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Upcoming Events


May 25, 2017 | 10:00 AM | 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 25th-29th, 2016. Join us for all your favorite music and programs at the 65th Strawberry Music Festival in our 35th year. The Spring Festival at the Nevada County Fairgrounds offers beautiful forest and meadow camping, permanent shower and restroom facilities, lots of indoor and outdoor space for family fun and entertainment and is accessible to all ages and abilities. 

May 27, 2017 | 1:30 PM | Salt Martians @ Santa Barbara CA 
Venue: Cold Spring Tavern  Cost: Support Band & Venue 
Website: http://www.saltmartians.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. Link to event: http://coldspringtavern.com/ 

June 3, 2017 | 5:00 PM | Na Hoa Aloha @ Los Osos CA 
Venue: Red Barn South Bay Community Park Los Osos  Cost: $20 
Website: http://www.ambercrossmusic.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 Na Hoa Aloha in Concert. Robb (Lopaka) Kiaha, Ric Pagaduan, Abe Garza, Kristyl Gomes: We are a Hawaiian music group that performs on the Central Coast of California. Our musicians include vocalists, ukukele, lap steel, bass guitar and guitar. We perform at all venues, from the wineries of Paso Robles to the sands of Avila beach. 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, Donations 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 

June 15, 2017 | 10:00 PM | CBA FATHER'S DAY FESTIVAL @ Grass Valley, CA 
Venue: Nevada County Fairgrounds  Cost: See website Tickets 
Website: https://www.cbaweb.org/Events/ 
Address: 11228 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, CA
Date(s): 6/15/2017 - 6/18/2017 Event Time: 10 am Thursday, 6/17 to 4 pm Sunday, 6/18. Band(s): Doyle Lawson and QuickSilver Bobby Osborne and Rocky Top Express Molsky's Mountain Drifters Tony Trischka Territory Becky Buller Band Mipso Piedmont Melody Makers Sawmill Road 

June 16, 2017 | 10:00 AM | 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
6/16/2017 - 6/18/2017. The Live Oak Music Festival is held at Live Oak Camp, about twenty minutes northwest of Santa Barbara. Nestled in the river valley that feeds Cachuma Lake, the site is filled with old oaks that provide restful shade and pristine beauty. The temperate climate, the shady oaks, the early summer setting, and the slow-moving pace create a pastoral backdrop for relaxing and listening to great music with family and friends. It's hard to imagine a better way to kick off the lazy days of summer. 

June 23, 2017 | 9:00 PM | Susanville Bluegrass Festival @ Susanville, CA 
Venue: Lassey County Fair Grounds  Cost: See Website 
Website: https://lassencountyfair.org/interim-events/bluegrass-festival/ 
Address: 195 Russell Ave, Susanville, CA
June 23rd-25th, 2017. Located in Susanville, CA nestled in at the 4200 ft. elevation level, you can be assured of beating the summer heat in the valley. For those who want to come early, there are many things to do such as hiking, mountain biking, or fishing in some of the most productive streams and lakes in CA. Air-conditioned and secured quilting room open ALL week with tables, chairs and power!! 75 + RV sites with power and water.. Pets are allowed.. Lighted picking areas at night. Audience seating shaded all day!! Warm days, pleasant nights, walking distance to shopping and the charming town of Susanville!! The Susanville Bluegrass Festival is not to be missed!!! 

Sept 1, 2017 | 10:00 AM | 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
August 31st - September 4th. Join us for all your favorite music and programs at the 66th Strawberry Music Festival in our 35th year. The Fall Festival at Westside offers lots of great camping space to choose from in expansive conifer studded meadows, amongst sprawling oaks, nestled into wooded folds and perched along winding hillside trails set on 175 acres. Amenities include hot showers, bathroom facilities, hand washing stations, and access to potable water. 

Sept 5, 2017 | 09:00 AM | Cruise To Alaska With Nu-Blu @ Seattle WA 
Venue: Carnival Legend  Cost: See Website 
Website: https://bluegrassandbluewatercruise.com/ 
A FUN FILLED WEEK OF PICKING ON THE PACIFIC! PLENTY OF JAMMING, WORKSHOPS, ONE-ON-ONE INSTRUCTION AND CONCERTS BY OUR HOST BAND NU-BLU! WITH STOPS IN JUNEAU, SKAGWAY, KETCHIKAN, AND A DAY CRUISING GLACIER BAY, IT?S THE BEST WAY TO EXPERIENCE THE ALASKA ADVENTURE YOU?VE ALWAYS WANTED. AND DON?T FORGET TO BRING ALONG YOUR INSTRUMENTS FOR A WEEK OF JAMMING, OPEN MIC SHOWS, AND BLUEGRASS CONCERTS! Cruise To Alaska With Nu-Blu! The Bluegrass and Blue Water Cruise Alaska is a floating jam session at sea. Our experience with other music cruises has taught us that folks of all ranges of talent like to get together and jam. We have seen seasoned professionals jam with novice players to create a magical experience for all involved. Besides the scheduled shows by the featured artist, there will be dedicated areas set up for jamming and special collaborations for all of those who are interested in joining a jam. If you don?t play, but enjoy listening, no problem, there?s still plenty of music for you! Watching the jams can be very entertaining. You will get a few laughs and enjoy some great music and may find yourself singing along. No matter if you play music for a living or just play for fun, bring your instrument and plan on getting together for some Pickin? on the Pacific, for some good old fashioned, porch playing fun. Below are just a few parts of the music package that are included, see you onboard! ?3 Concerts by your host band Nu-Blu, including there ?History of Banjo? Show that?s been a hit with audiences all over the USA. ?Ever want to learn Banjo? Here?s your chance, Deering Banjos and Nu-Blu will be hosting classes on beginner banjo, so come get your roll on! -Bluegrass Bingo ? bingo with a bluegrass twist ?Jam with the band ? enjoy multiple chances to jam with Nu-Blu throughout the week ?Workshops ? Nu-Blu will be hosting workshops throughout the week (fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass, mandolin, vocal, playing as a band, the importance of tuning by Peterson Tuners) ?Individual Lessons ? sign up for individual one-on-one music lessons (limited amount of lessons available, so be sure and book your room early) ?Daily Jam Sessions ?Open Mic Band Contest 

Oct 8, 2017 | 10:00 AM | Old-Time Fiddlers' Convention & Festival @ Goleta CA 
Venue: Rancho La Patera & Stow House  Cost: $15 & see description 
Website: http://www.oldtimefiddlersfestival.com 
Address: 304 N. Los Carneros Road, Goleta, CA 93117
The Goleta Valley Historical Society presents the 46th Annual Santa Barbara Old-Time Fiddlers' Convention & Festival. Sunday, October 8th, 10am -5pm Performances by: Kirt Sutphin & Tom Sauber, Spencer & Rains, Clarke Buehling, The Hi-O Revelers, EcHo Mountain, & More. An Epic Contest (fiddle, banjo, guitar, band, singing and more) with $$$ and Prizes. Cost: Entry $15, Students $5, Kids under 12 Free. 

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