Burning Man's BanjerDan Mazer
Strawberry's new music meadow at Westside.
Ah, the first festivals of the fall season are upon us. There are the big ones — Strawberry, Hardly Strictly, & American River — and there are the charming small festivals, such as McCloud, Columbia, Fiddletown, & Lost Sierra.
Many folks will travel out of state for major music events like IBMA, Pickin’ In The Pines, Burning Man & Four Corners. The beloved Kings River festival will not happen this September, but the revived Julian festival has returned!
Join your NCBS Friends all around the area and throughout the month for some festival fun! Here is a look at the September fests:
August 28-September 5 – BanjerDan (Still the only bluegrass!), Burning Man Contradance Camp, Burning Man Festival, Black Rock City, NV.
1-4 — Strawberry Music Festival, Westside, Tuolumne.
2-4 — Four Corners Folk Festival, Reservoir Hill Park, Pagosa Springs, CO.
2-5 — San Francisco Folk Music Club Labor Day Campout, Boulder Creek Scout Reservation, Boulder Creek.
3 – Front Porch Music Festival, Wente Vineyards, Livermore.
3-4 – Santa Cruz Mountains Art, Wine, & Music Festival, Garrahan Park, Boulder Creek.
10 – Santee Bluegrass Festival, Town Center Park, Santee.
10-11 – McCloud Mountain Bluegrass Festival, Hoo Hoo Park, McCloud.
16-18 – Millpond Music Festival, Millpond County Park, Bishop.
16-18 — Pickin’ In The Pines, Fort Tuthill County Park, Flagstaff, AZ.
Fiddletown Community Center
16-19 – American River Music Festival, various venues, Coloma.
17 – Fiddlers’ Jam, Fiddletown Community Center, Fiddletown.
18 – Julian Lions Bluegrass Festival, Frank Lane Park, Julian.
21-25 – Berkeley Old Time Music Convention, various venues, Berkeley.
22-25 – Lost Sierra Hoedown, Plumas Eureka State Park, Graeagle.
23-25 – Unity Festival, Russian River, Guerneville.
24 – Columbia Fiddle & Bango Contest, Gazebo Park, Columbia.
September 27-October 1 – IBMA World Of Bluegrass, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC.
September 30-October 2 — Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Hellman Hollow, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.