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Bluegrass Festival Listings

Updated 2/09/2016

This page lists selected festivals in the Western U.S. that may be of interest to BASC members. Just click on the festival name to go to its website. Please email us if you know of a regional bluegrass festival not listed here, or have an update or correction to any festival listed here.


The Great 48 Jam
Tons of non-stop Bluegrass jamming in January. Pickers from all parts of California descended on Bakersfield CA and are even joined by a few out of state folks.
Blythe Bluegrass Festival
3 day festival third weekend in January festival in Blythe, CA


Wintergrass Festival
Indoor festival in Tacoma, Washington. In late February.


Bluegrass On The Beach
Always on the 1st weekend of March! Full 3 Days of Bluegrass Music, Toe Tapping, Dancing & Just Good Kindda FUN! Takes Place On The Beautiful Shoreline Of Lake Havasu City, AZ.
Sonoma County Bluegrass and Folk Festival
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. In March in Sebastopol, CA
Old Town Temecula Bluegrass Festival
2 day festival/street fair held in March in Temecula, CA. has been canceled for 2016


Parkfield Bluegrass Festival
Four days in May festival in Parkfield, CA
Calico Ghost Bluegrass Festival
Two days at the Calico Ghost Town in Yermo, CA over Mother's Day Weekend
Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival
Southern California's favorite old time/bluegrass festival near Agoura Hills at Paramount Ranch.
Third Sunday in May, from 9am to 6pm
Strawberry Music Festivals
Festivals in the Spring and Fall near Yosemite.


Huck Finn's Country & Bluegrass Jamboree
An annual festival held on Father's Day weekend. Now in Ontario California.
Palisade Bluegrass and Roots Music Festival
An annual festival at Riverbend Park in Palisade, CO. In June
Father's Day Bluegrass Festival
Annual festival held in June in Grass Valley, CA, presented by California Bluegrass Association
Route 66 Bluegrass Festival
A new annual festival held over Father's Day at the San Bernardino County Fairground in Victorville, CA.
Live Oak Music Festival
An annual festival held in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. In June
Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival
In Cashmere Washington - in June.
Prescott Bluegrass Festival
A FREE June bluegrass festival in Prescott, AZ


Mt. St. Helens Bluegrass Festival
Three day festival in Toledo Washington in August
Summergrass San Diego
Annual 3 day festival held in late August in Vista, CA
Ramona Bluegrass Festival
A festival in Ramona, CA in August


Strawberry Music Festivals
Festivals in the Spring and Fall near Yosemite.
American Banjo Camp
Spend a weekend away from the toil and cares of everyday life, with nothing to do but learn about the 5-string banjo or fiddle or guitar or some other instrument from world-famous teachers, play in jams, eat delicious food, and possibly even sleep! Takes place on the first weekend after Labor Day each year at a camp on the Puget Sound.
Millpond Traditional Music Festival
An annual festival in September in Bishop CA.
Julian Music Festival
Expanding its horizons you will not only find Bluegrass, but also an Americana mix of Western ballads and Classic Folk Music. In September in San Diego County


Four Corner States Bluegrass Festival
An annual festival and fiddle championship in Wickenburg, AZ. One of the oldest bluegrass festivals in the Southwest, it is held in November.

No Longer Being Held

But might return in the future

Anderson Marsh State Park Bluegrass Festival
Festival was a benifit for the Anderson Marsh Interpretive Association (last held in 2011)
San Francisco Bluegrass & Old-Time Festival
Annual 10 day festival in San Francisco (last held in 2013)
Benson Bluegrass Festival
Three day festival in Benson, Az in April (last held in 2013)