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Summergrass San Diego is Back For 2022

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August 19-20-21, 2022 — Summergrass San Diego is back for 2022.  We had a successful festival last year and are diligently working on putting together another outstanding festival for 2022.
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 19th year at that venue, and they are our new sponsor.

Here’s is an update on the line-up for Summergrass 2022. 

Summergrass would like to announce that Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road has been added to the lineup.  Lorraine has performed at many festivals and at IBMA for many years and knows her way around the bluegrass world. Welcome Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road! 
Our Summergrass website is updated with all this new festival information. visit www.summergrass.net

Volunteers are what makes our festival run! All ot them work, from the time you enter the festival to the time you leave the festival; the set up, tear down, e-z ups, back stage preparations, front gate crew, camping crew who do the lining of campsites and vendor spaces, selling raffle tickets, it’s all done by volunteers.  We still have some openings for volunteers to help in a variety of areas.  We LOVE our volunteers and can’t do the festival without them! We only ask that you perform your volunteer time before you claim your ticket.

Our system lets people pick the days and hours that are available but, unfortunately, only lets you register and pick time slots (3×4 hours for a full 3 days free). We assign the jobs, typically wristbands at the front gate, sell raffle tickets at the raffle booth, or help with food for the green room, based on our priority closer to the festival. Can Summergrass get you to pick your times on signup-Summergrass 2022? Here is the link: Volunteer Sign Up.

Right now we are in need of volunteers to put on wrist bands at the front gate.  We have several openings for Friday afternoon and evening as well as Saturday afternoon and evening.Be sure to sign up soon. Choose your service date/time at our Volunteer Sign Up. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Jim Henderson for more info or send an email to volunteer@summergrass.net or call (760) 301-6626 or surf to www.summergrass.net and click volunteers.

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 40 acre outdoor museum, you won’t want to miss it!

Click here for Information on Tickets, Camping and more!

2022 Headliner Lineup Featuring: John Moore & Friends (Ron Block, John Cowan, Brad Davis, and Sara Watkins), Lorraine Jordan & Carolina RoadFast TrackVolume Five, Phil Salazar & the Kin Folk

Also appearing will be local favorites, Front Porch Music Preservation Society, the Vulcan Mtn Boys, Virtual Strangers, Marty Warbutron & the Home Girls, Prairie Sky and Sheri Lee & Friends

Back by popular demand!
Calling all Summergrass cooks!  Do you take pie baking seriously?  Are you proud of your homemade pie abilities?  Then come and be part of the fourth annual Paul Hass Memorial Pie happening on Friday August 19th at high noon at Glen Bailey’s camp.

Interested pie makers may bring a homemade pie to share.  Pie lovers can come and have a slice of pie for a small donation, (suggested $5 for tasting, which is not a lot of “dough.”)

No winners or competition or prizes, just a gathering to celebrate and discuss homemade pie in all its goodness.

Pie aficionados David Frick and May McIntrye will host the event.  We think this is a tasty idea that has become an annual noontime event at the festival.  For more information serious pie bakers can contact May at maymcintyreed@gmail.com or (714) 421-3957.

Note: Please no cobblers, cakes, commercially made pies, etc. just home made pies, pies with at least one crust. Lets keep things on a an equal basis.
Once again this year we are offering the ever popular instrument raffle with these great instrument.

The first being 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.

Once again this year we are offering the ever popular instrument raffle with these great instrument. Th The first being 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.

Summergrass has been blessed with a number of generous individuals who donate their time and resources to help make the festival a success.  This year is no exception.
This particular mandolin has been graciously donated anonymously by a generous supporter of the Summergrass festival.  We thank them from the bottom of our heats.  It’s a Loar Honey Creek LM 310F. It has the authentic mandolin “chop” that is recognizable from the first strum, and can only be found in an instrument with a true, hand-crafted Spruce top. 

Martin Guitars –  The Choice of the bluegrass professional.  Martin Guitars has again donated a top of the line guitar – a D-28.  The D-28 is the Dreadnought by which all others are judged, and the most copied of all acoustic guitars.  This instrument has been the quintessential workhorse of music legends like Hank Williams, the Beatles, Johnny Cash, and Bob Dylan just to name a few. 
More raffle prizes to be added.

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 $$$.

DVANCE 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. 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 soon, so get your tickets now!summergrass.eventbrite.com  for dry camping, kids camp and gate tickets*** ELECTRIC HAS SOLD OUT.  WE ARE HOWEVER, MAINTAINING A STAND-BY LIST.  NO GUARANTEES OF CANCELLATIONS***
  for electric camping only (we have a limited number of electric camping spaces)

Teaching Your Child to Play Bluegrass Music!

Your “Summergrass Kids Music Experience”

Bluegrass Camp for Kids, August 19-20-21, 2022. Kids ages 6-16 are welcome. Summergrass San Diego announces a very special Bluegrass Kids Camp, which will take place August 19-20-21, 2022, during Summergrass San Diego at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, in Vista, CA.


This year’s main faculty band are members of Phil Salazar & The Kin Folk, 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 mainstage 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. Everyone is welcome! 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.Registration by June 19, 2022 is $55. After June 19, registration is $65, until July 25, 2022.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.

Summergrass has recently partnered to the non profit Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum as our sole sponsor for the festival.  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.

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!
 Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum · 2040 N Santa Fe Ave · Vista, CA 92083-1534 · USA


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