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Feb 12, 2016 | 7:00 PM | Joe Craven & The Sometimers @ Morro Bay, CA 
Venue: Coalesce Book Store 805 772-2880  Cost: Call Venue 
Website: http://www.coalescebookstore.com/ 
Address: 845 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
mpressively credentialed and with poetic license to operate heavy machinery, including upright doghouse bass, various guitars, Dobro, lap steel, mandolin, octave mandolin, fiddle, kick board, more cowbell and who knows what else, "Joe Craven and The Sometimers" featuring Bruce MacMillan and Jonathan Stoyanoff, adhere to a 'no genre left behind' policy of music making while leaping from a springboard of Americana. 

Feb 13, 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. The Martians have performed at scores of venues over the last ten years, from the Santa Barbara Mission to the Parkfield Bluegrass Festival, and over five years of Thursday evenings at the Tupelo Junction Cafe and too many weddings and private events to list. Their combined talents give the Martians over 175 Earth years of playing experience. Their enjoyment of playing bluegrass music together -- from Bill Monroe to the Byrds -- is otherworldly! We'll be playing at the historic Cold Spring Tavern on Saturday, February 13th from 2 - 5 PM. Come on up for some Blue Grass on the Mountain!. Their combined talents give the 

Feb 13, 2016 | 7:30 PM | Joe Craven and the Sometimers @ Castoro Cellars, Templeton CA 
Venue: Castoro Cellars  Cost: $20 See Website 
Website: https://www.castorocellars.com/Events 
Address: 1315 North Bethel Road, Templeton, CA 93465
"Joe Craven and The Sometimers" featuring Bruce MacMillan and Jonathan Stoyanoff, adhere to a "no genre left behind" policy of music making while leaping from a springboard of Americana. They perform impressively credentialed and possess enough poetic license to operate heavy machinery. Their analog/power tool box includes both upright and electric bass, various guitars, Dobro, lap steel, mandolin, octave mandolin, fiddle, more cowbell and who knows what else. This new NorCal roots music trio is celebration for a new framework of POP music, as in "Pursuit of Possibility" music. Give 'em a listen and you just might do a little dance while you're at it! 

Feb 19, 2016 | 8:30 PM | The McKinley Boys! @ Arroyo Grande, CA 
Venue: Figueroa Mountain Tap Room  Cost: Support Band & Venue 
Website: https://www.facebook.com/TheMcKinleyBoys 
Address: 1462 E. Grand Ave, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
The McKinley Boys are a trio comprised of Gordon, Ryan & Kelly. Their separate influences range from honkytonk to bluegrass; even newwave, come together to create a unique twist on rockabilly favorites & a fresh take on Country & Bluegrass Standards! https://www.facebook.com/TheMcKinleyBoys. Venue: http://www.figmtnbrew.com/taprooms/arroyo-grande 

Feb 20, 2016 | 7:00 PM | Knights of Columbus Benefit Concert @ Templeton, CA 
Venue: Castoro Cellars  Cost: $25 
Address: 1315 North Bethel Rd, Templeton, CA
Knights of Columbus Benefit Concert presents Bluegrass at Castoro. Save the date, Feb. 20th, for our concert. This year's group is The Alabama Bow Ties from the San Francisco area. Check them out at- http:// www.alabamabowties.com Proceeds from this concert will be given to Parents for Joy. They are a group of parents and families of special-needs children in and around Atascadero. Their mission is to create a special-needs playground at Colony Park, that will allow all children to do what most kids take for granted: to simply play. If you can't attend, please consider making a charitable donation to their group. http://www.parentsforjoy.org/. Tickets Castoro Cellars 805-238-0725 or Santa Lucia Knights of Columbus Call Mike @ 661-317-6048. The Alabama Bow Ties are a group of young, voracious bluegrass pickers with plenty of history and experience. Dedicated to precision playing of the master' classics. Proceeds go to: Parents For Joy. 

Feb 25, 2016 | 1:00 PM | WINTERGRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Bellevue, WA 
Venue: Hyatt Regency Hotel  Cost: See website Tickets 
Website: http://wintergrass.com/ 
Address: 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
Wintergrass is a family-friendly Bluegrass music festival, with concerts and dances at 4 different stages. There are also music education programs for kids and adults, workshops, impromptu jams, and a chance to see and hear some great music. A Wintergrass weekend is 4 days long. People begin gathering for the weekend as early as Thursday for and stay through Monday. For those with not quite as much time or devotion, single day ticket options are readily available. Shows begin on Friday around 5pm and on Saturday around noon. Workshops are offered all day Friday and Saturday. The festival concludes with all-day concerts on Sunday ending around 5pm. Throughout all this, the hotel lobbies are replete with impromptu jams.Band(s): Bumper Jacksons Country Hammer Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Dustbowl Revival Helen Highwater Band Jerry Douglas presents the Earls of Leicester Martha Redbone Roots Project Mustered Courage Noam Pikelny Petunia & the Vipers Scythian Solas Songs of the Fall The Bombadils The Earl Broths Hillbilly Trance 

Mar 4, 2016 | 9:00 PM | BLUEGRASS ON THE BEACH @ 
Venue: Lake Havasu State Park Site #4  Cost: See website Tickets 
Website: http://bluegrassonthebeach.com/ 
Address: 699 London Bridge Road, Lake Havasu City, CA
Date(s): 3/4/2016 - 3/6/2016, Description: Always, 1st Weekend of March! Full 3 Days of Bluegrass Music, Toe Tapping, Dancing & Just Good Kindda FUN! Gates Open Monday Prior To Festival For Early Camping. Price: See website for details Contact Info: Larry & Sondra Baker 209-785-4693 or 209-480-4693 http://bluegrassonthebeach.com/ Website:http://bluegrassonthebeach.com/ Band(s): Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers Nothin Fancy Remington Ryde Nu-Blu Michael Cleveland & Flamekeepers Larry Gillis & Swampgrass Kip & Jerry's Rocky Road Show Dave Stamey Cowboy Entertainer 

