Upcoming events & festivals for the Southwest & beyond. Bluegrass festivals, concerts & events – dates, names, locations & links for Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and more.


Water Tower Bluegrass Live at Branded Heart Fellowship AKA Cowboy Church‘s 2nd Thursday Bluegrass Night in Bakersfield, CA – February 8th”

Weekly Events


Live Bluegrass & BBQ, Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que, Treasure Island Hotel & Casino 3300 S Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas NV Weekly Fri, & Sat 5-8 pm click here gilleyslasvegas.com/event-calendar for more info

Monthly Events

NCBFC 1st Tuesday Music Night

This regular First Tuesday no-charge music event takes place at Round Table Pizza, corner of Washington & Ash in Escondido. Everyone is welcome! Dinner is from 5:30 – 6:30 PM and jamming is from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. With local bands or pick-up groups from the parking lot jam sessions take the stage around 8 PM. Please remember – the NCBFC wants everyone to enjoy a social evening together, but please be polite to the entertainers & others.

SDBS 2nd Monday of the Month

The San Diego Bluegrass Society hosts an evening of bluegrass jamming and open mic at the Duck Foot Brewing Company 8920 Kenamar Dr #210 · San Diego, CA on 2nd Monday of the month, from 6:30 to 9 pm. Acoustic musicians and listeners alike are invited to join the event. There’s jamming (lots of outdoor space and parking), so come out and practice your best licks with others – it’s always fun. Or put together a group in the parking lot and sign up for a 30-minute time slot to perform at the open mic inside*. If you have a band and haven’t played at one of our events lately, this is a great chance to help celebrate our new monthly event, support SDBS, and have your band heard. Please sign up – let’s make this a festive event. Duck Foot is kindly providing the sound system and indoor seating! Thank you Duck Foot! Come on out ~ SDBS


Radio Shows


Hooked On Bluegrass with Terry Brewer Thursdays 10 am – 1 pm and Sundays 6 PM to 10 PM Pacific Bluegrass, and Bluegrass Gospel Live online only on The Bluegrass Jamboree www.thebluegrassjamboree.com Your Source for Bluegrass music radio online 24/7 All Day.. Every Day.


Upcoming Events By Month


January 2024 upcoming events

January 4,5,6, and 7, 2024!, The Great 48 Hour Jam – Marriott Convention Center, Bakersfield, CA. bluegrasser’s from all over the country, including beginners to advanced, make the annual trek to Bakersfield, California to experience hours of jamming, workshops, showcase bands, and a band scramble, not to mention bluegrass camaraderie with new and old friends.

January 13th and 14th Blythe Bluegrass Festival in Blythe California.

UllrGrass in Golden, Colorado.


February 2024 upcoming events

Feb 2nd through the 4th ABA Bluegrass Roundup in Florence, AZ

Feb 22nd – 25th Golden Shores/Topock Bluegrass Campout

Held every year in the last week of February (the week prior to Bluegrass on the Beach). Located on Historic Rt 66 in Topock Arizona the campout is hosted by the Golden Shores Community Center. Plenty of room for parking/camping and picking.
Suggested donations are $5 per night, with limited electrical for $10 per night.

13136 Golden Shores Pkwy Topock, AZ 86436
Contact SWBA: swba@southwestbluegrass.org

Feb 16th – 18th Mid-Winter Bluegrass Festival in Denver, Colorado.

Feb 22nd – 25th WinterGrass in Bellevue, Washington.


March 2024 upcoming events

March 1st-3rd Bluegrass On The Beach in Lake Havasu, AZ.

Mar 1st – 3rd WinterWonderGrassin Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

March 9th Sonoma County Bluegrass and Folk Festival in Sebastopol, CA.

March 8th – 10th Marana Bluegrass Festival in Marana, AZ.

March 30th Long Beach Bluegrass Festival in Long Beach, California


April 2024 upcoming events

April 4th – 8th SWBA Bluegrass Campout at Branded Heart Fellowship AKA Cowboy Church, 5320 Peacock Park Ln Bakersfield, CA 93308

April 5th – 7th WinterWonderGrass in Tahoe, California.

April 5-7 Tucson Folk Festival in Tucson, AZ

April 13-16  Walker Creek Music Camp, in Petaluma, CA.

