The San Diego Bluegrass Society sponsors a wide variety of bluegrass music events, including regular Tuesday events with open mics and jam sessions for San Diegans and visitors who desire to play bluegrass in a group setting, with a featured band on the 4th Tuesday. SDBS also sponsors bluegrass concerts by nationally recognized bands touring through our region, along with workshops and other educational activities.
Check out our Events+Calendar page for details. Better yet, sign up for our email list and we'll keep you informed of special events. Best of all, join the SDBS for our monthly e-newsletter, special member discounts, and more, You'll enjoy becoming part of our family-friendly community, and knowing that your support keeps bluegrass music alive and well in San Diego.
SDBS is pleased to present Prairie Sky as Featured Band for August 2015. Prairie Sky is:Avery Ellisman on mandolin, fiddle and banjo, Ramona Ault on guitar, Dwight Worden on bass and occassional twin fiddle, and Jeff Smith on guitar. All band members sing with Jeff and Ramona out front and three and four part harmonies part of the band's forte.
Prairie Sky has just released its first and well received CD project entitled Shades of Blue. You can expect the band to perfrom a number of tunes form their new CD, ranging from traditional bluergass classics like "old train" to more modern material from Tim O'Brien, Gillian Welch, and the Steeldrivers. You won't want to miss this great show! You can also hear Prairie Sky live on KSON radion on Sunday evening August 23 at 10 pm on Wayne Rice's Bluegrass Special at 97.3 on the FM dial.
6:30-8:00 pm open mic and pick up bands. Sign up in advance by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or sign up on-site, space permitting (preference given to those signing up in advance).
8:00-9:00 pm P:rairie Sky in concert, Boll Weevil Restaurant, 9330 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92123.
Admission: Free; donations suggested.
Another great Summergrass! Visit www.summergrass.net for photos and follow up info, and check back regulartly to find out early info about next year's festival. Summergrass is produced by SDBS with our sister organization in San Diego, The North San Diego County Bluegrass and Folk Club. Summergrass is a premier 3-day bluegrass festival held each August. Check out our summergrass video to get ecited!
Perennial Summergrass favorites Bluegrass Etc. (Photo courtesy of Dennis Andersen)
SDBS has an active music outreach program with Emma’s Gut Bucket Band, bringing bluegrass music and instruction to public and private schools, senior centers, assisted living facilities, homeless centers and the like at no cost. We also offer a lending library of instructional materials, plus an instrument lending Library, to our members. An instrument donation program is also available. Send us an email for info: email@example.com.