Mar 5, 2016 | 6:00 PM | Nathan and Jessie @ Los Osos CA 
Venue: Red Barn at Los Osos Community Park  Cost: $15 
Website: http://www.nathanandjessie.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 Nathan and Jessie. 2 resonator guitars, 1 accordion, female and male voice, 1 unforgettable performance! Nathan Rivera and Jessie Andra Smith are often joined by their talented musical friends, Trevor Mulvey on the upright bass, Karl Kummerle and Milly Raccoon on the fiddles. The duo has traveled all over the world on the streets and stages sharing their unique sound. They frequent Mexico and Europe, as well as New Orleans. A fusion of jazzy folk and blues on National Reso-Phonic guitars and accordion, with interesting interplay between female and male vocals, their trilingual performances are uplifting, fun, and with a message for people of all ages and cultures.. 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 

Mar 12, 2016 | 1:00 PM | BLUEGRASS & FOLK FESTIVAL @ SONOMA COUNTY, CA 
Venue: Sebastopol Community Center  Cost: $27 - $35 
Website: https://www.cbaweb.org/Events//Sonoma 
Address: 390 Morris St, Sebastopol, CA
This annual music festival features six to seven bluegrass, old time, and folk acts. Check out the workshops and enjoy hearing some musicians just jamming. Great food and beverages onsite or within walking distance in downtown Sebastopol. Band(s): Gene Parsons & David Hayes with Mike Beck Sourdough Slim T-sisters Roustabouts Blue and Lonesome Evie Ladin with Keith Terry & Erik Pearson Price: $32 advance, $35 at door; Society/CBA members $27 advance, $30 at door 

Mar 12, 2016 | 7:30 PM | Old Blind Dogs @ Castoro Cellars, Templeton CA 
Venue: Castoro Cellars  Cost: $20 See Website 
Website: https://www.castorocellars.com/Events 
Address: 1315 North Bethel Road, Templeton, CA 93465
The Dogs, one of Scotland's most highly touted traditional folk bands, are not known for shying away from change. A strong, shared musical vision has allowed the group to ride out inevitable line-up changes to the extent that the only original member still with the band is Jonny Hardie (fiddle, guitar and vocals). "The Dogs" popularity has never dimmed though and the current foursome of Hardie, Aaron Jones (bouzouki, guitar, vocals), Ali Hutton (Border pipes, whistles, vocals) and Fraser Stone (drums, percussion) have proven more than capable of carrying on the tradition of the band that the Montreal Gazette called ...a Scots neo-traditional supergroup with a bracingly modern musical attack. 

Apr 9, 2016 | 6:00 PM | Little Black Train @ Los Osos CA 
Venue: Red Barn at Los Osos Community Park  Cost: $15 
Website: http://stuartmasonmusic.com/lbt/ 
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 Little Black Train. A fun, refreshing fusion of vintage fiddle tunes, blazing mandolin, and songs of old-time Americana. What do you get when you mash up a virtuosic bluegrass mandolinist, a traditional Irish fiddler, and an old-timey songster? Kenny Blackwell (mandolin and guitar), John Weed (fiddle), and Stuart Mason (guitar, banjo, and mandola) are the bluegrass-roots trio Little Black Train. From Depression-era gospel and blues to Appalachian and Celtic dance tunes, they dig up the roots of bluegrass that traveled to America from Ireland and Scotland in the 19th century. Avid practitioners of the time-honored folk process, these boys combine new words and melodies with traditional songs from sources such as the Carter Family, Doc Boggs, and Charlie Poole. On the instrumental side, they mine fiddle tunes from archival sources in West Virginia, Ireland, and Scotland. 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 

May 5, 2016 | 2:00 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 8th @ 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 - Oakland, CA Cuesta Ridge - San Luis Obispo County, CA One Button Suit - Sacramento, CA Honeysuckle Possums - Santa Barbara, CA Jug Tucker - Outer Banks, NC *Gerry Higbies "Kids on Stage" + More to be announced 

May 6, 2016 | 09:00 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 8th @ 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 - Oakland, CA Cuesta Ridge - San Luis Obispo County, CA One Button Suit - Sacramento, CA Honeysuckle Possums - Santa Barbara, CA Jug Tucker - Outer Banks, NC *Gerry Higbies "Kids on Stage" + More to be announced 

May 7, 2016 | 09:00 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 8th @ 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 - Oakland, CA Cuesta Ridge - San Luis Obispo County, CA One Button Suit - Sacramento, CA Honeysuckle Possums - Santa Barbara, CA Jug Tucker - Outer Banks, NC *Gerry Higbies "Kids on Stage" + More to be announced 

May 7, 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 

May 8, 2016 | 09:00 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 8th @ 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 - Oakland, CA Cuesta Ridge - San Luis Obispo County, CA One Button Suit - Sacramento, CA Honeysuckle Possums - Santa Barbara, CA Jug Tucker - Outer Banks, NC *Gerry Higbies "Kids on Stage" + More to be announced 

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 10, 2016 | 1:00 PM | 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 | Yo Pitzy Jug Band @ Los Osos CA 
Venue: Red Barn at Los Osos Community Park  Cost: $15 
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/707442035984335/ 
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 Yo Pitzy Jug Band. Red Barn Community Music Series founder Jonas Richardson and members of his original Yo Pitzy Jug Band, along with members of Moonsville Collective, a Red Barn Community Music Series favorite, are combining for what is sure to be an evening of rollicking good time blues, jug band, string band and original Americana music on Saturday, 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 

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. 

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 

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