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Summergass is Coming Back!

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Summergrass 2020 was canceled due to Covid. There’s good news though: Summergrass leadership is planning to bring back the annual event this August 20-22, 2021.

Headlining the entertainment will be: The Lonesome River Band, Bluegrass Etc., High Fidelity, Special Consensus, and the Po’ Ramblin’ Boys, with local favorites, Drought Tolerant, Bluegrass Brethren, Virtual Strangers, Chris Cerna and Bluegrass Republic, the Clinton Davis String Band, and Hot October.

The Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum, 2040 N. Santa Fe, Vista Ca., our long-time venue, is open and starting to host events, and expects to provide at least limited food service for Summergrass guests.

Stay tuned for more info as it becomes available. Check the Summergrass website below to learn more.
Summergrass is a joint production of San Diego Bluegrass Society and the North County Bluegrass and Folk Club, and, boy, are we excited! For all the details visit the Summergrass website: Summergrass. A note of caution: the Covid rules are still in flux, so check back regularly to get the latest. Summergrass will comply with all rules.
See you there! 🙂

Summergrass – It’s a great value! Keeping costs down isn’t easy these days. Summergrass is a great value and 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 $$$.
“How do I get my tickets?” Well, we’re glad you asked about that! If you are receiving this email you have internet access.

The easiest way to buy tickets is to just click here, Tickets-on line. If you have questions, send an email to tickets@summergrass.net. Tickets sales are ramping up, so get your tickets now!
Advance discount ticket sales will close on August 15 at midnight. After that date, only regular priced tickets will be available at the gate.

Teaching Your Child to Play Bluegrass Music!

Your “Summergrass Kids Music Experience”

Bluegrass Camp for Kids, August 20-21-22, 2021
Kids ages 6-16 are welcome.
Summergrass San Diego announces a very special Bluegrass Kids Camp, which will take place August 20-21-22, 2021, during Summergrass San Diego at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum in Vista, Ca.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!! REGISTRATION CLOSES JULY 29, 2021.
This year’s main faculty band is High Fidelity, 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.
After June 29, registration is $65, until July 29, 2021.
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 scholarships funding.
For more information, go to www.summergrass.net, or send us an email at kidscamp@summergrass.net or call Gerry at (310) 261-5798.
Registration and Kids Camp tickets are also available at summergrass.eventbrite.com. Scroll down to the appropriate place.

Hey, BluegrassPickers! Here’s a wonderful opportunity to learn some new chops from the real pros! 
Summergrass San Diego announces a very special Bluegrass Boot Camp, which will take place 9:30 am to 2:00 pm on Friday August 20, 2021, to start off the Summergrass bluegrass music festival at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum in Vista, CA.

ADULT INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED PLAYERS ARE WELCOME

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!!REGISTRATION CLOSES AUG. 9, 2021 & CLASSES WILL FILL UP FAST SO REGISTER NOW CLASS LIMIT: 10 PARTICIPANTS PER CLASS; OPEN TO AGE 17 AND UP

This fun-filled camp will include a 4 hour instrument class with one of our master Drill Instructors – Special Consensus and Friends.

Each camp registrant will sign up for one of the following instrument classes.

  • Banjo – Greg Cahill
  • Lead Guitar – Greg Blake
  • Mandolin – Nate Burie
  • Bass – Dan Eubank
  • Fiddle – Tom Cunningham
  • Sound Engineering – Alvin Blaine

Bluegrass Boot Camp will include 4 hours of instruction beginning Friday morning August 20 at 9:30. Class size is limited to 10 students to give each of you more access to your Drill Sergeant. Confirmed registrants will receive detailed information about the camp, what to bring, etc. Registration is $70 and registration closes on Aug. 9, 2021. Tuition includes instruction and instructional materials.

For more information, see Summergrass Website at www.summergrass.net.

Email contact at: Bluegrassbootcamp@summergrass.net, or call Jeff at (760) 644-4910.

The Ever Popular Instrument Raffle

2021 marks the return of Summergrass San Diego and with it the return of the ever popular instrument raffle. This year we are proud to announce the gracious donations of a Deering Banjo, an Eastman Mandolin, a Martin Guitar, a Palomar Ukulele, and a collection of posters.

Summergrass as been blessed with a number of very generous people who have donated their time and resources to help make the festival a success. This year is no exception. An anonymous individual has donated a Martin D-28 guitar to the Summergrass raffle. We thank them from the bottom of our hearts. Summergrass proudly offers this beautiful Martin D-28—the choice of the bluegrass professional.

Deering Goodtime Package Local banjo maker, Deering Banjos, has donated a Goodtime Banjo package, which includes a Deering Goodtime banjo and a gig bag. Deering has supported the festival since day one, 2003.
Eastman Mandolin – This year the Eastman Guitar Company has donated an HM315 Mandolin. It has a maple neck, ebony fingerboard, solid spruce top and solid maple back and sides with ivoroid binding. It produces that great bluegrass chop.

This wonderful Palomar Banjo Ukulele was built at Palomar College in the wood working department, in the production wood working class where many of the computer operated tools as possible were used, kinda like they would be building in a modern factory. This one was done by a really talented student, which has a beautiful carved heal.

Another raffle prize that was donated to Summergrass is a framed “Summergrass 2019” poster that was used on the TV show “NCIS New Orleans.” If you are a fan of NCIS New Orleans and happened to catch Season 7, Episode 12, which first aired Feb. 14, 2021 and titled “Leda & the Swan”, in the first 5 minutes the poster was in the middle of the scene. Very prominent, and looked pretty good! Summergrass history right there on national TV!
Also, a collection of Hatch style posters of bands from days gone by! A great collection for an bluegrass fan.

Not Camping, Stay at the La Quinta Inn in Vista, CA.

They treat our Summergrass fans right! For room reservations please call 760-727-8180. La Quinta is located just a short drive from the Summergrass San Diego venue at 630 Sycamore Ave., Vista, Ca. 92083. Great accommodations.
Don’t forget to mention Summergrass when you register.
Stay where the artists stay!

Summergrass, c/o San Diego Bluegrass Society | P.O. Box 15292, San Diego, CA 92175

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