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.
Prairie Sky has developed into one of the most respected bluegrass bands in the San Diego area. Characterized by outstanding two, three, and four part harmony vocals, Prairie Sky is Ramona Ault on guitar and lead vovcals, Jeff Smith on guiitar and lead vocals, Dwight Worden on bass and harmony vocals, and Avery Ellisman on fiddle, mandolin, banjo and harmony vocals.
Prairie Sky is grounded in traditional bluegrass, performing the songs of Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs, Rhonda Vincent, Daley and Vincent, Mac Weisman and other pioneers of the genere. But, Prairie Sky also expands its repertoire to include an occasional Beatles tune or other non-bluegrass tune done in the Prairie Sky bluegrass manner.
Prairie Sky has performed at many high profile local and regional venues including: Bluegrass Day at the Fair, Summergrass (Prairie Sky will be back at Summergrass this August), the Ramona Bluegrass Festival (Prairie Sky will be back at the Ramona Festival on Saturday May 3, 2014), Laguna Beach Live, and the Museum of Making Music among others.
If you like great singing, skill on the instruments, and a great live stage presentation, don't miss Prairie Sky as the SDBS Featured Band for February.
Schedule: Open mic and Pick-up bands 6:30-8; Prairie Sky 8-9 pm
Location: Boll Weevil Restaurant, 9330 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92123.
Admiussion: Free; donations suggested
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: email@example.com.