CBA Mission Statement
The purpose of the California Bluegrass Association is to encourage, foster, and cultivate the preservation, appreciation, understanding, enjoyment, support, and performance of Bluegrass, Old-time, gospel, and traditional instrumental and vocal music of the United States.
Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion
The CBA celebrates the diverse cultural origins of Bluegrass and Old-time music traditions, and seeks to foster a community that welcomes and encourages all forms of participation and involvement by people of all backgrounds. We believe diversity and inclusion are essential to the well-being and continued growth of Bluegrass and Old-time music in California and beyond.
The CBA will actively work to open its doors to a broad range of members, fans, and performers that reflects the diversity of California itself. We will promote equality and combat discrimination, thereby creating a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion that invites all to participate in our events and in the music we play and perform. We will educate ourselves, consistently listen to others, and proactively work on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the long term.