April 16 – 21 CBA Spring Campout  in Lodi CA

April 21st – 23rd  Durango Bluegrass Meltdown in Durango Colorado.


May 2024 upcoming events

Last weekend of May SWBA Super Jam

May 1st – 5th Julian Family Fiddle Camp in Julian, CA.

The San Diego North County Bluegrass and Folk Club Spring Campout

May Bluegrass in the Spring Festival in Yermo CA

May 9th- 12th Parkfield Bluegrass Festival in Parkfield, California.

May 17th – 19th Tico Time Bluegrass Festival in Durango, CO.

May 19th Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival in Agoura Hills, CA.

May 22nd – 27th Strawberry Music Festival, in Grass Valley, CA .


June 2024 upcoming events

June 2nd – 8th Colorado Roots Music Camp in Colorado Springs, CO

 June 6th – 9th Sacajawea Bluegrass Festival, in Pasco, Washington.

June 9th – 12th CBA Summer Music Camp in Grass Valley, CA.

June 13th 16th CBA – Father’s Day Festival in Grass Valley, CA. World-class music instruction programs and workshops! Adult Music Camp, Youth Academy, Kids on BluegrassDrop-in Workshops 

June 14th – 16th Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival in Cashmere, WA.

Jun 20th -23rd Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colorado.

Jun 21st – 23rd Susanville Bluegrass Festival, in Susanville, California.

June 22nd and 23rd Prescott Bluegrass Festival in Prescott, Arizona.

June 26th – 30th Twin Bridges Bluegrass Festival in Twin Bridges, MT.


July 2023 upcoming events

Fossil Camp & Jam
June 30th through July 2nd in Fossil, Oregon.

July 7th through the 9th Lost River Bluegrass Festival in Merrill, Oregon.

July 7th through the 9th Bluegrass From the Forest Festival in Shelton, Washington.

 July 6th -9th  High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival in Westcliffe, Colorado.

July 21st through the 23rd Darrington Bluegrass Festival, in Darrington, Washington.

July 21st through the 23rd Hard Times Bluegrass Festival in Hamilton, Montana.

July 26th through the 30th Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival, in Stevenson Washington.

July 28th through the 30th RockyGrass, in Lyons, Colorado.


August 2023 upcoming events

August 4th through the 6th Winlock Pickers’ Festival August 2022 in Winlock, Washington.

August 11th through the 13th Rocky Mtn Folks Festival in Lyons, Colorado.

August 13th through the 19th Colorado Roots Music Camp in Colorado Springs, CO

August 10th through the 13th Good Old Fashioned Festival in Tres Pinos, CA

August 11th through the 13th Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival,  in Medical Lake, Washington.

August 11th through the 13th Mount St Helens Bluegrass Festival h in Toledo, Washington.

August 18th through the 20th Summergrass San Deigo Bluegrass Festival in Vista, California.

Aug 25th through the 27th NNBA Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival in Reno, Nevada.

August Bannock County Bluegrass Camping Jam in Pocatello Idaho.


 September 2023 Upcoming events  

September 2nd through the 3rd North Cascades Bluegrass Festival in Bellingham, Washington.

September 1st through the 3rd Four Corners Folk Festival in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.

September 15th through the 17th Pickin in the Pines in Flagstaff, AZ.

Sept. 20th through the 25th Berkeley Old Time Music Convention, in Berkeley, CA.

 Sept. 26th through the 30th World of Bluegrass (IBMA) in Raleigh, NC


October 2023 Upcoming events

Sept 29th through Oct 1st Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival  in San Francisco, CA

Oct 6th & 7th Big Bend Bluegrass Festival in Alpine Texas.

Oct 6th through the 8th Huck Finn Jubilee in San Dimas, California.

Oct SWBA Fall Campout


November 2023 Upcoming events

South State 48 Bluegrass by the Sea,
Nov 2nd through the 5th in Carlsbad, California Jamming Event.

Walker Creek Music Camp between Petaluma and Tomales Bay, about one hour’s drive north of San Francisco, California.

Wickenburg Bluegrass Festival,
Nov. 10th through the 12th in Wickenburg, Arizona.


December  2023 Upcoming events.

December  2021 Upcoming events.

Don’t see what you’re looking for or would like SWBA to add to your upcoming bluegrass festival or event. Contact us


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