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 welcome back Lonesome Otis, one of the best received bands we have ever presented at the Boll Weevil! Lonesome Otis is a well respected bluegrass band based in Southern California comprised of superbly talented musicians who come together beautifully to create an outstanding bluegrass sound. Lonesome Otis is a combination of new and experienced talent with an ability to provide clean instrumentals and harmonies. The band is guaranteed to satisfy even the most critical of bluegrass music aficionados.
This great band can do it all, from hard-driving, classic bluegrass to more contemporary and original material. The vocals are excellent, complimented by clean top-level picking on all the instruments. Standing ovations were the word when Lonesome Otis made its debut appearance at the Boll Weevil several years ago, and we are very pleased to have them back. This is one concert you won't want to miss!
Lonesome Otis is: Chris Ruud on guitar and vocals, Trent Bartlett banjo and vocals, Chris Cerna on mandolin and vocals, and Celeste Cerna on bass and vocals.
The action starts at 6:30 pm with open mic and pick up bands. Sign up in advance by email to: email@example.com, or sign up on-site, space permitting (preference given to those signing up in advance).
Schedule: Open mic and Pick-up bands 6:30-8; Lonesome Otis 8-9 pm Location: Boll Weevil Restaurant, 9330 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92123.Admiussion: Free; donations suggested.
Summergrass: We had a great festival August 15-17, 2014.
With our sister organization in San Diego, The North San Diego County Bluegrass and Folk Club, we co-produce Summergrass, a premier 3-day bluegrass festival held each August. Summergrass was a blast this year! We had a great turnout, great bands, and tons of jamming!
Watch the Summergrass website for updates on next year's event. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.