 | 7:00 PM | Amber Cross @ Atascadero CA 
Venue: BRU COFFEEHOUSE  Cost: Support Band & Venue 
Website: http://www.ambercrossmusic.com/ 
Address: 5760 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422
Every once in a while music comes along that you just know instantly that you are going to like. Amber's melodies are more than complimented by thoughtful, interesting and honest lyrics, along with fine, understated musicianship that proves the old adage that "less is more". The result is a set of superbly crafted, well-rounded, addictive songs that stay with you long after the last notes have ended, and make you hungry for more. Venue: brucoffeehouse.com 

May 26, 2016 | 1:00 PM | Strawberry Music Festival @ Grass Valley, CA 
Venue: Nevada County Fairgrounds  Cost: See website Tickets 
Website: http://www.strawberrymusic.com/ 
Address: 11228 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, CA 95949
May 26th-29th, 2016. Spring 2016 Main Stage David Grisman Sextet Tim O'Brien The Wood Brothers Mavis Staples Mary Gauthier The James Hunter Six The Kruger Brothers The East Pointers Sarah Potenza Darlingside Dave Gunning and many more! - See more at: http://www.strawberrymusic.com/Performers.aspx#sthash.mRGzRFrq.dpuf 

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 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 

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. 

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 

NOTE: While we make every effort to insure the accuracy of information for events mentioned, we suggest that you contact the host venue in advance to confirm key information, especially if you must travel very far to attend. Send corrections and additions to bmscc12@gmail.com.