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.
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Join SDBS for a BAND SCRMABLE at the 4th Tuesday in April event at the Boll Weevil, April 28th. sign up for the scramble opens at 6:30PM on site and the band scramble goes from 7:30-9 pm. We will have open mic from 6:30-7:30 pm.
Here's how it works: You put your name and instrument on a sign ujp slip and drop it in the appropriate envelope (marked by instrument). Then we draw names randomly and form bands. Each band will be give approximately 15 minutes to work up a couple of songs and will then perform them on stage. Winners are selected by audience applause.
All ages and avbilities are welcome, from beginners to professionals, and from 6 to 80+ years old. Band scrambles are great fun both for participants and for listeners, so cone on down!
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: Band scramble siugn up, Open mic and Pick-up bands 6:30-7:30 BAND SCRAMBLE 7:30-9 pm. Location: Boll Weevil Restaurant, 9330 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92123.Admission: Free; donations suggested.
Summergrass: August 14-16, 2015.
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 in 2014 and looks to be even better this year! Check out the linieup and all the details here: Summergrass. 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.