The Great 48 Jam
Jan
11
to Jan 14

The Great 48 Jam

  • 801 Truxtun Avenue Bakersfield, CA, 93301 United States (map)
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Bluegrassers 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.

The Great 48 Jam

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The Handsome Ladies Variety Showcase: SFBOT Night #3
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

The Handsome Ladies Variety Showcase: SFBOT Night #3

Tonight we celebrate women songwriters and/or songs made famous by women performed by a variety of singers and musicians backed by The Picks, a Handsome Ladies pick-up band. Featuring Bay Area local legends and talents Mary Gibbons (guitar), Martha Hawthorne (bass), Amy Scher (fiddle), Hailey Pexton (mandolin) and The Handsome Ladies' own, Yennie Brecheisen (banjo), the evening is sure to be one for the ages.

We're pleased to announce that the following members of our broader bluegrass community have been selected to perform in our variety showcase:

Krishna Feeney
"Miss Leo" Matthews
Betty Bugaj
Ryan Breen
Jody Richardson
Hideaki Mizuno
Kara Kundart
Ricki Shore

The evening will be emcee'd by "The Facilitator" Jessica Furui with a special intermission performance of the Loud Ladies Foot Patrol.

Show starts promptly at 7pm. Come one, come all! 

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NCBS' Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival
Aug
10
to Aug 13

NCBS' Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

  • San Benito County Historical Park (map)
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The Good Old Fashioned has been held each summer since 1994. It features three wonderful days of California bands on the main stage, as well as hot campground pickers on the side stage between main acts. The GOF is also legendary among festival fans for both the quality and quantity of campground jamming.

The festival takes place on the second weekend in August at San Benito County Historical Park, just south of Hollister.  Tickets here.

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Berkeley Bluegrass Festival
May
19
to May 22

Berkeley Bluegrass Festival

It’s almost time for the second annual Berkeley Bluegrass Festival. Three days and nights of concerts, jams, free workshops, student performances, and an all around good time. Featuring Robbie Fulks, Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands, The Bow Ties, Lonely Heartstring Band, Keith Little & Little Band, Bean Creek, and many more, there’s something for everyone. Don’t miss it!

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Parkfield Bluegrass Festival
May
11
to May 14

Parkfield Bluegrass Festival

  • 70410 Parkfield-Coalinga Road San Miguel, CA, 93451 United States (map)
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Every Mother's Day Weekend this quiet town's population leaps from a mere 18 to over a thousand bluegrass pickers, pluckers and fun-loving fans. For nearly two decades music fans have savored the natural beauty and peaceful ambiance of the Parkfield Bluegrass Festival. Nature's soothing sights and sounds combine with the soulful, high lonesome sound of bluegrass music for an experience that is unique to say the least.

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RBA Concert Series Pre-Show Bluegrass Jam - RBA Grande Finale (with the Faultliners and 27strings)
Apr
22
5:00 PM17:00

RBA Concert Series Pre-Show Bluegrass Jam - RBA Grande Finale (with the Faultliners and 27strings)

The Handsome Ladies are back to host the RBA Concert Series' pre-show open/co-ed jam before the Grand Finale show with the Faultliners and 27strings! Come on out before the show and pick! The jam is free, tickets for the show can be purchased through the RBA.

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