Call for Band Submissions: Vern’s Stage

The Vern’s Stage Committee is pleased to announce an open call for bands for the 2020 CBA Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival in Grass Valley. There are a limited number of slots available from Thursday, June 18 through Sunday, June 21. We expect to fill up to 18 slots of 35-minute sets.

The submission process will be open from September 1 to midnight, November 8, 2019. This year’s process will be slightly different from past years: bands will submit directly via a web form rather than by nomination of their CBA Area VPs. However, VPs will be invited to endorse up to three bands each from their areas. Be sure to invite your Area VP to one of your upcoming shows and impress them with your chops! You can find the list of CBA Area VPs at:

NOTE: To be eligible to play Vern’s Stage, bands must: (a) play bluegrass and/or old time music; (b) be California-based; and, (c) be non-touring outside the state. Also, if you have played Vern’s in the last two years (2018, 2019), then you are not eligible to play the stage again unless you’re a youth band—bands with a majority of members under the age of 18 are eligible in consecutive years.

For further details on submission requirements and to submit your band, see:

We’re looking forward to another great year of entertainment on Vern’s Stage!