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.
Lighthouse is a landmark San Diego bluegrass band. Featuring Wayne Rice of KSON's Bluegrass Special radio program on banjo, Rick Kirby on guitar, Noel Taggert on mandolin, Tom Cunningham on fiddle, Dave Somes on bass, and Kim Weeks on dobro, Lighthouse has done it all. The band has played Summergrass and other high profile lcoal and regional festivals and concerts, has an outstanding recording available, and is in high demand for live performances.
The band brigs strong traditional bluegrass as well as original and more modern tunes to its performances. You can see a sample here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UqOVBbR2lY
Schedule: Open mic and pick up bands, 6:30-8 pm; Lighthouset, 8-9pm.
Location: Boll Weevil, 9330 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego (corner of Ruffin Road).
$5 suggested donation. 4th Tuesday details>>
Summergrass: Southern California's Premier Bluegrass Festival
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.
Perennial favorites Bluegrass Etc. at Summergrass 2013. (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.