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The San Diego Bluegrass Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation dedicated to the preservation and promotion of bluegrass music in the San Diego area. 


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Regular Tuesday Events; SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID

Open Mic at Fuddruckers - Second Tuesday
Open mic, Second Tuesday at Fuddruckers

Second Tuesday

SDBS sponsors a local jam session, open mic & pick-up bands every second Tuesday at the Fuddruckers in Grossmont Center in La Mesa. Open mic and pick-up bands play from 6:30 to 9:00 pm, and this evening also features a popular informal jamming session, outside on the patio. If you want to perform, sign up in advance by sending an email to openmic@sandiegobluegrass.org, or sign up on site, space permitting.
Address: Fuddruckers, 5500 Grossmont Center Dr. La Mesa, CA 91942

Third Monday Instructed Slow Jam! STILL ACTIVE BUT ONLINE. EMAIL MARY JANE CUPP TO PARTICIPATE.

SDBS sponsors an instructed slow jam on the 3rd Monday of every month. Currently, due to the covid pandemic, it is held online only. When we are able to return to live events It will return to Our Savior Lutheran Church at the corner of Lincoln and Ohio in North Park (4011 Ohio St, San Diego, CA 92104). The sessions are an hour and a half structured slow jam learning experience from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm led by SDBS Board President Mary Jane Cupp and special guest teachers, with guidance from music teacher Janet Beazley. The fee is $5 per session for SDBS members and $10 for non-members (you can join SDBS on site). For more information on the slow jam (photo below), or to sign up, email Mary Jane.

Address: Our Savior Lutheran Church at the corner of Lincoln and Ohio in North Park (4011 Ohio St, San Diego, CA 92104).

Slow Jam
Slow Jam at the Third Monday event

Fourth Tuesday-SUSPENDED DUEU TO COVID

On the fourth Tuesday of every month, SDBS presents a featured band, a top local or regional band in concert for one hour, at Fuddruckers Restaurant, 5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942. The schedule for Fourth Tuesday is open mic & pickup bands from 6:30 to 8:00 pm; featured band from 8:00-9:00pm. Sign-up for open mic by email at info@sandiegobluegrass.org. Informal jamming throughout the evening also takes place outside.
Info on this month's featured band is here.

 

SDBS EVENTS ARE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED DUE TO THE COVID CRISIS

SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID: Next up.... 2020 Fuddruckers 2nd Tuesday open jam.5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La mesa CA.9194

4th Tuesday Featured Band.... ; open mic 6:30 pm-8 pm; Featured Band 8-9 pm. Proud Mary's Restaurant 5550 Kearny Mesa Rd, San Diego, CA 92111

SUMMERGRASS!! 2020 FESTIVAL CANCELED. Check the Summergrass website for updates on the 2021 festival . www.summergrass.net


OPEN MIC SIGNUP--temporarily suspended

Sign up here for open mic at one of SDBS's regular Tuesday events. Public welcome, but please bring your bluegrass material. These are open mics for acoustic music honoring the bluegrass genre. 10-20 minute slots, or shorter, are available. Sign up in advance by email for priority, or space permitting, sign up on site.

REGULAR EVENTS--SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19 EXCEPT AS NOTED

2ND TUESDAY: SUSPENDED:

JAM SESSION AND OPEN MIC; FUDDRUCKERS: 6:30-9 pm. Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, Fuddruckers Restaurant, Grossmont Center, 5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942. Send SDBS an email to sign up: openmic@sandiegobluegrass.org.

4TH TUESDAY: SUSPENDED

FEATURED BAND IN CONCERT 8-9 PM; OPEN MIC AND PICKUP BANDS 6:30-8 PM: Prorud Mary's Restaurant 5550 Kearny Mesa Rd, San Diego, CA 92111. Send host Dwight Worden an email to sign up for open mic: info@sandiegobluegrass.org

2ND AND 4TH SUNDAY: OPEN JAM SESSION. SUSPENDED.Duck Foot Brewery 8920 Kenamar Dr., Suite 210, San diego, CA 92121. 1-4 pm.

OPEN MIC SIGN UP: SUSPENDED

To sign up for open mic send us an email, or sign up on site space permitting.Admission: Free; donations suggested.

Third Monday: Instructed slow jam. ACTIVE--ONLINE ONLY. To sign up and participate email Mary Jane Cupp. When we are able to resume live events we will be at Our Savior Lutheran Church at the corner of Lincoln and Ohio in North Park (4011 Ohio St, San Diego, CA 92104). 7-8:30 pm. $5 SDBS members; $10 non-members. Join SDBS on site. For more info or to sign up: email mjcupp@yahoo.com

SDBS MEET UP. ACTIVE ONLINE. If you enjoy listening, jamming, and playing bluegrass, and networking with like minded folks check out this SDBS sponsor4ed site:

https://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-Bluegrass-Music-Meetup/

Monthly:
Board of Directors meetings
. Meetings are ongoing but virtual through Zoom during the pandemic. If you would like to participate online, email Board Prez Mary Jane Cupp. Board meetings are held once a month on Sunday afternoon from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. If you have an item you would like to bring to the Board, or if you would like to attend a Board meeting, please send an email to SDBS at SDBS info  - visitors are welcome.

OTHER EVENTS: For the best in bluegrass radio, listen to Wayne Rice and his Bluegrass Special every Sunday from 4 to 7 pm on Alpine Mountain Country Radio at FM 107.9. Note the show has moved to Alpine Mountain Country from KSON. Learn how to listen in and check it all out here: Alpine Mountain Country Radio 

 


SDBS Special Events

SDBS presents a variety of special concerts and events throughout the year, including: Bluegrass Day at the Fair (San Diego County Fair, Sunday June 7, 2020 was CANCELLED DUE TO COVID; the Summergrass festival (3rd weekend in August) CANCELLED FOR 2020--SEE US IN 2021, occasional campouts, plus periodic concerts of nationally recognized touring bands. SDBS also co-sponsors or supports many bluegrass-related events, including the Santee Wine & Bluegrass Festival, concerts at Acoustic Music San Diego, & the Belly Up, a series of performances at County and City libraries, and the "Bluegrass & Beyond" concerts at the Del Mar Town Hall, sponsored by the Del Mar Foundation.

Keep Up with SDBS Special Events: Check this page often to learn more about SDBS events.. Better yet, join SDBS to get our monthly e-newsletter called the Tune Up and more, including ticket discounts for some events.

SDBS Bluegrass in the Libraries Series: SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID

SDBS produces a series of Bluegrass in the Libraries concerts. These concerts are free to the public. Upcoming concerts are all at the Del Mar Library at 1309 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA. 92014 and start at 6:30 pm.

Del Mar Library


DEL MAR LIBRARY BLUEGRASS CONCERTS

TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED