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 Driftwood after its hiatus. Driftwood is a North County based Bluegrass band known for it's complex harmony singing and great renditions of bluegrass and country classics. Between 1999 and 2011, the band played steadily in local bars and café's in the North County area. In 2011, the group took a short hiatus when Joshua Dake moved out of the area.
With Josh having returned to San Diego, Driftwood is excited to re-enter the San Diego music scene and is looking forward to its appearance as featured band for January. While there have been various combinations of the band over the years, the core group consists of Joshua Dake on guitar, Mike Richardson on mandolin, and Gary Peek on bass. The band features special guest, and long-time friend of the band, Jason Weiss on the banjo.
Schedule: Open mic and Pick-up bands 6:30-8; Driftwood 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.