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Calendar >  More Than Just A Rumor, “Summergrass” Is Happening!

More Than Just A Rumor, “Summergrass” Is Happening!

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August 16-17-18, 2024

Summergrass San Diego is back for 2024.  We are still transitioning to the new festival management structure and working on making it as seamless as possible so patrons won’t experience anything but a wonderful time. We had a successful festival last year and are diligently working on putting together another outstanding festival for 2024.

Summergrass will again be held at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum in Vista, Ca at 2040 N. Santa Fe Ave.  This will be our 21st year at that venue. They are our new sponsor.

Summergrass San Diego is Southern California’s most exciting bluegrass music festival!  Held at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum in Vista, CA, a fascinating 44 acre outdoor museum.  You won’t want to miss it!

Click here for Information on Tickets, Camping and more!

2024 Headliner Lineup Featuring: John Moore & Friends (Rick Faris, Todd Philips, Brian Wicklund), Special ConsensusLorraine Jordan & Carolina RoadBreaking Grass, and the Central Valley Boys.

Also appearing will be local favorites,  Sweet Tidings Gospel Jam, Vulcan Mt Boys, Sheri Lee & Blue Heart, Chris Cerna & Bluegrass Republic, Front Porch Music Preservation Society, Corzines, Virtual Strangers.

Summergrass – It’s a great value! Keeping costs down isn’t easy these days. Summergrass is virtually in your own “backyard” – we’re within one tank of gas for many folks. Many loyal Summergrass fans already know that our happening is an affordable getaway where you can enjoy all that bluegrass has to offer. Come out to Summergrass San Diego and make some memories that won’t break the budget! p.s. Check out our advance ticket prices to save even more $$$.  And remember kids 10 and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult.

ADVANCE TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

“How do I get my tickets?” Well, we’re glad you asked about that! If you are receiving this email, you have internet access.

Tickets went on sale Apr 1st!

The easiest way to buy tickets is to just click here, Tickets-on line. If you have questions, send an email to events@agsem.org. Tickets sales are ramping up, so get your tickets now!

events@agsem.org for dry camping, Kids Camp and gate tickets. 

As always we will have a limited number of electrical sites available at an extra cost.  Please contact Kiana at events@agsem.org for more information.  The Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum can be contacted at (760)-941-1791.

Bluegrass Camp for Kids, August 16-17-18, 2024

Summergrass San Diego announces a very special Bluegrass Kids Camp, which will take place August 16-17-18, 2024, during Summergrass San Diego at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum in Vista, Ca.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!! PRE-REGISTRATION CLOSES JULY 29, 2024, AND IS $55 UNTIL JUNE 29.

After June 29, registration is $65, until July 29, 2024.

This year’s main faculty band is Special Consensus, pictured above. All three fun-filled days will include instrument classes and stage performance classes. Kids Camp will conclude on Sunday with a 30-minute main stage finale performance where the Kids Camp kids are the stars! Each camp registrant will sign up for one of the following instrument classes.

Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Bass, Banjo, Singing.

We will put you in groups appropriate to your level of experience. You will learn something and have fun no matter what your level. But class sizes are limited, so the sooner you sign up, the better chance you have of being part of this great camp experience. Confirmed registrants will receive detailed information about the camp, what to bring, etc.

Tuition includes instructional materials and admission for the entire weekend. Scholarships are available for kids who need them – just check the scholarship box in the registration form to apply and a Summergrass Board member will contact you for further information and details on scholarship funding.

For more information, contact Kiana at events@agsem.org or call (760)-941-1791. Registration and Kids Camp tickets are also available at www.summergrass.net. Scroll down to the appropriate place.

Once again this year we are offering the ever popular instrument give away.

A Deering Goodtime Banjo package –

Local banjo maker, Deering Banjos, has donated a Goodtime banjo package, which includes a Deering Goodtime and a gig bag to keep your banjo out of the elements. 

Deering has supported the festival since day one, 2003.


Note: If buying tickets by check please remember to make check out to AGSEM with a note in the memo line that it’s for Summergrass instrument give away.

The Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum is a non-profit museum & our festival location since Summergrass 2003. It offers a multitude of farm displays and nostalgic environments to visit like the model railroads, old time 1930s gas station, the weavers barn, the sawmill, the vintage clock display, and delicious food. Check out the museum at https://www.agsem.com.  In addition to our main stage bands and Kids Camp, Summergrass also offers our popular instrument raffle, music workshops, festival camping, jamming and just an all-around great weekend of music and fun! So, come on down!  Oh, Brother! That’s Good Bluegrass! Get your tickets now!  Click here for tickets, camping & more!

Summergrass has recently partnered with the non profit Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum as our sole sponsor for the festival, and 2022 was our first festival as partners.  We are no longer affiliated with the San Diego Bluegrass Society, or the North County Bluegrass and Folk Club.  We look forward to many years of bringing you a quality festival like those in the past. So, that being said, some of the emails and other communication may look a little different as we start to use different programs.  Our website is still the same, www.summergrass.net.  There you should find all the answers to questions about the festival.  At present, we are working on completing the band line up and other festival information you’ll have questions on.

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